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10:06 PM on 12.05.2014

Namco's Godzilla confirmed for PS3, PS4 in the West

Each new trailer for Bandai Namco's Godzilla PS3 (and now PS4) game has looked better than the last but I didn't want to get my hopes up knowing it was only confirmed for release in Japan. I mean, I did anyway, but everything...

Jordan Devore


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Waifu bartending: VA-11 HALL-A seems like the best dive this side of Catherine photo
Waifu bartending: VA-11 HALL-A seems like the best dive this side of Catherine
by Steven Hansen

I love Catherine. Part of the reason is its block puzzles. Part of the reason is its small scale, with most playable segments taking place in the homey bar Stray Sheep. VA-11 HALL-A--or Valhalla--is that same sort of bar, packed with regulars just trying to get through their nightmarish cyberpunk existence. Games don't always need to be bombastic save-the-world-'em-ups.

Over 20 clients will come into Valhalla, where you tend bar, serving an odd cast drinks as they serve up their life stories. And the bartending is as important to the stories as the stories are to bartending as you learn what clients like and, maybe, why that talking corgi is such a racist.

You can download and play the prototype here for free or at your own price if you can spare it. You can also pre-order the full game (and get a Steam key) for $5, which is less than the full game will be at launch. With that, you'll get the Prologue as well, which you can play until Sukeban gets the full game finished. Eight bucks gets you the Prologue, full game on release, and the soundtrack.

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Limited run, 20th anniversary PS4 is a PS1 throwback photo
Limited run, 20th anniversary PS4 is a PS1 throwback
by Steven Hansen

Just for a second I thought this was colored like the silver PS2 I always thought was kind of sucky (or the recent Dragon Quest PS4), and then I saw those PlayStation Japan live stream pictures (via Kotaku) with that matte gray look, that PS1-colored logo on the console and its controllers' PS button. Yeah, good stuff. 

Sony is only producing 12,300 of these individually numbered consoles (globally), which go on sale at Sony Stores in Japan tonight for 49,800 yen ($418). It comes with a vertical stand and that camera I forgot about, too. PlayStation Blog Europe has more, including a €499 price point, nice comparison shots, and no details yet on how to purchase this in that region. 

North American folks (US & Canada, at least) will be able to "pre-order" from a "very limited supply" on Saturday, December 6, says our PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation Experience keynote at 10:00am pacific will apparently give up details on that process, but Sony's Adam Boyes has said the console will be on sale at the event itself.

If you can't drop the cash on it, maybe check out the 20th Anniversary Theme for your regular old PS4. It comes with the PS1 start up sound.

Also, yes, you can buy me one of these for Christmas. 

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5:00 PM on 11.05.2014

Splatoon might just be Nintendo's most promising new game

When Nintendo announced its wacky four-on-four shooter Splatoon at E3, I thought it looked cool -- spraying ink on the battlefield and then swimming around in said ink is cool -- but I didn't freak out like some people. Havi...

Jordan Devore



Shovel Knight looks great in 16-bit, Aegis Defenders just looks great photo
Shovel Knight looks great in 16-bit, Aegis Defenders just looks great
by Steven Hansen

Oh my goooddd. How did I miss this until now? It's like a Nausicaa game. Thank you sir Shovel Knight for making a cross over appearance (above) in Aegis Defenders, which is how it came to my attention. 

The Kickstarter already passed its initial funding goal and its PS4 stretch goal. Local co-op and a Wii U version are up next. Here's hoping. This looks amazing. 

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What!? Why didn't you jerks tell me there is a MediEvil Skyrim mod? photo
What!? Why didn't you jerks tell me there is a MediEvil Skyrim mod?
by Steven Hansen

Usually I just poke fun at Skyrim modders for rendering photo realistic horse vaginas, but I may finally play Skyrim just to play this mod aiming to recreate the first four levels of the tragically abandoned classic MediEvil

MediEvil 3 and Bushido Blade 3. C'mon, guys. Needs to happen.  

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1:00 AM on 08.01.2014

Nendoroid Solid Snake comes with a low-poly head

I've never gotten into Nendoroid, but after seeing that Wind Waker Link figure and now this Solid Snake one, all I can say is "send help" -- it's happening sooner than later. The key features here, in my book, are the alterna...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Get your very own Shovel Knight shovel and helmet

Skip to 3:40 to avoid the Minecraft stuff and get a first look at ThinkGeek's line of upcoming Shovel Knight role-play items. Both the shovel and helmet shown here are works-in-progress, though the former already looks spot ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Captain Toad is Nintendo's best new protagonist

My goodness, this website for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Our little adventurer can perform such actions as "throw," "dig," and "tumble." I can't take it. Too much. There's a gallery with several new screenshots, includin...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Four new super cute Spelunky toys are inbound

I never got around to buying some of those Spelunky Minis. Now's my chance. Starting tomorrow, Fangamer will have the two-inch PVC figurines back in stock. And there are four new Minis to collect: Yeti King, Old Bitey, Alien Lord, and Anubis. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but these do come in blind boxes, unfortunately. [Via Tiny Cartridge]

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 05.12.2014

Alright, I need this Gravity Rush figure in my life

I don't like stuff. Maybe living lean is a product of smaller San Francisco living arrangements, maybe it's a product of semi-frequent moves, but I don't like to own a lot of things. Figures have almost always fallen into thi...

Steven Hansen





1:15 PM on 05.05.2014

That sexy aluminum NES is available for pre-order now for $499

[Update: Nintendo asked if we would update this story to say that this is not a legal product. No problem, I said.] Remember that aluminum NES we told you about earlier this year? It's available now. The Analogue NT is a NES/...

Dale North

1:15 PM on 04.16.2014

Heart Forth, Alicia is the best Kickstarter I've seen in ages

There's been a resurgence of Metroidvania games in recent years thanks to crowdfunding but not all of them have lived up to our lofty ambitions for the genre. Many haven't. As such, I hope you're not so skeptical as to avoid...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.25.2014

The Iconoclasts returns to show off a cool boss fight

It's been some time since we last had a chance to talk about The Iconoclasts, Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg's long-in-development, amazing-looking action-adventure game. Today he shared a video of a boss fight which shows good th...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 03.13.2014

Analogue Nt is a NES made of aircraft-grade aluminum

I see those plastic-y all-in-one game consoles all the time. I feel drawn to them, but always pass on them in the end. I still have all my old systems, after all, and they all still work. But the Analogue Nt has already won m...

Dale North

10:00 PM on 03.10.2014

Gaming Heads' Doom diorama is droolworthy

Gaming Heads is taking pre-orders for its new Doom diorama based on the game's iconic box art. The polystone statue is 12.5 inches tall by 17 inches wide and, okay, I'll stop stalling -- this thing is unsurprisingly not cheap...

Jordan Devore