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You should totally pick Caesar Clown as the next One Piece: Burning Blood character

One Piece: Burning Blood might not have had the best reception, but I'm sure there's legions of One Piece fans out there snatching up any game they can get. As a consolation of sorts, players can now choose the next three characters th...   read

 
 
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This Tales of Berseria clip should tell you everything you need to know

While Zestiria was a good old fashioned Tales game, I think Berseria looks a bit flashier -- a little more interesting overall. And this overview trailer from Japan really helps its case, showing off the unique cast, flavorfu...   read

 
 
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One Piece Burning Blood
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Review: One Piece: Burning Blood

Many years ago I was over at a friends house eating ham and cheese Hot Pockets as we just lounged about like the lazy tweens we were. After we were done burning the roofs of our mouths, he asked me if I wanted to watch a cartoon called Drag...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls restart day

If you've been craving jolly cooperation in the original Dark Souls, now is the time to play

One of the best parts of a Dark Souls game is the social element. Reading messages scrawled by possibly helpful, possibly malicious players, taking on bosses with a co-op buddy, and of course, invading and repelling invaders. Sadly, like ev...   read

 
 
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Necropolis preview
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Necropolis isn't quite the Souls-style dungeon crawler I was hoping for

I have long been looking forward to Necropolis, the dungeon-crawling action roguelite from Shadowrun Returns maker Harebrained Schemes. With uncertainty surrounding the immediate future of the Dark Souls series, I'm going to have to get my...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III's patches continue to be as mysterious as the game itself

Almost two months have passed since Dark Souls III kicked all of our asses. I'm waiting for the two promised DLCs before jumping in with the PC version (I played the Japanese Xbox One version and had to play offline), but I've bee...   read

 
 
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Tales of Zestiria

The Tales of Zestiria anime premieres in Japan next month

Tales of Zestiria, while not matching up to some other storied games in the series was still pretty good, and that train hasn't stopped in the station just yet. Namco Bandai has announced that the anime will debut on July 3 in Japan, and wi...   read

 
 
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Pac-Man 256 is coming to consoles and PC with multiplayer

I missed Hipster Whale's Pac-Man 256 on mobile, but an upgraded port with four-player local co-op and the ability to play with a gamepad by default sounds pretty good, actually. Publisher Bandai Namco is releasing the game on PlayStation 4...   read

 
 
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King of the Iron Fist

North America's Tekken 7 tournament is underway

Bandai Namco is making the rounds across North America with the arcade version of Tekken 7. The company shared its schedule for this year's King of the Iron Fist Tournament, which will make 18 stops in cities primarily in the United States ...   read

 
 
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Idolmaster x Marvel
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See idol-on-idol violence in this Civil War x Idolmaster mashup

Putting anime in my superhero comics? It's old hat. But putting The [email protected] in my blockbuster Hollywood hero brawls? Now that's something I can get behind! From the galactic heroes at Bin1 Production comes a nice mashup of...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 seems to be PS4-only in Japan

Japan has a habit of just focusing in on a few platforms rather than spreading the love around, which makes perfect sense when you put the Xbox One's failure in that region into perspective. Koei Tecmo tends to not even release their games ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls 3 first-person
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Play Dark Souls III in first-person

Modder Zulliethewitch has made mods for both Dark Souls and Dark Souls II that allow you to play the game in a first-person point of view (like From Software's original King's Field) and now the cycle is complete with Dark Souls 3: First P...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco announces Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Fighting through multiple 404 errors, the countdown site for a mystery Dragon Ball project is now revealed to be Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. It's being developed by DIMPS, and will debut sometime in 2016 on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball

Ominous Dragon Ball countdown timer ends in several hours

Do you guys like countdown timers? They're pure marketing tools to be sure, designed purely to titillate, but there's something fun about guessing what the outcome will be with the community. That's just what Bandai Namco did here with...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III
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Stop the presses: Someone may have figured out poise in Dark Souls III

After Bandai Namco and From Software were wholly unhelpful when it came to explaining what the poise stat does in Dark Souls III, a community member may have just figured it out. According to redditor Back_Like_Flint, it actually has to do ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III
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Namco Bandai's recent Dark Souls III cheat purge didn't go swimmingly

While the console editions of Dark Souls III have been consistently smooth since launch, the fight against cheaters on PC isn't going so well for Bandai Namco and developer From Software. In a state of constant war, even innocent bysta...   read

 
 
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Bizarre Adventure
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The new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure game looks...bizarre

JoJo's Bizarre (not of D12 fame) Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is the newest brawler from CyberConnect2, and although it was released last December in Japan, it's gearing up for a June 28 release in the west (July 1 in Europe). If you...   read

 
 
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Sneak peak
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Exclusive: Brief off-camera video of Argyle Shift

Last week, I blogged about the first few minutes of Argyle Shift, a new Japanese arcade shooter by Bandai Namco where you hang out with a gorgeous cyborg in VR while piloting a giant Gundam type robot called Lucifer. The alpha-grade de...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III ships three million worldwide, series reaches 13 million

Dark Souls III continues to sell well, no doubt through good word of mouth, and has achieved the "three million shipped worldwide" target for Namco Bandai -- the company has announced. Japan accounts for 500,000 of that number, followe...   read

 
 
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Naruto

The next Naruto game is called Ultimate Ninja Blazing

Although the recent Naruto Shippuden game was technically developer Cyberconnect2's last foray into the series, you'd be crazy to think that Namco Bandai would just let that franchise die out. Nope, the magical ninja crew is appearing in ye...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III
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Dark Souls III beaten without rolling, blocking, parrying, or leveling up

The most committed Dark Souls players are always finding new ways to make these games seem as if they're simple affairs. You know, as if they aren't incredibly difficult games. Why else would someone beat Dark Souls II with ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls 3 character

This site lets you plan Dark Souls III character builds

While my most polarizing choices in the Dark Souls III (and most) character creator tends to be between hairstyles (hmm, this is closest in style to my goal, but looks more like a gross hat than hair), apparently some people are equally con...   read

 
 
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Lost Reavers impressions
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Only masochists could possibly enjoy Lost Reavers

Moments before breathing his last breath, my grand peppers said to me, "Jed, there is nothing in this world that is free and one day you'll realize that your time is what is valuable." He was right. I've let him down by wasting so much o...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III

Bandai Namco blames the victim, re-iterates Dark Souls III ban policy

Bandai Namco has taken a rather unfortunate stance on banning folks over in the Dark Souls III PC realm. The publisher has warned prospective players that any interaction that alters your game data, including accepting a gift from a ha...   read

 
 
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Project X Zone

Project X Zone has disappeared from the 3DS eShop

Although Project X Zone suffered from a bit of tedium when it was released back in 2013, the magic of being able to play with characters from Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, and Mega Man was undeniable. Thankfully th...   read

 
 
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