Thursday, August 25, 2011

DoDonPachi Resurrection in Europe

European shooter fans are looking forward to Rising Star’s localization of the Cave shooter “DoDonPachi Resurrection” aka “DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu” this winter but North American gamers are also invited to play because the game will be region-free. The game is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2011. Preorders are expected to open up at NCSX in the next few days.

According to Yen Hau of Rising Star games, the European version of DDPDF will be the 1.5 version of the game. From an interview with Electronic Theater, Hau said, “We will be releasing the final version of
Dodonpachi Resurrection in one Deluxe package. This includes the final Version 1.5 and both Arrange modes which were included in the Japanese release. The Black Label Arrange mode and updated Version 1.51 will be available as [downloadable content] over Xbox LIVE. We will also include the official soundtrack in the pack, just as we did with Deathsmiles.”

From Rising Star’s Facebook page:

Publisher’s Game Synopsis

     Dodonpachi Resurrection (Daifukkatsu in Japan) is the fifth game in CAVE’s flagship DonPachi series.
After the turmoil caused by the assault on Lunapolis which sparked the “Blissful Death Wars” (as depicted in the previous installment), peace seems to have been restored, with the legendary DonPachi Corps retreating to its HQ in a space-time fold. Six years later, anomalies are detected in the space-time fabric, yet tests reveal nothing out of order, with the portals regularly functioning for both teleportation and time travel; also, the leader of the DonPachi squadron Colonel Longhena Gottvin dismisses the matter due to the lack of actual danger.

   Nevertheless, a technician delves deeper into the anomaly, discovering that something has infiltrated the HQ computer systems and is using the portals to send large quantities of materials and data to the past, spreading out like a virus and quickly evolving. Unsettled, the Colonel authorizes the last transport ship to time jump in order to fight back the invasion before future changes.

   Once again, the three pilots jump back in time to 2008 and enter the fray, the transport ship being targeted as soon as it exits the portal: the Element Daughters, gigantic evolutions of the Dolls, are awaiting… The bee is still humming.

Key Features

Xbox 360‐only Features. Now players can experience Dodonpachi Resurrection the way it was intended, for arcades. Challenge the complex scoring system of Arcade mode in full HD resolution with an arcade stick or Xbox 360 controller.

An AI that adapts to the player. Dodonpachi Resurrection for Xbox 360 features a remixed mode “Arrange B” which adjusts itself according to the user’s play style. With every play-through, bullets increase or decrease according to skill. With each clear, enemies get harder to kill and more bullets fill the screen, on the other hand giving incredible scoring opportunities. The only stop to this progression is the skill of the player him or herself.

A Tribute to a Classic. Exclusive to the console release, “Arrange A” is the second remixed mode included with “Resurrection”, which borrows some of the gameplay mechanics of PS2 shooter classic and prequel “Daioujou” for a massive challenge.

Online scoreboards and replays. Dodonpachi Resurrection features online scoreboards and replays to let you compare your scores to friends as well as the best of the best. Online score sharing is a huge step over the PS2 days and conveys the relevance of point‐based games much better than any offline console has ever done.

Game Features

  • ARCADE MODE: A faithful port of the arcade classic.
  • Fight through the bullets to put an end to NEXY’s nefarious plot
  • Slowdown, integral to the dodging experience, reproduced for fans of the arcade.
  • Includes a fully-featured Triangle mode for boosting your high score and getting past tough bosses
  • Allows players to use their “hyper” to slow down bullets and earn lots of points
  • Featuring an original game system designed by the godfather of CAVE games himself, Tsuneki Ikeda
  • ARRANGE B: ENDLESS PROGRESSION. Revamped Game System & Revamped Scoring
  • Download other player’s replays to see how the system has adapted to their styles
  • Included is a Remix Album by “RESONATOR”, a veteran game music unit from Japan.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nintendo shares rally, 3DS changes coming?

Nintendo shares rose 8.4% to 13,100 yen on Tuesday trading after rumors surfaced that changes are in store for the company's 3DS handheld gaming system. Short-covering may have also contributed to the outsized move as short sellers withdrew their bearish bets on the embattled video game maker. Dogged by slow sales of their latest handheld wunderkind which was supposed to have taken over the world by now, Nintendo's leadership is taking a closer look at the 3DS according to French technology website 01net.

One of the changes mentioned by 01net is the development of a second analog stick to be mounted on the right side of the 3DS. As improbable as that sounds, if Nintendo does proceed with a hardware enhancement, it would likely have to be included free with future games that support the controller as an in-game-freebie for wide adoption. 01net also mentions a new Nintendo handheld gaming system that is set to replace the 3DS next year which again, sounds highly suspect for Nintendo to abandon the 3DS platform so quickly instead of following the usual 5-7 year life-cycle of gaming platforms. Can Nintendo pull an HP, who dumped the HP Tablet only 7 weeks after the release? Both rumors from 01net get the "HIGHLY UNLIKELY" stamp along with flashing lights on the B.S. meter.

In addition to the rumors sprouting from 01net, Dow Jones Newswires reports that Nintendo will host a 3DS trade show that is taking place next month in Tokyo. Investors may be heartened by Nintendo's proactive steps to shore up the 3DS after the company's stock has taken a drubbing this year.

The Melanie Iglesias Flip Book

Monday, August 22, 2011


 CUP Final Fantasy VII Rufus Memorial Cup - Import Preorder

In the Final Fantasy VII game, Sephiroth attacks Shinra HQ in Midgar and President Shinra is killed along with all of the staffers and workers. The President's passing gives his son Rufus the opening to become president of the company. To commemorate the event, the Shinra company holds an inauguration ceremony to mark Rufus' ascension which was complete with a parade, red banners, and red drinking cups. Why the color red? Because Rufus means "Red" in Latin. Square's thoughtful like that and considerate of decorum.

   Square Enix celebrates Rufus' presidency in Final Fantasy VII by announcing the production of a red cup with the name "Rufus" scribbled across the front in the same script that was used in the banners in his in-game parade. The cup is colored a dark red that's opaque so the level of the beverage inside may be spied. Preorders are welcome to ship on October 2011 at JPY1000 or US$23.90 from NCS.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series: The Party

Seeed - Wonderful Life (Aargh Video)


Chinatown Fair: a documentary

Chinatown Fair: a documentary from Mark Hayes on Vimeo.

Tucked away on a narrow sidestreet in Lower Manhattan lay Chinatown Fair, one of the city’s (and the country’s) last independently owned video arcades. Home to a loyal group of gamers, the arcade was the pinnacle of the East Coast fighting game scene. When it suddenly closed in February 2011, the players were left to find a new home.

Combining interviews with crowdsourced footage, Chinatown Fair tells the personal story of the connections that were formed at the arcade and how they can survive after a shared space no longer exists.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Toro y Moi - How I Know

Album: Underneath the Pine
Label: Carpark
Director: Jordan Kim
Executive Producers: Stephen Buchanan, Jamie Kohn Rabineau
Producer: Jonathan Montepare
DP: Chris Saul
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Daniel Franzese, Ashkahn Shahparnia, Bebe Zeva, Rebecca Coleman
Costume: Natalie Toren
Production Designer: Todd Fjelsted
Choreographer: Mecca Andrews
Title Design: Ashkahn Shahparnia
Animation/FX: Cris Shapan, Michael Wingate, Laura Darlington, Jordan Kim
Thanks: Julia Vickerman, Trent Wolbe, Jeffrey Max

Raven - Short Film Trailer

Why so serious? The trailer also does nothing to pique interest.

'Raven' is a maltese short film produced by Clueless Films.

It tells the story of a man in search of his love who has just been kidnapped. But his fears might lead to disastrous consequences...
Release Date: Aug/Sept 2011
Directed by: James Moffett
Produced by: Clueless Films

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dead squid reanimates on plate

Soy sauce causes dead squid to squirm and move.

LA Light

LA Light from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

Song by Cinematic Orchestra​

Shot with a 5D MK II and a 7D

Zeiss 35, 50 1.4, 85 1.2, Canon 15mm, 24mm, 24-105, 70-300mm,

MOCA Kessler Cineslider, revolution head, and various DIY contraptions I've built for zoom motor control.

I sought out to capture the electric radiance of Los Angeles at night.

It took me 6 months of on and off shooting to finish this project and I've learned a couple things along the way.

First off, LA might be the entertainment capital of the world, but it sure is difficult to shoot around downtown without having homeland security officers, police, or security take notice and harass you. Know your shooting rights!

Shooting time lapses is a labor of love and a study in patience.​colinrich1​Pacific_Star/​Open.html

Game of Thrones RPG

World of Warcraft Swifty Epic 200k (WoW Gameplay/Commentary)

League of Legends: Dominion Trailer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Banned 90s LUNCHABLEZ commercial

(Not real so don't hate)

Playstation Vita, Japan Only in 2011

Stateside retailers who have already started accepting preorders for the Playstation Vita are going to have to wait a little longer to fill those reservations. Sony has delayed the release of the Vita in North America and Europe to 2012 and only Japan will be getting the Vita in time for the holiday season.

In a press conference held in Tokyo, SCEI Chairman Kaz Hirai confirmed that the Playstation Vita would not be released in America or Europe this year which reversed previous statements from Sony that the Vita would enjoy a simultaneous global release at the end of 2011. The Japanese version of the Playstation Vita will be available in a Wi-Fi version priced at JPY24,980 and a 3G-compatible version at JPY29,980.

The PlayStation Vita will cost $249 in the U.S., and 24,980 yen in Japan for its Wi-Fi-only version, and $299 in the U.S., and 29,980 yen in Japan for the version that will also have a cell phone service.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Person Pinball

Passing pedestrians become pinball play. Closing bumper at the 2011 Animation Block Party Film Festival in New York City.

Legend of Zelda Historical Pins Collection

NCS Product Synopsis
Update: August 3, 2011
«©NCSX» The Zelda games by Shigeru Miyamoto have captivated children and adults alike for nearly three decades. That kind of staying power and devotion demands respect and merchandising. Takara Tomy pays homage to the Zelda franchise by announcing a collection of 16 pins who feature the game covers of every release in the Zelda library. Every one of them starting from the original Legend of Zeldafrom the Famicom (aka NES, stateside) to the recent remake of Ocarina of Timeon the Nintendo 3DS. It's a shame that Skyward Sword won't be included in the collection.

   The Zelda pins are normally sold randomly from gashapon dispensers in Japan which entails a lot of duplicate pins and knob spinning. However, to ease the burden of collecting all 16 pins in the collection, NCS is gathering them all up and selling them in a complete 16-pin pack. Pricing is set at US$68.90 from NCS. Reservations are welcome to ship in November 2011.

Stoned Ape Theory

Major Brawl In the Oceanarium in Russia

Unlimited Detail Real-Time Rendering Technology Preview 2011 [HD]

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kate Upton : Hot Complex

It's not every day that you see a model willing to do chores on the farm. Then again, not every model is as cool as Sports Illustrated's new "It Girl," Kate Upton.

Defective Detective

A film by Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis debuting exclusively in the the Cartoon Brew's 2nd Student Animation Festival.

Visit the filmmakers' websites at:

Avner Geller:

Stevie Lewis:

To learn more about the production of this film, visit:​brewtv/​detective.html

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bane Standing on Tumbler! (Filming The Dark Knight Rises)

Bane (the new villain in The Dark Knight Rises) is filming a scene on Dirthridge and Fifth in Oakland (Pittsburgh, PA) that is supposed to take place along with the prison break scene. You can also see Christopher Nolan (Director) in the Khaki pants and dark blue suit coat.

3 Tumblers (Batmobile) DRIVING On The Streets!!!

I film these 3 Tumblers on the streets of Pittsburgh during the filming of The Dark Knight Rises. They are powered by Chevy V8 engines that sound awesome! Also watch my previous video of a Tumbler in detail!

Batman: TDK Rises Mellon Institute scene action Batman vs Bane

Batman TDK Rises filming at Pittsburgh in front of Carnegie Mellon's Mellon Institute building. Scene captured at S Bellefield Ave and 5th Ave.

Video filmed hand-held with telephoto lens, so sorry about the shake.

Han Kjøbenhavn short film


Looped animation we created to be projected during our solo show at the Murillo La Greca Museum in Recife --Mulheres Barbadas.