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Tales Of Arise looks gorgeous, has a big flaming stompy thing in it

Man is a complicated beast. I, for example, like to complain about not having any good JRPGs to play whilst shamefully ignoring the Tales Of series, which many anime-curve connoisseurs I know consistently tell me is excellent.  That may all change with Tales Of Arise. The announcement at E3 only showed a smidgen of action, but what it did show was pretty enough to get…

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Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered hits PC in September

Studio Ghibli and Level-5's JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch is the next console game of yesteryear to see a remastered PC release. Due September 20th, it seems that publisher Bandai Namco aren't changing much from the PS3 original beyond a boost in resolution and frame rate. Not there's much that needs changing, as the game's real-time art was almost as pretty…

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FromSoftware reveal George R.R. Martin’s Elden Ring

As rumoured, the next game from Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice studio FromSoftware is Elden Ring. Revealed tonight during Microsoft's E3 blast, it is some manner of FromSoft-y fantasy action-RPG. All we have to see for now is a pre-rendered cinematic trailer narrated by a chap stuck in a drainpipe. Elden Ring is being directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, who also directed Sekiro, Bloodborne,…

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From Software and George R. R. Martin’s RPG Elden Ring leaked

We are truly in E3 times, as evidenced by the fact that this ship is springing new leaks faster than any crew could patch ‘em. Last night was the turn of Bandai Namco, with the reveal of that previously rumoured From Software/George R. R. Martin joint washing onto deck early. According to a now-pulled, but previously publicly accessible webpage spotted by Gematsu it'll be called…

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Feature: Frostpunk meets The Long Dark

Have You Played… Impact Winter?

Say the words 'snowy survival game' and you'll probably conjure up chilly thoughts about 11 bit's excellent Frostpunk or Hinterland's ever-popular The Long Dark. But there's another survival game out there that sees you donning a pair of old snow boots as you try to stick it out in its white, frostbitten wilderness: Mojo Bones' Impact Winter. And I'd argue it does a pretty good…

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Steam discounts all things Japanese for Golden Week

It's the first day of Golden Week in Japan, and while that may not mean much to those in English-speaking territories, it's one of the nation's biggest holidays. As Valve never miss an excuse for a sale, that means that there's some great deals on games from Japanese developers and publishers. If visual novels, fighting games or JRPGs are your thing, there's some good stuff…

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Valve respond confusingly to European Commission region-locking complaint

Earlier today, the European Commission released a statement claiming Valve and five other publishers may have worked together to breach EU international competition rules. The companies are accused of blocking the activation of Steam keys purchased from other nations, even if the purchase and activation locations are both EU member states. The companies named include Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media (including Deep Silver) and…

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Double Fine announce RAD, a post-apocalyptic hack n’ slasher

Double Fine have just unveiled tongue-in-cheek '80s-themed post-apocalyptic hack n' slasher RAD. Players control a baseball bat-swinging, life-bringing teen as they explore a radioactive wasteland, fighting and looting as they go, action RPG style. Wherever you walk, lush green grass sprouts in your wake, but exposure to the weirdness of the wastes changes you in turn. Players can pick up a bunch of big, weird, visible…

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Feature: A sad tale of a mother scorned

Have You Played… Dark Souls III?

It was inevitable that this would feature in a Have You Played article. Dark Souls III heralded the end of the wildly popular trilogy of punishing games, and it was the culmination of everything From Software learned over the Souls years. But of course, you probably knew that. You probably don't know, however, that according to the deep and secret lore of Dark Souls 3, one…

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Julia and The Walking Dead’s Negan hit Tekken 7 next week

Tekken 7 gets just that little bit weirder on February 28th, as live-streaming pugilist Julia Chang gets extremely online in the ring. Baseball-bat swinging warlord Negan from The Walking Dead makes the leap along with her. Together, they wrap up the second season of the Bandai Namco arcade fighter's DLC. In any other fighter these two would probably seem like oddballs, but Tekken 7's cast…

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God Eater 3’s hunt for monsters has begun

'Monster hunter' might once have sounded an impressive job title, one sure to raise gasps and coos when mingling at a house party, but it's got nothing on 'god eater'. Sure, the jobs are largely the same, both involving hacking 'n' slashing big monsters with big weapons, but 'god eater' has much more... drama. You can see people's faces fall when they ask the god…

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Ace Combat 7 modders fix pop-in and add ultrawide monitor support

Ace Combat 7, the unflappable JRPG disguised as a jet fighter game, had some dissatisfied pilots when it came out on PC last week. The trigger-happy fly ‘em up released without support for most joysticks or HOTAS controllers, which irritated folks. And other technical foibles also inevitably annoyed people. Well, there's still no joy for the stick users. But there are some other small fixes,…

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission takes Goku card-battling

The next game bringing far too many Gokus to PC is Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission on April 5th. Unwieldy title aside, this one's a bit different from the usual fighting game fare - it's a collectable card game, though it doesn't bear much resemblance to Hearthstone and its ilk either. It's the latest in a series of arcade and 3DS CCGs by Dimps,…

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Tales Of Vesperia gets depth-of-field fix and more with this mod

I know your sort. I bet you bought that Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. I bet you slurped it right up, with a thirst for JRPG wolfmen that went unslaked for 10 years as you waited for it to come to PC. I bet you downloaded the new-old game laughing at the Twitter banter between publisher Bandai Namco and a demanding fan from three years…

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Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition hits PC today

Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition - that one Tales game with the pipe-smoking wolf - makes its PC debut today after a decade of lurking around on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Bandai Namco continue to bring their JRPG back catalogue to PC (and current consoles), and the latest to make the hop is the perfectly decent Vesperia. It's been given a gentle graphical touch-up and…

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Feature: Slow your roll

The Joy of failing in Katamari Damacy Reroll

Playing Katamari Damacy Reroll can be a lot more unwieldy than you’d expect. But then using both analogue sticks to move and steer your katamari makes sense because it sort of represents the arms of your little prince who’s pushing this katamari in front of him, which gets bigger and bigger the more objects he rolls up. It’d make sense for it to feel unwieldy,…

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Malindy Hetfeld’s 5 best games of 2018

My 2018 in games had me dealing with failure in multiple ways. Designed to move further and further away from the fantasy of the all-powerful player ever looking for an appropriate challenge, these games teach to forgive and accept – forgiving someone a past hurt, accepting the lack of a perfect solution to a problem. From the satisfyingly familiar to a type of game I…

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Feature: Batteries not included

7 toylike games to play during the winter holidays

Happy holidays! Time to see what’s in your stocking. Oh, it’s another copy of The Golf Handbook (Third Edition). And some toenail clippers. Great. No, honestly, that’s fine. It’s not like little Jemima over there is dashing about in her cool lion slippers, making you ache for an era of innocence and novelty that you can never revisit. And who cares if she’s clashing her…

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Katamari Damacy Reroll comes rolling on home today

Katamari Damacy Reroll is out on PC, and all about little things becoming large, rolling their way through obstacles that looked impossible moments prior. Let's give the diminutive Prince Of All Cosmos a hand, because his PC debut feels so very small compared to yesterday's awards silliness and today's Smash Bros overload. Together, with a little push, we can make it big - John reviewed…

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Feature: We are made of star-stuff

Katamari Damacy Reroll review

There's a reasonably good chance you don't need me to explain Katamari Damacy. Although, like me you may never have played the original game in the series fourteen years ago. Now 2004's sleeper hit, in which you roll a ball around gathering up stuff, has been refreshed, and for the first time is coming to PC. And it's still absolutely bloody marvellous.

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