Final Fantasy VIII achievements show up in Steam database

By:  Erren Van Duine Nearly two years ago, Final Fantasy VIII (along with Final Fantasy VII) showed up in Steam’s registry database. The original find, reported on by RPG Site, contained dummy files for both titles – with FFVIII appearing to be a modified version of the original PC release. Since their discovery, the files were promptly removed and their existence fell into obscurity. Last year, however, … Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII achievements show up in Steam database

Etrian Odyssey IV Legends Of The Titan Demo Impressions

By: Melissa Evans   (@Fataleflare) As a person who has never played any of the other Etrian Odyssey titles on the DS I began my venture into the demo for Etrian Odyssey IV Legends of the Titan with a fair amount of curiosity. I’ve heard plenty of good things about the series thus far, but never tried it for myself. Fortunately the demo for Etrian Odyssey IV … Continue reading Etrian Odyssey IV Legends Of The Titan Demo Impressions

BioWare: Calling next entry Mass Effect 4 is a disservice

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare wants to make clear that the next entry in the Mass Effect series should not be known as Mass Effect 4. Writing on the BioWare forums (via Eurogamer), community developer Chris Priestly explained that the only confirmed detail about the new game is that it will not feature Commander Shepard. “To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is … Continue reading BioWare: Calling next entry Mass Effect 4 is a disservice

Halo 3 coming to Steam?

By:  Eddie Makuch Microsoft’s 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 could be on its way to the PC. A NeoGAF user tapped into xPaw’s Steam Database and found Halo 3–along with many other titles–in the Steam registry, suggesting they could be released for PC in the future. On the list are previously confirmed-for-PC games like Resident Evil: Revelations, but also a host of titles not yet announced for PC. These include Fez, Quantum Conundrum … Continue reading Halo 3 coming to Steam?

Anticipated indie puzzler Antichamber coming to Steam this month

By:  Martin Gaston Highly-acclaimed indie puzzler Antichamber will be heading to Steam on January 31, sole developer Alexander Bruce has announced. Dubbed a “mind-bending psychological exploration game” by its creator, Antichamber has scooped up multiple awards, including the technical excellence gong from last year’s Independent Games Festival. A price for the game has yet to be announced. Antichamber is notable for its striking visual style, mixing bright, luminescent … Continue reading Anticipated indie puzzler Antichamber coming to Steam this month

Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS Bundle Detailed For North America

By: Melissa Evans   (@Fataleflare) Nintendo of America have detailed the Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS bundle for North America. The bundle will cost $200 and will come with a 4GB SD card and the game pre-installed into the system. The 3DS is a crystal blue color and has a neat design on the cover featuring the sword of the main character Chrom, Falchion. Fire Emblem Awakening will be … Continue reading Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS Bundle Detailed For North America

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary: Embracing The Difficulty

By: Spencer For the past quarter of a century, the main Final Fantasy games have been known for memorable stories, grandiose soundtracks, and consistently offering a difficult challenge to players. Starting 25 years ago with the original Final Fantasy, the challenge was there even in an age of games that required a lot of time and effort to complete. While some may be turned off … Continue reading Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary: Embracing The Difficulty

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Coming Spring 2013

By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) North America will now be able to play the Sega Saturn classic Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers on the Nintendo 3DS. This version will include new gameplay features, enhancements, and a full English localization. This latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner series will release sometime in Spring 2013. You will have to traverse this futuristic first-person … Continue reading Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Coming Spring 2013

THQ files for bankruptcy

By: Eddie Makuch Beleaguered Saints Row publisher THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company announced today. It has entered into an asset purchase agreement with a bidder to acquire “substantially all of the assets of THQ’s operating business.” This includes the company’s four wholly-owned studios and games in development. “The sale will allow THQ to shed certain legacy obligations and emerge with the … Continue reading THQ files for bankruptcy

Blizzard bans ‘several thousand’ Diablo III users

By: Eddie Makuch Blizzard Entertainment has banned “several thousand” Diablo III players founding to be using botting hacks, the company said in the game’s official forums. “In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play, botting, hacking, and other forms of cheating can also cause technical problems with the game as well as contribute to performance issues with the Battle.net service,” a Blizzard community manager … Continue reading Blizzard bans ‘several thousand’ Diablo III users