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Video: Dragon Ball Xenoverse may be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online photo
Video: Dragon Ball Xenoverse may be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online
by Bill Zoeker

New details have been released about the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse game from Bandai Namco. We see more of the mysterious warrior with a mixed-up costume design, and a design for Future Trunks that looks identical to his design in Dragon Ball Online, a now defunct, Korea-only MMO. Could this mean that Xenoverse is a scaled down adaptation of Dragon Ball Online, possibly allowing similarly customizable characters with which players can travel the Dragon Ball timeline?

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4:30 PM on 06.21.2014

The Tales of the World: Reve Unitia box art is as gorgeous as expected

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia is an awesome-looking tactical Tales game, and its official Japanese box art looks just as swanky as the game does. For the uninitiated, Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game that include...

Brittany Vincent



First hands-on with Lords of the Fallen photo
First hands-on with Lords of the Fallen
by Darren Nakamura

Where some E3 meetings have PR people hovering or hands-off slide shows to watch, the meeting with CI Games for Lords of the Fallen was on the other end of the spectrum. There was no briefing or helpful tips, just a station set up with some headphones and a chunk of time to play.

In a way, the meeting reflects the game itself. There was no hand-holding through the short but brutal dungeon. The player is left to figure out how best to approach each room, and the game pulls no punches in terms of difficulty. After around my fourth or fifth death, restarting at the beginning, I thought I would never see the end of the demo, but patience, perseverance, and a little luck got me through it.

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1:15 PM on 06.11.2014

Pac-Man Collection, Pac-Land now available on Wii U

Hot on the heels of the Pac-Man reveal for Super Smash Bros., classic titles featuring Bandai Namco's lovable mascot have popped up on the Wii U eShop. The Game Boy Advance Pac-Man Collection is presently available for $4.89, while the NES version of Pac-Land is on offer for $3.49. Time to get packing!

Kyle MacGregor

6:45 PM on 06.10.2014

Dragon Ball Z joins the new generation with Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Another year brings another Dragon Ball fighter, but this time, the series has new hardware to play with. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the next entry of Dragon Ball Z arena fighters, bringing the franchise to the Xbox One and Pl...

Abel Girmay

11:00 AM on 06.07.2014

Reminder: Enemy Front out next week, it's actually decent

Pretty sure I'm the only person in this industry that's talking up Enemy Front. Is it going to be a mindblowing revolutionary first-person shooter? No, not really. Is it going to be pretty fun? Yeah, I think so at least. But...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





12:30 PM on 06.06.2014

Bandai Namco announces Nintendo summer sales

Starting today on the 3DS and Wii U eShop, Bandai Namco is rolling out a number of sales that will last until June 29. The discounts range all the way up to 72% off, and affect a few big-ticket games as well as a few duds. On...

Chris Carter

11:49 AM on 06.04.2014

Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls II DLC trilogy

A set of downloadable chapters dubbed The Lost Crowns trilogy are heading to Dark Souls II, Bandai Namco announced today. The first episode, Crown of the Sunken King, will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 3...

Kyle MacGregor

3:52 PM on 06.03.2014

Practically steal Ni No Kuni for $5 in Sony Flash Sale

Here's a deal that's almost impossible to pass up for any fans of role-playing games. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is only $5 right now during a Sony Flash Sale. That's so stupidly cheap! There are a few other decent ...

Brett Makedonski



It's possible to beat Dark Souls II in 20 minutes photo
It's possible to beat Dark Souls II in 20 minutes
by Jordan Devore

I haven't been keeping up with Dark Souls II speedruns. I should be. We got a tip in this weekend about Marksel's 21:25 world-record any% run, which has since been topped by Distortion2's 20:14 run, included above. Seems they've got a bit of a friendly rivalry going on right now.

How are these times feasible? Glitches. Bypassing the Shrine of Winter. Running above and below the environment. Binoculars, which inadvertently allow for absurd movement speeds.

I realize that any% runs aren't as interesting to some of you who prefer to see most if not all of a game's content bested, not skipped, and I tend to agree. All the same, watching people obliterate a game I've poured an ungodly amount of hours into is captivating and oddly satisfying.

[Thanks, Steven]

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8:00 AM on 06.01.2014

First look at Tales of the World: Reve Unitia on 3DS

Bandai Namco showcased the first trailer for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia this weekend at the Tales Festival in Yokohama, Japan. And now you can take a peek for yourself. Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game featuring an assortment of characters from the Tales franchise. It's coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 23. No word on any plans for a western release.

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 05.29.2014

Enemy Front trailer collects the war stories from around Europe

Several years ago, it felt like every first-person shooter was set during World War II, and the saturation really started to turn people off to the genre. Then, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came along, and changed everythi...

Darren Nakamura



Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!  photo
Just Saiyan: The 'Dragon Ball Raging Blast' saga!
by Bill Zoeker

Here is the debut episode of Just Saiyan! A Let's Play series devoted entirely to exploring the very long list of video games based on Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

Today, the Max and myself are playing 2009's Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast, which is a Dragon Ball fighting game in which Dragon Ball characters... uhh... fight each other. Is it a blast to play? Or will it leave us raging? Let's find out.

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10:00 PM on 05.21.2014

This Vita game is about school girls and tank battles

Girls und Panzer is an anime where high school girls drive tanks and fight one another for sport. Sounds like a decent premise for a videogame, right? At least Bandai Namco thought so. So here's a video of Mai Fuchigami...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 PM on 05.19.2014

SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC

Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio...

Jordan Devore