Weekly News Roundup: 10/31/2010
Movies / TV
What Caprica needed was more of this.
Caprica has been unsurprisingly cancelled. What is surprising is that SyFy
won't even air the remaining episodes until 2011. Why prolong it, just finish
it up! SyFy did, however, green-light a new Battlestar Galactica
prequel series called
Blood & Chrome. This would focus on a young Adama during the Cylon War and
will hopefully have everything that Caprica didn't have.
The crappily drawn G.I. Joe Renegades
will be aired online on HubWorld.com for those that don't have cable.
The fancily packaged
Super Mario All Stars 25th Anniversary bundle with the book will be
coming to America. One thing the book reveals is that Super Mario Bros.' controls
were once very different. Up was jump, B was running or rocketing if Mario
has a rocket, and A was either kick, or shooting a rifle or beam gun. Shooting
in a Mario game? It sounds so bizarre.
Killzone 3 Helghast Edition has an awesome Helghast helmet, a cloaking
Helghast Sniper figure, an artbook, and a super voucher for lots of
While Sony likes doing HD remakes of classic games,
Microsoft doesn't want to. Man, that could be such easy money for them.
That game where the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii were made into anime girls is
actually coming to North America for the PS3. It'll be called
Doom was removed from Xbox Live and Microsoft didn't tell
anyone this was going to happen. Seriously, we need to be told these things
are going to happen before they happen. At least we got notice about Outrun
- Shawn - 10/31/10
Weekly News Roundup: 10/24/2010
This is a mystery so
mysterious that will take both Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright to
solve its mysteriousness.
Movies / TV
- Shawn - 10/24/10
Weekly News Roundup: 10/17/2010
Star Raiders is
coming back, but probably without the extra control pad.
Atari is bringing back
Star Raiders. You know, the classic space shooter that appeared on Atari's
consoles and used the extra touch pad to do things like raise shields,
activate the map, and hyperwarp. This was essentially the grandfather of
series like Wing Commander and Colony Wars, among others. The
new game will still have a galactic map, energy pool resource management, and
space dogfights, but will also add ship transformations. It sounds interesting
and it's been a while since there's been a good space combat game. The new
Star Raiders should be out in 2011.
Outrun Online Arcade will be pulled form Xbox Live in December. Sega's
licensing deal with Ferrari is ending soon and the game has already been
removed form the European PSN Store, but Xbox Live gets to keep it available
until December. Better buy while you can. It was never released on the US PSN
and, obviously, never will be now.
Dead Space 2 Collector's Edition will include a soundtrack, a lithograph,
in-game Unitology suit and Force Gun, but best of all, it will have a replica Plasma Cutter with LED
Lego Wii Remote is coming out that you can customize with Legos. Cool, but
wouldn't the extra Lego piece get in the way of pressing buttons?
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is actually a good game, which is why
it's getting a sequel. Unfortunately, the PS3 version of first game has a
nasty bug that
could delete your save file. A patch is coming soon to fix this.
Halo: Reach will get the
Noble Map Pack on No. 30th. The pack will contain three new maps: Tempest,
Anchor 9, and Breakpoint. Meanwhile, The next Halo novel,
Halo: Cryptum, will be all about the Forerunners and is actually the first
book in a new trilogy.
If you pre-order Dragon Age II before January 11th, you'll be
upgraded to the
Signature Edition for free. The Signature Edition includes $20 worth of
DLC, including a new playable character. No fancy Collector's Edition yet, but
you'd think there would be one in the works.
Techland has an
interview with Tanya Jessen, the lead producer for Bulletstorm. In the
interview we learn that the boob size of the character Trishka was a main
point of discussion during development.
Red Dead Redemption will get all its
add-ons on a disc. It'll include Undead Nightmare, Outlaws to the End,
Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats, and all the multiplayer free roam stuff.
Movies / TV
- Shawn - 10/17/10
Weekly News Roundup: 10/10/2010
Sir Arthur: Fighting evil
without his pants since 1985.
If Ninja Theory made a
Heavenly Sword sequel, the game would have had Nariko
fighting in hell. Plus one day in hell would equal a year on Earth, so Kai
would go from a young girl to an old woman during the game. Ninja Theory no
longer has the rights to Heavenly Sword, so who knows if a sequel will
Check out these screenshots from the cel-shaded
Gundam Musou 3 (Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3).
With Dragon Age II focusing on a new character, how will save importing work
with Dragon Age: Origins? Lead Designer Mike Laidlaw says that the
Origins save will import the world in DAII. Who's in charge of what,
which characters are alive, and stuff like that.
Iwata Asks covers the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary. We learn that before Mario was called Mario, Jumpman,
or Mr. Video, he was called Ossan, which means Middle Aged Guy.
25th Anniversary Super Mario All Stars set will be released in Europe, so
an announcement for the US shouldn't be too far off, eh? In Japan, there's also
going to be a
red Wii for Mario's 25th. The system will include a special version of
Super Mario Bros. that has "25" on the coin boxes. No word on
whether there is more to it than just the number 25.
The sprites in Disgaea 4 are receiving a huge upgrade compared
to previous games. Check out the comparisons
God of War: Ghost of Sparta will include a downloadable
Deimos skin for God of War III. Now you can play as Kratos'
brother, who is apparently stronger.
Apparently the next part for StarCraft II
won't be out until 2012. So, one game is going to be spread out across at
least 3 years, probably more considering there's still a third part to the
Movies / TV
We all new this was coming, but now it is official. The
films will be re-released in 3D in February 2012. The movies will
start with Episode 1 and the others would follow in each year after, so it's
going to be awhile before the good trilogy shows up.
The Masters of the Universe Classics figure for March 2011 will be
Panthor. I've been waiting for this one.
- Shawn - 10/10/10
Weekly News Roundup: 10/3/2010
Movies / TV
If this is the new
Voltron, it's off to a good start.
Supposedly this is the first look at
the re-design of the Lion Voltron team for the upcoming Voltron
cartoon. If it is, it looks great. It takes the old designs and makes them a
little sleeker, curvier, and with much sharper claws. A couple things are
added for additional flair, I guess, like the Yellow Lion's big under bite and
the fins on the Red Lion. If this is the new Voltron, I'm all for it.
There's finally a
trailer for Outland, the platformer inspired by Ikaruga. It looks amazing
and is definitely an "Ikarugian" platformer. I think the word "Ikarugian"
should be a new way to describe a game, since it works so well for Outland.
Guybrush Threepwood is an unlockable character in Star Wars: The Force
Unleashed II. This might be really cool to me if I ever played the Monkey
Island games. Meanwhile, two G-Shock watches were created for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. The
Darth Vader watch is black and looks like a normal watch. The Secret
Apprentice watch is purple and ugly. You can't buy them however, you can only
Metroid: Other M has a bug that prevents players from completing the game. In
Japan, Nintendo is asking players to
mail in their save files so it can be fixed. An ability to allow game
updates on the Wii would really help out here.
Bandai held a poll of what figures fans want to see with
Mega Man X making the number 5 spot. There's no guarantee that the figure
will be produced, however, Bandai made and painted a prototype of the figure.
- Shawn - 10/3/10