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- 01/02/18--00:04: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Broadside of the Fun Barn
- 01/02/18--23:27: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Sarge with Roof Lights – Lights the Way
- 01/03/18--00:46: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: A Last Minute Singles Card Case Mystery
- 01/03/18--01:00: Japan exclusive Tingle game gets a fan translation
- 01/03/18--01:30: The Great Retro Quiz Reboot: Games of 2017
- 01/03/18--02:00: Super-sized Super Mario Odyssey OST now available to pre-order
- 01/03/18--02:30: The Ouya is back, in Switch controller form
- 01/03/18--02:49: Transformers in 2017: ExVee's Most Memorable Moments
- 01/03/18--03:42: Bill Ackman doubles down on Pershing Square
- 01/03/18--07:09: Giant Magic 8 Ball from Cardinal Games
- 01/03/18--07:29: Tech2Play Activity Area Presents Tech Toys at the Spielwarenmesse
- 01/03/18--08:33: The CW DCTV Super Heroes Suit Up In New Trailer
- 01/03/18--03:00: EarthBound cookery book smashes crowdfunding targets
- 01/03/18--03:18: First Solar vs SunPower: Who Makes Better Panels for Solar Farms?
- 01/03/18--04:00: The Firebat is a complete beast in Heroes of the Storm
- 01/03/18--04:30: Fans successfully translate 90s SNES title Super Famicom Wars
An At-At Walker to hold your paper clips, cables, scotch tape and more! Bandai – Japan.
Thanks for the nice pics, “John H.” Broadside. Also available as a card with a mini poster. Funny.
Thanks “John H.” for the great photos, Sure he sent these photos in November but now is really the perfect time with the Arctic blast coming … though it’s not like sharks are being frozen death in water, oh wait they are … yikes! And of course, only 357 shopping days left until Christmas 2018. Only […]
Thanks “BMW” for the heads up & photos. Since CASE H through Z (missing CASE codes M & Case W), we’ve had the same mix of about 40 releases on regular cards, with mini poster snipe cards and with the mini card stand accessory … with “twin” versions of the case with two other card […]
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland was a 2006 Nintendo DS title that gave us an all-too-terrifying look into the solo adventures of the world's most horrifying map-maker, Tingle.
Tingle's brilliance proved too great for audiences outside of Japan and so the sequel, Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love would never see release beyond its home country. That is, until now. That's right, Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love is now playable in English all thanks to a new fan-translation.
Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love puts players in the role of the Zelda series' map-maker as he explores a romantic picture book along with three companions. You can download the translation patch for your (legally-obtained) ROM from the project's official site. But, if you would rather not see what Tingle has been up to, I can't say I blame you.
You can get a look at the English translation here, thanks to Lutheage on YouTube.
Fans release translation of Japan-only Tingle game [Polygon]
Happy holidays, everyone! With the new year coming soon, it's time for a look back at the past 12 months in video games. And what a year it's been! Game of the year contenders released pretty much every month in 2017, and Nintendo's Switch might have had the best launch year I've ever seen. In short, it's been a great time to be a gamer, and I hope everyone found a game or three to enjoy over the holidays.
Just like last year, we're going to take a look back at the most memorable games of 2017. It's been a while since we've done one of these, but I hope everyone remembers how to play. Our grand prize this time is $20 worth of Steam credit, and big thanks to Niero for providing it. This is a worldwide contest, so everyone is eligible!
I'm going to switch up how you provide your answers this time, to make it a little less easy to look at another player's paper. Instead of posting your answers in the comments, please post your Twitter handle below and tweet your answers to @Retroidpodcast with the hashtag #GRQ. If I can't match up a Twitter answer with a comment below, that person will be disqualified and I'll move on to the person with the next most correct answers.
We'll run the contest until 11:59 PM Pacific time on January 3, so the winner should juuuust be able to take advantage of the winter sale. Results will be posted the day after the contest ends, but I'll try and get the code to the winner as soon as possible after I tabulate the results. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the first tweet with the most correct answers. There may be some light spoilers for this year's games, so if you obsess about that sort of thing, maybe don't read the answers or comments below. Official rules for winning the Steam credit are below the quiz. With that out of the way, let's get started!
Play-Asia have now opened pre-orders for the soundtrack album to the Nintendo Switch smash hit, Super Mario Odyssey, which launched in September of last year and shifted Switch consoles by the capload.
The Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack comes on four discs and features a staggering 136 tracks. Also packaged with the musical marvel is a Japanese booklet featuring comments from the musicians, design notes for the character of Pauline, and full English and Japanese lyrics for theme songs "Jump up, Super Star!" and "Break Free (Lead the Way)".
The OST is scheduled to launch in Japan on February 28 at a cost of ¥4,968, or roughly $45. Also available is the more compact Super Mario Odyssey Sound Selection, which features 12 popular tracks and can be purchased from iTunes for ¥1,300, or $12.
Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack [Play-Asia]
Just so people wouldn't forget, Alien Attack Toys released a new gallery of STF-01 Firage shortly after the El Cid update. Firage is of course the representation of the character Mirage or Dino from Dark of The Moon whose only toys were redecos or retools of the movie Sideways at both the Cyberverse and Deluxe levels. A lot of detail is shown in these photos, from articulation, use of the accessories, and even a break down of the packaging. It looks very nice, but of course, only time will tell how it shakes out for real! Click through to view the mirrored photos.
When it comes to the Ouya, all I can think about is that horrendous, embarrassing "60 BUCKS?!" commercial. Not all of the work that went into its Kickstarter, its promises, the several good exclusives in its early days -- but that damn marketing folly.
It was just one drop in the barrel though, even if it beats out "anime fans on prom night," as the Ouya campaign just made missteps on top of missteps on its way to the bottom. Now, you can immortalize it if you have a Switch.
By way of Chinese manufacturer ViGRAND, you can snatch up a $25 Ouya remote, which has all of the bells and whistles outside of NFC tapping. I can't speak to the quality of the controller, but it did give me an excuse to post that video again.
2017 was a year. It occupied 12 pages of a traditional calendar, or even more if you had a weekly or even one of those fancy-learnin' word-a-day calendars! And during that year, things relating to the Transformers happened. Some more positive than others, or more fondly looked back on. Not everything was a winner, after all. Thus, I'll memorialize the year that was with some of my best remembered times in Transformers - in no particular order since I'm bad at chronology sometimes as well as weighing priority of a memory over others. I am literally the best at lists.
Thanks to Cardinal Games, the ability to unlock the answers to life’s most profound questions has become super-sized!
Visitors at the 69th Spielwarenmesse can visit the Tech2Play activity area in Hall 4A to see highlights of the newest tech toys. The show takes place from Jan. 31 to February 4, and the tech section will features German and international manufacturers across four categories. The featured categories include Robot Toys, RC Toys, Virtual Play, […]
A cookery book, full of recipes inspired by beloved SNES RPG EarthBound, has annihilated its Kickstarter goal, and is expected to go into production for release this year.
Mother's Cookbook is the brainchild of New York chef and EarthBound devotee Bryan Connor, who decided to stir his two loves together to create the culinary oddity. Starting a crowdfunding page, Connor originally set a target of just over $7,000. Now, with over a week to go, the total stands at a little over $22,000, as EarthBound fans clamor for the secret of his Down-Home Burgers.
The finished book will feature around fifty recipes for all occasions, including Mach Pizza and Peanut Cheese Bars. The cookbook will be made available in hardcover, paperback and digital form and will feature over 140 pages of recipes, photos, kitchen tips and nostalgic tales about the 1994 classic.
Mother's Cookbook, published in part by Fangamer, is scheduled for release in late 2018. For more details, visit the official Kickstarter page right here.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle came out last August and has already dropped a few add-ons by way of its season pass, but there's more DLC to be had if Ubisoft has anything to say about it.
Oddly enough the game isn't even out in Japan yet, and while Ubisoft is handling the publishing in the west, Nintendo is stepping in directly for their home region. When that happens it might get the first bit of story DLC alongside of its official launch -- as an intrepid eShop user has spotted a release window for the story expansion of June 2018.
There's a lot up in the air at the moment, but all signs point to a worldwide story DLC release in June or whereabouts that summer.
Switch Nindies [Twitter]
Sometimes the Heroes of the Storm team doesn't nail a hero's fantasy, or as I call it, fluff. This is mainly an issue with older characters (which are usually the subject of reworks), but in the past few years several newer additions have committed this sin. They might be enjoyable to play and add to the meta, but they don't feel like you're controlling something from the appropriate source material.
Blaze the Firebat on the other hand, does nail it. Playing him on Braxis Hideout with the Starcraft theme blaring and calling down a bunker is damn fun.
While many gamers are aware of Nintendo's Wars series through its handheld iterations, such as 2001's Advance Wars on the Game Boy Advance. Western audiences never really got a chance to check out the strategy series' earlier entries which date back to the '80s.
In fact, even as late as 1998, Super Famicom Wars was developed for the... err... Super Famicom, and was released via the console's Nintendo Power Cartridge system, which allowed owners to write and re-write game ROMs onto specially devised carts.
Some budding Wars fans, keen to visit lost battles of yesteryear, have succeeded in translating the original Super Famicom Wars ROM, making the game fully playable in English for the first time in its history. The modders have noted that that there is some unreachable data in there, so every nook and cranny hasn't been localised, but enough of the text has been translated to make the game playable.
You can check out the translated Super Famicom Wars in the video below, via YouTuber Mangs.