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1:45 PM on 03.06.2014

Post PS4, Xbox One release, Tomb Raider sales crossing 6M

The Tomb Raider reboot had series high day one and month one sales, according to studio head Darrell Gallagher. Despite this, Tomb Raider's estimated 3.4 million first month sales were deemed a "slow start" by Square Enix, wh...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 03.03.2014

Nintendo still doing hardware, starting separate 'health' business

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata made it clear in a letter to shareholders and investors that Nintendo isn't leaving the hardware game. "We believe that we can capitalize the most on our strengths through a hardware-software ...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 02.28.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's development was troubled

Well, this is awkward. Not only did Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review fairly poorly across the board, now we're seeing former developers step into the light and call out Spanish development studio, MercurySteam, for poor ...

Alessandro Fillari

3:15 PM on 02.27.2014

Original Shin Megami Tensei making its first trip West

The first Shin Megami Tensei is being translated to English for the first time next month. You'll be able to pick it up from the iTunes Store on March 18 for $8. Not bad. Too bad (for me) it's coming "exclusively to the App ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

New Secret of Mana is a free-to-play mobile game

Square Enix is releasing free-to-play (with microtransactions!) action-RPG Rise of Mana to iOS later this week in Japan. Controller support will be added somewhere down the line and an Android port is coming this summer. Man...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 02.26.2014

Bundle bump: Knack was the best selling Japanese PS4 game

So, one of the reasons for the delayed PS4 launch in Japan was the games lineup, right? They had to get more games for that audience? I'm not sure how good of a job they did if Battlefield 4 and Killzone Shadow Fall still cra...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 02.26.2014

Get off of my cloud: Cloudbuilt coming to Steam in March

Chris Carter's Cloudbuilt preview rocketed it onto my radar. Thankfully, the gorgeous, parkour-filled action platformer won't keep us waiting long. It's coming to Steam next month, March 20, as this unnecessarily short video shows. It looks a bit like sci-fi Gravity Rush done up in color pencils. I can't wait. I also can't wait for Gravity Rush 2.

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Japanese PS4 launch sales hit 322,083 in two days

Famitsu is reporting a solid PS4 launch in Japan. Sony moved 322,083 of its new systems in its first two days, which is about four times better than the PS3's 88,443 unit Japanese launch. It's still half the PS2's Japanese la...

Steven Hansen

5:15 PM on 02.24.2014

Samsung announces Galaxy 5 in ridiculously-named colors

Can I be on the committee that names the colors for cars and tech? Samsung's new Galaxy comes in "shimmery white, electric blue, and copper gold." It also has other features.  Copper gold? C'mon. Get creative. What's nex...

Steven Hansen





5:00 PM on 02.24.2014

There are two more gigantic PlayStation Network sales

Sony has announced not one, but two PSN sales starting tomorrow. The Back to 2013 sale lets you scoop up anything you missed last year and the PS Vita two year anniversary sale will help you fill your portable lives with good...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 02.24.2014

Kojima wants 'to step out from the Metal Gear franchise'

"Ideally I would like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise as a producer and dedicate myself to other games," Kojima said in a lengthy interview Game Informer. "So far that has proven to be a bit difficult." What an un...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.24.2014

Chances of a Last of Us sequel: '50/50'

I love The Last of Us. I also don't think it needs a sequel. When asked about a sequel in a Reddit AUA, Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann said "right now I'd say it's 50/50." I'm team 50. That is, the 50 that r...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 02.20.2014

God Hand and Vanquish designer is a farmer now

Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, The Evil Within) chose Hiroki Kato to direct Resident Evil Code: Veronica. Kato did not continue getting attached to projects as a director, however, though he did end up as a designer on God Han...

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 02.19.2014

Titan Invasion announced for PS4, PS3, Vita

No, it's not a ploy to trick people into thinking they're buying Titanfall. Titan Invasion is a collection of two indie PC games; the Space Invaders-styled Titan Attacks!, which won me over with its well-done trailer (above)...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 02.19.2014

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace coming to PS3 & Vita April 1

Ragnarok Odyssey, which Jim really liked, came to the Vita in 2012. The Vita's Monster Hunter alternate got a bit of a rebuild, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, with a bunch of new content and a PS3 port. Ace, which we've been seeing fo...

Steven Hansen



Sorry, Miyamoto. You can't just end the Year of Luigi photo
Sorry, Miyamoto. You can't just end the Year of Luigi
by Steven Hansen

This is not a plea.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took to the Miiverse to declare an end to the Year of Luigi: March 18. The Year of Luigi Miiverse sections will close on that date. Miyamoto also asked for comments on the Miiverse announcement about Luigi, the deadline to enter being either March 18, or 1,000 comments; whichever comes first.

What Miyamoto does not understand is that the Year of Luigi knows no bounds. No deadlines. It can close the Miiverse community, but it can never end the Year of Luigi. The Gregorian calender has been usurped. This is year 2 AL.

Nintendo might have loosed the Year of Luigi into the world, but they do not control it. Not even Nintendo deity Shigeru Miyamoto has that power. Our legends tell of humanity in its wild collective defying the gods to its own ends.

This is Prometheus stealing the flame. Except Nintendo gave it to us. And they are not getting it back.

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