Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta Phase 3 set for June

By: Erren Van Duine The second day of Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 has come and gone and with it a wealth of new information on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Naoki Yoshida took the stage once again with the announcement that Phase 3 of the game’s beta test will commence in June pending Sony’s certification on the PS3 client. While he apologizes for the delay, … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta Phase 3 set for June

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Dragon Nest sequel in the works – Shanda Games CEO

By: Jonathan Toyad Publisher Shanda Games has revealed that a Dragon Nest sequel is in the works. According to the company’s CEO Donghai Qian during the 17173.com industry awards event in China (via MMO Culture), the sequel is currently in the early stages of development. The game will not be as colorful as its predecessor but will retain its 3D graphics. The sequel will adopt an open-world … Continue reading Dragon Nest sequel in the works – Shanda Games CEO

The Coliseum is back in Lightning Returns

By: Ehren Rivers An article at FFDream posted earlier today confirms the return of the Coliseum in the final Lightning Saga game, albeit in a ‘different form’.The people over at FFDream actually got a chance to pop over to the Square Enix Tokyo location and speak directly to the game’s producer (although they refer to him as ‘a director’), Yoshinori Kitase, and among the questions they … Continue reading The Coliseum is back in Lightning Returns

Final Fantasy XIV meets Final Fantasy VI in an all new video

By: Erren Van Duine Have you ever wondered what Final Fantasy VI would look like in high definition, fully rendered 3D? Well, look no further. In case you missed its debut on the Letter to the Producer Live, Square Enix has captured that “magitek moment” for quick viewing. Set to the iconic melodies of “Tina/Terra’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VI, the trailer shows off the mountable … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV meets Final Fantasy VI in an all new video

Crytek: Graphics are 60 percent of a game

By:  Eddie Makuch Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has weighed in on the long-running discussion about graphics in games. Speaking to X360 Magazine, Yerli said graphics drive gameplay, and better visual fidelity allows developers to create more believable and engaging experiences. “People say that graphics don’t matter, but play Crysis and tell me they don’t matter,” Yerli said. “It’s always been about graphics driving gameplay.” Yerli pointed to Crysis … Continue reading Crytek: Graphics are 60 percent of a game

Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated

By:  Eddie Makuch The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Gears of War: Judgment today received new updates, bringing various fixes, additions, and tweaks to both games. As previously announced, the 1.9 update for Bethesda‘s open-world role-playing game brings a new Legendary difficulty setting and Legendary Skills. It also addresses a number of bugs, including an instance when couriers appear only dressed in a hat. The Skyrim 1.9 update launched last month … Continue reading Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated

Ragnarok Online 2 North American beta starts this April

By: Jonathan Toyad North American fans of the Ragnarok Online series can look forward to play the sequel, Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second, later this year. Developer Gravity Interactive has announced that the second game in the series will be available in open beta form on April 18. Players who wish to sign up can head to the official site for the North American version. … Continue reading Ragnarok Online 2 North American beta starts this April

Warframe hits open beta with new update

By: Jonathan Toyad Digital Extremes has “soft launched” its third-person shooter Warframe into open beta, complete with a massive update. The patch, called Update 7.0, has brought in new warframes for players to try out: the saryn and banshee. The former has corrosive attacks that dissolve both organic and synthetic material, while the latter has sonic-powered offensive and support capabilities. The update also introduces a new … Continue reading Warframe hits open beta with new update

Bungie not worried about Destiny server issues

By: Eddie Makuch In the wake of SimCity’s troubled launch this month, Bungie has said it is not worried about an influx of users crippling Destiny‘s servers at release. “This isn’t our first rodeo,” the developer said as part of its latest Mail Sack. “Bungie is no stranger to anxious mobs of players who rush home after a midnight launch and put our best-laid plans to the test.” Bungie’s claim … Continue reading Bungie not worried about Destiny server issues

Saints Row IV launching August 20

By:  Eddie Makuch A teaser trailer for the already-confirmed Saints Row IV today reveals the open-world action game will launch in North America August 20 for current-generation consoles and PC. A launch for the rest of the world is slated for August 23. In development at Volition Inc., Saints Row IV will be published by new franchise owner Deep Silver, which acquired the developer and the series for $22.3 … Continue reading Saints Row IV launching August 20