The fan-made favorite Super Mario Bros. Crossover is getting a sequel, and to say it looks inspired would be an understatement. Judging from the trailer, it looks fantastic (not to mention fun!), running the gamut between 16-bit SNES and retro Gameboy-style visuals. Like the first, it’ll let you take heroes like Samus, Megaman, and Link on an adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom in place of Mario. It’ll be available to play soon!
DeltaAttack.com stands against the Congressional bills SOPA and PIPA (even our international authors), which seek to allow any (media company) copyright holder to blackout a website that said copyright holder finds to contain copyrighted material, which can be enacted without due process.
To think that this kind of broad power will be given to any copyright holder or entity with influence with the United States Government, it isn’t hard to imagine that such power could and would be readily abused to bully people, small businesses, and institutions or for the government to use this tool as a means of censoring peaceful but critical protests the same way China does.
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Please learn more about SOPA and PIPA, and what you can do fight for your right to Freedom of Expression. The internet is one of the last bastions of truly Free (as in libertatis) Expression, and to continue using it as you know it, you must fight these bills.
Scribblenauts’ developer 5th Cell is set to release Run Roo Run this Thursday. As you may have already guessed, it’s a running game. However, it’s more in line with the platforming of Zombie Parkour Runner than the endless stage found in Jetpack Joyride and is set to feature 400 stages, 100 extreme stages, and weekly updates. With that many stages, you have to imagine this is another example of micro-gaming goodness in line with Cut the Rope from one of the more creative developers out there.
Final Fantasy Origins, the compilation of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II for the Sony PlayStation that brought the latter title to Western soil for the first time, is set to release on the PSN tomorrow.
Note that, again, this is the original PlayStation re-re-release of the compilation. (Did you know Japan got the original re-release of these games on NES in 1994?) The extra content found in the Gameboy Advance, Sony PSP, and iOS re-re-re-releases will not be featured. If, by some chance, you haven’t picked up one of the numerous milkings of the franchise’s rather dated roots, now would be your chance. Or you could wait it out and pick it up when it’s inevitably re-re-re-re-released in 3D by Lucasfilm or something stupid like that.
The price was not listed, but most PS1 titles come in at $9.99, so expect more of the same if you’re looking to buy more of the same.
There is a rumor that Best Buy has an endcap for a promotional display of Diablo III with a listed release date of “Feburary” 1 in the U.S. via this picture sent from a supposed Best Buy employee to Joystiq.
I am as ready for this game to come out as anyone, but I never believe the release date unless it comes directly from Blizzard. Besides, there are some sketchy curiosities about this image:
The actual release date listed is hidden by light glare
There is light glare in two places on the display (possible, but unusual)
The countdown timer doesn’t seem to make any sense whatsoever
The month of February is incorrectly spelled as “Feburary”
According to the employee, the release is February 1st, which is not a Tuesday
So, if this were an episode of Mythbusters, I would plausibly call this one BUSTED.
This is just two of many posts as their Twitter representative does damage control.
Take a look over at Halfbrick’s Twitter page, and you’ll see an awful lot of apologies with directions to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with GameCenter and/or OpenFeint usernames and a description of the problem for help. They should really grow some balls and get Paul Christoforo on the case, bro.
Users have reported losing achievements, stash gear, and levels. Jetpack Joyride is far from the first game to have users lose data over a GameCenter save.