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Shakespeare on Bioshock Infinite

13 Apr

Possession is one of the most useful vigors in Bioshock Infinite and one of the most evocative as you get it for the first time. In fact it shows up as a beautiful ghost woman seducing whoever you use it against, with a strange melodic sound you couldn’t really understand… until now.
The guys at EveryClickCounts discovered that if you play the sound backwards the woman is saying these exact words:

“Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-browed night,

Give me my Romeo. And when I shall die,

Take him and cut him out in little stars,

And he will make the face of heaven so fine

That all the world will be in love with night

And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

Hackers find that F-Zero AX is fully playable within F-Zero GX on GameCube

9 Mar

f-zero ax gx

F-Zero GX is a masterpiece for the GameCube, a great collaboration between SEGA and Nintendo (and the first one, right after SEGA became a third party developer) that leaded to an awesome racing game. The game had also its counterpart in the arcades, indeed there was (and still is, but it is ridiculously rare to find) a cabinet version called F-Zero AX. The two games can exchange save data via GameCube memory cards in order to unlock some extra stuff, but recently, some hackers found that the two versions of the game have something else in common.

People at The Cutting Room Floor, a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games (from debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers), recently discovered that F-Zero GX contains the full version of F-Zero AX, and everybody can access the game through an Action Replay disc.

The unused content was a difficult find, as it was hidden for almost a decade (the GX version was released back in 2003). AX is unlockable in both PAL and NTSC version of the game, but obviously it is a bit buggy and contains some instances of Japanese text.

These are the two codes needed to unlock the arcade game in your GameCube version:



Aliens: Colonial Marines, all the pretty Easter Eggs

17 Feb

Everyone’s talking a lot about last Gearbox‘s title, Aliens: Colonial Marines, we are not here to discuss how bad or how good it is because we think in the end is up to you to judge.
Instead we decided to put together a short video with all the Easter Eggs you can find in game, some related to the Aliens movies, some related to OTHER movies (see: Space Balls) and some not related at all, but still funny and worth to watch.

Have fun!

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time

6 Feb

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time

No, it’s not a new Space Invaders game coming to your iPad or something, The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time is a feature-length documentary film about classic arcade game collecting. It is the story of classic obsession, the second life of games in basements and garages across the US.

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time will take you inside America’s hidden game rooms and into the hearts and minds of those who have made it their mission to enthusiastically preserve these important cultural touchstones.

Why? Because by 1985, video arcades revenue had fallen 97%, so they began to disappear worldwide (apart from Japan, as we said here) and most of the old games were converted or destroyed. A few, packed into warehouses, largely forgotten for another decade.

Luna City Arcade, one of the home game rooms featured in the film.

Luna City Arcade, one of the home game rooms featured in the film.

This documentary seems to be a very good chance to undust some masterpieces from the golden age of arcades, and meet the most hardcore coin-op experts and collectors out there.

The full-lenght film, directed by Jeff Von Ward and featuring lots of die-hard collectors (take a look at them here), should be out around next April and we’re really looking forward to watch it. But for now just enjoy the trailer and check out its website.