Monthly Archives May 2014

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Atlus, as a North American publisher, is a treasure. We wouldn't be able to play dozens of great Japanese games in English without its localization crew. This ranges from the internally developed Shin Megami Tensei/Persona games to side projects from other developers that it chooses to bring over such as the soon-to-be-released Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains. Atlus is…

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Hasbro, IDW Comics and Machinima are partnering to make a Transformers cartoon series that "for the first time ever, is specifically designed for the teen and adult fans." IDW's Transformers line of comics has been making waves in the past couple years for introducing female characters to a universe that canonically contained only "genderless" robots that coincidentally presented as male.…

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It is difficult to quantify failure or success in the games console business. But for Sony and Microsoft, a 10-year plan to sell at least 100 million units each of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 must be counted as a useful, albeit ambitious benchmark. The next generation of consoles faces the difficult task of reaching or even besting the current…

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The upcoming downloadable content expansion for Bloodborne, The Old Hunters, was initially conceived as two separate add-on packs, Eurogamer reports. Must Read Hands-on with Bloodborne: The Old Hunters' new tricks From Software's Masaaki Yamagiwa revealed in an interview that the developer planned to release two DLC sets for the PlayStation 4 game. However, "it was decided that with one set, we'd…

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While announcing the release date for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided — it's Feb. 23, 2016, by the way — Square Enix is also trying something new with the game's pre-order system, introducing tiered rewards based on the number of pre-orders placed for the game across retailers "in select countries." Players who pre-order the game can register at augmentyourpreorderand, as the…

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From a certain point of view, Blizzard Entertainment looks like a developer with track record of producing a near-uninterrupted string of wildly successful games. Founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, the developer is best known for franchises like StarCraft and Warcraft that span decades. But to observe the studio by looking at its released games falls prey to the…

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