[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.]
Over at our recently resdesigned alt video game blog GameSetWatch, we shared a number of fun stories during the past week, including an online Puzzle Bobble
released in Korea with social gaming elements, an expensive-looking Transformers pinball trailer, and more.
GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week:
Puzzle Bobble Online Goes Live in Korea
- Created in cooperation with Korean online gaming service provider Neowiz, Puzzle Bobble Online
mixes Puzzle Bobble
's color-matching gameplay with a variety of social gaming elements. Players can join guilds and participate in score challenges, among other features.
The Digital Game Museum Makes An Appearance At PAX
- Dedicated to the preservation of gaming's past, The Digital Game Museum brought its neat travelling showcase to PAX Prime this year, offering interested gamers a look into the history of the adventure genre, with plenty of early artifacts on display.
Classic Konami Intros Given The HD Treatment
- YouTube user rickonami hs produced several awesome HD versions of intros from classic Konami games like Gradius
. They're quite classy; the polygons are expertly rendered to retain the look and feel of the original sprites.
Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, And Puyo Cases For Your iPhone 4
(pictured) - Because so many diehard Sega fans are happy to spend all their money in the pursuit of having everything they own be a tribute to its systems, and because companies are just as happy to take advantage of that weakness, we now have these iPhone 4 cases.
Machinarium Slated For iPad 2s On Sept. 8
- Amanita Design's visually distinct point-and-click adventure game Machinarium
, winner of the Independent Game Festival's Excellence In Visual Design award, was submitted to Apple's approval group earlier this week and will release for iPad 2s on September 8 if that process goes smoothly.
Stern's New Transformers Pinball Machine Has a Fittingly Slick Trailer
- The new Transformers movies aren't the highest quality offerings (neither are some of the franchise's games), but perhaps Stern's upcoming pinball table will redeem the robots in disguise -- the company even put together this excellent trailer for the Transformers machine.