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Best Buy Completely Screws Up LittleBigPlanet Release

You may have heard about LittleBigPlanet. It's only one of the most anticipated games this year. In order to increase anticipation, Sony released several preorder bonuses that were given to various retailers.

Best Buy got a special downloadable Nariko SackGirl, a costume for your character.

Browser Scramble

I've created a Browser Scramble game. It's essentially a clone of another more Windows-only game, except this runs in pretty much any standards-compliant browser, and Internet Explorer too.

Obama Pin's Psych

This is really just a retread of an earlier entry, but here we go, the Obama pin:

Faked screen shot of the Obama pin in The World Ends With You.

I wonder what the Psych is for an Obama pin?

After looking at the Obama site and seeing them selling Obama pins (at $2, plus S&H), I couldn't help but think:

I wonder what the Psych for that pin would be?

(Explanation for those of you who have never played The World Ends With You: the player's magic powers in that game come in the form of "pins" - also called, in this case, "buttons." These powers are called Psychs.)


RetroView: Devil May Cry 3 versus Devil May Cry 4

We've recently been playing Devil May Cry 4, which got me back into playing Devil May Cry 3.

You see, Xeno, with his shiny black colossus that he theoretically got to play MGS4 and then promptly ignored it, can play DMC4. See, I don't have an XBOX or a PS3, and don't feel like getting the PC version (DMC is the epitome of a CONSOLE game) so I'm stuck with my older DMC3SE. You know what, though? I don't mind.

Random Musing: Sephiroth as Smash Bros. Character

I do want to start off by saying that I'm not really saying this would be a good idea. But the idea of being able to beat the stupid out of Yoshi with Sephiroth is just too good an idea to pass up.

Sephiroth's Special Moves
Standard Special Move Draw Slash
Side Special Move Octaslash
Up Special Move Heartless Angel
Down Special Move Counter
Final Smash Meteor

Descriptions after the jump.

Sony Announces In-Shirt XMB

Citing considerable demand, Sony has announced that they will be offering in-shirt Cross-Media Bar in a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles. The feature would, for the first time, allow people to access the cross-media bar while they are wearing a shirt. Currently using the Cross-Media Bar requires gamers to don a kimono. Sony has not yet set a timeline for when this feature will be available.

Sony remained silent when asked if they would also offer in-blouse and in-hoodie Cross-Media Bar support.


I guess Mario isn't quite so passé

I've been watching Rise of the Video Game on Discovery channel. It's somewhat interesting to see what they say and what they show.

In the second episode, they mention that "the era of the mustached plumber is over," talking about how Mario has become passé and "more realistic" games like Grand Theft Auto 3, Halo, The Godfather and the like have taken over.


Final Fantasy PSP Remakes

So while picking up my copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass from GameStop (a place I'm beginning to really despise) I noticed the Final Fantasy I and II remakes for PSP. I checked the back of the case and noticed that one of the features was "same great gameplay!"

For those that played the originals, one of the greatest features of the GameBoy Advance remake was that it changed the gameplay into something that can be considered fun today as opposed to when they were released.

Yeah, I loved Final Fantasy when I played it on the original NES, but let's be honest - the gameplay isn't up to today's standards. No, it's not that it's "too hard" as much as it's "too random" and involves too much grinding for levels. Especially Final Fantasy II, if they kept the original growth rates.


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