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This Week In Console Digital Download: From D&D To Upbot

This week, Gamasutra rounds up the titles released for the major console and portable digital delivery services includes Dungeons & Dragons on XBLA, Upbot Goes Up on Xbox Live Indie Games and more.

Ryan Langley, Blogger

May 25, 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.] There has been a lot of excitement at GameSetWatch recently, what with its newly expanded staff and more frequent updates, its crossing of the 5,000 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 fanart yet. 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."

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