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9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Yesterday, The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced its four inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2019. Those four games are Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Microsoft Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure. Those games managed to beat out some serious competition in the round of 12 finalists, including Candy Crush Saga and Half-Life, which got us thinking about other games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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Final Fantasy VII retells its epic story on Switch and Xbox One

Final Fantasy VII retells its epic story on Switch and Xbox One

There are more than fifteen major Final Fantasy titles and innumerable spin-offs but the most famous one of all is probably Final Fantasy VII with its iconic characters that have seen more than one incarnation in other games. The first in the franchise to jump ship from Nintendo to Sony, FF7 is almost ironically making its way back home with the release of the game on the Nintendo Switch but is also setting foot for the first time on Microsoft's Xbox One system.

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Final Fantasy 9 and 7: The latest on Xbox One, Switch, release dates

Final Fantasy 9 and 7: The latest on Xbox One, Switch, release dates

The most recent Nintendo Direct was jammed full of new announcements, and during its 35 minute run time, we learned more about the various Final Fantasy ports that are en route to the Switch. As it turns out, Final Fantasy 9 is now available on the Switch and Xbox One, while Final Fantasy 7 will be heading to both platforms in just a few weeks.

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Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers expansion detailed, features Nier: Automata crossover

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers expansion detailed, features Nier: Automata crossover

This weekend sees developer Square Enix host the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, dedicated to all things related to the online RPG, in Paris. While the event will be filled with panels celebrating the game and its players, an announcement-filled opening keynote was dedicated to the upcoming Shadowbringers expansion, with some of the new content previewed, and a confirmed release date of July 2nd.

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Final Fantasy 14 reveals new Shadowbringers expansion for Summer 2019

Final Fantasy 14 reveals new Shadowbringers expansion for Summer 2019

The annual Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest is taking place in Las Vegas this weekend, and developer Square Enix used the event to surprise attendees with a big announcement: the MMO game will getting its third major expansion in summer 2019, titled Shadowbringers. Naoki Yoshida, FF14's producer and director, was there to reveal a bunch of details on new update, including an epic storyline, new dungeons and raids, new job types, and even a new playable race.

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Final Fantasy 15 DLC roadmap axed: This is why

Final Fantasy 15 DLC roadmap axed: This is why

If you were looking forward to the four new DLC story packs on the way to Final Fantasy 15, then we've got some sour news for you. Square Enix has decided to cancel three of the four upcoming pieces of DLC as it begins to shift resources away from Final Fantasy 15. Oh, and the game's director has resigned from Square Enix as well.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is heading to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is heading to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Those of you who remember Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles will likely remember it as a quirky offshoot of the mainline series that made some bold multiplayer decisions. The game launched as an exclusive for the Nintendo Gamecube back in 2003, and it featured four-player co-operative play, which was strange enough for the Final Fantasy series. Even stranger was what was required if you wanted to dive into that multiplayer mode, as each player needed their own Game Boy Advance.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition now on PS4, Xbox One, soon on Switch

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition now on PS4, Xbox One, soon on Switch

Final Fantasy XV was the first “offline” Final Fantasy title in a long time and it changed some things that were considered staples in the popular franchise. The risks paid off with the title earning not a few accolades. It even got a mobile port of the game, which later became available on Windows 10. Now going full circle, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition has landed on consoles to give you almost the same boy band road trip experience, this time in bite-sized form.

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The Video Game Hall of Fame just voted to include these 4 games: Do you agree?

The Video Game Hall of Fame just voted to include these 4 games: Do you agree?

Today, The Strong National Museum of Play announced its 2018 inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. This is the fourth class for the Video Game Hall of Fame and, just has it has each year so far, The Strong has selected a total of four games to be inducted. Gamers who grew up in 1990s will almost certainly be very familiar with three of the games on this list, but that trio is joined by a game that defines the word "classic."

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Final Fantasy 15 gets four more story DLCs in 2019

Final Fantasy 15 gets four more story DLCs in 2019

Final Fantasy XV has already seen plenty of post-launch DLC content, including a number story episodes and even a multiplayer mode. While this is much more than the average single-player RPG sees, developer Square Enix has revealed that it has plans to continue supporting the game well into 2019, with new content later this year, and four additional story-focused episodes next year.

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Final Fantasy 14 teases Pokemon Go-themed April Fools’ joke

Final Fantasy 14 teases Pokemon Go-themed April Fools’ joke

Internet pranks are to be expected today, as it is April 1st, but Final Fantasy XIV players are getting a special tease of their own. Developer Square Enix has "announced" that the online RPG is getting its own mobile companion app, complete with an AR experience that mimic none other than Pokemon Go. Dubbed Final Fantasy XIV Online GO, the "game" allows players to go out into the real world to collect resources.

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Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition gets a weird Half-Life crossover

Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition gets a weird Half-Life crossover

Square Enix is no stranger to offering bonus content for its games, and that focus has definitely held true for Final Fantasy 15. Though the PC release of Final Fantasty XV already has pre-order bonuses primed and ready to go, Square Enix has just announced a new one for early adopters who pick up the game around launch. Get ready, because this one is a little bit strange.

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