Fans Plan to Release Phantasy Star Online 2 So Sega Doesn't Have To [UPDATED]

What do you do when you're a flagging game company that has managed to create a successful sequel to a beloved MMO? You release it in as many markets as possible. Unless, of course, you're Sega—then you just announce it and go silent for two years. A group of fans are looking to change that by building their own… »1/16/15 3:43pm1/16/15 3:43pm

Phantasy Star Online 2 for the Vita is as Good as the PC Version

Back before the release of Phantasy Star Online 2 on the PC, one of its main selling points was that it would eventually be released on the PlayStation Vita as well. Now, nearly a year after the game's PC launch, this has finally come to pass. And while the Vita version of the game remains largely identical, it is the… »3/08/13 8:00am3/08/13 8:00am

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In 2013

2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions): »2/07/13 8:00am2/07/13 8:00am

Developers Of These Free Games Aren't Looking for Quick, Easy Cash

Free to play. Free. To. Play. Sounds good, but watch the fine print. With most games these days, when something is free, you tend to get what you pay for. Generally, you'll end up getting a fraction of the actual game with the rest being either unattainable or incredibly hard to get to without pulling out your credit… »12/06/12 7:30am12/06/12 7:30am

If You're Going to Make a Game Free-to-Play, At Least Let People Play It

Over the past few weeks, we here at Kotaku East »7/27/12 8:00am7/27/12 8:00am have taken a look at several of Japan's newest free-to-play titles. First was , a PS3 third-person shooter that was based around a six versus six game of capture the points. Second was the Vita title , which mixed co-op dungeon crawling with 4X strategy gameplay. The…

Phantasy Star Online 2 is Fun, Frantic, and Free-to-Play

These days the net is overflowing with free-to-play MMORPGs. But even before free-to-play MMORPGs were a thing, there was Phantasy Star Online »7/27/12 7:00am7/27/12 7:00am. This online-RPG graced consoles and PCs alike in the early 2000s and proved to be the most popular game of its kind in Japan (until hit stores in 2002). Now, over a decade…