[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 alt video game blog GameSetWatch, we shared a number of fun stories during the past week, including the release of Zanda: Linked Swords
on iOS, a humorous message to gamers from Jeff Goldblum in The Lost World: Jurassic Park
, and overreactions to the Nintendo 3DS Expandion Slide Pad reveal.
GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week:
Who Needs iOS Zelda When There's Zanda: Linked Swords By Top Best Adult Entertainment?
- Since the chances of Nintendo porting any of its beloved franchises to a rival platform like iOS are next to nil, the closest thing you can get to playing Nintendo-style games is downloading homages and knock-offs from other developers, like Zanda: Linked Swords
Jeff Goldblum With A Message For Gamers
- This is what you seen when you complete The Lost World: Jurassic Park
for the PS1 and Sega Saturn, based upon the movie of the same name obviously. The thing is, he plays no actual role in the game. The producers specifically got one of the film's stars to make a surprise appearance, and what does he do? Insults the player.
Twisted Pixel Gives In To Urges, Finally Makes An All-FMV Game
- Well, it's about time. After screwing around with IGF finalists and critically lauded platformers for the last few years, Twisted Pixel has finally created something that plays to its true strength: full-motion video. The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles
, a DLC extra for The Gunstringer
, is a Western-themed, live-action, Kinect-powered homage to the arcade light gun shooter Mad Dog McCree
. Yes, for real.
At Least Someone Still Cares About The Dreamcast
- Last week was the Dreamcast's 12th birthday here in North America. All day long I scoured the major gaming blogs for some kind of retrospective or remembrance, even just a passing mention, but found nothing. It would seem that no one really cares about Sega's last hurrah anymore, but at least one person still does.
Simraceway Opens Real World Racing Facility, Program
- GameSetWatch contributor Tony Perez-Giese talks with racecar driver Dan Wheldon about Simraceway
, and the online sim's real world racing facility recently opened with the Jim Russell Driving School. Simraceway
releases this fall and is currently recruiting beta users.
Overreactions To 3DS Expansion Slide Pad Reveal
- While there have been some who haven't freaked out about Nintendo's upcoming Expansion Slide Pad/Cradle peripheral for the 3DS, the rest of the internet appears to be losing its mind over the accessory -- and of course, on the already unstable gaming message board NeoGAF, that hysteria has been amplified times a million.