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  • Blog Post: Square Enix Closing Cloud Gaming Company Shinra Technologies

    Shinra Technologies , the recently founded cloud gaming company from Square Enix, is shutting its doors. In a press release (translated by Gematsu ), Square Enix said the young company's closure is due to a lack of third-party investors. As a result, the company will report an “extraordinary... More
  • Blog Post: Final Smash Bros. Direct Coming Next Week

    Last month, Nintendo revealed that Final Fantasy VII hero Cloud Strife was heading over to Super Smash Bros. During the announcement, we learned that the character can use familiar Final Fantasy summons, including Odin and Bahamut. Next week, the company says it will be showing off even more details... More
  • Blog Post: Trophies Appear Online For The PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy VII Port

    The port of the PC version of Final Fantasy VII to PlayStation 4's ( not the remake ) Trophies have appeared online, which could point to a nearby release. The Trophies are fairly straight-forward, and overlap heavily with the recently released Steam version of the game's Steam Achievements ... More
  • Blog Post: See Final Fantasy Characters Like Tidus, Zidane, Squall, And Others In New Dissidia Trailers

    Japan is getting a Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade fighting game on November 26. It may not be planned for North America at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy seeing it action. Below you will find a whole bunch of new trailers for the game highlighting a number of Final Fantasy characters... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Video Details Cloud's Super Smash Bros. Move List

    Cloud may be a formidable fighter, but he’s only as good as the player controlling him. A new fan video details the move list for the Final Fantasy protagonist in Super Smash Bros., revealed in last week’s Nintendo Direct. Produced by Andy Garner (or “MasterOfHyrule” on YouTube... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Want From The Final Fantasy VII Remake?

    Final Fantasy VII is an old game that's getting a modern makeover, but does it need more than just a visual update? Would it be sacrilegious to change the game's combat system? How many changes are too many, and when does it stop being a remake? Yesterday, our very own Joe Juba made some controversial... More
  • Blog Post: New Dissidia Final Fantasy Heading To Japanese Arcades

    Square Enix's fighting game series starring Final Fantasy characters, Dissidia, is getting a new entry for Japanese arcades. Announced at the Japanese Amusement Expo, which is an arcade-focused show, this Dissidia Final Fantasy looks like it will differ somewhat from the PSP Dissidia titles with... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Swords Reimagined As Kitchenware Utensils

    Super Fan Builds and Man At Arms created a Final Fantasy kitchenware knife set for a huge Final Fantasy fan. The set includes Cloud’s Buster Sword, Sephiroth’s Masamune, Squall’s Gunblade, and Auron’s Katana displayed in an Ultros Knife Block. Check out how it all came together... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII Entirely Recreated In LittleBigPlanet

    RPG fans have been clamoring for a remake of Final Fantasy VII for years, but Square Enix says if we're ever going to get one it won't be for awhile . Thankfully, dedicated LittleBigPlanet fan Jamie Colliver has recreated the game in its entirety, just in time for tomorrow's release of LittleBigPlanet... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Testing Streaming Xbox Games To PC Browsers

    A tech site is reporting that Microsoft is looking to the future of streaming games, and is reportedly testing technology that allows games to be streamed to PC Internet browsers. According to technology site Neowin, "Microsoft is testing out playing games in your browser and not just any games... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Quest X MMORPG Ported To 3DS Using Cloud Streaming

    Square Enix recently announced that Japan-only MMO Dragon Quest X will be ported to the 3DS by using the same streaming technology that the mobile version uses to access the game. The non-native support, based in cloud space, will allow for cross-platform play across the Wii, Wii U, smartphone, and PC... More
  • Blog Post: Keep Tabs On Which Xbox One Games Use The Cloud

    Microsoft has leaned heavily on the concept of "the cloud" for multiplayer gaming. Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer talked to us about the cloud as an important tool for scalability . Respawn Entertainment has detailed how the technology will play a role in making Titanfall a better... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Crosses With Akira For An Amazing Temporary T-Shirt

    Today's Teefury shirt of the day combines Cloud and Final Fantasy VII with the iconic 1988 anime classic, Akira . Teefury has flirted with these nerdy crossovers before, combining seemingly disparate nerd culture icons ( like Link and Dr. Who ) into images that we can't believe we didn't... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Invests $700 Million In Iowa Cloud Computing Center

    It's called "Project Mountain," but gamers know it better as "the infinite power of the cloud." And with a $700 million investment, a lot of that computing is going to be handled in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Des Moines Register has reported that Microsoft has made an enormous... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Isn't Backwards Compatible, Old Games Available Through Cloud

    At the Sony PlayStation 4 press conference, Gaikai's Dave Perry seemed to confirm the rumors that the system would not be backwards compatible with PS3 games, but Sony has big plans to allow users access to the PlayStation back catalog. While Perry said PS3 games are "not natively supported... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Gaikai Service Registers 'PlayStation Cloud' Domains

    Twitter user Superannuation has exposed a number of domains that could mean Sony is working on a Cloud product. The URLs are based on something called the PlayStation Cloud. Domains such as playstation-cloud.com were registered by Gaikai, a cloud-streaming video game service. Sony bought the company... More
  • Blog Post: LittleBigPlanet 2 Gets Final Fantasy VII Costumes

    Sackboy isn't always adorable. If you add spiky hair and a giant sword, you've got a grim-looking burlap hero ready to save the world. With the upcoming Final Fantasy VII costume pack, your Sackboy can be just as awesome. The PlayStation Blog revealed that the outfits for selected FF VII characters... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII Resurrected In Stop-Motion Short

    When I think of stop-motion animation, the first things that usually come to mind are wacky claymation shows like Mr. Bill or Wallace & Gromit, not high quality special effects and top notch fight choreography. This high octane short film by John J. ( YouTube user counter 656 ), shows Cloud slashing... More
  • Blog Post: New PS3 Update To Include Online Saving Via Cloud Storage?

    Cloud storage is becoming more prevalent these days, and rumors are circulating that this way of saving data may make its way to PS3. Sources have informed Kotaku that Sony is spreading the word to developers of a new PlayStation 3 feature that will allow the ability to save games in a "cloud."... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Debuts Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

    Bridging the gap between installments of the long-running franchise, Square Enix intends to release a trading card game featuring staples of the Final Fantasy universe. Little has been revealed about the game yet, other than that cards will draw from the unique skills and attributes of each character... More
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