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  • Here’s What The Fire Emblem Fates “Petting” Scene Was Changed To fire emblem fatesIn the original Japanese release of Fire Emblem Fates, you could take characters that had grown fond of you into private quarters for a while and….pet their heads. You did this literally via stylus, in a minigame with the porn-like name “Skinship.”
    It was reported last week that the head-petting had been removed from all versions outside of Japan. But what did they replace it with? Until today, nobody knew, until the website Polygon took their review copy to the place in which “Skinship” might have happened. A girl named Sakura expressed interest in meeting their Corrin in private, which they ...
  • Issues Reported With Tales Of Symphonia’s PC Port tales of symphoniaIf you were looking forward to playing Tales of Symphonia on PC at last, you might want to hold off on that Steam purchase if you haven’t already made it. Numerous complaints are emerging from unsatisfied customers who say the port has quite a few problems — and not all of them are bug-related.
    Some people are miffed that the game is locked at 30 FPS and doesn’t run any faster even if your rig is capable of it — it would seem that an RPG that originated on the Gamecube would have no problem pushing 60. Others have reported the ...
  • Bethesda Will Once Again Speak At E3 bethesdaThe E3 of 2015 was the first in which Bethesda Softworks held an entire grand press conference, the type of which you usually got from console makers, or veterans like EA. Today Bethesda announced they were going to try to make a tradition out of it. They will be back on stage this June!
    Last year Bethesda had good reason to need an entire conference of their own: the impending launch of Fallout 4. What could they have up their sleeves this time that’s huge enough to necessitate another conference? The reason could be Doom: the company has been working on ...
  • Fallout 4 Patched Again, Many Bugs Nuked fallout 4Bethesda has updated Fallout 4 to version 1.3, and the patch was sent out this morning. Along with a lengthy list of glitch repairs, PCs will get a new ambient occlusion setting known as HBAO+.
    The patch also nerfs some things players were discovering gave them an advantage. If you’ve been abusing the companion MacReady because of the 95% Headshot Glitch his presence lets you exploit, those days are over. Below are the full patch notes straight from Bethesda.
    New Features

    New ambient occlusion setting, HBAO+ (PC)
    New weapon debris effects (PC NVIDIA cards)
    Added status menu for settlers in your settlements
    Added ability to rotate ...

  • PSP Version Of Breath of Fire 3 Finally Makes It To America breath of fire 3I doubt this is an all-time record, but it’s pretty impressive: the PSP version of Breath of Fire 3, originally created in 2005, will finally be sold digitally in North America for PSP, PS Vita and Playstation TV. This marks a little over ten years since the English translation was finished.
    The original Breath of Fire and its sequel were released for the Super NES, while Breath of Fire 3 first came out on the Playstation 1 in all regions. A few years later Capcom upped the graphics and created a PSP port, but the English version was only released in ...
  • Fire Emblem Fates Will Have Some Scenes Cut From The Western Release fire emblem fatesThe version of Fire Emblem Fates we’re getting next month from Nintendo will be different from the version sold in Japan. It won’t include a sequence where a woman is drugged, for example. Is this censorship of an unsavory societal element that needs attention called to it? Not quite….it’s all about context. In this instance the results are presented as favorable, and that would definitely offend people. A minigame will also be removed that involves petting your characters to make them happy.
    A video of the excised feature is shown below. As you can see, it’s not THAT controversial, seeing that ...
  • Square-Enix Starts Real Scholarship Fund Inspired By Life Is Strange life is strangeThis week the first season of Life is Strange (you know what’s also strange? Referring to a video game in “season” terms) was released in physical form for the Playstation 4. The compilation of chapters, originally released digitally in 2015, is offered both by itself (for $29.99) and in Limited Edition form with an artbook and soundtrack (for $39.99, not bad either way).
    Now the scholarship contest featured in the game, Everyday Heroes, is being made into a reality. Square is holding a real-life photography contest with the prize of $10,000 in scholarship money. To enter, head to the contest webpage ...
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Confirmed For Physical US Release! valkyria chroniclesWe’ve reported on this game several times, but we could never tell you for certain if Valkyria Chronicles was actually coming Stateside, nor what form it would take. Today Sega launched a trailer confirming its North American release this spring. Not only that, we actually get it in disc form! How lucky are we?
    Sega says the PS4 version of Valkyria Chronicles will sport remastered hi-definition visuals. But wait a sec….If the original version of Valkyria Chronicles was on the PS3, then shouldn’t it have been in high definition to begin with? Well…technically it was, but due to the 2000’s processor ...
  • Watch The First Trailer for Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC thieves guildWho’s ready for some five-fingered discounts? You won’t get any from the price of this DLC (unless someone figures out a way to shoplift from Steam), but you will be doing plenty of sneaky virtual stealing as a member of the Thieves Guild when the appropriately named expansion hits Elder Scrolls Online later this year. This is the bullet list of content:

    Join the iconic Thieves Guild for the first time in ESO
    Hew’s Bane, a new zone available to characters of all levels and home of Abah’s Landing, the Thieves Guild headquarters, located in the southern peninsula of Hammerfell
    Hours of exciting ...

  • Three New Shenmue 3 Screenshots Uncovered shenmue 3Three new screenshots from the dream sequel Shenmue 3 have appeared at MAGIC Expo in Monaco. As you can see, the environments crafted so far are pretty darn beautiful.

    Protagonists Ryo and Shenhua, however, are still a work in progress. They’ve been stuck into these environments as static figures, if it wasn’t obvious. I would also guess their faces are still being worked on.
    Shenmue 3 was brought to life through a record-busting Kickstarter campaign last summer, as well as with additional support from Sony. Developer Ys Net has promised the long-awaited sequel will be coming out by December of ...