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Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

Final Fantasy VII for iOS Review

What do you remember about 1997? I remember a time before the iPhone or iPad, a period when the Internet boom was in full swing, and computer shows were a key part of my life. I also remember a video game that changed my opinion of role-playing games forever: Final Fantasy VII. Back then, the game was a monster hit and today, it lives on in my heart (and the hearts of millions around the globe) as one of the best RPGs to ever grace the PlayStation. Final Fantasy VII is without exaggeration, a masterpiece.

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Final Fantasy VII released to iOS today with one big oddity

Final Fantasy VII released to iOS today with one big oddity

Today Final Fantasy VII hits the mobile platform with Square Enix' release on both iPhone and iPad. This game will be joined - sooner or later - by a new mobile app "Final Fantasy Portal". While a mash-up of the Valve-made classic first-person title and the classic RPG might seem like a dream made in fairyland, this app is instead a portal for all things Final Fantasy - card games and all. While this version of Final Fantasy VII (or Final Fantasy 7, if you prefer), is similar to the original, it includes just a few odd changes that make it a whole different experience.

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Square Enix Dive In game streaming shutting down 13th September

Square Enix Dive In game streaming shutting down 13th September

Some services, products, or companies celebrate their anniversaries with a party. But not Square Enix's Dive In. The game streaming service will marking its first and only anniversary by shutting down. This was practically the message that the popular game publisher sent when it announced that Dive In will cease operations on the 13th of September. Given it has barely been a year in the market, however, there will probably be few tears shed and Square Enix itself might be more interested in moving on to a different cloud venture.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD lands on PCs August 18

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD lands on PCs August 18

As mentioned last month, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, a title in the almost never ending franchise that started its life on the PSP, is coming to the PC. Back then, the announcement was missing a few crucial details. Little did we know that it was because we wouldn't really have to wait that long. Square Enix has just announced that the game arrives 18th of August. But even before that date, you can already pre-order your copy on Steam and get a few goodies, most of which, amusingly, isn't related to the game at all.

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Dragon Quest XI announced as first Nintendo NX game

Dragon Quest XI announced as first Nintendo NX game

The makers of Dragon Quest, not only the most popular RPG, but the biggest games series of all time in Japan, earlier today announced the eleventh title in the main series. Developers Square Enix held a 90-minute long live-stream broadcast to announce Dragon Quest XI for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, with a tentative release sometime next year. But even more shocking was the fact that the game was announced for the "NX," Nintendo's mysterious next game system.

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FF XIV for Macs pulled from sales, lengthy apology issued

FF XIV for Macs pulled from sales, lengthy apology issued

Square Enix may have just launched its biggest update to Final Fantasy XIV, but what could have been an almost perfect release has been marred by performance issues on a single platform: Macs. Now while this may sound almost like the situation with Warner Bros. and Batman: Arkham Knight for PCs, Square Enix is doing something differently and, to its credit, perhaps more satisfying. Producer Naoki Yoshida has provided a rather detailed account of the blunder that happened and, unusual in this business, has taken sole responsibility for the fiasco.

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Square Enix chair steps down to focus on cloud gaming

Square Enix chair steps down to focus on cloud gaming

Management, even the top brass, change a lot, but sometimes, the news that surround it are equally or even more interesting than the change itself. Take for example Yoichi Wada, former CEO of Square Enix, who is now also its former Chairman of the board. That news itself might have little bearing, unless you are deep into the company's story. But the news that Wada is stepping down to pool all his energy and time into the newly-formed Shinra cloud gaming startup makes it definitely worth noting.

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Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII to hit iOS later this summer

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII to hit iOS later this summer

With E3 week still rolling out the big gaming announcements, Japanese developer Square Enix gave its presentation earlier today, revealing that the iconic RPG Final Fantasy VII will be coming to iOS before the end of this summer. You may have heard to big news earlier in the week about the long-awaited FF7 remake in HD coming to the PlayStation 4, but that's not the version of the game we're talking about. iOS will be getting a port of the original PlayStation version that was released in 1997.

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Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

A lot of game studios and console makers have already revealed their wares at E3 2015 and, naturally, Square Enix won't be left behind. It has unleashed a flood of new titles, both coming soon and those coming really, really soon. Some of them, we've already heard about and are already awaiting with baited breath. Others, are new to our perked ears and have satisfactorily piqued our curiosities. And still, some exist in the realm of possibility that may never see the light of day.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

The official console-level Kingdom Hearts 3 has been revealed - for real this time. Earlier today at Square Enix's press conference for E3 2015, the group suggested a new Kingdom Hearts would be coming - to the mobile platform. For Android and iOS. It was a bit of a disappointment. But then - at the end of their conference - they revealed the big news. Kingdom Hearts 3 was revealed for real. This is the game as it'll appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. This is Disney to the max.

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Dragon Quest Heroes arrives October 13 with Slime Edition

Dragon Quest Heroes arrives October 13 with Slime Edition

Finally, Square Enix has given a definite date to the next installment of Dragon Quest. Or, perhaps to be more technically correct, the next spin off. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise next year, Square Enix will be releasing a DQ game that is both DQ and also not DQ. With a ridiculously long name, "Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below", will take some of the staples of the Dragon Quest series and inject some modern adrenaline-pumping sword-slashing action.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a PC port

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will have a PC port

Good news for Final Fantasy fans who are unfortunate enough not to have the latest gen consoles yet. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which almost feels like a filler for FF XV coming soon, is coming to the PC, also soon. Square Enix made the announcement over at Computex though hasn't filled in many of the blanks. However, the fact alone that it will be available on Steam is enough to send hearts aflutter, even if the launch date is still months away at the very best.

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