Chris Cerami

Diary of the Dead Review

Diary of the Dead Review Genre: Horror Director: George A. Romero Running Time: 95 minutes Available at: Madman online store ($29.95) – BUY NOW Overview: If you’ve ever even heard of zombies, then there is one man who is largely to thank. George A. Romero pretty much single-handedly brought the flesh-eating dead into popular culture with his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, and decades la...

Akira Kurosawa Collection Review

Akira Kurosawa Samurai Classics Collection Review Genre: Foreign, Black and White, Historical Fiction, Action Directed by: Akira Kurosawa Starring: Mifune Toshiro, Shimura Takashi, Kato Daisuke, Chiaki Minoru, Fujiwara Kamatari, Tsuchiya Yoshio Run Time: 207 min. (Seven Samurai) 138 min. (Hidden Fortress) 110 min. (Yojimbo) 96 min. (Sanjuro) 551 min. (total) Available for purchase at: Madman Store...

SHMUSICUP is now out of Beta

SHMUSICUP, the rhythm-inspired shoot em up from Tzai Entertainment, has received quite a bit of attention lately for its custom soundtracks, music based bullet patterns, and all around badassery. That makes it even more exciting to finally announce that today SHMUSICUP has finally left its beta stage and is out for full release. Players who pre-ordered the game can download the PC client here and ...

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury – XBLA Review

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury Developer: Treasure Publisher: D3 Publisher Genre: Bullet Hell, Shoot ’em Up Price: 800 MS Points Platform: Xbox Live Arcade Bangai-O started out on the Nintendo 64 in its home country of Japan, before reaching foreign shores on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000 and 2001 depending on your region of choice. The game has since become somewhat of a cult classic, which isn’t a...

Two Tribes Interview – Potato Sack Aftermath

As a follow up to all of the excitement surrounding the Portal 2 ARG that led up the release of the game, we had a chance to talk to Two Tribes, developers of two of the games in the Potato Sack of indie games. Those games were Toki Tori and Rush, two great games from the puzzle genre. The following is what Two Tribes had to say about their involvement in the Portal ARG and all the spuddy goodness...

Red Fly Studio Interview – Of Mushrooms and Mjolnir

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a few of the folks over at Red Fly Studio of Austin, Texas about their work on franchises like Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Thor, and especially the team’s original IP: Mushroom Men. The following is the exchange between myself (CC), Chad Barron (CB), and James Clarendon (JC). Chris Cerami:  I’d like to thank you guys for taking the time to answer some...

SHMUSICUP Released for Download and Upgraded

Tzai Entertainment has announced today that SHMUSICUP, their rhythm driven shoot ’em up, is now available for download onto PCs. While the game is still in its beta release, there are several enhancements that this downloadable version includes over its browser-based counterpart. First of all, the game now supports tons of file types instead of only MP3. In case you aren’t familiar wit...

Tiny MAME Arcade Cabinet is both functional and adorable

While handheld gaming has arguably improved over the last few decades, this is perhaps one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. YouTube user 33Bender has uploaded a video of his creation, a 1/8th scale arcade cabinet loaded up with a MAME emulator. MAME, or Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, is a type of software that allows users to run arcade games and has allowed DIY types all over ...

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury releases on XBLA, as crazy as ever

I think the above screenshot describes Bangai-O better than words can. Actually, I thought of some words that might do the trick: “Lots. Of. Missiles.”, yeah that does it. For anyone who hasn’t played Bangai-O, it may look overwhelming. Anyone who has played Bangai-O knows that it absolutely is overwhelming, but that’s the fun part. Originally developed by legendary studio ...

G4 crashes helicopter into house, denies damage

G4 was at one time, very long ago, known as a television channel for gamers. Those days, however, have long since past and the network is now plagued with hour long marathons of reality tv like Cops, Cheaters, and Campus PD (cops for drunken college students). If you’re lucky, you might catch Star Trek Next Generation, but rarely will you see any quality programing relating to games anymore....

Too Human trilogy might be completed

Remember Too Human? If you answered yes, it might be because the game had a comically long development cycle, with 9 years between its 1999 announcement and its eventual 2008 release. During its long, long development hell, developer Silicon Knights switched platforms twice, moving from the Playstation to the Gamecube and finally to the Xbox 360. What’s even more interesting in hindsight is ...

Ocarina of Time 3D gets new trailer on Nintendo Channel

While some gamers may have been disappointed that the 3DS remake of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time didn’t make it in time for the new portable’s launch, the gap is closing between now and the game’s June release date. With about six weeks to go until release, now seems to be about the time that Nintendo is going to kick its marketing into full gear, ensuring maximum hype for th...

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