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2:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons

Originality is a pretty hard thing to come by, and ideas don't just materialize out of thin air. They're a patchwork of experiences lifted from our surroundings, filtered, and diffused back out into the world. Many of us hide...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 03.11.2014

TowerFall: Ascension is an absolute bullseye on PS4

One summer at scout camp, I made quite a discovery. It was a latent ability to lob arrows with incredible accuracy. I'd always been a terrible shot with a BB gun, but found it almost effortless to pick up a bow and strike the...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 03.08.2014

Lollipop Chainsaw surpasses one million sales

Worldwide sales of Lollipop Chainsaw have crossed the million mark, Grasshopper Manufacture has announced. The milestone took nearly two years to reach, following the saccharine zombie game's launch in June 2012. That may not...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 03.06.2014

Mech shooter Gigantic Army now available on Steam

Doujin shooter Gigantic Army is out now on Steam for a measly $5.99. You should check out our review and buy it maybe. That is, if you like fun things. You do like fun things, don't you? I mean, seriously, what els...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed flashing PS3 & Vita this summer

The sweltering summer heat is just around the corner and with it comes Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, an action role-player with a surprisingly apt title. Tokyo's famous electronics district, Akihabara, has been overru...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 PM on 03.02.2014

Namco teases Suda 51, Akira creator's new project

Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology is on its way to PlayStation 3 in North America, Europe, and Australasia this spring, courtesy of Namco Bandai. In addition to Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a sides...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 03.02.2014

Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer, new maps free this week

Guerrilla Games is celebrating the launch of Killzone: Shadow Fall's first map DLC with a week of free multiplayer. The festivities kick off tomorrow and continue until March 11, giving those without PlayStation Plus subscrip...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 03.02.2014

Atelier Escha & Logy conjures a launch trailer

Atelier Escha & Logy is almost here. Can't you just smell it in the air? The PS3 role-player will materialize on European shores come March 7. Meanwhile, folks in North America will have to wait until March 11 to ge...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 03.01.2014

Growlanser: Heritage of War assaults PSN next week

Growlanser: Heritage of War is taking the fight to PlayStation Network next week, the sultry raconteurs of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed. The tactical role-playing game initially launched in North America b...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 02.28.2014

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure hits Europe on April 25

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: All-Star Battle will enter the ring in Europe and Australasia on April 25, Namco Bandai has confirmed. Though the flagrant PlayStation 3 fighting game drew criticism in Japan over its gratuitous use of downloadable content, Namco says a pair of the digital characters (Yoshikage Kira and Shigekyo Yangu) will be on offer for "free" in the West. Gee, thanks guys.

Kyle MacGregor





11:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm delayed until summer

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is being pushed back until summer, PDW: Hotapen announced today. The doujin fighting game was initially planned for a February or March release.  Causes of the delay include a lengthy voice...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse photo
Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse
by Kyle MacGregor

Level-5's Guild series started out as a bizarre anthology of pint-sized experiences from industry veterans. Initially released in Japan during the spring of 2012, the package would come to western shores later that year. Well, sort of. It was dismantled, shipped across the ocean, and sold piecemeal via the Nintendo eShop. 

One by one, the games trickled onto the handheld's online store -- with one notable exception. Weapon Shop de Omasse was oddly absent. For more than a year the final piece of the puzzle remained on the back burner, that is, until now. Better late than never.

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8:30 PM on 02.18.2014

Ikaruga now available on Steam

One of the most acclaimed shmups ever is making its debut on PC today. Yes, Ikaruga, Treasure's renowned polarity-shifting shooter, is out now via Steam for $9.99. Ikaruga initially released in Japanese arcades at the tu...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 02.15.2014

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f jives to Vita in early March

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is dancing its way to PlayStation Vita early next month. Sega's portable rhythm action game will make its North American debut as download-only release on March 4 for $29.99. The synthetic so...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 02.15.2014

Japan's indies unlikely to embrace crowdfunding, says dev

Japanese developers haven't exactly shied away from crowdfunding their enterprises. Mighty No. 9 and Project Phoenix both struck it big on Kickstarter, while indie studio PDW: Hotapen achieved a comparatively modest success w...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 AM on 02.15.2014

Unsung Story funded, but falls short of stretch goals

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians has successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign. The role-playing game from Playdek and an assortment of Final Fantasy veterans managed to conjure $660,126 via Kickstarter, but fe...

Kyle MacGregor