Hands-on preview of Square Enix’s Dive In service – TGS

By Janelle | September 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Square Enix recently announced a service for streaming games from its back catalogue for play on tablets and smartphones, called Dive In. The service will launch on October 9 in Japan with Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy XIII and Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders available for rent at varying prices. Dive In was available to demo on the TGS show floor, with both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XIII queued up and ready to go, so I attempted to test both.
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Keep Your Eye on the Blog: April 16 edition

By Janelle | April 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

In case you’ve missed them over time, here’s a rundown of blog posts by RPG companies and people about all kinds of cool stuff.  Also, we’re expanding this to social media, like Twitter and Facebook (and whatever ADD app will emerge in the future). This week, among other things, we’ve got a bittersweet post from Sega about the closing of Phantasy Star Universe servers, daily Chaos Rings info from Square Enix DLG, and XSeed’s brand-new Twitter.
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“Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack – PLUS -” on sale May 26

By Janelle | April 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

For players who can’t get enough of Final Fantasy XIII‘s six-disc regular soundtrack, Square Enix will release a two-disc collection in Japan called “Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack – PLUS –” on May 26. It will feature music tracks from international versions of the game, as well as brand-new arrangements by composer Masashi Hamauzu, and will retail for 2500 yen.

One game, two game, old game, new game (April Fools)

By Janelle | April 1, 2010 at 11:41 am

We’ve got two reviews today: one old, and one new.  Here, we have a review of Super Mario RPG on the Virtual Console by Foster, and a second opinion on Final Fantasy XIII by Theodore.

Japan’s fiscal year 2009 hardware/software sales + analysis

By Heath | March 31, 2010 at 7:14 am

The numbers are in, and Japan’s best-selling hardware and software (at least the top five) have been announced. The industry hauled in 549 billion yen from Japanese gamers from the end of March last year till just a few days ago. Here’s what brought in the biggest chunks of that cash.
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Japan gets Final Fantasy XIII image gallery app for iPhone

By Janelle | March 17, 2010 at 10:23 am

Today, Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy XIII app for the iPhone and iPod touch, in the Japanese iTunes store, called the “Final Fantasy XIII Larger-than-life Gallery.”  It features “super high-quality” images from the character designs, promotional posters, and so forth that can be viewed in a gallery.  Favorite pictures can also be converted into clock or calendar backgrounds.  The gallery will set fans back 1000 yen.

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 depends on Western sales

By Heath | March 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

Of the interesting notes in this interview at schrijversblok.nl, perhaps the most eye-catching is that when Final Fantasy XIII designer Yoshinori Kitase experesses his interest in a Final Fantasy XIII-2.
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RPG Land’s Final Fantasy XIII Avatar/GIF Pack

By Janelle | March 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

Final Fantasy XIII was released today, so as a form of celebration, we’ve put together a pack of GIF files for your amusement.  Use them as forum avatars.  Mash them together.  Add some sort of macro and use them to make fun of people on the internet.  The choice is yours!  You can preview and download them individually below, or grab a zip file of the whole lot.

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Final Fantasy XIII walkthrough continued

By Heath | February 6, 2010 at 5:07 am

Famitsu and Dengeki help gamers get everything out of Final Fantasy XIII:
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Final Fantasy XIII walkthrough continued

By Heath | January 15, 2010 at 6:05 am

The continuation of Famitsu’s bit-by-bit Final Fantasy XIII guide.
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