The world of Chinese bootleg software is a fascinating one. Sometimes, these wares go beyond mere copies to exhibit a healthy amount of sheer effort. You are no doubt aware of the Famicom demake of Final Fantasy VII, which t... more
The marketing of booby ninja school girl brawler series Senran Kagura is simply outrageous. Branded tissue boxes? Facepalm worthy. Themed desserts? Fairly creative. Cell phone charms? Well, that doesn't sound so bad...
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Iwata claims that this is the Year of Luigi, but I'm starting to think it's the Year of Nicolas Cage. First came that Majora's Mask texture hack that slaps his mug on every surface imaginable, and now comes this new tumblr th... more
Network execs will go to some disgusting lengths to separate parents and their money. Just slap the logo of a popular cartoon on any ol' crap and a kid will foam at the mouth until mommy and daddy break down and give in to th... more
Good morning! Look who is so happy to see you this fine Saturday!
This jolly fellow is Robo-Robotnik, and he comes to you straight from the pages of Sonic Archives #20, the latest installment in Archie Comics' throwback serie... more
The absolutely, positively very "first" female protagonist in Final Fantasy history, Lightning, is once again in the pilot seat for the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. This is the third game under the FFXIII u... more
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the second sequel to the admittedly bland RPG about anthropomorphic videogame consoles fighting a literal console war, is still on track for a PS3 release in the US on March 12, 2013. Despite ... more
An Olympics tie-in? Now? Over two months since the Summer Games ended? I never thought I'd see the day when Sonic the Hedgehog was actually late for something!
If it wasn't obvious, Archie Sonic the Hedgeho... more
Ever since the announcement of Nintendo Power's cancellation, former Nintendo of America spokesman and official Gamemaster Howard Phillips has decided to start sharing all kinds of Nintendo-related goodies on his Facebook pag... more
"Fearmaster controller? What the hell is that?" I found out, and promptly had to write a post about it. The Top Shot Fearmaster is a gun peripheral for Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013, otherwise known as the series with some of... more
Throughout its history, Nintendo has had its fair share of "what the eff were they thinking!?" moments. Take the Wii Vitality Sensor, for instance. A pulse rate monitor attached to a game controller? No wonder Iwata and pals ... more
Good news, bad news time. The bad news is that Bob Hoskins, famed English actor who starred in such films as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, and the notorious Super Mario Bros., was recently diagnosed wit... more
Mega Man air fresheners. Let me repeat myself: Mega Man air fresheners.
Well, I think we've just about seen everything, right?
This fall, fragrance licensee (seriously) Epic-Scents will release Mega Man and Proto Man Scent Bl... more
No, that is not a Photoshop. That is King Nintendo 64. Hail to the king, baby!
During Otakon this past weekend, quite a number of attendees decided to cosplay, not as a particular anime or videogame character, but rather as a... more
In the glorious pantheon of vaporware, Sadness stands at the tippy top. The hype behind the game -- if it ever truly existed in some playable capacity at any point in time -- was only matched by the curious insistence of its ... more
I stand corrected. This is the weirdest story of the weekend!
If you read Joseph Leray's "Nordic New Wave" feature from the other week, you ought to be familiar with Johann Sebastian Joust, a game using accelerometer-powered ... more
Datura is one of those games that compels you to share your in-game experience with friends as if you're telling a grand story about some meaningful feat you accomplished. For me personally, it tends to be exploration-centric... more
My God! Why didn't we catch this sooner? It's so obvious! The clues were right there the whole time!
Konami was trying to keep the dirty truth a secret, but it didn't do a good enough job. Through the power of JOURNALISM, use... more
This is one of those announcements that's simply too out of left field not to post. Partnering with Universal Pictures, NEVERDIE Studios has made a free, "movie-length" massively multiplayer online game based on the impending... more