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How to upgrade from the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV to PS4

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2014 11:30am PDT

PS3 owners of Final Fantasy XIV will be able to upgrade to the PS4 version for free starting today. The upgrade will be available until "at least" the end of the year.

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Hitman GO hits iOS on April 17 for $4.99

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2014 11:30am PDT

Hitman GO, the turn-based mobile strategy game based on the assassin series, is coming to iOS on April 17 for $4.99. An Android version is coming shortly after.

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Thief devs 'discussed' possible changes after Dishonored's release

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 07, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Although it was announced well before Arkane's game, many couldn't help but notice the similarities Thief shared with Dishonored. In a new retrospective, senior producer St├ęphane Roy admits that the studio had considered making changes to their game afterwards, but decided ...

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"No, just master, with most of the ui turned off, but not focus. I enjoyed the thieving in Thief ..."

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Final Fantasy XIV free PS4 beta weekend starts now

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 04, 2014 6:00am PDT

If you want to explore the world of Eorzea, you'll be able to do so for free this weekend through an open beta.

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"If you guys are going to get this, just make sure not to get hacked. I did and got my account ..."

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Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:00am PDT

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for April, which will have you murdering men in the shadows and surviving the undead. Coming...

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Square Enix changing strategy, going 'back to roots' instead of chasing 'mass appeal'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 9:30am PDT

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently admitted that making games for a global audience actually does the opposite of what it was intended to do. "In the past, when we developed console games with a worldwide premise, we lost our focus, and not only did they end up be...

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"...and you'd be happy as hell, to get a record deal Maybe your soul you'd sell, to have mass appeal"

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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' trademarked

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Square Enix has registered a trademark for "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided." According to the registration, it covers computer and video game software, printed materials like books, and online services.

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"The story was actually really cool, too bad the port was so buggy."

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How enemy encounters add to Murdered: Soul Suspect

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 22, 2014 11:00am PDT

Murdered: Soul Suspect takes players on a ghostly investigation, but there are also demons on the loose looking to bring you down. Developer Airtight Games describes how these enemy encounters add to the overall game, while debuting a brand new trailer.

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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn director explains what went wrong with original

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 7:15am PDT

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has been pretty well-received compared to its panned predecessor, and director Naoki Yoshida took to a panel at GDC to explain where the first one went awry.

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"I couldn't get into this game. Combat was too Asian-y, and there weren't many abilities to play ..."

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Final Fantasy 14 patch 2.2 trailer shows new battles and features

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Square Enix is offering an extensive look into the upcoming 2.2 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (titled 'Through the Maelstrom') with a new eight-minute video.

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"It wasn't the Beta people complaining. I am one and there are tons of complaints about this ..."

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Impressions: Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster restores a Square Enix classic

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2014 6:00am PDT

Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster shows how well both of the games hold up, but also serves as a very clear turning point for the series.

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"Steve, thanks - I wanted this badly, then I was on the fence because I'm not done lightning ..."

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Tomb Raider 'exceeded profit expectations'

By Steve Watts, Mar 06, 2014 1:00pm PST

Tomb Raider has now not only met its profitability goals, but exceeded expectations, according to studio head Darrell Gallagher. It's also on-track to become the franchise's top-seller.

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"Is $30 really conservative? I know for movies retailers take 66% of the sale price, then you ..."

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Drakengard 3 getting Nier costumes as pre-order bonus

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2014 4:30pm PST

Drakengard 3 is rolling out its pre-order bonuses is waves, and today Square Enix revealed the second tier: a set of Nier-based costumes.

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Thief developer Eidos Montreal lays off more than two dozen employees

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 04, 2014 2:00pm PST

Eidos Montreal, developer of the recently released Thief and Deus Ex: Human Revolution laid off 27 employees today.

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"I understand what you're saying. What irks me is why is this any more newsworthy than my MIL's ..."

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Murdered: Soul Suspect releases on June 3

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 04, 2014 9:00am PST

One of my most anticipated games of 2014 now has a release date: June 3rd for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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