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


Jan 02
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles WiiWare scans dispel the nightmares of Pop


Oct 18
// David Houghton
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...

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

Sep 07 // Niero Desu
If the game is in our hands, figuring out the mechanics and story is half the fun.  We would have been better served by the arrival of Lair-themed Real Dolls to distract them from the painfully choppy frame rates, Neutrogena-pushing lead characters, and less than perfect control schemes*. But boy is this magazine pretty!  Maybe it could have made an impact had they shipped this to media three weeks before reviewers have the game. It would have a greater channce of nestling up near the toilet with our new issues of EGM. IMHO, the money used to design, print, and ship this thing to a suspicious ocean of Sony-weary journalists would have been better invested in the much-needed patch that allows you to enjoy the game with the two analog sticks as mother nature intended. The public's respect for the game would jump overnight if they cared to listen. [* Specifically speaking, doing a 180 in heated combat is about as precise as Courtney Love on meth performing the national anthem]
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[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 rand...

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


Aug 30
// Dale North
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...
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I has a manual: Halo 3 manual scans for the obsessive who has everything


Aug 18
// Jim Sterling
[Video removed due to a scary copyright infringement email from Microsoft. No Halo for you!] We in the 'hardcore' demographic of the gaming community might not be quite as hyped for Halo 3 as we are for certain other gam...
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More new Mario Galaxy images and details, more explosions of joy


Aug 09
// David Houghton
I've played a hell of a lot of Mario over the years. A hell of a lot. From the NES to the Gameboy, to the SNES, to the N64, to the Gamecube, to the DS, I've played through virtually every game in the series, yet still a new M...
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New Famitsu Scans: Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon


Aug 08
// Leigh Alexander
For where there is Chocobo, evil dares not tread. The prophecy foretells of a time when the yellow-crested harbingers of Instrumentality will stride forth as heralds of joy across the marshes and mountains as a ray of beauty ...
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New GTA IV details and scans


Jul 09
// Kayka
These Grand Theft Auto IV scans are from the latest issue of the British gaming mag Games TM. The 7-page-long exclusive preview contains details about the gameplay and some brand new in-game pics that make me feel all warm in...
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New NiGHTS screens, courtesy of Famitsu


Jul 06
// David Houghton
It's been a while since we last saw anything of the Wii's NiGHTS: Journey Of Dreams, and it's safe to say that back then things were certainly less than arousing in the visuals department. Well thanks to the omni...
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First images of Croteam's Serious Engine 3 are all serious and stuff


May 20
// Nick Chester
Croatian gaming magazine, GamePlay, has nabbed the first look at Croteam's upcoming Serious Sam 3 and the yet to be named tactical-action shooter. Thanks to space-aged image scanning technology and the kids over at the Se...
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Dewy's Adventure looks like a Wiiiiiiiinner


May 12
// Niero Desu
Kawaii overload! While some must continue to suffer from famine at the Wii's casual and cutesy game library, others will rejoice at these new screenshots of Dewy's Adventure; a spinoff platformer title from Konami'...
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Final Fantasy IV DS, Dissidia, and Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Job Thang scans


May 09
// Niero Desu
Keeping up with Square-Enix's avalanche of Final Fantasy development in the last few years has been a handful, but very exciting for the RPG gamer. This fresh paella of scans comes from the latest Shonen Jump.  Each ...
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More reasons to make love to your DS: new Dragon Quest IX scans


Apr 25
// Niero Desu
JeuxFrance acquired a set of scans revealing fresh details of Dragon Quest IX: a game given a new release date every time we hear about it.  The big news is the changes in the combat system: it's back to turn-based...
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Famitsu reveals Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles info, confirms RE 4 Wii-make


Apr 04
// Nick Chester
First the good news -- the previously mentioned Resident Evil 4 Wii remake leaked by retailers has been confirmed by Famitsu. Not surprisingly, Wii remote functionality has been added. Players will be able to aim with the Wii...
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First screens of NiGHTS sequel on the Wii


Mar 30
// Chad Concelmo
We reported on this highly anticipated Wii exclusive being more or less official earlier this week, but I guess this makes it extra official. Unless this is just some (very) elaborate April Fool’s joke. And if that is t...
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Get all touchy-feely with Ninja Gaiden Dragon Swords


Mar 28
// Nick Chester
Are you sitting down? Tomonobu Itagaki and Team Ninja have announced a new Ninja Gaiden game! Its name? Ninja Gaiden Dragon Swords. But here's the rub (*ahem*) -- it's for the Nintendo DS. Get it? Dragon Swords? DS?...
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While we wait for Sega to step up and bring that next-gen After Burner from behind closed doors, the Xbox 360's exclusive jet fighter franchise looks like it's seeing a nice visual upgrade in Ace Combat 6. Check out t...

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Dragon Quest and Mario characters team up in Itadaki Street DS


Mar 12
// Nick Chester
Japanese magazine Shōnen Gangan has revealed some new images of Itadaki Street DS. If you're not familiar, Itadaki Street is a computer board game designed by Dragon Quest creator, Yuji Horii. It originally appeared...
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More Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core scans


Mar 03
// Niero Desu
Tipster Crunshii is on a roll today, as he's provided some more hard to come by scans of Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core and his friend has provided a rough translation of the whole Angeal/Genesis background and drama. The...
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Brand new Final Fantasy 13 scans


Mar 03
// Niero Desu
A Chinese fansite has posted fresh new scans of Final Fantasy 13, one of the most anticipated games last remaining good reasons to be excited about the PS3. Also featured are the other two games from the Fabula Nova Crystall...
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First Megaman ZX Advent Screens


Feb 14
// Analog Pidgin
JeuxFrance has unveiled the first gameplay images for Mega Man ZX Advent (care of Famitsu magazine), slated for release in Japan on the Nintendo DS later this year.As the story goes:...Eyed for release this year in Japan, M...
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Bioshock coming to the PS3? No. Maybe. Probably. Yes! (update -- no)


Feb 12
// Nick Chester
[Update: 2K has just confirmed to us that OPM UK is quoting a press release from after E3 that didn't specify on a next-gen platform. In September, 2K announced Xbox 360 and PC exclusivity via a new press release. OPM is ...
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You've seen the trailer. You've been advised to consider buying a PSP later this year. Here's another reason to get illogically excited: seven pages of cryptic and yet mouthwatering Famitsu scans of the Ivalice ...

Revenant Wings Famitsu scan translated

Dec 23 // Niero Desu
He writes:Some of the place names are a little weird. Maybe they're different in the Japanese localization?  PAGE ONEblue letters going down left side:Once again, an adventure on the stage of the floating continentpicture in upper left corner:Vaan: It's obvious! It's the start of a new adventure! upper left paragraph:After their previous adventure, the protagonists of the original game, Vaan and Penelo, are busy as Sky Pirates. As the story begins they have both wound up at the sleeping treasure known as the Gurevados (?) Ruins. And so, on the floating continent Remureisu (?) located in the high skies of Ivalice they begin their trip. captions:Even walking the World map, motion is controlled by touch!!The character's faces and comic outpourings are developed through conversation    Penelo: You're late! Vaan: ...Sorry.Penelo talking to Llyud. Is it about the defeat of that Eagle clan on the right?     Penelo: When we're in trouble we stick together; that's how we survive.The defeated numbers of the Eagle clan. What has happened to them?    Vaan: Hey, keep it together! You're going to be okay! upper right paragraph:Recorded as selling over 2,400,000 copies, the Japan Game Grand Prize 2006 (?) winning PS2 FFXII's latest installment comes to the DS. Now we can finally show you clear screenshots and a developer interview in our two-part report. lower left paragraph:The Unknown Floating Continent Remureisu    Remureisu is a general term for both the main island of the floating continent, which rose long ago from the surface world of Ivalice to the upper skies, and the smaller islands which surround it. The climate features differ from island to island in the archipelago.     Across Remureisu, the free-flying winged members of the Eagle clan, like the forest-dwelling Vaaera clan, coexist peacefully with nature. They are of quiet character, never excessively concerned about anything, never complaining or discontent, and without excessive ambitions or dreams.     The story of the Legendary Floating Continent, and the powerful mist barrier that has stretched around Remureisu for a period of several thousand years, is preserved by the Eagle clan as the Legend of the Sky.
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Faithful Dtoid contributor WestCabaretDrive (yeah, the Lost Planet guy!) has translated the entire first page of this Final Fantasy Revenant Wings scan. You can see the high resolution version here or hit the jump for the t...

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Two delicious pages of Famitsu loaded with details about the upcoming deliciously touch screen DS Final Fantasy game, but alas, we can't read a damn word of them. If you've been remotely courting a Japanese pen pal fo...

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Final Fantasy Tactics remake to hit PSP [Update]


Dec 13
// Nick Chester
Shonen Jump is at it again. This time with info and images on a PSP remake of a  game that some believe is better than sex, Final Fantasy Tactics. Not a direct port, the remake will feature at least one new job class, b...
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles DS screens


Dec 12
// 8BitBrian
  Crystal Chronicles...ah the images it brings up. A game that required four friends with four GBAs to make the game worthwhile. It was clearly fun for all. Seriously, if you had four friends together...

New Final Fantasy XII: Remnant Wing scans

Dec 07 // Niero Desu
It's been nearly two decades of cherubs, let's see some mature looking retro graphics already for a change. It is not a limitation of the DS at all -- it doesn't have to be this way.  For example, Phantasy Star games pulling off great looking anime style characters that actually better resemble the non watered down original  FF12 concept art -- and they were doing it on a 16 bit platform that's ten years old.  Nei = the rabbit lady.  They can bring it if they wanted to. An art director over there just needs to get the big chocobo nads to make it happen.  
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New scans of the FFXII spinoff DS title are spreading on GAF like herpes on South Beach. We brought you the details of the game yesterday along with the concept art, so if you're keeping up with us you're ready to s...

UPDATE! Dragon Quest Swords scans translated by a Dtoid reader!

Dec 05 // Niero Desu
Original story:JeuxFrance has pillaged two fresh scans from a Japanese magazine which further explains what Dragon Quest Swords on the Wii is all about and how the controls will work. However, there's a slight problem. Neither the French or I speak a word of Japanese, so please join me in oogling the scans for a clue of what the hell we are looking at. From what we can deduce, you can also use a shield to block projectiles and enemy attacks (presumably a button mode of the Wiimote as you'll be walking with the nunchuck?) and there's a sword mana meter ... for massive damage. Sorry, I couldn't resist. The DS DragonQuest Slime Tank game was really enjoyable, so we're hoping this game keeps the good stuff coming or we'll be sending Erdrick straight to eBay. Trivial Dragon Warrior trivia of no use whatsoever: the hero's name is Roto in Japanese, which also means "broken" in Spanish. Not exactly reassuring, puto. 
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Update: WestCabaretDrive has posted translations of the scans in the comments below (Thank you *so* much!), so know you know what the Japanese know. Arm the planes!

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Walmart says hey to Blu-Ray: 35-page scans of PS3 launch


Nov 10
// Niero Desu
Biff Sputnik must have sore shoulders and bags under his eyes today. Why? Because while the rest of us were finishing Cliffy B's masterpiece, this crusader of the TWAIN interface opened and closed the lid of his scanner a...

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