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3:15 PM on 03.10.2014

Odd music choice in the trailer can't dull my Dark Souls II hype

Dark Souls II trailers have been sort of weird. I suppose they're trying to not scare people away with the, "this is the hardest thing ever" shtick, opting to appear more accessible and hip. Don't care. One more day. Unless you're holing out for the PC version, bless your (dark) soul. That thing at 1:16.

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 03.10.2014

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has sold over 1.1M

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has passed 1.1M worldwide sales since its January 2013 release. Which maybe doesn't seem like that much with Tomb Raider needing five times that for profitability and unfinished games like...

Steven Hansen

1:30 PM on 03.07.2014

Part one of Dark Souls II's prologue released

Should I have waited until the game comes out for consoles on Tuesday to watch this, part one of the Dark Souls II prologue? Probably. But what's done is done. If you're on the fence, there's talk of the usual subjects -- lo...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 03.06.2014

Dark Souls II set for April 25, 2014 on PC

There was concern that the PC release of Dark Souls II would arrive long after the game hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11, 2014. While the PC date isn't as bad as some had feared, it's by no means right around the c...

Jordan Devore

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

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

3:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Pac-Man Museum out today for PSN, XBLA, and Steam

Pac-Man Museum, released today on Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade, caught my eye this morning. It was my first time hearing about the game and the $19.99 price stood out. What could a compilation like this po...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Dark Souls II reimagined as an '80s cartoon

Well, this is a fun concept: Dark Souls II as an '80s cartoon. You know how much we love those. Now, I don't want to oversell the video -- the execution doesn't go quite as far as I'd like -- but it's so, so close. There are tons of terrific little touches, however, and that final line pushed me over the edge into "I need to share this" territory. And here we are. [Via @aaronlinde]

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 02.26.2014

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn announced for PS3

Namco Bandai has announced that Tecmo Koei game Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn will be coming to the PS3 as a digital release this summer in the Americas. Gundam Reborn smashes together several anime and manga series' worth ...

Dale North





12:00 AM on 02.26.2014

Dark Souls II CE unboxing makes death look worth it

Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ditches Games for Windows

The PC version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live as of an update released today. According to Namco, existing saves and achievements can be transferred between now and April 1, which i...

Jordan Devore



Review: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles photo
Review: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
by Chris Carter

The Tales series often doesn't get the same recognition as big-name JRPGs like Final Fantasy, and that's a shame. It's a consistently quality franchise that has been delivering year after year, but one of the problems with it is that some of the titles are a bit harder to find.

Whereas Square releases port after port of Final Fantasy, making it easier to acquire older games, Namco doesn't tend to re-release Tales games often in the West, leaving them a little harder to track down on older consoles. Thankfully they've wised up for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, which delivers one of the best games in the entire series on PS3.

Oh, and the sequel is in there as well.

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9:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Tales of Asteria is like 'Tales Allstars' on mobile

Guys, there's a new Tales game! But it's for Android and iOS! It's called Tales of Asteria, and apparently it'll be a "who's who" of the Tales series. Specifically, it'll include six heroes of old -- Lloyd Irv...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 02.12.2014

Pre-order Dark Souls II for more starter weapons

Early purchases of Dark Souls II will come with a voucher for the "Black Armor Weapons Pack" containing five weapons and shields (find the item descriptions below) which players can make use of at the beginning of the game. A...

Jordan Devore



Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn photo
Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn
by Chris Carter

One Piece is a fantastic anime. It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his charismatic Straw Hat Pirate crew as they search for the "One Piece" -- the most valued treasure in the entire land. They're over 600 episodes in and they still haven't found it, but it's an entertaining journey all the same.

Sadly, One Piece: Romance Dawn isn't a great reflection of the show, mostly due to a lazy presentation.

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12:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Free-to-play SoulCalibur game launching this spring

Namco Bandai, wait that's not right; Bandai Namco has announced tha... -- actually, the name change doesn't take affect until April so I suppose Namco Bandai is still correct. Actually, maybe it's not becau... -- I ...

Harry Monogenis