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Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Watch the EVO 2015 finals right here

It's the last day of EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, and if you haven't yet tuned in to catch any of this weekend's action, now would be the perfect time to do so. Starting with Guilty Gear Xr...
Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor

Itagaki blames negative Devil's Third previews on player skill

The situation surrounding a North American release for Devil's Third remains precarious, but it's launching next month in Europe, where critics recently got some hands-on time with the game. The reaction thus far has been ove...
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Street Fighter V DLC can be unlocked for free

During a Street Fighter V panel at EVO today, Capcom announced a shift in strategy for the series. The publisher is moving away from its long-standing pattern of releasing a major disc-based update to the latest version of th...
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Shenmue 3 raises over $6.3 million on Kickstarter

The crowdfunding campaign for Shenmue 3 has drawn to a close, raising a total of $6,333,295. That sum makes the project the most funded video game campaign in the history of Kickstarter, beating out the previous record holder...
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

PSN weekend flash sale discounts sci-fi games

Sony is hosting a science fiction-themed flash sale on PlayStation Network this weekend. Here are some of the deals that caught my eye: Jamestown+ ($4.80) Resonance of Fate ($5) Metal Gear Rising - Ultimate Edition ($7....
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos hits Europe next month

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is coming to Europe sooner than anticipated. After NIS initially announced the sexed up zombie slaying game for an autumn release, the publisher has revised those plans, saying the PlayStation 4 exclusive is now targeting an August 28 launch. In the meantime, XSEED is bringing the title to North America this Tuesday, July 21.
Jul 18 // Kyle MacGregor

Watch day two of EVO 2015 right here

EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, is back for round two today. The day's competitions begin with the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U semifinals along with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- pools. For the full rundown of what happened yesterday, check out our recap.
Jul 17 // Kyle MacGregor

EVO 2015 is underway, catch all the action here

EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, has begun. Get hype! Kicking off today's competitions are pools for Ultra Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. (both Melee and Wii U), Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and T...
Jul 17 // Kyle MacGregor

EVO attendee steals PS Vita dev kit from Atlus

Word on the ground at EVO is a PlayStation Vita has gone missing from Atlus USA's booth. Thing is, the hijacked machine happens to be a traceable dev kit, which can be deactivated remotely. The exhibitors say "all will be for...
Jul 16 // Kyle MacGregor

Story of Seasons is XSEED's fastest-seller ever

Story of Seasons has sold more than 100,000 units in North America since its March 31 release, XSEED Games revealed today, trumpeting the farming sim as its fasting-selling game thus far. The announcement follows one made in ...
Jul 14 // Kyle MacGregor

Platinum's Saito wants to make a Kill la Kill game

Metal Gear Rising director Kenji Saito currently has his hands full with the upcoming release of Transformers: Devastation this October. But what's next for him and the rest of Platinum Games? Well, if Saito had his druthers,...
Jul 14 // Kyle MacGregor

PSA: PlayStation Mobile shutting down tomorrow

In case you ever considered purchasing a PlayStation Mobile game, the time to act is now. Sony is shutting down the service tomorrow, July 15, after which point consumers will no longer be able to purchase any new content. Th...
Jul 13 // Kyle MacGregor

PixelJunk musician's game evokes EarthBound

Over the weekend at Japanese independent games festival BitSummit, PixelJunk Eden composer Baiyon announced a new project, Muse: Together is the New Alone, his directorial debut. The title, which draws inspiration from '...
Jul 13 // Kyle MacGregor

Jade Raymond joins EA to open new studio

Jade Raymond, formerly of Ubisoft, has taken a post at Electronic Arts to open a new studio. "I’m happy to announce that I’m joining Electronic Arts and opening Motive, a new development studio in my home tow...
Jul 12 // Kyle MacGregor

Sights from Japanese indie festival BitSummit

Doujin Dojo is a weekly column dedicated to spotlighting independent games from Japan and the people that make them. This weekend, Kyoto played host to BitSummit, Japan's top independent games festival. Now in its third year,...
Jul 11 // Kyle MacGregor

Earth Wars elicits shades of Vanillaware

Japanese independent studio OneOrEight has unveiled Earth Wars, a 2D action game reminiscent of Odin Sphere developer Vanillaware's work, albeit one with far less impressive, stiff animations. OneOrEight is exhibiting the ti...
Jul 10 // Kyle MacGregor

Inti Creates announces Gal Gunvolt for PS4, Vita

Inti Creates' Mighty Gunvolt is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as Gal Gunvolt. The retro-style action platformer originally released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop last year alongside Azure Striker Gunvolt. It will n...
Jul 10 // Kyle MacGregor

Stella Glow coming to Europe spring 2016

Stella Glow is coming to Europe next spring, NIS America has announced. The strategy role-playing game is the last effort from Japanese studio Imageepoch, which closed its doors back in May after filing for bankruptcy. Sega r...
Jul 10 // Kyle MacGregor

Resident Evil 0 N64 prototype shows how far remaster has come

Today, Capcom took a trip down memory lane, reanimating some old footage of a Nintendo 64-era Resident Evil 0 prototype originally shown at Tokyo Game Show in 1999. The following year, the publisher reworked the project for n...
Jul 09 // Kyle MacGregor

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is at least a year away

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is on its way to Japan next summer, Level-5 announced today. Ad interim, the publisher will be trying to take this already insanely popular franchise to the next level. That begins tomorrow with the anime's Sea...
Jul 08 // Kyle MacGregor

New Dragon Quest looks like a Minecraft clone

Minecraft has no shortage of imitators, but I never thought Dragon Quest would be one of them. Enter Square Enix with its latest creation, Dragon Quest Builders, a "block make RPG" that looks an awful lot like Mojang's ludicr...
Jul 07 // Kyle MacGregor

Capcom details Street Fighter V beta

The first Street Fighter V beta is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on July 23. The beta will run for five days, allowing participants to get their hands on six playable characters. Four fighters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie Nas...
Jul 07 // Kyle MacGregor

Review: Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm

[Disclosure: The reviewer supported Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm's Indiegogo campaign.] Yatagarasu has taken a long and winding road to get where it is today. The doujin fighting game has existed in one form or an...
Jul 06 // Kyle MacGregor

Keiji Inafune optimistic about Japan for a change

Keiji Inafune isn't one to pull punches. In recent years, the Mega Man co-creator has become one of the most outspoken critics of the Japanese video game industry, making remarks like "Japan is over." Recalling those "bold st...
Jul 05 // Kyle MacGregor

Anthropomorphic mushroom girl game crumbles

Less than a year after its release, Kinoko Collection, a smartphone game centered around a conflict between anthropomorphized mushrooms and bamboo shoots has been taken offline. Following the title's launch in December, ...
Jul 05 // Kyle MacGregor

Podtoid 299: Blast Ball

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Welcome back to Podtoid! On this week's wet and wild episode, the usual suspects are joined by first time caller, longtime listener Zack Furniss -- the man responsible for Metroid: Blast Ball. 
Jul 05 // Kyle MacGregor

Atlus fans have the best dance moves

E3 is a sweaty, smelly place and Atlus did its damndest this year to take the electric circus' pungent aromas to new heights by getting over 1,000 up on stage to bump and grind with Teddie.
Jul 04 // Kyle MacGregor

Sekai Project localizing tons of new visual novels

Earlier tonight during Sekai Project's panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, the visual novel publisher announced its upcoming lineup of titles for the near future, which includes...
Jul 04 // Kyle MacGregor

Reports: Dragon Quest VII and VIII coming west

[Update: Square Enix declined to comment when asked about Horii's remarks.] Word out of Japan Expo in Paris this weekend is that Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii is running around telling folks that Dragon Quest VII and Dragon...
Jul 04 // Kyle MacGregor

Inafune back on Kickstarter with Mega Man Legends successor

Keiji Inafune and Comcept have wrapped development on Mighty No. 9 and are now returning to Kickstarter to fund their next project, Red Ash, a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends. Announced today at Anime Expo in Los Ange...

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