Category Archives: PSP

Do The Dew! With Solid Snake!

What’s better than a cold can of Mountain Dew and sitting back to enjoy your favorite stealth-action series Metal Gear Solid? How about a can of Mountain Dew featuring an awesome mug shot of that gritty box-loving hero Solid Snake.

It’s all thanks to a timely friendship by both Konami and the PepsiCo Japan branch, as cans of that citrus-flavored juice, which has so much sugar that you could probably pick up a mid-sized sedan after drinking one, will be promoting Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PlayStation Portable. The set of eight cans will individually be graced with a character photo from the game, and better yet, will also have a special code that you enter into Peace Walker to receive a Mountain Dew designed shirt as a secret item for your in-game inventory.

Now without being actually in Japan, the only other way to get your hands on a special edition Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Mountain Dew can is by ordering from an importer. JBox, and no, not that burger place with the Clown, is an online importer of many Japanese goods, mostly Anime related items and the like. There you can get your hands of a set of Mountain Dew cans, or how many you like, but hurry the cans are limited in number.

Mountain Dew featuring Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker [JBox]

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The King Of Fighters XIII And Other Awesome Links Of The Day

King of Fighters? That fighting game with the chick with the camel toe?! Yes it’s that game, but don’t hit the back button on your browser yet; this time it’s the newly announced sequel being previewed next month in Japan.

SNK, the company behind other well known series such as Metal Slug and Samurai Showdown, announced the game today with a simple press release and a very sexy logo image to boot (as seen above.)

The previous King of Fighters entry, The King of Fighters 12, was the first to usher in high definition 2D graphics that replaced the  series previous set of character sprites that were being constantly recycled despite their ageing quality.

More changes, including a completely re-hauled fighting engine that tossed away what was done in The King of Fighters 11 and 10, were also introduced in The King of Fighters 12, but unfortunately that didn’t save the game from major fan disappointment.

The game’s fighting mechanics were almost fundamentally locked down and the character graphics, including the backgrounds, were in my opinion beautiful. Yet The King of Fighters 12 was sadly plagued with a short roster of characters and an online performance that made dial-up look good by comparison. Overall many gamers felt short changed as to what they perceived to be half  of a game for full retail price.

Hopefully, SNK can fix these issues and give a more better experience this time around. Though with the sound foundation they made with The King of Fighters 12, that won’t be an Mount Everest’s climb to achieve such a goal. Again, hopefully.

The unveiling event for The King of Fighters 13 will be March 25th, at Belle Salle Hall in the Akihabara area of Tokyo, Japan; basically the nerd section of Japan for all you Japanese culture illiterate.

Well before I head off to DeviantArt to look at awesome fan art of Terry Bogard, I might as well leave you with some meaty awesome links of the day. OKAY!

So a Sony executive says that they made a mistake with the PSP Go? Well, admitting you have a problem is usually the first step to recovery.

Sony Exec Says PSP Go Did Confuse Consumers, Might Have Been Too Expensive [Engadget]

Oh yeah… there was some big Nintendo event yesterday or something like that, and they showed some pretty huge games, along with a bigger version of a current handheld device. Must of been a really big event for someone to take pictures of it too.

Pictures From Nintendo’s Media Summit [GoNintendo]

What was it like to play Mario Bros. on the Atari 2600, while a lucky majority were a bouncy-bouncy-joy-joy with our Nintendo Entertainment Systems and Super Mario Bros. 1 to 3? Nadia Oxford over at the 1Up Retro Blog writes that the view was good from her vantage point. That, and it also gave her a good excuse to post this video (below link.)

Shuffle On, Shellcreeper: Remembering Mario Bros. for the Atari 2600 [1Up]

Lunar Silver Star Harmony Limited Edition Announced for Pre-Order

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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.

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo Hits PSN Today

If you are like me, you played the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo in Japanese and didn’t understand a thing. Well, lucky you! The demo, which features four different mission types is now available for download in English.

More info at GamePro.com

Ultra-cute LBP Cake Toppers Make Wonderful Geek Wedding Decorations

Some dude on NeoGAF got married on Saturday, so kudos to him on that.

The wifey made some awesome Sackboy and Sackgirl cake toppers. Check ’em out:

Congrats to this guy.