Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers on Sale on Amazon
These games are pretty solid and very popular in the JRPG fanbase. It’s also on sale right now on Amazon. 3DS games from Atlus can get pretty pricey, but Soul Hackers is on sale right now for $25, which is the lowest price its ever been from its $40 price point. Hop on it if you’re a fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers on Sale on Amazon

These games are pretty solid and very popular in the JRPG fanbase. It’s also on sale right now on Amazon. 3DS games from Atlus can get pretty pricey, but Soul Hackers is on sale right now for $25, which is the lowest price its ever been from its $40 price point. Hop on it if you’re a fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series.

'Zero Charisma': One Nerd Movie To Rule Them All [TRAILER]
A group of Dungeons & Dragons players invite a charismatic hipster into their playgroup, but something about him rubs their Dungeon Master the wrong way.
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Official synopsis:

As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott (Sam Eidson) leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother’s kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip—along with everything else in his life—when neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup. Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be. A darkly comedic fable of epic proportions, Zero Charisma is an ode to nerds from every realm.

Zero Charisma hits iTunes October 8 and theaters October 11.
(via /FIlm)

'Zero Charisma': One Nerd Movie To Rule Them All [TRAILER]

A group of Dungeons & Dragons players invite a charismatic hipster into their playgroup, but something about him rubs their Dungeon Master the wrong way.

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Critics Consensus: Dragon’s Crown (PS3/Vita)
Dragon’s Crown is a 2D RPG/adventure/beat ‘em up game developed by Vanillaware that has been on everyone’s minds the last couple of months due to its controversial art style.  Big boobs don’t go over so well in video games. Boobs aside, Dragon’s Crown is a solid game, according to critics, who all agree it’s a fantastic and in-depth role-playing game that any gamer can enjoy.

"It’s clear that Vanillaware has a fervent love for the roots of the role-playing genre. Nods to old tabletop gaming abound, up to and including a dungeon master-like narrator who carries you through the story. Even so, Dragon’s Crown needn’t be a niche title; its accessible combat and rewarding upgrades are great fun for any action fan.” - Matt Miller, GameInformer
“Dragon’s Crown is quite literally a crowning achievement in the beat ‘em up genre. Utilizing some of the best design concepts of the past 20 years, Vanillaware succeeds in creating a captivating world that you just can’t help but experience over and over.” - Chris Carter, Destructoid
“As a side-scrolling brawler, Dragon’s Crown is deep and loaded with replay. As an example of 2D art in gaming, it’s unequalled. The characters, enemy monsters, bosses, level art, and everything else that goes into the look of the game is unmatched in detail and design.” - James (no last name given, so just James), HardcoreGamer
“With so many goals to pursue, Dragon’s Crown is much larger than most beat-‘em-ups, and more action-packed than most role-playing games. It’s both beautiful and captivating in its style and execution, and overall, it’s a great hybrid of two very different genres.” - Peter Brown, GameSpot
“Dragon’s Crown may start slow, but opens into a truly rewarding experience with each additional hour you put in. Despite some initial barriers to entry, it’s still one of Vanillaware’s most accessible games, catering to the hardcore while inviting in newcomers with its familiar gameplay and beautiful art.” - Lucas Sullivan, GamesRadar

Critics Consensus: Dragon’s Crown (PS3/Vita)

Dragon’s Crown is a 2D RPG/adventure/beat ‘em up game developed by Vanillaware that has been on everyone’s minds the last couple of months due to its controversial art style.  Big boobs don’t go over so well in video games. Boobs aside, Dragon’s Crown is a solid game, according to critics, who all agree it’s a fantastic and in-depth role-playing game that any gamer can enjoy.

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This Digital RPG Puts You In The Role of Players Playing a Tabletop RPG

Knights of Pen &Paper +1 Edition might actually be the most meta game ever created. You play as a regular group of people playing a D&D-esque pen and paper RPG - you even get to play as the Game Master and design the actual encounters!

This new +1 Edition is an update of the mobile version with brand new features such as a tavern, more dungeon locations, and a plethora of new unhealthy snacks for the in-game players. The game drops for PC and Mac on June 18th. Pre-orders are open at buy.knightsofpenandpaper.com, but if you can’t wait until then you should totally download the mobile version, and then get the +1 Edition.

Aliens Crucible: Animations from Danny on Vimeo.

Character Animations for Canceled Aliens RPG

At one point Obsidian Entertainment, Developer of Fallout: New Vegas, were working on an Aliens RPG known as Aliens Crucible.

Between this and what became of Aliens: Colonial Marines, I have very little hope for the IP. At least I can drown my hopes of what might have been with the largely underrated RTS Aliens vs Predator: Extinction.

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The Wire As A 16-Bit RPG

Following up their Breaking Bad RPG spoof, CollegeHumor takes on The Wire. The best part is when they use the warp whistle to skip past Season 2 since nothing important happens.

'Gravity Rush' Review: Falling To The Top With Style

Gravity Rush is a PlayStation Vita exclusive open world action RPG directed by Keiichiro Toyama and written by Naoko Sato - both known for their work on Siren and the first Silent Hill. It’s like Hayao Miyazaki, Solatorobo, inFAMOUS, and Crackdown had a baby. It’s also by far the best looking and most innovative game on the Vita and one of the best games of the year.

AWESOME

  • Gorgeous art direction, level design, and character designs bursting with charm and personality.
  • Intriguing story filled with a memorable cast of characters that are sure to spawn countless works of fanart, cosplay, tattoos, etc.
  • Massive open world that you’ll want to explore even after the credits roll.
  • Some of the later levels are beautifully trippy and have a clever puzzle element to them. They’re so awesome that you’ll probably wish more of the game was like this.

NOT AWESOME

  • Combat is often clunky.
  • Whack load times.
  • Abrupt ending that doesn’t really sum anything up.

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The Last Story Gets a Limited Edition
Hironobu Sakaguchi’s newest game, The Last Story, is getting a pretty neat limited edition. All copies of the game’s first printing will include a soft-cover art book and display box. This almost makes up for the fact that North America didn’t get the sweet Xenoblade limited edition with the red Classic Controller Pro.

The Last Story Gets a Limited Edition

Hironobu Sakaguchi’s newest game, The Last Story, is getting a pretty neat limited edition. All copies of the game’s first printing will include a soft-cover art book and display box. This almost makes up for the fact that North America didn’t get the sweet Xenoblade limited edition with the red Classic Controller Pro.

Shin Megami Tensei IV 4 the IIIDS
See what I did there? Atlus have announced that they’ve begun working on the next numerical installment of their SMT series. The previous numbered MegaTen game was Nocture, one of the best RPGs games for the PS2. It was re-printed a few years ago by a company that insists on lowering my game collection’s value, so if you’ve never played Nocturne, do it now. It’s like Pokémon on bath salts.

Shin Megami Tensei IV 4 the IIIDS

See what I did there? Atlus have announced that they’ve begun working on the next numerical installment of their SMT series. The previous numbered MegaTen game was Nocture, one of the best RPGs games for the PS2. It was re-printed a few years ago by a company that insists on lowering my game collection’s value, so if you’ve never played Nocturne, do it now. It’s like Pokémon on bath salts.

Dragon Quest X Keyboard Looks Goo-ed
I’m not really planning on getting Dragon Quest X since I haven’t played IX yet, but I would like to trade in my Mini Medals for some of the game’s accessories. I’ll probably pick up the neat-o thumbdrive, and if I’m feeling awfully silly I might grab this ridiculous keyboard. It will cost about $50 but the stares from my coworkers will be priceless.

Dragon Quest X Keyboard Looks Goo-ed

I’m not really planning on getting Dragon Quest X since I haven’t played IX yet, but I would like to trade in my Mini Medals for some of the game’s accessories. I’ll probably pick up the neat-o thumbdrive, and if I’m feeling awfully silly I might grab this ridiculous keyboard. It will cost about $50 but the stares from my coworkers will be priceless.

Dragon’s Crown Publishing Transferred to Atlus
Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown was to be published by Ignition (King of Fighters XII, El Shaddai). However, Atlus have announced that they will now be handling the release. There’s still some confusion as to whether Atlus will be collaborating in the game’s production or if they are only handling the publishing. Hopefully this doesn’t allude to Vanillaware having trouble developing the game, because it looks frickin’ awesome.

Dragon’s Crown Publishing Transferred to Atlus

Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown was to be published by Ignition (King of Fighters XII, El Shaddai). However, Atlus have announced that they will now be handling the release. There’s still some confusion as to whether Atlus will be collaborating in the game’s production or if they are only handling the publishing. Hopefully this doesn’t allude to Vanillaware having trouble developing the game, because it looks frickin’ awesome.

Localized Ni no Kuni Delayed to 2013

Bad news, Ghibli fans. The English-language version of Level-5’s and Studio Ghibli’s Ni no Kuni has been delayed until sometime next year. You can’t complain too much though. The fact that this game is even getting a localization is a miracle. And as a consolation, you get an awesome trailer.

Atlus “ReVITAlizes” PSN by Slashing Prices Off Their PSP Games.

Been waiting for your chance to jump into the Persona series? Have a shiny new Vita, but lack the cash to throw down for all those Atlus RPG’s you want? Well, now’s your chance because classic Atlus titles are mad cheap for a limited time.

The discounted titles are as follows:

  • Persona - $19.99 (was $39.99)
  • Persona 2: Innocent Sin - $29.99 (was $39.99)
  • Persona 3 Portable - $19.99 (was $39.99)
  • Riviera: The Promised Land - $9.99 (was $14.99)
  • Yggdra Union - $9.99 (was $14.99)
  • Knights In The Nightmare - $14.99 (was $29.99)
  • Hexyz Force - $14.99 (was $29.99)
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble - $14.99 (was $39.99)
  • Crimson Gem Saga - $14.99 (was $29.99)
  • Class of Heroes - $14.99 (was $39.99)

50% off Persona 3 Portable? I believe I speak on behalf of gamers everywhere when I say HOLY SHIT THANK YOU, ATLUS!!! Seriously, these deals are awesome. Hopefully more publishers follow Atlus’ lead and discount some PSP titles that new Vita owners might not have had the chance to play.

(via PS Blog)

Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming to Vita:

 I thought I’d have to build a new $1,000 computer once PSO2 came out, but I guess I’ll just have to get a $250 portable instead. If it’s good, that is. So far it’s looking iffy. The video shows the game running about two frames per second. Sega has a year to work it out though - PSO2 for Vita won’t be out until 2013.

(Source: andriasang.com)

Normandy, We Have a Problem
Mass Effect 3 players everywhere are complaining of a bug that won’t let you import your character from the first two games. That means you leave behind your face and moral decisions. Not cool. According to the Internet, this is happening in both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
I try not to buy new releases because of that whole $60 thing but I was going to break that rule for Mass Effect 3. Now I think I’ll be holding off until I hear this bug is fixed.

Normandy, We Have a Problem

Mass Effect 3 players everywhere are complaining of a bug that won’t let you import your character from the first two games. That means you leave behind your face and moral decisions. Not cool. According to the Internet, this is happening in both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

I try not to buy new releases because of that whole $60 thing but I was going to break that rule for Mass Effect 3. Now I think I’ll be holding off until I hear this bug is fixed.

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