Day: 14/08/2012

Discussion: The calm before the storm – Lightning’s journey and the third entry to the Final Fantasy XIII saga


By: Erren Van Duine As version 3.0 of the site makes progress, I felt what better time it’d be than to start some weekly discussion amongst readers. Topics will be fairly simple – meant more to gauge what the community at large feels and how they’ve reacted over certain things. The first one deals with an announcement not too far away from now. Perhaps the worst kept secret looming at the back of the minds of Final Fantasy fans is the continuation []

Have a look at these Final Fantasy Type-0 gameplay videos


By: Erren Van Duine We’re closing in on the year anniversary since Final Fantasy Type-0 was released in Japan, and there’s not a western version in sight. This is a huge problem. Final Fantasy Type-0 is an extraordinary entry to the series – which you’ll see in my import review that’s to be posted soon. I figured it might be appropriate to show off a few sections of gameplay taken from different areas in the game as both fans and Square Enix []

EA: Digital will outsell boxed soon


By: Eddie Makuch The lion’s share of Electronic Arts’ revenue will stem from digital products in the coming years, company CEO Peter Moore told Reuters in a new interview. The executive said the firm will increase digital revenues to surpass its boxed gaming business by looking to Internet-based and mobile device games. "There will come a point, whether it is two or three years from now, when we say, ‘We are doing more in digital media now than we are in physical []

Assassin’s Creed III for PC delayed a month


By: Brendan Sinclair Ubisoft has pushed back the PC edition of Assassin’s Creed III a few weeks from the console game’s October 31 launch. The publisher today confirmed that the latest installment in its open-world stealth action series will arrive in North America on November 20, with a UK debut trailing on November 23. For Ubisoft, delaying PC versions of its games behind their console counterparts has become standard practice. In the past year alone, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, []

Blizzard confirms Battle.net hacked


By: Connor Sheridan World of Warcraft and Diablo III maker says encrypted passwords, security question answers, email addresses from players on North American servers were compromised. Battle.net’s internal systems were illegally accessed on August 4 and account information including encrypted passwords and security question answers appear to have been taken. Blizzard said in a security update today that while no evidence so far suggests financial information like credit card numbers or home addresses were taken, affected users are encouraged to change their []

‘New version’ of Xbox due in next 18 months


By: Eddie Makuch A "new version" of the Xbox will be on store shelves sometime during the next 18 months, according to a new job advertisement at Microsoft. "Over the next eighteen months, Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office, and Xbox, along with completely new offerings like Microsoft Surface," reads a line from the requisition. [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "Microsoft []

Monday Night TV (13 Aug 2012)


Now this was a good way to premiere the season.  I love this show.  It had me at the edge of my seat and I love Monroe (played by Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (played by Bree Turner).  I think that they are great additions to the cast and a I love the dynamic and chemistry that they have with Nick.  Overall, though, I did enjoy this episode a lot.  It had a lot of substance it I loved that it picked []

Shadow of the Flame (Taladas Trilogy: Book 3)


This book was good but it simply wasn’t as good as the previous novels.  It’s not that the writing was bad but the story was a but dull.  It wasn’t as awesome as it should be for a final novel.  Don’t get me wrong, it had it’s funny moments and the ending was such a great ending, but over all, the book was a bit lackluster.  The ending was awesome, and the action and dialogue was both well written and humorous.  It []