Nintendo: Gamers growing tired of same experiences

By: Eddie Makuch Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has outlined why he believes the game industry overall has been in a downturn the past two years. The executive told investors that this is due to two reasons, the first of which has to do with consumers being reluctant to pay the current rates for packaged software when the games are only marginally updated over what is already … Continue reading Nintendo: Gamers growing tired of same experiences

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Sony seeking The Order: 1886 trademark

By:  Eddie Makuch Sony has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for The Order: 1886. The mark, applied for on April 18 and uncovered by NeoGAF, covers “Computer game software; Video game software.” A website–TheOrder1886.com–was registered privately last month. The page does not resolve to anything. No further information is available and a Sony representative was not immediately available to comment. A number of … Continue reading Sony seeking The Order: 1886 trademark

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

Tetsuya Nomura Issues New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Update

By: Darryl Tetsuya Nomura has given an update on the status of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, stating that Square Enix know internally when the next reveal of information will be. The news came as Nomura guested on the first episode of the Square Enix Merchandise Radio podcast. He said “The date for our next reveal is set and we are working toward preparing information for that … Continue reading Tetsuya Nomura Issues New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Update

Square Enix apologises for ‘overdue’ news on Final Fantasy Versus XIII

By: Martin Gaston Square Enix has apologised for a lack of information on the frequently delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but has promised that the company will finally be able to reveal details about the game soon. Speaking on Square Enix Radio (via Gematsu), director Tetsuya Nomura said that “even within the company it’s a very delicate problem,” after being asked when more information on Final Fantasy Versus … Continue reading Square Enix apologises for ‘overdue’ news on Final Fantasy Versus XIII

Bungie discusses cross-gen Destiny

By:  Eddie Makuch Bungie‘s all-new shooter Destiny will be released on both current- and next-generation consoles, but will there be differences between the two versions? Discussing this with X360 Magazine, Bungie design director Joseph Staten teased that more specifics will be divulged at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, but noted that the studio’s ambition is to “push this game as far” as it can on every platform. “Anytime you … Continue reading Bungie discusses cross-gen Destiny

Bethesda defends day-one DLC

By: Eddie Makuch Elder Scrolls and Fallout publisher Bethesda has spoken out in defense of day-one downloadable content. Marketing vice president Pete Hines told Official Xbox Magazine that the negative sentiment surrounding day-one DLC stems from some gamers simply not understanding the timetable of the development process. “I don’t think [gamers] quite understand the development process and the point at which you have to stop … Continue reading Bethesda defends day-one DLC

Square Enix announces device authentication for Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV

By:  Derek Struble Square Enix announced today that mobile authentication will soon be available for Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. The application will run on both Android and iOS devices, and it will generate one time passwords to add another layer of security to player’s accounts. Physical authenticators are available for both games, with Final Fantasy XI players able to order one online and … Continue reading Square Enix announces device authentication for Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV

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

Bioshock Movie Plans Officially Dead

By: Katey Rich Bioshock is one of the many potential video game adaptation we’ve talked about over the years, usually in the context of “someone wants it to happen, but there’s nothing going just yet.” Yes, for a while Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was planning to make it, but nearly as soon as he made the commitment the project stalled out. Even when director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was … Continue reading Bioshock Movie Plans Officially Dead