Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cyber Familator Lite - New Import, In Stock

What do you get when you combine a Famicom (on a chip) and an Emulator? You get the Familator, which has been available from CyberGadget in a number of incarnations for a few years now. It's one of the better known licensed Famicom clones in Japan. That's right, it has the official sanction of Nintendo unlike the myriad of hack jobs that are available in Asia.

The Cyber Familator Lite is the latest model which interfaces with a Nintendo DS Lite to give retro gaming fans the ability to play Famicom cartridges directly on the DS. If you prefer playing games on a big screen television, the Familator can pipe composite video and monoaural audio through the AV cable that's included inside the package. Note however that you'll still control the game through the NDS' D-pad. «Full Synopsis»

Wipeout Pulse - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
Race head-to-head at eye-watering speeds on magnificently-rendered reversible tracks built into a variety of stunning landscapes. Create your own multiplayer events in Ad Hoc and Infrastructure modes and experience it all to the exhilarating beat of a thumping, fully-licensed soundtrack featuring the latest big names in dance music. There is even the possibility to play your own mp3 files direct from your memory stick!

Finally, a wealth of extra downloadable content will be made available at launch and post launch, including new tracks, ships and tunes to add to your racing soundtrack, and if you're really impressed with your skills- you can take a snapshot of your ship at any time using Photo Mode and post it online!

Game Features
* Wipeout Pulse refines all the best elements of the Wipeout series
* Features anti-gravity modes, new licensed soundtrack, tracks, downloadable content and more
* Unique visual design and cutting edge music
* 24 new tracks, eight teams and seven game modes
* Pumping sounds from artists including Mason, Loco Dice and Stanton Warriors
* Downloadable packs include new tracks, ships and music

General Updates

Nintendo DS Ys Delayed
Interchannel has pushed the release date of Ys and Ys II back from February 28 to March 20, 2008. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
UPS Tracking Scan Yesterday: "Natural Disaster" in Japan
While routinely tracking inbound packages from Japan yesterday, we noticed one shipment that read, "A NATURAL DISASTER CAUSED THIS DELAY." Concerned that an earthquake or tidal wave had hit Tokyo, we checked on our shipper to make sure everything was okay. Other than a bout of inclement weather, things were fine and "NATURAL DISASTER" was a bit of an exaggeration. Here's a screen capture of the tracking detail.

Playstation Replacement Shell [Blue] - Stock Clearance

Today's sale offer: If you're the kind of player who still has a drab gray Playstation console, you can brighten it up with a pretty blue shell. We originally sold these about a decade ago and they were big. Shipped them all over the world and sales didn't peak until 8 months after the launch which was a beautiful thing.

Nowadays, we sell maybe 20 of them every year at the normal price. We might sell 30 this year if we lower the price to US$11 so we're gonna give it a go. Alternate uses for the Playstation shell include but are not limited to: Candy Dish, Tissue Holder, Modern Art, Chest Protector, and non-working Frisbee. -Photos