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  • Blog Post: Xenoblade's Director Talks Witcher 3, Zelda Wii U, And His Favorite RPGs

    Nintendo has been releasing more and more information on Xenoblade Chronicles X , the next gigantic RPG from Monolith Soft due out on December 4. We recently got a chance to sit down with the game's director Tetsuya Takahashi (also the director of Xenogears and Xenosaga) and Genki Yokota, the director... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Boss Battle Themes

    A good boss battle serves as a climax for your journey. It often takes everything you have learned to triumph over the most deadly and epic of foes. These battles require suitably complex and epic boss-battle music to elevate the action and make them even more memorable. Here are 10 of the best boss... More
  • Blog Post: Grind Time: The RPG Live Show – Xenoblade Chronicles

    Update: Our live stream is over, but you can find the full episode below. We couldn't end March without a true Grind Time episode. This time, we're looking at Xenoblade Chronicles. Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the best RPGs of the last generation. Next week, Nintendo is giving gamers another... More
  • Blog Post: The Incredible Swan Songs Of The Wii, PS3, And Xbox 360 Generation

    The last generation of consoles might have been the strongest yet. We not only got amazing games at retail with far grander ambitions than ever before, but we also saw online marketplaces emerge to give us even more variety and instant access to games new and old. As usual, the end of a generation brought... More
  • Blog Post: Predicting Amiibo Functionality In Nintendo’s 2015 Games

    Nintendo’s Amiibos already have plenty of functions in many of Nintendo’s games. While the Smash Bros. line can only use the read and write capabilities of their Amiibos in Smash Bros., we have already gotten some interesting rewards for scanning the figures to our gamepads. In the future... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Operation Rainfall In Retrospect

    Operation Rainfall was a fan-driven effort to bring three Japanese role-playing games to North America. Now, a year later, two of these games have released, and the third seems doomed. Looking back on Operation Rainfall, did all of the work pay off? On one hand, we got Xenoblade Chronicles, a game that... More
  • Blog Post: Five Questions With Xenoblade Chronicles' Executive Director

    After some doubt surrounding its North American release, Xenoblade Chronicles hits store shelves today (you can read our review here ). To commemorate the occasion, we asked the executive director, Tetsuya Takahashi of Monolith Software, five quick questions about this anticipated Wii RPG. (Interview... More
  • Blog Post: Quick 15: Xenoblade Chronicles

    We only discovered earlier today that Xenoblade Chronicles, the long-awaited Wii RPG from Monolith Soft, is finally being brought over to North America early next year. However, by the time that news hit, I had already done horrible, unspeakable things to my Wii in order to make a European copy of the... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Import-Only Oddities

    Not every game makes its way to North America. In many cases, this is understandable; train simulators and anime dating games wouldn’t find the same audience over here as they do overseas. But what about the games that seem like a good fit? Some of them are installments in well-known series, while... More
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