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  • Fire Emblem Just Had Its Best-Selling Opening Week Ever With Fates fire emblem fatesYou can consider Fire Emblem Fates a success! The series just had its biggest U.S. launch in the series’ history, with over 300,000 copies moved in just three days. It’s worth pointing out, though, that Nintendo kinda forced fans to buy the game twice. That figure is the combined total of both Birthright and Conquest.
    Which fate are fans preferring? According to Nintendo, Birthright is outselling Conquest, though they didn’t reveal by how much. Birthright is the easier of the two games, as you get an entire Evil Empire on your side. The previous Fire Emblem game, Awakening, sold 180,000 copies ...
  • Fallout 4 Creation Kit Gets A Release Window creation kitOne of the major additions Bethesda is planning for Fallout 4 is the Creation Kit, a set of modding tools based on the same utilities the dev team used to make the game. Though people have already unsurprisingly found ways to mod Fallout 4 on PC, this will be Bethesda’s officially supported method (though they don’t seem to mind any other type of mod).
    Until today we weren’t sure when this kit would be made available, but today Bethesda cleared that up. You can expect the Fallout 4 Creation Kit on PC this April, with a release for consoles rolling out ...
  • A New Fallout 4 Patch Is Coming Fallout 4Fallout 4 will be updated to version 1.4 shortly. Though this version has the usual amount of bug repairs and performance tweaks, its true purpose is to set the coding groundwork for the game’s upcoming DLC content, which has been expanded since it was originally announced. In fact, the season pass now costs $49.99 — but don’t panic if you bought it already; all customers who purchased a Season Pass at its original price will be grandfathered into the new plan at no extra cost.
    The patch is currently in beta on Steam, but once they give the OK, it’ll be ...
  • Two Ace JRPG Studios Unite For New Game Here’s some cool news: Mistwalker Studio, the game developer headed by ex-Final Fantasy director Hironobu Sakaguchi, is now collaborating with Silicon Studio (the guys behind Bravely Default) on a new game.
    Details are less than scant. We have no idea what kind of game it is or who the main characters are. The only hint we’ve given is this piece of concept art:

    Look familiar?
    I’m serious, it might. Silicon Studio actually first revealed this art to the public seven years ago, and it was never explained what game it was for then either. Artist Kimihiko Fujisaka created it, and at the time ...

  • DICE Awards: Fallout 4, Witcher 3 Take Home Trophies fallout 4The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held its 19th annual DICE Awards last night. Both Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt walked home with big hauls, with Fallout 4 taking home the coveted Game of the Year.
    Fallout 4 also won for Role-Playing / Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction. The Witcher 3 was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Technical Achievement, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design.
     
    Here is the full list of winners from last night’s ceremony, provided by DICE:

    Game of the Year: Fallout 4
    Action Game of the Year: Star Wars Battlefront
    Fighting ...

  • Now You Can Play Zero Escape For Real, If You Dare zero escapeLos Angeles residents will be able to experience the horror and thrills of the Zero Escape virtual novels this spring when the attraction Real Zero Escape: Trust On Trial opens in the city’s Little Tokyo area. It’s expected to work much like the rooms in the game do: you enter a room, the door locks behind you, and you have a limited amount of time to solve a series of puzzles hidden throughout the room that will let you escape.

    In case you’re wondering what happens if you fail, a giant trap door opens up between your feet and you fall ...

  • Bethesda Now Cooking Up Something “Big And Crazy” fallout 4So after the wild success of their Elder Scrolls and Fallout properties, what’s next for megastar game studio Bethesda? Today at the DICE summit in Las Vegas, Fallout 4 director Todd Howard was asked what his team had planned for the future. Howard answered by pointing out they’re not quite done with Fallout 4: the DLC content has to be created, and they’re working on previously reported material like a beefed-up Survival Mode and user mod tools.
    But then he spoke further….
    We actually have three kinda longer-term projects we’re doing that are all—we’ll talk about them at a much future date, ...
  • Fallout 3 Is No Longer Banned In Germany There was a time when it was illegal to sell Fallout 3 in Germany. That time was about a few hours ago.
    The nation has historically had stricter laws on the portrayal of violence in the media, at least they have since that time their country was about nothing but violence. Out of fear they might once again raise another Hitler, they’ve enacted strict regulations regarding content in movies, TV and especially video games.
    A government-funded organization called Germany’s Federal Department for Media Harmful to Minors originally banned Fallout 3. This was after Bethesda submitted a sanitized version where much of the ...
  • Fallout 4 Survival Mode To Get More Dangerous fallout 4Survival Mode is the most brutal difficulty setting Fallout 4 offers, but it might not be enough for some people. The setting increases the stamina of enemies while reducing yours and making you more vulnerable to hits. But the previous Survival Mode, which was part of Fallout: New Vegas, also added permadeath and removed the ability to heal by sleeping. From a tweet Bethesda sent out yesterday, it sounds like they plan to add these bits:
    We’re also doing a complete overhaul of Fallout 4 Survival mode. Food, sleep, diseases, danger and more. Stay tuned.
    “Food” and “danger” could imply even more ...
  • Fallout Fan Told To Destroy His Special Edition To Get Refund falloutBethesda recently came out with the Fallout 3 soundtrack on 4-disc vinyl, and superfan Paul Watson was first in line to get one. However, when the records finally arrived, Paul opened the box to find one of them was missing from the package.
    He called up the company to see if he could get a refund. “Sure,” they told him, “if you can provide photographic evidence.” He did, and he later checked his bank balance to see…..a refund of $25, or one-fourth of what he had paid for the whole set. They had only given him back the cash for the ...