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The Starship Damrey Review

In the gaming days of yore, things like tutorials, objective markers, and pop-up hints were very uncommon. For some, these forms of guidance take away exploration, self-discovery, and challenge, and they yearn for more titles to be like those of old. The developer duo Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko apparently agree, because that's the basis for Starship Damrey, their entry in Level-5's Guild02 compilation.

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Attack of the Friday Monsters A Tokyo Tale Review

Remember what it was like being a kid? Playing outside, making up weird games with friends, being confused by everything that grown ups do, and having an overactive imagination? If so, good, because that's exactly the nostalgia Japanese developer Millennium Kitchen taps into in Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale.

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Bugs vs. Tanks Review

Level-5's Guild series is an interesting concept. Released in physical format for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, both Guild01 and Guild02 contain games developed by famous Japanese developers. Strangely, none of the games go together, and each offers a completely different experience. It's an eclectic assortment of titles, to be sure, and thankfully most are available in the West via the 3DS eShop. All are worth playing, but the worst of the bunch is easily Keiji ...

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6 Minutes of Super Mario 3D World Footage is the Cat’s Pajamas

Nintendo has released 6 minutes of in-game footage for their latest entry in the Mario franchise, Super Mario 3D World. The video is an overview of most of the game’s features, including all of the power-ups, which include the new Cat Suit (pictured above), and some of the co-op features. Up to four players can participate at a time, and can select either Mario, Luigi, Toad or Princess Peach. Each of them have different skills that make each stage a…

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Assassin’s Creed IV, Watch Dogs DLC Only Sony Exclusive for 6 Months

The bonus downloadable content for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 versions of Assassin’s Creed IV and Watch Dogs will only be Sony-exclusive for 6 months. This comes from a report by Shacknews, who pointed at that in a recent trailer for the Playstation 4 (featured below), the fine print that appears at the bottom of the screen (during the section when the 60 minutes of extra gameplay is advertised)  reads “6 month exclusive”.  Timed ...

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EU PS Plus Dark Souls II and Destiny of Spirits Betas Incoming

The beta for Dark Souls II will be available to European PS Plus subscribers this Sunday. Starting at 7 a.m. GMT on the 27th, players will get to try and survive in the punishing, brutal world that is Dark Souls II. Here’s more from the official announcement, courtesy of the Playstation Blog:  Developed by From Software, Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the punishing 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG ...

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Wii U Deluxe Ditches Nintendo Land, Now Offers New Super Mario Bros. U

The black, 32GB Wii U Deluxe no longer comes with Nintendo Land, and is now being packaged with New Super Mario Bros. U. As an added bonus, it also comes with New Super Luigi Bros. U, which was originally released as downloadable content over the Summer.  Nintendo Land, while never receiving praise like the Wii’s pack-in game Wii Sports, was a nifty little game that featured mini-games starring famous Nintendo characters. While not a great launch title, ...

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Dreamcast Version of ToeJam and Earl 3 Found

A prototype version of ToeJam and Earl 3 for the Sega Dreamcast has been discovered. A user by the name of ZakhooiTM on Assembler, a forum that focuses on video game oddities, posted these findings and included some video footage of this unreleased game. ZakhooiTM plans on releasing it to the public  through a fundraising drive. In the meantime, check out 30 minutes of gameplay footage below. It’s definitely an early build, and how much of the game is ...

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7th Guest and 11th Hour on Steam, Sequel in the Works

Trilobyte Games has made their classic PC titles The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour available on Steam. Here’s more from the official press release, courtesy of Gamasutra:  “We’re delighted to offer our fans a new way to purchase and play our legacy games,” said Rob Landeros, co-founder, creative director and CEO of Trilobyte Games. “Our fans have been asking for Steam versions of our titles, and we’re pleased to now be associated with Valve, and the Steam ...

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UK Retailers Offering 2DS for £99

Select UK retail outlets are now selling the Nintendo 2DS for £99, according to a report from MCV. The best deal is at Argos, which not only offers the 2DS at the discounted price, but it comes with two extra games: LEGO The Lord of the Rings, and Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed. The sans 3D handheld can also be purchased for £99 online courtesy of Tesco Direct and Amazon. Those that prefer the brick and mortar experience can find this…

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