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Tales Of Arise Reminds Me Why I Fell In Love With JRPGs

A man wearing an iron mask who doesn’t remember his past. A woman who electrocutes people and has a magic rock hidden in her chest. A rag-tag band of rebels trying to overthrow an empire. The start of Tales of Arise is ridiculous, and also the most fun I’ve had with a JRPG in years.Read […]

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Smash Bros. Devs, You Did It, It’s Finished, Go Take A Break

It’s confirmed: The big-shoed hero himself, Kingdom Hearts’ Sora, is the 82nd and final combatant to round out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s overflowing roster. Whew, that’s that. Now only one thing remains: It’s time for creator and game director Masahiro Sakurai to take a damn break.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Smash Bros. Devs, You Did It, It’s Finished, Go Take A Break

It’s confirmed: The big-shoed hero himself, Kingdom Hearts’ Sora, is the 82nd and final combatant to round out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s overflowing roster. Whew, that’s that. Now only one thing remains: It’s time for creator and game director Masahiro Sakurai to take a damn break.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Before You Start: Tips For Playing Tales Of Arise

Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running series of games about spiky haired boys who scream “You bastard!!!” and then stab an evil dude, is a notable deviation from established formula. Rather than an action-oriented RPG, as you may expect by now, this one’s more of an RPG-oriented action game.…Read more… Continue […]

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Tales Of Arise Is Even Better If You Remap The Buttons

For years, Bandai Namco’s Tales games have largely been role-playing games with an action bent. Tales of Arise, out now for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, is as close to a pure action game as ever, thanks to a streamlined battle system and a switch on the development end to the Unreal engine. It rules. Only […]

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FYI: Tales Of Arise’s Costume DLC Adds Hidden Skills

A Tales game isn’t a Tales game if it doesn’t have a comically ridiculous wardrobe. In that regard, Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running series of JRPGs, does not disappoint. (See: screenshot above, screenshots below.) But heed this warning: Downloading the game’s optional cosmetic options…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Best Video Games Of 2021 So Far

Let’s get this out of the way: Given all the ~everything~, simply releasing a game in 2021 is nothing short of a miracle. Every single one deserves a round of applause. But some, let’s face it, are better than others. As summer wraps, we thought it’d be fun to shine a light on the games […]

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You Should Try The Tales of Arise Demo To See How Far Series Has Come

Tales of Arise, the next entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running RPG series, comes out next month for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. On August 18, it’ll get a free demo, Bandai Namco announced in a tweet today. A demo that’ll only be available on PlayStation and Xbox. Sorry, PC players. You’re SOL. However, if you’re in […]

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Tencent Patent Wants To Let You Pass Down V-Bucks After Death

Tencent recently obtained a patent relating to digital asset inheritance that might allow games to pass on in-game items and currency when they die. According to video game industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, who first spotted the news on Monday, the Chinese tech giant originally filed for the patent in 2019 before… Read more…

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10 Gimmick Shooters From The Early 2000s You Might Not Remember

In the late ‘00s, before every game became a MOBA and then pivoted to become a battle royale, it seemed like every other game was a shooter with some sort of gimmick to make it stand out from the Calls of Duty and Battlefields. From gravity manipulation to doing drugs, here’s a bunch of the […]

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Bizarre Scarlet Nexus Shadow Glitch Gets Fixed

A recent Scarlet Nexus update revealed that Bandai Namco’s stylish action RPG wasn’t rendering character and enemy shadows on PC if it was being played in several non-English languages. Even the biggest video games are technical marvels held together by hopes, dreams, and duct tape, but this takes the cake.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Studio Behind Demon Slayer Anime Indicted For Tax Evasion

Tokyo prosecutors have indicted anime studio Ufotable and its founder Hikaru Kondo for evading around $1.2 million in taxes. NHK and ANN News reports that between 2015 and 2018, the studio and Kondo hid around 4 million dollars in company earnings. According to sources, the president had a secret stash of cash at home…Read more… Continue […]

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Scarlet Nexus: Should You Play As Yuito Or Kasane?

Scarlet Nexus, a “brain punk” action-RPG about what happens when you let fungi grow unchecked, features a dual storyline. There’s one story, but you play as one of two young soldiers enlisted in the War on Shrooms: Yuito or Kasane. Both have different abilities, and show every plot beat from different perspectives.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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12 Hours With Scarlet Nexus, Bandai Namco’s New Action-RPG

Right out of the gate, Scarlet Nexus shows off its gimmick. You can play as one of two characters, viewing the same storyline from different perspectives. Both share the same formidable telekinetic superpower, spicing up what appears to be typical blade-swinging combat. While cool, it initially seems like these are…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Tekken X Street Fighter Is Dead

After years of speculation, Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada has officially closed the book on Tekken X Street Fighter, announcing that work has halted on the highly anticipated crossover via his personal YouTube channel.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Tekken X Street Fighter Is Dead

After years of speculation, Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada has officially closed the book on Tekken X Street Fighter, announcing that work has halted on the highly anticipated crossover via his personal YouTube channel.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Gundam Game Being Developed For Esports

Gundam is big business. So is esports. And now, Bandai Namco is eager to get more in on that sweet, sweet professional gaming.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Three Hours With Tales Of Arise

For years, Tales games have looked the same, felt the same, played the same, probably even smelled the same, y’know, if game code had fragrance. Each successive entry introduces a tweak or three to established formula—say, a shift to how you cook food, or an overhaul to the combat system—but the foundation remains the…Read more… […]

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Elden Ring Director Finally Opens Up About His Latest Epic

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest kicked off E3 2021 with an incredible look at Elden Ring, the next major action-RPG adventure from Dark Souls developer From Software. And while it was fantastic to see more of the upcoming game two years after its initial announcement, the dense trailer provoked more questions than…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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From Software’s Elden Ring Coming January 2022

Geoff Keighley and Summer Games Fest brought the goods, finally revealing the release date for highly anticipated From Software project Elden Ring. It’s coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on January 21, 2022. Read more…

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