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12:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Steel Diver is being updated in a big way, coming in August

Steel Diver was ultimately a semi-bland experience for me, but it was a great grasp of the free-to-play market by Nintendo, as they showed that they can do it better than publishers who have been exploiting it for years. They...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 07.17.2014

Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One, but not during the beta

According to a report from an IGN livestream with developer Bungie, the Destiny beta will not run at 1080p during the beta, but it is aiming for a 1080 resolution when it comes to the finished version. Apparently the gam...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Mr. Driller 2

The Wii U is taking a week off it seems, as there are only a one game on the menu for today -- Mr. Driller 2 -- a GameBoy Advance Virtual Console title. Little Inferno is discounted by 50% until July 24th....

Chris Carter





10:30 AM on 07.17.2014

Zelda even kicks ass with the Wind Waker in hand in Hyrule Warriors

We've already seen [Queen] Zelda with her signature sword in Hyrule Warriors, but now Koei Tecmo is showing off footage of her conducting death and destruction on the battlefield. It looks like an area-of-effect weapon ...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Sakurai talks Chrom, why he isn't playable in Smash Bros.

Yesterday we learned that Lucina will be a clone of Marth in the new Smash Bros., which is fine by me, but Chrom will not be making the final cut. Director Sakurai explains that he was initially considering adding Chrom,...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Yumi's Odd Odyssey gets a permanent price drop on 3DS

If you've been on the fence about Yumi's Odd Odyssey due to its high price, I have good news -- it's just been discounted permanently in the US. Previously the 3DS eShop game was $29.99, but now you'll find it for $...

Chris Carter



Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play photo
Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play
by Chris Carter

During a hands-on Nintendo event, I was given the option to play a number of upcoming games -- naturally, I gravitated towards Fantasy Life, which I've been waiting a few years to see in action overseas. Developed by the famous Level-5, Fantasy Life dropped in 2012 in Japan (and sold very well), and we've been asking for a localization ever since. Now we're getting it, as the game is set to drop on October 24.

The concept of Fantasy is dead-simple: you have 12 "lives" (jobs, essentially) to choose from, which derive from three principles -- combat, gathering, and creation. Although there is a core storyline that you can technically "beat," all 12 jobs have their own sub-story, and every job can fight in combat. In other words, it doesn't feel nearly as limiting as other simulators, so you can play the way you want to rather than shackle yourself to a certain archetype.

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1:30 PM on 07.16.2014

Stitch and Tinkerbell are in Disney Infinity 2

Disney Infinity 2 will be getting two iconic characters this fall, in the form of Stitch and Tinkerbell. Stitch will be able to utilize a cosmic blaster item, and Tinker Bell can glide as well as heal players with Pixie Dust. Sounds about right. Based on the audio at the end of the video though, these two are only playable in Toy Box Mode, and don't have their own worlds to explore.

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Awesomenauts Assemble finally gets its first update

If you've been patiently waiting for the PS4 version of Awesomenauts to actually get inline with the PC edition, your waiting has partially paid off. Ronimo has announced that the first major patch has dropped today...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 07.16.2014

Kingdom Hearts X[chi] 'was' on track for localization

Kingdom Hearts X[chi] is a bit of a lost number when it comes to the franchise. Although pretty much every other iteration was localized (even the mobile games in the form of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, chi is still a missi...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st

Square Enix has shifted the free weekend for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn around a bit. Instead of taking place last week right after patch 2.3, the free period is going to start on July 18th, and run through July 2...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 07.16.2014

Every Club Nintendo Platinum reward is digital this year

Well, this is disappointing. Although Nintendo used to release cool products like hats and statues for its Club Nintendo Platinum members, this year it's all digital. Yep, both the Platinum and Gold ranks are digital-only, wi...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 07.16.2014

BattleBlock Theater is now on Games With Gold

BattleBlock Theater is a great platformer (especially when played cooperatively), and now it's free on Games with Gold on the Xbox 360. Gotham City Imposters is out, and BattleBlock is in, with all its "buckle your ...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 07.16.2014

The Last of Us Remastered has a 30fps option, more fixins

While MeriStation writer Javi Andres was attending a presentation that discussed the features of the new Last of Us Remaster on the PS4, a few details were presented that really give us a big picture of what to expect. F...

Chris Carter





8:30 AM on 07.16.2014

Respawn shows off Titanfall's upcoming Dig Site DLC map

Over at the official Titanfall site, developer Respawn Entertainment has given us a look at Dig Site -- one of the three maps in the upcoming Frontier's Edge DLC pack. It's a mining site over "subtle" elevated terrain, w...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Mercedes-Benz Japan dealers notice positive reaction to the Mario Kart 8 commercial

Remember that ridiculous Mercedes-Benz commercial that promoted Mario Kart 8 with a real-life actor playing Mario? Well according to a report by Rocket News, Japanese Mercedes dealerships are reporting more foot traffic ...

Chris Carter