Vote For The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker As Best Video Game Of The Decade

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During this year’s VGAs, the video game of the decade will be named. Two Nintendo titles – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Wii Sports – made the nomination list, and it’s up to voters to crown the champion. Go here to vote for what you think is the best video game of the last ten years.

The 10 nominated titles for video game of the decade are listed below… Which is your favorite?

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Half-Life 2
  • World of Warcraft
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Wii Sports
  • BioShock
  • Portal
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Batman: Arkham City

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Mutant Mudds Deluxe Coming To Wii U In Q1 2013

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Renegade Kid Co-Founder Jools Watsham has announced via Twitter that Mutant Mudds Deluxe for Wii U will be arriving during the first quarter of 2013. Watsham says that the game will feature even more content than the Nintendo 3DS version, and may also feature Miiverse support.

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Yoshi’s Land For Wii U Listed By Retailers

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Best Buy and Future Shop are now taking pre-orders for Yoshi’s Land on Wii U. The game was originally discovered after an unwitting user accidentally hacked into the Miiverse and stumbled upon the name of the game. Here’s the product descriptions from both retail outlets.

Take Yoshi on an epic adventure to remember in Yoshi Land for Nintendo Wii U. Check out Yoshi as you’ve never seen him before: in glorious high definition. Enjoy dual-screen control thanks to the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad, while you’ll also be able to experience full integration with Nintendo’s MiiVerse service.

Join everyone’s favourite dinosaur in his first big starring role on Nintendo Wii U – Yoshi’s Land. Utilise the power of the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad to enjoy dual-screen fun in this epic adventure with stunning HD graphics and connectivity with the MiiVerse.

Thanks, Aeolus

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New Super Mario Bros 2 Owners Get Free Coin Rush Course Pack Based on Classic Games

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Nintendo fans worldwide have amassed a mountain of more than 300 billion gold coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS system, and the tally continues to climb. To reward players for hitting this massive milestone, Nintendo is offering a free pack of Coin Rush courses that game owners can download wirelessly within the game at no extra charge.

The free Gold Classics Pack was inspired by games like Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, and includes three new courses that can be played in Coin Rush mode. Players can test their skills, then share and challenge other players’ records through the StreetPass feature. The Gold Classics Pack is now available and will be free for a limited time to New Super Mario Bros. 2 owners. Starting Feb. 1, 2013, the pack will be available to purchase for $2.50 in the United States. A variety of other downloadable Coin Rush course packs…

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The Tallest Man On Earth Announces 2013 Australian Tour

Timber and Steel

Tallest Man on Earth
Image Courtesy of The Tallest Man on Earth

With his addition to the 2013 WOMADelaide lineup there was always a pretty strong chance that Swedish folk sensation The Tallest Man on Earth would be touring Australia again – and now we’ve had that chance confirmed. The Tallest Man on Earth will be taking in shows in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart next March in what is truly a national tour.

We saw him last time he was out here and he was amazing – these shows are not to be missed:

Thursday 28th February – Recital Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 1st March – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA
Sunday 3rd March – HiFi, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 5th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 6th March – Zierrholz, Canberra, ACT
Friday 8th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th March – Golden Plains Festival, VIC

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Little Inferno: the New Game from World of Goo Devs [AWESOME!]

I’ve no idea how I managed to miss the news about this, but Tomorrow Corporation, the legendary developers behind the absolutely awesome World of Goo, have put out a sequel of sorts entitled Little Inferno.

It’s available now as a PC download now and will (hopefully) be up on the Wii U eShop in regions outside the US before the end of the year. Check out the YouTube trailers below.

 

Figma Link: The Ultimate Link Action Figure

It’s sold out unfortunately, but still, behold what has to be the most awesome Link action figure EVER! Scroll down for details or click on the image for more product shots.

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Manufacturer : Max Factory
Scale : Non
Material : PVC , ABS
Producer : Masaki Asai , Max Factory
Series : figma
Original : The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Release Date : Late Nov., 2012
Regular Price : 3,620 yen 43.91 USD
Sales Price : 3,258 yen  about 39.52 USD  
Points Acquired : 97 points
Jan code : 4545784062432
Item code : 062432
Store code : 10189772

Copyright 2011 Nintendo Licensed by Nintendo
Height: approx 140mm.

The Hero of Winds in his classic green outfit!

From the popular action adventure Zelda series’ newest addition, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ comes a Figma of the main character of the series, Link!

  • Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
  • A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
  • He comes with his standard gallant expression, as well as a powerful shouting face for combat poses.
  • The Master Sword as well as the Hylian Shield are both included. They can also be carried on his back as they did in the game.
  • A poseable Figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
Item Size/Weight : 22.3 x 15.1 x 7.5 cm / 261g

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Hyrule Historia Limited Edition

26th November 2012

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector’s Edition

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® team up to bring you the limited collector’s edition of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda™ franchise.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector’s Edition is limited to only 4,000 copies and contains an introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto, the full history of the The Legend of Zelda™ franchise and illustrates the official timeline of the The Legend of Zelda™ games.  This stunning hardcover also collects The Legend of Zelda™ manga and never-before-seen concept art, in-depth information on the making of the The Legend of Zelda™ and art by some of the most storied concept artists in video games!

The limited edition of Hyrule Historia looks like it could have been pulled off the shelf of one of the sages in Hyrule.  The faux-leather hardcover bears the symbol of the Gate of Time, debossed, on the cover, and gold gilded pages. The limited collector’s edition of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is perfect for the hardcore The Legend of Zelda™ fan!

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector’s Edition is on sale February 12th, 2013 for $69.99 and will be available in limited quantities at the following retailers:

Nintendo World Store

Think Geek

Things From Another World

Forbidden Planet UK

PBM (Holland)

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble (online)

http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1195/hyrule-historia-limited-edition

Wii U @ Kmart: Premium Pack $379, Basic Pack $299 – Probably the Best Prices You’ll See in Australia

Yes, those prices are correct and what’s more, they’re in Australian dollars!

I’ve seen a few posts about this – firstly on OzBargain and then on the ever reliable Vooks – but I just couldn’t bring myself to believe it until I saw the catalogue myself on Kmart’s website. I’ve included the page of the catalogue below as evidence for those of you out there who may be as skeptical as I (page 27, as you can see by the little red number on the bottom right). It doesn’t seem possible to access this particular catalogue from Kmart’s homepage, so it’s probably not ‘officially’ released as yet (the sale dates are listed as 29th November 2012 to 5th December 2012), but if you click on this direct link, it’ll take you to the catalogue viewer on Kmart’s website.

This is extremely aggressive pricing, representing a saving of over $50.oo off the SRP for each pack, so you’ll pretty much be able to buy an extra game, or maybe put the savings aside towards to cost of a second GamePad.

The Big Book of Christmas Cheer, pg. 27

OzBargain also mentions being able to pre-order in store at the service desk with a $40 dollar deposit, which Kmart apparently doesn’t normally do. There’s no mention of this in the catalogue itself, but it sure couldn’t hurt to rock up to your nearest store and ask.

THE RUBENS are Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of the Year | Ivy League

November 23, 2012

The Rubens have taken out the J Award for Unearthed Artist of the Year!

WOOHOOO!

Unearthed is such a brilliant resource for musicians and music lovers alike and has definitely a major player in The Rubens’s meteoric rise over these past 18 months! An award that is very much close to their (and our) hearts, we couldn’t be happier for these legends.

Well done Sam, Elliot, Zaac and Scott! YOU DID IT.

THE RUBENS are Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of the Year | Ivy League.

Fergster’s Comment: Normally I’d never promote iTunes as a source for music purchases, but for this week only you can get The Rubens self-titled debut for $AU9.99.