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  • Square Issues Forth New Streaming Restrictions Everybody Will Ignore Watching livesteams of video games has become the hobby du jour for a generation, and game companies have noticed. Western publishers have recognized the publicity value and put Twitch functionality into their own menus. Japanese publishers….have reacted a bit differently.
    A representative of Square-Enix shared their new set of streaming guidelines with Kotaku today. Among them: if you stream a recent Square game on Twitch, you have to shut the music off, because only YouTube is licensed to have the music there. The video description has to have copyright fine print like © 2015 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/KOEI TECMO GAMES/SQUARE ENIX/ALL RIGHTS ...
  • Square-Enix Exec Says He’d Consider Crowdfunding English Translations The new issue of Game Informer (turns out it’s good for something) contains an interview with Phil Rogers, CEO of Square-Enix Europe. One of the things they spoke about was the difficulty in finding the budget to translate niche titles. The suggestion of crowdfunding was brought up during the interview, and Rogers said he’d be up for it. “I think it’s a really interesting idea,” he said to GI. “I would love to try and work with that, to find a way, because ultimately we want to satisfy the demands of the fans. I think also, our fans are very ...
  • Witcher 3’s Latest Update Patch is Gigantic The latest round of updates, tweaks and alterations being applied to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the largest one yet. How large? Try 15 GB on consoles and between 6-15 GB on PC.
    Normally we give you the entire list of patch notes, but this time, we’re facing something that created a 13-page PDF and a five-part changelog on Steam. We can only give you the first portion of the list and link you to the rest of it.
    AUDIO

    Adds music after horse race in quest titled Ciri’s Story: The Race.
    Fixes issue whereby ambient music from surroundings of Kaer Muire could ...

  • Two New Trailers For Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem Now Live Later this year, at least in Japan, the worlds of Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei and Nintendo’s Fire Emblem will merge in one Wii U game. We still don’t know much, other than the gameplay will be completely different from what’s typically expected of either series. How’d you like a new trailer for the game? How’d you like TWO trailers?
    Once again, not much about the gameplay is revealed, but a lot more about the story is. It centers around a character named Tsubasa and follows her quest to become an idol. Singing and performing will be a central part of the ...
  • Watch The Launch Trailer For The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone witcher 3Look what’s live: the launch trailer for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Hearts of Stone, the first batch of expansion content for the game. According to the developers, it should add about ten new hours of gameplay and the storyline will be shaped by your own choices. Here’s CD Projekt Red’s official description….
    Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. The expansion lets you choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a ...
  • Yu Suzuki Opens Up About Shenmue 3 suzukiEurogamer just published a fairly large interview with Yu Suzuki, creator of Shenmue (and currently creating Shenmue 3 thanks to the donations of fans). There haven’t been that many updates since the Kickstarter closed, except for the “Slacker Backer” campaign that was announced. It’s true that the Kickstarter that launched Shenmue 3 was the largest game-related sum any crowdfunding project has ever generated….but the last Shenmue game, Shenmue II, cost around 70 million dollars. Could Suzuki be in need of more cash?
    He won’t deny it, but he’s determined to make the best of whatever he can get. He admits the ...
  • Orsinium, The Next Elder Scrolls Online DLC, Announced Today orsiniumBethesda and Zenimax Online Studios announced the second DLC pack for Elder Scrolls Online today. Titled Orsinium (after the home of the Orcs, which you’ll be visiting), it contains a giant new zone, a single-player arena, a lot more quests and some new public dungeons. Bethesda says the new pack should take the average player around 20 hours to complete.
    New PVE Content for All Players

    Adventure through hours of captivating new content, no matter your level.

    The Maelstrom Arena

    A new solo arena challenge, The Maelstrom Arena, features nine combat rings and two different difficulty levels. Test your might against the fiercest enemies ...

  • Microsoft Announces Fallout 4 XBox One Bundle fallout 4All this week, Microsoft has been unveiling special XBox One bundles it plans to sell this holiday season. There’s one for everybody now: on Monday a Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle was revealed that contains the new game as well as its predecessor. On Tuesday they showed off an excellent bundle containing Gears of War, Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest. Wednesday brought with it a Lego Movie bundle aimed at children, and on Thursday they unveiled a Kinect bundle for the few who still care about Kinect.
    This brings us to Friday, today, when they revealed the ...
  • The Fallout Anthology Is Out Today fallout anthologyYou’ll have to wait a little longer for Fallout 4, but for those who are looking for an easy (and stylish) way to catch up, the product released today should fit the bill very well.
    As discussed earlier when it was announced at QuakeCon, the Fallout Anthology is a collection of every Fallout game released to date for PC — Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, and Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition. (I sure hope you’ve played at least half of those because there’s no way you can catch up on every game THAT ...
  • Why Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Is Called 2.8 kingdom heartsThe next release in the Kingdom Hearts series will not be #3 yet — it’ll be another filler compilation of previous titles, most of them from handhelds. And in typical fashion, it’ll be sold with a weird subtitle. Why is the number 2.8? Was there a method by which they arrived at that specific figure, or was it random?
    Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura spoke with Japan’s Weekly Famitsu magazine (translated by NovaCrystallis) about the series and the meaning behind the number. Nomura revealed that since all the games from the previous compilation (called Kingdom Hearts 2.5) were set before Dream ...