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  • Wonder Woman Is On The Fallout 4 Payroll wonder womanLynda Carter, most famously known as Wonder Woman from the 1970’s TV series of the same name, lent her voice to a character in Fallout 4, Bethesda revealed today. She plays Magnolia, a bar owner and singer who performs five songs in the game — so we will also hear her sing. (Carter has been releasing albums for a long time.)
    According to Carter, Magnolia’s bar is in the center of town and she plays a major role in the post-apocalyptic community. “She knows who the players are. She’s a great judge of character. She’s really, really smart. And she does ...
  • XSeed Nearly Killed Themselves Making Trails In The Sky For You trails in the skyNext time you complain about a well-made JRPG not getting an English release and how “simple” it would be to just translate the thing, here’s a story, courtesy of Kotaku, that will help you gain perspective. Game translation is not a simple job, especially if you’re working with a limited staff of people.
    In 2011 the localization company XSeed released Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for PSP (and later PC). Critics praised the game and it gathered a cult following, but there was one problem: it ended on a cliffhanger. There was another game following this one in Japan, ...
  • Sony Says It Has No JRPGs In Development sonyEarlier this week Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, participated in a live Q&A Twitter session while attending Paris Games Week. He answered whatever questions tickled his fancy, as succinctly as possible.
    Yoshida was asked if backwards compatibility was coming to the Playstation 4, and he gave a one-word answer: “No.” (There was also a video of this “No” attached.) His reply to the question if Sony had any JRPGs in development was also as succinct: another “No” video.
    While this steadfast refusal might look despairing at first, it’s important to look at the context: he was asked if ...
  • Special Preview From Fallout 4 Art Book Bethesda has released the following images from its soon-to-be-released coffee table book The Art Of Fallout 4. Published by Dark Horse, the 368-page volume contains years of work, thousands of sketches and tons upon tons of lovely, intricate paintings. The company has also released the full forward to the book, written by lead artist Istvan Pely. Both can be found at Bethesda’s blog.
    After years of living in this place, our playground and our home, we open the gates and invite millions to enter and play. This book is an opportunity for us to share with you a bit of the ...
  • There Is Now Fallout 4 Branded Beer fallout 4New video games having promotional tie-ins with beverages is nothing new, but they’re usually non-alcoholic…at least in the States.
    In Australia, a company called Black Ops Brewing has entered a partnership with Activision to produce a beer called “Black Hops Midnight Pale Ale” that they say is inspired by Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (or at least, inspired by the money from the deal). The beer’s official description says it contains roasted wheat that produces a “deep rich black color without any of the harsh roast or bitter flavors that you might expect from a dark ale.” Black Hops Midnight ...
  • Fallout 4 Will Not Get A Demo fallout 4If you were hoping to “try before you buy” with Fallout 4, bad news. This game won’t have a demo released. Pete Hines, marketing executive for Bethesda, responded to a fan’s question on Twitter regarding a demo for the game.

    NuclearDrifting

    @DCDeacon will there be a demo for Fallout 4 or will this be like other times where the were no demos? #changingtraditions

    Pete Hines

    @NuclearDrifting no demo. Not possible to cut up the game into a small piece

    If he says it isn’t possible to offer a bite-sized version of Fallout 4, then it probably isn’t, though gigantic sprawling games have had demos ...

  • Square Plans To Continue Investing In Their Existing Properties Square-Enix’s new Annual Report says their plans for 2016 and beyond will mostly involve “revitalizing existing IPs.” Elaborating, they have vague plans to “take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest consoles.” This also includes “smart devices” like phones.
    While this strategy sounds familiar and nothing like actual news, Square seems to be implying they’re interested in reviving more of their older intellectual properties. This could be good news for those impatiently waiting for the company’s dormant properties, like the Mana and Chrono series, to be used again.
    It doesn’t need pointing out — ...
  • New Shenmue 3 Details, Courtesy Of Yu Suzuki The website DualShockers published an interview with Yu Suzuki today. In it Suzuki revealed some new information regarding the development of the long-demanded sequel, Shenmue 3.
    Yu said the game will feature four main bosses, and that one of them would be Lan Di, who previously appeared in the other two games (released in 1999 and 2001). He also said the fourth boss would be “an extremely beautiful and sexy, but cruel woman” who focuses more on “cunning than head-on fighting.” How that will translate to gameplay is up to interpretation at this point, but it shows possibilities. As for the ...
  • Sega Files Trademark For Possible Valkyria Chronicles Game valkyria chroniclesAccording to the Japanese blog Esuteru, Sega has filed a new trademark with the Japanese Patent Office for something called Valkyria of the Blue Revolution. The filing was not specific beyond the name and the classification (it’s a video game). Since the Japanese name for Valkyria Chronicles was Valkyria of the Battlefield, the names are similar enough that it could mean Sega is planning to revive the beloved (yet unappreciated) strategy series.
    The original Valkyria Chronicles came out in 2008 for the PS3 to wide critical acclaim, but didn’t sell very well. Its sequels were banished to the PSP, and apparently ...
  • Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything, Along Comes Vault Boy Socks vault boy socksToday the electronics retailer Best Buy announced they would be selling their own special version of Fallout 4 when the game is released next month. There has been more than one special Fallout 4 package announced by now (some of them sold out already). What’s so special about this one? Well….read on.
    The Fallout 4 Gold Edition will retail for $85 and come with the game, the DLC pass, and a pair of Vault Boy socks. Yes, it’s a real pair of woolen socks with Vault Boy’s head repeated all over them. A better reason to go for the Gold Edition ...