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3 days ago
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Review: Fobia – St. Dinfna Hotel

Despite their tried and true persistence as a popular genre, horror video games can sometimes feel a bit polarizing: you either love them or you hate them. Moreover, they have the tendency to feel somewhat insular as well, with many horror releases iterating and expanding upon the staples established by the genre’s most popular titles.
6 days ago
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Review: Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

The last time I wrote a review for an otome game, I couldn’t help but point out how childish the genre’s usual tropes felt from the perspective of an older player. The satisfaction I craved from that particular story never came because I couldn’t shake the feeling that I wasn’t the intended audience. This never
1 week ago
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FFXIV’s 6.18 Release and Server Expansion for EU & JP Outlined

Shortly after announcing the next Letter from the Producer LIVE on July 1st, Square Enix finally shared more news regarding the planned server expansions for both the Japanese and European data centers. Naoki Yoshida had last talked about the addition of new servers back in January when the OCE data center opened. Now we have
1 week ago
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Aetheryte Radio 225: Shoutcasting in FFXIV with Lythi

Lythi, shoutcaster for many a game, including our beloved FFXIV, joins the crew today to discuss just that!
2 weeks ago
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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

You really had to be a certain age to fully understand the absolutely monstrous chokehold that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had on younger kids at the time. Since then, to a certain extent, many other IPs popular with their target audience have had a hard time replicating at the height of its popularity. Save
2 weeks ago
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Hardware Review: Nacon RIG Revolution X Controller

If you’re a regular here, you may remember the review we did a while back on Nacon’s Pro Compact controller for Xbox systems and Windows 10/11, and what we have here today can fairly be described as its big brother: the Revolution X. Billed as “competition grade,” it does pack in some additional features and
2 weeks ago
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FFXIV: Letter From the Producer LIVE LXXI Will Air on July 1st

The date for the first of two Live Letters for the upcoming 6.2 patch has now been announced! Players from the Americas will have to get up very early to catch the stream on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 4:00 a.m. (PDT) / 11:00 (GMT) / 21:00 (AEST). Besides the usual miscellaneous updates on the
2 weeks ago
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Announced at 25th Anniversary Stream

Square Enix used this season of game announcements to hold a special 25th anniversary stream for Final Fantasy VII. The roughly 15 minute long stream was packed with announcements. We’ve summarized everything you need to know down below, with trailers for each announcement. If you want to watch the full show, you can do so
2 weeks ago
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Preview: Power Chord

First and foremost, I think it’s important to look at Power Chord as it presents itself compared to what Power Chord actually is. Because I believe that it’s easy to get swept up in the game’s presentation in such a way that you lose sight of the fact that the game itself is actually simpler
2 weeks ago
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Preview: Soulstice

There are several matters of debate when it comes to the character action game, with discourse of the categorization often ranging from defining the term in the first place to establishing which title incepted the genre as we know it. And yet whether you think the genre began with the 2001 release of Onimusha: Warlords
2 weeks ago
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FFXIV Podcast Aetheryte Radio 224: Patch 6.15

SPOILERS ON THE HORIZON! Aldianaux, Rook, and Xenedra chat about the latest, wonderfully side-quest-laden patch: 6.15!
2 weeks ago
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Necrosoft’s new School-Life Tactics- RPG Demonschool Announced for 2023

Ysbryd Games, publishers of WORLD OF HORROR and VA-11 HALL-A, revealed their new game during the PC Showcase for the Summer Game Fest 2022. Developed by Necrosoft, the makers of Hyper Gunsport and Gunhouse, the new game mixes elements of school-life games like the Persona series with Italian horror cinema. Set to release some time
3 weeks ago
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Review: Card Shark

I’ve never been what one would call an avid card game player. Sure, I know which hands beat what in poker, I can count for blackjack, and I’ve bluffed my way through a game of sheepshead or two. But I have no idea if holding out for a flush is wise and I’ve never known
3 weeks ago
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Review: Wonder Boy Collection

I got into collecting retro games a few years back. Both to reexperience the NES era that I grew up with, and to try out games from other consoles I never owned when I was younger. I’ve managed to build complete collections of three of my favorite franchises (Tales of, Ys, and Fire Emblem), and
4 weeks ago
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Resident Evil 4 Remake Gets First Trailer and Release Date

Today, Capcom premiered the first trailer for the Resident Evil 4 remake. Originally released for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2005 before then being ported to practically every home console released since, Resident Evil 4 follows Resident Evil 2 protagonist Leon S. Kennedy six years after the events of Raccoon City as he goes on a
4 weeks ago
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Final Fantasy XVI Arrives Summer 2023

Today, Square Enix released a brand new trailer, “Dominance” for the long awaited Final Fantasy XVI. Before the trailer premiered, Producer Naoki Yoshida mentioned that they’ll soon be talking with media outlets to release more information about the game. He also shared the following message: And though the world finds itself in turmoil, we’ll continue
4 weeks ago
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Review: Dwerve

What would happen if you took the tower defense and action-adventure genres and threw them into a blender? Games that try to meld two genres that don’t share a lot of overlap are often well-intentioned, but fall just short of the mark when it comes to utilizing both to reach new heights of gameplay. They
4 weeks ago
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Preview: Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed

Of all the titles unveiled at publisher THQ Nordic’s 10th Anniversary Showcase, Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed was the one I found myself the most excited to get my hands on. Through their 2020 remake of the first game, developer Black Forest Games has already shown a deep appreciation for the heart of the
1 month ago
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Aetheryte Radio 223: The Unending Journey (Part 1)

Today we began our introspective journey talking about our experiences in FFXIV through the years. True to the title, it's not quite over yet, so be prepared for a mini series!
1 month ago
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Hardware Review: GoDice

[Edit 6/1/2022: Particula has added buying options for both D&D Shells and a USB charger since the time of writing. The following review remains unchanged.] The internet rules everything around us. At least, that what tech toy manufacturers seem to think. The jokes of everything being “smart” are kind of old at this point, but