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RocketJump-Ification: Slouch Against The Machine

“It is fateful and ironic how the lie we need in order to live dooms us to a life that is never really ours.” — Ernest Becker Yesterday I broke down and ventured outside my door to buy a new pair of shoes, an experience I wasn’t looking forward to, but was rendered mandatory by more »

I’m a big fan of The Sims 4 gallery

When it comes to player created content in The Sims, I used to be one of those players who only went for original items created by players. I didn’t want to visit the official exchanges to get Sims or homes made by other people with pieces included in the base game, because I figured it more »

Nobuo Uematsu’s Pre-Final Fantasy Music was Rad as Heck

We all love Nobuo Uematsu, famed composer at Square Enix,  for his work on the Final Fantasy franchise. But before the longstanding franchise was even launched, Nobuo was working in a music shop and working part time composing for Square where he wrote dozens of pieces for the company. One title he worked on was more »

Don’t Want Smash Bros. Breaking Your 3DS? Buy a “New 3DS”

  Dear Big N, My little, red Nintendo 3DS was a gift and I am sentimentally attached to it. I’m also fiercely competitive by nature and happen to really love Smash Bros. Unfortunately, Smash Bros. seems to hate my Nintendo 3DS, and I’m really not having a good time taking sides. Every single smash attack more »

Everyone wins if Square Enix helps Steam become a JRPG destination

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XIII to Steam. We all have mixed feelings about this. The other day, Final Fantasy IV also hit Steam. We have less mixed feelings, with a touch of apathy because that freakin’ game is on like, everything. But that’s not all. Trails in the Sky debuted on Steam recently, more »

Developers, lift the level caps and let us be free!

When you play any game with RPG elements, and you run into this whether you’re fiddling with Borderlands stat trees online or slamming smack into the level cap in , you hit the single most boring mechanic ever: The level cap. And it’s time to peel off those caps and let us be free.

The TGS 2014 Silent Hills trailer doesn’t excite me like I wish it would

Now, I’m the first to admit that I’m not huge in the horror genre. The first time I played Silent Hill, I was a little too young to really appreciate it, and kept being annoyed that it wasn’t Resident Evil. I was more prepared to enjoy Silent Hill 2, and did so immensely. But we more »

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Stop forcing FFXIII on us, Square Enix

We’ve made up our minds about Final Fantasy XIII. It’s been four years since FFXIII, two since FFXIII-2, and we saw Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII earlier this year. Admittedly, the installments did get better as the trilogy went on, but that doesn’t change one, important thing. People already know about the FFXIII trilogy. We’ve more »

Final Fantasy XV’s a open-world, diesel punk, road trip game? Yes!

I don’t do a lot of modern gaming. My most recent console is my PS2, and even my computer is a two year old laptop that only barely runs Skyrim with the high res pack. So I don’t pay much attention to the latest and greatest video game news. But, when someone showed me the more »

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Yuffie DLC is worth the $1

I’m playing Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call right now, but it’s fair to say I’m obsessing over it. This is a huge game, with 221 included songs and over 60 characters, which is a mind-boggling scope. So much so, that some may wonder if Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC is worth it. (Especially since more »

Twitch on Chromecast is good for everyone

Google missed out when it getting in on Twitch in a big way. It’s all Amazon’s now. However, it isn’t all bad news, because the company is still going to see a big payday soon, and it will all be because of Twitch on Chromecast. This is going to be huge in more ways than more »

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo impressions: 5 reasons it is legit

I’ve spent the past few days tooling around with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS demo, and it should surprise nobody to say I’m really enjoying it. I’ll even go as far as to admit I was on the fence about this one, but after playing it I’m totally sold. I thought at first, more »