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'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Best Armor: How to get the best outfits for protection

As enticing as it is to play through <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> with Link wearing almost nothing, you'll quickly find that enemies can …

The 21 best Nintendo DS games: all the titles you absolutely need to revisit

Best Nintendo DS Games<p>It's hard to believe but it's been 13 years since the very first Nintendo DS console was released, making it a platform with a …

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

Don't get us wrong: We love Fallout 4, one of our chosen top games of 2015. But when it comes to the absolute best Fallout game -- especially with a mind to classic RPG elements -- we need to give props to its post-apocalyptic, turn-based predecessor Fallout 2 first.<p>Fallout 2 is an open-world game, …

Power retro gaming with a Raspberry Pi

There are many fine national institutions this sceptred isle has to offer: fish and chips, the perfect pint and Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach to name …

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The Top 10 JRPG Stories

Award-winning storytelling.<p>Let's dispense with a well-worn stereotype right away: Yes, many Japanese RPGs feature cliche plots and story tropes. …

Beta for fan-made Shining Force Online launches Nov. 28

The beta for retro developer unFun Games' Shining Force-inspired massively multiplayer game, <i>Shining Force Online</i>, will launch Nov. 28, the developer recently announced.<p><i>Shining Force Online</i> is a free, fan-made MMO that reimagines the classic franchise in an alternate universe. The game features …

Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 HD coming March 18 to PS3

<i>Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2</i> will launch March 18, 2014 in North America and March 21, 2014 in Europe on PlayStation 3, as well as digitally through PlayStation Network, Square Enix announced today.<p>The single-disc bundle will be available in both a standard and special limited edition, the latter …

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy hitting 3DS February 7

Nintendo announced North America launch dates for two high-profile third-party 3DS games today during a Nintendo Direct briefing, slating Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for release on February 7 and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for February 28.<p>Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is …

Add a little 'Attack on Titan' to your Civ 5 game with this mod

A new mod on Steam Workshop adds elements of popular anime and manga series <i>Attack on Titan</i> to <i>Civilization 5</i> games, including a new leader, units and abilities.<p>The <i>Attack on Titan Civ</i> mod by Steam user "Yuuko" adds Eren Jaeger of The Walls as a playable civilization. In <i>Attack on Titan</i>, The Walls — …

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn crafting guide

Crafting in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a great way to obtain items and earn experience points, but getting started can be tricky. We've …

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21 Ways to Amp Up Your Tights

Here at Brit HQ, we think there’s no better way to dress up your legs for fall than with a pair of tights. But when we busted out our ‘hose for the season, we realized they were all so <i>boring!</i>—black pairs and nude pairs, and even brightly colored pairs looked so plain. That’s why we’re so stoked …

Bundle In A Box offers 13 RPGs for less than $5

Thematic game collection Bundle In A Box is currently offering 13 titles on a slideable pay scale with the Indie RPG Bundle.<p>Buyers must pay a minimum of $1.99, but can choose to pay more if they wish. Proceeds are split between the Indie Dev Grant, which supports independent developers, and a …

Game of Thrones reimagined as an 8-bit platformer

A Game of Thrones fan by the name of Abel Alves created an 8-bit platformer featuring Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen as playable characters, Wired reports.<p><i>Game of Thrones: The 8-bit Game</i> took Alves three months to complete and was creating using Arcade Games Studio. All pixel art …

Want to grow closer to three other friends? Play Tales of The Abyss!

I’ll start by saying this: in that What type of Gamer are you article that just went up on Friday, I specifically requested to write the RPG gamer …

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky sequel coming to PC, PSP

<i>The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC</i>, the follow-up to the beloved PlayStation Portable role-playing game, will be released digitally on PSP and Windows PC in 2014 by publisher Xseed Games, the company announced today.<p><i>Trails in the Sky SC</i> (the abbreviation stands for "Second Chapter") will be …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

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Des Moines Tops List Of The Best Places For Business And Careers

Last week’s jobs report for July showed unemployment dropping from 7.6% to 7.4%, which marks the lowest rate since December 2008. Good times, right? Not exactly. The rate fell in part because more and more Americans have ceased looking for work. Wage growth has been anemic and the recovery from the …

Game based on 'Attack on Titan' manga coming to 3DS in Japan

A video game based on <i>Attack on Titan</i>, the popular manga series by Hajime Isayama, is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2013 from Spike Chunsoft, according to leaked images of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine seen on Itsuka Baito.<p>Spike Chunsoft, which was formed from the merger of Spike and Chunsoft, is …

Blood, sweat and kanji: The hurdles and rewards of localizing niche Japanese games

Japanese games were hard to ignore at E3 this year.<p>Japanese role-playing games dominated the PlayStation Vita bar at Sony's booth, with titles like <i>Valhalla Knights, Dragon's Crown</i> and <i>Ys: Memories of Celceta</i> taking up nearly half the rows of demo units. The words <i>Dark Souls 2</i> seemed to bubble …

Kate Middleton's Half-Up Hairstyle Is Perfect, Pretty, and Above All, Easy to Re-create. Here's How

How could we possibly be inspired by anyone else's hair this week than new mom Kate Middleton's gorgeous tresses?<p>Beth first spotted this look a few months ago, when Kate was photographed at the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Beth loved it. I loved it. You loved it. So here's how to …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

Final Fantasy 7 now available on Steam

<i>Final Fantasy 7</i> has finally launched on Steam after over two years of rumors suggesting it was on its way to the digital distribution platform.<p>While the game was re-released to PC last year by Square Enix, it was only made available through the publisher's online store. The game is now available on …

Amazon Digital Games Summer Sale discounts more than 900 titles

Amazon's Digital Games Summer Sale kicks off today with discounts on more than 900 titles for Windows PC, including The Borderlands Bundle, <i>Assassin's Creed 3</i> and more.<p>The Borderlands Bundle, which includes the GOTY edition of <i>Borderlands</i>, <i>Borderlands 2</i> and the <i>Borderlands 2</i> Season Pass, is currently …

Zeboyd's new RPG Cosmic Star Heroine takes its lead from classic turn-based era

Zeboyd Games has announced a new turn-based role-playing game, <i>Cosmic Star Heroine</i>, starring a galactic super-agent called Alyssa L'Salle, who the developer's co-owner Robert Boyd says is inspired by his four daughters.<p>"I have four daughters and none of our other RPGs star a female lead so I thought …

IGN Presents the History of Final Fantasy

We take a look back at 26 years of crystals, chocobos, and guys named Cid.<p>Final Fantasy is the longest swan song of all time. It was never meant to …

Borderlands 2 -- Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep First 5 Minutes

Torchlight free on GOG, Alan Wake is 90 percent off

GOG's Summer Sale begins today<p>GOG.com kicked off its summer sale today by discounting <i>Alan Wake</i> by 90 percent and offering <i>Torchlight</i> for free until June 20.<p>The #NoDRM Summer Sale will reduce more than 500 titles in GOG.com's catalog by half price between now and July 5. During this 17 day period, …

Nexon exec: the game war will be won in digital online markets, not consoles (interview)

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 coverage here.</i><p>Owen Mahoney was bored at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year. As the chief financial officer of Nexon, he is immersed in digital gaming — social, mobile, and online — that is much more popular in Asia. More than a decade ago, Nexon pioneered …

InternMatch helps students get hired, gets $4M

InternMatch helps employment newcomers find their place in the working world. The company raised its first funding at $4 million today and plans to make that process even simpler for both candidates and hiring managers.<p>No more Craigslist for you, young intern with potential. InternMatch’s website …