Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Starts Today

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Starts Today

The beta for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the Final Fantasy fighter, is open to all today ahead of its release at the end of the month.

PlayStation 4 owners who want to take one of their favorite Final Fantasy characters for a spin can do so today. The beta runs from January 12 to January 21, so there is plenty of time to log on and see if the Team Ninja-developed fighting game is a good fit. While the previous beta last year required both PlayStation Plus and registration with Square-Enix, this one is open to everyone.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will release for the PlayStation 4 on January 30. You can catch the intro for the game below.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Starts Today

about X hours ago from
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Starts Today

The beta for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the Final Fantasy fighter, is open to all today ahead of its release at the end of the month.

PlayStation 4 owners who want to take one of their favorite Final Fantasy characters for a spin can do so today. The beta runs from January 12 to January 21, so there is plenty of time to log on and see if the Team Ninja-developed fighting game is a good fit. While the previous beta last year required both PlayStation Plus and registration with Square-Enix, this one is open to everyone.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will release for the PlayStation 4 on January 30. You can catch the intro for the game below.

Here's The New Gear You Can Earn In Destiny 2's Faction Rally Next Week

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Here's The New Gear You Can Earn In Destiny 2's Faction Rally Next Week

The eternal struggle for supremacy over Destiny 2's side activities continues, and players can earn some new loot in the process.

The new faction rally event starts next Tuesday (Jan 16) on all platforms, and runs for one week. Like the previous events, players will head to the tower and pledge their loyalty to either Future War Cult, New Monarchy, or Dead Orbit by talking to each group's respective leader. After that you'll earn faction tokens from most of Destiny 2's ongoing activities: daily milestones, public events, strikes, raids, etc.

Once you've snagged enough tokens, you can cash them in for faction-specific engrams containing the armor pieces from the previous season. However, this time around you can also earn ornaments for those armor sets, which change the look of them. Here's what those look like.

Here's The New Gear You Can Earn In Destiny 2's Faction Rally Next Week

about X hours ago from
Here's The New Gear You Can Earn In Destiny 2's Faction Rally Next Week

The eternal struggle for supremacy over Destiny 2's side activities continues, and players can earn some new loot in the process.

The new faction rally event starts next Tuesday (Jan 16) on all platforms, and runs for one week. Like the previous events, players will head to the tower and pledge their loyalty to either Future War Cult, New Monarchy, or Dead Orbit by talking to each group's respective leader. After that you'll earn faction tokens from most of Destiny 2's ongoing activities: daily milestones, public events, strikes, raids, etc.

Once you've snagged enough tokens, you can cash them in for faction-specific engrams containing the armor pieces from the previous season. However, this time around you can also earn ornaments for those armor sets, which change the look of them. Here's what those look like.

Detective Pikachu Is On The Case With An Amiibo, Special 2DS XL

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Detective Pikachu Is On The Case With An Amiibo, Special 2DS XL

Nintendo has released a string of clues about the upcoming Detective Pikachu game, which lets the player work together with a gruff-talking Pokémon to solve mysteries. The game is coming out in late March, and its release is going to be accompanied by a specially themed 2DS XL Pikachu Edition and a new Detective Pikachu Amiibo. 

Take a look at the trailer below to see a Pikachu say more than its own name as he solves mysteries in Ryme City.

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Detective Pikachu Is On The Case With An Amiibo, Special 2DS XL

about X hours ago from
Detective Pikachu Is On The Case With An Amiibo, Special 2DS XL

Nintendo has released a string of clues about the upcoming Detective Pikachu game, which lets the player work together with a gruff-talking Pokémon to solve mysteries. The game is coming out in late March, and its release is going to be accompanied by a specially themed 2DS XL Pikachu Edition and a new Detective Pikachu Amiibo. 

Take a look at the trailer below to see a Pikachu say more than its own name as he solves mysteries in Ryme City.

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The Creator Of Mother/Earthbound Tells Its Development Tale In This Comic

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The Creator Of Mother/Earthbound Tells Its Development Tale In This Comic

Mother, as a series, is best known in a mainstream sense for its obscurity. It's an ignoble designation, to be sure, but a lot of people simply know it as that series that Ness from Smash Bros. is from, or that thing lots of people on the internet talk about in both feverish and exalted tones. Its creator, Shigesato Itoi, came from outside the video game industry to create the game, and probably would not have it any other way.

As part of a series with developers on the website Denfamicogamer.jp, journalist Keiichi Tanaka has been speaking with some of Japan's most interesting creators and creating comics to illustrate the interviews. For example, this comic about Yakuza's Toshihiro Nagoshi perfectly coveys what meeting the tall, tanned developer is like at a first glance.

It is the translated interview with Shigesato Itoi that tugs at the heart strings the most, however. Itoi explains how he came to think up the idea for the Mother series, and how he got through the doors of Nintendo to pitch it, only to meet a seemingly blithe Shigieru Miyamoto who walked off without leaving young Itoi much hope.

The Creator Of Mother/Earthbound Tells Its Development Tale In This Comic

about X hours ago from
The Creator Of Mother/Earthbound Tells Its Development Tale In This Comic

Mother, as a series, is best known in a mainstream sense for its obscurity. It's an ignoble designation, to be sure, but a lot of people simply know it as that series that Ness from Smash Bros. is from, or that thing lots of people on the internet talk about in both feverish and exalted tones. Its creator, Shigesato Itoi, came from outside the video game industry to create the game, and probably would not have it any other way.

As part of a series with developers on the website Denfamicogamer.jp, journalist Keiichi Tanaka has been speaking with some of Japan's most interesting creators and creating comics to illustrate the interviews. For example, this comic about Yakuza's Toshihiro Nagoshi perfectly coveys what meeting the tall, tanned developer is like at a first glance.

It is the translated interview with Shigesato Itoi that tugs at the heart strings the most, however. Itoi explains how he came to think up the idea for the Mother series, and how he got through the doors of Nintendo to pitch it, only to meet a seemingly blithe Shigieru Miyamoto who walked off without leaving young Itoi much hope.

Destiny 2 Outlines 2018 Updates, Which Add 6v6 Playlists And Eververse Items As Activity Rewards

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Destiny 2 Outlines 2018 Updates, Which Add 6v6 Playlists And Eververse Items As Activity Rewards

In a lengthy and wide-reaching blog post, Bungie today detailed a number of ways their shared world shooter is changing to address community feedback and improve the long-term play experience. 

Destiny 2 has had a tumultuous couple of months. Despite a strong launch back in September, the first expansion in early December was met with a mix of negative and lukewarm responses by many, and issues connected to the endgame experience have siphoned away both players and popular streamers to other games. Today, Bungie took recent criticisms in stride, and presented an array of announcements about how Destiny 2 is aiming to change in the coming days, weeks, and months. 

The updates included in the blog post are spread out across four major updates, one coming on January 30, on in February, and the other two coming in Spring and Fall.