You see them, don’t you? A Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Review

Nelson Tethers of the FBI’s Puzzle Research Division does most of his work behind a desk. As you can imagine, a lot of the country’s major puzzle related queries are solvable from a central location. Having grown up around puzzles, he’s excellent at what he does and is actually one of the top Puzzle Agents in the country. So when a puzzle related mystery surfaces that requires Nelson to emerge out of his office, and  head off to the remote small town of Scoggins Minnesota, it must be a serious problem.

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All Rise! A Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4- The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (PC/WiiWare) Review!

Welcome to Pirate Court! Today’s case ‘Pirates vs. Threepwood’ is now in session.  The Plaintiff is in the jazzy hands of Caribbean businessman extraordinaire, Stan! The defendant Guybrush Threepwood will be represented by… Mighty Pirate Guybrush Threepwood. Please be seated. Court is now in session.

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‘The Call is Coming from Inside the Manatee!’ A Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan (PC/WiiWare) Review!

Guybrush Threepwood is no stranger to adventure. In the Tales of Monkey Island series he has seen exotic locales such as an island that traps sailing visitors with inward wind, and an island that houses androgynous Mer-folk. In his newest adventure he’ll find himself throat deep in a hungry manatee. No amount of Grog could make you forget an adventure such as this!


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Who is the Commander? [Update 3]

He is ‘only a man’ or so he said with a booming voice emanating from a bright screen. But I’ll let you see that for yourself:

Sent as an anonymous tip to sites like IGN, this video features one frame of an upcoming Wii title. What kind of game is it? Who’s developing? No one knows!

While we all comb through the video for clues, the website Commander Video seems to be the hub to watch. Aside from the eerie video, you have pixels that keep popping up that link to new pieces to the puzzle. So far we have two images and an awesome mp3.

What does it all mean?! Perhaps the Commander shall tell us soon enough?

Update 3: I got a hold of Gaijin Game’s CEO Alex Neuse who revealed the following to us about the game. It’s a WiiWare title aiming for a February release. It’s not a remake of Nether Earth (as was previously rumored), but instead a game that can be reduced to the acronym BTB (Beat is one of the words I believe). It’s a game that draws its inspiration from the aesthetics of classic games from the 80s. The story will be about Commander Video’s origin. A lot will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Also I’ve posted the new media available on after the break.

UPDATE 2: Commander Video himself has made contact with us here at He wanted the following message to get out:


While this is the first time we here at Buttonbasher have been contacted from an intergalactic entity, I think the Commander wants whatever information that is found to be distributed through our website, and sent out to the other blogs that are covering his activity. Also he seems to be inviting us to ask questions, so if you earthly readers have any questions you want to ask Commander Video, feel free to drop them in the comment section!

UPDATE: The Commander has popped up on Twitter and seems to deny recent rumors of what the game will be.

As February draws nearer, this post will continue to be updated with all of the new discoveries. To see an archive of the media updates thus far, check after the jump!

And if the Commander happens to be reading this right now, I assure you that we earthlings come in peace.

KLind (who is also only a man!)

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Everybody to the Limit! A Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (PC/WiiWare) Review!

Unlike the game, this review of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1 : Homestar Ruiner does not come with the prerequisite that you are attractive and/or desire to ruin Homestar.

The first of 5 promised “Adventure-Packed Actionsodes” has awesome’d it’s way onto a WiiWare, and PC near you. And you should totally give the game a spin (or whatever the digital equivalent of that popular phrase is).

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Final Fantasy IV (DS) Review

Final Fantasy. This very name has not only captivated the imaginations of literally millions worldwide since 1987, propelled a game company (Squaresoft, now known as Square-Enix) from the bottom to the top, but continues only to get better as the series goes on. Twelve titles later in the series and Square Enix has decided to start remaking some of their previous games for the handheld systems. So far they’ve remade I, II, IV, V, and VI for the Gameboy Advance; the first two Final Fantasy games for the PSP; Final Fantasy III and now, most recently, Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS.

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E3 2008: Day One Post Roundup

Did you miss an article, and have misplaced your scroll wheel? Here’s links to some of the stuff you might have missed.

Nintendo Announces 1:1 Accessory: Wii Motion Plus

Liveblogging the Microsoft Press Conference

Banjo Kazooie Coming to XBLA

Geometry Wars 2: Retro Evolved

Resident Evil 5 to have Online Co-op; Dated

Xbox 360 Game Installations and Web Based Marketplace Planned

New Mirror’s Edge Trailer

Final Fantasy XIII Announced for Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 Dashboard Interface; Avatar Party System

Portal: Still Alive Heading to XBLA

On to Day Two!