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A New York man says a fortune teller scammed him out of $700,000

Now the allegations have the Manhattan psychic, Priscilla Delmaro, and another person facing charges of grand larceny.<p>The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Delmaro in August 2013 who told him that evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he claimed to love and wanted to be with …

Crime

'Star Ocean 5' Goes Next-Gen

Square Enix have been teasing a new role-playing game announcement for a while. It turned out that the new game was in fact Star Ocean 5.<p>Star Ocean is a broadly sci-fi themed action role-playing game series developed by tri-Ace. Originally envisaged by Yoshiharu Gotanda back in the 90s, fans will …

Anime

Anime vs. real life: “Video evidence” of Ghibli soot sprites is really thousands of spiders

<b>Studio Ghibli</b> fans all over the world love visiting places that remind them of their iconic anime films like Laputa: Castle in the Sky or Spirited …

Anime

Final Fantasy 15's summons are going to be ridiculous (update)

<i>Final Fantasy 15</i>'s demo, <i>Episode Duscae</i>, offers a peek at at least one of the series' over-the-top summons — those moments when players can call in some massive beast or god to lay waste to an enemy with a single devastating hit. Longtime summon staple Ramuh will return in <i>Final Fantasy 15</i>, but this …

Chrono Trigger’s 20th birthday has this must-play role-playing game looking timeless

Time keeps on slipping.<p>Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Chrono Trigger, which originally came out for the Super Famicom system on March 11, 1995, in Japan.<p>Chrono Trigger featured an absolute dream team of role-playing game designers, including Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of …

"Throne War Simulator" Crowfall Raises $800,000 in 3 Days

Crowfall, a new massively multiplayer online game from developers who worked on Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Wizard 101, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, has hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $800,000 in just three days, developer ArtCraft has announced.<p>ArtCraft describes Crowfall as an MMO …

How Sword Coast Legends is a ‘digital boxed set’ and on the ‘bleeding edge on Realms lore’

Earlier this month, <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> publisher Wizards of the Coast announced Sword Coast Legends, the first party-based role-playing game set in the beloved Forgotten Realms since 2008’s Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir. That’s nearly an entire generation in the gaming industry.<p>So, what took …

The Harry Potter larp organizers want to buy their own castle

In November of 2014, 180 part-time witches and wizards descended on a Polish castle for a weekend of live-action role-playing. Dropped into the universe of <i>Harry Potter</i>, they made friends and fought the forces of evil while doing homework for Defense Against the Dark Arts and vying for the House …

Harry Potter

Doga Kobo's Original TV Anime "Plastic Memories" Premiere Set for April 4

The official website for Dog Kobo's upcoming original TV anime <i>Plastic Memories</i> today announced its premiere schedule in Japan. The news was also …

Anime

TV Anime "Charlotte" Official Site Updated with New Key Visual

The official website for the upcoming TV anime <i>Charlotte</i> based on the original story by Jun Maeda (<i>AIR</i>, <i>CLANNAD</i>, <i>Angel Beats!</i>) has updated with a new …

Manga

15 places in Japan that look like the set from an anime or a movie

There are many beautiful fantasy-like places located in Japan from one end to another, that look like there were taken out from an anime or movie. …

Nintendo Says Digitalization Presents Promise and Crisis

"...the digitalization trend presents not only a promising chance but also a huge crisis for us."<p>Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has answered …

Gaming

The PC version of 'Grand Theft Auto V' is delayed... again

Bad news, highway high-jackers: <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> on PC has been delayed for a second time. It's now due out on April 14, pushed back from a previous release date of March 24. The PC version's original release date was January 27, nearly a month ago. Rockstar, the developer of the <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> …

UK Getting a Dying Light £250,000 Collector's Edition

Get your very only zombie-proof house.<p>Techland has revealed a £250,000 ($386,338 USD, $493,400 AUD) collector’s edition for the yet-to-be released …

Diapers

Hyperdimension Neptunia U Listed by ESRB for PC

Rated T for titillation.<p><b>Update:</b> A representative from the game's publisher, Idea Factory, responded to our inquiry regarding the PC listing by the …

Mac and Cheese

If Square Enix Designed Iron Man, He'd Look Like This

Marvel Entertainment has released some images of its latest superhero variant figure, this one showcasing classic character Iron Man as designed by Square Enix.<p>The model keeps Iron Man's red and gold color scheme intact, though there is a good amount of black, too, meant to highlight a …

Comics

[UPDATE] That Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Remake is Probably a Scam

[UPDATE]: Recent details paint the developer behind a potential Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest remake in a much more sinister light.<p>While Square Enix never responded to GameSpot's inquiry's into the game, or to this article once it was live, a savvy reader on Reddit who helped debunk the developer …

Final Fantasy

Here's a very long look at Final Fantasy 15's demo, Episode Duscae

<i>Final Fantasy 15</i> director Hajime Tabata recently showed off more than 40 minutes of the game's upcoming demo, <i>Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae</i>, during a streamed event from publisher Square Enix. In addition to offering an extended look at the <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> demo, Tabata provided new details and …

Final Fantasy

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Magic Leap is working on a tiny 3D technology that can shine images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.<p>Rachel Metz, who wrote about Magic Leap for MIT Technology Review, explained what the mystery company (a startup that raised $542 million from …

Zelda symphony returns in 2015 with new music from Majora's Mask 3D and more

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, the concert series that celebrates Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series, is hitting the road in 2015 with a new "Master's Quest" tour. Next year's Symphony of the Goddesses performances will feature music from the series 28 year history and will include …

This "Summer Lesson" Tech Demo Footage Looks Fantastic

In September, Sony showcased a tech demo for <i>Summer Lesson</i>, a title created for the company’s VR device. It took place before the Tokyo Game Show got …

A comic that explores the dark side of gold farming

<i>In Real Life</i> (<i>IRL</i>) is a new graphic novel from Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang. It's about a 16-year-old named Anda and her adventures as part of a woman-only clan in a popular MMO (called "Coursegold Online") based not-so-subtly on <i>World of Warcraft</i>.<p><i>Warning: this post contains spoilers for In Real …

"Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?" Anime Announced

A site has launched for a TV adaptation of <i>Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?,</i> the light novel series written by Fujino Omori with …

Rune Factory 4 is finally coming to Europe

It seems <i>Rune Factory 4</i>'s trip across the pond was postponed more so than cancelled, and the role-playing game will be turning up on European shores …

Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold - Story Trailer - IGN Video

The newest trailer from Atlus details the characters and plotline of P4AU.

Potato salad Kickstarter reaches goal, promises better mayonnaise

Appropriately enough for the July 4 holiday weekend, a crowdfunded campaign to make a batch of tasty potato salad is more than 180 times over its goal and, with 27 days left in the fund drive, is already one of the most successful projects in Kickstarter history.<p><i>Potato Salad</i>, to be developed by …

World of Warcraft player makes the longest, slowest grind to level 90

One <i>World of Warcraft</i> player had a long, slow grind to reach the game's level cap of 90. He did so remaining entirely neutral, unable to participate in any of the faction quests through which most players advance in the game.<p>The player is Doubleagent and he was playing as a Pandaren, the race …

Get A Free Wii U Game For Buying And Registering Mario Kart 8

<b>By Ishaan</b> . April 30, 2014 . 7:42am<p>This morning, Nintendo of America announced a Wii U hardware bundle for <i>Mario Kart 8</i>. The bundle will contain a Wii …

Create songs on the fly with Alpha Muse

In Alpha Muse, players will create procedurally generated musical compositions along the path they fly. Developer Current Circus released this trailer of the latest build of the game to demonstrate that.<p>The game, currently in development for Windows PC, was shown at PAX East this weekend. In the …