Saturday, February 2

Gamespot's New Editor

The Gerstmann-gate scandal left a sour taste in the mouths of many gamers. When Jeff Gerstmann was let go by CNET(the company that owns Gamespot), he took Gamespot's credibility and reputation for honest reviews along with him. The newly appointed editor of Gamespot, Ricadro Torres, is determined to regain the former glory of Gamespot(even if it means giving your favorite game a 6.0).

Torres states in a recent interview with GameDaily, that he plans to win back readers through "untainted" content. Torres seems sincere, but are readers really ready to forgive?


Friday, February 1

It prints money!

Sorry for the tired joke in the title....but I couldn't resist.

Nintendo's much anticipated fighting game, Super Smash Bros Brawl has been released this week in Japan. According a Japanese blogger by the name of Sinobi, Super Smash Bros Brawl sold 500,000 units on its opening day. If this is indeed true, SSBM outsold every other game released this week in Japan. This also means that SSBM sold double what Super Mario Galaxy sold in it's opening week.


On a much different note, I'd like to share this with you guys.

Best. Fanfic. EVER!


Thursday, January 31

Disgaea 3 released!

Disgaea 3, was released today in japan. Nippon Ichi held a release day event at Akihabara's Messe Sanoh game store in Tokyo. Customers were able to enter a drawing contest, where they could win prizes which varied from, a small Disgaea flag signed by a member of the voice cast, a Disgaea wooden cup and a promotional DVD.

Disgaea 3 has yet to be announced for release for anywhere else, but I remain optimistic it will ship out by next year.

For those of you who don't know, Disgaea is a 2d SRPG series developed by Nippon Ichi and published by Altus. The series has many features that set it apart from other games in the genre, such as the ability to lift and throw characters across the map. This makes it possible to force enemies to keep their distance. You can also capture enemy monsters by throwing them inside your base panel.

The game also features multiple storyline endings, over 200 hours of gameplay and a 9999 level cap(yea.. say goodbye to your social life).

If your a fan of anime and RPGs, I definately reccomend checking the series out.

For more information go here


Wednesday, January 30

Fatal Frame IV's First Screenshots Released

The first screen shots for Fatal Frame IV are out and boy do they look pretty...

Fatal Frame IV which is being produced by Grasshopper Manufacture (Recently known for No More Heroes) looks to be a Wii exclusive, which is great because these screens look good, and the Wii needs some stronger games to counter all of the third-party games they've been releasing.

You can view the rest of the screens over at WiiFanboy.



A New List of Hot and Steamy Games

Lore Sjöberg, yet another journalist, in response to all of the controversy of Mass Effect, has created a list of raunchy games that would corrupt our children faster than a case of Budweiser and a marathon of Die Hard.

The difference with this list however, is that the author is looking for publicity and "attacking" games that truly have no place having attention brought upon.

Now before you raise your fists in anger and your pens in a furious response, do note that he only does this in the most sarcastic manner and it's quite entertaining with some of the things he came up with.

So Fox, if you're reading, here are a number of other videogames with explicit sex scenes and/or other unsavory elements, or so I'd be glad to claim on your network. At the slightest provocation, I will appear on your program and repeatedly interrupt other people in order to describe the innocence-devouring depravity of these amoral games, each of which can be purchased from gum machines by 3-year-olds.

Katamari Damacy

First of all, the King of All Cosmos has a very disturbing crotch. He's got these tights on and his externals are just wadded up in there like a week's worth of laundry. Dude just flaunts it, too. Just, just ... puts it out there. I think it has its own Flickr account. Also, "Katamari Damacy" translates roughly to "Let Us Each Have Orifice Penetration Nightly."

Please now, I do encourage you, our fair readers to go check out the remaining parts of his article because I encourage this sort of behavior. We all just need to lighten up about some things, and this guy realizes it.



Tuesday, January 29

Wtf Sony?

Another rumor is floating around the internet, apparently Sony is planning on releasing another model of the Ps3 in America, the 120gig. This comes after the news of Sony discontinuing the 80 gig model and only supporting the 40 gig.

The 120 gig is rumored to come packaged with a DualShock 3 controller (Yay rumble!) and be priced at 499.99. Sony has yet to confirm this, though they have made a comment stating it had no plans to release the new model in the UK. Seems like the UK is always getting the shaft from Sony.

In my opinion, SCEA needs to pick a model and just stay with it. I'm beginning to lose count of all the different models.


Monday, January 28

Cold Hard Cash Drive

A crook who was selling illegal PSP SD Memory Sticks and mod chips had his house raided on Monday, January 14th by the police where they found his hidden stash, of cash.

After the seized consoles were handed over to ELSPA investigators began to remove casing from the consoles with the intention of checking for chips and tampered hard drives, but to their surprise they found clear bags containing £12,210 cash.

The original Xbox contained the largest sum, housing £5,925 where the hard drive is usually found. The three PlayStation 2 consoles contained £2,835, £2,025 and £1,425 respectively.
Now while I don't support active crime, I think that hiding your money in a console is pure genius. It also makes me wonder if I should go pop open my consoles that I've bought used, maybe I got lucky...




Sunday, January 27

4th job tier, Yay!

Nexon has added a 4th class to their 2d MMORPG, Maple Story. Only after completing the requirements of the player's 3 previous classes, can the player access the 4th job change. Along with the new class change, Nexon has released a town, Leafre. This area will be dedicated to high level players ( Level 100+ ). Within Leafre, players will find upgrades to the game's most powerful weapons, and some of MapleStory's most ferocious monsters. Another feature players can look forward to is riding mounts. Beasts ranging from Wilds Hogs to Red Dragons will be available to ride.

Though it seems Nexon is only catering to it's hardcore players, several updates have been planned for players of all levels.