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Japanese role-playing games on major consoles are dead

1004 days 14 hours ago - Venture Beat writes: Even if we haven’t wanted to admit it, we’ve all known for quite some time that the days of abundant Japanese console role-pla... | Opinion piece | Culture


Hey, Remember When JRPGs Used To Be Good?

1028 days 23 hours ago - PSX Extreme writes: Maybe it's a harsh thing to say. And I know there have been several quality JRPGs this generation, so don't jump down my throat... | Opinion piece | PS2


Former Square Enix boss calls merger ‘a complete failure’

1063 days 1 hour ago - Former Square Enix president Hisashi Suzuki has suddenly become very vocal about the state of his old company, taking to Twitter by calling the mer... | Article | Industry


Kotaku: Best Final Fantasy Sequel Ever

1110 days 14 hours ago - That's right, it's the end of Speak Up on Kotaku as we know it, at least as a daily feature. For years I've (Fahey) been going though the Speak Up... | Opinion piece | PS2


Super Mario Maker (Wii U) Review

Now - Justin tries his hand at creating supreme Mario levels. | Promoted post

Is $29 For 'Final Fantasy Dimensions' Insane, or Exactly What The Mobile Market Needs?

1139 days 2 hours ago - Publisher Square Enix gave fans a case of sticker shock last week when they announced the price of their original, episodic Final Fantasy RPG for i... | Opinion piece | Android


Kotaku: Final Fantasy Games That Weren’t Really Final Fantasy Games

1140 days 17 hours ago - Let’s go back in time. It’s 1990. The Company Then Known As Squaresoft is living large, riding the waves of success earned by 1987′s surprise hit F... | Opinion piece | PS2


Kotaku: A Beginner’s Guide To Final Fantasy, The Biggest RPG Series On The Planet

1158 days 13 hours ago - So what came after Final Fantasy VII? Any other masterpieces? Let’s do another quick breakdown: Final Fantasy VIII – The story of a grumpy te... | Article | GameCube


Gametrailers: Square Enix May Outsource Future Final Fantasy Games

1196 days 23 hours ago - Final Fantasy XIII had an enormous team of over 200 employees at one point and Square Enix believes it contributed heavily to the game's difficulti... | Article | Next-Gen


Kotaku: If There Were a Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy Would Be Finished

1201 days 2 hours ago - Kotkau writes: Another day, another request for a Final Fantasy VII remake. The game was released in early 1997, and there are still calls for a re... | Opinion piece | PS3


JapanTimes: Yoichi Wada hopes Japanese gamers will play COD, Japan's gamers starting to shoot 'em up

1249 days 3 hours ago - It's a long running stereotype: Japanese gamers like role-playing games (RPGs), and Western gamers prefer first-person shooters (FPS). That doesn't... | Article | Industry


1up: How Can Final Fantasy Versus XIII Not be a Disappointment?

1281 days 19 hours ago - Square Enix announced Final Fantasy Versus XIII way back at E3 in 2006, along with its peers Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII. Since... | Opinion piece | PS3


Europe, These Are Your Square Enix Masterpieces

1299 days 6 hours ago - Ultimate Hits, Eternal Hits, and Legendary Hits are different Square Enix budget labels. We’re going to add one more to this list – Square Enix Mas... | Article | PC


A million sales pretty much guaranteed for Dragon's Dogma in Japan

1299 days 6 hours ago - Dragon's Dogma, Capcom's action RPG could be seen as a risk outside of Japan, but in its homeland the game is assured success, producer Hideaki Its... | Article | Xbox 360


Independent: 'But Mum, it's not a mindless game, it's art'

1299 days 6 hours ago - Does the written word encourage forgetfulness? Will novels play havoc with the delicate emotions of impressionable young women? Do the movies make... | Article | Culture


Sakaguchi: JRPGs promote story over player freedom

1299 days 10 hours ago - “A lot of western RPGs focus on creating a world and award the player a great deal of freedom in it, instead of focusing on a story. I think the in... | Article | Industry


Kotaku: Five Dead JRPGs That Should Be Revived

1299 days 21 hours ago - Kickstarter is now officially a thing. Not that it wasn't before. Since its launch in 2009, the crowdfunding website has evolved into an extreme... | Article | Industry


Square Enix may not bring Final Fantasy III to US and European Android gamers.

1301 days 1 hour ago - While the post could be defined as more of an editorial, possibly a rant on my part, news is that Square Enix doesn't really consider US and Europe... | News | Nintendo DS


Kotaku: Stop Dragging Dragon Quest Around, Square Enix

1301 days 1 hour ago - In today’s warrior-dragging (get it?) instalment of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Paradox Me ponders the poor treatment Square Enix has given Enix’... | Opinion piece | Industry


G4TV: The Innovation of Final Fantasy - Hits and Misses

1301 days 5 hours ago - No one doubts that the Final Fantasy series changed the world of gaming, for better of for worse through their innovations. Their approaches to gam... | Article | Industry


No Final Fantasy 13-3

1318 days 10 hours ago - The words "To be continued" at the end of Final Fantasy 13-2 is no indication of a third part of the 13er series. Square Enix also confirmed that i... | Article | Xbox 360


This October's Releases For All Things PlayStation

Now - The spooky month of October is almost upon us and that means another calendar month of releases to feed our gamer appetites. We take a look at what... | Promoted post
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