PXOD guest contributor Trjn ran a piece at the end of June that declared July to be “Shameless Gaming Month“, that magical time of the year where there’s not a lot of titles coming out so you can power through your backlog. I, however, failed spectacularly, and haven’t finished a single game. Here’s why.
If there’s one constant in videogames it’s the boss fight. Across genres, from Mario to Mass Effect: they’re here to stay. But why do we have them? Are they a relic of gaming past? Or an essential aspect of games?
On 26th October 2000 Sony released the PlayStation 2 on North American shores. A decade on, with 145 million units sold (a number that’s still rising) and over 2000 games developed for it, it is not only the best selling home console of all time but a true gaming icon that has secured its mark… Continue reading Ten years of PS2 in North America
On a recent debate I was in on Twitter, the topic of re-makes and re-imaginings came up. Stuff like Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (it’s still quite a mouthful to say), Bionic Commando Rearmed, and God of War 1 and 2. Old games with a new coat of paint, or new features added… Continue reading Games That Should Not Be Remade
Making a sequel to an MMO is always hard, even harder is migrating your old player base to the new game. Square-Enix are attempting to make the choice to move on a smooth one for current players of Final Fantasy XI by introducing a few deals and offers exclusive to them.
Upcoming Square-Enix MMO Final Fantasy XIV has been dated for release on PC for September 22. Which strikes me as quite soon, and very bad timing for my university education. The PS3 version will not be released until March next year. I guess it’s easier to release to PC, fix all the bugs that will… Continue reading FFXIV has release date and more info
The Playstation 1 series of Final Fantasy games is now complete with the addition of Final Fantasy IX to the PSN today which was previously added to the Japanese PSN on May 20th. There is currently no release date for North America.
Final Fantasy XIII has been one of the most anticipated titles in recent years, having been announced at E3 2006, it has been a long wait but it’s almost at an end for most of us. Warning: This review contains some story info, not really spoilers but if you don’t want to know anything about… Continue reading Review: Final Fantasy XIII
By Rachel Fogg :DISCLAIMER-This is simply my humble impression of the JP final build, nothing more or less, things may be altered in the Widerelease of XIII. I don’t know. Game was completed with assistance with my friend.: Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I recall about a week ago, I said I was going over to… Continue reading Guest Impressions: Final Fantasy XIII
Some leaked tech footage of Fortress. This is belived to be from Grins work, so quite possibly nothing like what the final project will become. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1U_0EoWkIE] Fortress was originally worked on by Grin before their closure. After the closure concept art and various assets were leaked and we all got a good glimpse of this western made Final Fantasy game.… Continue reading Footage of Fortress aka ‘FFXII-2’
It seems that Square Enix has filed a patent for a new battle system with Tetsuya Nomura named as the inventor.
In a recent Newsletter, Sony have revealed that Final Fantasy VIII is soon coming to the US PSN, no word yet about it’s release on the European PSN. What is meant by soon, no one knows, could be later today or it could be sometime into next year but at least it’s been confirmed. UPDATE:… Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII Coming Soon To The PSN UPDATE!
Square Enix are looking for beta participants for the PC version of there upcoming MMORPG FFXIV. This seems to be the real deal for beta testing, not one of those ‘demo-named-beta for pre-orders’ type things you get recently. As you’ve no doubt worked out the beta would give you the chance to get a sneek peak… Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV Beta Announced
The latest issue of Famitsu has been leaked, what does it say about Final Fantasy XIII?
Can’t wait to get your hands on the next in the Final Fantasy series, XIII? Unfortunately, us westerners have to wait until next March but the wait in Japan is almost at an end, to add to the final hype, Square released a handful of new screenshots.