So apparently, some totally obsessed fan made a tribute game to the anime and manga series Attack on Titan. I totally understand how this fan feels. It’s simply terrible sitting around waiting for the next season to be made and released. However, though this game is not exactly visually striking, it strikes paralyzing terror in me every time one of those titans opens its mouth to bite someone. In watching the group game play video [...] Continue »
I just watched all of Mortal Kombat Legacy 1 and 2, and it was fun, action packed, and nostalgic in a violent sort of way. It took me back to when I used to sit on the sidelines watching people play the game and screaming out in disgust at the crazy violent brutalities, I mean fatalities. Aside form the excessive violence, I like stuff like this, fantasy adventure martial arts with Asian mythology themes. Out [...] Continue »
Few games are as brutal and gut-wrenching as a the Mortal Kombat franchise and its infamous fatalities in which heads are sliced in half, spines are pulled out, and blood and guts are basically spewed everywhere. But what happens when the fatality’s a cute one? After getting a boost from a mention on Kotaku, this EMC Monkeys’ video in celebration of the newest season of Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Legacy II has been making the rounds [...] Continue »
I love playing Halo. So I really had a load of fun watching the webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Aside from giggling like a school girl every time the Warthog drove by (that’s my Halo ride) and screaming “Duel wield!” every time they found a weapon on the ground, I calmed down enough here and there to notice that there was an Asian American character Junjie Chen (Osric Chau) among the cadet soldiers in [...] Continue »
I love Studio Ghibli films, Pokemon, and the Japanese role-playing game series “The Tales”. So when I heard about the Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, I was thrilled. Not only does it integrate the best game play from both Pokemon and Tales, it is done within a Studio Ghibli universe, which guarantees awe-inspiring visuals and down-the-rabbit-hole creativity. To top it all off, the whole musical score was written by one of my [...] Continue »
EMC Monkeys Xin Wuku (playing Mario) and Johnny Yang (playing Luigi) show us how Luigi gets his Final Smash in Smash Bros. Playing up a sibling rivalry between Mario and Luigi, they show us what happens when Luigi wants a bit of the spotlight. h/t: Tina
Living in Silicon Valley, TechCrunch is one of those “must read” tech blogs to find out what’s going on in the Valley and the tech scene overall, especially related to tech startups. A week ago or so, Startup Grind (“a community of founders, entrepreneurs, and wantrapreneurs”) did a terrific guest blog post and video interview with Charles Huang, co-founder of Red Octane – the creators of Guitar Hero. The video interview is over an hour, [...] Continue »
When it comes to Blizzard Entertainment games, Starcraft is my number one favorite. I’ve never been drawn to play World of Warcraft since I generally prefer aliens over orcs. World of Warcraft has always sounded interesting primarily because it is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), which means it’s like a massive virtual environment that multiple people can log into, create their own characters, and complete missions or otherwise romp around in. I love [...] Continue »
Oh no, not again. Via G4tv: “The boy, Chuang, was resting on a table in an Internet Cafe when an attendant came to wake him up. According to reports, Chuang stood up, took a few steps around, and then collapsed, having to be taken to a hospital. It was shortly after he arrived there that he was pronounced dead. ” This is the second game-related death in Taiwan this year–and hopefully the last. Heed those [...] Continue »
UPDATE: Congrats to our winners: Jolleen Filio and Michael! This is part of 8Asians’ 2011 “8Days of Giveaways” Celebration. Since 1997, Sunflex has been creating third-party peripherals and accessories under their Snakebyte mark. Instead of looking to create cheaper versions of controllers, Snakebyte aims to add innovation to their offerings and give you an even better version of the items offered by original manufacturers. Over at GASP!, we loved how their Playstation 3 Premium Bluetooth [...] Continue »
Kevin Tancharoen may be the director behind the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series but now he’ll be adapting the video game to the big screen. From The Hollywood Reporter: “Tancharoen…who directed the 2009 remake of Fame and more recently the Glee concert movie, directed a short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth as a proof of concept for a Kombat movie he tried to pitch…The short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although [...] Continue »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq8BH0Dad8A&feature=youtu.be Last week, a video surfaced online of a Chinese theme park showing off their new game: a real life Angry Birds where players can use a giant slingshot to throw stuffed birds at targets. Of course, it’s completely illegal and Rovio, the game company responsible for the insanely popular mobile game, had nothing to do with it.
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