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  • Final Fantasy 12 HD Has Four Major Improvements final fantasy 12The website Polygon got in touch with Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age producer Hiroaki Kato to discuss the various tune-ups his development team is making to the code. As Kato explains, Final Fantasy 12 HD will have a lot of improvements beyond a higher resolution.
    REBALANCED GAMEPLAY: FFXII was the first non-MMO Final Fantasy to do away with random battles in favor of visible monsters you had to avoid onscreen. They were new at this sort of thing and the challenge was out of whack in many areas — some monsters were too weak and others could kill you easily. ...
  • Final Fantasy VII Comes To Android Devices The number of electronic gizmos out there capable of playing Final Fantasy VII just went up by millions today as Square introduced an Android version of their most famous RPG.
    This is the same version of FFVII that has been available on iOS for some time, and contains the same features as the modern Steam and Playstation 4 versions. The polygonal Lego people are high-def but the backgrounds are a bit blurry, Square having lost the original renders (they threw them out as late as FF9, by that point they should’ve known better). There’s a fast-forward button for tedious grinding, an ...
  • Witcher 3 “Game Of The Year Edition” Announced witcher 3To all those cheapskates who have been waiting on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt until the inevitable Game of the Year Edition tied up all its content in a cheap bow, now is the time. CD Projekt Red officially announced the coming of the Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition today.
    “With all the free DLC and updates the game received so far, including significant changes to the game’s interface and mechanics, many gamers have asked us if we’re working on some sort of a ‘Game of the Year Edition,’” said the game’s director, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. “I’m happy to confirm ...
  • New Fallout 4 Update Expands Codsworth’s Vocabulary fallout 4Update 1.6 has arrived for Fallout 4. Among the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, this update increases the number of names your robot butler, Codsworth, can call you. Fallout 4 launched with over 1,000 possible names for Codsworth to say out loud (including several immature ones they knew people would try). With Update 1.6, an additional 300+ are added. Bethesda isn’t saying which ones…you’ll have to experiment for yourself.
    Currently the update is only available for the PC version of the game; we expect console versions to come out shortly.
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    ExitSave – Exiting to the Main Menu will create an ...

  • Zero Escape Trilogy To Be Available On Multiple Platforms Soon Last week the concluding entry in the Zero Escape trilogy, Zero Time Dilemma, was released on 3DS, PS Vita and PC (and you’re lucky I was able to tear myself away from playing it long enough to write this newspost). The release of Zero Time Dilemma marks the first time any Zero Escape game has been made available on PC, but it may not be lonely for long.
    Aksys Games announced this morning that plans are underway to port the previous two games in the trilogy (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward) to other platforms. Though specific ...
  • Total War: Warhammer Gets Blood Knights Via Free Update Total War: Warhammer has gotten its first true update. In this update, new improvements are made, heroes have been tweaked, and new characters are available to battle with. A page for the notes of the update details everything that one can expect from it. But here are the main points:
    “Update 1 is designed to add polish, increase stability, tweak AI behaviour, address some known gameplay issues and redress balance in a number of areas. This is the first in a number of updates, which means you may not see some changes you were expecting. For example, while multiplayer has seen some attention in ...
  • Shen’s Last Gift DLC Available For XCOM 2 Shen’s Last Gift, the latest DLC for XCOM 2, is available now for purchase and dowload. The official XCOM website has not only revealed the launch trailer for the DLC, but also given “details” on what players can expect. Here is the debrief:
    “Hello, Commander. XCOM has uncovered intel on a hidden ADVENT facility housing new high-tech weaponry. Lily Shen, Chief Engineer on the Avenger, has volunteered to accompany your most elite squad as they infiltrate this facility, so that she may help uncover and assess what impact this new alien tech will have in the battle to reclaim Earth.
    We’re still ...
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – CNN’s Courageous Producing Conference on Human Augmentation CNN’s brand studio Courageous is partnering with Square Enix® this summer to host a conference on human augmentation. The conference, the first of its kind, will be held on Monday, August 3, 2016, at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. Human by Design will explore the intersection of technology and humanity and attempt to bring together top minds to debate what it means to be human.
    Square Enix is aligning with Human by Design to support the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, on August 23, 2016. Deus ...
  • Final Fantasy VII Gets Its Own Monopoly Board monopolyIf you haven’t been keeping up on the number of licensed properties that have been given their own versions of Monopoly, trust me: it’s a lot. And now Final Fantasy VII joins the ranks with their own special board, coming in 2017.
    The irony here is that none of the main characters shown on the box were in any sort of advantageous financial position. In fact, the Monopoly had already been established: the Shinra Corporation. How do you even play the game when it’s already been won?

    In effect, playing Final Fantasy VII with Monopoly mechanics changes the game’s story entirely. Rich ...

  • If You Ordered Zero Time Dilemma’s Limited Edition, I’m Sorry zero time dilemmaThe final chapter in the Zero Escape trilogy is out! Now millions of fans can finally enjoy the story that was nearly denied to them….unless they purchased the Limited Edition of the game. Those who made that choice are still waiting.
    Like with the other two Limited Editions, the special version of Zero Time Dilemma was supposed to come with a real-world replica of the watch characters wear in the game. However, Aksys reports that when they received the watches from the factory, they arrived damaged. This necessitated sending them back for a redo, and made shipping the Limited Edition on ...