December 10, 2012

Man Sells Complete Super Nintendo Collection On eBay

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

Chances are that you find oneself on eBay, glancing at bids and offers that makes the mind conjure up the great auctioning question, “Should I bid on this, even knowing good and well I shouldn’t?” Well then, here is an offer that makes the most of that great question.

A gentleman by the eBay username kaisetsuna has provided an auction for which he is selling the complete Super Nintendo collection that was available in the United States, Canada and Mexico, all for the low, low price of $24,999. So for the price of a new Chevrolet Camaro or the tuition for Texas A&M, one can own 721 Super Nintendo games, some with the original boxes and manuals to match. You not only get perennial classics like Super Mario World, Contra 3: The Alien Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time, but also games no one should even dare play, like Skuljagger: Revolt of the Westicans, Lester the Unlikely, and the worst version of Mortal Kombat.

If you want to bid on it yourself, there is a link right HERE that you can take advantage of, and be the first on your block to have more than enough 16-bit, Mode 7 and even Super FX gaming to take advantage for years.


Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Skyrim Giveaway!

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Jesse Lord

Around the Broken Joysticks offices, it’s beginning to look a lot like SKYRIM-mas!

Bethesda were kind enough to send us a Steam code for the retail release of Skyrim, in addition to an extra Xbox 360 DLC code for the Dragonborn DLC, which we’re currently playing through for review purposes.  So we figured we’d take the time right now to pull together a contest of sorts to get these fantastic products into your hands, dear readers.  Here’s what you have to do:

See, we have this twitter acccount, @brokenjoysticks – we’d love for you to follow that account, and then post something to your twitter feed  – @ us – declaring your desire to get the game.  That’s it.  It’s that simple.  It could be something like “I really hope @brokenjoysticks makes my Christmas by giving me Skyrim!” or “@brokenjoysticks is great because I just KNOW they’re going to give me Skyrim this Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa!”  Things like that.  It might make sense, if you have the game already for 360 and are gunning for the Xbox 360 DLC code, to have your tweet reflect as such.  So you could say “I hope to extend my Skyrim experience with Dragonborn DLC thanks to @brokenjoysticks!”  You get the idea.

The contest is open from right…. NOW, until Wednesday evening, 8:00 PM EST December 12th, when we’ll randomly pick two tweets and give the prizes away that evening or the following morning.  So get folllowing, get @ us, and get a game for free!

Happy Holidays!

(Unfortunately, the contest is only open to North American readers, for compatibility purposes with Steam and Xbox 360.  Sorry about that to all of our international readers!)


Dota 2 On Your ipad? It Could Happen Says Valve Boss

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Dota 2, Valve’s upcoming free to play MOBA game has been in closed beta for a while. According to Kotaku we could be enjoying the game on the next generation of tablets if a quote from Gabe Newell is spot on.

Valve tried to get the game running on some current tablets but they weren’t up to the job. Mr.Newell speculates that tablets of the not so distant future will have the horsepower to make Dota 2 run smoothly in the palms of your hands.

“We were working on getting Dota 2 running on some tablets .. That ended up being kind of a disappointment. But the good news is that tablets are getting faster very quickly, so I think we’ll get the kind of performance we want and other game developers want in the near future.”

I wonder what kind of hardware they are testing it on. Perhaps they are using the ipad 4, that is certainly one of the more powerful tablets out there. Then again there is always the quadcore Asus Transformer as well if they are playing with android. We’ll just have to wait and see if this project comes to fruition. Valve is known for playing with various ideas, even if they never pan into commercial products.



Zen Pinball’s ‘Classic’ DLC Lands On XBL This Week

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Zen Studios popular Pinball FX 2 expands with the release of four remastered tables sporting a brand new coat of HD Paint. The Zen Classics Pack includes the following tables: Tesla, Eldorado, Shaman and V12 Rolling. The tables in Zen Pinball 2 are of course known for the colorful graphics, insane interactivity and ability to make you addicted to getting a brand new high score.

Alongside the news that the pack will be available for 800 Microsoft Points this Wednesday Zen Studios also released brief synopsizes of each table which you can read after the jump.

Source: Zen Studios PR
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Super Street Fighter IV and Rochard Coming To PS+

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Two more games have been added to PlayStation Plus in North America. Sony announced that both Super Street Fighter IV and Rochard will be available later today on the PSN Store. Sure SSFIV doesn’t have all of the upgrades that Arcade Edition brought last summer, including the playable Evil Ryu, but it’s a pretty good for free. If you haven’t had a chance to check out one of the fighters that started Capcom’s resurgence then this is your chance!

Super Street Fighter IV and Rochard join the original Bioshock as December’s PSN+ free offerings. Plus is currently available for $14.99 per 3 months or $49.99 for a full year.

Source: IGN


GTA San Andreas Coming To PSN Tomorrow

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Everyone might be talking about the recent reveal of Grand Theft Auto 5 but Rockstar Games takes us back to San Andreas with the release of 2004’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PlayStation Network tomorrow. Originally spotted on the Hong Kong version of the PlayStation Blog, it has now been confirmed for North America with a surprise release date – Tomorrow!

No pricing details as of yet but the majority of PS2 classics are priced at $9.99 USD. Check out the official PS Blogs post below:

“Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 Classic) – The follow-up to Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. This time around, developer Rockstar North and publisher Rockstar take players to the state of San Andreas.”

Source: PS Blog (US) Via Joystiq


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