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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

8:30 PM on 04.28.2014

Get caught up with this JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle recap trailer

Like many of the fighting game fans who will inevitably see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and become intrigued, I'm not caught up all the way with the storyline. Bandai Namco Games has just the fix: a trailer wra...

Brittany Vincent

1:15 PM on 04.28.2014

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Okay. First, poor giraffe. Second, why am I not playing Animal Kaiser every day?

Dale North

2:00 PM on 04.26.2014

Namco brings the drama in latest Tales of Zestiria trailer

I'm drowning in Tales games. And I kind of love it. There are definitely worse ways to die. Tales of Xillia was amazing, and its sequel is right around the corner. The Symphonia games look lovely in HD. And Tales of Hearts R...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 04.25.2014

Namco publishing two indies: A Portal-like and a space shooter

If you're a big company like Bandai Namco, why not pick up near finished indie games for distribution? Low risk, but with a small chance at great reward. Deadcore is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux this summer. It looks a bit l...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 04.25.2014

Let the Dark Souls II modding begin

After providing general tips for getting a bit more out of Dark Souls II visually, renowned modder Durante has written another article for PC Gamer detailing his next major release. The DSfix creator has a new tool, GeDoSaTo,...

Jordan Devore



PC Port Report: Dark Souls II photo
PC Port Report: Dark Souls II
by Alasdair Duncan

The appearance of the original Dark Souls on PC was welcome but it was... let's say troubled. Its innovative online mode was married to the much maligned Games for Windows Live service and the game was locked at a piddly 1024x768 resolution. Whilst it's understandable developer From Software's lack of experience in creating PC games would have affected the final product, it was still a bitter pill to swallow for PC gamers keen to get their hands on a Souls game.

Whilst enterprising modders would fix up some of the problems, the onus was on From Software to deliver a much more capable PC version of Dark Souls II. They certainly haven't made the same mistakes as before but it still isn't the fully featured PC port many would have hoped for.

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3:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Dark Souls II unlocks on Steam this afternoon

Oh, hey! Dark Souls II is out today on Steam! From Software's coveted action-RPG will unlock slightly earlier than expected at 3:00pm Pacific (thanks, Jacob!). Consider this your last chance to get in there for the pre-purch...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 04.22.2014

Lords of the Fallen challenge trailer takes a mulligan, kicks in doors

It turns out that when a hulking behemoth charges at you as fast as it can, you might want to get out of the way. If that wasn't common sense, the first 40 seconds of this new Lords of the Fallen trailer expertly convey...

Brett Makedonski

1:45 PM on 04.22.2014

Modder Durante has tips to push Dark Souls II's graphics even further

Modder Peter "Durante" Thoman led the charge in making Dark Souls a better-looking game on PC. While the PC port of the sequel is an improvement over developer From Software's last effort, there's room to push its graphics fu...

Jordan Devore





12:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Namco has made another Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Coming to PS3, 360, Wii U, and 3DS this fall, a sequel to "an emotionless venture that's devoid of any soul or effort." I guess Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which is based on the new Pac-Man television series, did well enough to warrant a sequel.

Steven Hansen



Preview: Dropping fools in holes in Lords of the Fallen photo
Preview: Dropping fools in holes in Lords of the Fallen
by Steven Hansen

Thousands of years ago, people defeated god. They believed evil could be excised from humanity. Sinners were marked with tattoos and exiled. People also believe vaccinations lead to autism and that How I Met Your Mother is a good television show. Point is, people believe dumb, wrong things.

Fast forward to Lords of the Fallen's present and the demons have returned once more. The good, upstanding people of civilized life turn to the man who committed the most deadly sins, the man whose facial tattoos make Zell and Tyson cower.

That man is you, naturally. What, did you expect to play a shivering townperson? Maybe a frightened townperson simulator where you keep running away from relentless, disgusting demons and every time you die you just jump to the perspective of someone who isn't dead yet and you're just endlessly, brutally murdered until everyone is dead and the game is over. That would be a different game. This one is about punching monsters with big claws.

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Tales of Xillia 2 coming west this August, collector's edition detailed photo
Tales of Xillia 2 coming west this August, collector's edition detailed
by Steven Hansen

We knew Tales of Xillia 2 would be coming to the Americas before the first Tales of Xillia came out, but now we have a date, along with a bulky collector's edition. You can get your hands on the PS3 RPG on August 19 in North and South America.

You can also drop $130 on the collector's edition, which includes a figure of one of the new main characters, Ludger Kresnik, a replica pocket watch (it doesn't run), a cat key chain, a CD of selected tracks, an art book, and alternative costume DLC of characters from past Tales games.

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Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day: A confusing mess of things I like photo
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day: A confusing mess of things I like
by Steven Hansen

I finally got to play Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day last week. The lovechild of Suda 51, Tokyo Jungle director Yohei Kataoka, Silent Hill sound director Akira Yamaoka, and a bunch of other Japanese development talent, I've followed Ranko Tsukigime closely. 

So I was excited to finally get to play it. But I couldn't talk about it until today. Despite the fact that it decided to up and release in Europe last week. Even though it doesn't have a firm North American release date.

Whatever. I'm going to go see Short Peace in theatres this Thursday at least.

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