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Pokemon's single-player battles are aging poorly

I’ve grown increasingly exhausted of Pokémon with each generation, despite feeling the games are improving overall. From Gold through Pearl, I had unyielding optimism to "catch ‘em all" and excessively grind my team up fo...

 
 
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What is the silliest ability you've had to unlock in a game?

Earlier this week, the increasingly-homeless-looking Steven Hansen wrote up a preview for DICE's upcoming Mirror's Edge Catalyst. He briefly mentioned that new skills have to be unlocked. "An upgrade tree? Why?" Steven asked, rhetorically. ...

 
 
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Atlus and Level|Up hosting fighting game tournament

If you're in or near Walnut, California the weekend of the 17th later this month, you can attend or participate in an Atlus fighting games tournament at Super Arcade being hosted by Level|Up in association with, of course, Atlus. The two ga...

 
 
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Interview: Talking safety cars and clouds for F1 2011

The BAFTA award winning F1 2010 has been Codemasters biggest cash cow to date and they are back, this time looking to bring an even bigger and better game than before. I interview Chief Game Designer Steve Hood who talks about th...

 
 
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Interview: Codemaster's Bodycount returns from obscurity

At last year's E3, Codemasters announced their new shooter Bodycount. However, since its big unveiling, the game's hardly been seen or heard from until it appeared at Namco Bandai's Level UP event. I interviewed Game Director And...

 
 
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Interview: Move towards realism for new Ace Combat game

After admitting the Ace Combat fanbase has indeed been shrinking, the team behind the latest game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon are working hard to bring their classic game to a wider audience as well as grow the ove...

 
 
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Interview: Katsuhiro Harada talks new Tekken CG Film

One of the biggest pieces of news at Level Up was the announcement of a new Tekken -- not a game, but a new CG Tekken Film: Tekken Blood Vengence. While many of you may remember the live action Tekken film, Katsuhiro Harada ...

 
 
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Interview: Kei Hirono talks masochism for Dark Souls

My interview with Kei Hirono; producer for Namco Bandai games, was one of my most anticipated at Level Up in Dubai as I am madly in love with the masochistic Demon Souls, which finally saw a European release in 2010. Kei Hirono gave us som...

 
 
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Interview: Inversion game director on gravity & gameplay

While the Namco Bandai PR team weren't looking, I kidnapped Inversion game director Ricky White so we could do our interview in the wonderful Dubai sun. While Ricky continued along the "I can't talk about that until E3" line, we ...

 
 
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Interview with Joonas Laakso for Ridge Racer Unbounded

Honest to God I had to try so hard to stop myself from shouting "RIIIIIDDDDGGGEEEE RACCCCCCEEERRR" during this interview, and that is probably a good thing too, as Ridge Racer Unbounded is an all-new take on a series which has been ar...

 
 
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Interview with Hisaharu Tago on SoulCalibur V

I think it is pretty fair to say that the large majority of those attending the Level Up event had put money on SoulCalibur V finally being announced and they weren't disappointed. The latest installment will be set 17 years after the...

 
 
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Namco Bandai's Level Up event over, here's what to expect

Well I have returned from Dubai and Namco Bandai's Level Up event and what an event it was; we saw some exciting news, some welcome news and some stuff that was just a bit odd. While I no longer have my privet villa, my butler, wild partie...

 
 
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Namco Bandai's Level Up in Dubai: We want your questions!

While we have had a barrage of news and press conferences throughout the day, tomorrow sees myself and camera man Dan Carneiro interviewing many of the key people we have seen today. While those who were following me on...

 
 
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Namco Bandai Level Up begins today!

Well I can't lie, I am currently sat at the dock outside my villa while my butler calls me a boat to take me to the conference centre ready for Namco Bandai's Level Up event -- and no, I'm neither lying nor exaggerating. Duba...

 
 




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Watching The Predator Okay, who thought it was a good idea to put an anti-tank weapon in a helmet or toss a perfectly good empty firearm at the enemy?

 
FakePlasticTree

Guy’s a maniac, WHY’D HE BITE ME?

 
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Not sure if it was part of the indie showcase dealy but Ape Out looks like a day one It also looks like it was re-named Ape Out after someone was told over a thousand times that Harambes Revenge might not be an acceptable

 
ShadowKai

Made my first blog post here on Its all about Who here has played StarCraft in the past? Brood War or II? Do you still play it? Hit me up and let me know your opinion!

 
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Lovecraftian horror, Nick Cage, some people that made Mandy Sign me the fuck up!

 
Serethyn

I somehow managed to pass the true final last super oh-my-gosh-its-over-after-this college exam with a Are you guys proud of me or what? :D Graduating in style~

 
Boxman214

I just discovered that theres archives of all the old 1up Im currently listening to 1upYours

 
Dere

One of these days Im going to buy some bubbles, eat a ton of beans and see if my bum can blow Its on my bucket list

 
Scrustle

The eternal question: what genre is Luigis Mansion?

 
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Hey yall, lets get ZombieCorps some for his poor pup fighting Link here Donate or do what ya His qpost is down a

 
 

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