How a song from Final Fantasy Versus XIII made it into Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

By: Erren Van Duine In case you didn’t know, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is due out in North America tomorrow. As such, the folks over at Siliconera caught up with producer Ichiro Hazama and asked him a few things about the game, including the thoughts behind the decision to include a track from Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a game that has still yet to see any … Continue reading How a song from Final Fantasy Versus XIII made it into Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Xbox Music to offer subscription-based streaming – Report

By: Eddie Makuch Bloomberg sources say Microsoft’s Xbox Music service will launch later this year with a subscription model similar to that of streaming giant Spotify. The service was formally announced with little detail last month at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Microsoft is reportedly in talks with the “Big Four” major record firms to secure licensing rights–namely, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony … Continue reading Xbox Music to offer subscription-based streaming – Report

Halo 4 requires 8GB install for multiplayer

By: Eddie Makuch Gamers looking to play the multiplayer component of 343 Industries’ upcoming shooter Halo 4 will need at least 8GB of free space on their Xbox 360 systems. In an update to the official Xbox website, Microsoft also advised that for an “optimal experience” players should install the entire game to their hard drives. It was not mentioned how large the entire Halo … Continue reading Halo 4 requires 8GB install for multiplayer

Secret World studio CEO steps down on eve of game’s release

By: Brendan Sinclair This week Funcom marks two milestones: the launch of its massively multiplayer online role-playing game The Secret World and the stepping down of CEO Trond Arne Aas. Aas will remain with the company as a strategic advisor to the board of directors, as well as chief strategy officer. He will be actively working on the developer’s recently announced Lego MMO game, among … Continue reading Secret World studio CEO steps down on eve of game’s release

Total War: Rome II coming in 2013

By: Jane Douglas Total War publisher Sega has announced Total War: Rome II for launch next year. The PC game, sequel to the lauded 2004 strategy title Rome: Total War, remains in the hands of The Creative Assembly. Sega’s announcement promises the series’ signature mix of real-time and turn-based action in Ancient Rome, with “tens of thousands” of troops clashing in “bone-splintering detail” as you … Continue reading Total War: Rome II coming in 2013

Blizzard showcasing Heart of the Swarm, Pandaria at this year’s Gamescom

By: Laura Parker Blizzard has revealed that it will be showing off the latest World of Warcraft expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria, at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The publisher announced its plans for the August 15-19 public gaming convention this week, revealing it will present the world premiere of Mists of Pandaria’s opening cinematic. The cinematic will play on screens at the Blizzard … Continue reading Blizzard showcasing Heart of the Swarm, Pandaria at this year’s Gamescom

EA Claims Origin Will ‘Be A Better Version Of Steam’

By: Beyhan Moustafa EA’s release of Origin, their dedicated online digital distribution service has been met with lukewarm feedback from its users and the company has come out to reassure their users that their ‘aim is to be a better version of Steam.’ In a recent interview with MCV, David DeMartini, EA senior VP of global ecommerce stated that, "I didn’t expect to be able … Continue reading EA Claims Origin Will ‘Be A Better Version Of Steam’

Sony Expect 10 Million PS Vita Shipped In 2012

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) The president of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, has reaffirmed Sony’s commitment to selling 10 million PlayStation Vita consoles this calendar year. The PS Vita launched earlier in 2012, but has struggled so far, especially in Japan, due to a poor software library. However, Sony expects to see a surge in sales this holiday season as they release major software titles. … Continue reading Sony Expect 10 Million PS Vita Shipped In 2012

Record of Agarest War 2 Coming Next Week, Also In Limited Edition Format

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) With Record of Agarest War 2’s release next week, Aksys Games has announced information on a limited edition version of the game. This is the third game in the series, with last year’s release being a prequel titled Record of Agarest War Zero. Agarest War 2 features numerous changes, chief among them being a newly revamped active grid-based battle system replacing … Continue reading Record of Agarest War 2 Coming Next Week, Also In Limited Edition Format

Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy: Book 3)

I could not put this book down. This was such a great conclusion to the Newsflesh trilogy. It didn’t have some wishy washy ending where in the end everything ends up all right and everyone gets their happy ending. No this story felt real, like it could actually happen. It was well thought out and plotted and I loved the character development inside this book. … Continue reading Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy: Book 3)