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The RetroBeat: Dragon Quest III is as good as 8-bit era RPGs get

Usually when I beat a Japanese role-playing game, I take a break and play something a bit shorter and faster-paced. When I finished Dragon Quest V, however, I was ready to jump into another entry in the classic series. Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation is cheap and available on Switch (for $12.50 right now). Easy access! I also noticed that this is the oldest game in the franchise that…
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Kingdom Hearts series is coming to PC via Epic Games Store

Square Enix just announced that the Kingdom Hearts series will soon be available on PC for the first time, with multiple games in the franchise coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store on March 30. This includes the recent Kingdom Hearts III and Melody of Memory, and the Epic Games Store is also getting the I.5 + II.5 and II.8 compilations. All together, this represents just about every game in…
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Electronic Arts is acquiring mobile game developer Glu Mobile

Electronic Arts will acquire mobile game developer Glu Mobile in a deal worth $2.4 billion. Glu shareholders will receive $12.50 in cash for each share they hold, a 36% premium over the closing share price on February 5 (note: Glu has $364 million in net cash). Glu Mobile is known for casual games (including many board game conversions), celebrity-themed games (including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood…
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie gets April 8, 2022 release date

Paramount Pictures announced today that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie will come out on April 8, 2022. The first Sonic movie came out on February 14. After redesigning its CG lead character following online backlash, the movie became a surprise hit. It was one of the last major theater releases before the pandemic started, and it ended up grossing about $320 million worldwide. Spoilers for that…
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