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Review: Tekken Card Tournament photo
Review: Tekken Card Tournament
by Chris Carter

For something that came out of nowhere, Tekken Card Tournament is actually a decent if simplistic little card game. As you're locked in card combat, fighter avatars will jostle about on screen just like the core games with a surprising amount of polish, and the game itself is incredibly easy to pick up.

But that's only half the experience. Littered with obscene microtransaction amounts up to $99.99, typical "beg your friends" Facebook bonuses and an energy system, Tekken Card Tournament's pitiful means of asking you for cash at every turn detract from an otherwise enjoyable affair.

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7:30 PM on 04.04.2013

Tekken Card Tournament out now on iOS, Android, browsers

When word about Tekken Card Tournament first got out, it seemed to me like it could easily have been a quick side project for Namco Bandai. I didn't expect it to get this kind of treatment -- just look at the embedded t...

Jordan Devore



Spec Ops, Joe Danger 2, & more now free to PS Plus users photo
Spec Ops, Joe Danger 2, & more now free to PS Plus users
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

PlayStation Plus subscribers just got a buttload of games thrown at them with this weeks months additions to the service. Spec Ops: The Line, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, and The Cave are all now free to play on the PlayStation 3.

Over on the PlayStation Vita side, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention and Tekken 6 are now available to handheld owners, with Tekken 6 also free to download on the PlayStation Portable. Remember that thing? The PSP? Sup Marcus!?

With new additions to Plus means some prior titles will be on their way out. This is your last month to check out Guardians of Middle Earth, Quantum Conundrum, Dungeon Defenders, Fooseball 2012 (Vita), and Plants Vs Zombies for free. Each game will be leaving the service on specific dates detailed over on the PlayStation Blog.

PlayStation Plus March Update: Spec Ops: The Line Free for Members [PlayStation Blog]

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7:00 AM on 03.04.2013

Xbox Live sale day 7 is all about the fighters

Major Nelson and his crazy price-slashing antics continue as we roll into day seven of the surprisingly good Games on Demand sale. This time 'round, the focus is squarely on the fighters.  Some of the genre's biggest nam...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 AM on 02.05.2013

Namco discounts Artorias of the Abyss and more on PS3

As a nice complement to Square Enix's Final Fantasy sale this week, Namco Bandai also has some discounts for PlayStation gamers going live soon. This is an assorted bunch, with the clear highlight being Artorias of the Abyss ...

Jordan Devore



The Ravens will win the Super Bowl because of these games photo
The Ravens will win the Super Bowl because of these games
by Chris Carter

Ever since the team's inception, I've been a member of the Ravens Nation. After a quick victory in Super Bowl XXXIV, we've been so close yet so far so many times.

Now, we have another shot in 2013.

I mean, we all know The Ravens are going to win today. Hell, even Madden knows it. But you want to know why? Because these videogames have inspired Ray Lewis and his boys more than any pre-game ritual could ever do.

These are the videogames that are going to take them all the way.

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3:15 PM on 01.21.2013

Tekken Card Tournament uses virtual and physical cards

After the Uncharted card game, Namco Bandai's announcement of an impending North American release for Tekken Card Tournament seems all too normal to me. In the coming weeks, the card battle game will be out as a free-to-play ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 01.09.2013

EVO 2K13 lineup announced, will feature Persona 4 Arena

EVO 2K13 will be taking place from July 12-14 this year at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. As for the games players will be competing in? It will consist of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcad...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition photo
Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
by Chris Carter

Tekken isn't what I'd consider a "Nintendo friendly" franchise. No, I'm not referring to the actual content of the games, but the mere existence (lack thereof, rather) of the franchise on Nintendo consoles and portables.

In 2001, there was Tekken Advance and earlier this year, Tekken 3D. In the 18 long years of Tekken's existence, Nintendo has hosted a grand total of two games, both of which had less than savory reception.

Now, it looks like Namco is finally doing it right with Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition.

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11:00 AM on 11.19.2012

What is 'Tekken Card Tournament'?

Whatever it is, I'm in. I love Tekken, and I love card-based games. The combination of the two could be great. It's too bad that we have no idea what 'Tekken Card Tournament' really is, though. Siliconera found that Namco Bandai filed a trademark for the name in Europe. They're guessing it could be a mobile or social game. Fair guess. What's your guess?

Dale North

5:15 PM on 11.16.2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U trailer is heavy on strange

I love how silly Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition is. This serious fighter turns into a Nintendo-themed Tekken playground. Costumes, minigames, oversized noses, Mario bears -- it's all here.  This launch trailer's ...

Dale North



Review: Street Fighter X Tekken (Vita) photo
Review: Street Fighter X Tekken (Vita)
by Brett Zeidler

Launching just seven months ago on consoles, it seems that Street Fighter X Tekken never really caught on in the fighting game community. Some would argue this was a result of the quality of the game itself, but a bit of controversy surrounding the on-disc DLC and confusion about which characters would appear where certainly didn't help matters.

Having said that, back in February, we told you that with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the Vita, portable fighting has never looked so good or played so well. It appears that Capcom has outdone themselves again in making the most beautiful, playable portable fighting experience out there.

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6:00 PM on 10.31.2012

Get your paint on in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for Wii U

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition has added some pretty weird modes and features. We've already talked about the goofy Nintendo-themed costumes the game adds, and new screenshots today show off the game's Paint ...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 10.16.2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for Wii U is so weird

I love all the extra crazy sh*t they're throwing into Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, which will be available at launch for the Wii U on November 18. All the new costumes and modes are a nice (and weird) bonus on ...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 10.12.2012

Dress up a bear as Mario in Tekken Tag 2 Wii U

This Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U trailer is reminding me of all the horrific cosplay I've seen at conventions like PAX and San Diego Comic-Con. Not horrific in the sense that their outfit was bad, but rather they don't hav...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



TGS: Kuma in a Princess Zelda dress makes Tekken better  photo
TGS: Kuma in a Princess Zelda dress makes Tekken better
by Allistair Pinsof

You might not think of Nintendo when you think Tekken, but there is a good reason for this: The series has never appeared on a Nintendo console before. While this may be a point of concern for fighting fans who plan to adopt the Wii U early, Namco plans to do this port right for both Nintendo fans and those looking for a fast, smooth fighting game experience.

Heihachi in Mario overalls, Bob so big that Alisa only comes up to his knee, and stars that make you temporarily invincible. These are things you’ll only find on the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Namco is embracing Nintendo’s sense of whimsy which fits perfectly with Tekken’s offbeat humor, best displayed in the ridiculous costumes available on 360 and PS3. Once you see familiar series characters dressed as Link and Mario (sorry, no Kirby), all those other outfits don’t seem so silly.

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