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  • Final Fantasy XV Director Addresses Complaints Last month, when the Final Fantasy XV demo was released, Square-Enix asked for feedback from players, to see if there was anything they felt needed improvement. Now they’ve brought forth Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji to address the most common concerns they heard.
    One of the most frequent comments was about drops in the frame rate. Tabata said Square is still working on that one. Apparently the game’s special effects and UI are dragging the CPU down, and have to be refined further so that they don’t. They addressed camera complaints by vowing to make ...
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Get A Load Of DLC The Japanese gamer citizenry will get their hands on Xenoblade Chronicles X tomorrow, April 29. As I write this, in fact, it should be April 29 over there already. And on the heels of that release, Nintendo has revealed their DLC plans for the game, which as as massive as the environments themselves.
    There are a total of seven — count ’em — seven DLC packs for XCX in the works, the first wave of which will be available May 8. To be fair, some of them are similar enough that they were likely developed at the same time. Four are ...
  • Top Revelations From The Xenoblade Chronicles Livestream This morning Nintendo broadcasted a new Direct specifically about Xenoblade Chronicles X. It mostly consisting of live gameplay from the Treehouse, but a boatload of new info about the game was revealed both in the video and the conversation that followed.
    The game is still being localized At one point the players mentioned the in-game log of tasks you’d been assigned to in the field, but had trouble mentioning its exact English name. They called the mechs “Skels” when onscreen they were called “Dolls.” They then mentioned the English version of the game is still going through the localization process…meaning don’t ...
  • Next Nintendo Direct Covers Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo has announced that a new Nintendo Direct will be broadcasting tomorrow, and this one will be all about Xenoblade Chronicles X.
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is the sequel to the criticially praised JRPG from Monolith Soft which was released for the Wii in 2010. The game’s English version was almost a European exclusive, but fan demand and GameStop’s agreement to purchase all copies brought the game to America in limited quantities in 2012. Those quantities sold out quickly and the game was reprinted — and sold well enough to convince Nintendo to launch the New 3DS with a handheld port of ...
  • Console Beta For Elder Scrolls Online Starts Tomorrow Originally released for PC precisely one year ago, The Elder Scrolls Online is about to strike the current-gen console market with Tamriel Unlimited, which will carry this subtitle because it’ll have no subscription fee. Developer Bethseda is now gathering players to test out the game in a special beta version.
    So how do you sign up? You don’t….Bethseda must come to you. Invites to the beta will be sent by random selection. If you get one of these Golden Tickets, you will have precisely 96 hours to enjoy the game before it disappears: from 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 23, ...
  • Mass Effect 4 Details Leaked A number of details pertaining to Bioware’s upcoming Mass Effect 4 was leaked from a survey on their website and has now been circulating the Net. While its authenticity has yet to be 100% confirmed, here is some of what it’s telling about the game, and I hope much of it is true, because it sounds impressive….
    First thing, Shepard will not be returning and the new Mass Effect trilogy will revolve around a different character…but this much we knew already. The new character will be a “pathfinder” explorer, searching for a new home for the human race.
    Mass Effect 4 will ...
  • More PS4 Announcements Coming From Square It was quite a relief to see Star Ocean 5 revealed for the first time, tempering all worries that the JRPG was dead and that every game company in the Land of the Rising Sun was now focused on phone games. But there’s even better news: Star Ocean 5 won’t be alone.
    In this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu (translated by Gematsu.com), producer Shinji Hashimoto, who works for the company, confirms more games than just those are in development. There are a lot more, in fact, and they’re not for phones — they’re for the PS4. And announcements are on the ...
  • Journey journeys to Playstation 4 Few games in the Playstation 3 library are talked about as fondly as Journey, Thatgamecompany’s revolutionary open-world wandering saga. Upon its release in 2012, Journey became the fastest-selling title in the history of the Playstation Network marketplace. The game did so well that it achieved something few digital releases have the honor of getting: a physical release. It was packaged with Thatgamecompany’s other previous offbeat titles Flower (where you play as a flower) and FlOw and sold on disc in 2013.
    If you skipped out on that release two years ago, things turned out well for you, because there will be ...
  • Survey Hints At Possible Lunar, Grandia Rereleases A video game publisher named GungHo Online Entertainment America put a survey up on its website yesterday asking its customers what they would be interested in the company releasing in the future.
    The name “GungHo” may not be familiar to you, and you may be wondering what Lunar or Grandia has to do with this. Well, if you remember, those games were published by a different company called Game Arts….which was purchased by GungHo in 2004. Since then GungHo has been responsible for all future rereleases of titles in the Game Arts library. They put the original Grandia, Lunar: Silver Star ...
  • Capcom Announces Next Monster Hunter Already It seems like just yesterday that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and its limited-edition 3DS model both came out, yet here we are not even two months later and hearing about another one. Of course, Japan has had the previous game longer than we have.
    Monster Hunter Stories, however, looks somewhat different. Gone are the realistically rendered worlds and painterly-styled beasties; in their place is a new, cartoonish style reminiscent of some badly translated kiddie anime you’d see on Fox Box ten years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YNAdEcT_WXs
    I’m being unnecessarily harsh. The new style is different but it’s actually pretty in its own, offbeat way. It’s ...