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Final Fantasy XV's spin-off beat-'em-up game looks worth trying

Between the anime, pinball, movie, VR experience, and everything else happening around Final Fantasy XV, I must've let let Square Enix's spin-off beat-'em-up game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slip through the cracks. Today's trailer is t...   read

 
 
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The Warriors

Rockstar's Warriors game rumbles its way to PS4 today

There's a lot to speak kindly of when it comes to warriors. Patty Smyth and Scandal's "The Warrior" is high on the list ("Shooting at the walls of heartache; Bang, bang!"). So is that lovable second-place basketball team from the Bay Area. ...   read

 
 
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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown removed from EU PSN, but will be republished under Atlus

Dragon's Crown, a fantastic and not juvenile at all video game, was removed from the European PSN this week. Panic! Wait, don't panic. Evidently it involved a deal that was always in place between Atlus and NIS (who published it in Europe),...   read

 
 
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Absolver preview
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Absolver reminds me of God Hand (so I need it right now)

I lucked into my Absolver appointment at E3. I had wanted to see it since I watched the reveal trailer, but Steven Hansen was booked for the appointment. Sure, I questioned the idea of him playing a game that takes inspiration from Dark Sou...   read

 
 



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Bikini Kill

Now you can buy some bikinis for the Senran Kagura Estival Versus girls

Today, Donald Trump tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco bowl on top of a photo of his bikini-wearing ex-wife. It's his way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo, along with an exclamation of "I love Hispanics!" Okay then. I'm somehow most fas...   read

 
 
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River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming west

Natsume has announced plans to publish River City: Tokyo Rumble on western shores. Originally released for Nintendo 3DS as Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantō Kyōsōkyoku in 2013, the beat-'em-up is one of the more rec...   read

 
 
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Code of Princess
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Code of Princess jumps from 3DS to PC

Code of Princess, one of the first standout Nintendo 3DS exclusives, is now coming to Windows PC, Tokyo-based publisher and e-commerce company Degica announced today. The title will be available on Steam starting April 14 for $15. Code...   read

 
 
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Turn around, bright eyes
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Shadow of the Beast is reminiscent of the PS1 era

The PlayStation 4 exclusive remake of Shadow of the Beast finally has a release date: May 17, 2016. It looks to be a side-scrolling brawler which somehow manages to be oddly reminiscent of such classic PlayStation games as W...   read

 
 
Senran Kagura
  Watch Video We've all heard the expression "sex sells." It's the idea that our brains are so hardwired toward carnal pleasures that we'll buy anything so long as there is a pretty face and a nice ass we can associate with it. But let's b...   read
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Nep Nep vs Zombies

Get your zombie and Nep Nep fill in MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies on Vita next month

Calling all Nep Nep fanatics! It's a day that ends in Y, so you know what that means: another game in the Neptunia series is getting localized! This time, it is MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies, a four-player beat-'e...   read

 
 
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Jay and Silent Bob
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Choose vulgar or mum in the new Jay and Silent Bob co-op beat-'em-up

Kevin Smith made something of a media empire out of two side characters from 1994's Clerks. Jay and Silent Bob have appeared in movies, cartoons, television shows, comics, and a whole bunch of merchandise. Their crowning achievement is Jay ...   read

 
 
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Cowabunga dude!
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Leonardo can slow time in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Platinum Games' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan looks to be mixing up the formula of the old-school TMNT beat-'em-ups I grew up on, and I'm okay with this. Judging by this new gameplay footage of Leonardo, who has t...   read

 
 
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Steel Assault

This project gave backers a refund after it changed its art style

Well this is an interesting one. Some time ago, Steel Assault garnered $8,706 on top of a $8,000 goal for an 8-bit style platformer on Kickstarter. I think it mirrors the Batman NES game in all the best ways, offering up a darker ...   read

 
 
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Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers upgraded on Steam, too

Castle Crashers Remastered was a nice upgrade for Xbox One players, and now The Behemoth is bringing some of those improvements to the Steam version of the game in a free update. New mini-game: Back Off Barbarian Uncapped frame rate (FPS...   read

 
 
Review: Zombie Vikings
  Watch Video Comedy is as diverse as the world around it. Some people love Larry the Cable Guy. Others prefer Louis C.K. But one thing is for sure: not every comedian is for every person. The thing that makes you laugh may not make me lau...   read
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Senran Kagura

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson out now for 3DS

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, the latest entry in Marvelous and XSEED Games' bawdy action franchise, is now available for Nintendo 3DS in North America. The new release is available via the eShop for $39.99, as well as in the subtly n...   read

 
 
Castle Crashers review
  Watch Video In 2008, Castle Crashers rekindled my dormant love of beat-'em-ups. It had imaginative characters, strange and varied locales, and the four-player co-op was great at encouraging friendly competition. There wasn't much else li...   read
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Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers Remastered is free if you own the original on Xbox 360

I like Castle Crashers a lot, but I wasn't planning on nabbing the remaster for Xbox One. Now I am. Castle Crashers Remastered releases on September 9, 2015. If you own the original game for Xbox 360 and have an active Xbox Live Gold accoun...   read

 
 
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The Last Samurai
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Wait, the American Sniper writer is doing Afro Samurai 2?

I'm sorry, how did I miss this? All of this. Let me step back. Jim DeFelice co-wrote the book American Sniper with the titular American sniper and Scott McEwen. This later spawned an unfortunate Oscar-bait film that made insane money (it a...   read

 
 
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RCR: Underground
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River City Ransom: Underground comes to Steam Greenlight with new trailers

It has been nearly two years since River City Ransom: Underground was funded on Kickstarter, and the game has just recently went up for voting on Steam Greenlight with the above new trailer in tow. While you're giving it a watch ...   read

 
 
Zombie Vikings preview
  Watch Video When people think of the beat-'em-up genre, they most likely recall the dimly-light streets of an urban metropolis filled with thugs and other roughnecks looking to cause trouble. While there are some other notable titles tha...   read
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Senran Kagura 3DS

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson launches September 15

Senran Kagura 2 will release on September 15 in North America, XSEED announced today. The Nintendo 3D-exclusive beat-'em-up will be available for $40 via the Nintendo eShop or as part of the $50 boxed "Double D Edition," which includes the ...   read

 
 
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Kung Fury
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That Kung Fury game is now on PS4

I didn't know there was a video game based on the movie Kung Fury (watch it for free on YouTube, if you haven't!). It's called Kung Fury: Street Rage, and it has been available on Steam and mobile for a while now. The game, a fairly simple ...   read

 
 


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Live chibi violence
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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive and more was live on our Twitch channel

[Update: Stream is over, you missed it.] I realize it is late, but that isn't going to stop me from streaming Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive for PS4 on our Twitch channel. Battle Grounds Overdrive is the sexy PS4 ...   read

 
 
Sega 3D Classics
Growing up, one of my favorite genres was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. From Final Fight to Double Dragon, I was quite fond of the action found in traveling through different stages and kicking the asses of gang members and...   read
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