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Metal Slug 7′s dream date

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 5:06pm

Metal Slug 7 is full of surprises. For one it, like Dragon Quest IV, has a hidden English localization already built in the Japanese release that came out in July. You can’t get access to it by normal means, but a gray area patch with a language selector is floating around. Superficially, this sounds unnecessary […]

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Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix still lives, still coming out this year

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 3:56pm

With all of the talk about Street Fighter IV it’s easy to forget Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix even exists. Summer is almost over and the PlayStation Network / Xbox Live Arcade remake is likely to miss its summer 2008 release window. What’s going on with the project? Rey Jimenez, Associate Producer at […]

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The evolution of Kazuma Kiryu’s suit

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 3:38pm

Non scanned from a magazine screenshots of Yakuza 3 are out. Alright! This gives me an excuse to compare Kazuma Kiryu since he’s the protagonist in the two PlayStation 2 Yakuza games and Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 for the Playstation 3.   This is Kazuma in Yakuza….     … Yakuza 2 (just came out […]

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Judge Magister Gabranth’s helmet costs over a grand

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 2:59pm

True to life size Final Fantasy XII armor is expensive. The average rat hunter in Rabanastre can’t plunk down $1099 plus shipping and handling for a 1:1 scale Judge Magister Gabranth helmet. The Archadian empire is obviously loaded and if you are too you can pick up this collectable. The price easily eclipses all of […]

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Defining justice in Tales of Vesperia

By Rolando . September 15, 2008 . 12:22pm

When looking at early screenshots of Tales of Vesperia, I was quick in assuming the game would be a higher resolution version of Tales of Symphonia. After all, both of the games looked a bit similar to each other in visual style. It wasn’t until I began reading gameplay details of Tales of Vesperia that […]

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Xbox Live’s Favorite Soulcalibur IV Souls, Yoda Doesn’t Top The List

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 11:27am

  Playing as Yoda may have been a novelty when Soulcalibur IV first game out, but he’s far from the most popular character on Xbox Live. I chronicled 100 online fights with 100 different, random players over Xbox Live and only fought against Yoda three times. Starkiller beat Yoda with four matches. Online players were […]

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Finally, a RPG where you can design custom item sprites

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 11:01am

5bp is getting into plunging into other genres of video games in a big way. Aside from their bread and butter dating sims, 5pb has some Cave shooters and Item Getter in development. This Nintendo DS game emphasizes alchemy and item creation by allowing players to draw sprites for their custom created items. Items are […]

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Localized Rent a Hero No. 1 leaked on the internet

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 8:48am

AIA USA, the company that published Illbleed in North America, attempted in to introduce North America to Rent a Hero No.1 about four years ago. In the Rent a Hero series you play as Taro, a hired hero that can be rented to solve the town’s problems. When Taro is not finding lost children he […]

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Taking over the town in Strong Badia the Free

By Jenni . September 15, 2008 . 7:28am

The second entry in Telltale Games’ Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People saga, Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free, just came out this month. It once again continues entertaining, humorous and engaging the point-and-click adventure game that began in…

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Starcraft: The Manga

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 7:21am

The Zerg, Protoss, and Terrans races wage war in graphic novel form thanks to Tokyopop, but something feels different. Starcraft Frontline Volume 1 takes inspiration from Starship Troopers by giving the Terran troops plenty of one-liners after they blow up Hydralisks. The plot doesn’t just involve exploding Zerg into gray goo, although there are lots […]

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A WiiWare potpourri and Mega Man 2

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 6:51am

Mega Man 2 is lonely, it’s the only Virtual Console game released this week. Blasting eight robot masters and the gust blowing dragon in Wily’s lair costs 500 Wii Points. Mega Man 2 is well worth the price if you don’t already own the Mega Man: Anniversary Collection disc.   Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong […]