Monday, September 24, 2007

Halo 3 Limited Edition - In Stock

From The Publisher
The Limited Edition ships in a sleek metal collector's case. In addition to the game, the Limited Edition includes the "Bestarium," a hardcover guide to the game's species, civilizations, and cultures. The bonus disc includes Bungie's high-definition home theater calibration tool; "Art Attack" with concept, production art, an exclusive Dashboard theme, and gamer pics; a Halo-themed minigame; and a variety of short films on a wide range of subjects.

The epic saga continues with Halo 3, the hugely anticipated sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed Halo franchise. In this third chapter of the Halo trilogy, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax.

Halo 3 - In Stock

From The Publisher
Halo 3 is the third game in the Halo Trilogy and the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in Halo: Combat Evolved. Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. The Covenant occupation of Earth has uncovered a massive and ancient object beneath the African sands - an object whose secrets have yet to be revealed. Earth's forces are battered and beaten. The Master Chief's AI companion Cortana is still trapped in the clutches of the Gravemind - a horrifying Flood intelligence, and a civil war is raging in the heart of the Covenant. It's all been building to this -- a desperate, final war that leads to a soul-shattering climax of epic proportions. Take control of Master Chief to defeat the Covenant and destroy the Flood to prevent the annihilation of the human race.

Game Features
Next-gen advantage: Taking full advantage of the power of Xbox 360, Halo 3 expands on everything that has made the Halo franchise great, adding a wealth of technical and gameplay advancements.

Star Wars Pepper Mill - Preorder

Have you ever sat in front of a steaming steak and muttered to yourself, "You know Francis, that steak needs some pepper and an R2-D2 pepper mill would be just the right tool to crush those peppercorns!"

Two Star Wars pepper mills made of ABS plastic and measuring 11cm (4.33") tall are on their way to the Japanese market on February 29, 2008. Both hold about 1 oz worth of peppercorns. To crush them, twist R2's dome and flakes of pepper obediently drop from its bottom. Two variants are on offer - a blue and white R2-D2 and a black and gold R2-Q5. Preorders are welcome at JPY1980 or US$19 each.

Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Picnic Set - Preorder

Deep in the heart of New York City, picnics are rare. The concrete sidewalks aren't conducive to lazing about and the throngs of pedestrians are apt to trample over your little picnic basket and you along with it. Central Park is more suitable for picnics and we occasionally spot a few picnickers at the Sheep Meadow along with the sunbathers.
With that in mind, the Pokemon Picnic Set's target market is probably in Central Park and everywhere else outside of NYC. The set consists of two square boxes made of blue polyvinyl chloride which measure 22cm (8.66") square. You could probably make a "picnic set" of your own by buying Tupperware but then you'd miss out on the Pokemon magic. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2008.

Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Super DX Onemuri Makura

Rest your weary head on a Pokemon pillow and let the little beast's back hold up your melon-like noggin. While resting, allow the day's negative energy to slither away and dissipate as Pikachu or Pochama stands guard. Sort of. They look like they're sleeping too with their closed eyes. Each pillow measures 34cm or 13.38" in length and a little checkered jacket encloses them which is where you alight your head. Japanese lesson of the day: the word "onemuri" translates to "sleep" and "makura" means pillow. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late January 2008.

Early Import Releases Tomorrow; Japanese Holiday

NDS Mitsukete! Keroro Gunsou, PS2 Fantastic Fortune 2: Triple Star [Best Hit], and PSP Eiyuu Densetsu Sora no Kiseki SC were originally scheduled to arrive today since they were released early to Japanese distribution last Friday but our shipment was delayed a day. The three games will arrive tomorrow and all preorders will ship on Tuesday.

Today was a national holiday in Japan known as Autumn Equinox Day (Shubun no hi) where families visit the graves of relatives and pay their respects. Families burn incense and leave offerings of flowers and ohagi which are rice balls since the traditional view is that the spirits of our ancestors prefer round foods. In other words, hamburgers are anathema.

Japanese Import Outlook

NDS Picto Image DS Sega

Pro Yakyuu Famista DS Namco
PC Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus Sega
PS2 Bleach Blade Battles 2nd Sony

Generations of Chaos Desire I.Factory

Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus Sega
PS3 Agarest Senki Compile
PSP Jet de Go! Pocket - Ultimate Hits Taito

Wangan Midnight Portable Genki
X36 Halo 3 First Print Limited Edition Microsoft

USA Release Outlook

NDS Chibi Robo: Park Patrol Nintendo
PS2 Bratz: The Movie EA

CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder Ubisoft

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2 Konami

Jackass the Game Redmile

NBA 08 Sony

Soul Nomad & the World Eaters NISA

World Series of Poker 2008 Activision
PS3 Skate EA

NBA 08 Sony

World Series of Poker 2008 Activision
PSP NBA 08 Sony
Wii Bratz: The Movie THQ

Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party Konami

Dewy's Adventure Konami

Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire D3P
X36 Hot Wheels: Beat That Activision