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When it comes to classic, arcade puzzle games, two names have been mainstays for a very long time now: "Tetris" and "Puyo Puyo". Both are similar, yet words apart.

One is about making blocks disappear, the other is about making blobs (with eyes) vanish. The former is all about filling gaps and the latter is mostly reliant upon color. And whereas the world loves "Tetris", "Puyo Puyo"'s popularity has mostly been contained within Japan.

So it makes sense that, at Tokyo Game Show, Sega unveiled the long-awaited merging of the two. Which is simply called "Puyo Puyo Tetris".

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The trend these days is to have controllers be a seamless part of the game playing experience, to the point that they're virtually transparent. The Kinect and other purely motion based solutions is perhaps the best, most extreme example of this increasingly popular train of thought.

So thank goodness that some folks out there are willing to go against the norm, and create controllers that both bold and absurd. Like the "Doom Piano", which as the name implies, is a piano that's been modified to play "Doom".

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You've heard what we've had to say about this week's big release, and a couple of others for good measure. But what about Conan O'Brien, the self-professed Clueless Gamer? Guess it's time to see how well he fares with "GTA V".

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Compared to the cardio and fitness focus of last year's 'Zumba Fitness Core', the Zumba series' 2013 offering, 'Zumba Fitness World Party' feels like the franchise's opportunity to stretch its legs beyond the familiar core workouts and fitness. While 'Fitness Core' was user friendly, 'Zumba Fitness World Party' is notably more approachable, putting the franchise's world music appeal at the forefront.
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The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, one of the most successful web series to be based upon any video game ever, is almost upon us. Mortal Kombat: Legacy II will make its debut on Sept. 26, via Machinima's YouTube channel.

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The modular office spaces in San Francisco's South of Market district makes for ideal residency for video game headset manufacturer Astro Gaming. While the company has been in their current digs for over a year, it wasn't until this spring that they opened a retail store. Its opening was well-timed for baseball season, as the store is mere blocks from AT&T Park, primed for Giants fans foot traffic. Adjacent to their office, the Astro Gaming store is not only well-stocked in the company's latest wares, but also with the latest headsets of their parent company, Skullcandy. The space is designed like your typical urban boutique style shop, with the addition of several video monitors for adequate product testing.

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Image: Yaiba wrapped Food Truck - serving free tacos beginning at 11am today.

When Team Ninja told us they'd be bringing cosplayer Jessica Nigri--and more importantly, snacks--to PAX Prime, we demanded photographic evidence that this all went down.

After the jump, see what the "Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z" team had in store for the show.

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For all its hype and superlatives about demo participants soiling themselves, Red Barrels' first person horror game 'Outlast' has continued to keep up with expectations. That says something when my most recent hands-on session explored two of the most overused settings in horror gaming: the prison and the sewer.
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Texting while driving is becoming an ever-increasing danger in this country. So, why not illustrate its evils in the form of a video game simulator? After all, you already have games that emulate driving while under the influence.

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If you're an iOS gamer with discerning tastes, then you've probably already played Vlambeer's "Ridiculous Fishing." Or perhaps you're still enjoying it?

You also wouldn't be the only one; two of the men behind the game, Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, disclosed sales figure at GDC Europe this week. And they're more than a little impressive.

Since launch, almost 300,000 copies have been sold. And given that it costs $2.99 a pop, that means it has racked in around $900,000. According to Ismail, when discussing the matter with Polygon:

"We're so close… We're almost at $1 million."

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