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Contest: Win 9 Monkeys of Shaolin for PS4 or Steam

In today's contest you can win classic beat 'em up 9 Monkeys of Shaolin for PS4 or Steam! It's almost the New Year! In most of the world, anyway. I think Chinese New Year is still a few months away, so there goes my good segue for this one....

 
 
 
 
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Mayhem Brawler is rocking that Streets of Rage 4 vibe

Hero Concept, the indie outfit behind the Doughlings series, has revealed that it is hard at work on a brand new side-scrolling beat 'em up. Mayhem Brawler is currently in development for PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch and is expect...

 
 
 
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Review: Super Punch Patrol

Set in a city controlled by the Evil Crime Syndicate -- a criminal organization that employs everyone from swimmers to clowns to fancy ladies dressed in beautiful gowns -- Super Punch Patrol puts players in control of three cops t...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Battletoads

Raise your hand if you still hold water for Battletoads outside of that GameStop meme. I see...a few people in the horizon! Wait, am I one of the only ones who played all seven games in the series, including the Tiger Electronics handh...

 
 
 
 
 
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Here's one more look at the brawling in Battletoads

Time is running out to get a feel for Battletoads. It releases in eight days, and the pre-launch opinions seems to be evenly and passionately split. The release date trailer didn't do much to change that. Maybe this slightly-in-depth comme...

 
 
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Why yes, I would like to play this leather daddy brawler

Twitter is, for the most part, an absolute cesspool of a website, a wretched hive of villainy and scum that only sometimes makes its continued existence worthwhile. For the past few months, the only worthwhile thing on Twitter has been gett...

 
 
 
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WayForward is teasing more River City Girls 'action'

The brawl must go on. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it River City Girls segment during Limited Run's LRG3 annual game announcement show this afternoon, the publisher shared that it's "teaming up once again with WayForward to bring back Misako ...

 
 
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The Stranger Things game is free on the Epic store right now

Epic Games Store? More like Epic Free Games Store. Another Thursday, another round of freebies courtesy of Epic. The title with the most brand-name recognition behind it is Stranger Things 3: The Game. This one is a co-op beat-em-up that fo...

 
 
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Review: Streets of Rage 4

It's been 10 years since the events of Streets of Rage 3, and Oak Wood City is only mildly safer than it once was. Having left the police force decades ago to embark on their tax-break vigilante careers, Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding ...

 
 
 
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Yakuza Kiwami is now a part of Xbox Game Pass

Fight like a dragon, sing in B. Yakuza Kiwami, Sega's remake of 2005's original Yakuza, is now available on Xbox for the first time ever. This tale of revenge, brawling, and karaoke is highly accessible because it's debuting on Xbox G...

 
 
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Review: Treachery in Beatdown City

In an age where games often come as a form of escapism, it's interesting to see one built around an over-the-top brawler intertwined with today's social realities. However, Treachery in Beatdown City does just that -- it's a beat-'em-up str...

 
 




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Ah, its game show off hour :P got this in today!

 
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Its been a minute, but we wanted to bring back Bloggers The August prompt is heartwarming gaming Link below!

 
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Apparently Im collecting 3DS games At least the stuff I can get for a decent

 
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My latest Not too bad

 
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Had a day of training for my custodial It went pretty smoothly

 
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Going to stream some more FF1 remaster, with better fonts!

 
 

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