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Oct 08 // Dale North

Xbox Live has a dedicated weather news app now

Xbox Live does just about everything, now including streaming weather news. WeatherNation has launched for the Xbox 360, bringing 24/7 streaming weather news to users, straight from their television network. It will also feat...
Oct 08 // Dale North

I'm a sucker for a good Kingdom Hearts trailer: HD 2.5 ReMIX

That very first trailer for the first Kingdom Hearts game killed me. I still remember that first viewing, being completely overcome with goosebumps and trying to hide that I was tearing up. Moving? Oh man. Yes. I still love ...
Oct 08 // Dale North

Nindies at IndieCade. Wait, Nindies? I love you, Nintendo

The list of new Nintendo independent games to be shown at IndieCade that we received this morning? Great. Great news. But I'm more hung up on the title of the press email that Nintendo sent out: Nintendo Showcases Prolific &...
Oct 07 // Dale North

Link: Open letter to Microsoft, Turn 10, Playground Games on DLC

Forza Horizon 2? Pretty damned good, right? Having to buy a car pack to get the most desired DLC car? Not so good. I have strong feelings of my own on that and other DLC topics surrounding the Forza franchise, but I can save ...
Oct 07 // Dale North

Review: Driveclub

Driveclub was supposed to be a launch day title for the PS4, but it was delayed for a while, pushing back until now. We got our hands on it at the E3 following the PS4 announcement last year and thought it needed more time in the oven, so a delay was actually welcome. But that was a long delay. So, how much of a difference has a year made? 
Oct 06 // Dale North

Mevius Final Fantasy trademark filed in Europe

The sharp eyes of NeoGAF have found a European Square Enix trademark for "Mevius Final Fantasy." The trademark covers games and merchandise, so this is probably some kind of videogame. I have no idea what a Mevius is, but I w...
Oct 06 // Dale North

Operation Kos-Mos works to support Xenosaga HD Trilogy release

Last month, Namco Bandai producer (and Tekken series director) Katsuhiro Harada called on the fans of the Xeno series to show their desire for an HD remaster of the Xenosaga games. Lots of fans ask him for something like a Xe...
Oct 03 // Dale North

Watch me play (and crash) in Driveclub before the game is even out!

[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.] Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode ...
Oct 03 // Dale North

Former Call of Duty director Dave Anthony talks national security

This article on gamesindustry.biz had me looking away from my computer screen for a second, dazed. Here's a quote from it, pulled from a new Businessweek article featuring some words from Dave Anthony, former Call of Duty&nb...
Oct 03 // Dale North

Falcom Sound Team jdk library of music on iTunes

Game music fans, did you know about this?! I didn't until I wrote this piece about my dream racing game a few days back. While I was throwing out unrealistic wishes I daydreamed about the famed sound crew from Falcom making t...
Oct 02 // Dale North

Uber is giving Sonic Boom Rides at New York Comic-Con

I hate missing New York Comic-Con. This is only the second one I've missed. I'm missing out on the Sonic Boom Rides in New York, provided by Sega, Chevrolet, and Uber. Imagine jetting around New York in a Sonic-themed ride? I...
Oct 02 // Dale North

If I made my own racing game...

With both Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 hitting the streets this month my mind is fully in racing game mode. We racing fans are spoiled this month with two very nice titles, and I'm racing my days away in them. As of late I a...
Oct 02 // Dale North

Nintendo's new website is fun

Check out play.nintendo.com, Nintendo's new website. Nintendo says you can visit regularly to see what's happening with your favorite characters, or to download new "cool stuff." Content will be updated weekly. The stuff they...
Oct 02 // Dale North

Katamari Damacy composers confirmed for MAGFest 13

MAGFest, the Music and Games Festival, is going into its thirteenth year, and to celebrate they have some big musical guests lined up. Katamari Damacy composers Yuu Miyake and Yoshihito Yano will be...rolling into town t...
Oct 02 // Dale North

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call song contest winners announced

The Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Legacy of Music contest results are in! Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu picked the winners himself (I'm still kind of freaked out that he heard my contest demonstration ...
Oct 01 // Dale North

These limited edition The Evil Within PS4s don't look very scary

Oooh, a building outline! Terrifying! You'll get a scary-ass building etched onto your PS4 if you're nabbing a Japanese Psycho Break (The Evil Within here in the west) limited edition release. It comes in Jet Black or Glacier...
Oct 01 // Dale North

Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign to benefit breast cancer foundation

Namco Bandai has launched its Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign in cooperation with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  They plan to raise awareness through gameplay in their range of mobile titles, with the highlight...
Sep 30 // Dale North

Green Man Gaming launches publishing arm, Green Man Loaded

Awesome-ass online gaming store Green Man Gaming now has a publishing label called Green Man Loaded. They're already neck deep in the business, with contacts that reach out to every corner of gaming. So publishing makes sense...
Sep 30 // Dale North

Dragon Quest X producer wants his game on PS4

In a fan Q&A during today's Dragon Quest X TV Niconico stream, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito was asked if Square Enix would bring the game to PlayStation 4. According to  Hachima Kikou, Saito said that he...
Sep 30 // Dale North

Yes, a Tetris sci-fi movie is currently in production

Mega entertainment company Threshold Entertainment has the green light from The Tetris Company to create a live-action Tetris movie. That alone is crazy. But Larry Kasanoff and Jimmy Ienner are planning on turning the puzzle ...
Sep 29 // Dale North

Here's a full 15-minute Yakuza Zero story trailer

Even if you don't understand Japanese this new Yakuza Zero story trailer looks hot as fire. This was the exact one blaring from Sega's Tokyo Game Show booth a few weeks ago, made watchable on the internet for the first time ...
Sep 29 // Dale North

The Evil Within has gone gold so let us hack up some bodies

I'm good and ready to jump into The Evil Within. So ready. The game has gone gold across all platforms, says Bethesda. That means that we're on track for the October 14 release of Shinji Mikami's latest survival horror, brin...
Sep 26 // Dale North

Steam gets its own music player

Listening to music while you're playing games? Psssh. That kind of stings to think about as an aspiring videogame musician. But I get it. I've done it. Racing games have me reaching for my own music collection all the time, a...
Sep 26 // Dale North

Sign me up for 3DS RPG The Legend of Legacy

The Legend of Legacy sounded pretty good on paper. Honestly, I'm easy ; they had me at '3DS RPG' already. But look at it! Look at that pop-up environmental effect! That music!  Watercolors! Shading! Big heads! The games...
Sep 25 // Dale North

Hot new screens from Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Me? I'll take anything I can get from either game. I'm hype every single time something from the franchise comes down the line, so I guess I could be seen as somewhat unreliable when it comes to being fully critical. Oooh! Tw...
Sep 25 // Dale North

Game music fans: You've gotta watch Diggin' In The Carts

Have you heard of Diggin' In The Carts? This is a documentary series on Japanese videogame music, from Red Bull Music Academy. Episode 4, titled "The Cool Kid," was fantastic. It's all about vintage Sega game music, focusing ...
Sep 25 // Dale North

Check out this live performance using 3DS software Korg DSN-12

3DS music creation tool KORG DSN-12 isn't a game, but Korg contest winner PAINTVOX shows it can be played just fine in this live performance that took place in Tokyo last month. He went against others in a contest to win the...
Sep 25 // Dale North

Oh yes: Seven minutes of Yakuza Zero gameplay and details

Warning: Kinda NSFW Here's a heaping pile of Yakuza Zero gameplay to kick your morning off right. It's in Japanese, coming hot off Sega's YouTube channel, but you don't need to understand it to appreciate all of the fac...
Sep 25 // Dale North

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now available on Mac

Platinum Games and Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available on the Mac platform, thanks to TransGaming. This marks the franchise's debut on Mac. This is a fine game that deserves to be on lots of sy...
Sep 18 // Dale North

Off-screen Silent Hills trailer from TGS is still scary

Earlier today, Frank and I were poking around Konami's Tokyo Game Show booth, taking pictures of statues, candies, and other nonsense. We were stopped by a loud rumbling, which caused us to turn around. We just happened...

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