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  1. N has launched New Play Control starting with Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis. Basically, play GC games with Wii controls.

    Wii play GC

    Nintendo has launched two games in its "New Play Control!" series: New Play Control! Pikmin and New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis. Originally released for the GameCube, these games have been updated to take advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing controls and are presented in 16:9 widescreen format. While some would argue that Nintendo is just going to the well and rehashing its old hits, Nintendo of America executive vice president Cammie Dunaway has stated that these remakes offer a new experience. In today's press release, Dunaway said:

    "On all of its platforms, Nintendo has consistently delivered irresistible games that fans can enjoy for years on end. With the New Play Control! series, we’re giving Wii users new ways to tap into some great titles using the latest and greatest controls."

    Both games are available now for a suggested retail price of $29.99

    Nintendo is the master at getting consumers to pay for the same game five times (or more). This time around, it's hard to justify $29.99 if you've already played these games. While the new controls definitely add another layer of interactivity, I'm still put off by the price. To me, it's $10 too much. They're goodies, but they're also oldies. However, if the games are new to you then the price is more reasonable (though still expensive in my mind). All that aside, it wouldn't surprise me if both these titles sold over a million copies. The Wii's installed base is ridiculous and owners are starving for quality content -- better to have a great, old game than a new, crap game, right?

    What do you ladies and gents think of these New Play Control! releases? Will you be buying either of them? Do the new controls add enough? Or do you think that Nintendo is hosing people with these games? Why does Nintendo feel the need to scream, "New Play Control!"?

    $30? I suggest knock it down to $20 then I might consider, but still nothing new and people who already have the GC games aren't gonna care since it is Wii compatible. Another casual game syndrome I believe.

  2. Um, Sonic and Coraline? *shot

    Others in mind:

    Sonic and Abarat

    Sonic in Artemis Fowl

    Sonic and the Bartimaeus Trilogy

    Sonic and LOTR

    Sonic and the Chronicles of Narnia

    Sonic and the Westside Story - Concept like the Sonic 1-3 games but you go left not right :lol:

    Sonic and the Chocolate Factory

    Sonic in the Pet Cemetery

    Sonic and Inkheart

    Sonic and the Wizard of Oz - Sonic as Dorothy and Chip as Toto

    Sonic in Redwall

    Sonic and the War of the Worlds

    Well, here's a list of fantasy novels and science fiction novels for all to see and find other fitting/workable matches.

    American Gods caught my attention for the name of the protagonist, but idk.

    Even though it isn't a book(unless it was), Sonic in Evil Dead: Army of Darkness would be kinda awesome.

    Sonic + chainsaw arm = Major Win more so than Sonic with a sword.

  3. Dakota Fanning Confirmed for New Moon

    People has confirmed that actress Dakota Fanning is set to play Jane in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

    The movie will start filming in Italy this spring.

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon hits theaters on November 20th, 2009.

    *Snore zzzzzz, oh yeah, Dakota is going to be starring in the Twilight film, whoopie, so expect alot of tween to 16 year old girls coming to theaters and whatever. Also, it's being filmed in the spring and hits theaters in November, doesn't it sound that the productions are short length for this movie, no?

  4. A couple of new photos from the film.

    Prince of De Nile

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays Dastan, a young prince in sixth century Persia who must join forces with Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will hit the big screen on May 28th, 2010.

    Eh, Jake definitely doesn't look the part of being the prince esp. when his body is less than muscular and he looks like he doesn't have nipples with all that chest hair.

  5. I pretty much have a list of anime that I like and goes like this:


    Digimon - Thought the 1st two seasons were good, but started to go downhill afterward. 3rd season was pretty good as well.

    DB and DBZ

    One Piece



    Gintama - Possibly Best Anime Parody Show Ever!


    Cowboy Bebop

    Afro Samurai

    FLCL - If it were a bit longer

    Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

    Hare + Guu

    Ouran High School Host Club

    Fruits Basket

    Tenchi Series

    Death Note - Fave Char: L and Near


    Lucky Star

    Tekkonkinkreet - Shows the value of innocence and kids that can do super awesome jumps.

    Paprika - Trippy Movie

    Paranoia Agent - Trippy/Creepy Anime

    Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - Really like the humor and artistry in this one

    Code Geass

    Soul Eater - Like the concept and some the cast. Black Star is like the Naruto in this. <3 Excalibur and Death the Kid.

    School Rumble

    Hayao Miyazaki films



    Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro - Fave Chars: Neuro for being a bad@$$ demon with cool tools and Sai for being an awesome murderer/shapeshifter

    Would have put Sonic X if it weren't for bad episodic plots, Chris, and that humans seem or feel to get the same or more attention than Sonic and the crew.

    Manga that I have read and have interest in:




    Free Collars Kingdom

    My Cat Loki

    FairyTail - This is good enough to have its own anime

  6. Sonic and the Golden Fleece

    Sonic and the Phantom Tollbooth

    Sonic in Wonderland

    Sonic and a Series of Unfortunate Events

    Sonic in Animal Farm

    Sonic in Maximum Ride

    Sonic and Sherlock Holmes

    Sonic in the Shining

    Sonic and It

    I've got tons of them, workable or not.

  7. This movie looks so frikkin fugly. There are so many inaccuracies when related to the normal DB and none of the chars look like their anime counterparts. Just by that it goes into fail zone.

    Piccolo looks like sith lord.

  8. Sorry for 3x post

    T:RotF Spoilers By Michael Bay

    Seibertron.com reports today that Michael Bay has spilled a few more cool beans on the main villain of the Transformers, Megatron. This information comes following yesterdays unveiling that Hugo Weaving will return to his role as Megatron Leader of the Decepticons in the upcoming summer blockbuster Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

    Here's what he has to say on his forum:

    "Okay cat is out of the bag. Megatron is back ---- but you will only get to see him from the long lost past. We go way back in time as this movie explains the mythology of the Primes. He is not a tank like everyone suggests, but an alien vehicle. But sadly he does not has much screen time."

    other sources: TFW2005.com

    I'm personally kind of relieved. I'm bored to tears by invincible/un-killable villains (or heroes) and Transformers is known for not having any of that kind of nonsense and has been endearing and better for it. So thank you Mr. Bay and Mr. Orci. Thank you very much.

    Mekklesack out!

    Yup, Megatron is back only for some flashback and not enough screen time. Eh, at least he appears somewhat in the movie.

    Spielberg and Jackson Team Up for Tintin

    Variety reports that Steven Spielberg will wrap 32 days of filming on Tintin this week in which he will then hand the project to producer Peter Jackson.

    Jackson, who is in charge of the film’s special effects, will work on the effects for 18 months.

    Spielberg originally obtained the rights to Tintin in 1983, but has not felt special effects have been up to par to what was needed until he saw Jackson’s work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong, which is why the two have paired up for the project.

    The Tintin comic book series is about a globetrotting teenaged boy reporter. Tintin originated in Belgium over 80 years ago and remains an international hit. In the U.S., however, the character is little-known, especially among children.

    While Spielberg will receive full directing credit for Tintin, it is also reported that Jackson may receive the title with the film’s next installment. Both filmmakers have signed on for a trilogy for Tintin.

    Tintin was written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish and stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell.

  9. A strong rumor says that MS is limiting production for the 360 Elite.

    Elite 360

    There's a strong rumor circulating that Microsoft will be limiting the production of the Xbox 360 Elite. It seems that retailers and customers are more interested in the Arcade and Pro versions during this economically challenging time. Fudzilla has reported:

    "The story that we are hearing goes something like this… Microsoft will stop taking orders for the Xbox 360 Elite at some point during the second quarter and allow inventory of the Elite consoles to start to run down. The majority of retailers would prefer just a low-end and a high-end console, so this change will be made during the second quarter, which is the fourth fiscal quarter for Microsoft.

    Once inventory is depleted, the Elite system will move to more of a limited edition role that will be available only at select retailers, and likely only in North America and Europe. The Elite consoles that will be available in these areas sbould be more like the recent Resident Evil 5 Red Elite Limited Edition console, rather than the standard Elite package that Microsoft has offered in the past."

    It's a fascinating rumor with all sorts of implications. Does this put more pressure on Sony to cut the price of the PlayStation 3? I'd say so, simply because the PlayStation 3 will no longer have competition at the same price point and general consumers will mostly see the $100 price difference between an 80GB PS3 and a 360 Pro. Does this mean that the Xbox 360 is near its saturation point with enthusiast gamers? Probably...though I'm sure a lot of enthusiast gamers went with a Pro over an Elite due to economic factors.

    What do you think of the rumor? Are you going to snatch up an Elite before they get hard to find? Or are you content with a Pro or Arcade system? Do you think this move forces Sony's hand in terms of a price cut?

    Are the bold better, worse or somewhere inbetween? Well, I don't have to worry about that since I had an Elite for Christmas after the original 360 wasn't working right.

  10. Sorry for 2X post.

    David Wain to Direct Little Fockers

    MTV recently sat down with Role Models director David Wain and asked him about what could be his next project: Little Fockers.

    After avoiding a definite answer, Wain finally said, "Discussions are being had."

    Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Owen Wilson are all in negotiations to take on their Focker roles once again.

    John Hamburg, screenwriter of Along Came Polly and upcoming Paul Rudd-Jason Segel comedy I Love You, Man, is penning the script for the third Focker installation about new dad (Stiller) in various awkward situations with his kid(s).

    Wow, wild antics with children, who hasn't heard that before? Eh, whatever.

    Rogen Talks About Green Hornet Release Date and More.

    Coming Soon reports that while in Australia to promote Monsters vs. Aliens, Seth Rogen also gave "The Jono & Dano Show" updates on The Green Hornet.

    Rogen told the radio show that Columbia Pictures plans to begin filming in June and that the film will be a non-traditional origin story.

    The Green Hornet, which will be directed by Michel Gondry, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 25th, 2010.

  11. To celebrate his 30th Anniversary, Namco-Bandai is planning to have Pac-Man comeback from wherever he went off to.

    Pac It Up Boys. It's Dead.

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his game, Namco Bandai Games is planning on bringing back happy, yellow pill-popper Pac-Man.

    "We are in the midst of making Pac-Man come back because his 30th anniversary is in 2010 actually," said Namco Bandai Games America EVP and COO Makoto Iwai . "As a group, we feel like we should do something to make him come back."

    I love Pac-Man, but I think Namco should just leave him in the past. For 30 years, various console and arcade games based on Pac-Man have come and gone, and none of them came close to being as cool as the original. (Ms. Pac-Man doesn't count: It's just Pac-Man with a ribbon.) The old guy has earned a rest. As the first bonafide video game celebrity, Pac should get to enjoy his retirement years without being forced to participate in comeback after comeback. What is he, Michael Jackson? Let the old dude enjoy his golden years! Running after those ghosts all day is exhausting.

    Um, no. Pac-Man did have alot of console arcade games, but never was cool or great as the original. Just leave it be.

  12. Most awesome fighter on the DC in my book or probably best fighter ever. Though I do like the Rival Schools series as well and to me, almost on the same level as MvC2 with SNKvCap coming close behind since it is a little slow paced than MvC, but still hoping for a sequel from Capcom for it.

  13. THQ CEO Brian Farrell have thought up of a 'great plan': Make Great Games.

    Awesome Plan Great Job

    Looking to turn around its recent fortunes, THQ has devised a new strategy: make great games. In a recent interview with Gamasutra, THQ CEO Brian Farrell said:

    "Our strategy is to focus on bigger titles. The formula is to make great games and market them effectively. High review scores lead to high sales and high profits. We think we have a plan in place to do that and return the company back to profitability."

    On paper, this sounds like a lovely strategy, though perhaps a bit idealistic. Superman 64 was a crap game with crap marketing and crap review scores, but it sold very well. Compare that to a highly-regarded title like Ico, which didn't exactly set the world on fire with its sales, despite its excellent review scores. THQ has also had great success with its Nickelodeon games, which aren't always the best in terms of quality, but do a strong job at serving a younger audience.

    While it's great that THQ is committed to making "great games", I don't know if focusing on "bigger titles" that get "high review scores" is the thing to do. Frankly, other publishers are in a position to gun down its big efforts (that don't involve WWE). Perhaps finding an unserved audience would be smarter than going all in.

    Wow, what an original plan that I bet no one has thought before!!! LOLS!

    Sarcasm aside, if they want to do that, then they need to focus on gameplay and story more than just focusing on graphics that tries to hide that the rest of the game is sh*tty. Also, they need to use effort and when saying you want to make great games, STICK WITH IT and not act lazy.

  14. Well, I've found a couple of vids of what the Mercenaries mini-game is like.

    What Are You Buyin', Stranger?

    Capcom unveiled the Resident Evil 5 Mercs Mini-Game (which becomes unlocked upon beating the game) with a slew of new screens and a pair of trailers.

    "In The Mercenaries, you’ll tackle modified levels from the story mode as enemies continually spawn with scarce ammo, fiercer enemies, and timed challenges which lead to a franticly visceral experience."

    So far, the familiar fare seen in RE4 is not necessarily a bad thing. However, new modes, tweaks and gameplay features are never a bad thing. Judge for yourself when the game launches next week in Europe and North America on March 13 or envy your Japanese import friends who already have the full retail.

    It is pretty much the same as RE4's (maybe like others before that as well) with little improvements, but still looks cool nevertheless. I'm hoping you'll get to play as other chars from other RE games as well which did happen in RE4.

  15. Sonic the Hedgehog 2- A classic and just a fun game in general.

    SA1&2- I pretty like to play them for the Sonic stages and not very fond of playing the others, well, maybe Knuckles and Tails. Though despite some camera problems, this is how a 3D Sonic should play, fast paced and a little bit of exploring in each level.

  16. Square Enix has officially bought Lara Croft creators Eidos.

    Crofts and Clouds

    It looks like it's official boys and girls. Lara Croft will soon be the property of Square Enix. According to MCV:

    "Eidos has reached an agreement with Square Enix which will result in the Britsoft firm's complete share capital being purchased by the Japanese company in early May. Trading of Eidos shares will be suspended on April 21st and the cancelling of its share listings is due to occur the following day. A settlement is hoped to be in place by May 6th."

    In what will likely be a year filled with buyouts, bankruptcies, and mergers, Square Enix's purchase of Eidos is 2009's biggest deal, thus far. It will be interesting to see how Square Enix integrates the company. Tomb Raider is obviously Eidos' best-known franchise, but Square Enix previously showed interesting in IO Interactive. While parts of the company are sure to shut down, things look bright for the Hitman developer.

    Now that the deal appears to be set, how do you feel? Are you concerned about any of your favorite Eidos franchises? Are you still puzzled as to why Square Enix even wants Eidos? Leave a comment and let me know (please)!

    Don't know if it is a good or bad thing, but certainly sounds interesting to say the least. Well, it could help somewhat for the Tomb Raider games or whatever franchises they have under their belt, though not by animeing up obviously.

  17. Tron 2 Scores a Big One

    Rarely will you see me getting all wacky about soundtrack news, but this sounds like such a cool idea that I had to geek out about here.

    According to Upcoming Film Scores (I know, they've got a blog for everything these days) the French electronica/dance group Daft Punk (who, for those who appreciate the finer things in electronic music, are at the high end of badassedness) will be writing the entire original score for Disney's upcoming sequel Tron 2.0. This is the musical equivalent of Robert Downey Jr being cast as Tony Stark; it's just so right, that it's hard to believe there was ever any other option.

    I was a big fan of the Tron film/tied-in products as a kid, teenager and now. I even bought that mediocre Tron 2.0 game that came out a few years back. Paid full gorram price for it. Should have looked for the video game equivalent of Spill somewhere before I made that financial transaction. Still, I remain jubilant. The teaser trailer that leaked out from Comic Con 2008 caused me to get tingly in places I'm uncomfortable discussing publicly. Maybe I should see a doctor about that.

    The sequel is due is 2011 and until then, I'll be looking for an emulator online to play the Tron arcade game. Yeah, that's right I said looking online. Hell, I pumped enough quarters into that motherfrakker in 1982 to pay for the damn thing. Somebody owes me a little free retro nostalgia.

    Wow, Daft Punk doing music for this? Sounds cool since it fits.

    New Photos from H2 Set

    No Apatow for GhostBusters 3

    First Showing reports that despite rumors circulating the internet that director Judd Apatow has signed on for Ghostbusters 3, Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad said it's not true.

    When asked about the movie itself, which is rumored to be in pre-production, Belgrad says, "Judging from the frenzy [online], there still seems to be plenty of interest in the idea of doing another film, so we're certainly taking that as a good sign."

    "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are reportedly working on a script for the series' third installment.

    So I guess it is a good thing he isn't involved, correct?

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