Tuesday shorts: Ex-Koei boss takes over Zynga Japan, Magicka bathrobes, Lady Gaga

Tuesday, 29 March 2011 10:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Here’s your shorts for Tuesday. It’s a big list. Go.

  • Ex-Koei CEO Kenji Matsubara has joined Zynga Japan as its new head.
  • Fancy a Magicka style bathrobe? It’s yours for $85. Get it here.
  • Remember that little gnome dude you carried to the rocket in Half Life 2: Episode Two? Someone made a movie trailer about it. It’s a spoof, obviously. Watch here.
  • Crazy Taxi and Afterburner Climax are 50 percent off this week on Xbox Live Marketplace.
  • GTA IV machinima The Brothers Mario has gotten a second episode. Get it here at Joystiq.
  • You can now load 3DS AR cards from any internet-enabled phone, as seen here.
  • Koei Tecmo’s building was recently vandalized. Someone also decided to write “Tenchu” on it, even though it’s made at From Software. Oops.
  • Lady Gaga’s donated $1.5 million to Zynga’s Japan relief efforts. The main total is now over $3 million.
  • Casual fantasy title Dwarfs is being published by Tripwire Interactive for a May release.
  • Sword of the Stars II has recieved its third development diary. Read it at PC Gamer.
  • SingStar’s gotten a content update in the US. Razorlight’s the pick of the lot.
  • There’s a video of PC thing A Valley Without Wind on RPS.
  • A  new Australian games festival, known as iFest, is set to take place from next month in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
  • GameSpot has a video interview with Grammy-winning Civilization IV composer Christopher Tin.
  • Fight for Relief is an event that’s to raise relief money for Japan through fighting game tournaments.

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