Tomorrow afternoon Sunken Treasures Games will be getting in several copies of the highly anticipated Borderlands 2 for both XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. In addition, if you’re looking to trade in your old games towards this exciting new title, you’ll receive an additional 25% in store credit!
If Borderlands 2 isn’t your thing, we still have quite a few copies left of Madden 13
, Persona Arena
, and the excellent Wii RPG: The Last Story
. And just to be clear, the bonus in store credit applies to these titles as well! ^_^
Hope to see you soon!
One of the fun things we picked up on our adventure to the Penny Arcade Expo was a handful of copies of the wonderful Bit.Trip Saga (for 3DS) and Bit.Trip Complete (for Wii). It was a lot of fun chatting with a few of the folks from Gaijin ~ the team behind the game ~ and we’re eagerly awaiting Runner 2!
Each are available for $24.99+tax.
Also Gaijin was kind enough to give us a few promotional materials, so if you’re in the store and want a sweet pin or sticker of CommanderVideo, just say the word. Thanks again to Alex for taking the time to talk with us!
We’re celebrating a milestone this time around – 25 Episodes! Holy cats! It’s been a wild ride but we’re glad you stuck with us. This week’s episode covers everything from “The Monster” and Donkey Kong Country, to Weiss Schwarz and PAX 2012. We’re so excited!!!!!!1!!
Run time for the podcast is about 52 minutes. The audio quality is (IMO) infinitely better than the previous episode, so in the words of Damien Sandow, “You’re welcome.”
Download the MP3 of the podcast here: The Buried Treasure Podcast – Episode 02 – EPISODE 25!!! (49 mb)
The Buried Treasure Podcast
Episode 02 – EPISODE 25!!! – 08-26-2012
00:30 – Introductions
03:40 – This Just In! – Now with SupaBoys!
19:36 – Game Time (Whatcha’ Playin’?)
45:48 – On the Radar
50:00 – Closing, Thanks, etc.
Intro – Ser Flash – FOR GREAT TREASURE!
This Just In! – Retro Remix Revue – Earthbound – Title Intro, Fourside
Game Time – Yakuza Dead Souls – Akiyama’s Battle Theme
On the Radar – SEXY-SYNTHESIZER – The Kingdom of San d’Oria
Let us know what you think, below!
This week for “WeissFight!! Wednesday“, we’re having our first ever Weiß Schwarz trade night. In addition to playing a few games, most everyone will be bringing extra cards to trade with – since WS covers so many different series/games.
If you’re new to Weiß Schwarz, but like anime/card games and want to learn how to play, we’d be more than happy to show you with a test deck or two. So bring a friend and some extra cards from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. It’s time to expand your decks!
Lastly, for those of you who already know and love the game – we’re receiving an order later this week for the following:
Idolmaster Anime – Boosters and Trial Decks (people are trying to sell signed cards 80-200+ bucks so far…), Fate/Stay Night – Boosters, and Milky Holmes – Extra Boosters (Both Sets). Accel World Trial Decks are held up at the moment, but will be arriving a week or so after release.
The STG crew have been busy little bees as of late!
We’ve been working hard on our backlog of Magic the Gathering cards and getting cards sorted and put out. Not only have we been able to add another box of commons and uncommons to the back area, we were able to get a nice amount of rares out also.
New in attendance on the rare shelf is: Garruk~ Primal Hunter, Jace~ the Mind Sculptor, Liliana of the Dark Realms, Liliana Vess, Nicol Bolas, and Tibalt~ the Field-Blooded.
Stop on by today to check out these and all the other new cards we have in stock. While you are here, join us from 6:00 – 9:00 tonight for casual game night! Bring your decks, trades, and appetite for fun!!
My love of SEGA’s Yakuza series has been well documented ~ through the good times and the bad. I remember the disappointment I felt when I heard Yakuza 3 would be coming to America without Hostesses; and the man-tears that were shed during the climactic finale of Yakuza 2. I remember playing through Yakuza 1 and laughing at (with?) the hilarious voice acting, then being blown away by how far the series and it’s characters had come in Yakuza 4. Hell, I even played through about half of the import only Kenzan and Kurohyou despite my limited knowledge of the Japanese language. I loved the Takashi Miike live action Yakuza movie – Like A Dragon – a crazy fun companion to the games that would confuse the bejeezus out of anyone who hadn’t played them. I own expensive soundtracks that I listen to while playing other games — and I’m currently drooling over the thought of the in-development Yakuza 5 – which I pray will find it’s way to our shores.
So why all this gushing over the Yakuza series? Because as I wrap up my initial playthrough of the most recent game in the series, the zombie infested spin-off Yakuza: Dead Souls
(I prefer the Japanese subtitle “of the End” but oh wells! xD) I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that this series has become my favorite of all time
. I can’t think of a series I’ve invested more into. Dragon Quest is a close second, for sure, and Final Fantasy isn’t far behind, but man… THESE GAMES.
So it’s been a busy summer so far at S.T.G. — we’ve added new showcases, expanded our playing area for card games, gotten another arcade unit, and pretty much doubled our inventory! Here’s a few things going on so far this August.
SupaBoy’s are back in stock! Hyperkin’s excellent SNES handheld that you can still plug into your TV like a regular system is a great way to revisit your favorite Super Nintendo games… like Earthbound for instance!
We now have a “Staff Favorites” section right when you walk in the store. We’ll be adding a few notes from each of us describing why some of these are our faves, but until then, just be sure to ask!
The figure case is stocked with several new additions, like this little lady from Strike Witches, as well as others from Queen’s Blade, Dog Days, and Milky Holmes!
The Sonic Nendoroid also appeared in our store recently. He comes with all sorts of excellent goodies for use with him, or your other Nendoroids!
Be sure to swing by sometime and check out these fine new additions!
With the countdown to PAX Prime in full swing (just 23 days until we head up to Seattle!) we here at Sunken Treasures thought it was high time to announce our first ever PAX giveaway!
It’s come to our attention that many of you who visit our store will also be attending this year’s Penny Arcade Expo. Well here’s the deal:
If you see one of the S.T.G. crew wandering the corridors and showfloors of PAX, flag us down! Tell us your favorite game and/or experience from this year’s expo and we’ll let you (randomly) pick a prize out of our gift bag. We’ll be giving away everything from Gift Cards to merchandise, as well as a few other surprises. Most of the prizes will only be redeemable in store, but still, if you see us be sure to stop by and say “YO!”. We’ll bro-out and stuff!
After the event comes to a close we’ll be posting a collection of quotes and comments on the website as well as Facebook.
OH! And it should also be noted that while we’re away from the store on our adventure, S.T.G. will be operating under slightly different hours — “PAX Hours” as we call them. We’ll be posting those here, and elsewhere on the internets in the coming week.
My Playstation Vita did a bit of dust-collecting since buying it while I waited for some of its killer apps to become available in the US. Soon, my patience was rewarded with Gravity Rush. Once we got copies in stock, I was quick to snatch one up for myself!
The Vita Had some fun stuff early on, like Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Rayman Origins, and Lumines. However, Gravity Rush feels like the first real unique Vita game and really brings the newborn handheld into the spotlight. You take control of a young woman who not only has to recover her memory, but also has to stop the mysterious marauding Nevi and find out what happened to the vanishing districts of a floating city all while figuring out her ability to defy gravity and bend it to her will
The anti-gravity mechanic feels nice and clean and transitions between running and flying are mostly smooth with a few moments of clumsiness. There is a bit of a learning curve to the controls, bu the game allows you tot take your time. Numerous challenges and puzzles that dot the city make it worth zipping around, not to mention the setting is worth seeing. The beautiful, living city is a site to behold with its dusky colors and lively air-traffic. The light-hearted yet strong music makes the freedom of flying around a city just that much more fun.
The most rewarding moments in the game are the occasional twisted dimensions you visit, built solely to test your gravity-shifting proficiency. Leaping across cosmic lily pads or sliding along ruins in a warped lava tunnel rank high on the list of the most gorgeous and most adrenaline-pumping moments in the game.
Gravity Rush feels like the first great game on the PSVita and is well worth picking up you’re someone who’s been waiting patiently for a great triple AAA Vita title!