Square Enix have posted their report for the financial year just gone, and as expected, it does not make for happy reading.
Former president Yoichi Wada resigned his position earlier this year in response to the "extraordinary loss" that the company had made.Click here to read more...
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This is quite a nice thing. In nearly every interview we run, we like to ask developers what they consider to be the most awesome, kickass, amazing, brilliant things about their games. Well, it looks like Crystal Dynamics have done much the same thing, reflecting on their game post-release, and coming up with a top ten video calling out their favourite bits.
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Although a port of the original 1997 PC release, this version comes with wide-screen support, achievements, and a character booster. Thanks to alexnuggz @ HUKD!
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While the standard edition is currently going for £4 at Green Man Gaming, you may as well pay an extra 99p for the Professional Edition of the game. This is a download, so we're presuming the art book is in digital form. It also comes with the Agency Gun Pack DLC, including an upgraded silencer, laser sight and the following weapons: Agency Jagd P22G: A modern top-tier pistol, Agency HX UMP: Powerful high-caliber SMG and the Agency SPS 12: Brutal semi-automatic shotgun. Happy hunting!
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From sub-£20 to sub-£15, Tomb Raider is plummeting in price on PC, but still selling by the boatload. Which is well deserved, since Lara's new adventure is one of the very best games of 2013 thus far. If you've no aversion to Origin, EA's digital marketplace has the best offer around.
If you’ve held off experiencing the successor to the True Crime series this is a fantastic opportunity to do so. Tesco’s current deal for both console versions is the cheapest around, and with GAME being out of stock it means the saving current stands at around a fiver.
Focusing on providing a satisfying action game rather than innovating, United Front Games managed to craft one of the best games of last summer in Sleeping Dogs. It may be a little short over all, but for just a tenner the time may finally be right to go kick some ass in Hong Kong. Thanks to bargain76 @ HUKD!
Final Fantasy VI fans may be pleased to know that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will allow players to stomp around in Magitek armour, as revealed by a new trailer set to Terra's Theme. Check it out after the break.
A Realm Reborn is set to release in Q2, and plans to atone for the sins of its god-awful predecessor. Whether Square's subscription-required revamp will find a place in the competitive MMO space remains to be seen.Click here to read more...
Square Enix have released the first trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Wii U director's cut, which shows off some of the new features and graphical improvements in action. You can read more about the definitive port job here, ahead of its launch later this year.
Developer Straight Right recently confirmed that the new content and upgrades won't make it to other platforms, but will it sell? We'll find out soon enough.Click here to read more...
Yoichi Wada's successor at Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, has announced that he will be "fundamentally reviewing" the companies strategies going forward after the Japanese publisher announced a net income loss of 13 billion yen.Click here to read more...
We noted earlier in the week that it was a little strange to have a trailer for the upcoming Thief reboot that didn't have Stephen Russell voicing Garrett.
Eidos Montreal have revealed that the decision was made to go with a new actor so that they could record both voice and motion capture simultaneously for a more authentic and synchronised performance, echoing Michael Ironside's step away from the character of Sam Fisher in Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.Click here to read more...
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.Click here to read more...
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.
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.
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.
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