View profile Newsletter - July 30, 2022 Newsletter - July 30, 2022
By Matt S - Editor-in-Chief • Issue #76 • View online
First up - Aussies! Don’t forget that we’re running a massive competition to give away FIVE $300 RIG headsets and copies of Stranger of Paradise (+DLC). Entries close this weekend, so make sure you get them in.
(Sorry that this competition is only open to Australians. We’ll have more for our global friends soon!)
The big release this week is, of course, Xenoblade Chronicles 3. And by “big” I really do mean BIG. This game is well over 100 hours in length, but it’s also one of the rare games that genuinely justifies being that long, so if you’re interested in seeing what an epic game can look like without unnecessary bloat, it’s that one.
Digimon Survive also launched on the same day (unfortunate timing, that), but review codes were only sent out on the day of release (which is a concern). We are now going to be playing that this weekend for review next week, so if you’re on the fence about that and wondering where our review is, it’s coming!
Thanks as always for reading DDNet, friends, and have an amazing weekend!

Reviews Of The Week
Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo Switch)
Review: Bright Memory: Infinite (Nintendo Switch)
Review: Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series (Sony PlayStation 5)
Video Of The Week
Should we be fixing art? What Stranger Things teaches us about editing flaws in works
Should we be fixing art? What Stranger Things teaches us about editing flaws in works
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Grab This Month's Dee Dee Zine - LIVE NOW!
We have a really special edition of the Dee Dee Zine for you this month! Jam-packed into the 56 pages of this issue you’ll find:
– Hatsune Miku, the history and future of Japanese idols.
– A manga on sex education that everyone should read.
– An interview with the developer of indie VN masterpiece, Corpse Factory.
– On trying to kick the Magic: The Gathering habit (again).
– The works of one of the modern Japanese literature greats, Hiromi Kawakami
We also have plenty of puzzles – a crossword to test your knowledge of all things Japan, a sudoku and a nonogram. There’s a comic and story featuring Dee Dee & her friends, as well as a summary of the upcoming games for the month, photography, and quotes from legends of Japanese art.
You can grab your copy of the magazine from our PayHip store, here. And don’t forget, if you would like to subscribe to the magazine, you can support us on Patreon here. Patreon backers get the magazine delivered to their inbox every month, and at any amount pledged (so you can be a subscriber for as little as $1/month!)
Our Favourite News This Week!
Recap: Annapurna Interactive Showcase (July 28, 2022)
D3 Publisher drops a teaser trailer for previously unannounced Samurai Maiden
This new trailer for Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 showcases Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
Witchy life/farming sim Wylde Flowers has a launch date for PC and Nintendo Switch!
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