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4:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Senran Kagura brings exploding clothes to Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Senran Kagura and Dead or Alive have started a new life together with costumes that, well... they explode. What else did you expect? This relationship between the two properties -- which is purely platonic -- has spawned 16 ...

Jordan Devore



Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare photo
Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare
by Josh Tolentino

Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game.

That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series.

At the same time, though, the game does manage to capture just enough of the essence of Dynasty Warriors to drive away those who dislike it, while disappointing those who come in hoping for a more conventional entry into the franchise. 

Which is a shame, as despite being an almost eight-year-old design, Bladestorm still has a few tricks its more popular cousins could stand to crib.

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6:00 AM on 03.10.2015

Dead or Alive 5's second ninja pack: $15 for 10 costumes

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the fourth, final iteration of Dead or Alive 5, but that doesn't mean it can't have bugs or a $93 season pass for all the fighters' additional costumes. I guess Last Round doesn't mean "complet...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 02.26.2015

There's a max Rupee glitch in Hyrule Warriors

9,999,999 Rupees in Hyrule Warriors. Yeah, I could go for that. The game's community has been working tirelessly to figure out a newly discovered glitch that involves slaying a giant boss (King Dodongo, Gohma, etc.) with a w...

Jordan Devore


3:45 PM on 02.26.2015

Hyrule Warriors' play-as-Ganon mode looks broken and awesome

In the next and seemingly final piece of DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we'll be able to punch bosses in the face as the biggest boss of all, Ganon, in his own separate mode. I'm eager to let my anger out on the Imprisoned, that j...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Last Round is the third Dead or Alive 5 release, but it has some bugs

Koei Tecmo has been riding Dead or Alive 5 since 2012. If you count the PlayStation Vita-enhanced Dead or Alive 5 Plus, the recent Dead or Alive 5 Last Round release marks the fourth iteration. It has a couple new characters ...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 02.18.2015

Bladestorm: Nightmare will hit Steam in May

In addition to the PS3, PS4, and Xbox One in March, it looks like the upcoming Bladestorm: Nightmare will be arriving on Steam in May. Nightmare is an expansion and semi-sequel of sorts to the original game, complete with new...

Chris Carter



I unlocked all 16 of the Majora's Mask DLC outfits in Hyrule Warriors photo
I unlocked all 16 of the Majora's Mask DLC outfits in Hyrule Warriors
by Jordan Devore

Happy Majora's Mask day!

Over the past week, I've spent I don't know how many hours trying to get through the new DLC in Hyrule Warriors. Even if I did know, I wouldn't say. A lot. Way too many.

To access certain levels, you'll need to use a Deku, Goron, or Zora mask on the Termina Adventure map. Sounds neat, except it's set up such that you have to beat one level to get a mask that can let you reach another mask to obtain the mask you really wanted all along (x10). Then and only then can you make real progress toward stopping that danged moon from crash landing.

The levels themselves are, at times, absurd in their difficulty. New mission types place you in a heated race against A.I. warriors to take keeps, or collect rupees, or rack up KOs. It's you and you alone against their posse which just so happens to include boss monsters because no one said this was going to be a fair fight. I hope most of your characters are sufficiently leveled.

Anyway, enough talk. I managed to nab the last of the Majora's Mask DLC outfits last night and some are downright hilarious. Others, horrific. What's best in life? Darunia wearing a Goron mask.

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12:30 PM on 02.11.2015

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round director asks PC modders to be 'moral'

When I say "Dead or Alive PC mods," you think ___? You don't need to answer that. The series debuts on Steam this March and if mods created for past console versions are any indication, things are about to get wild. But hopef...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 02.10.2015

So what's the difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions of Dragon Quest Heroes?

Dragon Quest Heroes will launch in Japan this year on both the PS3 and PS4 -- Square Enix is "interested" in a localization, but we haven't heard anything concrete yet. So what's the difference in terms of the generational ga...

Chris Carter

7:15 PM on 02.05.2015

The Majora's Mask music in Hyrule Warriors is so damn catchy

I know it's early, but anyone else dig into the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors yet? I've played about an hour of it today and I'm loving the Termina map, especially its music, embedded above. So upbeat despite that ac...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 02.03.2015

Dead or Alive 5 trailer shows off alternate bikini and ninja costumes

Pretty cool. This video is three trailers in one. The regular old gameplay trailer, then a deeper look at Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's characters (there's two new ones in this iteration), and then sexy bikini ladies. Actual...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 02.02.2015

Dragon Quest Heroes team interested in localization

Speaking with Game Watch at the Taipei Game Show over the weekend, Square Enix producer Ryutaro Ichimura discussed a potential western release for Dragon Quest Heroes.  “I want to proceed thinking po...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Hyrule Warriors had the most successful launch of any Musou game in the U.S.

Nintendo's gambit with one of its most profitable properties seems to have paid off. Koei Tecmo's Hyrule Warriors is the fastest selling of any entry of the Musou series released in the United States. Great DLC and iconi...

Jason Faulkner

1:15 PM on 01.29.2015

You can slice the Moon in half in next week's Hyrule Warriors DLC!

In this trailer overviewing the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we get to see Young Link don the Fierce Deity's mask and cut the Moon in half. My dark fantasy has finally been realized. There's more excitement abound:...

Jordan Devore



Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes photo
Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes
by Jordan Devore

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round won't hit its original February 17, 2015 release on PC, as Koei Tecmo has pushed the game to March 30 "[i]n order to provide you with the best possible experience..."

To that end, the company is giving away the Halloween 2013 costume set to everyone who buys Last Round on Steam. That's 28 outfits, many of them predictably scandalous.

Frankly, I've got a feeling the port won't be without its issues, delay or no delay, but let's shelve that thought until launch. At the very least, the PC version of Last Round will not support online multiplayer right away -- that's supposed to arrive "within three months of release."

But then again, mods. They're going to escalate quickly.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round [Steam]

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