Warning: include_once() [function.include-once]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/lunabeanftp/public_html/news/2009_02.php on line 18

Warning: include_once(http://www.lunabean.com/includes/header_index_test.html) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/lunabeanftp/public_html/news/2009_02.php on line 18

Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.lunabean.com/includes/header_index_test.html' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/lunabeanftp/public_html/news/2009_02.php on line 18

Video Game News from February 2009





Filed Under: Nintendo DS

Just in time for summer vacation, TT Games will introduce LEGO Battles, a new LEGO game for the Nintendo DS.

The game allows you to play as one of three factions: LEGO Castle, LEGO Pirates, and LEGO Space. You build up your bases and set out to attack the enemy, in what I'm imagining to be an Age of Empires way.

Seeing as LEGO Castle were my favorite LEGOs growing up, I think we all know what faction I'll be starting as. Those space wussies and pirate wannabes won't stand a chance.

Apparently, however, you can mix factions as you battle your way through 70 levels or play head-to-head via a buddy with a DS.

We'll definitely be checking out this game when it debuts in the rather ambiguous "summer" release window.

For more info you can check out kotaku's coverage.

Posted by Lunabean on February 4, 2009 9:28 AM | | Comments (1)

Filed Under: Nintendo

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

There are few things that really get me to A) want to pull out my tools and build something and B) learn basic wiring. This coffee table did it.

You see, it's not just a functional controller, it's a work of art. The woodworking and painting...just magical. Time to pull out my Home Depot Repair Everything book.

Thanks to Erin, who posted this on our message boards.

Posted by Lunabean on February 4, 2009 9:48 AM | | Comments (1)


Filed Under: Sony

It's nsfw as it's full of many, many bad words, but I felt it was fitting to post.

Via The Onion:


Sony Releases New Stupid...

Posted by Lunabean on February 9, 2009 4:54 PM | | Comments (1)

Filed Under:

60 teachers across the country are using are using "Wii Music" as a teaching tool in music class. The response from the kids is great. If they could only make this into homework somehow...

MSNBC

Posted by Lunabean on February 11, 2009 12:56 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: LB Videos

Seriously, I can't get enough of these things. Most recently, it was the Macy's Santa Claus. Today, I find Capcom's "Street Fighter: My Fist Your Face." Awesome.

My Fist Your Face

Posted by Lunabean on February 12, 2009 2:08 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: PS3

And it's bloodilicious.

GoW 3 trailer

Posted by Lunabean on February 13, 2009 7:46 PM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Nintendo Wii

Posted by Lunabean on February 16, 2009 9:48 AM | | Comments (0)

Filed Under: Nintendo DS

Nintendo today announced that its DS replacement, the Nintendo DSi, will hit US retail shelves on April 5, aka, Palm Sunday. The price is $169.99.

Aside from its slim new look, the DSi features two cameras; one facing you and one facing out. "The cameras also present people with unprecedented ways to interact with their games while giving developers a new tool to devise creative games and experiences," says the press release.

The DSi also features a new sound application that acts as a voice recorder. I can imagine the Zelda game now that makes you record your voice early in the game only to need to play it back later to open a dungeon or defeat a boss. You'll be saying to yourself, "why didn't I think of that...grr!"

What's more, the DSi will feature its own software store, which much like WiiWare (the place to download software for the Wii), will allow developers of all stripes to make games for the innovative new handheld.

The DSi will be able to play "most" DS games, offering a built in library of 850 games from the get go.

Finally, launching with the DSi is Rhythm Heaven, a quirky short attention span game which challenges you to tap and swipe your way to music. It is a hit in Japan, already selling 1.6 million copies since July '08.

As of now, the only two colors being shown are a teal blue and the black pictured above. If any more info is released, we'll be sure to update you. Oh, I'm so excited and I don't even know why...I just love new handhelds!

Pre-Order from Amazon

Press Release

Nintendo DSi Website

Posted by Lunabean on February 18, 2009 1:00 PM | | Comments (0)


What can you get for $25 these days? Some government cheese and a can of chili? Sure, that may fill your belly, but it won't fill your entertainment needs. That's where we come in with the Lunabean Stimulus.

Below are five great games, all bargain priced at Amazon. What's more, we've lowered the prices on the Lunabean Walkthroughs for these five games. This means that you can actually sit at home, spend hours enjoying yourself (with a video game!), get through a game, and save a few dollars.

We've tried to offer selections for all systems and for all ages. Enjoy!

Shadow of the Colossus (T-Teen)
If ever there was a game that could take you away, give you a visual massage, make your brain take yoga, and offer your mind a relaxing meditation, this is it. This is videogame as art and is deceptively simple.
Buy from Amazon - PS2 (18.99)
Shadow of the Colossus Walkthrough - Now only $4.95!

Bioshock (M-Mature)
Many critics' game of the year, Bioshock is the only other game that I consider art. This game will take you away from all of your worries, of course, it may replace them with worries of Big Daddies. Not for the faint of heart, but a definite must-play.
Buy from Amazon - X360 ($23.99), PS3 ($36.99), PC ($19.99)
Bioshock Walkthrough - Now only $4.95!

Assassin's Creed (M-Mature)
This slick and challenging game takes place in the Holy Land in 1191, during the third crusades. If you like Templars, the crusades, cryptic messages, and well, assassinating enemies, then you'll like this game.
Buy from Amazon - X360 ($23.99), PS3 ($27.99), PC ($26.99)
Assassin's Creed Walkthrough - Now only $4.95!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (E-Everyone)
Okay, so maybe you're not as big a Harry Potter fan as I. That doesn't mean your kids won't love this game. And, since it's a 100% completion guide, neither you nor your tots will be frustrated.
Buy from Amazon - X360 ($19.99), PS2 ($23.98), PC ($9.99)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Walkthrough - Now only $4.95!

Call of Juarez (M-Mature)
Raise your hand if you've ever heard of this game. I know, right? Seriously though, if you like Westerns, good story telling, and solid first person shooter gameplay, you'll love this game.
Buy from Amazon - X360 ($10.00), PC ($19.99)
Call of Juarez Walkthrough - Now only $4.95!

Posted by Lunabean on February 23, 2009 2:31 PM | | Comments (0)



Warning: include_once() [function.include-once]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/lunabeanftp/public_html/news/2009_02.php on line 531

Warning: include_once(http://www.lunabean.com/includes/footer_no.html) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/lunabeanftp/public_html/news/2009_02.php on line 531

Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.lunabean.com/includes/footer_no.html' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/lunabeanftp/public_html/news/2009_02.php on line 531