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Hot deal: 25 percent off PlayStation Plus one-year subs

Now through February 10, Groupon is selling off PlayStation Plus one-year cards on the cheap with a $15 discount. For the first time since the holidays a PS Plus card has dropped below the $50 mark. PS Plus Deals PlayStation Plus 1-Year Ca...   read

 
 
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Japanese sales charts dominated by ports and re-releases, RE7 still going strong

In the week prior to the launch of Nioh, new releases Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto and BoxBoy! Stuffed Box enter the top ten while the usual suspects Resident Evil 7 and Pokémon Sun & Moon...   read

 
 
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Review: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

When I first picked up Atelier Shallie Plus for my review in progress a while ago, I never thought I would ever get into a game that was mostly about making stuff and other secondary activities that lead to even more stu...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 tops Japan sales charts but pales in comparison to Resident Evil 6

When Resident Evil 6 first released back in 2012, it sold over 634,933 copies in its first week. With Capcom reporting that 2.5 million copies of Resident Evil 7 have shipped worldwide, it seems to be doing just fine for itself. However, on...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Plus' lineup for February is pretty decent

For a couple of months now, Microsoft has been outdoing Sony on the front of free games for subscribers. While the February lineup for Xbox Live Gold is decent, Sony actually managed to pull out the stops and provide a better month for its ...   read

 
 
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Valentine's Day costume is one of the risque-est yet

Sometimes I can't believe that Dead or Alive Xtreme is still around. It feels like forever ago that I played the original and listened to Christina Aguilera's "Come On Over" on loop, but Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is almost a yea...   read

 
 
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This PSN sale is for Rockstar games, anime, and PlayStation VR

The PlayStation Store is running three sales concurrently, none of them really thematically attached to one another. That's perfectly fine because it means there are three chances that something's going to appeal to your sense of style. Tho...   read

 
 
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With Zodiac Age on the horizon, FF12's Balthier will pop into World of Final Fantasy

To celebrate the release date announcement of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Square Enix announced that Balthier will be joining the World of Final Fantasy roster for free with the 1.03 patch which does not yet have a release date....   read

 
 
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World of Final Fantasy is $25 off on Amazon today, but only with this code

Now that the dust has settled on last year's holiday releases and we're comfortably into 2017, it's safe to look back wistfully at everything you might have missed. There were a lot of big titles that launched in the September through Decem...   read

 
 
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Accel World VS Sword Art Online heading west this summer

Both of Reki Kawahara's two hit light novels turned into multimedia franchises, and now they will combine to form a crossover role-playing game, Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight. Thought perhaps to be a Japan-only t...   read

 
 
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World of Final Fantasy adds Sora as DLC, who is free for a limited time

To commemorate the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.8, World of Final Fantasy is adding the familiar face of Sora to the game as free DLC in the form of a summon. He won't be voiced (sadly), but free is free, and you can grab him right now ...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Revolution met with lukewarm sales in its first week as Gravity Rush 2 debuts at the top

For the second week in a row all console sales have dropped, but the bigger news may be Valkyria Revolution's relatively low count. Despite the name change, Valkyria Revolution opened up with 56,416 Japanese sales combined for PS4...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2 coming to PS4, PC, and yes, Vita in late March

After some anxiety, Toukiden 2 finally has platforms and release dates for the west: March 21 for America and March 24 for Europe on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC via Steam. Alongside this announcement, Koei Tecmo released a new...   read

 
 
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There's an 'Under $5' PlayStation Network Flash Sale

At first glance, this weekend's North American PlayStation Network Flash Sale might seem lackluster. Admittedly, some of these games are showing their age. But as far as pricing, everything's $5 and under, so unlike some of the recent sales...   read

 
 
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Gal Gun Double Peace has been banned in New Zealand

Gal Gun Double Peace has been deemed "objectionable" by the Film and Video Labeling Body of New Zealand, which in other words means it is no longer available for purchase or consumption through legal means in the country. They found th...   read

 
 
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Game and console sales drop as Japan braces for Switch impact

Before a tsunami comes ashore, water recedes back into the ocean to feed the coming wave. If Japanese consumers are shoreline water, then they are pulling back as all console sales have dropped a significant amount from last week, many havi...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley won't make the Nintendo Switch launch

Stardew Valley on handheld systems sounds alluring to the point where I might conceivably triple-dip for the upcoming Nintendo Switch version. Unfortunately but understandably, creator Eric Barone has confirmed that the game won't be a laun...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

At first glance, the Atelier games may look like cutesy Japanese RPGs and are often dismissed as something creepy for daring to have pretty anime girls, but there is more to them than what is on the box art. For those unfamiliar, the s...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars adds Lu Bu, and another Deception character

Was there ever any doubt that Lu Bu would make it into Musou Stars, the all-star collective of Warriors project that Koei Tecmo is set to unleash on Japan on March 2? Probably not. But now he's set to join the fray along with Oda ...   read

 
 
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Rain World looks riveting in this new batch of gifs

Rain World, a game about not getting eaten, is still coming along. I've got the gifs to prove it! But first, writing on the PlayStation Blog, artist and programmer Joar Jakobsson put into words why this title continues to captivate us (and ...   read

 
 
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Sony closes Rigs and Killzone: Mercenary studio Guerrilla Cambridge

Sony has closed Guerrilla Cambridge, the long-running studio behind games like Rigs: Mechanized Combat League for PlayStation VR, Killzone: Mercenary on PS Vita, and even MediEvil, among others. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony sai...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight is getting a Nintendo Switch port and much more

Yacht Club Games is bringing its beloved platformer Shovel Knight to Nintendo Switch, which, hell yeah. That and that alone could've been the only news item on a day like today and I would've been thrilled. But there's far more, including u...   read

 
 
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Death Mark is the latest PS Vita horror adventure

That teaser video for Shiin, a PlayStation Vita game from Stranger of Sword City developer Experience Inc., piqued my interest. It's a treat to see new Vita games rolling out, and this is a horror title, at that. Win-win! In the days since ...   read

 
 
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Ever wondered how Gravity Rush's Kat gets dressed? You're in luck!

Do you have black cloth, scissors, and some ornate golden bands to wrap around both your legs and torso? Then you can follow these ten easy steps to dress like Gravity Rush hero Kat. You might need red contact lenses to complete the lo...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa V3 is out this week in Japan

Danganronpa might be niche, but it's a big enough hit in Japan and western regions to warrant spinoffs, an anime, a VR game, and now, a third proper iteration. That actually launches in Japan tomorrow on January 12 as Danganronpa V3: Killin...   read

 
 



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