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Slips a bit, but still enjoyable
People can get restless for another entry in their dream franchise. For many years, Ridge Racer was the dominant racing game for some, offering up a sense of style with a selection of great tracks, and fun cars. But in a... read feature

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Ridge Racer Slipstream to hit mobile devices this month


20th anniversary of Ridge Racer
Dec 04
It's not the next-gen Ridge Racer I wanted, but  we'll take what we can get. Namco Bandai has announced that mobile racer Ridge Racer Slipstream will come to the App Store and Google Play this month. Expect a full Caree... read
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Ridge Racer composer releases new original album


Kohta Takahashi has something for Everyone
Oct 14
Kohta Takahashi has been one of Namco's more prolific composers over the years, having a hand in crafting the sugary sweet yet catchy Klonoa soundtracks as well as being lead composer for the Ridge Racer series beginning with... read
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Ridge Racer Driftopia

Ridge Racer Driftopia is a free-to-play racer for PC, PS3


It looks surprisingly good!
Apr 12
A new Ridge Racer is on the way and it's going to be free-to-play. Driftopia will be out later this year for the PlayStation 3 and PC, and will see players racing, drifting, and smashing into each other as they compete for stuff to do stuff with stuff. read
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Ridge Racer remixes

It's Ridge Racer, the arrange album! Riiiiiiidge Racer!


A short but sweet remix tribute to Namco's long-standing racing series
Apr 08
No, it will never get old. NEVER. OverClocked ReMixer Joshua Morse has organized a jazz-electronica fusion celebration of Namco's Ridge Racer series. He was assisted by a pair of fine young gentlemen with wonderful first name... read
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Namco Bandai sale

Namco discounts Artorias of the Abyss and more on PS3


PS3, Vita, and PSP games are half price
Feb 05
As a nice complement to Square Enix's Final Fantasy sale this week, Namco Bandai also has some discounts for PlayStation gamers going live soon. This is an assorted bunch, with the clear highlight being Artorias of the Abyss ... read
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Bugbear Entertainment knows a thing or two about cars crashing into one another. As the studio behind the FlatOut franchise, they've shown they can create a driving game that melds crazy excitement with solid handling. Ridge ... read feature

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Idolmaster content busts its way onto Ridge Racer Vita


Mar 12
Namco Bandai's devotion to bringing The iDOLM@STER to everything it can get its hands on isn't just limited to fighter jets. Now its coming to race cars, specifically the ones in Ridge Racer Vita. In the grand trad... read
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Ridge Racer Unbounded gets pushed back


Mar 06
Ridge Racer Unbounded won't be making its March release as originally planned. The Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 game is now set for a North American launch this year to give the development team some "additional time to pa... read
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Ridge Racer Unbounded wants you to 'deal with it'


Feb 09
Here's a developer diary from the team at Bugbear Entertainment, currently working on Ridge Racer Unbounded. There are cars, they go fast and the level editor they show off looks like a great execution. They also released a ... read
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Another PlayStation machine is about to launch, and with it comes another Ridge Racer, of course. The new installment for PlayStation Vita is somewhat of an oddity. I can't remember a time when my opinion of a game had ever b... read feature

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PS Vita Ridge Racer gets a flashy new trailer


Nov 18
You'll have to squint and lean closer to the screen to see what's going on in this new Japanese trailer for PlayStation Vita launch game Ridge Racer. There's all kinds of craziness obscuring what looks to be footage of Vita'... read
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Ridge Racer Unbounded launches on March 6


Nov 03
Hey guys, it's Riiiiidge Racer! Namco Bandai has announced that Ridge Racer Unbounded will hit shelves on March 6, 2012. Yeah, I know the Wii U is also on its way for next year, but this one won't be a launch title. Crazy, I... read
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PS Vita digital games cheaper than boxed copies


Oct 11
Last night, a number of PlayStation Vita launch titles were priced for Japan, bringing with it the good news that digital versions will be cheaper than physical versions -- something that the PSPgo utterly failed to do. A num... read
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When the Vita was first announced earlier this year I was able to play around with a tease experience for the next Ridge Racer title. I was hoping to see more of the game at Tokyo Game Show this year, and I was able to, but t... read feature

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Since I hadn't caught up with Finish developers BugBear since I was in Dubai, gamescom was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the latest announcements for Ridge Racer: Unbounded. This time we take a look at ... read feature

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When we met with BugBear at E3 to get a sneak peek at Ridge Racer Unbounded, the end of their presentation teased some kind of online component where creation and sharing of custom tracks and cities. I was sold. Now they've ... read feature

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Namco Bandai succeeding on 3DS


Aug 03
Despite Nintendo panicking about the 3DS adoption rate and fears of third party abandonment, one company can claim to be doing quite well on the faltering handheld. Namco Bandai has enjoyed considerable success on the 3DS, wi... read






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