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1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

The Mega Man 2.5D project moves into beta 3.0, still has co-op

The newest iteration of developer Peter Sjostrand's Mega Man 2.5D is out, and you can download it off the official site. The 3.0 beta boasts new co-op and single-player stages, including Splash Woman and Quick Man....

Chris Carter


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




12:15 PM on 08.18.2014

Metal Gear fan remake is cancelled, developers release trailer narrated by David Hayter

Well, this is awkward. Back in June, Konami gave a group of Metal Gear fans its blessing to produce a free remake of the original MSX Metal Gear. The project attracted a lot of talent, including those who've worked on such ti...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 08.18.2014

Here's the Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit launch trailer

Just recently we found out that the Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit demake was completed, and now we have a new launch trailer to see it in action. As a reminder, you can shell out for a physical soundtrack disc as well as a copy of the game, but it'll also drop for free on August 30. Be sure and pick it up as soon as possible on that date just in case something happens with Capcom!

Chris Carter



Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake photo
Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake
by Bill Zoeker

A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.

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1:30 PM on 05.10.2014

Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation almost complete

The old rule of thumb was that fan translations never get picked by the game's original developer or publisher, but Stiens;Gate and Ys: The Oath of Felghana proved differently. I hope that Retro Game Challenge 2 (known as Ga...

Jonathan Holmes

1:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Serious Sam Classics: Revolution out now on Early Access

It's time to get serious. Or stoic. Actually, if Serious Sam is your thing, you might even want to get excited. A team of fans (with Croteam's blessing, no less) has launched Serious Sam Classics: Revolution on Steam, an ite...

Brittany Vincent

4:30 PM on 04.23.2014

There's another fan-made Resident Evil 2 HD remake

The above video takes environments and models from Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and re-purposes them for a remake of Resident Evil 2. Which raises an interesting question: Why didn't Capcom just do this? This proje...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 04.15.2014

Fan group shows progress on Mega Man Battle Network 3D project

If you loved the Mega Man Battle Network series, you might want to pay attention to this new fan project. A collective of developers called "Team MMBN3D" has come together to create a 3D remake, which is set to drop on the P...

Chris Carter



Fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter is better than any official DBZ game photo
Fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter is better than any official DBZ game
by Steven Hansen

Okay, maybe I haven't played a Dragon Ball Z game since Budokai 2, but I think that claim would hold up, even if it's my affinity for 2D speaking. But seriously, this years-in-the-making, well animated, Mugen-based DBZ fan game looks rad as heck. It's the best Mugen-based fighter since Dong Dong Never Die.

That Yajirobe in the stage background is amazing.

And now I feel like playing Gundam Battle Assault 2.

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1:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Grab the new Mega Man 2.5D beta now

What began as a proof of concept fan game is now a playable beta. The Mega Man 2.5D project sought to bring co-op to Mega Man, alongside of a combination of 2D and 3D visuals -- offering up a new side of the classic tha...

Chris Carter





8:00 AM on 12.07.2013

Fan translation brings Ys 5 into English

While many of you may be enjoying the latest Ys title to land stateside, Ys: Memories of Celceta on the PS Vita, one title in the series had yet to see any sort of English adaptation. That is until now. Thanks to the tea...

Wesley Ruscher

7:00 PM on 11.09.2013

Anita Sarkeesian's plans for a videogame are pretty mild

I don't think I'll ever stop being amazed with how upset people get about Anita Sarkeesian. She's so darn mild! Jiminy Christmas you guys, she is like the mildest person ever. I can understand why some disagree with her or f...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 AM on 11.04.2013

The 2.5 co-op Mega Man fan game goes beta

I was just playing Mega Man 10 the other day, and it's even better than I remembered. That Wily Castle really knows how to bring it all together. Still, I can see why many were disappointed with how "same-y" it felt at relea...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 AM on 09.03.2013

TimeSplitters Rewind in development for PlayStation 4

Early this year, TimeSplitters fans got some decent news when it was announced that Crytek, owner of TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, was okaying a venture by fans and some former Free Radical employees to mash up the or...

Steven Hansen



Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game photo
Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game
by Tony Ponce

A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But what really caught my attention was the name of the developer: Markus Persson.

You know, the Minecraft guy.

After a little more digging, I discovered an old resume that he still hosts on the Mojang page, even though it's no longer directly linked anywhere on the site. Turns out Notch was a frequent participant in the Java 4K Programming Contest, which tasks entrants to create a Java game with a total file size less than 4K bytes. Sonic Racer 4K was a 2005 submissions, but he also made other 4K fan games, including MEGA4KMAN and Left 4K Dead.

I don't know how much of this is common knowledge, but it's certainly a big surprise to me. I like learning about what folks did before they were famous. As for the games themselves, they are impressive considering the constraints, even if they are kind of poopy. Test them out yourselves!

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