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English version of Phantasy Star Online 2 launches in Asia

With no confirmation of plans for a North American release of Phantasy Star Online 2, it’d be understandable if fans are frustrated by this week’s launch of English servers in Southeast Asia, as reported by Siliconera. That’s why we paired the news…
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1,001 Spikes also coming to 3DS, Wii U on June 3 – with a catch

Earlier this week, we learned that the ultra, super, majorly difficult platformer Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes – abbreviated to just 1,001 Spikes if you’re feeling saucy – will be coming to PS4, PS Vita and Steam on June 3. Yesterday, a Nicalis…
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Adidas, Nintendo join forces for Pikachu World Cup jerseys

You can’t just make Pikachu your World Cup mascot and not put him on a bunch of merchandise. Adidas is well aware, as evidenced by the above glimpse (provided by Inside Games) at replica jerseys, which fans can purchase for 7,400 yen ($ 73) to support…
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Giana Sisters vs. Super Meat Boy rated in Germany

Most of the time, game announcements come via press releases and press conferences. Every now and then however, an unannounced game is spotted in the wild, untamed forests of trademark offices and rating boards. Siliconera spotted what could be such…
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Tim Schafer Narrates Grim Fandango Playthrough

Formerly only available to backers of the Kickstarter Adventure, Double Fine recently released a video with Tim Schafer playing and narrating Grim Fandango.

In the hour-long video, which you can see below, Schafer talks about why the game opted for Resident Evil-style tank controls, and how he and the team were very proud of it technology that allowed Manny to look at things in the environment, and how the movie Glengary Glen Ross inspired elements of the game.

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Recently, Tim Schafer made a similar video with another of his games, Full Throttle. You can see that here.

[Source: Double Fine on YouTube, via CVG]

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Take-Two: Red Dead is ‘permanent,’ BioShock stays with 2K Marin

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick noted Red Dead among the company’s “permanent franchises” at the Cowen and Company’s Technology, Media and Telecom Conference this week. “It’s obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this…
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Leo’s Fortune review: Gold ‘stache

Leo’s Fortune stars a blue ball of fur with a mustache. Actually, make that a rich blue ball of fur named Leopald, who sets out on a journey to demand the return of his missing gold from other fuzzy blobs he’s related to in one way or another. At its…
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Mighty No. 9 footage looks mega-familiar

Looking undeniably like the latest project from the developer behind Mega Man comes our most recent glimpse at Mighty No. 9, a work-in-progress demonstration chock full of classic gameplay concepts.

From the single-room boss battles to the jubilant…
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Joystiq Deals: Mobile App Mastery, Scribblenauts Unmasked

Today on Joystiq Deals, you can beef up your mobile development skills with The Mobile App Mastery Bundle, a suite of web courses and training programs that tackle app creation, optimization, and marketing. Normally priced at $ 884, the bundle can be…
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Barely Related: Reading Rainbow makes big bucks

Are you ready, weekend? Because we’re coming for you.

Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we’re not…
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