/  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Sto Austin is the man. Period. When not saving the world from the next generation of Metal Gears or throwing hadoukens at his detractors, chances are he's writing about someone else doing something similarly epic, possibly whilst smoking a cigar. He enjoys games with a strong emphasis on story, which typically fall into the RPG, Action/Adventure, or Horror genres, though he also has a soft spot for fighting games and has been known, when feeling saucy, to shred on some Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He currently divides his time between Florida and Maine, tromping up and down the East coast according to the whims of fate and fortune.
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Gameplay Video of New Little King’s Story

Courtesy of Konami, we've dug up a nine minute gameplay video of the forthcoming Japanese Playstation Vita title, New Little King's Story.  The video is presented in unsubtitled Japanese, but most of the key plot points ...Read More

on April 1, 2012 5:17 PM
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Layoffs at SEGA Cause Mass Cancellation of Games

Looks like Sony isn't the only company facing financial troubles lately. The once-mighty SEGA of America, faced with a 47% decrease in their annual revenue, was forced to lay off employees from many of its departments. Tweets ...Read More

on April 1, 2012 4:48 PM
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Atelier Ayesha Graces us With New Screenshots and Art

Aaaand we've got another batch of screenshots for you good people, this time from the recently announced PS3 title Atelier Ayesha. Specific details about this latest entry in the Atelier series are scant, but the alchemy-centric world ...Read More

on April 1, 2012 1:41 PM
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Contratulation!! New Ciel no Surge Screenshots, Now Featuring Engrish!

We've got some new Ciel no Surge screenshots coming your way, showing off a few character models, some menu screens in Japanese mixed with a light dollop of Engrish, and a sense of some of the game's ...Read More

on April 1, 2012 12:29 PM
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Sony Closes its Zipper For Good

Sony has officially confirmed rumors which have been circulating on Kotaku and other sites since last week, concerning the possibility of shutting down Zipper Interactive, a branch responsible for titles including SOCOM and MAG. ...Read More

on March 31, 2012 2:50 PM
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Torchlight II Pet Show

Torchlight II developer Runic Games takes some of the sting out of the game's developmental delays by releasing a video which shows off some snazzy new in-game pet designs. Some are returning favorites, but others are newcomers ...Read More

on March 31, 2012 2:10 PM
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Ruler Designer Video For Crusader Kings II

If you can't get your fill of thirteenth century mayhem from watching Game of Thrones or making repeat visits to Medieval Times, then Paradox Interactive is here to put you in the driver's seat of your own ...Read More

on March 31, 2012 12:54 PM
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New Bravely Default Screenshots

If you're curious about the world of Square Enix's upcoming 3DS title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, we've got your fix right here with a batch of new screenshots and concept art. The screenshots give us a glimpse ...Read More

on March 31, 2012 11:58 AM
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LittleBigPlanet Karting Trailer

If this is the first time you've seen footage of LittleBigPlanet Karting, be warned: it is cuter than ten baby monkeys playing pattycake with eleven baby unicorns. The trailer showcases LBPK's Kart customization, which is as whimsical ...Read More

on March 25, 2012 5:10 PM
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Epic Mickey 2 Debut Trailer

If you dig on some Mickey Mouse gaming but aren't into Kingdom Hearts, Warren Spector's got your back with the upcoming Epic Mickey 2: The Power of 2 -- and we've got the debut trailer for you. ...Read More

on March 25, 2012 2:00 PM
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Silent Hill: Book of Memories Release Date Pushed Back

Konami, speaking with RipTen, has confirmed that "Book of Memories has been delayed," and advises readers to "stay tuned for a more formal announcement." This marks the second time Book of Memories has been pushed back, ...Read More

on March 25, 2012 1:22 PM
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Square Enix Gives Kingdom Hearts the Spotlight at its Latest Stage Event

Kingdom Hearts is about to celebrate its ten year anniversary, and Square-Enix chose to honor Final Fantasy's sibling series early at a recent stage event. At the event, attendees were treated to a lengthy video showing off ...Read More

on March 25, 2012 10:49 AM
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Bioshock Movie Loses Second Director

Bioshock enthusiasts, prepare to be Bioshocked (I am so sorry for that pun, but I just can't bring myself to delete it). Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has left pre-production on the Bioshock film adaptation, following on the ...Read More

on March 24, 2012 4:04 PM
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Details Emerge About Telltale’s Walking Dead Game

An interview between Siliconera and Telltale games' CEO Dan Connors gives us some insights into Telltale's upcoming The Walking Dead adaptation. As combat has never been Telltale's forte, this more story-based take on zombie survival might come ...Read More

on March 24, 2012 3:21 PM
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Atelier Meruru Trailer: Bringing Alchemy and Pinwheels Together At Last

If you're an anime or JRPG enthusiast with a penchant for philosophical pseudoscience, NIS studios has got your back. Aside from the glowing niche trinity mentioned above, the trailer has got swords being flung at faeries, weird ...Read More

on March 24, 2012 2:00 PM