As the name describes, this little feature is a quick look at some of what you missed over the weekend while you were out having fun and I was stuck in doors writing news. (Pathetic, I know.)
On Saturday we learned that May 20th would be the PlayStation Network release date for Final Fantasy IX. Upon hearing the news, American fans of the Square Enix’ series cheered with glee, but then angrily grumbled upon seeing the words: “for the Japanese PlayStation Network store only.” Already on the PlayStation Network Store you can download both Final Fantasy VII and VIII, so this certainly makes happy company for the popular role-playing game.
Final Fantasy IX Hitting Japanese PSN May 20 [Joystiq]
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And speaking of downloadable content, more leaked footage from the anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog 4 hit the internet. Like a fleas on a hobo, videos keep popping up no matter how fast Sega can unleash it’s group of legal ninjas to pull them down. This blurry quality video shows off a later level in the game called “Mad Gear Zone” where Sonic displays a special ability he can only achieve when collecting a certain amount of “these.” I have to say though, I’m grateful (sarcasm) that there are people willing to risk their lush development jobs just to leak a videogame staring a little blue hedgehog protagonist.
UPDATE: Seems the full video has already been pulled, but fear not, a three minute excerpt has replaced it. Yay!
More Sonic 4 Video Spills Onto Internet Threatens Wildlife [Update] [Kotaku]
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On the viral video front, a fan-made trailer for a full-length movie staring Capcom’s Blue Bomber appeared and has made it’s way across the internet. While amateurish in it’s production value it’s a pretty well directed clip by dedicated Mega Man fan Eddie Lebron. Now after being amazed and laughably amused by this trailer, I was soon caught off guard that, not only is there a trailer, but also an actual film which can be seen over at ScrewAttack right now.
See The Full-Length “Mega Man Movie” [ScrewAttack]
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XSEED has just announced a special Limited Edition version of the upcoming PSP game, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony. By pre-ordering the game at participating retailers, players can get the Limited Edition version which comes with a soundtrack CD and a set of 13 cards. Read up on the details after the jump.
I have never heard of this, but apparently it’s a book series. Either way, the press release is once again below, just after the jump.
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Tagged Daring Game, DS, family, Games, Gaming, Girls, Majesco, Nintendo, Press Release, Videogames, Wii
Deep Purple “Space Truckin’”
George Thorogood “Bad to the Bone”
Harvey Danger “Cream and Bastards Rise”
In This Moment “Forever”
Lacuna Coil “Closer”
Lacuna Coil “Swamped”
Mission of Burma “Mica”
Mission of Burma “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate”
Mission of Burma “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver”
The Offspring “Gone Away”
The Offspring “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
Panic at the Disco “She’s a Handsome Woman”
Pearl Jam “Brother”
Pearl Jam “Alive (Live: Drop in the Park)”
Pearl Jam “State of Love and Trust (Live: Drop in the Park)”
Snow Patrol “Take Back the City”
Full press release below.
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Tagged EA, Games, Gaming, harmonix, mtv, Nintendo, Rock Band, Videogames, Wii
Reel Fishing Challenge
Silver Star Reversi
Fantasy Zone™ II: The Tears of Opa-Opa
Full game descriptions after the jump
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Tagged download, DS, DSi, Games, Gaming, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Videogames, Wii