Hatsune Miku Project Diva f is a killer deal at that price! It’s on sale this weekend as part of a “heroine” themed Flash Sale in North America, along with a bit of other cool Vita stuff like the PSOne Classics version of Resident Evil 3 ($1.49), and good stuff on PS3 like Project Diva F ($20), Bayonetta ($8), Portal 2 ($5), and Skullgirls Encore. ($5)
In this proof of concept video, Smealum demonstrates that his imported New 3DS can still be modified to run his unreleased homebrew launcher. For those of you who haven’t followed these developments, the French coder intended to launch a Homebrew Channel for the original 3DS but delayed the release to ensure its compatibility with Nintendo’s new hardware. His hack is particularly interesting because it’s purportedly incapable of loading pirated 3DS games.
Smealum notes, “Unfortunately, this [demonstration] was the easy part, and getting everything else running will be insanely tedious and take a fair amount of time (a few weeks, by my estimate). So essentially, this is a nice step forward; we’re still on track, and things are looking positive! But we’re not quite there yet, so sit tight.”
Too many for one hug! SOTA Toys is offering a bundle of five Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley toys. $90 gets you a chicken, an egg/chick, a cow, a dog in a red bandanna, and a panda. You’ve got to be like the Farm King to raise pandas.
You save $20 by buying them together versus separately, but if you just want one you can do that.
You can also get the dog for free by buying the game from Natsume, or you can upgrade to the Premium Edition and get an exclusive bunny. And GameStop has its own version of the dog.
The collar of my shirt is damp from these tears of joy streaming down my face. This is me right now. There is a new Crying song out, and it’s the freakin’ weekend, and I have no obligations for the next couple days other than kickin’ it with my boo, and real talk, I can’t tell you how much I needed all of this at this point in my life right now. Everything is coming up Eric.
I have a handsome cat named Hemingway on my lap as I’m typing this. I am petting him and telling him that Crying is preparing to put out a double LP — featuring seven remastered tracks from last year’s Get Olde along with six new songs — on November 18. I mentioned to him that there will be a physical release on Vinyl and CD, up for preorder here. He’s purring.
In a minute, I will pick up Hemingway and excite him with tales of Crying’s tour around the country over the next couple of months. He’ll ask, “But how come they’re not playing anywhere near us in Cincinnati?” I’ll say, “Silly cat, that doesn’t even matter. They’ll make it here one day.” And I’ll spin Hemingway around while I’m cradling him, which he never likes, but he will make an exception this time because he knows we are having a special moment.
Pokemon’s about to get real, real creepy, y’all— creepier than even Creepy Black. The Pokemon Company has collaborated with horror manga artist Junji Ito, who you may know from That One Comic About People Obsessed with People-Shaped Holes in a Mountain and every other unsettling Japanese comic you’ve seen online. The collaboration is called “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.”
The Pokemon Company released one preview image in the form of a phone wallpaper, above, featuring the world’s most menacing Banette. They’re also giving t-shirts out in Japan featuring the image, for people who need more personal space, I guess.
"Whether you’re creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there’s no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived."
I mean, it hasn’t— it doesn’t come out until November 21— but, like, it will arrive soon. And it sounds P cool! A board game mode sounds like a nice way to emphasize the local multiplayer benefits of a console version.
The Wii U version also has a Zael trophy from The Last Story! It also looks like the twins from Fatal Frame 2 are in the home console game?
TinyCast 46! The full group returns to share our initial thoughts and impressions of the New 3DS now that import units are coming in. We also talk about the eShop’s march toward modernity, the PlayStation TV’s launch, Pokemon demos, and recent games JC has played (Pix the Cat and Vib-Ribbon).
Club Tiny members: don’t forget to also listen to our latest TinyCast Downloads episode, "Booty Puzzles"!
Nintendo has put out three Halloween-themed themes for the 3DS in Japan — I’m guessing these will make it to the West soon, too. The skins feature Link, Animal Crossing's PumpKing/Jack, and a black cat, with lots of orange/purple and spooky tunes. Credit to GoNintendo for the video links!
Nintendo is really going to bankrupt a lot of completionists out there with its themes and cover plates..
Rad Arremer news now, as Nintendo reveals release dates for Demon’s Crest on Wii U and Gargoyle’s Quest 2 on both 3DS and Wii U. These hard-to-find spinoffs of the Ghosts ‘n Goblins games are both dang cool, with Gargoyle’s Quest 2 blending classic RPG style and 2D Hella Capcom action, and Demon’s Crest leaning more to the action side with a bit of RPG stuff.
Halloween gear for Nintendo fans and psycho killers ⊟
Hoping to dress up as your favorite Nintendo character this halloween? But you’d also like to go on a killing spree if possible? No worries, the two plans don’t need to be mutually exclusive, thanks to these frightening Link masks (via Dorkly) and Mario hoodies (via Nadia Oxford). I’m not sure where you can buy them, though. This might be one of those things where they acquire you.
Korg DSN-12 out October 23 and looks frickin’ cool ⊟
I don’t understand synthesizers or oscilloscopes, but it turns out I really like looking at them. Korg DSN-12 simulates an analogue synth with what it claim’s is the world’s first 3D oscilloscope display, which visualizes the sound of the 12 monophonic synths on the top screen of the 3DS. Man, I could watch waveforms dance around for hours. That was one of the best things about grad school for me.