[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.]
Gamasutra's alt video game blog GameSetWatch
, rounds up this week's offbeat news, including Pac-Man Halloween costume ideas, Netflix instant streaming on a PS2, a text adventure based on Afghanistan's Maywand District killings, and more.
GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week:
Halloween Costume Ideas: Pac-Man Edition
(pictured) - You don't have to be an Angry Bird for Halloween. Please, don't do that to yourself or your family members. Amazon has plenty of video game-inspired Halloween costumes for sale at its Halloween Shop, including a variety of licensed Pac-Man outfits that are much more dignified in comparison.
Maybe Make Some Change: Realities Of War As A Text Adventure
- Maybe Make Some Change
is a browser-based text adventure based on the Maywand District killings in Afghanistan, in which a group of U.S. army soldiers allegedly formed a "kill team" last year that murdered unarmed Afghans and arranged the scenes to look like insurgent attacks.
Glover 2 Surfaces As Playable Nintendo 64 Prototype
- Much like the SNES before it, the Nintendo 64 was lousy with mascot-based action games, though few were popular enough to warrant sequels. Interactive Studios' Glover
, a 3D platformer starring an anthropomorphic glove, nearly saw an N64 follow-up, but the sequel was scrapped before its existence was widely announced.
Terrific Dating Advice, Courtesy Of Sonic The Hedgehog
- We comb through the weirdest corners of Tumblr to bring you dating advice from Sonic The Hedgehog, a Mega Man x The Nightmare Before Christmas mash-up, a neat pixelated take on Shadow of the Colossus
, and more.
Netflix Instant Streaming On A PS2? Yes You Can
- "Late last night, while poking through a rather... unsavory place on the internet, let's just say... I came across a discovery: a Netflix instant streaming disc for the PS2. Yet instead of being the handiwork of hackers and the like, turns out, it's a very real thing."
IndieCade's Illustrated Notes And A Short Jam
- Following last weekend's IndieCade, we have a series of Gabotron sketches and a short music-jam video capturing the spirit of the independent gaming festival's presentations, panels, and award ceremony.