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R2-D2 gets its own Tamagotchi with mini games and 19 skills

R2-D2 gets its own Tamagotchi with mini games and 19 skills

Tamagotchi, the small egg-shaped virtual pets that were highly popular for a period of time in the late '90s, has seen a revival in the US since 2019. The latest example of this revival is a new Tamagotchi model from Bandai and Lucasfilm, one that is based on the astromech R2-D2 from the Star Wars universe. Unlike old-school Tamagotchi, R2-D2 won't die if you neglect it...but it may be taken away.

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Dark Souls Remastered discount dies at last: Time for a bigger Steam sale?

Dark Souls Remastered discount dies at last: Time for a bigger Steam sale?

A few years ago, Dark Souls Remastered launched and took the place of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam. For the past two years, From Software and Bandai Namco have offered Dark Souls Remastered at a discount for anyone who owns Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. The studio announced earlier today that the promotion period is coming to an end, but that may not all be bad news.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a soundtrack filled with video game music. Many took to Twitter to call out songs they were familiar with as tracks from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Dragon Quest played during the event.

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Gundam Evolution trailer delivers 6v6 PvP FPS action at last: What took so long?

Gundam Evolution trailer delivers 6v6 PvP FPS action at last: What took so long?

Over the past decade, Esports exploded and games like Overwatch and DOTA 2 sat at the center of high-end spectator-friendly action. PvP games of all sorts have been popular since the internet made it possible to play with friends from home, and since the dawn of the mech, folks around the world have dreamt of commanding their own battle bot. What's taken Bandai Namco so long to put all the pieces together?

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Tamagotchi Smart puts your virtual pet on your wrist

Tamagotchi Smart puts your virtual pet on your wrist

It's almost hard to believe that Tamagotchi is already 25 years old now, but that's exactly what the franchise is celebrating this year. Despite all the advancements in technology, especially in toys, brand owner Bandai still believes in the joys of a simple egg-shaped device that houses a virtual pet. That said, there is always room for improvement and that seems to be what the Tamagotchi Smart is trying to present, putting the same pet-raising experience in a smartwatch form, complete with touch and crude voice input.

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Valve and five major PC publishers get huge fine for game blocking

Valve and five major PC publishers get huge fine for game blocking

Valve and five major PC publishers - ZeniMax, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Focus Home Interactive, and Koch Media - have found themselves on the wrong side of European antitrust regulators, it seems. Today, the European Commission announced that it is penalizing all six companies with a collective €7.8 million fine (around US $9.5 million) for making bilateral agreements that geo-blocked certain PC games in the European Union.

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Katamari Damacy REROLL returns to repair 2020

Katamari Damacy REROLL returns to repair 2020

Bandai Namco revealed the return of one of the strangest and most addictive games of all time this week with Katamari Damacy REROLL. This game will be released for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One this year, laughing in the face of the masses scrambling to release games for the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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PAC-MAN game now free for quarantine gamers

PAC-MAN game now free for quarantine gamers

Today the folks at Bandai Namco US delivered a message of thanks to the public with their "goodwill ambassador" PAC-MAN. Their announcement was that they'll be "asking fans to do their part and have More Fun For Everyone at home" - the "more fun for everyone" is their own tagline. To make this a reality, and to thank gamers for staying home, Bandai Namco US is delivering PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 for free starting on April 24, 2020.

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