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Dank Tomb and the PICO-8 Fantasy Console

A few months ago, a surprise landed in my mail called the PocketCHIP. It was a surprise because I had forgotten I had pre-ordered it, and it ended up getting lost in translation for the better part of four months. A handheld micro-computer ...

 
 
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You should totally nab this free Patapon PS4 theme

This week gave us a good excuse to talk about Patapon. It's back! Well, in remastered-for-PS4 form, anyway. The rhythm-action title was one of my favorites on PSP. I need to get this new version. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has an in...

 
 
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Acclaimed BioWare developer Corey Gaspur has passed away

BioWare said goodbye to veteran developer Corey Gaspur yesterday. The company made the announcement over a blog post, sending their best to Corey's family.  "Corey was a talented designer and an even better person. We offer our co...

 
 
 
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Who was Doomguy? John Romero has a funny story about that

Behind-the-scenes Doom stuff is my jam, and I like to think plenty of you feel the same way. With that in mind, John Romero has shared an anecdote about the box art that you need to see. It's a good one. The original plan, back in 1993, was...

 
 
 
 
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A day in the life of Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi

In the final episode of this season of toco toco, we're treated to a day with Rez, Lumines, and Space Chanel 5 creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. This has become one of my favorite shows on YouTube. The first half is Rez Infinite-centric, with ano...

 
 
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Watch 14 minutes of Ace Combat 7 footage with no sappy story

I was a bit dismissive with my last post about Ace Combat 7. The trailer released for E3 was pretty bad, in my defense, but I jumped to some conclusions based on having only played a small selection of the previous titles (6 and Assault Hor...

 
 
 
 
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Inside the incredibly shady world of game key scammers

A. Verdin (name redacted for privacy) isn't the only person who allegedly scammed review keys from video game PR representatives and developers, but he's one of the few who got caught. Verdin – AKA "BattlefieldAxe," "Airo95," "RaphaAa...

 
 
 
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Watch Sam Lake dissect all of Remedy's games

Earlier this week, I published a piece about Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake's presentation at Digital Dragons in Krakow, Poland. In it, I posit that Remedy's next game, currently codenamed P7, will share values with other ...

 
 
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Valve's publishing fee for Steam Direct is $100 per game

Valve is moving away from Steam Greenlight as a public-facing tool for determining which games should be sold on Steam, and in its place, developers are getting Steam Direct. Under this new initiative, instead of spending time garnering com...

 
 
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Square Enix and People Can Fly are doing a game together

People Can Fly is partnering with publisher Square Enix for a "new high-end original title for console and PC." There. Now you know as much as I do about it! "We're building a game we all want to play which will be the perfect addition to o...

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program finds a new home at Take-Two

Kerbal Space Program is now a part of Take-Two Interactive, which is one of those sentences I never envisioned writing. The popular space-exploration sim will still be supported by Squad, and the acquisition doesn't change the team's plans ...

 
 
 
 
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BioWare is developing a new Dragon Age

It's been an open secret and not really discussed here, especially with Mass Effect: Andromeda hogging the recent limelight, but the Dragon Age series, last seen with 2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition, is still alive over at BioWare. Eurogamer...

 
 
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Platinum teases 'formless' new IP

Something's going on at PlatinumGames. During a keynote address at the BitSummit indie gaming show, producer Atsushi Inaba teased that the fan-favorite studio might be working on a new project. There's relatively little information in the p...

 
 
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Catching up with Doshin the Giant creator Kazutoshi Iida

This episode of toco toco has a similar appeal as the others we've covered on this site. It's a day in the life of a creator -- in this case Kazutoshi Iida, the designer of Aquanaut's Holiday, Tail of the Sun, and Doshin the Giant -- and it...

 
 
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The Chinese-Western video game exchange sounds difficult

This week at the Los Angeles Games Conference, experts on the Chinese video game industry spoke to a room of games professionals (and me) about how to find success overseas. "Maybe this panel should be called How to Lose Less in China," sai...

 
 
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Google buys Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs

Between Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Owlchemy Labs has been doing some cool stuff in the VR space. I'm curious to see what the team does next, especially in light of today's news that Google, which has its Dayd...

 
 
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Chet Faliszek is moving on from Valve

Another familiar face is out at Valve. Following the departures of fellow writers Marc Laidlaw and Erik Wolpaw, now Chet Faliszek -- who contributed to both of the Half-Life 2 episodes, as well as the Portal and Left 4 Dead series, and Coun...

 
 




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Rudorlf

After years of cosplayers defying the federal law, one of the most popular anime convention in Malaysia decided to restrict all firearms props or replica that looks too much like real-life guns due to recent tragic world So what do you guys think?

 
Keiichi Morisato

i hope everyone has a wonderful holiday

 
ZombieC0RPS

I still love my switch axe! I’m ready for Monster Hunter Worlds’ full release (since watching the demo at GOTY 2018!

 
Mike Sounders

SUPER ROBOT WAS X IN AND GURREN LAGANN IS BACK! JUST INJECT IT INTO MY

 
Shinkz

New Megaman SFV actually looking good and a Street Fighter Collection on the Switch?! What the fuck happened at Capcom? Did they decide they like money again? Theyre on fire right

 
Spiders For Sale

我不喜歡日本動漫,因為日本動漫不好。對不起。

 
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I REALLY hope this Bandai Namco event on the 15th reveals a new non-mobile Katamari

 
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Damn Nada Surf throws more shade than a pair of JNCO jeans in this #90stoid

 
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Got anxiety going through the roof this Gonna be a rough day

 
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