Korea Getting New Elite Beat Agents Songs?

Korea Getting New Elite Beat Agents Songs?

Nintendo of Korea is localising a trio of games into Hangul: Elite Beat Agents, Picross DS, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. NoK is handling the translating duties, so it looks like the games will get proper releases. (Good news for Koreans traditionally neglected by Nintendo!) What is intriguing is the Elite Beat…

Wii Firmware Updated

Wii Firmware Updated

No, that glowing blue light on your Wii is not taking the piss. There’s actually new content! The Wii’s firmware has been updated to version 3, bringing along a whole load of changes, most of which are minor, cosmetic or go largely unnoticed. Though the digital clock on the main…

Look At My Crappy Xbox Watch

Look At My Crappy Xbox Watch

So this morning I got up, I went to the can, I made some tea, I poured some cereal. *PING*. Something landed in my cereal bowl! In a plastic bag! It was this. An Xbox…watch…thing. Doesn’t tell the time, but what it does do is play some awful Game &…

Folklore Building Bridges

Folklore Building Bridges

Worst game title in recent memory? FolksSoul. There isn’t even a space! Say it a few times out loud. It’s truly rotten. No wonder they retitled this PS3 game for the Western market — though, Folklore isn’t really that much better. Though, the developer certainly was banking that the game…

Itagaki Scoffs At Heavenly Sword

Itagaki Scoffs At Heavenly Sword

Beside booze and boob physics, Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki doesn’t like much of anything! Tekken he hates so hard. And the upcoming PS3 title Heavenly Sword? Meh! The game features “Hero Sequences” in which players have to input particular commands to proceed through a Dragon’s Liar-esque cinematic event….

Commodore Vic-20 Commercial With William Shatner

Commodore Vic-20 Commercial With William Shatner

It’s the wonder computer of the 1980’s! Or at least so says William Shatner in this old commercial for the Commodore Vic-20. Not only does he think it’s great, but even takes a jab at good old Atari and Intellivision. After all, Atari and Intellivision don’t have a real computer…

An Interview With Game Designer Jonathan Blow

An Interview With Game Designer Jonathan Blow

Stephen Totilo posted an interesting interview with game designer Jonathan Blow, who created Braid – a not-yet released game that plays with time mechanics in an attempt to create a “a mind-expanding experience” for the player. I don’t agree with some rather large swaths of what he has to say…

Stoned Luigi Skateboard Deck

Stoned Luigi Skateboard Deck

Kotakuite Lukas M. sent in this picture, with the following explanation: “I found this yesterday in a skateboarding shop in Berlin. It’s a Jeff Lenoce Pro Deck from Baker Skateboards, with what is obviously a stoned Luigi and some weed leaves on it. Unfortunately, it’s not on Baker’s web site…

Sega Reveals New Hulk Game

Sega Reveals New Hulk Game

In an interview with 1Up, Sega has revealed that the mystery Marvel Comics superhero game being worked on by developer Edge of Reality will be starring everyone’s favourite big green mean machine, The Incredible Hulk. The game is set to come out somewhere around the release of the new Hulk…

Bibleman: A Fight Tor Faith Trailer

If you are of a certain age, you doubtless remember Willie Ames, star of TV classics Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge. He also starred with “Charles” co-star Scott Baio in that uproarious 80’s teen flick, Zapped. Well little Willie is all grown up now and like most child…

Arcade Flyer Art Saturday: Rygar

Arcade Flyer Art Saturday: Rygar

Originally released in Japan by Tecmo under the name Argos no Senshi, Rygar made it to arcades in the States a few months later in 1986. Rygar put the player in the shoes of the Legendary Warrior, Rygar who is called back from the grave to save the land of…

GDC Hosts Game Career Seminar At E For All

GDC Hosts Game Career Seminar At E For All

If you’re attending E for All and are looking for a way to get a job in the gaming industry, they may be able to accommodate you. The Game Developer’s Conference will be hosting their Game Career Seminar for all those attendees who are interested in more than just playing…

Rebellion’s CEO On Making Games

Rebellion’s CEO On Making Games

Gamasutra has an interesting interview up with Jason Kingsley, who is CEO of UK-based developer Rebellion (responsible for games like Alien Vs. Predator and Judge Dredd). It’s an enlightening look at one of the mid-sized companies who is currently “turning down loads of work.” Kingsley also has some interesting things…

Pokepalooza Promotes Gamer Friendliness

Pokepalooza Promotes Gamer Friendliness

In this day of black hat hackers, rabid fanboys and FPS mania, it’s good to see some folks getting out there and helping each other out for the sake of video games. The purveyors of pokepalooza.aceboard.com a forum for Pokemon afficianados is hosting a weekend long Pokepalooza ( Friday 9:00AM…

Nestle & Beijing Perfect World Enter Partnership

Nestle & Beijing Perfect World Enter Partnership

Starbucks may have relinquished its spot in the Forbidden City, but Nestle is moving its Nescafe into internet cafes all over China, thanks to a strategic initiative with Beijing Perfect World (the company behind several big MMORPGs in China). This was apparently announced last month and I somehow missed it,…

David Jaffe Meets Uwe Boll

During Game Head’s coverage of Comic Con, they got a chance to talk briefly with David Jaffe about his move from Sony and what games he will be working on in the future. But the real magic in this clip comes at about the three minute mark where Jaffe is…

Japan, What Are The Biggest News Stories?

Japan, What Are The Biggest News Stories?

Let it never be said Famitsu are not in touch with the people of Japan. With the word on the street. They canvassed gamers a little while back and asked them what they thought were the 10 biggest news stories of the past few months. The answers? An enjoyable blend…

U.S. Troops Denied Free Copies Of Left Behind Game?

U.S. Troops Denied Free Copies Of Left Behind Game?

Evangelical group Operation Straight Up (OSU) planned to ship copies of the PC real-time strategy game based on the Left Behind series of books, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. It appears those plans may have been changed, however, as the organisation may have pulled the…

Castlevania Chronicles Coming To PS3, PSP Via PSN

Castlevania Chronicles Coming To PS3, PSP Via PSN

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board may have left slip news on an upcoming PlayStation Network release with Konami’s Castlevania Chronicles for the PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP recently rated by the organisation. Castlevania Chronicles, for those not intimately familiar with their Castlevania remakes, was a PlayStation release from 2001, bringing the…

PAX 07 Sched Unveiled

PAX 07 Sched Unveiled

If you’re planning on attending this year’s Penny Arcade Expo, you should probably hop on over to the site to check out the full schedule they just posted for the event that’s kicking off later this month at the Washington State Convention and Trade Centre.

Franklin Comes Alive!

Franklin Comes Alive!

Wow! What a week of updates over at the Smash Bros. Dojo!! It was so thrilling, so spectacular, so packed with mind-scrambling megatons that it might warrant a third exclamation point!!! Actually, it was dry as dust, with five business days of C-level updates dragging down the site. Outside of…

Call Of Duty 4 Dated For UK

Call Of Duty 4 Dated For UK

While Call of Duty 4 is slated for a November 5th release in the US, our friends in the UK had no firm date on when they could expect the PAL version. Many speculated that Europe would never see the game at all. (If that’s not backlinked, it’s only because…

Newer Xboxes Are Clearly Labeled Not To Suck

Newer Xboxes Are Clearly Labeled Not To Suck

Good news, brick and mortar store shoppers! Because according to one photobucket philanthropist, the new HDMI-equipped Xbox 360 Premiums are clearly marked for your consumer discretion. As you can see in this side by side, the Premium’s list is WAY longer than the Core’s with the addition of HDMI. Also,…

Mario is Going Through Some…Changes

Mario is Going Through Some…Changes

We see two possibilities here. Either: a. Mario can transform into a Boo. b. Mario is brutally devoured by ghosts who, in turn, steal his hat as a trophy. We can only pray for the former. Hit the jump for another transformation.

Loki Demo Lives

I love a good hack n’ slash RPG, and I have always been deeply enthralled by ancient cultures and their mythologies, so Loki seems to be right down my alley. An epic adventure spanning Aztec, Egyptian, Greek and Norse mythologies with hundreds of monsters and character advancement that caps at…

EA And Hasbro Go Casual

EA And Hasbro Go Casual

A couple weeks back Hasbro worked a deal to buy back their casual game licences from Atari, leaving me wondering what big plans they had in store for their classic board game titles like Scrabble, Monopoly, and Yahtzee. Well now we know. Hasbro has now entered into a licensing agreement…

My Face Friggin’ Hurts

To: Crecente From: Ashcraft Pain. Severe pain. Today I got something like five shots. Three of them were with the dentist’s painless electric needle. Two of them were not. Those friggin hurt. All yesterday, my wife has been saying the dentist told her that the next time is going to…

Opoona Slips A Little

Opoona Slips A Little

Anyone excited about Oppona? I am! Well, I’m not excited… call me mildly enthused. If you’re anywhere between those two emotions, and were looking forward to its release on September 27, I’m sorry. It’s been delayed. To November 1. Why? Game needed a little bit more polish it seems, Koei…