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No Wave

No Wave is a point-and-click game set in NY's music scene


Sonic Youth and Swans on the soundtrack? Win!
May 14
// Alasdair Duncan
Aside from videogames, music is my other big passion in life, whether it's just listening to it, going to gigs or reading about various bands or periods in music history. So when I got a message from the developers of No Wave...
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Capcom bringing Strider, Dustforce to New York Comic-Con


This weekend in NY
Oct 08
// Dale North
Are you going to be at New York Comic-Con? I always go, but this is the first year I'll miss in a very long time. I'm totally bummed. Have fun for me! I'd recommend that you head over to Capcom's booth on the show floor this ...
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Videogame art show parties hit New York and Toronto


New games, new art, and free beer?
May 02
// Jonathan Holmes
[Snake and Spider-Man by Reyyy] The good people at Attract Mode have not one, but two big gallery shows for you to have. The first is No Quarter 2013, which opens this Friday at NYU's Game Center at  the T...
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Skylanders New York event

Skylanders event being held in New York next week


At the Toys"R"Us in Times Square
Feb 02
// Chris Carter
If you find yourself in New York City on February 5, you can join in on a community event for Skylanders Giants, held at the Times Square Toys"R"Us. Basically, you'll have a chance to get a free Ninjini figure before launch, ...

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Nintendo World Store to host a midnight launch for Wii U


Hang out with Reggie
Nov 12
// Dale North
When midnight hits on November 18, fans lined up at the Nintendo World Store in New York City will be among the first to get their hands on the Wii U. They'll also get the chance to hang with Nintendo President and COO, Reggi...
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Nintendo superfan Triforce plans to buy the first Wii U


He's already in line at New York's Nintendo World Store
Oct 22
// Tony Ponce
I'm sure you've all heard of Isaiah-Triforce Johnson by now. He's the founder of the competitive gaming organization Empire Arcadia, but you would most likely recognize him as the black dude with the Power Glove who seemingly...
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Assassin's Creed art show arrives in NYC October 10


Oct 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
Back in August, an "Art of the Assassin" exhibition was held in Los Angeles, which our very own Chad Concelmo attended. Ubisoft has announced that the next stop on the traveling show's nationwide tour is at The Hole in New Yo...
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Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover


Apr 26
// Samit Sarkar
EA Sports put the Madden cover to a vote once again this year, and as of last week, the fans had whittled down a bracket of 64 NFL players to just two: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam "Ace Boogie" Newton (the No. 1 seed) an...
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Tune in to MLG's StarCraft II Winter Arena this weekend


Feb 23
// Caitlin Cooke
Major League Gaming (or MLG for short) is hosting its first-ever Winter StarCraft II event this weekend, February 24-26 in New York City. The event will feature 32 StarCraft players from across the world, including Nestea, Id...
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Recap: 1st Annual NY Videogame Critics Circle Awards


Feb 03
// Samit Sarkar
The American videogame industry, and the majority of the people writing critically about it, has coalesced largely on the West Coast. But the New York scene has been ascendant in recent years, and the growing number of criti...
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Square Enix plans to party at New York Comic-Con


Oct 14
// Dale North
Square Enix has a whole bunch of fun stuff lined up for this week's New York Comic-Con, set to go down at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from Oct. 13-16. They're bringing lots of games, hosting fun events, and th...
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Derpy Moogle's floor tour at New York Comic-Con


Oct 13
// Dale North
It's been a long day. I thought I'd take a break and relax this evening as tomorrow is going to be a really busy day at New York Comic-Con. Plus, big plans tonight: I'm going to have a beer and some tacos and watch Hulu in my...
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Capcom plans to go nuts at New York Comic-Con


Oct 10
// Dale North
Capcom is coming to New York Comic-Con this week. They have four panels, a bunch of games, and a strange event that features producers Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter) and Katzuhiro Harada (Tekken) in football garb. What? ...
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Ubisoft is coming to New York Comic-Con with games


Oct 10
// Dale North
Ubisoft sent us an email to tell us what they'll have lined up for this week's New York Comic-Con. First, the obligatory title list: The Adventures of Tintin Assassin's Creed: Revelations The Black Eyed Peas Experience Just ...
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Nintendo to bring tons of games to New York Comic-Con


Oct 05
// Dale North
It looks like Nintendo is bringing every big title from their 2011 Holiday line-up to New York Comic-Con next week. They say that gamers there will get a chance to play The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword as well as Super...
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NYCC Mass Effect exclusive: Invasion #1 comic book


Oct 04
// Dale North
Going to New York Comic-Con? See you there? If you're a Mass Effect fan, you'll want to get your hands on this NYCC exclusive. A special edition of Mass Effect: Invasion #1, the first installment in a series of ME c...
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Capcom bringing Fight Club to NYC on August 18


Aug 15
// Nick Chester
[Update: Capcom's detailed the place and times now -- the event will take place at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (540 West 21st Street) between 6:00PM and 10:00PM! Have fun, New York City!] If you're in New York City,...
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Join us at Blipfest 2011 this weekend!


May 19
// Samit Sarkar
The fifth Blip Festival is finally upon us: the annual-except-for-2010 chiptune music extravaganza begins tonight, May 19, and runs through Saturday, May 21. The festival is a collaboration between 8bitpeoples and The Tank, a...
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Recap: Valve's Erik Wolpaw speaks at NYU Game Center


May 13
// Samit Sarkar
“I love these things, but I also know that there’s something weird, and kind of bizarre, and strange about them -- like, there’s something really dumb about them. [...] We love them, and, kind of, hate them ...
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Anamanaguchi, Zen Albatross & more playing at Blipfest 11


Mar 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Blip Festival 2011 is happening this May 19-21 at the Eyebeam in Manhattan, New York. Three-day passes are now on sale and we have a small idea at who will be preforming at the chiptune celebration. Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter,...
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Nintendo celebrating 3DS launch in Big Apple on Saturday


Mar 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
The biggest (confirmed) hardware launch of the year is right around the corner as Nintendo gears up to release glasses-free 3D gaming on an unwitting world. Since this is kind of a big deal, the Big N will be playing host to ...
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Nintendo's Wii inspires series of off-Broadway plays


Feb 02
// Nick Chester
Wii Tennis. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Alien Monster Bowling League. Let’s Tap. You know them as games for Nintendo’s Wii console, but they’re also the inspiration for some of New York City&rsqu...
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Guinness World Records and the LittleBigPlanet 2 launch


Jan 28
// Samit Sarkar
To celebrate the release of Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2, Sony held a three-day launch event at the Sony Style Store in New York City last week. The main goal of the LBP extravaganza was to set Guinness World Records fo...
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Is that Ground Zero in my Pokemon?


Dec 27
// Jonathan Holmes
I've already played through the Japanese version of Pokemon White (P.S. - it's my favorite Pokemon game yet), but due to my limited Japanese, I only sort-of understood what was going on in the game's story. That's partially w...
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The president of Nintendo of America says weird things


Nov 13
// Jonathan Holmes
I'm reaching out to you guys here. Does any of this stuff make any sense? Help me work this out. First, we have Reggie's comments on Metroid: Other M. He "... believe(s) that it (Metroid: Other M) could be, should be a milli...
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NYCC: Archie Comics to publish a Mega Man comic


Oct 10
// Matthew Razak
Mega Man is so hot right now. Tons of new games are coming and to compliment all of them Archie Comics announced at NYCC that they will be publishing a brand new Mega Man comic. Now don't instantly slap our forehead here, as ...
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NYCC: Chibiterasu found!


Oct 09
// Dale North
Remember how the little Okamiden pup was lost here at New York Comic-Con? I found it!

NYCC: SonSon is hard, son!

Oct 09 // Dale North
SonSon is one of those old left-to-right scrolling platformers where you jump up or down to higher or lower platforms while moving forward, working to either shoot or dodge oncoming enemies. This is played with a Wii Remote held sideways. You shoot fire from your staff to take out all the beasts that stand in the way between you and Tenjiku. If beasts are running at you on your current platform you only need to tap down or up to move to another. It's pretty simple, but it works. In SonSon you start out at level 20 and work your way down, with Tenjiku waiting for you at the end. I got to level 16 on my first try and felt pretty bad about it. Capcom told me that was pretty good, though. The highest anyone had reached at the time was level 8. You're able to play this game cooperatively with a second player, though Capcom did not have that option available at the time. I wonder if the game would be any easier with a second player helping. I doubt it. Don't let that discourage you, though. SonSon is fun in that punishing way Dig Dig is.  SonSon is coming to the Wii next year along with the other classics.
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Excited about the upcoming Capcom Arcade Classics releases for Wii in 2011, I revisited the Capcom booth at Comic-Con today to give the only classic they had available a spin. This was SonSon, a very old arcade game. It turns...

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NYCC: Renegade Accordion is amazing


Oct 09
// Dale North
Sitting a stone's throw away [who says that anymore?] from New York Comic-Con entrance is a guy that I'd definitely hire for any party or event in New York. Meet Renegade Accordion, a fantastic accordion player that has a se...
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NYCC: Chewbacca and his clone get down to some Jackson


Oct 09
// Matthew Razak
Sometimes things happen at cons. This is one of those things. For various reasons I couldn't attend NYCC this year and it makes me very sad, especially since the gaming section has been growing every year previous that I have...

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