Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Having a Tough Early Access Weekend

Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO that Square Enix initially released almost three years ago and then shut down last year due to quality complaints, is having its grand re-launch on August 27th. This weekend they’re having an early access beta, and apparently there are so many people on it they’ve …

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Sony Announces the Official Release Date of the PS4

Today at their conference at Gamescom, Sony finally gave us a more concrete date than ‘Holiday 2013’ for the launch of their newest system. The PlayStation 4 will be released on November 15th for North America and November 29th for Europe. Specific Latin American countries, including Mexico, will also see …

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The Creator of Devil May Cry & Okami Thinks You Should Ignore Review “Scores”

Everyone involved in the game industry, from consumers to creators, tends to get hung-up on the scores games are given by publications such as IGN, Game Informer, or Metacritic. Unfortunately, these arbitrarily assigned numerical values have no set criteria; they can, and do, vary wildly from person to person and …

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The Zelda Movie That Could Have Been

Nintendo has a bad history with video game movies. After the Super Mario Brothers movie in 1993, they felt it was pretty clear that movies were not always successful just because they were based on a best-selling game, the success of the animated Pokemon movies notwithstanding. Nevertheless, one series that many …

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The PS4 Will Be Less of a Money Pit Than the PS3 Was at Launch for Sony

New systems are generally sold at a loss for the manufacturer when they first launch, at least until they figure out how to make them more efficiently and cheaply. Sony admits that the PS3, which was launched in 2006 for $599, didn’t become profitable for them until 2011. Between 2007 and …

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