Weekly News Roundup: 9/26/2010
Yes, Dante needs white
hair... and a cheeseburger... but just maybe DmC is how he gets his
video interview and the following quote from Ninja Theory's Alex Jones
gives hope of a
possibility of seeing Dante's white hair in the new DmC:
"Part of the ethos of a reboot or retelling of an origin story is to go back
and find out why certain totems of a franchise exist. We want to tell those
elements of the story." So maybe DmC really is about how Dante got
white hair. It could just be wishful thing on my part, but I don't intend on
flying into a blind nerd rage until I don't see his white hair
in the game myself.
The Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
pre-order bonus is a watch that the characters wear in the game. The
numbers are hidden underneath the metal face, but a push of a button reveals
them. It may also make your hand explode if you try to remove it.
LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy is now officially in the superb 3D Dot
Game Heroes thanks to a
Christopher Nolan actually wants to make an
Inception videogame that would take place in the world of
beat-up tanker truck in Transformers 3 that looks like
something from a Mad Max movie, but is apparently not a character you
think it would be. Spoiler alert! Supposedly the truck is Megatron, which
would be very weird. As long as the movie is better than the crap-tacular
RotF, I don't care what Megatron is, even if it doesn't work.
- Shawn - 9/26/10
Weekly News Roundup: 9/19/2010
Giant space bugs! And
Giant space bugs will be returning to terrorize the planet in 2011. After
being teased with a
teaser site for a couple weeks, D3 has officially announced
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.
The first game was only for the Xbox 360, but this one will be out for both
the PS3 and Xbox 360.
The new Devil May Cry game, called
DmC, has Dante as an emo teen with black hair. It's being developed by
ninja Theory, so it should be good. Maybe this is the story of how Dante's
hair became white. Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Devil May Cry,
does not like Dante's new look.
Capcom announced some crazy new action game called
Asura's Wrath. Looks awesome!
The new Itagaki-less Team Ninja announced
Ninja Gaiden 3. It'll be for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 this time. They
also announced, or re-announced, a game called Ni-Oh.
Holy crap there's going to be
a new Steel Battalion game. But, it's for Kinect, which I have absolutely
no plans on buying.
Three pieces of art are apparently
concept art from the live-action Voltron movie. It looks
like they're taking a live-action Transformers approach for the look,
which would be crappy, but we'll have to wait and see what the actual movie
Voltron will look like.
- Shawn - 9/19/10
Weekly News Roundup: 9/12/2010
Those cats really know
how to get around.
BioWare has been mining data from Mass Effect 2 about the way we played it and
come up with
some crazy stats. Some of the stats make sense, like more people played
the soldier class than any other class combined. Others are just completely
insane, though. Two PC players played the game 28 times, while four Xbox 360
players played it 23 times each. How do these people have that much time on
Mega Man Universe is going to be like a Mega Man LittleBigPlanet.
You'll get to make your own stages and Mega Man characters. Sounds cool.
Gundam Musou 3 (Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3) was announced and will feature
cel-shaded graphics and a few new characters. The game will be shown off at
Tokyo Game Show.
Yang and Yun have been added to the arcade version of Super Street
Fighter IV. Let's hope there's a free update coming with both of them
for the home consoles.
Japanese box art for Metroid: Other M has a slipcover with a window in
Samus' helmet visor, so you can slip on and off her armor. In an
interview with IGN, Yoshio Sakamoto reveals how Samus became a woman.
Someone just suggested it as a surprise for the player near the end of production.
Movies / TV
- Shawn - 9/12/10
Weekly News Roundup: 9/5/2010
"Where do you expect me
to hide anything in this outfit, Bats?"
There are brand
new screenshots for
Batman: Arkham City
featuring Batman fighting thugs, Catwoman and her breasts, Two-Face being
angry, and Harley Quinn standing around. Apparently the game will have some
kind of multiplayer.
The gameplay for Mega Man Universe has been
a trio of
videos with introductions by Keiji Inafune. It looks like Mega Man but
with a LittleBigPlanet vibe, which is cool. Mega Man's jump doesn't
look right, though. You'll be able to play as Ryu and Bad Box Art Mega Man,
but has anyone
ever actually wanted to play as Bad Box Art Mega Man?
Zen Studios is finally making Pinball FX comparable to the awesome Zen Pinball
on the PS3. All users will get a free
Pinball FX 2 upgrade on October 13th that will make Pinball
FX more like a platform and include new achievements.
Tokyo Jungle is some kind of action-adventure game where animals fight one
another to survive in a deserted Tokyo in the year 20XX. What an amazing and
Microsoft has finally improved the D-pad on the Xbox 360 controller, but it'll
cost you. The
new controller will be bundled with a Play 'N Charge kit for $65. Ouch.
Xbox Live will have a price increase to
$60 a year on November 1st. Why? With all the intrusive ads there's no
reason for an increase.
Tron Evolution Collector's Edition will include a Light Cycle model by
Sideshow Collectibles for $130. Or you can buy one of those Light Cycles that
fit the new Tron Legacy action figures for $15.
Christopher Lloyd will return to voice Doc Brown in Telltale's
Back to the Future games. Screenwriter Bob Gale will also be around as a
Movies / TV
- Shawn - 9/5/10