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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Review - Punch, Rinse, Repeat

It’s a familiar story — the world’s been decimated by nuclear war, and rival gangs have taken over and are laying siege to New York City. The question is: do you have the skills, stamina, and…

July 27, 2023 | 03:15 EDT

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Preview - Break Stuff

When a game made in the year of our lord 2023 opens with the line "It's the year 199X...", I already know I'm in for something special. Developed by Secret Base and published by Modus Games, Double…

July 13, 2023 | 09:35 EDT

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River City Ransom Remake River City: Rival Showdown Heading To PS4, Switch, And PC In October

Arc System Works has announced that River City: Rival Showdown, the 2016 3DS remake of classic RPG beat-'em-up River City Ransom, is heading to PS4, Switch, and PC in October. Of course, these…

July 6, 2023 | 03:35 EDT

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New Double Dragon Gaiden Trailer Delves Into Roguelite Mechanics

There's a new Double Dragon Gaiden trailer in town, and it's all about showing you how the game's roguelite mechanics will work. Traditionally, Double Dragon has been a fairly straightforward beat-'…

June 29, 2023 | 09:47 EDT

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise Of The Dragons Hits PC And Consoles In July

If you're excited for the revival of classic brawler series Double Dragon, then Modus and Secret Base have good news for you. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons launches on July 27th for PC…

May 31, 2023 | 09:12 EDT

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Double Dragon Returns In Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise Of The Dragons This Summer

Fans of retro beat-'em-ups rejoice, for a new Double Dragon game is lining up to take your metaphorical quarters. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons adds roguelite elements to the classic beat…

May 3, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

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Free Streets of Rage 4 Update Bring Co-Op Moves, Survival Mode, and More

Streets of Rage 4, the highly successful sequel to the classic beat-em-up franchise, has just received a new free update. This update introduces a host of new features and content to the game,…

March 10, 2023 | 02:33 EST

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Midnight Fight Express

Midnight Fight Express is a beat 'em up where you must fight against a criminal empire as "Babyface", an ex-con who is brought back into the fight by a mysterious drone. Babyface has access to a…

December 28, 2022 | 10:09 EST

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River City Girls 2 Delayed Everywhere Except Asia

Girls just want to have fun tomorrow, but only in Asia due to a River City Girls 2 delay everywhere else. It's not the worst news in the world, as the River City Girls 2 delay is happening so that…

November 30, 2022 | 09:32 EST

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Evil West Review

Whether or not the Wild West was as dangerous as it's made out to be is a subject of hot debate amongst historians. Some say the Wild West was just as violent and lawless as the movies say, while…

November 21, 2022 | 02:00 EST

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RWBY: Arrowfell Release Date Announced

Prepare to see team RWBY in a whole new light, as the RWBY: Arrowfell release date has been announced. Coming November 15, 2022, players will embark on a perilous journey through the continent of …

October 31, 2022 | 04:33 EDT

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Slave Zero X Combines Style With Brutal Difficulty

After playing games such as Sifu and Sekiro, I've come to the realization I'm a glutton for punishment. What these two games share along with the upcoming Slave Zero X is a skill curve that, once…

September 12, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Brok The InvestiGator Being Targeted By Scammers

Indie adventure Brok the InvestiGator is currently being hit by some negative Steam curator reviews. Nothing strange about that, you might think, but there's something rotten in the state of Brok;…

August 29, 2022 | 09:39 EDT

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Evil West

Evil West is a thrilling and bloodsoaked action-adventure game, where you will take on the life of a highly esteemed Vampire Hunter. The bloodthirsty heathens that stalk the shadows must be stopped,…

August 16, 2022 | 02:59 EDT

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Evil West Release Date Delayed Until November

The developers at Flying Wild Hog and publishers at Focus Entertainment have just announced that Evil West will not be released in September of 2022 as originally planned. The release date has now…

August 16, 2022 | 12:55 EDT

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Midnight Fight Express Review

Ever since seeing John Wick and its subsequent films in theaters, I've been on the search for a video game that scratches a similar itch. I'm talking about an extremely action-heavy, adrenaline-…

August 18, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is, against all odds, an eternal franchise. Each generation will have its batch of mutated warriors taking on ninjas throughout New York City that reflects their unique…

June 15, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Evil West Release Date Revealed

The Weird West genre has been getting more attention recently with games like Weird West,. Hard West, and others. Among all the upcoming games, Evil West has received a fair amount of attention and…

June 7, 2022 | 04:41 EDT

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PAX East: TMNT Shredder's Revenge Preview

At PAX East, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge had its playable debut, and we sat down with the dev team to battle through the first couple levels with 2-player couch co-op. Shredder's…

April 25, 2022 | 12:30 EDT

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PAX East Evil West Preview

Nothing hits quite like the old American frontier. Tumbleweeds, revolvers, the wind kicking up dust in a two-horse town; it’s easy to imagine a picturesque scene of the Wild West. In Evil West,…

April 25, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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The Arcade Crew Reveals Young Souls Release Date

For those who have been waiting for a release outside of Google Stadia, wait no longer as The Arcade Crew now has a Young Souls release date. The Young Souls release date isn't too long from now:…

February 28, 2022 | 09:59 EST

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a beat 'em up title that's a retro throwback to the SNES days and the beloved 1987 reboot. As with most beat 'em ups, players will be able to…

February 14, 2022 | 09:34 EST

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TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Announces Master Splinter as Playable

For those of you that have been waiting to get your beat 'em up on in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, your wait might be a little more painful with the newly-announced addition of…

February 10, 2022 | 11:02 EST

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Focus Home Interactive Acquires Streets of Rage 4 Developer Dotemu

Streets of Rage 4 developer Dotemu has been acquired by Focus Home Interactive for €38.5 million as part of an initiative to expand its roster of game developers. Dotemu is perhaps best known for…

August 5, 2021 | 12:17 EDT

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Streets of Rage 4 - Mr. X Nightmare Review

When Streets of Rage 4 was announced, it had a lot riding on its success. It was following on from a trilogy that was (mostly) well-received, with a considerable gap between the inconsistent third…

July 28, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Surprise Announced

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-'em-up has been announced. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a retro throwback to the SNES days, and it's coming to PC and consoles soon.…

March 10, 2021 | 10:36 EST

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition

Get ready for some fun, retro action based on the popular graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley with the classic arcade brawler Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game. …

January 23, 2021 | 12:49 EST

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Ubisoft Repeats Its Mistakes With Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Complete Edition has finally hit digital store shelves. After years of being unavailable, fans of the sidescrolling brawler are able to experience the definitive edition…

January 18, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete Edition Review

It’s already been said to death, but sometimes you really really just want to go back to the times before games were always online, you know? Sometimes you really just want to do some local…

January 16, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Complete Edition Launches January 14

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Complete Edition will launch on January 14 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Released about 10 years after the game…

December 7, 2020 | 10:54 EST

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9 Monkeys of Shaolin

The beat'em up returns with 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, from the developers of the brawler Redeemer.  Play as Wei Cheng, a Chinese fisherman who must avenge the death of their friends and family after…

October 16, 2020 | 11:25 EDT

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9 Monkeys of Shaolin Review

The beat 'em up genre used to absolutely dominate the world of video games, but as time has gone on and gamers have clamored for more open world experiences the side scrolling action genre was…

October 15, 2020 | 12:05 EDT

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Scott Pilgrim Creator Makes No Money From Game

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition is coming after a long wait by dedicated fans, but there's some interesting news regarding the creator of Scott Pilgrim, as he apparently has…

September 11, 2020 | 09:49 EDT

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Complete Edition Arrives Holiday 2020

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition has been announced during the September 2020 Ubisoft Forward stream and it's all set to arrive later in 2020! If you haven't yet played Scott…

September 10, 2020 | 03:35 EDT

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Dotemu Apologizes for Streets of Rage 4 Physical Edition Confusion

Quite a few people wanted to get a Streets of Rage 4 physical edition, but it appears that there has been some confusion on the matter. It's gotten so bad, in fact, that DotEmu has apologized for the…

May 12, 2020 | 04:22 EDT

Streets of Rage 4 Review

Streets of Rage 4 Review

Streets of Rage 3 debuted on the Sega Genesis on March 17, 1994. At the time, Axel, Blaze, and the gang were as big as Sonic in terms of popularity, starring in one of SEGA's biggest franchises. Then…

April 29, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Streets Of Rage 4 To Land On PC, Consoles April 30th

After a release date false start earlier this month, upcoming side-scrolling brawler Streets of Rage 4 finally has a release date. It's hitting PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on…

April 17, 2020 | 09:46 EDT

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Streets of Rage 4 Release Date on eShop Was a Mistake

Beat 'em up fans were excited to see the Streets of Rage 4 release date appear on the Nintendo eShop recently, but there's some bad news: it was listed by mistake. Let's get some important…

April 8, 2020 | 12:57 EDT

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Streets of Rage 4

The next chapter in one of Sega's most storied franchises is here! Streets of Rage 4 brings back Blaze, Axel and the rest to do battle on those mean digital streets. Here's what developer/publisher…

August 27, 2018 | 01:50 EDT

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Classic Brawler Revived - Streets Of Rage 4 Announced

Streets of Rage 4 has been announced in a tweet by Dotemu, a developer/publisher with a focus on retro games. If you're unfamiliar with this classic title, Streets of Rage is a brawler franchise…

August 27, 2018 | 01:45 EDT

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The Legend of Korra Review

When I heard the news of The Legend of Korra game, I was just as surprised as many were. I then became interested when I saw some gameplay/commentary, but then I heard it was being made by Platinum…

October 26, 2014 | 01:00 EDT