/  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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Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed Battle Destiny Gets Japanese TV Spot

Namco Bandai is getting an early start advertising Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed Battle Destiny's Vita release, having dropped a commercial already despite the fact that the game doesn't come out in Japan until June 7th. ...Read More

on March 11, 2012 3:31 PM
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New Ninja Gaiden 3 Gameplay Video

Tecmo Koei posted a video showing a quick playthrough of Ninja Gaiden 3's London stage, giving action gamers a taste of the blood which they crave so very much. In the video, you can watch Ryu slice, ...Read More

on March 11, 2012 2:03 PM
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Tales of Graces F Co-op Walkthrough Video

Namco-Bandai released a seven minute video wherein community manager "Filthy" Rich Bantegui, keyway lead Steven Chin, and a mysterious localization producer known only as "Ted" play through some of Tales of Graces F's co-op mode. ...Read More

on March 11, 2012 12:00 PM
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Diablo III Will Launch Sans PvP

Blizzard has chosen its poison with regard to catching flak from fans, and announced that the long awaited Diablo III will launch without PvP mutliplayer functionality, because "the PvP game and systems aren’t yet living up to ...Read More

on March 10, 2012 4:14 PM
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Frozenbyte Announces Trine 2 DLC For This Summer, And Hints at New IP

Trine 2 players have some tasty DLC to look forward to this summer, with new skills, a new story, and six new stages along with some returning favorites.  Frozenbyte's marketing director Mikael Haveri told fans at ...Read More

on March 10, 2012 3:50 PM
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Video of GDC Tech Demo For Pixeljunk 4am

Sony's Playstation Blog released a video showcasing their newest rhythm gaming experience, Pixeljunk 4am. This tech demo took place at GDC this week, and if the game itself plays as smoothly and easily as it seems to ...Read More

on March 10, 2012 2:05 PM
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Will Next-Gen Xbox Shed its Optical Disc Capacity?

According to MCV, the answer is yes. MCV claims that Microsoft has been telling its partners that the next Microsoft platform will not utilize disc drives of any sort, and will instead make use of solid state ...Read More

on March 10, 2012 11:50 AM
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Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million Units

Mass Effect 3 is already garnering tremendous accolades just three days after its release. With an average rating of 9.5 and over thirty perfect scores from sources including MSNBCGame Informer, G4TV, the New York Daily ...Read More

on March 9, 2012 3:47 PM
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Temple Run Jumps Into Android Market

Imangi Studios' hit iOs game Temple Run will hit the Android Market on March 27th.Temple Run has already scored 40 million downloads,  sports an impressive 7 million daily active users, and is currently the top free ...Read More

on March 7, 2012 11:15 AM
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NCSoft and Epic Games Sign Epic Unreal Engine 3 Licensing Deal; Largest in Asia To Date

North Carolina based developer Epic Games has orchestrated  a long term licensing agreement -- the company's largest ever signed in Asia -- with South Korean MMORPG juggernaut NCsoft, wherein the Korean company will make use of the ...Read More

on March 7, 2012 11:00 AM
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Adidas Brings $10.6 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against THQ

Things are looking grim for THQ; Adidas is after the developer for $10.6 million over a breach of contract. It seems THQ was meant to release a game based on Adidas' miCoach product, an electronic coaching ...Read More

on March 7, 2012 10:30 AM
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Street Fighter X Tekken Crossover Costumes

The latest Street Fighter X Tekken hype is focused on DLC costumes. Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada announced a costume lineup which is so simple it's brilliant: new downloadable costumes for this game will ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 5:20 PM
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New Dragon’s Dogma Clips Highlight Warrior and Sorcerer Classes

Capcom-Unity's developer's blog posted a handful of new videos and some notes on the Warrior and Sorcerer classes in Dragon's Dogma, giving fantasy enthusiasts a taste of things to come. Neither class seems to be a great ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 4:00 PM
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New Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Screenshots

We've got a massive gallery for you Square-Enixophiles out there, chock full of new screenshots from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts handheld title. The highlight might be images showing off the Tron: Legacy world, which give us a ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 12:06 PM
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Megaman and Pac Man Hit PS3 Street Fighter X Tekken March 13th

Players who are chomping at the bit to hit Bad Box Art Megaman's stubbled cleft chin with a shoryuken will have to wait another week after Street Fighter X Tekken's release this Tuesday. The same goes for ...Read More

on March 4, 2012 11:06 AM
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Zynga to Launch Zynga Platform

Zynga games, champions of the "games people play in the background while they're at work" market, has decided to launch its own platform in an attempt to create a richer casual gaming experience than they've managed to ...Read More

on March 3, 2012 4:30 PM
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Nintendo Dodges Lawsuit Bullet

A Maryland U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit brought against Nintendo by IA Labs CA, LLC. The plaintiff claimed that Nintendo's Wii Balance Board peripheral, as well as the Wii Fit and ...Read More

on March 3, 2012 3:30 PM
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Microsoft Leaks Trailer and Accidental Name Drop

Someone, somewhere, must be getting a spanking right now for a pair of leaks from Microsoft's Spring 2012 Showcase event. The first rumor floating around concerns Xbox's well-established rpg franchise, Fable. Hard facts remain under wraps, but ...Read More

on March 3, 2012 2:45 PM
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New Clan of Champions Trailer and Screenshots

NIS America has released a new trailer for their upcoming Japanese import, Clan of Champions. The trailer gives a brief introduction to the game's fantasy setting, then showcases some of the character creation details and online team ...Read More

on March 3, 2012 11:20 AM
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Dante’s Inferno Versus Dante’s Inferno: The Troubling Nature of Adaptations

Bad adaptations have plagued the video game industry since Atari’s infamously terrible E.T. the Extra Terrerstrial. But while millions of copies of Atari’s embarrassing lovechild lay moldering in a landfill, unmourned by all but the most ...Read More

on March 1, 2012 10:00 AM
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Boondock Saints Game in the Works

According to an announcement posted on their website, Critical Mass Interactive has acquired development rights to create a game based on The Boondock Saints. For those who missed the films, think of them as a cross between ...Read More

on February 26, 2012 6:00 PM
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Project Draco Retitled as “Crimson Dragon”

Grounding studio's aerial battle Kinect title, formerly dubbed 'Project Draco,' has been officially retitled Crimson Dragon. Specific gameplay details remain scant, but the game has been pitched as a rail shooter, and the overarching goal since its ...Read More

on February 26, 2012 4:30 PM
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Heroes of Ruin Soundtrack Teaser Available

Developer n-Space and producer Square Enix have elected to drop an audio track which gives us "a glimpse of things to come" in their 3DS title, Heroes of Ruin. The soundtrack's composer Sacha Puttnam has an extensive, ...Read More

on February 26, 2012 1:30 PM
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Square Enix Releases New Screenshots For Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix, overseeing a project run by Vancouver-based United Front Games, has been dropping information on the new Hong Kong crime action-drama, Sleeping Dogs. A few weeks ago we brought you the game's live action announcement trailer, ...Read More

on February 26, 2012 12:30 PM
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Is Capcom Foreshadowing New Content With Reissue of Darkstalkers 3?

Capcom gave long time fighting game enthusiasts a thrill at last July's San Diego Comic Con with the bold proclamation that "Darkstalkers Are Not Dead." Information on the next Darkstalkers installment remains under wraps, but Capcom ...Read More

on February 25, 2012 5:00 PM
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Kojima Productions Seeks New Talent

Kojima Productions will be opening a booth at next month's Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, and they posted an ad on their website inviting "skillful engineers, artists, and game creators" to come and see if they've ...Read More

on February 25, 2012 3:05 PM
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Free Video Game Rentals Via Redbox This Week

Redbox, catering to an audience without easy access to a video store (or to people who feel uncomfortable buying a used game from Gamestop then returning it a week later for full price), is offering a promotion ...Read More

on February 25, 2012 1:02 PM
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Heist: The Score Drops Next Week

Running with the "guys in fedoras with Tommy guns" theme popularized by games like The Godfather and L.A. Noire, N3V Games is gearing up to release Heist: The Score for Apple iOS and Android movile devices. ...Read More

on February 25, 2012 12:00 PM
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Better Living Through Philosophy: Uncharted and the Ninja Turtles

Using pop-culture icons to discuss philosophy (and history, and art, and literature, and basically anything else) is a conversational art form I’ve been refining for the entirety of my adult life. It’s a great skill because it ...Read More

on February 25, 2012 11:00 AM
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Best May be Yet to Come For PS3

According to Evolution studio's  Paul Rustchynsky, rumors about next-gen consoles shouldn't distract gamers from the present; in a recent interview with the Official Playstation Magazine, he claims that "the PS3 has a lot of legs left in ...Read More

on February 19, 2012 5:33 PM