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Gone Home canceled

Gone Home canceled for consoles


Majesco and Midnight City woes end relationship with Fullbright
Mar 06
// Steven Hansen
With Majesco's money troubles -- the company does not have new games in development for 2015, but is instead continuing to distribute its back catalog -- and the closure of its indie publishing arm Midnight City, the PC hit G...
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Majesco

Investors inject influx of $6M to Majesco Entertainment


But it wasn't enough to save Midnight City
Dec 19
// Brett Makedonski
Majesco Entertainment's fallen on hard times. It had gotten so bad that sources familiar with the publisher's financial situation said the company had become unresponsive and that its leadership had gone reclusive. And, that ...
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Majesco in trouble

Majesco, Midnight City in financial peril (Update)


Publisher laying off staff, considering a sale or merger
Nov 18
// Kyle MacGregor
[Update: According to anonymous sources familiar with the situation at Majesco, things are indeed pretty bleak for the company. Our contacts confirmed a reduction in staff at Majesco and Midnight City, adding any attempt...

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Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior slicing up PS4, Xbox One this fall


'Lo Wang'
Jul 09
// Jordan Devore
We've long known that Flying Wild Hog's Shadow Warrior would one day come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That's happening in September, courtesy of Devolver Digital for digital distribution and Majesco at retail. It'll cost $...
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Reverse Stock Split

A trick prevents Majesco stock from being delisted


Reverse split saves Cooking Mama publisher's bacon
Jul 05
// Kyle MacGregor
Majesco is no longer in danger of being delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange, thanks to some clever accounting. The Cooking Mama and Zumba Fitness publisher pulled off a reverse stock split last month, reducing its outstan...
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Cooking Mama 5

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit coming to 3DS in September


Featuring Lovecraftian hand-body Mama
Jun 24
// Darren Nakamura
We first heard about Cooking Mama 5 last year, and expected to see it out then. Today, Majesco announced that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit will release this September for the 3DS. This will be the second Cooking Mama ga...
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BloodRayne out now on PC

BloodRayne: Betrayal takes a bite out of Steam today


The dhampir femme fatale returns with an enhanced PC release
Apr 30
// Kyle MacGregor
Majesco is looking to lure in unsuspecting victims today, as BloodRayne: Betrayal sinks its teeth into the PC market with a Steam release. The polarizing WayForward side-scroller initially landed on PlayStation 3 an...
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Gardening Mama

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends ships to US retailers


You can buy this thing!
Apr 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
Majesco has announced that Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends has shipped to North American retailers where you may offer currency in exchange for a copy.  Maybe it's just because I haven't played a Mama game si...
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Gardening Mama 2

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends is coming to the US


Obligatory, 'better than Mama!'
Mar 04
// Chris Carter
If you're a "Mama" fan, this is your lucky day -- Majesco is bringing over Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends. It's headed to the 3DS in April, and will feature 50 new types of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Of course, a...
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Blood of the Werewolf heading to XBLA and PSN


Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche heading to Steam
Jan 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Majesco's indie label, Midnight City, has announced that Blood of the Werewolf is heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network Q2 2014. The Metroidvania-style game was released on Steam last year, and the console relea...
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Cooking Mama 5

Cooking Mama 5 is heading to the 3DS


It will be officially revealed on July 28th
Jul 06
// Chris Carter
Considering the name of Cooking Mama developers Cooking Mama Limited, it was obvious another game would hit a Nintendo console at some point in the future. According to Siliconera, that game is Cooking Mama 5 for the Nintendo...

Sup Holmes scores the big haul with Monaco's Andy Schatz

Mar 24 // Jonathan Holmes
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For a game that hasn't been released yet, Monaco sure has won a lot of awards. It was bestowed with the Seumus McNally Grand Prize and the Excellence in Design award back at GDC 2010. The co-op heist caper game has come...

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Monaco to see simultaneous release on XBLA and PC


You can finally play that game we won't shut up about
Oct 16
// Jordan Devore
We have been looking forward to playing Monaco: What's Yours is Mine from the comfort of our own homes for years now. The cooperative stealth-action game has taken some big awards in that time, including the 2010 Independent...
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NBA Baller Beats sells 3,000 U.S. copies in debut month


You don't say...
Oct 12
// Jordan Devore
Something as niche as a full-price basketball rhythm game for Kinect sold only 3,000 copies in its debut month? While unfortunate, you can hardly be too surprised. According to the NPD by way of Joystiq, that's how NBA Baller...
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How one balls a beat in NBA Baller Beats


Sep 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
This sucks. I got excited when I noticed that there was a new video promoting NBA Baller Beats, ready to post it up with something derisive and vaguely resembling wit (it's a dark room). And then I watched it. I can't be mea...

Radical! Double Dragon: Neon's soundtrack is FREE!

Sep 13 // Tony Ponce
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Our review of Double Dragon: Neon is coming, slowly but surely. The impressions of those on staff who have played it, though, aren't all that positive. But even if the game itself isn't hot to trot, the soundtrack is bloody b...

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Double Dragon: Neon OST listening party's gonna be strong


Sep 09
// Jayson Napolitano
[Update #2: Bzzt, wrong again! Jake Kaufman has confirmed that Majesco has come through and the soundtrack will be available after the podcast. So get ready to win!][Update: We were alerted to an error in this story. The...
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Double Dragon: Neon goes glam in latest footage


Sep 06
// Tony Ponce
I completely forgot that Double Dragon: Neon was coming out next week, probably because I wasn't totally blown away during my hands-on session back at PAX East. Developer WayForward doesn't seem interested in overhauling the...
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Cooking Mama serving up Wii and DS bundles on August 14th


Jul 25
// Kyle MacGregor
Having moved more than 13 million units worldwide Majesco is looking to tighten its stranglehold on the world of cooking-themed mini-game compilations with a trio of Cooking Mama bundles. Mama's Combo Pack Volu...
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You're probably going to forget about Double Dragon: Neon


Jul 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: My mistake, I read the date wrong in the press release. Double Dragon: Neon is actually coming out in September. Far better timing than the blockbuster month of November, with the exception of Borderlands 2 and Kirby...
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Despite what my vampiric complexion and freakishly strong arms would have you believe, I'm no sportswoman. In fact, as this video clearly demonstrates, I can barely dribble a basketball much less dribble one on beat with fou...

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NBA Baller Beats a grim portent for home furnishings


Apr 26
// Conrad Zimmerman
Majesco is making an NBA licensed game for Kinect called NBA Baller Beats which uses a real ball. Above is a teaser narrated by rapper Common which promises a gameplay demonstration this June at E3.  I have just one question: Did nobody at Majesco have a mother to tell them not to bounce a ball in the house?

PAX: Double Dragon: Neon is Double Dragon-y

Apr 07 // Tony Ponce
Once again, you and a buddy hop into the shoes of Billy and Jimmy Lee, out to rescue Marian from a bunch of thugs who have nothing better to do than piss in your Cheerios. A few people have expressed concern towards the art style in still screens, and those concerns are most definitely founded. Even in motion, the characters look and feel very stiff, not to mention that the levels themselves are flat and extremely barren. You've got your basic set of moves: punch, kick, jump, and throw. Then you can use the shoulder triggers to dash or set up a rolling evasion. Throwing is really sketchy because you can't immediately pick up enemies, as you must wear them down a bit before you are allowed to grapple. You've also got your familiar motley crew of baddies: batt-swinging punks, whip-wielding biker skanks, and Abobo, of course. The weapons enemies drop can still be picked up and use in your war against crime. There are a couple of cool highlights. The soundtrack features delicious remixes of classic Double Dragon jams, which have always been stellar and are even better once run through a synth rock, 80s anime filter. Also, when you lose your health, there is a small window in which your partner can come and revive you, accompanied by a cute animation of rewinding the tape on an audio cassette. The demo ends on a pretty kickass note, with the Lee brothers walking into a pagoda that shoots into space like a rocket. There, you meet the game's big bad, this really Yoshimitsu-looking mofo, before the screen cuts to black. If publisher Majesco prices this low, Double Dragon: Neon could be a fun distraction on a lazy weekend when it launches this summer. Just be aware that this is shaping up to be nothing more than an NES game given a polygonal facelift.
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As you may have heard, Double Dragon: Neon by WayForward is being showcased on the PAX show floor. Now, Double Dragon II on the NES may just be my favorite co-op brawler of all time. I have a lot of good memories of my dad an...

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WayForward announces Double Dragon: Neon for XBLA, PSN


Apr 04
// Jordan Devore
When I saw headlines about WayForward working on something called Double Dragon: Neon, my eyes lit up. And then I glanced at the first screenshots. It's not that this reboot looks bad necessarily, but I was expecting some kil...
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Live show: WTF? Jaws Unleashed on Mash Tactics


Mar 21
// Bill Zoeker
It's "WTF Wednesday" on Mash Tactics today and King Foom is making waves in Jaws Unleashed. This is an open-world game, developed by the guys who made Ecco the Dolphin, in which you play as Jaws with a weird looking mouth. "W...
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As co-host of The Destructoid Show, I consider it my prerogative - nay, my mission - to embarrass myself on a near daily basis. It's not something I typically take issue with, as long as I can say that at the end of the day,...

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Reminder: Alvin and Chipmunks here to kill my childhood


Nov 18
// Conrad Zimmerman
Here's a little video reminder that Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is coming to theaters and that there is a game based on said violation of nostalgia. Said game is available in stores now. It's particularly egreg...
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Nano Assault out on 3DS November 29, have some screens


Nov 08
// Kyle MacGregor
If you're a 3DS owner starving for some new games Nano Assault could be the cure. The upcoming three-dimensional shooter follows a microscopic ship on a journey through the human body to eradicate infections and kil...
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Zumba Fitness 2: Get sweaty in front of your TV


Nov 02
// Fraser Brown
Today I have been reminded that some people actually go out of their way to move around, even when playing videogames. If that's your cup of tea, then perhaps Zumba Fitness 2 will be right up your street. Apparently Zumba is...
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Nano Assault: Infections are sexy now


Nov 02
// Fraser Brown
If I had known that fighting viruses was as fun and gorgeous as Nano Assault makes it seem, I'd almost certainly have studied medicine at university instead of drinking. Thankfully, you don't need a medical degree and a massi...

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