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Final Fantasy brand “greatly damaged,” says Wada

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 11:47 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said that the Final Fantasy brand had been “greatly damaged” following the launch of Final Fantasy XIV last year.

Speaking at a press conference in Japan this morning, Wada merely said in simple terms “The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged,” when asked about FFXIV.

The Squeenix president added, however, that it would “continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FFXIV that should have been released.”

No mention was made of the PS3 version, which has gone quiet since gamescom last year.

Final Fantasy XIV launched last September for PC, but got out of the game with bad reviews and more.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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31 Comments

  1. awaltzforvenus

    Hint: You guys have done a lot more to damage Final Fantasy than just Final Fantasy XIV, Square.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Just release that FF7 Remake so people can finally shut up.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. deadstoned

    Final Fantasy XIV us beyond improvement, kill it and give money back. I expect that’ll please customers.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    ff14? Why don’t we talk about ff13? I’m not an expert of ff, but ff13 has the WORST battle system i’ve ever played.
    I didn’t even finish the game, too bad that i want to see the end of the story.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Clupula

    The battle system in FFXIII was great. I’ve found that most people who don’t like it were simply too lazy to go to the options screen and turn off auto-battle.

    In fact, I’m getting the impression that you didn’t play long enough to see all the features of the battle system. Admittedly, though, making the first 20 hours of the game one big tutorial was probably not the brightest idea on Squeenix’s part.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. kupocake

    “I’ve found that most people who don’t like it were simply too lazy to go to the options screen and turn off auto-battle.”

    Doesn’t this kind of say ‘The battle system is fantastic. You just have to turn it off first’?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Kabby

    Anything after 9 is just bad. Presentation over game play.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. deathgaze

    Yeah, we shouldn’t have to play a crappy game for 20 hours in order to find a good game.

    I never thought I’d say this, but I think it’s time for Final Fantasy to die. At least for a good while until Square can decide to give everyone the real RPG that they want instead of the waffling about that they’re doing now.

    I’ve read interviews with Wada before. He constantly emphasizes how “hard” it would be to do what people want and apologizes for the quality of the latest Final Fantasy game. He’s a whiny wimp. Want to save Final Fantasy? Stop being creatively lazy, get off your collective asses and decide to make a decent freakin’ video game again.

    It’s not that hard, I promise. You used to do it all the time.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. viralshag

    @8 /pat on the back.

    He speaks the truth.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DLTDawnlight

    I say just forget about XIV and focus on FF vs. XIII and your new Final Fantasy XV. Square dwells too much in the past with all of these ports and remakes they produce.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    For me personally I dislike the style they went with from ff10 onwards. That futuristic medieval vibe. Sure its great for cosplay & guys who like to dress like the fairy princess they’ll never be, but leaves me cold.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Deacon

    It’s getting so damn painful / embarrassing to hear the constant stream of apologies and promises from this once great studio.

    As #8 said, with all their talent, it really shouldn’t be hard to rectify their mistakes and give their countless fans something they actually want.

    How did XIV even get released in such a broken state?!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @12, And what makes it sad is the fact that of the few friends that played FFXIV, they all had some really good things to say about the game. Sadly, it didn’t count for anything as the state of the game overall, was very poor.

    I’m not normally one to miss an MMO but there was just too much negative feedback to ignore. Such a shame really.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. NeoSquall

    They can’t kill Final Fantasy, or else they would be forced to strip the FF XXVII poster from Pritchard’s Office.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. silkvg247

    Why am I the only person who enjoyed the first 20 hours of FFXIII (given that it’s linearity and story driven gameplay was in-line with almost every predecessor), and then got hopelessly bored/lost once it went open ended?

    Everytime I try and get back into it I just have no idea where to go, so give up.

    As for XIV, I just don’t understand the gameplay of it at all. Even the questing is weird (time limit, seriously?) And the menu based UI is frankly abysmal and I won’t give the game a second look ’til it has a more normalised PC front end.

    It’a a shame though because I did like the overall look of the game, and the intro. Heck I didn’t even mind combat “that” much, other than aformentioned menu dynamics. With a fixed UI and a proper questing system the game would probably be good.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    “driven gameplay was in-line with almost every predecessor), and then got hopelessly bored/lost once it went open ended?”

    What? None of the FF were as linear as FFXIII. One of the complaints about FFX was its linear way of progression and then with FFXIII they do it even more?

    The combat which was even more restricted with being able to control a single character? It was final Fantasy with No Carbs or No sugar. SOmehow the designers thought “AUto-Battle” was a good idea.

    Then the sphere system which was the sphere grid on a linear path in fact they should have removed that system in the first place and just do it old school style where the characters get their abilities as they progress instead of the whole facade of choice.

    “Everytime I try and get back into it I just have no idea where to go, so give up.”

    So then to do anything in your life you need someone like your parents to constantly tell you what you need to do. That’s just sad.

    “The battle system in FFXIII was great. I’ve found that most people who don’t like it were simply too lazy to go to the options screen and turn off auto-battle.”

    I didn’t like it and you can’t turn off “auto-battle” You just change where the default selection is like abilities so you aren’t tempted to just mash the confirm button. Sorry but Square thought this was a good idea and then put it as the default setting its completely and utterly their fault for removing the tactical choices of the last games. No removing of choices saved this game infact thats all they did for FFXIII. Is took what worked for previous games and removed 90% of the choices and then put an “auto-battle” on top it so you could essentially become a button masher if Square didn’t want that, they would have removed the selection.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Deacon

    FFXIII, for all its flaws, had one of, if not THE best combat systems in a modern RPG.

    I will defend it from you fucktards until you wake the hell up!

    Phoenix, saying it’s not tactical just makes you look like a dumbass. Where were the different paradigms in FFVII & VIII ?
    XIII requires you to PLAN SHIT OUT and to setup your team properly, and even then you have to change on the fly, improvise, experiment, depending on circumstances. When the hell did previous FF’s do this, other than XII?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. 2plus2equals5

    @5:
    Sorry but absolutely no.
    I’ve played with slow battles(to get a minimum of control) until the l’cie that wants to kill you(after the fal’cie with 5 heads).
    Do the battle system change after that battle? No. I used to AVOID battles, because i really don’t like them! And we are talking about a jrpg!
    Sorry but i find really pathetic when one stops at a certain point and someone says something like “the best of the game is after that point” or “you can’t judge because you don’t have completed the game”… A good game is good most of the time, not after 20 hours or even less. I’m not complaining about linearity, SE made everything wrong with the battle system, the most important thing in a rpg’s gameplay, no excuses.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Deacon

    @18 avoid battles? it sounds to me like you failed to grasp the concept of the paradigm system, and possibly the game itself.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Kabby

    XIII is bad. Just accept it.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    “XIII requires you to PLAN SHIT OUT and to setup your team properly, and even then you have to change on the fly, improvise, experiment, depending on circumstances. When the hell did previous FF’s do this, other than XII?”

    Final Fantasy 10 allowed you to not only change members on the fly but allowed you to control all characters. And they allowed you to do it right at the beginning of the fucking game not 20 hours in.

    “I will defend it from you fucktards until you wake the hell up!”

    Keep defending it but even Square said it was horribly implemented so much so they are throwing FFXIII-2 as a way to make up for their last mistake of FFXIII.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DaMan

    No bishounens, upskirts, phallic swords, pompous midis or screen swirling anymore? Bummer.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. silkvg247

    @16 firstly, lol @ pointless trolling? How bizzarre. Perhaps I should indeed call my retired parents in Spain and ask them where to go next in this large, empty field!

    Secondly, I also hate the combat in FFXIII which is another reason I don’t go back to it. I’m not sure why you assumed I liked the combat as I said no such thing. I agree with you that the standard “learn as you level” approach was better for characters; to me it made each charcter more unique. It’s why the SNES FF’s were my favourite.

    My statement about the first 20 hours being simialr to other FF games is true. A set path, a set story and set characters. That is the difference between JRPG’s and the more open ended PC RPG’s. As someone who has played and completed all but the original NES games I feel I am qualified to make the comparison, are you?

    FFXIII tried to do both linear and non-linear and failed. You can’t have an open ended non linear feel to a game that has for the first 20 hours led you down a path and told a solid story. It’s like reading a book and then having the last 200 pages fly out in random directions, whilst also mysteriously losing their page numbering.

    It’s also got half of the pre-requisties for an open non-linear game completely missing. NPC’s, quests and so on. Yes I found a town, but God it was dull.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. loki

    ок PC it is way too FAIL
    fixed

    #24 3 years ago
  25. silkvg247

    @17 You might like the combat system but I’m afraid it does have one serious flaw: You are not in direct control of your party. For ANY party driven RPG it is kind of essential to be able to, you know, control your party.

    Yes you can change the AI of your party via paradigms, and yes the AI will respond to exposed weaknesses, but personally I would prefer that the combat be turn based. Despite what you seem to think, there is a lot of strategy to be had in turn based combat, and those who think otherwise have no doubt never beated the harder, secret bosses in the older FF games.

    Long story short I don’t want the computer playing my characters for me. It takes away way more than it gives back.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    @12 Any real talent that Square ever had (Sakaguchi, Matsuno, Takahashi) has been long gone from the company. Square do little more than rehash the same derivative steretoypes over and over and over again nowadays. It’s gotten boring to the point that nobody really cares anymore.

    @15 The problem there was that, even though FFXIII “opened up” after the first 20 hours, there was barely anything to do in these open areas anyway. The game was barren of content.

    I honestly didn’t mind the battle system of FFXIII itself. The problem with FFXIII was everything else that surrounded it. The stupid and restrictive “levelling” system, the horribly derivative characters, and the terrible story.

    It’s the only Final Fantasy I’ve ever traded in. And that’s includes FFX-2.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    “My statement about the first 20 hours being simialr to other FF games is true. A set path, a set story and set characters. That is the difference between JRPG’s and the more open ended PC RPG’s. As someone who has played and completed all but the original NES games I feel I am qualified to make the comparison, are you?”

    What I am talking about is the games prior to FFX and FFXII itself did have a linear story I am completely fine with that what I am talking about is that FFXIII was a long ass hallway with no choice in where to progress in the world, thats what I am talking about. I am also qualified to compare older FF’s to the current one as I also started on the NES. FFXIII only allowed you to go through world after 30 hours in and even then it wasn’t open but once you beat the game then you can do all those missions.

    I am completely fine with a set story, Catherine and Shin Megami games are my favorite my problem is long polished hallways for 30 hours with only controlling one character and piece mealing the combat and options through out the game.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. The Evil Pope

    The franchise has become stale and boring as it’s been milked to death…

    #28 3 years ago
  29. The Evil Pope

    @24 – calm down fanboy!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Bleener

    it’s far more damaged by the release of FF13-2 then FF14 or the fact they can’t seem to handle FF13 versus development in a reasonable time frame even for a FF game

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Avatar226

    just saying i loved ff13 the battle system was AMAZING if u think its to easy simple…turn off auto battle…other then that simple solution square…QUIT with the ff4 remakes and get on with giving us ff7 the world will go CRAZY…

    #31 3 years ago

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  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]