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An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see more »

Important Importables: Let’s visit the Marl Kingdom

One of the greatest shames in gaming is that Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure never got its proper due. The first installment in NIS’ Marl Kingdom series, the premise was poised to be a perfect, campy hit. A young girl with a fairy friend uses an army of dolls she’s magically able to communicate with to more »

2K and ESL’s Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament begins Sunday

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K are partnering with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to bring the 4v1 shooter Evolve into the competitive scene. The publisher today revealed the title’s Proving Grounds Tournament, a three-month global affair with more than $100,000 in cash and other prizes on offer. The Evolve Proving Grounds Tournament is open to North more »

Telltale Games and Marvel are teaming up

Sometimes, when it’s late and I’m still awake, I look into the night sky and I ponder deep, meaningful questions. Who was the second gunman on the grassy knoll? How much wood could a woodchuck indeed chuck, were that woodchuck able to chuck wood? Is Frozen the best Disney Princess movie of all time (yes, more »

The Super Smash Bros Mewtwo glitch has been fixed

Did Mewtwo mess you up in Super Smash Bros? Apologies all around. But don’t fret too much, because today Nintendo made it right. The Super Smash Bros 1.0.7 patch rights every wrong and allows you to use Mewtwo without fear the Legendary Pokemon will take out all of his hostilities and aggression on your game. more »

Katawa Shoujo is getting a physical release in Japan

Katawa Shoujo, the visual novel created by Four Leaf Studios, which consists almost entirely of members from 4chan’s /a/ board, will soon see a Japanese release. The game originally released in English on January 4, 2012, and has since been translated to Spanish and French. This marks the creation of both an official Japanese and disc version. Katawa more »

Pillars of Eternity Review: Put it on a pedestal

Pillars of Eternity Price: System(s): PC Release Date: March 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Paradox Interactive (Obsidian Entertainment) ESRB Rating: Rated Mature for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence I have a real love/hate relationship with CRPGs. And by that, I mean that I always think I’ll love them, but I never do. The roots more »

Bloodborne patch 1.03 slashes loading times and squashes bugs

Bloodborne patch 1.03 released earlier today, bringing with it an end to the game’s notoriously lengthy loading times. The PlayStation Japan page confirms that loading has been reduced by five to 15 seconds depending on the areas loaded. Better still, as Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry found, Central Yharnam has had its loading times cut nearly in half. And more »

Killing Floor 2 comes to Steam Early Access

Killing Floor 2, the unabashedly gory sequel to Tripwire Interactive’s original horde shooter, is now playable via Steam’s Early Access program. The current version of the game represents a “polished beta,” Tripwire said, is fully playable in co-op or single-player, and does not have any game-breaking bugs. Although many Perks and weapons are absent at this more »

The Elder Scrolls Online will cost you 65GB of your console’s hard drive

Installing PS4 and Xbox One titles often feels like offering a “bite” of your sandwich to a tyrannosaurus. Here to take one of the biggest bites yet is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited which will require a whopping 65GB of hard drive space on PS4 and Xbox One. This will be split between the 50GB more »

Nintendo eShop Update for April 23, 2015

Hey, guess what? Today’s update is a wash! Nothing to see here. Mario Kart 8 has the second DLC pack, Super Smash Bros. has Mewtwo. Those are what matters. Not the one game and two games. None of them are of any consequence now. All that matters is Animal Crossing in Mario Kart 8. (Delicious!) more »

The PSP lives: Gaijinworks bringing Summon Night 5, Class of Heroes 3 to the West

Gaijinworks announced today that two PSP role-playing games, Summon Night 5 and Class of Heroes 3, will be localized and released in the West. Both will be released digitally for play on Vitas (or ), but once again the company’s planning on physical UMD releases for collectors if there’s enough demand. Summon Night 5, a 2013 more »