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BlizzCon's 2013 Cosplay is in as fine a form as ever

With the end of another major convention, comes the obligatory cosplay showcase video. In true fan form, the costumes continue to amaze. Cosplay stars Jessica Nigiri, Monika Lee, and Vanessa Vancleef also make an appearance....   more

BlizzCon's 2013 Cosplay is in as fine a form as ever photo

These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze

So close, but still far away, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is doing a fine job of showing why the PlayStation 3 will still have a place in your entertainment center. How fine of a job? About 50-plus screenshots worth of fine. So fine, so sexy, so fresh, so clean. Final Fantasy X/ X-2 HD will release on December 26, 2013 in Japan, and in 2014 in all other territories.   more

These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo


These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo
These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo
These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo
These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo
These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo
These Final Fantasy X HD screens still amaze photo



Blacklight: Retribution has a terrible launch trailer

Blacklight: Retribution, the best free-to-play game of 2012, returns with what has to be the worst trailer of 2013. Don't know if all of the chosen quotes were meant to be this bad as a joke, but it's not funny either way. T...   more

Blacklight: Retribution has a terrible launch trailer photo

PlayStation 4 friends list will cap out at 2000

While the next-gen made lofty claims of nearly unlimited friends, the actual numbers are proving far more grounded. Still, the now confirmed 2000 friends list cap should prove enough for most. With the limit increase now live...   more

PlayStation 4 friends list will cap out at 2000 photo

Microsoft CEO hopeful could be looking to sell Xbox

With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer stepping down, new leadership could mean big changes. According to Bloomberg, one such change could mean selling off Bing and Xbox, should the former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop take the jo...   more

Microsoft CEO hopeful could be looking to sell Xbox photo

Adam Orth of #dealwithit infamy speaks about the fallout

During the GDC Next panel "Mob Rules: The Destructive Power of Opinion and Online Community," Adam Orth, the former creative director of Microsoft Studios, spoke about what it has been like to be on the receiving end of inter...   more

Adam Orth of #dealwithit infamy speaks about the fallout photo

PlayStation 3 passes the 80 million units sold mark

In a week's time, it will be out with the old and in with the new. As we bid adieu to the PlayStation 3, let's take the time to reflect on what that big black box has done. As of November 2, 2013, the PS3 has sold more than 8...   more

PlayStation 3 passes the 80 million units sold mark photo

Connor's role in Assassin's Creed may not be over yet

Do you guys want to see more of Connor in Assassin's Creed? Yeah, me neither. All kidding aside, fans of the series' third assassin just may have something to look forward to. When asked during a reddit AMA if Connor's story ...   more

Connor's role in Assassin's Creed may not be over yet photo

Disney Princesses get Final Fantasy jobs

Have you ever been so angry you tackled a horse? Have you ever been so happy you hugged a pigeon? Hello and welcome, ladies and gents, to today's edition of weirdness brought to you by Imgur user GimmeSomthinToShop. Today, le...   more

Disney Princesses get Final Fantasy jobs photo

Operation Metro returns in Battlefield 4: Second Assault

Remakes of any kind are a tricky thing, but trickier still when it comes as DLC. Battlefield 4: Second Assault is a prime case of this. On one hand, it's nice to revisit your favorite maps from previous games, with all the L...   more

Operation Metro returns in Battlefield 4: Second Assault photo

Veteran of Blizzard and Bethesda opens new studio

Octopus 8, the brainchild studio of industry vet Rich Barham, has an interesting mantra. While we've seen new studios sprout out of the shutting of old ones, or the Who's Who talent compilation that is 343 Industries, Octopus...   more

Veteran of Blizzard and Bethesda opens new studio photo

Leaked character roster outs Fulgore for Killer Instinct

Less than a week after the reveal of Spinal, we get a nice little leak showing Fulgore as the final character for Killer Instinct's season-one roster. Yes, there is a God. The leak comes by way of Penny Arcade, who seemingly ...   more

Leaked character roster outs Fulgore for Killer Instinct photo

There's a rivalry in the Need for Speed: Rivals trailer

Cops vs. robbers -- but which is good or evil? Whoa. Philosophy, I think. While the Need for Speed series' more recent entries have been hit or miss, there's always a part of me willing to take a crack at the next one. Rival...   more

There's a rivalry in the Need for Speed: Rivals trailer photo

Wayne Brady hams it up in Wii U ads

Not since the Old Spice ads have I seen something made for TV which would snuggle in nicely with the weird part of the internet. In today's edition of weird, Nintendo has spent what looks like a healthy bit of change on Wii ...   more

Wayne Brady hams it up in Wii U ads photo

Eidos could be next in line to make a Final Fantasy game

Handing off the development of an established Japanese series to a western studio isn't the most shocking idea around. When both Silent Hill and Devil May Cry were feared long in the tooth, Konami and Capcom, respectively, le...   more

Eidos could be next in line to make a Final Fantasy game photo

Final Fantasy XIV has over 1.5 million accounts

After managing to crack the top ten NPD list for its late August launch, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has now passed the 1.5 million registered users milestone. Many will remember the original Final Fantasy XIV launch, w...   more

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