Dragon Quest 1, 2, and 3 are coming to Nintendo Switch

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Dragon Quest 1, 2, and 3 are coming to Nintendo Switch

The first three Dragon Quest games are hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop on Sept. 27.

Dragon Quest 1, 2, and 3 complete the Erdrick trilogy, following the iconic heroes as they go on adventures in order to slay big, bad monsters. For those who’ve been newly interested in the Dragon Quest series, perhaps after seeing the Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or falling in loves with slimes in Dragon Quest Builders 2, these are a good place to start.

Pokémon Go adds new Gen 5 Pokémon today

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Pokémon Go adds new Gen 5 Pokémon today

The next generation of Pokémon, originating from the Unova region, are coming to Pokémon Go today, Sept. 16. That means new Pokémon that originally debuted in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White will start spawning in the wild, appearing in raids, and hatching from eggs. Some of those new Pokémon are exclusive to raid battles and certain areas of the world.

Here’s which Pokémon are confirmed to appear in the wild with Pokémon Go’s latest update: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, and Blitzle. Patrat and Lillipup can also appear in shiny form.

Borderlands 3 on consoles: Use ‘resolution mode,’ say experts

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Borderlands 3 on consoles: Use ‘resolution mode,’ say experts

As Borderlands 3 players complain of slipshod performance within the first week of the game’s launch, Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry has examined the console version’s framerates and found “some puzzling technical decisions,” but vouches for gameplay overall.

Specifically, Digital Foundry advises that Borderlands 3 on an Xbox One X in “resolution mode” — which favors better resolution over higher framerates — is “the only one … we’re comfortable playing for [any] length of time.” That’s because its 1800p image quality plays at an evenly paced 30 frames per second, where performance mode sees the game routinely dipping below 60 frames per second — down to 40 fps when fighting in a vehicle.

The 5 biggest announcements from the latest Final Fantasy 14 livestream

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The 5 biggest announcements from the latest Final Fantasy 14 livestream

Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida and community producer Toshio Murouchi took the stage at Tokyo Game Show to talk about upcoming content for the game’s 5.1 patch, like the Ishgard Restoration Project and revamps to the crafting and gathering systems.

NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro and producer Yosuke Saito also joined Yoshida on the stream to discuss the upcoming YoRHA: Dark Apocalypse alliance raid. The developers announced a whole lot of stuff and there was no official English translation, so here’s a breakdown of some of the biggest announcements:

Nioh 2 open beta on deck for November

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Nioh 2 open beta on deck for November

Nioh 2 fans can prep for the action RPG’s demanding gameplay with a 10-day open beta beginning Nov. 1, PlayStation announced early this morning.

There still isn’t a concrete launch date for Team Ninja’s masocore follow-up, but a Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 public beta suggests that is right around the corner. The latest guidance was “early 2020” according to a trailer from Tokyo Game Show; January is typically a dead month for any new releases, and the first Nioh launched the first week of February 2017.

Borderlands 3 PC gamers dump on the game — in Borderlands 2’s Steam forums

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Borderlands 3 PC gamers dump on the game — in Borderlands 2’s Steam forums

Disgruntled Borderlands 3 players on PC are unhappy about the numerous connectivity and performance problems they’ve encountered barely a day into the game’s launch, and they’re letting people know about it in the forums. For Borderlands 2. On Steam.

You’ll recall that Borderlands 3 is an Epic Games Store exclusive. Epic Games Store does not have forums. Nor does it have user reviews, thwarting the primary means of revenge for disappointed PC gamers. For while players are lighting up the franchise subreddit, the PC gaming subreddit, and the official forums at Gearbox Software, nothing says spite like unloading on a seven-year-old game in a marketplace that can’t even sell its sequel.

King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell threatens legal action over vacated scores

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King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell threatens legal action over vacated scores

Billy Mitchell, the former Donkey Kong and Pac-Man high-score champion made famous in the 2007 film The King of Kong, has threatened legal action against the sanctioning bodies who threw out all of Mitchell’s high scores in April 2018 after finding that two were illegitimate.

This week, lawyers for Mitchell sent a letter to Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records demanding that both “retract their claims against Billy Mitchell” and restore the scores to their world record leaderboards, where Mitchell had been a fixture since the early 1980s. Attorneys made the same demand of Guinness World Records, which uses Twin Galaxies as its source for the video game high score records it recognizes.

Sega’s bringing the Virtual-On series to PS4

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Sega’s bringing the Virtual-On series to PS4

Sega’s robot fighting game series, Virtual-On, is coming to PlayStation 4 in the form of Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Masterpiece 1995-2001. The collection will include three of the games that originally debuted in arcades: the original Cyber Troopers Virtual-On from 1995, Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram, and Virtual-On Force.

(Just to be clear for the serious Virtual On fans, the full title of Oratorio Tangram is Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.66, the 2000 release.)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a turn-based ‘Classic Mode’ that plays like the original

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a turn-based ‘Classic Mode’ that plays like the original

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a “classic” gameplay option for players who prefer their role-playing games turn-based, just as the original Final Fantasy 7 was back in 1997. At Tokyo Game Show on Saturday, producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed that the remake of the classic JRPG — which updates the game to be an action-RPG — will offer an optional turn-based battle mode where players can select attacks and other moves from a menu interface.

According to a translated recap of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake TGS stage show from the game’s official Twitter account, Classic Mode will recreate the same style of turn-based gameplay from the original. While the standard mode of play will automatically fill the player’s ATB Gauge as they attack enemies, “in Classic Mode this aspect of gameplay is handled automatically. The player does not need to do anything and the character fights automatically, charging up their ATB Gauge.”