The Other DS
Demon’s Souls: $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping, plus $5 in free MP3s.
That’s a helluva a deal on what I’ve finally decided was last year’s game of the year and the single best reason to own a PS3.
1 King ECM!
No, really (he’s very good, too):
If he can play like that, he can wear all the pink, Peach-inspired, plush dresses he wants.1
1 As long as he stays out of my zip code.
Plus this (Hulk inside, CHI), which I’d never seen before today.
The YM2612 is alive with the sound of music!
This guy has an awesome YouTube channel featuring remixes of music from more powerful hardware to less powerful hardware e.g. the song featured here is a track from Thunder Force V on Sega Saturn (32-bit, amazing sound processor) remixed to sound like it was composed on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (16-bit, not so much1):
And this is the same track on Saturn
(forgive the sound effects, but I can’t find a ‘clean’ version of the tune and don’t have time to upload my own):
His homepage is here.
1 I still do love it, though: MUSHA, Lightening Force/TF4 Streets of Rage 2, Gauntlet 4, Batman, Mega Turrican, etc. etc. etc.
Preppy not included
This is awesome and very, very expensive, but mostly awesome:
This is the three-dimensional spherical labyrinth that challenges the limits of your manual dexterity and spatial understanding as you maneuver a 5/8″ wooden marble through its entire course. The Superplexus is a complex network of chicanes, multi-planar hairpin turns, spirals, and staircases–even a vortex. Hand made from 3- and 6-ply Finnish birch that form the track, over 400 hours are involved in its construction. The labyrinth is set inside a 36″ diameter acrylic sphere affixed to a Jatoba base using a stainless steel gimbaled mount that allows you to tilt the sphere in any direction to guide the marble. The entire track laid out on a straight line is 31′ longer than a football field. In addition to the track, the ball must travel on a 1/16″ diameter stainless steel wire pathway at eight points along the journey. A series of directional arrows indicate the course to follow, and successful completion requires a minimum of 425 turns (plane changes) of the sphere–without letting the marble fall off the track. Each Superplexus’ difficulty level can be customized. 50″ H x 36″ Diam. (65 lbs.)
(A lot) more here.
H/T: Dave Thompson