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News: Dark Souls Defeated In Under Ninety Minutes By Subhuman Masochist

Dark Souls Defeated In Under Ninety Minutes By Subhuman Masochist

We've never understood the fascination with speed-runs

Apparently the draw is all about pushing a game beyond its defined boundaries. That's all well and good for a game like Super Mario 64, but when you're talking about Dark Souls — notably one of the most challenging games ever released — you're clearly clinically insane. Embedded after the jump is the first video in a seven part series..

News: Step Back And Drool Over Ni No Kuni's Latest Trailer

Step Back And Drool Over Ni No Kuni's Latest Trailer

Ni No Kuni is officially coming to Europe and North America, so there's no need to dream

Your wish has come true. Exactly how long it will take adopted publisher Namco Bandai to localise the Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration is still unclear, but the game's due out sometime in 2012. With the Japanese release date nearing, there's going to be an influx of trailers heading from the East. If you..

News: Namco Bandai Publishing Ni No Kuni In Europe, North America

Namco Bandai Publishing Ni No Kuni In Europe, North America

Level 5's announced that Namco Bandai will be handling publishing duties for Ni No Kuni in North America and Europe

As previously alluded, the game will travel to the West under the name, Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. It's due out sometime in 2012. Ni No Kuni is a traditional RPG featuring the artwork of Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli.

News: Street Fighter X Tekken Confirmed For March Release

Street Fighter X Tekken Confirmed For March Release

We're Tekken fanboys, so obviously the idea of being able to kick Ryu's head-in with our much-loved Kazuya is appealing on its own

But from what we've played of Street Fighter X Tekken, it's actually a genuinely brilliant versus brawler. And thus we've been hotly anticipating a release date for some time. Capcom's finally lifted the lid, revealing a March 6th 2012 release date for the bizarre..

First Impressions: Ridge Racer Unbounded on PlayStation 3

Ridge Racer Unbounded on PlayStation 3

It's certainly a unique sight: a demo kiosk labelled with the Ridge Racer name, showing vehicles smashing through stone pillars and crashing into each other

Regardless of whether Ridge Racer Unbounded turns out to be the best racing game ever conceived, Namco's got its work cut-out convincing long-time fans that a more destructive racer is what they want. It's a catch-22 really. If it dares to..

News: Online Exclusive Tekken Hybrid Bundle Is The Biggest Yet

Online Exclusive Tekken Hybrid Bundle Is The Biggest Yet

We've already established that Tekken Hybrid on its own is a bumper package

Spanning Tekken: Blood Vengeance the movie, Tekken Tag Tournament HD and a prologue version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, it's quite the collection. But, as we reported earlier in the week, the Collector's Edition includes even more — with art-books and soundtrack CDs thrown in for good measure. Now Namco Bandai's announced..

News: Ninja Theory Blames Marketing For Poor Enslaved Performance

Ninja Theory Blames Marketing For Poor Enslaved Performance

Y'know, we really liked Enslaved, but there's an irony to developer Ninja Theory's whiny public perception

Prior to Enslaved's release, studio gaffer Tameem Antoniades talked up the benefits of going multiplatform after its previous PlayStation 3 exclusive project — Heavenly Sword — didn't meet expectations. But since Enslaved sold similarly poorly, the studio has turned its attention to..

News: Harada Reveals PlayStation 3 Exclusive Tekken Hybrid Collector's Edition

Harada Reveals PlayStation 3 Exclusive Tekken Hybrid Collector's Edition

Tekken Hybrid is already a pretty comprehensive package

Not only do you get CGI movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance on Blu-ray, but the package also includes Tekken Tag Tournament HD and a prologue version of the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. But if you pick up the game's Collector's Edition, you'll be privy to a bevy of additional bonuses, including a double CD soundtrack and an artbook all wrapped..

News: Inversion Trailer Drops The G's

Inversion Trailer Drops The G's

There's guns

A protagonist with a shaven head. Enemies wearing silly suits. Cover points made from inexplicable, half-constructed walls. And dreary, muddy environments. But while Saber Interactive's Inversion seems totally generic, its underlying gravity mechanic is what pulls it into an entirely new dimension. Shootouts might be flat and predictable on their own, but they're significantly twisted..

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Dark Souls, ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus HD Roar To The Top

Japanese Sales Charts: Dark Souls, ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus HD Roar To The Top

Dark Souls topped the Japanese sales charts this week, shifting a monstrous 279,567 copies

We're starting to wonder if Sony regrets not pushing Demon's Souls harder worldwide now, with success pretty much guaranteed in the West too. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a similarly strong opening, scooping up the second, 14th and 20th spots. EA's Shadows Of The Damned wasn't so..

News: From Software Preparing Patch For Dark Souls On PS3

From Software Preparing Patch For Dark Souls On PS3

From Software has announced it's preparing a patch to fix online issues in the Japanese version of Dark Souls

A number of Japanese players have been reporting freezing issues since the game's release yesterday. From Software said it has isolated the issue and will release a patch in the coming days. Until then, From has suspended the online component of the game. [Thanks Andriasang]

News: Ninja Theory Closes Book On Enslaved

Ninja Theory Closes Book On Enslaved

Ninja Theory's Enslaved sure had its flaws when it released on PS3 last year, but we loved every minute of it regardless

With stunning visuals, quality character development and some breath-taking set-pieces — what the game lacked in polish it made up for in heart. But a sequel's not going to happen according to Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades. "Enslaved should have done better," he..

News: Dark Souls Players To Get Punished For Playing Early

Dark Souls Players To Get Punished For Playing Early

This is great

According to Japanese blog Esuteru, those picking up illegitimate pre-release copies of Dark Souls are set to get punished by overpowered, maximum level Black Phantoms which developer From Software is dropping into the game-world. The irony is whether players will even notice the retribution. After all, those picking up the sequel to Demon's Souls are probably expecting to die lots.

News: Katamari Damacy Expands to PS Vita

Katamari Damacy Expands to PS Vita

This ball gets around

The Prince's giant, ever-growing ball of indiscriminate junk adds one more handheld to the heap as Namco Bandai announce Katamari Damacy for PS Vita. The game utilises the Vita's touch screen to direct the ball about the world, while the rear touch pad enables the player to pull at the ball's dimensions to squeeze through tight...

News: TGS 11: Namco Teases Ridge Racer Vita

TGS 11: Namco Teases Ridge Racer Vita

Namco's maintaining a tradition by getting a new Ridge Racer title ready in time for the PlayStation Vita's launch

The problem is, the publisher doesn't have much time left — and we're still yet to really see anything of its new racer. Fair enough there's a teaser trailer after the jump but we'd have expected a good few minutes of gameplay footage by now. The game's due out December 17th anyway..

News: TGS 11: Katamari Damacy Rolls Onto PlayStation Vita

TGS 11: Katamari Damacy Rolls Onto PlayStation Vita

Katamari Damacy was once a truly original delight

It's been overplayed since, but even though the concept's not so quirky anymore, the series feels like a natural fit for PlayStation Vita. Namco Bandai was keen to share the news about the Vita version of the title on the PlayStation Blog, where the system's rear touch-pad will be used to squeeze and stretch your Katamari, opening up brand new..