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12:30 PM on 12.06.2012

Dead or Alive 5 Plus headed to Vita this March

While the initial announcement made the rounds a few days ago, Tecmo Koei has given more details on Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PlayStation Vita. Scheduled to launch in March 2013, this version will naturally offer touch-based m...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Just in time for fall: Dead or Alive 5 swimsuit DLC

It's cold outside, but the cast of Dead or Alive 5 is invincible, so they're wearing swimsuits. At least some of them are furry. The newest Angels and Devils ($2.99 / 240 MSP each) costume packs from Team Ninja put ...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 10.31.2012

Dead or Alive 5 costume packs just in time for Halloween

What would Halloween be without sexy costumes? I went into one of those mega-sized Halloween pop-up stores the other day to find that two-thirds of the store was sexy female costumes. They only had crap like 'bloody surgeon' ...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 10.17.2012

Dead or Alive 5 DLC serves your cat ear fetish

Cat ear fetish? I'm aaaaaaalmost there. It doesn't send me over the edge like pink hair does, but if you're wearing them there's a good chance that I'll end up staring at you. Nyah. There are three new DLC packs for Dead or A...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 10.03.2012

Free DLC costume pack for Dead or Alive 5 available now

Team Ninja has dropped their free "Costume Pack 1" for Dead or Alive 5 on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today. Available now. Free. Go! We have a sneak peek for you in our gallery, where you'll find outfits th...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 10.01.2012

Jimquisition: Monster Boobs And Plastic Children

Oh, Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided, pervy, creepy, sleazy, weird, freaky, pervy, pervy, pervy Team Ninja. Your boobs are so bad. Your justification of said boobs are worse. Boobs. FYI, I fully admit today's episode is silly and quite possibly pointless. It was, however fun to make and I hope it is fun to watch.

Jim Sterling





8:30 PM on 09.28.2012

The DTOID Show: Guns, Boobs & Ninjas

Hey gang! Here we are again, another Friday episode where Tara and I goof off a bunch because we feel like it. Big news today: something something boobs controversy Team Ninja Dead Or Alive 5, Konami unveils collector's editi...

Max Scoville

11:00 AM on 09.27.2012

Team Ninja: Dead or Alive fans demand bigger breasts

Team Ninja's Yohei Shimbori has been justifying his studio's love of massive breasts with inhuman wobble physics, claiming that while international distributors want the breasts toned down, fans are demanding even bigger...

Jim Sterling



Review: Dead or Alive 5 photo
Review: Dead or Alive 5
by Ian Bonds

Remember when Dead or Alive wasn't just a fan-service, minigame-ridden, volleyball-infused, T&A bounce fest? These characters were actual fighters, who regularly beat the crap out of each other in a tournament instead of lazing on a beach in a strange pseudo dating sim. When are they going to go back to the series' roots? When will Dead or Alive be a fighting game again?

Oh, wait. How about now?

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6:10 AM on 09.19.2012

You won't wait long to get Dead or Alive 5 digitally

Dead or Alive 5 will be available as a digital release on PlayStation Network the same day as it hits shelves (September 25), Tecmo Koei revealed at an event tonight in Tokyo. Xbox 360 users will have a couple more days ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 09.17.2012

Tecmo Koei's TGS 2012 line-up is what you'd expect

No to say that's a bad thing! In fact, seeing Tecmo Koei's line-up for Tokyo Game Show 2012 reminded me that I never did get around to playing Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, which I'm led to believe is a mistake. There's...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.14.2012

Dead or Alive 5: Introducing MMA fighter Mila

I've been so busy playing Dead or Alive 5 [super-mini preview: Beautiful, fun, and packed with so many modes that you won't grow bored of it.] that I forgot to tell you about the newly revealed character, Mila. She's a young...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 09.10.2012

The DTOID Show: Ground Zeroes, Big Picture Steam, & DOA 5

Uh oh. It's Monday again, looks like we have to do another show about The Destructoids for you. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will have night/day cycles as well as loading screens, and Kojima tweeted out a picture from the...

Max Scoville

12:30 PM on 08.29.2012

Dead or Alive 5 devs talk on character's new moves, looks

The second episode of the Dead or Alive 5 "Fighter's Chronicles" has the developers talking about the process they went through to create the new moves used in the game. They say that they looked at the core of the...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 08.24.2012

Dead or Alive 5 adds Helena and Lisa, online features

The rollout of characters for Dead or Alive 5 continues with two new fighters: Helena Douglas and Lisa Hamilton. Team Ninja says that both sport a new look, style, and techniques. Also boobs.  Helena is an opera singer ...

Dale North

1:06 PM on 08.15.2012

gamescom: Brad Wong and Eliot outed for Dead or Alive 5

Eliot (one 'l'), a Xing Yi Qan produgy under Gen Fu, and Brad Wong, the drunken master fighter, are both coming to Dead or Alive 5. Team Ninja announced these fighters today to celebrate the kick-off of gamescom 2012, and alo...

Dale North