Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets its First Dungeon Crawl Video

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets its First Dungeon Crawl Video

Square Enix just released a new nine-minute trailer that details some of exotic dungeon locations adventurers in the realm of Eorzea will be traversing as they delve into Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. ...Read More

Guild Wars 2′s Sky Pirates of Tyria Trailer Released by ArenaNet

Guild Wars 2′s Sky Pirates of Tyria Trailer Released by ArenaNet

I’m a sucker for pirates, even though they aren’t as awesome as ninjas. Still, if an MMO adds in pirates, it has me hooked. Guild Wars 2 is ...Read More

New WolfKnights Online Screens Show Off Environments and Medieval Weaponry

New WolfKnights Online Screens Show Off Environments and Medieval Weaponry

Today IMC Games revealed some new and very medieval-looking screenshots of their upcoming MMORPG WolfKnights Online. These screens show off a few environments, some character models ...Read More

Square Enix Re-registers Star Ocean Trademark

Square Enix Re-registers Star Ocean Trademark

Let the postulation begin! Square Enix recently re-registered the Star Ocean trademark. It’s a necessity to re-register after so long, however it should be noted that they don’t ...Read More

World of Warcraft Summer Sale Nets You the Whole Shebang for $30

World of Warcraft Summer Sale Nets You the Whole Shebang for $30

If you haven’t hopped on the World of Warcraft bandwagon yet and want to, boy does Blizzard have the sale for you. You can pick up ...Read More

Review: Time and Eternity

Review: Time and Eternity

After a string of PS3 releases which have been attached to some previously-released franchises (the recent yearly staples of Atelier and Neptunia titles), NIS America brings a unique, ...Read More

Over 80,000 Petitioners Want a PC Version of The Division

Over 80,000 Petitioners Want a PC Version of The Division

One of the stand-outs from last week’s Ubisoft press conference just before E3 started was Tom Clancy’s: The Division. It’s an MMO-style, squad-based, third-person shooter (how’s ...Read More

Want an Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Retail Release? Demand One from Capcom.

Want an Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Retail Release? Demand One from Capcom.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies will be releasing in North America on the Nintendo 3DS, but will only come by way of a digital release via Nintendo’s ...Read More

E3 2013: CD Projekt RED on DRM: “Won’t Punish Any Gamers” for the Platform They Choose

E3 2013: CD Projekt RED on DRM: “Won’t Punish Any Gamers” for the Platform They Choose

CD Projekt RED, the the company behind The Witcher franchise, is known far and wide for their stance against DRM, especially on the PC, where they have an ...Read More

E3 2013: Attendance Up for This Year’s E3, Next Year’s Show June 10-12, 2014

E3 2013: Attendance Up for This Year’s E3, Next Year’s Show June 10-12, 2014

In a press release sent out today, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), announced that they saw a whopping 48,200 people flow through the doors to check out the ...Read More

E3 2013: DC Universe Online Playable at PS4 Launch, Will Be Completely Free to Play

E3 2013: DC Universe Online Playable at PS4 Launch, Will Be Completely Free to Play

By “completely”, I mean you don’t have to have PlayStation Plus to play the already free-to-download-and-play MMO. With it coming to the PS4 at launch that ...Read More

E3 2013: Grand Theft Auto V Shows a Lot for Not Being at the Show

E3 2013: Grand Theft Auto V Shows a Lot for Not Being at the Show

Rockstar wasn’t “officially” at E3 this year, showing off Grand Theft Auto V on the show floor. However, the game did make quite the appearance at the Sony ...Read More

E3 2013: Nippon Ichi Already Has Plans to Develop for PlayStation 4

E3 2013: Nippon Ichi Already Has Plans to Develop for PlayStation 4

In an interview with the Japanese site Dengeki, Director Sohei Shinkawa from Nippon Ichi had some nice things to say about both next generation consoles, but really seemed ...Read More

E3 2013: Xbox One’s “Challenge” System is Outlined by Microsoft

E3 2013: Xbox One’s “Challenge” System is Outlined by Microsoft

It was mentioned that there were changes coming to the achievement system once Xbox One launches later this year, and today Cierra McDonald, Programming Manager for Xbox Live ...Read More

Review: The Last of Us

Review: The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a new IP from Naughty Dog, and likely their last of this console generation. As far as the company’s work on the PlayStation ...Read More

E3 2013: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f Announcement Trailer is Up, Demo is Available

E3 2013: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f Announcement Trailer is Up, Demo is Available

Coinciding nicely with the most Western gaming conference in the world is the release of the announcement trailer and the demo for one of the most Japanese titles ...Read More

E3 2013: Atelier Meruru Plus is Coming to the West, Here’s a New Trailer

E3 2013: Atelier Meruru Plus is Coming to the West, Here’s a New Trailer

Today Tecmo Koei announced that they’re bringing the PlayStation Vita port of the second Atelier title set in the realm of Arland to the West. The first one ...Read More

E3 2013: Magus is an Action RPG Co-developed by Aksys Games

E3 2013: Magus is an Action RPG Co-developed by Aksys Games

Usually known for their localization efforts on Japanese titles that are already created, Aksys Games is taking the reins (or, at least, have one hand on the reins ...Read More

E3 2013: Final Fantasy XV Battle Gameplay First Look Trailer Hits Home

E3 2013: Final Fantasy XV Battle Gameplay First Look Trailer Hits Home

As if Square Enix hasn’t blown it out of the park already this E3, they just released a trailer of some intense battle gameplay from Final Fantasy XV. ...Read More

E3 2013: New Dynasty Warriors 8 Trailer is Very…Well…Dynasty Warriors

E3 2013: New Dynasty Warriors 8 Trailer is Very…Well…Dynasty Warriors

Tecmo Koei showed off the new trailer for Dynasty Warriors 8 today, which hits store shelves in about a month. Lots of hack and slash action in the ...Read More

E3 2013: Online Multiplayer “Under Consideration” for Kingdom Hearts III

E3 2013: Online Multiplayer “Under Consideration” for Kingdom Hearts III

During a Square-Enix Presents E3 Live segment, Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura was asked about the possibility of multiplayer being added to the latest iteration of the title, Kingdom Hearts III. Through a translator, he said: ...Read More

E3 2013: Ubisoft Discusses The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

E3 2013: Ubisoft Discusses The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

You may not have heard of this little title, but it sounds pretty fun and has a name that you won’t soon forget. The Mighty Quest for Epic ...Read More

E3 2013: Beyond: Two Souls E3 Trailer – We Thought We Knew You, Jodie

E3 2013: Beyond: Two Souls E3 Trailer – We Thought We Knew You, Jodie

Sony showed off an action-packed new trailer for Quantic Dream’s upcoming title Beyond: Two Souls yesterday at E3, and it’s a complete reversal from the darker, more laid back action we’ve seen in previous outings. ...Read More

Why It’s Okay that Sony Will Charge You to Play Online with the PS4

Why It’s Okay that Sony Will Charge You to Play Online with the PS4

I was holding off judgment, I really was. After Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One last month, I was a bit skeptical, sure, but I would never completely and ...Read More

E3 2013: Adeline Available as a Playable Character Exclusively on Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag for the PS3/PS4

E3 2013: Adeline Available as a Playable Character Exclusively on Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag for the PS3/PS4

After some pretty sizable gameplay shenanigans from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Sony’s Adam Boyes announced that Adeline, who was the protagonist in the PlayStation Vita game Assassin’s ...Read More

E3 2013: Watch Dogs Gets Exclusive Content on the PS4

E3 2013: Watch Dogs Gets Exclusive Content on the PS4

While Ubisoft’s upcoming new IP Watch Dogs has gotten a lot of face time in the various conferences today, Sony showed quite a bit of gameplay that wasn’t ...Read More

E3 2013: Stream PS3 Games to Your PS4 in 2014 via PlayStation Cloud Service

E3 2013: Stream PS3 Games to Your PS4 in 2014 via PlayStation Cloud Service

At this evening’s Sony E3 press event, a few things were mentioned about their purchase of Gaikai and the streaming technology that comes with it. The PlayStation Cloud ...Read More

E3 2013: The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Exclusive First on the PS4, Full Game Coming Spring 2014

E3 2013: The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Exclusive First on the PS4, Full Game Coming Spring 2014

Sony just announced that they’ve teamed up with Zenimax and Bethesda Softworks to bring the upcoming MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online to the PlayStation 4 next Spring. The ...Read More

E3 2013: Supergiant Games Bringing New Title Transistor to the PS4, Many Other Indie Devs to Follow Suit

E3 2013: Supergiant Games Bringing New Title Transistor to the PS4, Many Other Indie Devs to Follow Suit

Developer of the indie hit Bastion, Supergiant Games, was on stage at Sony’s E3 media conference to announce their new title, which they’re bringing exclusively to the PS4 ...Read More

E3 2013: The Order – 1886 Coming from Ready at Dawn and Sony Santa Monica (UPDATED)

E3 2013: The Order – 1886 Coming from Ready at Dawn and Sony Santa Monica (UPDATED)

Just moments ago on the stage at E3, Sony announced a brand new IP that is in development at Ready at Dawn/Sony Santa Monica Studios for the PlayStation ...Read More

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