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Xenoblade hits Wii U Virtual Console today

Xenoblade Chronicles is launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America today. The role-playing game, which completed a world tour in 2012 after its Japanese debut in 2010, will cost just $20 on the eShop -- which is a hell of a lot...   read

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Project X Zone 2

Review in Progress: Project X Zone 2

I just popped an Advil because I'm dealing with some annoying pain right now. It's a pain that starts to sting right in the inside of my elbow as I try to stretch my arm out. I'm not unfamiliar with this pain, in fact we're old friends. We ...   read

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Voice actress for Xenoblade Chronicles X's Lin talks outfit changes, how she got the part

Cassandra Lee Morris played Lin in Xenoblade Chronicles X, and she had the chance to post a video log of sorts that explained how she got the role, and speaks a bit about the controversy surrounding the changes to her outfits in the wester...   read

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Here's a quick way to make the Xenoblade DRM-filled USB stick useful

If you bought the collector's edition of Xenoblade Chronicles X, you probably noticed the USB stick that comes housed with 10 songs from the game. Evidently it's locked though, so to really make it useful it'll require some tinkering. ...   read

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Xenoblade tips

Very Quick Tips: Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X is one of the most intricate JRPGs I've played in quite some time. I even ended up taking notes on a real notepad for it on a few occasions! Here are some tips to help kickstart your adventure.   read

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Video Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X is certainly one of those games that you probably have to see to believe, rather than simply just taking some stranger's word for it. The written review just doesn't do it enough justice in my humble opinion -- we ne...   read

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Xenoblade review
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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X

When Xenoblade Chronicles was announced for localization on the Wii, my heart skipped a beat. While there are plenty of JRPGs to go around, the more the merrier, and I wouldn't pass up the chance to experience another Monolith Soft gam...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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You'll want to watch this Xenoblade Chronicles X map guide video

If you're hyped up for Xenoblade Chronicles X, you'll probably want to take the time to watch this nine minute video regarding the game's map system. It's pretty complicated, and X doesn't actually explain everything in detail unl...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Xenoblade Chronicles X is sprawling and unforgiving, and I love that

I've played MMOs with smaller zones than Xenoblade Chronicles X. The scale here is absolutely breathtaking, and a mite surreal once you realize that you're playing on the Wii U, where the development team couldn't even optimize the game on ...   read

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Nintendo removes boob size customization from Xenoblade Chronicles X localizations

The lovely people at GameXplain report that not only have the swimsuits for the teenage character Lin been changed during the localization of Xenoblade Chronicles X, but a breast-size customization slider has also been removed. According t...   read


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Xenoblade Chronicles X

You'll want to install the Xenoblade Chronicles X data packs before launch

Yesterday during its Nintendo Direct event, the publisher let loose upon the world four loading packs for Xenoblade Chronicles X, which isn't even set to launch until early December. So what's the deal? Basically, you can install these four...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Skells ain't no joke in Xenoblade Chronicles X

I've heard mixed things out of Japan regarding Xenoblade Chronicles X, but like every other release, I'm excited to experience it for myself next month. Nintendo has been consistently trying to hype people up with a series of videos t...   read

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'ePizza Cash'

Xenoblade Chronicles X's Best Buy pre-order bonus

Move over Fallout 4 socks, Best Buy has topped itself in mere weeks. If you pre-order upcoming Wii U exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X at Best Buy, it comes with "$10 ePizza Cash Presell Gift." What? Well, it's a bit more confusing than gett...   read

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X? More like PG-13
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Xenoblade Chronicles X localizations to have less skimpy outfits

Nintendo is starting a trend with costume changes during localizations, this time in the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X. Outfits for the character Lin, who is 13 years old, have been changed to be less revealing.    read

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Project X Zone 2
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Nintendo characters join Project X Zone 2 cast

Project X Zone was a nice bit of fan service, and the sequel seems to be taking things up a notch. In addition to featuring a procession of familiar faces from the vaults of Sega, Capcom, and Bandai Namco, Project X Zone 2 will feature Nint...   read

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Special edition

Xenoblade Chronicles X gets a special edition with a USB stick

Xenoblade Chronicles X is getting a collector's edition along with its December 4 release in North America (it launched in Japan earlier this year).  The $90 version includes the game, a 100 page art book, a tiny illustration, and a cu...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Xenoblade Chronicles X releasing on December 4

Nintendo has been pushing Xenoblade Chronicles X pretty hard with Japanese live streams earlier this year. Now it's getting close to time for Western audiences to start getting hyped. The short trailer shown during Nintendo's  E3...   read

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Shulk amiibo

So how about that May 1 Shulk amiibo restock

The mad rush of amiibo ordering really started at the tail end of Wave 2, once consumers realized that the rare trend (Pit, Little Mac) was not going to stop. After the Trinity in Wave 1 people were on already edge, but the multiple exclusi...   read

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Whoa there Xenoblade Chronicles X alien, put on some pants!

There's a special Nintendo Direct going on right now for Xenoblade Chronicles X. As someone who has paid little attention thus far, I have no idea what's happening despite the Direct's best attempts at setting the stage and lore before divi...   read

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Watch today's Nintendo Direct here

Nintendo's hosting another Direct today, and this one's focusing entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles X. It starts real soon, so grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. In the event that you don't catch it, we'll post all the notewort...   read

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Nintendo is having a Xenoblade Chronicles X Direct tomorrow

Xenoblade Chronicles X is nearly out in Japan with just a week from launch, and Nintendo is using that opportunity to give us some more info on the game tomorrow. A Treehouse: Live presentation has been scheduled for 2PM EST tomorrow, and i...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Furries, mechs, and an octopus lady in Xenoblade Chronicles X

A fresh new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X can be seen above that looks more like Gundam and Metal Gear Solid to me than a JRPG. I couldn't quite decipher what is going on in the above trailer, but I'm just happy that there is a v...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
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Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is that players can ...   read

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The Wii U isn't dead yet

Calm down: Nintendo still has a lot in store for Wii U

After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but. So join me as I refre...   read

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a bare-bones port of a fantastic game

Xenoblade Chronicles pretty much blew me away back in 2012. Fans had been clamoring for a localization for over two years, and due to an add partnership between Nintendo and GameStop, we got one. It was a rather limited release however and ...   read

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