Month: January 2021

Released in a double bill with its sequel, The Dark Eye: Memoria, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a reasonably straightforward point-and-click adventure set in the Dark Eye universe. That universe is the German equivalent of Dungeons & Dragons, and while it hasn’t quite emerged as a global RPG player like D&D has, we’ve
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Have you ever heard of Team Ninja? They’re a Japanese video game developer that should not exist. If anyone has a time machine, I’d love to borrow it so that I could convince this studio never to begin making games. Why do I despise them? For all intents and purposes, Team Ninja are the progenitors
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In SYNTHETIK: Ultimate you play as an android prototype that contains a human consciousness, fighting against the Machine Legion that has set out to destroy humanity. Not exactly the most original plot, but the gameplay is what matters, so let’s just get right into that. SYNTHETIK is a challenging rogue-lite that uses a slightly angled
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Drawing on the success of Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 1, Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi want to surpass players’ expectations with Part 2, and surprise those who’ve played the original and already know what comes next. A translation of the duo’s talk at the CEDEC Conference was provided by Twitter user aitaikimochi. Hamaguchi added that
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© MDickie While Wrestling Empire is no critical darling, sole developer Mat Dickie is used to that reception, having been making his own professional wrestling games since 2000. Despite unusual visuals and unpredictable gameplay, these titles have achieved a cult following – it’s not a huge leap from the suspension of disbelief required to enjoy
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Staff at the popular Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo’s Akihabara district had to call the police on Friday after a first-come-first-serve PlayStation 5 sale descended into chaos. Dave Gibson, a lead developer at Creatures Inc, was at the store and published videos of the scene on Twitter. A number of other users also shared photos and videos of
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Capcom has published its financial report for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2020, reporting the “highest” end-of-third-quarter profit levels in company history. Net sales amounted to 64,867 million yen, up 22.6 percent year-over-year. Operating income was 24,382 million yen – an increase of 32.2 percent year-over-year. Capcom attributed its financial success to “solid sales” of Resident Evil
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By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 14:30 GMT After the official Astral Chain website changed the copyright listing last week, PlatinumGames has confirmed longer the IP belongs to Nintendo. The 2019 Nintendo Switch game was another well-received PlatinumGames title that was directed by Takahisa Taura, which we lauded as an action masterclass from the esteemed
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By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 13:25 GMT Bloober Team’s latest psychological horror hit, The Medium, has already made a profit thanks to sales across PC and Xbox. In an interview with Polish publication Money.pl (via GameSpot), the development studio noted that The Medium has already made back both its developmental and marketing costs, meaning that
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By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:23 GMT Super Nintendo World will be available for Universal Studios visitors soon, but if you’re unable to attend there’s an alternative in Minecraft. Earlier this year, we got a virtual tour of Super Nintendo World that showed prospective visitors what they could expect to see if they got
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake co-director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase took part in an interview at CEDEC and spoke about their approach to creating Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2. The developers behind the as-yet-unnamed Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel gave an interview at The Computer Entertainment Developers Conference where they acknowledged the sequel’s narrative structure and hinted
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Earlier this month, Bloomberg ran a story about how Microsoft attempted to buy out Nintendo many years ago. EA, at the time, apparently told Microsoft it had “no clue” how to make a console, while Nintendo supposedly thought Microsoft’s proposal was hilarious, according to Xbox’s former director of third party relations, Kevin Bachus. In the
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