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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more


Zen distilled stories
Mar 23
Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTub... read
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Flying mount time
Earlier this week Square Enix began taking pre-orders for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward - the upcoming first expansion to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Releasing later this summer on June 23rd, the game retails for... read feature

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Final Fantasy

London Final Symphony II concert announced


Tickets on sale now
Mar 20
Final Fantasy -- that has some pretty great music in it, right? You know what would probably make it sound really good? Being played by the London Symphony Orchestra at London's Barbican Centre on September 12. Just as a rand... read
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Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI shutting down on PS2 and Xbox 360, mobile version and spinoff coming


Final Fantasy Grandmasters and Final Fantasy XI Mobile
Mar 19
Final Fantasy XI is 13 years old. As is the case with 13-year-olds, Square Enix is getting a bit sick of dealing with it.  The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the MMO will shut down in March of 2016. Final Fantasy XI's main... read
FFXV summon video photo
FFXV summon video

Oh, hey, Final Fantasy XV has summons and HOLY SHIT


Death from above
Mar 17
Final Fantasy XIII's summons were ok, but in using the correct party of Fang/Lightning/Vanille, you only get to see a handful (Bahamut, thankfully). And the whole techno Transformers look, while thematically consistent, led ... read
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More capes, darling!
For years now, some people have been saying that Final Fantasy is dead. While XIII was considered a misstep by some, XIII-2 was a marked improvement and Lighting Returns was one of my favorite games of las... read feature

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Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features school girls Vs. dragons on ice


Off-screen fun for the whole family
Mar 15
Our full review of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is coming up tomorrow, but in the meantime, here is some off-screen footage of the game to get you thinking. As a lapsed fan of the series (the last main series Final Fantasy game I... read
Final Fantasy photo
Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Record Keeper headed to a smartphone near you this spring


It was somewhat inevitable
Mar 13
This year, Square Enix is makin' it rain Final Fantasy spinoffs on us. I mean, we've got Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming in hot just next week, and DeNA and Square Enix just revealed the launch of Final Fantasy: Record Keeper ... read
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Gigantic, Borderlands, sex, and more


Zen distilled stories
Mar 11
This week's episode a little late, courtesy of PAX East. I'll make it up to you, I promise. Last week D. Takeshi Nakamura had a little accident, inserting a line with a deplorable six syllables in it, which some keeping trac... read
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Final Fantasy XV

Here's the deal with the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo


What to expect
Mar 11
[Update: I've obtained the disc, and can confirm that the XV demo is a pack-in code slip, not on the disc itself. Additionally, it goes active on 3/17/2015, and the expiration date to redeem the code is 3/17/20... read
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Mevius Final Fantasy

Mevius Final Fantasy looks kind of hot, aside from the mobile thing


A job-system-based save-the-girl-in-the-crystal mobile romp
Mar 10
I've got to hand it to Square Enix -- Mevius Final Fantasy does look impressive. Certainly no All the Bravest. I also don't want to play games on my cellphone so this is not for me. So it's fine that it is only coming to iOS and Android in Japan this spring. Though I am feeling the weird backless, capris overalls at 1:13. Wish I had back muscles like that. read
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FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion dated for June


June 19 for early access
Mar 09
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV's massive Heavensward expansion will be released on June 23 (June 19 for pre-order access). When it arrives later this year it'll ship with a new race, new jobs, another ... read
Final Fantasy XV preview photo
Our first trip to Duscae
Even though the clock was ticking, it was difficult not to stop and smell the roses. I had a behemoth to hunt, but couldn't help myself. A gorgeous landscape teeming with majestic wildlife distracted me from my objective. I w... read feature

Final Fantasy VII fangame photo
Final Fantasy VII fangame

We'll never get to play this Final Fantasy VII fan sequel


Who knew a PlayStation could do this?
Mar 07
Rodensoft, a Japanese indie developer, has revealed new information regarding a Final Fantasy VII fan game in development as a personal project. Final Fantasy VII: Time Guardian was planned to be an alternate version of the ... read
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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Square Enix releases five Final Fantasy Type-0 HD character trailers


This is no Saved by the Bell
Mar 06
It’s only a week and a half till the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on March 17, and Square Enix has released a series of trailers so you can meet the students of Class Zero. The handy playlist above introduces Mac... read
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Mega64

So *that's* how Sakaguchi got stuck making Final Fantasy after Final Fantasy


Mega64 does it again
Mar 06
"How'd they get him?" That question comes to mind when I go back and watch some of my favorite Mega64 videos. Somehow, there have been skits with big-name creators like Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, and Ken Kutaragi. Now here's another in that vein: "Hironobu Sakaguchi's Final Fantasy." Did he just staple his computer monitor? He just stapled his computer monitor. read
FFXIV photo
FFXIV

Square Enix is streaming its Final Fantasy XIV expansion PAX East panel


More Heavensward info
Mar 05
Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion is coming this year, with a host of new classes, dungeons, and changes. On March 7, Square Enix will share more information about what's to come as part of the PAX East festiviti... read
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Final Fantasy X | X-2 PS4

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 this May


Yo dawg I heard you like remasters
Mar 03
Square Enix has announced final details on Final Fantasy X | X-2 Remaster HD's improved port to the PlayStation 4. This release was announced in December of last year, but since then Square Enix has been mum about it. The port will come with new features and improvements that address some of the qualms many people shared about the original release. read
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV nature video showcases vibrant wildlife, Behemoths


It's like Square Enix's version of the Discovery Channel
Mar 02
"And here we see the majestic Behemoth on the hunt for food in its natural habitat. Watch as it establishes dominance over the other Behemoths within its territory." We've already seen trailers and gameplay footage of Final ... read
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Everything else is minor
The Gold Saucer is finally a part of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it's glorious. That classic music returns, as do the iconic Triple Triad and Chocobo Racing activities. It's amazing how much content Square Enix has... read feature

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Final Fantasy Pazudora

Final Fantasy x Puzzle & Dragons crossover unveiled


HNNNNNNNNG!
Feb 20
GungHo is now collaborating with Square Enix to unite the worlds of Final Fantasy and Puzzle & Dragons. That's about all we know at the moment, but we'll update you when there's more to tell. Final Fantasy x Puzzle & Dragons [GungHo Online via 4Gamer] read
FFXV photo
FFXV

Watch the official Final Fantasy XV demo livestream here


More details revealed
Feb 20
Square Enix is running a livestream for the Final Fantasy XV demo right now, and promises to show off some new mechanics and design choices for the core game. It's called the "Active Time Report Walkthrough Special... read
FFXIV photo
FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Gold Saucer looks amazing


Loving these screens
Feb 19
Square Enix is gearing up to release the next update for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it will feature the Gold Saucer. Based on these screens, I'm ready for it. Cactuar statue? Check. Chocobo racing with boost ... read
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Game news nirvana
This past weekend I was up late and feeling loopy, and some haikus about a Flash game nobody cares about fell out of that state. Struck with inspiration, I thought, "Why can't all news be digested 17 syllables at a time?" Th... read feature

Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

More info arises on the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo


You can fight a Behemoth!
Feb 16
Famitsu has some more information on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo, and it's sounding pretty awesome. You'll have plenty of zones to explore, ranging from mountains to forests to plains, and some cav... read
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Dissidia Final Fantasy

Square Enix reveals new Dissidia Final Fantasy


...for arcades!
Feb 14
Square Enix has a new Dissidia Final Fantasy in the works, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. It's a three-on-three fighting game currently only announced for arcades. You have to figure ... read
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Final Fantasy Type-0

Get a load of this Final Fantasy Type-0 HD footage and PSP comparison


Plenty of info here
Feb 12
I'm really glad Square Enix is localizing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, now it's just time to see if it pays off in March. If you're on the fence this video might give you a bit more information as to what to expect, with PS... read
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Auron

Man at Arms forges Auron's Katana from Final Fantasy X


My favorite FFX character
Feb 10
Man at Arms is a pretty badass video series that crafts fictional weapons in real life, and this time they're tackling Auron's Katana from Final Fantasy X. You'll be able to see the entire process in the 10 minute video, which condenses the smithing process. Even if you aren't a fan of the series it's still worth watching just for educational purposes. read
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Hurry, hurry, step right up
UPDATE: Due to me having car trouble and not being able to update this till now, the contest has been arbitrarily and retroactively extended to 1:08 PM EST. Any entries before this time now qualify for prizes. Isn't this... read feature

Square Enix Steam sale photo
Square Enix Steam sale

Raid Square Enix's tomb with this weekend's Steam sale


This sale are sick
Feb 07
This weekend's Square Enix Publisher Weekend sale has some ridiculous deals. Some of my childhood favorites that I didn't even know made it to PC are on there, including the whole Legacy of Kain series. Here's some of the hig... read
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Beard View

Beard View: Final Fantasy Explorers


'You've got your Cid guy here that looks like a Mario. He just laughs at you I guess.'
Feb 05
The first Persona 5 trailer is out and the internet is abuzz about where one of the world's most fashionable JRPG series may be headed. It's a perfect time to take a look at one of the founding titles in the JRPG sub-genre; ... read
FFXV photo
FFXV

Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy XV demo alongside of Type-0 HD


Perfect
Feb 05
Currently, I'm scheduled to review Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, but I have a feeling that I'm going to want to play the demo for XV first. There's something about Final Fantasy demos -- I recall some of my best gaming ... read






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