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Square Enix announces Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, ending PS3 support

Today, live at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas, series producer Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P) took to the main stage in the opening keynote to announce Stormblood, the next expansion in the XIV series. It'll debut in "early ...   read

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Pokemon Go draws massive, scary Taiwan crowds

Pokemon Go is still big in Taiwan, and man is it insane. Most of the more popular Go areas around me are ghost towns at this point with just a dedicated few left, but these images verified by the Eastern Broadcasting Company show massive cr...   read

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Fantastic sci-fi 4x board game Eclipse is coming to PC

One of 2011's hottest board games was Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. It blended classic space 4X gameplay with a European-style board game mechanic governing the economy. I was fortunate enough to get a copy during its initial print run,...   read

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(Update) Seven new creatures revealed for Pokemon Sun & Moon

[Update: Nintendo of America has produced a new video in English for the new creatures that you can watch below, which also includes the new Zygarde forms. You can also peruse the gallery below for high quality artwork for some of the confi...   read

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Nintendo shows off new gameplay for Pokemon Sun & Moon at E3, and three new Pokemon

After unleashing a brand new trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo paused to talk Pokemon Sun & Moon. Speaking to the game's producer and director by way of a short Q&A, a Nintendo rep chatted a bit about the titles of the...   read

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Dishonored 2 trailer debut, will feature anus shots

Today at E3, Bethesda showed off a surprising amount of footage for Dishonored 2, which is looking pretty slick, all told. A ton of gameplay was shown off with Emily with the "Void Engine," which will make more assassination combos possible...   read

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Bethesda announces Prey, out next year

There were some rumors this would happen, and it looks like it has come to fruition. At its E3 showcase this evening, Bethesda announced Prey. Not Prey 2, just Prey. Maybe it's a reboot? We'll find out more at Quakecon. The video showed a f...   read

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Doom gets a free demo for one week on all platforms, starting tonight

Today at E3, Bethesda confirmed that Doom will be getting updates for both Snapmap and multiplayer. A "Hell" theme, extra weapons and items were also teased, as well as "true single-player experience" tools. One-flag CTF (Exodus) and a...   read

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Bethesda's 2016 E3 press conference

[Update: It's over! Come talk about it here and share your thoughts.] After EA's lackluster conference earlier today, it won't be hard for Bethesda to top them. We know more Dishonored 2 is coming. as well as more news (and possib...   read

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(Update) Finally! Final Fantasy XII is getting remastered

[Update: A Square Enix producer has confirmed a North American and European 2017 release over at the PlayStation Blog. Don't hold your breath for the Vita. You can also toggle between the original and re-recorded soundtrack at any time.] S...   read


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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

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The Last Guardian
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Oh great, Last Guardian's boy can swim

It's not just Gravity Rush 2. IGN has (part one of!) another exclusive to end this week, this time the fabled The Last Guardian which is certainly, definitely coming out this year. It's hands-on with the first 45 minutes, mind, and doesn't...   read

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Madden 17 trailer
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Popped-collar-come-to-life Gronkowski is the Madden 17 cover star

Ah, here we are: today we have 1) the first screenshots of Madden 17, 2) the Madden 17 cover athlete reveal, and 3) the first Madden 17 trailer. My bet is that it is not unlike Madden 16, which I reviewed last year. EA has a blog post prai...   read

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Persona 5 will launch in Japan on September 15, same month as FFXV

After days of hype and months of waiting in general, Atlus held a Persona 5 livestream this morning. It involved a lot of teasing -- like, hours of teasing to be exact, but we did end up getting a worthwhile new trailer as well as a re...   read

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Bulby Diamond Course
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If you miss Kirby's Dream Course, take a look at Bulby

Kirby's Dream Course holds a special place in gaming history. Despite releasing more than 20 years ago and featuring a unique gameplay hook, it didn't see many copycats. Sure, there have been other golf games, but nothing has been quite lik...   read

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NieR: Automata screens are hot as hell

While I have at least heard the lauded soundtrack, I also have not played Nier, the cult classic RPG that Square Enix is bafflingly bringing back with Platinum Games at the helm. We interviewed them after the PS4-exclusive iNieR: Automata ...   read

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I am Setsuna
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Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...   read

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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

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Arcadian Atlas
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Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...   read

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Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...   read

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD
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Watch this new 7th Dragon III Code: VFD trailer

Usually the phrase "abuse of power" isn't leading anywhere you want to follow. There's the lurid, with top-level employees pressuring underlings into some fingerlings if you follow what I meanaling. There are rulers of countries (America, ...   read

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Tyranny announced
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Tyranny is Obsidian's new RPG in the Pillars-style

Now that it has been thoroughly expanded, Pillars of Eternity can be left to sit and digest while folks work on that Triple Crown achievement. In the meantime, though, Obsidian has a new game in the Pillars of Eternity style called Tyranny...   read

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Urban Empire
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Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...   read

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Block'hood brings calm thoughtfulness to building sims

It's always refreshing to see a video game take on important human issues that aren't just love or war. Most city-building simulators require careful planning, balancing different zones for maximum happiness under a budget. Block'hood looks...   read

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