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Life is Feudal Interview with Vladimir Piskunov

Life is Feudal Interview with Vladimir Piskunov I had a chance to check out Life is Feudal while I was at E3 this year. The game is an interesting survival, simulation, sandbox game with surprising depth. I had the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of Bitbox Ltd.; Vladimir Piskunov. Our conversation was quite interesting as it ranged from topics...
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Life is Feudal E3 Hands-off Impression

Life is Feudal E3 Hands-off Impression In recent memory, there appears to have been a deluge of survival games with players trying to survive everything from plane crashes to dinosaurs. Amongst contemporary entries we find examples like The Forest and Don’t Starve we see examples in which, although the style might be different, the goal...
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New ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Art Book to Be Released at Comiket 88

New ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Art Book to Be Released at Comiket 88 The official blog for Four Leaf Studio’s Katawa Shoujo has just revealed that the artist weee, who was one of the main artists for the visual novel, will be releasing a new Katawa Shoujo art book called Dangerous. The book will feature her full colour illustrations and guest artwork by Doomfest,...
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Review

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Review Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Developer: Natsume Publisher: Rising Star Games Platform: Nintendo 3DS Release Date: June 20, 2015 Price: $59.95 AUD – Available Here / $27.62 USD – Available Here Overview When Nintendo described this game as having “streamlined controls”, it seemed like an...
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Godzilla Review

Godzilla Review Godzilla Developer: Natsume Atari Publisher: Bandai Namco Platforms: Playstation 4 (Reviewed), Playstation 3 Release Date: July 14, 2015 Price: $59.99 USD – Available Here Overview There are very few franchises that have had the longevity and wealth of Godzilla. Just saying the name for some brings...
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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Battle Details, Gameplay, and Screenshots Released

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Battle Details, Gameplay, and Screenshots Released Today Koei Tecmo has released a slew of new screenshots, a handful of new gameplay clips, and new battle details for Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence which is set to be released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on September 1st in North America and September 4th in Europe. Most of these...
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Story of Seasons Became XSEED’s Fastest Selling Game; PopoloCrois Trailers Released

Story of Seasons Became XSEED’s Fastest Selling Game; PopoloCrois Trailers Released It seems that despite having a different title than fans of the core series would be familiar with, Story of Seasons still did incredibly well as XSEED has announced that not only has the title sold more than 100,000 units so far in North America but that it is also their fastest selling game ever released....
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Card Hunter Coming to Steam with Expedition to the Sky Citadel Expansion

Card Hunter Coming to Steam with Expedition to the Sky Citadel Expansion Card Hunter is making the leap from browsers to Steam this month. Developers Blue Manchu will be releasing a free standalone client for Windows and Mac, which will work alongside the existing browser client. All versions of the game will be getting the “Expedition to the Sky Citadel” expansion...
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Sunset Review

Sunset Review Sunset Developer: Tale of Tales Publisher: Tale of Tales Platforms: Windows PC (Reviewed), Mac, Linux/SteamOS Release Date: May 21, 2015 Price: $19.99 (Available Here) Overview There have been many, many, many games of, about, and taking place within war. Games in which players mimic soldiers on...
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Hard Copies of ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Will Be Available at Comiket 88

Hard Copies of ‘Katawa Shoujo’ Will Be Available at Comiket 88 The Japanese translation team for Katawa Shoujo will be returning to Comiket this year, and hard copies of the game will be available for purchase at their table. If you can get to Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday, August 16, consider checking out Comiket 88 and heading over to east hall 2, space T-30a. Four...
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New Amiibos Announced for September; 8-bit Mario and Animal Crossing Amiibos Leaked

New Amiibos Announced for September; 8-bit Mario and Animal Crossing Amiibos Leaked Earlier today Nintendo announced a new set of Amiibos that will be hitting stores in September. The first set of Amiibos happen to be three different Mii Fighters, one for each class, while the second set features mostly classic Nintendo icons. These Amiibos happen to be R.O.B., Duck Hunt, Mr. Game &...
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Release Date and New Races Announced for Blood Bowl 2

Release Date and New Races Announced for Blood Bowl 2 Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studios have just unveiled another new trailer for the adaptation of the popular Games Workshop title, Blood Bowl 2. This new trailer discusses the new single player campaign mode. Additionally, the newly announced races are the Lizardmen and Wood Elves, both of which...
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PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale Announced for North America

PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale Announced for North America XSEED Games has announced that they will be bringing PopoloCrois Farm Story to North America under the name Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale. They are planning on releasing the game sometime this winter season for the Nintendo 3DS. For those unfamiliar with the name, the title is based...
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Tropico 5 Expansion to Release Next Week

Tropico 5 Expansion to Release Next Week Kalypso Media has announced that the first expansion for Tropico 5 will be out next week for the PS4. Sales of the dictatorial strategy title have blown past expected purchases. The expansion, titled Waterborne, will be available for digital download on the Playstation Store. In thanks to the success of the...
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Elite: Dangerous Powerplay Update Released

Elite: Dangerous Powerplay Update Released Frontier Developments has released their third free update for Elite: Dangerous, the Powerplay expansion. According to Frontier, this is the largest update to Elite: Dangerous yet. Not only does this update bring new ships to the universe, but it finally brings in a larger theme to the universe. The...
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Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Announced for Wii U, PC, iOS, and Android

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories Announced for Wii U, PC, iOS, and Android Natsume has announced that they will be releasing another new Harvest Moon game, titled Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, for the Wii U, PC, iOS, and Android this winter. It is worth noting that this is not related to the Bokujō Monogatari series that the games have been based off of in the past and is...
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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed In case you missed it, Koei Tecmo has announced that they will be releasing Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence in the West for the PlayStation 4 at retail, and on the PlayStation 3 and PC digitally on September 1st in North America and September 4th in Europe. As such, now that the game is set to...
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Art Academy: Atelier Brings Masterpieces to the Wii U this July

Art Academy: Atelier Brings Masterpieces to the Wii U this July I think all Nintendo fans of recent years are very familiar with the Art Academy franchise. While there have been several releases, Nintendo does not seem to be unhappy with this series at all and are inspiring their fans to keep on creating with a brand new entry on the Wii U dubbed Art Academy:...
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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Dated for Australia

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Dated for Australia Creating farms just got farmier. While us in the west already have Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley thanks in part to Natsume, Nintendo of Australia are finally bringing it to the region for the 3DS, and have announced a release date of June 20th. Yes folks (or mates), you can craft your own world and adjust...
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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Announced For Western Release

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Announced For Western Release Koei Tecmo has announced that they will be bringing Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation to the West under the name Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence. The company is planning on releasing the title in North America on September 1st and in Europe on September 4th where the PlayStation 4 version of the...
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Don’t Starve Together Interview with Seth Rosen

Don’t Starve Together Interview with Seth Rosen One of my favorite indie games right now is Klei Entertainment‘s Don’t Starve. It is difficult, unforgiving, and makes one feel like Robinson Crusoe stuck on an island run by H.P. Lovecraft’s imagination. But now, Klei is currently working on Don’t Starve Together, a multiplayer...
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Elite: Dangerous to Release on Mac

Elite: Dangerous to Release on Mac Frontier Developments has announced that their crowdfunded space epic Elite: Dangerous will be receiving a port to Mac OS/X. However this isn’t just a simple wrapper; Frontier Developments is developing the OS/X version in house using their proprietary in-house development software. Notably, Mac...
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Project CARS Review

Project CARS Review Project CARS Developer: Slightly Mad Studios Publisher: Bandai Namco Platform: PS4 (Reviewed), Xbox One, PC, Wii U Release Date: 7/5/2015 Price: $99.95 (AU) – Available Here / $59.95 (US) – Available Here Overview Slightly Mad Studios had a dream to deliver a love letter to the motor racing...
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Story of Seasons Review

Story of Seasons Review Story of Seasons Developer: Marvelous AQL Publisher: XSEED Games Platform: Nintendo 3DS Release Date: March 31, 2015 Price: $39.99 – Available Here Overview For fans of the Harvest Moon series, the last year and a half has been something of a confusing one due to the developers opting to use XSEED as...
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Hard Copies of ‘Katawa Shoujo’ 1.3 to be Sold at Comitia 112

Hard Copies of ‘Katawa Shoujo’ 1.3 to be Sold at Comitia 112 On April 1, the developer blog of Four Leaf Studio’s visual novel Katawa Shoujo announced that the full Japanese translation of the game was completed and released in version 1.3. Now, the good people at Four Leaf Studios had a tendency to post very detailed and hilarious joke...
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Asteroids: Outposts Hits Steam Early Access

Asteroids: Outposts Hits Steam Early Access The latest game in the Asteroids franchise hits Steam Early Access today. The new game is a far cry from its classic arcade roots. Instead Asteroids: Outpost is a open world survival sandbox game from Salty Games. Players take on the role of a space miner looking to strike it rich, all while battling...
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