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Hitman Absolution is getting the Xbox One treatment

Hitman Absolution is getting the Xbox One treatment

One thing that's always made me enjoy playing games on a PC is the fact that there are very few games that I can't go back and play whenever I want, on the same machine I play new titles on. With consoles, the ability to play older games on new hardware has been spotty, at best. Microsoft has been doing a good job of making Xbox 360 titles available since they announced the feature last year. And it looks like we have another new (old) games to look forward to.

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Square Enix teases Final Fantasy IX for mobile

Square Enix teases Final Fantasy IX for mobile

At the start of the year, Square Enix made a rather surprising reveal. That Final Fantasy IX would be coming to PCs is perhaps expected. That it would also be coming to mobile, both iOS and especially Android, was, perhaps the publisher's late Christmas gift (or early, depending on when it actually arrives) to fans. While still thin on launch details, Square Enix is now giving fans yet another appetizer, showing FF IX "in action" action on a mobile device, in a preview delivered over an almost two-hour long news style presentation.

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Final Fantasy IX coming to PC, mobile, FF XV to launch 2016

Final Fantasy IX coming to PC, mobile, FF XV to launch 2016

Square Enix has definitely brought good cheer to its fans on almost all gaming platforms in current use. Not only did it reveal that Final Fantasy IX, a hidden gem in the series, is coming to PC and mobile devices, both iOS and Android, Hajime Tabata, game director of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game, has publicly committed to a 2016 launch of the title. Of course, it might be too early to celebrate, but at least it gives a sliver of hope to fans on all those gaming devices.

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Final Fantasy XIII character is Louis Vuitton’s newest model

Final Fantasy XIII character is Louis Vuitton’s newest model

As absurd as it seems, yes, you read that headline right. Louis Vuitton, the world-famous luxury fashion brand, has tapped Lightning, the heroine of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII series, as their latest model in a new advertising campaign. To be clear, this is not a real human model that was made up with pink hair to resemble the video game character, but the actual digital creation rendered with fashion items such as expensive handbags.

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Super Mario RPG hits the Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario RPG hits the Wii U Virtual Console

Back in the mid-90's, Japanese-style RPG's were starting to gain popularity in the US. However, there was one game that probably did more for the genre than any other. I'm of course talking about Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. By creating an RPG that featured characters that we all know and love, it was an easy game for many to get into. And it's making its way back to peoples' homes.

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Final Fantasy VII director explains the game’s multi-part format

Final Fantasy VII director explains the game’s multi-part format

Final Fantasy VII will always have a special place in my gaming heart. I had played many games before it came out, but this was the first one that told me a complex story. It was the first game that made me really feel connected to the characters, and feel emotional about what happened to them. So ever since we were teased with a remade opening cinematic during the PS3 announcement, I've been excited at the possibility of a remake. We're finally getting one, but what's up with the whole multi-part format?

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Final Fantasy VII for PS4 lets you cheat

Final Fantasy VII for PS4 lets you cheat

Over the weekend, Square Enix finally delivered Final Fantasy VII to the latest generation of consoles. Of course, this isn't the remake that we've all been clamoring for. We did get some news about that version, and a peek at just what it will look like. However, if you're interested in the original, we've got some tips for you.

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Multi-part FF7 Remake teased, original launches on PS4

Multi-part FF7 Remake teased, original launches on PS4

Last June, Square Enix and Sony made almost every gamer's fantasy come true when the two announced that one of the most beloved Japanese RPG titles in one of the most beloved Japanese RPG franchises will finally be getting a do-over, including a long awaited visual makeover. Now half a year later, the two are once again teasing the crowd with actual in-game footage and gameplay of the Final Fantasy VII remake for the PS4, complete with obligatory eyecandy. That said, some hardcore fans might end up not liking some of the game design directions that the remake is taking the beloved classic.

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PC gamers be warned: Dragon Quest Heroes coming to Steam

PC gamers be warned: Dragon Quest Heroes coming to Steam

That may sound a bit ominous and that would be partly correct, considering how many hours might be sacrificed and lost to this title. For the first time in known gaming history, a Dragon Quest game will be made available on the Steam distribution platform. OK, it might not be exactly like a true fledged Dragon Quest game, but the ridiculously named "Dragon Quest Heroes The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below" will be as recent a DQ title as you can get, and now it's heading over to the PC as well.

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Lara Croft GO: imagine Tomb Raider as a board game

Lara Croft GO: imagine Tomb Raider as a board game

Square Enix seems to have found a new distraction: turning existing popular game franchises into turn-based strategy games played over what feels like a diorama board set. It has happened before with Hitman and has now happened again with Tomb Raider. Or rather, "Lara Croft", as she is marketed now. Lara Croft GO, which launches on mobile as well as Windows 10, is meant to bring players back to the classic roots of the Tomb Raider games. Somewhat interestingly, it makes more sense than with Hitman GO.

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