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Pac-Man's midlife crisis photo
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 photo
Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden looks great in action


Finally, gameplay
Apr 20
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
Dark Souls II update photo
Dark Souls II update

Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way


The glitch that wouldn't die
Apr 17
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
Pirate Warriors 3 photo
Pirate Warriors 3

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the craziest One Piece game yet


Quad-character supers
Apr 17
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
Supernova photo
Supernova

Supernova developers unsure on the decision to include a forfeit feature in their MOBA


The debate between MOBA studios rages on
Apr 17
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
Project Cars photo
Project Cars

Project CARS has a dedicated windshield wiper button


Yes!
Apr 16
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
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Projects Cars finally releasing in Europe next month


Fingers crossed
Apr 16
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
J-Stars Victory Vs+ photo
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

Project X Zone 2 photo
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

New Saint Seiya photo
New Saint Seiya

Another Saint Seiya game is on the way for PS3, PS4, and PC called 'Soldiers Soul'


Will feature characters from the new 'Soul of Gold' series
Apr 12
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
Flaming heads photo
Flaming heads

Super Smash Bros. glitch sets Kirby permanently on fire


Flaming heads
Apr 07
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
Dark Souls II: SE photo
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

Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros photo
Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros

Mewtwo releasing for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U April 15


I'm psyched!
Apr 01
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 Upgrade photo
Dark Souls II Upgrade

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade and pricing systems detailed


While somewhat complicated, there's a good deal here for some
Mar 30
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
One Piece photo
One Piece

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is getting a special edition in Europe


Bandai Namco loves the EU
Mar 30
When One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 arrives in Europe, the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will be getting a special edition. How special? Well, a certain character will grace you with his presence inside the box in figur... read
Tekken 7 photo
Love those devils
If you're a fan of Jin or Devil Jin, you're in luck, as they will be making a triumphant return to Tekken 7. The news was just revealed by way of three videos showing off a trio of combatants, the highlight of which is easil... read feature

Dragon Ball XenoVerse photo
Dragon Ball XenoVerse

Dragon Ball XenoVerse is getting the new form of Frieza as DLC


From Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
Mar 27
Remember when Frieza said that he had changed into his final form on Namek? Well he lied. In the newest Dragon Ball Z movie titled Resurrection 'F', Frieza will be reincarnated as Golden Frieza, taking on the gang once again.... read
F1 photo
F1

F1 2015 coming this June, but only on current gen


Yes, this is a good thing
Mar 26
Fans of F1 and actual racing can breathe a sigh of relief regarding two facts about the upcoming F1 2015. One, it will be out this June. And two, it's only going to be on current gen consoles and PC -- that's right, no dumbin... read
Tease photo
Tease

First brief look at Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden


Arc System Works 2D fighter needs a longer trailer
Mar 23
Please cut a longer trailer, Namco. Arc System Works' (Guilty Gear) upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is the best thing to hit DBZ videogames since this unsanctioned 2D fan fighter. But damn, I just want to see more of... read
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Prepare to scroll: This Dark Souls illustration captures the complexity of Lordran


It just keeps going
Mar 20
Uncovering the mysterious, unforgiving, crazy-but-believably-crafted world of Lordran is one of the greatest pleasures experienced in not only Dark Souls, but in the last decade of videogames. I'm still wrapping my head aroun... read
Ray Gigant photo
Ray Gigant

Namco teases new Vita RPG Ray Gigant from Demon Gaze dev


Dungeon crawl against alien monsters in the semi-future
Feb 26
Demon Gaze developer Experience has been busy on the Vita since with Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (and its upcoming sequel in Japan), but there are no shortages of dungeons to crawl or publishers to team with, so Bandai... read
Supernova photo
Supernova

Bandai Namco is behind new space robot MOBA Supernova


With a twist of RTS
Feb 26
You can play Supernova today. The MOBA from developer Primal Game Studios is publisher Bandai Namco's next push into the realm of free-to-play (you'll remember the Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates). Nam... read
Majora's Mask photo
Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask bumped by God Eater from atop Japanese sales charts


God Eater's all the rage (burst)
Feb 25
It wasn't a long reign -- just one week, in fact -- but it was a good one. Majora's Mask 3D has to settle for second place on the Japanese sales charts. God Eater 2: Rage Burst is the new ruler. In its second w... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Flex those muscles, Machamp


Did it for the headline
Feb 18
This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry. read
Pokkén photo
Pokkén

Hey you, Haradachu!


#ICYMI
Feb 16
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada in a Pikachu onesie, everyone. The world's a wonderful place.  稼働時期は2015年夏頃!AC「ポッ拳 POKKEN TOURNAMENT」ステージイベントをレポート [Gamer] read
Suspicious trademarks photo
Suspicious trademarks

A trademark has been filed for Soldiers' Soul


Is this our next Souls game?
Feb 13
This should be prefaced by saying that trademark news should always be taken with a grain of salt. With that out of the way, we might have a heads-up as to what the next game in the widely beloved Souls series is. In Europe, ... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer


Love that outfit, Harada
Feb 12
Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action


Give the people what they want
Feb 11
As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha... read
Tekken 7 photo
Tekken 7

There's a lot of lava in Tekken 7's arcade intro


Classic Kazuya versus Heihachi
Feb 10
Although I haven't gotten into the mainline Tekken games for a while (I've always favored Tag), Tekken 7 is looking pretty great. In this new intro video for the arcade version, you'll be able to see Kazuya and Hei... read
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He's really the Prince of All Jerks
I was surprised to find myself given the opportunity to interview Christopher Sabat; the founder of voice over studio, Okratron500, and the voice actor for Vegeta, and many other Dragon Ball characters. I've been a huge Drag... read feature







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