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I would love to see Platinum Games take on Base Wars

With an outstanding score on Metacritic and a 9/10 from our own Chris Carter, NieR: Automata has proven once again that Platinum Games is one of the best developers in the game today. So much so that seemingly every time people talk about P...   read

 
 
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Walk softly and carry a big sword in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus

Over the PAX East 2017 weekend, I sat down to play through a slice of Final Fantasy XV’s upcoming Episode Gladiolus DLC. Though I can’t talk about story-specific details – both at the request of Square Enix and because I a...   read

 
 
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This is a $200 collector's edition for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

I won't say that literally every collector's edition I've purchased ended in regret, but that has quite often been my experience once a few months pass after the game's release and those sky-high prices start to plummet. Something to keep i...   read

 
 
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Action RPG 'The Caligula Effect' comes west in May

The Caligula Effect is a game I've kept my eye on for a while now. Despite lacking a AAA budget title like Persona, it seems like an engaging game among the likes of Tokyo Xanadu and Akiba's Trip. It finally comes to North Americ...   read

 
 
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Save with these Mass Effect Andromeda pre-order deals

Update 3/24: Savings as high as 27% on Mass Effect Andromeda. See below. March 21 marks the release of BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda in North America. Will the fourth installment in the series live up to expectations? We don't know that, ...   read

 
 
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Capy teams up with Cartoon Network for OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

Besides the ever-out-of-reach Below, Capy Games is also busy adapting a new Cartoon Network series from Ian Jones-Quartey called OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes into a "brawler-meets-RPG." The collaboration makes total sense given Capy's history o...   read

 
 
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Look out for Steven Universe: Save the Light this summer

Another Steven Universe game from Grumpyface Studios? That's sure to make some of you happy. Steven Universe: Save the Light is an upcoming sequel to Grumpyface's well-regarded mobile RPG Attack the Light. This time, though, they're targeti...   read

 
 
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For lovers and fighters: Mass Effect Andromeda's full trophy list revealed

Mass Effect Andromeda's complete list of achievements/trophies has recently leaked and things look slightly askew. Of the game's 56 singled-out accomplishments, 16 are for specific combat scenarios and only 1 of them is for humping. This is...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III will also have a Design Works art book

The intricate and grotesquely beautiful Dark Souls games make for some damn fine art books. Following the path paved by Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, there will in fact be a Design Works book for Dark Souls III, and knowing some of the effe...   read

 
 
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Persona 5's swimsuit DLC will be free, rest of add-ons scheduled

So Atlus has decided to share the DLC schedule for the western release of Persona 5, and you know what? It's pretty tame by recent JRPG standards rife with extra scenarios and characters and the like -- basically everything is cosmetic. The...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix gameplay looks simple and clean in 60 FPS

Not sure about you all, but I've always thought the Kingdom Hearts series was one of the best action series of all time. Kingdom Hearts II was great in motion. By the end, you're pulling off all sorts of cool looking combos. Birth By Sleep ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III: The Ringed City gets darkly gorgeous screenshots

I haven't gotten too far into Dark Souls III myself, because I am terrible, but I am absolutely in love with it. From Software's gothic dread speaks to my aesthetic, but what really holds the Souls series together are its monster designs. D...   read

 
 
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Destiny's Age of Triumph will bring all four raids up to current levels

Bungie's first livestream detailing the upcoming Destiny event Age of Triumph happened today, and in it the studio showed off its newest record book. It measures in at 13 pages, dwarfing the previous record books. (Rise of Iron's record boo...   read

 
 
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War really puts the 'more' in Mordor

Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel. Obviously Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel. It's a triple-A game based on an incredibly popular property (Lord of the Rings), it was almost universally well-received (except, funnily enoug...   read

 
 
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Teaser site for new Compile Heart title asks: Tits or ass?

Compile Heart has opened a teaser website for its newest title. The announcement is coming March 12 at the Dengeki Game Festival 2017, but the site art includes Gottan, the mascot character for the company's Genkai Tokki (Monster Monpiece) ...   read

 
 
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Kingsway is a neat-looking RPG in an operating system

Andrew Morrish's Kingsway looks like a good time. It's a fantasy role-playing game set within a familiar but probably-legally-distinct-enough faux operating system, and this trailer nails that vibe. Things like your health and mana status,...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 is exactly what the Persona series needed

Back when Persona 4 Golden released, I considered its advent as the sign that we as a society had hit the point of "Peak Persona." That game took the already-polished structure of Persona 4 - itself a refinement of&...   read

 
 
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Don't worry, cover isn't required in Final Fantasy VII Remake

The latest screenshots of the highly-anticipated and long-awaited Final Fantasy VII remake caused some concern among fans. A still of the protagonist, Cloud, leaning up against a crate to shield himself from enemy fire worried fans that the...   read

 
 
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Snag Mewtwo's Mega Stones in Pokemon Sun and Moon with this code

Mega Mewtwo in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Sure, why not! If you've brought Mewtwo into the game using the Pokémon Bank, there's a now-active code for Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y, the Mega Stones needed for it to evolve into Mega ...   read

 
 
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Wait what? I Am Setsuna is getting exclusive free Switch DLC

So uh, Square Enix? You probably could have led with this when you were trying to get people to buy a port during the launch of the Switch. According to the game's developer, Tokyo RPG Factory, I Am Setsuna is getting free DLC that's e...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata PC version releases on March 17, specs and pre-order bonuses revealed

Oops! Square-Enix uploaded a trailer last week showing a PC release date of March 10, 2017, then immediately replaced with the same trailer sans release date. Turns out it was due to incorrect information, possibly confused for the Eur...   read

 
 
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

For many years, Nintendo simply didn't know what people wanted out of a Zelda game. Originally Wind Waker was going to feature a traditional "realistic" art style, but the creators got worried that in the increasingly competitive ...   read

 
 
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A day in the life of Catherine and Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino

If you've seen any one episode of toco toco, you know that the documentary series is worth keeping tabs on. Maybe this'll be your first! It follows Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino to a few of his favorite spots, some of which have serve...   read

 
 
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Review: Torment: Tides of Numenera

Torment: Tides of Numenera feels ripped from a different era. It’s a bookish game that deals in descriptive text and weighty, philosophical conversations. inExile Entertainment’s latest offering doesn’t dazzle with mind-bl...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV director calls Nintendo Switch a 'dream machine,' but will he do anything with it?

Here's another developer talking big about a system he hasn't really committed to yet, but it's an interesting tidbit nonetheless. Speaking to Polygon, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata called the Nintendo Switch a "dream machine." Wh...   read

 
 



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