RPG Grind Time – Why Persona 5 Is Probably My Game of the Year

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RPG Grind Time – Why Persona 5 Is Probably My Game of the Year

We've waited a long time for Persona 5 — it's been almost a decade since the fourth entry, so seeing this launch is exciting. Persona remains one of my favorite RPG series; I love how it tackles difficult topics about the human condition, and blends everyday life with fighting demons. One minute you're chatting with classmates and getting to know them, the next you're fusing a powerful persona to conquer an intense boss. Not many games make you feel like you're a part of the world, but Persona thrives on entrenching you in every aspect of it. Its solid progression system makes you feel like you're always advancing something, whether you're improving your skills and relationships or getting further in a dungeon. I had high hopes for Persona 5, but was worried a new cast and story might not hold my interest like previous ones. I'm glad those concerns were unfounded — I haven't been able to put the game down since I got it a few weeks ago.

158 Questions And Answers About Ninja Theory And Hellblade

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158 Questions And Answers About Ninja Theory And Hellblade

With our new cover story on Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, we're highlighting the work from developer Ninja Theory. Obviously, we're fans of their previous games like Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and DmC, so we have a lot of questions. While visiting the studio in Cambridge, England, Ben Reeves sat down with Hellblade's creative director Tameem Antoniades to ask as many (absurd) questions as we could about all things Ninja Theory. Stay tuned throughout the month for much more information and gameplay footage from Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Watch the interview below to learn more about Hellblade, Disney Infinity, their take on Dante, and much more.

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Spoiler-Free Tips For Success In Persona 5

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Spoiler-Free Tips For Success In Persona 5

Persona 5 has many different systems that all interact with one another, and often you can get a big advantage by planning your days, maximizing the value of time spent with confidants and relationships and more.

Here are some essential tips to help you make the most of your time in Persona 5.

This post is generally spoiler-free, however the names of some characters, locations, and items are included as a necessity.

Four Things To Know About Persona 5

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Four Things To Know About Persona 5

After years of waiting, we can finally play Persona 5. Fans of the series probably know what they're getting into, but it's been nearly 10 years since the last Persona title's original release, so this entry is also likely to pull in a new wave of first-timers. What is Persona 5 all about? What makes it special? Who should you date? In the video below, we tell you what you need to know about this exceptional RPG. 

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For more videos like this, check out Four Things you should know about Mass Effect: Andromeda, about Nier: Automata, and about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Dimension 404, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ghost In The Shell, Alien

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Dimension 404, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ghost In The Shell, Alien

Ghost in the Shell is in theaters, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit Blu-Ray and DVD today, but to experience the most intriguing new development in science fiction all you have to do is boot up Hulu right now. Dimension 404 is a new six-episode anthology show that combines the camp of Doctor Who with the intrigue of Twilight Zone. When mankind uncovers another dimension hidden within cyberspace, all hell breaks loose. Our digital exploits are the fuel for each episode. The show features narration from Mark Hamill, and stars Lea Michele, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Hyland, and Joel McHale. The first episode “Matchmaker” is wonderfully odd, and well worth a view.

Four Things To Know About Yooka-Laylee

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Four Things To Know About Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic's anticipated 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee is almost here. You can read my extended thoughts about this throwback adventure in my review. However, if you'd rather learn about it in video form, we've distilled four key things about Yooka-Laylee into a short feature.

You can check out that video below.

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The Sports Desk – 30 Details About Dirt 4

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The Sports Desk – 30 Details About Dirt 4

Codemasters revives its Dirt off-roading franchise on June 6 (PS4, Xbox One, and PC) with Dirt 4, and recently we had some hands-on time with the game, not only checking out its racing gameplay but also finding out about its career mode and new rally stage creation feature. Here are a handful of details I uncovered about the title. Also, stick around as Codemasters' executive producer Clive Moody discusses the company's approach to its racing titles in the future.

Career Mode

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Highlights From Our Sonic The Hedgehog Super Replay

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Highlights From Our Sonic The Hedgehog Super Replay

Over the last three months, Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Kyle Hilliard, and Ben Reeves (with cameos from Brian Shea and Dan Tack) stumbled, bumbled, and glitched their way through Sonic The Hedgehog from 2006 totaling twenty-six hours of gameplay.

As the credits rolled it was decided we needed some added closure. Here are some of our favorite moments of the madness.

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Making Game Infarcer's Metal Gear Solid VI Cover

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Making Game Infarcer's Metal Gear Solid VI Cover

This year's cover of Game Infarcer (our annual parody feature) pokes fun at Konami and the Metal Gear series. How did it come together? You can find out right here.

We sit down with artist Zander Cannon (the creator of Kaijumax) to talk about the process as he shows us the artwork at various stages. We run through the plethora of hidden jokes, and Cannon points out one that even hardcore Metal Gear fans probably missed. Check out the full video below.

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