Exciting announcement from G-mode: the original Hero Must Die is being ported to Switch on October 1 in Japan! The 3D remake has been available internationally for awhile, but the 2D original has been unplayable since feature phone services shut down. http://www.gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/hero/
It’s an experimental RPG where you play as a hero who’s already been killed at the end of his quest. An angel takes pity on him and gives him five more days to finish his affairs; the game has you playing within that time limit to do what you think is best.
There really is no game I need more in the world right now than An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs https://store.steampowered.com/app/1246250/An_Airport_for_Aliens_Currently_Run_by_Dogs/
"Accidental hipsters": a new book showcases the street fashion of seniors in Chinatowns across North America.
> “We were just enamored by these grandmas and grandpas we saw on the street,” [co-author Valerie] Luu said.
> “It would be like a patchwork of different textures, colours and fabrics — sometimes three florals at once or six shades of pink. We were like, ‘Who are they?’
Underreported detail of M2’s new Aleste compilation for PS4/Switch: looks like Amazon accidentally leaked that it’ll include a brand new “GG Aleste 3”, a newly developed sequel actually developed for the Game Gear. May be what M2 plan to announce next week. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08JBG8CCD
Discovered that a Shuji Terayama CD-ROM I bought comes with a Hypercard reproduction of a tarot deck he created with artist Nanami Utsuki. Features the full deck, with descriptions of the unique cards, and tarot-dealing mode.
Aside from the traditional tarot cards, it has a variety of unique cards with themes as out there as Criminal Business Association, Telephone Skills, and Artificial Eye Engineering.
Ginga Force for PC comes out on my birthday? Heck of a present! https://www.gematsu.com/2020/09/ginga-force-for-ps4-pc-launches-september-24-in-the-west
Wow, someone’s actually come up with a technique to fix the horrible smearing that shows up on most SNESes. Takes a hardware mod, bu the results look great. https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=64930
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