At the start of 2013, Australian developer Joe Dowsett was working on Deios, and he was finding the art style quite the sticking point. Now image-corruption is his friend. …
Even after being immersed in gamer culture all weekend at PAX 2013, it's nice to come home to even more of the same (albeit with fewer microphone-wielding booth attendants screaming for attention on a crowded convention floor). This latest bit of warm, fuzzy goodness comes from YouTuber Jeonghoon95.
He (or she) has recreated Daft Punk's summer hit, "Get Lucky", in a Mario Paint program. The adaptation features the full range of sounds, including dogs and cats. Now, whether this represents the flexibility of Mario Paint or implies something about Daft Punk is in the ear of the beholder.
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The first Yakuza entry for a non-Sony console is Yakuza 1 and 2 HD. Nintendo announced the Wii U port in last week’s Nintendo Direct. Going by this vid, the gangster classics are compatible with off-TV play. The HD combo roughs up Wii U in Japan on August 8.
Gallery: Yakuza 1 and 2 HD (Wii U)
DmC Pre-order bonuses for Gamestop, Canada’s EB Games, Best Buy and Amazon all “transform Dante’s Shotgun, Scythe and Axe” into various re-skinned versions of themselves, Capcom announced today.
Gamestop and EB Games get the Samurai Pack and three free upgrade points, while Best Buy gets the Golden Pack and access to the “Item Finder” (Guess what that one does?), and Amazon gets the Bone Pack and Orb Harvester, the latter of which allows faster weapon and combo perk enhancements. Personally, we think the Bone skin looks the coolest in trailer form, perhaps because it stands out the best in 720p. Check out the perks for yourself in the videos above and below.
If you missed out on Okami or the DS sequel, Okamiden, Capcom’s upcoming re-release may suit your needs. Okami is currently being remastered for the PS3, with full 1080p HD graphics and PlayStation Move support.
This is all according to the latest issue of Famitsu, as revealed by Twitter sleuth Sinobi (translated by Andriasang). This Okami remaster is planned to launch on November 1 in Japan, for ¥3990 ($ 50).
Update: Capcom just sent out a press release confirming the news. Okami HD will launch on PSN this fall, replete with PS3 Trophies and optional PS Move support. It will be priced at $ 19.99.
That expensive new handheld you bought is getting some neat free apps, the first of which is available this week. On April 18, PS Vita owners will be able to download Paint Park, an illustration suite that lets you doodle on your Vita using the touchscreen and rear touchpad. It also has camera support and a group-paint option.
This summer, Treasure Park and Wake Up Call will join the free illustrator, the PlayStation Blog reports. Treasure Park is an app that lets you create your own puzzles and send them out for your friends to solve. It’ll also use Near and 3G to discover new puzzles, and share your own when out in the world.
Finally, Wake Up Call is an alarm clock app syncs up your alarm with other PS Vita users. There’s also a competitive element where players can set goals and are awarded for meeting or exceeding them. At last, your uncanny ability to wake up at 8:04am every morning will be of some use!
With the release of the March 2012 U.S. retail sales figures from the NPD Group last week, the search continues for a silver lining of any kind from that side of the market. It is truly grim if you’re working in brick-and-mortar, and it’s likely to feel that way for a while. Hardware sales, for example, were down in practically every conceivable way. The leading console, the Xbox 360, fell from 431,000 systems to 371,000 …