Square Enix’s Reluctance to Comment on Nier Mod Only Added to the Hype

On this week’s Thanks for the Knowledge, our very own Imran Khan is guest-hosting with special guest and reporter at IGN, Rebekah Valentine, to go over the latest headlines in games and entertainment. Tune in to hear them talk about all of the latest Marvel news out of Comic Con,…

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FromSoftware’s Latest Soundtrack Needs an Elden “Ring” To It

In 2013, Dr. T. J. Harper directed the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Central District Festival Chorus  —  a chorus I was fortunate to be part of in my senior year of high school. Our finale was a piece of traditional Visayan folk music arranged by George Hernandez, called “Rosas…

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I’m Fascinated By The Strange r/Place Video Game Alliances

Yesterday, I had no idea what r/place was. Today, I’m absolutely fascinated by folks reaching out from one video game fandom to another negotiating alliances over drawing pictures of Sonic on a massive public canvas. If you’re in the same confused boat I was in, don’t worry; I can finally…

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Square Enix Music Channel Adds Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and NieR OSTs to YouTube

Square Enix continues to emotionally devastate us all by making a sizeable chunk of its music library available online through its official YouTube Music channel. I’m delighted, thrilled, over the moon, etc., about most of it, but absolutely crushed I still cannot stream the Einhander OST in any official capacity.…

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Nier Replicant ver.1.224787139 Reminded Me Why We Tie Emotions to Video Games

I am never more frustrated than when tasked to assess something I love. To say 2010’s action-RPG Nier was affecting to me might very well be a criminal understatement. It reinforced the sometimes dormant idea that games are ultimately made by people with ideas, thoughts, agendas, talents, and mistakes. It…

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Nier Automata Has Sold Over Five Million Copies

On the fourth anniversary of Nier Automata‘s release, Square Enix has announced a new milestone for the critical darling’s sales numbers. Across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Nier Automata has sold over five million copies. To put that into perspective, Nier Automata has outsold about eight times the original Nier. It is far and…

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Kainé Curses More in the NieR Replicant Remake, and I Love That for Her

On Feb. 12, Square Enix released a substantial new look at NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, otherwise known as the upcoming remake of the original NieR. In the nearly 10 minutes’ worth of footage, we get a look at The Barren Temple. We also get to hear and see Nier, Weiss,…

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All of the Decent Amount of New NieR Series Information From Tokyo Game Show

Just like Square Enix promised, there was a decent amount of new information on NieR at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. While most of it pertained to the remake of NieR Replicant, NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, there was a little more information on the upcoming NieR smartphone game, NieR: Re[in]carnation.…

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NieR Fans Rejoice Over a Deluge of New Franchise Announcements

If there is one class of people currently powerful enough to defeat the bourgeoise right now, it might just be NieR fans. Just kidding, haha… unless? Okay, I’ll admit: as a NieR series fan, I got a little carried away there. But one thing is for sure: NieR fans have plenty…

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NieR’s And NieR: Automata’s Soundtracks Are Officially Streaming Now

Slowly, video game publishers are making it easier to not turn to YouTube for your video game soundtrack needs. Thanks to Square Enix, the latest is likely a big deal to any fan of orchestral music and/or JRPGs. Now, you don’t have to pause your Spotify to get the NieR: Automata soundtrack…

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PlatinumGames Teases Massive Year As It Unveils Tencent Investment

PlatinumGames has been on a killing streak with its game releases, and it seems that’ll continue into 2020. In an interview with Inside Games (translated by Siliconera), the studio promised a year chock full of surprises and announcements. The first? Apparently, that it’s been invested in by Chinese megacorp Tencent.…

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