Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album

The music group Palette-Swap Ninja (consisting of Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich) have finally releases a project that took five long years to complete.  Their new album, a concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, is available, and IT’S FREE!  And yes, this album combines the lore of Star Wars — particularly Episode IV: A New Hope, IN ORDER — and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there’s good reason for that.  This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and June 1st will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading “Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album”

Four Long Last ‘Kirby’ Games Found At A Japanese Auction

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Howdy Maiya; you should enjoy this…

Four lost Kirby minigames from the Super Famicom’s Satellaview peripheral (we’ll get to that in a bit…) have made their way into the hands of gaming preservationists after a surprise auction and some help from fans of the franchise.  Here’s the story: Kirby no Omocha Hako (「カービィのおもちゃ箱, aka “Kirby’s Toy Box”) was a Satellaview title consisting of 10 mini-games. The Japan-exclusive device let players download games via a satellite connection, and while many games were made available for the Satellaview, most have been lost after the service discontinued. However, when some ARE found, they can take quite a while to get them working and playable again. Continue reading “Four Long Last ‘Kirby’ Games Found At A Japanese Auction”

Holy Lynx for Lefties! Resistance: Burning Skies Patch adds Left Handed Controls!

Raise you hands if you remember Atari’s 16-bit handheld video game system, the Lynx. Anyone? Hello? Anyone? Oh, ok, good; seven people! Just kidding, but while the Atari Lynx was unable to compete successfully with Nintendo’s Game Boy or even Sega’s Game Gear, it’s most notable feature (undoubtedly) is its ambidextrous layout, allowing switchable right-handed/left-handed control configuration, which has pretty awesome. I haven’t heard much of a big deal about game controls/controllers for my left-handed gamers (though I’m sure many, many exist in any options menu of any first-person shooter) on the other end of the spectrum, but a new patch for the PS Vita game Resistance: Burning Skies will allow an option to utilized left-handed controls.   Continue reading “Holy Lynx for Lefties! Resistance: Burning Skies Patch adds Left Handed Controls!”

The PSP gets Final Fantasy 3 TODAY! Wait, PSP?

I absolutely love the Final Fantasy series.  The original NES version of the game was one of the first games I played when I was in Kindergarten and First Grade.  Over the years I have played many other role-playing games and amassed quite of collection of them in my overall video game collection including many games in Final Fantasy series, like the PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2 (not “4”, “2”).  Later today, Final Fantasy 3 (not “6”, “3”) will be available to download on PSP on September 25, as revealed in a recent PlayStation Blog.  Yes, you read that correctly, the PlayStation Portable; the ever-loving P-S-P.   Continue reading “The PSP gets Final Fantasy 3 TODAY! Wait, PSP?”

I Cannot Wait for “Retro City Rampage”!

I love a variety of video games, ranging from the open-world “do-what-you-want-to-do” of Grand Theft Auto, the sidescrolling action of Mega Man, and the humor of Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Brutal Legend. What I also love is the recent trend of new games with the retro, old school, 8-bit graphical imagery such as the recent Mega Man titles (9 & 10), Tempura of the Dead, and Fez.  From all of that, it seems that Retro City Rampage — an upcoming downloadable action-adventure video game for WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows — is right up my alley, plus it’s a parody of retro games and pop culture, including the popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series.   Continue reading “I Cannot Wait for “Retro City Rampage”!”

Dolph Ziggler vs….Keith Apicary?!?

In a recent edition of the WWE YouTube series, “WWE Download,” host Dolph Ziggler gives the fans in the WWE Universe what they want: his response to the challenge from the nerdiest, creepiest and most downright awkward YouTube personality out there Keith Apicary.  Above is the original challenge from Apicary, with the response from Ziggler posted below.

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