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Video Game News from October 2008





Filed Under: PS3 | Sony | Xbox | Xbox 360


We got a nice swag pack from Ubi the other day containing a "Prince of Persia" pixel tee designed for PAX and a limited edition print of a page from the upcoming "Prince of Persia" comic by Penny Arcade.

Starting October 15 and running through Dec. 2 (when the new "Prince of Persia" game debuts), you can check out the comic here:
http://prince-of-persia.us.ubi.com

Judging from the print we got, the artwork is quite impressive. We'll be sure to check it out on the 15th and report back any crazy developments.

Posted by Jeremy on October 9, 2008 9:17 AM | | Comments (0)


We are pleased to announce the completion of the LB Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Nintendo DS version of the game.

This guide clearly walks you through each chapter of the game, provides detailed boss strategies, explains the Battle System, Chao Data, Power Moves, and Equipments.

Game Guide: LB Sonic Chronicles Game Guide



Posted by Lunabean on October 11, 2008 4:10 PM | | Comments (0)


Filed Under: Video Game Politics



Say what you want about Barack Obama, but the man (and his team) understands how to market himself. .

Initially, we were impressed with the simplicity of the graphic design of his Obama logo. Then, we saw his website and were extremely impressed at not just the design, but the Facebook-esque interactivity. Next, we saw that he was advertising on BlogAds.

The inevitable TV commercials soon came, and they were quite good, often produced in a day in response to an issue raised just the day before.

We thought, how could the Obama team do any better in the marketing department?

Well, that question has been answered: An in-game billboard ad in EA's "Burnout Paradise". Wow. Bravo.

We're interested to see if any other X360 games have Obama ads..."Project Gotham Racing 3?" "Amped?". We'll be sure to let you know if we hear anything.

Oh, and watch out for in-game ads in "Wii Bowling" from the McCain camp. I hear "Wii Sports" is a big hit at retirement homes.

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Posted by Lunabean on October 14, 2008 10:16 AM | | Comments (2)

Filed Under: Video Game Politics


Yesterday, we told you about Obama's in-game ad in the Xbox 360 version of EA's "Burnout Paradise".

Today, we have confirmation that the ads are also appearing in "Madden 09," "Nascar 09," "NHL 09" and "Skate." And, Rachel Maddow, of MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" said last night that the ads are appearing in nine games total.

Of course, with those ads come some McCain-Palin spoof ads. You can view some good ones here.

If I had the time today, I'd like to photoshop my own. For now, I'll offer you a few premises. "NHL 09," + hockey mom Palin = "Hockey Moms Do it Better" and "That ain't lipstick, that's blood" (hockey joke about losing your teeth and bleeding...in case the Secret Service is looking).

Then, there's McCain. Of course, the good 'ol "I'm old" jokes float through the head, but I'd like something a little more esoteric. Perhaps you could name your "NHL 09" team "The Keating Five" (of course, that leaves out the goalie...who makes the save-ings and loans).

I guess, I'll fold to my easy-joke filter and suggest yet another "NHL 09" ad: "McCain: It's cold in here. I need a blankey."

Ah yes, that feels right.

Posted by Jeremy on October 15, 2008 10:28 AM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: PC | PS3 | Sony | Video Game Reviews | Xbox | Xbox 360

Far Cry 2, the new open-world first-person-shooter from Ubisoft, asks a lot of you. It's definitely not a dumbed-down game and it surely is not for beginners. It's spartan features and rigid gameplay elements make it sort of the masochist's Mercenaries 2.

The game begins with a long opening movie of you, a mercenary for hire, riding into a civil war-torn town somewhere in Africa. Out of the civil war two main factions have emerged: the Unified Front for Liberation and Labor (UFFL) and the Alliance for Popular Resistance (APR).

Because this brought up memories of the all-to-real events in Sierra Leone over a decade ago, events so hauntingly recounted in Ismael Beah's "Long Way Gone," I had to come up with my own names for them, so I got in the habit of calling them: the United Federation of Lame-o Losers and the Association of Postal Retirees. There, that feels better.

Fary Cry 2's main story arc is based upon you finding and eliminating Jackal, an arms dealer who supplies weapons for both sides of the war. This devil of a man is responsible for every bullet and every death in this war ravaged region, essentially giving you that warm fuzzy feeling for meting out justice with, well, bullets and death.

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Posted by Lunabean on October 21, 2008 8:42 AM | | Comments (8)


We are pleased to announce the completion of the LB Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC version of the game.

This guide provides a detailed walkthrough of fool-proof strategies for every chapter in the game. It also includes all Kilroys and all Recon Points!

Game Guide: LB BiA 3: Hell's Highway Game Guide



Posted by Lunabean on October 24, 2008 8:00 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Video Game Politics

On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will review a 2007 ruling of a San Jose federal judge finding that the 2005 Anti-Violent-Videogame law, written by state Sen. Leland Yee (D - San Francisco), is unconstitutional.

There is little doubt that the Court of Appeals will uphold the ruling, as the law as it is written violates the first ammendment.

Which leads me to think that the timing of this is awfully convenient, what with an election a mere 10 days away. Yee and his fellow state Sens. can claim that they're fighting for families when all they're really doing is pretending to be concerned.

As Ali so eloquently has written:

The problem is, when the politicians write such laws and they make such noise, they are undermining the work of the ESRB, leaving parents confused. If the politicians are serious about this issue, they need to back up the ESRB and their rating system instead of fighting them at every turn. And, until the politicians do back up the ESRB, I can only assume they are looking our for themselves, and not our kids.

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Posted by Lunabean on October 25, 2008 10:01 AM | | Comments (0)


Let's face it, the economy is in the crapper. You don't have $60 to spend on a new video game. And, why would you when there are so many great games out there for bargain prices?

I have assembled a list of five games which will give you hours and hours of gaming pleasure, for around $20 each.

Add in the fact that our walkthroughs go for $5.95 to $7.95, and for only $14.95, you can get a LunaPass and have access to ALL of our more than 150 walkthroughs. Now, that's value!

5. Bully and Bully Scholarship Edition

This prep school sandbox game has the mechanics and production quality of a Grand Theft Auto (both are made by Rockstar Games) but without the bloody violence. Instead, you get an engaging story with memorable characters.

In it you play as Jimmy, a troubled kid who gets sent to prep school. Your goal is to rise through the ranks of the social hierarchy, attending classes, kissing girls, and using your slingshot on the football team. Bonus: You can steal lunch money.

Bully Scholarship Edition Walkthrough
Buy the Game Now from Amazon: $29.99 [X360] | $29.99 [Wii]

Bully Walkthrough
Buy the Game Now from Amazon: $19.99 [PS2]

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Posted by Lunabean on October 27, 2008 4:14 PM | | Comments (0)


We are pleased to announce the completion of the LB LEGO Batman Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Nintendo DS version of the game.

This guide provides you with a detailed walkthrough of all 30 Story Mode chapters, all Minikit Canisters, all Red Power Bricks, all Joker Cards all Characters, and tips for earning the Studs necessary to earn Super Hero / Super Villain Status in every chapter.

In other words, this is a 100% Completion Guide and is all you'll need to master the game!

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LB LEGO Batman DS Game Guide

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Posted by Lunabean on October 29, 2008 10:58 AM | | Comments (4)


We have begun work on the LB Fable II Walkthrough and Strategy Guide for the Xbox 360 version of the game.

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

Game Guide: LB Fable 2 Game Guide



Update: For those who need Fable 2 help beyond the current scope of the walkthrough, please post your questions in our Fable 2 Help Thread in our forums.

Posted by Lunabean on October 31, 2008 8:00 PM | | Comments (6)



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