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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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Skateboarding, Ancient Japan, and Autumnal Living Hit PlayStation Home This Week

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Posted on January 4, 2012 AT 03:50pm
Looking for some new places to spend your time when hanging out in PlayStation Home? This week brings the release of three new areas to check out. READ MORE



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Celebrate The Return of Basketball With this NBA 2K12 ‘Welcome Back’ Trailer

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Posted on January 4, 2012 AT 03:07pm
Basketball is back—and to celebrate, 2K Sports have released a new tribute video for NBA 2K12. READ MORE



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Gary Oldman Talks About Shouting in Call of Duty

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Posted on January 4, 2012 AT 02:44pm
Much-beloved actor Gary Oldman was on Conan last night, and the show's host brought up an interesting topic: Oldman's voice work for the Call of Duty series. READ MORE



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First Screenshot of Runner2 Released

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Posted on January 4, 2012 AT 02:31pm
The folks at Gaijin Games are hard at work on Runner2, an HD sequel to their fan-favorite indie plat former Bit.Trip Runner. Today, a first "preliminary" screenshot of the game was released. READ MORE



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Microsoft Makes Changes to Xbox Indies Policies

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Posted on January 4, 2012 AT 01:40pm
If you're a fan of the Xbox Indies program on the Xbox 360, then you may be happy to hear about some of the changes Microsoft has just implemented. READ MORE



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Lots of EA Games, Content On Sale This Week on Xbox Live

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Posted on January 3, 2012 AT 05:34pm
Looking to get your game on with EA titles and DLC, but hoping to save a bit of cash? This week's sales on the Xbox Marketplace will provide just that! READ MORE



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What’s in Store for PlayStation Plus This Month

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Posted on January 3, 2012 AT 03:43pm
If you're a subscriber to Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service, here's a look at what you'll be getting during the month of January. READ MORE



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God of War IV Unintentionally Revealed?

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Posted on January 3, 2012 AT 03:15pm
Well look, it's another hint at an upcoming game revealed today—this time for a little something called God of War IV. READ MORE



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Amazon Offering Discounts On a Variety of PS3 Accessories

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Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 04:31pm
Looking to pick up some peripherals and other goodies for your PlayStation 3? Right now might be the time, as Amazon is having a sale on a number of PS3-related options. READ MORE



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Japan’s Favorite Nintendo Games Of All Time

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Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 03:42pm
Japanese Nintendo fans have spoken up about their favorite games to come from the publisher. What did they vote for, and do you agree? READ MORE



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The Little MAV That Took Out a Jet in Battlefield 3

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Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 02:32pm
There's no way an MAV could take down a A-10 Warthog in Battlefield 3, right? Right? READ MORE



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Shenmue World’s World Ends

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Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 01:47pm
Remember Shenmue World, the online social game based around Yu Suzuki's epic Shenmue franchise? Wait, what do you mean "no"? READ MORE



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Steam Hits New Milestone: 5 Million Concurrent Users

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Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 01:28pm
So, have you heard of this thing called "Steam" that people are using on their personal computers? Seems like it's popular. READ MORE



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EGM Feature:
5 Ways Japanese Gaming Still Rules: Catherine

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Posted on December 30, 2011 AT 09:00am
Today’s pick is Atlus’ look at life, love, and lust in Catherine, a game which reveals the depth Japanese gaming can present in terms of character development. READ MORE



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EGM Feature:
5 Ways Japanese Gaming Still Rules: Dragon’s Crown

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Posted on December 29, 2011 AT 09:01am
Today’s pick is the upcoming Vanillaware side-scrolling action game Dragon’s Crown—a title which shows off the beautiful 2D visuals that Japan continues to excel at. READ MORE



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EGM Feature:
5 Ways Japanese Gaming Still Rules: Hakuoki

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Posted on December 28, 2011 AT 09:00am
Today I take a look at Idea Factory’s Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom—and Japan’s love for a diverse range of gaming genres that helps birth titles such as this. READ MORE



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EGM Feature:
5 Ways Japanese Gaming Still Rules: Atelier Totori

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Posted on December 27, 2011 AT 11:05am
Today I take a look at the latest chapter of Gust’s Atelier franchise—Atelier Totori—and how it’s an example of Japanese developers building games around seemingly everyday ideas that expand the concepts of traditional gameplay. READ MORE



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EGM Feature
5 Ways Japanese Gaming Still Rules: Dark Souls

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Posted on December 26, 2011 AT 11:34am
Today I take a look at From Software’s newest release Dark Souls—and the way in which the game shows Japan’s long-standing tradition for insane depth in gameplay. READ MORE



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EGM’s Best of 2011
Brady Fiechter’s Picks

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Posted on December 25, 2011 AT 01:00pm
The EGM staff gives their picks for the best games of 2011, as well as our personalized off-topic awards. For this installment, it's EGM Executive Editor Brady Fiechter. READ MORE



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DICE Talks About Upcoming Battlefield 3 Weapon Attachment Balancing

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Posted on December 23, 2011 AT 05:27pm
On Twitter today, Battlefield 3 senior gameplay designer Alan Kertz had a few interesting things to say about upcoming balancing being done to the game. READ MORE



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