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How Life is Strange: Before the Storm's Farewell Conveys the Tragedy of Chloe Price

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 07, 2018 1:00pm PST

Life is Strange: Before the Storm's bonus episode, Farewell, was more than a goodbye between friends. It cemented Chloe Price as a tragic figure and showed the realistic cruelty of some of life's biggest tragedies.


"I'm really glad that Before the Storm helped you to see Chloe for who she/they was, for the ..."

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm 'Farewell' Impressions: Not The End

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 05, 2018 1:00pm PST

Max and Chloe are reunited before they're torn apart in Life is Strange: Before the Storm's bonus episode. Shacknews offers our impression of this Deluxe Edition extra.


Rumor: GameStop Teases Nintendo Switch Edition of Final Fantasy XV

By Charles Singletary, Mar 02, 2018 8:21am PST

An in-store advertisement seems to suggest the Royal Edition of FFXV is coming to the Nintendo Switch. It's probably a mistake.


"Watch a preorder bonus be the ability to play as the Wii Fit lady. "

- Schnapple see all 3 comments

NieR Automata Headlines Steam Square Enix Publisher Weekend Sale

By Kevin Tucker, Mar 01, 2018 2:20pm PST

Players can find steep discounts on a range of Square Enix titles in the latest Steam publisher weekend sale.


Final Fantasy XV Origin Pre-Order Bonus Counters Half-Life with The Sims

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 28, 2018 1:50pm PST

If you're EA and you see Valve offering Half-Life-themed cosmetics for the Steam version of Final Fantasy XV, what do you do? You counter with llama spandex!


"Gee tough choice there, Steam/Gordon Freeman, or Origin/Llama man suit, paralyzed by choice here"

- CyCo_PL see all 6 comments

Chrono Trigger Limited Edition Warps Onto Steam for Only 32 Days

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 27, 2018 9:30am PST

A special Limited Edition of Chrono Trigger has been released on Steam, but if you want it, you're going to have to act fast.


"No, I've gotten my two monitors up to compare, and the SNES emulator destroy this shitastic port ..."

- deadbeatsaint see all 14 comments

Secret of Mana Review: More Bad Than Good

By Kevin Tucker, Feb 26, 2018 2:40pm PST

Square Enix remembers the plot but forgets the fun in the modern remake of the classic 16-bit RPG.


"Biggest disappointment of 2018. SquareEnix is dead to me now. It's not that they don't care ..."

- deadbeatsaint see all 5 comments

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Review: Road Trip on the Go

By Brittany Vincent, Feb 23, 2018 1:30pm PST

The downsized, chibified version of Final Fantasy XV that you can take anywhere is an entertaining analogue for the sprawling role-playing game. Our review. 


"Nice it runs in full screen on 2:1, but doesn't prevent sleep"

- bolneze see all 4 comments

Gordon Freeman's Long-Awaited Return to PC Confirmed... in Final Fantasy XV

By Asif Khan, Feb 22, 2018 8:00am PST

It's not Half Life 3, but we'll take it.


"Man they need to start having some Adrian Shephard crossovers"

- Zollington see all 31 comments

Dragon Quest Builders Review: A Sandbox With Direction

By Kevin Tucker, Feb 19, 2018 1:30pm PST

Dragon Quest Builders is one Nintendo Switch experience fans won't want to miss.


Kingdom Hearts 3: The 5 Key Takeaways From the D23 Expo Japan Trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 10, 2018 7:00am PST

While most of America slept, a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer debuted during the D23 Expo in Japan. Shacknews stayed up after hours to do some analysis.


"Get 1.5 + 2.5 Remix. That has Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. In a perfect world, that would be all you ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 4 comments

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Review: Fantastical Fighting

By Brittany Vincent, Feb 04, 2018 7:00am PST

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT gathers some of the most memorable characters from throughout the history of Final Fantasy. But does it put up a decent fight? Our review.


"Not trying to be overly critical here, but... I'm not sure it's possible to be "a little ..."

- capt tripps see all 2 comments

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT - How to Unlock Summons, Moves, Memoria, and More

By Brittany Vincent, Feb 01, 2018 6:30pm PST

Learn how to rack up new summons, moves, and more in this guide to unlocking new goodies in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.


Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia Gets Western iOS and Android Release

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 31, 2018 4:20pm PST

Square Enix is celebrating the game's Western release with a fresh batch of in-game rewards.


Lost Sphear Review: Fading Memories

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 31, 2018 4:00pm PST

The new title from Tokyo RPG Factory is packed with tradition yet low on thrills.