Archive for June, 2013

This Week in Games: “Ethernet Tanks” Edition

June 30th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Crash City Mayhem

Crash City Mayhem is the only game coming out this week.

While looking for a screenshot to use for this post, I came across this one with what I swear looks like a tank with a set of Ethernet ports.

I can’t be the only one to see it, right?

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“3D Streets of Rage” Listing Appears on Australian Classification Board

June 29th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

3D Streets of Rage OFLC

A listing for “3D Streets of Rage” was recently filed by SEGA Europe with the Australian Classification board.

While it’s listed as a multiplatform game, the title makes it sound like it’s a 3DS port like the recently announced 3D Ecco the Dolphin and 3D Galaxy Force II.

Source: classification.gov.au [via Siliconera]

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Fangamer’s Posterpocalypse Sale: 20 Percent Off Select Posters

June 28th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Fangamer is in the middle of their Posterpocalypse sale. Until June 1, you can enter the code “PP-YT-13” at checkout and get 20 percent off any of these sweet posters.

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The Pokémon Company Warns About Smartphone-modified Pokémon

June 28th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

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The Pokémon Company issued a public notice addressing a growing concern regarding the use of an unauthorized Pokémon smartphone app.

Making use of an exploit, users can transfer illegally-modified pokémon to copies of the game.

They warn that use of the app can not only possibly corrupt the player’s save data, but also the data of people they battle.

Additionally, anyone caught using these modified pokémon in an official tournament will be immediately disqualified and banned from all future events.

Source: NeoGAF

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Last Minute Delay for Kokuga in Canada

June 28th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

A last minute setback has indefinitely delayed the release of G.Rev’s eShop shoot ’em up Kokuga in Canada.

A representative for G.Rev wasn’t able to say what the cause of the delay is, but they are working on getting the game out.

Unfortunately, the game is not available in Canada at the moment. We were notified very late in the preparation process that we would not be able to release the game as is to the Canadian market. Frankly, we were quite surprised by this information.

We are currently looking at our options and hope to make it available in the future. However, we do not have a timeline at this point.

We are sorry to have disappointed you but hope you will understand. If we have any news about a Canadian release, we will let you know.

Kokuga launched in the U.S. eShop yesterday.

Source: GoNintendo

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eShop Thursday: “Bonus Deal!” Edition

June 27th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Club Nintendo 20 Coin Promotion

A ton of new games coming out this week plus a limited-time promotion. Starting tomorrow and continuing until June 30, Wii U owners can get 20 extra Club Nintendo Coins with the purchase of any Virtual Console title.

As a double bonus, you can also fill out the post-play survey to get 10 more Coins!

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Atlus Parent Company Index Corporation Files for “Civil Rehabilitation” Bankruptcy Protection

June 27th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

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Index Corporation, holding company for several smaller companies including Shin Megami Tensei developer Atlus, is filing for “civil rehabilitation” in Japan.

The process is somewhat similar to filing for bankruptcy in the U.S. NeoGAF’s Mandoric provides a pretty succinct explanation of how civil rehabilitation works.

To quote a market research firm’s English-language FAQ about the procedure…

Originally Posted by Teikoku Databank

Civil Rehabilitation Law
The Civil Rehabilitation Law was introduced in April 2000, replacing the Composition Law. The Civil Rehabilitation Law may be applied to all corporations and individuals, including joint stock companies, limited liability companies, medical corporations and educational corporations. The purpose of the Civil Rehabilitation Law is rapid rehabilitation before a corporate failure becomes more serious. The party applying the Law is normally an obligor. A creditor may also apply, however. The management rights rest with the former management in principle. However, there are cases in which a supervision order (supervision committee members are selected and given guardianship over a business owner) or an administration order (an administrator is selected and appointed and manages the business in place of the business owner) may be issued based on an application of an interested person or the official power of a court. The approval of a rehabilitation plan requires the approval of a majority of creditors present owed half or more of the amount of reported credits. If the approval of creditors with three fifths or more of reported credits is obtained, a procedure to investigate and determine credits may be omitted (simple rehabilitation). If approved by all of notified creditors, approval for a plan can be obtained immediately (approved rehabilitation).

The tl;dr is that it’s definitely a reorganization, rather than liquidation or absorption. Index will continue operating, under the ownership of some combination of current management and current creditors. Think, say, GM or Chrysler.

It’s unclear what effect, if any, this will have on Atlus’ future operations.

Source: Kotaku, Joystiq, NeoGAF

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Banjo-Kazooie Composer Releases Unused “Beta” Songs from the Game

June 27th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Ex-RARE composer Grant Kirkhope found 22 unused music tracks from Banjo-Kazooie and put them up on bandcamp for your listening pleasure.

The selections range from early level themes to arrangements that would be used in later games. Kirkhope mentions that he doesn’t remember what some of the tracks were originally meant for.

You can listen to the complete album for free online, but Kirkhope is also letting you can pay whatever you want to download it.

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Second Project X Zone Demo Hitting the U.S. eShop Next Week

June 26th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Project X Zone 01

Even though the game already came out, the second Project X Zone demo, “Ghost,” is heading to the eShop on July 2.

The first demo, “Imperial,” is already available for download.

Source: Nintendo.com

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Preview the Shin Megami Tensei IV Art Book/Strategy Guide Online

June 26th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

SMTIV Guide

In case you were curious to see what’s in the 176-page Shin Megami Tensei IV Strategy & Design Book, Atlus has put up a little preview online.

In addition to the book, all pre-orders and initial print run copies of the game will come with a MegaTen music CD with music from the series’ 20-year history and a slipcase to hold everything.

Shin Megami Tensei IV comes out for the 3DS in stores and the eShop on July 16.

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