Let’s be honest here. As far as gaming has come in recent years to making ideas about playing as realistic humanoids who are less top-heavy and more interested in telling a good story, there’ll always be a Japanese studio leering around the corner, ready to throw something decidedly insane into that mix. And buddy, it doesn't get more crazy than Senran Kagura series which has three new games on the way.
Times are changing, and with it age old traditions. Take weddings for example. The holy union of man and wife/man and man/woman and woman/man and that sexy hole in the wall is giving way to legal partnerships and unions. What a wedding needs in order to survive, is some magic. Which is what this union had bucket-loads of.
By Erwin Kempff
March has come and gone, and it’s time again for the random draw on the Lazygamer.net Superbru rugby prediction pool. One super bru has won himself a free copy of BioShock: Infinite on the platform of his choice.
In life, there is one constant, and that’s that Lego will always remain awesome. Sure, the stuff may be the same price as a small African nation these days, but there’s no denying that the Danish blocks will always be there to get the creative juices rolling, or find a way to embed a 4x2 piece in your foot late at night. And now, Lego has combined with those heroes in a half shell. LEGO POWER!
Of the world, says the trailer - though it could be the beginning of the end of Ninja Gaiden as we know it. the legendarily brutal hack and slash has been reworked for its 3rd game - and has taken a decidedly more realistic turn.
Well, as realistic as modern ninjas can be, really.
The upcoming ultra-violent Ninja Gaiden 3 is shaping up nicely, blending unbelievable carnage with super cool shinobi skills. Team Ninja has already confirmed that the PS3 version will feature move functionality, meaning that we’ll actually get to go through the motions of swinging a blade on a hapless henchman, but as for the Xbox 360?
Looks like the Kinect will be gathering some dust when the adventure rolls around, but it’s not as if Team Ninja didn’t try to make use of the hands-free device.
If you played the first Red Steel Game on the Wii you probably would have beenÂ â€“ like I was â€“ bitterly disappointed. It was meant to be the first game that got motion-controlled swordplay right. It failed, miserably. A lot of that had to do with the Wii itself â€“ The Wiimote wasnâ€™t anywhere near as accurate as Nintendo promised it would be, leading to Red Steel â€“ and many other Wii titles â€“ being a silly wagglefest.Along came the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus, which as proven by Wii Sports Resort does allow for a much greater degree of control. Red Steel 2 represents a second chance for Ubisoft. Have they capitlised on the opportunity, or is Red Steel 2 set to flounder, much like its forebear?
Custom avatars are great. They allow you to express your persona visually, serving as a representation of self. While blog websites such as this one donâ€™t have any intrinsic means of avatar support, there are mystical internet methods of getting around it.Many of our readers are veritable internet ninjas - and already have custom avatars - others are perhaps a little less internet savvy, and have asked just how itâ€™s done. If youâ€™re a regular reader (and commenter) on the site and would like to add a little custom flavour to your comments, hit the jump to find out how.
Whilst sipping my coffee and eating my cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, of course) I came across a post by MooDy on the local Xbox 360 forums. It details what, according to the accompanying press release, is the countryâ€™s first ever conviction of a video game pirate.
The brigand in question, one Muhammed Baber, ran â€œGame Zone,â€ a videogame store in the uShaka Marine World in Durban. We say â€œranâ€ because after a raid on the store orchestrated by the Department of Trade and Industry and SAFACT, the dastardly buccaneerâ€™s digital contraband â€“ primarily PC games - has been confiscated. In addition to that, heâ€™s been sentenced to 1 years imprisonment or a R20 000 fine â€“ Unfortunately, it seems walking the plank is no longer a suitable punishment.
This sets a precedent for the country, and will hopefully go some ways to eradicating those awful third-rate copies from flea markets and the like.
We at Lazygamer abhor, deplore, despise and detest piracy and those that propagate it. We donâ€™t really have any issues with the piratesâ€™ busty, buxom wenches though.
The ninjas among you are welcome to let us know what fate you would have befall your mortal pirate enemies.
As for you pirates? Leave your wenches at the door and start running â€“ weâ€™re coming for you.
Ars Technica have a a resident ninja mole who dishes out console industry inside news. While rumours of PS3 price cuts have been circling the internet since roughly the dawn of time, this particular ninja spy tends to get things right. And this time, the mole is saying that a PS3 price cut is indeed on the cards.According to this particular Shinobi, both Sonyâ€™s PS3 and Microsoftâ€™s Xbox 360 are headed for some overhauls in the run-up to the holiday season.
We surmised recently that PSN was the superior platform, on account of its Ninja costumes for home avatars. Some of you said that the inclusion of pirates on Xbox Live would level the playing field. Well, itâ€™s time to put that test, as Xbox Live avatars will indeed be getting pirate costumes.A shameless marketing tie-in with Capcomâ€™s Pirate-themed RTS Age of Booty, the costumes will be available on March 25th.Â Of course, Ninjas are still way cooler than Pirates â€“ so as far as Iâ€™m concerned the PSN still trumps it.Source : KotakuFor reasons why Ninjas>Pirates, hit the jump!
CydoniaX, community manager for Home has announced that from February 12th, Ninja outfits will be available to purchase from the Mall. Whilst no price has yet been announced it doesnâ€™t really matter. Itâ€™s ninja suits!To celebrate the arrival of Japanâ€™s notorious masters of espionage, theyâ€™ll be holding a contest. "On February 13th, weâ€™ll be holding an event called I Love Ninjas," said CydoniaX"The first instance of the brand-new community-named Home hang-out space, the Gamerâ€™s Lounge, to be completely filled with people in ninja costumes (or a reasonable facsimile using all-black clothing items in your inventory) that we see will win vouchers for SOCOM and Warhawk to celebrate the upcoming spaces." Ninja suits AND free stuff?In related news, Xbox Live Avatars will be getting some new outfits to celebrate St Valentines Day â€“ A fancy formal suit for the gents, and a red dress for the ladies. Whilst free, theyâ€™re still not ninja suits.As far as Iâ€™m concerned, the inclusion of Shinobi in Home settles the debate once and for all â€“ PSN is vastly superior to Xbox Live. It has ninjas.Source : PSN Blog