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Latest Nioh update lets you pause the game

Just when I think I'm out, they pull me right back in. While the big "Wait, really?" part of this week's Nioh update is undoubtedly the newfound ability to pause the game when you aren't in multiplayer and summoning a co-op visitor, that's ...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG Shiness locked in for April 18 on PC and consoles

Joining the absurd list of games coming out soon is Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, a pleasant-looking action-RPG with a combat system not unlike what you might find in an arena fighting game. Previously penciled in for a 2016 release, Shin...   read

 
 
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New Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology images question its 'remake' title

New information and screenshots of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology are here thanks to Famitsu. On top of the new "Sub-History," Atlus will add voice acting, a new character named Nemesia, and "system additions." Gameplay screensho...   read

 
 
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Horizon Zero Dawn adds the option to buy in bulk

Listen, I know it's not the sexiest thing, but it's still weirdly attractive. Horizon Zero Dawn now has the ability to buy stuff in bulk and it has some people very excited. This is why places like Costco continue to thrive (although I...   read

 
 
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How to unlock Mass Effect: Andromeda's missing tech skill

Newly outset Pathfinders in Mass Effect: Andromeda are free to customize their Ryder in whatever ways they see fit. From appearance to weapon loadouts to skills and abilities -- Andromeda does enough role-playing game stuff to all...   read

 
 
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Radiant Historia returns with Perfect Chronology on 3DS

Atlus isn't done with Radiant Historia! First released for Nintendo DS in 2010, the time-travel RPG is getting a 3DS remake with touched-up graphics and a new "Sub-History" to play through (from the start, if you'd like). While the teaser s...   read

 
 
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Bojack and Zamasu coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 via 'DB Super Pack 3' DLC

This April's DB Super Pack 3 DLC will focus on Dragon Ball Super's Future Trunks Saga, including three new characters: Bojack, Zamasu, and Goku Black Rose. Wait. I haven't followed Dragon Ball Super but "Black Rose?" Really? Bojack wil...   read

 
 
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory releases 2018 in west

Localization confirmed, Cyber Sleuth pack-in not so. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory will release in the west in early 2018 per Bandai Namco. It will feature Japanese voices with English/German subtitles. The PS4 versi...   read

 
 
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Switch gets pricey Seiken Densetsu Collection

It's official: Seiken Densetsu 3 will be on the Nintendo Switch, included in the Seiken Densetsu Collection along with Seiken Densetsu 1 (Final Fantasy Adventure) and Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana). The collection will be...   read

 
 
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth follow-up announced

Word of a new Digimon game for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bubbled up over the weekend. As revealed in the most recent issue of V-Jump, Bandai Namco is following 2015's Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth with a new role-playing game, Digimon Story: ...   read

 
 
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Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda

"Andromeda is all about new beginnings, not holding funerals." I overheard some generic leader telling his crew that aboard the Nexus, what is functionally Mass Effect: Andromeda's Citadel-like hub area. These people -- the ones spearheadin...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda's easier to manage with this mobile app

Normally, companion apps are almost a complete waste of time. There's functionality, but nothing pressing enough to make them crucial. Even when they enhance the experience, the games are usually competent enough in their menu manageme...   read

 
 
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Dumb internet mob attacks woman over Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

Here is the right way to enjoy Mass Effect Andromeda's occasional madcap facial animations: write a fun post about them filled with gifs, videos, and laughs all around. What a blast! Remember when someone compared the funny walk to the Mont...   read

 
 
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Review: I Am Setsuna (Switch)

Last year, we saw the release of I Am Setsuna for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Much like one of Square Enix's other recent role-playing games, Bravely Default, it was an attempt by the publisher to provide an experience somewhat...   read

 
 
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Let's watch a long-ass Prey gameplay video

Actually, that headline's kind of disingenuous. You see, I am intentionally not going to watch this long-ass Prey video. Still, I'm posting it without any sort of vetting process. There could be hardcore porn spliced right into t...   read

 
 
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The Surge is doing its sci-fi action-RPG thing in May

"The Surge" isn't just something you'll find in a stuck-in-time pizza joint's soda fountain -- it's also an upcoming sci-fi action-RPG from Deck13. Has the studio learned some hard lessons from its 2014 release Lords of the Fallen? I'd sure...   read

 
 
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'Sorry, my face is tired': Internet clowns on goofy Mass Effect: Andromeda animations

With Mass Effect: Andromeda less than a week away and some tempered preliminary impressions coming in from reviewers (at least with respect to the first few hours of BioWare's anticipated follow-up), one thing that's getting extra attentio...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Akiba's Beat in Europe, get a neat gift

You may not be ripping clothes off of demons, but Akiba's Beat still looks like one of the better role-playing experiences in that mid/low-development budget range. Whereas many games, including Akiba's Trip, just give you a soundtrack...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...   read

 
 
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South Park: Fractured But Whole isn't coming to the Switch, despite tease

Three days ago the official South Park Twitter account posted a tweet that stated "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do #blizzard2017," leading some to believe that it was a tease for a Switch version of the upcoming RPG South Par...   read

 
 
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These are the new PvP arenas for Dark Souls III

Even if you aren't keen on the idea of more player-versus-player arenas in Dark Souls III, let this pair of videos serve as a reminder that, oh yeah, the second and final DLC for the game isn't far off. The Ringed City is out on March 28, a...   read

 
 
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Someone already nabbed the reward for getting all 900 of Zelda's Korok seeds

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a huge game. There's a colossal conflict, a giant open world, a tremendous amount of side activity -- it's impressive in both its scale and scope. There's one task that stands out as significantly more daun...   read

 
 
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Yoko Taro says he'll do a Drakengard remaster collection if Square Enix pays for it

Drakengard is a wonderful, weird series that thrust Yoko Taro, also known as "that guy that wears the moon on this head" into the limelight. He directed the first game and from there, was given a host of projects (in different capacities) t...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is getting an exclusive Ash Pikachu distribution

Japan is having a particularly insidious distribution event for Pokemon coming up, and it involves pre-ordering tickets for an upcoming film to get a special creature. That creature is an adorable Ash Pikachu, but there's a massive catch in...   read

 
 
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Here's how Diablo III's Necromancer will raise the dead and raze the demons

With blood and bone and a trusty scythe, the Necromancer gets shit done. The best way to prove that to you is with a GIF like this:   read

 
 



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