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1:45 PM on 02.28.2013

Devil Survivor 2 anime looks sweet, has 2 new trailers

Devil Survivor is easily my favorite Shin Megami Tensei spin-off franchise outside Persona. The games so far have had great stories, a goodly amount of choice, and just the kind of tactical combat I like. But folks ...

Josh Tolentino

8:30 PM on 02.20.2013

These are just some of the third-parties working with PS4

[Update: Full list of all known third-party companies supporting the PlayStation 4 have been added below.] Unless you're Nintendo, it's common knowledge that 3rd-party developers and publishers are the lifeblood of a console'...

Josh Tolentino

5:53 PM on 02.20.2013

PS4 has cloud-based backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility of some kind has always been a feature of PlayStation platforms since the PS2. The PS2 could play PS1 games and for a solid chunk of time the PS3 could play both PS2 and PS1 games. The PS4 is set to ha...

Josh Tolentino

10:45 AM on 02.18.2013

New JoJo All Star Battle trailer covers all JoJo's stars

If you weren't already sold on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, perhaps just under five minutes worth of spiffy new trailer will convince you, especially since this one reveals that the game will feature all o...

Josh Tolentino

3:00 PM on 02.17.2013

JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art

Fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, CyberConnect2, or crazy 3D anime fighting games can all start marking their calendars now, because Namco Bandai has confirmed an August 29th release date for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Al...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 AM on 02.16.2013

Aksys localizing game where you are Keiji Inafune's niece

I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 02.12.2013

Ghost in the Shell gets new anime movies, online game

Big news for fans of Ghost in the Shell! Barely hours ago a live event was held announcing a bevy of new projects related to the franchise, and Japanator's own Elliot Gay was there to catch new reveals like malware at a cybe...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 PM on 02.02.2013

Star Trek Online teases stuff for May, probably Romulans

Star Trek Online may have just barely begun celebrating its third birthday with free spaceships and fan-made trailers, but Cryptic aren't about to stop trying to give people reasons to check out their free-to-play Trek t...

Josh Tolentino

2:07 AM on 01.31.2013

Star Trek Online celebrating 3rd birthday with free ship

Time really does fly (in space), seeing as Cryptic's Star Trek Online MMO celebrates its third anniversary starting tomorrow, January 31st. As is customary for the genre, they're holding a big ol' party to commemorate t...

Josh Tolentino





1:30 PM on 01.28.2013

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 DLC proves monarchies rule

This March 5th, Americans will be getting the totally bitchin'-looking Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 first, whereas the rest of the world gets theirs on March 8th. That's a clear advantage, one might say....

Josh Tolentino



Review: DJMAX Technika Tune photo
Review: DJMAX Technika Tune
by Josh Tolentino

Prior to playing DJMAX Technika Tune for this review, I could count the number of times I had listened to K-Pop music on one hand, one of those being PSY's "Gangnam Style."

To some, that would make me only slightly more qualified to review this Korean-born rhythm game than say, a chimpanzee, or a person without hands, or even someone who is vision- or hearing-impaired.

Whether or not that's true, however, I did have quite a lot of fun playing a great rhythm game, and perhaps the first title yet to make the PS Vita's primary gimmicks fun to use.

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9:00 AM on 01.17.2013

Kamen Rider game trailer has gameplay, CG, Apollo Geist

Just yesterday we brought you news of Kamen Rider: Battle Ride Wars, a soon-to-be-released PS3 game in the Dynasty Warriors mold. Turns out that that isn't entirely correct, as Namco Bandai's new trailer reveals the gam...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 AM on 01.16.2013

Finally, a new Dynasty Warriors-style Kamen Rider game

Well, it's about time! Toei's Kamen Rider was a Dynasty Warriors before Dynasty Warriors of a sort, defined as it was by a lone hero in a ridiculous costume effortlessly plowing through hordes of weak mini...

Josh Tolentino



Review: Seduce Me photo
Review: Seduce Me
by Josh Tolentino

Seduce Me is only on our radar because it was developed by folks who worked on the Triple-A Killzone franchise, and later denied a place on Steam's Greenlight project. We likely wouldn't have noticed it, much less be reviewing it, had Valve not opted to shut it out. But here we are.

There are myriad reasons that gamers of all stripes should support a game like Seduce Me. Games should be free to tastefully tackle sex as a subject without being punished commercially or by culture at large. As an effective outlet for base urges, games should be able to do more than violence and still be commercially successful. An "AO" rating from the ESRB shouldn't be a kiss of death. The culture at large should be less shy about one of the most natural human activities. The list goes on.

Unfortunately, for gamers and for developer No Reply, Seduce Me is not the game that will do the things above.

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11:00 PM on 12.06.2012

Rumor: Namco Bandai may localize an Idolmaster game

Here's a sign of hope, non-Japanese Idolmaster fans! It seems that last week Namco Bandai registered trademarks in Europe for its Idolmaster series. The company registered two, actually, one for "The Idolmaste...

Josh Tolentino

11:30 PM on 10.16.2012

Project Eternity gets funded, makes $3.9 million

And it's over! Obsidian's Project Eternity, the most-funded Kickstarter game project ever, has just finished its Kickstarter, making exactly $3,986,929, falling just $13,071 short of its final stretch goal, "Enhance the ...

Josh Tolentino