/  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Weekend Contributing Writer at DualShockers. Been gaming since getting an SNES with Super Mario World in the late 90s. My favorite games include Persona 4, Chrono Trigger, Sly 2/3, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and Shining Force.
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Your Weekly PVC: Gensoky-No Edition

It's been a rather slow week for videogame figures, probably to make up for how busy last week was. There really isn't much coming out at all right now, likely because everyone's holding stuff back until the ...Read More

on December 11, 2011 6:30 PM
3 Editorials

Best Videogame Arrangement Albums of 2011

I've always been a big fan of great soundtracks, inside and outside of videogames, but no other audiovisual medium seems to appreciate those soundtracks like videogames do, as indicated by the big field of videogame arrangement albums. ...Read More

on December 11, 2011 4:27 PM
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Duke Nukem Forever Gets the DLC We’ve All Been Clamoring For

I believe that EDF toy's face expresses how most people feel about this development. ...Read More

on December 11, 2011 3:00 PM
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ModDB and IndieDB Release Top 100 Mods and Indie Games Lists

ModDB and IndieDB, the open source databases for mods and indie games, respectively, have released their user-nominated lists of the top 100 mods and indie games of the year, and they're both quite good lists; if you're ...Read More

on December 11, 2011 2:05 PM
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VGAs 2011: Metal Gear: Rising Trailer “Premieres”

Even though the trailer leaked earlier today, some of the commentary from Kojima might be worth noting. According to him, Rising has developed into an "all-new game", which is probably just an easy way of saying that ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 10:06 PM
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VGAs 2011: New Diablo III Trailer Is Blizzard-Quality

I must say, I can't really do this trailer justice until you see it. Blizzard released a new trailer for Diablo III, and it was lovely. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 9:57 PM
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VGAs 2011: New Bioshock Infinite Trailer Isn’t Especially New

Despite building it up as a big premiere, the new trailer for Bioshock Infinite didn't show too much new stuff. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 9:56 PM
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VGAs 2011: Epic Games Premieres Survival Game Fortnite

In a... surprising move, Cliffy B came out to premiere a new game from Epic Games: Fortnite, which he says will be focused around "survival". ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 9:42 PM
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VGAs 2011: Premiere Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man Shown

I don't know why a tired, old Tony Hawk came out to premiere it, but they showed the first trailer for Beenox's game for The Amazing Spider-Man movie. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 9:08 PM
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VGAs 2011: Alan Wake: American Nightmare Trailer Shown

In what's apparently not going to be a direct sequel, Alan Wake: American Nightmare will chronicle the continuing adventures of the writer who seems to keep getting into trouble. This time he's up against Scratch, an antagonist ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 8:57 PM
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VGAs 2011: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots Has More Terrorists

A new Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots trailer features what look to be the game's antagonists: a group of terrorists that fight against the US's economic oligarchy. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 8:45 PM
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VGAs 2011: BioWare Reveals Command & Conquer Generals 2

Yeah, I wasn't expecting it either.

It was a short trailer, but it showed some footage of trucks and helicopters flying around a bombed-out city, followed by the game's logo. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 8:33 PM
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VGAs 2011: The Last of Us Premiere Trailer Shown

Naughty Dog kicked off the spree of VGA trailers with theirs for The Last of Us. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 8:19 PM
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Bastion Getting Free DLC

Though Supergiant Games said they wouldn't produce DLC for Bastion, since the game was intended to serve as a complete, stand-alone experience, they've announced some for it anyway. (At least they recognized what they said previously.) ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 5:00 PM
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Edmund McMillen Confirms Christmas Update for Binding of Isaac, And More

According to his Formspring, Edmund McMillen still has a lot in store for The Binding of Isaac, including a Christmas update and a "MEGA expansion" he might do in 2012 that will double the game's content. ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 4:00 PM
8 Editorials

Best Chiptune Albums of 2011

2011 was a pretty great year for chiptunes, with several new and established acts releasing material that really knocked my socks off. The scene is starting to pick up a lot of steam, but I think that ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 3:05 PM
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ShockSmith: Week 4

I feel like I'm starting to settle into a grind of sorts with Rocksmith. Most of the "fun" has started to wear off, and I'm now aware of the long road that lies ahead, much the same ...Read More

on December 10, 2011 11:00 AM
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Might and Delight Announce Pid, a Beautiful 2D Platformer

Today, Swedish developer Might and Delight, a small studio of ex-EA and Capcom employees, announced their first game: Pid, a 2D platformer about a young boy stranded on a planet of robots, trying to find his way ...Read More

on December 6, 2011 9:49 PM
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Sound Design, The True Achievement of Modern Gaming, Part 3

[Part 1; Part 2]

After the PS1 generation, MIDI synths were still heavily used (and are still heavily used today), but the quality of the synths improved so much that it's not an issue anymore. But the ...Read More

on December 4, 2011 3:03 PM
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Dungeon Defenders Is $3.75 on Steam Today

From 10AM today (Pacific Time) to 10AM tomorrow, Dungeon Defenders, the acclaimed tower defense/action RPG from Trendy Entertainment is only $3.75 on Steam, an excellent deal for what I've heard (almost universally) is an equally excellent ...Read More

on December 4, 2011 2:07 PM
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Your Weekly PVC: Astounding Lack of Chili Dogs Edition

I guess the chili dogs thing doesn't carry as much weight for Japanese Sonic fans. Or maybe since the new Nendoroid of Sonic is based off of his "Classic" form (from Sonic Generations) they left it out ...Read More

on December 4, 2011 12:30 PM
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Japanese Virtual Console Getting Classic MegaTen SRPG

Yeah, the Shin Megami Tensei series had a few SRPGs about a decade before Devil Survivor was a thing. Majin Tensei II was one of them, and it fits in with a lot of the old-school SMT ...Read More

on December 4, 2011 11:30 AM
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Get Your Own Portable SNES For Eighty Bones

Let's say you're on a flight, and you really feel like playing some of your classic SNES games that you happen to have packed away in your backpack. (Good luck fitting many in there.) How am ...Read More

on December 3, 2011 9:00 PM
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Find Your True Self: How Persona 4: The Animation Royally Screwed Up

[Warning: this article contains spoilers for Persona 4 and Persona 4: The Animation (up to episode eight, but events that will occur later in the series are mentioned), as well as discussion of homophobia and sexism, so ...Read More

on December 3, 2011 4:30 PM
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New Danimal Cannon Album Released, Is Some of His Best Work

LSDJ-based chiptune musician/guitar virtuoso Danimal Cannon (known for his work in bands like Metroid Metal, Armcannon, and Weaponex) just released his new album, Roots, full of some of the best uses of LSDJ I've heard in a ...Read More

on December 3, 2011 2:00 PM
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ShockSmith: Week 3

Man, it's been a while since I've listened to anything by Silversun Pickups. I really enjoyed the garage rock/shoegaze sound they had in their first album, but then they replaced that with a more generic, Muse-esque alt-rock ...Read More

on December 3, 2011 11:00 AM
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Dj Cutman Discusses DDR, Dubstep, and DJ Techniques

Chiptune/videogame music mixer Dj Cutman (yes, the lowercase J is intentional) has been picking up steam lately, and if you listen to his stuff, it's clear why. Combining classic videogame themes with modern dance music (notably house ...Read More

on December 2, 2011 10:00 AM
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UK Best Buys Having Massive Farewell Sale Tomorrow

Countries outside of the US generally don't get in on our sales, but it looks like Best Buy have chosen an appropriate time to sell off most of their inventory in the UK. Tomorrow, on what is ...Read More

on November 27, 2011 6:00 PM
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Your Weekly PVC: More Anime Jeans Edition

I'll never understand anime jeans. If anything, they're a tribute to how effective branding can be; people will buy anything if you slap their favorite anime on it, even really bad jeans that you could buy for ...Read More

on November 27, 2011 5:30 PM
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BabyGamer: Metal Gear Solid

Despite being a big fan of the rest of the Metal Gear Solid series, I've never finished the original game. Yeah, it's pretty sacrilegious, I know. I never even touched a game in the series until getting ...Read More

on November 27, 2011 5:00 PM