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Review: The Caligula Effect

After about 40 hours playing The Caligula Effect, I can confirm to you, dear readers, that this JRPG has nothing to do with the legendary 1980 erotic historical drama Caligula. I would understand if you decided to stop reading now.   read

 
 
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This weekend's PlayStation Network flash sale is tempting

PlayStation Network flash sales are highly subjective, but I think this latest sale is particularly good in terms of the game selection and how steep the discounts are. It'll last until Monday morning. I'm tempted to go for XCOM 2 at $23.99...   read

 
 


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Review: Gundam Breaker 3

What if I use horse legs to make a centaur with dual swords? Or what if I take this part which has a skirt, combine it with the wings, and create an angel with a giant bazooka? Oh oh, what if I use tank treads, and give it a massive backpac...   read

 
 
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KonoSuba visual novel game will make its explosive debut in Japan this September

It's been a good while since the second season of the anime KonoSuba ended, and we have yet to hear anything about a third installment getting green-lit. For now, the next best thing is that the show's visual novel game, KonoSuba: God's Ble...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Network has a sale on Sony Santa Monica and Ubisoft games

A pair of publisher sales popped up on PlayStation Network this week -- one for Santa Monica Studios, the other for Ubisoft, both lasting until Tuesday morning. You into The Order: 1886 for four bucks? Especially for the Ubisoft portion of ...   read

 
 
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(Update) The Caligula Effect delayed indefinitely in Europe

[Update: Atlus just sent us an update with the following statement: "We sent out an announcement yesterday about The Caligula Effect being delayed in the EU, but this is no longer the case. The game is out now digitally in Europe." Original...   read

 
 
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VA-11 HALL-A rated for basically everything, but likely only coming to Vita

Folks were hyped up when they found out that VA-11 HALL-A, also known as the anime bartender simulator, was rated in Brazil for a ton of platforms (including the Switch), but as it turns out it likely won't come to most of them. Develo...   read

 
 
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Sony has set its E3 press conference time in stone

Once again Sony will be holding its official E3 press conference in the evening, at 6PM PT, 9PM ET. It'll probably run to midnight with a special surprise saved for last, and you can expect to see more footage of stuff that was merely tease...   read

 
 
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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows coming west, on PC as well

Shin Yomawari is westward-bound with a new name, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. On top of PlayStation 4 and PS Vita releases, it will also hit PC this fall in North America and Europe. I wonder if the name "Midnight Shadows" is related to...   read

 
 
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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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