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Eurovision

Six months later, Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign comes to Europe


Eurovision
May 22
Things are going your way right now, Europe. That whole Eurovision thing is going on and you're finally getting Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, which Chris totally loved when it came out in the US back in December.  Plus, you hav... read
Den of puppies
I am convinced that somewhere, all of the new assets for the Destiny: House of Wolves expansion were lost, forcing Bungie to restart the entire process all over again. Why else would almost the entire $20 premium DLC be a reskin? read feature

FFXIV

Nobuo Uematsu unveils his beautiful new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward theme


Also, have some expansion footage
May 22
One of the best parts of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the music. Most people don't consider it a "real" Final Fantasy because of the MMO tag, but let me tell you -- it's probably my favorite main entry sinc... read
Utawarerurmono: False Mas

Utawarerurmono: False Mask is a visual novel, strategy RPG hybrid


3D!
May 21
Aquaplus has released its first trailer for Utawarerurmono: False Mask, the unexpectedly 3D hybrid visual novel and strategy game coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on September 24.   read
ATLUS

Lost Dimension finds Europe on August 28


One month after North American launch
May 21
Lancarse's Lost Dimension is coming to Europe on August 28, NIS America announced today. The tactical role-playing game debuted on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan last year and is on its way to North America on July 28, ... read
Telltale Game of Thrones

Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode Four: Sons of Winter trailer gave me chills


Winter is coming, after all
May 21
Although winter is coming, things are really starting to heat up for House Forrester. While the first couple episodes took a lot of time to set things up, the last one really started putting things into motion. With Episode ... read
Scummy Warner Bros.

The false advertising of Mortal Kombat's Kombat Pack


Leave it to the kings of DLC
May 20
Warner Bros. is notorious for its preorder, DLC, and season pass bullshit, and Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack is no exception. Nicolas Jones sent us a tip about how he asked WB Games Support why the Kombat Pack didn't include all the DLC for the current season, as there have been various costume packs released that aren't included. WB's response: read
Evil Within DLC

The Executioner is the last Evil Within DLC, out May 26


First-person
May 20
The last bit of The Evil Within DLC drops this month. "The Executioner" features an unexpected shift to the first-person perspective and "series of battle arenas all from the...perspective of The Keeper," if you were thinkin... read
PSN sale

Sony's Extended Play Sale makes it worth it to wait on buying DLC


Sorry day one suckers
May 19
For those that generally loathe the idea of DLC and season passes, Sony is offering quite the incentive to jump on the extra content train. Set to run until May 25, the Extended Play Sale is marking up to 80% off for what is ... read
Destiny DLC review

Review in Progress: Destiny: House of Wolves


Den of puppies
May 19
Destiny was one of the weirdest releases in recent memory. It was so unbelievably ambitious, but when it dropped, it was basically a fraction of what Activision advertised. As time went on many tweaks were made to the ga... read
Marvel-ous

Dead or Alive 5 gets superhero costume set


Marvel-ous
May 19
Not as on the nose as the Senran Kagura cross over and a bit more creative than the many "as few clothes as possible" packs, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (the fourth, final iteration of Dead or Alive 5) debuted its super hero ... read
God of War III PS4

God of War III's Hades fight in 1080p, 60fps on PS4


PS4 remaster
May 19
As we've previously covered, God of War III -- yes, that very HD PS3 game from just 5 years ago -- is getting a PS4 remaster next month (July 14) and the PlayStation Blog has released some new footage to coincide with its pr... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X is nearly as popular as Ultra Street Fighter IV at Combo Breaker


A very small difference at the moment
May 19
The hyped has worked out for Mortal Kombat X it seems. It's done well both critically and commercially, and the fighting game community has taken a liking to it professionally as well. According to lead organizer Rick Th... read
Sengoku Basara 4

Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi takes on Resident Evil in costume form


Digging it
May 19
Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi is set to debut in July in Japan for the PS3 and PS4, and when it does, it will bring some Resident Evil-themed costumes with it. According to Famitsu, costumes based on Chris, Leon, Jill, and Weske... read
SMT

Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call now available on PSN


Hee-ho!
May 19
More than a year after coming to PlayStation Network in North America, Shin Megami Tensei : Lucifer’s Call -- Nocturne, if you're nasty -- is now available on European shores. If you can withstand its soul-cru... read
BRASIL

Mortal Kombat X gets, uh, Brazil costume pack


Not the movie
May 19
Ok, look. I did pay $.99 for a PSN avatar once. An Italian-flag-colored LittleBigPlanet sackboy back in whatever World Cup when LittleBigPlanet was still a thing. Probably 2002 or something. Still! Mortal Kombat X's Ed Boon t... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange looks like it's going to start heating up


And blowing up
May 18
The third episode of Life is Strange releases this week, and it appears as if the embattled-teen story will really pick up speed with this next installment. That is, if this trailer has anything to say about it. Thus fa... read
A Telltale game series

Episode 4 of Telltale's Game of Thrones is coming, here are some screens


More like LAME of thrones
May 18
Ah, Game of Thrones. I forget it's still a huge thing sometimes, like when I recently learned Mad Men is still on. This time it's the fourth episode, "Sons of Winter," of Telltale's adventure game take on the J.R.R. Tolkien property to remind me it's still around. Here are some pictures. Darren Nakamura liked the last episode and will be doing up a review of this'n when it comes. read
Nobunaga's Ambition

Nobunaga's Ambition coming west this September


To PS4, PS3, PC with dual-audio
May 18
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence is coming west, Koei Tecmo announced today. Originally released in December 2013 as Nobunaga no Yabō: Sozou, this is the latest entry in Koei Tecmo's long-running grand strat... read
House of Wolves

Destiny: House of Wolves will launch at 10AM PST tomorrow


Pre-load today
May 18
Tomorrow, Bungie will deploy the new House of Wolves expansion for Destiny at 10AM PST. It will include the Prison of Elders arena mode, the new Strike, more PVP maps, and a new story, with the Trials of Osiris PVP mode ... read
LGBT Dragon Age

BioWare lead writer talks gay romances, LGBT characters, and Dragon Age sales


Did you ride the bull?
May 18
Fellow bearded brethren and radio personality Andy Borkowski interviewed David Gaider, the lead writer of Dragon Age: Inquisition on the topic of diversity in the series. David states that an argument could be made that ... read
Grand Theft Auto V

GTA 5 physical sales top 5 million in UK alone


And that's not even counting downloads
May 18
Grand Theft Auto V has sold over 5 million copies in the UK. The figures are confirmed by chart company GfK Chart-Track and don't even include download sales (meaning the squillions of recent Steam purchas... read
Gust RPG

Atelier studio's new JRPG looks dark and wonderful


Introducing Yoru no Nai Kuni
May 17
Koei Tecmo subsidiary Gust is best known for its work on Atelier, a series of role-playing games with an express focus on alchemy and crafting, but the studio's latest creation appears to be something else entirely. It's call... read
Monochroma

Monochroma will not be coming to a lot of originally planned platforms


From the Kickstarter campaign
May 15
Back in May 2014, Monochroma was released. It was another Kickstarter success story that proved that the model can work, despite the fact that it had a rather middling reception at launch. Well, it partially-worked, as t... read
Freedom Wars

Use today's PSN flash sale as an opportunity to get Freedom Wars


One of the best games on the platform
May 15
Freedom Wars is pretty great. Our own Brett Zeidler loved it, I loved it, and now it's on sale today on the PSN for $4.80, down from $29.99. Other discounted Vita games for today's Flash Sale include Nidhogg, The Walking Dead... read
Sony

Like clockwork: Sony's E3 presser is evening of June 15


As it should be
May 15
This year's E3 will be a bit busier than usual, due to some press conferences we're not used to seeing. Bethesda, Square Enix, and a PC-centric show will all play a part in making the news schedule more hectic than it wo... read
Destiny DLC

Destiny: House of Wolves' launch trailer is out


Yes, people still play Destiny
May 14
Destiny: House of Wolves comes out next week, which means its launch trailer time. The trailer compiles most of the information Bungie has released via livestream over the last few weeks and gives players a quick overvi... read
LEGO

LEGO Jurassic World releases alongside the new movie on June 12


Walk the dinosaur
May 14
Jurassic World opens on Friday, June 12. I'm skeptical, but I'll probably wind up seeing it anyway for the trained raptors. TT Games' LEGO Jurassic World, which spans the four films, releases the same day for all major conso... read
Destiny

'Late-breaking technical issue' delays Destiny's latest update


Will the delay keep the wolves from your door?
May 14
[Update: It appears as if the issue is under control and will be patched today.] A "late-breaking technical issue" has delayed the roll out of the latest Destiny update. Patch 1.2.0 was supposed to lay the foundatio... read
Lost Dimension

Lost Dimension will launch on July 28 with free DLC


First character trailer released
May 13
It's a good news day for fans of the upcoming tactical sci-fi RPG, Lost Dimension. In addition to the announcement of a July 28 release date, Atlus has announced that $20 of DLC will be given away for free during the tw... read
Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate will arrive next month in Europe on PS3 and Vita


US date for Sony platforms unknown
May 13
As I've said in the past, Steins;Gate is a pretty fantastic anime that surprised me quite a bit. I don't want to spoil anything, but it involves a [kinda] mad scientist and time travel. The game is also great, and has be... read
Life is Strange

Life is Strange Episode 3 uncovers secrets on May 19


'Chaos Theory' arrives next Tuesday
May 13
Dontnod's next installment of Life is Strange launches May 19, Square Enix announced today. The third entry is titled Chaos Theory and sees "Max & Chloe ramp up their investigation to find out what exactly is going on at ... read






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