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Games are rather viral in the way that their ideas spread around. You start off with perfectly self-contained genres, perhaps, but before long your characters are leveling up in a sports game and going through jumping puzzles in an action game (or a first-person shooter if you're unlucky). Next thi...

December 26th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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This recent interview with the Final Fantasy XI team by James "Milkman' Mielky of 1up.com internet fame got me thinking about the next MMO to come from the Square Enix camp. There isn't much meat on them bones as far as the next project goes, but the interview does get the team to talk just a littl...

June 21st 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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For those of you who who can't seem to get Final Fantasy XII's battle music out of your head, there may soon be something else to hum along to as FFXII composer Hitoshi Sakimoto is looking to bring his musical style to a wider audience, including games produced outside of Japan. Helping him in this...

May 20th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Anti-Aliased is a weekly column written by Colin Brennan that's all about MMO culture and getting the most out of your gaming subscription. Otherwise it would be joining the nearest non sequitur club and be promoted to president... or treasurer.Look at the pretty chocobo in the picture above! Wark!...

April 14th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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It was a good year for games with titles beginning with the letter "P" -- at least, according to you guys. When asked, you didn't hesitate to rattle off some of your favorite titles of the year, from Phantom Hourglass to Puzzle Quest, and now the time has come to crown the winner. Just to make thin...

December 18th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Five_gifts_that_PAL_gamers_should_import_this_Christmas'; Gaming sites are inundated with holiday gift guides at the end of the year, listing the best and most popular games that everyone pretty much already has (or knows about). Well, we're not going in f...

December 12th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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It's been a good year, but sadly, like all those other years, it must come to an end. Before we roll out the red carpet for 2008, however, we wanted to give 2007 the send-off it deserves -- and what better way to do that than by offering up huge prize packs for our loyal readers? All you have to do...

December 12th 2007 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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Two weeks after the game launched stateside, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings will be hitting PAL territories on February 15th.Despite the odd difficulty spike and occasionally patchy visuals, the game left a favorable impression on us when we reviewed it last week. N...

December 5th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments

This week's 1UP Show video ... podcast ... show ... thing-with-people-talking-and-also-footage-of-games takes a break from the constant Rock Band coverage to talk about new games on some weirdo handheld system with two screens. If, instead of reading about Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings and Demen...

November 30th 2007 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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It's easy to assume that the folks at Square Enix aren't doing anything new these days -- after all, usually when we discuss SE games, we're talking about remakes, or one of the many handheld strategy games they've put out this year. Don't let the repetition fool you, though; even when they're trea...

November 28th 2007 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Square Enix has been big on the strategy games this year, and Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is the latest to get the treatment. Taking the spin-off of an RPG in a tactical direction might have been seen as a risk for anyone else, but this isn't just any company -- when they do something, they te...

November 20th 2007 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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With the release of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings only a month away, it's safe to say that we're getting excited. Any game that combines our love for all things Final Fantasy with our love of strategy is just aces, and it doesn't hurt when it looks this good. Just how good does it look? You can...

October 19th 2007 at 7:56pm 0 Comments