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Two Earth Defense Force games deploy Dec. 8

Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
XSEED Games is serving up a double-shot of bug-killing action on December 8, simultaneously putting out both Earth Defense Force 4.1 and Earth Defense Force 2 in North America. EDF 4.1, an expansion on last year's Earth ...
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Virtual Reality

Samsung's $99 Gear VR headset out now in US

International release to follow
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Oculus and Samsung's $99 Gear VR headset is now available in the United States. The attractive price point comes with one caveat: the device is only compatible with this year's line of Samsung smartphones (the Galaxy Not...
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Gravity Rush

Gravity Rush jumps to PS4 sooner than expected

Now coming on February 2
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Gravity Rush Remastered will now launch on February 2, 2016 across Europe and North America, according to PlayStation Europe and Sony Computer Entertainment's Nick Accordino. The PlayStation 4 version was initially ...
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Story of Seasons hits EU, AUS, NZ in January

Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Story of Seasons, the farming simulation formerly known as Harvest Moon, is sprouting in Europe on January 8 and across Australia and New Zealand the following day, Nintendo just announced. For more on the game please check out our review and recent interview with XSEED's Ken Berry.
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Dragon Quest Heroes PC

Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PC December 3

Includes DLC from PS4 edition
Nov 19
// Kyle MacGregor
Dragon Quest Heroes will be coming to Steam on December 3, Square Enix revealed today. For $60, the PC version will come packaged with 11 bonus items and a pair of additional maps that were originally included with the "Slime Collector's Edition" on PlayStation 4. You can find more information about the action RPG in our full review here. Dragon Quest Heroes: Slime Edition [Steam]
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Visual Novels

Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23

Get ready to cry
Nov 14
// Kyle MacGregor
An English release of Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23, Sekai Project has announced. The ultra-sad visual novel tells the story of a high school delinquent whose life turns around after meeting a strange ol...
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Japanese indie games!

Doujin mecha shooter Steel Strider out now

Available for $6 via Steam
Nov 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Steel Strider, the sequel to Gigantic Army, is now available on Steam, Nyu Media has announced. The new shooter comes from Astro Port, the Japanese indie team behind this summer's Tokusatsu-inspired STG Supercharge...
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Pokken Tournament strikes Wii U spring 2016

Japanese debut slated for March 18
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
The Wii U version of The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco's fighter Pokkén Tournament will debut in Japan on March 18 and sometime in the spring across Europe and North America. An amiibo card for Shadow Mewtwo will be included with first-run copies of the game worldwide. Nintendo says the creature can also be unlocked sans card "after you fulfill certain conditions."
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Bravely Second

Bravely Second journeys west next spring

And not a moment too soon
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced plans to bring Bravely Second to western shores in 2016, but now we have a better idea of when the follow-up to Bravely Default will be arriving: Spring! The role-playing game has been av...
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Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII finally coming to North America and Europe

Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Good news, eveyone! Nintendo just announced plans to bring the Nintendo 3DS versions of Square Enix's Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King to weste...
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Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero launches for Wii U April 22, 2016

Do a barrel roll!
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Star Fox Zero was initially supposed to launch this year, but the space shooter suffered bit of a delay. Now we know just how long we'll have to wait. During today's Nintendo Direct, the publisher announced plans to release the game in North America and Europe on April 22, 2016.
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Twilight Princess HD

Twilight Princess HD's Wolf Link amiibo looks hot

Coming March 4, 2016
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Nintendo just announced a new amiibo depicting Wolf Link (and Midna) from Twilight Princess. The figure will launch in North America on March 4, 2016 bundled alongside Twilight Princess HD, which can be pre-ordered today, and...

Podtoid 312: Call of Duty: Black Oddish III

Nov 12 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]320399:61078:0[/embed] Recent Episodes: Podtoid 311: The Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Podtoid 308: Back to the Force Podtoid 307: The Millennials Podcast You can reach us by email at [email protected]
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Nuclear Blizzard
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this episode of Podtoid, the gang chats about Fallout 4 again, Blizzard's Overwatch, StarCraft II, Rise of the Tomb Raider, not Steam machines, bad Pokémon puns, and Spectre 007.

Podtoid 311: The Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

Nov 09 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]319617:61046:0[/embed] Recent Episodes: Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Podtoid 308: Back to the Force Podtoid 307: The Millennials Podcast Podtoid 306: Tales of Tokyo Game Show Send any questions and hate mail to [email protected]
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So, bongo, bongo, bongo...
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Fallout 4 comes out tomorrow, so the Podtoid crew assembled a crack team of Fallout 4 veterans to have an in-depth chat about their experiences with the most-anticipated release of the year.

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Fallout 4

Here's a doctor's note so you can play Fallout 4

Get well soon, everyone
Nov 08
// Kyle MacGregor
In case you'd prefer to stay home this week and play Fallout 4 rather than go into work, Bethesda marketing boss and respected medical doctor Pete Hines has whipped up a sick note to help you play hooky. Just be ready to field some questions around the office about your ailing pancreas.
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Life is Strange 2

It sounds like Life is Strange 2 is happening (Update)

Dontnod co-founder mentions sequel
Nov 08
// Kyle MacGregor
[Update: Alchimy has significantly altered the text of the interview, changing it from "I worked as a script doctor on Life is Strange developed by the studio Dontnod and I will participate on Life is Strange 2 later" to...
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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII composer isn't working on the remake

'Not at all,' says Uematsu
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Nobuo Uematsu, the beloved composer of Final Fantasy VII (and the most titles in the series), will not be contributing to the soundtrack for Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake. While speaking with French outlet&n...
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Blizzard: No crossplay, Mac port for Overwatch

Pick your platform
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Blizzard's new first-person shooter Overwatch may be coming to consoles, but Mac OS users are being left out in the cold. According to game director Jeff Kaplan, unspecified technical hurdles with the Mac ecosystem are l...
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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser is all filler

A new journey and details about it await
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Happy "N7 Day," Mass Effect fans! I hope you can muster up some excitement for this teaser trailer, which is mostly a montage of old space footage with Commander Shepard (voiced by Jennifer Hale) putting a bookend on the original trilogy, as we move forward with a new story and different heroes. Mass Effect: Andromeda is expected to launch in late 2016.
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Skullgirls Vita

Skullgirls dev 'underestimated' PS Vita port job

It'll be ready when it's ready
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
At one time, Lab Zero Games planned to ship a PlayStation Vita port of its latest fighting game Skullgirls 2nd Encore "a few weeks" after the PlayStation 4 version. However, it's been a few months since the title arrived on P...
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Nova Covert Ops

StarCraft II story will continue with DLC missions

Nova Covert Ops launches next spring
Nov 06
// Kyle MacGregor
StarCraft II's story won't be ending with the upcoming Legacy of the Void expansion. Today in Anaheim, California, Blizzard revealed Nova Covert Ops, the first in a three-part series of "Mission Packs," which the studio plans...
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Blizzard's Overwatch confirmed for PS4, Xbox One

Origins Edition hits retail spring 2016
Nov 05
// Kyle MacGregor
GameStop already ruined the surprise, but now it appears things are officially official: Blizzard's new first-person shooter Overwatch is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside PC. The good word comes from a list...

Podtoid 310: Intergalactic Child Abduction

Nov 05 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]319173:61003:0[/embed] Things we talked about Professional athletes' male pattern baldness Putting razor blades in Halloween candy Bob Ross, a commenter, and Chris Carter Recent Episodes: Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po Podtoid 308: Back to the Force Podtoid 307: The Millennials Podcast Podtoid 306: Tales of Tokyo Game Show Podtoid 305: The Voice of God Send any questions and Steven Hansen-Gardevoir fan art to [email protected]
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Attack of the Flash Clones
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Did you know Halo 5 is the Star Wars of video games and is secretly about abducting children and making their parents very sad? We learn all this and more on the latest episode of Podtoid.

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Did GameStop just spoil Blizzard's big surprise?

Overwatch is seemingly coming to console
Nov 05
// Kyle MacGregor
Overwatch is headings to consoles, it seems. Despite only officially being announced for PC, GameStop began taking pre-orders for Blizzard's first-person shooter on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One today, according to various ...
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Fallout x Forza

Fallout 4-themed cars are racing to Forza 6

Fueled by hype
Nov 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Fallout 4 hype has reached critical mass and everybody wants a piece -- even other developers. Today, Turn 10 Studios announced a pair of Fallout 4-themed cars for its latest racer, Forza 6. Those include a Fallout-branded 19...
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Korean horror game White Day looks fantastic

Coming to PlayStation VR
Nov 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Today at a Sony Computer Entertainment media event in South Korea, a local studio Roi Games showed off an impressive-looking PlayStation VR project by the name of White Day. It appears to be a remake of White Day: A Laby...
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King of Fighters XIV

Chang and Leona return in King of Fighters XIV

It wouldn't be a party without 'em
Nov 03
// Kyle MacGregor
After revealing King of Fighters XIV at Tokyo Game Show in September, SNK Playmore showed off the fighting game again today at a Sony Computer Entertainment press event in South Korea. The morsel of new footage shows off a co...
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Skyrim Xbox One

Bethesda sitting on unreleased Skyrim port for Xbox One

Made to facilitate Fallout 4 development
Nov 03
// Kyle MacGregor
In twilight of 2013, Nintendo put out a remastered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Wii U. One of the key reasons cited for the project's existence was it allowed the Zelda team to experiment and familiarize itsel...
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Tomba 2

Tomba 2 is back on PSN this week (Update)

This time in English
Nov 01
// Kyle MacGregor
[Update: MonkeyPaw Games tells us "those who have the Japanese version will be able to upgrade to English.] Tomba 2: The Evil Swine Return is making a comeback this week on PlayStation Network. The sequel wound up being Tomba...

Podtoid 309: Code Name Li Po

Nov 01 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]318540:60947:0[/embed] Stuff we talked about: Greg Rice, M.D. How free games on PlayStation Plus work Pecs and breast tissue Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle Remasters How Double Fine scored the rights to remaster classic LucasArts games Comedy in video games (and why it's so rare) Halo 5: Guardians Rocket League Quality testing Guitar Hero Recent Episodes: Podtoid 308: Back to the Force Podtoid 307: The Millennials Podcast Podtoid 306: Tales of Tokyo Game Show Podtoid 305: The Voice of God Podtoid 304: The Phantom Pain Send any tips, queries, and Jennifer Capriati-autogaphed apparel to [email protected]
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Guest starring Greg Rice of Double Fine
Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. On this week's episode, Double Fine renaissance man Greg Rice joins the program to discuss the studio's Day of the Devs event and other topics both Double Fine and not Double Fine-related.

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