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  • Mother 3 Rumors Running Rampant mother 3There have been rumors, but nothing like this. Everyone seems to be certain we’re just one announcement away from confirmation that Nintendo is putting out Mother 3, aka the third Earthbound title, officially in English on the Virtual Console. Unlike every other irresponsible news outlet on the Web, we’re not going to say to your face that Mother 3’s English release is absolutely a possibility. Because you can’t say that. Yet.
    The latest round of insanity began when Nintendo insider Emily Rogers tweeted ”Don’t be surprised if Nintendo celebrates a game’s 10th anniversary this year,” coupled with a screenshot from Mother ...
  • If You Want Adventures Of Mana On Vita, Now is The Time To Tell Square adventures of manaFor those who never played the original Mana game Seiken Desentsu, aka “Final Fantasy Adventure” on the Game Boy, trust me when I say it is a truly excellent game. Square has now created a shot-for-shot remake of FFA for iOS, Android and PS Vita, and just put out the English version — but only for phones. Square now says that could change if we speak up.
    This morning Square posted a tweet directing to a blog post about Adventures of Mana. “If you’d like to play Adventures of Mana on PS Vita let us know on the SE Blog! The ...
  • 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 ...