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Persona 5 still knows how to keep it weird in the Velvet Room

The Velvet Room is probably one of my favorite recurring elements in recent Persona games. Even if they have their own casts and distinct styles, I love having that one strange location to return to that ties it all together. In case y...   read

 
 
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Go grab some free NieR: Automata PS4 themes with your Japanese PSN account

NieR: Automata is coming. Right in the middle of a brand new console launch, a new Zelda game, and off the heels of another open world game in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn. It's...a rough launch to say the least. Based on my time with...   read

 
 
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Watch Eiji Aonuma unbox Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition

I rushed to a GameStop the morning that the special editions for Zelda: Breath of the Wild were announced, and found that my store only had three of them -- I was third in line, but the guy in front of me "didn't like Zelda." Phew! If ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of France expects the Switch to eclipse the Wii U by year's end

Talk about a sibling rivalry of Cain and Abel proportions, but the projections for the Switch versus the Wii U are some real salting the Earth type stuff. Nintendo of France's deputy general manager Philippe Lavoue recently came o...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam in March

Not content with just staying in the Microsoft "Play Anywhere" Xbox One and Windows 10 ecosystem, Capcom is moving Dead Rising 4 to Steam this coming March. The port will come roughly four months after its December 2016 launch, hitting...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II has online co-op, hitting PS4 and Steam in April

Square Enix has spilled the beans on Dragon Quest Heroes II, explaining the enhancements that they've made compared to the first -- if you haven't already been playing the sequel since last May in Japan. When the game arrives in the west on...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer a launch title for the Switch

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was going to be one of the many ports that the Switch hosted on its launch day, but that's not happening. "Issues beyond our control" have been cited by Team Meat and Nicalis, and although it's been pushed ...   read

 
 
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As Dragon Quest X dies on the Wii, it's born on the Switch this year

Much like Square Enix got rid of the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV so it didn't hold the others back, Dragon Quest X is suffering the same fate. The publisher announced this week that the Wii version is ending service completel...   read

 
 
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Rime will take around eight hours to beat, more if you do everything

Whenever a new puzzle platformer come out, I worry about padding. Having secrets and Easter eggs packed in is fine, but when you're asking me to collect hundreds of trinkets of Donkey Kong 64 proportions to see a good chunk of the game...   read

 
 
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A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is going to be a free download as of next month

What was once a pre-order bonus is now a fully-fledged free game. Square Enix has announced that A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV, the retro beat 'em up that serves as a prequel of sorts (it's an embellished tale from Noctis' father, with so...   read

 
 


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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...   read

 
 
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Man, Nintendo Switch game cases sure do stand out

Seeing the Nintendo Switch in person at a tradeshow was all the proof I needed that the concept worked. Sure the Joy-Con might not be as comfortable for some games as a Pro Controller, but as a whole, the system is sleek and I came away imp...   read

 
 
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Parks are still trying to figure out how to deal with Pokemon Go

If you played Pokemon Go during its peak, you probably saw how a lot of institutions, both public and private sector, reacted to the game. Some embraced it, encouraging folks to petition to add them as a Pokestop, and had deals for pla...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC is still 'in development'

Although Nintendo has been embracing DLC more and more in recent years, and even had adopted the season pass model several times, fans are still pushing back. The latest battle is over the Zelda: Breath of the Wild season pass ($20), which ...   read

 
 
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Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn came out of nothingness and delighted thousands. Born on a lark as the "most risky" concept from a Guerilla Games pitch session, the aesthetic of meshing tribal warfare with high-tech creatures is intriguing all on its own...   read

 
 
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Real life Splatoon guns exist, and they shoot ink

Last weekend at the Toy Fair 2017, toy manufacturer Jakks Pacific unveiled new Splatoon-themed toys, and they look to bring back the glory days of Super Soakers. Allegedly releasing this year they're based on the designs from the games, and...   read

 
 
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Here's how much space Nintendo Switch games take up

You're going to get access to roughly 26GB of the Switch's 32GB onboard space, so if you aren't planning on buying a memory card and want to go digital, pay attention to the file sizes of each game before you buy them (or better yet, spring...   read

 
 
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SNK teases new characters for King of Fighters XIV

As I've said before, King of Fighters XIV deserves more credit. Look, I get it if you were hesitant because of the art style. The pixelated visuals of the last few games were gorgeous, and eliminating it feels like a betrayal of sorts ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's promised 60FPS patch is finally out, exclusively on PS4 Pro

Months ago, Square Enix noted that a PS4 Pro Patch was in the works for release shortly after launch that would bring the game into the 60FPS fold. But weeks passed without any sort of news, and even after reaching out to the publisher, the...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 Complete launches in May on Switch, with all PS4 DLC

Disgaea 5 Complete, which Nintendo is helping to showcase on their national pre-launch Switch tour, now has a release date in Europe -- May 26. NIS is expected to launch the US version during the same time period. As a reminder, the "Comple...   read

 
 
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Short doc examines the history of Nintendo's Hanafuda cards and alleged Yakuza ties

As most of you know by now, Nintendo started in 1889 as a playing card company -- specifically, selling Hanafuda cards. They even came full circle and honored this legacy by offering up a Mario themed set on Club Nintendo (RIP) several...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic outsold the Wii U in January

We all know the Wii U is floundering (and while discontinued, is still being sold at retail), but new information regarding January's console sales only serve to explain the direness of the situation. According to information reported by Th...   read

 
 
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Guide: Pokemon Go has a new Eevee evolution trick for Umbreon and Espeon

Remember the Pokemon Go Eevee trick where you could get a specific evolution based on names from the TV show (Rainer for Vaporeon, Sparky for Jolteon, Pyro for Flareon)? Well it's back alongside of the Generation 2 update that hit this...   read

 
 
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Anyone remember Deep Down? Capcom just filed another trademark for it

Back when Deep Down was announced in 2013 it gave us a real Souls vibe, but a lot of people feared that it would be another "me too" type project. Well, since Souls is ending soon with the second and final DLC of potentially the last Souls ...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines gets a spring 2017 window on Xbox One

Cities: Skylines was released in March of 2015 on PC, but an Xbox One port was supposed to follow at some point. So we waited, and waited, and nothing really came of it. But after a small update in January that it still exists, Paradox Inte...   read

 
 



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