Rotobox are bringing the Shodo magic with their newest custom. Using the Celsius platform, they’ve recreated one of the best bad guys in all of videogames: Akuma from Street Fighter. The one-off project has custom fabricated hair and accessories, and the sparkly paint used for his gi is fiercer than a Raging Demon. Stay tuned for our interview with Rotobox.
The 3DS is getting a ton of cool limited edition paint jobs. The newest one is this Shin Megami Tensei version, which is limited to Japan so far. If the fact that the 3DS is region locked doesn’t turn you away, maybe the price tag will. You can pre-order one for $440 (before shipping) from Play-Asia.
You know how roommates often have little squabbles about things like who was supposed to take out the trash, or who ate whose food from the fridge? Well, this is what happens when two roommates take out their aggressions toward each other over a game of Magic. Let’s just say things get heated rather quickly.
Also, as soon as I’m done typing this I’ll be on my way to my local game shop for the Dragon’s Maze pre-release. Anyone else going? Let us know in the comments and tell us what cool cards you got!
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Fantastic Fan-made trailer for Kerbal Space Program
Check out this amazing trailer made by Shaun Esau with the help of the fantastic M83 song “Outro”
According to his Reddit post, the video took over 3 weeks to edit. The most surprising part is that this is his first attempt. The guys over at Squad should hire this kid to do their promotional stuff.
If you haven’t checked out KSP before, watch this video and check out our previous coverage.
QUITE POSSIBLY THE GREATEST PICTURE EVER TAKEN OF SATORU IWATA
It was announced earlier this week that Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata would gain the additional title of CEO of Nintendo of America to fill the role that was left behind by Tatsumi Kimishima who was promoted to Nintendo Co., Ltd. Managing Director.
The future of the company certainly looks… unpredictable, to say the least. Wii U sales have been severely lackluster thanks to a massive lack of worth caring about, and even 3DS sales have slowed down, but some could argue that it’s probably because just about everyone who plays games already owns one by now (but that’s almost definitely not the case).
And so begins a new chapter for the company. Charting a course for the unclear voyage ahead. With E3 just around the corner, Sony’s PS4 and the probable announcement of a new system from Microsoft will definitely give Nintendo and its president more than a few things to think about.
Much like the Marios and Donkey Kongs and Links and all the hundreds of Pokémon, Iwata is seen mostly by gamers as just another cutesy character in Nintendo’s brand mythos. But then there’s that picture of him sitting on a small white couch. The room, the luggage, the contemplative expression on his face - it’s like something out of a men’s lifestyle magazine. This isn’t the same adorable Japanese man we normally see on stage at press conferences orwearing Luigi hats in Nintendo Direct videos.
This picture shows a different side to the face of Nintendo - a Satoru Iwata rarely seen, and it’s a safe bet that this is probably one of the closest glimpses we’ll get at the realIwata. Not the salesman on stage giving PR pitches to appease investors, not the precious little Nintendo Direct host reeling in consumers and fans, but the savvy businessman who has kept the company strong since he worked his way up from HAL Laboratory programmer in the 80’s earned the title of President in 2002, making him the first president not related by blood or by marriage to the Yamauchi family who originally founded the company all the way back in 1889.
When you think about all you can accomplish in a lifetime, you start to wonder what kind of legacy you’ll be able to leave behind - how long your footprints will be embedded in history before being washed away by the tides of time. Just by looking at the picture above, it’s clear that Satoru Iwata’s legacy has just begun.
D-Arts has some of the coolest toys ever created, and this one really showcases that to the fullest extent. Capcom revealed that this Mega Man X figure, equipped with ultimate armor, will come with swappable hands/mega buster, terrific articulation D-Arts is known for creating, and full fucking detail. Unfortunately, the company did not reveal how much this is going to cost and if it’s going to be sold outside of Japan.
Happy 4/20, loyal Albotians! If you’re looking for the best games to play when you’re high, trippin’ balls, or just plain bored, then look no further. We’ve whittled it down to a narrow list of eight titles that lend themselves favorably to medicated play. We would have done ten, but we really have the munchies right now and the GIF above is super distracting.
8. Noby Noby Boy [PS3]
Weirdness from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi. It plays like some sort of surreal trip/dream. You can also poop things.
7. LSD: Dream Emulator [PS1]
This Japanese-only title is a bizzarre acid trip/dream simulator based on 10 years worth of dream journal entries by one of the game’s developers. There’s also a 2-disc companion soundtrack and the dream journal itself was published as Lovely Sweet Dream in limited edition. It’s overall weirdness has earned it a huge cult following and American gamers are still hoping that this is eventually released on the U.S. PlaystationNetwork.
6. Lumines Electronic Symphony [PS Vita]
Tetris on Ecstasy. Don’t make the mistake of writing this off as a just another puzzle game. If you like combo-driven game mechanics, going for high scores, sweet tunes, and pretty lights & colors, then this (or any of the Lumines games) is perfect for your 4/20 game time. Just be warned: a play session can last well over an hour which is pretty impressive for a puzzle game.
5. Sound Shapes [PS3/PS Vita]
Music-based platforming with an all-star line-up of indie video game artists and musicians ranging from Beck to Deadmau5. The unlockable Death Mode levels are hella’ hard, but equally rewarding. If you’re feeling creative, you can also try your hand at the level creator or download stages made by the community.
4. N2O: Nitrous Oxide [PS1]
Tunnel shooter a-la Tempest with a soundtrack by The Crystal Method. You collect “E” and power-ups include a Mushroom Shield. Oh, and the more stuff you shoot, the faster your ship goes - it gets pretty crazy. As an added bonus, you can even pop the disc into a regular CD player to listen to the soundtrack.
3. Rez [Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox 360]
Rez is just a great game to play on any damn day of the year. See also: Dyad, Flower, Child of Eden, Journey.
2. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 
The colors, Duke! THE COLORS!!!
1. Katamari Damacy [PS2]
The intro alone is almost a drug itself. Nothing makes sense and everything is beautiful. It also has one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time.
[FNM] ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Meets ‘Magic: The Gathering’ In This Epic Fan-made Short Film
If Edgar Wright and Bryan Lee O’Malley teamed up to make a movie about Magic, it’d probably go something like this. This film was created by Spencer Alexander for the 2011 Fox Film Festival where it took home the award for Best Editing and was a runner-up for the Audience Choice Award.
Stuck with a peppy female sidekick and up against seemingly insurmountable odds, young Lucas Penner enters himself into a clandestine underground card-playing tournament, unaware of the challenging opponents that stand between him and ultimate glory.
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Revoltech’s 25h Anniversary figure featuring Naked Snake aka Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker is all sorts of banana biscuits. Sadly, it’s pretty much sold out everywhere, so you’ll have to pay stupid rude eBay prices if you want one.
The Most Adorable Kidnapping Threat From An ‘Animal Crossing’ Fan You’ll See All Day
YaYa Crossing is a YouTube vlog about a girl trying to stay sane while waiting for Animal Crossing New Leaf. In a recent episode, is appears that she has officially snapped. She’s devised a a plan to obtain an advanced copy of the game by holding Shigeru Miyamoto for ransom. Sounds pretty foolproof.
Check it out below.
Do you see this, Nintendo? This is what happens when you delay a launch title for two years!
It’s a degree or so chillier in hell today. Nintendo finally got their shit together and made tons of awesome announcements on this week’s Nintendo Direct.
First, that awesome looking Animal Crossing themed 3DS XL is coming to North America this summer. It will cost about $220 and will come with the new Animal Crossing game pre-installed.
Next - and this is the biggest shocker - Earthbound is coming out for Virtual Console. I never thought this would happen. Unfortunately, this will only be available to Wii U owners and won’t be on the Wii’s VC lineup, as far as I know.
A sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was also announced. The game looks like it plays like earlier top-down Zelda games as opposed to something like Phantom Hourglass, which is a good thing in my opinion.
The world of Mario is getting two new additions, too. A third Yoshi’s Island game is coming out. This one’s got some really weird art direction, but I’m excited to see how it turns out. The other game is a new entry into the Mario & Luigi RPG series where Mario has to enter Luigi’s dreams. How Freudian.
Last but not least, Nintendo and Square-Enix will be publishing Bravely Default next year in the US.
That’s a lot of great news for one day. It’s about time, though. When the Animal Crossing 3DS launches, I might just have to pick one up. I’m still jonsing for the mint flavored one though.