Spoiled – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Spoiled – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

We've talked a lot about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard since its launch, but always with the caveat that we wouldn't reveal spoilers. That's not the case for this video.

The word is in the headline, but that doesn't mean we can't offer another warning: this video is full of Resident Evil 7 spoilers. Andrew Reiner, Javy Gwaltney, and I are joined by former GI editor and now Capcom employee Tim Turi, who has been the world's biggest Resident Evil fan since he was 11 years old. We discuss the ending, its importance to the wider Resident Evil universe, and that one very cool puzzle room.

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Everything You Need To Know About Fire Emblem Heroes

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Everything You Need To Know About Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes is latest the mobile game to be published by Nintendo, as well as the first Fire Emblem title to be released since the publisher revealed its rather aggressive expansion plans for the series last month. Is it worth your time if you’re a Fire Emblem fan? What if you're a newcomer to the series?

Let’s chat about it.

What’s a Fire Emblem?Fire Emblem is a long-running strategy RPG series that’s been around since 1990, though the series didn’t make it stateside until 2003. The games rely on fantastical tropes, often having you play as a group of knights and do-gooders trying to retake a kingdom or overthrow corrupt rulers. The series has a reputation for being among Nintendo’s most hardcore games thanks to its merciless approach to difficulty.

We're Live Streaming Nioh Right Now

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We're Live Streaming Nioh Right Now

We're live right now! Join Daniel Tack and Suriel Vazquez by going to Twitch or Youtube, or by using the embedded video below.

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At 2 PM CT, join Daniel Tack and some special guest editors as we take on dark action RPG Nioh. We'll be battling Yokai, summoning Guardian Spirits, and answering your questions about the game!

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 2, 2017)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (February 2, 2017)

We're a month into 2017 with little to show for it in terms of new releases. Fear not, however; from a headset review to video game pets worth owning, Blog Herding still has your content hunger covered.

Community Blogs For January 26 – February 1:

The Miraculous Path to the Super Bowl for my Player in Madden 17 (Part 3 – The Super Bowl) I don't play many sports games, but like Refle I have led my very own player to the promised land. Just not the Super Bowl; I'm talking the English Premier League crown and Champions League glory. Like our blogger, I revel in the highs and lows of the title charge, and creating my own story.

How To Play Nioh

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How To Play Nioh

Team Ninja's dark action/RPG has a ton of moving parts and mechanics. Learning all of the complex systems behind the swing of a katana or the heft of an axe can be intimidating, so we're here to drop some knowledge if you're looking for it. This video does not contain any minor or major spoilers, outside of certain features that may need to be unlocked at various points in the game.

Join Daniel Tack and Suriel Vazquez on a guided tour through all the menus, shops, and systems that make up the core of Nioh in this video feature.

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Watch Us Beat Nioh's Final Boss

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Watch Us Beat Nioh's Final Boss

Nioh is a game featuring tons of content, with around 20 main missions and countless sub-missions to explore. Join Daniel Tack and Suriel Vazquez on a trip through the game's final stage and a battle with the epic final boss in this video.

Warning: There are massive spoilers in this video as well as additional spoilers discussed in video commentary, so please be sure you're okay with that before watching.

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Watch Us Play Nioh Tomorrow

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Watch Us Play Nioh Tomorrow

At 2 PM CT tomorrow, join Daniel Tack and some special guest editors as we take on dark action RPG Nioh. We'll be battling Yokai, summoning Guardian Spirits, and answering your questions about the game!

While some bosses and environments will be spoiled, we're going to play around critical story elements and won't be showing any cutscenes or explicit story content.

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch on Thursday, or just tune in using the embedded video below.

Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 14 Hours

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Never Played Shenmue II? Watch Us Play The First 14 Hours

Last year, over the course of four months, we played through Shenmue for the Dreamcast in its entirety. It was an experimental video series, with an undefined schedule that allowed us to take in all the feedback for each episode by reading and responding to comments in (almost) real time. The experiment was a success! So we immediately decided (after playing through Dark Souls III, Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon, Shadow of the Colossus, and Resident Evil 4) that there was no time like the present to return to Yu Suzuki's masterpiece. For the sequel, we're playing the Xbox version that was published by Microsoft in 2002.

Opinion – Resident Evil 7 Shows The Proper Way To Reinvent A Series

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Opinion – Resident Evil 7 Shows The Proper Way To Reinvent A Series

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I sat down in my living room to play Resident Evil 7. I had just spent the last two weeks doing multiple playthroughs of Resident Evil 4 so I could write a piece about that game’s legacy and the influence it had on the industry as a whole. Even 12 years later, I was still awestruck by 4’s innovations and how well it had aged, so I came to 7 with much trepidation, mostly due to Capcom’s strange and ill-conceived marketing campaign for the game, which lingered too long in boring mysteries and withheld information about what 7 was actually going to be until close to launch. When I learned that the game was going “back to the series roots,” I was both cautiously optimistic and skeptical.

With the exception of 4, Resident Evil has always been a series that I liked more as an idea than a game I enjoyed playing. I can understand why players loved navigating the mansions and cityscapes that comprised the first three titles, but the tank controls, occasionally tedious puzzles, and bad bad combat made them games that I played through more out of a duty to understand what place they had in gaming history rather than something that was fun to play.

RPG Grind Time – A Beginner’s Guide To The Kingdom Hearts Collections

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RPG Grind Time – A Beginner’s Guide To The Kingdom Hearts Collections

It’s hard to believe that it’s been close to 15 years since the first Kingdom Hearts game released. This actually makes me feel a bit old. Since that game launched, I’ve graduated from high school and college. The amount of time elapsed feels almost surreal. I don’t think I ever could have predicted the bumpy ride I’d be on with the series. My younger self surely never thought I'd be waiting until 2017 for Kingdom Hearts III, but here we are.