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The Play-Asia DOAX3 Salt-Mine Provides Much Insight


Earlier, we released an article where Play-Asia ( had suggested that the reason Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 was not being localised was because of “SJW nonsense”. While we personally probably wouldn’t have run that particular tweet in such tough terms ourselves, seeing another company do this has provided a tonne of insight into the western gaming news reporting and PR sphere. In particular, the views of the people within them. Below, I have accumulated a representative portion of people within gaming development, PR, journalism, as well as some technical people that appear important. I’ll let their own words speak for themselves. We do not support or condone the views of the people linked below. They represent themselves and their … Continue reading

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Play Asia Confirms Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 Will Not Be Localised


In a recent tweet by the games retailer, Play Asia, it was confirmed that Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 will not be having localised versions at all. This might seem like a disappointment to western fans, but the Asian version of the game will have English subtitles. The original tweet was to point out the reason why the game has no English localisation, which is, in their words, “due to #SJW nonsense”. It looks like the culture wars in gaming, culture wars propogated by sites like Kotaku, culminating in the creation of the #GamerGate pushback, is finally having a lasting effect on the gaming industry for the negative. Soon, the western market might be seen as too toxic for Japanese … Continue reading

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How To Fix Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Crash On Startup


This little guide has been put together by us for the purpose of fixing the startup error where the game crashes when you launch it. This is a very specific problem relating to ATi video card drivers being updated to a newer and incompatible version to the game. Fortunately the fix is incredibly easy to apply. First, visit this link to download the patch files. The .zip should contain a bunch of ati .dll files that come from an older video card driver. Second, extract the files and copy them into your Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Installation directory in Steam. You can access the directory by right clicking the game in your Steam library, going into properties, and … Continue reading

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[SPOILERS] Quiet Comes Back In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


Fans over the internet are reporting that since the latest patch, Quiet has become available again to use as a Buddy character since her departure towards the end of the game. There is a secret method to reacquire Quiet, a method that is a little bit time-consuming. Gamers with Quiet as their Waifu will definitely be interested in this. First reported on Reddit, and then by Metal Gear Network, the method to re-obtaining Quiet is as follows. Get the latest patch Finish Mission 11, Cloaked In Silence, seven times. Complete it again now that it has the [Reunion] tag before it. This kind of things seems like a hoax at a glance, so we actually went through our copy of … Continue reading

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Tree of Savior is the Second Coming of Ragnarok – International Closed Beta Test First Week Impressions


Tree of Savior is being touted as the spiritual successor to Ragnarok Online, one of the most popular Korean MMORPGs to hit the market. The game is developed by IMC, with development being headed by Kim Hakkyu, the original creator of Ragnarok Online. It features something like 80 classes to choose from, and has a jointed map approach to gameplay, similar to that found in Ragnarok. We managed to grab a closed beta test key and check out the game. For an MMORPG, some players might find the character creation a little more simpler than they’re used to. As Tree of Savior is a pseudo-sprite based game, there isn’t really much opportunity for really chiseling out an intricate model of … Continue reading

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Attack On Development: Battlestation Harbinger Developer Has Entitlement Complex


Yesterday, an article from a games developer appeared on the gaming news website, Polygon, as an opinion piece. This piece is titled: “The mobile games market is an absolute mess, thanks to you”, and is written by Aksel Junkilla, CEO of BugByte. In this article, he effectively blames gamers for the lack of success that his game has seen on the mobile market, despite it being shilled by both Apple and Google. You can find the original article here, or the archive here. Below we’ll be discussing, responding and possibly even countering the original author and their entitlement complex. A mobile game my team and I poured our hearts and souls into is receiving rave reviews from users. The game, Battlestation: … Continue reading

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Need For Speed Impressions | EB Games Expo 2015


At this years EB Games Expo, EB Games Expo 2015, EA had a 5 minute playable build of Need For Speed available for gamers that had been able to withstand the 45minute-3hour queues to play the game that weekend. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Need For Speed is an arcade-esque racing game series that sees gamers racing in renditions of real cars across real locations, on the streets. One of the biggest games in the Need For Speed franchise is the Need For Speed: Underground game that first appeared on the Gamecube, Playstation 2, Xbox and PC platforms. This latest Need For Speed looks to be going back and using the Underground games as its influence this time around, … Continue reading

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