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    GameFan's Year in Review

    Honoring the best games of 2012

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If you’re into anime chances are you’re already familiar with the manga anthology magazine Shonen Jump seeing as the overwhelming majority of anime series begin as manga; and when it comes to manga the sun rises and sets in the pages of Shonen Jump, dating back to 1968. If … more

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When it comes to video games collaborative efforts seem to work especially well. It stands to reason that any industry fueled by imitation could only benefit from outside influence. The union of Studio Ghibli and LEVEL- 5 however represents the apex of cooperation, pairing Japan’s foremost cr … more

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Honoring the best games of 2012
The Wii got a “U”, Sony got serious about handhelds, downloadable gaming’s star continued to rise, and Microsoft held fast in a year packed with sequels and just enough laudable originals to stoke the fire.
2012 Highlights:
Cross compatibility. … more

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What to expect?
A masquerading murder orgy set in an alternative 1980’s Miami that requires both the guts, and the unflinching hunger to spill them in order to succeed.  With a top-down view and intentionally gritty graphics, Hotline Miami delivers fast-paced gunplay and melee action that … more

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller episode releasing this month 

Reverb Publishing and Phoenix Online Studios have announced the release of the first episode for their point-and-click adventure title – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller.  The series is slated for a total of four episodes and boasts such talent as comic artist Romano Molenaar (Witchbl … more

NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition goodies! 

As we chew our way through the crunchy mounds of Holiday goodness, carefully navigating our way through the sticky sequels we’ve either been waiting for, or avoiding, Tommo Inc. and SNK PLAYMORE have presented us with a nougat of nostalgia.
The Limited Edition of the NEOGEO X Gold is p … more

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Go to hell!
What to expect: Hours of fun-filled platforming, cartoon debauchery and mini-game massacre, in hell, controlling a psychotic murderous rabbit (aka the prince of hell) with a rubber duck fetish in a saw blade you can disguise as a doughnut.
What’s to love? Ultra vibrant labyrinthin … more

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Japanese game design being what attracted me to video games some 20 years ago, games like Gravity Rush reawaken a sense of wonder that defined the ‘90s; a time when innovation and raw creativity took center stage. Like many a great anime, Gravity Rush begins in a fog, which slowly dissipates … more

Video: Customize your own Combot in this new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 trailer 

With little over than a month left till the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco Bandai has kindly shared another trailer for the anticipated fighter; this time showcasing the title’s elaborate new training mode called “Fight Lab.” Rather than taking players through the m … more

Review: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD 

It’s been a little over 12 years since Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater took gaming (and my life) by storm. Along with its sequel, the two titles paved the way for gaming to be “cool” to the mainstream crowd. Before Halo, Guitar Hero, and the Nintendo Wii were even a twinkle in someone’s eye, … more