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Game Trailers e3 2012 sleeping dogs trailer
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A few weeks ago, we brought you a trailer and screenshots for Sleeping Dogs, the new open-world crime game from Square Enix. Now we have another look at the extreme levels of violence you can dish out (and absorb) as you attempt to infiltrate the Triads and clean up the streets of Hong Kong. Check out the E3 trailer for…

Game Trailers e3 2012 tomb raider demo
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Last week, we brought you an early look at the violent, gritty reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise with a sneak preview of the title’s E3 trailer. While there’s no denying that the trailer looked fantastic, the gameplay looks even better, as evidenced by a live demo during Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Check out the footage below for a glimpse…

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When Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics promised to reinvent Lara Croft with their Tomb Raider reboot, they were met with plenty of skepticism from the gaming community, and who could blame them? The series has floundered in mediocrity for years, but GameTrailers has the first look at the title’s E3 reveal, and it’s starting to look like the developers might…

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United Front Games, the developer responsible for ModNation Racers, is about to show the gaming world that they have more to offer than kid-friendly fare when they release Sleeping Dogs, an open world title set against the landscape of organized crime in Hong Kong. The game seems to fall somewhere between Grand Theft Auto and Shenmue, with a robust combat…

Game Reviews final fantasy xiii-2 review
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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Xbox 360, PS3 January 31, 2012 Metacritic Score: (81/100) Eurogamer: (80/100) “Square Enix’s designers have approached this sequel as lab technicians, answering every criticism levelled against the previous game with precision and grim determination. Final Fantasy XIII-2 may be billed as a sequel, but in truth, it’s a multi-million-yen apology, and its creators should be praised for…

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According to recent job postings (courtesy of Andriasang), Square Enix is looking for talented developers to work on their next project, an action RPG targeted for the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. The post indicates that the project will come from the Square Enix 1st Production Department – the same group that handles the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises. Details…

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It’s a pretty well-known fact that the launch of Final Fantasy XIV was a complete disaster, and Square Enix has continued to extend the free-to-play period month after month.  Now, according to an open letter on the game official website, Final Fantasy XIV will begin to implement a paid subscription model, with a number of upgrades and patches expected.  Here’s…

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 is one of the first major titles of 2012, and today publisher Square Enix has announced a number of bonus items for fans that preorder the game.  Here’s the press release: LOS ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced preorder programs for FINAL…

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Universally heralded as one of the greatest RPGs of all time, Chrono Trigger is currently only available for the Nintendo DS (unless you want to spend obscene amounts of money tracking down a SNES or PlaySation version on eBay).  But classic RPG fans have a reason to rejoice – the Official PlayStation Blog has revealed that the game will be…

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Apparently the barrage of screenshots and trailers for Final Fantasy XIII-2 that we’ve seen over the past few weeks have not been enough to kick the hype machine into overdrive.  Square Enix has deemed us worthy of not one, but two new trailers for the game.  Check them out here, courtesy of Joystiq. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is scheduled for release…

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Sorry, Lee – looks like zombies are just as popular as ever.  Dead Island shipped over 1 million copies of the game to North American shelves during the first week of release, and publisher Deep Silver expects to double that number by the end of the second week.  Here’s an excerpt from the official press release. Dead Island™ Ships More…

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Today during the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIII-2 would be released on Japan on December 15, 2011.  The North American release is slated for January 31, 2012, with Europe to follow on February 2. In addition, Square also unveiled the Lightning Edition PS3, a new limited version of the console featuring a 320GB hard drive…

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Square Enix pulled back the curtain this weekend and revealed a ton of new details for Final Fantasy XIII-2.  Chief among them is the game world’s navigation system, the Historia Crux, which allows Noel and Serah to travel to different locations and time periods via the use of in-game Artefacts.  Depending on when you visit each area, you may come…

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At an event today in Japan, Square Enix unveiled Dragon Quest X Online, currently in development for the Wii and Wii U.  Joystiq reports that the game was referred to be series creator Yuji Horii as an “online RPG,” but it seems unclear right now if it will be a traditional MMO, or an RPG that features small-party online multiplayer functionality.…

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I really, really wanted to enjoy Final Fantasy XIII.  As the first next-gen entry of the series, I had lofty expectations, and while there were a handful of shining moments, the overall experience was disappointing.  Visually, the game was astounding, and I loved the new streamlined battle system.  But the plot?  An absolute mess.  I remember finishing the game and…

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GameStop found themselves embroiled in controversy yesterday when it was discovered that they had instructed employees to open brand-new PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, remove the included coupon for a free OnLive copy of the game, and then continue to sell that game to customers as a “new” product.  After tremendous backlash from the gaming community, GameStop issued…