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Game and console sales drop as Japan braces for Switch impact

Before a tsunami comes ashore, water recedes back into the ocean to feed the coming wave. If Japanese consumers are shoreline water, then they are pulling back as all console sales have dropped a significant amount from last week, many havi...   read

 
 
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Everyone gets a giant chicken in this Heroes of the Storm event

In addition to Valeera and the Tassadar/Rexxar changes, Heroes of the Storm will kick off a new Lunar Festival event on January 24. It'll run until February 14, and instead of just rewarding players with a typical portrait, it'll also ...   read

 
 
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20 minutes with Breath of the Wild left me wanting more

I didn't have to get up at 6:00am on a Saturday morning to go out in the freezing cold, sit on a train for two hours and spend 2000 yen each way to get my hands on the Nintendo Switch. But I did. I wanted to see what Nintendo's new toy had ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft swipes Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames from Activision

Guitar Hero Live was a fantastic rhyhtm game that breathed new life into the genre for me after nearly a decade of safe plays from developers like Harmonix. But a lot of things were going against it -- the "live" gimmick was off-puttin...   read

 
 
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Path of Exile is gearing up for an Xbox One version

Grinding Gear Games' well-liked action-RPG Path of Exile is making the move to Xbox One later this year and, wait, really? Huh. What a nice surprise! The port won't be an exact duplicate given the new gamepad controls, as you'd expect, but...   read

 
 
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going to be the last first-party release for Wii U

We all kind of assumed this, but now we have rock-hard information straight from Nintendo that it's the case -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party Wii U release. Speaking to Polygon, Nintendo of A...   read

 
 
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Review: Yakuza 0

Japan in the '80s was a wonderful time for business owners. The yen was exploding in value and money was flowing like water. If you were involved in any kind of business, legit or not, you were basically so wealthy that you could blow your ...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley won't make the Nintendo Switch launch

Stardew Valley on handheld systems sounds alluring to the point where I might conceivably triple-dip for the upcoming Nintendo Switch version. Unfortunately but understandably, creator Eric Barone has confirmed that the game won't be a laun...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

We have liftoff! The eShop is a little more exciting this week with Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS, which is also joined by Punch Club, Color Cubes, and a Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World demo. Not bad given the past month's lull peri...   read

 
 
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Whoa! Micro Machines are making a comeback on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

We're officially at the point where if a Switch port isn't announced, we question it. But that's not really what's on my mind right now as I read the announcement that Codemasters was bringing back the Micro Machines gaming franchise -...   read

 
 


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Torment: Tides of Numenara shows off combat in this new trailer

If there's one role-playing game I regret never having played, it's got to be Planescape: Torment. This PC RPG has gained a huge cult following over the years, and it's pretty easy to find people willing to sing its praises. From what ...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee has...multiplayer?

Wait, Yooka-Laylee has multiplayer? Rextro the raptor has an arcade for you and three of your friends to visit and play together both co-operatively and competitively. If you don't have any friends that's OK, Rextro will be your friend as ...   read

 
 
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Alone in the Dark creator's new horror title 2Dark is nerve-wracking

It's about time we had a refresher on 2Dark, that survival horror game from Alone in the Dark and Little Big Adventure creator Frédérick Raynal and his Lyon, France-based studio Gloomywood. This animated story sequence speaks...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R on Nintendo Switch will cost $50

When Super Bomberman R was announced for the Nintendo Switch, a lot of us probably assumed that it would be coming as a light digital download type game for $15 or so, and that $60 price was just a placeholder. That sounds reasonable, ...   read

 
 
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The next Overwatch event will be loaded with cock

It looks like the next timed event in Overwatch won't be Valentine themed, though that still may be something to look forward to in the future. Last night the Overwatch team revealed that the next event will be themed around Chinese Ne...   read

 
 
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[This week's interview is with one of Dtoid's most prolific Qtoid posters and habitual Photoshoppers, ZombZ. Keep it up, OrochiLeona, and shoot him a message if you want to be a part of this outstanding community tradition. ~Strider] Hello ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Run is coming to Android devices in March

It's a bit late to the finish line, but it'll get there eventually. Nintendo's Super Mario Run took the mobile world by storm in December when it racked up 40 million downloads in its first four days on iOS devices. Soon enough, the ot...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

At first glance, the Atelier games may look like cutesy Japanese RPGs and are often dismissed as something creepy for daring to have pretty anime girls, but there is more to them than what is on the box art. For those unfamiliar, the s...   read

 
 
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Something special is in some of the Nintendo Switch Binding of Isaac boxes

There's no getting around it. We can't finish this post without it happening, so let's just get it out of the way up front. [extremely Brad Pitt in Se7en voice] What's in the box? What's in the fucking box?! Binding of Isaac is a ...   read

 
 
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We'll know all about The Division's final add-on tomorrow, but here's a quick look right now

Bodies hanging from hooks, a sign that reads "Fuck off and die" -- did you think that The Division would go out any less hostile than it came in? Agents have been trying to restore order to Manhattan for the better part of a year, but...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes brings the series to mobile phones next month

[Update: Nintendo is now saying Fire Emblem Heroes will hit iOS and Android on February 2.] A big focus of Nintendo's Fire Emblem direct was the series' first mobile entry, Fire Emblem Heroes, which is coming out first for Android devices ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Warriors is also headed to New 3DS

Nintendo didn't really show much of anything for Fire Emblem Warriors during its Switch event last week, but at least we didn't have to wait long to see more. Is this "extended" footage exactly what you imagined of a game from the team beh...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem is getting two new amiibo

Nintendo's Fire Emblem Direct brought some new information about the upcoming 3DS game, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It was also announced that alongside the game, new amiibo representing the two playable hero characters will be...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch will have a mainline Fire Emblem in 2018

Nintendo flew through its fast-paced Fire Emblem presentation today with multiple game announcements. One of them is a new, currently unnamed Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch. It's a "mainline" entry (been a while since we had one of those!)...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes to 3DS in May

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a re-imagining of the series' second entry, the Japan-exclusive Fire Emblem Gaiden, is coming to 3DS on May 19, 2017. Shadows of Valentia tells the story of two kingdoms split up ages ago by the gods...   read

 
 


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Samsneeze

Fire Emblem Direct yesterday and now Logan and Power Rangers trailers on the same day? Not a bad week to be excited about Logan seems like its going to be the best superhero movie out this year and aesthetics aside, Power Rangers seems good

 
Asterion

People complaining about the prince of Super Bomberman R need to remember how addictive the multiplayer will probably Bomberman is basically the original

 
FakePlasticTree

Now that people are getting their bodies injected with lots of Yakuza perhaps its time to start doing the same for The Trails in the Sky Feel like writing a blog for it in the future More people should give it a

 
ShadeOfLight

So I just started Dragon Quest VIII today, and it seems like you can only save in towns? No save points before a boss? Thats such a huge pain in the ass that I have half a mind to nope out of this game and return

 
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So why did Nicalis just delete this shot they just tweeted?

 
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Found one of the very first comments I ever made on The Driveclub Dale North even liked it!

 
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