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History repeats itself in both video games and colas it seems. Years after releasing the original Karateka, Jordan Mechner revised the formula, giving the world "new" Karateka. Some people liked the new flavor – others, not so much. Hearing the demand of fans everywhere, Mechner has announced...

May 15th 2013 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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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 Jo...

December 3rd 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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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...

November 12th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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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...

October 1st 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Look, playing actual Dungeons & Dragons takes a lot of time and effort. First you have to find a group of people you don't hate to play with, and then you have to spend days constructing a campaign for them to adventure through. And then, when you finally get down to playing, that one guy decid...

September 14th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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I didn't see a Facebook game on the E3 show floor that I would consider passing along to you, honored readers, whose time I value more than my own -- with one noteworthy exception. Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter represents a project which fans of its tabletop predecessor have been pu...

June 11th 2011 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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If you've watched the latest trailer for Codemasters' Rise of the Argonauts and have been wondering about the music you've since been humming along to in the shower, you can thank film and television muse, Tyler Bates. Bates, whose credits include the testosterone-fueled 300 and the upcoming movie...

August 11th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments

You all can keep your King Leonidases and your Kratoses (Krati?). Jason, protagonist of Rise of the Argonauts and mythical leader of the group for which the Codemasters RPG was named, is a tried and true badass. As such, one cannot expect him to take the assassination of his ladyfriend lying...

August 10th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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If there was one thing we should have learned from classic games like Contra or Bushido Blade, it's that bullets and swords hurt. Bad. Rise of the Argonauts is continuing this train of thought, says the game's director, Ed Del Castillo. Gamespot sat down for a Q&A session, so we're going to do w...

May 27th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Rise of the Argonauts features the mythical Jason on his mythical adventures, acquiring mythical things and accomplishing mythical feats. It's like God of War, but much, much older. This video interview with the game's director, Ed Del Castillo, showcases some pieces of gameplay and cinematic...

May 17th 2008 at 3:00am 0 Comments