Final Fantasy IX Coming to PC and Smart Phones

Square Enix announced today that one of the best Final Fantasies is coming to PC and smart phones sometime in 2016.

Square promises new features like, “high-definition graphics, newly added achievements, auto-save, high speed mode, and several game boosting features,” similar to the other ports of FFVII and FFVIII.

There is no word on a western release, but it’s safe to assume that it will make it to the U.S. just like the Final Fantasy ports before it. Check out the trailer below for a look at the high res textures.

Source: Kotaku

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming to PC in January

According to a recent Steam listing, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be coming to PC January 2016. There is no specific release date just yet.

At Gamescon 2014, the game was originally announced as a console “exclusive” to the Xbox One, but then Square Enix stated that the exclusivity would last one year and then the PS4 would get it. They also announced the PC would get the game early 2016.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was released on the Xbox One this past November and was met with positive reviews. Stay tuned to find out when Square Enix announces a release date.

Source: Steam

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What Are Ya Playin’ This Weekend?

Happy Friday gamers! It’s been a while since “What are ya playin,” has made an appearance, but its back! I hope you are able to get plenty of game time in this weekend.

Its a beta hype weekend for me. I will be playing the Street Fighter V beta, the Black Desert Online beta and I will also be continuing my playthrough of Xenoblade Chronicles.

Thats enough about me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend?

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Kojima Explains Why He Chose to Partner With Sony

Kojima explained his reasoning in a recent exclusive interview with IGN. It all boils down to familiarity. “We know each other well,” he says. “I feel like this is an environment where I will be able to make something and feel comfortable.” Considering what he went through at Konami, I’m sure really appreciates that feeling.

Hideo Kojima has developed a strong bond with Sony for over a decade now. He even mentions the trust he has developed with Sony over the years and how they have helped him with his global recognition. “With Sony PlayStation, they make their content globally. It’s thanks to Sony that I was able to make a splash in the global market.”

Check out the interview below to hear Kojima speak on it himself.

Kojima officially left Konami this past Wednesday. His new company, Kojima Productions, is already underway and he has confirmed that he is working on a new exclusive project for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

Source: IGN

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Twitter Hires First Ever Director of Gaming


Twitter is embracing the social media aspect of gaming by filling its first ever position dedicated to gaming.

YouTube’s former head of gaming content, Rodrigo Velloso, takes the helm of director of gaming partnerships at Twitter. Velloso will be working with gaming content creators for better use of the platform.

This could be really good for Twitter and for gamers. Twitter now is a good platform for gaming content creators, but with a lot more dedication from Twitter itself, this could be a really great thing for gamers to make more connections and talk about the things we love.

Check out Variety for the full story.

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Street Fighter V Beta 3 is Live!

The third and final Street Fighter V beta test is underway! The beta runs today, Friday the 18th until Sunday, the 20th. Characters included in the beta are: Ryu, Birdie, Cammy, Necalli, Nash, and Laura. Dhalsim and Zangief will become available at a later date, but Capcom’s Peter “Combo Fiend” Rosas says there could be some surprises along the way.

Channeling straight from the Capcom Unity blog, here are the modes that will be tested and the scheduled times for maintenance:


Ranked Match
Fight for glory and status in high stakes matches!
Casual Match
Enjoy more casual matches without pressure.
Improve your skills against a training dummy with a variety of options and settings.
Capcom Fighters Network (CFN)
Check out the latest leaderboard rankings, search for replays, and rivals.
Battle Setting
Customize your character profile and button configuration, among other options.
Manage the screen and sound settings.

12/18 00:01 PT (12/18 08:01 GMT) – SFV 3rd beta starts for PS4 and PC users
12/18 08:00 PT (12/18 16:00 GMT) – Servers down for 10 hour maintenance
12/18 18:00 PT (12/19 02:00 GMT) – Servers back online, play resumes
12/19 18:00 PT (12/20 02:00 GMT) – Servers down for 10 hour maintenance
12/20 04:00 PT (12/20 12:00 GMT) – Servers back online, play resumes
12/20 22:00 PT (12/21 06:00 GMT) – SFV 3rd beta concludes

Beta testers will also receive invite codes to share with their friends as well. Check out Capcom Unity for more information.

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