Yoko Taro gets finally gets his overdue D.I.C.E. award for Role-Playing Game of the Year, as well as an apology from Square Enix. Hooray!
In the latest episode of Fave This, Gita Jackson and Maddy Myers talk about the never-ending debate around games like Bayonetta. What do people miss when they obsess over whether or not something is ‘sexist’? Beyond their lurid character designs, what do games like Nier: Automata and Soul Calibur actually say or…
The end of the world is here, and I never thought it’d sound so beautiful.
Nier Automata is cruel to its characters.
Video game fashion goes through trends just like fashion in the real world. In 2017, games let us pretend we were at a fashion week, express our true selves, and do somersaults in six inch heels and a miniskirt.
In 2017, I played a lot of games, but only 10 could make the cut for this blog. Culling the herd to just 10 was heartbreaking and required intense soul-searching. In no particular order, the best games I played in 2017:
I’ve played approximately two billion video games this year. Narrowing that list down to 10 was a painful and bloody process, but I finally managed to choose my favorite games from one of the most exciting years in recent memory.
Have you been playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your phone a little bit each day? Were you enjoying helping out your friendly neighbors with frivolous tasks, crafting your favorite style of coffee table and generally just vibing along to it all? Well the director of NieR: Automata is here to tell you just how…
A picture is worth 1,000 words and a good Simpsons picture is worth one kwyjibo. An intrepid Twitter user is turning still from The Simpsons into wonderful summaries of 2017's top video games.
Have you noticed? Some of the biggest recent Japanese role-playing games feature older sister type characters instead of predominately kid sister ones popular in years past.
It’s taken a little longer than I was expecting, but Nier: Automata’s first proper action figures are finally on the way, and they look great.
Taro Yoko’s producer at Square Enix says he wants the Nier director to make a Final Fantasy. He let this brilliant idea fly during a recent interview with Wow Japan, saying he would want the game to feature a “similar strangeness” to Yoko’s other games. “I’m hoping for a big budget if I do work on it,” Yoko replied.
Recently, Nier creator Yoko Taro said he wanted to make an adult film. This comes as Japanese porn maker TMA is already filming a Nier Automata inspired flick.
When giving a panel at SEA Summit in Singapore, Yoko Taro talked about his hopes and dreams, including the possibility of a Nier sequel, a Drakengard and a porno.
There’s a limited-edition Nier Blu-ray disc for sale here only at Tokyo Game Show, and it’s selling out in minutes every morning. The disc itself, a recording of a live concert of music from Nier and Nier: Automata, is something you can buy anywhere, but at TGS you can get one that’s been signed by the game’s creators.
While Nier Automata’s 2B has been the undisputed cosplay star of 2017, she’s not the only character being featured from the game. Here’s PretzelBot with an incredible effort recreating one of the game’s robots.
Games are often left unfinished. Sometimes they’re too difficult, too vast, or too repetitive to see all the way through to the closing credits. To The Bitter End is Gameological’s look at those endings that are worth fighting for—or at least worth reading about.
Nier: Automata is one of the best games you can own for your PS4, and Amazon just marked it down to $40, an all-time low.
In the wake of Scalebound’s cancellation, Platinum Games released its hit Nier: Automata in Japan. Hideki Kamiya tweeted,“It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Platinum was rescued by Yoko [Taro].” The studio has new fans as well as an increase in top flight job applicants.