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Double Dragon makes a surprise return!
Plus, some free codes for PS4/PS5!
This week on The Resties: Double Dragon Gaiden
Double Dragon helped popularize the beat 'em-up genre in 1980s arcades, but the series gradually fell into irrelevance. Recently, the series’ publisher handed the brand to an indie developer with a knack for pixelated combat. The result is Double Dragon Gaiden, a clever twist on the genre with a small army of playable characters.
In the second half of the episode, Frushtick and Plante pick their combined six favorite beat 'em-ups.
To get the game in front of more people, the developer sent PS4/PS5 codes for us to share in the newsletter. As usual, they are first come, first serve!
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This Friday on The Besties: Baldur’s Gate 3.
PC Gamer’s list of the current best beat ‘em-ups on PC
William Friedkin (one of Plante’s favorite directors) passed away this week. You can watch Sorceror on Amazon for less than three bucks. It is in fact not about fantasy or sorcery, but it might be the most intense movie you see this year.
Over at GameSpot, Jack Dekker made a video on the 10 things you should do first in Baldur’s Gate 3. It’s a really helpful video, though always remember: there’s no wrong way to play a video game!