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  • Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, OG Pokemon, And Other Nintendo Direct Revelations Nintendo held their first live Nintendo Direct since the death of Satoru Iwata this afternoon at 2 Pacific. Most of what was covered were games we already knew about, except now most of them have release dates. Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam comes January 22. Star Fox Zero is slated for April 22. Pokken Tournament will be out Spring 2016, and the first print run of the game will come with a Shadow Mewtwo card, which you can hold up to the Wii U gamepad’s amiibo sensor to unlock him. Nintendo also stated the new Zelda would come in 2016, ...
  • Derp: Steam Inadvertently Reveals Dragon Quest Heroes For PC dragon quest heroesDid you know there will be a PC version of Square-Enix’s Dragon Quest Heroes? Until now only Square and Valve’s digital software distribution company knew, but now everyone does.
    This morning DQ Heroes was added to the rotation of update news pop-ups on Steam’s front page, claiming the game could be preordered that day. Clicking on the item just reloads Steam’s front page, because the page it’s supposed to direct to doesn’t exist yet.
    Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below came out in Japan last February, and an English version was released for consoles (Playstation 4 and ...
  • Physical Version Of Square’s Life Is Strange Coming In Limited Quantities life is strangeIf you’ve heard about Square-Enix’s unconventional episodic series Life is Strange, which was released in five parts throughout 2015, but didn’t buy any of the installments figuring a physical version would eventually exist containing all the parts……congrats, you were right, but you’d better hurry.
    Seems Square would really prefer you buy the digital version and is only offering the physical disc as a limited release. However, to make it similar to limited editions like it, it’ll come in a box with the official soundtrack and a 32-page artbook. A “Director’s Commentary” is also included, though it’s not explained how that will ...
  • Fallout 4 Sets Record Of Most Played Game On Steam gta vFallout 4 was released on Tuesday (yesterday, as I’m writing this). In just one day, Bethesda’s long-awaited sequel has set a new record for most concurrent players running the game live on Steam at one time.
    The previous record was set by Grand Theft Auto V, which had set an all-time peak of 360,000 concurrent users. Within hours of Fallout 4’s release, the game was registering over 290,000 players and this was in the middle of the night. By the next day, everybody else woke up and the new record had been set. As of the screenshot above, Fallout 4 was ...
  • JJ Abrams Wants To Make An RPG Game jj abramsChair Entertainment, a subsidiary of Epic Games, has gained a new director: JJ Abrams, the prolific man behind Lost, the Star Trek reboot and now pretty much every sci-fi property in Hollywood.
    Abrams has announced Spyjinx, “a unique mix of action strategy gameplay, dynamic world building and RPG character development.” Also, the story likely involves spies, but he hasn’t revealed any details beyond the choice of genre. You can watch a video below where JJ and Chair co-founder Donald Mustard discuss the announcement.
    “I’m such a fan of what Chair has made and allowed me and my kids to play,” Abrams said. ...
  • Which Version Of Fallout 4 Is Superior? fallout 4Now that Fallout 4 is out for all platforms, we can start bickering with each other over which version is the best.
    Eurogamer.net ran both the PS4 and XBox One versions of Fallout 4 side by side and analyzed both their performances. For the most part, they appear to be the same. Both look very similar, with the same texture resolution and the same screen resolution (1080p). “Each uses the same grade of screen-space ambient occlusion, to match PC’s highest, and effects quality is identical too. With everything being so close in the visual stakes though, how does the frame-rate ...
  • Fallout 3 On List Of XBox One Backwards-Compatible Titles Fallout 4’s release may be foremost in your mind, but if you ever have the urge to play Fallout 3 again (and you played it on an XBox 360), good news: you don’t have to drag out an older console to replay that game. It’s on Microsoft’s list of games that will be backwards-compatible with XBox One once its latest update hits on November 12.
    It works a bit differently than BC traditionally does, however. You insert the 360 disc into the One, the One reads the disc and then it downloads the game from the XBox Live Marketplace. When BC ...
  • The Witcher Optioned For Feature Film witcher 3The Witcher may be coming to Hollywood in a couple years. Studio Platige Films announced it’s teaming up with the Sean Daniel Company (producers of the Mummy trilogy) to create a live-action feature film adaption of his exploits. Thania St. John is writing the screenplay and Tomasz Baginski is slated to direct.
    Here’s the deal, though: this isn’t actually a video game film. The Witcher games themselves are based on a series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, and it is these novels that will form the base for what Platige hopes will become a series of movies. It’s also worth nothing ...
  • Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Shows Off Game Footage With less than a week to go before the launch of Fallout 4, Bethesda Games has put out what will likely be its final trailer for the game: the launch trailer, which is full of in-game footage. No pre-rendered scenes, no behind-the-scenes dog films, and especially no live-action recreations of events — this is all playable material.
    In this trailer you can see footage of both the male and female versions of your character in action, shots of all the major environments, and snippets from the game’s story arc. Combat in both first and third-person mode is also shown, as well ...
  • Any Kingdom Hearts 3 News Is Good News Square-Enix, in their unyielding generosity, has released ONE solitary screenshot from Kingdom Hearts 3 today. That’s it up there, but let’s take a closer look:

    What’s the significance of this? This Shooting Ride looks a lot like the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride at Disneyland. We’ve been waiting for confirmation that Pixar characters can appear in KH3, and this might be Square’s subtle way of alluding to it without actually alluding to it.
    Square also released two other screenshots today, both from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 2.9 Final Chapter Prologue, which contains remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance and Kingdom ...