Lunchtime Quickies – June 2, 2010


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Lunchtime quickies. Or would that be afternoon delight?

And that’s that. Now, links.

  • (Game Informer) Behold, an enormous Gears of War 3 art and screen gallery. I wish I had more to say on this, but quite frankly, I’m not a Gears fan. But some of you might be! And so here’s a bunch of screenshots and art!
  • (Andria Sang) Ever wanted to sling some bears? Square-Enix will be granting your wishes with their downloadable WiiWare game, Kumanage. Described by Square-Enix as a "throwing action game," the game is set in a mysterious picture book which is in turn in an old mansion, and you’ll be using the Wiimote for – wait for it – throwing paper bears. In one version it’s to collect candy; in the other, to protect a blue gem or gems. Yeah, I don’t know either. But it’s got an ESRB rating, so presumably this is coming to the US too.
  • (Destructoid) Ubisoft hasn’t even gotten Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood out the door yet, and their UbiWorkshop Twitter account – which is a verified account, so yes, it’s the real deal – is already teasing what may be Assassin’s Creed 3 – or at the very least, some other AC game. Egypt? Yeah, I’d take that.
  • (Broke My Controller) Capcom filed a trademark for Zombie Cafe. Again with the "yeah, I don’t know." Capcom is really fascinated with zombies! But imagine the possibilities. Jill Valentine serving up not hot lead, but delicious brain stew? Frank West covering not wars, but the bar? The possibilities are endless, my friends. Feel free to speculate in the comments.
  • A late addition! (Inside MGC) A lot of achievements just seem kind of grindy. Kill 20 of X, do 20 of Y, finish all of Z. Crackdown 2 isn’t an exception – it certainly has its share of grindy achievements – but some of these are just fantastic. "In Plain Sight" and "The Closer?" Someone’s a USA fan. "Co-op Keepy-Up: Pass a vehicle back and forth between Agents 3x using UV shotguns. Vehicle must not hit the ground." Sounds like vehicle volleyball! My personal favorite, though? "Yippee-Kai-Yay: Drive an Agency SUV into an airborne helicopter."

About PhilU

Phil, better known as Stop from The Stoppable Force, has been blogging since 1999 and gaming for even longer than that. He is avidly polygamerous, splitting his time between a PC, PS3, PSP, and DSi, with a Dreamcast and an SNES hooked up and ready to go. (Resquiescat in pace, Xbox 360.) He is a fan of MMOs, JRPGs, action-adventure games, and is terrible at first-person shooters. Phil will talk your ear off about the Shin Megami Tensei series if you let him. Phil will be your friend on the PSN if you like – his PSN username is PhilCharisma.