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  Watch Video Roughly two and a half years ago, Onion Games and publisher DMM released an absolute gem of a game in Dandy Dungeon: The Legend of Brave Yamada. It combined roguelike elements with puzzle solving and ridiculous character...   read
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  Watch Video After a two-week break, Podtoid is back and the crew is in a post-E3 haze. As the industry tries to get back to normal, CJ, Chris, Occams, Dan, and Charlotte talk about the best games to come out of the show this year and the...   read

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  Watch Video If there is an element of mobile gaming that can still get me excited, it's seeing how developers utilize smartphone cameras to create dynamic AR experiences. Pokémon Go was an absolute blockbuster title even...   read
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  Watch Video NIS America wasn't at E3 proper this year. A few blocks away from the convention center, it set up shop in a Chinese restaurant where the smells emanating from the kitchen made my stomach grumble even though I had just eaten ...   read

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  Watch Video Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been in the making for some time. Developed by the two-man team at Edelweiss, it tells the story of Sakuna, the daughter of a harvest goddess and a god of war, as she divides her time between...   read

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  Watch Video Granblue Fantasy is a franchise that's just begging to be an international sensation. Developer Cygames has built it up to be one of the biggest mobile games in Japan, but outside of the country, it's nary a blip on the ...   read

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  Watch Video Arguably the hottest ticket at E3 2019 is Final Fantasy VII Remake. After surprising fans with a release date just days ago, Square Enix confirmed the game would be playable on the show floor. On the first day of E3, the line...   read

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  Watch Video I don't expect to be surprised all that much by this industry anymore. Sure, some announcements can come out of nowhere, like Nintendo capping off its E3 presentation with a teaser of a Breath of the Wild sequel. But wit...   read
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Since it first launched, the Nintendo Switch has been home to some of the best co-op games on the market. On day one, you could pick up Snipperclippers, an inventive and hilarious game for couples and friends. The Overcooked&...   read
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  Watch Video Suda51 doesn't seem to be quite sure of what he wants No More Heroes 3 to be. He knows the story he wants to tell. He's currently in the middle of writing the scenario for it, with the general plot of the game mapped out and ...   read
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  Watch Video The developers behind the Call of Duty franchise are restless. Yes, the series is the current king of games, routinely topping the end-of-the-year sales charts with only occasional disruptions from Rockstar. It doesn't n...   read
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  Watch Video 3DS-to-Switch ports are something I never thought I wanted in my life, but when the wait for the next great game in your favorite franchise is months or years away, they're actually wonderful stopgaps, reminding you of exactl...   read
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  Watch Video Luigi's Mansion games are not really known for being scary. Sure, they may have a few jump scares scattered throughout their haunted halls, but Resident Evil they ain't. If anything, the series is what you'd get if ...   read

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  Watch Video The Elder Scrolls: Blades wasn't exactly the great free-to-play experience I was hoping it would be when I tested out the game in early access back in April. It had potential with a beautiful world and a fluid comba...   read

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There are a lot of things not to like about E3. The crowds, the smells, the prices of food and water, the cramped spaces, finding yourself in a cramped space with a crowd of people and having to smell the amalgamated scents o...   read
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Just days after revealing it was creating arcade cabinets for classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel games, Arcade1Up is back with one more huge announcement from the E3 show floor. Later this year, it will be r...   read
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  Watch Video Running out of room on your TV stand for all these mini consoles? Well, throw that PlayStation Mini into the closest, because just revealed on Twitch, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini is coming your way. Originally released in 1987, th...   read

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One of the big, surprise announcements from Nintendo's E3 Showcase was the confirmation Suda51 is working on the oft-requested No More Heroes 3. In a presentation full of must-have titles, it was the standout for me. As luck ...   read

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  Watch Video It has been a near impossiblity for me to log onto Twitter for the past few months without seeing many, many people begging Nintendo for new information on the next Animal Crossing game. Well, today at E3, we got mo...   read
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  Watch Video Daemon x Machina is one of my most anticipated titles of 2019. After playing through its demo earlier this year, I was given a real look at the how the final product would play. I was impressed, though I know not everyone shared my enthusiasm. Either way, Daemon x Machina is coming to Switch soon. During the E3 Direct, it was revealed the game will release on September 13.   read

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  Watch Video Well this was something we didn't see coming. Netflix's upcoming (and highly anticipated) The Dark Crystal is getting a tactical RPG for Switch. Titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, the game will play through the events of the series and go beyond it, introducing new stories and new characters along the way, along with never-before-seen environments.   read
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  Watch Video As we continue to wait for the inevitable Disgaea 6, NIS is keeping interest in the series alive with ports of some of Disgaea's most memorable titles to modern hardware. First Disgaea 5 got the "complete" treatment on Switch...   read

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  Watch Video Over the past year, Square Enix has been diving deep into its PlayStation and PlayStation 2 catalog of Final Fantasy games, porting them to modern consoles. Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, and XII have all been re-release...   read

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  Watch Video Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers is nearly upon us and to celebrate, Square Enix dropped the launch trailer for the massive expansion during its E3 press conference. Shadowbringers will introduce two new jobs to the...   read

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Announced during Square Enix's E3 press conference, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting one hell of a collector's edition. The game will actually have two different editions for fans ready to drop a bunch of cash.   read
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  Watch Video The next entry in Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is coming in early 2020 and it is a co-op experience. Titled Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine, the game will feature teams of up to three players engaging in tactical game play.   read

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  Watch Video Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular multiplayer games in the industry today and it's showing no signs of slowing down. During Ubisoft's E3 press conference, the company announced season 13 of the game, titled Operation Phantom Sight, kicks off tomorrow. The new season will give players their first chance to play as N0kk and Warden.   read

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  Watch Video Steep may not have been everything we were hoping for when it first launched, but like so many video games today, those who have stuck with it have been rewarded with years of new content and updates. For E3, Ubisoft is in the giving mood once more. From now until June 16, you will be able to download the Japan mountain map for free.   read

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  Watch Video In case you didn't know, Ubisoft's For Honor is still going strong and soon, it'll be getting a feature fans have been asking for. Ahead of its E3 press conference, the company dropped a trailer confirming spectator mode is coming the hit action game.    read

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Growing up, two of the biggest cartoons in my house were X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Unfortunately, like most shows from my childhood, neither really holds up all that well for me. However, the games spawned from ...   read
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About CJ Andriessenone of us since 6:56 PM on 10.14.2014

Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.
Also, I backed that Bloodstained game.
 
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