Friday, 27 April 2012

Sonic: What the Fans Think

Sonic the Hedgehog as a character and a series has an infamous legion of devout followers which are always the first to buy up any Sonic related the game, and always the first to criticise it. I myself am an avid Sonic fan and have accepted that Sonic's glory days are over, although that's not to say that a second era of Sonic greatness may well be on its way. Even so, it amazes me just ho much time and energy Sonic fans will go to to highlight this fact with, admittedly, very humorous results.

Hit the jump to see two peculiar Sonic videos I have stumbled across recently that I would like to share with you all.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Axe Cop to get Animated Series

Axe Cop, the comic written by (then five, now six year old) Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother Ethan Nicolle, is to be animated by Fox.

Axe Cop started as a imaginative game between Malachai and Ethan, and ended up being a fantastic comic series pulled straight from the brilliant imagination only young children have. Axe Cop is about the adventures of a policeman, who one day picks up a firefighter's axe and becomes Axe Cop, and his side-kick Flute Cop (who later becomes Dinosaur Soldier and Avocado Soldier).

The series will be airing on Fox's late-night animation block, Animation Domination HD. However, we will probably have to wait for another year or two, as it is likely it will be airing in the 2013-2014 season.

<Source: The Mary Sue>

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Kirby 20th Anniversary Compilation Disc for Wii

For Kirby's 20th birthday Nintendo is releasing a compilation disk of Kirby games for the Wii.

Although there's been no news from Nintendo regarding which games will be on the disk, we can imagine it will be chocked full of the best of Kirby's adventures.

I personally am very excited about this news, because I love the little pink ball of cute that is Kirby, but have not had much opportunity to play many of the games he stars in. What about you?

<Source: Nintendolife>

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

DIY Sonic 4 Episode ii Genesis cart, case and manual

Barry the Nomad over at The Nomad Junkyard has recently posed a quick-and-easy how-to guide on creating a Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode ii Genesis cartridge and case label, along with a full printed manual. This project can be added to his previous how-to guides on creating the same for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode i and Sonic Generations.

I'm really into fan-made Genesis and Mega Drive game cases and reproduction carts and am really impressed with Barry's latest offering. It comes just in time for Sonic 4 Episode II's imminent release; a release I'm personally very excited about.

 While I haven't bit the bullet and attempted to create something like this myself, I do have a few old Sports games and dead cartridges that may be worth dismantling in order to create something fresh and new. Are any of you readers owners of any well made retro carts? Or perhaps you've made a customer game case yourself? I'd love to hear about it, so please leave a comment below!

<Source: SegaBits>

Monday, 16 April 2012

Super Mario Bros. to be Recreated in LEGO

LEGO artist Zachary Pollock is looking to recreate the entire Super Mario Bros level 1-1 in LEGO.

The first of 60 boards.
He is asking fans to make this dream come true and help him fund this project. Pollock is using Kickstarter to raise $26,400 to pay for bricks, as well as materials for mounting the bricks on.

The project has two main goals, to inspire a new generation of LEGO fans, as well as to help test the waters for a LEGO based healing art project working with children.

Once the project has been completed it will be taking a 12 month tour to exhibitions such as Bricks Cascade in Portland and the BrickCon Expo in Seatle, as well as to  conventions such as PAX and Comic Con.

<Source: boingboing>

Sunday, 15 April 2012

New Ocarina of Time Glitch Allows for 25 Minute Completion

Considered by many to be one of the gaming industry's crowning achievements, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 has led to many a Zelda fan devoting hour after hour into the game. One eager Japanese fan has managed to find an obscure glitch allowing him to initially skip the first dungeon, skip becoming Adult link, and ultimately complete the entire game as Young Link in approximately 24 minutes. How he managed to do this can be seen in the video above and be sure to pay close attention to the 5:20 mark and especially the 15:30 mark.

While the video is nothing short of amazing, I find myself a little saddened to see a game that I put so much work into as a teenager being obliterated in a mere 25 minutes. Of course, I'll never forget the hours spent fishing for the Roach, chasing Poes around around Hyrule field on my trusty stead Epona, and diving into the Gerudo Valley, just for fun.

By the way, I'm Michael, and I'll be helping Emma keep this blog up-to-date while she continues to concentrate with her promising craft-work. Hit the jump to find out a little more about me and why I'm here.

<Source: GoNintendo>

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Pokémon Black & White 2 First Trailer and Screens

I think the video above says enough! Yes, the first trailer has been released along with some screenshots. Click through to see more.


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Pokémon Black & White 2 News

Over at Andriasang this morning, they reported that new information has been revealed about Pokémon Black and White 2.

Even though the game sounds like a sequel to Black and White, there will be new playable male and female characters as well as new friends and rivals. Two new gym leaders have also been revealed, one favours poison type and the other water type. Although it will again be set in the Unova region, there will be a new starting town.

A date of June 23rd has been confirmed for the Japanese release and the price is set at ¥4,800.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Pokémon Conquest

A couple of weeks ago an interesting game was announced for Japan, Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition, a cross over between Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition (would you have guessed?).

 Many people were worried that this game would see no release in European or American regions due to Nobunaga's Ambition never really hitting our shores (the only North American release being through Wii's Virtual Console), but now it has been announced that it will be released in North America, though under the title Pokémon Conquest. The release date is set for June 18. There is no European release date as of yet, but at least us non-Japanese speakers will be able to import the American game without too much trouble.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Master System Sofa

Over at they recently posted about this cool Master System Sofa (and what appears to be a NES bed). Unfortunately my French is non-existent so I don't really know what is being said about it, but I think the pictures say enough!

If I had the skills (and the time) I would love to make something like this. Perhaps a GameBoy throw with matching cartridge cushions.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Leaked Xbox Live Arcade forthcoming games

Xbox Live arcade has some great games, and at affordable prices too (usually >_>), so I was interested to see this list of rumoured releases over at The Sonic Stadium.

Included in this list are re-releases of some classics, such as Sonic Adventure 2 and the Sega Vintage collections and also some exciting new releases such as Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and Rock Band Blitz.

I am looking forward to spending some money!