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  • It’s Over: Here’s How Much The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Made shenmue 3One month ago, Yu Suzuki took to the Sony stage during E3 and announced that he was launching a Kickstarter, effective immediately, to fund Shenmue 3. Sega gave him permission, Sony agreed to help with promotion and funding (in exchange for some exclusivity), but it would be the fans that would determine how big the game could actually be.
    The Kickstarter expired this afternoon, and wound up making $6,333,295 from 69,320 backers — over triple the initial amount asked for. This put Shenmue 3 over the record for the most funded video game in Kickstarter history, breaking the previous number set ...
  • Imperial City: New Expansion Coming To Elder Scrolls Online imperial cityThe first extension for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will arrive later this summer. Titled Imperial City, it will come in two parts: the base game, which everybody who owns a copy of ESO can use, and the DLC pack, which opens up the entire area but will cost you.
    Located at the heart of the Cyrodiilic Empire, the Imperial City has fallen into ruin, claimed by Molag Bal’s forces. It is comprised of six Imperial Districts, the extensive Imperial Sewers network, and the White-Gold Tower at its center. The dangers of Imperial City and the Sewers below are best ...
  • Bioware Releases Free Version Of Dragon Age Inquisition dragon age inquisitionSurprise — Bioware has released a version of Dragon Age Inquisition that is 100% free. If you don’t have the game yet, the perfect way to try it out is now here.
    You might be wondering “If this version is free, what’s different? Meaning, in what way is it handicapped?” It is, but surprisingly, not so much that you can’t get any enjoyment out of it. The single-player mode is limited to six hours. If you want to play single-player longer than that, you must pay the full price. But the multiplayer mode will remain open forever.
    That’s correct; multiplayer in Dragon ...
  • First Footage Of Shenmue 3 Released shenmue 3With just a little over two days to go for the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, it doesn’t look like like Yu Suzuki is going to get his ten million dollars. He is guaranteed to get at least five million, though, and for any Kickstarter, that’s very impressive.
    To stoke up the flames of sponsorship in this home stretch, Suzuki and his team have released the first video footage of Shenmue 3. It’s a cutscene, not gameplay footage, and it’s short, but it’s still the first new Shenmue material in fourteen years.
    https://youtu.be/gY6GzhjPXaE
    Ryo and Shenhua arrive at the Lake of the Lantern Bugs after ...
  • Dragon Age Comic By Greg Rucka To Be Published By Dark Horse Today, Dark Horse let one of their SDCC announcements out early: a new limited series based on a popular game franchise. BioWare’s Dragon Age series of roleplaying games is getting a comic spinoff later this year, and the story is being written by rising legend Greg Rucka. If you’re unfamiliar with Rucka’s work, rectify that immediately (here’s a good way to start, and it’s free).
    As a big fan of RPG games, and of the Dragon Age series, Rucka felt a lot of pressure to create a narrative that did the series justice, and he believes he succeeded. It was no ...
  • Zero Escape 3 Finally In Production, Getting Worldwide Release Zero EscapeIn 2010 a little underdog DS game called Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors won the hearts of critics and became a cult sensation, despite belonging to the most niche gaming genre in the Western world: the visual novel (though unlike most Japanese novels on game systems, 999 included playable elements that made it more of a game).
    The attention and sales resulted in a sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward, being published for both the 3DS and the Vita, as well as the series being branded Zero Escape and the original being reprinted under that title. That was in 2012. Since then ...
  • Fire Emblem Fates Will Be Released In Two Versions fire emblem fatesWhat we knew already was that Fire Emblem Fates for the Nintendo 3DS would have two different stories depending on which faction in the game’s war you chose to back. What we didn’t know was that you’d be making this choice at the register.
    Amazon.com now has listings for Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, each costing $40. Before you raise your fist and whirl it around in proletariat rage, be aware that the game was released in Japan like this. There was a theory that Nintendo would be combining the two games when they came to America, ...
  • Shenmue 3 Gains Original English Voice Actor shenmue 3The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has surpassed its original $3 million goal and is now at nearly 4 million dollars and climbing. But the project keeps growing on its own. The Kickstarter got enough press to attract the attention of Corey Marshall, the original voice actor who dubbed the English voice of Ryo in the first two games. He agreed to dub the character again, and the team happily shouted the news on the Kickstarter’s main page.
    Just in! Corey Marshall, the actor who did the English voice acting for the main character Ryo in Shenmue 1 & 2, is now confirmed ...
  • Fallout Fan Creates Real Pip Boy The Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition will come with a Pip Boy model that actually works — if a normal-sized smartphone running the Pip Boy app is inserted into it. But one man isn’t waiting!
    Reddit user TheMCV created his own Pip Boy utilizing a 3D printer and a Raspberry Pi computer. The Raspberry Pi is a small inexpensive circuit board that can be freely hacked by anyone to do anything within its capabilities. People have taken those capabilities to some pretty interesting and creative places, using Raspberry Pis to power their own projects. Case in point.
    The Pi rests inside the shell, ...
  • Guy Tries To Pay For Fallout 4 With Bottle Caps, Succeeds Bottle caps are used as currency in the Fallout games.
    A man going by the username GatorMacheteJR posted on Reddit explaining, with pictures, how he had become such a fan of Fallout after playing the third game that he started collecting every bottle cap he could find. He did this for over seven years. By the time Fallout 4 was announced, he had amassed 11 pounds of them. So, he thought, “I’m going to mail all these to Bethesda and see if I can buy Fallout 4 with them.”
    Shortly after Bethesda held their E3 conference where Fallout 4 was revealed in ...