Sep 18 2014

HalfBeard Survives Legacy of Kain: Defiance Part 9

Sep 18 2014

NEWS: Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Heading for PC

Final_Fantasy_XIII_LogoSquare-Enix is bringing the entire Final Fantasy XIII trilogy to the PC over the next 12 months. Gamers will soon be able to purchase and play Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns starting with XIII in October; the Steam page for it is already up and running. The games will feature Steam trading cards and will also be made available on Square-Enix’s online store. Now, not to rain on the Final Fantasy parade, but this entire trilogy of games was seen by many as some of the weakest in the franchise. I played through XIII, if only in the hopes that it would get better. I skipped the second entry in the series, though it is generally accepted as the strongest of the three. Lightning Returns did very little right and really didn’t finish the trilogy off with a bang. I would much rather watch the Star Wars prequels again then plod through this trilogy. Regardless, this is still giving PC gamers a chance to jump into the latest single-player experiences of a franchise that is getting a lot of press lately. I think it’s great to show some support to a company that has produced many of my favourite games, but I can only hope that the future shines a little brighter for Square-Enix then it did for the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

Sep 18 2014

Heads Up: KickBeat Special Edition

Sep 17 2014

HalfBeard Survives Legacy of Kain: Defiance Part 8

Sep 17 2014

Heads Up: Fairy Fencer F

Sep 16 2014

HalfBeard Survives Legacy of Kain: Defiance Part 7

Sep 16 2014

Heads Up: Afterfall Reconquest [Early Access]

Sep 16 2014

NEWS: Microsoft Buys Mojang, Minus Minecraft Creators

notchMany of you by now have surely heard of Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang, the studio behind the massively popular game, Minecraft. The deal cost Microsoft $2.5 billion. They expect to break even during the current fiscal year while also maintaining that Minecraft will remain available on other platforms including PC, mobile, and their competitor’s consoles. On the surface, this seems like a money-maker for Microsoft, but the real story is that the three founders of Mojang will be departing from the studio when the acquisition is finalized. With the three founders that made the company what it is leaving, one has to ask if the acquisition was really worth it. Obviously the studio will still maintain the highest of standards with their main IP, but Minecraft has become much more than just a game. Much like Fez captured the hearts of the indie scene, Minecraft was seen as the indie game which made the cross-over from obscure to being on every 13-year old’s iPad. Notch, one of the founders of Mojang, was looked at as something of a hero, a representative of the gaming underdog, someone we could hold up. Of course, when we hold someone up, we don’t want them to move out-of-place. Notch released a blog post where he discusses his departure and his position within the world of gaming. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15 2014

HalfBeard Survives Legacy of Kain: Defiance Part 6

Sep 15 2014

Heads Up: Runers

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