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Humble Bundle organizers added a trio of bonus games to the ongoing Humble Mobile Bundle 2, expanding the pay-what-you-want app compilation with Android versions of Bennett Foddy's QWOP and Jordan Mechner's Karateka. Buyers who beat the bundle's average purchase price (currently $4.50) will rece...

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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. It's rare for an iPhone adaptation of a classic game to work out at all; rarer still for said adaptation to be preferable to the original. Jordan Mechner's faithful iOS/Android port of Karateka accomplishes this ta...

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While Jordan Mechner's Karateka burst back onto the scene through its 2012 remake, that wasn't good enough for purists who really just wanted a port of the 1984 original. Consider their wish granted, as Karateka Classic is coming to both Android and iOS on May 16th. The release goes the extra dist...

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Steam will now hold week-long deals in addition to daily deals, midweek madness and weekend deals. All of these deals, naturally, are designed to make one's wallet implode in on itself in a singularity of savings. The first batch of games on discount for a week include FlatOut ($1.87), Steel Storm:...

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Another week, another round of goodies of PlayStation Plus members on PSN. The biggest of this week's bonuses is a free download of Guardians of Middle Earth, a game that does a surprisingly good job of bringing the MOBA genre to consoles. There will also be a handful of discounts on other games. J...

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Jordan Mechner is the original creator of the classic Prince of Persia series, and as we mentioned earlier this week, he's recently remade another game of his, Karateka, in a brand-new form on the iPhone and the iPad. The video below, however, isn't really about the game itself -- it's about th...

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Jordan Mechner's rhythmic Karateka remake is out on PC today, available through Steam for ten percent off its normal $10 price. The price will flip-kick back up after a week. It's still listed only as "coming soon" to PSN and iOS. Coinciding with the release of Karateka on a new platform, creator J...

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At first glance, Karateka doesn't look like a remake so much as a new game with the same name. Its cartoon visuals, 3D setting, and rhythm-based combat seem oceans apart from the 2D martial arts cinema of the Apple II beat-em-up. Yet look a little deeper and the classic's spirit reveals itself, alb...

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Jordan Mechner's revamp of his classic martial arts fighting game, Karateka, is set to launch on XBLA on Wednesday, but the PSN and PC release will come at a later, unspecified date along with a newly announced iOS version. We have a few new screens from Karateka below. At first glance, we're havin...

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Xbox.com has posted the first look at Jordan Mechner's reimagined Karateka, and a lot has changed since the Apple 2. The hand-drawn rotoscoping has given way to a fully 3D presentation featuring designs by Jeff Matsuda, character designer for The Batman (and the iOS game Age of Monsters). According...

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Jordan Mechner's classic martial arts fighter Karateka is headed for the Wii U, a recent ESRB rating states. We knew Karateka was coming to PSN and XBLA, but the ESRB lists PC, iOS and Wii U as platforms as well, suggesting Mechner's retrofitted ambition is deeper than he first teased. The ESRB des...

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Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner helped reignite the Prince of Persia franchise with Ubisoft, and now he's going to attempt the same with his other classic, the atmospheric martial arts fighter Karateka -- on his own. Venturebeat reports that Mechner has raised money through an angel investo...

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It seems that GDC China attendees have more than just a Video Games Live performance to look forward to, as it was announced today that Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner will be keynoting the event. According to a release issued today, the acclaimed designer will be speaking on "the success ...

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Before turning his attention (and game design skills) to platforming persian princes, Jordan Mechner was all about asian martial arts and a game called Karateka. It was his first game, in fact, and according to comments he made during a Comic-Con 2008 panel, will also be his next. Gamasutra reports...

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