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Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on — My reservations are gone

Final Fantasy is one of my favorite video game franchises, so I was a little anxious when I heard that the Final Fantasy VII Remake would be revamping its traditional turn-based combat into a system with a real-time action focus. For a traditional Japanese role-playing game fan like me, this sounded like sacrilege. But now that […]

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Pokémon Sword and Shield make gym battles exciting again

Pokémon games can be formulaic, which can make it difficult to enjoy them as much when you’re already played a bunch of them. Take the gym experience. This is where you have to solve a puzzle, battle some weaker trainers, and then take on the gym leader in order to win a badge that proves […]

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Collection is coming in 2019

Nintendo had one of several surprises during its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) livestream this morning — The Witcher 3 is coming to the Switch later this year. The Witcher 3 came out on May 19, 2015 from CD Projekt Red for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s the first time the series with mature […]

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Trials of Mana finally brings the Secret of Mana sequel to the U.S.

Trials of Mana is coming to Switch in early 2020, Nintendo revealed during its Electronic Entertainment Expo today in Los Angeles. It is a remake of the third entry in the Mana series. The first Mana game was actually called Final Fantasy Adventure in the U.S. (the series goes by Seiken Densetsu in Japan). It’s […]

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Everything Square Enix showed at E3 2019

Square Enix built up a lot of excitement and anticipation going into its press briefing for the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show. The publisher and developer opened up with an in-depth look at Final Fantasy VII Remake’s combat system, and then proceeded to talk about new games like Marvel’s Avengers and Outriders. Here’s a […]

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Action-RPG Oninaki is coming to consoles and PC on August 22

Oninaki is the next game from celebrated developer Tokyo RPG Factory, and it’s coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on August 22. Publisher Square Enix revealed the release date news during its press briefing at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Oninaki is an action role-playing game where you play as a Watcher, […]

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Final Fanatasy VIII is finally getting a remaster

Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VIII is getting remastered during its Electronic Entertainment Expo event today in Los Angeles. It is coming out later in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. This is the last game of the RPG series from originally PlayStation era to get a remaster. Final Fantasy VIII […]

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 expands just about everything in a fight against an evil cult

Square Enix showed off more about Dragon Quest Builders 2 today during its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press briefing today in Los Angeles. It’s comnig out July 12 for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. A vile cult has captured the builders and banned building and cooking. You escape, and it’s up to you […]

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Final Fantasy VII Remake still has ATB … kinda

Square Enix showed off Final Fantasy VII Remake gameplay during its Electronic Entertainment Expo event today in Los Angeles. Specifically, we got a good look at how the new combat system will work. The game is coming out for PlayStation 4 on March 3. The original 1997 Final Fantasy VII had a time-based battle system […]

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Cris Tales is a time-traveling homage to Japanese role-playing games

Cris Tales coming in 2020 from Maximum Games indie label Modus, it revealed during the PC Gaming Show today during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. It’s a Japanese role-playing game, and its gameplay conceit has time travel in the past, present, and future (sounds like Chrono Trigger, one of the best-regarded and […]

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ Moons of Elsweyr expansion launches June 27 on PC, iOS, and Android

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is getting its next expansion, Tamriel. Moons of Elsweyr, on June 27. Bethesda showed off the latest for Legends tonight at its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press briefing at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The publisher showcased a fun trailer in which a young man played Legends, then imagined himself […]

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The Elder Scrolls Online studio is bringing back Commander Keen for mobile

Bethesda debuted a new game from Zenimax Studio, the developer of The Elder Scrolls Online during its Electronic Entertainment Expo event in Los Angeles. It is a new Commander Keen, and it is coming to mobile as a free-to-play-game. It is soft launching this summer for iOS and Android. ESO launched back in 2014 for […]

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Fallout 76 is getting NPCs and battle royale

Despite its rough start, Bethesda isn’t giving up on Fallout 76. The company revealed what’ll be coming to the online role-playing game’s future during it Electronic Entertainment Expo event today in Los Angeles. At the show, it showed off the Wastelanders content update, which will add interactable non-player characters. It is coming this fall, and […]

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to Nintendo Switch and getting dragon quest line

Bethesda showed off the latest for The Elder Scrolls: Blades tonight at its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press briefing at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Bethesda Games Studios chief Todd Howard said it’s their second-straight No. 1 mobile game following Fallout Shelter. And an update tonight is adding custom jewel crafting and a dragon […]

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Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally coming to the U.S.

Microsoft announced today that Sega is finally bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to the West. It is coming to Xbox One and PC with crossplay in Spring 2020. Phantasy Star Online 2 has actually been out in Japan since 2012. But, for whatever reason, it never came to the U.S.. Now we’ll have access to […]

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The Outer Worlds sci-fi role-playing game debuts October 25

Microsoft opened the Xbox press event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) by announcing that The Outer Worlds science fiction massively multiplayer online game world would debut October 25 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Outer Worlds is coming from developer Obsidian Entertainment, and Take-Two Interactive’s Private Division label for independent games […]

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Kingdom Hearts III DLC announced at concert

Kingdom Hearts III is getting some downloadable content, titled ReMind. Square Enix made the announcement during a Kingdom Hearts orchestra event today in Hollywood. ReMind will release this winter. The action role-playing game launched on January 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It sold more than five million copies in its first five weeks. […]

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Apex Legends is getting a ranked mode

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment took the stage for EA Play 2019 today to talk about the future of Apex Legends. As part of this event, which leads into E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, the studio revealed that it’s planning to launch a ranked mode. “You will progress through six tiers, if you’re […]

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Apex Legends gets new character Watson, L-Star weapon, and Ranked Mode on July 2

Electronic Arts revealed what’s coming next to Apex Legends during its EA Play event today in Los Angeles. This includes the new playable character Watson for its second season, which starts on July 2. It is also getting a new weapon and game mode. Apex Legends had a surprise launch on February 4, 2019. The […]

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Leak reveals Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring from George R.R. Martin and From Software

Thanks to a security leak, gamers have found three new games that Bandai Namco is reportedly planning to reveal at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game trade show next week. The leak revealed Elden Ring, a collaboration between Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and From Software. The leak also revealed a new Tales […]

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