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9:30 PM on 05.19.2014

SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such ...

Kyle MacGregor





7:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC

Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 05.18.2014

Get a taste of Enemy Front's stealth combat

Enemy Front is the upcoming World War II shooter that feels a whole lot like Far Cry 3. That's a good thing! For one, it's nice to go back to a World War II shooter. It's even nicer when it's just not a straight up mindless ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle photo
Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
by Brittany Vincent

How do you like your fighting games? Personally, I like mine with a sizable dose of pop culture references and eye-melting color palettes infused with a healthy dose of humor that's hilariously self-aware. That's what you get with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the most gleefully insane anime-inspired fighter the genre has seen in some time.

Distilling a good 25 years' worth of story arcs from the wildly popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure into an accessible fighter that anyone can enjoy is no easy feat, and yet developer CyberConnect2 has done an admirable job that should be praised. Even if your heart is as black as professional jerk Dio Brando's.

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10:30 AM on 05.16.2014

There's a new Dragon Ball Z game in the works for PlayStation 4

The latest issue of V Jump magazine is showing off a brand new Dragon Ball Z game. What makes this significant in particular is that it's going to be the first Dragon Ball Z title to hit the current-generation of consoles. We...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment hits Europe, Australia in July

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is escaping to Europe and Australia this July, Bandai Namco announced today. The PlayStation Vita RPG will only see a digital release, which sounds pretty fitting, considering the series is a...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 05.12.2014

Good Smile Company's Pokémon Nendoroid is kawaii as heck

You can never have enough Pokémon figures in your life, especially when they happen to be Nendoroids. Good Smile Company revealed an upcoming Nendoroid of none other than Pokémon Origins series protagonist Red, ...

Brittany Vincent

1:30 PM on 05.10.2014

Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation almost complete

The old rule of thumb was that fan translations never get picked by the game's original developer or publisher, but Stiens;Gate and Ys: The Oath of Felghana proved differently. I hope that Retro Game Challenge 2 (known as Ga...

Jonathan Holmes



Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game photo
Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game
by Jordan Devore

In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The return of series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Please let this be real.

If you've seen the believable-looking images, feel free to join me in hoping this game pans out sooner than later -- that, should it be legitimate, we don't have to wait until Tokyo Game Show in September for an announcement. Having just recently cleared Dark Souls II and been somewhat underwhelmed by it, I've been thinking about why, and what I might want out of the next Souls title, Project Beast or otherwise. I'm sure you've thought about the topic before too. Let's talk it out.

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2:15 PM on 05.08.2014

Here's a REAL SoulCalibur Unbreakable Soul trailer

I was and still am in love with the entire day of April 23, 2014. That was the day that lots of my peers ran a fake SoulCalibur: Unbreakable Soul Trailer as a real, legit Namco Bandai release. When I saw it I ran to make a c...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 05.08.2014

Dark Souls 2 ships 1.2 million in its first three weeks

From Software's ball buster Dark Souls 2 managed to ship 1.2 million copies in the west in its first three weeks. This period helped the very tail end of Namco Bandai's financial year, but it somehow managed to their best-per...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 05.06.2014

Namco Bandai's line-up for Japan Expo includes surprises

Namco Bandai shared their line-up for Japan Expo with us this morning. It looks like a great offering, but I'm honestly more interested in the little tease they added in. According to the release, we should expect "additional...

Dale North





8:00 PM on 05.02.2014

What's your Dark Souls II covenant of choice?

Dark Souls II has been out for a few weeks on consoles, enough time for fans to really dig in, and now PC players have shown up in style. I'm liking the game -- less so than its predecessors, overall -- but still: when I'm no...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 05.01.2014

New Tales of Zestiria trailer looks and sounds beautiful

This past weekend, Bandai Namco gave us another look at Tales of Zestiria from the Niconico Chokaigi live event in Chiba, Japan. As exciting as the new footage was though, the video quality wasn't exactly the best....

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Namco: SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is back up and running

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords experienced some hiccups when it launched last week, but the free-to-play fighter is back up and running smoothly, according to Bandai Namco. Despite being a single-player game, Lost Swords is an...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment releasing with Infinity Moment HD remake

If you're still into Sword Art Online, you probably didn't watch the second half of the first series. Just kidding. I bet you're on pins and needles waiting for the Vita release, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Now, you c...

Brittany Vincent