PlayStation 4 to get PS1/PS2 emulator – Report

By: Martin Gaston A new report on Digital Foundry has said that the PlayStation 4 will gain the ability to locally emulate PS1 and PS2 titles. The anonymous source, reported to be working on Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming technology, says that the cloud streaming tech is only currently scheduled to support PlayStation 3 titles for now. Sony’s internal emulator is already used on the PlayStation … Continue reading PlayStation 4 to get PS1/PS2 emulator – Report

Game-streaming-enabled Toshiba TVs shipping Q1 2014

By: Emanuel Maiberg PlayStation Now wasn’t the only game-streaming service exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. Toshiba also announced that in the first quarter of 2014 it will ship a new line of smart TVs that can stream games using the GameNow service. The Toshiba L7400U, L5400U, and L3400U models all come with GameNow installed, in addition to other apps that are popular on … Continue reading Game-streaming-enabled Toshiba TVs shipping Q1 2014

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box And Ultimania Guides out in December

By: Banaz Near the end of the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event in Japan, Shinji Hashimoto surprised the audience by unveiling what is known as the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box! So what is this "Ultimate Box"? Well, its a box that basically allows you to own all of the 13 mainline titles of Final Fantasy for various Playstation consoles. Here’s a list of … Continue reading Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box And Ultimania Guides out in December

Sony’s game division loses $45 million

BLOGGERS NOTE: Sony is a bunch of dummies, they aren’t covering their costs, and in this economy, and after taking backwards capabilities and memory card ports away from the PS3, they have dug themselves into a whole.  And the PS Vita, graphics aren’t that much better than PSP.  They should have done what Nintendo did: 3D special effects.  Come on Sony, use your heads! By: … Continue reading Sony’s game division loses $45 million

Presenting: The Land of Vana’Diel – Final Fantasy XI Remix Album

By: Darryl Boy have we got a treat for you lot today! Our own Brian “Tweex” Arnold has been slaving away (while also producing the Final Fantasy Union podcast) on an entire remix album for Final Fantasy XI! Called The Land of Vana’Diel, the album contains 18 songs that have been remixed/rearranged to feature full orchestration. It will be releasing on the 1st of August, … Continue reading Presenting: The Land of Vana’Diel – Final Fantasy XI Remix Album

Okami HD announced for PS3

By: Jonathan Toyad Re-release of classic PS2 adventure title to have remastered graphics, 1080p feature, and Move support. Gamers clamouring for a re-release of Studio Clover’s critically-acclaimed adventure title Okami will be pleased to know that Capcom will be releasing a HD version of the game by the end of this year in Japan. According to an advanced copy of Famitsu (viaSinobu and Tales Source), … Continue reading Okami HD announced for PS3

RPG Gems: Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter

Throughout the 16 and 32-bit eras, Capcom’s Breath of Fire series was always solid, if not particularly ambitious. That all changed with Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter — the fifth game in the series, although the numeral “V” was left out of the English release. This is because it’s only barely related to any of the prior games. Sure, the main character is named a … Continue reading RPG Gems: Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter

Nintendo 3DS Continues Japanese Domination

Despite sales falling this week, Nintendo has continued their domination of the Japanese market, with the Nintendo 3DS selling 72,115 units this week. Sony held the next three spots, with the PS3, PSP and PS Vita selling 43,105 units combined – someway short of Nintendo’s single-platform total. The PS Vita itself is also still struggling to pick-up any momentum. The Xbox 360 was the only … Continue reading Nintendo 3DS Continues Japanese Domination

Are JRPGs dead? Final Fantasy XIII creates a rift in fan opinion. JRPGs suffer an identity crisis

By PSM3 UK Over ten million people own a copy of FFVII. Released in 1997, Square’s iconic RPG is still regarded with reverence by RPG die hards and casual players alike. FFVII sold 2.3 million copies in its first three days on sale in Japan alone. To put this in perspective, Metal Gear Solid 4 sold 77,000 copies in its first week, growing to 5 … Continue reading Are JRPGs dead? Final Fantasy XIII creates a rift in fan opinion. JRPGs suffer an identity crisis