8/16 Cool Shit You need To Know About
It’s Tuesday and that means it’s new movie day. Not a lot coming out but I watch anything so it doesn’t matter. Tuesday is also the day I get caught up on a weeks worth of TV shows so I will be busy sitting in front of the TV ALL DAY! Hooray! We got Gamescom this week so this might be dominated by videogame shit but we’ll see.
Nintendo who is never lacking for blockbuster news about brand new games for their consoles has just revealed that four new titles are going to be part of the budget Nintendo Selects line for the Wii. Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!!, and Super Mario Galaxy. Oh wait, those are old games again because Nintendo is out of ideas. If you haven’t played the games yet though the prices will be $19.99 each starting on August 28th, 2011 which is a good deal for those wacky Nintendards.
Here’s a little bit of what we can expect in Mass Effect 3 when it comes to combat. Woohoo go go Liara and Garrus!
I haven’t been keeping tabs on any news about a remake of The crow because the entire idea disgusts me. Brandon Lee literally gave his life for this role and Hollywood trying to remake this is like pissing on his grave. Apparently Bradley Cooper had signed on for the lead role but thankfully has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Unfortunately Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum are two other names that have been thrown in the ring for the part of Eric Draven. Fuck you Hollywood. Fuck you.
From the lips of Greg Miller over at IGN.com comes news of a new PSP model. During Sony’s press conference at Gamescom they revealed that it would be compatible with the entire catalog of PSP games and only cost £99 Euros! It will also only be available in the UK and will have no Wi-Fi…..Wait what?
New trailer and gameplay video from Gamescom 2011 for Resident Evil: Revelations for the 3DS. It looks pretty cool and you can even see Bill Murray from Ghostbusters briefly at the 1:00 mark.
Microsoft announced today some new features that will be coming to the Xbox LIVE gaming section of the Windows Phone. Windows Phone? Who gives a shit.
Alright here we go. Most likely the last bit of info on the Star Wars coins. There are two pure-silver full-color sets of $2 coins, including a $391.62 (plus shipping) Darth Vader and Millennium Falcon collection in a limited mintage of 7,500. The Darth Vader series includes Vader himself, Emperor Palpatine, the Death Star, and Stormtrooper coins. Not only that but the coins come in a special Darth Vader helmet case and actually plays the iconic sound of his respirator breathing when you open it.
The Millennium Falcon set comes with Luke Skywalker/Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Yoda, R2-D2/C-3PO, and Han Solo/Chewbacca. In addition, it also comes in a cool Millennium Falcon case that plays the sound of hyperspace when opening it.
$391.62 is a lot of money but don’t fret because there’s more. A set of 10 coin designs, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine. An additional 30 coins will join the collection later on and consist of other characters from Star Wars. This collection is silver plated and limited to 50,000 of each coin and can be pre-ordered for $19.57 plus tax.
Here’s a Tweet from Hideo Kojima of a figurine of the Jehuty Orbital Frame from the Zone of the Enders games and behind it we can clearly see ZOE 3DS. Kojima’s text along with the picture said “Found this at Omori-kun’s desk. What’s this?”. It’s either Zone of Enders 3(DS) or it’s another port of an old game headed to Nintendo’s latest handheld. Fucking Kojima. 😀
Sony announced a price cut to the PS3, taking it from $299 down to to $249. I still feel sorry for people who rushed out and paid $600 for this at launch. If you would have waited until now you could have bought a PS3 and 6 games to go along with it for $610. I don’t really feel sorry for them. Suckers.