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Monday shorts: RIFT, NES, Halo Reach, Minecraft, Brink

Monday, 9th May 2011 08:20 GMT By Johnny Cullen

It’s Monday. You’re wincing at it, aren’t you? Man up, kick its ass and you’ll be alright. Here’s your shorts first, though.

  • Someone from Bungie managed to create a Stephen Colbert character for Halo Reach. Not much else to say than that.
  • Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts are now being accepted for video games.
  • Backflip’s released a new “castle defense game” on iOS based on the third iteration in the Evil Dead film series, Army of Darkness: Defense.
  • Want an original NES dev kit? Go nuts. Its yours for (currently) $305.
  • Know Clippy from Microsoft Word? You all get to love him even more now in Minecraft.
  • Trion Worlds has said its to update its server naming rules on RIFT.
  • Get ready for Brink this week by watching a real-life parkour video and then compare it with the game.
  • MobCreate has released freemium iPhone title Pucca’s Restaurant. There’s a write-up of it at PocketGamer.
  • GSW has a piece up on gaming luminaries with mentions for Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani, Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner and Another World’s Eric Chahi.
  • Do you want a prop beam katana from No More Heroes? It’s been auctioned off right now, with proceeds going towards relief effort in Japan.
  • CTA’s released a new translucent steering wheel for Kinect. It’s $13. Go out and buy it now.
  • CVG has a chat online with lead designer on Jagex’s 8Realms Claire Blackshaw.
  • Mighty Milky Way, a new title from developer WayForward, releases today on DSiWare.
  • There’s a fan-made newer version of Super Mario Bros. for Wii coming. It’s due out in November for homebrew Wiis.
  • D’Toid has a video interview with FTP MMO Marvel Universe and its writer Brian Michael Bendis.

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