How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

By: Kevin VanOrd Final Fantasy is broken. With Lightning Returns, it has become clear that Square Enix is suffering from a crisis of imagination, caught between a desire to give players what we want while still searching for the creative energy to deliver something we’ve never seen before. I believe, however, that with Toriyama’s trilogy past us, Final Fantasy XV could become the great crystal … Continue reading How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

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Final Fantasy 7 HD Remake Discussed by Director – IGN

BY: LUKE KARMALI The director of Final Fantasy VII has admitted that while he “would love to” create a HD remake of the game, there are a number of obstacles standing in the way. Speaking to Eurogamer in his capacity as producer of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Yoshinori Kitase admitted that he would love to do a remake, but it would be an enormous undertaking… … Continue reading Final Fantasy 7 HD Remake Discussed by Director – IGN

Coming of Age in The Last of Us: Left Behind – GameSpot

By: Tom Mc Shea The following editorial contains spoilers for both The Last of Us and its recently released downloadable content Left Behind. The Last of Us: Left Behind is remarkable in more ways than you would think possible for a three-hour story expansion. Ellie cements her place as one of gaming’s most well-realized characters here, and though some of her personality building stems from … Continue reading Coming of Age in The Last of Us: Left Behind – GameSpot

2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg Wii U’s sales numbers might be dismal, prompting Nintendo to slash its sales projection for the platform this year by over two thirds, but it’s the best platform in terms of sales for at least one developer. Co-founder and director at Renegade Kid Joos Watsham has said on Twitter that the developer’s Mutant Mudds, a 2D platformer, has sold more copies on … Continue reading 2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

Halo 5 coming to Xbox in 2015 according to Master Chief voice actor [UPDATE] – GameSpot

By: Zorine Te [UDPATE] Following the publication of this story, Halo voice actor Steve Downes and Microsoft issued new statements to GameZone. “It sounds like I was ‘confirming’ [an] H2A edition, which I most certainly was not,” Downes said. “I’m in no position to do that as I have no knowledge of it. I was only mentioning what I had seen on line about it.” … Continue reading Halo 5 coming to Xbox in 2015 according to Master Chief voice actor [UPDATE] – GameSpot

Xbox, PS4, and PC game Evolve promises “evolution” of multiplayer – GameSpot

By: Eddie Makuch Turtle Rock Studios, creators of the original Left 4 Dead, today released the first gameplay trailer for the company’s upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC shooter Evolve. On top of that, we got a chance to play the 4v1 action game and you can read our in-depth coverage, courtesy of editor Mark Walton, right here…. Full story here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-ps4-and-pc-game-evolve-promises-evolution-of-multiplayer/1100-6417655/ Continue reading Xbox, PS4, and PC game Evolve promises “evolution” of multiplayer – GameSpot

Steam introduces tagging system for games and software – GameSpot

By: Zorine Te Valve has launched the beta for a new tagging feature on its digital distribution platform Steam. The system, called Steam Tags, allows users to add text tags to individual games and software on their associated Steam Store pages. Users are being encouraged to tag entries with both genres and descriptive attributes. Tags can then be used to browse the Steam Store… Full … Continue reading Steam introduces tagging system for games and software – GameSpot

Left 4 Dead developer talks about why it split from Valve

By: Martin Gaston Turtle Rock Studios, the developer of Evolve which at one point was owned by Valve, has spoken about why the developer decided to leave the Half-Life and Steam creator and go it alone. “We had a really great working relationship with Valve for like six years as an independent studio,” said studio cofounder Phill Robb in an interview with Eurogamer, talking about … Continue reading Left 4 Dead developer talks about why it split from Valve

PS3 exclusive Lightning Returns DLC included with FFX/X-2 HD

By Martin Gaston Purchasing a PlayStation 3 copy of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD will net you a free Yuna costume for Lightning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has announced. The set includes Yuna’s distinctive costume, staff, and victory pose. Let’s just hope that Lightning doesn’t inherit Yuna’s painful pretend-laugh. Failing that, Lightning can also don the attire of the most famous Final … Continue reading PS3 exclusive Lightning Returns DLC included with FFX/X-2 HD

Assassin’s Creed doesn’t have an overall ending after all, Ubisoft admits

By Martin Gaston Last year, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag director Ashraf IsmaiI said that Ubisoft had a brief outline of the Assassin’s Creed series, including an overall ending. This year, however, Revelations and Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt has said that’s “not exactly true,” and that Ubisoft’s annual blockbuster cash cow has no definitive end in sight. “There’s been a bit of confusion … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed doesn’t have an overall ending after all, Ubisoft admits