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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Improvements Will Be Wii U Exclusive

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Straight Right, Wii U games

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Improvements Will Be Wii U Exclusive

Port specialists Straight Right have confirmed that the retooled boss battles and extra features promised by Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Director's Cut won't make their way to other platforms.

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Thief Trailer Steps Out Of The Shadows

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Thief, Thief 4, Trailers

Square Enix have unveiled an announcement trailer for their upcoming Thief reboot. Distressingly, though, it doesn't sound as if Stephen Russell is voicing Garrett, certainly not in this vid.

In fact, there are a couple of Britishisms that creep through, and are rather jarring. Still, the trailer certainly taps into the popular trend for cinematic, moody, medieval ninja-types.

Tomb Raider | £17.00 | GAME | PC

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Action Games, Crystal Dynamics, PC games, Square Enix

Tomb Raider | £17.00 | GAME | PC

It hasn’t taken long for us to wait for a sub-£20 deal, but GAME have decided to go one step further. Providing the cheapest deal we’ve seen for a physical PC copy, it beats the next best offer by almost £3.

In the end, Crystal Dynamics crafted a fine return for Lara Croft in this reimagining of her origins. With a well-crafted story that turns her into the heroine we know and love, a huge island to explore with actual tombs to raid, and a combat system that is up there with the genre’s best, it’s an early contender for the game of the year.

Game Buzz | Episode 25 - Metal Gear Solid V

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Battlefield 4, DICE, DRM, EA, Frank Gibeau, Game Buzz, Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid V, Podcast, PWNCAST, Square Enix

Game Buzz | Episode 25 - Metal Gear Solid V

This week we try to make sense of the Metal Gear Solid V reveal, wherein Kojima's explanatory presentation served to make everything even more characteristically confusing; we discuss Mitch Lasky's warning for EA regarding their console future; we pick apart the Battlefield 4 trailer, and lament yet another franchise skipping out on the Wii U; we take a look at Square Enix's change at the top as Wada resigns; and then we finish off by addressing Frank Gibeau's words regarding DRM...and kind of end up on his side.

Game Buzz | Episode 25 - Metal Gear Solid V. Recorded 29th March, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Best Handheld of All Time

"Thief Purists Will Have Options": Focus Use A Choice

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Action Games, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Stealth Games, Thief, Thief 4

"Thief Purists Will Have Options": Focus Use A Choice

As we start getting more and more excited for Thief's return, and as more details begin to emerge, it would appear that Garrett's Focus ability - similar to the overlays that Lara and Agent 47 have been touting of late - has become something of a sticking point for longtime hardcore series fans.

Not to worry: it'll be totally optional apparently.

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Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution & Sleeping Dogs All Under-Performed For Square Enix

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Financials, Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix, Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution & Sleeping Dogs All Under-Performed For Square Enix

European Sales Higher Than US

This morning we learned that Square Enix president Yoichi Wada resigned following a truly depressing financial forecast for the company. Slow western console game sales were blamed for massive projected losses, and now that more details have come to light, it appears that even Square's biggest success stories haven't been hitting sales targets Stateside.

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Square Enix President Resigns Following "Expected Extraordinary Loss"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Financials, Square Enix, Yoichi Wada

Square Enix President Resigns Following "Expected Extraordinary Loss"

Slow Western Sales To Blame

Squeenix top dog Yoichi Wada has resigned his post in response to the latest financial forecast, which heralds an "extraordinary loss" for the company.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Announcement Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Final Fantasy X HD, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, JRPG, PS3 games, Square Enix, Vita games

Square Enix are releasing HD versions of Final Fantasy X and X-2 later this year - individually on Vita or as one Auronlicious package on a PS3 Blu-Ray. Behold: an announcement trailer, which depicts the remastered visuals and some familiar scenes from the much-loved RPGs.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Wii U Screenshots Show Off GamePad Features

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Square Enix, Straight Right, Wii U games

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Wii U Screenshots Show Off GamePad Features

We recently learned that the Wii U will receive a Director's Cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which promises a raft of new features, overhauled bosses, "striking visual improvements," developer commentary and more. However, Square Enix have released some new screenshots showing some of the new GamePad functionality, including an interactive map, hacking interface and social information during dialogue.

Developer Straight Right describes Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut as the "ultimate version." You can read more details here.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will Improve Boss Battles

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Square Enix, Straight Right, Wii U games

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will Improve Boss Battles

Wii U Version Gets New Game+, Commentaries & More

After Amazon spilled the beans yesterday, Square Enix have finally confirmed that the Wii U will receive a Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Apparently the port is being handled by Straight Right, who plan to deliver the "ultimate version" of the game on any platform.

And, better yet,  overhaul those awful bosses.

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Massive Square Enix PC Sale Is A 75% Bargain Bonanza

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, Square Enix

Massive Square Enix PC Sale Is A 75% Bargain Bonanza

Get Hitman: Absolution For A Fiver

Not to be outdone by Origin, Square have decided to discount pretty much everything on their online store by 75%. Which is great news for everyone, apart from the chump who has to round it all up. Oh.

Never mind, because there are some big savings to be had here. Hitman: Absolution is probably the belle of the bargain ball at less than a fiver, while Sleeping Dogs, Final Fantasy VII, Deus Ex GOTY, Just Cause 2, Quantum Conundrum and dozens of older titles are also on offer. Check out the whole shebang after the break, complete with links and prices.

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RUMOUR | Final Fantasy Versus XIII Renamed & Repurposed For PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy XV, PS4 games, Rumour, Sony, Square Enix
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Final Fantasy Versus XIII | PlayStation 4

RUMOUR | Final Fantasy Versus XIII Renamed & Repurposed For PS4

According to some new whispers from dark corners of the internet, we may now have a reason for Final Fantasy Versus XIII's massive delay: it's now being developed as a PS4 title with a brand new name.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Outed For Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Wii U games

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Outed For Wii U

Amazon.com have revealed Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Wii U, along with box art, key features and a release date of May 17th. The listing suggests that this new version will contain a "multitude of improvements," "additional content" and Gamepad features built around Jensen's Neural Hub. More details below.

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New Lightning Returns Screens Show Off Dead Dunes

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Matt Gardner
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News
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JRPGs, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, RPGs, Screenshots, Square Enix

New Lightning Returns Screens Show Off Dead Dunes

The latest batch of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 screens show off a new area in the game called Dead Dunes. ccoring to Square Enix, "this region is covered with endless desert sands as far as the eye can see. Within it can be found the shanties which form a base for treasure hunters seeking their fortune in the arid wilderness, as well as ancient ruins said to conceal a divine treasure".

The screens also show of Lightning's Lightspeed power, which gies her the ability to slow down time and sneak in a few extra hits on her foes.

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Hitman: Absolution | £13.48 (With Code) | The Hut | Xbox 360

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Action Games, Io Interactive, Square Enix, Xbox 360 games

Hitman: Absolution | £13.48 (With Code) | The Hut | Xbox 360

The price for Absolution hasn’t really strayed too far from the £15 mark for some time now, but thanks to voucher code supplied above you can knock the price down a little for the Xbox 360 version. In the end it provides a saving of just over £1.50 in comparison to the next best deal.

The legacy of the series may not have been matched in terms of the freedom the player is given, and the utterly farcical storyline doesn’t help matters, but it’s not a bad game by any standard. The Contracts mode adds a little old school flavour to proceedings, but overall Agent 47’s return could have been better. Thankfully, this deal makes this a far more agreeable purchase. Thanks to woody90 @ HUKD!

Sleeping Dogs | £8.99 | Xbox Live Marketplace

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Action Games, Square Enix, United Front Games, Xbox 360 games
Sleeping Dogs | £8.99 | Xbox Live Marketplace

Square Enix have launched their "largest ever" Xbox Live sale today, but it's arguably a case of lots of DLC chaff, not much wheat. However, Sleeping Dogs is handily the crown jewel of the collection, which you can download for £8.99 until next week. We've seen it cheaper on PC, but this is an excellent price for the Xbox 360 version. Thanks and credit to K1LLEGAL at HotUKDeals, who posted this before we received the announcement.

The Sunday Seven | Tomb Raider Survival Guide

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Action Games, Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft, Square Enix, The Sunday Seven, Tomb Raider

The Sunday Seven | Tomb Raider Survival Guide

Tomb Raider is hardly the most taxing game we've ever played, indeed there are moments when we rather hungered for some of the fiendish puzzling of earlier games. However, there are still a handful of tips and tricks to keep in mind when scrambling about Yamatai.

Remember, you can check out our Tomb Raider review here.

1. Skills For Salvage

The Sunday Seven | Tomb Raider Survival Guide

Though it might be tempting to plump for as many combat skills as possible when boosting Lara's capabilities at campfires, if you drop a skill point for Survivalist to begin with, you'll up the amount of XP you earn from looting animal corpses and food caches. Follow that up with Advanced Salvaging and Bone Collector, and you'll be earning XP and Salvage at a much faster rate, allowing for quicker accumulation of precious skill and salvage points.

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Hitman: Absolution | £13.85 | ShopTo | 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Hitman: Absolution, Io Interactive, Square Enix, Stealth Games, Xbox 360 games

Hitman: Absolution | £13.85 | ShopTo | 360

This is the first week in a while I've seen the price not go down for Hitman: Absolution, so we'll presume it's finally going to stick for a bit. This price still saves you a bit over the competition though. Early fears about the game being a bit run-and-gun were allayed when we finally played it. You still have numerous methods to employ in order to take out your target allowing for some very creative kills. Contracts mode allows you to tailor your own contracts for other players to attempt and will add some replay value to hardcore fans.

Thanks to hazkiller at HotUkDeals.

Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider Attracts 1 Million Players In 48 Hours

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider Attracts 1 Million Players In 48 Hours

If Crystal Dynamics are on the money with their metrics, I think we know what next week's Number One will be.

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Square Registers Deus Ex: The Fall Domains

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex, Deus Ex: The Fall, Square Enix

Square Registers Deus Ex: The Fall Domains

Just a quickie: Square Enix has registered three more Deus Ex-related domain, this time for Deus Ex: The Fall. Superannuation reports that DeusExTheFall.comDeusExTheFall.net and DeusExTheFall.co.uk. are now all in Square's hands, which could mean that a new game is on the way.

Or not. The last time Square Enix filed a Deus Ex trademark, it was for the movie, and every publisher wants a piece of the transmedia pie. This could well be the precursor for a novel, ARG, iOS title, comic or practically anything else (perhaps even a rumoured Wii U port of Human Revolution), so don't hold your breath just yet. More as we hear it.