The Week In Review

The Week In Review

The Week in Review: It has a theme song only the smartly dressed can hear. This week, Squeenix, Sony, Saboteurs, Sequels and Wangs.

Square-Enix and PopCap Slay the Beast of Productivity

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if heroin and cocaine had a baby? The result would probably be the new game from Square-Enix and PopCap, Gyromancer. The game looks reminiscent of the already addictive Puzzle Quest, with the mechanics of PopCap's Bejewelled Twist. Expect to see cities devoid of human life and for nature to reclaim the streets when this game gets released. (link)


Sony's Sales See-Saw

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It's has been a funny old week for Sony. On the one hand it announced that the PS3 Slim has sold 1,000,000 units, but on the other hand it's had to deal with the fact that several retailers have announce plans to boycott the PSPgo, which seemed to have rattled the company enough for it to offer three free games to PSP owners who upgrade to the new hardware. (double link)


Making Sabotage Easy!

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In a move that should please our very own Susan Arendt, Pandemic Studios has announced that they want everyone who plays The Saboteur to be able to complete it, regardless of their level of skill. "We balance the game on the Hardcore mode," said lead designer Tom French. "If we can play through it on Hardcore then that's a good balance for us and we just tune it down." (link)


There Can Be Only One... More

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"I am Juan Sánchez Villalobos Ramírez, Chief metallurgist to King Charles V of Spain. And I'm at your service" The exciting and often unintentionally hilarious Highlander is a movie that has been treated very, very badly. While seemingly sequel-proof, that didn't stop movie executives from making not one, not two, not even three, but four sequels, two spin-off series TV shows and even a Saturday morning cartoon. The next indignity? A reboot, which will either be the final nail in the coffin or a shot in the arm to a franchise that perhaps should have been put out to pasture a long time ago. (link)


Eroge Game Can See Your Wang

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Love Death 4 is a upcoming Japanese eroge that will be able to recognise the shape of an erect penis. There, that's the weirdest thing I'm likely to have to type ever. I have nothing to follow that.

For the love of Samus, the game can see your wang!

Click the link for details.(link)

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For the love of Samus, the game can see your wang!

Is it just me, or is there a dual implication in that statement?

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Ew...

That last one is just... Ew.

Wait, does this mean... uh... what is it? Oh, yeah, Natal. Can Natal do this too?

The_root_of_all_evil:

For the love of Samus, the game can see your wang!

Is it just me, or is there a dual implication in that statement?

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>.>

if there is, i cry myself to sleep.

O.T: if the game can see your peiny, can it see you cum? and if so, will it let other people know you like animated porn?

Eroge Game Can See Your Wang

Isn't saying 'Eroge Game' similar to saying PIN Number or ATM Machine? >_> Department of Redundancy Department and all that.

/Minor point.

Square-Enix and PopCap Slay the Beast of Productivity

Guess I can put any hope of graduating from University to rest. Damn you Square Enix/PopCap!

Amnestic:

Eroge Game Can See Your Wang

Isn't saying 'Eroge Game' similar to saying PIN Number or ATM Machine? >_> Department of Redundancy Department and all that.

/Minor point.

No.

Really? I thought it was short for Erotic Game?

Why do I get the feeling that the Virtual Reality revolution will be brought upon by a game like "Love Death 4"?

And do I really want to know why it's titled "Love Death 4"? Let alone how there are 3 other games with that?

Something that can detect your penis - Japanese people actually buy this stuff? Can't see it getting released outside of Japan nor can I see the point of it being released at all: let's face it, if they did something akin to Wii Fit the only exercise would be cock push-ups.

nilcypher:
While seemingly sequel-proof, that didn't stop movie executives from making not one, not two, not even three, but four sequels, two spin-off series TV shows and even a Saturday morning cartoon. The next indignity? A reboot, which will either be the final nail in the coffin or a shot in the arm to a franchise that perhaps should have been put out to pasture a long time ago.

Hey now! The first spin-off series was fairly awesome, and I actually thought the Animated Series was quite good! At least it was more plausible (and less embarrassing)than Highlander 2. *shudders*

But I agree, that its a travesty to reboot another franchise. I think Hollywood is running on its last legs. The concept of originality has pretty much died. When will the madness stop?!!

The horror...!

This doesn't surprise me terribly. Most other countries are a lot more open about various espects of sexuality while America gets twitchy over bras or bathing suits.

The American in me wants to squick, while the intelligence in me goes "Eh. Not surprised."

 

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