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E3 2008 – Microsoft Press Conference

Posted by inpheaux on July 14th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Super-condensed Highlight Reel Time! Games You Care About Fallout 3 . . . turns out it's Fallout 3. Shocking. I mean, it's good and all, but it isn't really news. Gears of War 2. See above. Banjo Kazooie 3 & Viva Pinata 2. Rare makes sequels, film at 11. Ok, no, seriously they look pretty […]

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Nintendo announces their Summer Lineup

Posted by inpheaux on May 21st, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Nintendo has been rather tight-lipped about when things are being released lately, and on a normal year I'd say they were holding stuff back for E3 but . . that isn't an incredibly applicable excuse these days. Looks like they were just holding back for their Late-May Press Day, which is actually two days, and […]

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New set of Reviews & Previews posted

Posted by inpheaux on October 1st, 2006 at 7:48 pm

We've been busy around here, honest. Couple new things to discuss. First: we've done away with our old numerical score system, as discussed on our forums. Numbers just don't convey any information anymore. What review sites are really trying to convey when it comes to scores is if we recommend a game or not, and […]

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Wii in Europe – 8 DEC 2006, Australia – 7 DEC 2006

Posted by inpheaux on September 15th, 2006 at 10:38 am

Well, the three press conferences are now all over, and we've got the last set of dates & prices. First, Europe: European Release: 08 DEC 2006 Price: £179 / €249 Includes Wii Sports Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and 15-20 other games available at launch Games retail for £34 - £39 / €49 - €59. […]

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Square Enix @ E3 – All Final Fantasy, All the time (plus mobile phone games)

Posted by inpheaux on May 9th, 2006 at 5:29 pm

I meant to find time yesterday evening to write up a report on Square-Enix's Press conference, but right as I sat down to start it, the Sony press conference started up. Luckily, I'm in the middle of a five-hour flight across the country right now, and that's plenty of time to write a recap. Squeenix's […]

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Sony @ E3 – Games, Specs, Prices, Dates

Posted by inpheaux on May 9th, 2006 at 1:03 am

I've got a plane to catch in about six hours, so lets make this quick. Sony's incredibly long press conference ended a few hours ago, and in between the long long long segments of clip after clip of drones explaining how the PS3 is going to "COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR WORLD, MAN", Sony managed to squeeze […]

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Square Enix announces Even More Ports

Posted by inpheaux on October 5th, 2005 at 6:41 pm

A few weeks ago, I lamented the fact that Square Enix was busy porting games around that no one cared about. This changed today. Today at Nintendo's "DS Conference" in Japan, Squeenix Prez Yoichi Wada announced three more ports, this time ones we care about. First up, the obvious: Final Fantasy III (that's IIIj not […]

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Square Enix consumes Taito

Posted by inpheaux on September 23rd, 2005 at 10:43 am

Just as we reported a month ago, Square Enix has gobbled up Taito. Yesterday . . or today . . or something (time zones are FUN!), Squeenix announced that they pulled $564 Million out of their magical bag of cash to buy up 93.7% of Taito's stock. As of next Wednesday Taito will officially become […]

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Square-Enix prepares more irrelevant ports

Posted by inpheaux on September 14th, 2005 at 11:10 pm

Oh, Squeenix. When will you learn to port things people care about? Today, during the first day of the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that they're porting Final Fantasy IV to GBA, to be released by the end of the year. For those of you playing along at home, and who don't yet have […]

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Corporate Buyout Conspiracy Theories

Posted by inpheaux on August 23rd, 2005 at 8:54 am

Please don your tinfoil hats, we've got two Big Ones today. First, merger news is nothing new in the Japanese game industry, everyone seems to be huddling together over there just to try and survive. Just in recent years we've seen Square and Enix, Sega and Sammy, the weird transformation process from SNK to SNK […]

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