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Bandai Namco

This cat-rescue VR game terrifies me

We touched on Bandai Namco's VR Zone: Project i Can, noting that it's about to open in Tokyo, but seeing one of its virtual-reality attractions in action is another matter entirely. Players have to save a poor little cat stuck on a wooden ...

 
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Dark Souls

Dark Souls III gets a grainy grindhouse VHS trailer

This is one of those things that's clearly done in the soul of April Fools, even if it's basically just a marketing trailer. Taking a decidedly grindhouse strategy, this new Dark Souls III promo basically sums up the plot of the game w...

 
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Dark Souls

Eli Roth directed a twisted Dark Souls animated short

Eli Roth, the director of Thanksgiving (NSFW link) and also some other movies, put his directing acumen to good use recently and helped create a Dark Souls animated short. It's rife with disturbing imagery, Macbeth-ian witch...

 
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Dark Souls III

Never let your guard down in Dark Souls

Some of you are already playing Dark Souls III on Xbox One thanks to a little trick, but for the rest of us still waiting until the April 12, 2016 launch outside of Japan, this video serves as a cautionary tale. Always double check your su...

 
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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III on PS4 doesn't suffer the same frame rate issues as on Xbox One

Even though Bandai Namco would really prefer that people didn't, plenty of folks went ahead and downloaded Dark Souls III weeks ahead of time via the Japanese Xbox One store. This allowed that version of the game to get performance te...

 
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Tekken

Wow, Akuma's appearance in Tekken is really faithful

So uh, hey! Akuma is in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, which is currently in Japanese arcades now. But it's not just a half-assed homage, as Bandai Namco has basically translated his entire set of animations from Street Fighter IV. Want proof...

 
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Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco warns people not to download Dark Souls III internationally

So, hey, about that Dark Souls III international version thing! Some folks have found out that it's possible to download the English version of the game by simply siphoning it off of a Japanese account. Easy peasy! Well, Bandai Namco has a ...

 
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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III on Xbox One has already been put through the performance paces

Dark Souls III is weeks away from a worldwide launch, but it just released in Japan. In fact, the Xbox One version actually hit the Xbox marketplace a little early, meaning that initial impressions are already surfacing. Digital Found...

 
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Dark Souls

Dark Souls is now playable on Xbox One

Dark Souls -- the first, not the third -- is the latest game to be added to Microsoft's ever-expanding list of backward compatible titles for the Xbox One. This is no surprise, as we've known for a month that this was the plan. But, th...

 
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Tekken 7

Tekken 7 could be heading to PC

In the last few years, PC’s become a pretty great platform for fighting games. Sure there’s your Mortal Kombat X trainwrecks, but then there’s also Skullgirls, Street Fighter V and BlazBlue to make up for it. If a survey b...

 
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City Shrouded in Shadow

Godzilla, and possibly Evangelion, coming to City Shrouded in Shadow

City Shrouded in Shadow is an upcoming PS4 and Vita collaboration between Bandai Namco and Granzella, the developer currently working on the renewed Disaster Report 4 project. The story centers around a couple trying to escape the city as i...

 
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Dark Wings

There's a Dark Souls III promotion involving chicken wings for some reason

UK restaurant chain MeatLiquor is teaming up with Namco Bandai to mark the release of Dark Souls III the only way that makes sense; With a hot wings eating challenge. Starting on April 4, the contest will require partici...

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read

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Pokemon

How Pokken Tournament disciplines rage quitters

Pokkén Tournament is out now available , and unlike some games, is actually punishing rage quitters. Before heading online, Bandai Namco's new fighting game urges players to refrain from disconnecting in the middle of a match, as it'...

 
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Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now playable on Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is chugging along, and it gets a couple of great titles this week. According to a tweet from Xbox's Major Nelson, Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are now available on Xbox One. I ca...

 
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Bloodborne

Bloodborne as a card game, huh?

My first reaction to hearing that a popular video game is being adapted into a board game is usually skepticism, but in this case, I'm more curious than anything else. Designer Eric Lang (Blood Rage) took to Twitter this week to announce hi...

 
Pokken Tournament Review
When I first heard of the existence of Pokkén Tournament, I wasn't completely sold. That is, until I actually played it in Japan. At that point, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it again. Having spent nearly two week...   read

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Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria still looks just lovely

Remember that new Tales game? That one with the silly endearing name? Yeah, Tales of Berseria! Bandai Namco is showing off some new footage for the upcoming PC, PS3, and PS4 RPG, and it looks amazing, as usual. The bright, beautif...

 
Pokken
Like many of you, I expected Pokkén Tournament to play like Tekken but with Pokémon in the ring instead of the usually assortment of robots, animals, and other eccentrics from Namco's long-running fighting...   read

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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III confirmed to run at 60 FPS on PC

Friends, we have been baited and switched. In a good way, though! When does that ever happen? There should be a more pleasant term for that like "bait and given a back rub." Anyway, we had been previously told that Dark Souls III will ...

 
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Dark Souls

Come grab a free copy of Dark Souls on PC!

Have you never played a Dark Souls game? Worried about being left behind when everyone gets their hands on Dark Souls III next month? Well, fear no more because the Golden Joysticks have got you covered. If you’re in the UK or the wid...

 
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Digimon DLC

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth adding seven Digimon this week

On Thursday, March 10, Media Vision and Bandai Namco are dropping seven additional Digimon into Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. After updating the game, you'll be able to unlock these characters by clearing some mi...

 
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Lost Reavers

Lost Reavers gets a new update in Japan, still coming west in April

Recently by way of the Nintendo Direct event last week, Lost Reavers was confirmed for a localization. The free-to-play Wii U game will be coming west on April 28, and there will also be an open beta. There's no word on a physical edit...

 
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Dark Souls III

Check out the Dark Souls III intro and character creator

If you've been itching to get your eyeballs on Dark Souls III gameplay footage, boy do we have a treat for you. This week Destructoid is rolling out gameplay of the English version of Dark Souls III on PS4, and today's video features the in...

 
Dark Souls III
Late last week, Destructoid was invited to come to London and play the opening hours of Dark Souls III on PS4. Starting today, we're going to be rolling out footage we captured at the event. In the video below, we fight the first boss of Dark Souls III, Iudex Gundyr. Yeah, he's freaky as heck. I am fully prepared for the "git gud scrub" comments section, so have at it haha.   read

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Pokken

Here's how amiibo work in Pokken Tournament

After the nebulous official description for amiibo functionality in Pokkén Tournament recently, I just had to try it out for myself having recently acquired a copy. In short, it's very similar to Hyrule Warriors, in that you can tap ...

 
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Pokken

Get a load of some of Pokken Tournament's advanced combos

Pokkén Tournament might be an easier to game for newcomers to acclimate to at first, but it will have some advanced maneuvers to satiate hardcore players -- I mean, it kind of has to if it's going to make a push for tournament p...

 
DS3 preview, huge gallery
This isn't the first time I've played Dark Souls III. I kicked its ass half a year ago and even usurped Chris as site Souls expert by beating the demo boss without dying. This latest Dark Souls III preview a month and a half ...   read

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Project Traffic Jam

That's, uh, that's some bad racing

My time spent with Project CARS was largely made up of staring at other cars' bumpers and rapidly-approaching barricades. This GIF has half of that in spades. Remember: Slow racing is safe racing. Oh shit... Rush Hour in Monte Carlo -...

 
Attractio review
Almost 10 years ago, Portal showed us what a first-person puzzle-platformer can be. It was built on an incredible gameplay mechanic at its heart, but it also excelled in art direction, writing, voice work, and pretty much eve...   read


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Played MK8 200cc with the competitive community Mmmmmm, felt good being reminded theres a game where I will for sure get my ass kicked

 
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I think this is new, maybe added in a recent Windows update? (Im on 7) If you press the guide button after starting your wireless 360 controller it shows the battery charge Wonder if that interferes with Big Picture Mode, that used it right?

 
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You The Overwatch Its Like holy crap is this

 
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I got a Loot Crate DX and I love Horde and alliance burbon glasses? Yes please! Massive D20 shaped chilling rocks? Why, Ill take that! 8 inch, glow in the dark adventure time figure? Howd you Lightweight Zelda hoodie? Its on my bod!

 
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Played some Overwatch Beta at my friends house since my code hasnt arrived yet Its so much Its so incredibly I got the play of the game as Mei and I just feel so much more excited for the full game to

 
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Just started playing through Doom 3 for the first This It kinda feels like 1 and 2 have aged better than this The gunplay feels really Not even sure if I want to continue Is the story good?

 
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The most popular pages on my Steam grid image Its cool knowing so many people are using my stuff! Nekopara made it into the top All of you pervs, buying the dirty version and adding a Steam shortcut!

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Does anyone here want a code for Shantae and the Pirates Curse for 3DS or Freedom Planet for WiiU? Theyre both great games, but I own them I just want them to go to someone wholl play them

 
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Yeah so I bought that Ultimate Muscle Looks hilarious! Also Resistance 2 and 3 for I win #stilldonthaveenoughtimetoplayeverythingcerealfordinnerhahahahahelp

 
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This is me hunting around for an Overwatch beta code for the Id love to try it out if someone has an extra they can PM If not, I Much like anal and cocaine, it doesnt hurt to

 
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I have a 16 hour road trip this week (round Ill be driving part of the way, but will have time for some handheld Any suggestions? I was thinking Shantae from the humble bundle, but I could whip out my GBA and finally play A Link to the Past

 
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I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
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So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 
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Went hiking up in the Great Smoky I saw three deer, five bears (from inside a car), and chatted with a bunch of nice folks hiking the Appalachian Perfect weather and a gorgeous

 
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