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Jet Set Radio tags its 15th anniversary

Jet Set Radio is a game remembered fondly by many a Sega fan for its slick artstyle, gameplay and futuristic setting. It’s no surprise, that fifteen years after the game’s release, fans of JSR’s composer, Hideki Naganuma, praise him daily on Twitter. Crossover fanart with games as recent as Splatoon can be found easily, and more »

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Preview: Shantae shows her moves

Shantae Half Genie Hero appears to be coming along nicely. WayForward provided a preview build featuring three playable levels to early-access level Kickstarter backers. The demo is brief, and specifically adjusted to avoid any possible spoilers, but its contents are solid. Shantae Half Genie Hero will feature platforming action as the titular Shantae runs, jumps, more »

You Must Build a Boat Review: Wet, wild fun

You Must Build a Boat Price: $4.99 System(s): PC (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): EightyEightGames (EightyEightGames) ESRB Rating: N/A Match-3 games tend to be a guilty pleasure. The problem is, it’s difficult to find one that really stands apart. Distinctive endeavors are difficult to find, given how more »

Eitr Preview: Expect great things

I’m looking forward to Eitr, and you should be as well. I had the opportunity to sit down with Eitr’s indie developers during E3 2015. Their prior meeting ran late, as did mine, for reasons I would come to understand through meeting them. Eneme Entertainment is comprised of two people, artist and designer David Wright more »

Club Nintendo closes tomorrow, so spend your coins today

Club Nintendo will shutter its doors Tuesday, June 30, 2015, bringing an end to its six-year run. As such, program members should spend any and all remaining coins immediately, lest they go to waste with tomorrow’s reset. Club Nintendo accounts will close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific (2:59 a.m. Eastern), deleting all coins in the process. Indeed, more »

Terraria’s 1.3 update changelog revealed

The Terraria 1.3 Changelog has been released, and it’s expansive, impressive, and purposefully incomplete so not to spoil all of the new surprises. Following is the full list, but some of the highlights include: 800 new items to discover Expert Mode, featuring increased challenge and new rewards New Underground Desert biome New Tax Collector NPC more »

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Undead Darlings Preview: Former NIS staff wants you to fall in love with zombies

There’s new Kickstarter online and, I must admit, I’ve been keeping a secret from you all. I’ve known about Mr. Tired Media’s Undead Darlings, from former NIS America staff Ryan Phillips and Nick Doerr, for about two weeks now. My apologies – I know secrets aren’t good for relationships, but I’m sure you understand. I more »

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Review: Sure, why not

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Price: System(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC Release Date: June 23, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Capcom ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes and Violence Devil May Cry is in a weird spot. The last game didn’t do so well. For reasons that may or may not be more »

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser Review: Go Go! Vulkaiser!

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser Price: $4.99 System(s): PC Release Date: June 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nyu Media (ASTRO PORT) ESRB Rating: Not Rated (Likely E for Everyone for mild cartoon violence) I’m about to give you a full review of this game in one sentence. Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is exactly what you think when you hear more »

King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember Preview: Eager for adventure

King’s Quest is poised to launch during July, 2015 with the first of five chapters, “A Knight to Remember.” I had the opportunity to see the latest build and ask questions of developers Bill Linn and Matt Korba during E3 2015, and what I saw has me excited to return to the fairytale kingdom of more »

The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy won’t fit large phones like iPhone 6+ and sold out in North America

The wearable Pip-Boy included with the collector’s edition of Fallout 4 can’t accommodate the largest phones on the market. The model includes foam inserts sized for iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5, iPhone 4/4, Samsung Galaxy 5 and Samsung Galaxy 4, Bethesda wrote on its blog. Smartphones similar in size to these models will be just fine, but anything more »

Arc System Works hints at a new Steam release

Arc System Works is best known for their work in the 2D fighting genre, with titles like Guilty Gear and Battle Fantasia under their belt. But Arc System Works has been making headlines as of late with both a localization of their upcoming Dragon Ball Z Extreme Budoten and the company’s acquisition of Technos Japan more »