Sunday Gaming News – 2/12/2012

December 2, 2012

I’m not late. It’s still Sunday. I haven’t rediscovered Diablo III and spent the entire day playing it. Nope. Not at all. This has not happened one bit.

  • The winners of the Second Annual Saxxy Awards have been announced. The awards are for excellence in making Team Fortress 2 videos. The task has been made easier this year thanks to the release of Source Filmmaker. While the final winner won’t be annnounced until December 7, the videos are all up for viewing. My personal favourite is ‘Story of a Sentry’, which explores the unique relationship between an Engineer and his sentry. Here it is:

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  • Cave have announced the Cave Shooting Collection, a ¥24,800 ($290ish AUD) box set that collects together almost all of their Xbox 360 shooters, including both Deathsmiles titles, Akai Katana, Dodonpachi Resurrection, ESPGaluda II, Mushihimesama Futari, Muchi Muchi Pork and even the XBLA-released Guwange. The 360 has been good for Cave fans, and this is a great reward. No word yet on whether it’ll make it beyond Japan, or if it’s region-locked.
  • The crowdfunded handheld console Ouya will soon ship its first dev consoles. The system is running on schedule, and the first units should reach Kickstarter backers soon after they leave the factory on December 28. This is great news for everyone who showed faith in the system.
  • BUY ALL OF THE GBA GAMES! That’s right, all 795 Japanese-released Gameboy Advance games can be yours for just US$5800. That’s not too bad a deal given what buying them all new would have cost. The GBA was the first handheld console I really got into, going through the original “requires a small sun to see the screen” model and then one of the early, front-list SP models before trading up to a DS.