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Star Ocean 5 Will Not Have DLC

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Star Ocean 5‘s producer Shuichi Kobayashi has revealed that the studio behind the game, Tri-Ace, will not be making any form of downloadable content or accompanying expansion packs post-release. Talking to IGN after E3, Kobayashi explained working on additional content, he believes, ‘does not really satisfy [consumers]‘ “We’d like to invest all we have into the game and make it ...

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Batman: Arkham Knight Pulled From Steam

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Following the almost universally negative fan backlash over the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. has decided to pull the game from the Steam store-front altogether. Major issues such as frame-rate stuttering, graphical and physics bugs as well as frequent audio drop outs are among the issues reported, not to mention the game is capped at 30fps – ...

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Yu Suzuki Addresses The Confusion Around Shenmue 3

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Since the announcement of Shenmue 3 at Sony’s 2015 E3 conference, fans of the series went through three stages. First, they cried and kissed their monitors, praising the day that we finally get to see a true sequel to one of the most beloved series in all of gaming. Second, they took to social media to raise both awareness and ...

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First Part Of Yakuza 5 Developer Diary Now Available

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Sega of America have released part one in a three-part developer diary for Yakuza 5. In this episode, Gio Corsi of Sony – director of Third Party Production – sits down with series director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Yakuza 5 producer Masayoshi Yokoyama, to discuss the influences of the Yakuza series, what drives them to craft the world of Yakuza and what ...

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Analysing the Metal Gear Solid V Gameplay Footage

Metal Gear Solid V Gameplay

On Thursday, Konami released a 40-minute long  video of Metal Gear Solid V gameplay and fans of the series were treated to a host of new features and hints of things to come. The video opens with an announcement about the inclusion of microtransactions in the game. It’s mentioned that while microtransactions are present in MGSV, everything will be open to ...

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Games With Gold July 2015 – AC Black Flag, Gears of War 3

Games With Gold July 2015

It’s that time again! Major Nelson has revealed the Games With Gold July 2015 line-up. Leading the pack of 4 free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers this month is Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for Xbox One. This open-world pirate adventure is a strong contender for the best installment in the AC franchise. Also for Xbox One is cutesy puzzle-platformer So Many Me. ...

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Review – Badland: Game Of The Year Edition

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Disclosure: The author of this article was given a code for the game through Frogmind for the purpose of this review Developer: Frogmind Publisher: Frogmind Platform: Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U More than likely, no less than a title and introductory sentence in and you’re already curling your nose at that dreaded sub-title, right? The strawberries to ‘Remastered’s ...

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Apple Pulls Ultimate Generals: Gettysburg From App Store

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UPDATE: Apple has reversed the removal of Ultimate Generals: Gettysburg. In a Facebook status, Games-Lab posted: “Ultimate General is back. Unchanged. After several late night phone calls with Apple yesterday and today the game has returned to Appstore the way it was… in 1863.” On the evening of June 17 of this year, a deranged, hate-filled man walked into a church ...

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Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition Finally Released

Driveclub PlayStation Plus

The Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition is finally free after an unexpected delay of 8 months. Subscribers to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service were to receive this free version of the game during the racer’s week of release in early October last year. Unfortunately, due to the game’s full retail version suffering a disastrous launch of its online-gameplay modes, the PS Plus ...

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Shuffle or Boogie? – Mother & Earthbound

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When you think of Nintendo, do you think of Mario, Zelda, Metroid or Donkey Kong? Perhaps you think of the notoriously bad games Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Dragon’s Lair or Fester’s Quest? I don’t. I think of Mother, not my mother, but the game series which some of you might know as Earthbound. In fact, Earthbound is perhaps the ...

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We Want Video Games to Grow Up!

Grow Up

For the last several years, we’ve heard from many critics that video games need to grow up. Now, as the medium has finally begun to evolve, developers are starting to touch on more serious issues. Whether it’s the military industrial complex, the horrors of war, or a teen girl’s journey to find herself and discover love, gaming seems to be ...

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The GamesNosh Noshcast 18 – E3 Reactions Recap

E3 Reactions

The GamesNosh Noshcast: episode 18   MP3 download here (99MB) Recorded on 18th June 2015 E3 2015 has come and gone, and it’s been a hell of a show. Stephen Welsh, James Ollero, and Jordan Helm recap the conferences and give their E3 reactions. Did Square Enix and Bethesda make a good first impression? Which announcement shocked us the most? Just ...

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Fallout 4 – Eight Things You Should Know

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Well, damn. It actually exists… You might recall that Fallout 4 was announced via an intense (if not buggy) countdown timer a few weeks ago. The world watched as the countdown on their website hit 0 and well, nothing happened. Instead Bethesda just posted the end result in the form of a trailer we’ve all been waiting for. So it might ...

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DRAGON: A Game About A Dragon – Review

DRAGON: A Game About A Dragon

Disclosure: the writer received a copy of the game from the developer for the purpose of this review Should I spend time explaining what DRAGON: A Game About A Dragon is about? Seems somewhat obvious. The game is an adorable 2D platformer set in a fantasy kingdom, drawn in pencils like a child’s drawing. You take on the role of ...

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Living the Dream: The Nightmare That is QA Testing

QA Testing

Editor’s note: all games featured in the included images are unrelated to the writer’s experiences  For three years, I “lived the dream.” I was paid to test video games for a third-party company. At first, it did seem like a dream. What would end up happening over the next three years would be the beginning of a nightmare. It was ...

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