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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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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Yet another River City game is coming to the 3DS

It is crazy, to me, how River City Ransom was an overlooked title its in day, but has now spawned this huge collection of sequels that keep releasing year after year. While I was initially delighted to see a sequel with Underground and even...

 
 
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That ludicrous Shaq Fu sequel is coming to Switch

Its been so long since we've heard anything about Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn that I honestly forgot it was in development. The game barely squeaked by on its Indiegogo campaign in 2014 and was officially announced at The Game Awards in 2015 f...

 
 
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Review: Mr. Shifty

Hotline Miami was an instant hit upon its release in 2012. Mixing a unique style with gratuitous violence and a self-reflective story, the game asked players to question why they were so willing to murder in video games all the time. Was it...

 
 
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Some beautiful bastards are making a new Genesis beat-em-up

The last game commercially released on the Sega Genesis was a port of Frogger in 1998. If we disregard other homebrew or indie games, then it has been roughly 19 years since any of us had the chance to play a brand new game on the system. T...

 
 
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Redeemer is brutal, bloody, and old-school

I’ve always had a fondness for classic beat-'em-ups. Games like Turtles in Time and Final Fight are favorites of mine and getting newer, more modern takes on the genre is usually an easy success. Sure, we get a dud every now and the...

 
 
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Review: River City Ransom: Underground

It has been 28 years since the original River City Ransom released, and it finally has a proper sequel in Underground. I know, I know, some of you purists are saying, "But Jed, RCR had a ton of sequels and spinoff sports titles, t...

 
 
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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...

 
 
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Nioh's William joins the cast of Musou Stars

The last time I wrote about Musou Stars (an anniversary musou drawing from many Koei Tecmo properties), community member Enou wondered if we'd see Nioh's William Adams added to the roster. I figured they'd be correct, but wasn't sure if Wil...

 
 
 
 




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Electric Reaper

So, the first episode of RWBY Volume 5 is out for everyone to watch, and its 22 minutes

 
medicamecanica

Holy shit samus returns has some lf the jardest bosses ive come up against in this

 
Greenhornet214

Lets play!

 
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New Boss 101 Development Blog up here at Were counting down to ship on November New livestream too!

 
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Havent done a one-off in a Heres me playing the Japanese uncensored version of the 1993 classic, Night

 
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#ScreenshotSaturday Gravity Rush 2 features a side quest where you have to help a little girl find a dog, and then you need to play with the dog by throwing a Dont you tell me this aint Game of the

 
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Started getting more into AoE2 online, game is both soul destroying and amazing at the same

 
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Well, this is the very last thing I expected to be referenced in Mario + Rabbids

 
 

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