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2:00 PM on 02.11.2015

First look at the Persona 5 hero's persona, Arsene

Go on, take a gander at the Persona 5 lead's persona, Arsene, courtesy of Dengeki PlayStation. The shade vaunts a top hat and ornate cravat, nods to its namesakes. It takes after Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief ...

Kyle MacGregor



The Unova starter giveaway is live in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire photo
The Unova starter giveaway is live in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
by Jordan Devore

The codes for Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are now all redeemable. Just head into the Mystery Gift option and choose "receive via code," then type in POKEMON497, POKEMON500, and POKEMON503, respectively.

These Pokémon are packing hidden abilities (Contrary, Reckless, and Shell Armor), so it's worth setting aside a couple of minutes to nab them before leaving 'em inside a box, unloved.

When this distribution event was announced, I asked which of the three monsters was best, and things got weird. I expect that to happen in all Pokémon posts these days. Or all posts, really.

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8:00 PM on 02.10.2015

Windward: RPG lootin' on the high seas

To a sailor, a ship represents freedom. It grants the ability to go anywhere and do anything. In Windward, players take on the role of a captain, dropped into a tropical archipelago sandbox. True to theme, there are many opt...

Darren Nakamura

10:00 AM on 02.10.2015

Yep, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D sure looks like the Wii version

Want to see how Xenoblade Chronicles 3D stacks up to the original Wii version? Nintendo World Report is on the case, providing a side-by-side video of each iteration. While the 3DS port looks slightly worse, I have to s...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 02.09.2015

Persona 5 tidbits: Coffee shop living, Ghost in the Shell studio, and Arsene

Persona 5, the only game that matters, got a proper trailer last week that managed to live up to and surpass some lofty expectations. We know a bit more about what we were shown now, too, thanks to a Famitsu piece covered by ...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 02.09.2015

Development on new BioWare IP Shadow Realms ceased

Shadow Realms had a very cool idea going for it. The tabletop RPG-inspired, four versus one gameplay reminded me of board games like Descent or Level 7 [Omega Protocol]. The modern fantasy setting seemed like a nice break fro...

Darren Nakamura



Review: The Escapists photo
Review: The Escapists
by Chris Carter

Kenan: Kel, I'm going to need some chicken wire, some beeswax, a rooster, a few rolls of toilet paper, and a 5-Iron. We're busting out of prison today!

Kel: Aw here it goes!

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2:35 AM on 02.09.2015

Square Enix christens Bravely Second with a subtitle

Square Enix, in all its infinite wisdom, has decreed Bravely Second shall henceforth be known as End Layer. That concludes this special report. Stay tuned for our continuing coverage of Titanfall. 『ブレ...

Kyle MacGregor





4:30 PM on 02.06.2015

CD Projekt RED isn't afraid to make The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt difficult

If you're planning on purchasing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt you're in for a tough journey. When developing the game, CD Projekt RED wanted to break the mold that action-RPGs have created lately with being too friendly, eve...

Jason Faulkner



Xenoblade Chronicles 3D lands in America April 10 photo
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D lands in America April 10
by Kyle MacGregor

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives in North America starting April 10, Nintendo revealed today. The company also reconfirmed the title's European launch date, April 2.

The role-playing game is the first New Nintendo 3DS exclusive, making use of the portable's improved inputs and processing power. It also includes StreetPass functionality and amiibo support, both of which earn players tokens used to unlock music and character models.

New Nintendo 3DS will be available across North America and Europe by this time next week.

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1:45 PM on 02.06.2015

Actually, there are shields in Bloodborne

There are shields in Bloodborne after all, SCE Japan Studio has confirmed to IGN. Well I'll be. Shields will seem like a comfort to Souls players who haven't yet experienced the faster, in-your-face action of Bloodborne, but ...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 02.06.2015

Nintendo reveals Xenoblade Chronicles X multiplayer details and more

I'll be the first one to admit how confused I am as to the connection between Xenogears, the Xenosaga series, and Xenoblade Chronicles other than director Tetsuya Takahashi. Especially given that Xenoblade Chronicle...

Jason Faulkner

6:00 PM on 02.05.2015

Five things about the Persona 5 trailer from someone who knows nothing about Persona

I'm going to put myself out there a bit. I know next to nothing about Persona. You see, we all have our beats around here. I leave Persona and the like to the ilk of Kyle and Steven. They're much more excited to write ab...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 PM on 02.05.2015

Five things we just learned about Persona 5

Today, Atlus gave us our first look at Persona 5 in motion, and hot damn does it look amazing. We've been watching and rewatching the debut gameplay trailer all day. It's like a train wreck. You can't look away. Except unlike a train wreck it's glorious and beautiful and I love it. Anyway, we've noticed some things about the new game and have decided to share our thoughts.

Kyle MacGregor



Breach & Clear: Deadline is a surprisingly good action-RPG photo
Breach & Clear: Deadline is a surprisingly good action-RPG
by Jason Faulkner

The original Breach & Clear was a tactical strategy title in the vein of the XCOM or Rainbow Six series. It was fairly surprising when its sequel Breach & Clear: Deadline turned out to be an open-world tactical action RPG with zombies, which is probably a new genre and you heard it here first. I was skeptical of the idea at first; I mean tactical and zombie games are usually worlds apart in gameplay style, but after 30 minutes or so of play those fears were laid to rest.

The events of the game take place during an outbreak of "zombies" who are not zombies, but hyper-evolving parasitic worm infested human bodies. You play as a team of highly trained soldiers who make it their mission to protect the remaining humans of Harbor City, and stop the infestation at its source. Plot isn't a strong suit in Deadline, but the execution is quite a bit of fun, and sometimes it's nice to not have to concern yourself with an epic tale.

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YES! YES! YES! Atlus finally shows off Persona 5! photo
YES! YES! YES! Atlus finally shows off Persona 5!
by Kyle MacGregor

Here we go! No more teasing. At long last, Atlus has given us our first real look at Persona 5 and it's just gorgeous. There's so much to analyze, so many details to pore over. For the moment, though, I can hardly bridle my excitement. This looks like a huge leap forward. Can't wait to play it!

ペルソナ5 [Atlus]

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