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Best of GameSetWatch: From Limbo To Transfarring

Gamasutra's sister site, alt.video game blog GameSetWatch, rounds up this week's offbeat titles and news, including a possible PC port for Limbo and a hiarious opinion piece on "Transfarring".

Eric Caoili

June 8, 2011

2 Min Read

[Every week GameSetWatch editor-in-chief Eric Caoili rounds up the latest news/media for obscure and offbeat games from Gamasutra's sister site and alternative video game blog.] As E3 news and media floods the internet, GameSetWatch spends some time examining items like Konami's "Transfarring" technology, Kinect Fun Labs used on a cat, a possible PC port for acclaimed puzzle platformer Limbo, and a neat Game Boy demake for Curse of Monkey Island. GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week: Kinect Fun Labs Ruined My Cat - Microsoft's Kinect peripheral finally has a killer app. It's not Dance Central. It's not Adrenaline Misfits. It's Kinect Fun Labs, a free utility compilation that, among other things, allows users to scan inanimate objects and bring them to life with a set of googly eyes. IGF Mobile Winner Announces Amoebattle For DSiWare - Intrinsic Games, which took home IGF Mobile's Next Great Mobile Game award a couple years ago for curious platformer Divergent Shift, announced its next project: a real-time strategy game starring "an army of witless but lovable single-celled organisms". Curse Of Monkey Island As A Game Boy Demake - We already saw a partial demake for The Curse of Monkey Island last year when a fellow transformed the adventure game's cartoonish look into a style that more resembled older Monkey Island games, but this mock-up gives us an even more lower fidelity experience. Opinion: On Transfarring - E3 hasn't even started, and already the world has been rocked to its mantle by an hour-long barrage of announcements from Japanese games publisher Konami. Konami spent at least half of the presentation talking up its new "Transfarring" technology, which promises to change video gaming forever and make the world a better, cleaner, safer place. Behind The Scenes Of Super Mario Bros The Movie - Name any movie that the majority believes to be utter nonsense or flat-out garbage and it's almost guaranteed to have a small but passionate band of defenders. One such example is Nintendo's failed motion picture venture, Super Mario Bros: The Movie. Limbo Likely Coming To PC - If you've been waiting for Playdead Studios to release its acclaimed XBLA puzzle-platformer Limbo to PC, there are signs that the Independent Games Festival award winner (Technical Excellence, Excellence in Visual Art) will release to the platform soon!

About the Author(s)

Eric Caoili

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Eric Caoili currently serves as a news editor for Gamasutra, and has helmed numerous other UBM Techweb Game Network sites all now long-dead, including GameSetWatch. He is also co-editor for beloved handheld gaming blog Tiny Cartridge, and has contributed to Joystiq, Winamp, GamePro, and 4 Color Rebellion.

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