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PAX East 2010: Hands-On with Limbo

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on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

I thought I lost the footage. After returning from PAX East 2010, I realized that I’d misplaced a memory card that contained footage of Playdead’s Limbo. I sobbed the manliest tears I’d ever sobbed, and chalked up the missing card as being a martyr to the awesome that was the PAX’ debut east coast show. Then I found it! The video is raw. It’s...

8-bit Dr. Horrible makes you want to sing a song

on Tue, Apr 6, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

DoctorOctoroc, chiptuner and lover of all things 8-bit, has taken Joss Whedon’s cult online series and transformed it into an infinitely cute NES-style title, complete with eye-catching 2D graphics and the appropriate blippy bloppy music. Neil Patrick Harris combined with an 8-bit gaming machine? It’s like 1989 all over again, and that’s freakin’ awesome. [Via...

Bo knows 8-bit Nikes

on Sun, Apr 4, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

If you had close to $150 to blow, what would you put it toward? An Apple iPad? A Nintendo DSi XL? A plane ticket to E3 2010? Pfft, your contemporary thinking disappoints. That Bengie-and-a-half can score you an infinitely cool pair of size 8.5 Nike Bo Jackson sneaks that have been awesomely tricked out with a sprites from Tecmo Bowl and an unnamed 8-bit baseball title. There...

Virtual Vox Pop: What’s on your King of Fighters XIII wishlist?

on Fri, Apr 2, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Virtual Vox Pop is a weekly open mic in which we ask you, the reader, to sound off on a particular topic. This week, it’s King of Fighters XIII. As a longtime fan of SNK Playmore various 2D properties, the gaming community’s eye-roll reaction to the recent  King of Fighters XIII announcement left me saddened. Not to the point where I wanted to place razor to wrist,...

PAX East 2010: 2D-X at the Shank booth

on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

There were plenty of choice titles on display at PAX East 2010 (such as Limbo), but the game of the show was undoubtedly Klei Entertainment’s Shank. The GDC trailer looked bad ass, but after the team got extensive hands-on time with the game, we can confirm that it is bad ass. Shank, according to Klei CEO Jamie Cheng, is designed to be the modern successor to beat ‘em...

Aksys Games’ Mimana Iyar Chronicles now shipping

on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Even further proof that handhelds are the new refuge for traditional Japanese RPGs, Aksys Games announces Mimana Iyar Chronicles for the PSP, coming very, very soon to  UMD and as a digital download on the PlayStation Store. Written by the same folks behind the Lunar series and Tales of Destiny 2, the story centers around Crais Sewell, a grumpy warrior on a quest to find...

Review: Sonic Classic Collection (DS)

on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | By Tim Torres

SEGA missed an opportunity here. With Sonic the Hedgehog 4 around the corner it makes sense for them to release Sonic Classic Collection, a Nintendo DS compilation of the original Sonic trilogy and its lock-on add-on, Sonic & Knuckles. What doesn’t make sense is the slapdash job SEGA did bringing these games to the system that’s home to the Mario & Sonic...