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Five Games You Need the Japanese Version to Fully Enjoy

It’s not news to say Japan gets tons of stuff the rest of the world does not, but at least they throw non-Asian gamers a bone every now and then. Usually this is in the form of a simple port, where all the text is translated and (hopefully) localized for the target market. This localization […]

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Psychonauts was the Game that Wouldn’t Die – Today in History – April 19th, 2005

To say that Psychonauts had a storied development would be kind of an understatement.  What started out in the wild world of the classic LucasArts title Full Throttle expanded, nearly died and was revived again by the hands of one man.  Tim Schafer.  What became Psychonauts was originally to be a drug filled romp through […]

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Take Kratos to Hades and Back in God of War for Playstation 2 – Today in History – March 22nd, 2005

God of War was one of the first games that I saw on the Playstation 2 that really made me sit up and take notice.  I knew of the PS2 prior to God of War but it was more passive interest for me.  The idea of controlling this guy that was to take on the […]

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Revenge of the License: The Red Star

A year before Liberty Prime proclaimed Communism as the very definition of failure in Fallout 3, XS Games unveiled the project they had taken over from Acclaim after that studio went belly-up and declared bankruptcy in 2004. This project had languished in development hell for three years and was released far too late in the […]

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Bandit Gaming: Shadow of the Colossus for Atari 2600 Work in Progress

We have covered wild works in progress and the like for various consoles since we started RGM.  One of the more interesting ones was Mario 64 getting ported to the Atari 2600, of all consoles.  Interestingly, we have found an even wilder work in progress title, Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus which is currently a […]

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Five Side Scrolling Game Boy Advance Games You Shouldn’t Miss This Holiday Season

Sure, the Game Boy Advance is an older portable and can be had for quite a cheap price now so that makes it the perfect gift for a cash strapped family that have gamers in the house wanting to game on the go.  Not everyone has $150+ for the latest portable devices, then $30+ per […]

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Five: Disaster Report

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

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Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Four: Obscure

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

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Press Start: Silent Hill 2

It might not have been the first game I bought for the PS2 (that would be Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore because I wanted an excuse to beat the holy living crap out of my friends without worrying about a subsequent restraining order), but it was the reason I (and a metric crap-ton of other […]

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New Game: Chariot Brings Umihara Kawase and Bionic Commando Style Mixed with Defensive Play to Modern Gamers

Umihara Kawase, an under rated Super Famicom game, featured gameplay similar to Bionic Commando where you had the ability to latch onto things and pull yourself up. Now, imagine that gameplay mixed with defending another character, similar to Ico on Playstation 2. That is the basic idea of Chariot where you are escorting the dead […]

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