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7:00 PM on 09.16.2010

Namco announces Body and Brain Connection for Kinect

We got word of a new Kinect title aimed at powering up your noggin from Namco last week, with the famous Dr. Ryuta Kawashima on board, who is behind Nintendo's famous Brain Training series. Today, Namco spilled the rest of th...

Colette Bennett

4:40 PM on 09.16.2010

Alundra, Arc the Lad getting a PSN re-release

I love the golden era of PS One RPGs. I recal so many games from that time with such fond feelings. One of them was easily Alundra, an action RPG that I plowed many hours into back in the day. I may get to relive those wonder...

Colette Bennett

11:40 AM on 09.16.2010

White PS3 comes to Japan October 21st

White PS3 slim? Yeah, we knew that was coming. Originally we thought these 320GB HDD versions of the console were coming July 29th, accompanied by a smaller version as well (160GB HDD), but according to Sony's official websit...

Colette Bennett

11:00 AM on 09.16.2010

TGS: Sega announces Phantasy Star Online 2 for PC

Someone cares about Phantasy Star Online, right? I mean, I am sure it is a good game series. All I know is, when I first read this, my brain transposed the order of the words and I read "Phantasy Star 2 Online." And for a min...

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 09.15.2010

Atlus announces a Greatest Hits version of Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls, a game so notoriously hard that our own Dale North admitted he could not even finish it, has earned the grudging respect of many gamers because of its crazy level of challenge. Still, the game earned very high ...

Colette Bennett

4:40 PM on 09.15.2010

TGS: New Last Guardian screens appear

Team ICO fans have had so much to rejoice in the last 24 hours, it's hard not to still feel giddy. After all, the HD re-release of Shadow of the Colossus and Ico was just about the best news we could imagine. Let's not f...

Colette Bennett





3:40 PM on 09.15.2010

Final Fantasy live-action trailer has hot Japanese people

I felt a little sketchy about Final Fantasy XIV when I first saw the trailers and such, but since I've seen more I admit I am considering playing it. If I hadn't already been convinced, though, this trailer would hav...

Colette Bennett

6:30 PM on 09.14.2010

Capcom brings Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Chicago

[Update: We guess you'll want to know where you're supposed to be going, eh? If you're headed to the "Fight Club," you'll want to put this address in your GPS: 437 N Wolcott AveChicago, IL 60622 We've also been told that th...

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 09.14.2010

Live action Pokemon is a thing that is happening

Well, in someone's fantasies, anyway. We caught this hilarious trailer over at Shogun Gamer, which is most certainly not for a real film -- the full version was screened at Anime Evolution earlier this year -- but is...

Colette Bennett

4:20 PM on 09.14.2010

Valkyria Chronicles 3 showing at TGS this year

We've given very high marks to both the entries in the Valkyria Chronicles franchise in the past. Considering that the first game had some sales issues before it got a price cut, we were a bit worried for a while there -- but...

Colette Bennett



Five things that must return in the EDF sequel photo
Five things that must return in the EDF sequel
by Colette Bennett

It's a funny thing that I just so happened to be enjoying a replay of Sandlot's Earth Defense Force 2017 with a good friend of mine when news of the website trademarked by D3 Publisher surfaced. Called Earth Defense Force:Insect Armageddon, it sounds like everything I could want and more from a new title in this series -- at least, my imagination thinks so.

So with all this going on, I've had the EDF series on the brain as of late. I've discussed it with many other gamers who love the game, and we all agree on at least one point: EDF 2017 is technically a terrible game. It feels cheaply made, the voice acting is terrible, it's early-gen 360, has no online co-op ... the list goes on. Why, then, do I keep going back to the game, still having just as much fun as I did the very first time I played? Why are my hopes so high that a sequel will be just a deliciously poor, in a so-bad-its-good kind of way?

Hit the jump, because I have five things from EDF: 2017 that I desperately need to see a return to in the sequel once it is officially announced. And if you aren't convinced yet, YOU NEED TO BE.

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1:40 PM on 09.09.2010

Realtime Worlds may get its saving throw

The atmosphere has been turbulent in the industry since Scottish developer Realtime Worlds went into administration, with companies surging into the Dundee area to help provide support to the employees involved. However, Deve...

Colette Bennett

8:00 PM on 09.08.2010

Feelplus's Mindjack delayed to 2011

I have such mixed feelings about Mindjack, the Square-Enix-published title from Feelplus that puts the player in the role of an FIA agent in search of a missing woman. I haven't cared for anything that Square Enix has publish...

Colette Bennett

6:30 PM on 09.08.2010

LittleBigPlanet 2 beta codes go out this week

LittleBigPlanet 2 is on its way to us this November, so fans of the first game don't have long to wait. However, if you're lucky, you just might find yourself playing the beta a little sooner -- if you were a true enthusiast ...

Colette Bennett

4:00 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: New Twisted Metal revealed for the PS3

Sony unveiled a ton of new info on Twisted Metal at this year's E3 press conference, and let me tell you, the sheer amount of screens and new footage we saw was overwhelming -- it was tough to keep up! I had to stop bitching ...

Colette Bennett

3:40 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Dead Space 2 gets a PS3 Limited Edition

I recollect that despite my excitement to play the original Dead Space, that the atmosphere was so tense that I actually found myself stressed out while playing the game. The atmosphere was TOO good.That's not a bad thing tho...

Colette Bennett