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Friday, April 5, 2013

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Remember Me : Enemies Trailer

A new trailer for Capcom’s Remember Me shows the game’s protagonist, Nilin, facing off against enemy types from the “Memorize” corporation. The trailer shows off some of Nilin’s combat skills and you can watch it below:

Remember Me takes place in a futuristic Neo-Paris. Nilin, a “memory hunter,” has been stripped of her memories and is on the run from mysterious assailants. She has the ability to alter and influence people’s memories which ties into both the game’s stories and puzzles.

Does dubstep have to be in every trailer?

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Where's Final Fantasy VII : Before Crisis?

Way before their iPhone and Android push, Square Enix announced a suite of mobile games for feature phones back at a press conference in 2005. Hexcite Fusion, Code Age Brawls (a spinoff from the Japan-only PS2 game Code Age Commanders), Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII –Lost Episode- and Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII. While some of those games made it to the US, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII didn’t come over.

Curious about the fate of the missing chapter in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series, Siliconera spoke to Keiji Fujita who spearheaded Square Enix’s mobile operations in the US during the time Before Crisis was announced.

 “After saying the game will be launched in the United States, there wasn’t any progress made. That’s a true story,” Fujita explained. “The feature phones at that time were too low spec to bring Before Crisis to the US market. Because Before Crisis is an online game, it was only available for high end phones in Japan. There was no way to port the game to phones here.”

 Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII is part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series. It’s a real time game that focuses on the Turks and has a neat feature where you take photos to make materia. The story is a prequel and explains what happened to the first AVALANCHE team.

 The original producer of Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII left Square Enix and is now working at Capcom. Fujita believes this may be one reason why nobody has taken care of the porting work. Although, Final Fantasy Type-0 producer Hajime Tabata expressed interest in remaking the game for Nintendo 3DS.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Uncharted 3 animal DLC takes a bow this month

April is dedicated to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Naughty Dog is participating with some animal-themed items for the free-to-play multiplayer component of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

The proceeds from a pair of t-shirts, depicting Naughty Dog spokescanines Pogo and Trumpet, will go to relevant charities. Other items include various head masks in the shape of sharks, eagles, horses and more. This month's tournament rewards are also animal-themed, including a croc-skinned gun and matching t-shirt.

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David Hayter: Hearing someone else as Snake 'makes me a little ill'

David Hayter, the voice of Snake since 1998's Metal Gear Solid, won't reprise his role in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – and that sucks, Hayter writes in an elongated Twitter post.

"If it were my choice, I would do this role forever,to hear anyone else's voice coming from Snake's battered throat, makes me a little ill, to be honest. But the truth is – it's not my choice. Any and all casting decisions are the sole purview of Hideo Kojima, and Konami itself. And that's fair."

Konami never approached Hayter for the role, Hayter writes. He found out the production team "wouldn't be needing" him in December, when the recording sessions for Phantom Pain began in Los Angeles.

"No reason, or explanation was given beyond that. And that was it," Hayter says. He was "bummed" by the news. Konami head Hideo Kojima wants Phantom Pain to represent a "new Metal Gear game" and hasn't revealed who the new voice actor will be.

"To be clear, I love being a part of the world of Metal Gear," Hayter writes. "I admire its technological innovations, the gameplay, the political message of it all. But primarily, I love the fans of these games. Two grown men burst into tears upon meeting me at the Vancouver Fan Expo last year. Now that ... Is a rare and excellent role. You know you're making an impact. And I love doing it."

Read Hayter's full description of events here. Yes, it's elongated by Twitter standards, but it's by no means a long read; it's simply concise and quietly sad.

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Pottermore lives on in PlayStation Home

Pottermore, the official online, social universe for Harry Potter lore, is now a part of PlayStation Home. Pottermore in PS Home expands upon features in the browser version – including dueling, collecting trading cards and exploring Diagon Alley – and adds new activities, such as trivia, riding the Hogwarts Express, and a four-player mini-game called Book Herding. 

Pottermore in Home can link with online Pottermore accounts via the Navigator App, allowing players to trade cards. PS3 players already got a taste of Pottermore in Wonderbook: Book of Spells, which we found to be a moderately thrilling experience, even for someone who isn't techically a "young adult" anymore.

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Disney Shut Down Lucas Arts

Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm and LucasArts last year in a $4.05 billion deal, has shut down the legendary LucasArts division.

"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games," Disney informed Game Informer in a statement. "As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."

Although a Star Wars game factory in recent years, the publisher will be remembered for its work defining the adventure genre from the '80s to the '90s, on such titles as Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle. The soul of those games and that era moved on from the company after the departure of Ron Gilbert and Double Fine's Tim Schafer.

The last announced LucasArts project was Star Wars 1313, but rumors have circulated for months about the action-adventure's halted development. The fate of Star Wars: First Assault, a multiplayer shooter, has been just as unclear.

As for Disney, the company is all-in on Disney Infinity and mobile games, having shut down the last of its core developers.

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Final Fantasy X HD Remaster Screenshots Show PS2 And PS3 Comparison

We’ve got screenshots of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, showing off a comparison between the original PlayStation 2 game and the PlayStation 3′s HD Remaster version. Take a look at the comparison screens below, followed by a mix of other older screens and a couple of new ones.

PS2 :


 PS2 :


More HD screens :