Scraps: Takin’ it in the Bushidō (9/11/2008)


I went ahead and bought Samurai Shodown II from Live Arcade last night. I already have the game for my Neo-Geo arcade cabinet but it would be nice to have somebody to play it with from time to time. You know what I’ve realized while playing it? I really suck at this game.

This isn’t something really new to me. I could make an excuse about how it’s totally not the same without an arcade joystick, but that would be crap. It still never ceases to amaze me that, no matter how much I play it, even the easiest difficulty setting trounces me time and time again. Now that I think about it, I don’t believe I have ever seen the final boss. That is really depressing.

  • There’s been some Killzone 2 beta footage making the rounds on the tubes. According to the developer, however, the beta is entirely internal. Sounds like somebody’s going to get fired. [PSXtreme
  • Rebellion’s CEO believes that internal developers are simply too expensive to operate and the leaner indie model would be easier on the pocketbooks of publishers. [GamesIndustry]
  • A Norwegian man has blamed his drunken stabbing of another man on all the Hitman he’s been playing lately. All I know is that I want to live in a country where I can stab a man and get a sentence of 200 hours community service and a stiff fine. [Dagbladet translated by Google]
  • Uwe Boll has determined that the state of the film industry doesn’t allow for the existence of profits. You think this means he’ll quit making them? Sure, and I have this really great bridge I’m selling too. [1Up]
Conrad Zimmerman