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  • The Witcher 3 Wins Game Of The Year At 2015 Game Awards witcher 3The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has won the title Game of the Year at the 2015 Game Awards against stiff competition. It was up against Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Super Mario Maker. Whether you think it’s better or worse than any of those is your own personal opinion, but as of today, The Witcher 3 gets to put a little sticker on its retail box that says ‘GAME OF THE YEAR 2015,” as well as release a garish, ugly Game of the Year reissue box in 2016.
    The Witcher 3 also took home the ...
  • Yu Suzuki Provides New Shenmue 3 Update shenmue 3Last evening Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki sent a new update to backers of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter on the progress of the game. Within the new release was an abridged transcript of a lecture Suzuki gave at CHUAPPX Expo, where he showed off a couple new test photos. Without further ado, here’s Suzuki:
    Hello Everyone,
    As you may know, I have recently spent a little time in China to promote and do research for Shenmue 3. I was able to give a give a presentation at the Chuapp X 2015 on the beginning of how I first started making Shenmue, the changing ...
  • Critics Are Impressed With Xenoblade Chronicles X xenoblade chronicles xWe’ve got three days until the sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles goes on sale. The embargo has been lifted for reviews, and they’re all positive, though flaws are admitted.
    Phil Kollar of Polygon scored it a 7 out of 10 and said, “Xenoblade Chronicles X finds itself in a constant struggle between scale and bloat. When I crested over the game’s first mountaintop and saw a dinosaur drinking from a lake in the valley below, it was amazing–one of those rare video game moments that can be described as “epic” without hyperbole. But the UI is just one example of how X ...
  • Chrono Trigger Would Translate Pretty Well To 3D chrono triggerRecreating some 16-bit games with modern graphics might result in something being lost in the translation. That’s not the case with Chrono Trigger, which adapts pretty well. This 3D model of the Millennial Fair from the beginning of the game feels and looks exactly the same, only in three dimensions.
    https://youtu.be/jfi7Tae0CEY
    The Millennial Fair was recreated by 3D modeler Michael Barrington using the Unreal 4 Engine. He says the process took about a month to complete, but it’s pixel perfect…..er, polygon perfect.
    This is far from the first fan recreation of something from the beloved RPG — some attempts have been more elaborate ...
  • Shigesato Itoi Will Never Ever Ever Make Mother 4, Ever shigesato itoiIn this business, we’re used to any brand with even the slightest cultural following getting sequel after sequel. If the latest game is bad, who cares? We’ll just put all our hopes on the game that comes after it. Movies and TV shows don’t work this way; only video games do.
    Earthbound, however, was not your average video game series. It was the vision of one man, Shigesato Itoi, who had already become famous for his writing before Nintendo asked him to make a game. Itoi had just three Earthbound games in mind, and that is all he ever wants to ...
  • Odin Sphere Being Ported — To NES odin sphereThe original Odin Sphere was one of the highlights of the Playstation 2 library — a sidescrolling action-RPG with beautiful handpainted art, not to mention sheep that grew on trees. Atlus is currently working on an HD version of the classic game, for digital release on Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita. But now there’s an extra port in the works: Odin Sphere for 8-bit systems.
    As a publicity stunt, Atlus launched a Twitter campaign to spread word of the remaster — if they received 28,888 tweets, they would begin work on a retro version of the game with chiptunes, ...
  • Valkyria: Azure Revolution Update — First Video Footage valkyriaIt couldn’t be more official now: Sega is bringing back the Valkyria Chronicles series.
    The title has been confirmed, development has been confirmed, and now we have our first teaser trailer hinting at the characters and story. These characters were described with a bit more detail in the Famitsu article from earlier in the week. It’s also been stated by Sega that this game and any that follow it will be known as the “Revolution” series, while parts one through three will be known as the “Chronicles” series. This implies the new game will launch an all-new story.
    The new Valkyria game ...
  • Dragon Quest Heroes, Lightning Returns Coming To Steam Next Month dragon quest heroesLast week Square let the cat slime out of the bag regarding a PC port of Dragon Quest Heroes. Today Square confirmed that it is indeed true: you’ll be able to buy a PC version next month, and it won’t be alone. Dragon Quest Heroes came out in Japan last year and on the US Playstation 4 last month.
    What Steam managed to keep a lid on was the additional existence of another recent Square game now ready for PCs: Lightning Returns, the third Final Fantasy XIII game originally released for PS3. Critical and fan response to this sequel wasn’t quite ...
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 Update: Famitsu Reveals Characters And Plot valkyria chronicles 4Yesterday we reported a new Valkyria Chronicles was in the works from Sega. At the time only the game’s existence had been revealed, with the promise that more information would follow in Weekly Famitsu magazine. The VC issue has now been released, and the information in the issue was reported by My Game News Flash.
    First off, you can forget “Valkyria of the Blue Revolution” because the actual English title will be Valkyria: Azure Revolution, which is saying the same name with fewer words. The game is being handled by Media Vision, who put together Valkyria Chronicles III. It looks to ...
  • The Rumors Are True: Valkyria Chronicles Getting PS4 Sequel valkyria chroniclesEarlier this year Sega filed trademarks both in Japan and the US for a video game called “Valkyria of the Blue Revolution.” It wasn’t known at the time if the use of the word “Valkyria” indicated a new Valkyria Chronicles game, but now it’s been confirmed as the name of one.
    Not only is there a new game coming, but an HD remaster of the original Valkyria Chronicles is also coming to Playstation 4. This remaster was originally released for the PS3 and found its way to Steam last year.
    But the new game is what everyone’s psyched about. And unfortunately we ...