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Psyduck is rocking shades and a gold chain

Psyduck has finally kicked that terrible headache and found some much-needed R&R. They say Psyduck evolves into Golduck, but not this one. This dude can chillax so hard that he pretty much leveled up into a Snorlax. The Pokemon Company...

 
 
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The excellent Gunbird 2 comes blazing onto PC June 10

City Connection's endeavour to bring a string of awesome arcade shmups to PC continues, as the publisher has announced that Psikyo's fantastic sequel Gunbird 2 will take flight on Steam June 10.Released in arcades in 1998, before being port...

 
 
 
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Sega trademarks some mysterious new Sakura Wars titles

Sega has filed several new Sakura Wars trademarks in Japan. The legendary publisher developer has laid claim to the names "Sakura Wars B.L.A.C.K.", (as well as simply "B.L.A.C.K."), Sakura Kakumei (roughly translates as "Revolution"), and S...

 
 
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Inventive shmup MagMax is this week's Arcade Archives release

For this week's Arcade Archives release, retro-publisher Hamster has reached into its big bag of '80s hits and pulled out Nichibutsu's sci-fi shmup MagMax, now available to download on Nintendo Switch. Released in Japanese arcades back in 1...

 
 
 
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Strikers 1945 II takes off on PC later this month

City Connection has begun its endeavor to bring Psikyo's collection of classic shmups to PC. Having already released Strikers 1945 at the end of April, it stands to reason that one of the next titles in line will be sequel Strikers 1945 II,...

 
 
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Deemo II releases gorgeous animated concept video

Publisher Rayark Games has released a concept video for its rhythm-action sequel Deemo II, which is currently in pre-production stages for mobile devices. Deemo II will be developed by JetGen, who was responsible for Deemo Reborn, which rel...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Sakura Wars

Times are tough for the Tokyo Imperial Theater. In the decade following The Great War, the International Combat Revue's Flower Division has fallen on hard times. If it wasn't enough that the theater troupe's best performers never returned f...

 
 
 
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Volks' beautiful Sakura Wars doll costs a stunning $700

Japanese fashion doll manufacturer Volks has released images of a new doll based on Sakura Amamiya, the spirited lead of Sega's brand new JRPG, Sakura Wars. While the doll is undeniably beautiful, it looks like Ms. Amamiya is coming for you...

 
 
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Gunbird is the second Psikyo shmup jetting to Steam

Earlier this week, publisher City Connection revealed that it will be bringing a string of classic Psikyo shmups to PC via Steam. We already know that first on the agenda is Strikers 1945, and we now know it will be followed up by all-time ...

 
 
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Strikers 1945 will lead a arsenal of Psikyo shmups onto PC

Great news for shmup fans today, as City Connection has announced plans to drip-feed a run of classic Psikyo arcade shmups onto the PC platform over the coming months.The charge will be lead by 1995's super-popular release Strikers 1945, wh...

 
 
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These Switch Joy-Con colors might be going away

As Nintendo continues to deal with supply chain woes, the future of certain pieces of hardware is uncertain. That could include specific Joy-Con colors. Look, there's a ton of Joy-Con colors at the moment. Maybe too many? I'm sure ther...

 
 
 
 
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NieR Reincarnation mobile releases first gameplay video

Square Enix has released the first gameplay video for its upcoming mobile title NieR Re[in]carnation, currently in development for iOS and Android devices.Revealed back in March, Nier Re[in]carnation, is a new role-playing adventure develop...

 
 
 
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Prepare to square off with Sakura Wars' demonic adversaries

It's been a very long wait for western fans, a wait filled with music videos, stage play announcements, and movie trailers. But the wait is almost over as Sega prepares to release the soft reboot of action-RPG series Sakura Wars on North Am...

 
 
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Japan will resume Nintendo Switch shipments this week

Nintendo Japan has announced its plans to resume shipping of Nintendo Switch units later this week. The industry giant had previously halted distribution of the hybrid console due to production woes caused by the ongoing COVID-19/coronaviru...

 
 
 
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Danganronpa to begin series of monthly news broadcasts

This year sees the wild 'n' weird Danganronpa franchise celebrate its 10th anniversary. As such, Spike Chunsoft is planning numerous reveals and news drops pertaining to the surprisingly dark series, which currently consists of several vide...

 
 
 




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I had a lot to choose from for #depressingbutbeautiful but I wanted to do something more recent than NieR: Automata’s “Deserving of Life” video or Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Here’s Grimes’s best

 
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My Retro GOTY Awards 2018 blog has finally been

 
Voex

Thats RE3make It was decent enough but I preferred Also it somehow felt smaller than the original, I vaguely remember there being more areas to explore, like that park with the giant

 
Flegma

192p in 2019

 
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If no one else is going to post it #depressingbutbeautiful

 
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She has a transformation that turns ugly zombies into cute Thats definitely a Shantae

 
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Im having the time of my life with PSO2

 
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About to dive into AC Horizons for the first Any tips?

 
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Today is both the 5th anniversary of the original Splatoon as well as the release date of Shantae and the Seven Heres a Shantae Inkling I drew that very year!

 
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#depressingbutbeautiful Im not really a depressive person anymore, but back when i was a teen i used to drown my sorrows with The Smashing Pumpkins, some cigarettes and cheap

 
 

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