Friday, August 22, 2008

Star Wars USB Hub - New Import, In Stock

You could be like everyone else and buy a boxy USB hub that was designed by an engineer. A by-the-book engineer who wears a polyvinyl pocket protector that holds exactly five Energel 0.5mm ballpoint pens.

You could also pay tribute to your Star Wars inner geek by snagging an R2-D2 or Darth Vader USB Hub. If you should opt for the R2-D2 version, you'll get four USB ports to plug devices into and a little droid which swivels its dome and makes beep-boop sounds. Purchasers of the Darth Vader USB Hub will also get four USB ports but instead of a little droid, they'll get the ominous visage of the dark Jedi Knight with blinking red eyes.

Pricing in Japan is set at JPY7140 (ouch) or US$73.90 and new orders are welcome to ship today. «View two videos and photo gallery»

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1029 - New Import, Subscriptions

NCS Product Synopsis

Cover Date: September 5, 2008 / Cover: Aya Hirano
«©NCSX» The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events:

» Continuing coverage on the
Square DKΣ3713 Private Party featuring a good amount of detail and background on Fabula Nova Crystallis FFXIII, Final Fantasy XIII Agito, and Final Fantasy XIII Versus.
» Simple DS Series Vol. 40: The Gekai earns (6/6/6/5) and Fate/Tiger Colosseum Upper scores (7/6/6/6) in the review section. The Famitsu Crew also gives Too Human a middling (7/7/7/7) but Afrika gets (8/7/7/7).
» PC-Engine News feature which revisits R-Type.
» Famitsu checks out the software offerings on the Japanese Playstation Network and the Wii and Xbox online marketplaces.
» Sigma Harmonics article with game play tips and background info.
» Bonus RPG insert which features the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Pokemon, Persona, and Tales series.

Secret Game: Killer Queen LE - New Import, In Stock

Thirteen average citizens have been kidnapped and holed up in a room within a building. No one remembers how they got there but everyone has been given a compact personal digital assistant. On that PDA is an assignment and a single card (2-10, Jack, Queen, King, or Ace). For example, the person who holds the Queen PDA has to survive for 2 days and 23 hours while the holder of the King PDA must obtain 5 other PDAs.

To add a wrinkle to their collective dilemma, everyone in the room has also been latched with an electronic necklace which encircles their necks. Each person must complete their assigned objective within 3 days or the electronic device will effectively decapitate the wearer.

By using interactive conversation and choices, the protagonist Sakumi Himehagi navigates through the four scenarios in the adventure. Since some of the characters in the game have been given objectives that require sabotage and murder, the interaction with those characters may not be straightforward or safe. Killer Queen also features the "Bet System" where players may wager on which character survives the Secret Game. The limited edition of Killer Queen includes a bonus Original Soundtrack.

The House of the Dead 2 - Clearance

Original Update: April 1, 2003

«©NCSX» Blast zombies in Sega's arcade-perfect Naomi to DC conversion. Fire on a zombie's arm and it'll shatter. Aim for the neck and its head will blast off. Gruesome yet mildly entertaining fun.

NCS Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of
House of the Dead 2
for the Japanese DC is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$22.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. «View Larger Photos»