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$80 Nostalgia: Hypkerkin Announces Handheld SNES SupaBoy

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Hey hey hey, remember when I was just talking about how amazing the SNES was? Well instead of waiting on Nintendo to ponderously release amazing retro games amidst a sea of irrelevance, why not just check out Hyperkin's SupaBoy instead?

 

It looks like an SNES controller! And it plays SNES games! If you're going to start whining about the 3.5" screen, you probably didn't read the part about how it has Video Out and controller ports for actual SNES controllers. Yeah that's right, you can play any SNES game (that you own or can find) on your flatscreen or, you know, anywhere else you take the SupaBoy with you. It's coming out Summer of 2011, so stay tuned for more information.

 

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Reminder: Gears Of War 3 Beta Launches Next Monday, 4/25/11

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In case any of you forgot, the Beta for Gears of War 3 is available next Monday, and all you have to do is to use Gamestop to pre-order this bad-ass game you want to play anyway (pending you have an Xbox 360- otherwise you're kinda out of luck). If you were smart enough to grab the Epic edition of Bulletstorm (kinda redudndant, that game is pretty epic as is), you got access to the Beta today! Congratulations for loving hardcore FPS's.

 

Here's a video of some of the Beta, which begins April 27 and lasts until May 15, brought to you by Canada's Console Creatures:

 

 

Also, after the break, a list of all the awesome stuff that comes with it from the Gears of War 3 blog.

 

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Sonic Generations Celebrates 20 Years Of Hedgehog

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Hey everybody, remember when that Sonic the Hedgehog trailer leaked recently? Well it's here, according to SEGA's blog post today.

 

The new game reunites classic 1991 Sonic with his modern-day counterpart, in true campy time-traveling video-game style. A mysterious force is generating "time-holes" that send Sonic and company on a journey to the past where the current Sonic crew encounters their early 90's counterparts. I love how this game implies that the characters acknowledge they're all in a video game- otherwise, wouldn't Classic Sonic look the same as New Sonic? Anyway, Sonic and his friends must journey back in time to discover who is behind all of this nefarious stuff. My money's on Robotnik.

 

Check out the exclusive trailer after the jump, available from IGN (lucky scoundrels):

 

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Nintendo DS Downloads: Thanks For Megaman X And....Uh, Babies?

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Nintendo announced their most recent array of available downloads with an extremely enticing list-topper: the insanely entertaining SNES classic, Mega Man X! I don't know how many of you are old enough to have played that fantastic game back in the day, but the "futuristic" incarnation of Rock Man made me instantly fall in love with both the SNES and console gaming. Haters, talk all you want about Mario but put the robot with the arm-gun in a cage with a plumber and see who comes out smiling. This is definitely worth the 800 Wii points it'll cost to download this.

 

Other than that...virtual babies? Whatever the hell BIT.TRIP is? And a game that teaches you to "play" piano? Way to start off strong, Nintendo. This download list reads like a one-hit-wonder filler album.

 

Battlefield 3 - 12 minutes of gameplay

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I've been posting quite a bit about Battlefield 3 lately but there's two reasons behind this. One, DICE/EA are pushing out new content showing off various pieces of the game every week or so and secondly the game just looks absolutely fabulous. Mind-blowing. Orgasmic. And finally, we have a 12 minute video to get all excited over.

 

 

The above video shows off the three Fault Line Gameplay videos and there's a bit of extras in-between and at the end. The videos are just amazing and are really setting Battlefield 3 up to be one of the best-looking FPS games ever. This is all thanks to Frostbite 2.0 and the fact that DICE are developing BF3 for the PC first and then scaling down - which sounds like a few of the keyboard-warrior attempts I've personally said on various forums and TweakTown-based news bits and editorials.

 

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Battlefield 3: "My Life" trailer, guaranteed to give you goosebumps

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The latest Battlefield 3: My Life trailer that I'm posting this news about is so good, that it literally gave me goosebumps. The last time I was this excited about a game from early footage was Half Life 2.

 

 

The video is a mash up of already seen footage but toward the end I'm delighted to announce there's new footage - footage from within freakin' jets and tank fighting. So, if you're a fanatic of Twilight, you're a Twihard. Well, push me over and color be a Battlehard. Yeah, it sounds sexual, but you know you are one too.

 

Help Release Portal 2 Early, P-P-P-P-Pleeeeeease!

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Long story short: Valve, maker of kick-ass games like Half-Life and the upcoming Portal 2, will launch the latter through the online service Steam if a bunch of people get together and play some indie games.

 

Earlier today, the end of an ARG was realized when Portal players found this on the Aperture Science website:

 

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It's a counter that keeps track of how many people have purchased/are playing Steam's $38 indie game pack "Potato Sack", which includes titles like Bit Trip Beat, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Super Meat Boy and Defense Grid. So even though the ARG was just a (shocker) marketing ploy to get you to buy games so that Portal 2 comes out sooner than...well, Tuesday, who cares? If you're already a Steam member, you might as well add these great games to your collection and support the indie developer community while you're at it, and get Portal 2 sooner!

 

STFU, h8ters. The world is just full of companies that want to sell you things. Get used to it. At least Valve let you have fun while doing so.

 

New Nintendo Console Codenamed 'Project Cafe': Mmmmmm

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After yesterday's confirmation that yes, in fact, Nintendo will be announcing a new game console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo June 3rd, we now know today that the sequel to the Wii is codenamed "Project Cafe".

 

At E3, Nintendo is reportedly going to be demonstrating first and third-party titles for the new system, but it's unclear as to whether they'll be playable demos (awwwwwwww). Sources told IGN today that the system's controller will resemble the old Gamecube controller in that will have two analog sticks, a standard D-Pad, and some triggers. And I'm curious to see how this is going to be implemented, but the controller will also have a 6-inch touch screen embedded in the controller itself. The screen will allow players to stream content from the console to the controller- this is insane! Does that mean we're all going to have little detachable DS's? Or Gameboys or something? Evidently we can stream entire games onto the consoles.

 

This gets more exciting the more news arises. Nintendo always does insane stuff like this- but it works out for them.

 

TWC Games Launches Scre4m Game: Do You Like Scary Mobile?

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If only you got to kill the entire cast of the third movie. Damn, that was brutal. Film production house The Weinstein Company as promised, is making mobile games based on current films. In this case, we get a mobile game to get us excited for the release of fourth installment in the Scream franchise, originally started by Wes Craven back in the 90's. We got some screen shots from the mobile game, available on iOS, which looks to be pretty cool.

 

The movie starts playing tonight, April 15th! What's your favorite scary movie?

 

TWC Games is proud to announce the launch of the SCRE4M IOS game for iPhones, iPads, and iPods and SCRE4M avatars for fans and gamers across the globe to experience the franchise on a new, intimate level. The latest installment to the famed franchise hits theaters today, Friday, April 15th.

Both the game and the avatars feature the legendary, infamous face of terror, Ghostface, along with other franchise focused themes and art. TWC Games focuses on creating extensions of the film franchises with fresh, engaging content playing directly on the spirit of the films.

The launch partner for the Avatars is XBOX LIVE and the launch partner for the Game is Apple. Links to both can be found below.

This is the first of many Avatar campaigns and IOS games that TWC Games will launch in addition to our many games for portals, mobile, and handhelds.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Buggin' Out? No Worries, Capcom's All Over It

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If any of you have been playing the button mashing extravaganza that is Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, you may have noticed some strange things. That is to say, strange things other than the crazy assortment of flashing lights, colors, and the fact that you manage to pull off all sorts of combos and super moves without ever really knowing how.

 

Is your Ryu floating randomly? Snapping out Zero momentarily disabling your characters? Is your opponent's Captain America randomly performing combos on you? And my personal favorite, is your opponent's Amaterasu carrying out frustratingly infinite combos? I'd actually love to see the look on the person's face on the receiving end of that.

 

If you're like most MvC 3 players, you probably haven't noticed and/or just assumed that your button mashing had come together in some sort of harmonius wonder, but all of the above are bugs, and are in no circumstances supposed to be happening. In a blog post today, Capcom announced that they've fixed all of these problems and more.

 

Honestly though, who would have even known? Love the game, but crazy unintended @#$% happens all the time.

 

Yes, the rumors are true: we did patch MvC3 today. We've fixed UI bugs and tweaked minor details of the gameplay to improve the experience. Here are the details of what was updated:

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