Xbox 360 Fancast 162 -- Dear Fakey

A great many things happen on the Xbox 360 Fancast this week. Of course we talk about the latest news -- including Halo: Reach and the "moistness level" it inspires -- but we also introduce the first X3F produced video game, HinkleBlaster. Also, finally, it's time to roll out our latest recurring feature, Dear Fakey, in which Joystiq's own Kevin Kelly takes listener emails and laces them with Casey Kasem magic. Download this one as you can, and don't forget to try HinkleBlaster (instructions after the break!)

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Hosts: Richard Mitchell (SenseiRAM, @senseiram), Alexander Sliwinski (Sli Xander, @xandersliwinski), Xav de Matos (Snypz, @xav) and Dave Hinkle (KnifefightYaDad, @davehinkle)

Music: Intro/Outro: "Electromooq" by Uma Floresta. Break: "Everyone's Hip" by Jaill.

For fans: Xbox 360 Fancast Facebook group

HinkleBlaster: Download the HinkleBlaster program at this link. Once it's downloaded, unzip the file and run the setup program. This will launch the game immediately. Keep in mind that it's very simple. No sound, no menu, just pure awesome.

Controls
Keyboard: Rotate cannon with left and right arrow keys, fire with space bar.
360 controller: Rotate cannon with left stick, fire with A.

Also: Xav says goodbye to Original Xbox Live.


News:
Rumor: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in the works
Halo: Reach Invasion mode sounds a bit like Bad Company 2's Rush
Left 4 Dead 2 'The Passing' DLC this week
Natal rafting game outed by screenwriter
New X-Com game announced ... as an FPS

This article was originally published on Joystiq.