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I wish Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge played as good as it looks

When classic-style sprite-based graphics came back into fashion a few years ago, a lot of people called it a retro revival. Truth is, good old dot art never really went away. Polygons may have largely taken over during the PS1 and PS2 eras,...


Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

It isn’t often that you see a comfortable, workmanlike series like Yakuza do a complete overhaul in game mechanics or engine. The last time a dramatic shift like this happened was after Yakuza 2 to the Japan-only Ryu Ga Gotoku: Kenzan...

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Kiryu's clan is best in this new Yakuza 6 video

One of the new mini-games in Yakuza 6 is something called "Clan Creator." If it wasn't evident from the title, you take street punks and make a clan out of them. It looks kind of fun and is pretty reminiscent of a similar feature from Yakuz...


Review: OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes

As Cartoon Network begins losing the major cartoon shows that brought the network to the forefront of animation over the last decade, they're going to need to turn to shows with a great amount of promise and throw all of their support behin...


Review: River City: Rival Showdown

River City Ransom is one of those recognizable names from the NES era that then stood out in the growing beat em’ up genre by using some nifty RPG elements, and is best known for the iconic “Barf” expression that enemies e...


Yakuza 6 still features the series' zany mini-games

Yakuza 6 is only a few short months away from us, so Sega is ramping up the hype train with some trailers. In this first one, we get a look at some of the various mini-games that will populate Kamurocho and Hiroshima. I'm particularly in lo...


Review: Full Metal Furies

After an amazing debut with Rogue Legacy, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Cellar Door Games' attempt at a side-scrolling beat-'em-up. I grew up, as many did, loving every opportunity to play the classics like Turtles in Time or...


Review: Slain: Back From Hell (Switch)

Upon its original release last year, Slain! was met with all the enthusiasm of a wet fart. The game’s Kickstarter campaign showed a lot of promise and the aesthetics behind the game got a bunch of people amped up. This game looked to ...


Do you remember?: Comix Zone

When we were young teens, me and my brother laid claim to the basement. The rest of the house was neat and orderly, a pastel world of floral designs and tasteful drapes. But, the basement was ours. A savage land of hand-me-down sofas, coffe...


Review: Road Redemption

So hey, remember the 3DO? A CD-based game system that came out in the nineties and was meant to revolutionize gaming, cost nearly a thousand bucks, and was quickly forgotten? With several different manufacturers producing their own versions...

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Dragon's Crown Pro confirmed for PS4 with new trailer

Announced today at the Tokyo Game Show, but of no real surprise to anyone anymore, Dragon's Crown Pro is coming to PS4 early next year.The RPG brawler, which sees a team of fantasy heroes sally forth for fame, justice and fortune, will laun...

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Kamen Rider City Wars gives off a Project X Zone vibe

Back when Bandai Namco announced Kamen Rider City Wars for the Android and iPhone, the trailer didn't reveal how it would play. Thankfully, their second video confirms that it's a mix between a strategy RPG and a beat 'em up. Aside from bat...


Banner ad spotted for Dragon's Crown Pro on PS4

Although Atlus' Tokyo Game Show live stream isn't set to happen for another ten days, it appears as if one of their announcements may have slipped a little early. A banner ad that appeared on their NicoNico page has revealed Dragon's Crown ...


River City: Rival Showdown will be releasing on 3DS this fall

River City just won't die! The game that has had us barfing for the last two decades is getting another new installment this year, though this time it will be on the 3DS...it's also not Knights of Justice that I reported on in May. This new...


The Takeover coming to Nintendo Switch

The Takeover is a side-scrolling beat-‘em-up in the vein of Streets of Rage and Double Dragon: Neon. It looks stylish as hell, and the Switch is severely lacking within the genre. The system is absolutely perfect for this ki...


Review: Yakuza Kiwami

Remakes in the gaming space have kind of gone the way of the dodo. With HD remasters being a lot easier to produce, most publishers don’t feel the need to commission full-on restorations of their back catalogs anymore. The last time w...

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Next Up Hero will have you die, die my darling!

I've always found it odd that more games don't do interesting things with death. Dying tends to just set you back a checkpoint or has you replaying entire levels, but some games introduce cool gimmicks. Super Time Force was one of...

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Since the Wii Shop is closing in a couple of days and theres a new Kirby game out, I figured Id download the increasingly hard to find Kirbys Dream Land Its great! Still, I think its missing a copy


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