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Playstation – 20th Anniversary

Happy birthday Playstation! It has been 20 years since the Playstation brand was created. Ever since then, Sony has continued to make amazing consoles, rivaling Nintendo, and even Sega (back when they made consoles).

To celebrate this date, Sony has released a custom grey PS4, that has the same colour scheme as the original Playstation.

I would just like to say, Happy Birthday Playstation! I hope we get to play PS consoles and games for years to come!

JSJ

Stumbled Across at Pax East: Johan Sebastian Joust is Awesome

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We had a chance to run into an epic game of Johan Sebastian Joust during our time at PAX East.

Johann Sebastian Joust is a no-graphics, digitally-enabled playground game designed for motion controllers.

The goal is to be the last player remaining. When the music — J.S. Bach’s ‌Brandenburg Concertos — plays in slow-motion, the controllers are extremely sensitive to movement. When the music speeds up, the threshold becomes less strict, giving the players a small window to dash at their opponents. If your controller is ever moved beyond the allowable threshold, you’re out! Try to jostle your opponents’ controllers while protecting your own.

J.S. Joust is coming to PlayStation 3 & 4 and Home Computers soon as a part of the Sportsfriends compendium.

Features

  • Simple physical fun for players of all kinds
  • No screen needed! Players look at one another
  • Support for up to 7 players – perfect for parties!
  • A variety of different game modes
  • Open-ended rules that encourage “house rules”

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Retron 5

Overheard at PAX: Hyperkin Ready to Launch Retron 5

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While walking the floor at PAX East 2014, we got a chance to talk to Hyperkin about their plans for the Retron 5.  The system might be one of the most highly anticipated third-party systems in recent memory.  Why?  Because you can throw in your NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicon, and GBA games.  You can also plug in Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy cartridges too.  At an anticipated price-range in the $100, this is a must-buy.

When we spoke to a representative at their booth, we were told that they missed launch in December because of production malfunctions.  Specifically, about 80% of their Famicom pins were DOA.  Famicom might be the least-used feature of the new system when it launches, but they refuse to launch a defective product in any regard.  We can respect this, so the wait will be worth it.

Hyperkin Booth

When we asked for a launch date, we were told they have, “10,000 units on the boat on their way right now”. Hyperkin was unsure of how long US Customs will take to process the pallets.

This is just the nature of the beast when it comes to outsourcing a product with many different overseas suppliers and manufacturers.  As a side note:  To preserve their integrity, Hyperkin mentioned they will never announce a hard launch-date again.

Anticipated launch?  They told us sometime in May.  We look forward to it!

The full outfit

NYCC ’13 – Our Spaceballs Cosplay

For New York Comic Con this year, we wanted to go as something completely obscure. One of our favorite movies has always been Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs”. If you’re unfamiliar with Spaceballs, then you owe it to yourself to check it out! It’s a spoof of Star Wars; starring Rick Moranis, John Candy, Bill Pullman, and Mel Brooks. There are many memorable quotes and moments in this movie that are extremely funny.

Spaceballs!

The Inspiration

Now, we knew wanted to go as one of the Spaceball soldiers. Mainly because we haven’t seen this done too many times before (only on the web), and it seemed fun to try. The gigantic helmets are hilarious and we knew we wanted to re-create them. However, we hit a few snags with development, and got started somewhat late, so we weren’t sure if recreating the armor was going to be do-able this time around. The next best thing? Be one of the guys who got their uniforms stolen by the main characters during one of the end scenes! We would be able to create one of the helmets, but only have to wear underwear, boots, and gloves.

These particular characters only received about 5-10 seconds of screen-time! Surely, this is obscure enough!  However, not obscure enough to where no one remembers the scene!  Perfect!

"Hey! Those are the guys who stole our uniforms!" "Yeah! And beat the shit out of us, too!"
“Hey! Those are the guys who stole our uniforms!”
“Yeah! And beat the shit out of us, too!”

The Helmets

For the helmets, we used a large plastic lamp dome that is made for outdoor use. Think of the lamp-posts that you see in parks or downtown areas. These can be found at Lowe’s, or various places on the internet.

The dome how it arrived.
The dome how it arrived

Once we dug the domes out of their boxes, we had to make sure we …

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NYCC 13 – Random Videos!

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Comic Con this year was a blast! Before we compile everything we have into a giant montage, here are a few one-offs that we took that we thought were interesting:

They were selling Ocarina’s modeled after the Zelda game, then busted into song:

 

Jason David Frank loves his fans

 

And the fans love him

 

And finally, everyone knows how to entertain themselves

 

 

There will be more to come! Including Cosplay pictures and a wrap-up edited video!