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Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen


Am I buggin' you? I don't mean to bug you
Apr 11
Remember FMV games? Back in the '90s they were briefly the hot new thing. Games like Phantasmagoria and 7th Guest were considered cutting edge adventure games. Perhaps you even bought a CD-ROM drive for your computer just to ... read
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Gal Gun

Inti Creates' weird shooter Gal Gun is getting a sequel


Coming later this year
Feb 28
Gal Gun, one of the most bizarre Japanese imports I've ever played, is getting a sequel. Inti Creates is making a follow-up to its bishoujo rail shooter, which first launched on Xbox 360 in 2011 and came to PlayStation 3 the ... read
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Blue Estate

PS4 and Xbox One rail shooter Blue Estate is a violent crime story


Prequel to the award winning comic
May 30
Red Steel versus Blue Estate, eh? Blue Estate for PS4 and Xbox One is a prequel story to comic, written by the same writer, who was kind enough to write this PS Blog post explaining the game. Apparently you can aim with the D... read
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Blue Estate

Blue Estate is coming to the Xbox One and PS4 this year


It's that game for the Leap Motion PC accessory
Apr 14
Based on the comic book series Blue Estate, Focus Home Interactive adapted the property into an on-rails shooter for the PC back in 2013. It was made exclusively for the Leap Motion accessory, which turned your finger into a ... read
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I'm more of a leg man
For some reason, Crimson Dragon feels like the weirdest Xbox One launch title. Maybe that can be attributed to the spiritual Panzer Dragoon sequel's tumultuous development (from 360 Kinect exclusive to budget, $20 Xbox One ga... read feature

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Crimson Dragon

I may be the only one who is excited for Crimson Dragon


Hey, it could be good, right?
Sep 19
[Update: it appears as if it'll be launching for $19.99. Nice!] Crimson Dragon hasn't been getting a lot of good buzz. After a tumultuous 360 development cycle, the now Xbox One launch title is nearly here, and this trailer ... read
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Former Argonaut Software staff recount their time with Nintendo
As much as we see Nintendo as a very insular company these days, it was much more so way back during the NES and SNES eras. If you tried to challenge Nintendo's power, you were met with intense scorn at the very least or liti... read feature

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Scram Kitty

Scram Kitty is an anti-gravity war against mice in mechs


It's a rail shooter... literally
Jun 12
You thought all that talk about paying attention to indies was just lip service, and that Nintendo wasn't going to follow through on support? You thought wrong! Nintendo is loving the indies at its E3 booth this year! Mario ... read
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Resident Evil PSN sale

Resident Evil games get huge discounts on PSN in Europe


Horrifyingly good deals
Mar 14
The Resident Evil series is on sale via PlayStation Network starting this week in Europe. The initial trilogy is being offered as a bundle for €14.99 (£11.99), while the most recent entry has been knocked down to &... read
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Dyad on Steam

Dyad is coming to Steam, potentially in March


Steam release outed
Feb 04
Rumors for the Steam release of Dyad spread like wildfire when some crafty users found a listing in Steam's database. Now, the release is fully confirmed, as developer Shawn McGrath has informed Joystiq that Dyad will indeed ... read
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Crimson Dragon demo accidentally released, recorded


What's the deal with this game, anyway?
Jan 03
A demo for Panzer Dragoon spiritual successor Crimson Dragon somehow made it on to the Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace and before being removed, YouTube user Draikin1 managed to download it and record a playthrough, viewable ... read
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Saddle up! Wavy Tube Man Chronicles to hit Windows 8


Also available for Microsoft Surface
Nov 12
I have always enjoyed games that are a little out there in terms of its story, and who aren't afraid to break that fourth wall so hard that it leaves in shambles. That's why whenever I hear anything about an game from Twisted... read
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Looking a gift horse in the mouth
The fatal flaw of Kinect games is that they are built on a foundation of lies. You are the controller -- except most games control much of the action themselves to make up for the lack of input. It's more immersive -- except ... read feature

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Tetsuya Mizuguchi takes a step back from development


Sep 20
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, famed creator of Rez and producer of classics like Space Channel 5, Gunpey, and Child of Eden, is apparently taking on a more "spokesman-like" role in the immediate future. Q Entertainment director Nob... read
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“[Dyad] is a racing game with some shooting elements, puzzle elements, and there’s like a meta-game on top of it that sort of comments on your state of mind when you get into the flow state of playing the game.&... read feature

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Resident Evil Chronicles Collection shambles to PSN


Jun 27
Strap on that PlayStation Move, it's time to jam! Capcom is bringing the Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection to the PlayStation Network today, giving players another reason to search their living rooms for the s... read
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Mad Dog McCree is gungslinging his way to the 3DS eShop


Jun 01
Yeeehawww! I can feel the excitement already! On June 14th, you'll be able to download the 3DS iteration of Mad Dog McCree for $7.99. For all you youngins out there, Mad Dog McCree was an old 1990 light-gun arcade game -- at ... read
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Resident Evil Chronicles HD aiming for June launch on PS3


May 25
[Update: Capcom announced today that the Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will be available for purchase on the PlayStation Network starting June 26th for $27. If you're only interested in purchasing one of the tw... read
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New Gal Gun trailer is best enjoyed solo


Mar 02
Still feeling embarrassed and dirty from viewing the Gal Gun PS3 DLC gallery we posted the other day? Well, prepare to dive right into the mud pit of shame. Alchemist has posted a new trailer, showing us a... read
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Dress ladies up after you shoot them in Gal Gun PS3


Feb 28
The wacky rail shooter, Gal Gun has finally made its way to Japanese shelves on PS3, more than a year after the Xbox 360 release. Since the game has shown up so late to the party, it has decided to bring a few tanta... read
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'Project Draco' officially dubbed 'Crimson Dragon'


Feb 27
At 2010's Tokyo Game Show, we were shown the first glimpse of "Project Draco," a Kinect-based title from Panzer Dragoon director Yukio Futatsugi. Today, from an event celebrating ten years of Xbox held in Akihabara,... read






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