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Virtual tabletop program Fantasy Grounds has improved my D&D sessions

Over a year ago, I started writing about video games here at Destructoid. Since I had been playing a ton of the pen-and-paper-RPG Dungeons and Dragons, and digital games owed so much to that series, I figured I would attempt to write about ...   read

 
 
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Team Ninja has more changes in store for Nioh after the beta

Nioh would've been such a fitting end-of-the-year game for me. Based on everything we know about Team Ninja's brutal action-RPG and what we've played first-hand, I think it's going to be not only a time sink, but one that requires our darn-...   read

 
 


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I'm still jazzed the Final Fantasy XII remaster is based off the international version

Square Enix showed off more footage of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age at TGS, and I'm even more pumped than I was initially. XII is one of my least favorite entries in the series, but I'm eager to jump back into the world of Ivalice agai...   read

 
 
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Demon Gaze II's free post-launch DLC sounds pretty significant

During a stage event at the Tokyo Games Show, Kadokawa Games announced that the upcoming PlayStation Vita-exclusive dungeon-crawling RPG Demon Gaze II will be receiving a rather significant free DLC expansion after the base game launch...   read

 
 
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This Yo-Kai Watch Jibanyan 3DS theme on My Nintendo is the best

My Nintendo's reward system kind of went into a free fall after the Twilight Princess Picross game dropped (which was day one, haha), but every so often a cool little digital trinket pops in. Today is that day, as a new theme to promot...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV has a cutscene-heavy TGS trailer

Square Enix's Tokyo Game Show trailer for Final Fantasy XV delves further into the plot than the last few videos have, so if you're trying to keep that mostly a surprise until November's launch, you may want to hold off. Needless to say, t...   read

 
 
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Yep, we're getting Digimon World: Next Order here in the West (Update)

[Update: Bandai Namco is now saying that Digimon World: Next Order will be available digitally on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year. There will also be a physical PS4 version at retail.] [Update #2: The situation grows weirder! ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2? More like 1.5

Did you watch Dragon Ball Super after Battle of Gods and Revival of Frieza? Did you feel like you were watching the same thing despite the new scenes? That it was fine and all, but you've been there, done that? That's what playing...   read

 
 
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Not yet whole, South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed til 2017

"The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal" is all that is said on Ubisoft's blog announcing that the highly-anticipated South Pa...   read

 
 
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Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

You could say I like Shin Megami Tensei. I mean, the original name (Megami Tensei), essentially translates to "Rebirth of the Goddess," so you know there's going to be religious undertones afoot. A story framed around the battle o...   read

 
 
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EA was working on its own Pokemon competitor during the DS era

According to Australian developer Nic Watt, who once worked at Electronic Arts, there was a "Pokemon killer" in the works from the publisher during the Nintendo DS era. The revelation comes by way of his appearance on the "GameHugs" podcast...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 is coming to Dragon's Dogma Online

Persona 5 is out in Japan right now, lucky ducks. And Atlus is strutting -- especially with Final Fantasy XV delayed until the end of November. I just wonder if it won't affect Tokyo Game Show attendance. Atlus is working with some major J...   read

 
 
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Two more Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts are bugging out

Here are two more Ultra Beasts, each exclusive to either Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. The latter gets the sexy bug, UB-02 Beauty. According to the Pokemon website, "Its narrow, graceful legs allow it to accelerate with such explosive speed...   read

 
 
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Here's a trailer for Destiny's Rise of Iron, out next week

Before there were Guardians, there were Iron Lords. I'm more of an Irony Lord myself, but I appreciate any culture that keeps cute huskies around. Destiny: Rise of Iron is out next week, September 20, and brings with it, "a new cinematic s...   read

 
 
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PS4 listing spotted for Digimon World: Next Order

Digimon World: Next Order saw a Japanese PlayStation Vita release back in March, but from the sound of it, Bandai Namco isn't done with the monster-raising RPG quite yet. A listing for a PlayStation 4 version has shown up on the Brazilian r...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata hits Japan in February

Last night during Sony's TGS conference, Square Enix showed off a new NieR: Automata trailer that had part of the crowd pumped, and the other part rolling their eyes that we'd still have no actual release date for this thing. But the l...   read

 
 
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Review: MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

When I'm reviewing a game, I keep a notebook for any information or anecdotes about it I want to remember when it actually sit down to type the review out. Scribbled on these pages will be names of places and characters so I don't forget, f...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)

While the first Dragon Quest was the first JRPG I ever played, I never really got into the series until over a decade later. In the world of DQ, I was a dedicated tourist -- present, but almost never at launch like I was for Final Fant...   read

 
 
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Nintendo showcases more bonkers Pokemon Sun and Moon forms

It's that time of year -- the time when Nintendo and The Pokemon Company will send us droplets of Pokemon Sun & Moon info every few days or so, and we'll like it! The new tidbit has to do with Rockruff, who is basically assimilatin...   read

 
 
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Guardian Codex is Square-Enix's next mobile game

Did you know last year the worldwide gaming industry hit $91 billion? Did you also know of that, 24% came from smartphones? $22 billion dollars from the mobile market, a number expected to increase to nearly $27 billion this year ...   read

 
 
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South Park is great, Ubisoft farting directly into my face is not

The Nosulus Rift is real. Much to my chagrin, the Nosulus Rift is real. Ubisoft hoodwinked me into signing a waiver and strapping this abomination to my face. The things I do for this job. Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be games jo...   read

 
 
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I think I just hit peak excitement for Pokemon Sun and Moon

It's starting to dawn on me just how excited I am for Pokémon Sun and Moon. In a word: incredibly. There's a lot of new elements to take in for these titles, as evidenced by this latest overview trailer, but for me it always comes b...   read

 
 
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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. Maybe it was The Firm, maybe it just called to me -- but that's not what ended up happening, despite earning my pre-law and philosophy degrees and prepping for the LSATs. In High ...   read

 
 
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Longing for more Castlevania? Chasm could be our best bet

In recent months, I've lost track of Chasm. I was on-board with the action-platform game when it was first coming through Kickstarter but, wow, that was actually back in 2013. Making games, even simple ones, takes lots of time. Making metro...   read

 
 
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Mages of Mystralia's spellcrafting is like programming magic

Typically, games at PAX fall into one of three categories: some aren't special enough to warrant more than a mention, some take a standard mechanic and execute it exceptionally well, and some invent a new way to think about or interact with...   read

 
 
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