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  • 06Feb

    GameStop & Square Enix team up to offer a trip of a lifetime

    Through the month of February, gamers have a chance to enter to win a trip of a lifetime at GameStop locations. GameStop’s “Epic Reward Giveaway” teams up with Square Enix to celebrate the launch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII which comes out next week. One winner and a guest will start in Las Vegas for dinner and a show, then get whisked away to France for some touristy action. Next comes a trip to Egypt to check out the past, and ending with a trip to Costa Rica for an adventure. All PowerUp Rewards members that make transactions at a GameStop store or online at GameStop.com throughout the month of February will be automatically entered for a chance to win the epic trip. PowerUp Rewards Pro members automatically get two entries. Just by logging into their account, PowerUp Rewards Pro members can receive points. Good luck and visit here

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  • 31Oct

    Dragon Quest VII Remake Announced for 3DS

    Square Enix Japan announced on their Dragon Quest website that yes, they will be remakingDragon Quest VII for the 3DS. Since Dragon Quest VI was recently remade for the DS just last year, it should come as no surprise that DQVII would also be remade, but we’re thrilled to hear it nonetheless. The remake will allow players to exchange “lithographs” with one another via Street Pass, not unlike the sharing of dreams with the DS remake of Dragon Quest VI. So far, the game has only been announced for Japan with a February 7, 2013 release date. Hopefully it will come to North America as well. Stay tuned. DQVII was originally released on the PlayStation in 2000 in Japan and 2001 in North America.  

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  • 09Oct

    Heroines of Gaming: Aeris Gainsborough

    Throughout the entirety of my history with video games, one thing as stayed fairly consistent for me–I generally gravitate toward my female characters. And it’s not that I don’t appreciate male characters, (who tend to be the “star” of the game in the vast majority of titles) it’s that in most cases, I relate to the heroines more. Though most video games tend to have male writers and creators, I actually find the female characters they’ve created to be infinitely more interesting, and in a lot of cases, better developed than the heroines you’d see whose origins are in television or film. Growing up with a mother who exposed me to soap operas from a young age left me rather traumatized in regards to female imagery in the media. (Sleeping with your friend’s husband, and then throwing her in a pool while ripping her dress off makes you shed a

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  • 01Oct

    Easy Mode: to Guide or Not to Guide

    I spent a lot of time playing Borderlands 2 with friends last week while I was working on my review (and then after I finished my review because let’s face it – it’s difficult to turn off!). One thing that a certain friend became a little obsessed in finding was Vault symbols. Several times he was on the other side of the map scanning cliffsides while we were battling psychos. Helpful. At one point we were all looking for Vault symbols and I mentioned that we could just find the rest online later, which was met by a resounding NO over the chat. They told me “that’s cheating” and it “takes the fun out of finding it yourself.” Which got me thinking – is it really wrong to resort to guides? There are pros and cons to absolutely everything, and the “helpful hint” divide is no exception. Pros: 1. Some

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  • 24Aug

    Sleeping Dogs Review

    Rating: M Genre: Action Publisher: Square Enix Developer: United Front Games Release Date: August 14, 2012 BUY When it comes to “troubled” development cycles, Sleeping Dogs certainly deserves to fall in this category. Originally announced as a new IP back in 2009, the game was very nearly True Crime: Hong Kong, but delays and budget concerns caused Activision to cancel the title. As a result, it allowed Square-Enix to swoop in, return it to a new franchise, and voila, Sleeping Dogs is as we know it today. At first glance, it would seem easy to write this game off as Grand Theft Auto: Hong Kong, but this impression would be sorely mistaken and might cause you to miss a gem in the start of the fall season. The story of Sleeping Dogs is that the player character, Wei Shen, has returned to Hong Kong to help reign in the rampant criminal element, the Sun on

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  • 05Jul

    Final Fantasy XIII-3 May Be Coming

      Square Enix  has suggested that Final Fantasy XIII-3 may be on its way. Motomu Toriyama told Famitsu that news relating to the Final Fantasy XIII world will be announced soon. This may not come as a surprise  to some considering FFXIII-2 ended with “to be continued”, and the DLC still left some openings for more. While we might be getting more FFXIII, FFX HD is a ways off. “Regarding HD conversions, there is a lot to look into, so please wait a bit more,” Toriyama said. Source: Eurogamer 

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  • 07Jun

    E3 2012 Preview: Tomb Raider

    [Editor's Note: This article discusses the attempted sexual assault of Lara in the newly released gameplay video] My time at the Square Enix Tomb Raider demo was the first time GA left me on my own out into the great, blue glow of E3! Unfortunately, it wasn’t that great of an experience. As the demo began, I really liked the updated gameplay of Tomb Raider. The graphics looked decent, though the lips/dialogue were still something out of an English dubbed Godzilla movie.  Lara herself looked much more realistic when compared to the gravity-defying breasts versions of her past.  The game features lush and interactive landscapes where you will be able to roam around freely to explore an area. Disappointingly, like the preview video at E3 last year, Lara is still grunting and moaning excessively whilst jumping, falling and “gutting” a deer.  And this demo featured more of the slide, fall, slide scenarios

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  • 15May

    Square Enix announces final DLC for FFXIII-2

    Square Enix released details about the final downloadable content for Final Fantasy XIII-2. “Snow’s Story: Perpetual Battlefield” and “Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess,” costumes for your moogle, and some white and black mage outfits are available today. Snow’s dlc is described as difficult and allow players to end the Coliseum battles on a high note. Lightning’s dlc shows the battle between Lightning and Caius which hasn’t been shown in the game so far. There is a particular warning that players should play through the game before playing the Lightning dlc. The DLC will be released for the Xbox 360 and Playstation Network simultaneously. “Snow’s Story: Perpetual Battlefield” DLC episode is 320 Microsoft Points or $3.99 via PlayStation®Network. “Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess” DLC episode is 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 via PlayStation®Network. White Mage outfit for Serah Farron is 240 Microsoft Points or $2.99 via PlayStation®Network. Black Mage

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  • 22Mar

    ‘Theatrhythm Final Fantasy’ coming to the West this summer

    Square Enix announced today that the 3DS title Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will be coming to the West this summer to mark the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy. The game features more than 70 musical pieces from across the Final Fantasy universe — battle themes, music from key events and even field themes. The game also features classic Final Fantasy characters looking totally adorable. Bonus. No release date information aside from “summer,” so we’ll update you with that when we know it.  

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  • 04Jan

    ‘Wakfu’ enters open beta

    Square Enix and Ankama’s MMORPG Wakfu is one step closer to an official roll-out — as of today, an Open Beta’s been started up for the tactical turn-based free-to-play game with a surprisingly low monthly subscription rate, $6. To celebrate, they’ve announced the Sram’s Shadow class, as well as new content. For more information, visit Wakfu‘s site.

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