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GT5: Moon Over the Castle makes me so happy

This is seriously old news, but I recently discovered that Vince DiCola (of the animated Transformers movie fame) arranged the theme for Gran Turismo 5. The remix makes me feel so warm and happy inside, as if I were floating on a cloud of ...

 
 
 

My Uncharted 2 Review

So, having beaten Uncharted 2, I'm overall very pleased with the experience. It is a ton better than the first game, and I was blown away several times during the course of the journey; but nevertheless I did have some issues with the game....

 
 
 

Wind Waker's music is so... magical

To this day I dislike the Powerpuff Girls aesthetic that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker used. I found the cel-shading beautiful, but the art style was not my cup of tea. However, I still played through and beat the game, and even thoug...

 
 
 

New No More Heroes 2 teaser with mai waifu

For those who are on utter media blackout of this game (all one of you) and have no idea what's going on, I was vague with the blog title. Now... As part of 1up's great week-long coverage of No More Heroes 2, they released a new short teas...

 
 
 

No More Heroes 2 spoilers make me spoil my pants

Ok, if you've been on media blackout for NMH2, avoid this post. That said, this stuff has been known for a while, so you're not going to have anything major spoiled if you check it out (like me). 1up is starting a week-long feature on No M...

 
 
 

Uncharted 2 gameplay: Drakes on a Train edition

I'll admit that I felt the first Uncharted was overrated. Heresy, I know, but despite its breathtaking visuals, unbelievable audio, epic platforming, and two of the greatest video game characters ever in Nathan and Elena, I felt that the ga...

 
 
 
 

Novakaine's Jungle Fever vol. 2!

In what was a simple instance of dicking around due to the lack of forums, my discovery of my love for brown sugarn nevertheless proved to garner popular response from commentators, who requested another such list. Well, after spending su...

 
 
 

What Novakaine's been doing

So recently I got Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Resistance for PS3, as I needed something keep me busy until Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition. I started Bioshock first, and even though everything was spoiled for me in the past few...

 
 
 

Persona 3 Portable's OP

Eh, it isn't bad, but it doesn't blow me away. Persona 4's opening still remains the best of the Persona series, for me. Maybe it's the switch from the female vocals we know and love. Here's Persona PSP's opening, for comparison.

 
 
 
 
 

New seven-minute DQ IX trailer

Noice. Loving what I'm seeing so far. I'm especially happy the alchemy pot returns, and the character creator and battle gameplay all look rock-solid. The soundtrack seems pretty good from what we've heard, and the NPC designs have been a...

 
 
 
 

The best Persona AMV ever

Killing time until my follow-up to the brown sugar list (lmao), I 'd like to present the best SMT: Persona music video I've ever seen. It's a modification of Persona 3's intro animation, and in my opinion it's even better than the legitimat...

 
 
 
 

What I want out of Zelda Wii (tl;dr)

...is for Miyamoto to stay away from it. Trolling aside, the absence of the forums has spurred me into writing a blog post about my ultimate wish-list for the next Wii Zelda (or a Zelda for Wii HD). While the chances of these desires com...

 
 
 

I have officially entered the HD gen

With a PS3, of all things (I used to be a big Sony troll). Of course, reading posts like these don't exactly reassure me, but for better or worse I'm in. I managed to get a 60 gig (aka, a model with the Emotion Engine) PS3, two SixAxis c...

 
 
 

Red Steel 2: Katanas + wild west = ...?

...Sukiyaki Western Django? (NSFW) I approve. On a serious note, I'm actually cautiously optimistic for the game since it's cel-shaded, visually looks great from the shots we've seen, uses Motion+, and emphasizes the swordplay (guns are...

 
 
 
 

Epic SMT: Devil Survivor battle music is epic

So people who have gotten their hands on the music Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor for DS have uploaded some of the tracks to Youtube. Holy crap. If this is the normal battle music, I shudder to imagine what the boss and special batt...

 
 
 

NoA: "No Fatal Frame IV for you"

IGN has an article up that's pretty self-explanatory: Matt not only asked Reggie last year of Fatal Frame IV was coming to America (his answer: "It's not on our localization list"), and then went to Tecmo and asked if they knew about the ga...

 
 
 
 

Winter still alive for Wii...?

Some of you may remember a dark game for Wii called Winter. It was an extra-curricular tech demo created on the developer's own time for Wii, and a few years ago they pitched it to developers and were promptly turned away, being told "such ...

 
 
 
 

Why Dead Space Wii is a light-gun game

I bring to you an exclusive revelation at the meeting where Dead Space Wii was birthed. EA Exec 1: Okay everyone, the Wii's install base is too big to ignore. We need to make a game for it, so how about we use the Dead Space IP? EA Exec 2:...

 
 
 

Yasumi Matsuno is MadWorld's scenario writer

So I was making my rounds on GAF when I notice a link to GameSpot's preview for MadWorld, whose scenario was apparently helped written by none other than Yasumi Matsuno, of Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Vagrant Story. Excus...

 
 
 

Holy shit at this Half-Life 2 live-action short

Apparently these guys made a Half-Life 2 live-action short to test out post-production techniques, but they were so satisfied with what they made they decided to turn it into a multi-part short series. It's incomprehensible that they accomp...

 
 
 

Amazing Muramasa art is amazing

Apparently Famitsu's website has a page dedicated to Muramasa: The Demon Blade, complete with some amazing art for the game, including bosses and NPCs. Check it out Absolutely breathtaking. I really hope XSeed pulls an Atlus and releases ...

 
 
 

About Novakaineone of us since 8:59 AM on 10.11.2007

2010's Most Wanted
Rune Factory 3
7th Dragon (FUCK YOU SEGA)
Tales of Vesperia PS3 (FUCK YOU SCAMCO)

Current-gen Systems Owned:
360
Wii
DS Lite

Favorite 360 Game: Mass Effect 2

Favorite PS3 Game: Uncharted 2

Favorite Wii Game: No More Heroes

Favorite DS Game: Etrian Odyssey



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