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Why do I still want to play Final Fantasy XI?

15 years ago today, Square Enix released Final Fantasy XI for the PlayStation 2 in North America. It was quite the unorthodox release for its time. In order to play FFXI on the PS2 (before the PS2 servers shut down), you had to connect a ne...

 
 
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Dragon Quest CG animated movie coming to Japan this Summer

Square Enix has announced the release of an upcoming 3D CG animated movie based on their legendary RPG franchise, Dragon Quest. The film, titled Dragon Quest: Your Story will hit theatres in Japan this August.Not a lot of details were forth...

 
 
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We reminisce about Kingdom Hearts on today's Impulse

Kingdom Hearts III is almost here and I don't know if I can breathe! While I'm not exactly a die-hard fan of the series, I got into the original two in my youth and have been eagerly awaiting the third entry for almost half of my life. That...

 
 
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Review: Killer7

Over the last decade, gaming auteur Suda51 has become a force to be reckoned with. His games have subverted standard video game tropes and provided some of the zaniest and most esoteric experiences around. Pick any random title from his cat...

 
 
 
 
 
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Shenmue and Yakuza are really not that similar

For nearly as long as I’ve been playing Yakuza games, I’ve always read comments from fans saying, “These games are like Shenmue”. At first glance, that definitely sounds accurate. I even remember making such a claim ...

 
 
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New details emerge for a Sly Cooper TV series

If you remember from a few years back, Sony announced it would be producing a film adaptation of the Sly Cooper game series. Based on the popular PS2 mascot platformers, the film was set to follow the adventures of Sly, Murray, and Bentley ...

 
 
 
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Tony Hawk's Underground is pretty cool for a teenager

[It's Go Skateboarding Day! And to celebrate, we're publishing this story about Tony Hawk's Underground. It was originally meant to run on the game's thirteenth birthday, but somehow got lost in our CMS. Two years later, here it is. Fuck Er...

 
 
 
 
 
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New trademarks for Onimusha spotted

Is it the right time for Onimusha to return? Earlier this month, Capcom filed trademarks for Onimusha in multiple regions, rekindling hope for fans of the early 2000s action-adventure series. With games like Nioh catching on in a surprising...

 
 
 
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Job listing points to possible Ace Combat remaster project

A software quality assurance company has listed a job opening on Japanese recruitment site Mid-Tenshoku which could point to some form of as-yet-undisclosed Ace Combat project.The company is on the hunt for someone with experience in team-m...

 
 
 
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PlayStation 4 is getting a nostalgic PS2-style theme

I'm not sure how many of you mess around with alternate themes, but this new "Legacy Dashboard" dynamic theme for PlayStation 4 is going to turn some heads. It brings back fond PS2 memories. The theme was put together by Truant Pixel "with...

 
 
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What is the most aesthetically pleasing console you own?

Across years of releases, video game consoles have had almost every look under the sun. From the loud, bright-green-on-black of the original Xbox, to the translucent black Sega Saturn which adamantly declares on its disc tray "Thi...

 
 
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Shinji Mikami would like to see God Hand on Steam

The past few years have seen a rise in PC gaming and digital distribution in Japan, partially due to the success of Dark Souls, as PC Gamer reported a few months ago. Seeing how well the Souls franchise performed on PC, along with visu...

 
 




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Was thinking after I make my way through my current game rotation and deluge of upcoming Switch games, Id like to replay some old cRPGs and check out some new My dinky new laptop seems to run Pillars oE very Whos got recs for me, old and new

 
AtomicBanana

So for the past week or so Ive had this odd intermittent inability to sleep, specifically my body wont automatically breathe so I start suffocating when I first fall asleep, jarring myself Seeing doctors tomorrow for an apnea

 
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With my PC back at my disposal, I have resumed my eternal task of making Photoshops that nobody asked

 
xeronio

Persona Q party interaction is It seems the writers have no idea of who are the I can imagine the writers of this game receiving a character resume like the ones in the new Fire Emblem And Reis food jokes got old so

 
Rudorlf

Does anyone have any suggestion for some good Half-Life 1 single-player mods? Echoes was great, but Im missing out on most of (Multiplayer mods were welcome too, but Im unsure if Ill pay attention to them)

 
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I finally bought a cheap laptop from Prime Day mainly to use it for Excel and the occasional oldschool I havent seen Dtoid outside of mobile in over 2 Its weird!!!! Good point is I might blog more due to an actual keyboard!!!

 
 

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