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Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Passes Away at 91, Here's Part of His Legacy

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 30, 2017 10:45am PST

Namco's enduring legacy is due in part to its founder Masaya Nakamura and its body of impressive games. 


Shack's Arcade Corner: Soul Edge

By Shack Staff, Aug 31, 2016 6:30pm PDT

Greg Burke takes a look at the weapon based fighter, Soul Edge... But the Soul still burns.


"I never played the original version. I really barely played "Edge" at all. I had very little ..."

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SEGA, Midway, and Namco team up with Oculus VR for Oculus Arcade

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 10:34am PDT

Get ready to play your favorite classic arcade games from the comfort of your VR headset as Oculus Arcade has just been announced.


"They will do something, but it will be less than hoped. Just like all their recent efforts. :\"

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Tekken 7 director wants feedback on new character

By Robert Workman, Aug 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Harada wants to know how fans feel about the new Arab character.


"AFAIK Tekken 4 is pretty much consistently considered the worst entry in the competitive scene."

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Aero-Cross remaking Metro-Cross for Namco Generations

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 22, 2011 6:00am PDT

1985 arcade running race-o-platformer Metro-Cross is the next game to be remade in the Namco Generations series, becoming Aero-Cross for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.


Killzone 3 'Helghast Edition' Coming to North America for $130; Includes Cat Helmet

By Xav de Matos, Oct 28, 2010 3:35pm PDT

It appears the release of a military grade cat helmet is swayed, solely by the rule of "3." Like Halo 3 before it, Killzone 3 will launch with a...


"man when they cat army inevitably rises to conquer their human masters they're going to have an ..."

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Google Celebrates Pac-Man's 30th with Style

By Chris Faylor, May 21, 2010 11:40am PDT

Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the pill-popping puck, online search giant Google has debuted an interactive rendition of its logo that...


"There is not much that gets your heart pumpin that fast than controlling both players at the ..."

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Puzzle Quest 2 Coming to PC, iPad and iPhone

By Chris Faylor, May 19, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Joining its previously announced Nintendo DS and Xbox 360 brethern, Puzzle Quest 2 is also coming to PC, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad by way of...


"The artwork seems a little goofy this time around but I'm still excited about it."

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Namco Bandai Facing Extraordinary $342M Loss, Looking to Cut Workforce by 10%

By Chris Faylor, Feb 02, 2010 10:19am PST

Facing "extraordinary losses" of up to 31 billion yen (~$342 million USD) for the fiscal year ending in March 2010, publisher Namco Bandai has...


"i dunno, campaign mode is better than every other attempt they've had at it. at least i could ..."

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Ace Combat Returns to PSP with Joint Assault

By Chris Faylor, Jan 12, 2010 11:40am PST

Following up on 2006's Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (PSP), publisher Namco Bandai today revealed announced that a second entry in the popular...


"Heh, i remember there was one scene were one enemy pilot looks at some other dude, and thinks ..."

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Ridge Racer Drifts onto iPhone

By Chris Faylor, Dec 16, 2009 1:30pm PST

Continuing to roll its popular franchises onto iPhone and iPod touch, Namco has brought Ridge Racer to the iTunes App Store with Ridge Racer...


"Am I really the only one that doesn't care for these types of games on the iPhone/iPod? Guess ..."

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Pac-Man Championship Edition Hits iPhone

By Chris Faylor, Dec 10, 2009 11:20am PST

Namco's neon-flavored Xbox Live Arcade revamp of everyone's favorite pill muncher today chomped its way to the iTunes App Store, and thus, the...


"It's not so bad with swipe controls. It wasn't this version I tried though."

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Ace Combat Flies to iPhone, iPod touch

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2009 11:10am PST

Namco's airborne shooter series Ace Combat hit the iPhone and iPod touch with the iTunes App Store release of Ace Combat Xi. Sporting an...


"That was the single most brilliant thing I've heard all week. Thank you for that."

- pepelouis see all 10 comments

Muscle March Brings Protein Powder Pursuit to Wii

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2009 12:30pm PST

Namco's barely clothed and amazingly quirky downloadable WiiWare title "Muscle March" is coming to North America this winter. The muscular...


"Oh dear lord!! Looks like It's fun...but yah, not for me, or anyone claiming to be ..."

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Splatterhouse Gets Exclusive Shoes, New Shots

By Chris Faylor, Nov 24, 2009 9:51am PST

In an announcement highlighting the revelation of "exclusive" Splatterhouse-branded shoes, developer Namco also passed along some new screenshots...


"There's something seriously lacking in the monster designs I've seen: creepiness. I loved the ..."

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