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Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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PSN Spring Fever 2012—New Games, Discounts

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Posted on March 12, 2012 AT 02:27pm
Soon it will be Spring, and that means love is in the air–well, that, and new games and discounts thanks to the PSN Spring Fever 2012 promotion. READ MORE



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Microsoft Confirms Change in Gamerscore for XBLA Releases

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Posted on March 12, 2012 AT 02:09pm
Earlier today, we brought you a rumor about Microsoft raising the Gamerscore limit for Xbox Live Arcade releases. Now we've got confirmation on that story. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: The Making of Resident Evil Revelations

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Posted on March 12, 2012 AT 12:39am
At this year's GDC, Resident Evil: Revelations producer Masachika Kawata talked about the challenges the team at Capcom faced in bringing the beloved survival horror franchise to Nintendo's 3DS. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: Harvest Moon Creator Talks About How The Game Almost Died

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Posted on March 10, 2012 AT 06:45pm
These days, the concept of a game about farming isn't anything strange. However, when Japanese developer Yasuhiro Wada first had the idea to make such a project, that concept seemed completely crazy. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: EGM Confirms Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut Is Coming, Hitting PS3 In The West

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Posted on March 8, 2012 AT 02:07pm
While attending a post-mortem discussion for Harvest Moon by series creator Yasuhiro Wada a little over an hour ago, I thought I'd hear some interesting discussion about the game and how it came to exist. I certainly did hear that—but I also got an extra surprise. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: Game Developers Choice Awards – The Winners

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Posted on March 8, 2012 AT 01:49am
Tonight was the night for the Game Developers Choice Awards—awards picked not by the media, fans, or some shadowy organization somewhere, but by the development community itself. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: Keiji Inafune On Japanese Gaming’s Broken Brands

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Posted on March 8, 2012 AT 01:12am
Keiji Inafune has long thought that the Japanese game development scene is in trouble. The once-Capcom employee best know for his work on franchises such as Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Onimusha, Inafune argues that if Japanese developers and publishers don't get their act together soon, they're going to lag further and further behind those making games in the West. READ MORE



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EGM Interview:
Street Fighter X Tekken Producer Yoshinori Ono

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Posted on March 7, 2012 AT 10:00am
The always lively and outspoken Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono has become the face—as well as the father—of the revival of fighting games as his parent company. EGM conducts a second series of interviews with Ono-san for the launch of Street Fighter X Tekken. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: EA and Maxis Unveil A New Generation of SimCity

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Posted on March 7, 2012 AT 12:35am
At EA's Game Changers event tonight, the company lifted the lid on a whole new version—and generation—of SimCity. Watching the quick presentation, I realized something: Just how much I'd missed the series, and how excited I was for this new chapter I still know little about. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: Kickstarting The Process of Funding New Games

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Posted on March 7, 2012 AT 12:23am
Since the site's launch in 2009, Kickstarter has played host to many a dream for funding for a game project, and company spokeswoman Cindy Au gave a few pieces of interesting information in that regard. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: EGM Quick Interview: Lollipop Chainsaw Creative Director Suda51

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Posted on March 6, 2012 AT 12:29pm
If there's one guarantee in the gaming world, it's that you always know you're in for something pretty crazy when Goichi Suda is involved. At a special GDC 2012 party celebrating the game, I had the chance to talk—very briefly—with Suda51 about his upcoming title Lollipop Chainsaw. READ MORE



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EGM Interview Preview:
Is Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono The Most Hated Game Creator?

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Posted on March 6, 2012 AT 10:00am
Yoshinori Ono may be the most hated video game creator in the world—at least according to Ono-san himself. The Capcom producer—who has been key in the revival of fighting games as producer of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken—has thrust himself into the center of one of the most vocal and demanding groups of gamers that exists: The fighting game community. And, really, he wouldn't want it any other way. READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Street Fighter X Tekken

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Posted on March 6, 2012 AT 12:01am
Street Fighter X Tekken crosses a lot of lines in the fighting game genres—but does it go too far in doing so? Find out in our review of Capcom's latest fighter. READ MORE



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GDC 2012: Dealing With Gender Issues In Games—And Game Development

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Posted on March 5, 2012 AT 03:19pm
During her GDC 2012 panel "Gendering a Game: Strategies for Team and Content Management in Student-based Game Design," Concordia University's Mia Consalvo talked about the issues that can come up when developing a game targeted at a diverse group of players—and how diversity in the game's development team doesn't automatically solve that issue. READ MORE



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RUMOR: Diablo III Release Date Leaked By Italian Retailers?

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Posted on March 4, 2012 AT 02:09pm
A number of Italian retailers are claiming to have gotten an official Diablo III release date from Activision Blizzard. Could this finally be the long-awaited date? READ MORE



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RUMOR: Bungie Using Halo: Reach Engine To Build Next-Gen Game

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Posted on March 4, 2012 AT 01:58pm
We all know that Bungie are hard at work on future projects, but could one of their upcoming games be a next-gen title built upon the Halo: Reach engine? READ MORE



Video

Awesome Mass Effect 3 Commander Shepard Speed Art

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Posted on March 4, 2012 AT 01:46pm
Artist Nicholas Kay is quite hyped for the release of Mass Effect 3, so he created this stellar piece of promotional art for the game over the course of 14 hours—and you can watch that creation process in just under three minutes. READ MORE



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RUMOR: Are these more details and a prototype photo of Valve’s rumored home console?

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Posted on March 4, 2012 AT 01:38pm
The internet has been buzzing the past few days with rumors and talk that Valve is set to announce a new Steam-powered PC-based home console. Do these details—and photo—refer to that project? READ MORE



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Microsoft Talks About The Death of Xbox Live Arcade

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Posted on March 2, 2012 AT 06:39pm
Michael Wolf, the global marketing manager for XBLA Microsoft Studios, was asked if the Xbox Live Arcade will go away someday. His answer might surprise you. READ MORE



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DICE Teases Surprises For Battlefield 3

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Posted on March 2, 2012 AT 05:33pm
Two staffers at DICE have gone to Twitter to tease some upcoming Battlefield 3 surprises. READ MORE



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