Team Fortress 2’s latest update will add three new weapons for the Demoman and Soldier as well as new maps and achievements. The interesting thing about this update is that either the Demoman or Soldier will get an additional weapon. Users “vote” who should get the weapon by either playing as the Demoman and killing as many Soldiers as possible, or killing Demomen while playing as a Soldier. It’s an interesting concept, I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I think I’d rather the Soldier get the additional weapon, not that they’re bad, but I think they would benefit most from additional versatility.
Still no word on when, if ever, the console versions of the game will get these updates.
Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 dashboard will be released on August 11th and feature a number of improvements and new features, including:
A new “Xbox Live Games On Demand” service, allowing users to download whole Xbox 360 games. The service will launch with 30 games, including Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Mass Effect, and Sonic The Hedgehog.
Netflix party support, so friends can watch Netflix movies together (I’m assuming if both have Netflix accounts setup).
The Avatar marketplace, you can now buy stuff for your virtual avatar, including an RC Warthog from Halo.
The “Games on Demand” service sounds pretty cool, Netflix party support seems alright, too. I might do that like once or twice before I tire of watching Rocky Horror Picture Show with Robert one too many times. Once is more then enough. The Avatar marketplace, though…really? I’m sure people will buy stuff, but why?
This week’s Wii-kly update brings two new WiiWare games and one virtual console game: Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II, Cue Sports – Pool Revolution, and Maboshi’s Arcade. Cue Sports and Maboshi Arcade are both WiiWare games, and Zoda’s Revenge is a port for the virtual console originally on the NES.
So, Cho Aniki. It’s basically a shooting game, but replace spaceships with half naked guys. I’ll just take Wikipedia’s description:
For various reasons, the popularity of the Cho Aniki games has endured since the series’ debut. Depending on which specific title one looks at, highlights include in-game music, innovative control schemes or sheer kitsch value. In Japan, these games are examples of baka-ge, a type of kuso-ge. “Baka-ge” literally means “idiot game” while “kuso-ge” literally means “shitty game” or “shit game”. Baka-ge’s appeal lies in its campness. Indisputably, the game’s aesthetic sense — semi-nude men in suggestive homoerotic poses — is a unique one, certainly a quality that has given the series a cult popularity among Western gamers. Though the graphics are more risqué than pornographic, the series references homosexuality and gay sex more directly and more often than perhaps any other video game series in history.
Wow, this one came out of no where. This week’s Virtual Console update includes one of the most awesome, radical games in the universe, Super Mario RPG. Any one who doesn’t have this game should buy it immediately (or whenever they have some spare time). It is, in my opinion, the best Mario RPG game ever created, far better then any of the Paper Mario games. It’s basically like this:
Square during the SNES era + the Mario franchise = awesome.
The Virtual Console update also included Clu Clu Land (NES). The new WiiWare game: My Aquarium. Seriously though, you should get Super Mario RPG if you’ve never played it before. Seriously. Not even joking.
Two new games hit the Virtual Console today, Adventures OF Lolo 2 and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. Adventures of Lolo 2 is a puzzle game, featuring Lolo, Lala, and the Great Devil. Sounds cool. Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers is basically another Street Fighter game, but with Cammy this time.
Super Mario Galaxy is out today, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from releasing three new Virtual Console games. I would imagine today would be a bad day to release a VC game considering that, which is sad because Axelay was pretty awesome.
Today’s Brawl update featured the stage Norfair from the Metroid series. The stage is filled with lava which randomly rises, damaging anyone that touches it. It also looks like the lava can sweep in from the sides of the screen, as well as from the background. When the lava comes in from the background, the only safe place on the screen will be inside a small room with the classic Metroid-style doors on either side. Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Brawl Update: Norfair
Today’s Smash Bros. update featured the move set for Lucas. Lucas move set is pretty similar to Ness. The moves are: PK Fire, PK Freeze, PK Thunder, and PSI Magnet. The post also shows his smash directional attacks.
I’m interested to see how Lucas will play. I was never good with Ness, but maybe I can do well with Lucas this time around. The whole thing with manually controlling the PK Thunder was annoying to me, it left you too vulnerable to attack.
Today’s Brawl update featured some old school items that will be making return appearances in the game. All of the items have been in previous Smash Bros. games, so nothing new is revealed. The update is geared more towards newcomers to the series. Regardless, it’s still interesting to see the items back again. Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Brawl Daily Update: Items