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Spelunker HD hits PSN; retro cave explorers rejoice

on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Guess who’s back? The cult classic cave exploration game returns, and is given the HD treatment courtesy of Tozai Games. This reimagining of the classic 1983 Tim Martin platformer contains all the fun and challenge of the original, but with bold new 3D graphics, 100 new levels, and both co-op and competitive multiplayer modes for up to six players.  Sheila Boughten...

Marvel Pinball Announcement and Launch Trailer

on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

The classic game of pinball is getting a face lift with a little help from some of Marvel’s most celebrated heroes. Due out on Xbox Live and PSN shortly before Christmas, Zen Studios’ Marvel Pinball consists of four super hero-themed pinball tables integrating artwork, themes and music inspired by the Marvel Universe. Here’s an excerpt from its official release: Use...

Radiant Historia: Atlus USA’s epic throwback time travel RPG

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on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

  Atlus USA announced the North American release for Radiant Historia, the company’s new, internally-developed time travel RPG for Nintendo DS. A throwback to beloved 16-bit RPGs of yesteryear, Radiant Historia combines hand-drawn 2D graphics, a position-based battle system, and what’s described as “one of the best soundtracks in recent memory”...

Project Draco and beyond: Japanese developers reveal Kinect titles

on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 | By Tim Torres

We got some new info by way of Famitsu and about some of Japan’s most prominent Kinect titles, including a new game from Grasshopper’s Suda 51 (Killer 7, No More Heroes). Called Codename D (any relation to the Saturn game?), Suda’s action game is set in an amusement park filled with terrifying animal-like creatures. Using Kinect, you become...

Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming Gear

on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

It’s that time of year again, folks. Holiday lists abound – games, gear, 8-bit ties. So much stuff! All of it cool! How can you possibly decide what to buy for loved ones (and yourself)? That’s where we come in. Here are our must have gaming gear for the 2010 holiday season. Now get to buyin’. Gunnar Gaming Glasses (Starting at $79.00) Gunnar glasses eliminate...

Black Friday: GameStop PS3, Xbox 360, Wii bundles, and more

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on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

This weekend, Kotaku had a  number of tipsters send in images of the upcoming GameStop Black Friday ads. Some of the best deals include: -Buy any 4 GB xbox 360, and get your choice of Madden 11 or Medal of Honor for free $199.99 -Buy any black or white Wii bundle and get Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and Just Dance 1 for free $199.99 -Buy and 160 GB PS3 and get The God of...

Video Games Live: Level 2 (DVD) Review – Pure excellence

on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

[NOTE: This is a review of the DVD release, not the CD or Blu-Ray.] “Video Games Live combines the power of a symphony orchestra with the energy of a rock concert and all the interactivity and technology that video games provide.” That’s how Tommy Tallarico introduces his creation – a symphonic concert that translates beloved game tunes into orchestral music and throws...

An 8-bit farewell to Four Loko

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on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

Four Loko is a thoroughly modern drink: the crazy combo of energy drink and malt liquor (with organic acid and artificial flavoring thrown in for kicks) is something that previous generations never would have thought to can. While it’s no surprise that the stuff has been banned, what is surprising is the love that’s been shown for it. This past Thursday in Union Square...

Black Friday: Red hot Walmart video game deals

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on Sat, Nov 20, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

If you’ve been waiting until Black Friday to pick up a console, Walmart may have the best deal for you. They’ve got bundles for PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The PS3 bundle comes with a 160GB HD system plus Uncharted 2, Medal of Honor, and $10 in movie credits. The Xbox 360 bundle includes a 4GB slim console with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Mass Effect 2. The Wii bundle...