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NieR: Automata Passes 500,000 Copies Sold on Steam

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Yoko Taro’s NieR: Automata and SINoALICE Collide in New Trailer

NieR: Automata Developers Would Like to Create a New Game, If the Same Dream Team Can Be Assembled

Nier: Automata’s dream team of developers chats about the possibility of a new game of the series, or a remake for the first NieR. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Developers Would Like to Create a New Game, If the Same Dream Team Can Be Assembled by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Persona 5 Voted Best RPG of All Time by Famitsu Readers; NieR: Automata Places 4th

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NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro Picks His Favorite PS4 Games

Yoko Taro (above), the Director of NieR: Automata, is the latest person to be included in Sony’s Discover the Creators PlayStation Store curation program, where developers pick their favorite PlayStation 4 games. As you can see below, and on his specialized PlayStation Store page, Taro’s eight favorite PS4 games are Danganronpa 1&2 Reload, Final Fantasy XV, Gravity Rush Remastered, Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Life is Strange, Resogun, and The Last Guardian. Taro was asked to write one to two lines about each game, “but ended up writing quite a bit. But oh well. It’s okay right?” We’ve placed some of his explanations below, where you’ll learn that he’s looking forward to Matterfall, felt trapped by Final Fantasy Versus XIII for 10 years, almost died because of Horizon Zero Dawn’s close proximity to NieR: Automata, and he goes out to drink with the Director of Gravity Rush: Resogun A crazy developer who throws in a side-scrolling shooter at the PS4 launch window, and a monster born in Finland… that is Housemarque senpai. I thought about listing one of their more recent titles, Alienation, but I will recommend Resogun here instead as that was memorable for me. I always keep an eye out on the games that senpai creates, but the playability of READ FULL…

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Japan: First Half of 2017 Led By Nintendo Switch & Monster Hunter, Resident Evil 7 #1 on PS4

According to Famitsu data, the Nintendo Switch was the #1 best-selling system of the first six months of 2017 in Japan, while Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo 3DS was by far the #1 best-selling game in the same timeframe. Resident Evil 7 and NieR: Automata for PlayStation 4 were the only non-Nintendo games in the top 10 games, and they finished in 6th and 7th, respectively, each having sold more than 300,000 copies. Looking at hardware, the PS4 just managed to fend off the Nintendo 3DS to place in 2nd with nearly 878,000 units sold. In total, the Japanese video hardware and software market hit $1.35 billion USD (up 14.8% year-on-year): hardware was up 44% year-on-year, while software was down 4.6% year-on-year. Thanks to the success of the Switch, this marks the first time in three years that the console market has increased in Japan. Here’s the top 10 best-selling games and top five best-selling systems in Japan during the first half of 2017 (December 26, 2016 to June 25, 2017), according to retail data from Famitsu: Games Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 1,640,005 Pokémon Sun/Moon (3DS) – 527,862 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 501,614 The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Switch) – READ FULL…

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Nier: Automata Cosplay Video Has Multiple Endings

GIF To make sure this cosplay video was as true to the source material as possible, Rescue the Princess managed to find an abandoned quarry in Japan, then went and shot some multiple endings. WARNING: NIER SPOILERS AHEAD You can watch the alternate endings by getting to the end of the video below then clicking on your choice. 2B is @kasaneww: 9S is @xuikoon: A2 is @YURIKOTIGER: Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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In The War Against Game Piracy, Denuvo Seems To Be Faltering

Anti-piracy protection software Denuvo is getting cracked faster and faster on more games, with certain games made free by hackers in as short as a week. Denuvo says that the protection is meant to protect games during “the initial sales window” but is that even the case anymore? Denuvo is an anti-tampering software meant to keep games locked to certain computers and protect games from mass piracy. Over the last year, that protection has been wavering faster and faster as hackers break the protection on major games. The most recent case is Tekken 7, which had the software removed in a record-breaking four days after launch. Before that, puzzle game Rime had protection cracked in just five days, leading the developers to release a DRM-free version of the game shortly afterward. Rime is not alone. Seven games have voluntarily dropped Denuvo protection: The Climb, Doom, Inside, Homefront: The Revolution, 2Dark, Syberia 3, and Rime. Of those titles all but two (Homefront and The Climb) had protections cracked before developers gave up on the protection. It’s a far cry from the Denuvo’s heyday, which had pirates worrying if there’d be any free games left in the world. READ FULL STORY AT…

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Square Enix Announces E3 2017 Livestream Schedule: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Final Fantasy XV and More

Square Enix has a rich schedule for its livestreams from E3 2017, including Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy XV and NieR: Automata. …Read More The post Square Enix Announces E3 2017 Livestream Schedule: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Final Fantasy XV and More by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Nier: Automata and Yooka Laylee On Sale Through Best Buy

Takahisha Taura’s hack-and-slash game Nier: Automata and Playtonic’s nostalgic Yooka-Laylee are both on sale, listed at the lowest prices they’ve ever been. …Read More The post Nier: Automata and Yooka Laylee On Sale Through Best Buy by Jordan Boyd appeared first on DualShockers.

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This Nier: Automata Anime Clip Will Make You Wish for a Real Anime Series

Yoko Taro’s NieR: Automata grasped the heart of many thanks to its masterful gameplay, its eerie story, and the unstoppable charisma of its protagonist YoRHa 2B. …Read More The post This Nier: Automata Anime Clip Will Make You Wish for a Real Anime Series by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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A Nier: Automata Anime Seems Like A Good Idea

[Image: Shiika Sadamasa] If this fan-made sequence is anything to go on, then a Nier: Automata anime could be a very good idea. YouTuber Shiika Sadamasa uploaded this 2B sword action clip, showing what a Nier anime could look like: Sadamasa is a self-taught animator who previously spent four years making a “World Is Mine” music video, which has racked up over a million views on YouTube.  Via Twitter, Sadamasa has been posting images of this latest work in progress. It’s cool to see how the sequence came together. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!