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    by Published on 01-15-2013 09:30 PM
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    3. Final Fantasy V,
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    Yup that's right, another teaser site. Square Enix loves their teasers! So what are they teasing this time? Well we're not sure. From their RSS feed that was sent out to well anyone who has them RSS'd they had the headline of " – ( ・ω・)=つ≡つ 2013.1.17 ⊂≡⊂=(・ω・ )."

    Now they've said before that they were going to put Final Fantasy V on iOS,so it's likely to be that but, thanks to Siliconera, they've figured out what sprites are what! ...
    by Published on 01-12-2013 06:13 AM
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    3. Final Fantasy X,
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    Earlier today, When asked by a fan on twitter if there would be any news about the Final Fantasy X HD remake for the PS3 and Vita, Square Enix's Europe Division (posted by Hachima Kiko) replied with a “The world will get answers soon, we promise.”

    Now a soon isn't much but it's more than what has been heard in a long while. While it's not a full remake, more of a remastering, FFX is one of the fan favorites that many are more than eager to hear any news about. Many were introduced into the series due to FFX on the PS2, much like how FFVII was the introduction for fans during the PSone era. Some even say that because of FFX, the ps2 was able to put it's foothold in for jrpgs.

    The remastering was mentioned back in 2011 and hasn't been heard from since. When the fan asked he specifically asked about FFX being available on the vita and if it was ever going to come out. He must have been over joyed seeing as his reply to SE was accompanied with an emoticon. Here at Eyeson staff, I too am full of ...
    by Published on 01-11-2013 05:15 AM
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    If you thought that Square Enix's Luminous Engine would revolutionize every gaming studio's work, like unreal did, then you're mistaken. US CEO, Mike Fischer told Shack News, "This is an in-house tool. We're not building this around a licensing model." That's right, the beautiful Tech Demo we all saw, Agni's Philosophy, will be exclusive to Square Enix.

    Seeing as how SE has recently been branching out with all types of different franchises, such as the recent Hitman: Absolution and the soon to be released Tomb Raider, we will see this engine at work on other titles as well. More and more companies are being merged with Square Enix so it could be a possibility to use this to entice others. Fischer went on to say, "It's my hope that this makes teams and creative people around the world excited to work for us because they'll get their hands on some of the best technology in the industry."

    Rumored to be on the Xbox 720 and the PS4, which may be coming out this year, the Luminous engine could make everything drip ...
    by Published on 01-05-2013 10:45 PM
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    The Speed Demos Archive is once again raising money by speed running through various games very quickly! Gathering donations for the Prevent Cancer foundation. A team of gamers, this year including our very own Denmark, will be quickly working their way through a various amount of games from Jan 6th through the 12th. In fact it's a whole whooping 115 games to be played!


    If you donate you may also have a chance to get some prizes! Some of the highlighted games are:

    Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World
    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Zelda: Wind Waker
    Super Metroid, Zero Mission, Metroid Prime 1 and 2
    Mega Man 4, 9, 10, and X
    Metal Gear Solid 3
    Mike Tyson's Punch Out
    Castlevania 1 and 3
    Mass Effect
    Portal 2
    Doom 1 and 2
    Devil May Cry 3
    New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. Wii
    StarCraft 2
    Final Fantasy IX

    Of course there are many more than that but as you can see Final Fantasy IX is their very last game. That's right! After a week, FF IX will be there to end the whirlwind of gaming ...
    by Published on 01-02-2013 11:40 PM
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    If you didn't know, Sony has stopped production on PS2's recently. No more will be made. It's generation is officially over. Square Enix isn't quite done with it yet! Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin is one last expansion to the MMO for the ps2. This week cover art was released for it. This will most likely be the last new cover art you will ever see for the System.



    The Xbox 360 version looks near identical to this one. If you live in the west then unfortunately you wont be able to get the PS2 version as only the PC and 360 version will be available outside of Japan.

    Not only that but some screens and trailer were recently released for the Expansion.


    Seekers of Adoulin will have two new classes, the Geomancer and the Rune Fencer, as well as the new city, Adoulin. While you wait for XIV to come back out with Realm Reborn, jump back onto XI and join in on the expansion goodies! Expect it out on March 26th 2013!



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    by Published on 01-01-2013 07:24 PM
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    It's the new year today. 2013 is finally here! But let's not forget 2012.

    This past year has been one of the best on this site in many of its long running years. Square Enix has been giving us the thumbs up: sending us posters, mentioning us in tweets and on their facebook. We held the poster giveaway contest that brought back many of our beloved members as well as graced us with some new ones. With the help of members here on the forums and Pike's help on twitter and facebook we were able to give out all the posters! We were one happy community with all our pretty Amano posters! Final Fantasy XIII-2 Came out this past year and although we visited SE for a first look late 2011 we did hold a giveaway for our members for a collectors edition early in 2012! DMKA won it! Two giveaways in one year! That's pretty lovely for our members. Who knew posting on an internet forum could get you free stuff?

    We've created a community art group on Deviantart which helped create our first FF fan art contest! Those artist helped us out to make ...
    by Published on 12-31-2012 03:47 AM
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    Kingdom Hearts, if you didn't know is getting an HD remake! Everyone scream in excitement! Done? Good. If you're a fan of the Kingdom Hearts series but weren't able to play all the entries on the various consoles, fear not! Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD remix will contain the HD versions of Kingdom Hearts, RE: Chain of Memories and the theater version of 385/2 Days. It'll be pretty and able to run on the new HD consoles.

    Recently released at Jump Festa 2013, the first HD remake trailer was posted. Let's catch up and squeal a bit more.


    Sure looks pretty doesn't it? The remix will include skills and gameplay similar to the Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix version to challenge the player more and will include the final mix version of the First game.

    Recently released as well were some beautiful screenshots.



    I included our friendly final fantasy faces of Squall er... Leon and Yuffie for all you drooling fanboys/girls. Far more screenshots are available if you'd like to check out them out here. They all look ...
    by Published on 12-08-2012 02:57 AM
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    Square Enix loves their countdowns. Recently a new one popped up. Full of space and tweets.

    Two planets floating in space with a sun looking down on us, we are presented with a countdown. Earlier in the day the only word on the screen was "STAR". Now to join it is "DIVIDE." In the small text below the countdown it reads "Universal Accel Cosmic Drive". Tweets are then appearing when people mention anything about the site. So what is this all about?

    Most fans are jumping straight to the conclusion of a new Star Ocean game. Star Ocean was a popular series that many final fantasy fans branched out to, to fill their minds with space and adventure. It was definitely one of the influential game series that caused many fans to truly sink into the RPG fandom.

    Most fans did jump to this conclusion that the countdown would be from their beloved series but over at Siliconera, they discovered actual evidence of the sort. They found something called "Star Galaxy" has been trademarked by Square Enix. Could ...
    by Published on 12-08-2012 12:28 AM
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    20 years ago today, the game we know and love, Final Fantasy V was released. Twenty years ago, we were greeted by Bartz and his crew to save the world from the crystals mysteriously shattering. Exdeath was trying to rule the world and on this day, this day was the day we stopped him. (or started to at least)

    Happy birthday to Final Fantasy V! Thanks for making our childhoods that much more entertaining! When did you first play FFV? Have you not yet? WHY NOT! What was your favorite part? Join us in celebrating this game's birthday. ...
    by Published on 11-12-2012 08:12 PM
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    Last year at E3 we saw the beautiful tech demo of Agni's Philosophy. It showed off Square-Enix's powerful new real time graphic engine for their future games called the Luminous Engine. Before they just insisted it was a tech demo to show off the graphics and what they were capable on the next generation's systems. Take a look again at the demo!



    Pretty right? Many fans thought that was all there was, some holding out hope for its actual game production. In a recent interview with the CTO of Square Enix, Julien Merceron at Paris Games Week with the french website ffdream.com, let a little information slip about the possible future of Agni's Philosophy.

    So, around June of next year, there will indeed be something different around Agni's Philosophy, which will be presented on perhaps different platforms as those which have been used before. I can not tell you more, I can tell you that it will not turn ONLY PC.
    With the expectation of the next gen consoles making an appearance at E3, ...
    by Published on 10-12-2012 08:39 AM
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    The PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is still alive and kicking! Square Enix just released some screenshots on their blog for the PS3 version of this game! With this new reveal they wanted to show off the UI, that's user interface for all those who don't know. They are keen on keeping players happy this time around so the first step is to allow players to highly customize their UIs. You can disable, enable, re-position what you want.

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    They truly wanted the PS3 gamer to feel more on par with the PC when it came to graphics. Pushing PS3 through its paces, it will be just as graphically gorgeous as its PC ...
    by Published on 09-07-2012 08:15 PM
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    3. Community,
    4. Final Fantasy VII
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    Today is the anniversary of Final Fantasy VII's North American Release! Final Fantasy VII is one of the most notable of the entries in the series. It set off a while new revolution to gaming that still continues today. Fifteen years ago today, we met Cloud and the Gang. Who knew a guy with such a large sword would become a the face of a generation of gaming. This game changed the world for most of us.

    What does FFVII mean to you? Did you purchase this game when it first came out? Do you feel old now because it's been 15 years? ...
    by Published on 08-26-2012 05:24 AM
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    2. Final Fantasy XIV,
    3. News

    Final Fantasy XIV got a rocky start but has recently made waves on the 2.0 version or what they are calling " A Realm Reborn." Who knew they really did plan on ditching all the old to bring in the new.



    A retailer posted on the NeoGaf forums that he was issued a field destroy on the original Final fantasy XIV games. They say the Rep for Square Enix told them they'd credit $16 for each game. If you don't know, Field Destroy means to physically get rid of the games in retail stores. When questioned, Square had this to say originally ignoring the rumor.

    "We haven't announced pricing and launch time for the title yet. However, we have publicly stated that beta will begin at the end of this year."
    When pressed further they released this statement:

    "In anticipation of the upcoming Alpha and Beta tests for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Square Enix, in coordination with our retail partners, has decided to discontinue sales of the current version of Final Fantasy XIV. This move was done
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    by Published on 08-24-2012 06:39 PM
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    Square Enix is trying to go back to it's roots with Final Fantasy Dimensions. Originally released two years ago in Japan as Final Fantasy Legends, Dimensions will finally be available for English speaking markets.

    It will have a similar look to Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and a job changing system like Final Fantasy V. If you were a fan of the older games in the series you'll be fans of this one. It'll be available August 31st, 2012 for Android and iOS. ...
    by Published on 08-23-2012 06:39 PM
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    You may have noticed we have a lot going on right now on the forums. So much so you may have missed some of it! Here's a recap of some notable threads you might want to check out.


    • Do you have a rockin' screen name? Are there others that have awesome screen names that you just can't help but weep in admiration? Come toss in your votes in the Summer Screen Name Tournament. Make sure your favorite stays in there.


    • The Events Committee has just started Eyes on Plays Final Fantasy X for the first game in a celebration of the most popular of the series from several generations in preparation for the 25th anniversary. They have various challenges but if you haven't played the game in a while it's the perfect time to run through it with your fellow EoFFers.




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