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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...   read


PlayStation Plus price to increase in September

Sony stealthily announced that the membership price for PlayStation Plus will be increasing towards the end of September. Instead of making a formal disclosure, it opted to update the PlayStation blog post for Plus' August game line-up with...   read

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Excuse me while I go play Shadow of the Colossus yet again

Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games that we'll be telling our kids about. Or if you already have kids, a game that you'll show them as "required reading" one day. It's so universally loved that it's cliche to even talk about it, bu...   read


The saga of Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox One continues

Final Fantasy XIV is one of the best MMOs right now, and you can play it on PC, PS3, and PS4, all on the same servers. Dope right? Well, the Xbox One is still out of the equation, but that ever-changing situation has once again opened itsel...   read


This PlayStation Network Flash Sale has some nice PS1 classics

[Art by John-Lozano on DeviantArt] Ready or not, here's another PSN Flash Sale. "Otherworldly Games"? Whatever you say, pal! I sometimes question my ability to make recommendations aside from whatever personally speaks to me, so with that i...   read

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Tales of Berseria opening video leaked

Three days ahead of its Japanese release, the opening animation for Tales of Berseria has appeared online. Featuring a new single by Flow, a Japanese band whose work often appears in anime and video games, the animation shows the main...   read

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Griffith shows off his long flowing locks in his Berserk Warriors trailer

Guts already had his day, but Berserk Musou's Griffith is ready to step up to the plate with his own character video. Griffith predictably has a swifter style, with "thousand cut" type moves, as well as thrusts, and what seems to be a delay...   read

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Telltale's Batman might be the lowest resolution game on current consoles

While Telltale games are well-known for their gripping narratives, they're also well-known for their technical hiccups. Choppy gameplay and bugs are unfortunate earmarks of the studio's work. Most people are able to overlook these issues, ...   read

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There's hope for a PC port of Platinum's Vanquish

Six years after its console release, Vanquish's legacy might not be completely set in stone. There's a chance that the Platinum-developed cult classic is getting a swan song, and it's through a more substantial route than the likes of Xbox'...   read

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Battlefield 4's China Rising DLC is free this week

Okay, dirt bikes, you win. I'll scramble to remember my password and load up Origin. Until next Tuesday, August 9, EA is giving out more Battlefield 4 DLC. This week, it's China Rising, which entails the Air Superiority mode, four maps (Si...   read

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Batman review
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Review: Batman: A Telltale Games Series: Realm of Shadows

Like Elvis, Batman is everywhere. When the Nolan-verse ended, here comes the DC Extended Universe and Batfleck swooping in, alongside of LEGO Batman and the Arkham series. It never ends. And you know what? As someone who has follo...   read

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Berserk Warriors

Nosferatu Zodd will be playable in Berserk Warriors!

Previously, we saw media of Nosferatu Zodd in the upcoming Berserk Musou game, but he predictably just looked like a boss fight during the Golden Age arc. Now, by way of Famitsu, we have confirmation that he will be playable! That...   read

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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV has a free login campaign this entire month for select players

Square Enix has hit a record number of players for Final Fantasy XIV, but they're not done with their push for subscribers. As is the case with select previous events they're now targeting old players with a new "120 hour maximum" login cam...   read

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Persona 5 cast

Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   read

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Disney Infinity

Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

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Yakuza 0 release date
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We're getting Yakuza 0 on January 24

Yakuza 0 has been out in Japan since before Donald Trump was even running for president, let alone about to be one of two choices for the office, but the Americas and Europe will not get to play Yakuza 0 until January 24, 2017, a couple day...   read

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August's PlayStation Plus lineup includes Yakuza 5

When it comes to these PlayStation Plus lists, I largely tend to focus on what's happening on PlayStation 4. Not this time! My attention has gone straight to the PS3 and PS Vita offerings. In August, PS Plus members will be able to download...   read

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Vince, Steph, and Shane McMahon are all playable in WWE 2K17

The net value of WWE 2K17's roster just increased by a lot. WWE owner Vince McMahon and his two children, Shane and Stephanie, have all been added to the game as playable characters. Shane's entrance music puts it best: Here comes the money...   read

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Berserk Warriors

Berserk Warriors delayed in Japan

Well, nuts. Koei Tecmo has just announced by way of its Twitter account that Berserk Musou, which was originally set for a soon-ish September 21 release date in Japan, is now on for October 27. Generic "quality" concerns are given as the re...   read

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Get a PlayStation Plus 12-month card for only $38.99

Summer rages on and the PlayStation Plus membership is on sale again for $38.99. These are always popular when discounted given their utility, so to speak. Your free PlayStation Plus games this month on PS4 are Furi, Saints Row: Gat out of ...   read

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Grandia 3 now available via the PlayStation Store

While I Am Setsuna is the hot new JRPG du jour, it wasn't the only one to grace the PlayStation Store in North America week, as Game Arts has re-released Grandia III under the PlayStation 2 Classics banner. However, unlike the string o...   read

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Walking Dead

Details for Telltale's Walking Dead Season 3 come out of Comic Con

Recently we learned a wee little bit about Telltale's Walking Dead Season 3, but it was mostly a confirmation that it was still happening, and still featured Clementine. Now, by way of information that the publisher released at San Diego Co...   read

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Life is Strange
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Square Enix makes the first episode of Life is Strange permanently free

You won't have to rewind time to make good on this new offer from Square Enix. Starting tomorrow, Life is Strange episode one is free on all platforms, and it looks like it'll stay that way forever. Not a bad deal! The first installme...   read

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Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV ramps up to six million players

Square Enix has announced that in the roughly three years it's been around, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has garnered six million players globally (that number excludes free trials). To celebrate, players with subscriptions that a...   read

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Oh hey, watch the first 18 minutes of Persona 5 gameplay

I guess that'll teach me to sleep and have a day job! Mere hours after Atlus debuted the full anime intro for Persona 5, it also showed off the first eighteen minutes of the game on a livestream.  You can check it out below if you're n...   read

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When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as Managing Editor for Japanator, Dtoid's sister site for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon. Disclosure...



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