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Square Enix lays off staff in Europe

According to a statement given to UK press (including MCV and CVG) by Square Enix, the publisher is instituting an unspecified number of layoffs in Europe. "We do expect changes to the UK office, which will affect personnel," the publisher said. "We will update you when the time is right, but our...

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You gotta go fast on the new treadmill-based Sonic arcade game

Sonic Athletics is a new arcade game at Sega's Joypolis park that uses a control scheme that seems obvious, even natural for a Sonic game: running. The giant machine uses eight side-by-side treadmills to compete in 100 meter dash, long jump, and 110 meter hurdles. You won't have to make yourself...

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Quell: Memento brings heritage, block shuffling to Vita, iOS, Android

Quell: Memento, coming to Vita, Android, and iOS, has a long lineage. "You see, the game prototype was originally created on an Amstrad CPC computer, way back in 1993," writes Fallen Tree Games art director Lewis Boadle on the PlayStation Blog. "Having said that, it was very different back then...

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New Chasm demo released as Kickstarter crosses $100k

Discord Games has released a new demo version of its side-scrolling action-RPG Chasm as the game's Kickstarter project enters its third week with over $100,000 in pledges. Playing like a mashup of Symphony of the Night and Wanderers from Ys, Chasm challenges players to plumb a procedurally...

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Batman: Arkham City is a board game now

Batman: Arkham City Escape is a board game based on the game sequel to the game based on the comics, due in the UK this June (and elsewhere in "Q2") from Cryptozoic Games. In the two-player game, one player controls Batman's villains, using their special abilities to escape from Arkham City with...

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Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is an Unreal puzzle game for Vita

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is an unexpected use of Unreal Engine 3: it's a Professor Layton-style puzzle game, for one thing, instead of any variety of shooter. It stars a group of kid campers, designed to resemble vinyl toys, instead of tree trunk-sized men. And it's for Vita! Basically,...

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Lego Batman brings the DC Super Heroes to iOS

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes continues its campaign to occupy every single platform, with the release of an iOS version. That joins the existing PC, Mac, PS3, Vita, 3DS, DS, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360 versions in a sort of Justice League of near-identical games. The iOS release costs $4.99 and...

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Metal Gear Rising's Blade Wolf DLC out in Japan May 9

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance's upcoming DLC stars Blade Wolf, who is sure to be recognized as this year's best chainsaw-tailed robodog character. It's due in Japan on May 9, Konami announced today, which suggests it won't make the April date originally given for the North American release. The...

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Get Deoxys for Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 next month

The creepy-looking Pokémon Deoxys will be available in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 starting May 8, through a special character distribution online. If you're still playing the trading card game, it's also being released for that in a new "Plasma Freeze" expansion. Are people still...

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Nintendo details its new E3 plans

Nintendo isn't doing the full E3 press conference this year, as revealed last night. In a statement, Nintendo of America explained what its revised plans are, offering details of the two closed events it will host in lieu of a Ravi Drums-enhanced conference. "Beyond the news that will be...

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