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If you missed the 1980s, it's difficult to explain just how important ninjas were to the pop culture of the decade. The global zeitgeist was transfixed by Japan's mythical shadow warriors, and stealthy assassins appeared in everything, from movies to breakfast cereals to mutated amphibians. Video games were no exception, but few captured the essence of what made ninj...

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PS Plus in July: Towerfall, Muramasa, Dead Space 3

July is soon to arrive, and with it comes six games for PlayStation Plus subscribers to freely download. Falling in line with the program's rule changes introduced in late May, the six games are split evenly among PS4, PS3 and Vita, though some are Cross Buy-compatible. Leading the group on PS4 i...

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Tomb Raider, Strider discounted for Xbox One Gold subscribers

This week's Deals with Gold lineup spotlights a pair of high-profile Xbox One releases, offering discounts of 50 percent off of Capcom's Strider and Square Enix's Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition exclusively for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Xbox 360 owners can also partake in this week's sale with...

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Capcom fan service runs thick in Strider

Capcom has always been a slave to self-reference, and the recent Strider reboot drives that point home with remixed tunes, classic costumes and retro collectibles - everything short of dressing the futuristic ninja as a certain plucky blue robot. [Image: Capcom] ...

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Strider, AC4 Freedom Cry added to EU PlayStation Store

Double Helix's surprisingly good action game Strider headlines this week's PlayStation Store update in Europe. With favorable reception behind Killer Instinct and Strider, we imagine Amazon is extra happy with its recent acquisition. Joining Strider this week is Rayman Legends and standalone exp...

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Strider review: Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go

If you missed the 1980s, it's difficult to explain just how important ninjas were to the pop culture of the decade. The global zeitgeist was transfixed by Japan's mythical shadow warriors, and stealthy assassins appeared in everything, from movies to breakfast cereals to mutated amphibians. Video g...

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Amazon buys Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games

Online retailer Amazon has acquired Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games. The acquisition spans both the development studio as a whole and all of the intellectual properties owned, though terms of the deal beyond that are nonexistent. Silicon Valley surveyor TechCrunch is reporting the...

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Strider somersaults onto PS4, Xbox One and other systems this Feb.

Strider brings its sci-fi ninja platforming to PS4 and PS3 on February 18 in North America, with Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Steam welcoming the game the day after. The latest revival of the classic series comes courtesy of Double Helix, the studio behind the recent return of Killer Instinct, and the f...

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Strider is a re-imagining with that classic feel

Most ninjas tend to enjoy the stealth approach, but the offensive powerhouse Strider Hiryu, star of Capcom's side-scrolling series, takes everything head-on. In the upcoming Strider revival from developer Double Helix, Hiryu will once again lay waste to adversaries with his fusion of devastating te...

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Strider flips out, kills everything in this gameplay trailer

The protagonist in Double Helix's upcoming reboot of Strider shows us his best flips and murder moves in this latest trailer....

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