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Pac-Man Almost Got Into Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The next Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, will be featuring newcomers like Mega Man, the Wii-fit exercise instructor, and the latest announcement from E3, Pac-Man. But, much like the newly announced Mii Warrior, this wasn’t the first opportunity for him to join the Smash Bros. cast.


Hell, Yes, I Want To Destroy Cities As Godzilla

I still haven’t seen the movie, thanks to Japan being one of the last areas to premiere Godzilla in theatres, but I hope it’s even half as awesome as the monster lizard’s latest upcoming game looks.


How To Stunlock Bosses In Dark Souls 2

Thanks to the speedrunning scene, we now have several techniques to beat bosses within a few seconds. Parrying the Pursuer for time to use the crossbow, fooling the Dragonrider into falling off his platform… But the best, and most fun, is the stunlock method.


The Latest Idolm@ster Game Is All Fan Service, In A Good Way

Coming off their recent movie release, THE IDOLM@STER girls are back with a new game that looks like it’s learned from past mistakes. The latest addition to Bandai Namco’s ever popular IDOLM@STER franchise, THE IDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL came out on the PS3 last week and so I decided to see what it had to offer. As always, the game places the player as a new producer at the 765 Production agency where they must lead the agency’s 13 young girls to be super idols.


The First Mod And Tweaks For Dark Souls 2 Are Already Out

Those who remember when the original Dark Souls finally came to PC, will also remember the famous DSfix mod, which somehow fixed the game’s most heinous issues within a few hours of the release. The modder responsible, Durante, has just beaten his own record — this time having everything ready before the game has even come out.


Modder Who Fixed The Dark Souls PC Port Analyses Dark Souls 2

For any gamer who got into the Dark Souls: Prepare To Die edition, it was a bittersweet victory. After an online petition convinced From Software to bring the game to PC, fans of the superior platform rejoiced — only to later find out it would be tainted by Games For Windows Live, as well as suffering from a severely stunted resolution and framerate lock. That won’t be the case for Dark Souls 2, out on PC in a week.


Your Dark Souls 2 Questions Answered

Aussie Youtuber VaatiVidya is one of the best & biggest Dark Souls commentators, gaining popularity for his lore-focused “Prepare to Cry” series. He’s had early access to From Software’s soul-crushing sequel, and has been answering questions for people over on the ‘Tube. It’s one of the rare sources going beyond the basics of “You can be invaded while hollow now”.


The New IDOLM@STER Movie Tugs At Your Heartstrings Until They're Raw

The latest chapter in The iDOLM@STER franchise, THE iDOLM@STER MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukouhe (Beyond the Radiance), came out this past weekend, and while it doesn’t stray too far from the established story, it does open up some interesting possibilities. Just be prepared for some lengthy depressing moments.


Hey, There's No Triangle Button On The 3DS!

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode was just released on the 3DS in Japan. Originally, it appeared on the PSP as Digimon World Re:Digitize. If this is anything to go by, it might not be the best port.


Namco Bandai's Latest Gundam Game Is (Sort Of) Free!

Gundam is a bit like a Japanese version of Star Trek; it’s an epic sci-fi fantasy series with multiple spin-offs and games (some of which fans don’t like to talk about), a massive fan base, a gargantuan library of technical information, and it all came from an original series that was cancelled during its initial run.