23 Sep 2021

Preview: Chorus

The space combat genre: probably one of the most overlooked and forgotten gaming genres in the modern era. It seems most developers have forgotten about the pure fun of zipping around space in a fancy ship, shooting down ships or creatures or what-have-you, and upgrading that ship so you can zip around faster and shoot
23 Sep 2021

What is the FFXIV Endwalker Media Tour and When Will Info be Released?

Earlier this week, a flood of creators and media outlets (ourselves included) were given the greenlight to let followers know that they had been invited to the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Media Tour. It’s no secret that the game has seen an incredible surge in players and interest over the last several months and we’ve
21 Sep 2021

Hands On: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers DLC

More content is good, yeah? It’s even better when you’re a fan of a franchise that hasn’t seen much action until a couple of years ago. Suffice it to say, we can add the BattleTech fanbase to an apparently lengthy list of folks getting the games that they’ve been wanting for years and being at
21 Sep 2021

Stephen Critchlow, Voice of FFXIV’s Edmont de Fortemps Dead at Age 54

It is with great sadness that we report that Stephen Critchlow, the voice of Edmont de Fortemps in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, passed away on September 19 at the age of 54. In addition to voicing Count Edmont, he also worked in Television on shows such as Downton Abbey and Red Dwarf, with other video
20 Sep 2021

Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LXVI Showcases Endwalker Job Adjustments

In the months leading up to a Final Fantasy XIV expansion, we will often see “the mother of all Live Letters”, the Mother Porxie if you will- a broadcast that goes on for hours upon hours while continuously flooding our brains with the exciting changes to our favorite jobs, as well as other changes that
19 Sep 2021

Aetheryte Radio 204: Live Letter LXVI

JOB CHANGES ON THE HORIZON! And the latest live letter gives us a tasty treat in the form of a delicious deluge of INFORMATION! Hold tight as we break down the adjustments (subject to change).
19 Sep 2021

Review: Aragami 2

A short while ago we previewed Aragami 2, the sequel to the 2016 indie stealth action game Aragami, seeing what had changed from the original and what we were looking forward to. However, that preview left a few burning questions, so we just had to take the opportunity to look at the final release. Aragami
17 Sep 2021

Everything Revealed at THQ Nordic’s 10th Anniversary Showcase

Today saw THQ Nordic’s first digital presentation in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary. As you’d expect from a showcase ringing in a decade of publishing games, it was suitably filled with reveals of projects currently in development and new looks at a couple of previously announced titles.
15 Sep 2021

Review: Metallic Child

Here’s the hidden secret about Metallic Child: It is perhaps best understood not by what it claims to be on the cover but by a series of otherwise ornate references to other games. At a glance, this game is a roguelite, and indeed that’s what it claims to be right on the cover when you
14 Sep 2021

Review: Rustler

Back in March of 2021, I took a look at a neat little game. Something of a parody on the earlier Grand Theft Auto games, the game trades a modern city for a humorous interpretation of a medieval setting, while keeping a modern (and coarsely-worded) take on much of the dialogue, story, behaviors and activities.
13 Sep 2021

Review: Bravely Default II [PC]

When the original Bravely Default landed on the 3DS back in 2014, it stood as direct confirmation that there was still a market for high quality, turn-based JRPGs. It sported a job-based combat system and a party reminiscent of 2010’s Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, a game that itself took heavy inspiration from
13 Sep 2021

Aetheryte Radio 203: Controller Mods

Super Louis 64 joins the Aetheryte Radio crew today to talk about his Yugioh duel disk controller for Astrologian, future projects, and SO much more!
9 Sep 2021

Everything Revealed During PlayStation Showcase 2021

Today, we got to check out the PlayStation Showcase 2021 which gave big announcements such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake and Marvel’s Wolverine, as well as updates for previously announced games like God of War: Ragnarok or Gran Turismo 7. Let’s go through all of the things shown during the PlayStation
8 Sep 2021

Review: Hindsight 20/20 – Wrath of the Raakshasa

I’m always somewhat skeptical when it comes to plot-based decision making in games. Typically, you’ll be offered one of three choices in every situation: something a nice person would do, something a mean person would do, and something that falls somewhere in between the two.
8 Sep 2021

Review: Dice Legacy

Dice Legacy is a strange game. This is not inherently a bad thing. I’m generally of the mind that strange but distinctive games have a decided edge in the now-crowded indie game space, and I’m inherently very fond of any game that’s trying to do something very different. And a roguelike city-builder strategy game is
6 Sep 2021

Preview: Aragami 2

Sometimes it’s worth looking back at what you’re proud of and analyzing what made it work. What were the things you did or didn’t do that lead to its success? Where did you fall short, and what didn’t work? I had the chance to sit down with a preview Aragami 2, the sequel to 2016’s
5 Sep 2021

Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

2011 was a year of absolutely massive games that have gone on to be considered classics. Portal 2. Skyrim. Dark Souls. The Witcher 2. Hell, one of my favorite games of all time (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) dropped during this absolutely stacked period of gaming. With hit after hit dropping, though, a number of smaller
30 Aug 2021

Hardware Review: VZR Model One Headset

Good quality sound is very important to me in my media. I can’t enjoy movies or console gaming without my full surround sound speaker setup. I’m more than happy to shell out a couple hundred bucks for quality headphones for my PC. On the other hand, I wouldn’t really consider myself an “audiophile.” Sure, I’m
27 Aug 2021

Review: No More Heroes III

Man, it sure has been a bit of a wait for some fresh and traditional Travis Touchdown action. Over a decade, to be precise. It hasn’t been completely devoid of his presence, what with multiple ports of the original two Wii games as well as a side entry in the form of Travis Strikes Again
24 Aug 2021

Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster Arrives Next Month

This morning, Square Enix announced that the next title in their line of Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, Final Fantasy IV, will be releasing next month on September 8 for Steam and Mobile. As was the case for the other remaster titles, Final Fantasy IV will also play host to brand new pixel graphics that were