NiX

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Jun 132012
 

ACV was finally patched.

There’ll be no indication, and the game will still say “1.01” on the lower right corner, but the stats have definitely changed to match Japan’s 1.03 version.

Thank you, Namco Bandai.

We’ll stop whining.

For now.

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Apr 262012
 
ACV Announcement

It seems that the Armored Core community’s outcries have been heard, somewhat, as the massive online-only bosses have finally been scheduled to be unleashed outside of Armored Core V’s Japanese servers. DLC packs are now available as well, though they’re just the packs that came with the pre-orders.

Though these recent developments are highly encouraging, we still don’t have the long-awaited balance patches, so please continue the effort on the Namco Bandai support forum.

Now to whet your appetites for this weekend, I’ll leave you with this video of one of the bosses in action.

*Image credit to whoever took it. Let us know on the comments so we can acknowledge you. Thanks!

Feb 162012
 

It appears that Namco Bandai’s promotion of the English release of Armored Core V has gone into full swing with the debut of the official English website, http://armoredcore-v.com/, and the trailer above.

Longtime fans of the series however aren’t too pleased with the marketing direction, specifically the music choice for this campaign. But it’s understandable that they’re trying to lure in a new generation of players.

Let’s just wait and see how this is all received when the English version comes out on March 20, 2012.

Jan 272012
 

In case you haven’t heard: Armored Core V has been out in Japan since yesterday.

I don’t have a link right now, but I’ve read that it’s been reviewed very favorably by Japanese gaming magazines Famitsu (34/40) and Dengeki Playstation (85/100). But more importantly it’s been received even more enthusiastically by the fans.

After playing the demo, I’d say it does live up to the 2-year hype. If you’re not yet convinced, you ought to watch the video above featuring 5-on-5 online multiplayer action from the full game.

For those eager enough to jump straight into the Japanese version, you can check out some of the guides generously prepared by our friends at ACU.

Head over to the forums for more up-to-date Armored Core V news and discussion.

UPDATE:

And here’s a preview of the English release coming out on March 20, 2012.

Oct 212011
 
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The official Armored Core V site has been updated with a new single player section as well as our regular dose of new screenshots, which you’ll also find on the Armored Core FB page.

In other news, Mecha Damashii, through 4Gamer, reports that TypeD No.5, the lovable big red mech we’ve all seen in the promotions, is but one of many special bosses for teams to tackle in Armored Core V’s extra missions. Sorry about the comma abuse.

And to top this post off, I’ll throw in a month-old gameplay video, presumably from TGS 2011, that we’ve yet to feature:

Oct 052011
 
Dark Souls

Dark Souls, From Software’s other possibly more mainstream non-giant-robot cash cow, was just released the other day. And it’s good. We’ll probably be losing sleep over this for the next few days (months), so we’re posting this just so you know what to blame if the front page seems deserted again.

You guys can join the Dark Souls discussion in the forum if you’re as enthusiastic about the game.

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