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Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS: the roster so far

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 15, 2013 11:00am PDT

Here's all the characters we know about from the upcoming Smash Bros game.


"those are my top two picks as well... bowser and fox are great also, even though i dont play fox ..."

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Why Smash Bros for Wii U won't support GamePad features

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 14, 2013 5:15pm PDT

While Nintendo is wont to add arbitrary features to its games to showcase its unique hardware, that won't be the case with its upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U. Why? Because it could potentially give a player an advantage over another.


"why bother nitpicking over which game was more geared for casual gamers? The entire Super Smash ..."

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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX getting Plus update with DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2013 3:15pm PDT

Bonkers eat 'em up Pac-Man Championship Edition DX was a wonderful surprise, and so is today's announcement of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+. Oh, no, it's not a sequel: it's a new patch, released three years after launch to improve the leaderboards and add support for DLC...


"I hope the add multiplayer like in that cocktail version. I can only imagine that'll be the ..."

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Wii Fit Trainer joins Smash Bros line-up on Wii U and 3DS

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2013 11:39am PDT

"Her moves are very fitness-based."


Smash Bros. to arrive 2014, adding Mega Man

By John Keefer, Jun 11, 2013 7:44am PDT

A new Super Smash Bros. was announced for Wii U and 3DS at Nintendo Direct today. Mega Man will be joining the fight. The game will come in 2014.


"All the characters will be in both versions but some stages will be exclusive. Crossplay looking ..."

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Tekken Revolution is free-to-play, launches on PS3 this Tuesday

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 09, 2013 3:30pm PDT

A brand new Tekken game is coming out exclusively on PlayStation 3 this week. And it will be free-to-play. Namco Bandai has announced the next...


"Well, I'll download it. All I can do is hope things like devils eye beam, true ogres fire ..."

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles revamping RPGs for PS3

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 03, 2013 6:45am PDT

Namco Bandai's bringing vintage PlayStation 2 RPG Tales of Symphonia and its sequel Dawn of the New World to PlayStation 3 all shinied up in a double-pack named Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, the publisher announced over the weekend. If you missed the pair the first time aro...


"Sure, symphonia was an amazing RPG, great storyline (especially once you got to the 2nd disk) -- ..."

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Tales of Xillia first-runs upgraded to 'Limited Edition'

By John Keefer, May 30, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Tales of Xillia is the only Tales title heading west at this point, so publisher Namco Bandai is hoping to entice fans with a special limited...


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures jumping onto PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Namco Bandai declares that "Pac is back!" in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, featuring a new 3D platforming adventure, new power-ups, and a new nose!


English-language Idolm@ster games come to iOS, $55 each

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2013 1:21pm PDT

Namco Bandai has released three previously Japan-only rhythm games, Idolm@ster Shiny Festa, on iOS devices for $55 each.


"They don't, that's the joke. But at least a holy shit pricetag is associated with a game ..."

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Power Rangers Megaforce coming to 3DS this fall

By Steve Watts, Apr 15, 2013 5:15pm PDT

Namco Bandai announced Power Rangers Megaforce today, a 3DS action title that allows you to scan in "Morpher Cards" for extra powers.


The DNA of Dark Souls: the challenge and death

By David Craddock, Apr 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT

In the first part of Dark Souls DNA, we locked the hub world structure used in Demon's Souls in a steel cage along with the seamless world layout of Dark Souls and let them battle it out. In part two, we discuss perhaps the most important element of any Souls game, the eleme...


"The Iron Golem is great too because if you're lucky and he falls in the right spot, he enters a ..."

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Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition announced, costs $100

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Tales of Xillia publisher Namco Bandai has announced the Collector's Edition of the game including a figure, artbook, and music CD.


Dark Souls 2: what's new, what's not

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2013 10:00am PDT

At first glance, it might not seem like Dark Souls 2 is very different from its predecessor. It's still dark, dreary, and full of death. Still, sequels are meant to be bigger and badder, a point that that developer From Software tried to emphasize.


"Oh I see. Guess I wasn't paying attention, but I get your point."

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'Killing with substance': dying in Dark Souls 2

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2013 9:25am PDT

Yui Tanimura, director on Dark Souls 2, is reveling in death. "One thing that really came into mind was the various kinds of deaths that players can experience," he said while presenting the game. "We try to kill with substance."