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Best Game of all time announced; other developers give up to save effort, money

Posted in Japan, News, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on March 26, 2009 by reasonjp

Those who share my affinity with wrestling games, and quite a few who don’t should be very excited by this:

The Fire Pro Club is reporting that to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Fire Pro Wrestling (the best series of wrestling games in the history of all things ever), two new games are being entered into the canon. Fire Pro Wrestling Anniversary Collection will pack in ten games from the PC Engine titles up to Super Fire Pro 3 (meh), to Fire Pro X and Fire Pro X Premium(worth the asking price by far) as well as a specially reduxed version of Blazing Tornado (read Fire Pro Arcade) alongside some new video content.

The big deal, though, is Fire Pro HD, which will feature a rebuilt game engine, and online play.

The Collection will be available on Wii later this year, and HD will be on XBLA and PSN on September 9th. We at Gaijingamers compel you to stockpile PSN moneys and MSPoints now, lest by September your credit card details get lost or stolen or something, and at the same time a bizarre mix-up leads to a worldwide shortage of the prepaid cards.

EDIT- Aanndd it was all an elaborate early April fool, apparently. One we here were certainly in on from the start. We’re obviously too smart to be taken in by internet ruses. What?


The Island of Lost Games No.2: プロレス Edition

Posted in Gaming Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by reasonjp

I love pro wrestling. Morality plays involving people pretending to beat each other up in ever more dangerous ways has been a passion of mine for quite a while.


Before, dear reader, you skip this retrospective on wrestling games written by someone with perhaps an unhealthy passion for oiled men in spandex, bear in mind that the recent histories of wrestling and of videogames aren’t dissimilar. Both appeal to similar target audiences in mainly 15-30 males, both caught fire in terms of popularity in the mid 80’s (Rock ‘n’ Wrestling and the Famicom era, respectively) and the late 90’s (Attitude and Playstation) and it has been argued that both have been putting spectacle before substance of late. Stick around, you may learn something. Continue reading

The Good, The Bad and The…は?Saturn Edition (1/2)

Posted in Gaming Rant, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2009 by reasonjp
Last week, I offered a brief retrospective on the Sega Saturn.  A much maligned bit of hardware, it nevertheless had its fair share of great games. It’s these we look at today, alongside what not to get and what will leave you scratching your head in mild confusion (or appreciation at unexpected innovations).

A tough category to pick out only a small handful of titles. The Saturn is most famous for 2D shmups and beat em ups, but there are notable inclusions in other genres too.  Affordability is an important factor here, so Radiant Silvergun and Panzer Dragoon Saga, which both sell at over 20,000 Yen, can be covered by more hardcore collectors. 

Did you know, its not actually made of silver? Traders and shops dont, given the price.
Did you know, it’s not actually made of silver? Traders and shops don’t, given the price.

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