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3:20 PM on 02.04.2014

Persona Q 'like playing two whole RPGs altogether'

It's a good day when I can just sit and write several articles about Persona. The last bit of the lengthy interview with Katsura Hashino, following talk on Persona 5, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and Persona 4: The Ultimax U...

Steven Hansen

4:15 PM on 01.10.2014

Tres bien! Mitsuru leads this new Persona Q trailer

I'm still not convinced I like the 3DS chibi Persona 3 and Persona 4 spin-off, Persona Q. Giving me more Mitsuru-senpai is a good way to convince me, though. It seems like all the characters will be getting videos as Atlus's YouTube drowns us in Persona Q videos. I could think of worse things to drown in. Like fire. Or pizza rolls. Or syrup. Most things, really.  

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 12.26.2013

Music previews for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

We're still far away from the release of Persona 3 and Persona 4 dungeon crawling mash-up Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but it's never to early to start lusting. Just by looking at the first screenshots I knew this game...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Persona 4 Golden surpasses 700K units shipped worldwide

Persona 4 Golden has exceeded 700,000 shipments worldwide, Atlus has announced. That total encapsulates digital sales in addition to physical orders placed by brick and mortar outlets.  Atlus is celebrating the mile...

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 11.29.2013

Atlus is free to revive classic Sega brands

When Sega purchased Index Holdings along with Atlus back in September, many fans of the niche company were worried about the future of their beloved library of titles. Fast forward to today, it all looks like it's busine...

Alessandro Fillari

6:15 PM on 11.19.2013

Persona 4, Vol. 2 listed on voice actress' resume

Atlus is planning to unveil something big this Sunday, but the cat might already be out of the bag. The online resume of Nanako Dojima voice actress Karen Strassman indicates a pair of titles called "Persona 4, Vol....

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 AM on 10.10.2013

Persona 4 Golden ships 300,000 units for PS Vita

Persona 4 Golden has shipped upwards of 300,000 units to date, Atlus has announced. That figure includes digital sales for the delightful PlayStation Vita role-player along with the number of physical copies ordered by r...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 07.29.2013

WonFes brings stunning Persona, Dragon's Crown figures

Wonder Festival kicked off over the weekend, giving us the first look at a deluge of new anime and videogame character figures that will be heading to market in the coming months. Our friends at Tomopop were in attendance at ...

Kyle MacGregor



EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype photo
EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype
by Wesley Ruscher

Another year, another Evolution Championship Series under wraps. This year's premiere fighting game tournament was by far the biggest to date boasting over 3,000 participants from over 30 countries, stretching across nine of the most elite games in the genre. 

Three days of non-stop action, that began with some of the most intense semi-final matches to grace the first day of the tournament ever. There were multiple bouts, especially in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that could have easily been grand final championship fights. It was definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotion from start to finish. 

Day three culminated in another justifiably crazy day full of upsets and memorable moments. The amount of heart on display was inspiring. Reigning champs were dethroned and new kings of the stick were crowned. 

Here are the winners and most hype moments of EVO 2013.

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11:30 AM on 04.30.2013

HHHNNNGG! Persona Music Fes 2013 announced

Atlus returns with their Persona concert series with Persona Music Fes 2013. Just announced, and coming to Nippon Budokan this August, this show will feature music from Persona 3 and Persona 4 performed live, with artists&nb...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 04.26.2013

Take a peek at Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works

I bought a coffee table earlier this year. I big, shiny, attractive one. Never had one before, but I knew I needed one for all of these beautiful videogame art books I've been collecting. I've got lots of Japanese imports, a ...

Dale North



In defense of boobies photo
In defense of boobies
by Vito Gesualdi

Let me preface this article by stating a few simple facts. I am a young, white, American male who consumes vast amounts of pornography. As such, I am occasionally drawn to depictions of the female form which are perhaps outside the realm of realism, with silicone implants and soft lighting helping to emphasize certain erotic areas.

Am I ashamed of my interest in these depictions? About as ashamed as anyone might be when discussing their sexual interests. However, I am also a logically thinking adult who understands that real women don’t look anything like the bizarre sexual fantasies on my computer monitor, nor would I want them to.

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Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK photo
Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK
by Steven Hansen

As I was knee deep in the glorious Persona 4: Golden, something curious happened. A heavy 50 hours into the game after something resembling a climax, the game ended. It was an ending that felt hollow, strangely devoid of resolution. Something was off. After being treated to a bleak cutscene, everything was over, with little fanfare. It didn't seem right and so I took to the internet to find I had received a bad ending. One of them. Nowhere near the worst one -- I didn't mess up that badly -- but a wholly unsatisfactory one. I reloaded my save, corrected my slight error, and, as it turns out, there were another 30 hours of gameplay waiting for me. That's a lot.

I couldn't help but wonder how many people might have gotten to one of the early alternate endings and thought that was that. Surely everyone would have that drive to figure out what was really going down with so many plot threads left limp, right? That moment was a little sobering. The game was putting the impetus on me. I had to be paying attention. Close attention, it turns out, because there were a few more unwanted endings I could wind up going down if I didn't do some careful detective work.

Failure is fantastic.

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1:15 PM on 04.18.2013

Persona 4 Arena EU Limited Edition revealed

European Atlus fans have had it pretty rough recently. Shin Megami Tensei fans finally got Devil Survivor Overclocked on the 3DS nearly two years after the US and Japan, only to find that it currently has a game-breaking bug...

Raz Rauf

11:30 PM on 03.26.2013

Persona 4 Arena getting vinyl soundtrack pre-order bonus

Say what you want about the long delays Europeans are forced to put up with to get their hands on Atlus games, but this Persona 4 Arena pre-order bonus is awesome! In addition to the standard soundtrack CD...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 AM on 03.18.2013

Hallelujah! Persona 4 Arena has a European release date

Persona 4 Arena is finally making its way to European Shores on May 10, Zen United has announced. Additionally, the publisher has unveiled a pair of pre-order incentives for the game: a soundtrack CD and collection of "exclus...

Kyle MacGregor