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Contest: Win a Blu-ray copy of Arrow Video's Terra Formars

Don't bug out with today's contest for a Blu-ray copy of Arrow Video's Terra Formars. You guys know me well enough to know I don't know shit about anime, or manga, or any of that stuff. It's just not my bag. That said, I do like batshit ins...

 
 
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Contest: Win a PS4 copy of The Caligula Effect: Overdose

It's back to reality with this contest for a PS4 copy of The Caligula Effect: Overdose! I don't have fond memories of high school; I don't have unpleasant memories of high school. High school was just four years of my life where I was start...

 
 
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Contest: Win Yakuza Kiwami for Steam

Take on gang violence with the power of goofiness in today's contest for a Steam copy of Yakuza Kiwami! I know there are a ton of Yakuza fans here on the site, so I'll make this one brief: We've got some Steam copies for the PC version of Y...

 
 
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It looks like Dandy Dungeon may be coming to Switch

As much as some people will refuse to believe it, one of the best games I've ever played is an always-online mobile game from Japan. In 2017, I reviewed Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada and absolutely fell in love with it. And I k...

 
 
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Happy 20th birthday, Wonderswan

The Game Boy left many slain in its wake. From the very beginning, many have challenged Nintendo's dominance in the handheld market and all of them failed. Some of those systems made a bigger splash than others, but Nintendo would inevitabl...

 
 
 
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Review: Killer7

Over the last decade, gaming auteur Suda51 has become a force to be reckoned with. His games have subverted standard video game tropes and provided some of the zaniest and most esoteric experiences around. Pick any random title from his cat...

 
 
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Devil May Cry is being adapted into a Japanese stage play

Devil May Cry and over-the-top pizzaz go together like Broadway shows and melodrama, so it was only a matter of time before daddy Dante made his stage debut. Capcom Japan has announced that a brand new stage play titled Devil May Cry: The L...

 
 
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PlayStation Plus lands a really solid month for November

That leak from earlier in the month was correct! Yakuza Kiwami and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition will be headling November's PlayStation Plus free games. Both are well worth checking out, especially at the low price of free. I'd suggest no...

 
 
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Review: 428: Shibuya Scramble

428: Shibuya Scramble is a live action visual novel that originally saw a Japanese release back in 2008. A decade in video game years is practically an eternity, and even the most holy of classics can lose some of their magic with age. Luck...

 
 
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Contest: Win The Midnight Sanctuary

This contest is a spooky one -- enter to win The Midnight Sanctuary for Steam, PS4, or Switch. It's October, which means I get to bask in all the spooky glory of the season. Sometimes it's movies, and sometimes it's short stories -- but tod...

 
 
 
 
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Review: La-Mulana 2

While watching one of the Indiana Jones films, have you ever stopped to think how unlikely it is that Indy succeeds all the time? What are the chances he knows exactly which items to use in remote locations around the world at the exact rig...

 
 
 
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Compile Heart tease mysterious new game with bizarre video

Japanese publisher Compile Heart, seemingly on a mission to pump out games by the bucketload, have released a weird new video teasing an upcoming game announcement.The three-minute video features two masked men, Mr P. and Mr. S having a bit...

 
 
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Shenmue II's remaster will be based on the Xbox port

Now that we have a release date for the Shenmue I & II remaster, more details about the compilation are coming out and it could be a cause for concern from diehard fans. In an FAQ on the official Shenmue website, Sega has made it clear ...

 
 
 
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Sanrio-themed Splatoon 2 tournament declares ultimate victor

While most gaming fans were getting stuck elbows-deep into all of E3's gaming news this weekend, over in Japan the Splatoon community fought it out in the Grand Finals of the four-week splatfest to determine the cutest Sanrio character.It a...

 
 
 
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School Girl/Zombie Hunter throws its pants at Steam

Publisher D3 announced that their PS2-looking cheesecake shooter School Girl/Zombie Hunter is now available on Steam, giving budding undead slayers a new platform for all their Zombie x Pantsu needs.For those less inclined, Onechanabara spi...

 
 
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Return of Double Dragon getting a SNES cartridge release

Though many of us may have played Technos Super Double Dragon title, released for the SNES back in 1992, very few had the opportunity to check out its Japanese counterpart Return of Double Dragon, the original iteration of the game that nev...

 
 
 




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JcDent

Here lies Racist He never scored (or won a

 
Rasori

Alright, finally uploaded my first level in Mario Maker Its a short one with timed blocks and a boss Let me know how it is if you end up playing

 
Tohsaka

Not really a quick throw-together here but something I was thinking of that I thought Id make

 
Electric Reaper

So, even mecha anime has insane/boastful young

 
LegendPenguin

#bandwagontoid

 
Sam van der Meer

Does Paper Mario roll his blunts out of Toads? #darksiders3

 
TysonOfTime

Forgot that Tetris 99 event was going on, but banged out the 100 points pretty Never even broke the top its gotten

 
TurboKill

As much as Im loving FFXIV, there were a couple of moments that hearkened back to the Organization in KH and I was filled with gamer never forgive Square Enix for the trainwreck of an overarching narrative that was Kingdom Hearts Vent mode o

 
Boxman214

I uploaded a new short and sweet level! Play it and let me know your thoughts!

 
Shoggoth2588

everyone else is doing it and I want attention so AMA! Emphasis on the the other also the M though I guess though I wont stop you from asking each other things as you ask me

 
 

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