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A guide to quickly increasing Pokemon happiness in Sun and Moon

Pokemon trainers are going to have to get to know a few of their pocket monsters awfully well in order to get them to evolve. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, Eevee, Munchlax, Pichu, and Type: Null all require high happiness ratings to level t...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV director warns about spoilers and details day one patch

Since Final Fantasy XV was delayed, Square Enix has promised a substantial day one patch that it's now calling an update -- more specifically the "Crown Update." Game director Hajime Tabata said it would add features to the game to mak...   read

 
 
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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...   read

 
 
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Review: Xanadu Next

Ever since I started playing a couple of Nihon Falcom’s games last year, I became a huge fan of the studio in a matter of seconds. From the Ys series’ fast-paced combat to The Legend of Heroes titles’ world-building aspect...   read

 
 
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The System Shock remake won't launch until 2018

It looks like Shodan won't be returning to torment us for a little while. According to a recent Kickstarter update from Night Dive Studios, the release date for System Shock Remastered is now Q2 2018. The original estimate was December 2017...   read

 
 
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Of course you can take selfies in Final Fantasy XV

Press releases, demos, anime, movies, trailers, gameplay videos, chunks of the final game, action figures, PlayStation Pro compatibility, interviews, Q&As, DLC, name changes, virtual reality experiences, apologies, cars, key visual...   read

 
 
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It's okay that Persona was delayed because Digimon World: Next Order releases soon

A good Digimon game needs to have just the right mix of cringeworthy cheese and skill-based combat, and it looks like Digimon World: Next Order is right on track. The story trailer released today runs down the plot for the game, which ...   read

 
 
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Last chance on Pokemon Sun and Moon 20% off deal before release

Whether you go Pokémon Sun or Moon for tomorrow's release, at least get a 20% discount versus forking over the full list price. Two retailers have price breaks available: Toys"R"Us and Amazon (who is price-matching TRU). This saves y...   read

 
 
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Fallout 4 now has mods on PlayStation 4

At long last, Bethesda has introduced mods to Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4. For a time, it was looking like there wouldn't be any mod support at all, but Bethesda was able to work it out with Sony, at least to a certain extent. Modders can cr...   read

 
 
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Are you okay with waiting two more months for Persona 5 and getting dual audio?

I've talked about dual audio many times before in Dtoid, but this is a perfect opportunity to have a larger discussion about it, given Persona 5's delay. Yes, it's no longer coming on Valentine's day in February in the west -- instead, it's...   read

 
 
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Atlus is pushing Persona 5 back to April 4, 2017

Persona 5 is coming later than expected, uh, again! Hopefully this is the last time. Atlus confirmed a revised April 4, 2017 release for North America and Europe today during a livestream. That's a short-term bummer, no doubt about it, but...   read

 
 
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Volo's Guide to Monsters is the new, awesome Monster Manual for Dungeons & Dragons

Picking up a new Dungeons & Dragons book is one of my favorite experiences. Opening it for the first time, the spine cracking a bit, the pages resistant to turning -- it all makes for a bizarrely tactile feeling that I look forward to e...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Sun

Though my interest in Pokémon has waned, I'll always be a fan at heart, curious to see where the series goes next and dream about what form it might one day take far into the future. The original games and ensuing multimedia craze la...   read

 
 
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Conan and Elijah Wood savage Final Fantasy XV on Clueless Gamer

The latest episode of Clueless Gamer came out of nowhere, and it features both Final Fantasy XV, a game that's actually about to come out after a decade in the making, and everyone's favorite immortal being that never ages, Elijah Wood...   read

 
 
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Tabata offers excuse for Final Fantasy XV demo bugs

It must be hard on Tabata having to apologize yet again. Then again, Japanese people sure love apologizing. At the very least he offers a reasonable explanation why there are a significant number of glitches in the Japan-only Judgement Disc...   read

 
 
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Nioh has a fairly typical digital deluxe edition

I had been wondering what all Team Ninja and Sony would be doing for Nioh's release beyond the basic standard edition. As covered on the PlayStation Blog, there will be a digital deluxe edition, one that comes with a copy of the samurai act...   read

 
 
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Horizon Zero Dawn's open world looks absolutely fantastic

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games has spent a lot of time making experiences that are, in some ways, the exact opposite of Horizon. The studio is best known for the Killzone games, first-person shooters that are mostly ...   read

 
 
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Ultra Beasts and Z-Moves galore in this Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer

You're going to be hearing a lot more about Pokemon Sun and Moon once the review embargo lifts tomorrow morning, but for now, here's a last-minute trailer you may (or may not, depending on your spoiler stance!) want to catch. I'm sure you ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV will get at least two PS4 Pro patches

Square Enix is pulling out all the stops before Final Fantasy XV's launch with yet another demo, after the two Duscae offerings and the Platinum Demo. It's for Japan only for both PS4 and Xbox One, and will be called Judgment Disc. Exc...   read

 
 
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Save 24% on Tyranny, the new CRPG from Obsidian

Obsidian Entertainment and an RPG fan? Then you probably know of this puppy, Tyranny, that's going live in just one day. For the rest of us, take note as the latest title from Obsidian comes with all the right keyword tags on Steam: CRPG, i...   read

 
 
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BioWare: Jade Empire could return at any time

I've talked about how great Jade Empire is before, and all there is left is for you to play it and see for yourself. But once you've done that, that's it. There hasn't been a sequel or spinoff in 11 years since its debut, but according...   read

 
 
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Companion loyalty missions are back in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Some of the best parts of Mass Effect 2 weren't in the critical path narrative but rather in the side stories. Specifically, it was the companion loyalty missions that were so good -- individual missions for each squadmate that were de...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda finally gets a trailer worth watching

Ever since its E3 2015 reveal, people have been frustrated by the fact that every clip of Mass Effect: Andromeda hasn't really been worth watching. Sure, there were plenty of teaser nuggets that maybe added up to something interesting...   read

 
 
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Sony picks up samurai action-RPG Nioh for North America and Europe

While Koei Tecmo is still publishing Nioh for PlayStation 4 in Japan, Sony has stepped in to rep Team Ninja's oni-slaying samurai game in North America, Europe, and Asia (outside of Japan). Considering this is the game many of us hungr...   read

 
 
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The Necromancer will explode corpses in Diablo III next year

The pre-BlizzCon leak spoiled the surprise, but heck, there's no raining on this parade. Folks have demanded the Necromancer class for Diablo III and that's exactly what we're getting next year. He (and she!) will make it into the game in ...   read

 
 
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With all the remasters and Definitive Editions raking in dough, someone should go the opposite route, at least with The Last Guardian Demastered: Playable A graphical downgrade of sorts where it actually runs at least 30FPS like the old

 
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I know I say a whole lot of fucking shit about Final Fantasy XVs story, but the fact that I actually want to start a New Game to replay it should be proof that the game itself is fucking Too bad I cant patch the game though, so no New Game

 
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FFXV becoming a horror game here is equal parts intriguing and Im ready to move on

 

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