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Archive for September 27th, 2011


   
 

Last Chance To Grab R-TYPE for Virtual Console

If you own a Nintendo Wii and you’re at all a fan of fast-paced, old-school arcade action, take note! This is your last chance to pick up R-Type: the game is being removed from the Virtual Console store this September 30th.

A faithful port of the SEGA Master System version, R-Type was a revelation: this game was a paragon of old-school arcade difficulty, it helped define a generation of side-scrolling ship-based shooters, and I am happy to say that it is still dazzling how good these graphics looked on those eight little bits of the Master System.

R-Type (SMS)

The scale of the bosses still stands out, as you fight monsters that take up the entire screen (and more). One of the most compelling features of the game is the deep on-the-fly upgrade system for your ship — your ship can acquire a number of offensive and defensive abilities, and knowing how and win these will help you is just as important as your skill at piloting your ship. The sheer skill required for this game keeps it relevant, while the bright, colorful graphics keep it looking good.

I’m happy to talk up this game — it is an entrenched part of my childhood, and this is now your last chance to grab it on the Virtual Console.  To put it another (slightly cheesy, but very relevant) way, you’re on your last life for this game — if you haven’t already, grab this great arcade-style hit before it runs out of continues!

R-Type (SMS)
R-Type (SMS)

 
   
   
 

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL – Extended Cut Gets Modern and Retro 3D

These screenshots are in RED-CYAN anaglyphic 3D. That means you’ll need paper glasses with a red lens and a cyan lens to see them correctly.

House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut 3D Screenshots

The king of all mutant killing sprees just got deeper! If you’re the proud owner of a 3D TV, you can use using stereoscopic 3D to experience hard core bullets and brain matter so real you’ll need a damp towel. But even if you’re more of a retro gamer at heart then you can don your paper 3D glasses and enable anaglyphic 3D for the full 1970s grindhouse experience!

House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut 3D Screenshots

If you live in Europe, pick your copy up on release day and get 2 sets of paper 3D glasses at no additional cost! So we’ll provide the mutants and the glasses, and all you have to do is kill every last one of them. Of course the offer is subject to availability and there’s limited stock, so act quickly!

House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut 3D Screenshots

“The House of the Dead: OVERKILL – Extended Cut on Playstation 3 now features anaglyphic and stereoscopic 3D! So whether you have a state-of-the-art 3D TV or a 1970s home cinema system you can enjoy the most gruesome mutant mayhem in 3D! Bring your own popcorn.” said Gary Knight of SEGA.

House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut 3D Screenshots

Experience 3D so real, you’ll still be crying late into the night!  There’s Move support as well as standard DualShock controls, so you’ll place every shot right between the eyes! The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut is due for release October 28th, 2011 in Europe, and October 25th in the United States for Playstation Move for the Playstation 3.

House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut 3D Screenshots

These screenshots are in RED-CYAN anaglyphic 3D. That means you’ll need paper glasses with a red lens and a cyan lens to see them correctly. House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut supports RED-CYAN and GREEN-MAGENTA Anaglyphic 3D as well as active and passive Stereoscopic 3D.

 

 
   
   
 


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