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EA head claims BioWare's new IP delay 'completely unrelated' to tepid reception to Mass Effect: Andromeda

Yesterday we learned that BioWare has delayed their new IP past March 2018, but thanks to an earnings call we now have a little more information as to why it was delayed. Specifically, that Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't to blame --...   read

 
 
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Review: NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927

Anyone who has spoken with me in the past couple of months would know of my absolute adoration for NieR: Automata. In fact, it’s very likely that I’ve become unhealthily obsessed with it. To say that I regard it to be one of the...   read

 
 
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Yo-kai Watch boom is dying, total earnings down 80%

Looks like the Yo-kai Watch craze is fading away. In 2016's financial report, Bandai Namco listed earnings by IP. Gundam, Dragon Ball, and One Piece are as popular as ever, but Yo-kai Watch only pulled in just 10.4 billion ye...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy V's Exdeath gon' give it to ya in Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade

Seeing the Dissidia versions of Final Fantasy characters in a higher resolution is a dream come true, so waiting on a console version has been pure agony. It's especially worse knowing Dissidia Final Fantasy's current arcade run is doing w...   read

 
 
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Player discovers Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitch that drops the Master Sword

Do you have four minutes to learn a complicated glitch sequence for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?  No? Too bad I'll break it down anyway. Because nearly two million people own the game and have been playing it constantly, mu...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Prey

Prey has me shook. I've seen plenty of aliens and they're all intimidating, but at least they're an obvious threat. It's the ones I can't see that have me paranoid, inching closer to a desk that could very well be just a regular desk. ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II kicks off a month of free updates

Are any of you playing Dragon Quest Heroes II? I haven't seen much buzz, and even though I'm enjoying the sequel and find it to be a big step up from the original, that lack of noise is understandable. There's only so much time in a day, an...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft's long-rumored Mario x Rabbids RPG is reportedly still happening

One of the more out-there rumors leading up to the Nintendo Switch reveal event was a supposed Ubisoft-developed Mario and Rabbids crossover game. It was such an odd pairing, conceptually -- the sort of thing that probably could happen, bu...   read

 
 
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Nioh's Dragon of the North DLC is looking good

Slipping in right before tomorrow's launch, Team Ninja has a trailer out for Dragon of the North, the first major DLC for Nioh. As I was just saying the other day, I'll gladly take any old excuse to get back into this game -- it's a top te...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is getting a 3DS rerelease

With the recent announcement of the New 2DS XL, Nintendo is doubling down on its commitment to its family of handhelds for the foreseeable future. In its seventh year on the market, there is a bevy of really good looking games coming out fo...   read

 
 
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Oh dang, Persona 5 is getting a vinyl set

The next vinyl from iam8bit is a big one: Persona 5! It's such a good candidate that I can see it pushing people into game vinyl ownership for the first time -- assuming they have the money. There will be two sets, both of which will ship i...   read

 
 
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Take a look at Nioh's Dragon of the North DLC before Tuesday's launch

Back to Nioh we go. On Tuesday, Team Ninja is bringing out the Dragon of the North DLC, which centers on yet another historical figure, as well as an update to introduce a new player-versus-player feature. You might've heard bits and pieces...   read

 
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 reconfirmed for this year by Nintendo

A few months back we got wind that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 exists, and that it's coming by the end of this year! Though I wouldn't get too hyped up as we barely have any screens and under two minutes of gameplay to work with, leaving fo...   read

 
 
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Atlus has a slight change of heart regarding Persona 5 streaming

Along with restricting use of the PlayStation 4's built-in share feature for Persona 5, earlier this month Atlus issued harsh guidelines for folks who still intended to stream the game or upload footage. It was the kind of thing reviewers w...   read

 
 
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PSA: Persona 5's free swimsuit DLC is out now

If you're knee deep in Persona 5 but feel like you haven't accomplished much yet, I feel you. It's a long ass video game, made even longer when you're compelled to re-run dungeons to level up and wander around Tokyo aimlessly trying to cour...   read

 
 
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Get a new look at Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Man, I'm chomping at the bit to try Final Fantasy XII again. I've cleared it twice -- once at launch, and I had another go around four years back, but the new visuals, presumably quicker load times, and the International Version conten...   read

 
 
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Twilight Princess HD developer spent 'months' convincing Nintendo it would work

Developer Tantalus had a hell of a time convincing Nintendo to let them port The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but they did it! According to an interview with CEO Tom Crago, the head of the Australian studio, Top Gear Rally on...   read

 
 
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Review: Cosmic Star Heroine

Cosmic Star Heroine was successfully Kickstarted back in 2013, and was intended to be a throwback to latter-day 16-bit role playing games like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Originally intended for release in December 2014, the t...   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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Two Worlds II gets an extremely tardy add-on next month

One of the more surprising under-the-radar stories of last year was that developer Reality Pump was working on DLC for Two Worlds II. It wasn't so much a shock that a game was getting supplemental content -- that has become a near-staple of...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition is out now on consoles

I was expecting a "complete" re-release for Dark Souls III at retail, but not so soon. Bandai Namco has compiled the core game and its two expansions -- the frigid and somewhat underwhelming Ashes of Ariandel, and the brutal, much more fit...   read

 
 
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Oh boy, Akiba's Beat's English dub is atrocious

Here I was starting to think people take game roles more seriously when this new Akiba's Beat story trailer came along and slapped me in the face. Its predecessor, Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed, also had a pathetic English dub, but si...   read

 
 
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Prey's Talos I space station brings to mind some very good games

The latest stop on Bethesda's Prey Marketing Tour covers a crucial aspect of any video game of this type: The setting. Prey takes place among the stars, up in a giant space station called Talos I (yes, everyone take note of the p...   read

 
 
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Code Vein photos surface, has a rad gothic anime style

Update: A ton of new high-quality images were released, but not significant new information, including platform information. The images are quite amazing though. Scans posted online from Famitsu magazine reveal the first images of Code Vein...   read

 
 
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You could originally regain stamina while climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Miyamoto nixed it

Other than weapon durability, climbing/stamina seems to be the biggest beef people have with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- and according to several members of the dev team, regaining stamina while climbing almost made it i...   read

 
 


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