The Daily Hotness: Squenixmo (09/04/08)

I was pretty surprised to hear about Tecmo and Koei’s merger plans. Seems like everyone wants to merge these days. I wonder what the new name would have been. SquareEnixTecmo? Squenixmo? 

HAWP is back, Tecmo and Koei merge, Dead Space’s release date gets pushed forward, Kefka and Sephiroth have returned, and plenty more happened on Thursday.

Thursday regulars:
RetroforceGO! records episode 58 tonight: Post-PAX 2008
Scraps: Science must be stopped at all costs (9/4/2008)

Originals:
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’s triumphant return…at GameTrailers!
How to not look like an idiot in Castle Crashers arena mode

Destructoid review:
Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise
Mario Super Sluggers

News:
Dynasty Gaiden! Tecmo and Koei merge into one entity of samurai and breasts
The Dishwasher dev gives own game 1/10
King of Fighters ’98 hitting Xbox Live Arcade
Will Wright needs a DS to wake up with
Crane claws + big titties = Happy pervoids indeed
PS3 will outlive Blu-ray, claims Samsung
PURE demo up on Xbox Live now: Crash something before you go to work
LittleBigBeta for LittleBigPlanet this month
PlayStation Network collection packs coming to UMD
Call of Duty World at War multiplayer beta incoming! (Update)
European politicians worried about sexism in games
Extra Hyper Game Music Event 2008 in Japan
Traveller’s Tales won’t ‘take the piss’ with its LEGO franchise
Fancy features for Resident Evil: Degeneration Blu-ray release revealed
Shining Force series comes to the DS
LOL HAI GUYZ THIS IS HOW YOU GET UR GIRLFRIEND INTO GAMING LOL
EA wants more Japanese-developed titles to publish
Rock Band disc export update is now live, kind of useless … for now (Update)
Force Unleashed dev explains why Star Wars games are less than stellar
Valhalla Knights 2 goes gold, releases in October
The X-COM series comes to Steam on the cheap
Ubisoft’s exclusive Rabbids will soon be available for public consumption
‘Experimental’ game by co-creator of Gish released
Blizzard hits iTunes, only 10% of world left untouched by World of Warcraft
PlayStation Store update: tons o’ videos and a full game edition
GTA: Chinatown Wars by Feb ’09? Also, GTA IV shifts 10 million
Dead Space release date pushed up again, outright banned in three countries
Shocker: No Xbox 360 price drop in the UK
Square Enix says ‘wtf?’ to Koei/Tecmo merger
Play videogames or study for the SAT, now you can do both
Nokori: Greatest Hits edition already?
FIFA 08, Need for Speed Pro Street, and the Sims coming to the Genesis … kinda

Galleries:
D3 announces Cradle of Rome for Nintendo DS
These new Ninja Blade screens, let me show you them
Luminous Arc 2 DS beams a few new screens
2K Sports’ MLB Superstars brings baseball into ‘a totally new realm’

Videos:
Kefka and Sephiroth in Dissidia: Here they are, fap-cannon GO!
This Max Payne movie trailer will leave you scratching your head (Update)
NSFW: Ada Wong wears a bikini, fights phallic ‘zombies’ in Resident Evil 4 mod
Meet the next Gods of Rock: Tetris Bros
Because someone had to do it: PC crammed into a Wii
Tecmo’s RPG Wind of Nostalgio trailer makes me nostalgic
Skate 2 trailer shows that there will be at least one new feature
Godfather II teaser reveals the sordid underbelly of virtual organized crime

Hamza Aziz