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You don't have to speak Japanese to appreciate this Miitopia trailer

When I was younger and played through the SNES Final Fantasy games, I would always change the name of characters when I could to fulfill my childhood fantasy going on a grand quest with my heroes, like Phil from Rugrats, Bill Nye from ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon is breaking all kinds of Nintendo records

Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced that Pokemon Sun and Moon had an incredibly successful launch in Europe. So successful, in fact, that the 1.5 million units sold was Europe's "biggest launch of a Nintendo game." The prosperity ...   read

 
 
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With this Dragon Quest VIII story trailer, I can see why the game is so beloved

When it comes to the Dragon Quest franchise, my favorite RPG series, I'm a Johnny-come-lately. I didn't get into it until the DS era when I picked up and subsequently fell head over heels for Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III's Shenmusic conjures nostalgia

Hey speaking of long-awaited games, it's been a while since we've heard anything about Shenmue III. There's still no new information, but Mr. Suzuki plays some track samples and answers questions about music and sound design in both Sh...   read

 
 
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It looks like Hand of Fate 2 will be coming to PS4 after all

Earlier this month, I got a chance to play Hand of Fate 2 at PAX Australia. Both Zack Furniss and Mike Cosimano have written up some more detailed impressions of it, so I won’t go into specifics here, but I found myself utterly enamou...   read

 
 
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Oh, there's one more Final Fantasy XV launch trailer with Eminem in it

Ha! I lied. The live action vignette was not the last Final Fantasy XV trailer. Nope, there's one more, and this one features a censored song from Eminem and Royce Da 5'9. Don't worry, there aren't too many giveaways beyond what w...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon had the biggest launch ever for Nintendo in Europe

Straight from the horse's mouth, Nintendo is reporting that Pokemon Sun and Moon has sold (not shipped), over 368,000 units just in the UK  so far. For reference, it launched in Europe six days later than the rest of the world, so it's...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV performs pretty well on both consoles, with a couple of minor caveats

Prior to the launch of Final Fantasy XV, I was a little apprehensive about what the overall performance of Square Enix's long-anticipated role-playing game would be like. Both Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae and the Platinum...   read

 
 
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Peep two hours of the English version of Persona 5

Look, I know it's not exactly the consolation you're after considering that Persona 5 just got delayed almost two months. It's a bummer for sure. Maybe, hopefully, absence really does make the heart grow fonder. But, Persona 5 do...   read

 
 
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My God, Indiana Jones Jibanyan is amazing

While things looked bleak for Yo-Kai Watch localizations just over a year ago, we've since gotten two main entries in that period in the west. Level-5 is pushing it hard overseas, and even though it hasn't reached Japan's level of success, ...   read

 
 
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Live action Final Fantasy XV trailer channels Goonies

Square Enix has released what might be the final trailer for the game that started life as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Yep, XV is out, and it's way better than XIII. The concept of young children hunting an Iron Giant has very little to...   read

 
 
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The first major Pokemon Sun and Moon event just started

Game Freak is rolling out global events for Pokemon Sun and Moon, which involve the entire community. The first one starts this week, and tasks the entire playerbase with collectively capturing 100 million Pokemon in all. If we all mee...   read

 
 
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PSA: Pokemon Sun and Moon's bank and National Pokedex are coming in January

A lot of players have asked me how to get the Pokemon Bank app to work with Sun and Moon, but here's the rub -- it doesn't! Nintendo hasn't added in the functionality yet, and just like the Virtual Console editions of Pokemon Red, Blue...   read

 
 
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Review: A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV

The opening salvo of the overwhelming marketing push that is Final Fantasy XV is upon us. We've recapped all of the different things that Square Enix is pushing to unite this one world, and now, against all odds, we're doing our b...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV pre-launch stream: fighting giant kids, dogs, and flying level 99 Square Enix presidents

Final Fantasy XV is officially out, and much to the dismay of those hoping the 10-year effort would be a failure, it's getting great reviews. If you've still got time to kill before it downloads or delivers, check out the Japanese-only live...   read

 
 
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Review: Harvest Moon: Skytree Village

It’s weird to think how competitive the farm sim genre has become. You have Stardew Valley, which may be the best farm sim ever created, Story of Seasons continues to impress, Rune Factory is outstanding, and there's Farming Simu...   read

 
 
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Review: Final Fantasy XV

The fact that Final Fantasy XV starts with a broken down car is the perfect analogy to its development cycle. Some of us have been waiting 10 years for this game. Others couldn't care less. Square Enix has been allocating so many resou...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon's most wanted

[And check out community member Inquisitve Ravenclaw! He helped with the wanted posters. I hear he's a commissionable artist!] As most people went out of their way to stay spoiler-free for the new Pokémon Sun and Moon, I went in...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XV is out soon, but all of my attention has been on this year's Final Fantasy little brother, World of Final Fantasy. Despite that it isn't part of the main series and its central mechanic is monster collecting, it feels very ...   read

 
 
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Todd Howard says Nintendo Switch has 'one of the best demos I've ever seen'

It's still rare for anyone to have seen or tried Nintendo's new Switch console. Only the most influential folks in the industry have had any hands-on time with it, and their lips are sealed thanks to a surely-stringent non-disclosure agreem...   read

 
 
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A guide to quickly increasing Pokemon happiness in Sun and Moon

Pokemon trainers are going to have to get to know a few of their pocket monsters awfully well in order to get them to evolve. In Pokemon Sun and Moon, Eevee, Munchlax, Pichu, and Type: Null all require high happiness ratings to level t...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV director warns about spoilers and details day one patch

Since Final Fantasy XV was delayed, Square Enix has promised a substantial day one patch that it's now calling an update -- more specifically the "Crown Update." Game director Hajime Tabata said it would add features to the game to mak...   read

 
 
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A parent's guide to Pokemon

I was recently attending a social event with some friends, and one of them had brought her two boys along, ages 11 and 9. One of the only other kids at the function (also 11) had brought along her 3DS to keep occupied. The boys were transfi...   read

 
 
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Review: Xanadu Next

Ever since I started playing a couple of Nihon Falcom’s games last year, I became a huge fan of the studio in a matter of seconds. From the Ys series’ fast-paced combat to The Legend of Heroes titles’ world-building aspect...   read

 
 
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The System Shock remake won't launch until 2018

It looks like Shodan won't be returning to torment us for a little while. According to a recent Kickstarter update from Night Dive Studios, the release date for System Shock Remastered is now Q2 2018. The original estimate was December 2017...   read

 
 
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Shout out to Doom for being twice the size of The Witcher 3, and 4 times the size of Dark Souls

 
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My first time playing Resident Evil in over a decade, and somehow the Mansion is even creepier than I remember it The HD remaster is really, really good from a graphics And for those wondering, yes, I picked Jill

 
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How come American indie devs and their games arent called The West Indies?

 
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Alon Lessel

When did Final Fantasy XV pick up for you? Im really trying to stay positive on it, but Im getting pretty

 
DeadMoon

The past 15 minutes of my life: I was about to take a nap, but then I found $100!!! Then my roommate asked me if I wanted to split Final Fantasy XV on PSN too! So now Ive got $70 AND Final Fantasy XV!!! Its been a really good past 15 mins!!! F@%k naps!

 
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Just saw the new RE7 Setting is great, Bakers are fun, and I like the monster I just really, really hope theres something to do in between walking from one room to another and playing hide and seek with scary

 
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