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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Citizens Of Earth

    Citizens of Earth, the EarthBound-inspired RPG where players play as the vice president of United States, doesn't release until next month, but Atlus joined us to show off an early extended look at the game. In the video below, we're joined by Atlus' John Hardin as he walks us through an... More
  • Blog Post: Why Isn't Media Molecule Just Making Tearaway 2?

    If you haven’t played Tearaway on the Vita , it’s a clever little platformer, and it looks like the new PS4 version – Tearaway Unfolded – will be well worth your time. If you have played the Vita version, Media Molecule has revamped the game to such an extreme degree that in many... More
  • Blog Post: Kim’s Niche Picks From E3

    I’ve always been a fan of weird and niche Japanese games, and I love alerting people to interesting titles that they may overlook. Therefore, I scoured the E3 show floor for the hidden gems amongst all the chaos. These are ones you should keep an eye on. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2014 Awards

    E3 2014 might have lacked the exciting hardware debuts and surprise game reveals of the past few years, but there was no shortage of amazing games playable on the show floor. Titles like Batman: Arkham Knight and Assassin’s Creed Unity finally demonstrated what the new-gen systems are capable of... More
  • Blog Post: Previously On E3: What Happened (And Didn’t) At Last Year’s Show

    Just like an episode of Game of Thrones , E3 is packed with drama. From shocking revelations to high-stakes blunders, the convention can make or break games, systems, and companies. What happened last year? Read on for a brief refresher. Sony In case you forgot, Sony had a pretty good press conference... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Games That Are Better On Handheld

    The original version of a great game is always special, but it doesn’t always provide the best or most complete experience. Remakes, ports, and special editions can add features and make tweaks, creating definitive versions that surpass the initial release. While that isn’t a rare event,... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – E3 Is A Crossroads For PlayStation Vita

    Every three months, we get a brain dump of financial data from most publishers. We see what’s done well, and what might have underperformed. What isn’t said is often just as telling as what publishers put in the spotlight. Sony released its troubling year-end financials today, and as you... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

    Next Tuesday marks the release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 and Vita. We thought we'd give you a glimpse into the experience in our latest test chamber. Today, our review went live, but we wanted you to see the visual upgrades for yourself. As such, Andrew Reiner and Joe Juba... More
  • Blog Post: Reflecting On Persona’s Growth And New Ventures

    This week, Atlus USA confirmed four new Persona games are coming to our shores. From another fighting game to a dance-party rhythm title, these spin-offs are showing just how much the franchise has grown throughout the years. While Persona will always be entrenched in its RPG roots, it’s interesting... More
  • Blog Post: RPG Spotlight: Atelier

    One of the questions readers ask me most is if they would like a particular series. As a way to provide the answer and celebrate beloved franchises, RPG Spotlight gives a concise overview of the elements that give a franchise its heart and soul. In this edition, I take a look at Gust’s Atelier... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: 3DS Will Survive In Diminished Market, Vita To 'Die Slow, Painful Death'

    In the light of Nintendo's recent lowered forecasts for 3DS sales, We asked Wedbush Securities' outspoken analyst Michael Pachter for his take on the current handheld market. As usual, he didn't mince words. On whether he was concerned about Nintendo lowering its 3DS sales projections: No... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Where Are The First Party Vita Games?

    At the end of last week, Nintendo released a revised forecast for its current fiscal year . The bad news inevitably lead to conversation about the future of the Wii U (and steps Nintendo might take to expand the install base). This got us thinking about the Vita, which also suffers from mismatched potential... More
  • Blog Post: Kim's Anticipated RPGs For 2014

    As many know, I love my role-playing games. Every year, I look at what's on the horizon, and I find there's more awaiting me than I initially realized. This year a variety of RPGs are scheduled; Final Fantasy is closing out Lightning’s story in Lightning Returns, the team behind Disgaea... More
  • Blog Post: How To Make One of Tearaway's Papercraft Models

    Media Molecule's Tearaway is one of the year's best games, and it's also got the year's coolest unlockables: real life papercraft models that you can print out and make in real life. Though I'm not particularly crafty, I decided to give it a go. As you play Tearaway, you'll unlock... More
  • Blog Post: The Beginner’s Guide To Dragon’s Crown

    Today marks the release of Dragon’s Crown, the latest title from Vanillaware, the developer behind Odin Sphere and Muramasa. The 2D fantasy brawler/RPG has been praised by many critics ( including us ), whipping fans of the genre into a fever pitch. You are probably eager to jump right in and start... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Vita At A Crossroads

    The PlayStation Vita has had a rough time in its year-plus in existence. Will the PlayStation 4 give the handheld a new lease on life or will it have unintended consequences for the system? Vita gamers have been waiting for the handheld to take off in terms of must-have software as well as sales, but... More
  • Blog Post: Race Against The Doomsday Clock In Counterspy

    SCE Foster City Studio has a history of collaborating with Sony's first-party developers on triple-A franchises like Uncharted, Infamous, and Resistance. Now the studio is expanding into the downloadable space, teaming up with indie developers to help bring unique and innovative projects to Sony's... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Guacamelee

    Gamers across the internet love to argue about just about any topic, but there are two things that are impossible to hate: "Metroidvania" games and Mexican lucha libre pro wrestling. Luckily for the world, these incredible elements have finally been brought together into one gaming experience... More
  • Blog Post: Music Spotlight: Sly Cooper Composer Peter McConnell

    Sanzaru Games’ Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is one of the early gaming highlights of 2013, no small thanks to the excellent score which balances a jazzy, big-band feel with elements of historical and world music. We recently spoke to composer Peter McConnell about Thieves in Time’s score,... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

    Assassin's Creed III isn't the only entry in Ubisoft's juggernaut franchise to release this week. People may not be talking about it as much, but Assassin's Creed III: Liberation came out on Vita, attempting to provide the full Assassin's Creed experience in a smaller package. Join... More
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