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Fabula Nova Crystallis & a decade of Final Fantasy XIII: an interview with producer Yoshinori Kitase

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 24, 2013 10:00am PDT

"In the mythos, there are various gods and settings that are within that storyline. But in terms of the XIII series that pertains to Lightning, that world will definitely come to an end. But the overall Fabula Nova Crystallis, they are the backbone of games like Type-0 and F...

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"Its been 10 years since we've been stuck with the lame world of XIII which they continuously ..."

- DandySlayer see all 2 comments

Need for Speed Rivals preview: cops and robbers

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Imagine, if you will, Journey reimagined with cars. Instead of a silent scarfed wanderer joining you on your quest, it's a sports car rushing at...

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"One last thought, for a while: Who actually ever wants to be a cop in these games?"

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Zelda's Eiji Aonuma on annualization, and why the series needs 'a bit more time'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT

We spoke to Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma about his take on annualization.

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"Agreed. I can't think of one instance in which annualization has been broadly seen as a good ..."

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Zelda producer on why money matters in A Link Between Worlds

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2013 9:00am PDT

In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, you'll be able to buy and rent any weapon you want. So, how did this new direction come about? We asked director Eiji Aonuma.

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"That's how I'm seeing it as well. As long as you don't die your fine but if you die you screwed. ..."

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures producer explains character reboot

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 14, 2013 1:30pm PDT

You may have missed it, but Namco Bandai has rebooted the Pac-Man brand. Through the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures cartoon series on Disney...

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"Hey, it's hardly worse than the cartoon we had back in the day. And Pac-Man CEDX+ still exists."

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Drakengard 3 trying to avoid 'formulaic' JRPG tropes with its dark setting

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Drakengard 3 comes from many of the same people responsible for cult-favorite Nier. It follows the story of Zero, a girl on a quest to kill her...

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"Four, one of the sisters bio: She is the fifth of the Utautai sisters and governs the ..."

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Batman: Arkham Origins adds Electrocutioner to villain checklist

By Steve Watts, Oct 14, 2013 10:00am PDT

Warner Bros debuted a new assassin for Batman: Arkham Origins at New York Comic Con: Electrocutioner.

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Zelda producer explains why fans came to accept Toon Link

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 14, 2013 9:00am PDT

Nintendo earned a lot of flak when it introduced Toon Link to the world. However, minus a few holdouts, fans have come to accept the character in...

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"Announce that the Wii U zelda will be Wind Waker style! Do it NOW!"

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Final Fantasy 7 for iOS and Android will take 'years'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 14, 2013 6:00am PDT

By year's end, every numbered Final Fantasy game from 1 through 6 will be available on iOS and Android. So, it should be pretty obvious what the...

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"As far as I know, the Apple restriction is only what's downloadable over cellular networks. The ..."

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Batman: Arkham Origins goes free-to-play in iOS and Android game

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 5:45pm PDT

Batman: Arkham Origins is coming to iOS and Android. However, don't expect the same open-world adventure you'll find on consoles. This is a new action game from NetherRealm Studios, developer of Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.

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"Free to play on iOS--vaporware on Android. 2nd major release to claim an Android tie-in that ..."

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The Amazing Spider-Man coming to Vita

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Better late than never? The Amazing Spider-Man game from Beenox released on nearly every platform imaginable when the corresponding film came out in 2012--except for Vita. Activision is making up for that omission next month.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes demo coming next week

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT

If you want an early look at Lego Marvel, you'll be able to download a demo next week.

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"I can't wait for this. Told my son the demo came out this week, and he freaked. I hope that he ..."

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Marvel Run Jump Smash! announced, coming to mobile this year

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 12:15pm PDT

In Marvel Run Jump Smash!, players will chase Loki through the streets of New York--just like in the movie! In an endless runner!

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"Wow. Disney is not messing around with monetizing their ip more and more. To the point that ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game announced, coming 2014

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 12, 2013 10:22am PDT

Beenox, Activision's go-to developer of Spider-Man games, is working on a tie-in game for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Coming spring 2014, alongside...

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"well about beenox,its starting to feel repetitive with them making spidey games(not to be ..."

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles special edition announced

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 11, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is an upcoming compilation of two HD remakes: Tales of Symphonia and its sequel, Dawn of the New World. At New York...

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"there will never be a PC release for a Tales game. they have no reason to do so."

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