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Opening Scenes | Tomb Raider Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Crystal Dynamics, Gameplay footage, Lara Croft, Opening Scenes, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, Videos

Opening Scenes | Tomb Raider Gameplay - First 20 Mins

Lara's back, and she's gone all kinds of Hunger-Games-meets-The-Temple-of-Doom. Once again, we've nabbed the first 20 minutes of so of the game to give you an extended look at Lara's return. Expect the written review later today, around lunchtime.

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Sleeping Dogs Limited Edition | £9.00 | Gamersgate | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, PC games, Square Enix, United Front Games

Sleeping Dogs Limited Edition | £9.00 | Gamersgate | PC

With Green Man Gaming’s recent Ultimate Edition deal now over, Gamersgate’s daily deal becomes the best listing around if you’re a PC owner yet to experience Sleeping Dogs. Overall it beats the next best offer from GAME by almost £6.

Focusing on providing a satisfying action game rather than innovating, United Front Games managed to craft one of the best games of the summer in Sleeping Dogs. It may be a little short over all, but for just over a tenner the time may finally be right to go kick some ass in Hong Kong.

Thief 4 Rebranded 'Thief', Reboot Set For 2014 on Next-Gen Systems

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Eidos Montreal, Fuck yes!, Square Enix, Stealth Games, Thief, Thief 4

 

Thief 4 Rebranded 'Thief', Reboot Set For 2014 on Next-Gen SystemsThe cat is out of the bag. The game formerly known as Thief 4 has been simply rebranded Thief, and heralds the return of master pilferer Garrett in 2014 in a series reboot that will debut on next-gen consoles and Windows PC.

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Tomb Raider Launches, Square Celebrates With 'Day One' Trailer

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, Tralers

Lara's back, and (eventually) she's kicking bottoms and taking names! Our review will be ready tomorrow, but the short version is that you really ought to buy it. Because it's awesome, as this Day One trailer is designed to show.

Whether you're a man, a woman, transgender, whatever...just pick it up. It's not flawless by any means, but it's a damn fine reboot to be sure.

PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 8 - Lara vs. Samus

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Crysis 3, Crystal Dynamics, Female protagonists, Gender, Halo 4, Lara Croft, Podcast, PWNCAST, Samus, Square Enix, Tomb Raider

PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 8 - Lara vs. Samus

This week on the PWNCAST we lament Halo 4: Spartan Ops' missed opportunities, Jon divulges some of his thoughts on Crysis 3, and we launch from discussing the new Tomb Raider title into a conversation about some off our favourite female gaming protagonists.

PWNCAST | S3E8 - Lara vs. Samus, Recorded: March 1st, 2013

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

Click the banner at the top to play the file, or right click and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

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Square Enix File Deus Ex: Human Defiance Trademark

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Human Defiance, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix

Square Enix File Deus Ex: Human Defiance Trademark

Square Enix have filed a trademark for the title 'Deus Ex: Human Defiance' in a move that will cover all sorts of media, leading to speculation that they might be working on a new game in the series.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Confirmed For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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JRPG, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, PS3 games, Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Confirmed For Europe

It's official: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is coming to the UK this Autumn, complete with overhauled visuals and a seriously stupid title.

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Square Enix Confident In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Monthly Subs

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, MMO, Square Enix, Subscriptions

Square Enix Confident In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Monthly Subs

In Defence Or In Denial?

Square Enix will stalwartly stick to monthly subscriptions for Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn, suggesting that the pricing model had nothing to do with SWTOR and The Secret World's sluggish launches.

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Hitman: Absolution | £13.48 | The Hut | PS3 / 360

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Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Io Interactive, PS3 games, Square Enix, Stealth Games, Xbox 360 games

Hitman: Absolution | £13.48 | The Hut | PS3 / 360

Hmm, the price for this keeps dropping, shouldn't be too long before we see it break the sub-£10 barrier. But if you can't wait any longer to bust out the piano wire and garrote a few reprobates you should pop in one of the discount codes listed above to get 10% off the game and get your hands wet. The game didn't quite live up to all the hype, but we're still glad to have Agent 47 back, even if he has spent a bit too much time playing Arkham Asylum.

Thanks to Thyseus at HotUkDeals.

Tomb Raider Vid Shows Off Lara's Combat Skills

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Action Games, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, Videos

Tomb Raider Vid Shows Off Lara's Combat Skills

A wide variety of locales? Check. Uncharted-esque adventuring married with far greater freedom than Nathan Drake ever enjoyed? Oh you'd better believe it. A meaningful and weighty combat system that makes you feel every blow? It's looking that way.

We are, of course, taling about the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot from Crystal Dynamics. And the latest in their series of 'Guide to Survival' videos focuses in on Lara's burgeoning capability for clinical combat.

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Deus Ex Collection | £7.49 | Steam | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
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Eidos Montreal, Ion Storm, PC games, RPGs, Square Enix

Deus Ex Collection | £7.49 | Steam | PC

If you missed out on the similar offer from Gamersgate earlier in the month, here’s another opportunity thanks to Steam’s Midweek Madness deal. Not only do you get Deus Ex GOTY Edition and its sequel Invisible War, you also get the Augmented Edition of Human Revolution, along with The Missing Link and the Tactical Enhancement and Explosive Mission Bundle DLC. All of it, for £7.50. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

Final Fantasy X Vita Footage & Screenshots Break Cover

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Final Fantasy X HD, JRPG, PS Vita games, Square Enix

Final Fantasy X Vita Footage & Screenshots Break Cover

After several months of worrying silence, we've finally got another look at (the totally not cancelled) Final Fantasy X HD. This Vita exclusive is certainly looking rather shiny, evidenced by some footage and screengrabs taken from a Japanese livestream presentation during the early hours of the morning.

Perhaps more excitingly, Japan has also now received an official Vita price cut.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Kicks Off On February 25th

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beta, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, MMORPG, PC games, PS3 games, Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Kicks Off On February 25th

Hmm, I might have overplayed my hand with that headline. Just in case you didn't get the message, the beta for Final Fantasy XIV's totally-overhauled new lease of life will start on February 25th, a week later than planned. You can register for it over at the European site and specify whether you're interested in testing the PC or PS3 version.

The beta will feature several story quests, an instanced dungeon and non-instanced Full Active Time Events (read: events) that randomly pop up around the Gridania starting area. We hope that the revitalised MMO will redeem itself when A Realm Reborn launches later this year. [Gematsu]

Here's Eleven Minutes Of Tomb Raider Gameplay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crystal Dynamics, PS3 games, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Here's Eleven Minutes Of Tomb Raider Gameplay

Crystal Dynamics have released a big fat slice of Tomb Raider gameplay for us to pore over, showing off Lara's survival instincts, traversal and shotgun shenanigans as she escapes from a ruined monastery. The controversial reboot is looking increasingly impressive ahead of its March 5th launch, and we're looking forward to seeing whether it manages to revitalise the classic series.

We've got more details in our Tomb Raider hands-on preview.

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Deus Ex Collection | £7.49 | Gamersgate | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Eidos Montreal, PC games, RPGs, Square Enix

Deus Ex Collection | £7.49 | Gamersgate | PC

Gamersgate have unleashed a repeat of a deal they offered at the end of last year, filled with so much Deus Ex goodness per pound it should probably be illegal. Not only do you get Deus Ex GOTY Edition and its sequel Invisible War, you also get the Augmented Edition of Human Revolution, along with The Missing Link and the Tactical Enhancement and Explosive Mission Bundle DLC. All of it, for £7.50.

Sleeping Dogs | £7.50 | GAME (Download) | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, Square Enix, United Front Games

Sleeping Dogs | £7.50 | GAME (Download) | PC

First of all, here's the bad news. Steam and Square have finished their respective sales, meaning that you can't get Sleeping Dogs for £7.49 any more. Boo!

On the bright side, however, GAME have muscled in with a £7.50 counter-offer. All you Johnny-come-latelies will have to spend an extra penny for your tardiness, but hey, you'll get a lot of entertainment for your money.

Square Enix PC Sale Has Bargains Galore

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Final Fantasy VII, Hitman: Absolution, PC games, Quantum Conundrum, Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix, Tomb Raider

Square Enix PC Sale Has Bargains Galore

Grab Hitman: Absolution For £7.49

Square Enix have launched a week-long sale on their digital PC marketplace, slashing the prices of several major games and offering some serious savings. Indeed, they've even managed to undercut Steam's weekend promotion (which will probably annoy a few people, I'm afraid). Here's what we'd consider to be the biggest bargains:

... and more besides. The sale will run until February 6th.

Note that, while we received notice of this deal directly from Square, Goonertillidie beat us to it with a great spot on HotUKDeals.

Hitman HD Trilogy's Launch Trailer Makes Us Pine For Yesteryear

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Hitman HD Trilogy, Io Interactive, Square Enix, Trailers

Hitman HD Trilogy's Launch Trailer Makes Us Pine For Yesteryear

Hitman HD Trilogy is out on February 1st on PS3 and Xbox 360, and Square Enix have released a launch trailer for the collection, taking us back down memory lane for some of Codename 47's finest moments.

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Sleeping Dogs | £7.49 | Steam | PC

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, PC games, Square Enix, United Front Games

Sleeping Dogs | £7.49 | Steam | PC

Steam have been running a Square Enix sale over the last few days, and the final one to appear on the list is Sleeping Dogs, which gets a 75% reduction on its usual price. This means that compared to the next best offers elsewhere you’ll be making a saving of £7.50. The sale also sees reductions on all of the DLC, so those of you after a little extension with the Zodiac Tournament or Nightmare At North Point should check them out for £1 each.

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 at £7.50 the time may finally be right to go kick some ass in Hong Kong. Thanks to geebeegooner @ HUKD!

Lightning Returns "A Very Complete Game", Won't Have Story DLC

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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DLC, JRPGs, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, RPGs, Square Enix, Yoshinori Kitase

Lightning Returns "A Very Complete Game", Won't Have Story DLC

According to producer Yoshinori Kitase, the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII won't feature story DLC, with Kitase describing the FFXIII spinoff as "a very complete game", noting that some fans felt that the core experience of FFXIII-2 might not have been as complete as it perhaps should have been due to the subsequent chunks of story-based DLC.

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