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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hylian text doesn't hide any cool secrets

The Legend of Zelda takes place in the land of Hyrule, where text boxes serve as translator for us American, Japanese, et al folks. And that language shows up in the new The Breath of the Wild, but only to make mundane remarks look fantasti...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade team is working on Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Forget the new "NX" hardware, Nintendo devoted just about all of its E3 to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (in order to hopefully sell the NX when it launches next March). And the huge, open-world game is taking all hands.  Mon...   read

 
 
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Of course there will be a Shadow of Mordor sequel

The Internet's Big Thing Today isn't as exciting as The Internet's Big Thing Today usually is because today's topic is utterly predictable. The likes of Nintendo controller tree conspiracies and the arrival of virtual reality are inter...   read

 
 
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Monolith organizes medical fundraiser for producer

Back in May, Monolith Productions executive producer Michael Forgey was diagnosed with a "highly aggressive" form of glioblastoma (brain cancer). His friends at Monolith are doing the best they can to ease the burden of this terrible n...   read

 
 



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Xenoblade director: 'Most of the movies, TV dramas, novels, and games I pick up are made in the West'

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a pretty fantastic game -- but director Tetsuya Takahashi doesn't necessarily think that Japan can keep churning out titles like this for forever. When interviewed by Time, Takahashi noted that "It seems to me...   read

 
 
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Here's a quick way to make the Xenoblade DRM-filled USB stick useful

If you bought the collector's edition of Xenoblade Chronicles X, you probably noticed the USB stick that comes housed with 10 songs from the game. Evidently it's locked though, so to really make it useful it'll require some tinkering. ...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of the most intricate JRPGs I've played in quite some time. I even ended up taking notes on a real notepad for it on a few occasions! Here are some tips to help kickstart your adventure.   read
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Video Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X is certainly one of those games that you probably have to see to believe, rather than simply just taking some stranger's word for it. The written review just doesn't do it enough justice in my humble opinion -- we ne...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video When Xenoblade Chronicles was announced for localization on the Wii, my heart skipped a beat. While there are plenty of JRPGs to go around, the more the merrier, and I wouldn't pass up the chance to experience another Monolith Soft game. I didn't quite have the same reaction to Xenoblade Chronicles X at first, but it really grew on me over time.   read
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You'll want to watch this Xenoblade Chronicles X map guide video

If you're hyped up for Xenoblade Chronicles X, you'll probably want to take the time to watch this nine minute video regarding the game's map system. It's pretty complicated, and X doesn't actually explain everything in detail unl...   read

 
 
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Don't worry Europe, you can download the Xenoblade Chronicles X data packs soon

As previously discussed, Xenoblade Chronicles X has data packs that are available prior to launch in the US. You can download them from the eShop, and at the cost of 10GB of HDD space, textures will be enhanced, and loading screens wil...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X's Best Buy pre-order bonus is...pizza?

Move over Fallout 4 socks, Best Buy has topped itself in mere weeks. If you pre-order upcoming Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy, it comes with "$10 ePizza Cash Presell Gift." What? Well, it's a bit more confusing than gett...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X gets a special edition with a USB stick

Xenoblade Chronicles X is getting a collector's edition along with its December 4 release in North America (it launched in Japan earlier this year).  The $90 version includes the game, a 100 page art book, a tiny illustration, and a cu...   read

 
 
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is now on Mac and Linux

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was by far one of the best games of 2014. With great combat, abilities, and a really interesting Nemesis system, I was really surprised by what I was expecting to be a pretty generic Batman: Arkham Mordor rip-...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X releasing on December 4

Nintendo has been pushing Xenoblade Chronicles X pretty hard with Japanese live streams earlier this year. Now it's getting close to time for Western audiences to start getting hyped. The short trailer shown during Nintendo's  E3...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor's Game of the Year Edition trailer proves it lives up to its namesake

Less than one week after it was revealed, the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is on store shelves. It contains all released add-ons for the game, as is customary for these re-releases. Really, it's all rather r...   read

 
 
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Whoa there Xenoblade Chronicles X alien, put on some pants!

There's a special Nintendo Direct going on right now for Xenoblade Chronicles X. As someone who has paid little attention thus far, I have no idea what's happening despite the Direct's best attempts at setting the stage and lore before divi...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is that players can ...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video Xenoblade Chronicles pretty much blew me away back in 2012. Fans had been clamoring for a localization for over two years, and due to an add partnership between Nintendo and GameStop, we got one. It was a rather limited relea...   read
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Xenoblade Chronicles X combat explored in 30-minute livestream

Nintendo of Japan recently streamed a live Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, detailing the game's intricate combat system for eager viewers around the globe. The 30-minute video is available for viewing in full, and it goes to great len...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X shows off dynamic weather, day-night cycle

Day and night cycles aren't new, but it's a pretty one at least. Actually, thinking on it, more RPGs (particularly Japanese RPGs) could benefit from a day and night cycle just for the perceived visual variation on the hours and hours spent...   read

 
 
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Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron

Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone whose title in...   read

 
 
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Which indie studio should take on Condemned 3?

Over the weekend, Monolith Productions founder Jace Hall put it out on Facebook that he is "contemplating" setting up an independent development team with the rights to Condemned "so that they can take over the franchise and move it forward...   read

 
 


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Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting

Monolith released Lord of the Hunt today, the first add-on pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Yeah, the $10 DLC has a lot of the stuff you'd expect: new nemeses, new challenges, and even some guy named Torvin the Dwarven Hunter ...   read

 
 
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“THA'S HOW YOU RIDE A CARRRRRAGOR!" Yeah, thanks asshole. I've already done this like two dozen times. You might have noticed I rode up to your mission marker ON a Caragor. “WHEN UN' ORC IS DOWN, THA'S WHEN YOUR C...   read
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