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3:52 PM on 06.03.2014

Practically steal Ni No Kuni for $5 in Sony Flash Sale

Here's a deal that's almost impossible to pass up for any fans of role-playing games. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is only $5 right now during a Sony Flash Sale. That's so stupidly cheap! There are a few other decent ...

Brett Makedonski



It's possible to beat Dark Souls II in 20 minutes photo
It's possible to beat Dark Souls II in 20 minutes
by Jordan Devore

I haven't been keeping up with Dark Souls II speedruns. I should be. We got a tip in this weekend about Marksel's 21:25 world-record any% run, which has since been topped by Distortion2's 20:14 run, included above. Seems they've got a bit of a friendly rivalry going on right now.

How are these times feasible? Glitches. Bypassing the Shrine of Winter. Running above and below the environment. Binoculars, which inadvertently allow for absurd movement speeds.

I realize that any% runs aren't as interesting to some of you who prefer to see most if not all of a game's content bested, not skipped, and I tend to agree. All the same, watching people obliterate a game I've poured an ungodly amount of hours into is captivating and oddly satisfying.

[Thanks, Steven]

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8:00 AM on 06.01.2014

First look at Tales of the World: Reve Unitia on 3DS

Bandai Namco showcased the first trailer for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia this weekend at the Tales Festival in Yokohama, Japan. And now you can take a peek for yourself. Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game featuring an assortment of characters from the Tales franchise. It's coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 23. No word on any plans for a western release.

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 05.29.2014

Enemy Front trailer collects the war stories from around Europe

Several years ago, it felt like every first-person shooter was set during World War II, and the saturation really started to turn people off to the genre. Then, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came along, and changed everythi...

Darren Nakamura



Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!  photo
Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!
by Bill Zoeker

Here is the debut episode of Just Saiyan! A Let's Play series devoted entirely to exploring the very long list of video games based on Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

Today, the Max and myself are playing 2009's Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast, which is a Dragon Ball fighting game in which Dragon Ball characters... uhh... fight each other. Is it a blast to play? Or will it leave us raging? Let's find out.

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10:00 PM on 05.21.2014

This Vita game is about school girls and tank battles

Girls und Panzer is an anime where high school girls drive tanks and fight one another for sport. Sounds like a decent premise for a videogame, right? At least Bandai Namco thought so. So here's a video of Mai Fuchigami...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 PM on 05.19.2014

SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC

Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 05.18.2014

Get a taste of Enemy Front's stealth combat

Enemy Front is the upcoming World War II shooter that feels a whole lot like Far Cry 3. That's a good thing! For one, it's nice to go back to a World War II shooter. It's even nicer when it's just not a straight up mindless ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle photo
Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
by Brittany Vincent

How do you like your fighting games? Personally, I like mine with a sizable dose of pop culture references and eye-melting color palettes infused with a healthy dose of humor that's hilariously self-aware. That's what you get with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the most gleefully insane anime-inspired fighter the genre has seen in some time.

Distilling a good 25 years' worth of story arcs from the wildly popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure into an accessible fighter that anyone can enjoy is no easy feat, and yet developer CyberConnect2 has done an admirable job that should be praised. Even if your heart is as black as professional jerk Dio Brando's.

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10:30 AM on 05.16.2014

There's a new Dragon Ball Z game in the works for PlayStation 4

The latest issue of V Jump magazine is showing off a brand new Dragon Ball Z game. What makes this significant in particular is that it's going to be the first Dragon Ball Z title to hit the current-generation of consoles. We...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment hits Europe, Australia in July

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is escaping to Europe and Australia this July, Bandai Namco announced today. The PlayStation Vita RPG will only see a digital release, which sounds pretty fitting, considering the series is a...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 05.12.2014

Good Smile Company's Pokémon Nendoroid is kawaii as heck

You can never have enough Pokémon figures in your life, especially when they happen to be Nendoroids. Good Smile Company revealed an upcoming Nendoroid of none other than Pokémon Origins series protagonist Red, ...

Brittany Vincent

1:30 PM on 05.10.2014

Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation almost complete

The old rule of thumb was that fan translations never get picked by the game's original developer or publisher, but Stiens;Gate and Ys: The Oath of Felghana proved differently. I hope that Retro Game Challenge 2 (known as Ga...

Jonathan Holmes



Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game photo
Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game
by Jordan Devore

In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The return of series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Please let this be real.

If you've seen the believable-looking images, feel free to join me in hoping this game pans out sooner than later -- that, should it be legitimate, we don't have to wait until Tokyo Game Show in September for an announcement. Having just recently cleared Dark Souls II and been somewhat underwhelmed by it, I've been thinking about why, and what I might want out of the next Souls title, Project Beast or otherwise. I'm sure you've thought about the topic before too. Let's talk it out.

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2:15 PM on 05.08.2014

Here's a REAL SoulCalibur Unbreakable Soul trailer

I was and still am in love with the entire day of April 23, 2014. That was the day that lots of my peers ran a fake SoulCalibur: Unbreakable Soul Trailer as a real, legit Namco Bandai release. When I saw it I ran to make a c...

Dale North