[Update: Now we have a trailer and screenshots! Disregard snark at the bottom here.]
In its ongoing celebration of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary, Bandai Namco has said that Pac-Man will show up in unexpected places. The first c... read
Last month we finally got a look (in video form) at the new 2D Dragon Ball Z fighter from BlazBlue developer Arc System Works. One month ahead of its Japanese release date, Bandai Namco has released another decent length loo... read
On this day in 1980, Pac-Man debuted in Japanese arcades. Now, publisher Bandai Namco has decided to celebrate the arcade classic's 35th anniversary in the most depressing way possible.
The company has passed along a note ann... read
Hard charger Project CARS is a game that revels in its inaccessibility. It was made specifically for people who have come to expect more from their realistic racing simulators. Developer Slightly Mad took that desire and ran with it.... read feature
Yoshimitsu’s turned into a weird mix of Cthulhu, a Xenomorph, NiGHTS, and Frieza from Dragonball for his appearance in Tekken 7.
The video released by Namco shows him in all of his swordy, hovery, self-stabby glory; a... read
The PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls II suffered from an issue that caused players' weapons to degrade faster than normal, requiring frequent repairs.
In short: The rate at which weapon durability decrea... read
Project CARS is at the starting line raring to go, but before the green flag waves, some people would like to offer their analyses. We won't be one of them. The game's review embargo just lifted, but we'll be laggin... read
Project Soul is doing a thing. Probably developing SoulCalibur VI.
On the team's Facebook page, it's asking fans to weigh in on the, "future of SoulCalibur" by voting in a month-long poll of your favorite series characters. M... read
I haven't yet had a chance to play Project Cars, but I have a fair amount of experience in the racing genre. Usually these games depict fast cars going reasonably fast. This trailer wavers a bit before finally nailing that.
The upcoming racing sim Project CARS has been on the radar for many of those who live and breathe the genre. Slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 8, here is the full car list that we know about so far (65 of which will come with the standard edition). read
Some time ago, Bandai Namco put out a free-to-play game called Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation on PS3. Now the time has come for a sequel -- Gundam Battle Operation Next. It'll hit both the PS3 and the PS4, and the... read
In November of last year, Super Smash Bros. head Masahiro Sakurai aptly referred to the man-made Pokemon Mewtwo's appearance as Smash Bros. DLC as an "experiment." Sakurai, who has called modern DLC a "scam," said, "I think t... read
TEKKEN EXECUTIVE: You know Bane, right? From Batman?
TEKKEN CHARACTER DESIGNER: Yeah?
TEKKEN EXECUTIVE: Ok. That, but dog dick red. With nipple clamps. And a chastity belt. And extra long hoses like a bunch of idiots drove a... read
Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?
I don't know about all that, but the idea of Galaga x Tekken sounds damn fine to me. It originally entered our consciousness on April Fools' Day, but i... read
Bandai Namco revealed Gengar as a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 yesterday. The grinning ghost Pokémon brings the roster up to seven characters, along with Pikachu, Lucar... read
Chris gave a nod to Final Fantasy's Geomancer in honor of Earth Day, which I thought was an original choice. It got me thinking about games that are ever so vaguely related to the celebration. I'm sure you have one in mind.
35th anniversary, midlife crisis This year is the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man, a fact that will surely make your dad feel old.
At a recent event in Las Vegas, Bandai Namco Entertainment said to look for Pac-Man to "show up in unexpected places this year." I've thought long and hard about where those places could be and compiled my best guesses below.
Feel free to post yours in the comments! read feature
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works sounds amazing on paper, and no we longer have to settle for a brief look -- we can ogle at the whole damn thing thanks to YouTube user ShonenGameZ. The entire demo is on di... read
In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb... read
Omega Force isn't always known for innovation, but occasionally, it'll surprise just about anyone. As the developer of countless Warriors subfranchises, this group knows a thing or two about beat-'em-ups, and the One Pie... read
Right now, there's a debate going on within the MOBA community regarding a forfeit feature. Currently, Dota 2 does not have any forfeit mechanic in place, among other titles like Heroes of the Storm, which Blizzard says ... read
I'll admit it -- when I first heard about Project CARS, I didn't give it much thought. It doesn't help that the name is fairly ho hum, and it's been ages since developer Slightly Mad Studios worked on Need for Speed... read
Project Cars will finally be released on May 7 in Europe and May 8 in the UK.
The racing game has suffered a lengthy string of delays since its original scheduled release last November, with pushbacks to March, then Apr... read
Damn if it doesn't feel good to beat up Naruto as Goku It doesn't take an otaku to see the appeal of J-Stars Victory Vs+. It features a host of famous anime characters, from Kenshin to Goku to Naruto. It's like the Marvel vs. Capcom of Shōnen Jump properties, a mag... read feature
A follow-up to Sega, Capcom, and Namco's mashup
Back in 2013, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Sega teamed up to give us a healthy serving of fanservice in the form of Project X Zone for the 3DS. Our own Kyle MacGregor called it a "love letter from Japan," and I think that'... read feature
Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that another Saint Seiya game is happening, this time for the PS3, PS4, and PC platforms with the subtitle Soldier's Soul. It follows the same formula as the last game in the ser... read
Oh boy, it's like the Syphon Filter taser all over again.
If you want to give your Kirby a new look, try getting sucked off by another Kirby while you have your hammer readied and release your grip right when you start getti... read
Don't double dip Love 'em or hate 'em, this is the generation of remakes. It seems as if remasters of the previous generation pop up more frequently than actual new games, but if said remasters actually end up funding new games rather than th... read feature
Nintendo have announced that Mewtwo will be available for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U on April 15th for those that bought and registered both versions of the game. Mewtwo will be released for everyone else on April... read
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is scheduled to launch on Steam this Wednesday, April 1 with current and last-gen counterparts becoming available the following Tuesday, April 7. From Software has described the reissue... read