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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets New Gameplay Trailer Easily one of the most anticipated games that is coming out in the next few months will be The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Admittedly, that is partially because the game has been delayed before, thus allowing more and more hype and anticipating to build up around it.
    Because of that, along with the dedication of the development team behind the game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is almost guaranteed to be one of the biggest, grandest, and replayable RPG’s in history. As if to prove that, the team has released a new gameplay trailer showcasing what you’ll be able to do ...
  • Patch Fixes Code Name STEAM’s Plodding Pace If you skipped Nintendo’s battle strategy game Code Name: STEAM last February because of the negative reviews, you might want to give it another shot. Nintendo has released an update for the title that removes one of the most commonly complained-about problems that reviewers cited: the length of the turns.
    Code Name: STEAM was developed by Intelligent Systems, makers of the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series as well as the Paper Mario games. STEAM is similar to the first two, only it takes place in a steampunk-inspired world where Abraham Lincoln assigns a team of battle-ready literary figures to defeat ...
  • Bastion Now On PS4, Coming To Vita Bastion, the overhead action-RPG that won massive critical acclaim when it debuted in 2011, has now become playable on the Playstation 4 — at least in North America. It has yet to reach European markets, but in the States it’s now available for the price of $14.99 (or one buck cheaper with Playstation Plus).
    Supergiant’s creative director, Greg Kasavin, has written his thoughts on the development of Bastion and how the game has taken off in a new blog post on Playstation’s official blog.
    “It was always difficult to describe Bastion while the game was in development. We designed the game in ...
  • Nintendo Bringing Yokai Watch Worldwide Level 5’s Yokai Watch series of handheld video games has been extremely hot stuff in Japan, and given what a similar pattern it is to the way Pokemon blew up, you’d think a localization would have happened sooner than 2015. But Yokai Watch is also much more Japanese than anything else aimed at kids that’s found its way here — you have to know about more than power levels and kimonos to understand what’s going on. Presumably, it’s this reason that has turned off conglomerates from globalizing the brand.
    It took Nintendo itself to finally say, “If no one else is ...
  • Pillars Of Eternity Expanding Into The Physical World Have you been digging Pillars of Eternity so far? You soon may be able to play it even when the power is off.
    Ever since Pillars of Eternity launched on the 26th of last month, its growing popularity and rave-filled critical reviews have boosted Obsidian Entertainment’s confidence enough that they’re willing to launch the game in other formats. Meaning, according to CEO Feargus Urquhart (don’t ask me how to pronounce that), there will be a physical card game and a tabletop roleplaying game based on the property.
    As he told PC Gamer, “We’re not sure yet how we’re going to do it, ...
  • Watch Trailers For Nintendo’s Upcoming RPGs This month Nintendo unveiled its new trailers for both the Fire Emblem / Shin Megami Tensei crossover Wii U game and the standalone Fire Emblem game for 3DS. The appearance of the former game was especially exciting, as no one had proof it was even still being worked on since 2013.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gKaHMqkjGS8
    Everything we know about the FE/SMT game is from this trailer, as not much has been revealed (per the Nintendo custom), not even when the game is due to come out (we at least know Japan will see it before year’s end). Much of it looks completed. The Japanese title ...
  • Pillars of Eternity Now Officially Out Remember the year 2012, when Kickstarter could do no wrong? That was when Pillars of Eternity was first proposed as a new action RPG for computer gamers. Fashioned in the tradition of Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment, the game involves a heavily customizable hero or heroine from one of six distinct races traversing the overhead-viewed fantasy world of Eora. The project gained over 70,000 backers and racked up $4.5 million dollars in donations for its developers, Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive, prior to its release.
    For the developers of the game, putting their dreams into fully budgeted, heavily polished reality is ...
  • Mass Effect 4 Being Mocapped As We Speak This morning Bioware, developers of the next Mass Effect game, tweeted this image from the mo-cap studio currently miming out the game’s cutscenes.
    “Getting our motions on at TheCaptureLab in Vancouver. A very cool scene for the next #MassEffect,” the message accompanying the image said.
    The next Mass Effect was confirmed to be in development back in 2012, but Bioware will probably not be calling it Mass Effect 4, as they feel the original Mass Effect trilogy was about Commander Shepard, who won’t be back for this game. Instead the next one will feature a new protagonist (and maybe begin a new ...
  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon Shows the JRPG is Still Kicking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKtS0QjIxqk
    RPG fans sometimes get gloomy when reminiscing about traditional Japanese RPGs. There was a time when the Chrono Triggers and Final Fantasies dominated, at least on consoles, but those glory days seemed to have faded a bit.
    But they’re not gone completely, especially if you play on handhelds. Etrian Mystery Dungeon is living proof. A mashup of the Mystery Dungeon series and the Etrian Odyssey series, it’s hard to image a more specifically Japanese thing, and the fact that it’s getting a U.S. release April 7 on the Nintendo 3DS shows there’s obviously still interest in JRPGs in the west.
    This latest ...
  • Skyrim Helps Gamer Remember Lost Brother Reddit poster lastrogu3 recently shared the heartbreaking tale of the death of their brother, and how Skyrim has helped them remember him.
    Their brother, Taylor, was a gamer who spent most of his gaming time on Skyrim, using a dark elf character he named Bear. Taylor drowned in 2013 while wakeboarding in a river, when a rope he’d used to tie the wakeboard to his ankle got caught in the roots of a tree and held him down.
    Lastrogu3 doesn’t play Skyrim any more, but they do go back to the game as a way to remember Taylor.

    “This is Taylor’s and his ...