Oh look, it’s a multiplayer trailer for Conduit 2! This video gives you a taste of the twelve-person on the web combat, not to mention the four-player splitscreen mode. This is definitely looking like the ideal on the internet first-person-shooter on the Wii … and I almost made myself laugh typing that.
The Daily Mail (Britain’s answer to utter shit) is a predictable beast. As soon as Ubisoft announced its twelve-rated “sexy” party game We Dare, it was a given that the “news” outlet would jump all over it — and it has.
“A new ‘sexy party’ computer game has outraged parents with lurid adult content which they claim will encourage orgies and under-age sex,” says the Mail, failing to mention that it was probably the one to show these parents the game. “The Nintendo Wii game We Dare has styled itself ‘sexy’ but has only been given a 12+ rating.
Sonic the Hedgehog brand manager Ken Balough has confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 is in the early stages of development, but unlike with Half-Life, we won’t have to wait years for it. He also promised it would address concerns from the first episode.
“Episode II is in early development now,” he said. “We already had some ideas fleshed out on development for Episode I in fact. No, you definitely wont have to wait years and years a la Duke Nukem Forever.
“I certainly cannot deny there were some elements that could have been done better — and I could state that about most games I’ve worked on. That’s why Episode II gives us that opportunity to address them (or as much as possible).”
He also confirmed that Episode 1 was a commercial success for SEGA, allowing for a potentially larger budget in Episode 2. Looks like, as predicted, the whiners who were ready to shit all over the game purchased it anyway. Principles — gamers have none.
Sonic 4: Episode 2 Confirmed, In Early Stages of Development [The Sonic Stadium]
With all the WiiWare games that have mysteriously disappeared or have been outright canceled over the past year or so, I figured that we might never see La-Mulana hit Nintendo’s struggling service. Looks like I was wrong about that, as the team at Nigoro has just announced that they’re resubmitting the game to Nintendo for approval “in a few days”. I really hope it goes through, as the game has been on my personal “most anticipated” list for a while.
To celebrate this event, the guys at Nigoro will be doing a live stream of the game tonight at 10pm PST. They’ve also released a few new screenshots. Looks like the game definitely has its share of “Mickey Mouse Vs. The Terminator” moments. The battles against a giant eyeball and huge boobed goat demon are especially true to that “cute-meets-horrific” concept.
Looks pretty awesome to me. What do you think?
La-Mulana’s final code heading to Nintendo soon [ExtraGuy]
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that he wants Mii characters to become the global standard for avatar creation and find their way into everything like some terrible, cute disease.
The Bit.Trip series came to a close on Friday with the release of Bit.Trip FLUX in Europe. I’m sad to see to the series come to an end, but I’m also excited to see what Gaijin Games and their subsidiary Robotube games will come up with next.
Maybe this collection of Bit.Trip concept art will give us some clues as to what their next project could be, like the very different version of Bit.Trip FATE seen above. It looks like in the original version of the game, it’s central gameplay hook, “the Fate line”, is absolutely missing. Instead you get a 2-player co-op shmup featuring two characters named “Parasite” and “Dominator”. As much as I love Bit.Trip FATE, I think I love the idea of this early version of FATE just as much. If this game each does come out, I absolutely have dibs on Dominator.
More concept art from the Bit.Trip series can be found at the link below. Some of them are new, some of them are old, but they’re all suitable for framing.
These Target Renders Reveal Gaijin’s BIT.TRIP Visions
The Daily Mail (Britain’s answer to utter shit) is a predictable beast. As soon as Ubisoft announced its twelve-rated “sexy” celebration game We Dare, it was a given that the “news” outlet would jump all over it — and it has.
“A new ‘sexy party’ computer game has outraged parents with lurid adult content which they claim will encourage orgies and under-age sex,” states the Mail, failing to mention that it was probably the one to show these parents the game. “The Nintendo Wii game We Dare has styled itself ‘sexy’ but has only been given a 12+ rating.
Ubisoft has promised that We Dare — the raunchy party game for twelve-year-olds — completely won’t make it to the United Says. In most cases, statements like that are considered bad news. In the case of We Dare, I think it’s the ideal news we’ll ever hear.
Ubisoft seems ashamed of the game. It’s region-locked the creepy commercial and is refusing to speak to press about it. All it’s stated is that the game won’t be coming to the US, leaving us to speculate that it has been considered too raunchy for the puritans of America.
One again, Harmonix reminds me how old I am by releasing a four pack of songs from a “classic” album, Nine Inch Nail’s Pretty Hate Machine. It didn’t, as I want to recall, come out a few years ago. It came out in 1989; I bought it on a cassette, and later in a giant cardboard box housing a CD jewel case.
- “Terrible Lie”
- “Head Like a Hole”
- “The Only Time”
All tracks are $1.99/160 MS Points/200 Wii Points a piece, of you can buy the whole set for $6.99/560 MS Points/700 Wii Points. “Head Like A Hole” is eligible for a Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade; that’ll cost you an extra 99 cents.
I’ve always preferred Broken, myself, and I haven’t listen to Pretty Hate Machine in its entirety in 15 years. That said, consider me Microsoft points already spent.
As a bonus, some “legacy” Rock Band tracks are being given the Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade options. Check out what’s what below, each of which will cost you 99 cents to upgrade.
- Blink 182 – “Dammit”
- Boston – “More Than A Feeling”
- Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising”
- Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son (Original Version)”
- Eve 6 – “Inside Out”
- The James Gang – “Funk #49″
- The Knack – “My Sharona (Cover Version)”
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man”
- Metallica – “…And Justice for All”
- The Offspring – “Self Esteem”
- Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – “Pride and Joy”
Bit.Trip FLUX is out in Europe, and I’m officially jealous. I’ve already played through the game to completion once (see this practically-a-review for details), so I feel a little bratty by complaining about having to wait a few more days to own the game, but there it is. I’m a spoiled brat. I admit it.
In the meantime, I’ll be playing this video in another window throughout the weekend as I work, just for the jams. I love them Bit.Trip jams. Thank you, Gaijin Games. Thank you for these jams.
Expect the full review of Bit.Trip FLUX soon. I’m locking myself in a room when the game comes out in the United Says on Monday, and I’m not coming out until the review is done, even at the cost of my own life.