News From 03/15/02

Konami Scheduled to release new Contra game for Playstation2
[ Link: Konami | Release Schedule ]

Image: NES Version

Konami has revealed a new Contra game in their official line-up of scheduled releases.

Tentatively titled "Shin Contra", no release date or details have been revealed. The game is scheduled for release on the Playstation 2.

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Short Comment - It's seventh to last on the list, right below Suikouden 3. - "Madman" H. Moriarty

Short Comment- Metal Gear Solid or The Matrix? MIT's new Challenge

Say.. WHAT?

(, quoted) "The unique lightweight materials that can be composed using nanotechnology will possess revolutionary qualities that MIT says will help it make a molecular "exoskeleton" for soldiers ... Researchers also hope to develop a kind of molecular chain mail that can deflect bullets.

'Imagine the psychological impact upon a foe when encountering squads of seemingly invincible warriors protected by armor and endowed with superhuman capabilities, such as the ability to leap over 20-foot walls,' ISN director Ned Thomas said in a release. "

Okaaay, maybe the researchers watched a bit too many Hollywood films and Kojima games. But it'd be interesting to see it in reality for sure. The full article is Here.
Special thanks to for the news. -H. Moriarty

Short Comment- If you're bored with the Playstation, maybe you need... the Painstation.

This isn't really fresh news, but it's pretty interesting. It's something Sony doesn't want released, but it's not something that'll probably sell too well even if it were. So what is it? It's the PainStation. Gives pain to the player when they lose in a game. here's a quote from's article.

""I think this really explains the appeal of something like the Painstation," said its co-inventor Tilman Reiff. "When you're playing in public against a friend with people cheering you on, it's very hard to throw in the towel without putting up a good fight. I've seen people leave the table with blood on their hands and their skin completely raw because they didn't want to back down in front of an audience." "

Sadistic, especially considering that it's only Pong. For the full article, check's article Here. Also, the Official site is here
. -H. Moriarty

Short Comment- Biohazard 1 for GC in a few days.. will it bring in new audiences?

In the recent Biohazard developers interview in Nintendo's site [here], the game's producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi mentions that there will be about "a full game worth of ideas" in the after-game bonuses

A few of the bonuses will be "a intensely difficult mode" and also a mode called the "real survival", where item boxes are no longer connected to each other. And of course, there will be the usual infinite rocket launcher and hidden costume.. which in Jill's case, is her outfit from Resident Evil 3.
-H. Moriarty