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Bloody Thumbs Podcast: a podcast dedicated to video game news, reviews, and commentary revolving the world of the video game industry with Splinter47 and C.H. Gorog.
Thank you to Dranson for the astounding artwork and Doctor Octoroc for the awesome theme song.
The rumors were true! After you work your way through a bit of the career mode of Gran Turismo 6, a Lunar Exploration mode unlocks. In it, you'll take a moon vehicle across the lunar surface in three different missions.
As you'll see in the above video, the lack of gravity makes moon driving crazy. I should have recorded my first time out, where my pedal-to-the-metal approach had me doing all kinds of crazy flips. The key to getting through the mission is careful speed control. Take a hill too fast and you'll end up on your head.
Our full review of Gran Turismo 6 is coming soon.
I've been playing Gran Turismo 6 for so many hours that I can no longer see straight. I'm not pulling your leg when I say that I dreamed about Gran Turismo last night. I had racing stress dreams, folks.
So what's the hold-up on the review? It seems that Sony is having technical difficulties in getting the online side of the game up for us to test. So while the review embargo will be up in a matter of minutes, we can't send our review out into the world without touching on the online portion of the game.
The Humble Weekly Sale continues to deliver interesting collections at a "pay what you want" price point and this week is no exception. This week's promotion has a particularly interesting addition, game creation toolset Multimedia Fusion 2, along with half a dozen indie games including Manos: The Hands of Fate and the recently greenlit Pitiri 1977. Paying above $6 will also score you Knytt Underground, Really Big Sky, and NightSky.
As ever, you can choose how the money you pay is divvied up between the developers, charities and Humble themselves.
Following last week's debut of 3D Space Harrier and Super Hang-On on the 3DS eShop, another pair from the Sega 3D Classics line is available: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast. These are priced at $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 a piece.
Now, Altered Beast is good for the obligatory "Wise from your gwave!" joke, which I'm glad to get out of my system. Sonic, on the other hand, I wouldn't mind playing again -- particularly now that I'm familiar with the extensive amount of work M2 put into this game.
You can (optionally) spin dash now! Crazy!
After a jam packed retro offering last week, Nintendo is at it again with another collection of classics. On the Wii U you'll be able to nab The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, which is my personal favorite Goemon game, and one of my favorite SNES titles of all time. Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3 are also on sale for $3.49 until December 12th.
The 3DS is a little more eventful, with 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast (!), and Brilliant Hamsters. On the Virtual Console side Donkey Kong 3 hits the portable platform, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 hits the retail download section. There's also a similar Donkey Kong sale, including the addition of Game and Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. Finally, Hooked on Bass Fishing hits DSiWare.