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We Asked Eight Studios From Across The World How They Deal with Crunch

While development is a slightly different beast throughout the world, crunch plagues developers regardless of nationality or culture.
Aron Garst
Soul Calibur VI

'Soulcalibur VI' is a Return to Fighting Form

'Soulcalibur VI' moves the series forward by offering a furious, albeit beginner-friendly clash of fighting styles.
Eric Van Allen
Dragon Ball Z

Virtual Reality 'Mario Kart' Is Coming to Japanese Arcades

Namco is opening the ‘largest VR entertainment facility’ in Shinjuku.
Zack Kotzer

‘Little Nightmares’ Is for Anyone Traumatized by ‘Neverending Story’

A flawed puzzle platformer is worth the journey to see what horrors it hides.
Patrick Klepek
Dark Souls

The Last Dark Souls Adventure Ends the Series With a Whimper

As FromSoftware tries to say goodbye to Dark Souls, it's a reminder that maybe we should all be moving on.
Patrick Klepek
Dark Souls

One Player's Six-Year Quest to Wear an Iconic 'Dark Souls' Helmet

Dragon Slayer Ornstein is nothing without his flowing plume, and that really rankled one 'Dark Souls' fan. They set out to fix it.
Patrick Klepek
Tales of Berseria

'Tales of Berseria' Is a Brilliant, Dark Departure for the Series

The newest Tales game goes for vengeance over cutesy tropes.
Eric Van Allen
Dragon Ball

Goku and Friends Are at Their Finest In ‘Dragon Ball Fusions’

Burned out on fighters with serious frowns? The lighter-hearted ‘Fusions’ is the best game yet based on the anime franchise.
Alex Tisdale

Dark Souls III Is Only as Hard as You Make It

From Software and Hidetaka Miyazaki have designed a game that works on a sliding scale of difficulty.
Matthew Gault

The Wild Pokémon Fighting Game of Our Dreams Appears

Also inside: Pikachu wearing a luchador outfit.
Beckett Mufson