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9:00 PM on 09.23.2009

Famitsu confirms BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, new character

Holy Azure Grimore, Batman! After a confirmed new version of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was coming to Europe with new features and characters, Japanese and North American players were left wondering what exactly that meant. W...

Ben Perlee

3:40 PM on 08.06.2009

Final Fantasy XIV screens look like...FF XI screens

We learned a few days ago that Final Fantasy XIV wouldn't have a traditional experience point system, which sounds to me like just the wake up call the genre needs. Today we spotted some scanned Famitsu screens over at BlueGa...

Colette Bennett

5:20 PM on 02.10.2009

New Star Ocean scans with anime stylings included (for now)

I'm not sure if the news of the change to less "anime" faces in Star Ocean 4 turned any of you off enough to keep you from buying the game when it comes out, but if that type of thing doesn't bother you, you may wan...

Colette Bennett

2:00 PM on 01.23.2009

Resident Evil 5: El Gigante is back, and he's pissed

Portuguese site Revil has some spoiler-ish scans from Famitsu on Resident Evil 5. We decided to let you check them out for yourself if you'd like. If you ask me, they're nothing serious -- mostly stuff you've seen before, apa...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 01.15.2009

New Final Fantasy XIII character Sazh carries a baby chocobo in his afro?

The headline says it all. And that is the best thing I've heard all week.The latest issue of V-Jump has images and details on Sazh Katzroy, a two-gun wielding softie that carries a baby chocobo in his afro. No, really. Appare...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 12.23.2008

New Final Fantasy XIII and Versus trailers are pretty and uninformative

Let's go ahead and get this out of the way: the Final Fantasy series might be a sinking ship (or maybe not), but I'm a fan. There I said it. I love Final Fantasy, despite its (many) flaws.Jump Festa 2009 -- the annual conve...

Joseph Leray

11:59 AM on 07.22.2008

Atlus sends out the best contest letters ever

The Etrian Odyssey II MEGA-Contest we partnered with Atlus on came and went. Prizes were handed out, and good times were had. And yes, I'm totally over the jealous fit I went through over the prize load. Working at Destructo...

Dale North

1:24 PM on 05.28.2008

Gears of War 2 scans show off new characters

Got a couple of magazine scans for Gears of War 2 here, courtesy of the fine folks at Jeux France. There's not a huge deal that will set the world alight, but of use to Gearheads will be the inclusion of artwork for two new h...

Jim Sterling

12:43 PM on 05.14.2008

New Resident Evil 5 scans are MORE RACIST THAN EVER!

Actually, they are not racist at all. Sorry for the false alarm.What they are, though, is awesome. I have to say, I am loving the look of Resident Evil 5 the more I see of it. I love the character design. I love...

Chad Concelmo

9:07 AM on 01.20.2008

Final Fantasy XIII and Versus scans have a clown dog in them

As Square Enix continues to develop its upcoming multi-release cash cow, some new images and not-so new details have surfaced of both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Secured from the denizens of NeoGAF, we n...

Jim Sterling

6:58 PM on 01.18.2008

Smash Bros Brawl's Japanese Instruction Booklet hits the Internet?

Well, we had to expect that this to would happen. Super Smash Bros Brawl, now set for release in Japan on Jan. 31st, has suffered it's first leak of physical evidence of proving it's actual, factual existence. Super Smash Bro...

Jonathan Holmes





10:50 AM on 01.09.2008

First look: New Street Fighter IV character Crimson Viper

The new fighting game character news just keeps rolling in today! Courtesy of the latest issue of Famitsu, we get out first look at the newest addition to the Street Fighter world. I continue to approach all Street Fighter IV...

Jonathan Holmes

11:51 AM on 01.02.2008

A HUGE wad of Alone in the Dark details: KILL IT WITH FIRE!

NeoGaf is absolutely crammed with delicious details regarding the new Alone in the Dark game for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. While the series has had its fair share of problems according to most critics, this new one is looking und...

Jim Sterling

5:59 PM on 10.18.2007

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles WiiWare scans dispel the nightmares of Pop

Some new scans from Famitsu (Who else?) have appeared on the ever useful NeoGAF forums, showing off some new images of Square-Enix's Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Small King And The Promised Land, and they're looking...

David Houghton



Gallery for posterity: The complete Lair Reviewer's Guide.  [Update: Contest!] photo
Gallery for posterity: The complete Lair Reviewer's Guide. [Update: Contest!]
by Niero Gonzalez

[CONTEST Update: Want this booklet for your very own swag collection?  Take a page from the booklet and PhotoShop (or MSPaint) something hilarious and we'll pick our favorite entry next Friday. We'll also send you a random shirt from our local thrift shop, so get P'chopping!]

You've read the crap Lair reviews. You've rubbernecked through the peculiar string of fatal car crashes that resembles the Factor 5's feedback about those dirty little playtime diaries. You're probably as curious as we were when we heard about the 21-page "reviewer's guide" that popped up today, so we've put the whiskey down for a second and scanned the entire volume for your clicking enjoyment. 

All jokes aside, the guide isn't chock-full of marketing-speak on why the game is revolutionary and more awesome than your God.  It's surprisingly devoid of lame attempts to sway a reviewer from saying anything unfair or negative about the game.  The only thing we can fairly pick on is the president's introductory plea on page 1 to give the game (and his horrible decision to force Sixaxis controls down your throat) a chance.  Instead of a review guide, this may as well have been more accurately labeled as the biggest instruction manual ever produced. Has anyone contacted the Guiness Book people yet?

While this slickness of this volume is appreciated, it's a fact of life that gamers (especially editors) are too busy/excited/intoxicated to READ THE F@#$%KING MANUAL so to send us a giant one seems, well, more likely to soak in more grease from last night's chinese food than the other things left abandoned on the coffee table. 

 

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4:39 PM on 08.30.2007

Tekken 6 goes tubby: new character is a fat guy named Bob

While other next-generation fighters are shooting for sexy, busty new character designs, it looks like the team behind Tekken is shooting for the chubby chaser crowd.Namco Bandai's other fighter may have just added a bit mor...

Dale North