Archive for December, 2008
Capcom Street Fighter IV Collectors Edition valued at $79.99. will feature A limited figurine Ryu for PS3 or a Viper for xbox-360 flavor. Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind: a 65 minute anime movie by Studio 4C in BluRay for PS3 box and Xbox version is a 360 game disc that outputs the movie at 720P, not a DVD.
A mini-strategy guide from Prima, written by the same people doing the full-on guide and illustrated by Udon Comics. CD game soundtrack. Plus additional downloadable extras, no set date on release. via: Capcom’s blog.
Nickelodeon will cover Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington DC on January 20, 2009. Hosted by young star reporters Lily Collins (daughter of Phil Collins) and Lil’ JJ who covered the political conventions this past summer. This will be a first in Nickelodeon’s history to cover a presidential inauguration. Nickelodeon will only be featuring “cuts” of the speech and not airing the whole presidential inauguration on 1/20/2009. vis: Nickelodeon
Tokyo Disneyland opens new attraction “Ride & Go seeking!” 4/15/2009 A commemoration will feature a limited edition James P. “Sulley” Sullivan from Disney’s/Pixar movie “Monsters, Inc.” Medicom figurine is set for sale May 2009. via: Medicom
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is a tv series created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim back in February 11, 2007 on Adult Swim. The show consists comedic live-action materials, sketches, songs, and mocking commercials etc. The Tim and Eric Awesome Tour will Be in New York @ Nokia Theatre Times Square 1/30/2009 and Washington DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue 2/2/2009. The episodes are sold on iTunes and Xbox Live Marketplace, and can be viewed on the Adult Swim website after TV airing. A fourth season of the show will begin airing in January 2009. via: Adult Swim
Japanese squadron style Power Rabbotto, designed by Luke Chueh and produced by Intheyellow. Luke Chueh’s Power Rabbotto will only be available in as 5 different colorways. This red edition is limited to just 100 worldwide. And Limited to 2 per customer. Shipment is set to start January 2009. via: tokyocube
This weeks WiiWare Games added to Wii Shop Channel:
Tiki Towers™ (RealArcade, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Comic Mischief, 500 Wii Points): Tiki Towers is a game of construction, destruction, problem-solving and monkeys. Reclaim the islands of your tribe by defeating a series of evil enemy chiefs. Work with your monkey friends to build towers out of bamboo poles, coconuts and vines. Navigate levels filled with crazy building challenges, and deal with unfriendly wildlife and other environmental obstacles. Get your monkeys to chant for the BananaMana necessary to counter enemy attacks.
Fun! Fun! Minigolf (Shin’en Multimedia, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points): Play minigolf with your friends in beautiful environments. Choose a character and turn your Wii Remote™ controller into a golf club. With its easy-to-use controls, all you need to do is aim, swing and see who’s the best putter. Play 27 holes spread across America, Asia and Europe. Enjoy exotic locations all over the world. Go for gold in single-player mode, or invite your friends. Fun! Fun! Minigolf supports up to four players. You can use one to four Wii Remote controllers.
Phantasy Star™ IV (SEGA GENESIS, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Fantasy Violence, Mild Sexual Themes, 800 Wii Points): Phantasy Star IV is the fourth released game from SEGA’s epic Phantasy Star series. In the year AW 2284, planet Motavia is once again plagued by strange biocreatures, and it’s up to the brave men and women of the Hunters Guild to exterminate them. You are Chaz Ashley, a rookie Hunter straight out of training who is supported by Alys Brangwin—a crafty veteran whose good looks and prowess with the blade have earned her an awesome reputation. These two Hunters, along with a cast of supporting characters, will go beyond Motavia to unwittingly save their entire solar system.
Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. via: Nintendo
Americas full service family restaurant Denny’s managed to raise and donate $113,232.59 to the U.S Marine Corps Reserves’ “Toys for Tots” program. The successes of the fundraising is a first for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves partnerships with a nationwide restaurant chain in it’s history. Denny’s believes in the importance of giving back to the community, especially to those children in need this Holidays season.
The Denny’s Cares $1 Ornament Holiday Program ran from November 17 to December 10, 2008 in participating Denny’s restaurants across the U.S. in support of the Toys for Tots. Also those who donated received a Denny’s Cares Dollar Coupon to be used during their next visit.
About Toys for Tots: A 61-year-old charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves that provides toys, books, sporting equipment which will contribute to the social educational development of children in need. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. via: dennys
This Holiday season a lot of hype is surrounding the Beatles “Can’t buy me love” 1000% official KUBRICK set by Medicom, anticipated release. Has set off other designers novelty toys. The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” get’s limited with 500 metal Yellow Submarine figures, hand-sculpted & painted, by French artist: PIXI for Colette. via: Hypebeast
Batman: Arkham Asylum developed by Rocksteady Studios, is an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini. Game characters Batman and Bruce Wayne will be voiced by Kevin Conroy, who has done over fifteen years as the voice for Batman for other animated Batman projects. About the game: Batman delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum there, he is met by the super-villains of his past, He quickly falls into Arkham’s trap, Now Batman has to uses combat for survival. Co-publish by Interactive Entertainment and Eidos Interactive, scheduled for 2009. via: WorthPlaying
Keanu Reeves did a brief update for MTV on his live-action project Cowboy Bebop. This project has been a passion of Keanu for years and now is finally in production for 2011. Keanu has been a fan of anime since his youth, this new live-action film will follow the sci-fi anime story line of Cowboy Bebop. If your not fimaliar with the anime Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese animated television series now featured on Adult Swim @4:30am. Directed by Shinichirō Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto. Consisting of 26 episodes, the series follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters traveling on their spaceship “the Bebop” in the year 2071. It is considered one of the best anime series ever made. A perfect role for Reeves who will play lead star Spike Spiegel. Via: Screenrant