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Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2014 GENRE: ACTION PLATFORM: XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 4, PC DEVELOPER: UNITED FRONT GAMES PUBLISHER: SQUARE ENIX ESRB M FOR MATURE MSRP: $59.99 XBO, PS4 / $29.99 PC New Skin, Same Great Taste Sleeping Dogs was one of the best titles of 2012, and the Definitive Edition only reinforces the elements of […]

Nintendo and the future of engaging game demos

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With the confirmation that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be receiving a playable demo across the globe on 3DS ahead of the games’ simultaneous launches on November 21, The Pokémon Company has given fans of the franchise something to look forward to before release. While this is great news for those who are […]

Pro/Con: ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Exclusive

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Elliott Finn and Managing Editor Russell Jones weigh on with pros and cons from today’s Tomb Raider sequel news at Gamescom. Elliott Finn – Staff Writer During Microsoft’s Gamescom press briefing, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive when it launches in fall 2015. This […]

Review: Final Fantasy X-2 HD

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It All Started… When I Saw This Sphere Of You Release Date: Dec. 26, 2013 (JP), March 18, 2014 (NA), March 21, 2014 (EU) Genre: JRPG Platform: PS3, PS Vita Developer: Square Enix, Virtuous Publisher: Square Enix ESRB Teen MSRP: $39.99 Part two of what may just be the best HD remaster to date, Final […]

Square Enix reconsiders RPG role after ‘Bravely Default’ success

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In an interview with Japanese publication Nikkei Trendy (and translated by Siliconera), Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda spoke on the western success of 3DS RPG Bravely Default, claiming its success has inspired the company to reconsider the place of JRPGs in the marketplace. Matsuda discusses the company’s recent stance on developing games with mass appeal […]

Review: Final Fantasy X HD Remaster

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Original Sin. Release Date: March 18, 2014 (US), March 21, 2014 (EU) Genre: JRPG Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Developer: Square Publisher: Square Enix, SCEE ESRB Teen MSRP: $39.99 (with FFX-2), $19.99 (individual digital on Vita) Released in 2001, Final Fantasy X marked a turning point for the series. Not only was it the first […]

Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Release Date: November 21, 2013 (JP), February 11, 2014 (NA), February 13, 2014 (AUS), February 14, 2014 (EU) Genre: Role-Playing Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Developer: Square Enix, tri-Ace Publisher: Square Enix ESRB T MSRP: $59.99 After two very polarizing entries to start the Final Fantasy […]

‘Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn’ launches on PS4 April 14, beta Feb. 22

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Square Enix Community Manager Hergen Thaens confirmed on Wednesday via PlayStation Blog that MMORPG Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will launch for the PlayStation 4 on April 14. The PC and PlayStation 3 versions originally launched in August of last year, a more successful revision of Final Fantasy 14, which launched in 2010. PS4 […]

Review: Bravely Default

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Save the Earth, One Random Encounter at a Time. Release Date: February 7, 2014 Genre: Role-Playing Platform: 3DS Developer: Silicon Studio/Square Enix Publisher: Nintendo (NA/PAL), Square Enix (JP) ESRB T MSRP: $39.99 Epic and sprawling yet entirely accessible, serious-minded but with a welcome lightness and humor, Bravely Default is a fantastic JRPG and one of the […]

When games become work — ‘Final Fantasy 14′ edition

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MMOs historically feature a staggering amount of content. Getting through it all can be a prolonged affair, and in some games brings new meaning to the term ‘grinding.’ For players who get sucked in, becoming a powerful character often takes long hours, and these hours—at least, after a while — can start to feel a […]

Review: Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn

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Let there be (warriors of) light In its original form, Final Fantasy 14 was riddled with problems, and ultimately deemed a failure. Determined not to let its flagship series go down, Square Enix decided to roll the dice and rebuild its failed MMORPG. Now, nearly two years after announcing plans to try again, Square Enix has released Final […]

Review: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX

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Great New Skin, Great Old Flavor It’s been eleven years since the first release of Kingdom Hearts, and now Square Enix delivers a powerful punch of nostalgia to the fans of this series. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX comes with Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and the remastered cutscenes and […]

Hands-on Preview: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

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Final Fantasy XIII may have split the fan base of the enormous JRPG franchise, but with Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix managed to alienate many of those who enjoyed the original, just as it did with Final Fantasy X-2. Though its direct sequel track record isn’t exactly strong when it comes to the Final Fantasy […]

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