"DuckTales: Remastered" is out next week, and Capcom's begun sending out these apparently very limited lunchboxes featuring a bit nostalgia inside.
Wait for it...
It's not everyday you find a big box with the "Halo 4" logo plastered on the top of it, but the other day I was lucky enough to find just that waiting on my doorstep. As you can see in the photo above, it also sports the Doritos and Mountain Dew logos... What could possibly be inside? Read More...
IT'S A MAGNIFICENT FASHION STATEMENT!
Plus, Resident Evil 6 gets throws their candidate into the presidential election, and I get a big, beautiful box filled with Street Fighter.
Only moments after posting my last story about the long, hard road that Diamond Trust of London had to travel to finally be released, my copy of the game ended its journey on my doorstep. As a Kickstarter supporter I opted for the Limited Edition package, as I was sold on it being signed and numbered as well as having "special inclusions inside the package." Needless to say, my curiosity was piqued, and I have been wondering about just what exactly might show up since then. Today I found out just what my unique package contained.
How does Nintendo prove that their latest non-game for the Nintendo DS, "Art Academy," is a full-featured illustration suite? By drawing me, of course. You can see the pic above. I'm the one on the left.
In case you're not familiar, "Art Academy" is both a tool for teaching people how to draw, and a studio for people creating sketches on the go. It's pretty robust, with varying brush types, paint mixing, step-by-step lessons and a ton more. It's sort of like that infomercial where the dude asks if you can draw a tree by following the guide that comes in the mail, and from that you can get a diploma or something. The difference is that "Art Academy" isn't a total scam.
Nintendo continues to lead the sending-games-with-random-stuff charge, and today was just another example. Arriving in a surprisingly large box was a cheese wheel-shaped pinata, stuffed to the brim with candy and a copy of "Wii Party." I knew this because there was a hole cut into the side of the pinata which was just large enough for me to inspect its contents, but too small for me to extract the game. There was only one way to handle this situation: Pinata murder.
"Halo: Reach" might be coming out next Tuesday, but a mysterious briefcase arrived with the game's logo emblazoned on it today. What incredible mysteries are being held behind the shiny, metal exterior? Maybe we'll never know.
Or maybe I'll just open it.
If you don't like "Plants vs. Zombies," I'm afraid we can't be friends. Sorry, that's just the way things are.
With that out of the way, PopCap released the Limited Edition of "Plants vs. Zombies" for PC and Mac earlier this month, which comes packed with a few new features and a 3 inch tall zombie figure which is just gosh dang adorable. Apparently that wasn't enough cute, so the company hired Moose Studios Pottery to create clay versions of some of the more memorable plants in the game, which they then mailed over to MTV Multiplayer HQ. That's them up top, creating a solid defense against the Limited Edition zombie action figure.
EA has a controversial past when it comes to PR stunts. "Dante's Inferno" was the most recent example, with the campaign featuring checks for $100 mailed out to various games writers (an example of "Greed"). The company's latest stunt, a promotion for "Bulletstorm," arrived today. After briefly peering in the box, I decided there was only one person who could handle the job of uncovering the box's contents: Andrew MacLean, MTV News intern extraordinaire.
You can experience what he experienced in the video above, though I'm afraid you'll have to imagine the smell that raw meat gives off. Mad props to Andrew, he was a trooper.
I would've taken a few more high quality shots of the package, but I starting feeling queasy and had the box incinerated. Rest assured it had something to do with turning space mercenaries into meat.
Fresh off their zany, sin-filled marketing campaign for "Dante's Inferno," the crew over at EA has started ramping up the hype for "Dead Space 2," and the above ink blot test is just the beginning. (I don't know about you, but to me it looks like the Grim Reaper being eaten by a venus fly trap. Yes, that means I should probably be put away.)
Today's mailer included the notes of Dr. Samara Yasmin, detailing the mental state of patient 1544C, whoever that is. Apparently the patient is acting a little loopy and has started sketching symbols which imply an attachment to Scient- I mean- Unitology. Here's the full sheet so you can explore her thoughts and feelings in your own time. Oh, and if anyone wants to translate those Unitology symbols using this key, feel free.