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Captain Commander is an Atari game for the Internet age

If you're looking for a good time-waster this weekend, look no further than Adult Swim's new game Captain Commander. The latest from PixelJam -- a.k.a. the guys who did Dino Run -- has you playing as the titular Captain Commando, saving his...

 
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Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker releasing in Spring 2012

[As originally posted on Japanator] It's been a while since we last heard of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, the anime spin-off of Bioware's fantasy RPG. Dragonagemovie.com has been updated, and we now know that Bi...

 
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Shank returns in Shank 2, shanking very likely

Last year's Shank was a gleeful journey of violence and bad-ass-itude, wrapped in wonderful, hand-drawn animation. Realizing that gamers really liked stabbing baddies in the gut, developer Klei Entertainment is gracing us with a second ins...

 
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Two Tetris games exemplify the problem with 3DS gaming

[Update: Our original story noted that Tetris: Axis is out on October 20; the correct release date is October 2. Furthermore, we've added a note to clarify that EA's Android versions of Tetris (while free) is supported by ads. Sorry for any...

 
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Global Agenda gets Recursive Colony expansion

Hi-Rez Studios announced that Global Agenda, the first free-to-play shooter MMO on Steam, will soon be receiving a big update that brings the game to version 1.5. Called "Recursive Colony," the free expansion will feature the first new Open...

 
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Crimson Alliance's wizard Direwolf is not a wolf

Following in the footsteps of Gnox the mercenary, Direwolf the wizard gets his own trailer for the multiplayer action RPG Crimson Alliance. He does his best to not sound like a mad, evil wizard, then totally comes across as a mad, evi...

 
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Dungeon Defenders finally releases on October 19

Trendy Entertainment has put out another trailer for Dungeon Defenders to remind you that, yes, the game still exists! Dungeon Defenders is a third-person co-operative tower defense game with four different classes. This particular trailer...

 
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Machine Gun Jetpack is now renamed Jetpack Joyride

While Mojang attempts to hold on to the name of Scrolls, fellow indie developer Halfbrick is changing the name of their upcoming iOS game Machine Gun Jetpack. From now on, the game will be called Jetpack Joyride. As explained in their vide...

 
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Grasshopper Manufacture teases Black Knight Sword

Grasshopper Manufacture, the company of wacky auteur Suda51, continues its partnership with Digital Reality as they work on a new project named Black Knight Sword. A downloadable game for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, the ...

 
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Dragon's Dogma video makes me pine for silent characters

A goblin pack! Their kind hates ice and fire both! I'll draw it near! Take the offensive! Fall still! That's all I got from this footage of Dragon's Dogma from Gamescom. Sure, the combat looks kind of fun, and riding on a flying enemy whil...

 
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Newest Persona 4 anime trailer features poppy theme song

[As originally posted on Japanator] A new Persona 4: The Animation trailer featuring Rise and Kanji wearing next-to-nothing? I'd say that's exciting enough, since the last trailer was three months ago. But a trailer featurin...

 
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Dragon Age anime gets named, pushed to 2012

[As originally posted on Japanator] A little over a year ago, FUNimation announced a Dragon Age anime project, a surprising move for a company that normally focuses on translation and localization. Since then, we haven't heard mu...

 
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Two Worlds II: Castle Defense adds Eyetracking technology

In readying the iPad 2 version of Two Worlds II: Castle Defense (released on PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad back in May), TopWare has added a really cool new feature. Using the iPad 2's camera, Castle Defense can track the player's eyes and use ...

 
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Pre-order Cooking Mama 4 at Gamestop and get free plushie

Because every game has to come with a pre-order bonus these days, Gamestop is offering a free plush doll of Mama when you pre-order Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for the 3DS. Yes, for putting down $5, you can get your very own Mama to abuse...

 
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Kill fish with rockets in Ridiculous Fishing for iOS

Before they made Super Crate Box, indie developer Vlambeer made Radical Fishing, a flash game about pulling fish out of the water and finishing them with rocket launchers and other heavy weaponry. The team has been secretly readying an iOS ...

 
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Irem removing pretty much all of its content from PSN

If you absolutely need an R-Type game on your PSP Go, your window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Irem is removing almost all of its content from the PlayStation Network, meaning eight PSP games and four PS1 games will no longer be purch...

 
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Wear Manchester City's new uniforms in FIFA 12

I'll admit, sports are something that I don't know anything about. So I asked my girlfriend about this trailer for FIFA 12. It felt rather emasculating, but this is how dedicated I am to achieving proper journalism levels. She told me that...

 
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Be the King of Pop with Michael Jackson avatar outfits

Ubisoft released Michael Jackson: The Experience for Kinect back in April, but they're just now getting around to offering up the usual avatar tie-ins. You can adorn your avatar in duds based on Michael Jackson's most popular music videos, ...

 
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This is like that time Fox announced Family Guy Online

Even though the series has, to put it kindly, been questionably entertaining as of late, Seth McFarlane's Family Guy juggernaut keeps going, bolstered by plenty of merchandise. After releasing one game back in 2006, Fox has just announced a...

 
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Disgaea 4 includes free OST, plus more if you pay extra

Depending on how much you want to spend, you can potentially get a bunch of collectibles with your copy of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. I mean, the standard edition of the game is only $49.99, so you can already buy the game for $10 le...

 
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Albert Wesker's voice actor answers 35 fan questions

He might not have invented the voice, but D.C. Douglas's Albert Wesker was likely the most memorable part of Resident Evil 5. He has provided the David Bowie-esque voice of the recurring antagonist since Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronic...

 
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New Cargasm trailer reminds you that it still exists

We last reported on Cargasm way back in September, and since then, the game still hasn't come out. What have they been doing with all that development time? Perhaps working on the San Francisco level you can see in the trailer above? Car...

 
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Octodad 2 shows up on Kickstarter

Hopefully you've played Octodad, the indie game where you take control of an octopus trying to be a person. Simple tasks become impossible challenges when filtered through the game's crazy controls, resulting in you hilariously flailing ...

 
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If you're a girl, go buy a Techno Kitten Adventure shirt

A lot of times, girls don't have the opportunity to buy licensed t-shirts in their own sizes, having to make do with guys' sizes. Luckily for them, this Techno Kitten Adventure shirt is available only in girls' sizes. You can now buy them i...

 
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Bid on these Street Fighter skate decks for a good cause

Sometimes, I feel like gamer-organized charities are an attempt to karmically balance out all the negative energy that's associated with the fandom. All those harsh words in online deathmatches and fights between fanboys that escalate into ...

 
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The Rabbids hope your Fourth of July was fun

Because the way that Rabbid is working that grill, I can only assume theirs didn't end so well. Of course, that's overlooking the fact that the Rabbids are likely French, since Ubisoft makes their games. They could be from Canada, but they ...

 
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PlayStation Store is finally back up in Japan

Those of us living in America, Europe, and pretty much anywhere else in the world have been enjoying the return of the PlayStation Store for the past month, hopefully remembering to snag a few free games in the process. But in Japan, the bi...

 
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Saints Row: The Third looks like crazy fun, and man, do I dig that slick trailer it's got! Hamza had a chance to talk with Drew Holmes, one of the writers at Volition, about how crazy the game is, the new vehicles, and Ham...   read

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At least, I think they will. I'm not much on gaming headsets -- I don't play PC games and I'm quite content with my TV's speakers -- but Hamza seemed really into these new headsets coming from Turtle Beach. I tried out a f...   read

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We first got some hands-on impressions of Orcs Must Die! back in February, but Hamza wanted to check in on how the game was doing at E3. So, he talked with Robot Entertainment's Justin Korthof about what the game was like ...   read

About Bob Muirone of us since 2:15 AM on 01.08.2007

Bob has been hanging around ModernMethod for years and and somehow writes almost everywhere, including Japanator and Flixist. He was once lit on fire, but it's not as cool as you'd think.

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