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You can now play the impressive fan remake of Tomb Raider 2

Jon1292

8 months ago

Probably worth pointing out that this is actually sanctioned by Square Enix, providing they don't make a profit (even from donations)
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A translator's tale: Inside the building of Final Fantasy 12's Ivalice

Jon1292

9 months ago

FFXII was one of the very few games "translated" into British English too no? I did get a chuckle out of the monster "Mom Bomb" becoming "Mum bomb" in the PAL localisation.
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Virgin Media wants you to buy its "boss-mode level" broadband for gamers

Jon1292

2 years ago

We've been getting their top tier internet for around 20 a month for the past 4 years thanks to a "Loyalty discount". They're pretty desperate with their customer retention so I'd highly recommend giving them a call and seeing what you can wrangle out of them.
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Got a spare 50 minutes for a Final Fantasy 15 gameplay video?

Jon1292

2 years ago

As a PC gamer who plays on a pretty mediocre rig I'm used to some pretty dodgy frame rates, but watching that video...wow. This game is gonna get destroyed when it comes out if they don't fix that.
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius out now

Jon1292

2 years ago

So Adam west narrates video game trailers now huh?
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The best Final Fantasy game is finally getting a remaster

Jon1292

2 years ago

It only just sunk in that FFX and FFXII are from the same console generation.
FFX wasn't a bad game visually but the animations improved so much over the course of two games.

Its crazy to think they could pump out 3 main titles in one generation, and now the struggle just to release one.
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Video: The Final Fantasy VII scenes that probably won't reach the remake

Jon1292

3 years ago

Art direction > Graphics.
Art direction can change everything. Look at FFXIV's Golden Saucer. The overall style manages to fit squarely in to the world of FFXIV, and yet it still distinctly feels like something that wouldn't be out of place in FFVII.

Other than that, I can also imagine a lot of these scenes becoming very tongue in cheek, and we'll see the 4th wall broken a few times. Kind of like how MGS does on occasion.
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Why would someone spend five years retranslating all of Final Fantasy 7?

Jon1292

3 years ago

This is stark reminder of why Square Enix refuse to do a FFVII remake.
The hatred, the anger, the rage and the trolls will be timesed by a million. I really don't blame them...
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Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

Jon1292

3 years ago

Cortana is shockingly bad vs. Google Now.
She is terrible at working out syntax, and hardly ever comes back with a carded answer, its always just bing search results. And lets not delve in to how plain awful the voice recognition is compared to other platforms. This is coming from a once die hard Windows Phone fan. Who sadly just got tired of waiting. Cortana is just like the rest of the OS, cumbersome, sub par and always late to the party.

I can't vouch for Siri as I've never used it, but it seems to be pretty good at answering questions too.

The only thing I could see myself using this for would be universal notifications for calls, messages and apps on my PC, but that's not gonna happen.
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Making sense of Steam's refund policy

Jon1292

3 years ago

If there's one thing I've learnt over the past few years, the EU law is genuinely actually there to protect consumers, and if someone decides to ignore it, there WILL be consequences.

Just look what happened with Google and their splitting, and Microsoft with their forced IE install. Valve is not immune from EU law just because they're a big ol' company. All I can say is good luck Gabe.
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PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy 11 come to an end March 2016

Jon1292

3 years ago

I'm sure many will join me in saying....
Hnnnnnnggghhhh RIGHT in the feels. :'(
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Nyko's Xbox One "Intercooler" seems rather pointless

Jon1292

3 years ago

I miss the days that my 360 acted as a heater in my tiny little bedroom.
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Mean Girls: The Game review

Jon1292

3 years ago

The people who haven't actually watched mean girls stick out like a sore thumb in these comments ahahaha...
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Final Fantasy 13-2 Steam release date announced

Jon1292

3 years ago

Lets be honest here, Square Enix have NEVER been good at releasing PC titles. Do you not remember FF7 and its awful textures and Midi sound track. Hell even FFXI was actually a awfully programmed game. It didn't even have a windowed mode option until late in its life. And just look at the original FFXIV.

They should really just outsource this type of stuff...
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Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward expansion adds new race, airships

Jon1292

4 years ago

After seeing what they pulled off with the original game, it will be really interesting to see what happens with this.
I find it hard to believe it'll just be your average expansion pack, after seeing what the devs are capable of.
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Blizzard downplays latest World of Warcraft subscriber fall

Jon1292

4 years ago

I don't think this is anything to be ashamed of. Every MMO has its life cycle. Nothing lasts forever.

I just hope they go out gracefully, and not in a flurry of "PLEASE COME BACK WE'LL DESTROY THE GAMES BALANCE AND MAKE EVERYTHING REALLY EASY!" route like FFXI did.
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Looks like Final Fantasy creator Sakaguchi's next game is Terra Battle

Jon1292

4 years ago

Ugh, I actually completely involuntarily tutted with disappointment when I read smartphone.

Such a waste of talent...
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Microsoft pledges to support Rare

Jon1292

4 years ago

To those hoping for a Conker sequel, I would suspect the majority of the team that worked on the original have long gone.
It would probably be a huge disappointment I think...
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Fables Legends is the Lionhead game you always wanted, but never asked for

Jon1292

4 years ago

It's just not the same without Molyneux telling us how this game will be the best thing since sliced bread ten times over :(
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Final Fantasy 14 boss lobbying Microsoft for cross-platform play

Jon1292

4 years ago

I wouldn't hold my breath, these talks have been around even before the games original failed launch.

They keep changing their argument though, one minute its because SE don't want the Gold paywall but MS say its mandatory, then the next minute they say its because cross platform games shouldn't exist.
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The art of the E3 press conference

Jon1292

4 years ago

Personally, I like all the lulz that comes from the above mentioned "Don't"s. Please don't stop doing all that!
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CEX selling Xbox One without Kinect from 315

Jon1292

4 years ago

Ebay has been selling the PS4 for 299 all week this week only its weekly deals page.

I'd suspect they'll probably do an Xbone for the same, and it'll be brand new as well. I'd just wait a minute before jumping into anything.
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Microsoft boss counters Xbox spin-off talk

Jon1292

4 years ago

I really admire Nadella.
Balmer ran the company in to the ground, and he's been left to pick up all the pieces. So far he seems to actually have a clue, I'm starting to have faith in the fact that he may be able to rescue their gaming division.
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Can a mobile game really Save the Seas?

Jon1292

4 years ago

It's hardly an app revolution.
Nokia have had an app similar to this for a very long time called Climate mission 3D.
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Microsoft to sell Xbox One without Kinect for 349

Jon1292

4 years ago

The race is on for the sub-250 mark for me. Couldn't care less which console it may be, but its good to finally see some movement.

On Microsoft's part, its yet another good move, undoubtedly incited by Nadella, no doubt. Glad to see the man in charge knows what he's doing for once.
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Meet the man who salvaged Final Fantasy 14 from ruin

Jon1292

4 years ago

The thing that excites me about the game is its potential. At this time, its true, it is an extremely polished cookie cutter MMO with a Final Fantasy twist. But the game has only had 2 updates since launch and already has tons of content. The game really is still in its infancy and it already matches most MMO's on the market right now, and that's with half their resources being spent on the PS4 port. The future stands really bright for this game, and it could genuinely bring the return of an era of fruitful sub based MMOs.

I think it really stands for something that Yoshi has been in the gaming news so much in the past year.

Without the use of Google, how many people out there could genuinely tell me who the producer of WoW is?
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Sony sells all its Square Enix shares for 28m

Jon1292

4 years ago

Don't know if it'd be at all relevant, but this comes days after FFXIV is released on PS4 - Perhaps the last PS exclusive FF we'll see (ignoring PC of course)
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Gauntlet reboot announced

Jon1292

4 years ago

I just had a nostalgiagasm...how could I forget about the countless hours I spent on this game.
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Games are squandering their potential to truly immerse us

Jon1292

4 years ago

FFXI back in its heyday was the perfect example of immersion. And that's why a lot of people hated it. Because to achieve that, it had a harsh side of reality to it.

The key word here is lore. Every side quest and seemingly pointless item had a purpose in the world whether you liked it or not. These items got referred to by story telling NPC's and were pivotal to the economy and logistics of the in game world.

The annoyances came, however, when lore restricted freedom. The Lore dictates instant travel isn't possible because the means don't exsist. The Lore dictates you HAVE to wait a day for the correct weather cycle to appear for xyz boss to pop. The Lore dictates that you can't every craft things with 100% accuracy because its never been possible.

If games don't bend the rules of reality then there's a stark difference in enjoyment. Ask any veteran and they will always tell you they played it for the "immersion" not for the fun, because the game was always enjoyable, but rarely fun.
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South Park: The Stick of Truth review

Jon1292

4 years ago

The important thing to me, is whether the humor is pre-2010 funny, or just awful current-day south park funny.
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When will we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A game?

Jon1292

4 years ago

I think the industry had better sort out the sorry state of its scripting and storytelling abilities before it starts straying off in to "controversial" subjects.
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Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

Jon1292

4 years ago

First console to hit that magic 250 price point wins my money.
Don't care which.
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How to update Xbox One without connecting it to the internet

Jon1292

4 years ago

Hmmmmmm Awfully risky for a day one procedure.
There's a lot of scope for things to go wrong with bricked consoles and such. I'm not getting one, but if I was I don't know if I'd trust it.
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10 minutes of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13

Jon1292

4 years ago

Is it just me or does this game just have an awfully bland colour palette?
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Eurogamer's Games of the Generation: The top 50

Jon1292

5 years ago

Its been a long generation.
I agree Mario is probably the best "Game" on that list in its purest form. Yes games like Uncharted, Portal and Last of Us are deep and meaningful works of art, but Mario is just an all around fun game. And that's what this list is about. Games.
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Games of the Generation: Fallout 3

Jon1292

5 years ago

There's so many sandbox games out there these days that I completely forgot how much I loved Fallout 3.
I'm not saying its the first of its kind, but its the first open world game that actually felt like it had soul.
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Introducing alpha and beta reviews

Jon1292

5 years ago

I suppose if the game wasn't ready to be reviewed it would be protected by an NDA anyways.
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Eidos confirms Deus Ex Universe

Jon1292

5 years ago

And here I was thinking Square Enix WOULDN'T fuck with Eidos so much....wishful thinking I suppose
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Now Lightning is in Final Fantasy 14

Jon1292

5 years ago

It sounds like they're trying to do with her, what they originally wanted to do with "Aki" From Spirits Within (yes that awful movie that noone even remembers now.)
They intended for her to be the first CGI Actress that would play multiple roles - had the film not flopped. This seems all very reminiscent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Aki_Ross
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Warning! Don't stand your Xbox One vertically

Jon1292

5 years ago

Here's a fun thing for you to try.
The Green/Red rings actually have an accelerometer built in, if you change the orientation they change too.
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Final Fantasy 15 TGS trailer shows new gameplay

Jon1292

5 years ago

While I do think Square Enix has turned a corner lately, especially looking at FFXIV, it puts me off that this has been in development longer than that shift in mind-set. I miss the days when Final Fantasy really was a fantasy, not some futuristic world with "real" people.
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Dispatches from A Realm Reborn

Jon1292

5 years ago

Having personally met the guy, I am so happy the game is showing to be a success in its early days (in terms of general buzz, obviously not server issues...).
Yoshi-p is one of a kind, and deserves all the credit he can get. He literally did the impossible. This game is easily the best Final Fantasy of this generation, and ignoring the MMO aspects brings back a really nostalgic feeling with its storyline. I don't think its fair to say the story doesn't run thick, it really does, especially for an MMO.
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Microsoft buys Nokia handset business for 4.6 billion

Jon1292

5 years ago

Nokia seem to care way more about the Windows Phone system than Microsoft themselves, so I suppose this is good news, seeing as Steven Elop is in charge now.

Its good to see Nokia are finally safe from extinction. That would have been one casualty I didn't want to see.
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Final Fantasy 14 removed from sale following server woes

Jon1292

5 years ago

Its the catch 22 of the online world.
Everyone logs in at once and crashes the servers. The only way around that is to spend thousands on new servers, which end up being obsolete after the original rush is over.

The early access was obviously supposed to stagger this initial rush, but obviously didn't quite work.

People can moan all they want, but realistically, what exactly do they want SE to do?
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Guild Wars 2 fastest-selling MMO ever apparently

Jon1292

5 years ago

Better subtract half a million gold farmers there...
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Apple to unveil new iPhone models on 10th September - report

Jon1292

5 years ago

I can only imagine Steve Jobs would be furious if he knew this was happening.
But hey ho, what do they care?
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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn early access announced

Jon1292

5 years ago

If nothing else, give it a try for the producers sake.
He is everything that Square Enix isn't.
And that's a good thing.
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BioShock Infinite dev talks Burial at Sea DLC

Jon1292

5 years ago

I hope they don't just take a massive shit all over the intricate world they created in the original Bishocks...
This all seems suspiciously like its pandering to fanboyism.
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Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider sequel

Jon1292

5 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the game, but it wasn't deserving for the Tomb Raider IP.
It didn't need a reboot, it just needed a game within the already intricate and interesting universe that already exsisted.

This reboot should have been a new standalone game, but SE didn't have the balls to launch a new IP.

If they'd have done this (and removed the awful QTE's) you wouldn't see half the bitchy comments that are in this article at the moment. Its impossible to satisfy peoples' nostalgic needs.
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Sony developing Gran Turismo film

Jon1292

5 years ago

Cool, is that coming out before the Bioshock Movie, or after the Halo Movie?
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