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Dark Souls 2 'Black Armor Weapons Pack' gives a starter boost

Dark Souls 2 'Black Armor Weapons Pack' gives a starter boost

The Black Armor and Collector's Editions of Dark Souls 2 will include access to a "Black Armor Weapons Pack," letting you use a special set of armor and weapons early. The set is pretty extensive, and would naturally make the game a bit easier at the outset, so Dark Souls devotees are more likely to go without.

Read more: Early access to scads of weapons »

"They are fucking great. Of course, I'm a huge mecha fan so I may be a bit biased. Also looking ..."
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Dead Rising 3 preview: co-op joyrides

Dead Rising 3 preview: co-op joyrides

Dead Rising 3 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting next-gen launch games this year. It's certainly shaped up quite significantly since its E3 reveal, which featured a sluggish framerate, overly serious tone, and rather forced use of SmartGlass.

Many of these issues have been addressed in the latest build we saw. For example, the game is running much more smoothly No longer does it seem like Xbox One is choking on the hundreds of zombies on screen. According to Capcom Vancouver, the boosted GPU and CPU speed helped significantly. "Just with that update, performance has gone through the roof," we were told.

Read more: Say hello to my Rollerhawg »

"This is easily my most anticipated launch title. Millions of zombies, a huge city to explore and ..."
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Crimson Dragon preview: barrel rolling with Kinect

Crimson Dragon preview: barrel rolling with Kinect

Crimson Dragon is seen by many as a spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon. With series creator Yukio Futatsugi serving as director on this new on-rails dragon-based shooting game, it's easy to see why.

The game has been under-the-radar for quite some time. While originally designed as a Kinect-exclusive game for Xbox 360, the project has since moved to Xbox One. Switching platforms opened up a new possibility for developer Grounding: not only does their shooter use Kinect, it uses a controller as well.

Read more: Kinect voice controls, Rez targeting »

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Ace Combat Infinity preview: free-to-play done right

Ace Combat Infinity preview: free-to-play done right

Perhaps the most impressive of Namco Bandai's upcoming free-to-play efforts is Ace Combat Infinity. It certainly doesn't hurt that Project Aces' PS3 game is absolutely gorgeous. Utilizing the latest version of their engine, it looks absolutely phenomenal. However, it also looks to offer a fully-featured campaign, with a free-to-play model that doesn't appear to be intrusive at all.

Read more: 'Pay for fancy' »

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Tekken Revolution's free-to-play fights attract younger players

Tekken Revolution's free-to-play fights attract younger players

Namco Bandai's free-to-play fighter Tekken Revolution launched amongst the buzz and hubbub of E3. And while it could have been lost in the noise, it appears the title has been a resounding success for the Tekken team. At Tokyo Game Show, the company revealed that there have been more than two million downloads on the PS3 so far, with the largest audience coming from North America.

One of the reasons why Tekken Revolution is so exciting for series producer Katsuhiro Harada is that it's introducing the franchise to a whole new audience. "The audience is quite young," Harada told us, saying that the free-to-play game appeals to teens, versus the franchise's typical fanbase of 25-35 year olds. Revolution is also attracting players who may have skipped more recent entries into the franchise.

Read more: Why it's a PS3 exclusive »

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Strider video shows off eight minutes of gameplay

Strider video shows off eight minutes of gameplay

Strider is coming back. In a new eight minute gameplay video, you'll get to see what attendees of Tokyo Game Show got to play. In the demo Hiryu runs and slashes his way through a Metroidvania environment. Along the way, he'll collect various power-ups that allow him to access new parts of the level. For example, a charge attack will not only break through enemy shields, but power generators that unlock new doors. A slide attack will help you dodge bullet fire, but also bust through low grates that hide new passageways.

The video ends with a battle against a robotic dragon, and should give you a good idea of the kind of chaotic action Capcom is going for with their modern-day throwback.

Watch: Strider slashes dragons »

"Okay, so I know this demo was obviously intended to be a fast, frenetic run-through, and that ..."
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Museum of Simulation Technology plays with perspective, wins big at TGS

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Museum of Simulation Technology plays with perspective, wins big at TGS

Every year, Tokyo Game Show is home to Sense of Wonder Night, a celebration of indie games. This year, one game managed to win the hearts of both the judges and the audience.

Albert Shih's "Museum of Simulation Technology" plays with forced perspective. By grabbing objects, players can change the size of objects in the world to solve puzzles. Other gameplay elements are slowly introduced, like the ability to rotate objects and portals--and yes, portals do make puzzle games better.

Play: the game »

"That looks pretty awesome. Will download later and check it out."
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La-Mulana 2 announced, aiming for less confusion

La-Mulana 2 announced, aiming for less confusion

Indie developer Nigoro has announced La-Mulana 2, a follow-up to the retro-styled 2D platformer. Director Takumi Naramura says the sequel will still be difficult as ever, but the studio wants to make it less confusing. It's expected to launch on PC next year, and should look similar to the various La-Mulana ports, as it's using the engine from the remake.

Read more: Making a clearer La-Mulana »

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die makes Kinect exciting again

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die makes Kinect exciting again

Although Kinect is bundled with every Xbox One, Microsoft hasn't made a very compelling argument for how it will benefit gamers. Sure, Kinect voice commands have the potential to be cool, but where are the games? Well, here's one: D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die.

The upcoming cel-shaded adventure from Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka Suehiro ('Swery65') doesn't require Kinect. However, it's precisely the kind of game that's clearly made better by motion controls.

Read more: Gimmicky but fun »

"AH! Thats kind of refreshing and over the top Kinect gameplay is the sort of things that can ..."
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Xbox One's new Dashboard: simpler, better

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Xbox One's new Dashboard: simpler, better

Xbox One will launch with a new Dashboard. Taking obvious design cues from Windows 8, Microsoft's approach with its next-gen console is simplicity. With each Xbox 360 update adding more clutter and more ads, it's refreshing to see the company go back to basics. Whereas Xbox 360 had you swiping through multiple blades--a remnant of the original 360 Dashboard--Xbox One puts everything you need on one page.

You'll be able to quickly launch (or resume) the game you're currently playing by hitting the big featured box. Underneath that are four boxes that are dynamically propagated with your most recently used apps and games. Many apps, like your friends list, will reside in memory and launch instantly when accessed from this area.

Read more: New Xbox Live features »

"what... you think devs like having to support Kinect.... do you know how complicated cross ..."
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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes videos show off daytime mission, Xbox One graphics

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes videos show off daytime mission, Xbox One graphics

Kojima Productions showed off a first look of the next-gen version of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes at TGS last week. Apparently, Kojima did much more than show off 12 minutes of footage. In fact, he took time to show off a brand new daytime level and footage from the Xbox One version of the game.

Our first look at the game had us a bit skeptical of some of the new additions made to the gameplay. However, you can watch the footage for yourself. Be warned, as is typical of footage from Kojima's studio, it's quite lengthy.

Watch: Lots of new footage »

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Deep Down is free-to-play on PS4

Deep Down is free-to-play on PS4

Deep Down made quite a first impression when it debuted at Sony's PS4 reveal event. And while it may have AAA production values and pretty next-gen visuals, Capcom has announced that its upcoming online dungeon crawler will also be free-to-play.

Read more: Beta coming near Japanese PS4 launch »

"After seeing what seems to be slower comabt, I'm a little relieve it isn't Dragon's Dogma 2. I ..."
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Sony taking a loss on PS4, but expects profit off of 'initial purchase'

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Sony taking a loss on PS4, but expects profit off of 'initial purchase'

In spite of its $600 price tag, Sony famously took a huge hit with every PS3 sold. With the exception of Nintendo, it's common practice for console manufacturers to sell their consoles below cost, subsidizing hardware for profits made up by software and accessory sales. PS4 continues that trend.

Sony's Masayasu Ito wouldn't reveal exactly how much the company is losing with each PS4 sold, however he said that the company is expecting a profit "on an average user's initial purchase."

Read more: $60 deficit rumored »

"All the boxes for both systems are sold out and will be into next year, at which point if MS ..."
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Capcom announces iOS RPG Blade Fantasia

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Capcom announces iOS RPG Blade Fantasia

Capcom announced a new role-playing game at the Tokyo Game Show, with some heavy-duty credentials behind it. Titled Blade Fantasia, it boasts Breath of Fire's Makoto Ikehara and Ace Attorney's Motohide Eshiro. The iOS game will be launching on September 26 in Japan.

Watch: The debut trailer »

"dragon era is a similar game but it's in English. japanese makes tons of great games. shamed ..."
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Deep Down TGS trailer doesn't clear up much

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Deep Down TGS trailer doesn't clear up much

So Capcom's Deep Down is an online action-RPG and has some weird futuristic framing narrative, but what exactly is the game and what is going on with its story? A new trailer out of the Tokyo Game Show won't answer either of those questions, but it will give you a look at knights throwing magic grenades at a dragon, and some cute little toys.

Watch: Warriors, bear men, and sci-fi apartments »

"Yes, I went from very excited for this title, to "I'll wait and see""
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