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Video Game News from November 2007






We are beginning work on the LB The Simpsons Game Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Wii, PS2, PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

Per usual, you can check in on our growing guide as it's being written. Enjoy!

LB The Simpsons Game Game Guide.



Update: For those who need The Simpsons Game help beyond the current scope of the guide, please post your questions in our The Simpsons Game Help Thread in our forums.

Posted by Lunabean on November 1, 2007 3:48 PM | | Comments (584)

Filed Under: Lunabean


Yes, I used "teh awesom0rz," deal with it. And, deal with how great Lunabeanies Dane (Phoenix Wright) and Paratroopa (Dead Rising) looked at their Halloween Party!

See all the pics here.

Posted by Jeremy on November 1, 2007 4:09 PM | | Comments (0)


Filed Under: General Gaming

Child's Play, the charity brought to us by the Penny Arcade team, has officially kicked off its fifth year and is asking the gaming community to donate toys, games, books, and cash to children in 45 hospitals around the world.



If you can spare a few dollars, it's quite the simple process. Either donate directly to Child's Play via Paypal, or select a hospital to view its Amazon "Wish List", then purchase whatever you want from it.

Child's Play raised more than US$1,000,000 last year. Help them break that this year.

Posted by Lunabean on November 2, 2007 2:37 PM | | Comments (0)


I just realized I never posted about the completion of our super awesome Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Walkthrough and Strategy Guide.

Whether you're trying to track down the Ghost Ship, or defeat Bellum, this guide will get you through it! Oh, and it contains the locations of ALL Gems, ALL Heart Containers, and ALL Treasure Maps. BooYa!

Game Guide: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Posted by Lunabean on November 5, 2007 10:03 AM | | Comments (26)


Great chart by the Penny Arcade team.



It reminds me of the time a friend of mine, who is a very active mommy, sent me an "action alert" about the video game 25 to Life. The media got itself into a tizzy about the title, as it allowed thugs to kill cops, but sold about two copies to actual gamers.

These scenarios always make me wonder who it is that is uncomfortably fascinated by violence. Is it the gamers, or is it the media in its never-ending quest for ratings?

Head here for the complete comic

Posted by Lunabean on November 5, 2007 3:29 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Nintendo | Nintendo Wii

The title says it all:



Posted by Lunabean on November 5, 2007 3:56 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: General Gaming | PS2 | PS3 | Sony | Xbox | Xbox 360

The kids of South Park have played their fair share of video games, and tonight they will be taking on Guitar Hero in an episode oh so creatively titled Guitar Queer-O.

According to the Comedy Central Press Release, Stan's superior Guitar Hero skills damage his relationship with Kyle when Stan realizes he'd be more successful with another partner.

As long as we don't see a return of Eric's World of Warcraft poop bucket, I'm all sorts of excited.



On another note, those of you who are looking forward to the release of Rock Star (and who isn't), stop by your local Best Buy for a chance to play it in store. Jer and I had some fun yesterday at our local Best Buy, and I, apparently, have some pretty rockin' drum skills. Pretty soon I'll have to ditch Jer and seek out a new partner. Of course, I'll wait and see how it all works out for Stan and Kyle tonight before making any decisions.

Obsessed with the Guitar Hero video game, Stan and Kyle make a great team and score record points when they play. Stan realizes he has the potential for enormous success if he plays with another partner. He and Kyle break up but, without his friend, Stan quickly folds under the pressure of being a rockstar.
Posted by Lunabean on November 7, 2007 2:47 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: General Gaming

Have US$9,000? Want to blow it on 30+ years and 1,768 pieces of video game nostalgia? Then I have an eBay auction for you!

Check out the auction here.




The consoles: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Lynx, Coleco ColecoVision, Coleco Gemini, Coleco Telstar, Commodore 64/128, GCE Vectrex, Mattel Aquarius, Mattel Intellivision, Mattel Odyssey 2, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Xbox 360, APF TV Fun, Miscellaneous Handheld Games, Miscellaneous PC Games, SC Eight Thousand, Sega Pods, Miscellaneous TV Games, NEC Turbo Duo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo NES, Nintendo Nintendo 64, Nintendo Super NES, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo Wii, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, SNK Neo Geo, SNK Neo Geo Pocket, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Texas Instruments TI 99/4A, VM Labs Nuon.

The games: I can't begin to list them all, and eBay doesn't have the space, so check it all out here, http://videogames.neocurve.com/list.aspx.

I have to say, I am intrigued by the extremely rare Christmas version of NiGHTS. Too bad it would take $9,000 (plus $1500 in shipping costs) to get my hands on it.

Finally, it's worth pointing out that there's no PS3 on the block. Did this person never buy one, or do they love it so much they just can't part with it. I have my suspicions that the console never made it into the family.

Posted by Lunabean on November 8, 2007 9:18 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Lunabean


Longtime Lunabean friend, Lizking, today posted some great renderings he made using Garry's mod. I don't pretend to know how he did it, I just enjoy the results of his labor.

See fruits of Lizking's labor

Posted by Jeremy on November 12, 2007 5:47 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Video Game Videos


I am so in awe right now. Shock and awe? Sure, why not. You see, I just watched the above clip of NBC's Life where the evidence needed to help find a killer (I presume) is somehow locked inside an Xbox.

And how would one get to that evidence? One must get to "Level 10" of Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, a game which doesn't have such "levels", whereupon a magical screen appears showing tons of files. I truly enjoyed the Papyrus font text, "You Reached Level 6," et al.

Seriously? I am so tired of stupid NBC shows using tired video game stereotypes, like "levels" and "points", to forward their plots (see any recent episode of SVU). Or, wait, do I love it? Yes, the ridiculousness of it is appealing.

And, really, if lives were at stake and they needed to get through the game they should have just used the LB PoP: Two Thrones Walkthrough.

Better yet, detectives across the country who are experiencing a rash of locked evidence hidden inside video games and criminals following the plots of video games should really just get the LunaPass. It'd save them some money.

Hat tip to Joystiq

Posted by Jeremy on November 13, 2007 11:26 AM | | Comments (1)

Filed Under: Xbox | Xbox 360


On November 15 Xbox Live will turn five. They grow up so fast *tears*.

To celebrate, Microsoft is holding all sorts of events.

Of particular interest to me is the Play and Win Sweepstakes.

In addition, Microsoft has announced that for 48 hours beginning at 12:01 am on Nov. 15th, gamers can download Carcassonne for free AND that it will be giving 500 MS points to anybody who joined Xbox Live in 2002 (that's me!).

Want some more excitement? Hold on to your hats! Original Xbox games will be available for download beginning on Dec. 4. The titles mentioned so far: Halo, Psychonauts, Crimson Skies, and Fable. Each of these games will cost 1,200 MS points ($15).

Now is that a birthday celebration or what?


Posted by Jeremy on November 13, 2007 11:57 AM | | Comments (0)


We are beginning work on the LB Super Mario Galaxy Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Nintendo Wii.

Per usual, you can check in on our growing guide as it's being written. Enjoy!

LB Game Guide: LB Super Mario Galaxy Walkthrough and Strategy Guide.

Update: For those who need Super Mario Galaxy help beyond the current scope of the walkthrough, please post your questions in our Super Mario Galaxy Help Thread in our forums.

Posted by Lunabean on November 14, 2007 9:33 AM | | Comments (1)


Filed Under: Nintendo


Hey, look, it's the main stream media covering video games. Crazy, I know.

This piece on ABCNews.com is a good, if basic, look back at the history of everybody's favorite Italian plumber and Shigeru Miyamoto, the designer behind Mario, and current President of Nintendo.

And, in case you didn't grow up in the 80's, I embedded a Mario commercial so that you can see the awesomeness that was that decade.


Posted by Jeremy on November 14, 2007 10:53 AM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Nintendo | Nintendo Wii

The BBC is reporting that getting a Wii this Holiday season will be quite difficult.

Although Nintendo has upped production, it still cannot meet global demand. To help the Queen's people find the console some industrious people have set up http://wii-consoles.co.uk/.

For those of you in the States who are looking for it, you can try this Wii locator.

Good luck out there!

Posted by Jeremy on November 14, 2007 11:11 AM | | Comments (0)


We are beginning work on the LB Assassin's Creed Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Per usual, you can check in on our growing guide as it's being written. Enjoy!

LB Game Guide: LB Assassin's Creed Walkthrough and Strategy Guide.

Update: For those who need Assassin's Creed help beyond the current scope of the walkthrough, please post your questions in our Assassin's Creed Help Thread in our forums.

Posted by Lunabean on November 15, 2007 9:38 AM | | Comments (1)

Filed Under: Xbox | Xbox 360


Go to Best Buy this Friday or Saturday and you may be able to get a free Guitar Hero II game and guitar with the purchase of an Xbox 360 (total price of $349.99). This is a "doorbuster" deal and not advertised in the Thanksgiving day ad. It is in store only.

I say "may be able to get..." because there are limited quantities and you'll need a "ticket". I assume this means that you'll need to be in line early.

Other Xbox 360 doorbuster deals include $20 off Stuntman Ignition, $10 off Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition, $10 off Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, and $10 off Spider-Man 3.

Check out all of Best Buy's doorbuster deals here.


Posted by Jeremy on November 20, 2007 8:12 AM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Nintendo | Nintendo Wii | PS3 | Sony | Xbox | Xbox 360


Cyber Monday, the online retailer version of Black Friday, is happening today.

Best Buy has some deals on games including $10 off any $40 accessory when you buy Assassin's Creed.

Amazon.com has a few deals, but most importantly, Bioshock for $40.

Buy.com claims to have some good deals on video games, although mostly they're just touting Xbox 360 and PS3 bundles that everybody else is selling as well. Still, it's worth clicking through their 20+ pages of deals as you may find something else that you want.

Walmart's site is currently broken, so I don't know if they have any deals or not. Circuit City didn't seem to have any deals.

In summary, your best bet is to get Bioshock at Amazon. Otherwise, there aren't really any great deals out there on video games, the red-headed step child of sales.

Posted by Jeremy on November 26, 2007 8:11 AM | | Comments (0)



Thanksgiving week was a good one for our video-making friends in Japan. Nintendo report that they the US, it sold 350,000 Wiis and 653,000 DS systems.

That makes for the best Thanksgiving week ever for Nintendo and eclipses the 600,000 mark that the GameBoy Advance set in 2005.

It also represents the most Wiis sold in one week since launch one year ago.

I don't see much of a slowdown going through the month of December either. For those 350,000 lucky families who got a Wii, how many tried and failed?

Also, I think the Zelda and Nintendogs DS bundles are going to be huge holiday hits. There is nothing like a new video game system and a game on Christmas morning.

Read the full Press Release

Posted by Jeremy on November 28, 2007 7:34 AM | | Comments (0)


We are beginning work on the LB Mass Effect Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Xbox 360.

Per usual, you can check in on our growing guide as it's being written. Enjoy!

LB Game Guide: LB Mass Effect Walkthrough and Strategy Guide.

Update: For those who need Mass Effect help beyond the current scope of the walkthrough, please post your questions in our Mass Effect Help Thread in our forums.

Posted by Lunabean on November 30, 2007 7:35 AM | | Comments (0)


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