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Magically hits the mark
As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embar... read feature

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ATLUS

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies


Atlus vaunts successful figures for contentious PS3 and Vita brawler
Dec 03
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial... read
Senran Kagura launch date photo
Senran Kagura launch date

Senran Kagura Burst hits Nintendo 3DS on November 14


XSEED announces provocative side-scroller for release next week
Nov 08
Senran Kagura Burst is hacking and slashing its way to North America on November 14, XSEED Games has announced. The "buxom ninja brawler" will be available exclusively via the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99.  The story f... read
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Super Time Force

Get educated in latest Super Time Force video


Learn to unload a fecal storm of hot violence
Nov 02
Capybara Games' Super Time Force has been slated to hit Xbox Live Arcade for what feels like just about forever now. It's no wonder that wait has been long too. Since I first gazed upon its pixelated carnage and awesome... read
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Senran Kagura

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS


Nothing set in stone just yet
Oct 21
Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an a... read
PS2 Classics photo
PS2 Classics

Retro shooter Heavenly Guardian blasts PSN this week


Pocky & Rocky successor joins PS2 Classics
Oct 06
Heavenly Guardian joins the myriad of PlayStation 2 Classics available on PlayStation Network this week. A scrolling shooter initially released in 2008 for PS2 and Nintendo Wii, the title is something of a spiritual successor... read
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Grasshopper Manufacture

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day hits PS3 in Japanuary


Ring in the New Year with a new Grasshopper game
Sep 19
Grasshopper Manufacture's next project is leaping to PlayStation 3 on January 16, 2014 in Japan. The fifth and final chapter of legendary Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology, Ranko Tsukigime’s Lon... read
Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo photo
Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day's short debut trailer


Collaboration between Suda 51 and Akira-creator Katsuhiro Otomo gets a trailer I don't understand, but enjoy
Jul 16
I guess when the man who created the seminal Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, says, "I'd like to throw my weight behind a videogame," only good things can happen. As reported last week, Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve ... read
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Obscure now called Final Exam, still looks fun


Name changed of that other Obscure game
Jul 11
Remember Obscure? It was that fun looking four-player side-scrolling beat-em-up/shooter. Well it's undergone a name change, and you can now refer to it as Final Exam. The name was changed largely due to how fans kept thinking... read
Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo photo
Suda51 x Katsuhiro Otomo

Suda51 teams with Akira creator on new PS3 game


Woooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
Jul 10
Grasshopper's Suda51 (Killer7, Killer is Dead) is working with Namco Bandai on PS3 side-scroller Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, according to Siliconera. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding p... read
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Code of Princess

Code of Princess developer wants sequel on PS4, Xbox One


Guardian Heroes successor 'sold beyond our expectations' in North America
Jun 21
A sequel to Code of Princess might be in the cards, Agatsuma Entertainment producer Yasuo Makajima let slip when speaking with Siliconera. Despite lackluster sales in Japan, the beautifully crafted side-sc... read
Mega Man 6 OST photo
Mega Man 6 OST

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST


Fighting robots 'round the world
Jun 21
["Rockman Rockman 6" by Kinniku] After being denied a release on Wii's Virtual Console, the final NES Mega Man has at long last made it to the American 3DS eShop. Before we graduate to the synth goodness of the SNES, let's en... read
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Shantae delay

WayForward delays Shantae 3DS release until July


Game Boy Color platformer no longer planned to hit eShop on June 20
Jun 13
The original Shantae will no longer be coming to Nintendo 3DS next week, Wayforward Creative director Matt Bozon has announced. The acclaimed Game Boy Color platformer will now be hitting Virtual Console someti... read
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DKC: Tropical Freeze

More about DKC: Tropical Freeze's soundtrack


David Wise and more!
Jun 11
I was thrilled but admittedly surprised that Nintendo took stage time to announce that David Wise, beloved Donkey Kong Country composer, would be working on the newly-announced Wii U title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freez... read
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Charlie Murder

Charlie Murder launch trailer is heavy on mayhem


Ska Studios confirms a summer release
Jun 05
If you're looking for the perfect videogame to complement your decidedly punk rock lifestyle, Charlie Murder seems like it's shaping up to be a damn fine candidate. That is, if you care enough to really care (which is totall... read
Dishwasher: Vampire Smile photo
Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

The Dishwasher: VS finally ported to PC, just not legally


'This is restoration of justice'
Jun 05
Ska Studios has a pretty well-documented allegiance to publishing its games through the Xbox Live Arcade platform. The company's 2011 hit The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile has been an exclusive to the Microsoft service until... read
Senran Kagura sells 100K photo
Senran Kagura sells 100K

Senran Kagura bursts past 100,000 mark on Nintendo 3DS


Omedetou!
Jun 01
Senran Kagura Burst has shifted more than 100,000 units, series producer Kenichiro Takaki has announced. It's taken 37 weeks for the Nintendo 3DS title to reach the milestone, a mark its PlayStation Vita successor achiev... read
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Daisuke Amaya

Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya delays Gero Blaster


Pixel prolongs publishing postliminary project
May 31
Sad news, Cave Story fans. It might be a while longer before Daisuke Amaya delivers his next game, Gero Blaster. The prolific Japanese indie developer has announced the sidescroller is being delayed to make the game "mor... read
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Dragon's Crown DLC

Dragon's Crown receives day-one DLC, free for first month


Atlus USA offering unique narrator add-on content for each character
May 31
Dragon's Crown is receiving day-one downloadable content, Atlus USA has announced. The publisher is giving players an opportunity to augment their narrative experience with a set of raconteurs which offer unique voicework tai... read
CounterSpy preview photo
Infiltrate to sabotage weapons of mass destruction
The first thing you'll notice about CounterSpy is its unique art style. Really, you can say that about a lot of the indie titles Sony has been picking up lately, but there's something extra special about this one. That probab... read feature

Mega Man 5 OST photo
Mega Man 5 OST

Buy the Mega Man 5 OST and fend off the 'Blues'


It's been a while, brother!
May 18
After nearly a month since the last soundtrack release, Capcom has made available the Mega Man 5 OST to celebrate the classic platformer's arrival on the 3DS eShop. As with the MM4 OST, the album costs $8.95 and contains both... read
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A trio of indie games announced for the PS3, PS4, & Vita


CounterSpy, Hohokum, and Doki-Doki Universe
May 08
PlayStation had quite the day yesterday with all of its indie announcements. Earlier this morning they revealed a new supplemental section for the PlayStation Store to better highlight indie projects. Shortly after that they ... read
Dragon's Crown photo
Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown box art is [insert extreme opinion here]


The controversy rages on
May 01
Atlus has unveiled the final Japanese box art for Dragon's Crown, the latest sidescrolling action title from Vanillaware, and it's pretty tame from the looks of things. You almost wouldn't guess that the game is currently emb... read
Mega Man 4 OST photo
Mega Man 4 OST

Download Mega Man 4 OST now for Mother Russia


Stereotypes are fun!
Apr 25
Greetings, comrades! Defend motherland from blue capitalist robot by purchasing Mega Man 4 soundtrack and showing what Soviet power can do! Ahhh... Cold War stereotypes. I miss 'em! I only informed you of the Mega Man 3 OST r... read
Mega Man 3 OST photo
Mega Man 3 OST

The Mega Man 3 OST is ready for your money


It's a kind of magic
Apr 23
["The Mega Man 3 Posse" by CyberMoonStudios] If you've got $8.95 to spare, you can swing on down to Capcom's online store and download the Mega Man 3 soundtrack. It contains tunes from both the NES original and the PlayStatio... read
Mega Man 2 OST photo
Mega Man 2 OST

Mega Man 2 OST now on sale, but beware of audio hiccups


Most popular Mega Man game soundtrack was not given the proper treatment
Apr 15
Any debate over the best Classic series Mega Man soundtrack typically boils down to MM2 and MM3. Both games sport some of the best music on the NES, but when push comes to shove, MM2 will edge out ever so slightly in a popula... read
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Flashback

Remember Flashback? Well it's getting an HD remake


Did anyone ask for this? No really
Apr 11
How many of you are old enough to remember Flashback? The Prince of Persia-like game was originally released for the Amiga, then later brought to the PC, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and several other platforms. Evidently t... read
Mega Man OST photo
Mega Man OST

Original Mega Man OST now available to download


Legitimately, I mean
Apr 05
Capcom announced during their PAX East panel that they're working on making every mainline Mega Man soundtrack available for download. Today they've made good on that promise by getting the first Mega Man OST on their officia... read
Super Time Force photo
Super Time Force

Super Time Force was rebuilt to make time travel awesome


Chronology is your playground in ten minutes of footage
Mar 28
At last year's PAX East, Super Time Force impressed many with its humor, art direction, and nifty time travel gameplay hook. Should you die, you can travel back in time to the point right before you died to team up with your... read
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Mercenary Kings

PAX: Mercenary Kings has four player split-screen co-op


Sidescroller fans will have plenty to do in this split-screen shooter
Mar 23
Tribute Games, the developers of Wizorb, showed off a playable build of their Metal Slug-esque Mercenary Kings at PAX East this weekend. Does it look familiar? Yeah, it's that awesome retro-looking side-scrolling shooter... read
Mark of the Ninja photo
Mark of the Ninja

Mark of the Ninja getting new content on PC and XBLA


'What a 'Criterion Collection' version of the game would look like'
Mar 19
Mark of the Ninja is getting some long overdue downloadable content. "We built Mark of the Ninja to be a complete experience, both in terms of its mechanics and its narrative," developer Klei Entertainment stated in their pre... read
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BattleBlock Theater

BattleBlock Theater FINALLY has a release date


No, for real!
Mar 19
Yes, the wait has been quite long but now it's almost over. The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater will be out on April 3, 2013. Hey, that's my birthday! You'll be able to pick up the game on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft ... read






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