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Archive For July, 2011

First Footage Of Double Dragon II: Wander Of The Dragons Appears

July 27, 2011 6:00 PM | Ryan Langley

While we spoke of a new Double Dragon a few weeks ago, Co-Optimus has the first look at the new game in the franchise line.

This new game will loosely be a remake of the second Double Dragon game -- The Revenge, now with a complete 3D makeover. You'll be playing as Billy and Jimmy Lee as you avenge the death of Billy's girlfriend, punching and kicking dudes until you get to the final boss.

I'm not usually one to be judgmental on the game, but the above trailer has me less than ecstatic about the remake. It's looks fairly haphazard and lacking a lot of flair. The game will apparently be available this September on the the Xbox Live Arcade for 1200MSP.

EU PlayStation Store Update - Section 8: Prejudice And More

July 27, 2011 5:00 PM | Ryan Langley


The European PlayStation Store update is also a bit of a catch up week like the American update -- but we've got a few small changes.

This week's big title is Section 8: Prejudice for £9.99/€12.99, a first person shooter with a large multiplayer component. Alongside it is 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventure 2 for £7.99/€9.99, and Dead Block for £7.99/€9.99.

There are also a ton of deals on at the moment, have a gander: below.

Squid Drive: Parody System Turned Into A Real, Lovely Thing

July 27, 2011 3:00 PM | Eric Caoili

I've never heard of Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Invader! Squid Girl), a comedy anime/manga starring a squid girl living in our human world, but it apparently features a parody video game console modeled after the Genesis/Mega Drive. It's a white system dubbed "Ika Drive" and made by GESO ("Squid Tentacles").

Someone actually loved the idea enough to paint a console white and add "Ika Drive" touches to it, and it is classy as hell. It looks like a super special edition version of the Mega Drive that never made it to the States, and it now has me questioning why Sega made the standard color black. Join me in saying wow:

XBLA Update - From Dust, Prologue DLC For 'Splosion Man

July 27, 2011 2:00 PM | Ryan Langley


The Summer of Arcade continues with Ubisoft's unique god game now available on the Xbox Live Arcade - grab it today for 1200MSP.

A unique piece of DLC is also available -- a new level from the ORIGINAL 'Splosion Man available for free, being a simple introduction to Ms. Splosion Man by having plenty of "Sorry 'Splosion Man" signs dotted around up to the delicious cake from the Ms. Splosion Man intro. Kind of cool to go back to a game from around 2 years ago.

The World Needs More Firefighting Games Like Station 37

July 27, 2011 1:00 PM | Eric Caoili

The firefighting game genre seems like an underserved market, so I'm glad to see a game like Station 37 come out. Developed by FrankieSmileShow and The Monster King, it was initially created at the Toronto Game Jam a couple months ago, and received two extra months of extra work.

Station 37 is a 16-bit-style sidescroller in which you guide a firefighter through burning buildings, clearing the way with your axe and extinguisher to reach civilians. I haven't been able to play it myself, as it's a Windows-only game, but I hear there's a pretty crazy twist after you spend a bit of time with it.

It looks like it plays a bit like Human Entertainment's SNES release The Firemen (released in Europe, Australia, and Japan), even though that was a top-down title. Looking up that game, I found out it has a Japan-only sequel; maybe the firefighting genre is only underserved in North America!

[Via TIGSource]

Custom Skullgirls Stick Offered Up As EVO Tournament Prize

July 27, 2011 11:00 AM | Eric Caoili

This Saturday in Las Vegas, Reverge Labs will hold a side-tournament at Evo 2011 for its upcoming PS3/Xbox 360 2D fighting game Skullgirls. It will offer up shirts and this custom arcade stick, which features some great art of the game's female pugilists, as prizes to the top three winners.

The stick was built by Arcade-In-A-Box, which could make you one of these for a couple hundred dollars. This is actually one of four custom controller designs AIAB made for Skullgirls, which were first shown off at E3 -- in case you didn't see them there, you can check them out after the break:

Nintendo: Using Flash Carts 'May Lead to Injury to Yourself or Others'

July 27, 2011 9:00 AM | Danny Cowan

Nintendo issued a sinister-sounding warning with the latest 3DS firmware upgrade, cautioning its customers that the use of unauthorized devices like flash cartridges may cause grievous bodily harm.

"Please note that the Nintendo warranties do not cover any defects to or defects caused by unauthorized devices, software, modifications and/or non-licensed accessories," Nintendo states. "Furthermore such use may lead to injury to yourself or others and may cause performance issues and/or damage to your Nintendo 3DS system and related services."

Piracy via flash carts has long been an issue for Nintendo's portable systems, but this is the first time I've seen the company go so far as to suggest that they can cause personal injury. I suppose that such a thing is possible -- some hooligan could potentially develop a homebrew application that totally destroys your eyes with harmful 3D effects. I've heard of DS homebrew apps bricking hardware before, but dang, man. Dang.

[via Tiny Cartridge]

NA PlayStation Store Update: Section 8: Prejudice, Golden Axe, Deadliest Warrior: Legends And More

July 27, 2011 9:00 AM | Ryan Langley


It's catchup week for the PlayStation Network, bringing forth quite a few new titles that had been available on other platforms earlier in the year.

This week's downloads include Deadliest Warrior: Legends for $9.99, Sega's Golden Axe for $4.99, and Section 8: Prejudice for $14.99, currently in a "Special Offer Bundle" which gives you the first map pack for free if you buy now.

Those who had bought the season pass to Back to the Future: The Game Back to the Future: The Game, Episode 5 - OUTATIME is now available for a free download.

Gaming T-Shirt Shop The King of Games Now Accepting International Orders

July 27, 2011 5:00 AM | Danny Cowan

Kyoto-based t-shirt boutique The King of Games has launched an international storefront, opening its catalog of retrogaming-inspired apparel to the western world.

Just to give you some indication of what's on offer, The King of Games sells an officially licensed shirt based on Nintendo's obscure NES puzzler Clu Clu Land. Specific tastes are being targeted here! I like the Balloon Fight one, myself. The store also features more recognizable (though equally stylish) fare based on The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Kart, and EarthBound.

[via @brandonnn]

Club Nintendo's Giant AR Card Brings Life-Sized Miis to Our Dimension

July 27, 2011 3:00 AM | Danny Cowan

Do you love your Mii so much that you want to take 3D pictures of it? Maybe you'd like to pose with it. Perhaps you want to hold its hand, or stare intensely into the empty space where its eyes should be before you move in for a deep, passionate kiss. That's always when whoever's taking the pictures says that it's getting late and he should be heading home.

Anyway, Nintendo now offers the ability to bring a life-sized Mii into the real world via an oversized AR card available for purchase through the Club Nintendo rewards program. While it's a dream that's previously been realized through less official means (sometimes resulting in building-sized monstrosities) a five-foot-tall virtual friend can be yours to summon for just 200 Club Nintendo Coins.

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