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8:00 AM on 07.08.2014

Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored

A lot of people were upset after NIS America announced it had "edited certain aspects" of Criminal Girls: Invite Only for Western release. The "c" word (censorship) was thrown around nobly as it always seems to be w...

Steven Hansen



You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y photo
You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y
by Jordan Devore

100 million trades have been made through the Global Trade Station in Pokémon X and Y and, as promised, Game Freak is handing out Fancy Pattern Vivillons for the milestone. Nice job, all!

The distribution event has commenced -- with your online-enabled 3DS, choose "Mystery Gift" from the main menu of either game to receive the new 'mon.

This specific Vivillon can't be obtained any other way, so get to downloading. It knows the move "Hold Hands." Battle effect? "Ally Pokémon hold hands. This makes them very happy." Well then.

A Vivillon of a Different Pattern! [Pokémon]

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Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels) photo
Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels)
by Chris Carter

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our Reviews in Progress program.]

As we all know, MMOs can drastically change not only over the course of months of updates, but even from level to level. We have already given you an early look at the first 20 hours or so of the game, but as I climb the ladder of leveling more and more starts to open up.

Let's take a look at levels 14-30.

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1:30 PM on 07.07.2014

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel took a breath of fresh air at E3

In this nearly 15-minute demonstration of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at E3, 2K and Gearbox show off how the game's oxygen mechanic works. Running low? Replenishment is just a geyser or maybe an enemy away. The downside...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 07.07.2014

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary

Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of...

Brittany Vincent



Natural Doctrine is a brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game photo
Natural Doctrine is a brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game
by Steven Hansen

Sure, Natural Doctrine doesn't look great (well, the environments; it does look better in miniature on the Vita). It's a far cry from director Atsushi Ii's gorgeous minimalism in Patapon.

But Kadokawa Games' first internal venture can get a pass for looking a bit dated if the core gameplay can hold up, and it just might. Producer Kensuke Tanaka felt that JRPGs were "lacking in difficulty," that they didn't "make you think," NIS America representatives explained. Natural Doctrine is an answer to that.

However, NIS America was not able to answer why exactly the lead in a fantasy RPG of orcs, magic and lizard men is named Jeff. 

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8:30 AM on 07.07.2014

The crowdfunding worked: Divinity: Original Sin sells over 160,000

Following a near one million dollar Kickstarter campaign and a stint in Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin formally released last week. It had already sold 160,000 copies as of last Thursday, according to Eurogame...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 07.04.2014

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum forces you to choose which girl you want to save

The Guided Fate Paradox was a serviceable role-playing game that I enjoyed when I reviewed it at Japanator, but I had no idea there would be a sequel at any point, let alone one that would be localized. NIS America has annou...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 07.04.2014

Class of Heroes 2G is getting a scant few physical copies

Class of Heroes 2G, a dungeon-crawling RPG playable on PlayStation 3, Vita, or PSP, will be receiving a run of limited edition boxed copies. After pre-orders for the physical editions cease on July 25, there will be no additi...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 07.04.2014

Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release

Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 AM on 07.04.2014

Bang the drums and roll the dice in this Taiko Drum Master RPG

A new Taiko Drum Master game is now available on a mobile device nowhere near you (if you live in Japan, anyway) with Taiko Drum Master: RPG Daton, an adorable quest featuring the cute little Taiko characters, pachinko balls...

Brittany Vincent







Video: BioWare creates its first fully gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition photo
Video: BioWare creates its first fully gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition
by Bill Zoeker

The most recent character announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dorian, is BioWare's first totally gay party member character. Only male player characters will be able to engage Dorian romantically. As well, Dorian's sexuality will play a part in his backstory and personal motivations. This can be considered a step forward for BioWare, as its previous attempts to incorporate an array of sexuality into its characters have been half-measures at best.

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4:15 PM on 07.03.2014

Handsome Jack gives out hot tips for surviving on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's moon

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is only about three months from release, but there is still so much more to learn about it. Borderlands 2 antagonist Handsome Jack is here in a video previously exclusive to E3 attendees, to show ...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Here's a new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX trailer to tide you over

Can't wait for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX to arrive this December 2? You're not alone. Kingdom Hearts 2 was the best of the series for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. I can't wait to take a walk down memory la...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 07.02.2014

Tales of Hearts R coming to PS Vita this November

Tales of Hearts R is coming to North America on November 11 and across Europe starting November 14. It will have Japanese voice-over with EFIGS subtitles, Bandai Namco announced at Japan Expo in Paris, France today. The PlayS...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Divinity: Original Sin is available now on Steam

After missing several release dates, Divinity: Original Sin is finally on Steam as of June 30. This game is the fifth entry in the Divinity series and was created using Larian Studio's own in-house custom engine. After severa...

Brittany Vincent