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Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PC pre-orders begin, coming Dec. 11

Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PC pre-orders begin, coming Dec. 11

As promised, Square Enix is bringing the thirteenth, at least by number only, installment of the venerable Final Fantasy Franchise to PC gamers. It has done so for Final Fantasy XIII and now it is announcing when its sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2, will land. It's still a good few weeks before the December 11 date arrives, but those who will pre-order the game will be treated to a discount for being an early bird. Even those who bought the first game have something in store for them as well.

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Proxy42 mixes AR and shooters with a smartphone attachment

Proxy42 mixes AR and shooters with a smartphone attachment

If you are any type of gamer, especially of the FPS bent, you will probably have dreamed of a day when you can play out your action fantasies in the real world. Without dire consequences, of course. Laser tag games and their limited, simulated environments just don't cut it. Those dreams might soon become reality thanks to the efforts of Proxy42, its AR game called Father.io, and a new 363R Trigger smartphone accessory that turns the whole world into your virtual sci-fi shooter playground.

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Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge builds floating castles

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge builds floating castles

Sometimes you need to unplug and get away from the video games, smartphones, and tablets to do something in the real world like a board game. Board games are fun, but they usually have one thing in common, they are played on a flat fold out game board. ThinkGeek has rolled out a new game called Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge, and it has a game board unlike anything else out there.

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Bioshock makers join hands in surrealistic Black Glove game

Bioshock makers join hands in surrealistic Black Glove game

What do you do when the game development company you work for controversially closes up shop? Why band together to make a new game, of course! That is what some of Irrational Games' writers, artists, and developers, some of the very souls that have labored over Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, are doing with Black Glove, described as an eerie, surrealistic game that gives a nod to the Arts and takes a few pages out of Bioshock's book, which is probably part of how its makers plan on making this game sell.

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Myst tipped to be coming to a TV near you

Myst tipped to be coming to a TV near you

Those who remember a time when you put in CDs, not DVDs, into PCs in order to install and play a game may have just jumped for joy or at the very least sported mild amusement on their faces. Myst, one of the unexpected successes of the gaming industry in the last two decades, is now rumored to be making a return to mainstream consciousness. Not as a remake, not as a remaster, and not as a film either, but as a new TV series. Well, maybe with a new game as well.

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Project Spark bursts into retail on Xbox One, Windows 8.1

Project Spark bursts into retail on Xbox One, Windows 8.1

Ever dreamed of creating the next World of Warcraft or just a game to call your own? Now you can easily do so for as little as free or $40 is you really need the boost. Microsoft has just taken off the beta tag on Project Spark, making it available for both it's latest gen Xbox One console and Windows 8.1 devices and helping to make every would-be game developer's or designer's dream come true.

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First Dragon Quest now available for the mobile generation

First Dragon Quest now available for the mobile generation

Aside from flooding the market with raging avians, brittle sweets, and violent vegetation, mobile gaming has become a chance for game developers and studios to re-introduce well-loved titles to a new generation. And maybe cash in on that, too. In that light, Square Enix is finally making available the original Dragon Quest to give veteran gamers a chance to relive the past on their smartphones and newer gamers to meet one of the games that started it all.

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Minecraft for Xbox One lands this Friday

Minecraft for Xbox One lands this Friday

Prepare to kick your imaginations, and thumbs, into high gear this weekend. Minecraft, which never seems to run out of creative and absurd things to be built, will be available on the current gen Xbox One console starting September 5. Players will have their choice of upgrades from the Xbox 360 or purchasing the full game for the first time, directly from Microsoft or later from retailers.

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Get a virtual tour of Destiny, Google Maps style

Get a virtual tour of Destiny, Google Maps style

Bungie's Destiny is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but what are you to do if you still haven't put up a pre-order for the game or don't yet have the rig to support it? Why not take a somewhat vicarious look at the game via Destiny Planet View, which takes a page from Google Maps' and Street View's books to deliver a unique twist to the "virtual tour" concept.

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