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If you've been waiting for a Blooper hoodie, today's your lucky day



We've seen enough clothing branded with 1-up mushrooms to last us several lifetimes (which is sort of ironic), but other items in lastactioncowboy's new line-up of Nintendo clothing feature characters that haven't been so drastically overused. We've not seen too many Blooper hoodies, for example, while Bob-omb underwear is a new one to us.

Admittedly, probably none of this stuff is as effortlessly cool or obscure as those Sega-themed t-shirts from The King of Games, but then it's also not as horrendously pricey -- just $40 for a hoodie, or $18 per piece of underwear.


[Via That Girl's Site]

Taking training to a fashionable new level

First, you had to learn to walk. Now Japanese training games are taking things to a new level -- they're teaching you how to dress. That's right, folks. Now you can relive your earliest formative years, all thanks to the DS. We're also looking forward to future titles like Solid Food Training, Don't Throw The Cheerios Training, and We Don't Use That Word Ever, Even Though Mommy Does Training.

Epic chuckles aside, Mitame Kara Yomikaeru ~ Otona No Kikonashi Training isn't really about figuring out how to work the zipper or which shoe goes on which foot, but rather focuses on dressing for success. The title focuses on fashion, coordinating parts of the outfit, and something about rubbing and rivals that we didn't pursue too deeply. Sometimes it's better just to raise an eyebrow at the automatic Japanese translations and move on.


Fashionistas fawn over new screenshots

Considering the popularity of Project Runway -- and yes, we admit to being avid fans of the show and Tim Gunn's flair -- we're surprised that more games like Fashion Designer: Style Icon haven't been announced for the DS.

Scheduled for release this November, the sim takes young designers through fashion school, offering opportunities for graduates to "start a workshop, accept private design contracts, supply small boutiques, and set up mail order companies." That's a lot more depth than we would've expected from a game with such a pink-and-purple-dominated palette!

We doubt there'll be any online functionality, but developer Creative Patterns promises to include multiplayer "design-offs" where you can battle your friends on the catwalk. "Carry on" and "make it work" while you check the gallery for three new Fashion Designer: Style Icon screenshots.

Gallery: Fashion Designer: Style Icon

The DS: your portal to fashion design

Ubisoft seems to really hope that legions of non-Japanese girls will materialize, frenetically demanding to be allowed to design their very own fashion line -- just as soon as they're finished with their Horsez, that is. They've announced Fashion Designer, a game that allows players to -- you guessed it -- design their own outfits and accessories, and send models catwalking out for praise.

Eventually, a Love and Berry-style frenzy really is going to take root among younger girls outside Japan, but we're not sure this is going to be it. If nothing else, however, it's nice to see that Ubisoft is really trying to keep up with Nintendo's market expansion. We may not love everything they're producing, but we admire the effort. High five! Though perhaps a little eyelash-flutter may be more appropriate here.

Gallery: Fashion Designer: Style Icon

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