Editorials

Dear Capcom: Please Bring Back Rival Schools, the Persona of Fighting Games (Without Cuts this Time)

The Justice Gakuen series of fighting games deserves a second chance on modern consoles, with all of its original features intact.


Back in 1998, PlayStation fans were treated to a lovely gem titled Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Legion of Heroes, translated in the west as Rival Schools: United by Fate. Two years later, in that magical era of dreams in which the Dreamcast was at its brief peak, the series made the jump to Sega's console with Moero! Justice Gakuen (Project Justice). Then, unfortunately, the IP sank into semi-obscurity, possibly choked by the demise of the Dreamcast and by the stiff competition during the golden age of fighting games....

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Osiris: New Dawn “Proteus II Unearthed” Update Now Available; Gets New Trailer

A new update bringing a new ranger class, mission system, upgraded graphics and much more has been released for space survival game Osiris: New Dawn. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 7:42 AM
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Dreamfall Chapters Gets New Video that Introduces Characters and Storylines

A new trailer for the upcoming adventure title Dreamfall Chapters has been released. The new trailer showcases two of the game's characters and a brief look into their past. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 7:19 AM
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Vertical Strike Endless Challenge Now Available on PC; Receives New Launch Trailer

Vertical Strike Endless Challenge takes to the skies today on PC. Alongside the release of the game we also have a new trailer that shows off some gameplay. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 7:00 AM
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PS4/PS Vita Exclusive Blue Reflection Gets New Screenshots Showing First DLC, a Sailor Bikini Set

Blue Reflection's first DLC has been exposed, quite literally. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 6:04 AM
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PS4/PS Vita Exclusive God Wars: Future Past Gets New Trailer and Free Summer DLC

Kadokawa Games gives a new glimpse of its strategy JRPG God Wars, with a bonus touch of summer. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 5:51 AM
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Watch Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Play Sea of Thieves in Charming Gameplay Video

Microsoft's Xbox Division head Phil Spencer looks like he's having fun playing Sea of Thieves at Rare. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 4:52 AM
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Sony: PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR “Continue to Sell Well;” PS4 Is in the “Harvest Phase”

Sony explains that PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR are doing well, while the PS4 platform as a whole is harvesting profits. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 4:31 AM
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Sony and Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest XI Special PS4 and New 2DS XL Consoles; They’re Beautiful

Stars align as Sony and Nintendo announce two special consoles at the same time, for the same game: Dragon Quest XI. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 3:25 AM
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Iwaihime: Matsuri Looks Truly Terrifying in Debut Trailer

NIS launched the debut trailer for the horror visual novel Iwaihime: Matsuri, coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on July 20 in Japan. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 2:48 AM
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Capcom Teases “Major” Unannounced Game; Focus on Multiplatform Development Including Nintendo Switch

Capcom outlines its strategy for the current fiscal year, teasing a "major" unannounced game and pledging a focus on multiplatform development, including Nintendo Switch. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 2:40 AM
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Switch Exclusive ARMS Shows New Fighter Helix in New Gameplay Video

Nintendo launched a new character trailer for their fighter ARMS, coming to Nintendo Switch on June 16. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 2:32 AM
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60 Million PS4 Shipped by Sony by March 31st, 2017; Predicts 78 Million Units by March 2018

Sony announces its financial results, including an update on PS4 shipments. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 2:09 AM
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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC gets First Direct Feed Screenshots

Koei Tecmo unveils its new game Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi, for PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 1:19 AM
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New JRPG Zanki Zero by Danganronpa Team for PS4 and PS Vita Gets First Direct Feed Artwork

Spike Chunsoft shows off the key artwork of its mysterious JRPG Zanki Zero. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 12:24 AM
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First Code Vein Trailer Teased by Bandai Namco with New 1080p Screenshots, Coming in Four Days

Bandai Namco teases Code Vein's first trailer with new images, while providing a firm date for the premiere. ...Read More

on April 28, 2017 12:12 AM
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3DS Exclusive Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Presents New Character Nemesia in New Trailer

New Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology videos showcases the new character Nemesia and more. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 11:56 PM
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PS4 Exclusive NiOh Gets Glorious 1080p Screenshots Showing Date Masamune, Story DLC and Free Update

Koei Tecmo released another batch of screenshots showcasing NiOh's upcoming DLC "Dragon of the North." ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 10:38 PM
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Nintendo Won’t Have an E3 Press Conference this Year, As Usual

As it did over the past few years, Nintendo won't host a press conference at E3 2017. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 10:08 PM
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New Nintendo 2DS XL Announced; First Details, Pictures and Trailer Shared [UPDATED]

Nintendo presents the New 2DS XL with a surprise announcement. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 9:55 PM
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Mobile Puzzle Game Wilful Kitty Launches on iOS and Android Today to Teach Us a Lesson

Wilful Kitty is a casual puzzler where you try to feed a cat enough treats to make it run around your house like mad, naturally giving you a high score. It also aims to inform people that pets need to be well taken care of. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 9:17 PM
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MMORPG Neverwinter Hit Fifteen Million Worldwide Registered Players

Neverwinter, the Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG by Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios, has reached a new highest player count across all platforms. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 9:10 PM
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link Figure Available for Pre-Order

Real Action Heroes has crafter a nearly 12 inch tall figure of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that is fully equipped and sporting a full fabric outfit. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 9:04 PM
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New Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Introduces the Evil Darkseid

Darkseid shows all of its hate in the new Injustice 2 trailer. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 7:39 PM
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God of War’s Story Takes Place Well Before the Vikings

Expecting to see vikings in the upcoming PS4 exclusive from SIE Santa Monica Studio: God of War? Well don't, because they won't be there. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 6:54 PM
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Volume Rated for Xbox One by PEGI

Today, PEGI, the European game ratings board, rated Volume on Xbox One, suggesting that the game could be making its way to Microsoft's console sometime in the future. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 6:41 PM
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PS Vita Exclusive The Caligula Effect Details its Unique Battle System in New English Trailer

Atlus launched a new trailer for the FuRyu developed RPG The Caligula Effect, coming digitally to PlayStation Vita on May 5 in North America and Europe. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 6:17 PM
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Microsoft: “Gaming Is a Key Scenario;” Talks Xbox, Streaming and Project Scorpio: “Look forward to E3”

Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amy Hood talk about the performance of the gaming business, teasing E3 announcements. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 6:05 PM

Loot Rascals Review — Weird, But In a Great Way

Loot Rascals Review — Weird, But In a Great Way

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on April 27, 2017 4:34 PM

Developer Hollow Ponds' indie game Loot Rascals on PlayStation 4 is a frankly bizarre game touching a ton of different genres.


For whatever reason, I just can't seem to rip myself away from developer Hollow Ponds' Loot Rascals. In the two months since the game's release, too many amazing games have come out: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Mass Effect: Andromeda just to name a few. But for two months straight, with no exception, before starting any serious game session I knock out a 15 minute game in Loot Rascals – the weirdest, most hypnotizing game I've touched on the PlayStation 4....

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Microsoft’s Gaming Revenue Grows due to Xbox Live, Digital and Strong Game Lineup

Microsoft announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, including details about the Xbox business. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 4:14 PM
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Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope Valtos Update Launches with Thrilling Trailer

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope's Valtos Update has launched with a spectacular trailer. ...Read More

on April 27, 2017 4:11 PM