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Short Peace game reviewed

Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

The Short Peace project was born out a desire to unite some of Japan's most talented artists and tell stories about the country's past, present, and a possible future. The result is a lovely bouquet of action, romance, and social commentary...   read

 
 
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Suda 51

Short Peace omnibus hits the Americas next week

Short Peace arrives in the Americas on September 30, Bandai Namco has announced. The anthology features four animated shorts headlined by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a side-scrolling action game from Su...   read

 
 
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OlliOlli 2!
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OlliOlli 2 announced for PS4 and Vita, coming in 2015

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood is coming to PS4 and Vita, Roll7 announced today. The follow-up to this year's stellar skating game is rolling with a new look, multiplayer, a deeper combo system, and a more powerful level editor. Look out ...   read

 
 
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TMNT: Danger of the Ooze

Activision announces sidescroller Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

If you are like me, you have not really followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a couple decades. The last thing I really remember was 1991's The Secret of the Ooze and Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Sure, I have heard snippets abou...   read

 
 
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Flappy Bird Family

Flappy Bird returns as a multiplayer console game

Flappy Bird has returned as Flappy Bird Family for the Amazon Fire TV platform. The endless tapper has seen some improvements over the original iOS release, including local multiplayer and more obstacles. It is available for free, and ...   read

 
 
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Kero Blaster
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Cave Story creator's Kero Blaster leaps onto PC, iOS

Hop hop hooray! Studio Pixel's Kero Blaster is out now for Windows PC and iOS devices. The side-scrolling platformer follows the trials and tribulations of a bipedal frog tasked with subduing a legion of strange creatures disrupting his co...   read

 
 
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Mother Russia Bleeds looks like the Hotline Miami of beat 'em ups

Remember the glory days of beat 'em ups? Well French studio Le Cartel does. The four man team banded together and created Mother Russia Bleeds, with the aim of capturing the golden age of beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage. This ultra-viole...   read

 
 
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BloodRayne out now on PC

BloodRayne: Betrayal takes a bite out of Steam today

Majesco is looking to lure in unsuspecting victims today, as BloodRayne: Betrayal sinks its teeth into the PC market with a Steam release. The polarizing WayForward side-scroller initially landed on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back...   read

 
 
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Monochroma
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Monochroma's cinematic trailer gets dystopian with an evil corporation

This new trailer for Nowhere Studios' Monochroma presents an interesting juxtaposition between how the corporation in the game sees itself, and the effect that it has on society. Everything's peachy, upbeat, and thriving until it's no...   read

 
 
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Suda 51
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Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day out now in Europe

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo's Short P...   read

 
 
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Monochroma

Monochroma will remind you of Limbo, and that's an amazing thing

With all the cool tech demos and innovative ideas on display at GDC Play, it's a bit surprising that a 2D side-scrolling puzzle platformer is one of the most worthwhile things to check out. But hey, good games are good games, and that's exa...   read

 
 
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CounterSpy coming to the PlayStation 4

Some of you were pretty down with CounterSpy when it was revealed last year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (along with iOS and Android releases). Well good news, kids! It's coming to the PlayStation 4 as well. Even better news,...   read

 
 
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Doujin Games
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Mech shooter Gigantic Army now available on Steam

Doujin shooter Gigantic Army is out now on Steam for a measly $5.99. You should check out our review and buy it maybe. That is, if you like fun things. You do like fun things, don't you? I mean, seriously, what else are you going...   read

 
 
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Gunslugs review

Review: Gunslugs

Sidescrolling run-and-gun games are, arguably, a classic that never seem to go out of style. Games like Contra and Gunstar Heroes, with their multiple weapon types, hundreds of attacking enemies, and billions of bullets whizzing past your h...   read

 
 
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Battle Princess of Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014

Battle Princess of Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America. The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStation 3 as a digital-o...   read

 
 
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Gigantic Army reviewed!

Review: Gigantic Army

It's the early 21st century and humanity is embroiled in a bitter war with an alien race hellbent on stemming mankind's advance into outer space. You are a mech pilot. You pilot a war machine that's enormous and powerful. Aliens shoot at yo...   read

 
 
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Doujin Games

Indie mech shooter Gigantic Army descends on PC today

Gigantic Army begins its assault on Windows PC today, courtesy of publisher Nyu Media and Japanese indie studio Astro Port. The mech-flavored side-scrolling shooter takes inspiration from 16-bit titles like Metal Warriors and Cybe...   read

 
 
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Suda 51
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Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day heads west this spring

Amazing news, everyone! Namco Bandai has announced plans to localize Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day for PlayStation 3 in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia this spring. The side-scroller is the fifth and final installment in Akira creato...   read

 
 
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Japanese indie games!
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Doujin shooter Gigantic Army assaults PC in February

Side-scrolling mech shooter Gigantic Army is set to make its attack run on Windows PC early next month, doujinsoft publisher Nyu Media has announced. Developed by Astro Port, the Japanese indie studio behind the likes of Satazius ...   read

 
 
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Max reviewed!

Review: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embarrassment they c...   read

 
 
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ATLUS

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies

Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial title also cle...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura launch date
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Senran Kagura Burst hits Nintendo 3DS on November 14

Senran Kagura Burst is hacking and slashing its way to North America on November 14, XSEED Games has announced. The "buxom ninja brawler" will be available exclusively via the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99.  The story follows a number...   read

 
 
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Super Time Force
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Get educated in latest Super Time Force video

Capybara Games' Super Time Force has been slated to hit Xbox Live Arcade for what feels like just about forever now. It's no wonder that wait has been long too. Since I first gazed upon its pixelated carnage and awesome dinosaur actio...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS

Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an autumn release f...   read

 
 
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PS2 Classics

Retro shooter Heavenly Guardian blasts PSN this week

Heavenly Guardian joins the myriad of PlayStation 2 Classics available on PlayStation Network this week. A scrolling shooter initially released in 2008 for PS2 and Nintendo Wii, the title is something of a spiritual successor to Taito's Poc...   read

 
 


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