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PSA: Persona 5's free swimsuit DLC is out now

If you're knee deep in Persona 5 but feel like you haven't accomplished much yet, I feel you. It's a long ass video game, made even longer when you're compelled to re-run dungeons to level up and wander around Tokyo aimlessly trying to cour...   read

 
 
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Get a new look at Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Man, I'm chomping at the bit to try Final Fantasy XII again. I've cleared it twice -- once at launch, and I had another go around four years back, but the new visuals, presumably quicker load times, and the International Version conten...   read

 
 
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Twilight Princess HD developer spent 'months' convincing Nintendo it would work

Developer Tantalus had a hell of a time convincing Nintendo to let them port The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but they did it! According to an interview with CEO Tom Crago, the head of the Australian studio, Top Gear Rally on...   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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Persona 5's 'Phan-Site' blog is now real

At some point in Persona 5, and I won't reveal too much as I know it's a long ass game, the crew has access to a blog called a "Phan-Site," which covers their goings on. Naturally someone decided to create their own real Phan-Site, and whil...   read

 
 
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Two Worlds II gets an extremely tardy add-on next month

One of the more surprising under-the-radar stories of last year was that developer Reality Pump was working on DLC for Two Worlds II. It wasn't so much a shock that a game was getting supplemental content -- that has become a near-staple of...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition is out now on consoles

I was expecting a "complete" re-release for Dark Souls III at retail, but not so soon. Bandai Namco has compiled the core game and its two expansions -- the frigid and somewhat underwhelming Ashes of Ariandel, and the brutal, much more fit...   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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Prey's Talos I space station brings to mind some very good games

The latest stop on Bethesda's Prey Marketing Tour covers a crucial aspect of any video game of this type: The setting. Prey takes place among the stars, up in a giant space station called Talos I (yes, everyone take note of the p...   read

 
 
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Code Vein photos surface, has a rad gothic anime style

Update: A ton of new high-quality images were released, but not significant new information, including platform information. The images are quite amazing though. Scans posted online from Famitsu magazine reveal the first images of Code Vein...   read

 
 
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You could originally regain stamina while climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Miyamoto nixed it

Other than weapon durability, climbing/stamina seems to be the biggest beef people have with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- and according to several members of the dev team, regaining stamina while climbing almost made it i...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco's Code Vein is a vampire game from the God Eater team

That artful trailer Bando Namco put out a few days ago is for Code Vein, a vampire-themed, dungeon-exploring action RPG from the guys who made God Eater. Famitsu reports it will be made in Unreal Engine 4, but with no confirmed platforms an...   read

 
 
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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

These days, it's unusual for me to actively seek out role-playing games. The allure of embarking on a grand adventure is still strong as ever, and I love assembling and growing attached to a crew of characters, but the sheer time commitment...   read

 
 
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Crossover costumes, ass-kicking CEOs; new NieR: Automata DLC has it all

NieR: Automata is getting a TON of new content. After Final Fantasy XV added Square Enix's Yosuke Matsuda, NieR: Automata did one better by not only bringing over Matsuda but also the CEO of PlatinumGames, Kenichi Sato. ...   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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This long distance parry in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is amazing

GirKart64's video shows just how far you can push the limits of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Attempting to set a record for farthest parry, they walk all the way up a mountain, get in clear view of a Guardian, and let it rip. It's not so much...   read

 
 
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AMD boss hypes the hell out of Fallout 4 VR

[If you want the Fallout 4 mod in the header, you can grab it here!] Look, I've played tons of great games on every major VR platform, but I'm not delusional about how it's failed to latch on to the industry at large. Maybe one day if enoug...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, the Pokemon-esque 'third edition' is coming this year

Both Jed and I liked the recently released Yo-Kai Watch 2 Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits respectively, but just like Pokemon, a third game has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. It's called Psychic Specters, and will functio...   read

 
 
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Yakuza Kiwami finally gets an August release date

It was a long wait, but the care Sega put into this is not only worth the wait but worthy of commendation. Yakuza Kiwami will be in available on August 29, 2017 for PlayStation 4. It will be $29.99, £29.99, €34.99  in both ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is reprinting the original NieR in Europe

It doesn't hold up nearly as well mechanically, but if you dug the narrative themes of NieR: Automata, you'll probably dig the original NieR. The problem is that it's super hard to find at a standard retail price, as Square Enix stopped pri...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest XI gets Japanese release date, Switch and West left in limbo

July 29 may as well be a national holiday this year, as that's when the latest Dragon Quest mainline game hits Japan. It will be available then for PlayStation 4 at 8,980 yen and 3DS for 5,980 yen. Although the game is also confirmed ...   read

 
 
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So let's talk about Hainly Abrams from Mass Effect: Andromeda

Usually, when looking over my Dtoid emails, I'm content to watch the main staff do their thing. This includes controversial topics that I must later brace myself to help moderate alongside the rest of the community team, so it's rare that I...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel 1, 2 are finally PC-bound

When I search for headers, I Google the name in Japanese to get unique screens (but that's my secret; don't tell anyone else). What came up for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold 2 was a lot of romancin'. Like those heroines, the PC ...   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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