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5:15 PM on 01.09.2014

Uh, the Writers Guild Award game nominees are weird

The Writers Guild Awards has been giving games writing awards for a number of years now. I'm always confused. Past winners include Dead Head Fred, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Un...

Steven Hansen


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7:00 AM on 09.06.2013

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure sells 425K, tops charts in Japan

Namco Bandai has a hit on its hands with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. The fighting game based on the popular manga hit shelves in Japan last week and unquestionably topped the nation's weekly software ...

Kyle MacGregor



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New releases: Killers everywhere
by Fraser Brown

I'll be spending this week playing catch up, but there's no dearth of new releases. Killer is Dead is tempting me, because bloody hell it looks flashy, but I'll probably leave until I'm not drowning in games. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is notable too, if only because it was originally a shockingly poor MMO and had to be entirely rebuilt. I've not been impressed with the results, and found myself sick of it after a weekend. Others seem to be getting more out of it, however.

Also on the docket this week, we've got Lost Planet 3, which is nice if you're sick of the summer heat; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons comes to the PC, which pleases me greatly; and some burly American fellows kick a ball around in Madden NFL 25. There's more too, but you'll have to scroll down for that.

Anything floating your boat this week?

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9:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Mechs, bugs, and more snow in this Lost Planet 3 trailer

Hey check it out, it's new gameplay footage for Lost Planet 3! Or is it upcoming DLC for Dead Space 3? I don't know anymore... it's all starting to look the same. All joking aside, I'm not sure what to think of Lost Planet 3...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 PM on 06.06.2013

Capcom has a 'big surprise' in store for E3

At first glance, Capcom's E3 2013 lineup feels lighter than expected. There's the usual Lost Planet 3, DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, as expected. Yes, ...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 04.25.2013

Lost Planet 3 multiplayer details revealed

We knew Lost Planet 3 would have multiplayer, but we've not heard anything about it until now.  Capcom says that the game will feature four modes across six maps. You'll play as either the NEVEC or the Snow Pirates in m...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 04.24.2013

Watch dudes blast dudes in this Lost Planet 3 MP trailer

Lost Planet 3 is still set for an August release date, which could have fooled me, given how little we've heard about it this year outside of a delay. But the radio silence ends today as a new multiplayer trailer has surface...

Chris Carter

2:15 PM on 04.10.2013

Resident Evil: Revelations has a season pass on Steam

The revamped Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC has found its way on to Steam, offering pre-purchase rewards based on how many folks pay up before launch. Currently, the game is sitting pretty with the first tier ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 04.10.2013

Lost Planet 3's many retail specific pre-order 'bonuses'

Oh goodie! Another barrage of retail specific pre-order bonus fluff such as weapons, items, and characters that won't really alter your experience were you to just skip out on pre-purchasing the game. Lost Planet 3 is the la...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:45 PM on 04.09.2013

Capcom moves Lost Planet 3 back to August

In an updated release schedule, Capcom has listed Lost Planet 3 as releasing on August 27 and August 30 in North America and Europe, respectively. If you've been keeping an eye on this third installment -- someone's got to be...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 04.09.2013

ThreeA shows off their Portal 2 and Lost Planet figures

ThreeA toys showed off their Portal 2 Atlas and P-Body concepts nearly a year ago, and since then we haven't heard a thing about them. That was until at the ThreeA event held at Beast Kingdom Toys in Taiwan recently. Personal...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





10:30 AM on 03.06.2013

Lost Planet 3 set for June 25 release in North America

Capcom has officially set the release of Lost Planet 3 for June 25 in North America, and June 28 in Europe. The game was originally slated for an early 2013 launch, but was slightly delayed to later this year. Feelings towar...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 12.13.2012

E.X. Troopers will probably never come to the West

Capcom has done just about everything possible to waste any consumer goodwill they've built up over the years. Even recent attempts to reconcile with fans have been met with scorn by some. The other day, I surmised that even ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 11.24.2012

E.X. Troopers is now available from Japanese importers

E.X. Troopers has yet to be announced for a release on Western shores. And if Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson's words are anything to go by that's not likely to happen. So unless you're still holding out ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Lost Planet 3 will have scorpion fisting YEAH!

So I haven't been paying too much attention to Lost Planet 3, but I'm genuinely intrigued now thanks to this nine minute long look at the new game. It looks like it's trying to go for more of a realistic and cinematic take o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



TGS: Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is super dupers  photo
TGS: Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is super dupers
by Dale North

I was already pretty close to all-in after learning of the concept behind Capcom's Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers. The idea was to take the snowy and fairly serious world and soften it up a bit with cell shading and pink-haired teenagers. It's still a third-person shooter that centers around exploration, but the action is more arcade-y and the Japanese factor has been turned up past maximum. 

And now that I've played it, I'm going to be waiting impatiently for a western release announcement. 

Let's face it, Lost Planet is a pretty heavy franchise. Even with all the snow and white, it's rather dark and gloomy. It's amazing what some cell shading and manga-style panel artwork can do for a game's atmosphere. Of course, nicely designed characters, like E.X. Trooper's boy hero Bren, don't hurt either. These things alone make for a more lively game than any of the Lost Planet titles.

This game may stick to the franchise roots when it comes to the setting and story line, but the rest feels so completely different that I almost hate to compare the two. 

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