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Permanent work-from-home plans expand – Square Enix is next

Permanent work-from-home plans expand – Square Enix is next

Throughout the year 2020, a wide variety of companies announced that they'd be testing work-from-home strategies. In the last few months, several companies announced that they'd be initiating permanent or semi-permanent work-from-home options for their workers. The latest major company to deliver an announcement on this sort of future-ready strategy heavily reliant on the connectivity delivered by the internet is Square Enix.

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Dragon Quest XI S free demo promises 10 hours of gameplay

Dragon Quest XI S free demo promises 10 hours of gameplay

Final Fantasy may be regarded as one of the most iconic JRPG titles but Dragon Quest definitely comes a close second, especially in age and length. While its creators are biding their time for a new installment, Square Enix is still squeezing out as much as it can from the last title. While Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition might still be a month away, a free demo has just been released that lets you taste its features beforehand, preparing gamers for hours and hours of content on end.

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Final Fantasy XVI trailer hints at the end of a saga

Final Fantasy XVI trailer hints at the end of a saga

The Final Fantasy series is one of the very few JRPGs that have become a global hit for decades but the recent years haven't exactly been kind to it. The latest main title in the franchise was launched in 2016 after many delays though that pales in comparison to the delays of just the first installment of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Now Square Enix is once again going against the odds with the first teaser of a new mainline Final Fantasy game that could mark the end of a series within a series.

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Chrono Trigger at 25: The best game I’ve ever played

Chrono Trigger at 25: The best game I’ve ever played

Here in the United States, Chrono Trigger turned 25 years old this month. The game first released in the US on August 11th, 1995, five months to the day after its launch in Japan. Chrono Trigger was released smack in the middle of what could be considered a golden age for Square, as the company released Final Fantasy VI and the Capcom-developed Breath of Fire the year before, while Super Mario RPG and Final Fantasy VII were just a year and two years off, respectively. Each of those games can be considered behemoths in the world of RPGs all their own, but somehow, Chrono Trigger still demands attention.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake was a big hit for Square Enix

Final Fantasy VII Remake was a big hit for Square Enix

After years of build up, the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake released earlier this year. While it probably won't be surprising to learn that the remake was a success given that the original game is lauded as one of the best RPGs ever made, today we're finding out just how big of a success it is.

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PlayStation versions of Marvel’s Avengers are getting a huge exclusive character

PlayStation versions of Marvel’s Avengers are getting a huge exclusive character

If you're looking forward to Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Avengers game and you're not planning to buy the game on PlayStation 4, it looks like you'll be missing out on a big piece of content. Crystal Dynamics and Sony announced today that none other than Spider-Man will be coming to the game next year, and when he does, he'll be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions.

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Marvel’s Avengers beta detailed: How to join

Marvel’s Avengers beta detailed: How to join

We're quickly closing in on the release date for Marvels' Avengers from Crystal Dynamics, and today, the company has shared its plans for the upcoming beta as well as detailing what will happen after launch. As previously announced, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will be hosting multiple betas throughout the month of August, and while access will be limited during some of the dates, the good news is that everyone will get a chance to check the game out.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW welcomes Square Enix back to streaming service

NVIDIA GeForce NOW welcomes Square Enix back to streaming service

NVIDIA had a very high-profile launch of its GeForce NOW game streaming service, but probably not in the way that it had hoped. Just days after it made the service available to the public, big-name publishers yanked out their games over alleged contractual misunderstandings. Since then, NVIDIA has been working quickly to compensate for those losses and the return of Square Enix's biggest hitters could be the start of GeForce NOW's PR recovery.

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Kingdom Hearts spin-off game will put rhythm skills to the test

Kingdom Hearts spin-off game will put rhythm skills to the test

If you've still got a hankering for Kingdom Hearts even after Kingdom Hearts 3, then we've got some good news for you: the franchise is returning this year with a new game. Before you get too excited, you should know that this isn't a new action RPG game like we'd expect from the series. Instead, it's a rhythm game, which is quite the departure for the franchise.

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Improvements we hope to see in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel

Improvements we hope to see in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a thrilling and mesmerizing revisit to the world of Midgar. The characters we had to imagine in the past are now fully realized. Battles fought back in 1997 are overhauled with breath-taking creativity. The remake is sure to overwhelm returning fans with nostalgia with its lovingly reimagined world. For newcomers, it introduces you to a cast of endearing characters you’ll wish you could more time knowing beyond the roughly 25- to 30-hour playtime.

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54 games for $40 bundled for COVID-19 relief from Square Enix

54 games for $40 bundled for COVID-19 relief from Square Enix

The folks at Square Enix just put a whole bunch of games in a big bundle to sell to gamers staying at home - all to fight COVID-19. This might be the start of a big push on the part of game-makers across the spectrum. If the Square Enix Stay Home & Play campaign "rewards gamers for practicing social distancing and also help charities that need support," and it works, the future's going to look a whole lot more bright than it looks today.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer gives PC gamers some fresh hope

Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer gives PC gamers some fresh hope

It's a big day for Final Fantasy fans, as Final Fantasy VII Remake officially launches today. The game has been a long time coming, as it was first revealed way back in 2015. Add to that the fact that Final Fantasy VII Remake has been rumored ever since the days of the PlayStation 2, and Final Fantasy fans have certainly been waiting a long time for this release.

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