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11:30 AM on 01.26.2015

Project Scissors coming to PC pending Kickstarter

NightCry (Project Scissors, if you're nasty), has taken to Kickstarter with new ambitions. The point-and-click horror title was originally planned for just Vita and mobile devices, but Nudemaker has now set its sights on...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 01.24.2015

Children of Morta announces stretch goals

After giving you a formal introduction of Children of Morta earlier this week, Austin developer Dead Mage has revealed to hack 'n' slash hopefuls the stretch goals of its project on Kickstarter. While an initial funding ...

Robert Summa

11:30 PM on 01.23.2015

You have the right to remain sexy with Criminal Girls: Invite Only's latest screens

Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a game I've been following for some time now, and right now I'm in the middle of reviewing it for Destructoid. Since there's still a bit of time left before it actually comes out, however, I've ...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 01.23.2015

Wow, this PlayStation Network flash sale rocks

Resogun, Costume Quest 2, and Tokyo Jungle for three dollars each. Shadow Warrior for six! Sony's holding a PlayStation Network flash sale on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita indie games this weekend and you've gotta take a look at this...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 01.23.2015

Toukiden: Kiwami has better abs on PlayStation 4

Between Toukiden: The Age of Demons and Freedom Wars, I'm slipping way behind on hunting/action games. Probably for the best, in the former case: Omega Force is coming out with an expanded version, Toukiden: Kiwami, that incl...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 01.23.2015

Save 10 percent on PlayStation Network purchases this weekend

[Update: The 10-percent-off promo codes are live and vary depending on your region. In the US, it's KF56EM5KB3. The UK's code is T6R3KB529K. A bunch more are listed here.] This weekend on PlayStation Network, you'll be able t...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 01.20.2015

Nippon Ichi's Operation Abyss crawls to Vita in April

Dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is coming to PlayStation Vita in North America on April 14 and across Europe on April 17, NIS America announced today. It will be available via both physical and digital...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 01.20.2015

Why does Japan get the best cat block puzzle games?

Nyandafuru Puzzle Nekoburo, an Arc System Works published puzzler, released in Japan last Christmas Eve and I would like to play it. It's also on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store as CatsBlock Vestival. My roommate recent...

Steven Hansen



Review: Citizens of Earth photo
Review: Citizens of Earth
by Brittany Vincent

The Fifth Element came on TV the other day, and it really got me thinking about mise-en-scène versus characterization. It’s one of my absolute favorite movies, and is an exemplar of sci-fi in cinema without being too derivative of other works. The grittiness of futuristic New York, the contrast between earthtones and bright colors in the costume and set design, and the excellent choreography of the action scenes come together to make a great movie.

What’s a movie though without characters that entertain, blossom with personality, and can be empathized with? Would The Fifth Element be as entertaining without the bluster of Bruce Willis, the innocent sexuality of Milla Jovovich, or the ridiculous Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod? Can well-crafted artwork, concept, and background come together to make a good production regardless of the characters within it? Those are the questions that Citizens of Earth brought to mind.

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2:00 PM on 01.19.2015

It's time for some Paul Robertson gifs

This ghost, Mister Specter, comes from Curses 'N Chaos, an upcoming co-op arcade action title about smashing monsters. Developer Tribute Games (Mercenary Kings, Wizorb) has shared gifs of the first three bosses designed by Justin Cyr and animated by Paul Robertson. This was one of the first emails I saw this morning and now I wish every day began with gifs.

Jordan Devore





4:30 PM on 01.16.2015

PlayStation Store's 2014 best-selling games are no big surprise

Sony's still working all the 2014 out of its system. More than two week into the new year (practically the "old year" at this point), and PlayStation Blog's still trickling out the best performers of 2014. This time it's the ...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 01.16.2015

Yep, Deception IV: Another Princess still looks amazing

I'm really glad that the Deception series is getting a new lease on life. After the success of Deception IV on the PS3 and Vita, Koei Tecmo is releasing an expansion of sorts called Another Princess on the sam...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 01.15.2015

Monster Hunter-alike Toukiden: Kiwami hits PS4, Vita in March

Toukiden: Kiwami is coming to Vita and PS4 on March 31 in North America. It will be available digitally and at retail.  Kiwami includes, "both the original Toukiden: The Age of Demons story and a brand new sto...

Steven Hansen



Project Scissors dev: 'Working with a renowned film director could easily become a nightmare'  photo
Project Scissors dev: 'Working with a renowned film director could easily become a nightmare'
by Jonathan Holmes

[Art by Mariel "Kinuko" Cartwright]

We're closing out our Project Scissors: NightCry pre-release interview series with director Hifume Kono by bringing the focus back on the historic pairing between developer Kono-san (Clock Tower) and his new partner in horror Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on, The Grudge). This was the second biggest paring of a horror film director and a game developer that I heard about in 2014. The first was Guillemo del Toro and Hideo Kojima, who are currently working to develop Silent Hills.

I asked Kono-san what he thought of the pairing between Kojima and del Toro, how his collaboration with Shimizu-san might work to combine the best aspects of Ju-on with Clock Tower, and for a final word on what makes Clock Tower/Project Scissors so special.

Thanks again to Kono-san for sharing his one-of-a-kind insights and inspirations with us. He has left and indelible mark on the evolution of the survival horror genre. It will be exciting to see what fascinating, nail-biting tour of doom he takes us on next.

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8:00 PM on 01.13.2015

This is the year I finally import Pro Yakyuu Spirits

MLB The Show is the only baseball game in town these days. Well, if you don't count things like Super Mega Baseball, which I don't. Not really. Not enough Yasiel Puig. Or something. It's the only Major League Baseball game ar...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 01.13.2015

You play as a woman in Project Scissors because 'who wants to hear the screams of a grown man?'

The original Clock Tower was a cult hit when it was first released, and it's managed to stay fresh in the minds of horror game fans ever since. The Jennifer Connelly look-a-like lead; the shocking juxtaposition between quaint...

Jonathan Holmes