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  • 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 ...
  • Disgaea 5 Release Date Announced Awesome news, dood! Disgaea is officially returning this fall on Playstation 4, and NIS America announced the US release date today: October 6, 2015. The plot isn’t as important as the ridiculously addictive gameplay, but here’s the setup for this installment, courtesy of NIS America, if you’re interested:
    As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign — Killia. In Disgaea 5, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance.
    In the NIS tradition, the game will be offered ...
  • Dragon Quest 6 Comes To Mobile For the longest time, Dragon Quest 6: Realms of Revelation was a Japan-exclusive chapter of the RPG series. It was originally released in 1995, a year when RPGs weren’t heavy sellers and SNES translations were rare when the system was cutting-edge. They became rarer once it was obsolete, and so both Dragon Quests 5 and 6 never received “Warrior” alterations to their logos.
    This did not change until 2011, a mere four years ago, when Square-Enix created a remake of Dragon Quest 6 on the DS with enhanced graphics that was released internationally. (Could be worse….Australia’s first legal release of Chrono ...
  • Stylish New Persona 5 Trailer Leaks Out Persona 5 oddly had no E3 presence, but it has still been confirmed for a North American release. One trailer was released prior to the industry event, and now a second has been released afterward….though a tad ahead of schedule.
    YouTube user Gonitonio somehow got ahold of the second Persona trailer and released it to the site, but it was promptly taken down. Fortunately, it was enough time for plenty of other users to swipe it and upload it themselves, such as this mirror from DailyMotion:
    http://dai.ly/x2v9zfj
    This trailer expands on what has been revealed about the new Persona game, though it doesn’t ...
  • Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition In Very Limited Stock A limited edition version of Fallout 4 was announced during Bethesda’s E3 press conference. It contains the game in a special metal case, a player’s guide, a poster, and — probably the very thing that’s creating such a demand for it — a real Pip Boy model with its own display stand. The Pip Boy can be made functional by inserting a smartphone running the Pip Boy app.
    Fallout 4 itself is in high demand after Bethesda’s reveal brought down the house, and if you want the Pip Boy Edition, now is your one chance to buy it at retail value. ...
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 Will Be Even Simpler And Cleaner How do you feel about load times? Yeah, no one else likes ’em either, which is why many game developers try to avoid them if they have the resources or manpower. Tetsuya Nomura, director of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3, is one of those resource-rich developers. He’s aiming for every world in the game to flow seamlessly from one end to the other, with no breaks in between when Sora reaches an area — Engadget was told this in an exclusive interview.
    Speaking of those worlds, what other new places does he have planned? We already know about the Tangled area, ...
  • How Big A Budget Does Shenmue 3 Need? Yu Suzuki, creator of the Shenmue series, was recently featured in a Reddit AMA. One of the big questions fans had for the guy was just how much he really needs to make a current-gen sequel to this. The original game cost $47 million.
    “I will say this: if we reach the $5 mil mark, one of the things I really want to do with Shenmue 3 will become a reality,” Suzuki replied. “At $10 million, it will truly have the features of an open world.”
    So there you have it, Suzuki needs 10 million. But he’s likely just talking in crowdfunding ...
  • Now Shenmue 3 Comes With Jacket In the past four days since its activation, the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has grown exponentially and is on track to become one of the largest crowdfunded products the site has ever had, if not THE largest (come on, let’s kick Exploding Hamsters off its throne).
    One of the premium offerings the page originally offered was a replica jacket of the one Ryo wears in the games; the one with the dragon on the back. It was worn by Masaya Matsukaze during all the Shenmue press events hyping the original game. To get it, you had to pay $10,000. It’s gone now; ...