JRPGs, You're Better Than This

64 hours. 23 hours. 42 hours. 28 hours. Somewhere on a grassy plain trying to figure out if I should spend my days hunting down one of many pending side quests. Somewhere deep in the ocean chasing mermaids. Somewhere making preparations for my next strategic battle. These are all the places I’m willing to leave… » 3/12/15 11:00am 3/12/15 11:00am

Xenoblade Chronicles X's Stupid-Looking Characters Are A-Okay

I know it's only February. But this year, these are going to be hard to top. Congrats, Xenoblade Chronicles X, for some of the dumbest-looking characters of 2015! » 2/10/15 5:30am 2/10/15 5:30am

Woo, Xenoblade 3DS Is Actually Coming To North America

Good news: the upcoming New 3DS exclusive remake of Xenoblade Chronicles is actually coming to North America this April, Nintendo announced this morning. No petitions necessary! » 1/14/15 9:42am 1/14/15 9:42am

TAY's Most-Hyped Games of 2015

2014: A wonderful year full of fantastic titles. Everyone on TAY has been singing praises of their best of the year, and after so many great Best Of lists, so I didn't feel like I had much more to say regarding that. Instead I invite you to take a look forward to what will be another great year in gaming. With so many… » 12/29/14 8:00am 12/29/14 8:00am

Xenoblade Chronicles X Looks Like... Um... Grand Theft Auto V?

Just what on earth is going on in this new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X? Did they wander into Grand Theft Auto? » 11/05/14 5:51pm 11/05/14 5:51pm

Here's A Crapload Of Footage From Xenoblade Chronicles X

Straight outta E3, here's some 45 minutes of the folks at Nintendo's Treehouse playing through Xenoblade Chronicles X, the upcoming JRPG by the studio Monolith Soft. » 6/10/14 6:18pm 6/10/14 6:18pm

The Wii U's First Big JRPG Is A Sequel To Xenoblade

The JRPG "X" is now "Xenoblade Chronicles X." Looks like a sequel to Xenoblade, and it's got shades of Xenogears and Xenosaga too. Coming to Wii U in 2015. » 6/10/14 12:35pm 6/10/14 12:35pm

Extreme GameStop Pricing Leaves Some Fans Calling Scam

GameStop is charging a whopping $90 for used copies of a Wii game—and it's leading some fans to voice some serious suspicions about how it got back in stock. » 8/12/13 1:00pm 8/12/13 1:00pm

The Next RPG From The Makers Of Xenoblade Is Out For Wii U Next Year

There's no title yet for the upcoming open-world RPG from Monolith Soft, the people behind critically-acclaimed Wii RPG Xenoblade, but it's codenamed X. And it's got giant robots. Which reminds me of Xenogears. Which makes me very happy. » 6/11/13 11:12am 6/11/13 11:12am

The Most Amazing Video Game Title Screens

We did a gallery on the most awesome continue screens a few weeks ago, so it's only fair that we give their complement—start menus and title screens—the same treatment. » 5/16/13 7:00pm 5/16/13 7:00pm

The Best Video Game Music of 2012

You press a button, and the beat drops. Forward you fly, straight into the perilous unknown, beats pushing against your eardrums as you push back against the controller. Tempo and harmony swim together, and you lose yourself in the rhythm of play. » 12/13/12 8:00pm 12/13/12 8:00pm

No, This is the Right Way to do a Japanese Game's Box Art

Just like it did with Europe, Nintendo is giving Xenoblade fans the chance to pick the game's alternate cover before it's released in North America. » 2/07/12 3:00am 2/07/12 3:00am

Nintendo Thinks Fans of Xenoblade Would also Like These Games

It took Nintendo of America more than a year to commit to releasing Xenoblade Chronicles, a year probably spent analyzing the reaction to the game's June 2010 release in Japan, a year weighing the costs of releasing the role-playing game in America... and, of course, a year spent making sure the Wii library was… » 12/02/11 3:00pm 12/02/11 3:00pm

Nintendo Changes its Tune, For Once

I have asked Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime about a video game called Mother 3 so many times that, in recent years, he would bring it up before I did. » 12/02/11 12:40pm 12/02/11 12:40pm

A Letter to Disgruntled Gamers

Operation Rainfall is, among other things, a letter-writing campaign hoping to bring Japanese Wii games like The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, and Xenoblade to the U.S. Nintendo already politely declined on its Facebook page. That's not the only nice way it's saying no. » 7/19/11 7:30am 7/19/11 7:30am