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Ghosts, Zoey Clothes, Ten, the SML Theme, and Bit Boy [Game Overview]
Jun 12th, 2009 by Dan

Insert another credit, because it’s time for your weekly video game news and you’ve just hit the Game Overview screen.

Death

Death in a single-player game is a fairly private thing. You do something stupid and, if your friends aren’t there, no one knows it happened and no one can even see it. Heck, if you’re playing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the Prince will even refuse to canonically admit that he died due to their unique narrative structure.

According to Kotaku, Demon’s Souls by Atlus is looking to change some of that with some creative coding. The system they’ve got in place will generate the ghosts in the game by recording other player’s actions. Other players can leave canned messages for other players to view as ghastly apparitions or just run around. The coolest feature was that examining blood stains on the floor will allow you to see ghastly representations of other player’s last seconds before dying. Totilo watched what was probably a beta tester’s ghost appear by a blood stain and promptly miss a jump, falling to his death. It seems pretty awesome in concept, that’s for sure.

Rhythm Heaven/Paradise/Tengoku

The latest Rhythm Heaven trailer has hit the nets and I can’t not post it. Come to think of it, did I post the second in that series?

Left 4 Fashion

Ever wanted to dress like Zoey from Left 4 Dead? Now you can!

The replica track jacket retails for $65. Awesome zombie-fighting posse and submachine gun not included.

SM…L?

The theme for Super Mario Land was way underrated. Enjoy this great rendition.

TWO-BITS

I leave you with Bit Boy!! The game has yet to sell me, but its concept is pretty cool.

This Monsta Very Bad…Bleak Windo [Embedded Reporter]
Mar 2nd, 2009 by Dan

Deep from the trenches, it’s time for your Monday video feature: Embedded Reporter.

This guy is probably drunk, but this clip is hilarious. Listen to a Super Mario Land explanation from a guy from “Portugal” as he tells you about how the monsters are “vely bad” because they “bleak your house window” and “eat pizza.” It’s really bizare.

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