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Oh hey, Mass Effect 2 is free on PC

For a limited time, Mass Effect 2 is free on PC through Origin, and you should probably get on that. Before we know it, Andromeda will be here in late March. If you've flirted with the idea of getting into this oft-talked-about series, it's...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming in March, much sooner than I thought!

Mass Effect: Andromeda was always locked in for a first quarter 2017 release, but I thought for sure it would be pushed back. Nope! That's definitely not the case, as EA has confirmed to Destructoid that Andromeda now has a firm M...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft pays tribute to Overwatch with new 'Ogrewatch' event

Well-rounded Blizzard fans will soon see some familiar-yet-slightly-off additions to World of Warcraft. A parodied version of the Overwatch crew is crossing over for a limited time. Blizzard is set to bring The Brawler's Guild back to ...   read

 
 
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Don't ignore CES this year because there's gonna be some Mass Effect gameplay

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas at the beginning of each year. It's sort of an odd one for us in that it's just a smidgen too tech and hardware-centric to really get excited about. It's on our radar but it rarel...   read

 
 
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Psychological horror RPG Omori is alive and well

It has been a matter of years since we last touched on Omocat's Kickstarter-funded project Omori, and while its release date remains elusive, even now, the team has been "extremely busy" working on the uncanny role-playing game. With news ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest producer: 'We're still trying to make the series popular in the west'

Appealing to a general western crowd with a JRPG is tough all around, not just for recognizable brands like Dragon Quest. While it's still wildly popular in Japan and warrants an unofficial holiday on each release, it's not as big as say, F...   read

 
 
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Are you aware of what Kingdom Hearts: 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage even is?

This month, a new Kingdom Hearts game is coming out! Wait, what? Yes, I'm serious. The crazy thing is no one really knows about it outside of the most hardcore fans. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue will drop on Janua...   read

 
 
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See how Dragon Quest XI is progressing with these quick clips

Over in Japan, NHK General had a Dragon Quest 30th anniversary special filled with your typical reverent type stuff, but it also provided a brief look at Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time. In it, we got a few more details like equ...   read

 
 
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It's not too late to nab the Mythical Pokemon Arceus

Arceus is one of those Pokémon I'd rather not think too hard about, if I'm being frank. Not because of its design, or its abilities, or whatever other criteria we might use to judge these creatures against each other. Nah. It's the l...   read

 
 
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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is out right after E3, has rad swimming Chocobos and Red Mages

Over at the Japan Fanfest this past weekend, Square Enix gave us a little bit more info on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, the game's second expansion. First off the launch date -- June 20, 2017. That "secret" class that they revealed in Las...   read

 
 
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First trailer for new Atlus RPG, Project Re Fantasy, is quite enigmatic

As promised, Atlus has given us the first glimpse of its new fantasy RPG which is at least for now named Project Re Fantasy. No game play, release date, or platforms were revealed for the first project by the newly formed Studio Zero....   read

 
 
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There is no I Am Setsuna sequel in the works

In a new video series from Square Enix's Tokyo RPG Factory where they answer fan questions, the developed focused on a very special one -- where's the sequel?! Well, they went ahead and confirmed it -- it's not happening. Tokyo RPG Factory ...   read

 
 
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Utada Hikaru confirmed to be working on Kingdom Hearts III music

Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru wasn't a hit from the start. Her first album was entirely in English and tanked, but her second album which was in Japanese took off. She speaks and can sing in English fluently, but the work she is best know...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best 3DS Game of 2016 goes to...

There was a lot of competition for the Best 3DS Game for 2016, including a handful of other JRPGs, but in a landslide victory (taking almost half the votes among nine entries), the award goes to Pokémon Sun and Moon. There was a ton ...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata feels like a return to form for Platinum

NieR: Automata is a big deal for me. It's an action-heavy game from Platinum, devoid of the baggage that comes with its recent deluge of licensed materials that seek a larger audience. In this era where niche products are generally shunned,...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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Here's what carries over in Final Fantasy XV's New Game+ mode

Although Japan got the jump with the announcement, the west is also getting the "Holiday Update" for Final Fantasy XV. In fact, it's already here, ready to download on PS4. It comes with a jumbled bunch of holiday items, and if you're a Sea...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel III will be exclusive to PS4

The past decade has seen a number of Nihon Falcom games finally localized to the west, including multiple entries from the Ys and Legend of Heroes series. Next to Shining, Legend of Heroes is perhaps the largest RPG series th...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2016 goes to...

There's nothing quite like Dark Souls. It's a series that intrigues and ensnares, temping its players to persevere against harsh odds to see the next captivating set design or beautifully vile boss. At times, these games teeter over the edg...   read

 
 
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Review: Bastion (Xbox One)

Supergiant Games’ breakout title Bastion gained critical acclaim in 2011 for its compelling storytelling mechanics and beautiful art, setting the bar high for indie downloadable titles of the day. A little over 5 years later, it com...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV glitch makes Areana a permanent party member

Just so I don't get yelled at for spoilers, here's a paragraph of unrelated nonsense to fill out anywhere text would automatically fill up. Go watch the trailer for The Mummy -- it's a Tom Cruise-led, militarized Hollywood ACTION!!! remake ...   read

 
 
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Atlus to unveil new fantasy RPG unrelated to SMT on December 23

Persona 5 hasn't even released in the west yet, but its director Katsura Hashino is already working on the next Atlus project which claims to "challenge the norms of the genre and the times." In the theme of not being with the times, t...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV is down to $35 on Amazon today

One of 2016's latest releases is getting a deep discount right before the year's over. Final Fantasy XV launched only three weeks ago, but it's already $25 off. Square Enix's ten-years-in-the-making Final Fantasy XV is the subject...   read

 
 
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Digimon World: Next Order looks a LOT better on PS4

This might be the most upbeat graphical comparison video I've ever seen. Alongside the happy-go-lucky tune, we're shown how next year's PlayStation 4 version of Digimon World: Next Order sizes up against the original PlayStation Vita relea...   read

 
 


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