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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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Your PC doesn't need to be as powerful as a Krogan to run Mass Effect: Andromeda

Anyone looking to blast off to Mass Effect: Andromeda's universe next month needs to know if their rocket can even get off the ground. Don't worry, space cadets; there's no need for a super-futuristic rig to travel to worlds beyond. Today, ...   read

 
 
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Gravity Rush 2's free 'The Ark of Time - Raven's Choice' DLC falls on March 21

Gravity Rush continues to get good support, including costume collaborations with Phantasy Star and NieR: Automata. Now it's time for more story. Previously announced for sometime in March, Raven's DLC is now confirmed to rel...   read

 
 
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Teamwork makes the dream work with Mass Effect: Andromeda's power combos

Mass Effect has always been about getting by with a little help from your friends. The companions play a key part, each of them contributing to you not getting killed. In Mass Effect: Andromeda, their combat skills have a more active ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's Episode Gladiolus is $4.99 without season pass

Turns out Gladiolus isn't just some crazy name, it's a flower! Naming a buff dude after a flower may be ironic, but you can learn more about this ripped flower on March 28 even if you didn't buy the season pass. Episode Gladiolus will ...   read

 
 
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Here's what The Elder Scrolls Online's take on Morrowind looks like

The Elder Scrolls is venturing back to Vvardenfell for the first time since 2002. Well, you could technically see it off in the distance in Skyrim, but that's not a proper visit. Flying over Wyoming doesn't mean you've been to Wyoming...   read

 
 
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Cards Against Humanity is getting a small Mass Effect expansion for $1

Mass Effect is about to leave its mark on the Cards Against Humanity universe. In the lead-up to next month's Andromeda release, BioWare and Cards Against Humanity have teamed up to create a small 14-card expansion pack....   read

 
 
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Double Fine picks up Ooblets, a real cute game about farming and creature collecting

Ooblets... Ooblets. Where do I know that name from? Ah, right! It was listed among Patrick's top 42 indie games to watch for in 2017 where he alluringly summed it up as "Pokémon meets Harvest Moon." In the game, you'll raise and batt...   read

 
 
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Square Enix may have accidentally announced NieR: Automata's PC release date

The highly anticipated NieR: Automata will release on PlayStation 4 in North America on March 7, 2017. It will also be available on PC via Steam, but the release date has yet to be announced, or has it? Square Enix released a new trai...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 still knows how to keep it weird in the Velvet Room

The Velvet Room is probably one of my favorite recurring elements in recent Persona games. Even if they have their own casts and distinct styles, I love having that one strange location to return to that ties it all together. In case y...   read

 
 
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Go grab some free NieR: Automata PS4 themes with your Japanese PSN account

NieR: Automata is coming. Right in the middle of a brand new console launch, a new Zelda game, and off the heels of another open world game in the form of Horizon Zero Dawn. It's...a rough launch to say the least. Based on my time with...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII Remake voice acting 'nearly complete'

Oh right, modern games have voice acting. For whatever reason it didn't hit me that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be fully voiced, but of course it will. That voice acting is nearly complete according to Producer Yoshinori Kitase, ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II has online co-op, hitting PS4 and Steam in April

Square Enix has spilled the beans on Dragon Quest Heroes II, explaining the enhancements that they've made compared to the first -- if you haven't already been playing the sequel since last May in Japan. When the game arrives in the west on...   read

 
 
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Square Enix forms studio for new RPG property 'Project Prelude Rune'

Role-playing game fans have a pair of new names to try and remember. One is "Studio Istolia," a Tokyo-based studio recently formed under Square Enix, and the other is "Project Prelude Rune," the RPG intellectual property the group is creati...   read

 
 
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8-4 won't be handling Xenoblade Chronicles 2's localization

It's a bit weird for me that we're getting a new Xenoblade Chronicles game in the first year of the Nintendo Switch. Barring any unforeseen delays, we'll be returning to this wonderfully expansive sci-fi world once more before the end of 20...   read

 
 
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Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn came out of nothingness and delighted thousands. Born on a lark as the "most risky" concept from a Guerilla Games pitch session, the aesthetic of meshing tribal warfare with high-tech creatures is intriguing all on its own...   read

 
 
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Finally some new screenshots of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake

It's been a good while since we've heard or seen anything regarding these titles, but Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing both games, is determined to show what he can. While he was not given permission to show video, he brought a couple scree...   read

 
 



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