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Fortnite is a latecomer to this decade, only really breaking out in the halcyon days of last year once it became clear that Epic had something lasting on its hands, and not another also-ran riding PUBG's coattails.  Look...   read
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  Watch Video Fate/Grand Order players have been having a hectic quarter, with back-to-back events threatening their supply of stamina-refilling Golden Apples. First there was Shimousa, then this year's Halloween event, then a rerun o...   read

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  Watch Video We're not even a fortnight from the last significant Fate/Grand Order release, but time (and the event schedule) wait for no master. Plus, it's already late October, which means the yearly Halloween event wouldn't be tim...   read

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  Watch Video Any service game that aims to keep the lights on needs a steady flow of new things to do to survive, but even by those standards English-language Fate/Grand Order players have had a rather busy 2019, with content drops o...   read

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When reviewing a game, it's a given that one would play the game being reviewed to learn more about it, but it's decidedly less common that just posting a game review would make for a similar learning experience. That's what ...   read

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  Watch Video If it wasn't obvious enough yet, it's worth saying right now: Code Vein is like Dark Souls. It's cliché to try to compare From Software's landmark series to anything these days, but the shoe fits in this case...   read
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  Watch Video When reviewing a game, it's usually a good idea to try to ask the question "Who is this game for?" Sure, it's a bit presumptuous, but attempting to figure out what theoretical audience a given game is trying to serve can shed...   read
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  Watch Video It's actually happening. Long after becoming an in-joke/pipe dream for aging PC gamers, Homeworld 3 is a thing that will be coming to computer shelves sooner or later. Gearbox, who picked up the rights for the franchise ...   read

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  Watch Video Alcohol and firearms rarely make for a sensible matchup, but they often do make for an entertaining one. So what do you get when you combine two games that couldn't more intimately alcoholic and trigger-happy? You get the upc...   read

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  Watch Video Australians and other residents of the deeper southern hemisphere may be midway through their winters right about now, but it's sunny and bright where it matters - inside mobile gacha games like Fate/Grand Order, whose Englis...   read

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  Watch Video As promised by the "Sega Propaganda Department", a scheduled livestream has dumped more details about New Sakura Taisen (its tentative title), the upcoming sequel to Sega's long-dormant steampunk series.  And what detail...   read

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  Watch Video The sea is loneliness. That's not a spoiler for Sea of Solitude, the latest effort from Berlin-based indie studio Jo-Mei, and a game that, since its announcement some years ago, has been fairly explicit about its allegorical nature, and its willingness to tackle tough topics directly. And now that it's here and ready for players to take on, all that remains is to see if it can stay afloat.   read
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Fate/Grand Order fans might still be recovering from the arrival of Women of Agartha, but Aniplex aren't about to let 2019's packed content schedule up, what with both the 4th of July and the English edition's 2nd Annive...   read

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  Watch Video Get ready to Rayshift, masters, because after a long round of event reruns, Fate/Grand Order is back with another main story chapter. FGO's Epic of Remnant campaign continues with the second "Pseudo-Singularity" cha...   read

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  Watch Video Granblue Fantasy Versus might be grabbing the headlines as the hot new anime fighter, but the game it's based on isn't about to give up all the attention, and its newest targets are otaku with nostalgia for the halycon d...   read

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For a self-proclaimed weeb, I don't read nearly as much manga as I think I should. Thankfully, that sad state of affairs is changing, thanks to increased accessibility and dropping costs. And if you're looking for a handful o...   read

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  Watch Video I didn't even last ten minutes into my first session with Outer Wilds, the intriguing open-world adventure game from Annapurna Interactive and Mobius Digital. A freshly minted astronaut from the tiny world of Timber Hearth, I...   read
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  Watch Video "What will you do after the end of the world?" This might be the most answered question in contemporary game history, so rife is the medium with stories set after the collapse of civilization as we know it. Beyond being a con...   read
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  Watch Video Whatever you might think of it, Star Trek Discovery is the Trek show of record in 2019, after a lengthy absence from regular broadcast. That in mind, it's not surprising that Star Trek Online, which also managed to maint...   read

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  Watch Video I've never understood math. I was terrible at it in school - I had to take remedial summer math classes before I could be admitted into my high school - and ever since I've either shied away from any pastime involving calcula...   read
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A confession: In my entire life, I have never played a single Anno game.  Oh sure, I am, at least, aware of the Anno series. The long-running strategy franchise is terrifically influential to many PC gamers, and it'...   read
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  Watch Video The material-hungry Masters of Fate/Grand Order may still be days away from finishing off the ongoing "Gudaguda Meiji Restoration" spring event, but the cruel intelligences at Aniplex have opted to announce none oth...   read

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  Watch Video The last time The Caligula Effect was considered a new game release, things didn't exactly go well for it.  But a rather mixed reception didn't stop FuRyu and Aquria from sticking with the brand, and the game is now back...   read
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Fate/Grand Order just recently debuted a new addition its story with the opening of the Epic of Remnant expansion the other day, but that doesn't mean people with the wisdom not to play the game are left out in the ...   read

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  Watch Video It hasn't been too long since the Masters of Chaldea finished off Fate/Grand Order's main story quest by blowing up a ton of weird tentacles and putting human history on the correct path, but the fight isn't over yet. Detaile...   read

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  Watch Video Sometimes it's good to be in second place. That's been the case with God Eater, Bandai Namco's would-be challenger to Capcom’s juggernaut Monster Hunter series. Though it never quite left Monster Hunter’s long s...   read
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  Watch Video Given that I'm not even a couple days worth of play into a hunting game others dump hundreds of hours into mastering, I feel it's a little bit early for me to be saying if God Eater 3 is worth picking up. That said, from...   read
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  Watch Video A couple of weeks ago I speculated in my early impressions that Tales of Vesperia - now available once again in English after nearly a decade mired in a past of Xbox 360 exclusivity and held by a publisher seemingly cold...   read
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It will never not be a little weird to me to realize how popular the Fate franchise is, but the truth can't be denied: It's up there. Practically a household name among the nerdy and loaded enough to buy building-sized a...   read
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  Watch Video I won't bury the lede here. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is a fantastic Ace Combat game. If any part of the pre-launch hype appealed to you, or if you played and enjoyed one of the previous numbered Ace Combat games,...   read
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About Josh Tolentinoone of us since 9:23 PM on 02.07.2007

When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as Managing Editor for Japanator, Dtoid's sister site for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon.

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Crowdfunded games backed:
Republique
Pillars of Eternity
Star Citizen
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