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This Guy Doesn't Know What's Going On
October 1, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsKit FistoFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Kit Fisto figure released earlier this year in the cartoon line. He's very thin, and very green. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also, the Toys "R" Us exclusive TIE Interceptor-- which we found-- and Republic Gunship (Crumb Bomber)-- which we didn't-- are showing up for $50 and $70, respectively. While impressive, the price increase puts these into a secondary market price right off the bat, which means a decrease is probably to be expected. The Interceptor is totally cool though. Happy hunting!

--AP

Three New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeBust-A-Movie LiveXbox 360 owners have a trio of new games to grab this week. They are:

  • Bust-A-Move Live, an update of a genuine arcade classic also known as Puzzle Bobble. It's 800 points/$10.
  • The oddly named Football Genius is actually soccer trivia. It's also 800 points/$10.
  • Also $10/800 is Military Madness: Nectaris, an update of a TurboGrafx 16 military strategy game.

--AP

New Toys "R" Us G.I. Joe Movie Exclusives Hitting

G.I. JoeNew, SortaHey Joe fans, HissTank.com is reporting the Toys "R" Us exclusive Snow Serpent and Bench Press figures are hitting now. As they're basically cobbled together little golems of 25th Anniversary parts, they pair may be of interest to a wider audience. Happy hunting!

--AP

Transformers Universe Exclusives About to Hit

TransformersHardheadSoon to be released in stores (and in a Wal-Mart circular), these $30 exclusives of Hardhead, Powerglide, and Skyfall are now up on Wal-Mart's site-- but are out of stock. Looks like it's time to start hunting! Of particular interest is Powerglide, as he appears in colors similar to the Japanese release, which were modeled after the original cartoon series.

--AP

You Turned Out Fine
October 2, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsOwen LarsFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Owen Lars figure, specifically this year's Attack of the Clones version. Does this green-tipped wonder have what it takes to track down? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

LEGO 10199 Christmas Winter Toy Shop

LEGOLEGOThe LEGO has an exclusive holiday set featuring a little house (pictured), numerous trees, and 815 pieces. In there, you'll find carolers and a "special" child wearing a helmet. (Or that's what we saw, anyway.) This may be a good one for you moms out there. It's pretty darn impressive.

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesVery SeriousSo what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Toy Story 1 and 2 3D
  • The Invention of Lying
  • Whip It
  • Zombieland
    Limited Release
  • A Serious Man
  • A Beautiful Life
  • More Than a Game
  • Do Knot Disturb
  • Afterschool

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3DiggerTwo new games this week, both $9.99. They are UNO, and Digger HD.

PSOne releases include: Jumping Flash! 2, Um Jammer Lammy, Nuclear Strike, and Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. Each is $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week, PSP Go Released

PSPGran TurismoThis week's downloadable PSP titles are actually too many to list. Numerous catalog titles were put up with the release of the PSPGo, but notable new entries include Gran Turismo (disc-based or downloadable) for about $40. Also exciting is Thexder Neo, a remake of a 1986 PC shooter sold in the USA by Sierra On-Line, for a mere $9.99. Dozens of other games were added, check your Playstation Store for more.

PSPMinis include: Alien Havoc, Tetris, Hero of Sparta, Brainpipe, Fieldrunners, Sudoku, and Funky Punch. They cost between $5 and $10.

PSOne releases include: Jumping Flash! 2, Um Jammer Lammy, Nuclear Strike, and Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. Each is $5.99.

Also, the very expensive PSPGo was released this week. The new portable has an innovative flip-out screen, but cannot use any existing PSP peripherals, nor can it use any UMD disc-based media-- it's download-only. The $250 console has a bit of an uphill battle.

--AP

Mr. K's Mini-Mart
October 5, 2009
Star Wars Q&A Galore, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Commander GreeFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Commander Gree, the one from 2008 with sculpted suspenders, a backpack, a helmet, and other special features. Is it a worthy upgrade? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!


Special Bonus Feature: Hasbro (Mot Us) Answered Some Star Wars Questions

As you may or may not know, Hasbro does a number of Q&A sessions with its brands, and we participated in the Star Wars one. Hasbro's answers will be italicized for your increased comprehension difficulty. (Again: we asked, Hasbro answered, in case there was confusion.)

1. In your most recent Q&A you highlighted there will be fewer slots to release Rebel Pilot figures in the line going forward. Giving the modular nature of the figures, have you considered releasing a figure with an extra head and helmet as accessories, allowing the consumer to effectively choose which character(s) it will be? This might help collectors absorb more of the same SKU while allowing Hasbro to get more figures out with fewer in-line variations. An alternate head would definitely encourage us to buy more of the same figure!

A1. While we have released alternate heads with figures before, it has been alternate heads with the same characters. Since we have been releasing the pilots as characters, we prefer to stick with that model and systematically work our way around to pilots who have yet to see a release. We intuit that fans of the pilots will eventually want to see them all for display, so a pack that would contain multiple head/helmets would not only add extra cost, it ultimately would not solve the long-term desire of providing all of the pilots from the various key battles since bodies would still be lacking.

2. Here's a question we'd never thought we'd ask in a post-Batman world-- when can we expect snow suit versions of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker?

A2. We are delighted to be bringing some alternate forms of these characters to the line! Look for both of them to find their way into the 2010 Clone Wars basic figure lineup.

3. A while ago, a picture got out showing a HasbroToyShop.com Star Wars Stands pack with a new sheet of stickers for, presumably, 2008/2009 figures. Do you have a shot of the new sticker sheet's character names, and are the new stickers (and not the 2007 ones) available at the shop now? And a part II, when will we see "The Clone Wars" logo stands?

A3. There will be no Clone Wars logo stand released in a multi-pack. The new sticker sheet is the same one that has been shipping for some time with the stands with two foot pegs, the revision that was made available last Fall. There has been no update since then and do not plan on re-releasing stands since there is still a decent supply of this version. If/when these get close to selling out we'll look at a new release. Incidentally, the dual foot peg base was created with Battle Droids in mind. We spaced the foot pegs apart at a solid distance to allow BDs (and Supers, and Geonisians) to maintain a standing position on shelf. By pulling the legs out a little wider, it keeps the joints tight and not loose. We had had great success in getting our Separatist legions to remain upright and looking spiffy in formation.

--AP

Clearance: Star Trek Movie

Star TrekThe DVDs aren't even out yet, but most big stores are done with Playmates' Star Trek movie line before series 2 hit. Over the weekend, we saw Target stores with the entire line for 30% off (and got reports of 75% off from our readers), plus we personally spotted some carded 3 3/4-inch figures at a Wal-Mart for a mere $0.75 each. Happy hunting!

--AP

Shirts: Portal Video Screen Shirt, Not a Hoax Apparently

Video GamesShirt HappensOver the weekend numerous people directed us to the Interactive Portal Shirt. Yes, from the game. Go watch the video, it's an interesting and very expensive $200 gag-- involving LCD screens, shirts, and tiny little cameras.

--AP, thanks Zac

DVDs: My Pet Monster, Tales from the Cryptkeeper

DVDMy Pet MonsterWhile browsing on Amazon a friend of the site turned us on to two amazing releases: My Pet Monster: The Complete Series and Tales from the Cryptkeeper: The Complete Second Season. Enjoy.

--AP

Komtenmelodie
October 6, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsObi-Wan KenobiFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi from last year's launch of The Clone Wars. Is it worth adding to your Jedi stash? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiAltered BeastYour WiiWare game this week is Word Searcher, a $5/500 points word search game with 100 puzzles. Which isn't bad we guess.

Virtual Console fans, it's Final Fantasy (NES) for $5/500 points. It's a legend, although you may have superior PSOne, PSP, or GameBoy Advance ports of this title already. If not, it's the best $5 you will spend on an old retro RPG this week.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Thorny

Nintendo DSThorium WarsGot a DSi? You can snag Thorium Wars for $10/1,000 points. Tanks for the memories, etc., in this 3D combat game.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadClevelandComedy Is Dead has updated with many new articles. They include:

--AP

Rocket Knight Adventures Revealed for PSN, XBLA

Video GamesGenesisThe guys at Retronauts/1up.com have an exclusive five-part first-look at the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 remake of Rocket Knight, due in the futuristic future. It's a 2.5D sequel and looks pretty swell so far. As Konami properties go, this one is more obscure than many, and quite a surprise for a revitalization.

--AP

Also: Topless Robot

Toplessrobot.comTopless RobotOne of our staffers contributed to the blog/site/event that is Topless Robot this week. Go over there and read The 5 Most Awesome (and 5 Least) "Baby" Cartoons. It's like the entire 1980s Saturday Morning animation spin-offscape in just a few words!

--AP

You Didn't See?
October 7, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper (Hawkbat Battalion)Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Clone Trooper (Hawkbat Battalion) figure released in 2007 and again in 2008. It's from the first cartoon series. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

G.I. Joe Resolute DVD Coming Shortly

G.I. JoeResolute!Formerly only a free streaming show on Adult Swim's web site, now G.I. Joe Resolute is coming to DVD! November 3. No Blu-Ray (yet). The complete series is about an hour, so it'll probably look just fine.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: Comedy Death Ray

Comedy Is DeadCDRComedy Is Dead has updated with a look at this week's Comedy Death Ray! Maria Bamford! Garfunkel & Oates! Donald Glover! Many laughs were had, so read all about it.

--AP

Dance His Solo
October 8, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsBL-17Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the BL-17 figure from just a couple of months back-- and it's mostly already gone. Do you need this Droids-cartoon-inspired release? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Two New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeSouth Park LET'S GO TOWER DEFENSE PLAY!Xbox 360 owners have a trio of new games to grab this week. They are:

--AP

LEGO Atlantis figures, More 2010 Revealed

LEGOHere Comes A New Challenger!The LEGO Wiki has updated with many more images of 2010 sets including the pictured... Kraken? Octoman? Whatever it is, it's really cool and one of many seamonster/Tigershark-inspired figures coming to a store near you in December or January, depending on how much your freight companies like you.

--AP

Koopalings to Return to Wii

WiiReturnAccording to a great post at the Retronauts blog, Super Mario World/Super Mario Bros. 3/NBC Saturday Morning villains the Koopalings will be making a return in New Super Mario Bros. Wii this November. We are pleased. Goodbye, Bowser Jr.

--AP

Whiz Palace
October 9, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsDarth Vader (Anakin Skywalker)Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker) figure, and since its introduction in 2008 it has been reasonably easy to get as Hasbro keeps cranking it out in new packaging. Now that it has hip joints, is it worth the upgrade? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesVery SeriousSo what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Couples Retreat
    Limited Release
  • The Damned United
  • Trucker
  • Araya
  • Yes Men Fix the World
  • Adventures of Power
  • Bronson
  • Free Style
  • An Education

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3FoodYour new game this week is Critter Crunch for $9.99. It's an arcade puzzler.

PSOne releases include: Pandemonium!. It is $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week, PSP Go Released

PSPPandemoniumThis week's downloadable PSP titles are clearly not geared to our demo. NBA 10 THE INSIDE is $29.99, and NBA LIVE 10 is $39.99. As we don't know much about baskets ball, we hope you enjoy these new titles.

PSOne releases include: Pandemonium!. It is $5.99.

--AP

Gibberish
October 12, 2009
Star Wars Q&A Galore, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Princess Leia (Medical Frigate)Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Princess Leia (Medical Frigate), released a few months ago. This figure combines elements of a 2004 release with new arms and a new head. Is she worth it? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Review: PSP Thexder Neo

PSPThexder NeoSince the title was released worldwide on the PSN service, pretty much anybody can give it a whirl now. As part of the Square-Enix family, the formerly GameArts game Thexder Neo is an upgrade of the original which, in the USA, was only a PC release. In it, you pilot a little robot that's a cross between a design from Gundam and Macross, but what really matters is that you have a big cool robot you can transform at will and then shoot things with your targeting laser beam. [MORE]

--AP

New Transformers Released (or coming soon)

TransformersLeo PrimeAs reported before, Wal-Mart has new exclusives coming-- and they've hit! From Transformers Universe, the trio of Powerglide, Skyfall, and Hardhead are all in stores-- and surprisingly, still an even $30.00. Also available for pennies under $25 is the Revenge of the Fallen boxed set of Fearswoop, Mudflap, and and Sideswipe.

In "coming soon" news, Target.com has their Lioconvoy-colored Leo Prime exclusive in stock for $19.99. We haven't seen these at retail yet, but hey-- it's still coming!

--AP

Zoids: Revoltech Coming, HMM Red Horn (again)

ZoidsRed HornIf you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out this gallery of the upcoming Kotobukiya HMM Zoids Red Horn kit. It's pretty sweet, with lots of articulation, weapons, and detail. It's going to be released early next year.

According to this blog, which is packed with Japanese toy photos and news, there's a Zoids line in development as part of the Revoltech figure series. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadClevelandComedy Is Dead has updated with many new articles. They include:

Also worthy of your attention is Gallagher's gourd and the fury, an interview with the comic at the AVClub site. Trust us.

--AP

DVDs: Thundercats Box Sets, $20

DVDThundercats, HosAccording to a good pal of ours on the web, you can buy volumes one through four of Thundercats on DVD at Wal-Mart. Each formerly $60 set is marked down to $20. Selection varies by store, but this is pretty reasonable as prices go.

--AP, thanks for the tip @Fetts

The New Body
October 13, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsKit FistoFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Kit Fisto from the just-released assortment of Target-exclusive Geonosis 2-packs. Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiFinal Fight 2Your WiiWare game this week is Gravitronix, a $5/500 points 8-player fighting royale of some sort.

Virtual Console fans, it's Final Fight 2 (Super NES) for $8/800 points. It's a classic Capcom beat-'em-up, so there you go.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Beckon

Nintendo DSPinball Pulse: The Ancients BeckonGot a DSi? You can snag Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon for $5/500 points. Apparently there's beckoning.

--AP

LEGO 2010: Extensive Atlantis Photo Gallery in Hi-Res

LEGOMy Manta Ray's All RightDano on Flicker posted this big freaking gallery of Atlantis complete with hi-rezzy pictures of figures, boxed sets, and more. Of particular interest are two tiny sets, one of which is probably going to be bought because we want a cheapo Manta guy. (For the record, it's 8073.) Check them out!

Also, Vintage Blacktron Figure Reissue.

--AP

I Believe In Digital
October 14, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsSalacious CrumbFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Salacious Crumb figure released in 2007 with C-3PO-- it also shipped in 2008. It's the best one yet! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

First Wii Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth Shots in Famitsu

WiiSave the son!Not ordinarily known as one of the Belmont clan's finer adventures, the first GameBoy Castlevania title is getting the 16-bit overhaul courtesy of Capcom. If the dirt from Famitsu by way of Joystiq is correct, it's going to be about $10 and may be available in Japan this month. It would stand to reason they might try to get it out in the USA in time for Halloween, although since it's on a Saturday maybe they'll miss it. Either way, we're ready to fight evil and, if the screen shots are any indication, not climb ropes.

--AP

Biggest LEGO Pirate Ship Ever? 10210 Imperial Flagship

LEGOLEGOWhile not explicitly "pirate" we've still been remiss in not telling you about the 10210 Imperial Flagship coming in January. It's huge to the tune of a hair under $200, with over 1,660 pieces. 1,664, which is 4 more than 1,660. It's pretty impressive, and if what we hear is right, a nice note for the LEGO Pirates to go out on for the second time.

--AP

Bionicle Legends: Smaller, Older, More Classic

BionicleTahu NuNuvaWhen Bionicle premiered in 2001, we were instantly taken with what we perceived to be colorful, constructable tiki robots. In 2010 there's going to be a new (presumably smaller) version of Tahu along with other sets like a Rahkshi, Takanuva, and others under the banner Bionicle Stars (or so says the LEGO Wiki). Interesting stuff!

--AP

Ad: New Action Figure Stands for Star Wars, Marvel, Indy, More at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: What's that? New stands! Clear and grey disc stands are shipping soon from Entertainment Earth with newly designed pegs which will be awesome and compatible with even more action figures!

So what should you get? Here are some selections that may be of interest.

Action Figure Stands 25-Pack - Gray Action Figure Stands 25-Pack - Clear

--AP

Gracious
October 8, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsEndor Rebel SoldierFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Endor Rebel Soldier figure from 1998. Do you need this surprisingly good old figure? Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

Also! Don't forget to vote in the new Wizard/ToyFare/Hasbro Fan's Choice Poll. 30 candidates are up, and the winner actually gets made by Hasbro. So vote early and vote often!

--AP

Two New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeAxel & PixelXbox 360 owners have a trio of new games to grab this week. They are:

--AP

Teela and Zodak Up Today at MattyCollector.com

Masters of the UniverseTeela and Zodak!Love He-Man? Today (or now, depending) you'll be able to order Teela and a special Zodak, the latter based on the 2002 series. (He's black.) Each is $20.

Why these two this month and Scareglow after Halloween, we don't know.

--AP

Ray Stantz 12-Inch and 6-Inch Up Today at MattyCollector.com

GhostbustersFire PoleAlso up at MattyCollector.com today are Ray Stantz 12-inch and 6-inch action figures for $60 and $20 respectively.

--AP

Leader Movie Starscream, Fakeo G1 Springer Revealed

TransformersStarscream!Transformers fan site TFW2005 has a gallery of screen grabs from the new Revenge of the Fallen Blu-Ray, which clearly showcase Leader-class Starscream for the first time anywhere. No release date is known for this item, assuming it's still coming, but go over and take a look!

Also new: an update on the Fansproject Defender figure, which is clearly a knock on G1 Springer. It appears Hasbro's lawyers are busy.

--AP

The Answer Is Plain To Me
October 16, 2009
Star Wars Q&A Bonus, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

McQuarrie Concept Starkiller HeroFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: McQuarrie Concept Starkiller Hero, first released in 2007 and due for a reissue in the next month or two. This figure combines Luke and Leia into a single character. Is it worth it? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

DVR PSA: Venture Brothers Season Premiere This Sunday

Adult SwimVenture BrothersThe fourth season of one of the greatest shows to ever air on your idiot box premieres on Sunday. We suggest you set your DVR and watch your DVDs.

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesDidn't we see this before?So what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Stepfather
  • Law Abiding Citizen
    Limited Release
  • All the Best
  • Black Dynamite
  • The Ministers
  • The Maid
  • New York
  • I Love You

--AP

Playmoblog: More US Blister Playmobil Releases

PlaymoblogCabinOver at Playmoblog: USA residents: your local Target stores may have two new sets for you to pick up at a mere $2.99 a hit. [Click for more]

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3FoodYour new games this week are .detuned, BUZZ! Junior: Monster Rally, Mushroom Wars, and topatoi: The Great Tree Story. Prices range from $2.99-$9.99.

PSOne releases include: Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. It is $5.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week, PSP Go Released

PSPPandemoniumThis week's downloadable PSP titles are many, mostly catalog games: Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors, Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon, Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl, Astro Boy: The Video Game, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Midnight Club L.A. Remix, Manhunt 2, and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike. Prices range from $15-$30.

PSOne releases include: Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. It is $5.99.

--AP

Gibberish
October 19, 2009
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Arvel CrynydFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Arvel Crynyd, the 2008 Wal-Mart exclusive A-Wing Fighter pack-in figure. Could it be worth tracking down for that sweet helmet? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Review: Xbox 360 Live Arcade Splosion Man

Xbox 360Splosion ManThe great thing about this whole downloadable game revolution is that developers are doing creative games like Splosion Man. It's a game that requires the use of just one button plus the directional pad, draws from classic Warner Bros. Animation and 1990s video games, and is, all things considered, a truly violently wonderful experience. Daffy Duck would be proud. [MORE]

--AP

New Transformers Mini Masterpiece Megatron Knock-Off

TransformersMegatronOnce again, those crafty overseas folks have decided to downsize and produce a popular toy! How they can do this, we don't know, but TFW2005.com has shots of this downsized bootleg. No idea when it'll come out or how much it'll cost, but take a gander on an honest-to-goodness gun Megatron, as few of these get made.

--AP

Playmoblog: Sales This Week

PlaymoblogSheildOver at Playmoblog: Numerous items are on sale at Target and Toys "R" Us this week. But what? Whales? Dogs? Knights? We'll tell you. [Click for more]

--AP

Iron Man 2: 3 3/4-Inch Figures from The Future

MarvelHe Is Iron ManOver at ActionFigs.com are shots of two new 3 3/4-inch figures for the upcoming sequel to Iron Man, also known as Iron Man 2. How's that for early? The line shows stands and accessories for Mark I and Mark II figures from the first film in this new scale. We are impressed/interested.

--AP

Scratch That Off The List
October 20, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsClone Trooper PilotFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Clone Trooper Pilot from the 2002 series-- it's the first one. Is it the best? Well, it's certainly not terrible. Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week

WiiRygarYour WiiWare game this week is Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem, a $5/500 points monkey match of some description.

Virtual Console fans, it's Rygar (Arcade) for $6/600 points. It's like the NES game, but different. How about that?

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Domo Domo Domo, Layton Plushies

Nintendo DSDOMOGot a DSi? You can snag Crash-Course Domo, Hard-Hat Domo, Pro-Putt Domo, Rock-n-Roll Domo, and White-Water Domo for $2/200 points. That's quite a spread.

Also out is a retail copy of Space Invaders Extreme 2 for about $20. We can't wait to see how it turned out, the first was excellent.

LaytonAlso new are these Professor Layton plushies from Japan. Five styles in various sizes are available, and since little (nothing?) is out in the Western market, it's worth a look at the importers we'd say.

--AP

DC Universe Infinite Heroes Public Enemies Out at Target

DC ComicsBatsyAfter a chunky first year, Mattel comes back with new 3- and 6-packs based on the Public Enemies direct-to-DVD movie with enhanced articulation releases of Batman, Superman, Power Girl, and numerous other characters. Each of the two 3-packs are about $17.99 and the 6-pack is $34.99. There's some overlap, but they're quality figures and a definite improvement over the previous product.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadWeeklyComedy Is Dead has updated with many new articles. They include:

--AP

Music Twofer: New Blog, Old Futurist

MusicRats! Sing! Sing!First up: 1up.com launched Chiptuned, a music blog devoted to game soundtracks! It's a specific interest, but one we don't see covered much. Well worth a look.

Also, fans of Shellac may enjoy this link which may or may not have The Futurist at it. It's an essentially unreleased album, so odds are you've never heard it. The future may belong to analog purists, but for you digital fans out there, this is worth a look.

--AP

I Believe In Digital
October 21, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsObi-Wan KenobiFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi figure released a coupla months back, based on the first prequel. It's pretty good. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Street Fighter IV Cheaper, SSFIV News

Video GamesCheap!At Kotaku and pretty much everywhere else is a blurb on the upgrades expected in the Street Fighter IV sequel-- like having all the characters unlocked from the get-go, plus Seth being a bigger pain to kill.

Meanwhile, Target stores have the Xbox 360 version on clearance. We've seen it as low as $9.98, so check your local stores for leftover stock. It's totally worth ten bucks, and you'll want to get a good arcade stick to go with it.

--AP

Meet Mudflap and Skids Screech and Skids!

transformers_aG1G1 never ends! Check out these Japanese exclusive figures based on the original Skids mold, but in colors inspired by last summer's big movie and this week's big DVD title. They're pretty swell. (And they come with tiny scooters.)

--AP

Gracious
October 8, 2009
Star Wars Q&A Bonus, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

SnowtrooperFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Snowtrooper, first released in 1997. He's been reissued a couple of times, but how is this large trooper? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Two New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadePanzer General: Allied AssaultXbox 360 owners have a trio of new games to grab this week. They are:

--AP

Facebook to get Civilization Network

Video GamesCivFaceHere's a surprise-- Sid Meier has started up a Facebook page for Civilization Network, a Facebook-specific version of his long-running franchise. Kiss your significant others goodbye, and follow the link to stalk him and be a beta tester.

To steal the final paragraph: "Wešll offer a closed beta of the game soon, so stay tuned for details on how you can sign-up to participate. The full game will launch in 2010. For more information about Civilization Network, including development updates and behind-the-scenes posts from me and the Firaxis team, join our Facebook fanpage here."

--AP

Masterpiece Grimlock to hit USA in 2010?

TransformersGrimlock!Hasbro has basically avoided the issue of the US release of Masterpiece Grimlock for a few months now, but it seems the Action Figure Insider has some dirt! (Spoiler alert: it's coming in 2010.)

Also exciting news is that Raving Toy Maniac got the scoop that Transformers: Animated Arcee and Cybertronian Ratchet are coming in Spring 2010.

--AP

I Just Want to Stay Here with My New Family and their Feel Good Candy
October 23, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsCommander GreeFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Commander Gree figure released in 2007 and again in 2008. It's from the first cartoon series. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

QSR PSA: Blocky Spongebob Squarepants at Burger King

ToysSpongebob SquarepantsAt lunch today we got a nerdy Spongebob Squarepants figure (pictured) which came in a box sort of like the Mighty Muggs line. There are several blocky figures and we have to say, we're impressed. Good job, Burger King-- the urban vinyl style translates well do kid's meal toys, surprisingly.

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesBak 2 The Future?So what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
  • Saw VI
  • Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Amelia
  • Astro Boy
    Limited Release
  • (Untitled)
  • Antichrist
  • Motherhood
  • Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
  • The Wedding Song

--AP

Toki to Go Ape Spit Again

Video GamesTokiHere's something we never thought we'd write-- an HD remake of Toki is coming. Thank French devs Golgoth Studio, who we must say we've never heard of. They have art, video, and some notes on the new endeavor. It seems like they took the arcade original and redrew it, which is pretty much what you'd want with Toki if you're one of its legion of fans, which is small.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3JumpYour new games this week are Trine. Apparently it's just one. It's a puzzle-platformer and looks pretty good. It's $19.99.

PSOne releases include: Abe's Oddysee, and Oddworld: Abe's Exodus. Each is $9.99.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPPandemoniumThis week's downloadable PSP titles are many, mostly catalog games: Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, The Warriors, Lemmings,Undead Knights, The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament, Hammerinš Hero, R-Type Command, Crimson Gem Saga, Riviera: The Promised Land, Yggdra Union, Capcom Puzzle World, FIFA Soccer 10 PSP (and French version), Armored Core 3 Portable, Half-Minute Hero, WWE, Smackdown vs RAW 2010. Wow.

PSOne releases include: Abe's Oddysee, and Oddworld: Abe's Exodus. Each is $9.99.

--AP

Star Trek 3 3/4-Inch Movie Series 2 Now Exclusive

Star TrekStar TrekThe second series of movie Star Trek action figures are now a shared exclusive between Entertainment Earth and another partner that we're not at liberty to announce, but we do know they won't be available at mass retailers like Toys "R" Us, Target, or Wal-Mart. So to reiterate: these 10 figures, including Keenser, Space Sulu, and Sarek, are not coming to your usual retail channels. Future waves are presently an unknown but this doesn't sound like what happens before Wave 3 gets made usually.

--AP

TMNT Bought by Nickelodeon, So What Does This Mean?

TMNTTMNT<3NICKFor the seemingly small price of $60 million, Viacom/Nickelodeon bought the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchse. Plans already call for a new cartoon, and rumors call for it to be on tap with the 1980s show. People are excited, which makes us think they haven't seen the 1980s show recently. But really, this is a pretty fantastic story of a couple of guys going from their garage to the big cash-in, although Eastman kinda was out for a while now.

So how does the future look for this over 25-year-old franchise? The blog Ninja Pizza has a good Q&A on it, exploring some of the knowns, unknowns, and licensing deals.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadFunniestComedy Is Dead has updated! Check out a look at Road Trip Album Picks: NPR Funniest Driveway Moments, a look at a 2-disc collection of interviews and segments from public radio. It's a pretty good set that covers several generations of comics. Read on for more!

--AP

Postcards of Places I Haven't Even Visited
October 26, 2009
Star Wars Q&A, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Saesee TiinFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Saesee Tiin, a figure which has been in circulation in some form or another since 2005. The articulation is great, the sculpt is wonderful, and there are several releases to chose from. Is it worth grabbing? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

Finally, Hasbro provided us with an early sample of the new Wal-Mart exclusive Dewback. Take a look at this picture gallery if you haven't seen enough of it already.

--AP

Hello Kitty at 35: Doesn't Look a Day Over... 4?

ToysHelloSanrio's most profitable mouthless icon turned 35, and Arrested Motion has a big feature with tons of pictures of her birthday party in Los Angeles. People are dressed up, exhibits are on display, and there's a freaking ton of pink. Of particular note is a ton of paintings and artwork created based on the mascot. We are amused.

--AP

More Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Screenshots Revealed

WiiWhip it, tooDespite being released in Japan this very week, very little media has been available of the new Wii Castlevania game. Sites like Kotaku managed to scrounge up a couple of new ones, but it's still a fairly unknown entity. Here's hoping it comes to the USA soon.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadWeeklyComedy Is Dead has updated with many new articles. They include:

--AP

Sale Notice: Buy 2 Video Games Get 1 Free at Best Buy through Saturday

Video GamesBest Buy has its entire selection of all games for all consoles $59.99 or less on sale for buy-two-get-one this week. Unfortunately all the really swell stuff comes out in November but this is certainly a good opportunity to play catch-up with the games you missed, or to do early holiday shopping. (Or you can just buy it all on clearance at Target in six weeks.)

--AP

At Jeans North, Where Nothing Fits
October 27, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsPit Droid (DUM-4)Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Pit Droid (DUM-4) from 1999-- the very first Pit Droid made by Hasbro, and many more would follow. Is he worth snagging? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Nintendo Wii Downloads This Week, Excitebike to Follow

WiiZombies Ate Your Neighbors, Dingoes Ate Your BabyYour WiiWare games this week are Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan, a $10/1,000 points entry in the series, plus Ghost Mansion Party for the same price. It's some sort of board game/minigame hybrid. Sounds potentially fun.

Virtual Console fans, it's Golden Axe (Arcade) for $9/900 points. It's also Zombies Ate My Neighbors for $8/800 points, the Super NES version.

Finally, some video got out of a high-def lo-fi remake of Excitebike called Excitebike World Rally.

--AP

Nintendo DSi Downloads This Week: Domo Domo Domo, SIEEX2 Paddle Compatibility

Nintendo DSPictureBook Games: The Royal BluffGot a DSi? You can snag SUDOKU for $2/200 points, it's from EA, and makes like fifty such games on the handheld. Nintendo released the board game PictureBook Games: The Royal Bluff for $5/500 points, which sounds slightly more promising.

Also! We got a copy of Space Invaders Extreme 2 to review. We're happy to report that the American release of the game is indeed compatible with the Japanese spinner/dial controller, which you can still get if you're lucky/have money. It works as well as you should expect it to.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadWeeklyComedy Is Dead has updated with Sitcom Report card: Fall 2009. We and another staffer contributed to this piece (admittedly, ours was basically one entry) but you get a good look at what this season of television offers you.

--AP

Transformers Universe Legends Toys to be Repainted as ROTF Toys

TransformersWheelie's Bad!We rarely cover a lot of Revenge of the Fallen movie toys but this was simply too good to ignore. TFW2005 has shots up of some harder-to-get Legends toys being repainted for the movie line. Oh note: Wheelie in black as "Shadow Striker" and Rodimus in blue and red as "Smokescreen." We're sold. Shadow Striker is our new favorite thing since the last one.

--AP

Japanese Analog Sega Saturn Pads Found, Sale

Video GamesPad!If you're anything like us, you squirreled away a couple of mint-in-sealed-box Sega Saturn analog pads when they were dumped on clearance for two bucks each. Odds are you aren't, so check out this Japanese find at NCS which shows the multi-colored version of the controller. They have a few of them for under $27. Controllers are region-free, so it might be worth a snag-- it's a damn fine controller.

--AP

It Was New, I Guess
October 28, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsAT-AT DriverFigure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the AT-AT Driver figure released in 1998, originally meant as a mass release, it got pulled back and dumped as an exclusive. Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

First Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Video, Capcom vs. Tatsunoko Art, Final Fantasy Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

WiiWhip it, too"ReBirth" may be the best name, as this game seems to be a completely reworked new game based loosely on the GameBoy originals. 1up.com has some stunning videos of gameplay which reveal fireball whips, staircases, and quasi-16-bit graphics. It's gorgeous. It came out in Japan this week for 1,000 Wii points, and there's no confirmed US release date. Looking at the videos, there's also precious little Japanese in the game, so really, what's the deal Nintendo? Why don't we have this already?

And this picture got released from Capcom, too. Capcom vs. Tatsunoko is scheduled for a North American release on January 26, 2010.

FIGHT

Finally, Square-Enix wrote in to tell us the pre-order bonuses for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, some of which aren't worth repeating for your eyes. Collector-minded types will be most interested in Best Buy's exclusive soundtrack CD sampler, we expect, as it seems to be the best of them. Amazon has a calendar. Go for the CD.

--AP

Konami Has New Frogger for WiiWare, PSN (no Xbox?)

Video GamesPad!This week Konami announced Frogger Returns, with online multiplayer, 3Dish graphics, new camera angles, all that stuff. The game is given an ambiguous "fall" release.

--AP

Black Wheelie and Legends Smokescreen? Exclusives.

TransformersThere You GoThe-Arker and other sites confirmed that those new Legends toys are Target exclusive 2-packs. Skids and Mudflap come together, Bumblebee comes with Shadow Striker, and you'll get Smokescreen with Starscream. We can't wait!

--AP

Other: Topless Robot

Toplessrobot.comTopless RobotOne of our staffers contributed to the blog/site/event that is Topless Robot this week. Go over there and read The 10 Most Embarrassingly Collectible Star Wars Toys of the '90s. This is what made up the collecting life of tens of thousands of dorks for a few years, so it's a good insight as to why we are who we are today.

--AP

Playmoblog: Playmobil.com Free Shipping

PlaymoblogSheildOver at Playmoblog: Numerous items are on sale at Target and Toys "R" Us this week. But what? Whales? Dogs? Knights? We'll tell you. [Click for more]

--AP

'Splosion Man gets Title Update, Avatar Awards

Xbox Live ArcadePanzer General: Allied AssaultFrom Twisted Pixel: "We have a new title update that finally enables avatar awards, as well as contains fixes for the online multiplayer issues that some players were having. We also have some cool new promotions including an Omaha Sweepsteaks!"

So there's a shirt (pictured), a hoodie, a ringer, and a dress you can grab by getting the right achievement(s). We aren't sure what it is just yet, but hey, this is way better than actually paying for it. (And we would totally wear that shirt if it were made for us in real person sizes. Nice flask.)

--AP

This Modern World Deserves a Modern Attitude
October 29, 2009
Star Wars Q&A Bonus, Figure of the Day Updated at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a new Q&A column this week! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars)Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson! Today: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars), he of the 2003 series. He's been reissued and repainted, but this is the original with all the old gear and the pocket sleeves. Classy! Should you get one though? Go to Figure of the Day to find out!

--AP

Two New Games for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Released

Xbox Live ArcadeRainbow Islands: Towering AdventureXbox 360 owners have a trio of new games to grab this week. They are:

  • Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure, a remake of the arcade classic which was originally a sequel to Bubble Bobble. It's 800 points/$10, and you can apparently play as your avatar, in an interesting twist.
  • Also for the same price is Inferno Pool, for those of you who find Lunar Pool a little too quaint.

--AP

Sega Zippos Expensive, Retro

Video GamesSega, FireIn the 1990s, America's youth was preoccupied with fire and Sega. It only makes sense to combine these things, as Zippo has, although we're not sure we agree with the $150+ price tags. Saturn and Mega Drive (Genesis) versions are on tap, based on the Japanese console deco.

--AP

Transformers Edition Xbox 360 Bundle Coming; NEST Box, Punch/Counterpunch Art

TransformersTransformers Revenge Fallen Bumblebee & Soundwave NEST Set Online retailer and our corporate patron Entertainmment Earth listed the first shots of the Battlefield Bumblebee vs. Infiltration Soundwave 2-pack. Of note, the box shows repainted figures plus a graphic promoting a special exclusive figure offer. We have no specific details as to the nature of the offer, but rest assured we'll share it as soon as EE posts the news.

Apparently in development are Revenge of the Fallen and Star Trek 2009 movie edition Xbox bundles with their respective films and other goodies. Check out Videogamer.com for some pictures and the scoop.

The Transformers Club posted shots of the head turnaround art for its upcoming Punch/Counterpunch exclusive, which promises to be damned neato. Check it out!

--AP

Electeeeeeeeeeeed
October 30, 2009
Star Wars Figure of the Day Updated

Galactic Hunter & Star Wars NewsLuke Skywalker (Medical Frigate)Figure of the Day has updated once again! The daily feature on figures you might have but might not-- either way, here's what you've been missing! Spanning from the original Power of the Force series of 1995 to the latest of The Legacy Collection, it's almost like a history lesson!

Today we look at the Luke Skywalker (Medical Frigate) figure released earlier this year. He's shirtless under that robe, ladies! Go to Figure of the Day for the next update, with the latest installment in our ongoing series!

--AP

Movies: New In Theaters

MoviesDevilishSo what's new this week?

    Wide Release
  • Michael Jackson This Is It
    Limited Release
  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
  • Gentlemen Broncos
  • Skin
  • How to Seduce Difficult Women
  • The House of the Devil

--AP

Nintendo DSi goes XL (or LL in Japan)

Nintendo DSDSi XLIn 2004, Nintendo introduced the Nintendo DS to a confused marketplace-- the GameBoy Advance was doing fine and nobody seemed to get why a portable needs two screens. Developers were a little slow coming up with a great game, but several years and hardware revisions later... we're back at a larger design. Coming to the USA in 2010, the Nintendo DSi XL is about the physical mass of the original release with the DSi functionality and larger screens. So we're curious to get one.

North American prices have not been nailed down, but Japanese gamers are expected to pay the equivalent of $200 US. Which is kinda a lot, given the original system was like $180 in 2005 and this doesn't even have the GBA slot. Joystiq and other sites have more dirt.

--AP

PS3: PSN Updates This Week

PS3JumpYour new games this week are many. Priced way better than its a la carte Xbox 360 sibling, Hasbro Family Game Night comes with all 6 games for $39.99. (No Scrabble, it seems.) Inferno Pool is $9.99, and was also released on the Xbox 360 this week.

PSOne releases include: nothing! Apparently it's all been released.

--AP

PSP: PSN Updates This Week

PSPZombiesThis week's downloadable PSP titles are many, mostly catalog games: LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival, NBA 2K10, Darkstalkers Chronicles: The Chaos Tower, the truly awesome Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, Crystal Defenders, and a trio of Petz games you can look up yourself. Anything good is $15 or more.

PSP Minis include: Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam for $4.99 and Zombie Tycoon (pictured) for $7.99.

PSOne releases include: nothing! Apparently it's all been released.

--AP

Comedy Is Dead: New Updates

Comedy Is DeadMusic + Comedians = ThisComedy Is Dead has updated! Check out a look at Road Trip Album Picks: Eban Schletter's Witching Hour, a look at a Halloween party album of sorts from a number of comics, musicians, and the dude that wrote a lot of music for Mr. Show. It's certainly a curious beast! Read on for more!

--AP

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