Friday, October 29, 2010

Tale of Tales' Day of the Dead Sale

Tale of Tales is having a pay what you want sale from now until November 2nd! You can pay from a minimum of 3 dollars (that's one dollar per game) to whatever you feel like...I would suggest more than 3 dollars. People who pay $50 or more will be receiving a "special surprise!" And what will you be getting for your donation? The Path, The Graveyard, and Fatale. At ten dollars this deal would be a great bargain, so the pay-what-you-want format is practically a steal.

All proceeds will go to fund their upcoming game The Book of 8. So if you've already bought one or all of the games consider repurchasing the games as a donation.

Jason Rohrer Games Coming to DSi

A collection of three Jason Rohrer games called Alt-Play is coming to DSiWare sometime in the near future and the above trailer has been released advertising this. The games are Passage, Between, and Gravitation. If you've never played them you could right now for free on your PC. But if you're a fan (with a DSi) and would like to support the creator and have some portable versions of some great PC games then you definitely will want to jump on this.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Xbox Live Releases

Three games you should definitely be checking out right now are Team Meat's Super Meat Boy, Double Fine's Costume Quest, and radiangames' Fluid. For me, personally, I've completely ignored all major "AAA" releases recently in lieu of these, and it might be worth your hard earned love to do the same.

Here's a little info on each:

Super Meat Boy is an insanely challenging platformer with an SNES aesthetic, but the difficulty comes with a forgiving death system. Each level is ridiculously short (BUT HARD) and death results in an instant respawn. After finishing a level you can watch every meat boy you used run through the game together, seeing how each died and the lucky run, all at the same time. The narrative is cute and charming, while still being fairly morbid. Right now it's 10 dollars on the Xbox 360 (that price will go up to 15 soon so hurry).

Costume Quest is a lovable JRPG/adventure comedy game by the creators of Psychonauts. The goal is to rescue your twin brother or sister from an evil, candy mad witch. The game world is enthralling. Everything is Halloween themed and when entering combat you transform into an over-the-top cool version of your costume. The gameplay floats between exploration and JRPG turn-based combat (in the style of Super Mario RPG). I just beat it today (it'll run you abbout 6 hours) and found it to be a giant pile of delicious, sugar coated fun. Costume Quest is out for both XBLA and PSN.

I just download radiangames Fluid and am basing this recommendation on the developers beautifully minimalistic track record. It's only a dollar on the Xbox Live Indie Games, so there's no reason you should be pinching your pennies so hard not to try it out. The goal is to collect all the orbs in an area, but as you do so brown jellies appear to chase after you. Definitely watch the trailer of this. It may really be worth your time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dinner Date

In five weeks and two days (November 17th) you will have the chance to do something you probably hadn't thought you'd want to do: be stood up.

Dinner Date is is the upcoming title by Stout Games where the player takes control of a man's subconscious while he unsuccessfully waits around his apartment for his date to show up. You can see more in the video above. Upon release the game will cost $12.45 but if you're really interested you can pre-order for a discount price of $9.95.

Check out the official website for more information.

Sack Flower

The above video shows off a little bit of the incredible things you could do with LittleBigPlanet 2. For example, you could play a version of the PSN's Flower. Clearly not an original concept to apply to the game, it does show off the vastness of possibilities the sequel will be able to provide. It makes me curious to see what original gameplay ideas people come up with once it is released into the public's hands.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Spelunky Screenshots

Spelunky is a wonderful freeware game where the player travels through randomly generated labyrinths in search of treasure. But in the future there will be an XBLA version of the game, leading one to wonder "why pay for something I can get for free." Well, the first answer to that is simple, Spelunky is such a great game it is simply worth paying for. And the second answer is, because based on these new screenshots posted by creator Derek Yu, the new Spelunky is simply gorgeous.

Check out more screenshots at this forum.

Arthur in Marvel vs. Capcom 3

I have a soft spot for fighting games. Probably the thing I love most about them are the wacky, off-beat characters. For me to enjoy the game my character has to look as entertaining as it plays. This philosophy has cemented my love for Soulcalibur's Voldo and Yoshimitsu, Street Fighter's E. Honda and Blanka, and MvC2's Servbot.

Over the last couple days four new characters have been announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: the Bionic Commando, Magneto, M.O.D.O.K, and Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins. When this game comes out I'm pretty sure Arthur (along side Amaterasu and Tron Bonne) is going to make it into my regular line-up.

Looking forward to the future.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Prinny 2 Announcement

Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! has been announced as coming to the US. Prinny has always been one of the most alluring parts of the Disgaea series, with his cute/bizarre appearance and mannerisms. His quirky 2D platformer for the PSP was received with mixed emotions by critics, but has apparently earned the title enough love to see a sequel state-side.