Archive for June 7, 2007

Ghost Squad Interview With Producer Yosuke Okunari

June 7, 2007

 

Did I tell all you guys, how much I’m looking forward to this coming out on the Wii, no? Well after Halo 3, GTA4 and Mario Galaxy as my most anticipated games, comes Ghost Squad. As long as they get the controls spot on then I’m going to be happy. This is going to save me a lot of pound coins! Read on for an interview with the games Producer Yosuke Okunari via IGN.

“US, June 5, 2007– Sega of America recently revealed that it was underway with a Wii version of Ghost Squad, an arcade-based light-gun shooter refitted for Nintendo’s new remote. Players become a member of an elite squad sent out to take down terrorists. The action unfolds on rails and gamers need only point and shoot with the Wii remote to eliminate the bad guys. We caught up with the title’s creative producer, Yosuke Okunari, to chat about the game. We’ve included his thoughts along with fresh new Wii screenshots below.”

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Soviet-Era Arcade Games Crawl Out of Their Cold War Graves

June 7, 2007

[via Wired]

Alexander Stakhanov (left) and Alexander Vucman stand with the digital host of Magistral, one of the first games they repaired.
Photo: Alexander Zaitchik

MOSCOW — If American teenagers during the Cold War ever stopped to consider how their Eastern bloc counterparts spent the weekend, they probably imagined dreary groups of Red Youth robotically singing hymns to Soviet wheat production and discussing the glories of socialist brotherhood from Hanoi to Havana.

They likely would have been surprised to know that in movie theaters, train stations and recreation centers across the U.S.S.R., packs of Soviet youth huddled around upright video games with coins lined up along the edge of the screen, same as at any mall in Jersey.

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KOFMIA Location test and more videos

June 7, 2007

A location test in Japan has been announced for the next arcade installment of the King of Fighters. It will take place from 6/15-17 at Akihabara Hey so perhaps someone in Japan will post some impressions from the test.

Also the KOFMIA website has been updated with updates in Japanese about the story behind a character (Xiaolon), an update to Falcoon’s Room and finally two more videos of the game in action (to see the first two videos which have been taken down from the site, check out our post from May 24th). The videos are not of the highest quality but they get the message across. On the site they are offered as exe downloads to which you run a program that will save the WMA file onto your system. To make it easier, I have uploaded them here.

[KOFMIA Official Site]

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Sega Introduces Let's Go Jungle Special

June 7, 2007

In case you missed Sega’s House of the Dead 4 special which was a huge theater-like arcade version of HOTD4, then this might surprise you. They have just announced in Japan that they are going to release Let’s Go Jungle Special in the middle of next month at the Sega amusement theme park Joypolis in Tokyo. No price is set on the unit and if it will be made available outside of Japan is unknown although it is likely considering that HOTD4 has a unit available, even though it costs a mere $115,000.

[Sega site with announcement]

[Gemaga blog – pics]

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Sega Introduces Let’s Go Jungle Special

June 7, 2007

In case you missed Sega’s House of the Dead 4 special which was a huge theater-like arcade version of HOTD4, then this might surprise you. They have just announced in Japan that they are going to release Let’s Go Jungle Special in the middle of next month at the Sega amusement theme park Joypolis in Tokyo. No price is set on the unit and if it will be made available outside of Japan is unknown although it is likely considering that HOTD4 has a unit available, even though it costs a mere $115,000.

[Sega site with announcement]

[Gemaga blog – pics]

[Discuss on the Forum]