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Divinity OS 2 PvP
If I had to make a list of things that I wouldn't care to have in Divinity: Original Sin 2, a PvP mode would probably be at the top of that list. But you know what? It was actually pretty good! The PAX demo for Divinity was a...   read

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Battleborderlands

Battleborn DLC could give hints for Borderlands 3

We're on the cusp of the release of Battleborn, Gearbox's hobby-grade meta-growth shooter. Since it's still an unproven IP and Gearbox's other releases have been less than stellar, the game most on the mind of the people in the room at...

 
I am Setsuna preview
As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, and JRPGs in general, I was excited to try out Square Enix's upcoming I am Setsuna. Though the story and themes are completely different, comparisons between the two are immediately obviou...   read

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization coming west this fall

Earlier this year at the Dengeki Game Festival, Bandai Namco announced Hollow Realization, the latest game based on the popular Sword Art Online series, would be releasing in Japan this fall. Now, the publisher has confirmed the P...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

First peek at the Valkyrie Profile prequel

For the past week, Square Enix has been teasing Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a prequel to Tri-Ace's classic PlayStation 1 role-playing game Vaklyrie Profile for the mobile phones and tablets. Of course, it's been a drip feed. Th...

 
BANDAI NAMCO photo
BANDAI NAMCO

God Eater remake, sequel get release dates

God Eater: Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst are coming west this summer.  The former will be releasing for PlayStation 4, PC, and PlayStation Vita in North America on June 28, with the latter coming to the same p...

 
BANDAI NAMCO photo
BANDAI NAMCO

Tales of Berseria heading west in early 2017

Tales of Berseria is coming to western shores in early 2017, Bandai Namco has announced. The JRPG was previously announced for an August 18 debut in Japan, where the studio plans to put out a PlayStation 3 port, in addition to the PlayStat...

 
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OH GOD

When the frame rate is so bad, it makes you ill

I hadn't really heard of Lichdom: Battlemage until our recent post about its new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports -- they're $49.99 a piece, or bizarrely enough you could just get the PC version for $1.99 in a bundle -- and now here it is ...

 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...

 
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Atlus' Performa

Atlus brings the Performa in latest Tokyo Mirage Sessions trailer

I got something special for gullible idiots like you! A trailer for Atlus' latest. And peep the creep (afore-quoted) trying to mess with our pop idol heroes. What a jerk! The RPG formerly known as Genei Ibun Roku #FE (because it was, forme...

 
I am Setsuna photo
I am Setsuna

Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...

 
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The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's Blood & Wine DLC looks dreamy

I know people who are anticipating the next Witcher 3 expansion, Blood & Wine, more than just about anything else on the docket for this year (which is exactly how I am with Souls add-ons, so, I get it). Sometimes, it's easy to forget h...

 
Dark Souls III tips
Call me bad, but I actually found Dark Souls III a little harder than Dark Souls II and Bloodborne at first blush. Maybe I was just rusty, but my first few hours with the game were brutal. It took me more tries than I'd care ...   read

Dark Souls 3 Mythbusters photo
Dark Souls 3 Mythbusters

Dark Souls III gets the Mythbusters treatment

YouTuber DefendTheHouse is at it again in the test lab. This time, Dark Souls III is on the slab. Can you parry giant pots back at those saw guys in the Undead Settlement? Can Mimics be tamed? Can a Young White Branch work as well as a...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's movie gets a debut date, more special editions in the works

Final Fantasy is a multimedia franchise once again, and will appear in theaters later this year in Japan. That's Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, to be exact, which now has a premiere date of July 29. It will feature King Regis (played b...

 
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Persona 5

Is Persona 5's release date incoming? Suspicious countdown arrives

So, Persona 5 guys? Maybe if we're lucky we'll see it in our lifetime?Just kidding. I mean, Atlus gets way too much guff for its lengthy design process. A powerhouse series like Persona has so many moving parts, and if they need a ton ...

 
Tokyo Mirage Sessions photo
Tokyo Mirage Sessions

Nintendo isn't doing the translation for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in-house

A billion years ago, SMT x Fire Emblem was teased for the Wii U and then went radio silent for quite a while. Last month, Nintendo announced the game's new name, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and that it would be coming West&nbs...

 
Seven photo
Seven

A monkey decks a dude in the first trailer for ex-Witcher devs' Seven

Last year, Vikki caught wind of a new Thief-inspired isometric RPG called Seven,that just so happened to be made by some of the minds behind The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Today, IGN posted the first footage of the game.  The world itse...

 
YIIK photo
YIIK

I'm feeling YIIK's unusual RPG vibes

I figured YIIK: A Postmodern RPG was out by now and I had just missed it, but it looks like Ackk Studios is targeting a summer 2016 release for its strange, late-'90s-set, "Japanese-style" role-playing title. Extra time for another round o...

 
Fallout update update photo
Fallout update update

Fallout 4 1.5 update and Survival Mode to hit consoles 'in coming weeks'

Bethesda has released some minor fixes in the Fallout 4 1.5 patch line on PC, for those who decided to opt into the beta, perhaps to try out the new, more challenging Survival Mode. Today's update (there are instructions on how to access th...

 
Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 hits PS4 today in Japan

Phantasy Star Online 2 is celebrating its fourth anniversary this July. Yes, that's four long years that the game hasn't arrived in the west, despite ports to the Vita and PlayStation 4. Today marks the launch of the latter, in fact, which ...

 
Are they lions? photo
Are they lions?

Pokemon trademark points to Sun and Moon legendaries

Solgaleo and Lunaala. Those look like they'll be the legendary mascots of Pokemons Sun and Moon according to a GameFreak trademark of two Pokemon names, as spotted by NeoGAF's Watch Da Birdie. Nothing else, including descriptions or images,...

 
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Caligula

Caligula is coming to the Vita in Japan, and it looks wild

Caligula, announced earlier this year from FuRyu, is starting to take shape. Developed by Aquira (with a writer who helped work on Persona 1 and 2), it's set in a VR world where students are doomed to relive high school over and over -- wit...

 
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NINTENDO

Mother 3 hasn't come west for 10 years now

On this day in 2006, Mother 3 was released for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Or in other words, the third entry in Shigesato Itoi's beloved role-playing game series has existed for ten whole years now and Nintendo still...

 
Runescape update photo
Runescape update

Wow, Runescape still exists and just got a graphics overhaul

My brief experience with Runescape must have been more than 10 years ago. A friend played, I guess, and was playing. Maybe he was showing it to me in the hopes that I, too, would play; with him, no less! Instead, what I did was take over t...

 
Samurai Rising photo
Samurai Rising

Samurai Rising is a new Final Fantasy-esque action RPG from Square Enix

Square Enix has announced Samurai Rising, which is due out on Android and iOS at some point in the future (likely this year). Before you groan, it actually looks pretty good! It's an action RPG akin to something like Secret of Mana, and fea...

 
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Deals

Banner Saga 2, Stellaris, and other upcoming games are 25 percent off

Later today, Stoic will release its follow-up to 2014's hit turn-based strategy title The Banner Saga. The sequel will cost $20 at launch, but for a limited time you can dip in your savings jar by using a 25 percent off coupon fro...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

Where was this scene in Dark Souls III?

So, Dark Souls III, guys! Pretty dang good. Not enough creepy trees (Cursed Greatwood was such a creepy boss, loved it), but still dang good. And it's selling like fire right now. I played it on Xbox One last month by hacking Japan/buy...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Here's when the next Final Fantasy XV update is coming

As you may have heard, Square Enix is having yet another Active Time Report event that will provide updates for Final Fantasy XV. It's set to air on April 21 at 21:00 Japan standard time (7AM ET the next day). You can watch the stream here ...

 
The Witcher 3 photo
The Witcher 3

This Witcher 3 Yennefer cosplay makes me want to play it again

Maria “Hannuki” Hanna really knows her cosplay, and this photo shoot of The Witcher 3's Yennefer is no exception. My favorite part is probably the set design -- it makes me feel like the Witcher academy actually exists. Now I ju...

 

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SeymourDuncan17

I am feeling rather vulnerable Take me,

 
Amna Umen

Well pluck my feathers! The Double Fine Adventure kickstarter may finally fully deliver if this email I got has anything to do with

 
Shinta

Why do I always have to have the weird opinion? I get the sense you all stop believing my sincerity after a Starfox Guard is actually REALLY fun once it gets Like playing slow FPS with 12 Honestly surprised I like it this

 
Sr Churros

HELL YEAH my Indie Game: the Movie tshirt just arrived today! Being part of one of the translation teams for the special edition content already was crazy amazing, but getting this swag was also a really neat bonus!

 
AvtrSpirit

A bar that has actually piqued my Its not the first e-sports bar in the world, but I believe its the first in

 
Nathan D

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DanteKinkade

Good day, very good I get to talk to my mate for the first time in almost two weeks because he has been busy with college and work stuff and we spend the day rping kinky hardcore S&M Much more fun the games and will be even more fun in

 
Torchman

Torch summarizes mission 11: GET IN THE MECH AND INTO THE SUPER ROBOT WAR SHINJI

 
Isuma

Boy, oh boy! Tomorrow finally well see some more Persona 5! Hopefully well get a release date as #Hypetrain

 
Dinosir

you know, after having seen the promo stuff for Star Fox, Id really like a Jim Henson-esque star fox puppet Id watch

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Holy fucking How did I not ever catch that Grant Walker from Batman TAS: Deep Freeze is a freaking parody of Walt Disney?

 
Ckarasu

Im sad that it doesnt surprise me that some people actually complained about the Squid Sister These are some of the best implementations of amiibo Neat, fun content thats not necessary for enjoying the All put in a nice

 
SirDavies

Sorry for posting something from The Competition but this interview is pretty great

 
gajknight

Hey guys, look what I got! Once I finish my Lovecraft collection, this is being read

 
FullmetalJ

I cant believe it never dawned on me

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So, I thought Id survey you I wrote a short college bio on Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloid process and Would any of you care to read that paper? Kudos to Zetta for giving me the idea to share

 
Vadicta

Okay, so my works admin officially started supporting Chrome, as it turns out, which means they blocked cookies, plugins, and just about everything on So, now I have to use FireFox for a proper experience -_-

 
Torchman

Game gave me Black Getter mission Love Although Viral is hanging around as an npc :( Gurren lagann soon maybe?

 
Oridan

So apparently the new Uncharted has graphics filters? Im really liking the cel shaded Id play that,

 
Nathan D

So this PS4 Neo, hows that supposed to work if you already have an original one and want to transfer everything on your old HDD over?Youd probably just have to do it all THAT would blow I dont plan on getting one, but

 
StriderHoang

Astro Figgter Sunred theme is stuck in my Anyone want to watch a few episodes with me say Saturday via Rabbit?

 
Alphadeus

Thank God For Me & The Jimquisition (Jim Sterling) (2012) - Song from Songs for Gamers, written for the one and only Jim Its actually two I went with a church type song for the first part, and an action song for the second

 
Vadicta

So, instead of being able to see my updates, Disqus keeps telling me to make an account when I click on my red Im already logged on through Destructoid, Anyone else having this issue?

 
Torchman

Does anyone know where to find a list of the Angels from Evangelion? Im not too familiar with them and I have to defeat certain ones under certain conditions for

 
Oridan

Ive spent this day watching the Stellaris multiplayer Twitch DAY WELL

 
BigDoniel

Somethings wrong with my Destructoid, I can never see posts from the people constantly praising Nintendo with all the free passes I always see Get it fixed now mod folks!

 
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I was looking for things to buy and stumbled on this and thought of Nekro no real

 
jake oti

Started Star Fox Guard I wish it had gyro But, then again, some of the gameplay is dependent on how slow the cameras turn, which would be awkward with

 
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Robot Shuffle Man is always

 

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