1 Jul 2014
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ESCAPE Dead Island – A New Dead Island Game in the Third Person

It hasn’t even been a month since E3, where Deep Silver premiered a quite frankly brilliant new trailer for Dead Island 2 and yet we already have another Dead Island related announcement! Today, the folks behind the open-world, Island-based, first person zombie smashing game have announced yet another title: ESCAPE Dead Island. In ESCAPE Dead
25 Jun 2014
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Eyes On: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Open-world seems to be the buzzword at this year’s E3. The ability for players to explore a vast foreign landscape with little to no inhibition is certainly a juicy prospect – one that it seems that Polish Studio CD Project Red couldn’t ignore. Their latest installment in The Witcher series of games will be featuring
25 Jun 2014
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Microsoft Press Conference E3 Gameplay Demo

It isn’t often that you can’t find something on the internet, but if you try to find an unaltered version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay Demo from the Microsoft Xbox E3 Press Conference, you’d be hard pressed to find once without the hullabaloo of games journalism plastered all over it. So for your
16 Jun 2014
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E3 Day 2: Meetings, Meetings, Meetings…and a Batmobile?

The thing about Day 2 at E3 is that its just like Day 1 in every way – except that its 4 hours longer, with 4 times as many meetings, and 4 times as many people. Despite that, we were able to fight our way to the front of lines and get a taste of
11 Jun 2014
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Arkham Knight’s Batmobile at E3

Today, we had a chance to visit the enormous Warner Bros booth in the halls of E3. The highlight? Probably the Batmobile. Shown above in it’s Pursuit Mode, it’s clear what message they are trying to say. Be The Batman. That being said,  the Batmobile wasn’t the only chip thing to be seen at the
11 Jun 2014
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E3 Day 1: What’s On The Show Floor

The official Day 1 of E3 has come and gone and being the first day that the convention show floor was open there was a lot to see and do. The big players: Nintendo, Ubisoft, Square Enix, EA, Activition…they all had enormous booths with enormous lines with the world’s premier media at their front lines.
10 Jun 2014
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Square Enix Officially Announces Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito in North America

It’s a busy day at E3 for Final Fantasy – not only do we have the much-anticipated Patch 2.3 Live Letter from the Producer broadcast from the Square Enix booth for XIV, we also had several announcements for new additions to the franchise. Today, Square Enix announced FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0™ and FINAL FANTASY AGITO™ for release in
10 Jun 2014
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E3 Day 0: EA Press Conference Highlights

Its Day 0 of E3 and as it normally goes, that means plenty of press conferences. Unlike PAX, Gamescom, and the like,  E3 is the kind of trade show when many the big boys come packing: Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony – they all come prepared to fight a war for your attention. As many of you
16 May 2014
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Halo 5 Announced for Xbox One – Coming 2015

Today Microsoft and 343 Industries, the studio behind Halo 4, officially announced the next installment in Master Chief Saga. The official title is Halo 5: Guardians, and it promises to be a much “bigger effort than Halo 4.” According to 343 Industries Bonnie Ross, the new Halo game is all about new stuff. New game,
5 May 2014
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Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Coming West?

Sometimes, an incredibly popular anime will garner an incredibly popular game and the title that sings that tune this season appears to be Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind. At first glance, it isn’t really a high budget game – combat is mainly a game of quick time events and the graphics are
29 Apr 2014
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Nintendo to Host Smash Bros Tournament Instead of E3 Press Conference

Press conferences at E3 are – let’s face it – not usually very good. They are always run by some marketing bloke in a suit and tie using buzzwords and phrases such as “opening up to new markets” and “we’ve got a new IP” sprinkled a with smattering of scripted skit to show how excited
28 Apr 2014
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Video Games Today Through The Eye’s of Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida

Earlier on this month, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studio president Shuhei Yoshida reflected on his decades-long experience in video games and the gaming industry. Exploring both the past and the present, Yoshida teams with veteran developer Mark Cerny in a talk at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, which was recorded and is
22 Apr 2014
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PS Vita Title Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment to Come West

I say it was only a matter of time. A JRPG about an MMORPG. With anime shows such as Log Horizon and .Hack//Sign hitting the networks over the years, a game for us in the Western Hemisphere for all to play was bound to show up eventually. Now it has. Namco Bandai has just announced
16 Apr 2014
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Sony to sell its stake in Square Enix to the Tune of $47 million US

Sony and Square Enix have a long history together. Ever since Final Fantasy made the move from Nintendo to Sony, we’ve seen countless titles from Japan’s most illustrious RPG factory release  for the PlayStation platform – including the new smashing hit Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It’s no wonder then, that Sony had a
24 Mar 2014
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Fixing XIV: Yoshida Speaks at GDC On Why 1.0 Failed And How To Fix It.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a very good game – in large part due to the reorganization of the XIV team and the leadership of Naoki Yoshida – but for many who played the original it had an extremely rocky birth. Yoshida gives the world a sneak peak at what it was like
11 Mar 2014
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The Summoner’s Journey – A New Launch Trailer for FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster

Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster is set for release in North America next Tuesday on March 18th, 2014 and in preparation for the launch they have released a new Launch Trailer! The trailer is called “The Summoner’s Journey”, and – while short – displays a good mix of cinematics and in-game footage to
4 Mar 2014
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The Grand Finale! Batman: Arkham Knight’s First Trailer Released

I remember when Batman: Arkham Asylum came out; it was the first game where the catch phrase “Be The Batman” actually meant something. From punching thugs out cold to Batmaning up the Joker, it had everything I ever wanted from a Batman game – slick, smooth, awesome action with a Batarang every now and then.
25 Feb 2014
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Persona 5 Confirmed for North America

Persona 5, the latest installment out of Atlus, the game studio behind the ever popular Persona series of games, has been indirectly confirmed for a North American release through the launch of its US site. While Atlus has seen some hard times with its parent company, Index, filing for bankruptcy in the summer of last year
24 Feb 2014
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Transferring from Legacy Worlds

As the economies of non-Legacy Worlds have now had time to mature, restrictions on World transfer for players on Legacy Worlds will be lifted on March 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. (PST). Before using the World Transfer Service, please be sure to review the transfer service guidelines(http://sqex.to/uR4) on the Lodestone or the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.
21 Feb 2014
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Little Ladies’ Day

The realm is alive with the cheerful warbling of spring birds, and the blooming of peach trees signifies the coming of every maiden’s favorite holiday—Little Ladies’ Day, that once-a-year occasion when any young Eorzean lady can be a princess for the day. Preparations are well underway, and a certain competition to be held this year