Weekly News Roundup: 3/28/2010

Games

The Mega Man killers are returning to drink E-Tanks and kill Mega Man... and they're all out of E-Tanks.

  • The Mega Man killers are returning. Originally hailing from the Game boy games, these three bosses were specially made by Dr. Wily to kill Mega Man and will be the Special Stage DLC for Mega Man 10. Of course, when Mega Man defeats the bosses, he'll be able to use their weapons. Each stage will be $1.00 (or its point equivalent) Special Stage 1 with Enker will be available the week of April 5th to all three consoles, while stages 2 and 3 with Punk and Ballade will be coming the week of April 26th.

  • The Nintendo DSi XL just came out in North America, but that hasn't delayed Nintendo from announcing the 3DS, a DS with 3D capabilities without the use of silly glasses.

  • Zen Studios, the makers of the great Zen Pinball and Pinball FX, will be releasing Planet Mini Golf this Spring on PlayStation Network.

  • Details has an interview with Hank Chien, the newest King of Kong. He says that his score is very beatable, so get practicing, folks.

  • The rumor was true, the Xbox 360 will get USB drive support up to 16GB in the next update. There will also be "Xbox 360" branded USB drives in case you don't want to attach anything to your Xbox that doesn't say Xbox on it.

  • The third F.E.A.R. game will be called F.3.A.R. Sigh.

  • Warner Bros. will attempt to make a Spy Hunter movie. The first two attempts by Universal failed, so third time's a charm, I guess.

Figures / Gundam

  • Pop Culture Shock will make Thunder Cats statues. Given how awesome their Street Fighter and Darkstalkers statues are, I'm sure these will be, too. Also, they'll be really expensive.

  • The life-size Gundam will return. The Gundam will be set in the city of Shizuoka this July, where all those cool Gundam models are made. This time however, the Gundam will have a beam saber that lights up.

  • DC Unlimited will now be making God of War figures. From the look of them, however, you'll probably be happy with the previous Kratos figure from NECA.

- Shawn - 3/28/10


Weekly News Roundup: 3/21/2010

Games

Spoiler Warning: Something happens to some Left 4 Dead character sometime in the future.

  • So, all you websites that posted a Left 4 Dead character spoiler in the titles of your posts? Spoiler warnings next time, you frakkin' jerks. Thank you, Joystiq and 1up for not spoiling it in your title, but too many other websites already have. I was thinking something like this may happen in The Passing, but I didn't want to hear about it or see it until I played it.

  • Hello Kitty will be in a Monster Hunter game, well, in a way. Items forged by master weapons-smith Hello Kitty will be in the PSP spin-off Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village. It would be much cooler if Hello Kitty was hunting the monsters herself.

  • Final Fight: Double Impact will be out on Xbox Live and PSN on April 14th and 15th respectively for $10. I still don't get the Double Impact part of the name, though. I know it's two game and one of the is Final Fight, but it doesn't have anything to do with Magic Sword.

  • Three versions of the Uncharted 2 artbook is now available to pre-order. There's a soft cover for $65, a hardcover for $129, and a super-limited to only 200 edition folio for $300.

  • Super Street Fighter IV will have a Dojo Edition that includes a gym bag, Ibuki water bottle, Dudley t-shirt, headband, and a Juri USB drive with art, wallpapers and comics. It's not nearly as good as the SFIV Collector's Edition. A slew of alternate outfits for SSFIV have also been leaked.

  • The Commodore 64 is coming back from the past in the future as a keyboard PC.

  • Mario's Inferno is a parody of the Dante's Inferno Super Bowl ad, but it just works better.

  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift will get a North American release sometime this Summer. Since it's kind of more of an update/expansion to the first game let's hope it has a small price tag.

  • Game Informer has a handy zombie flowchart to help you survive the zombie apocalypse, where ever you may be.

Movies

  • Tron should be on Blu-ray in November, just in time for the sequel.

  • Ron Pearlman will be replacing Mickey Rourke as Conan's dad.

  • Jamie Foxx will star alongside Bruce Willis in Kane & Lynch. Foxx will be Lynch, an older white man who's a schizophrenic psychopath. I think it's safe to say that Lynch will be a completely different character in the movie.

  • Chris Evans may have been offered the role of Captain America. Well, I hope Cap and the Fantastic Four are never in the same movie together.

- Shawn - 3/21/10


Weekly News Roundup: 3/14/2010

Games

Maybe nobody stole Kasumi's memory and she just left it in her other pants.

  • The first paid-DLC content for Mass Effect 2 will be Kasumi's Stolen Memory and will add 90-minutes of gameplay and a new character to team-up with. In other ME2 news, here's a gameplay trailer for the Hammerhead, adding some much-needed vehicle missions. You can also look like Miranda if you have lots of make-up. And if you're a girl then you probably have lots of make-up.

  • There is a new King of Kong. Hank Chien, a plastic surgeon from New York, set the new Donkey Kong world record of 1,061,700 points in 2 hours and 35 minutes. Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell now have a fierce new challenger besides each other.

  • After being delayed time and time again, Ketsui will finally be on the Xbox 360 in April. Supposedly.

  • Capcom has revealed the final new character for Super Street Fighter IV; the oiled-up wrestler Hakan. I guess SSFIV needed an extra dose of silliness because his move are ridiculous.

  • Yes, BioShock 2's Sinclair Solutions DLC content is already on the disc, but it's so the player base doesn't get split. DLC is a dangerous world.

  • The Aliens Vs. Predator Swarm map pack that was previously only in the Special Edition will be available for all on 3/18.

  • Battlestar Galactica is getting an MMO. I guess that's neat, but I don't play MMO's.

  • Sony has officially named their motion controller the Move.

  • Apparently Sega cut out more than just hostess bars and quiz shows from Yakuza 3.

Movies

  • Christopher Nolan really is involved with the new Superman movie, but much of what is on the internet about it is not true.

- Shawn - 3/14/10


Weekly News Roundup: 3/07/2010

Games

Chill Man is blue, too, but this is about Mega Man.

  • Here's a trailer for Halo Reach beta footage that shows off lots of newness, jetpacks, and name-drops Uncharted 2.

  • The new Tomb Raider game is dropping the Tomb Raider name and will be called Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. The game will be completely different than the other games as it has an isometric view and co-op gameplay. I don't think anyone was expecting something like this.

  • Koei's Fist of the North Star game has now been announced for Europe, but still no North America release yet. We need this Koei. ATATATATATATATA!!!

  • A glitch in Heavy Rain can leave the female lead character Madison completely naked.

  • A Sega Rally fan turned his 1995 Toyota Celica into the Celica ST205 GT-4, the big "star" of the Sega Rally games. Wait, wasn't the car based on an actual rally car to begin with? So he turned his car into a rally car then? At least he had inspiration from the game.

  • The super-cool beat-em-up/shooter The Red Star will be heading to PSP and iPhone.

  • This fan-made Mega Man 9 HD Remix is a nice idea, but it really does not work. The boss portraits are ugly, Mega Man and Rush look really bad, the sound effects are off, and the voices are just awful. Sorry, dude, better luck next time.

  • Super Robot Taisen Exceed is being promoted not with cool-ass robots, but with anime boobs, butts, and panty shots. When did it stop being about the robots?

Movies

  • The newest classic videogame to become a movie is Space Invaders. Well, at least it makes a little more sense than Asteroids and Missile Command.

- Shawn - 3/07/10