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Double Dragon: Neon coming to PC

Double Dragon: Neon coming to PC

Though the '80s are so passé now--it's all about the '90s--a year or two back they were the decade to gaze nostalgically at. Hotline Miami and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon were celebrated for their retro chic, but WayForward's poor Double Dragon: Neon failed to make much of an impact. It's getting a second crack, though, as publisher Majesco has announced a PC release coming soon.

Watch: The exaggerated '80s vibe in a trailer »

"Good thing I never bought it on Xbox, going to get this one from Steam. Keep 'em coming ..."
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Girl Fight brings fighting girls to PS3 today, XBLA tomorrow

Girl Fight brings fighting girls to PS3 today, XBLA tomorrow

Publishers are usually quite keen to draw attention to their new releases but Microprose has, for reasons I cannot imagine, been quite quiet about Girl Fight. Surprise! The video game about jiggly ladies in sexy costumes fighting each other is out later today on PlayStation 3 for $9.99, and will land on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow.

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"Well, they only went through the story mode for Warchild (as when you start the game you can ..."
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Midnight City is a new indie publishing label, signs ten games

Midnight City is a new indie publishing label, signs ten games

Majesco knows that all the cool kids these days want indie games. That's why it's launching a new publishing label focused entirely on signing indie games. Midnight City aims to distribute games on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC--and it already has ten games in tow. Helming the newly-formed publisher are former IGN EIC Casey Lynch and former Reverb Publishing CEO Doug Kennedy.

Midnight City's ten games will make their debut at PAX Prime this weekend, including Slender: The Arrival, described as "the official continuation of the series." Here's the entire list, from the horse's mouth:

Read more: The ten games »

"Forget everything else about this story, who cares. That logo is fucking rad."
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Girl Fight trailer shows girls fighting

Girl Fight trailer shows girls fighting

If you'd feel a little silly playing a video game that is ostensibly about sexy girls in sexy costumes fighting each other, relax: Girl Fight all goes down in virtual reality as an evil corporation experiments upon abducted women. That's fine!

Look, come watch the new trailer and you'll soon realise you'd be perfectly comfortable playing it in the company of other adults (it is expecting a Mature 17+ rating, after all).

Watch: Catfight me-ow etc etc I get it »

"Hoo boy here we go. And no chix 'n chainmail. Such a waste. "
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NBA Baller Beats review

NBA Baller Beats review

There hasn't been a shortage of Kinect titles in recent years, but many of them have focused on mini-games or clunky shooting mechanics. The few gems that have stood out have been the ones that have utilized a unique game mechanic while making the most of the Kinect hardware. NBA Baller Beats is an example of the latter... sort of. Majesco and HB Studios have created a fun new way to experience Kinect, but the game still falls prey to some of the camera's greater pitfalls.

NBA Baller Beats is a smaller experience, coming with Play Now and Versus modes. The latter allows up to eight people to alternate on portions of the game's expansive soundtrack. The idea is to dribble along to the beat of each song while performing typical point guard maneuvers (crossover dribbles, pump fakes, behind-the-back fakes) to increase your multiplier. The game works well as a teaching tool, as the player must have eyes on the TV screen at all times in order to know what's coming. These skills can easily be translated to an actual basketball court.

Read more: Make sure you have space to play »

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NBA Baller Beats preview

NBA Baller Beats preview

After some clunky Kinect experiences, I approached NBA Baller Beats with a sense of lowered expectations. I've seen a number of Kinect games falter because of control issues and I didn't feel confident about adding an extra peripheral to the equation. However, Majesco Entertainment and HB Studios washed away any doubts I had after I went hands-on with the game for the first time. On top of being a fun rhythm game and a sound teacher of fundamental dribbling skills, NBA Baller Beats is one of the most responsive Kinect titles I've seen to date.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, NBA Baller Beats is a rhythm game played solely by dribbling a basketball. Players can select from three varying difficulty levels (Rookie, Pro, and Baller) and from 30 licensed tracks that include songs from Queen, Kanye West, and DJ Tiesto. The object is to dribble to the beat of the song in order to follow along with a highway of basketball-shaped notes, while performing different ball handling skills in order to increase your multiplier.

Read more: A Shack Battle in the making »

"...and Gustavo Ayon. Two of the three Mexicans to ever play in the NBA :)"
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Girl Fight bringing fighting girls to XBLA and PSN

Girl Fight bringing fighting girls to XBLA and PSN

Do you like girls--sexy girls, sexy girls who fight each other? Then you, dear reader, may well be thrilled by fighting game Girl Fight, announced for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network with the terrifying promise of "hair flying, long legs kicking and the ear-piercing shrill of deadly vixens."

Read more: From the folks who brought you Supremacy MMA »

"What if this is the sequal to F19 Stealth Fighter and they seriously rebooted it and it just ..."
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Twister Mania spinning onto Kinect

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Twister Mania spinning onto Kinect

We all can imagine having fond memories of drunken Twister, but the trouble is one needs plenty of clear space to play. Kinect-powered Twister Mania, announced today by publisher Majesco, has the same problem as the original, but at least it has flashy new modes.

Read more: Tarting up Twister »

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BloodRayne: Betrayal release dates finalized

BloodRayne: Betrayal release dates finalized

BloodRayne: Betrayal, the downloadable 2D revival of the series, is set to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of August. A tweet yesterday revealed the exact release dates: August 30 for PlayStation Network, and August 31 for Xbox Live Arcade. As previously reported, it will cost $15 (1200 MSP).

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"Konami should have Wayforward make all of their 2D Castlevania games from now on."
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BloodRayne: Betrayal coming in August

BloodRayne: Betrayal coming in August

BloodRayne: Betrayal, the downloadable hack-and-slash based on the vampire series, is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early August, reports Joystiq. A Majesco rep apparently stated the launch window, along with a price of $15 (1200 MSP).

Though BloodRayne titles haven't enjoyed a sterling reputation, you may want to pay attention to this one. It's being developed by WayForward Technologies, the studio behind retro-inspired cult hits like Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Contra 4, and A Boy and His Blob. Read more »

"I like the BloodRayne series, and WayForward did an amazing job on Contra 4, so this is pretty ..."
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Jaws: Ultimate Predator announced for Wii, 3DS

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Jaws: Ultimate Predator announced for Wii, 3DS

Majesco Entertainment announced Jaws: Ultimate Predator for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS today, based on the classic tension-filmed shark movie. But rather than grabbing a harpoon gun and a scuba tank, you'll be playing as the shark itself when it releases this fall.

You have to protect your home from humans and keep your strength up by hunting prey. You'll also get in scuffles with other sea creatures like the tiger shark, killer whale, and sea serpent. The announcement promises real-world locations like Hawaii and the Great Barrier Reef, along with Amity Island from the films. Unfortunately, the press release didn't confirm that you can take the legs off of hapless surfers. Read more »

"Sounds like one of those titles that would be fun to screw around with for a bit, then just get ..."
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BloodRayne for 3DS is 'on hold'

BloodRayne for 3DS is 'on hold'

The Nintendo 3DS is only a few weeks old in North America, and already one of its games has been postponed indefinitely. BloodRayne: The Shroud was a new franchise title tucked into Nintendo's press kit when it unveiled the 3DS at E3. The company listed over 60 games, BloodRayne from Majesco among them, and most of them have been moderately quiet since then.

Now responding to a fan on Facebook, Majesco has announced that the game is delayed. Word came from the account for BloodRayne Betrayal, the recently announced XBLA/PSN downloadable title being developed by WayForward. "The 3DS title is currently on hold," it read. "We'll be sure to share any news when it's available." Read more »

"Good thing there are other control schemes then like gyro control."
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Majesco Thrusts 'Swords' on Wii, Developers Panic

The latest from Attack of the Movies 3-D, Go Play Lumberjacks and We Wish You a Merry Christmas developer Panic Button has been unveiled in the form of Swords.

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"Oh, Majesco, you never stop the amusement, do you? (secretly hoping it doesn't suck)"
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Martha Stewart Games Announced

Related Topics – Majesco, PC, Nintendo DS

Everyone's favorite ex-con home maker is moving into video games, as Cooking Mama publisher Majesco today revealed that it's readying a line of games "based on [Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's] expansive portfolio of award-winning lifestyle content."

Though details on the actual games are non-existent, they'll apparently help "bring sensibility to the video game market," according to Majesco CEO Jesse Sutton. As part of its agreement with Stewart, Majesco has exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the games. Read more »

"Oprah's narration sucked the life out of Life. Just wanted to say that. "
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'Attack of the Movies 3D' Announced for Nintendo Wii

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Video games publisher Majesco Entertainment has announced Attack of the Movies 3D, "the first-ever 3D shooter designed exclusively for Wii."

Developed by Panic Button Games (Lumberjacks, We Wish You a Merry Christmas), Attack of the Movies 3D is a game in which up to four "players become an integral part of movie scenes they can typically only watch." Read more »

""varied enemy attack patterns" The Wii has caught up to 80's arcade games I guess?"
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