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TGS 2013: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Trailer Reminds Us That It’s Still Coming Out This Year
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For most publishers, HD remasters are a quick and dirty way to squeeze a bit of extra cash out of gamers’ nostalgia. Square Enix is unlike most publishers in this regard as its HD remasters are getting the love and …

Take A Look Inside The Development Of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix, like a lot of Japanese game developers, are incredibly protective of their development secrets. They rarely let anybody look at the development process and are rather stingy over the smallest of things. That’s why it’s kind of a …

‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Digital Sales Still Suspended
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MMO launches are never smooth. Even when developers throw down the money for extra launch servers and hold extensive beta tests, the hundreds of thousands of people hitting those servers on launch day are bound to cause technical problems. Not …

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Launches Today Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Launches Today
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Final Fantasy XIV may be one of the greatest comeback stories in gaming. The game launched almost three years ago to poor reviews and even worse reception from gamers. Square Enix then fired the development team and got a new …

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Gets A Gamescom Trailer
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Can you believe that it’s already been 12 years since the release of Final Fantasy X? It only just seems like yesterday that I was immensely disappointed that Square followed up the wondrous Final Fantasy IX with the good, but …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Gets A Gamescom Trailer
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How many trailers can Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII get before it’s completely spoiled? It’s like Square Enix is hell bent on ruining the entire game for the few devoted fans who want to see the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy …

Square Enix’s “Murdered: Soul Suspect” Looks Damn Intriguing
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With the gaming industry becoming a land of modern combat sequels, it’s nice to see an industry leader continue to explore new characters and storylines not connected to previous games from their stable. Granted, not every video game developer is …

‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ For Wii U Previewed in Gameplay Video
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Though tons of video game news is coming out of this week’s Gamescom conference, not much of it concerns Nintendo’s Wii U platform. Instead, the next-generation buzz continues to surround Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. Square Enix, however, …

Square Enix Shuts Down Final Fantasy VII Figures From Shapeways

The Shapeways business model is smart one in that it gives people who may normally have it access to 3D printing technology. It also allows these creative types a showcase to sell these creations, essentially positioning itself as something of …

Thief Reboot Coming in February, Trailer Released

With the recent releases of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dishonored, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, it appears that the stealth-action genre is making a comeback. Square Enix earlier this year announced that the king of PC stealth gaming, Thief, would soon …

You Have 13 Days To Save The World In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
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Square Enix, like pretty much every other gaming publisher, is at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. The publisher used the event as an excuse to release another story trailer for its last major title on current generation consoles – Lightning …

iOS’ Deus Ex: The Fall Patched To Run on Jailbroken iPhones

Whatever your position on mobile device/touchscreen “serious” gaming, the kind that goes beyond the arcade-like Angry Birds/Candy Crush Sagas of the world, there is no denying these devices have become a viable destination for games with a more serious tone …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Will Have Some Killer Music

Music is incredibly important to Final Fantasy. I would even go so far as to argue that music is the most important element in Square Enix’s long running series. That’s why it’s incredibly important to let fans get a feel …

Square Enix Somehow Thinks There Are People Who Don’t Know What Kingdom Hearts Is

I find it very hard to believe that there are people living today who don’t know about Kingdom Hearts. Still, there must be somebody or else Square Enix wouldn’t have created an introduction video to the franchise. In a trailer …

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Comparison Video Released

Final Fantasy fans have been eagerly anticipating the HD remakes of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 for a while now. However, a valid question is whether a graphical remake can justify replaying hundreds of hours of gameplay (including …

‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ Out Later This Week

Around one month ago, Square Enix revealed that it is bringing a version of Deus Ex to Apple’s mobile devices. Titled Deus Ex: The Fall, the game features a new story with a new protagonist. The gameplay from Deus Ex: …

Take A Tour Of Eorzea In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
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Final Fantasy XIV will be remembered as one of the biggest disasters in gaming history. It may also be remembered as a miraculous turnaround as well thanks to Square Enix owning up to its mistakes and completely reworking the game …

Fang Returns In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer
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Fang was definitely one of the more interesting characters in Final Fantasy XIII. It was a shame then that she was absent for most of the sequel. That’s all going to change in the final game of the Final Fantasy …

Here’s 12 Minutes Of Thief Gameplay From E3 2013

Prior to E3 2013, it didn’t look like we would be seeing much of Eidos Montreal’s reboot of the classic Thief franchise. We got a CG trailer, but that’s no substitute for actual gameplay. Those wishing for gameplay can now …

E3 2013: This Was The Year Of Final Fantasy

You could argue that the Final Fantasy brand is in tatters after the abysmal launch of Final Fantasy XIV and the lukewarm reception to Final Fantasy XIII. Square seems to have recognized this and is doing what it can to …

Thief Gets Another Trailer That’s Devoid Of Gameplay

E3 season unofficially started yesterday with Konami hosting its annual pre-E3 show. Now developers and publishers are releasing their E3 trailers to gain some much needed hype before the event itself eclipses everything else. One of the first up is …