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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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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Dark Souls III

This wily Dark Souls III player has embraced his inner Patches

It's wild to think that I only started Dark Souls III about a week ago, and wilder yet to come to the (worrying!) realization that I've somehow clocked a solid 35 hours of play time in that brief window. From Software's action-RPGs are amo...

 
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Bravely Default

Bravely Default on consoles? Series producer would 'love' to see it

Game Informer had the chance to catch up with Bravely Default producer Masashi Takahashi, which resulted in several interesting tidbits regarding the history of the series and where it could possibly go in the future. Once such nu...

 
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Blizzard

World of Warcraft: Legion launches August 30

World of Warcraft: Legion, the MMO's sixth expansion, will launch August 30, Blizzard just announced. Taking place on the heels of Warlords of Draenor, this $50 add-on raises the game's level cap from 100 to 110, introduces a new demon...

 
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Deals

Hot Deals: $13 Final Fantasy IX, $18 Dragon's Dogma

Final Fantasy IX made its Steam debut this week. The classic RPG is listed for $21, but now through April 20 there's a 20 percent off publisher discount to $16.79. The same deal is even better at GMG with a stacking coupon, knocking the pri...

 
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Dark Souls III

It's a long wait for the first Dark Souls III add-on

Dark Souls III formally released worldwide earlier this week. With its launch, it brought a whole new treasure trove of frustratingly difficult gameplay that people have learned to love over the course of From Software's five titles th...

 
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Yo-Kai Watch 3

Yo-Kai Watch 3 has two protagonists, here's more details

Level-5 recently shared some brand new info regarding Yo-Kai Watch 3, including a trailer and some other tidbits. For starters it will sport two main characters -- Keita (Nate in the west) has moved to the US as a result of his Dad's career...

 
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Deals

Take 36 percent off Final Fantasy IX for Steam

Square Enix's latest port of Final Fantasy IX arrived on Steam last night without much fanfare, though there is a discount during release week. Until April 20, you can knock 20 percent off by splurging early. But if the $20.99 list price on...

 
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SMT IV Final

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final is coming west

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (formerly Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final) is a comin'. Atlus just revealed plans to bring the role-playing game across the Americas this summer. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive follows the exploits of a young...

 
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Final Fantasy IX

Final Fantasy IX drops on Steam in the dead of night

After weeks of teasing an imminent release, Square Enix just dropped the Steam version of Final Fantasy IX out into the world. It brings in all of the extras you've come to expect from recent PC ports, like achievements, an auto-save f...

 
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Valkyrie Anatomia

Yep, the next Valkyrie Profile game is for iOS and Android

We've already shared the news that the new Valykrie Profile title would probably be a browser, Facebook, or mobile game, and all collectively mourned our loss. Now we can relive that moment with the new announcement by Square Enix that Valk...

 
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Creepy Castle

Creepy Castle, an RPG adventure published by Nicalis, is coming this summer

Nicalis is known for bringing standout indie titles to wider audiences, most notably The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Cave Story, and 1001 Spikes. Next up for Nicalis is Creepy Castle, a sidescrolling RPG adventure developed by Dopterra. Feat...

 
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Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...

 
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The Witcher 3

The next Witcher 3 DLC might be coming out right before E3

It's been a while since I've played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but a new DLC just might change that. Following up Hearts of Stone, the second add-on, Blood & Wine, supposedly has a June 7 release date. The info comes from Polis...

 
Wasteland Workshop review
I'm assuming I'm the exact target audience for Wasteland Workshop. I'm the guy who never quite finished the main quest of Fallout 4 because I got too invested in establishing and kitting out every settlement I could. I'm the ...   read

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Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria dated for August in Japan

Tales of Berseria will launch on August 18, 2016 on PS4, Bandai Namco has announced. To celebrate, the publisher has kicked off a new trailer for the game, which shows off a decent amount of gameplay and anime cutscenes in 60fps. It's prett...

 
Bravely Second review
Bravely Default really came out at the perfect time. The "Four Warriors of Light" and "Crystal" themes called out to RPG fans that were pining for the glory days, free from modern conveniences and a return to the turn-based s...   read

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Wasteland Workshop

Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop is out today

I put a lot of time into Fallout 4's settlement system, so on one hand I'm pretty excited for the home improvement focused Wasteland Workshop DLC. I can totally get down with nixie tube lighting, new signage, and new trophies to deck o...

 
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Pokemon

That Pokemon Sun & Moon CoroCoro 'scoop' was a letdown

Some time after the announcement of Pokémon Sun & Moon, CoroCoro magazine noted that it would have a "big scoop" on the game this month. Sadly, folks over in Japan have already gotten their hands on the magazine, and it's nothing...

 
Yo-Kai Watch 3 photo
Yo-Kai Watch 3

Yo-Kai Watch 3 launches in Japan in July with two versions, is set in America

According to CoroCoro, Yo-Kai Watch 3 will arrive in Japan on June 16. It's set for the 3DS platform once again, and will come in Sushi and Tempura varieties, just like Pokemon Red and Blue. As a note, Yo-Kai Watch 2 end...

 
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Gifs

Heart Forth, Alicia sure is looking nice in these gifs

I'm not the only one on staff who's down for the metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia. Darren graciously popped into chat today with a gif from the latest backer update and I was so enamored, I forgot to cull the post for notable tidbits. Hour...

 
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Kitase on Final Fantasy VII Remake: 'We don't think anything is untouchable'

Following up word that the actually-happening Final Fantasy VII Remake would be broken into several games each the size of "a full Final Fantasy game," Game Informer has the full interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase up. If you're wonder...

 
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Dark Souls 3 Steam unlock

PSA: Dark Souls III unlocks on Steam this evening

Used to be a game coming out April 12 meant you get it on April 12, perhaps by going to the local video game repository after work and buying it. Before work if you're afraid of limited stock. But thanks to the wondrous advances of "on-line...

 

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Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you want, everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 
OverlordZetta

Maybe Power Rangers doesnt need good When Japan decided to make big budget Kamen Rider movies, sure, they had great suits, but they turned Kamen Rider into a teacher hot for student and threw in random idols, nanomachines, and horror subplots!

 
Sr Churros

OOOOOOH YEAH GOT PSO2 RUNNING AGAIN! Expect guide soon!

 
Jinx 01

So this is

 
OrochiLeona

So, a lot of people enjoying Overwatch

 
Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
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Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 

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