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Skulls of the Shogun review: See you in Hell

Full disclosure: I've never died before. I have no idea what the afterlife looks like, where it's located, who runs its admissions process or if it even exists. I just don't. However, if an afterlife does exist, I'd be totally fine if it resembled the fantastical environment in Skulls of the Shogun...

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Skulls of the Shogun cuts down Windows pricing at launch

Skulls of the Shogun will launch at a special introductory price on January 30. Both the Windows 8 and Windows Surface versions will launch at a reduced $10 (normally $15), while the Windows Phone version will be available for $5, down from its normal $7. The timing on the promotional launch place ...

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Skulls of the Shogun slices off a release date of Jan. 30

Skulls of the Shogun is launching simultaneously on XBLA, Windows 8 on PC, Windows Surface and Windows Phone on January 30. With a launch platform lineup like that, we're not even going to complain that it didn't come out alongside Windows 8 as 17-Bit teased last year. Skulls of the Shogun will ru...

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Feeding on undead armies in Skulls of the Shogun

Here's your high-concept, catch-all elevator pitch for Skulls of the Shogun: samurai zombies meets turn-based strategy, and a dash of Words With Friends thrown in for flavor. 17-BIT's charming top-down strategy title captures the action-flavored flow of the Advance Wars series, though it ditches th...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Skulls of the Shogun

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We like that. This week, Skulls of the Shogun lead designer Jake Kazdal discusses developing a ga...

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Skulls of the Shogun playable at PAX Prime, trailer visible right here

Skulls of the Shogun is coming to just about everything Windows 8; Windows 8 PCs, Windows 8 phones, Windows 8 tablets. Oh, and Xbox. The turn-based strategy game supports cross-platform play across all those Windows, a nifty feature PAX Prime attendees can sample for themselves this weekend. Skull...

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Microsoft Surface launching alongside Windows 8 this October

Microsoft's Surface is launching on (or near) October 26, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. "The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012. At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-de...

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Seattle Indies Expo kicks off on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

The Seattle Indies Expo is hosting a plethora of playable indie games at the Digipen Institute of Technology Redmond campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday. Sunday Sunday Sunday, to be exact. SIX will have Skulls of the Shogun, Mark of the Ninja, Perspective, Super Amazing Wagon Adventure, Th...

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Skulls of the Shogun launching alongside Windows 8 this October [Update: Delayed]

Skulls of the Shogun isn't just an Xbox Live Arcade game, y'all. It's also a Windows 8 game, a Windows Phone 7 game, and a Surface game. So when Microsoft announced the launch date for Windows 8 yesterday, we couldn't help but wonder if that meant Skulls of the Shogun would launch alongside it. "T...

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Skulls of the Shogun gives asynchronous, cross-platform play a turn

Skulls of the Shogun will feature Skulls Anywhere mode, which offers cross-platform play and asynchronous multiplayer across all of its launch platforms: XBLA, Windows Phone, Windows 8 PC and Windows 8 tablet, a la Microsoft Surface. Players with the required devices will be able to take turns inde...

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