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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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  Watch Video I have never played Tales of Vesperia. But for a rather long time, I wanted it quite badly, because it was one of the games I couldn't have. Ten years ago, early in the lives of both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, Micros...   read
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You know what I love most about the Ace Combat franchise? It's not the fighter jets or the flight-simming (though those are cool, too), but oddly enough, the stories. Ever since I came on board the series with Ace Combat...   read

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I'm no game developer, but trying my hand at the process has always been an idle fantasy of mine, making the likes of RPG Maker, the venerable series of self-contained development tools, a thing to keep my eye on. That makes ...   read

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Ever wanted to play a different game each day? Sounds like it might be an expensive prospect, but things get easier when you expand your net to include indie and experimental titles. But there are so many! What should you pla...   read

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I never fail to panic every time I realize Game of the Year season is coming up, but 2018’s frenzy was especially intense because, as I considered my favorite games (and anime, because that’s how I do this pie...   read
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  Watch Video Fate/Grand Order's big Christmas event was a silly, generous diversion from the game's usually serious story about restoring human history with the help of the ghosts of heroes from across time and space, but now this train a...   read

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  Watch Video Whenever a popular game gets adapted into an anime series, the presumption is that the anime is intended for folks who can't be bothered to play the game. That's been less the case in recent years with adaptations that cater ...   read

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  Watch Video I must confess: I haven't used my PlayStation VR headset in months. It's not down to disappointment or boredom, but mainly because I haven't had the time to just "disappear" for the length of time you need to get a satisfying...   read
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  Watch Video I know reboots of popular old names from the '90s is but one part of Netflix's strategy for keeping people subscribed, but I'll be damned if I'm not jazzed at the news that they're also just putting some good old stuff back o...   read

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On the off chance you needed more evidence that Fate/Grand Order is somehow the most profitable in-joke in all of anime, the free-to-play mobile wife casino has just kicked off its latest holiday-themed event, The Little...   read

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  Watch Video It's time again for your semi-regular look at the season's best and brightest anime! Welcome once more to Japanator's Anime Binge Log! Last time we took a look at the latest chapter of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, a show that, w...   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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Star Citizen
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