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Whether you realize it or not, you need more acrobatic, robot-suited DARPA agents in your life. Thanks to Amazon, you can now fill that void with new levels of cheapness -- you can now purchase Sega's sliding-centric shooter Vanquish for a cool, crisp, thirty-dollar bill.

March 8th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Sega Sammy's financial results for the nine months ending December 31, 2010 showed marked upswings in overall sales and profit for the company. While the majority of money came through its pachinko and amusement arm, game publishing saw ¥67.4 billion ($826 million) in revenue and ¥2.8 billi...

February 4th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 This is my personal favorite game of 2010 for many reasons, all of which you can read in the review I wrote back in May. In a nutshell: It's the best Mario game ever -- in my opinion, but I've been told I'm not alone -- and can pretty much claim the title of best-ever platfor...

January 2nd 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Vanquish Shinji Mikami is still playing the game of Telephone he started in 2005. With Resident Evil 4, he revitalized Capcom's stagnant survival-horror franchise by turning it into a strictly paced shooter, where standing your ground (you couldn't move and shoot at the same time, remember?) was th...

January 1st 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In his final post on the Vanquish development blog, Shinji Mikami describes an early concept for Vanquish that was less "big action movie" and more anime. Instead of cigar-chompin' soldier Sam Gideon inside the suit, the original concept had the suit as a robot, remotely controlled by three differen...

December 13th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Kratos is committing bloody vengeance all over this week's PSN update. The God of War Collection is available for download on PS3 and God of War: Ghost of Sparta is ready for handheld brutality on PSP. If you're a PlayStation Plus member you also get a "full game trial" of God of War 1 and 2, whi...

November 3rd 2010 at 12:45am 0 Comments
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Sega West president Mike Hayes wouldn't disclose specific Vanquish sales numbers to IGN, but he did offer some hesitant praise for the shooter's sales. "It's been in the marketplace for two days," Hayes said. "We've seen the day one numbers and we're reasonably encouraged, but I think we need to see...

October 26th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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This week's launch of Vanquish not only portends the imminent demise of thousands of robots, but represents the final shot in Sega's four-game publishing deal with Platinum Games. Speaking to Develop, Platinum's executive director, Atsushi Inaba, reflected on the agreement -- encompassing Bayonetta...

October 22nd 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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You know how we're always saying how great it would be if someone could just make a modern, polygonal version of one of our favorite 2D classics, yet they seldom, if ever, turn out good? Well, Vanquish isn't a rebirth of any existing action franchise, but it is what a younger me dreamed a game li...

October 19th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Another Vanquish trailer has come rocket-sliding out of Platinum Games, this time focusing on the A.R.S. Battle Suit. So what does the suit do? Based on the trailer, it seems to turn gruff, stubbly dudes into engines of slow-motion, robot-exploding death. But how do you go to the bathroom?

October 15th 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Man, remember that Kmart ad campaign featuring Rosie O' Donnell and Penny Marshall? We wish that was still going on for this deal, only because we'd love to hear the pair squawk about the over-the-top ninja action of Vanquish, which will come with a $20 coupon for future game purchases at Kmart.

October 13th 2010 at 7:20pm 0 Comments