As kids, we didn’t know games could make you cry until Palom and Porom petrified themselves to save their friends from Kainazzo’s closing walls. That’s right, I said “Kainazzo”, and I said it with gusto. Because I’m a retro hipster jerk!
This touching scene, commemorated and immortalized in sterling perler bead, is recreated in 3D and finely crafted to an exquisite standard that will have you screaming “shut and up and take my gil!”. If only it were for sale.
The creators, VGPerlers, do have an Etsy shop if you want to throw money at them anyway.
Wasn’t someone just talking about this very scene, among others? I think so!
In the season premiere of the Delta Attack Podcast, Mark A. Brooks and Mark Pulver return to Triangle Island to find Fade to Slack destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked and looking for an angry fix. Can anything save them, or will a polar bear inexplicably show up because literally jumping a shark would be just a little too gratuitous?
Join us, as we discuss Keiji Inafune’s beautiful little Kickstarter, the greatness that is Earthbound, the death of the Japanese RPG, what’s wrong with Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, and what toy the Nintendo 2DS most closely resembles. All that, plus, a smattering of talk about zombie games and bonding through shared experiences?
We know you’re going to dig this. It’s time for the new Show of Shows. Sid Caesar, eat your heart out and wise fwom your gwave!
The scores accompanying the battles against Zeromus in Final Fantasy IV and Lavos in Chrono Trigger are epic achievements of orchestration, perfectly capturing the gravity of the final struggles you face in each game.
What could make them better? Probably nothing, so why mess with perfection?
Someone did, though. Mathew Valente decided to mix them together, and the result is pretty impressive:
Real Racing 3, the game the Internet hated way more than regular people did, has announced the next content update with the following teaser trailer.
Seven, count ‘em, SEVEN generations of Porsche 911′s are coming to the next update. If the previous teasers are any indication, the update should hit in a matter of days and completely ruin any chance I have of ever completely updating my Real Racing 3 guide again.
If you haven’t played the game in a while, perhaps it’s time to give it a shot again. Reduced timers, changes to the way you reach content, and fixed Endurance races are just the tip of the (come on… think of an iceberg equivalent for cars, Fade…) exhaust pipe? Fender? Wait, what do you hit with cars? Pedestrians? Someone help me out here.
Seven more cars now brings Real Racing 3 to a grand total of 69 cars, a plurality of which will now be Porsche 911′s.
I know, it sounds like a joke. Doesn’t Nintendo already have a 2DS, the DS? Next thing you know, they’ll be re-releasing the Game Boy Advance as a 1DS, right?
Though the name is silly, the idea is pretty decent: offer a $40-cheaper version of the 3DS that has all the same functionality minus the often-unused 3D capability. For those without a 3DS who are interested in some 3DS titles, it may be a solid option.
However, gamers will likely be polarized on the tablet style of the 2DS. Being able to fold up the 3DS is great for both instant-sleeping and protecting the screens. Also, the 3DS Circle Pad Pro won’t fit on the 2DS. Some gamers will find the 2DS easier to hold, and some will prefer the 3DS.
To avoid alienating potential buyers, Nintendo should offer a version of the 2DS that looks virtually identical to the 3DS. Maybe they should have just gone that route and passed on the tablet idea — if the 2DS looked like the 3DS, they could partially mask their implicit admission that including 3D capabilities in the 3DS was gimmicky and didn’t increase the appeal of the system, just the price.
What do you think of the Nintendo 2DS?
The Nintendo 2DS will be available starting October 12th, and will initially come with red or blue backing.
When Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom after 23 years due to the cancellation of Mega Man Universe, he formed his own game development studio, Comcept. No longer able to create new adventures for the blue bomber, Comcept is instead keeping the spirit of Mega Man alive by developing a new game.
Mighty No. 9 will be similar territory in some ways. You will play as a robot who must fight his former robotic companions after they were infected by a virus. When you defeat them, you can use their weapons as your own. However, a key concept sets Mighty No. 9 apart from Mega Man as a machine: you will also be able to transform his body based on the boss fights you’ve won.
Here is Keiji Inafune explaining the motivation and plans for Mighty No. 9: