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First Trailer for New Ace Attorney Game, Dai Gyakuten Saiban

[Turn on annotations for subtitles] I don’t know if you heard, but the new Ace Attorney game is to take place in 19th century, Meiji Era Japan; a far departure from the slightly into the future present day of the current Ace Attorney games. While details have been slowly trickling out over the past few days, there’s now a trailer to showcase the game titled Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Adventures of Naruhodou Ryuunoske in Japan. No word yet on localization yet [...]

Shifting Roles at Zynga – Mark Pincus Steps Back from Day-to-Day Operations

Zynga founder Mark Pincus has decided to take a step back from the day-to-day operations of the social gaming giant. This move was apparently a long time coming, as he and CEO Don Mattrick had been working through a period of transition over the past 10 months: “I had wanted to stay on doing the product role for a while, because I wanted to put my hands on the product and make sure the company continued to also pursue its [...]

 

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Commerical Shows Off Songs and Modes

Square Enix Japan uploaded yet another promotional video on its YouTube channel preparing Japan for this week’s launch of their 3DS title, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. The montage shows off iconic scenes from past entries in the franchise and also highlights the various modes that will be available in the title such as the field mode and battle mode. Square Enix has also confirmed that the first DLC pack for the game, which comes with two bonus songs, will [...]

 

Indie Games, Mainstream? Golden Girls vs Capcom? – Twinfinite Discusses

We’re back with another Twinfinite Discusses! While Alex and Austin still haven’t returned from their honeymoon, Muaz joined Andy and I once again to talk about the topics and questions you sent us in. Here’s an episode on whether indie games will ever truly be mainstream, what kind of gaming hybrid filled with different game mechanics we’d love to make together, and which TV shows would make fantastic video games.

 

Lumena Bounces to iOS in May

Minimalist rhythm games are a dime a dozen, but Lumena is trying to do something a bit different. Minimalist titles don’t have much to go for, but this really brings back my nostalgia of the classic game Simon. The way Lumena will be different is that it works to combine color coordination with brick breaker by having the player time the shots of the wheel around them. I’ve included the trailer above so you can get a sneak peak, but [...]

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is Coming West

One of the biggest names in anime is coming west with Bandai Namco’s revelation today that Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is being localized for the PS Vita. For those who haven’t heard of the show or the books, it was a big hit that dealt with characters interacting inside the various worlds of an MMORPG. It was a very controversial anime with many fans and many detractors, but ultimately the book’s concept worked well enough for adaptation into gaming. [...]

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Announced

I was quite surprised by Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. I had always had a natural distrust of any Pac-Man title that was in 3D. Since this was based on a cartoon as well my hopes weren’t very high. Fortunately Namco produced a surprisingly good platformer.  What really kept the game interesting was the variations of abilities Pac-Man would assume during levels and how they worked with the enemies inside. Expanding upon the simple ghost munching mechanics with complex abilities [...]

Demon Gaze Review – Is That a Vocaloid?

Do you know about the concept of the “Gaze”? It’s a popular philosophical notion whose origins I don’t want to delve too deeply into but is commonly associated with the newer term of the “Male Gaze”. Basically, it’s a power dynamic that gives or takes power from an individual depending on whether they are on the giving or receiving end of this “Gaze”. I bring this up because the new dungeon-crawler Demon Gaze actively gives you a power in which [...]

Amazon Deals Today Include Titanfall and Arkham Origins

Our on staff secret agents have sniffed out a number of deals that are going to take place today on Amazon. Some are already ongoing while others will trickle out throughout the day. This isn’t your typical bargain bin sale either. Big name games such as Titanfall, Arkham Origins, and even Turtle Beach Headsets are set to receive a deep discount at some point today. Check below for a the full list of games, links to each page, sale prices, [...]

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Confirmed For Western Release

Square Enix North America has just uploaded a brand new video on its YouTube channel, promoting a new title for the 3DS. And that game is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. That’s right, Square Enix has finally confirmed a Western release for the title this year. The trailer shows off new tracks (well, they’re actually old tracks that are new to Theatrhythm) including Figaro Castle from FFVI, and Someday The Dream Will End from FFX. Curtain Call will also feature [...]

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