/  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
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Former Silent Hill Art Director Comes Down on HD Collection

Former Silent Hill art director Masahiro Ito is unimpressed with the SH HD collection, and he's not afraid to admit it. When approached by a Twitter follower with a series of side by side screenshot comparisons between ...Read More

on March 24, 2012 11:20 AM
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Review: Street Fighter X Tekken

Street Fighter X Tekken is the most interesting fighting game I’ve played in a while, from a conceptual standpoint. This isn’t to say that it’s a radical departure from either the Street Fighter or Tekken franchises – ...Read More

on March 23, 2012 3:00 PM
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New Far Cry 3 Gameplay Trailer

Shooter fans, get ready for an itchy trigger finger; we've got the first gameplay trailer of Ubisoft's Far Cr 3 for you, and it's looking good. Narrated by the overmedicated Dr. Earnhardt, you'll get a brief, hectic ...Read More

on March 21, 2012 5:45 PM
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Review: Silent Hill: Downpour

Having not played a Silent Hill title since The Room, which I found incredibly disappointing, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Silent Hill: Downpour. I was pleased to find that the series had returned to ...Read More

on March 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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Introductory Americana Dawn Trailer

If you're into indie games or are especially nostalgic for old school JRPGs, you'll want to pay special attention to this story trailer for America Dawn. This freeware game takes place in Colonial America, and follows a ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 6:17 PM
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New Ciel No Surge Trailer

Yesterday, Japanese studio Gust held a stage event in which they released a new trailer for their upcoming Playstation Vita title, Ciel no Surge. In it, we catch a glimpse of the game's anime-styled visuals, and are ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 5:00 PM
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Mortal Kombat Vita Takes Cues From Mobile Games

NetherRealm studios dropped a gameplay video for their Vita installment in the Mortal Kombat series, and in addition to displaying some interesting new fight mechanics, we also get a look at several minigames which might look very ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 2:01 PM
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Kojima’s Take on the Future of Japanese Video Games

Speaking with Eurogamer at a round table event prior to the Smithsonian's "The Art of Video Games" exhibit, Konami's Hideo Kojima gave his views on the lamentable state of the Japanese video game industry. In response to ...Read More

on March 18, 2012 12:07 PM
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Total Metal Gear Sales Reach 31.1 Million Units

Konami, in response to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's decision to include Metal Gear Solid and MGS: Sons of Liberty in their six month "The Art of Video Games Exhibit," posted an appreciative note on their webpage ...Read More

on March 17, 2012 4:19 PM
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Composer Daniel Licht Talks SIlent Hill: Downpour

In anticipation of Tuesday's review of Silent Hill: Downpour, we've got a video for you wherein the game's composer, Daniel Licht, talks about the artistic process which he applied to SH:D's music.As sound design is such ...Read More

on March 17, 2012 3:26 PM
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New Max Payne 3 Screenshots, Same Old NYC

Max Payne makes a return to his old stomping grounds in a quartet of new screenshots for Max Payne 3 -- or, as the state of Max's hair and hideous paisley tie that only a cop could ...Read More

on March 17, 2012 1:48 PM
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Save 30% on SSX This Weekend

If you were sitting on the fence about EA's latest snowboard-action romp SSX, now might be the time to jump up and grind that mofo. Effective now and ending this Tuesday, Gamestop and Origin are selling this ...Read More

on March 17, 2012 11:15 AM
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Another Batch of Kindgom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Screenshots

This time around we get a look at some of KH:DDD's minigames, along with a few pieces of rendered character art for King Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. The minigames look alright, as far as we can tell ...Read More

on March 15, 2012 10:29 AM
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Civilization V Screens — Bringing Back Religion

We've got some great looking new images from Civilization V for you this morning, showing off a near-future Europe (which is still using horse cavalry and World War I-era bomber planes, for some backward reason), and re-introducing ...Read More

on March 14, 2012 10:30 AM
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Discontented Mass Effect 3 Players Launch Campaign Requesting New Ending

Yes, this is for real. We discussed the first ten hours with you during yesterday's Dualshockers Game Club event and the responses you sent us were positive, but apparently feelings change during the final ten hours. It ...Read More

on March 11, 2012 5:43 PM