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Parasite Eve Had More In Common With Final Fantasy Than Horror Games

Square wasn’t pulling punches when they developed their very first M-rated survival horror game, Parasite Eve. In the opening scene, the main character, Aya Brea, attends an opera where the entire audience spontaneously combusts. But what makes Parasite Eve so unique is that it shares more in common with Final Fantasy…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This used to be Tokiwa Musen, which billed itself as Akihabara’s “oldest, smallest game shop.”

This used to be Tokiwa Musen, which billed itself as Akihabara’s “oldest, smallest game shop.” This is where you used to be able to go to get new releases for heavily-discounted prices, conveniently located right near the train station exit. Now it’s three Coke machines. Bummer.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The most worthless 3DS game in the world?

The most worthless 3DS game in the world? Probably Monster Hunter 4, which sold a colossal 4 million copies in Japan, more than almost anything else. Now they can’t give them away; witness a whole pile of minty-fresh copies in this 100-yen (about $1) bin outside the store Surugaya in Akihabara today.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here Are A Bunch Of Other Video Game Nipples

Last week the world was shaken by the startling revelation that everyone’s favourite former plumber has nipples. We should have seen this coming, really. Despite some debate, we’ve been told in no uncertain terms that Mario is a human. And the standard configuration of a human includes two nipples. But this revelation…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here Are A Bunch Of Other Video Game Nipples

Last week the world was shaken by the startling revelation that everyone’s favourite former plumber has nipples. We should have seen this coming, really. Despite some debate, we’ve been told in no uncertain terms that Mario is a human. And the standard configuration of a human includes two nipples. But this revelation…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Cooking Game Looks Delicious, Feels Stressful

It’s 5:30, and I realize in half an hour I’ll be slammed with customers. Before they all get here I need to unclog the toilets, take out the trash, refill the drink machine, and prep the hot dogs, corndogs and pretzels. Before I get a chance, someone orders some fucking nachos. Cook Serve Delicious 2 […]

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Infinite Warfare’s Final Zombies Map Is Both Nostalgic And Infuriating

The Beast From Beyond zombies map that closes out Call of Duty Infinite Warfare’s run of map packs reintroduces players to the alien Cryptids from the Extinction mode in 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. That’s cool, but it does so in a way that makes even the early rounds of the map hard to enjoy.Read […]

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The First Japanese Evo Will Be A Bit Different

Despite a long history spanning back to 1996, the Evolution Championship Series has never held an event outside the United States. That’s all going to change come January 2018, as the organization plans to host the inaugural Evo Japan in Tokyo, with a few notable changes that set it apart from the main tournament…Read more… […]

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Destiny 2 Players Will No Longer Have To Google Where To Find Xur

Getting great loot in Destiny 2 means hunting down Xur, the mysterious squid-faced weapons merchant who probably feels strange to kiss. In Destiny, that meant searching the Tower high and low until you stumbled upon him. Thankfully, it’s much easier this time around.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Yakuza’s Villain Is One Of Gaming’s Best

Sephiroth, Liquid Snake, Ganondorf; video games have some wonderful villains. But making bad guy who is both frightening and sympathetic is a challenge. Yakuza nails it, creating what might be gaming’s best antagonist. We take a look how they pull it off in this critical video.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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