Square Enix DirectX 12 Demo

Incredible DirectX 12 tech demo from Square Enix shows off the future of gaming

By on May 1, 2015 at 3:48 PM.

Incredible DirectX 12 tech demo from Square Enix shows off the future of gaming

Over the past several months, we’ve seen a few Unreal Engine 4 tech demos that have blown our minds, but they were just that – tech demos.

Walking around a stunningly modeled digital apartment is fascinating, but it’s not exactly my idea of an exhilarating video game concept, which is why I was thrilled to see Square Enix make an appearance at Microsoft Build to show off a DirectX 12 demo that looked unlike anything I’ve ever seen. More →

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Gameplay Video

BGR plays Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: 52 minutes of gameplay from the action RPG spinoff

By on March 19, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

BGR plays Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: 52 minutes of gameplay from the action RPG spinoff

Admittedly, the demo for Final Fantasy XV was a huge part of why I was so excited about Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, but this action-heavy spinoff is a great game in its own right. More →

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Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Video

BGR plays Final Fantasy XV: Over an hour of gameplay from the long-awaited RPG

By on March 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

BGR plays Final Fantasy XV: Over an hour of gameplay from the long-awaited RPG

After being announced nearly a decade ago with a different name and under the control of a different director, Final Fantasy XV is finally playable. This week, Square Enix will launch Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in the United States, bringing with it a demo for the next numbered entry in the Final Fantasy series.

This demo is called Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, and you can watch over an hour of footage from it below.

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Square Enix Humble Bundle

Tomb Raider, Hitman and Thief featured in the latest Humble Bundle

By on February 17, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Tomb Raider, Hitman and Thief featured in the latest Humble Bundle

It’s tough to stay up to date on all of the best new games. You’ve only got so much time in the day, and you probably don’t have an unlimited budget to work with. That’s why Humble Bundle has become one of the most valuable tools on the Internet for frugal gamers who want to get caught up. More →

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Life is Strange Episode 1 Review

Life is Strange – Episode 1 review: Heads and tails

By on February 3, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Life is Strange – Episode 1 review: Heads and tails

We can never have it both ways. At least, that’s what video games have been telling us repeatedly, especially in recent years. We have very important choices to make, and something’s gotta give.

But that’s not the case in Life is Strange. More →

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Preview

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gives you the power to mess with your friends

By on October 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gives you the power to mess with your friends

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games. More →

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Preview

Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD revives an action-packed offshoot for a new audience

By on October 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Final Fantasy: Type-0 HD revives an action-packed offshoot for a new audience

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games.
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Hitman Sniper Preview

Hitman: Sniper is a ‘vertical slice’ of the long-running franchise

By on October 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Hitman: Sniper is a ‘vertical slice’ of the long-running franchise

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games. More →

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Review

‘Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call’ review: Take a bow

By on September 11, 2014 at 9:01 AM.

‘Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call’ review: Take a bow

It’s not easy to build a critically successful series around fan service, but that’s exactly what Square Enix has done with the Theatrhythm games. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy was a well-received rhythm game for the Nintendo 3DS that featured dozens of songs to play along to and plenty of characters to level up from the entirety of the Final Fantasy series. Curtain Call is it sequel, and although not much has changed, the additions should be more than enough to entice fans of the original. More →

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Thief Gameplay Trailer

Video: Steal everything you can in the latest trailer for ‘Thief’

By on February 4, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Video: Steal everything you can in the latest trailer for ‘Thief’

“Thief” is the latest game from Eidos Montreal, and it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest multiplatform releases of early 2014. A reboot of the classic franchise, Thief is a first-person stealth game in which players take control of Garrett, a master thief who steals from the rich and gives to himself. More →

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Lodsys goes after top-dog gaming firms Atari, EA, Rovio in patent suit

By on July 22, 2011 at 11:40 PM.

Lodsys goes after top-dog gaming firms Atari, EA, Rovio in patent suit

Lodsys, the company that has been accusing iOS and Android developers of illegally using its in-app purchasing technology, is now also targeting high-profile gaming firms such as Atari, Electronic Arts, Angry Birds lab Rovio, Square Enix and Take-Two Interactive. According to FOSS Patents, Lodsys had this to say about Rovio:

Defendant Rovio has infringed and continues to infringe, directly, indirectly, literally, under the doctrine of equivalents, contributorily, and/or through the inducement of other, one or more claims of the ‘565 patent. Rovio makes, sells, uses, imports, and/or offers to sell infringing applications, including but not limited to Angry Birds for iPhone and Angry Birds for Android, which infringe at least claim 27 of ‘565 patent under 35 U.S.C. § 271.

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Final Fantasy III now available for iPad

By on April 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM.

Final Fantasy III now available for iPad

If you’re looking for a reason to call out sick on Friday, here it is. On Thursday Square Enix followed up its March launch of Final Fantasy III for the iPhone by releasing a new iPad version. We’ve been playing the iPhone version for a while and appreciate the crisp 3D graphics and easy controls. Plus, you’re guaranteed to get more than just a few hours of game play out of this epic title that first made its debut in 1990 — before being relaunched on the Nintendo DS in 2006. Square Enix promises new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences on the iPad, quicker browsing through monster bestiary and other game records, and new visual designs for Job Mastery cards. The user interface has also been revamped to take advantage of the iPad’s larger display. There’s a reason we have a few Sumolounge beanbag chairs in our office… and this game is it. More →

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