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A gathering of Thief screenshots steal in from the dark

With Thief’s release around one month away, Square Enix and co.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn livestream to show patch 2.2

Square Enix have announced that there will be a livestream of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s patch 2.2 this weekend.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Jan 2014 | 1

Hitman: Contracts makes an appearance on Steam

Hitman: Contracts has finally – finally – appeared on Steam.
The third game in the Hitman series has been completely unavailable via digital distribution for quite some time, due to a licensing issue with one of the songs used in the game.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Jan 2014 | 3

IO gives details on next Hitman game, actually sounds good

In an open letter to the community, IO Interactive have offered some details of the next game in the Hitman series – being developed for PC and “next-gen consoles”, which I’m guessing means “current-gen consoles”, since they’re out – and it actually sounds rather good.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV entices players back with free weekend

Did you play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn? Did you let your account lapse, because you got a bit bored or a bit busy or because you’re an MMO player and thus finished all of the available content in two days?

By Tim McDonald | 10 Jan 2014 | 1

Hitman: Absolution updated with platform-exclusive contracts

For absolutely (Absolution-ly?) no reason that I can tell, Hitman: Absolution has just been updated with a new contract on each system.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Queen of the Beggars detailed in new Thief: Stories from the City vid

Peter and I have been watching the continuing development of Thief with a level of sick fascination not entirely unlike that you might have upon witnessing a car crash.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Dec 2013 | 1

Nosgoth trailer shows that War Is Upon Us

What with being a free-to-play competitive multiplayer game, Nosgoth might not be what Legacy of Kain fans have been waiting for in terms of a successor to the much-beloved series.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.1 trailed, detailed, dated

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s major forthcoming patch 2.1 – entitled “A Realm Awoken” – has been detailed, dated, and given a shiny trailer.

By Tim McDonald | 6 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy VIII HD arrives on PC with all of the hair

The closest I’ve come to playing a Final Fantasy game is the PC demo of Final Fantasy VII many, many years ago, so you can rightly expect startling insight into this HD release of Final Fantasy VIII.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Dec 2013 | 2

Thief developers frantically press X to remove quick time events

We’re almost at the point where I have absolutely no idea how the next Thief game will turn out.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Square puts Anachronox IP up for grabs on new Collective platform

You might remember that back in early October, Square Enix came up with a weird hybrid of crowdfunding and publisher-backing and called it Collective.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Nov 2013 | 2

Urine luck: Basso returns to Thief in first Stories from the City trailer

I don’t know, Thief. I just don’t know. You seem so eager to please, with your little references to guys from the original series (this new ‘Stories from the City’ trailer is narrated by a new version of Basso the Boxman) and a clunky attempt to acknowledge its unique linguistic quirks (Garrett is now known as “Taffer” to some, which means his nickname is a term of abuse.) But … it’s not quite working, is it?

By Peter Parrish | 1 Nov 2013 | 1

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut augments your game today

If you’ve been holding out for the Director’s Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, today’s your day.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Oct 2013 | 3

Nosgoth closed alpha extends to Europe and North America

Last week, we pointed out that Nosgoth – the third-person multiplayer Legacy of Kain action thingy – had entered closed alpha… but said alpha was only available in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Netherlands.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Not a Keeper: Thief ditches unpopular XP system

In one of those amazingly hard-hitting ‘community’ interviews, during which a developer or publisher interviews … err ..

By Peter Parrish | 17 Oct 2013 | 2

Final Fantasy XIV gets spooky with a Halloween event

Are you scared yet? Probably not, because I haven’t actually written anything.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Nosgoth closed alpha only available in certain regions

If you’re eager to get your teeth into Psyonix and Square Enix’s Legacy of Kain-themed third-person action multiplayer thing, Nosgoth, then you’d better hope you’re in one a very select number of regions.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Oct 2013 | 1

Augment Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Director’s Cut for cheap

Back when Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut was dated for the PC, I worried that the retail price would be a bit expensive if you already had the game and DLC.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Oct 2013 | 1

No Wei: Another Sleeping Dogs game on the way, called Triad Wars

In what’s potentially the best news of the day, United Front Games have confirmed that they’re working on another Sleeping Dogs game.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Oct 2013 | 1

New Deus Ex game being developed for PC

Rejoice: there’s a new Deus Ex game coming from Eidos Montreal, and it’s not an iOS game.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2013 | 3

Their vision, augmented: Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut dated

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut has received a PC release date of 25 October.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy VII re-release updated with PS1 music

When Tim took a look at the Final Fantasy VII re-release back in July, he came away with pretty mixed impressions.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

That’s criminal: Thief trailer displays pre-order Bank Heist mission

If you weren’t sold on Square Enix’s Thief reboot (formerly known as Thi4f, which I will never let them live down) then you’ll be overjoyed to know that you’re going to have to pre-order the game if you want to go on a bank heist.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Fantastic: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn available digitally again

Square Enix have resumed digital sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Adventurer’s Log 2

I’ve got my GODDAMN CHOCOBO.
He’s called Binky. But we’ll get to talking about him.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Adventurer’s Log 1

I still don’t have a goddamn chocobo.
Part of this is doubtless down to the fact that I’ve had to play several other games to completion, so my Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn time has been limited.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV still having problems after server maintenance

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is still suffering the same woes, despite a spot of server maintenance aimed at fixing these issues.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Sep 2013 | 8

Final Fantasy XIV players get seven free days, server fix tomorrow

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn seems like it’s an alright MMORPG.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Sep 2013 | 1

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Tim’s Early Access Experience

I was kinda pleased, at first. Well, not at first – the starting equipment for your average catgirl is pretty much a bikini with extra straps – but after getting my first few pieces of equipment, my character started to resemble someone who was actually protected.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Aug 2013 | 3

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