[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.]
There has been a lot of excitement at GameSetWatch recently, what with its newly expanded staff and more frequent updates
, its crossing of the 10,000 post mark last weekend, and a redesign on the way.
The blog has featured plenty of curious items, too, like Treasure's intentions for a Guardian Heroes
sequel, mousepads that double as "luxury wrist pillows", Gradius
X Busou Shinki toys, and a very neat music video that features guests from nearly every video game under the sun.
GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week:
Hudson Soft Now Without Its Master
- As Hudson Soft's longtime mascot/marketing executive Takahashi Meijin announces his departure from the company, GameSetWatch remembers the 16 shot king with a fun video that combines Master Takahashi, beatboxing, and a breakdance routine.
Treasure Inspired By Castle Crashers For Guardian Heroes HD, Wants To Make Sequel
- "Many gamers would much rather see a sequel to a classic title rather than a remake, and apparently a follow-up is what Treasure originally had in mind when it considered returning to the Guardian Heroes
beat'em up it released on Sega Saturn 15 years ago."
Europe Gets 'Sugoi Oppai' Arcana Heart 3 Deluxe Edition
- Examu's all-female 2D fighter Arcana Heart 3
will include a mousepad preorder bonus in Europe that promises to "soothe away your combo-induced aches and pains with her LUXURY WRIST PILLOWS!"
Tumblr Is Endlessly Entertaining
- GameSetWatch's Matthew Hawkins gathers a strange collection of odd gaming images that have recently popped up on Tumblr, including a Super Scope-toting Gundam, a Touhou Project
and Stalin crossover, and one of the strangest pieces of PaRappa the Rapper
Coming Soon, Gradius X Busou Shinki
- Konami is the master of multiple IPs across different mediums in Japan, so it was perhaps only a matter of time that they'd combine Gradius
with Busou Shinki -- a line of toys mixing bishoujo (translated as "beautiful young girl") and machinery.
Countless Video Game Cameos In Goldfish's Amazing Music Video
- "Electronica group Goldfish put out this crazy awesome music video for their single 'We Come Together, paying tribute to dozens of video games like Excitebike, Angry Birds, Metal Gear, Q*Bert, Bomberman, Final Fantasy, and oh my god my head is going to explode from all this."