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  1. Square Enix Is The Only Publisher That Would Touch Life is Strange Because It Has A Female Protagonist

    Square Enix has announced their newest IP, Life is Strange, follows Max, who has the power to rewind time and is searching for a missing fellow student. The game will be released digitally and episodically, with "each new chapter building and evolving based on the choices you made in previous episodes." So why did it take so long to find a publisher for Life is Strange?

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  2. Kingdom Hearts III Coming This Year Says Goofy’s Voice Actor, Not So Fast Says Square Enix

    Looks like someone goofed.

    Pay no attention to the goof behind the curtain!

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  3. A Newbie’s Guide to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix

    Get your sea salt ice cream right here.

    I’ve never understood Kingdom Hearts. Around the time the first one came out, I was playing other role-playing games like Final Fantasy X. For me in my teens, RPGs were my emotional fix, and I bought into every epic cutscene, impossibly cool bad guy, and sappy romance. Kingdom Hearts was definitely on my radar.

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  4. Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Raids Barren Old Tombs

    It’s good to see Lara Croft raiding classic tombs again. After last year’s Tomb Raider reboot focused so heavily on combating islanders, I longed for another adventure where she’d rattle off facts about mythological gods and beasts, get a witty jab in at her archaeological rivals, and execute a perfect somersault—all before finishing her sentence. In Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, she does it without breaking a sweat. As it should be.

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  5. Future Final Fantasy Games for the PC? Thanks Square Enix!

    Wark! Wark!

    Looks like we will have more chocobos flooding our computer screens. According to the producer, Yoshinori Kitase, hopefully in the near future, the beloved Final Fantasy franchise will make it's way to the PC and this is very exciting news for gamers.

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  6. Tomb Raider Is Definitely Getting a Sequel

    Good News Everyone!

    We already kind of expected this, since Gail Simone mentioned it when her gig writing comics that pick up where Tomb Raider left off was announced, but it's nice to have official word. Phil Rogers, Square Enix CEO, has confirmed that the company is hard at work to a next generation sequel to this year's reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. And it's a good thing too, with that movie somewhere in production. Darrell Gallagher, studio head of Crystal Dynamics, chimed in today:
    It's still early days, so I'm afraid I can't provide any further details for now save my assurance that we're not resting on our laurels and acclaim from Tomb Raider's recent successes, but working hard to raise the bar even higher and re-affirm the faith you've shown.
    As a writer interested in seeing more lead female characters get their due, this news makes me happy. As a gamer, I want to shout "PUT IN MORE TOMBS." And as the owner of a wallet, I suppose I'll have to start assimilating the idea of purchasing a next generation console close to its actual release. Previously in Tomb Raider

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  7. Deus Ex: The Fall Impossible to Play on Jailbroken Devices

    I never asked for this either.

    Remember that mobile app game, Deus Ex: The Fall, that nobody asked for? Well, turns out that if you bought it anyway and happen to have a jailbroken device, then you just spent $7 dollars on bupkis. Apparently you can't fire any any guns on a jailbroken phone or tablet, including the necessary tranquilizer gun you need to complete the tutorial. Come on, Square Enix. Stop doing this to us. There's only so many times we can make "I never asked for this" funny before we get really bummed out by how often we say and mean it.

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  8. Deus Ex: The Fall’s a Mobile Game, Cue Massive Disappointment From Internet

    Time for the obligatory "I never asked for this" joke.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution brought back the franchise in a big way when it was first released in 2011, and since then fans have been clamoring for more. Well, you will get more, but unless you enjoy playing complex video games with just your thumbs and pointer fingers, you're probably in for a lot of disappointment. Deus Ex: The Fall, which was first teased on the Eidos Twitter the other day, is going to be a game for iOS and Android. Even worse, it's apparently going to be part of a series. Welp.

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  9. Forgotten Final Fantasy IX Side Quest Brought to Light 13 Years After Release

    English-speaking Final Fantasy IX completionists now have one more thing to check off.

    Usually when players find previously unseen content in old games, it's through some weird glitch or hidden item -- it's not generally an entire side quest that gets discovered. Game completionists all over the world have got to be kicking themselves now, though, because somebody found a side quest in Final Fantasy IX that the entire Internet seemed to have forgotten all about up to now. And you thought you'd seen it all! Because you hadn't.

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  10. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Officially Coming to North America

    Now that we're officially in the midst of PAX East, it's time for some juicy gaming tidbits to start spilling. First on the docket: Square Enix has officially confirmed that the previously announced Final Fantasy X HD, which everyone knew was coming to PlayStation Vita, will also be hitting the PlayStation 3, and it'll be bundled with a remastered version of Final Fantasy X-2 as well. Also, yes, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is a horrible title.

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  11. Jesse McCartney Accidentally Confirms Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix’s Being Localized

    Never since the Street Fighter franchise have we waited so long for the next proper installment in a video game series. Our patience for Kingdom Hearts III has been worn thin of late with each side story, rehash, and side story rehash that's been released after Kingdom Hearts II, further delaying the long awaited closure we've been working toward for the past 11 years -- man, history does repeat itself. It appears as though we may be waiting even longer. Jesse McCartney, the heavenly voice behind Sora's doppelganger Roxas, posted a picture on Instagram showing the inside of the recording studio with the caption: "For all you ‘Kingdom Hearts‘ Fans. Recording the next chapter! #KingdomHearts #Roxas #Gamers." Regrettably, judging by the game footage, this "next chapter" is likely Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and not Kingdom Hearts III. You may now commence your disapproving shake of the head.

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  12. Final Fantasy: All the Bravest’s All Colors and Noise, Hard to Say What Else

    Though we certainly can't get enough of them, video games like the Final Fantasy series aren't for everybody -- some people just don't appreciate the obsessive micromanaging that comes with the territory. Probably influenced by the closed-minded few that feel RPGs tediously plod along, Square Enix has just released Final Fantasy: All the Bravest for iOS devices everywhere: A game that brings everything you loved about the 16-bit generation of Final Fantasy games, but pumps it full of near lethal amounts of caffeine and amphetamines.

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  13. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Hits the Interwebs, Cryptic and Flashy Per the Norm

    What Square Enix thinks you need more of in your life -- regardless of the fact that we've made it evidently clear otherwise -- is more Final Fantasy XIII. The trailer for the franchise within a franchise's latest installment, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, was initially posted on GameTrailers this morning before quickly being pulled. Since then, the video has been uploaded on YouTube in spades.

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  14. Hitman Facebook Campaign Promotes Assassinating Friends, Gets Pulled Immediately

    Had enough of your friends constantly flooding your Facebook page with invitations for FarmVille or parties you don't care to attend? Square Enix has a solution: Put a hit out on them! Rather, you could have a few short hours ago before the option to do so was pulled completely from Facebook. In an ill-conceived and terrifying marketing campaign for Hitman: Absolution, users were able to select targets from their friend list and have them wiped out in cold blood for an assortment of colorful, eyebrow-raisin' reasons.

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  15. I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For… A Hitman Absolution Easter Egg! [Video]

    The Hitman series is known first and foremost for giving players the freedom to kill their targets in a variety of ways, ranging from the conventional to the needlessly complex. In Hitman Absolution, those methods can be down-right weird sometimes. If someone can explain why this easter egg involving vultures and an ice cream truck makes any sense, I'd be surprised. Luckily, things don't need to make sense to be funny. Before you watch, you should know that this video contains some mild spoilers for a mission late in the game. If you're playing Hitman Absolution and haven't started a mission called "End of the Road," you might want to avoid watching this. The easter egg is hidden at the very beginning of the mission, so you should be fine as long as you've gotten that far.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: Shia LaBeouf Is Really Excited to Meet Bill Nye, Guys

    Things We Saw Today

    I'm no huge fan of Mr. LaBeouf, but I can't say that I'd react with any more poise than he does in this video. (BuzzFeed)

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  17. Final Fantasy XIV Ends With an Epic Final Cutscene

    Final Fantasy XIV has had a tough life. Panned by critics and released at a time when the traditional subscription-based MMO is on the decline, Square Enix's second online adaptation of the classic RPG franchise undeniably fell flat, even by the relatively low standard set by cult classic Final Fantasy XI. This weekend is the game's so-called "grand finale," where loyal players can sign on and take giant, high-level boss battles before the servers shut down tonight at midnight, Pacific time. In honor of the game's "ending," Square Enix has released an extended cutscene to serve as the game's cinematic climax.

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  18. Square Enix Becomes First to Officially License Unreal Engine 4, Maybe They’ll Make a Good Game Now

    Square Enix has been in something of a rut as of late. The reception for their last couple of flagship video game titles has been mixed leaning toward negative. While both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 seem to be hovering around an 8.0 on Metacritic, Final Fantasy XIV is sitting at a ridiculously low 4.9. Game reviews tend to skew towards the higher end of things, so an 8.0 isn't exactly stellar either. Maybe that's all set to change, though. It's just been publicly confirmed that Square Enix has licensed Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, making them the first to do so officially.

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  19. Kingdom Hearts HD Remix Oddly Includes Nintendo Title, Might Just Have Video

    What's a company to do when they want to consolidate a few of one of their franchise's titles into a single, high-definition remix, but they're spread across different consoles? This is the boat Square Enix finds themselves in after much clamoring for a Kingdom Hearts HD collection on the PlayStation 3. Well, they've gone ahead and announced Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, which includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The weird thing, beyond the title, is that 358/2 might only be represented as a video.

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  20. The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Box Set Has All 13 Main Games

    At an event today, Square Enix announced a special Final Fantasy box set for the franchise's 25th anniversary. The most notable inclusion in the box set is not a special art book, or limited DLC, but all thirteen main games included in one box. Don't you worry, Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XIII-2 are kept out of your awesome anniversary set.

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