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Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy fans who have stuck around even up to the MMORPG incarnations of the franchise are in for a treat. Square Enix has revealed not one but two cinematic trailers for Heavensward, the largest update the online game will be getting since A Realm Reborn. Though it's still two months away, that is, if all goes according to schedule, the trailers will definitely serve as tasty appetizers to adventurers in Eorzea who have been left hanging with the events that took place in the last chapter of the game.

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Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ arrives on iOS and Android

Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ arrives on iOS and Android

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the launch of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Android and iOS, bringing the strategy card game to mobile users. The interface has been rehashed so that it is better aligned with the needs of small displays, while the game itself is promised to be easy to learn and fast when played. Those who have been using the tablet, Windows, or Mac OS X versions of the game will find the smartphone version to be largely similar, including the different content and features available through those software packages.

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Rockstar Editor will let you stage your dream GTA video clip

Rockstar Editor will let you stage your dream GTA video clip

GTA V for PC is here, but it seems that Rockstar has something more for fans of the franchise on computers. Along with the release of the PC version of the title, the game developer will also be including the Rockstar Editor. This handy little tool will allow players not just capture and relive some of their best moments and stunts in the game, it will even let them cook up their own action sequences, in case what they find in game is just not quite to their standards.

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Bungie teases the days leading to Destiny Expansion II

Bungie teases the days leading to Destiny Expansion II

Destiny's Expansion II might be coming late, but Bungie is making sure you'll be entertained, or at least informed, until that day arrives. House of Wolves, the title for the next big installment of one of the hottest MMO's to hit the console, is arriving on May 19. While gamers eagerly, and perhaps nervously, await that promised update, Bungie will be filling in the lull, not by spilling all, but by teasing bits and pieces that will make up Expansion II. This is both to tease players as well as to avoid the nasty surprises that muddied Expansion I last year.

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Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS will take a “new direction”

Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS will take a “new direction”

Monster Hunter is dead. Long live Monster Hunter. Or something to that effect. The next installment for the Monster Hunter franchise has just been revealed and its already causing a bit of a stir. First, it will be available for the Nintendo 3DS, no word yet on any plans to debut elsewhere. But perhaps more importantly, there are already hints in place that Monster Hunter Stories, as it will be officially called, will not be like the Monster Hunter that you might have grown to love, but one that its creators will take to a new direction.

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Mortal Kombat X mobile makes you want to grab the real deal

Mortal Kombat X mobile makes you want to grab  the real deal

If all goes well, gamers will get their hands on the latest installment of the blood and gore Mortal Kombat franchise this week. But if you're still on the fence about spending some dollars on the game, maybe you'll want to get the free to play mobile Mortal Kombat X game just to whet your appetite. Or not. While the game does posses the characters, factions, locations, and some of the high quality graphics promised in MKX for consoles, that's basically all there is. It's as if the game was designed to disappoint and frustrate you enough that you'll want to really buy the full thing instead.

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Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

If you're any sort of a mobile gamer, you might have started jumping up and down before, or even after, reading that headline, but do try to calm down a bit for the details. Yes, it is true that, at least for Japanese smarpthone owners, the most recent, non-MMORPG, Final Fantasy game is indeed playable on their device, but that's not because the game has miraculously been ported to iOS or Android. This is all happening through the magic of game streaming and, is, therefore, quite limited in reach.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided revealed, as dark as ever

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided revealed, as dark as ever

While advancements in technology bring us closer to a future where technology and human life are brought closer than ever, the future that games like Deus Ex depict are nothing like the dreamy high tech utopia that tech companies paint. Instead, it is almost like Blade Runner-esque dystopia that magnifies the already existing divide between those who embrace technology whole heartedly, even into their bodies, and those who abhor the very notion. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided puts that schism under a microscope, in a medium that is easy to grasp by almost anyone.

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Mortal Kombat X leak reveals “selfie fatality”

Mortal Kombat X leak reveals “selfie fatality”

Everyone's favorite blood-and-guts battle game has some new fatalities in store, one of which has surfaced online reveals a groan-worthy bit of modern narcissism -- something that isn't surprising since it's coming from Johnny Cage's daughter. It is a "selfie fatality", and it includes a cheesy fake Facebook screenshot on which a selfie, taken during a fatality, is posted. It's snapped by Cassie Cage during the fatality, and if you try hard enough, you'll find a bit of social commentary tossed in.

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‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

‘Pacapong’ game cobbles together Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pong

Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Pong...all games that have been entertaining gamers for a long while, and are now the source of a new game that has cobbled them all together in a masterful way. The game is called "Pacapong", and largely revolves around a modern Pac-Man board with Pong paddles on both sides, Space Invaders dropping down around them, and Pac-Man being flung through the board -- between the ghosts -- into the paddles. It's a wonderful way to put your skills to the test, and a refreshing twist on the long-standing classics.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

Hyperkin SmartBoy concept turns iPhone 6 Plus into Game Boy

There's no shortage of mobile game pads, and likewise there's an emulator to meet every nostalgic gaming need. Form is as important as function, however, and Hyperkin's latest concept -- the SmartBoy -- is an exciting prospect, one that the maker is teasing plans to actually produce. The SmartBoy is a device that houses one's smartphone, providing Game Boy-like controls with a similar design, while providing compatibility with existing Game Boy cartridges -- meaning you'll be able to play classic games sans ROMs and hassle, and with a pleasantly retro twist.

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