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PS4 Exclusive Yakuza 0 Gets Official Business Edition Unboxing Video

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Yakuza 0 – Everything You Need to Know

When Final Fantasy XV hit these shores back in November, Square Enix’s long-in-development RPG was pitched as a Final Fantasy for fans and first timers alike. By the same token, Yakuza 0, a prequel to Sega’s sprawling saga, represents a welcome point of entry to the seedy underworld of crime syndicates and warring mob bosses. The year is 1988, and you’re placed into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu — one of two playable characters in Yakuza 0 after Goro Majima — a low-ranking yakuza framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Maijma-san, on the other hand, spends his days on the fringes of Osaka’s crime scene as a club owner hoping to one day get back into the game. It’s this dual narrative that anchors Yakuza 0 and without straying into spoiler territory, our review of the western port highlighted the nuanced, authentic story as one of the game’s many highlights. And so, in anticipation of its long-awaited western launch on January 24, we’ve scoured the four corners of the Internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to Know about Yakuza 0. Yakuza 0 graces these shores on January 24 — and not a moment too soon. READ…

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The Story of Sega's First Console, Which Was Not The Master System

The Sega SG-1000 | Image by Evan Amos / Wikipedia On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to change video games forever. Did you know, though, that the Famicom wasn’t the only gaming system released on that day? It was joined on shelves by the SG-1000, the very first home console manufactured by Sega. You couldn’t write something that poetic. Two gaming giants, who would spend the next two decades locked in a bitter struggle for video game dominance (until one of them heroically fell in battle), releasing their first proper home consoles (Nintendo’s previous machines hadn’t allowed for the swapping of game cartridges) on the same day? It’s perfect. Well, it was perfect for Nintendo. For Sega, the SG-1000 wasn’t quite the success story. Advertisement Advertisement Poor sales in its native Japan meant that the console would only survive for around three years. But in those three years, the SG-1000 led quite the charmed life. It was redesigned only READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Yakuza 0 Review – Paging Kiryu-san (PS4)

Yakuza 0 has been out for almost two years in Japan, but Sega has finally given it the localization treatment, and the game is making its way to Western audiences next week. We’ve run through the game and busted countless Japanese mafia heads in our time with the game, and have our second review of the game ready to smash some heads in, and then some. A Story Worth Watching If you buy Yakuza 0 looking for a captivating story, then you’re in for a treat. It’s set in 1988 in and around fictionalized areas of Tokyo. Your main method of instant communication with other characters is a pager (anyone remember those?!), televisions are all small-screen cathode ray tubes, “erotic” videos are all on VHS and Betamax…The whole game is one giant blast from the past. Kazuma Kiryu and Gojo Majima serve as your main playable characters this time around, and you’re really getting two stories for the price of one. The story is at its best when it’s leaving one character at a cliffhanging moment, and though you may need some time to process what insanity just went down, you have to shift gears to get back into READ…

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Yakuza 0 Review – A Stellar Debut on PS4 For a Series that Deserves the Spotlight

Yakuza 0 Review – The Yakuza Game Everyone Needs

Yakuza 0 Review The Yakuza series consists of seven main games in addition to a handful of side games that’s built quite a name for itself over the years not only in Japan, but outside of it as well. However, its localization history is a messy one – most installments had a 1 year gap while others up to 3 years amongst the dubbing inconsistencies and censorship. Although Yakuza 0 rests on a 2 year gap that was filled with cries and pleas for it to be localized, all I can say is that I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to play Yakuza 0 without needing to import it, and boy was it worth the wait. Getting into the Yakuza series after the PS2 era tended to be difficult and could even a turn-off based on the sheer amount of information and catching up needed to understand what has happened and what the heck was currently going on. Luckily, with Yakuza 0 being a prequel to the series, it’s not only a great place for newcomers to jump into the series but also a great addition for returning fans to experience some of the key characters’ younger days. ______________________________…

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Valkyria Revolution Devs Pledge Unique Japanese Style, Explain Why they Didn’t Focus on Western Market

Developers confirm that valkyria Revolution was made with the Japanese audience in mind, and explain why Raita and Hitoshi Sakimoto did not work on the game. …Read More The post Valkyria Revolution Devs Pledge Unique Japanese Style, Explain Why they Didn’t Focus on Western Market by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Valkyria Revolution Developers Pledge Unique Japanese Style, Explain Why it’s Not Made for the West

Developers confirm that valkyria Revolution was made with the Japanese audience in mind, and explain why Raita and Hitoshi Sakimoto did not work on the game. …Read More The post Valkyria Revolution Developers Pledge Unique Japanese Style, Explain Why it’s Not Made for the West by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Valkyria Revolution Gets Plenty of Screenshots Showcasing Mecha Bosses, Airship and More

Valkyria Revolution gets a ton of new screenshots and information, this time focused on the baddies, and more precisely on their mecha helpers. …Read More The post Valkyria Revolution Gets Plenty of Screenshots Showcasing Mecha Bosses, Airship and More by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Aletheia Games has just unveiled their Razor console

I (Robin Ek, TGG) just woke up to the news that Aletheia Games (it´s an independent video game development company) has released the very first trailer for their Razor console, and not only that. Aletheia Games has also launched a homepage for the console as well. However, as for now, there isn´t all that much known about the  Razor console. In the matter of fact,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Valkyria Revolution Gets New 1080p Screenshots Showing Sinners, Politicians, Intrigue and More

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Yakuza 0 – Watch Me Have Fun For an Hour in Kamurocho: Fighting and Playing Minigames [No Spoilers]

Enjoy the glitzy fun and the violence of the fictional version of Japan’s most famous “red light” district in Yakuza 0 on PS4. …Read More The post Yakuza 0 – Watch Me Have Fun For an Hour in Kamurocho: Fighting and Playing Minigames [No Spoilers] by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris Confirmed for the West, Is Only Releasing Physically on PS4

[embedded content] During the Nintendo Switch presentation last night, SEGA confirmed that puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris is coming to North America and Europe this spring for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. In a rare move, SEGA is only making the PS4 version available through physical retailers, and it will cost $29.99 USD. Switch owners will be able to pick it up digitally ($29.99 USD) or physically ($39.99 USD). Featuring both local and online multiplayer, here’s what to expect from Puyo Puyo Tetris’s different modes: Adventure Single-player mode offers ten unique acts, each with ten stages featuring different characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. Each stage contains unique challenges players will need to overcome in order to win and move on! Multiplayer Arcade For up to four local players, Multiplayer Arcade offers a wealth of game variants that will bring out players’ competitive nature! Versus – Players compete head-to-head in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris to fight in the puzzle fight of their life. Swap – Players’ abilities are put to the ultimate test when they compete on both Puyo Puyo and Tetris boards, which switch back and forth at set intervals. Fusion – A true hybrid game where players compete with READ…