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Capcom says RE exceeding expectations, thinks Sony'll cut prices again


Jul 12
// Leigh Alexander
Apparently Capcom thinks Sony'll take another slice out of PS3's price before the end of 2007. Capcom Chief Financial Officer Kazuhiko Abe, in an interview with Reuters at E3, said:   "The number of PS2 us...
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Dance Beatdown? Draglade announced!


Jul 10
// Leigh Alexander
Ever been to one of those parties -- think back to some kid's Bar Mitzvah, or maybe it's someone's awkward, overheated wedding, and sometimes someone's dancing just looks a little bit dangerous? There's a ...
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Plant Tycoon: Cut-throat botanical entrepreneurship?


Jul 09
// Leigh Alexander
You might have checked out developer Last Day of Work's previous downloadables, Fish Tycoon and Virtual Villagers (for all you hoity-toity Mac folk). Or, you may have played some other dev's game with "tycoon&quo...
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Building a better RPG: Character deaths


Jul 05
// Leigh Alexander
[All over the place now, we hear about how the RPG genre is stagnating; that fewer people want to play console RPGs anymore. Yet, that may not be entirely correct—the truth is, nobody wants to play the same console RPG ...
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Sweet Samus! New Metroid Prime 3 Screenshots (now with 20% more haiku!)


Jul 03
// Leigh Alexander
Whether you actually love Metroid or you just like to fap to Samus, you'll dig these brand-new screenshots from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Though, for those severely patience-disabled, it might make it harder to wait th...
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Anyone for mystery? Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsène Lupin


Jul 02
// Leigh Alexander
I'm still nostalgic for point-and-click PC adventure games. You know, ridiculously obscure puzzles that require you to combine things in an ungodly marriage, wringing your extremities in rage as you scream, "HOW THE ...
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Collect your jaws from the floor: new Heavenly Sword screens (update)


Jun 29
// Leigh Alexander
Blades are cool. Women are cool. Kratos taught us that blades on chains with fiery streaks coming out are even cooler. But blades on chains plus fiery redheaded women plus screenshots that look like this? Ashes, ashes, we all...
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Games: SERIOUS BUSINESS


Jun 28
// Leigh Alexander
Slate just pubbed a piece about the whole "serious games" phenomenon. If you haven't heard, the serious gaming concept refers to games whose primary purpose isn't fun. A game that isn't fun? Good luck wi...
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Breaking the fourth wall: where player meets game


Jun 26
// Leigh Alexander
Internet surfing can be a surreal, meandering adventure sometimes; personally, I always end up on Wikipedia for a quick look-up, and then end up spending too much time reading articles that link to the articles that link to t...
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The truth about Leon Kennedy: My baby's got a secret


Jun 25
// Leigh Alexander
Like many of my comrades in the gaming army, I was psyched to pick up the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 this weekend. Then, I remembered I suck at that game. Hardcore. So Leigh, let's take a game you were -- let's ca...
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My power is maximum; new DragonBall Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 screenshots


Jun 23
// Leigh Alexander
The list of things you ought to be glad you don't know about me is long enough that I think it's okay to remove one item. One bizarre, deformed, dark secret. Go ahead and insert your own dramatic pause here. Impregnat...
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Building a better RPG: Part I


Jun 22
// Leigh Alexander
Now's the time in the crazy wedding party in my mind where, after a few frenetic, sweaty rounds of the puff-sleeve Macarena, the DJ gets on the mic and says, "Okay. Let's bring it down now, let's slow it down...
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Accidental Brilliance in Grand Theft Auto


Jun 21
// Leigh Alexander
You're looking at a screenshot of my very own neighborhood in Spanish Harlem, New York City. This is "La Calle 116," and it's hoppin' in the summer. This time of year, the streets become so crowded that ...
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"Special Lessons" with Mitsurugi


Jun 20
// Leigh Alexander
I confess, fighting games aren't really my specialty. I'm only passably good at them -- that's to say, better than many people, but I eat dirt against practiced gamers. I do play a lot of Soul Calibur, though. My ...

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