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Review: Vanquish (PC)

Platinum might be a universally loved company, but not all of their games are. This is especially evident in the studio's era of licensed projects, with Korra operating as their most polarizing game to date, alongside of the contentiou...   read

 
 
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Somehow the Wii U version of Teslagrad was the most profitable

Developer Rain Games recently released World to the West upon gamers, but had to delay the Wii U port to further optimize it. While that may have been seen as a bizarre move (why bother releasing for a dead console?), this story seems to ex...   read

 
 

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Review: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

As the third iteration of the barely three-year-old Xrd, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is a tough sell if you're only halfway invested in the series. I mean, this is an aggressive stance for anyone, and it's clear that developer Arc System Works is...   read

 
 
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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2012, Dragon's Dogma is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this fall in its upgraded form, Dark Arisen. It will also release for the first time on PC in Japan at the same time...   read

 
 
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This weekend's PlayStation Network flash sale is tempting

PlayStation Network flash sales are highly subjective, but I think this latest sale is particularly good in terms of the game selection and how steep the discounts are. It'll last until Monday morning. I'm tempted to go for XCOM 2 at $23.99...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Network has a sale on Sony Santa Monica and Ubisoft games

A pair of publisher sales popped up on PlayStation Network this week -- one for Santa Monica Studios, the other for Ubisoft, both lasting until Tuesday morning. You into The Order: 1886 for four bucks? Especially for the Ubisoft portion of ...   read

 
 
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Blood on the Sand had helicopters because 50 Cent's son wanted them

These days, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand exists in my mind as little more than a fever dream. I still own a copy, but it's been years since I've played the absurd cover-based shooter, much less thought about it. Things I vaguely remember: a d...   read

 
 
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May's PS Plus lineup is somewhat decent

Seeing as how Microsoft set the bar pretty low level for May's Games with Gold, I guess Sony didn't need to do much to top them. While you could argue that the games on offer for Xbox One and 360 are better than this list, at least there ar...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest Heroes II

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below not only launched with one of the worst subtitles in gaming history, but some design flaws. Some stemmed directly from latent problems with Omega Force's approach to hack-and-sl...   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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Assassin's Creed players are gathering to resuscitate the long-dead multiplayer

One of the oft-overlooked aspects of the Assassin's Creed series is the competitive multiplayer. Brotherhood was the first installment to introduce it, and it was really great. Tricking other players and blending into the environm...   read

 
 
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Sony is closing the servers for Kill Strain, Sports Champions, and a few others

Sony is shutting down the servers for a number of older games that you probably aren't still playing but will surely recognize. As of July 1, 2017, the following titles will lose their online features: PS3 High Velocity Bowling Medieval Mo...   read

 
 
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection headlines PSN flash sale

Ah, Sony and their flash sales. They're the best! Thankfully I've been reviewing stuff for years and already own a lot of these, as I'm prone to impulse buys. So what's happening with this one? Well there's a number of gems in there, like t...   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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The original Bayonetta gets a stealth release today on Steam

Bayonetta was a fantastic action game. So fantastic that it's on quite a few "all time great action genre" lists. But at launch, it was a little problematic on consoles at times, especially on PS3. Along with the limited Wii U re-relea...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 quickly eclipses 1.5 million shipments

Just a few days after the worldwide release, Persona 5 has moved over 1.5 million copies. For context, the only single Persona game that has reached over one million worldwide lifetime sales so far is Persona 4: Golden. Atlus added tha...   read

 
 
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Humble Bundle and THQ Nordic have teamed up for a PlayStation specific bundle

Humble Bundle has long since eclipsed the idea of being solely about indie games. While they only have limited experienced with any console distribution (previously hosting Nintendo bundles), it looks like Humble is ready to tackle another ...   read

 
 
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Go grab some free Persona 5 DLC now

Although the DLC for Persona 5 will roll out in the coming weeks according to this schedule, you can grab some stuff for free now. That includes the healing item and skill card sets (read: boosts), a Japanese audio track, and a new difficul...   read

 
 
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Here's when Persona 5's free and paid DLC hits

Not that you need any more reminders, but Tuesday is Persona 5 day in North America and Europe. That date, April 4, is easy enough to remember. But there's a whole mess more to keep track of in terms of DLC. For everyone's convenience, Atlu...   read

 
 
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PS Plus' April 2017 line-up certainly includes games

I'm kind of at a loss for next month's PS Plus selection. I do appreciate that Sony still bothers with the idea of free games, but just one look at the selection would make anybody sad. Credit where it's due, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime...   read

 
 
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Review: Persona 5

When I was a kid, the Persona series was on the fringe of a niche. I had to be introduced to it on the original PlayStation by way of my cousin, who subsequently went on to show me Wild Arms and a few other classics. But after the resoundin...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd is probably the best fighter out now, here's Rev 2's intro

Over time I warmed up to Guilty Gear Xrd even more than I already did at launch. I mean, the huge Revelator update really helped in terms of character variety, but the strong base and incredible art style were there all along. A ton of...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Network is having an 'everything goes!' flash sale

The PlayStation Network is having one of its patented flash sales. Everything must go! Why, you can save 70% on...Battleborne Digital Deluxe ($22.49) or, uh, 81% off The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure ($9.49). Handball 17 (PS4) for...   read

 
 
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PSN is a running an 'Only on PlayStation' sale

Not that you or your packed game library really need it, buuut Sony is holding an Only on PlayStation sale over the next week, and with it comes yet another chance to pick up the likes of Until Dawn ($10), Resogun ($3.74), The Unfinished Sw...   read

 
 
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The PlayStation 3 is still in production in Japan, but not for long

As one is born, another dies. After 11 long years, Sony has announced that they are ending the production of the PS3 in Japan. Following a "soon" tease, further efforts to locate a date hint that it will end sometime this month. The PS3 was...   read

 
 


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TheBlondeBass

Yay, faced my first hacked opponent in fire emblem heroes No matter what I did to his hector, even if his special wasnt charged, the game refused to deal damage to The skills that appeared on screen were just his basic

 
Roxas1359

The thing that sucks about always working the closing shift: I miss out on the Global T^T

 
BigDoniel

Thankfully Ive 5 nights off so I can check out the testpunch later today, all this talks got me

 
TheBlondeBass

huh, turns out nearly everybody here has a switch and an interest in ARMS

 
Fuzunga

The only problem I had with how Arms played is that I felt like it registered blocks constantly when I was just trying to move

 
Nathan D

With all the talk of Vanquish, I finally booted up my PS3 copy (which I forgot I Strangely enough, with the bad guys being space Russians, it is more relevant than it ever has

 
the navi is a lie

Arms seems better and better the more I hear about Might try the next testfire, if they have I wouldve today but I wasnt home

 
Shinta

Did you guys get the charging system down in Arms? Jump then punch when you land to Blocking charges both Or hold dash or jump to The longer you hold, the longer the charge Charging turns on the element in your gloves

 
Parismio

Gotta day thay testpunch was really I plan to get this game asap!

 
Jonathan Holmes

As someone who played Wii Sports Boxing every night for months, I can say that Arms good! I plan to play a lot of single player then maybe go back online everyone once in a

 

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