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10:00 PM on 09.29.2013

How to animate River City Ransom: Underground

During last week's live questions session on Podtoid, a bunch of you asked me to do a tutorial on how to make sprite artwork. What a bad idea! I'm flattered that people thought Constructoid and Runner looked OK, but if you w...

Jonathan Holmes





1:30 PM on 09.25.2013

Get a huge taste of Battle Princess of Arcadias

Battle Princess of Arcadias is still looking great, especially in this extended gameplay trailer. I love how simple the character switching mechanic is -- it almost feels like a tag-team fighting game. The enemy variety also...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.15.2013

River City Ransom: Underground gets a piece of disaster

River City Ransom was a pioneer in so many ways. It was brought RPG-style leveling, attack acquisition, and item hunting to the cute co-op beat-'em-up genre nearly 20 years before Castle Crashers was released. It was also on...

Jonathan Holmes

8:30 AM on 08.29.2013

Battle Princess of Arcadias gets an extended trailer

Battle Princess of Arcadias is still a thing, and from what I can see in this new trailer, it's coming along very nicely. The PS3 exclusive boasts some pretty incredible art, and the gameplay style is incredibly reminiscent ...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Combo Crewtiful Joe: Beloved Joe back in mobile game

What's with the recent trend of bringing back beloved franchises in ways that just seem to make fans more sad than anything? Earlier this year Capcom announced it was releasing Breath of Fire 6 to fans waiting over a decade w...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 08.10.2013

Senran Kagura Burst will hit retail AND digital in Europe

Gentlemen, get your oils and scented candles ready, because Senran Kagura Burst will be arriving in Europe some time in Q1 2014. Americans received a localization confirmation from XSEED earlier this week, seemingly leaving o...

Tony Ponce



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Review: Charlie Murder
by Chris Carter

Charlie Murder is a game that aims incredibly high. In addition to presenting an truly unique and fluid art style, it adds a compelling soundtrack to the mix, as well as a whole host of gameplay mechanics, on top of an RPG-like stat and inventory system.

Not everything works out exactly how Ska Studios hoped it would, but beneath all of the questionable design decisions lies an incredibly interesting beat 'em up that makes quite an effort to break the mold.

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9:00 PM on 08.06.2013

XSEED to release Senran Kagura Burst in North America

Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America, XSEED Games has announced. The Tamsoft-developed side-scrolling brawler will launch exclusively via the Nintendo eShop this fall.  A two for one followi...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 08.06.2013

XSEED registers domain linked with Senran Kagura series

XSEED once referred to the prospect of publishing Senran Kagura as "a scary proposition." With concerns over how the series' subject matter would be perceived in more conservative cultures like the United States, a ...

Kyle MacGregor



Dragon's Crown guide: very quick tips photo
Dragon's Crown guide: very quick tips
by Chris Carter

Dragon's Crown can be a pretty tough game. On top of some devilishly difficult boss fights, you need to fulfill your role, as well as practice good party synergy to really best some of the hardest encounters.

Odds are if you have a technical question about Dragon's Crown, I answered it in this article here in the comment section. But for everything gameplay related, you'll find it here.

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Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown
by Jim Sterling

Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough.

If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a reviewer who may not agree with you. In fact, nobody's helped when you stop the party just because one person isn't enjoying it as much as you are. Who wins there? Nobody.

Least of all those who threw the party.

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5:45 PM on 08.02.2013

Dragon's Crown had a strong opening week in Japan

The marvelous Dragon's Crown hit shelves in Japan last week and sold more than 175,000 physical units. The PlayStation 3 and Vita title appears to be a hot commodity, with Atlus apologizing for shortages at ret...

Kyle MacGregor





10:45 AM on 08.01.2013

Savant is a dubstep bullet hell brawler with elevators

I will admit it: dubstep is one of my guilty pleasures. It just makes me want to ride on top of perilously fast elevators while firing magic missiles at monsters and dodging their seeping maws. Oddly specific, I know, but ap...

Darren Nakamura



Review: Dragon's Crown photo
Review: Dragon's Crown
by Chris Carter

Dragon's Crown has had an ... interesting development cycle over the past few years, to say the least. After controversy sparked due to the art style Vanillaware has been employing for over a decade now, many people began to wonder if there was actually a game under the distinct, polarizing art style.

But you won't find any controversy here. At long last, Dragon's Crown is finally out, and we can judge it on its own merits -- as a videogame.

And it's fantastic.

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1:30 PM on 07.31.2013

Guacamelee: Gold Edition comes to Steam on August 8

Guacamelee! on the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita was a wonderful experience. Well now all you people on the computers can finally see what was so great about it come August 8. Guacamelee: Gold Edition will cost $14.99/&e...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 07.31.2013

This Dragon's Crown launch trailer is pure gameplay

Dragon's Crown is nearly here after launching in Japan just this week, and Atlus has dropped the game's launch trailer, which consists entirely of gameplay. Although the video does a great job of explaining some of the game'...

Chris Carter