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The Quantum Conundrum show is heavy on fluff, frenzy

June 30th, 2012 No comments

First episode of Quantum Conundrum show now up

The premiere episode of The Super Dimensional Quantum Learning's Problems and Solutions Gametime Spectacular!! is live, and that's all we're going to say about that. We're not going to mention how former G4 host Kevin Pereira makes for an overly emphatic, quirked-out presenter, how it seems developers Airtight Games really want Quantum Conundrum to go viral, or how we honestly couldn't watch the entire thing because it hurts us, precious. Why does it hurts us?

The Super Dimensional Quantum Learning's Problems and Solutions Gametime Spectacular!! is produced by iam8bit, and this is the first episode in a series that will show off each dimension of physics-puzzler Quantum Conundrum: fluffy, heavy, slow-mo and reverse gravity.

For a less manic take on Quantum Conundrum, check out our review, a recorded live stream of us playing the first bit of the game, and our discussion of its finer points on the Super Joystiq Podcast, as part of the Joystiq Research Institute.

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Yu Suzuki’s new game is fun to say: Gan! Gan! Pirates

June 30th, 2012 No comments
Yu Suzuki's new game is 'Gan! Gan! Pirates'
Yu Suzuki, the man behind the Shenmue series, is working on a new title called Gan! Gan! Pirates. Gan! Gan! Pirates is a mobile, social, arcade-style shooter with touch controls taking the place of bright orange, plastic guns, Andriasang translates from a Famitsu feature.

Suzuki's new title is free-to-play and features co-op and competitive play; it's set to launch on iOS and Android in September.

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Yu Suzuki’s new game is fun to say: Gan! Gan! Pirates

June 30th, 2012 No comments
Yu Suzuki's new game is 'Gan! Gan! Pirates'
Yu Suzuki, the man behind the Shenmue series, is working on a new title called Gan! Gan! Pirates. Gan! Gan! Pirates is a mobile, social, arcade-style shooter with touch controls taking the place of bright orange, plastic guns, Andriasang translates from a Famitsu feature.

Suzuki's new title is free-to-play and features co-op and competitive play; it's set to launch on iOS and Android in September.

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This Portal Lego set is in testing phase, your vote can help it pass

June 30th, 2012 No comments
This Portal Lego set is in testing phase, your vote can help it pass
You've played Portal and Portal 2, you've used the editor to build your own test chambers and you bought the replica portal gun. Your life is almost complete -- almost.

All you need now is this Portal Lego set that's starting to gain traction on Cuusoo, Lego's crowd-sourcing platform that got the Minecraft set made. The Portal pitch includes GLaDOS' Chamber (complete with 12-inch-tall GLaDOS) and a Modular Testing Chamber complete with turrets, cubes, a portal gun and more accessories. Check out the specs and add your vote to the Portal Lego set right here, or check out this other, equally compelling idea.

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This Portal Lego set is in testing phase, your vote can help it pass

June 30th, 2012 No comments
This Portal Lego set is in testing phase, your vote can help it pass
You've played Portal and Portal 2, you've used the editor to build your own test chambers and you bought the replica portal gun. Your life is almost complete -- almost.

All you need now is this Portal Lego set that's starting to gain traction on Cuusoo, Lego's crowd-sourcing platform that got the Minecraft set made. The Portal pitch includes GLaDOS' Chamber (complete with 12-inch-tall GLaDOS) and a Modular Testing Chamber complete with turrets, cubes, a portal gun and more accessories. Check out the specs and add your vote to the Portal Lego set right here, or check out this other, equally compelling idea.

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VIZ Media launching subscription-based ‘Neon Alley’ anime channel on consoles this fall

June 30th, 2012 No comments
VIZ Media launching subscriptionbased 'Neon Alley' anime channel on consoles this fall
VIZ Media, the localization company responsible for bringing Bleach, Naruto and all things Rumiko Takahashi stateside, has announced that it will be launching a 24-hour anime network called Neon Alley on consoles this fall.

Which consoles will actually receive Neon Alley remains to be seen, as the press release (found after the break) does not list specifics. The $6.99 a month service will not be an on-demand streaming app, but rather an actual television channel with a schedule and everything. All content will be uncensored, in HD when possible, but always dubbed in English, which could be good or bad depending on your personal anime sensibilities.

The channel will broadcast advertisements, despite the subscription fee, though VIZ says those ads will be "limited" and help keep the monthly cost below 10 dollars. Announced programming includes Naruto Shippuden, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Death Note and quite a few others, as well as original programming.

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New Monster Hunter 4 trailer outs Spring 2013 Japanese release window

June 30th, 2012 No comments
New Monster Hunter 4 trailer outs Spring 2013 Japanese release window

Despite the fact that its monsters have been rather quiet since we first heard about them during last year's Tokyo Game Show, Monster Hunter 4 not only still exists, but it even has a "Spring 2013" Japanese release window, according to Andriasang's translation of Famitsu's breakdown of the above trailer.

The trailer also shows off the 3DS title's grand and/or sweeping vistas, dragonish and monkey-esque monsters, gross squishy bugs and adorable little dinosaur guys, as well as all the running, jumping and climbing things that our hero will be doing on his way to kill anything bigger than he is. Sadly, there is still no word on a North American release window.

JoystiqNew Monster Hunter 4 trailer outs Spring 2013 Japanese release window originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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E.X. Troopers getting multiplayer, anime, limited edition

June 30th, 2012 No comments

E.X. Troopers getting multiplayer, anime, limited edition screenshot

For a game that's coming to PlayStation 3 and 3DS later this year Capcom has been pretty tight lipped about E.X. Troopers. Well, that is until today when the publisher brought the cel-shaded Lost Planet spin-off center stage at their Summer Jam event in Tokyo. There Capcom revealed co-operative multiplayer for the upcoming third-person shooter, which players in attendance were given the opportunity to go hands-on with at the event. Also announced was the involvement  of Dai Sato of Halo Legends and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, who is working on the game's story

Additionally Capcom proclaimed that E.X. Troopers would be getting a promotional anime film to be packaged with the August 30th release of Sengoku Basara HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and a limited edition of the game would include a figure of TeeKee, both of which are shaping up nicely if the screens in the gallery below are any indicationI think the game is looking fantastic thus far and can't help but think 3DS owners clamoring for something to play should give Capcom an earful. It'd be really unfortunate if this became yet another great-looking title that never made the journey west. 

Export Troopers report stage - PV latest, published cast, also May'n Live! CAPCOM SUMMER JAM [Famitsu]

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E.X. Troopers getting multiplayer, anime, limited edition

June 30th, 2012 No comments

E.X. Troopers getting multiplayer, anime, limited edition screenshot

For a game that's coming to PlayStation 3 and 3DS later this year Capcom has been pretty tight lipped about E.X. Troopers. Well, that is until today when the publisher brought the cel-shaded Lost Planet spin-off center stage at their Summer Jam event in Tokyo.

There Capcom revealed co-operative multiplayer for the upcoming third-person shooter, which players in attendance were given the opportunity to go hands-on with at the event. Also announced was the involvement  of Dai Sato of Halo Legends and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, who is working on the game's story

Additionally Capcom proclaimed that E.X. Troopers would be getting a promotional anime film to be packaged with the August 30th release of Sengoku Basara HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and a limited edition of the game would include a figure of TeeKee, both of which are shaping up nicely if the screens in the gallery below are any indicationI think the game is looking fantastic thus far and can't help but think 3DS owners clamoring for something to play should give Capcom an earful. It'd be really unfortunate if this became yet another great-looking title that never made the journey west. 

Export Troopers report stage - PV latest, published cast, also May'n Live! CAPCOM SUMMER JAM [Famitsu]

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Trends Microsoft should keep in mind for the next Xbox console

June 30th, 2012 No comments
In this editorial, regular Joystiq contributor Kat Bailey examines the trends Microsoft should consider for its next generation console.

Want to know something amazing? The Xbox 360 has been around nearly twice as long as the original Xbox, and we've yet to hear a hint from Microsoft about its next console. Instead, the hardware manufacturer is happy to keep moving along for another year with Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgment, and even more Kinect games, secure in the knowledge that the Xbox 360 is among the company's most successful products.

To be sure, Microsoft is in a much better place now than seven years ago. After four years of running an unprofitable second to Sony, Microsoft was more than ready to move on from what the company had openly described as a test bed. In fact, Microsoft was so desperate to get its console to market that the company was willing to ignore technical problems that would go on to cost them more than a billion dollars. And much as that hurt, Microsoft (if not its customers) would probably still say that the headstart was worth it.

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