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Pokemon Bank offers online Pokestorage for a fee

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2013 7:30am PDT

For Poképlayers who truly, positively, absolutely must catch them all, Nintendo is introducing an online Pokémon storage system which charges an annual fee. The Pokémon Bank will store up to 3,000 pocket monsters, safe from harm and easily transferred between games.

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"C'mon, its 42 cents a month. I thought most Shackers were stupid rich."

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Retro JRPG Grinsia coming to PC and 3DS

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2013 5:30am PDT

A port of a mobile RPG may not sound wholly exciting, but Nicalis has proven it has an eye for picking games to port (from VVVVVV to The Binding of Isaac), so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. The publisher has announced it's bringing Kemco's retro-styled RPG Grinsia to...

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"I don't see how sticking to my preset daily schedule will help on this matter!"

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New game releases of August 12-18

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 11, 2013 9:00am PDT

"Oh, the summer video game drought!" fools lament. Tush and fie! Maybe the shelves are looking a little empty, but download stores are bulging with wonders next week. My pick of the week is first-person explorer Gone Home, and we'll also get Disney Infinity, punk beat 'em up...

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"I guess that makes sense. Keep up the adequate work! Have you played Shadowrun yet? I don't ..."

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Senran Kagura Burst shakes up 3DS lineup this fall

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2013 1:40pm PDT

XSEED Games announced today that it is bringing Senran Kagura Burst to the US, a 3DS action-adventure game based on the anime and manga series.

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New game releases of July 21-28

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Shadowrun Returns backers will get to see what their cash money paid for next week, when the cyberpunk RPG finally launches. Also arriving next week are the PS3 release of Zeno Clash II, the renamed PlayStation versions of Stealth Bastard, Picross E2 for 3DS, and more.

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"I strangely enjoyed Stronghold 3, but yea, Citadels will hopefully blow that out of the water "

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The LEGO Movie Videogame announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 16, 2013 8:45am PDT

Movie tie-in games are rarely noteworthy, but the official adaptation of The LEGO Movie may well be worth our time because, well, it's made by the folks behind all the other LEGO games we've enjoyed. TT Games is bringing it to a whopping eight platforms in 2014, publisher W...

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Etrian Odyssey Untold arrives October 1

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 16, 2013 6:45am PDT

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, Atlus' jazzed-up Nintendo 3DS version of its DS RPG Etrian Odyssey, now has a price and a release date--two fairly important details for launching any video game. It'll hit store shelves and the eShop on October 1 at $39.99.

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"I've heard that its the same basic formula, there is just more of those classic anime cutscenes ..."

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New game releases of July 14-21

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 14, 2013 10:00am PDT

Next week will bring the launches of Shin Megami Tensei IV, Dynasty Warriors 8, Mystic Chronicles, Time and Eternity, and, well, some other odds and ends.

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Nintendo: layoffs not worth morale loss

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 08, 2013 12:00pm PDT

While no decent person is ever pleased to see layoffs in the video games industry, they're generally accepted as part of the way it currently runs. Not so at Nintendo, company president Satoru Iwata has said. Pleasantly, Nintendo's belief is that while layoffs will help fina...

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"Bravely Default is coming, just be patient. It's the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII we need to ..."

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New game releases of July 1-7

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 30, 2013 12:45pm PDT

For some reason or another, everyone's being very coy about what they're releasing next week. Or perhaps almost nothing is coming out. We're getting the PC edition of gore 'em up Mortal Kombat, drive 'em up Trackmania 2 Valley, vamp 'em up Dark (delayed at short notice from ...

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"I feel like I was just listening to a Giantbombcast where they mocked a game with a similar name ..."

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New game releases of June 24-30

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 23, 2013 6:00am PDT

Next week's positively bulging and throbbing with new releases, ready to cut an artery and spray our open mouths full of wonderful new games. Or something. As well as Company of Heroes 2, we'll be getting Deadpool, PC editions of the Joe Danger Games, Magic 2014, PlayStation...

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"What sucks is how stupid and over-the-top they went with Deadpool, over at Marvel. He was ..."

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3DS StreetPass to meet people through WiFi hotspots

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 13, 2013 11:15am PDT

How often do you take your Nintendo 3DS out StreetPassing with you? Less than Nintendo would hope, evidently. It's adding a new way to meet people on StreetPass in North America and Europe, simply by visiting a Nintendo Zone WiFi hotspot that someone else has been near at so...

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"I hope some of this is implemented in the next couple of months. The streetpass features of ..."

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate preview: shadow of a doubt

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2013 11:00am PDT

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate attempts to distill the concepts from its console siblings into a portable game, but an E3 demo seemed lacking some key qualities.

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Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl coming to 3DS

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Developer and publisher Atlus is bringing another of its RPGs over from Japan for your niche playing pleasure--another remake of another of its RPGs, in fact. Jazzing up the original Etrian Odyssey for Nintendo 3DS, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is due this fall...

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"Do you ever need to use a secondary group of characters? I played for a while but got bored ..."

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Mighty Switch Force 2 blazes onto 3DS eShop June 11

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 04, 2013 1:30pm PDT

WayForward is celebrating their 23rd anniversary by releasing Mighty Switch Force 2, a sequel to their 2009 Nintendo 3DS downloadable platformer

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"I really love WayForward's games, but it would be nice if they'd say something one way or the ..."

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