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Hitman, 2016's best game, released levels in an episodic format that many agreed was a rare case of that release method working well. Each new level released was a large new map full of ways to kill both the story and elusive...   read
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  Watch Video Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is a call-back to the anime series's roots, retelling the start of Ash's adventure. It's not exactly the same, as it features newer Pokémon and lacks Misty, Brock, and Ash'...   read

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The Nintendo Switch is sill red hot, nearly doubling it's sales the previous week reaching 73,231 sales. There is a large gap between first and second place as the PlayStation 4, sitting at number two, moved 22,822 units. I'm...   read

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We all know what happened. EA Sports was churning out NCAA Football games until 2013 when after the final entry, NCAA Football '14, lawsuits regarding amateur players getting paid put the series on hiatus. The NCAA as we...   read

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This week's edition of Famitsu magazine reveals three more incarnates of Ultramen will join the superstar monster cast of City Shrouded in Shadow. They are Ultraman Belial, Ultraman Zero, and Ultraman Taro. We're still hoping...   read
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Launching for PlayStation 4 on November 22, 2017 in Japan, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Deluxe Edition brings all four "Super Packs," Goku Black, and a code to download a Future Trunks Arc PlayStation theme. It'll cost 6...   read
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  Watch Video Japan and weird games isn't particular news to anyone, but the other day I was perusing the list of games published and/or developed by Enix before they merged with Square and found a lot of them to be quite odd. Some games l...   read

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The PC bandwagon grows ever larger. More and more Japanese role-playing games, typically exclusive to PlayStation consoles, are getting Steam releases. This time is Koei Tecmo's Nioh, whose complete edition will launch on Ste...   read
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Talking with Chris Moyse this weekend about our experiences at Eurogamer Expo (EGX) and Tokyo Game Show (TGS), we got to the topic of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Although I said it was probably the best game I played at TGS, I felt...   read
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  Watch Video Boy, I sure found some pretty images didn't I? I wish I played those Spirited Away-looking sections, but I guess you don't show your best hand in preview demos. Or wait, shouldn't you? In any case, Ni No Kuni II looks e...   read
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  Watch Video At E3 2017, Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games seemingly simultaneously announced Bravo Team, Inpatient, and Hidden Agenda. We didn't cover Hidden Agenda much, so to catch you up it's a story driven game with choic...   read
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  Watch Video I've never played the Disaster Report games, whose naming conventions often confuse me like Final Fantasy I-VI, but they have a place on my backlog as something to check out eventually. To my knowledge they are pretty s...   read
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Set in the Onechanbara universe, School Girl/Zombie Hunter is exactly what its name says it is: a game where you hunt zombies as a school girl. It's got sexual aspects that are more amusing than they are arousing, s...   read
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  Watch Video It's Dark Souls. There, I said it. It's out of the way. You have stamina that affects your movement and attacks, weapons control differently, enemies are relatively tough compared to most games, you drop experience juic...   read
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  Watch Video When I interviewed Swery, director of Deadly Premonition and D4, at Tokyo Game Show he told me one last thing that I couldn't include in the interview. The big update I referred to was this: The Good Life will have a do...   read
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 first launched on February 17, 2011 in Japan and was met with 80,966 sales combined between the PlayStation 3 (67,187) and Xbox 360 (13,799) versions. Infinite did not fare so well. Only the PS4 ...   read

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If you've ever dreamt of being a Japanese school girl, or wanted a modern Sailor Moon role-playing game, Blue Reflection is about as close as you are going to get. You play first-year Hinako Shirai as she attends Ho...   read
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At Tokyo Game Show 2017, I finally got a chance to meet and talk with one of my favorite game developers, Hidetaka Suehiro aka "Swery." He directed the masterpieces Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die w...   read
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Descending the escaltor at Kaihin Makuhari Station to attend the Tokyo Game Show, one can see monochrome posters of each Final Fantasy and their protagonist. During TGS it has been announced that a full Final F...   read
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  Watch Video As part of the character trailer series for Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ, recently announced characters Yamcha and Tien had their trailers shown at Tokyo Game Show 2017. They show off their signature moves including ...   read

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  Watch Video As in previous entries, Monster Hunter World will feature character creation for both your player character and your Palico companion. For the player character you can choose from 10 presets and edit face type, skin color, ag...   read
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  Watch Video Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is releasing in early 2018 with a season pass, character creator, and limited edition package. The Japanese release date is February 18, 2018 and while Sword Art Online games have usually...   read
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Inside, a popular indie side-scrolling puzzle-platformer by the makers of Limbo, is headed to Nintendo Switch and iOS devices at an unannounced date. This news comes via a Famitsu interview with a Playdead developer. The game...   read

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  Watch Video Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon's Caeda and Tiki will join the roster for Koei Tecmo's upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors. Announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017, these characters were seemingly visible on the European Limited Editio...   read
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  Watch Video A lot of new information has come in since we last reported on .hack//G.U. Last Recode including the release date, gameplay footage, PS4 vs. PS2 comparison footage, a silly Parody Mode, and various updates. First off, t...   read
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  Watch Video Our first look at the girl-in-the-tower student DLC for Summer Lesson is here. Revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2017, Chisato Shinjo seems interested in English decor and tea. I can't help but think of Fiona from Shrek ...   read
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After his relationship with Elise in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), I guess we should've expected something like this. Sega announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017 that there will be an official collaboration between Sonic Forces&...   read
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  Watch Video This is why I still haven't played Final Fantasy XV: they just don't stop releasing new content. I thought it was a lot when they had multiple non-numbered, canonical demo episodes, an anime, and movie before release. Now th...   read

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There's not a ton of games based on movies or anime that turn out great, but Attack on Titan is one of the few exceptions. It captured the spirit of the show in it's story and the thrill of flying around the titans in co...   read
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At Tokyo Game Show 2017, a poster was seen at the Success Corporation Booth showing a silhoutte of Umihara Kawase, from the series of the same name, and that reads "The latest entry in the series! Planned for release on Ninte...   read
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About Cory Arnoldone of us since 11:17 AM on 08.07.2016

Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68
 
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