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Video Blips: Professor Layton, PlayStation Move, Yakuza 4, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and More

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Let this Professor Layton and the Unwound Future trailer be a lesson for you: Be wary of steam-punk time machines — they might blow up when you're inside. 

Video Blips:
 
• I'm such a big fan of Professor Layton that I'll ignore the fact that one of the protagonists commits a huge time-travel no no. Isn't meeting your past/future self face-to-face supposed to mess up the space-time continuum, or at least give someone a heart attack? [GameTrailers]
 
 
Continue after the break for an intense PlayStation Move ad, a Yakuza 4 North America debut trailer, a sweet Kirby's Epic Yarn teaser, and a look at the gorgeous Bastion.
 
 

• Sony's Imaginary Executive Kevin Butler shows us that "motion gaming" is not just for kids but also for grandpas, hot moms, and young men. If you fit one of those descriptions or want to play video games with someone who does, you should definitely check out the PlayStation Move. [Youtube]

 

• Sega announces the arrival of Yakuza 4 to North America with this intense montage. I'm relieved and slightly disappointed that in the trailer, no one gets their pinky finger chopped off. 

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• In this Kirby's Epic Yarn teaser a sorcerer turns a paper cutout version of our hero into yarn. Isn't Kirby also made of marshmallows? Oi, I don't think we're suppose to think these things through so much.  

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• Bastion's storybook-like animation and dreamy landscapes make this title one to look out for. Those of you who suffer from floating-island phobia, however, might want to pass. [Youtube]


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