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Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Must every new videogame become a sequel-spawning franchise? Is it through necessity, or simple avarice that mainstream game development makes it so? A little dash of jarnalizm, a spoonful of introspection, and two massive barrels of furious indignation bore to the core of this subject, in the only way Jimquisition knows how -- brutally. And without mercy. read feature

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The next great indies

Broken Age, Below, and more: The games of HORIZON


A parade of indies
Jun 20
As previously discussed, Venus Patrol and MOCAtv's "alternative E3 event" HORIZON was pretty interesting both conceptually and in how it was executed. But what about the games?! That's why we're even here, right!? A few of the larger announcements to come out of the event have already been covered here at Dtoid, but what about those smaller, beautiful indie games HORIZON promised? read
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Guacamelee DLC

Drinkbox talks Guacamelee DLC, possibility of sequel


Chupacabracadabra!
May 31
Guacamelee! came as a bit of a surprise to me, as I generally don't enjoy brawlers, but the goofy charm and streamlined Metroidvania elements came together to be something genuinely special. Fortunately, the title did really ... read
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SMB2: The Movie Sequel

Mario movie has a pseudo-official comic sequel


Like Luigi said, "Nothing's impossible"
May 27
The Super Mario Bros. movie 20th anniversary celebration continues! After holding a special midnight screening of the pleasantly schlock film, during which John Leguizamo delivered a special pre-recorded message to attendees,... read
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Confirmed: Game sequel in development right now


Devolver Digital CFO spills the beans
May 14
Today, Devolver Digital has confirmed that a sequel to a game you like is in development as we speak. This exciting news, delivered by CFO Fork Park via Twitter, could be taken as absolute confirmation that Shadow Hearts IV i... read
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ZombiU sequel prototype in development


But survival horror NEVER SUCCEEDS EVER WAAAAH!
May 14
Wii U launch title ZombiU may be getting a sequel, at least if Ubisoft's prototype version is deemed successful. Ubisoft Montpellier has an early version in the works, according to creative director Jean-Philippe Caro.  ... read
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Blood Dragon sequel?

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon may get a sequel


Michael Biehn may have made a goof
May 06
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon went from an April Fools joke, to sort-of-kind-of a thing, to a real release. It pretty much came out of nowhere and wowed gamers of all shapes and sizes, which naturally leads to the burning question ... read
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Hot-Blooded Tough Guy

Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel


Pompadours all up in this mother
May 04
A fresh-faced dev called Combit Studios recently announced plans to do a proper River City Ransom sequel for Western audiences. If you happen to live in Japan, that news probably wasn't anything special, considering you get a... read
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River City Ransom 2

Deja vu! River City Ransom sequel coming next year


Indie dev Combit Studios is working closely with IP holder Million Co.
Apr 29
A sequel to classic NES brawler River City Ransom? Hmmm... now where have I heard that before...? That's right! Back in 2011, a Japanese studio called Miracle Kidz was working on just such a project for PC and home console di... read
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Soul Sacrifice sequel?

Talks are ongoing for Soul Sacrifice sequel, says Inafune


It'll likely be for the Vita if plans move forward
Apr 25
Speaking to IGN, Soul Sacrifice designer Keiji Inafune shared his interest in working on a sequel to the upcoming PlayStation Vita game, which shouldn't come up as much of a surprise. The same could be said of countless ... read
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Bulletstorm 2

Bulletstorm sequel would have been 'a big risk'


Former People Can Fly boss talks Bulletstorm and Gears
Apr 23
Speaking to Eurogamer, People Can Fly founder Adrian Chmielarz has expressed the Bulletstorm sequel that could have been, and why the studio moved on to Gears of War: Judgment instead of seeing the project through to com... read
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Or until everybody is already murdered
With the Assassin's Creed series getting new instalments annually, there are, perhaps, those who will grow tired of franchise -- if they haven't already. Since Assassin's Creed II, there's been a new title in the main series ... read feature

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A gruesome second outing
The coffee in Boston's FBI offices must be a really special kind of black sludge, capable of turning ordinary investigators into relentless machines. Or maybe Special Agent Erica Reed has just transcended the need for rest or... read feature

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Runescape 3 announced

Runescape 3 pops into existence this summer


And you won't even need a new account
Mar 23
My first foray into the world of Runescape was a less than successful one. I was a wee bit lost, chopping wood and not really knowing what to do with it, when I asked a friendly looking chap for a bit of advice. He promptly ... read
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Anomalize harder!
Anomaly: Warzone Earth had one of those experimental ideas -- controlling the troops that rush past towers rather than the defensive structures themselves -- that turned out to be really cool in practice. I don't know for cer... read feature

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PaRappa the Rapper

Voice of PaRappa the Rapper petitions for a sequel


WE GOTTA BELIEVE!
Mar 08
PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx. Foxx recentl... read
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Zombie Tycoon 2

Prepare for zombie war in Zombie Tycoon 2


Will the student finally become the master?
Mar 06
Back in 2009, the small Canada-based Frima Studio developed a quirky little title named Zombie Tycoon where you assumed the role of mad scientist Brainhov and undertook his quest to rule the world with formula Z-fueled zombi... read
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The Blackwell Epiphany

The Blackwell Epiphany is set to answer questions


And will be the darkest game in the series
Feb 22
The Blackwell series of adventure games have been going on since 2006, with Dave Gilbert and Wadjet Eye Games developing five spectral detective romps featuring writer Rosa Blackwell and her ghostly buddy, Joe. Well, four wit... read
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Metal Gear spin-offs

More Metal Gear spin-offs may be on the way


Straight from Kojima's mouth
Feb 22
Are you ready for more games based in the Metal Gear universe? VG247 recently spoke to franchise father Hideo Kojima, who confirmed that more Metal Gear spin-offs may be coming. In regards to the prospect of more spin-offs, K... read
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Batman: Arkham 3 is due for release in 2013 [Update]


Arkhaaaaaaaaw MAH GAWD!
Feb 12
[Update: According to the rumor mill, Rocksteady won't be involved in this one. According to my Twitter feed of random people saying random things, the less-spectacular Spark Unlimited may take the helm. Hmmmm.] Warner Bros. ... read
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Curious domains spotted

New Legacy of Kain and Wolfenstein domains registered


Vae Victus! Mein Leben!
Feb 11
Thanks to the secret ninja teams of CSC Corporate Domains, we now know that Square Enix has registered a domain linking to a possible new entry in the Legacy of Kain series. The domain in question, WarForNosgoth.com, makes di... read
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Dreamfall Chapters

Dreamfall Chapters appears on Kickstarter


It's already half-way to its goal
Feb 09
Dreamfall Chapters was revealed by Ragnar Tørnquist late last year, to the delight of everyone that had been driven mad by Dreamfall: The Longest Journey's unsatisfying cliffhanger ending after it was released sev... read
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Dead Space 4

Dead Space 3 hints at what's in store for series' future


Brother moons are awake
Feb 06
Dead Space 3 has barely been out 24 hours, but that hasn't stopped Visceral Games from getting started on developing their next game. Designer Warren Price took to Twitter earlier today and announced that the studio is a... read
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Crytek not interested in Darksiders 3


Vigil buyout won't mean a continuation of Vigil's series
Feb 05
Crytek has explained that, while it has indeed acquired Vigil Games' staff, it's not particularly interested in Vigil Games' ... games. Basically, don't go expecting Darksiders 3, because Crytek's simply not interested. The t... read
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Zero Escape writer talks early third game details


Don't click on the source links lest SPOILERS
Dec 02
["K and Rabbit Zero" by Fuju] [Update: Seriously guys? Complaining that news of the hero from the first game returning for the third game is a spoiler? I don't think you know what a spoiler is.] If you've played through Zero ... read
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Hotline Miami DLC to now be standalone sequel


Plans to patch original game still going forward
Nov 26
Jonatan Söderström, half of the programming team behind the critically-acclaimed Hotline Miami, has confirmed that the game will be receiving a full sequel, as opposed to downloadable content. The news first broke o... read
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New look, same Professor
When Disney started re-releasing all their classic animated films in 3D because they like money and their classic films are really worth watching again in the theater, I wrote this review of the 3D release of Beauty and the B... read feature

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Bravely Default gets a PC sequel with an even worse name


What the hell is a 'brage'?
Oct 25
You thought the name Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was goofy? Check out the name of the newly revealed sequel: Bravely Default: Praying Brage. What the hell is a brage? Praying Brage is a PC sequel to the 3DS game. Siliconer... read
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EA re-releases FIFA 12 as FIFA 13 on Wii


Selling you the same game twice
Sep 28
Electronic Arts has been caught red-handed selling a barely updated re-release as a full sequel. While it's often hard to tell the difference with sports games, it's really bad this time, since the Wii version of FIFA 13 real... read
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Gravity Rush wins Game of the Year award, sequel teased


More like 'Game of the Year Rush', am I right?
Sep 21
I'm of the view that Gravity Rush is, and remains, one of the best games on the PS Vita, and worth a play, regardless of what you think of it in the end. Jim might not have cared for it, but it seems whoever was in charg... read






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