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Review: Tyranny

I really can't get enough of RPGs in the vein of Baldur's Gate or Planescape: Torment. Those type of games, which I guess we call "cRPG" now, helped shape what I enjoy in the gaming medium. I enjoyed Pillars of Eternity, though it didn...   read

 
 
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(Update) No wait necessary: PC version of NieR: Automata will release on same day as PS4

[Update: Turns out PC Gamer's information about a parallel release was incorrect. It sounds like it will not release simultaneously with the PS4 version.] For the first time in franchise history, a Drakengard/Nier game will be playable...   read

 
 
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Ys Origin is coming to PS4 and Vita early next year

The Ys franchise is one that I’ve been meaning to really dive into ever since I played Memories of Celceta for the PlayStation Vita. Its fast-paced and action-oriented gameplay, as well as its kick-ass soundtrack, had me unable to put...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata finally has a western release date: March 7, 2017

[Update: The Black Box Edition has also been announced for pre-order. It comes will all the Day One Edition content along with the soundtrack, an artbook, a steel case, and a "YoRHa '2B' Figurine." It costs $189.99.] NieR: Automata wa...   read

 
 
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New Horizon Zero Dawn story trailer shown at PlayStation Experience

Horizon Zero Dawn, the highly anticipated action RPG from Guerrilla Games aka that company who makes Killzone, got a new trailer at PlayStation Experience today. Horizon Zero Dawn releases on February 28, 2017 in North America, Ma...   read

 
 
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Best Buy leaks Dragon Quest Heroes II western release

Not yet officially announced by Square Enix for western release, Best Buy accidentally listed Omega Force's Dragon Quest Heroes II for PlayStation 4 along with the game details on it's web store, including an April 25, 2017 releas...   read

 
 


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Finally, our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay

It's here. It's finally here. After being formally revealed at E3 2015, we have some Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay at long last. To be fair, it wasn't much of a surprise. We've known for a few weeks now that The Game Awards would ma...   read

 
 
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Dauntless sounds like it could be PC's Monster Hunter

A cooperative action role-playing game where you slay giant beasts is a formula that has worked before. Capcom has found great success over the years by applying this to its Monster Hunter series. Now a new developer aims to capture t...   read

 
 
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Square Enix president coming to Final Fantasy XV as DLC

Prior to launch, Square Enix streamed a special promotional cut of Final Fantasy XV which ended in a boss fight versus Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda. Game director Hajime Tabata confirmed in a stream that it will be available as...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV sells 5 million copies on first day, fastest selling in series history

Having only been available for two days, Square Enix announces Final Fantasy XV has shipped over 5 millions copies worldwide in both physical and digital formats combined. This already eclipses the halfway mark to the 10 million s...   read

 
 
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You don't have to speak Japanese to appreciate this Miitopia trailer

When I was younger and played through the SNES Final Fantasy games, I would always change the name of characters when I could to fulfill my childhood fantasy going on a grand quest with my heroes, like Phil from Rugrats, Bill Nye from ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is breaking all kinds of Nintendo records

Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced that Pokemon Sun and Moon had an incredibly successful launch in Europe. So successful, in fact, that the 1.5 million units sold was Europe's "biggest launch of a Nintendo game." The prosperity ...   read

 
 
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With this Dragon Quest VIII story trailer, I can see why the game is so beloved

When it comes to the Dragon Quest franchise, my favorite RPG series, I'm a Johnny-come-lately. I didn't get into it until the DS era when I picked up and subsequently fell head over heels for Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III's Shenmusic conjures nostalgia

Hey speaking of long-awaited games, it's been a while since we've heard anything about Shenmue III. There's still no new information, but Mr. Suzuki plays some track samples and answers questions about music and sound design in both Sh...   read

 
 
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It looks like Hand of Fate 2 will be coming to PS4 after all

Earlier this month, I got a chance to play Hand of Fate 2 at PAX Australia. Both Zack Furniss and Mike Cosimano have written up some more detailed impressions of it, so I won’t go into specifics here, but I found myself utterly enamou...   read

 
 
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Oh, there's one more Final Fantasy XV launch trailer with Eminem in it

Ha! I lied. The live action vignette was not the last Final Fantasy XV trailer. Nope, there's one more, and this one features a censored song from Eminem and Royce Da 5'9. Don't worry, there aren't too many giveaways beyond what w...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon had the biggest launch ever for Nintendo in Europe

Straight from the horse's mouth, Nintendo is reporting that Pokemon Sun and Moon has sold (not shipped), over 368,000 units just in the UK  so far. For reference, it launched in Europe six days later than the rest of the world, so it's...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV performs pretty well on both consoles, with a couple of minor caveats

Prior to the launch of Final Fantasy XV, I was a little apprehensive about what the overall performance of Square Enix's long-anticipated role-playing game would be like. Both Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae and the Platinum...   read

 
 
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Peep two hours of the English version of Persona 5

Look, I know it's not exactly the consolation you're after considering that Persona 5 just got delayed almost two months. It's a bummer for sure. Maybe, hopefully, absence really does make the heart grow fonder. But, Persona 5 do...   read

 
 
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My God, Indiana Jones Jibanyan is amazing

While things looked bleak for Yo-Kai Watch localizations just over a year ago, we've since gotten two main entries in that period in the west. Level-5 is pushing it hard overseas, and even though it hasn't reached Japan's level of success, ...   read

 
 
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Live action Final Fantasy XV trailer channels Goonies

Square Enix has released what might be the final trailer for the game that started life as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Yep, XV is out, and it's way better than XIII. The concept of young children hunting an Iron Giant has very little to...   read

 
 
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The first major Pokemon Sun and Moon event just started

Game Freak is rolling out global events for Pokemon Sun and Moon, which involve the entire community. The first one starts this week, and tasks the entire playerbase with collectively capturing 100 million Pokemon in all. If we all mee...   read

 
 
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PSA: Pokemon Sun and Moon's bank and National Pokedex are coming in January

A lot of players have asked me how to get the Pokemon Bank app to work with Sun and Moon, but here's the rub -- it doesn't! Nintendo hasn't added in the functionality yet, and just like the Virtual Console editions of Pokemon Red, Blue...   read

 
 
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Review: A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV

The opening salvo of the overwhelming marketing push that is Final Fantasy XV is upon us. We've recapped all of the different things that Square Enix is pushing to unite this one world, and now, against all odds, we're doing our b...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV pre-launch stream: fighting giant kids, dogs, and flying level 99 Square Enix presidents

Final Fantasy XV is officially out, and much to the dismay of those hoping the 10-year effort would be a failure, it's getting great reviews. If you've still got time to kill before it downloads or delivers, check out the Japanese-only live...   read

 
 
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