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Final Fantasy XIV 'A Decade's Journey' Event Had Some of the Coolest FFXIV Merchandise

Square Enix and the Japanese luxury department store Isetan are hosting a really cool Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event in Shinjuku, one of the beating hearts of Tokyo's shopping.  The event,…

October 1, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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The Final Fantasy Game We Lost - Low Poly 002

Final Fantasy XVI is here, and we’ve all been eagerly awaiting the next entry in the historied role playing series from Square Enix. Upon the arrival of a game as hyped up as this, it’s only natural…

June 23, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Final Fantasy XVI Interview: Naoki Yoshida Discusses Creating a More Mature Final Fantasy & More

With the release of Final Fantasy XVI right around the corner, I flew to London to play the game, which is certainly different from previous titles of the familiar franchise in a few key ways.  My…

May 22, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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‘A New World’ Concert Intimately Celebrates Final Fantasy Music

Final Fantasy is one of the longest-running and beloved franchises in gaming, with a rich history of iconic characters, imaginative worlds, and – perhaps most importantly – legendary music. So it’s…

March 27, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Forspoken Devs: Ella Balinska 'Resonated With the Character'

Forspoken, releasing January 2023, is Square Enix’s next greatly anticipated RPG. Featuring an open world, magic parkour mechanics, and a bleakly corrupted high-fantasy setting, it’s already shaping…

December 12, 2022 | 09:05 EST

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Best Final Fantasy 7 Remake Mods for PC

Now that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has hacked into the Steam community, players are thrilled to be able to play their favorite title on PC. Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise were thrilled…

July 8, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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6 Disney Properties We Want as Kingdom Hearts 4 Worlds

The surprise announcement of Kingdom Hearts 4 has everyone already speculating what will be next for the series. The popular RPG has for a long time been a fantastic mishmash of Square and Disney…

April 13, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Can Marvel's Avengers Survive a Second Year?

Ever since it was released on Sept. 4 last year, it seems very little has gone right for Marvel’s Avengers. It’d be extreme to label it a failure considering it still reviewed decently (with its…

October 27, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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What is Up with Life is Strange: True Colors' Performance?

Life is Strange: True Colors has garnered a healthy reception in the weeks since launch and it's easy to see why. We loved it. It's a gut-wrenching story about loss, but there's an interesting…

September 24, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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How Life is Strange: True Colors Gets Asian-American Representation Right

Alex Chen had a tough life growing up. She bounced between foster parents and orphanages, but she never found home. She's had a rotating door of psychiatrists check on her since she was a child, and…

September 21, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Too Quick To Judge: Final Fantasy Origin Is A Lot Of Fun

Darkness, edgy one-liners, men's fashion, and Chaos. It's hard to have watched that first trailer for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin when it was debuted a few days ago. The meme engine…

June 15, 2021 | 01:22 EDT

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A Brief History of Dragon Quest

Among the Marios and Zeldas celebrating their franchise's 35th anniversary lies the equally time-honored, yet not as celebrated in the West, Dragon Quest. Fabled for its fantasy setting, slimes, and…

May 26, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Balan Wonderworld's Colorful But Simple World

The demo for Balan Wonderworld, Yuji Naka's upcoming cheery and colorful puzzle platformer, is almost out. It's a game I've been looking forward to since it was first announced last year. From the…

January 28, 2021 | 10:30 EST

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The Best Game Music of 2020 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

2020, despite all its heart-wrenching challenges, has been a fantastic year for original soundtracks in video games. Doom Eternal’s music personifies brutality, while Ghost of Tsushima’s soundtrack…

November 27, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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10 Songs We Want in Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

The rhythm game Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is hitting consoles on Nov. 13. While later entries in Square Enix's dearly beloved JRPG series have gotten a bit twisty and hard to follow, one thing…

October 17, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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10 Video Games that Actually Live Up to their License

Licensing has always been a bit of a joke in the games industry. Movies based on games almost always suck, and a lot of games based on movies, comics, and TV shows don’t fare much better. A lot, but…

March 24, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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The Rising Reception of Life is Strange 2

Just a few weeks ago, Dontnod released the fourth episode of Life is Strange 2, an episodic series we’ve been enjoying so far. The journey follows brothers Sean and Daniel, the latter of whom has…

September 6, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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Everything We Learned About Marvel's Avengers at E3 2019

Behind closed doors, Square Enix showed about a 30 minute live gameplay demo of Marvel's Avengers, which showed off the combat of the five different Avengers: Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America,…

June 12, 2019 | 11:30 EDT

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Kingdom Hearts' 6 Best Character Adaptations

Four weeks till Kingdom Hearts III releases! Well, ish. Four Sundays at least, which means we’ll be doing a Kingdom Hearts Raptor 6 for every Sunday the rest of this month. Ready to go? No, of course…

January 6, 2019 | 03:30 EST

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6 Characters We'd Like to See in Kingdom Hearts III

Most anticipated release for 2019? Easily Kingdom Hearts III. It’s the game we fans have been waiting over a decade for, sated by intermittent releases of spin-off games that are somehow unrelated…

December 2, 2018 | 01:00 EST

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The Loud Man: Is The Quiet Man Any Better With Sound?

It's clear something is wrong. We live in a world where The Quiet Man exists. We shouldn't, but we do. I already gave my views on the game, but there's recently been a patch that adds sound back to…

November 9, 2018 | 02:00 EST

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15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts - Stumbling On Gold

15 years ago today PlayStation 2 players were able to go out and buy Kingdom Hearts for the first time. This game developed due to a partnership between Square Enix and Disney, creating a brand new…

March 28, 2017 | 09:00 EDT


NieR: Everything You Need to Know Before Automata

With the release of NieR: Automata, many players are about to enter the bizarro world of NieR, a 2010 action-RPG from the crazy minds of Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito, for the first time. Although …

March 6, 2017 | 01:00 EST

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20 Years Later, Final Fantasy VII Still Shines Strong

  On January 31st 1997, Final Fantasy VII, the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) from Square Enix, was released for the PlayStation. Thanks to a major pre-release marketing campaign, Final Fantasy…

January 31, 2017 | 09:00 EST