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The cast of Persona Q (Image Credit: IGN)

Light the Fire Up in the Night: Persona Q Impressions

Review republished with permission from Vulcan Post

What happens when you mix the intuitive draw-your-own-map-as-you-play-mechanic of Etrian Odyssey with the addictive combat and gripping slice of life gameplay of Persona? You get Persona Q, a dungeon crawler that’s an absolute must-have for any self-respecting role-playing game fanatic. Sadly if you don’t have a 3DS, you are out of luck as the game is exclusive to the handheld.

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This is how a map should look like once completely drawn out. (Image credit: Kotaku)

Having only played Persona 4 Golden on the PS Vita, and loving every bit of RPG (role-playing game) goodness the game had to offer, I was initially taken aback by the chibi (short person in Japanese) art style of Persona Q.

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My year in gaming: 2014 edition (tjsmoke63)

2014 is winding down, and so it’s that time of year again to do those retrospective looks at the last twelve months of gaming. It’s been a year when a new generation of consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) began to come into their own, even as remasters seemed to dominate while eagerly anticipated titles were pushed off until 2015. Those who held onto their PS3s and Xbox 360s may have been glad they did so, and Nintendo owners with the Wii U rejoiced as their console of choice provided them with a steady stream of choice games that weren’t delayed another year. Handhelds had their share of great games as well, with the Playstation Vita getting a steady diet of RPGs and the Nintendo 3DS getting a nice variety of titles to choose from...

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Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and the Villager Amiibo Figurines Might be Discontinued

It would appear that Nintendo doesn’t plan on shipping any more Villager, Marth or Wii Fit Trainer Amiibos.

Canadian videogame retailer “Video Games Plus” stated on their Twitter account that, “Nintendo has officially discontinued Marth, Wii Fit Trainer & Villager amibos [sic],” at least for the North American market. There is an apparent shortage when it comes to folks trying to find these three figurines in stores.

According to their Tweet,”We tried re-ordering all 3 from our official Nintendo distributor and after checking with Nintendo on their availability, they told us those 3 characters are officially discontinued by Nintendo believe it or not.”

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In the past, Nintendo did say that they were going to introduce and take away various Amiibo figurines, but who would’ve expected it to be...

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Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX for 3DS

Sometimes ago I posted a trailer of this game, and now they are already released (Oct 31 2014). The DX version released was exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and available in the eShop for $6.00. The game is completely renewed from the Nintendo Wiiware version, so do expect extra stuff like stages, enemies and extended story.

  
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This Week’s Nintendo Direct to Showcase 50 New Things in Smash Bros Wii U – 24 Oct 6 a.m. Malaysian time

The latest Nintendo Direct smashes in on 24 October to showcase 50 new things around Super Smash Bros Wii U. That’s a virtual cornucopia of Smash Bros goodness! The only problem is that the Nintendo Direct livestream comes during the witching hours for Malaysians, 6 a.m. on 24 October but if you’re up and about for some reason (or just couldn’t sleep from the excitement), then tune in to the broadcast.

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Action video games bolster sensorimotor skills, study finds

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One of the benefits of playing action games may be an enhanced ability to precisely learn the dynamics of new sensorimotor tasks. Such skills are key, for example, in laparoscopic surgery which involves high precision manual control of remote surgery tools through a computer interface.

A University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.

A new sensorimotor skill, such as learning to ride a bike or typing, often requires a new pattern of coordination between vision and motor movement...

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Fantasy Life – Get a Life Trailer

Only five days away, you wont want to miss Fantasy Life!

  
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Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)

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With a wide array of memorable music, adorable characters, and easy to pick up and play gameplay, Curtain Call strikes the perfect chord between accessibility and challenge in a genre where complexity and uneven difficulty too often dictate the tempo.

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.  They have their entrances and exits and one person in his time plays many parts.”

Attributed to William Shakespeare, the previous quote may describe the characters that take the stage in Theatrhythm:  Curtain Call, to a T.  The many characters, spanning a plethora of different worlds that have been explored in Final Fantasy lore, some familiar, some less so, but all play multiple roles in Curtain Call, whether its a supporting or leading role.

The origin...

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Future to close Official Nintendo Magazine and website

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Staff to be ‘redeployed’ elsewhere in company

Future Publishing has announced the closure of Official Nintendo Magazine and its attendant website, with the last issue, the 114th, to go on sale this month. The website will be shut down on November 11.

The magazine’s subscribers will have their subscriptions transferred automatically to Gamesmaster magazine if they’re not cancelled before October 17. Future has promised to try and find ONM staff jobs elsewhere in the company, insisting that the closure is not part of the recent wave of redundancies which have struck the publisher.

“The last issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, which launched in the UK in 2002, will be in stores on 14th October,” reads a statement on the ONM website...

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Super Smash Bros 3DS tops 2.8 million worldwide

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The popular brawler is off to a good start for Nintendo; amiibo and Smash Wii U being prepped for Nov 21

Following multiple weeks at the top of the charts in Japan, Super Smash Bros. 3DS is fast approaching three million sold. Nintendo of America announced today that the game has been spurred on by recent launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia and has now accumulated worldwide sales of over 2.8 million units.

Along with the sales figure, Nintendo also revealed the release date for Super Smash Bros. Wii U in North America: November 21. On that same date, Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch for $12.99 each...

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