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A Collection of Quirky References Found in Guacamelee! [PS3 and Vita]
As soon as I saw the first images of this game, my love of professional wrestling and lucha libre made it a day one purchase — all these Internet and gaming references I found within are just an extra layer of weirdness that I’m enjoying.
Duke Nukem: Planet of the Babes Advert - PlayStation [June 2000]
I stared at this advert for a couple of seconds after coming across it just trying to figure out whether or not this game was real or not. I’d never heard of it, but my knowledge of PSX games is nothing compared to all the dumb titles I can recall for Nintendo’s system.
Turns out, this game was actually released for the PlayStation system as a sequel to Duke Nukem: Time to Kill, but it went through a slight name change. Apparently, the moniker Planet of the Babes was too similar to a particular movie reboot that was in development and (supposedly) lawyers saddled up and threatened 3D Realms and GT Interactive.
You’d think that they’d be protected under parody laws, but for whatever reasons, the game ended up being shipped as Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes. The developers even went as far to completely drop the Planet of the Apes stylized font as well.
Fun artwork for a game that I only recently became aware due to high praise from several of the gaming podcasts I listen to. I might not have the time to get to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch right now, but that doesn’t mean I cannot appreciate things like this OR even go through and order this on a t-shirt from RedBubble.
Dino Crisis Advert - Sony PlayStation [July 1999]
In another universe, Dino Crisis 6 was released this year. I think I’d much rather live there.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Advert - PlayStation [September 1998]
I’ve beaten this game, I know I’ve beaten this game, I can remember the final boss fight that happens in this game; that’s about it, though.
Nemesis was pretty cool in that Resident Evil: Apocalypse movie, I guess.
Resident Evil: Director’s Cut Advert [Playstation 1997]
I’ll be honest — I’ve never played the original Resident Evil game properly.
The Gamecube remake was one of the first titles I picked up for Nintendo’s system, but I’ve never actually experienced the original entry in the survival horror series in it’s true Playstation glory. I wonder how it still holds up (beyond the terrible “tank” controls that people love to bitch about).
With the release of Resident Evil 6, I thought it’d be fun to make today nothing but Resident Evil posts! Beyond that though, I wanted to give people a heads up about the two console-exclusive special edition packs that are available in stores today as I was completely caught off guard with this release.
In the PS3 exclusive Resident Evil Anthology Set, you get Resident Evil 6 along with digital copies of Resident Evil: Director’s Cut, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil 4 HD, and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition.
In the Xbox 360 exclusive Resident Evil Archives Set, you get Resident Evil 6 along with the film Resident Evil Degeneration and digital copies of Resident Evil 4 HD, Resident Evil CODE Veronica HD, and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition.
Both sets retail for $89.99 but there’s only one actually worth picking up, in my opinion. Not too sure why these things differ so much from one another, but it is what it is. Just something to ponder while you’re at the store.
“Actual PS2 Graphics!” - Playstation Magazine #33 [May 2000]
God, I love covers like this especially when the amazing thing that’s being touted was nothing more than a bold-faced lie. The WCW 2000 game that’s being mentioned here ended up being WCW: Backstage Assault, a title that had one of the worst receptions for a wrestling video game.
WCW as a company might have been cooling down at this time, but EA’s decision to make a wrestling game that didn’t even have a wrestling ring probably had a lot to do with the poor sales. Also, the game was never released for the Playstation 2, only the Nintendo 64 and Playstation AND it looked nothing like the “amazing graphics” you see above.
When I decided to come up with The First 24, I wanted to push myself to write more without necessarily reviewing a game. By only allowing myself to type out what I liked about a title after spending one day with it, I thought that it could lead to some interesting cases where my original words would be completely void once I finished a game. I never once thought about what would happen if I actually beat a title on that first day.
If you’re not already aware of the deals that Playstation Plus has to offer you over Xbox Live, here’s just another example of Sony doing some amazing stuff for their customers. Both Scott Pilgrm vs The World: The Game and Double Dragon Neon were both put out today as free downloads. While Scott Pilgrim was released in August of 2010, the latter is a brand new downloadable title that retails for $9.99.
With things like this, Sony’s making a good argument for killing off my Xbox Gold account.