Xbox One will be region locked – Report

By:  Dan Chiappini The Xbox One will require game software to match the console’s hardware region to play, according to a report by Digital Trends. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to the publication that region-specific encoding will be put in place to comply with legal requirements for selling the hardware across various global markets. “Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines … Continue reading Xbox One will be region locked – Report

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Odin Sphere is 50% Off On PSN, This Week Only

By: Melissa Evans (@Fataleflare) Playstation 2 greatest hit Odin Sphere is half off on PSN this week only, bringing down the prince the from $9.99 to $4.99. This deal is only for the North American Playstation Store. Odin Sphere is a cult classic game made by Vanillaware. Vanillaware is known for making games such as GrimGrimoire and Muramasa. Next year they will release Dragon’s Crown … Continue reading Odin Sphere is 50% Off On PSN, This Week Only

Atlus USA Announces Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends Of The Titan

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Ever since its Japanese release earlier this year, fans of Atlus’s Etrian Odyssey franchise, which started back on the Nintendo DS, have been wondering when the publisher would announce their localization plans for the newest Nintendo 3DS entry. That time is now, as the game has now been officially announced for North America. Etrian Odyssey IV plays similarly to its predecessor … Continue reading Atlus USA Announces Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends Of The Titan

Get Your Hands On A ‘Golden’ Persona 4 Golden Preorder Bonus

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Last month Atlus revealed the finalized North American box art for Persona 4 Golden. For those who followed the game’s Japanese release, you already know that a special accessory bundle was released alongside the game. It sold out super fast over there, but if you are fast enough, you might just get a chance to get it in North America! Among … Continue reading Get Your Hands On A ‘Golden’ Persona 4 Golden Preorder Bonus

Meet Code Of Princess’s Cast Of Characters

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Last month Atlus shared a peek at the pre-order bonus for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Code of Princess. With only a few months before the game’s Western release they have another new look, this time being of the game’s many unique playable characters. Code of Princess offers players an exciting yet unconventional hardcore experience, deftly blending fighting gameplay with components … Continue reading Meet Code Of Princess’s Cast Of Characters

Get A Sneak Peek At Code of Princess’s Pre-Order Bonus

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Last month, Atlus announced their 2012 lineup, which included the Nintendo 3DS title Code of Princess. The publisher has released a new glam shot which shows off the pre-order exclusiveCode of Princess Sound & Visual Book. Code of Princess offers players an exciting yet unconventional hardcore experience, deftly blending fighting gameplay with components from classic arcade side-scrolling beat ’em ups and … Continue reading Get A Sneak Peek At Code of Princess’s Pre-Order Bonus

Industry Publishers Need To Clean Up Their Act

By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) Gamers lash out at developers and publishers pretty hard for ‘features’ like on-disc DRM and pre-launch DLC announcements, but only because it’s the more recent wave in a tide of economics. Placing a pre-order for beta or early game access, exclusive content or gear that gives some players an inherent advantage over others in a multiplayer environment, and lifetime subscriptions are … Continue reading Industry Publishers Need To Clean Up Their Act

Get Stung With New Gungnir Screenshots

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) Last year, Atlus announced that they would be localizing the Sony PSP titles Gungnir and Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time this Summer. With the first title coming out next month, Atlus has released a brand-new batch of screenshots from the game for gamers to partake in. Gungnir is the latest title from developer Sting which is most known for their work on … Continue reading Get Stung With New Gungnir Screenshots

Atlus To Shut Down Demon’s Souls Servers Next Month

After nearly 3 years of service, Atlus will be shutting down Demon’s Souls’ North American servers starting late next month. Atlus insists that this will not affect the game’s single player mode, although the publisher did not say if that includes the ability for players to leave notes and hints online. It’s also safe to assume that this might mean that certain stones which call … Continue reading Atlus To Shut Down Demon’s Souls Servers Next Month