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Dragon's Dogma video makes me pine for silent characters

A goblin pack! Their kind hates ice and fire both! I'll draw it near! Take the offensive! Fall still! That's all I got from this footage of Dragon's Dogma from Gamescom. Sure, the combat looks kind of fun, and riding on a flying enemy whil...

 
 
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Newest Persona 4 anime trailer features poppy theme song

[As originally posted on Japanator] A new Persona 4: The Animation trailer featuring Rise and Kanji wearing next-to-nothing? I'd say that's exciting enough, since the last trailer was three months ago. But a trailer featurin...

 
 
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Dragon Age anime gets named, pushed to 2012

[As originally posted on Japanator] A little over a year ago, FUNimation announced a Dragon Age anime project, a surprising move for a company that normally focuses on translation and localization. Since then, we haven't heard mu...

 
 
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Two Worlds II: Castle Defense adds Eyetracking technology

In readying the iPad 2 version of Two Worlds II: Castle Defense (released on PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad back in May), TopWare has added a really cool new feature. Using the iPad 2's camera, Castle Defense can track the player's eyes and use ...

 
 
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Pre-order Cooking Mama 4 at Gamestop and get free plushie

Because every game has to come with a pre-order bonus these days, Gamestop is offering a free plush doll of Mama when you pre-order Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for the 3DS. Yes, for putting down $5, you can get your very own Mama to abuse...

 
 
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Kill fish with rockets in Ridiculous Fishing for iOS

Before they made Super Crate Box, indie developer Vlambeer made Radical Fishing, a flash game about pulling fish out of the water and finishing them with rocket launchers and other heavy weaponry. The team has been secretly readying an iOS ...

 
 
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Irem removing pretty much all of its content from PSN

If you absolutely need an R-Type game on your PSP Go, your window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Irem is removing almost all of its content from the PlayStation Network, meaning eight PSP games and four PS1 games will no longer be purch...

 
 
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Wear Manchester City's new uniforms in FIFA 12

I'll admit, sports are something that I don't know anything about. So I asked my girlfriend about this trailer for FIFA 12. It felt rather emasculating, but this is how dedicated I am to achieving proper journalism levels. She told me that...

 
 
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Be the King of Pop with Michael Jackson avatar outfits

Ubisoft released Michael Jackson: The Experience for Kinect back in April, but they're just now getting around to offering up the usual avatar tie-ins. You can adorn your avatar in duds based on Michael Jackson's most popular music videos, ...

 
 
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This is like that time Fox announced Family Guy Online

Even though the series has, to put it kindly, been questionably entertaining as of late, Seth McFarlane's Family Guy juggernaut keeps going, bolstered by plenty of merchandise. After releasing one game back in 2006, Fox has just announced a...

 
 
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Disgaea 4 includes free OST, plus more if you pay extra

Depending on how much you want to spend, you can potentially get a bunch of collectibles with your copy of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. I mean, the standard edition of the game is only $49.99, so you can already buy the game for $10 le...

 
 
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Albert Wesker's voice actor answers 35 fan questions

He might not have invented the voice, but D.C. Douglas's Albert Wesker was likely the most memorable part of Resident Evil 5. He has provided the David Bowie-esque voice of the recurring antagonist since Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronic...

 
 
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New Cargasm trailer reminds you that it still exists

We last reported on Cargasm way back in September, and since then, the game still hasn't come out. What have they been doing with all that development time? Perhaps working on the San Francisco level you can see in the trailer above? Car...

 
 
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Octodad 2 shows up on Kickstarter

Hopefully you've played Octodad, the indie game where you take control of an octopus trying to be a person. Simple tasks become impossible challenges when filtered through the game's crazy controls, resulting in you hilariously flailing ...

 
 
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If you're a girl, go buy a Techno Kitten Adventure shirt

A lot of times, girls don't have the opportunity to buy licensed t-shirts in their own sizes, having to make do with guys' sizes. Luckily for them, this Techno Kitten Adventure shirt is available only in girls' sizes. You can now buy them i...

 
 
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Bid on these Street Fighter skate decks for a good cause

Sometimes, I feel like gamer-organized charities are an attempt to karmically balance out all the negative energy that's associated with the fandom. All those harsh words in online deathmatches and fights between fanboys that escalate into ...

 
 
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The Rabbids hope your Fourth of July was fun

Because the way that Rabbid is working that grill, I can only assume theirs didn't end so well. Of course, that's overlooking the fact that the Rabbids are likely French, since Ubisoft makes their games. They could be from Canada, but they ...

 
 
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PlayStation Store is finally back up in Japan

Those of us living in America, Europe, and pretty much anywhere else in the world have been enjoying the return of the PlayStation Store for the past month, hopefully remembering to snag a few free games in the process. But in Japan, the bi...

 
 
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The latest headsets from Turtle Beach will blow you away

At least, I think they will. I'm not much on gaming headsets -- I don't play PC games and I'm quite content with my TV's speakers -- but Hamza seemed really into these new headsets coming from Turtle Beach. I tried out a few, and I admit...

 
 
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Hamza finds out why Orcs Must Die!

We first got some hands-on impressions of Orcs Must Die! back in February, but Hamza wanted to check in on how the game was doing at E3. So, he talked with Robot Entertainment's Justin Korthof about what the game was like while I shot a ...

 
 
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E3: Fruit Ninja Frenzy on Facebook is what you'd expect

I'll admit, I never bought Fruit Ninja. That's mainly because I live in a technological dark age devoid of fancy, expensive smart phones, where my phone "only" has the ability to make calls anywhere I want at any time. (Part of me is still...

 
 
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E3: Hamza tells us how he would have made The Darkness II

The Darkness II has a sweet comic book style mixed with lots of blood and bullets. There are tons of awesome ways to rip, tear, and cut apart your enemies while simultaneously firing your two guns at them. That seems good enough for me, bu...

 
 
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E3: XCOM looks way better than it did last year

The team at 2K Marin started working on the XCOM reboot shortly after finishing BioShock 2, so it's understandable that they were still working in that mindset. Nonetheless, many fans of the dormant strategy franchise were disappointed tha...

 
 
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E3: The Penguin appears last-minute in Arkham City demo

Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City is shaping up nicely. The behind-closed-doors E3 demo starts out showing Batman flying around the city before switching to a sexy Catwoman sequence, which Nick will give you full details about soon. But as t...

 
 
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E3: Nintendo gives Zelda: Four Swords on DSi in September

This year is The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, Nintendo is putting out some old and new games that you can pay money for. Yes, celebrate is another word for "excuse to make money." But wait! Some goodwill! This Septe...

 
 


About Bob Muirone of us since 2:15 AM on 01.08.2007

Bob has been hanging around ModernMethod for years and and somehow writes almost everywhere, including Japanator and Flixist. He was once lit on fire, but it's not as cool as you'd think.

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What is wrong with Japanese developers?
Are achievements beneficial?
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Random topic for New Year's
Gaming changed my Christmas
Dreamcast 2 would fail
Buy more special editions
Game Length and You
Reexamining Twilight Princess
Thank you, Mr. Thompson, for being our nemesis
Do games need to be respectable?
Startgame Syndrome's dark secrets
Pre-hype is a big let-down
Why can't games have bad endings?
Why would you want a Resident Evil film to begin with?

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