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Underplayed third person shooter Binary Domain may get some more love hopefully now that it’s one of Microsoft’s prestigious ‘Games on Demand’. Basically this means that you don’t have to go exploring your favorite stores for a ludicrously cheap copy of the game because now you can buy it from the comfort of XBLA! And it’s only $20 to download, a reasonable cost considering it’s budget price tag elsewhere.
However keep in mind the game is over 7 GB so you might want to save up some space on your Xbox before blasting down some robot scum. Now lets just keep our fingers crossed that this version of the game might sell well…
Sometimes people move their controllers around while playing racing games. Sometimes people jerk the controller upward to mimic their character jumping higher than necessary. This guy takes things to a whole new level, and does it in public. First known for his playthough of Ghost Squad, Rungkij Tsanon wears shooting gloves, ducks for cover, and dramatically throws grenades all while playing the game very well. He garners a crowd in the video even before playing Operation G.H.O.S.T. I’m sure some people think he’s crazy, but I honestly think this is awesome. I wish everyone was this intense when they played arcade games. What do you think? Should everyone play as intensely as Rungkij? Or should we save our excitement for the motion games at home? Let us know in the comments!
[Source: Arcade Heroes]
With The House of the Dead 4 making it’s way to PSN for the 17th of this month (at $10 no less), Sega has decided to treat fans with a tasty demo of the classic arcade shooter! So if you have a PlayStation Plus account make sure to get your exclusive demo because it won’t be up for long! That’s right you have until April 24th before the demo is taken down.
But do you even need a demo? I know they’re nice but with this kind of game it always seems like you know what’s up going in. Either way PlayStation Plus members also get a 30% discount on the game until May 1st! Now that’s an even better deal!
[Source: Sega Blog]
Well it certainly has been a while since we talked about Gun Lord on here. If you’re not in the know Gun Lord is a new 2D shooter for the Dreamcast and various other retro platforms. The team behind the game, NG:DEVTEAM have been very busy it seems since last year as the new trailer (viewable above) looks as awesome as ever.
The Dreamcast version is set to release June 14th and you can pre-order it here for €42. Personally I’d love to see this as a downloadable title. But the idea of having a brand new Dreamcast game is always cool. What do you think? Are you down for this or is Gun Lord just not your thing? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Arcade Heroes]
I know every gamer says this, but Japan really does get all the awesome stuff, and this re-release is no exception. Under Defeat was labeled “the final Dreamcast game” back in 2006 as it was one of the final retail releases for the system. Controlling a helicopter in this vertical “shmup,” based on an alternate WWII, players actually take the role of German-speaking soldiers of the “The Empire” fighting against English-speaking soldiers of “The Union.” Japanese gamers and importers alike can relive Under Defeat with a regular and collector’s edition due out February 23rd. For ¥8,379 ($108, £71), collectors will receive two bonus discs: “Insanity DVD Under Defeat” and “New Order Soundtrack CD.” The bonus discs will be packaged in a design similar to the original Dreamcast packaging. The regular version of the game will run ¥5,880 ($76, £49). Anyone plan on importing this bad boy in honor of the Dreamcast? Or perhaps for my birthday? *puppy dog eyes*
According to the British Board of Film Classification, Binary Domain will have 255 minutes of cutscenes, which breaks down to 4 hours and 15 minutes. While it has not been clarified as to whether these include certain triggered events, or simply the story itself, this is still an incredible amount of cutscenes. Considering the game is being done by the same director as Yakuza (Toshihiro Nagoshi), this is not completely surprising since those games are very story-based and cutscene-heavy as well. If the story is told well, then these 4 hours may fly right on by. Never mind the fact that the cutscenes will be longer than most shooters’ campaigns today…. zing! So who else is ready for this sci-fi shooter?
[Source: Sega Bits]
While special editions are hardly rare in the gaming industry, it’s very rare that an indie Dreamcast shooter would get it’s own fancy box. But that’s exactly what the folks at Red Spot Games have done for their upcoming game Sturmwind. Pictured above, this special edition includes a soundtrack CD, a 3D printed model, and a full colour guide book. This (and the actual game) could be all yours for about €69.95 (that’s only $96)! You can pre-order it here if you are so inclined.
So are you inclined? Will you be getting this? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Sega Shiro]