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Localizer asks to be left off credits after developer removes accidental KKK reference

Localization is the process of adapting incidental details of a work to better fit the region it is being exported to. Sometimes it is done inelegantly, like when Pokemon's Brock holds a handful of onigiri (rice balls wrapped with dried sea...   read

 
 
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May's PS Plus lineup is somewhat decent

Seeing as how Microsoft set the bar pretty low level for May's Games with Gold, I guess Sony didn't need to do much to top them. While you could argue that the games on offer for Xbox One and 360 are better than this list, at least there ar...   read

 
 

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Newly announced Shin Yomawari is twice as big as predecessor

The hit survival horror game from Nippon Ichi Software, Yomawari: Night Alone, is getting a sequel. Teased yesterday in a 360 YouTube video, NIS announced that Shin Yomawari will release for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on August 24,...   read

 
 
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That ridiculous Drive Girls game is headed to Europe

Who would have thought this silly game about anime girls who transform into sports cars and beat up robot bugs would come west? It is, to Europe at least. On May 26 Europeans and importers can pick up Drive Girls on May 26, 2017 either dig...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest Heroes II

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below not only launched with one of the worst subtitles in gaming history, but some design flaws. Some stemmed directly from latent problems with Omega Force's approach to hack-and-sl...   read

 
 
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Review: Cosmic Star Heroine

Cosmic Star Heroine was successfully Kickstarted back in 2013, and was intended to be a throwback to latter-day 16-bit role playing games like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Originally intended for release in December 2014, the t...   read

 
 
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Oh boy, Akiba's Beat's English dub is atrocious

Here I was starting to think people take game roles more seriously when this new Akiba's Beat story trailer came along and slapped me in the face. Its predecessor, Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed, also had a pathetic English dub, but si...   read

 
 
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Review: Full Throttle Remastered

If there's one video game genre I missed out on, it's the point-and-click adventure titles. Hell, my first time with one was when I played Day of the Tentacle Remastered during the beginning of the year, which left me impressed with its Chu...   read

 
 
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Sony is closing the servers for Kill Strain, Sports Champions, and a few others

Sony is shutting down the servers for a number of older games that you probably aren't still playing but will surely recognize. As of July 1, 2017, the following titles will lose their online features: PS3 High Velocity Bowling Medieval Mo...   read

 
 
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Blue Reflection season pass: $85 for over 300 costumes

Blue Reflection will follow Dead or Alive-senpai's business strategy: sell a bunch of digital clothes for their virtual Barbies. The season pass is 9,180 yen (~$85) and, aside from a single $1 event, consists entirely of cosmetic ...   read

 
 


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The Caligula Effect stays soft with bundled DLC bikinis

When The Caligula Effect creeps out this May 2, you won't be able to get a physical edition. Even Limited Run Games tried to make it happen, but were not successful. On the bright side, it will cost $39.99, €39.99, or £...   read

 
 
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Watch Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory's first electrofunky trailer

Slightly odd to call this an "announcement" trailer since we've known about this game for some time, but it's the first one I suppose. Electronic beats jazz over a first glimpse at gameplay and environments. Digital worlds and electronic m...   read

 
 
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None of Japan's new games challenge Monster Hunter

This past week saw the release of Blue Reflection, Musou Stars, Mario Sports Superstars, and a couple of visual novels. Next to Monster Hunter XX, Musou Stars sold the most with over 58,000 copies. Persona-like Blue Reflection&nbs...   read

 
 
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Review: A Rose in the Twilight

Did you know in the original version of The Little Mermaid, when the central character gets her legs, every step she takes feels as though she is walking on knives? And instead of marrying the prince at the end, she dies and turns into seaf...   read

 
 
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Review: Toukiden 2

Games of the hunting genre, often referred to as “Monster Hunter clones,” are still among those foreign video game curiosities that just can't seem to grab western audiences the way it has in Japan. One of the main reasons why i...   read

 
 
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Blue Reflection and Final Fantasy XV costume collaboration opens imagination

Blue Reflection launches today in Japan, and to celebrate Gust is introducing a Final Fantasy XV costume collaboration. Hinako Shirai, the protagonist, will receive a Aranea Highwind costume while sidekick Kaori Mitsui gets Cindy ...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Beat release date announced for May

If you were starting to wonder when the successor to the Akiba's Trip games was going to release in west, the answer is finally here: May 16 in America and May 19 in Europe, 2017. The ESRB has rated it T for teen while it is PEGI...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch surges in Japan

No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch...   read

 
 
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PS Plus' April 2017 line-up certainly includes games

I'm kind of at a loss for next month's PS Plus selection. I do appreciate that Sony still bothers with the idea of free games, but just one look at the selection would make anybody sad. Credit where it's due, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Revolution release date announced, no pre-order pin for Europeans

As promised, Valkyria Revolution will hit the west in Q2 this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PS Vita. At $39.99, it'll land in America first on June 27 and then on June 30, 2017 in Europe. Waiting at the end of the new trailer ...   read

 
 
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Salt and Sanctuary rolls to PlayStation Vita next week

And there it is: Salt and Sanctuary is definitely, for sure releasing on PlayStation Vita. Soon, too! The Souls-inspired side-scrolling action title will be out on March 28, with Cross-Buy support in tow. "We had a small hand in the PS Vita...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Network is having an 'everything goes!' flash sale

The PlayStation Network is having one of its patented flash sales. Everything must go! Why, you can save 70% on...Battleborne Digital Deluxe ($22.49) or, uh, 81% off The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure ($9.49). Handball 17 (PS4) for...   read

 
 
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There's a new Fortune Street arriving this year, and it has Final Fantasy's Lightning

I completely forgot about the new Fortune Street game, announced back in September of last year. It's a 30th anniversary celebration of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for both PS4 and Vita, and a ton of characters are coming along for the r...   read

 
 
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New Senran Kagura game teased in Peach Beach Splash

Similar to how Kingdom Hearts games always show a teaser regarding the next game in post-credits scene (sometimes requiring certain conditions be met), the end of Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash also teases the seventh game in th...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 



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