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11:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Lucky Koreans: Ghosts 'n Goblins Online beta videos

Show of hands if anyone remembers that a Ghosts 'n Goblins Online Korean MMO was unveiled back in 2010. I figured it would have be cancelled by now -- I'm still bitter that Rockman Online was silently shut down. But nope! De...

Tony Ponce


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Review: Dokuro photo
Review: Dokuro
by Chris Carter

Princesses, Dark Lords, menacing castles, dashing Prince Charmings -- you've seen it all before, right?

But what if I told you the dashing prince was actually a skeletal servant of the Dark Lord, who, after a moral conundrum, decided to save the princess himself, and turn into a Prince Charming in the process?

Enter Dokuro -- a wholly interesting concept for the Vita with a few mechanical problems.

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5:15 PM on 06.06.2012

E3: Gilius Thunderhead & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This is not an announcement that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is being renamed Gilius Thunderhead & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I wish, because Gilius Thunderhead is the greatest Sega character of all time, ...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 03.10.2012

Tim Schafer is Scrooge McDuck

With a mere three days left before donations are no longer accepted, Tim Schafer's adventure game Kickstarter has accrued over $2.6 million. That's well beyond the stated goal of 400 grand. What's a man to do with all that ex...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 02.09.2012

Unholy horrors! 1000+ Skyrim warriors go to war

Rolling 2500 cheese wheels down a mountain? That's old hat! When it comes pushing what mods can truly do, you can't get any more intense the ballet of ultra-violence seen above. YouTuber Tyrannicon assembled 500 Draugr, 200 ...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 11.21.2011

Modded Skylanders toys are even MORE awesome

I haven't gotten around to playing Skylanders yet, but I dig the concept. You collect little figurines then zap them into the game? Brilliant! And when you aren't playing the game, you can play around with the figures by them...

Tony Ponce

2:45 PM on 10.25.2011

Dungeon Siege III DLC 'Treasures of the Sun' out now

Liked Dungeon Siege III well enough to spend another $10 or 800 Microsoft Points on it? DLC is your answer! Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun is now available on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. It's set in...

Maurice Tan

5:50 AM on 09.13.2011

Report: Nintendo reveals system seller 'Girls RPG'

An anonymous source close to the Internet has revealed to us that Nintendo is publishing what is sure to be the biggest new IP to grace the 3DS to date: Girls RPG. Cliff Bleszinski has been overheard talking about the upcomin...

Maurice Tan

12:45 PM on 08.17.2011

Dark Souls brings skeletons, dragons, bug-things, YES!

Here's a new trailer and some cool screenshots for Dark Souls, full of so many jacked-up monsters that you won't be able to stop giggling in anticipation of some serious hardcore combat.  From dragons to gigantic bug cr...

Jim Sterling

6:15 PM on 08.12.2011

SEE Virtual Worlds gets rights to Total Recall and more

Would a massively multiplayer take on Total Recall be crazy enough to work? Hell, it couldn't be any worse than the classically laughed at licensed NES game. Planet Michael publisher SEE Virtual Worlds has obtained the necess...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 07.19.2011

Even more skulls in this Darksiders II extended trailer

Hamza's preview of Darksiders II left me pretty excited with all that talk about RPG elements and a lack of QTEs, but I noticed that at least one of you thought this game needed more skulls and bones. So here's an extended trailer for Darksiders II that has skulls, bones, and an all-new voiceover that explains what the hell is going on. No Crips or Illuminati though.

Maurice Tan





8:00 AM on 07.16.2011

Skulls of the Shogun is heading to Xbox Live Arcade

Microsoft Studios is publishing Haunted Temple Studios' Skulls of the Shogun and bringing it to Xbox Live Arcade later this year, Gamasutra reports. The lovable and charming turn-based strategy game with undead samurai has be...

Maurice Tan

2:20 PM on 04.04.2011

D&D: Daggerdale's Fighter really hates skeletons

Look at this guy. He just runs around and kills skeletons, who are already dead! Not only that, but this He-Man wannabe also really hates, HATES, people who slide across the ground when they are doing a walking animation. Ev...

Maurice Tan



Preview: Skulls of the Shogun photo
Preview: Skulls of the Shogun
by Maurice Tan

Take a small team of former AAA developers turned independent. Add two parts of tactical turn-based combat. Add one part of arcade action. Now flavor it in a cute style of generals, demons, and undead warriors who can eat the skulls of their enemies to become stronger.

What do you get? Skulls of the Shogun, of course! This upcoming downloadable title is shaping up rather nicely, and if you have a soft spot for games like Advance Wars, there are plenty of reasons to check out why it may be worth your while.

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7:00 PM on 01.02.2011

PS3 and Xbox 360 get Operation Hastings in BFBC2 Vietnam

Well, this is awkward. PC players unlocked the "Operation Hastings" map in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam recently by performing a combined 69 million team actions. Console players, on the other hand, aren't quite there y...

Jordan Devore



Jimpressions: Hunted: The Demon's Forge photo
Jimpressions: Hunted: The Demon's Forge
by Jim Sterling

One of the biggest surprises for me at PAX Prime was Bethesda's Hunted: The Demon's Forge. The game caught my eye only very recently, sparking an interest thanks to its modern fantasy aesthetic and elven boobs. Gameplay wise it's been billed as a cross between World of Warcraft and Gears of War, and if that's not intriguing, I don't know what is. 

Seeing an elf snap into cover is kind of absurd, yet it strangely works. Players can take on the role of the sword-swinging Caddoc or bow-toting E'lara, and while both characters are fun, the elf is the clear winner. Using a cover system, aiming from over the shoulder, and taking on armies of skeletons, the game has a very modern third-person-shooter feel, yet the fantasy trappings lend it this incredibly refreshing air. 

Caddoc lends more of a hack n' slash feel to the game, and it's worth noting that if you're playing co-op, you don't have to stick with one character. Various stones found within the game allow players to swap characters, so you can enjoy the game as a shooter or a hack n' slasher as you like. At the moment, the close combat is a little loose and unrefined, but hopefully they'll tighten it up. The shooting is as good as perfect. 

Graphically, Hunted is very pretty looking, and the gameplay, at least for ranged combat, feels highly polished already. The only minor gripe so far is that steering characters left and right, especially when running, is a bit stiff. Otherwise, this is looking like it could be a surprise hit in 2011 and is a game I am definitely excited about.

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