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  • Latest Fallout 4 Update Overhauls Survival Mode Bethesda is about to issue Update 1.5 to Fallout 4. Part of the reason is to lay the groundwork for the game’s next DLC pack, but there are other changes on the way.
    The most anticipated part of this update is the rejiggered Survival Mode. Players have found it lacking in difficulty compared to past Fallout games, so Bethesda is tweaking it to be more in line with Survival Modes of the past: you’ll take more damage, you won’t be able to carry as many items, and you won’t be able to save as often. Hey, some people want it!
    There is ...
  • A New Active Time Report Coming Thursday From Square Square-Enix will be holding a new Active Time Report broadcast this coming Thursday. Unlike the other ATRs, however, this one will be held at a time when no one will be awake to watch it: 7 AM Eastern, 4 AM Pacific. This makes holding it live pointless, but it will be archived like the others.
    We already found out a lot about Final Fantasy XV from the Uncovered event — what’s left? Some of the Report is expected to be a recap of the information from Uncovered, but there should be some new information as well. What it is, we can’t ...
  • Skyrim City Mod Took Over Three Years To Craft There are Skyrim mods that expand the game, and then there’s Holds: The City Overhaul, one mammoth effort nearly four years in the making that’s available starting today.
    Holds vastly increases the size of many of Skyrim’s cities, most notably Falkreath, Winterhold and Dawnstar, and even adds a few smaller settlements of its own. Interiors of buildings have also been redone. It was a ton of work and creator Galandil has been at it since 2012. “Most of these new settlements have been placed far out of the way and hidden from view to not ruin the expansive wilderness theme of ...
  • Corpse Party Is Coming To 3DS And PC corpse partyEver heard of Corpse Party, the super-grim adventure horror game full of twists, turns and dismemberments? It created a minor sensation when it was released digitally for the PSP in 2011. Now a physical version is coming out, for the 3DS — and another digital version is coming too for the PC.
    Corpse Party was originally released on PC, then ported to the PSP. The US received the PSP version first, back in 2011. This will mark the first time the original version of the game gets an English translation.
    These versions will also have bonuses the original 2011 release didn’t. The ...
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Video Shows Augmented Man Losing Control In a curious video, a man appears to be losing control of his augmented arm, and thus begins destroying a liquor store, though apparently on accident.
    Though this will likely not persuade the Anti-Aug movement that seems to be growing as of late. As the divide between people and those with augments continues to grow. For proof of this, if you watch until the end of the video you’ll see a new site has been born from the Ant-Aug sentiment via AugAware.org. Which will no doubt shoot out more propaganda against those with artificial bodies.

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming August ...

  • We Were Right: Valkyrie Anatomia Is A Phone Game valkyrie anatomiaSorry for that little burst of hope, folks. Today the lid was blown off Square’s Valkyrie Anatomia, and it was revealed that it is indeed a phone game.
    The first Valkyrie game since 2009 was announced with a trailer, but said trailer doesn’t provide much information. It’s entirely in Japanese and shows no footage of the game. According to Siliconera the translation roughly speaks something about approaching death “together,” which fits in with the theme of the first game (Lenneth’s army was gathered from the dead).
    https://youtu.be/K5XsnZJe9NY
    Yoshinori Yamagishi, who produced all previous Valkyrie Profile games, is producing this one as well, and ...
  • Final Fantasy 9 Finally Available On Steam final fantasy 9After being repeatedly teased, hinted at, tested and pulled, Final Fantasy 9 is now, finally, solidly for sale on Steam forever.
    https://youtu.be/OeWqEcI7ZtY
    FF9 is one of the favorites among Final Fantasy fans for its lighter tone, its imagination and its vibrant cast of characters (the last time we would get something besides weirdly-clothed static humans). This Steam port features enhanced textures, Steam achievements, trading cards, auto saves and cloud saves. Backgrounds will still be foggy since Square lacked the foresight to save the originals.
    One other, possibly more controversial feature the Steam version of FF9 will sport is the ability to cheat with ...
  • At Last: The Return Of Valkyrie Profile Valkyrie AnatomiaWhen Star Ocean 5 contained extra music tracks from the Valkyrie Profile series, we wondered if something was up. Now it’s been confirmed: a new game in the Valkyrie Profile series is on the way. With the title Valkyrie Anatomia -The Origin, it sounds like it could be a prequel — but no information is available at this present time except for the name.
    The original Valkyrie Profile came out for the Playstation 1 in 2000, in limited quantities, and is now horribly expensive (there is a PSP port that costs less). It was an unconventional game that was part side-scroller, ...
  • Romancing SaGa 2 Being Localized For The US After 23 Years romancing sagaRegional differences are harsh. Sometimes an entire continent will not get to experience an excellent game unless they know Japanese and/or import. For example, Australia and the entirety of Europe never got Chrono Trigger on SNES. Its DS port marks the first time any of those countries got to experience it legally.
    While America’s been fortunate for the most part, we have our missed titles. No one outside of Japan got the Square SNES games Secret of Mana 2, Bahamut Lagoon, and Romancing SaGa or its sequel. The former two still have not been rereleased, but SaGa’s been luckier. The first ...
  • Fallout 4 Gets Another Major Award fallout 4While Fallout 4 may not have been the follow-up to Fallout 3 hardcore fans were hoping for, it’s pleasing the critics all the same. Now it can add to its trophy shelf the Game of the Year Award from the British Academy Games Awards, or BAFTA.
    The ceremony took place this morning (or this evening if you live in the UK) and Bethesda’s new Fallout took home the highest honor. It was nominated in only one other category (for sound) and lost there. Overall there seemed to be a heavy bias toward a mobile game called “Her Story.” And what exactly ...