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Final Fantasy VIII Planned for Steam

Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII for PC last year, and while it never made it to Steam, there was almost definitely reason to think it would. For whatever reason, it never happened. Someone has found something interesting in the Steam back-end though: a set of very specific achievements.

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WoW: Mists of Pandaria Review

Mists of Pandaria is the fourth expasion to the ever popular MMO, World of Warcraft This time around, players will be leaving the sundered lands of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdom to head to (you guessed it) Pandaria, where a mysterious race known as the Pandaren wage war against the Mogu, an ancient race that wants to reclaim Pandaria for their own. After more than 7 years, is World of Warcraft still the top dog in the MMO space? Or is the genre finally in need of some new ideas to keep players engaged?

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SimCity Is Improving as We Speak

SimCity seems to have caused a lot of issues for many players, but EA have issued a statement saying that everything should be fixed in a matter of hours. Lucy Bradshaw, a general manager at Maxis, posted an update at the EA blog. Here are some quotes which describe the current situation:“The server issues which began at launch have improved significantly as we added more capacity.  But some people are still experiencing response and stability problems that we’re working fast…

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Underhanded EA/SimCity Damage Control Gets PR Person Unveiled

It was one of those things that was just flat-out fun to watch. After days of complaints and bad PR against EA and the inability to play a single player game of SimCity without instead being blocked from the server, one person hitting a forum and trying to explain the situation a little might not sound too far-fetched. When that person’s name is GlassHouse – the name of the SimCity engine – and they’ve only ever posted good things about…

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The Showdown Effect Review

Action movies in the eighties were simple. There were two sides – good and evil. A large muscled man (quite often with only the smallest grasp of the English language, and I’m not just talking about Arnie) would fight “someone bad” while causing millions of dollars of damage, a couple of hundred explosions and spouting kick ass catchphrases.

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Walking Dead Season 2 Coming This Autumn

The first season of Telltale’s Walking Dead game has been both critically acclaimed and a huge success with fans. The only real problem seems to be that the second season can’t get here fast enough. There was a rumour in recent weeks that those that loved the first set of episodes might have to wait another year and a half to find out what happens next, but, thankfully, that has turned out not to be true. After hearing the rumours,…

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PSA: Bullet Run Closes Tomorrow

Bullet Run might not have been the biggest free-to-play shooter on the market, but it’s not good news that it’s closing. Its TV show style was utterly unique, and it was one of the better examples of the genre in the F2P market. If you never played it, you’re now probably too late. It closes, for good, tomorrow at 12PM PST. Sony have just sent out a new message reminding everybody to get their last games in over the next…

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Crysis 3 Review

Crytek is a studio known for pushing the technological envelope in game development. The Crysis series in particular has become infamous for its incredibly demanding system requirements, alongside its staggering visual realism. With the third and possibly final numbered entry in the series, Crytek is looking to give the story a fitting conclusion, while proving to the world that they are the undisputed kings of gaming graphics.

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Age of Empires 2 HD Announced, Reveal Trailer

Microsoft today announced a new, high definition remake of the popular Age of Empires 2, a historical real time strategy game that will come exclusively for Steam. The re-release, which is being developed by Hidden Path Entertainment (most famous for their work on Counter Strike Global Offensive), will feature the original campaigns from the games expansion Conquerors with a new sound track, new textures, online multiplayer, multi-monitor compatibility, Steamworks (including Workshop compatibility) and 1080p HD support. Not only will these…

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GDC Study Reveals State of the Industry

Just prior to this year’s Game Developers Conference, researchers for the event polled more than 2,500 North American game developers in order to get an idea of just how the industry is doing. Their results have revealed interesting trends with regards to what platforms are getting the most attention. The most interesting data collected by GDC researchers has to do with what platforms are being worked on. Dedicated handhelds are getting minimal support, with only 4.2% currently working on a…

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