Hello hellooooo! Here’s hoping this brisk fall evening is treating you well, and you’re not smarting from not-insubstantial gambling losses like I am. As mentioned I’m still struggling with Comcast-related internet woes, which were enough to delay but not permanently forestall the news. So let’s get on it, shall we? Today’s lineup covers the following:
- Square Enix dropped a Final Fantasy-sized bomb by revealing the latest updates for Final Fantasy XIV, including a phase-in for the subscription service. Cue panic and ridicule.
- That said, the changes do sound pretty swank, and the full list is worth reading if you’re so inclined. The larger question is, who’s in a gambling mood?
- Speaking of wailing and gnashing of teeth, Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer mode has caused quite a stir. Best guess: the co-op missions are likely just supplements to the main plot and risk feeling somewhat unnecessary. Further evaluation requires building consensus.
- Netflix tries to call backsies on that whole Qwikster thing, in the process raising the question of whether we’re even ready for nationwide video streaming. Short answer, no. Long answer, are you out of your mind?!
- Zynga comes up with Project Z, also known as “our back-up plan in case relations with Facebook turn south.”
- Rovio overvalues itself even more, Obsidian hires Tim Cain, Sega confirms Valkyria Chronicles 3 isn’t getting localized, and more!
Continue reading ‘What Happened This Week – Square Enix Goes Double Or Nothing’ »
Hiya folks! John here, fresh from my trip to Vegas and my laughably annoying flight home. Long story short, you get what you pay for, and it’s the reason What Happened This Week will be slightly delayed. But I digress, you’re here for the media. Today’s selection includes the following: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/12/11’ »
Greetings from the Chicago suburbs, currently known as the Greater Illinois Snow Field of Doom. Come on in and warm up with some fresh media: 3rd Birthday, Atelier Violet, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Persona 2 Innocent Sin, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, and Valkyria Chronicles 3. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll spot familiar faces, you’ll wonder what the DPS on Luka’s giant fish is.
I am actually somewhat curious about that, but I digress. On with the media! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/01/11’ »
Paired with the Valkyria Chronicles 3 media was additional gameplay information and some background on who the pictured characters were. In no particular order: Continue reading ‘And While We’re Talking About Valkyria Chronicles 3…’ »
Well, “Mass” in the sense that there’s more than one, anyway. Hot on the heels of the Devil Survivor 3DS redux are some screens and artwork, and Valkyria Chronicles 3 wanted in on the fun too. Check it out, won’t you? Continue reading ‘Mass Media 01/06/11’ »
More information about the PSP-bound Valkyria Chronicles 3 has been released, among which are juicy gameplay details and a trailer. Continue reading ‘Further Valkyria Chronicles 3 Details Explained, Trailer Revealed’ »
The third Valkyria Chronicles title has a confirmed release date for the demo. So far only confirmed for a Japanese release, the Valkyria Chronicles 3 demo will be available on the PlayStation Network starting November 9. It reportedly is similar to the version debuted at the Tokyo Game Show, though it will have an extra mission and players who complete it can unlock exclusive weapons in the retail release.
Following an earlier teaser site and accidental leak by Sega, Valkyria Chronicles 3 is now officially a go. The teaser has been replaced by an actual site, which has, among other things, the first official trailer for the game. Although the site is in Japanese, the key bullet points are easy to pick out: the title is bound for the PSP with a Japanese release date of January 27 next year.