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Okami Art Site Now Up
To celebrate the impending April 15 release of Okami on the Wii, a game based on Japanese mythology and known widely for its stunning “sumi-e” design style, Capcom recently unveiled a brand new site devoted to the game’s art.

Okami was originally released on the PlayStation 2 back in 2006 and received many accolades, including a few “Game of the Year” nods. Unfortunately, and bewilderingly, the game failed to really gain commercial momentum.

Capcom is hoping that the art-heavy adventure game will be able to find a wider audience on the Wii, and thus reach its full potential. Having played the original, it’s hard to imagine the game getting much better, but with the added motion controls for the Wii, this version of Okami could be a totally different experience.

If you’ve never heard of Okami or had much of a chance to check it out, head on over to the new site and have a look at what you’ve been missing.

Ben Sherman Pac-Man Shoes
Old-school gamers and shoe hos can meet in the middle on this one: the Ben Sherman Pac-Man shoe!

These canvas black and white “Blinky” kicks are covered in Pac-Man’s ghostly nemeses (though Pac-Man himself seems to be missing…) and will set you back 60 bones.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed in September
LucasArts announced this week that the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will finally hit your grubby mitts on September 16, 2008.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has you playing as Darth Vader's secret apprentice, and at times, the dark lord himself, filling in the story gaps between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

While previous Star Wars games have used the Force to varying degrees of success, a new physics engine here gets us as close as we are going to get to the real thing, as more or less everything and everyone you encounter can be tossed about.

One thing we never figured out about the Force though, it seems to take more concentration to pick up something heavy than something light–if you can pick up shit with your mind, gravity and weight certainly shouldn’t apply, should it? Seems it would be just as hard to pick up a pencil as a car! And why do you have to point at it? Christ!

Either way, we are excited about a Star Wars game for the first time in years…

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