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Grimoire
19th Jun 2012, 00:47
Have you*encountered something that doesn't seem to belong in any other thread? Then this might be the place to tell us about it.

Starting off with this Japanese FINAL FANTASY BRIGADE commercial:*andriasang.com/con1im/ff_brigade_spots/ (http://andriasang.com/con1im/ff_brigade_spots/)

Grimoire
21st Jun 2012, 02:57
Gunslinger Stratos Screenshots


andriasang.com/con1kr/gunslinger_stratos... (http://andriasang.com/con1kr/gunslinger_stratos_screens/)


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FINAL FANTASY LEGENDS Teaser Site


www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/ffdl/jp/ (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/ffdl/jp/)


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Guardian Cross - iPhone Card Battle Game


www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/gc/ (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/gc/)


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Grimoire
22nd Jun 2012, 15:04
"Square Enix Teases Idolmaster Project"


andriasang.com/con1lu/squenix_imas/ (http://andriasang.com/con1lu/squenix_imas/)


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New Trademarks:


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???????????(Creation of Nirvana/Nirvana Genesis)


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Grimoire
27th Jun 2012, 13:03
"Square Enix To Rely More On Outsourced Development For Large Projects" www.siliconera.com/2012/06/27/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/27/square-enix-to-rely-more-on-outsourced-development-for-large-projects/)





“We are also thinking that we will not do large-scale internal development any longer,” Toriyama said. “We have a lot of great creators in Square Enix, but for larger-scale development we will be doing more distributed and outsourced development to reach our targets on time.”

Persiangato
27th Jun 2012, 18:55
I'd love it if Square Enix were to pass off a few IPs to Platinum Games. But otherwise, kinda troubling news.

Grimoire
28th Jun 2012, 02:54
Quoting Ben Bateman (SEM EU):


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"Outsourcing some of the work to other companies to make sure games hit their deadlines is quite common practice in the games industry. It's done at nearly all the large publishers and developers. The majority of the time it goes unnoticed as it's done under the strictest of quality measures. Ultimately if we're not pleased with the work it simply doesn't go in the game and the company will be asked to do it again. This is not a bad thing for gamers."


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Square Enix Luminous Studio Interview


www.rpgsite.net/articles/393-square-enix... (http://www.rpgsite.net/articles/393-square-enix-luminous-studio-interview)

Grimoire
29th Jun 2012, 03:15
"Square Enix Employees Are Possibly the Best Paid in the Industry"


andriasang.com/con1pu/salaries/ (http://andriasang.com/con1pu/salaries/)

member_10077577
29th Jun 2012, 22:24
Could we find out what this it: lp.ixasp.jp/ (http://lp.ixasp.jp/)?


Also, has there been any update on the Idolmaster/Square Enix news?

Grimoire
30th Jun 2012, 00:32
Sengoku Ixa? Square Enix and Yahoo!'s Sengoku-themed browser strategy game. Here's the main page: sengokuixa.jp/lp/ (http://sengokuixa.jp/lp/)


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"Idolm@ster (mailto:Idolm@ster) Inspires 8 Manga Series in 8 Magazines/Sites"


*www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-24... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-24/idolm@ster-inspires-8-manga-series-in-8-magazines/sites)


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"Neptunia V Spoofs Square Enix’s Army Corps Of Hell Lead"


www.siliconera.com/2012/06/29/neptunia-v... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/29/neptunia-v-spoofs-square-enixs-army-corps-of-hell-lead/)

Grimoire
2nd Jul 2012, 02:22
Speaking of IXA, here is an update: www.4gamer.net/games/110/G011024/2012070... (http://www.4gamer.net/games/110/G011024/20120702005/)

Grimoire
3rd Jul 2012, 04:25
Hi Score Girl Street Fighter x Final Fantasy V Trailer


andriasang.com/con1rh/hi_score_girl_pv/ (http://andriasang.com/con1rh/hi_score_girl_pv/)

Grimoire
6th Jul 2012, 01:55
Square Enix Otome Break Official Site Opens


www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/otome/index.... (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/otome/index.php)


andriasang.com/con1tv/otome_break_site/ (http://andriasang.com/con1tv/otome_break_site/)


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"Square Enix Game Asks Will You Help An Android Become A Real Girl?"


www.siliconera.com/2012/07/09/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/09/square-enix-game-asks-will-you-help-an-android-become-a-real-girl/)

Grimoire
23rd Jul 2012, 11:25
Square Enix and Witch Craft Release iOS RPG Star Burial Dragnir


andriasang.com/con20m/ (http://andriasang.com/con20m/)


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Square Enix Weekly Recap


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-11)

Grimoire
27th Jul 2012, 08:13
"Otome Break Is Kind Of Like LovePlus Meets Chobits From Square Enix"


www.siliconera.com/2012/07/27/otome-brea... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/27/otome-break-is-kind-of-like-loveplus-meets-chobits-from-square-enix/)


www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/otome/index.... (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/otome/index.php)


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Just to be on the safe side: You do check the SE EU Blog, right? Since I take it for granted, I don't repost links to their news here on SE NA (other than*the weekly recap summary articles).


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog)

Grimoire
30th Jul 2012, 08:48
gamescom 2012 Line-up


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamescom-2012... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamescom-2012-line)





Square Enix Weekly Recap


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-12#comment-27092)

Grimoire
4th Aug 2012, 01:19
More about Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter


andriasang.com/con24u/gyrozetter_unreal/ (http://andriasang.com/con24u/gyrozetter_unreal/)

Grimoire
6th Aug 2012, 08:31
"Otome Break, Square Enix’s Mecha Girl Training Sim, Has A Touch Of Retro"


www.siliconera.com/2012/08/05/otome-brea... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/05/otome-break-square-enixs-mecha-girl-training-sim-has-a-touch-of-retro/)


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Square Enix Weekly Recap


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-13)

Grimoire
13th Aug 2012, 15:14
Square Enix Weekly Recap


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-14)

Grimoire
23rd Aug 2012, 01:03
"Final Fantasy V Made Nippon Ichi CEO Drop Dreams of Becoming Indiana Jones"


andriasang.com/con2cd/shinkawa_indy/ (http://andriasang.com/con2cd/shinkawa_indy/)

Grimoire
24th Aug 2012, 01:41
"Crystal Conquest, Square Enix’s Real Time Strategy Game, Closed Beta Set For Fall"


www.siliconera.com/2012/08/23/crystal-co... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/23/crystal-conquest-square-enixs-real-time-strategy-game-closed-beta-test-starts-this-fall/)

cky182dude
24th Aug 2012, 03:57
Crystal Conquest looks interesting... I'm extremely interested in it actually. How are they going to pull it off!? Please post if you get any more news on this.

Grimoire
24th Aug 2012, 04:35
Indeed. Sure, I will make sure to do so should I find any updates.

Grimoire
5th Sep 2012, 02:09
Nirvaana of Genesis - New GREE Card Game


Released today:


www.square-enix.co.jp/nirvaana/ (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/nirvaana/)

Grimoire
7th Sep 2012, 08:49
Crystal Conquest - β Delay


The closed β has been delayed due to a bug:


www.4gamer.net/games/151/G015112/2012090... (http://www.4gamer.net/games/151/G015112/20120907087/)

Grimoire
7th Sep 2012, 08:50
New Trademarks


?WIZARDLINGS?


?CIRCLE OF MANA?


?ULTIMA BOX?


?AGENT 47?

Grimoire
10th Sep 2012, 09:02
Square Enix Weekly Recap


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-15)


Ben Bateman: ""Weekly recaps? Where are the last two!?" we hear you roar! Yes the blog author responsible (me) has suffered the terrible plight of the workaholic-nitus (I've got a Doctor's note and everything) where the sufferer must type until their fingers and keyboard become symbiotic life forms. Still, there are plenty of good reasons (read - excuses) for it; FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Celebrations, LIGHTNING Returns, and FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn have all be alive with a hive of new activity. With those warm thoughts stuck in the back of your mind let's take a look at what else has been going on in the world of Square Enix.




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Tokyo Game Show 2012 Lineup (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tokyo-game-show-2012-lineup) - The complete list of all things Square Enix that you can expect to see at TGS in Japan.
Gamer Chat: Let it lie... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-let-it-lie)- Sleeping Dogs has been a resounding success and we're really happy by the response from gamers. So this week's gamer chat asked you what was the worst thing, best thing, and one feature you'd love to see added.
DRAKERIDER Out Now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/drakerider-out-now-ios) - Need a new RPG in your life but not enough time to play? Well maybe grabbing one on your smartphone is the way to go. You can play DRAKERIDER for free and if you like what you see you can the purchase additional chapters.
Community Spotlight: FINAL FANTASY VII Fan Film (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/community-spotlight-final-fantasy-vii-fan-film) - Watch it, watch it now!
New Hitman: Absolution "Dexter" ICA File Video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-dexter-ica-file-video) - You may have heard the name Blake Dexter in the Hope News Times. Find out who he really is in this latest Hitman: Absolution video.
Six Months to Go! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxSqNdfW) - That's right! Tomb Raider will be in your possession in a few short months!
Tomb Raider Tours #12: Vicente Pardo Minguez (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxSmjL-K) - The Tomb Raider tumblr account takes a quick tour round the Lara Croft Collection of Vicente Pardo Minguez.
Play Safe on the Small Screen (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/safe-uk-giveaway-competition) - UK residents can win a copy of Safe courtesy of Sleeping Dogs and Momentum.
Music to your Ears (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/sleeping-dogs-soundtrack-list) - Like what you hear in Sleeping Dogs but don't know what it is? Now you can find out with this entire tracklist.
PC Download in Store Now (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/pc-digital-download-now-available) - Sleeping Dogs PC Limited Edition is now available from the Square Enix Store.
Required Readings (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/Required-Readings) - If you haven't grabbed your copy of Sleeping Dogs then these press and user reviews are likely to sway your mind.
Where Do You Play Heroes of Ruin (http://heroesofruin.com/news/where-do-you-play) - We ask the Heroes of Ruin community where their favourite place is to play the 3DS.
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In the news

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Square Enix trademarks Circle of Mana (http://gematsu.com/2012/09/square-enix-trademarks-circle-of-mana) (Gematsu)
Square Enix unveils town-building social feature for Bravely Default Flying Fairy (http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Bravely+Default%3A+Flying+Fairy/news.asp?c=44824) (Pocket Gamer)
Square Enix: Selfish Experiments in the Cloud (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-09-06-Square-Enix-Selfish-Experiments-in-the-Cloud) (Gamesindustry.biz)
Square Enix Card Game Mashes Myths And Monsters Together (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/05/square-enix-card-game-mashes-myths-and-monsters-together/) (Siliconera)
Wii U version of Dragon Quest 10 to be detailed at TGS, the console's first subscription MMO (http://www.neoseeker.com/news/20657-wii-u-version-of-dragon-quest-10-to-be-detailed-at-tgs-the-consoles-first-subscription-mmo/) (NeoSeeker)
Gunslinging the Japanese way (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20120905ba.html) (The Japanese Times)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Details (http://andriasang.com/con2l3/lightning_returns_details/) (Andriasang)
Square Enix Unveils (Fake) Otome Final Fantasy Game (http://andriasang.com/con2jx/otome_final_fantasy/) (Andriasang)
Possible 'The World Ends With You' Sequel Teased in iOS Version's Ending (http://toucharcade.com/2012/09/04/possible-the-world-ends-with-you-sequel-teased-in-ios-versions-ending/) (TouchArcade)
Former Atlus/Imageepoch director now at Square Enix (http://www.rpgsite.net/news/1959-former-atlus-imageepoch-director-now-at-square-enix) (RPGSite)
Hitman: Absolution Preview With Gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCeI35wXTA) (Outside XBox)"
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Grimoire
10th Sep 2012, 15:35
"Square Enix Adds Final Fantasy XIV Session to Open Conference"


andriasang.com/con2mz/open_conf_ffxiv/ (http://andriasang.com/con2mz/open_conf_ffxiv/)

Grimoire
17th Sep 2012, 09:06
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 17/09/2012


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-17092012)


Ben Bateman: "It's Monday morning and while I sip on that perfect cup of tea and familiarise myself with last weeks news I begin to ponder, does Rihanna like tea? Maybe she'll join me for a Hitman tea party? I'll go ask IO Interactive...




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New DEMONS' SCORE Video and Screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-demons-score-video-and-screenshots) - Do you ever have those bad dreams about the Bogeyman hiding in the closet where you squeeze your teddy closer and put on some music on to help you sleep (no, just me?). Turn that concept into an addictive rhythm game, add some guns, and you're beginning to get a good idea of what DEMONS' SCORE is like (oh, you and the teddy can fly too).
GUARDIAN CROSS Out Now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/guardian-cross-out-now-ios) - A free-to-play card-battling game with appearances from classic FINAL FANTASY monsters, how could you say no?
Community Spotlight: Little Big Fantasy (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/community-spotlight-little-big-fantasy) - Once again we showcase what makes you guys so awesome. When you combine a great game like Little Big Planet with the world of FINAL FANTASY VII and give it to the hands of a talented community member, this is what you get.
Life After Sleeping Dogs (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/svdm-interview) - United Front Games' Executive Producer Stephen van der Mescht probably gives you the answer to every conceivable question (well Sleeping Dogs related) as well as some insight into what keeps him busy now that the game is out. It's a long one but well worth the read!
Vicarious Videos (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/vicarious-videos) - Hop onto YouTube and you could easily get lost in the tidal wave of Sleeping Dogs videos. Save yourself the mammoth task of sifting through the good and the bad, instead check out our 'must watch' videos.
Croft Couture #13: Julie (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxTNooie) - Another talented Tomb Raider fan shows us what you can achieve with some needle, thread, and a whole lot of passion.
Space Invaders Colonise New Website (/go/thread/view/139231/29186977/spaceinvaders.net) - Taito's much loved classic has brand new website. There's plenty of pixelated merchandise for you to look over. *blip (http://elcomics.tumblr.com/)*
Daily Challenges - Come Get Some (http://heroesofruin.com/news/daily-challenges-update-twelve) - Only the true champions of Heroes of Ruin complete every daily challenge. Have you got what it takes?
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In the news




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TOMB RAIDER Hands-On Gameplay and Details - PAX PRIME 2012 (Revision 3) (http://revision3.com/rev3gamesoriginals/tomb-raider-pax-2012-impressions)
Meagan Marie over Tomb Raider - Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDyXNIZyDI&feature=player_embedded) (XGN)
Competition: Win Sleeping Dogs & Signed Tyler Stout Print (http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/games/competition-win-sleeping-dogs-signed-tyler-stout-print/) (DIY)
Square Enix Holds The World Ends With You Vocal Audition (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-09-14/square-enix-holds-the-word-ends-with-you-vocal-audition) (AnimeNewsNetwork)
A Peek Inside Where They Make Final Fantasy (http://kotaku.com/5943246/a-peek-inside-where-they-make-final-fantasy) (Kotaku)
App of the Day: Final Fantasy: Dimensions (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-09-13-app-of-the-day-final-fantasy-dimensions) (Eurogamer)*
Rihanna spotted in Hitman: Absolution clothing (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/367754/blog/rihanna-spotted-in-hitman-absolution-clothing/) (CVG)
'Quantum Conundrum' digs deeper puzzles in second round of DLC (http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/12/3322058/quantum-conundrum-digs-deeper-puzzles-in-second-round-of-dlc) (The Verge)
Why I Would Play The New Final Fantasy Dating Sim (If It Really Existed) (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/09/why-i-would-play-the-new-final-fantasy-dating-sim-if-it-really-existed/) (Kotaku Australia)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn improvements shown in hour-long video (http://www.shacknews.com/article/75675/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-shown-off) (Shack News)
Hitman pre-order bonus could become standalone release (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/hitman-pre-order-bonus-could-become-standalone-release/0102609) (MCV)
Square Enix: Selfish Experiments in the Cloud (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-09-06-Square-Enix-Selfish-Experiments-in-the-Cloud) (GamesIndustry.biz)
New Bravely Default Demo Sounds Like The Meatiest One Yet (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/10/new-bravely-default-demo-sounds-like-the-meatiest-one-yet/) (Siliconera)
Lightning Returns Game's Art Video Streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-09-10/lightning-returns-game-art-video-streamed) (Anime News Network)"
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Grimoire
25th Sep 2012, 02:41
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 24/09/2012


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-24092012)


Ben Bateman: "The hardest thing about Monday mornings is knowing that you have to do work when you'd far rather be playing games. What's even harder about Monday mornings is knowing that you probably should have gone to bed earlier instead of playing games until the early hours. So whist we shuffle some pieces of paper, mumble some fake business terms like "delegation-correlation graphs" in an effort to look busy, let's actually grab a strong cup of tea and catch up on last week's news.




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Tools of the Trade Hitman Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tools-trade-hitman-trailer) - 20th November feels like it's almost within our grasp but until then IO Interactive has got a tantalising video of Agent 47 teasing his weapons and methods.
Square Enix Store Update: 18/09/2012 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-store-update-18092012) - Slow and steady wins the race, so they say. We'd like to thank our gamers in New Zealand and Australia for their patience while we make the changes to allow them to purchase digital downloads from the Square Enix Store.
Gamer Chat: YARRRRRRR!!! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-yarrrrrrr) - Every year on the 19th September it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In celebration of this momentous occasion we asked you to look through the Square Enix roster to find the perfect pirate recruit...ARRRR! (http://cdn.mdjunction.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/pirate_cat.jpg)
DEMONS' SCORE Out Now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/demons-score-out-now-ios) - Teddy Bears that fly, glorious guns, deadly demons and all this in a rhythm game? Check it out!
Community Spotlight: Sleeping Dogs all the Wei! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/community-spotlight-sleeping-dogs-all-wei) - It was too difficult to pick just one person for this week's community spotlight so this week we decided to celebrate 5 community creations.
Sleeping Dogs October Download Content (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-october-download-content) - If you're like us and have completed everything Sleeping Dogs has to offer then you're more than likely eager for more. The first details of new Sleeping Dogs download content have been revealed and you can expect more information at the New York Comic Con.
Forum Comp #9 - AoD Caption Contest (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxTaCeEg) - Want to grab a copy of Angel of Darkness? Head over to the Tomb Raider forums for your chance to grab a code!
How Well Does Crime Pay (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/how-well-does-crime-pay) - If you haven't taken the time to look at the new Sleeping Dogs (http://my.sleepingdogs.net) website then there's an almost encyclopaedic amount of information about how people are playing the game. Did you know that the global community has eaten over 2.2 million Pork Buns (http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww307/Isarailee/shutup.png)?
Share Your 3DS Code! (http://heroesofruin.com/news/share-your-3ds-friend-code) - Looking to find likeminded Heroes of Ruin fans for some fun co-op action? This is the place to be.
Daily Challenges Update - Layeth Thine Smack Down (http://heroesofruin.com/news/daily-challenges-update-thirteen) - Has thee the strength of a stallion and the cunning of a fox to take on these Heroes of Ruin daily challenges?
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Hands On Gunslinger Stratos, Square Enix&rsquo;s Dual Light Gun Arcade Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/22/hands-on-gunslinger-stratos-square-enixs-dual-light-gun-arcade-game/) (Siliconera)
Gallery: The Tokyo Game Show 2012 Square Enix/Play Arts Booth (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/22/gallery-the-tokyo-game-show-2012-square-enix-play-arts-booth/) (Joystiq)
Square Enix announces "Kingdom Hearts for PC Browsers" (http://kh13.com/news/32318-square-enix-announces-kingdom-hearts-for-pc-browsers) (KH13)
Square Enix Debuts Catwoman, Joker And Harley Quinn Play Arts Kai Figures At Tokyo Game Show (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/09/21/square-enix-play-arts-kai-batman-catwoman-bane-harley-quinn-joker-action-figures/) (ComicsAlliance)
Different Takes on Final Fantasy (http://kotaku.com/5945470/different-takes-on-final-fantasy) (Kotaku)
Q&A with games writer and TEDx Transmedia 2012 speaker Rhianna Pratchett (http://tedxtransmedia.tumblr.com/post/31799347825/the-heavy-lifting-lies-in-trying-to-find-the-sweet) (TEDx)
FINAL FANTASY 25th ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE BOX [Japan Only] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12NpQD57EMA) (SQUARE ENIX)
Square Enix on mobile: &ldquo;The takeover is happening but you won&rsquo;t realise until it&rsquo;s too late&rdquo; (http://www.edge-online.com/features/square-enix-on-mobile-the-takeover-is-happening-but-you-wont-realise-until-its-too-late/) (Edge)
Square Enix's Core Online seeks to remove the friction in purchasing and playing games (http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/17/3346892/square-enixs-core-online-seeks-to-remove-the-friction-in-purchasing) (Polygon)
Let&rsquo;s Visit Square Enix&rsquo;s Tokyo Store And See Sephiroth (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/18/lets-visit-square-enixs-tokyo-store-and-see-sephiroth/) (Siliconera)
'Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix' trailer shows scenes from the first 'Kingdom Hearts' and 'Re:Chain of Memories' (http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/24/3381456/kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remix-trailer-shows-scenes-from-the-first) (Polygon)"
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Grimoire
25th Sep 2012, 04:05
Eurogamer Expo Line-up


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/eurogamer-exp... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/eurogamer-expo-line)


Ben Bateman: "Our favourite UK gaming expo is just around the corner and we can't wait to see you! The Eurogamer Expo is being held this Thursday 27th September until Sunday 30th October at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.


With their release dates creeping ever closer we're excited to be bringing Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution, both playable on our stand. We've also got a number of fun activities going on about the show floor, including a Hitman photo booth for fellow assassins to dress up as the infamous Agent 47. But that's not all folks; we'll also be holding developer sessions so that you can get up close and personal with the masterminds behind these great games.


Hitman: Absolution - Thursday 27th September (5.30PM)


Join us for an exclusive presentation of the new online game mode Contracts with Christian Elverdam (Gameplay Director) and Torben Ellert (Game Designer).


Tomb Raider - Sunday 30th September (1.30PM)


Crystal Dynamics will be on stage in an extended session of the Crossroads demo and Q&A session with Brian Horton (Senior Art Director) and Meagan Marie (Community Manager).


Tickets are running out fast so make sure you head to www.eurogamerexpo.com (http://www.eurogamerexpo.com) and grab yours before it's too late.


Who here's going? Myself (https://twitter.com/benbateman), George Kellion (http://www.twitter.com/monkeythumbz) (Community Manager for Square Enix London Studios) and Meagan Marie (https://twitter.com/meaganmarie) (Community Manager for Crystal Dynamics) will be running around the show floor, so if you see us feel free to come and say "hi" and ask us for a high-five. Don't forget to follow us over on @SQUARE_ENIX_EU (http://twitter.com/square_enix_eu) for all the latest from the show floor."

Grimoire
2nd Oct 2012, 07:17
Eurogamer Expo Pictures


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101511... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151180604059461.471071.59916854460&type=1)


Eurogamer Expo Round-Up


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/eurogamer-exp... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/eurogamer-expo-round)

Grimoire
4th Oct 2012, 01:12
Square Enix&rsquo;s Hajime Tabata Likes The PlayStation Vita


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/03/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/03/square-enixs-hajime-tabata-likes-the-playstation-vita/)

Grimoire
5th Oct 2012, 15:54
GameGlobe is as easy as 1, 2, 3...


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gameglobe-eas... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gameglobe-easy-1-2-3)


*


Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 10/1-5


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (/go/article/view/blog/260317/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_101-5)


Robert Peeler: "We wrap-up the week's activities from 10/1 to 10/5 including new videos from Tomb Raider & HITMAN, NYCC Line-Up and Charity Auctions!


We are all very busy and we assume you are too, so let's wrap-up this week's activities in a single blog post and let you digest it all at once!


October 01, 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 now $19.99 (/finalfantasyxiii-2/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260229/final_fantasy_xiii-2_now_$19.99) Follow Serah and Noel through time to save Lightning and friends, now for only $19.99 (/tombraider/go/article/view/blog/260257/tomb_raider:_final_hours)


October 03, 2012 TOMB RAIDER: FINAL HOURS (/tombraider/go/article/view/blog/260257/tomb_raider:_final_hours) New FINAL HOURS EPISODE 2: Origins of a Story (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260279/hitman:_absolution_%E2%80%9Cintroducing_the_kill%E2%80%9D)


October 04, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION &ldquo;Introducing the Kill&rdquo; (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260279/hitman:_absolution_%E2%80%9Cintroducing_the_kill%E2%80%9D) With the game launching Nov 20th, we present the fourth gameplay trailer for HITMAN: ABSOLUTION (/go/article/view/press_release/260281/square_enix_unveils_plans_for_new_york_comic_con_2012)


October 04, 2012 Square Enix Unveils Plans for New York Comic Con 2012 (/go/article/view/press_release/260281/square_enix_unveils_plans_for_new_york_comic_con_2012) Playable Demos of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, TOMB RAIDER and New Sleeping Dogs DLC to Be Revealed


October 04, 2012 Members Reward Survey (/go/article/view/blog/260297/members_reward_survey) Get 5 Members points for letting us know what you think about this year's Members Rewards


October 04, 2012 9 Reasons Why You Should Play HITMAN: ABSOLUTION (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260299/9_reasons_why_you_should_play_hitman:_absolution) GamesRadar spells out 9 very good reasons why everyone should be excited


October 05, 2012 New York Comic Con Charity Art Auction (/go/article/view/blog/260315/new_york_comic_con_charity_art_auction) We&rsquo;re auctioning off some custom framed art from our Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Sleeping Dogs, and HITMAN for charity.


We also launched a new daily (including weekends) Twitter Trivia! Catch us @SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na) as we train your brain on all things Square Enix--and ocassionally you can win some prizes!


Look for us next week as we gear up for New York Comic Con and more!


Robert Allen Peeler


Community Manager nostalgist


@SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Grimoire
9th Oct 2012, 01:24
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 08/10/2012


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-08102012)


Ben Bateman: "The Weekly Recap suffered an unplanned hiatus last week while we drowned in content overload and post-Eurogamer Expo news. But now we're back, better, stronger, more caffeine-fuelled than before, ready to deliver you last weeks news in record speed (okay, so we're a few hours late).

<ul>
Eurogamer Expo Round-Up (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/eurogamer-expo-round) - If you missed out on the mighty Eurogamer Expo then we feel for you. To make up for this lost opportunity we've got videos, photos, and information straight from the showfloor.
Eurogamer Expo 2012: Tomb Raider Community Night (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/eurogamer-expo-2012-tomb-raider-community-night) - We don't do things by half measures here at Square Enix HQ, so we also held a Community Day for some of our biggest Tomb Raider fans. If you're looking to attend similar events in the future make sure you follow us on Facebook and twitter for more chances.
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider: Origins of a Story (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-origins-story) - Episode 2 of "The Final Hours" is finally out. Tell us what you thought of it in our call for questions (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUZmjhZ).
Hitman: Absolution Contracts Walkthrough (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-contracts-walkthrough) - 18 minutes of pure unadulterated gameplay footage! 18 minutes! Need we say anymore? Watch it now.
Gamer Chat: Fantasy Tag Teams (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-fantasy-tag-teams) - We're not holding any punches with the latest edition of Gamer Chat, we want to hear which characters you think would make the perfect tag team?
FINAL FANTASY XIV Culinary Creation Contest (/go/thread/view/139231/29186977/FINAL FANTASY XIV Culinary Creation Contest) - Grab your oven mitts and get cooking, there's virtual prizes to be won! Om nom nom.
New Hitman: Absolution "The Kill" Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-kill-trailer) - There's plenty of ways to eliminate your mark but which method will you choose? (We went with a disco ball to the noggin').
GameGlobe is as easy as 1, 2, 3... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gameglobe-easy-1-2-3) - The concept of making your own game may come across as quite daunting, but as this video shows you'll be making your own little worlds in no time with Gameglobe.
Edinburgh Distant Worlds Tickets Running Out (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/edinburgh-distant-worlds-tickets-running-out) - Missed out on tickets for the Royal Albert Hall Distant Worlds concert? Don't panic, there's still some left for the Edinburgh concert...just! Get them before they run out.
Tomb Raider @ Igromir 2012 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUcb-TK) - Meagan Marie and the Tomb Raider crew are at Igromir in Russia! Take a look at the fantastical amounts of photos our snap-happy friends have been taking here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUgv4V2), here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUkcs4s), and here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUrF1Ys) (oh and here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUZrz_Z)).
Square Enix Art Auction to Benefit Child&rsquo;s Play Charity (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUdvlo6) - What's could be better than getting your hands on some exclusive Square Enix items? Doing it for charity, that's what! Sleeping Dogs (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/art-auction-for-charity-at-nycc), Hitman: Absolution (http://barcode-society.com/weblog/childs-play-charity-auction) and Tomb Raider will all be giving away items in our NYCC Charity Auction.
The Crystal Habit Monthly #13 is live! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxUccJqA) - Get your monthly dose of all things Tomb Raider in the latest edition of the Crystal Dynamics newsletter.
Get Wei His Free T-Shirt Early (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/free-t-shirt-for-facebook) - Our friends at United Front Games have a cool new outfit unlock for Wei Shen. Band up with your Sleeping Dogs community brethren and unlock this epic t-shirt.
New Reveals at NYCC (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/new-reveals-at-nycc-2012) - If you've fallen deep into the world of Sleeping Dogs and are clamouring for more, then you'll want to keep an eye on New York Comic Con where the next batch of download content is to be announced.
Which is your Favourite Class? (http://heroesofruin.com/news/which-is-your-favourite-class) - Heroes of Ruin is still going strong and by now we're sure you've settled on one class alone. What's your favourite?
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Should Begin Around October End (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/06/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-alpha-should-begin-around-october-end/) (Siliconera)
Rhianna Pratchett: Rewriting Lara Croft (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-10-05-rhianna-pratchett-rewriting-lara-croft) (GamesIndustry.biz)
Croft manner: Tomb Raider art director Brian Horton discusses Lara&rsquo;s latest rebirth (http://www.edge-online.com/features/tomb-raider-art-director-brian-horton-on-laras-latest-rebirth-people-are-ready-to-just-fall-in-love-with-tomb-raider-again/) (Edge)
Hitman: Absolution - 9 reasons we're excited about more meticulous murdering (http://www.gamesradar.com/hitman-absolution-9-reasons-were-excited-more-meticulous-murdering/) (Games Radar)
Square Enix&rsquo;s New York Comic Con 2012 plans revealed (http://www.examiner.com/article/square-enix-s-new-york-comic-con-2012-plans-revealed) (Examiner)
The One Final Fantasy Game You Should Play (http://venturebeat.com/2012/10/04/the-one-final-fantasy-you-should-play/) (VentureBeat)
Final Fantasy anniversary interview: Toriyama speaks (http://www.vg247.com/2012/10/03/final-fantasy-anniversary-interview-toryiama-speaks/) (VG247)
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX is in development at Square Enix's Osaka studio (http://www.rpgsite.net/news/2051-kingdom-hearts-1.5-hd-remix-is-in-development-at-square-enixs-osaka-studio) (RPGSite)
Square Enix announces Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~ (http://www.destructoid.com/square-enix-announces-final-fantasy-tribute-thanks--235954.phtml) (Destructoid)"
[/list]

Grimoire
13th Oct 2012, 01:08
Square Enix&rsquo;s Crystal Defenders Has Crossover With Gungho&rsquo;s Puzzle & Dragons


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/12/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/12/square-enixs-crystal-defenders-has-crossover-with-gunghos-puzzle-dragons/)

Grimoire
15th Oct 2012, 01:29
Crystal ? Conquest - Open &beta;


crystalconquest.jp/ (http://crystalconquest.jp/)

Grimoire
15th Oct 2012, 14:29
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 15/10/2012


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-15102012)


Ben Bateman: "Not only is this week's recap jam-packed full of news, but it's also late. Why? Because the busy-bodies at Square Enix HQ thought it was time I moved desk. Either I've done really well and I've been moved to the cool-kids corner, or my unhealthy addiction to playing Gangnam Style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGlQfGAV87U) on high-volume was starting to annoy people.

<ul>
Win Tickets to our Exclusive FINAL FANTASY Event! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/win-tickets-our-exclusive-final-fantasy-event) - Click this link, CLICK IT NOW! If you haven't heard we're offering our fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to win tickets for an exclusive 25th FINAL FANTASY.
Tomb Raider Special Editions (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-special-editions) - If getting the standalone game isn't quite enough for you then there's a wealth of options for you to choose from, including the Deluxe Collector's Edition that comes with a Play Arts Kai model.
Hitman: Absolution Storytelling Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-storytelling-trailer) - This game isn't like other games out there (http://www.lyza.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/funny-pictures-halo-dog-pew.thumbnail.jpg), there's an engrossing story to get lost into. Find out what it takes to build a gripping storyline in this latest video.
Chaos Rings Out Now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/chaos-rings-out-now-android) - Built for gamers on the go, Chaos Rings offers some brilliant turn-based RPG action with multiple endings, boss battles and more. 30-odd hours in and I still haven't got the true ending!
Sleeping Dogs "Street Racer Pack" Out Next Week (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-street-racer-pack-out-next-week) - 3 new races, a new motorcycle and a dragon-themed outfit for Wei Shen.
First FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn PS3 Screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/first-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-ps3-screenshots) - The first PS3 screenshots been revealed detailing the controller-friendly UI. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Igromir 2012 Lara Croft Cosplay Contest! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxV0zreR) - There can be only one! Find out who was rated the best looking Lara Croft Cosplay at Igromir 2012, Russia.
Tomb Raider @ NYCC! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxV11BNg) - The nice people at Crystal Dynamics have outlined the activities available to those attending NYCC. For those that can't make it (woe is me) they've been covering the event live on the official website.
First Look at our NYCC Archery Experience! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxV4f2Rn) - Some behind the scenes shots of the Tomb Raider Archery Experience at NYCC.
Forum Exclusive Dev Q&A Session #8 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxV4vPww) - Got a burning question for the folks at Crystal Dynamics? Now's your chance.
Tomb Raider Archery Experience with Meagan Marie (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxV8JqR_) - It had to be done and to be fair we're pretty impressed by Crystal Dynamics' Meagan Marie; archery is a lot harder than it looks.
NYCC: Day One (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxV8Q3GO) - A photo round-up of the activities at the Tomb Raider stand.
Tomb Raider Archery Experience Time-Lapse (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxVC9Q0p) - This cool video shows you how much hard work that goes into actually setting up at gaming expos. Kudos to the hard working guys and gals that put this together. Have a well deserved cuppa!
NYCC Community Gathering Snaps! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxVGHrjd) - It wouldn't be a Tomb Raider tour without an exclusive Community gathering.
Anatomy of an NPC (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/anatomy-of-an-npc) - Rob Oliveira and Hani Ghazaleh from United Front Games talk about creating a living, breathing open world and filling it with NPCs (Non-Player Characters)
(Sleeping Dogs) Spotlight: Street Racer Pack (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-street-racer) - CARS!
(Sleeping Dogs) Spotlight: Tactical Soldier Pack (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-tactical-soldier) - GUNS!
(Sleeping Dogs) Spotlight: Community Gift Pack (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/community-gift-pack) - PRESENTS!
Rise to the Challenge (http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/rise-to-the-challenge) - Have you explored the Sleeping Dogs Social Hub? Learn how to pick a skill and challenge a friend.
Skill Tree Spotlight - The Vindicator (http://heroesofruin.com/news/skill-tree-spotlight-the-vindicator) - The complete skill tree in all its glory for Heroes of Ruin's Vindicator. If you ever had any questions on how to get new abilities and what level you needed to be, this will answer them.
Hitman/AMD "Serious Gamer" Competition Thread (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=126596) - For the PC gamers amongst you we've got an opportunity you won't want to turn down. Your chance to win an AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics card and a custom branded briefcase.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Square Enix&rsquo;s Crystal Defenders Has Crossover With Gungho&rsquo;s Puzzle & Dragons (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/12/square-enixs-crystal-defenders-has-crossover-with-gunghos-puzzle-dragons/) (Siliconera)
Yen Press to Release Square Enix Titles Digitally (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-13/yen-press-to-release-square-enix-titles-digitally) (AnimeNewsNetwork)
Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Playable Soon; Beta Codes To Be Honored (http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/final-fantasy-xiv-ps3-playable-soon-beta-codes-to-be-honored-15517) (GameRevolution)
Bravely Default&rsquo;s Achievements Reward Players For Forum Posts And Using Facebook (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/12/bravely-defaults-achievements-reward-players-for-forum-posts-and-using-facebook/) (Siliconera)
The Craft Behind Croft (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/interviews/9968-The-Craft-Behind-Croft) (The Escapist)
Tomb Raider: Rhianna Pratchett on writing Lara 2.0 (http://www.vg247.com/2012/10/10/tomb-raider-rhianna-pratchett-on-writing-lara-2-0/) (VG247)
Rewriting Lara Croft (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/11/rewriting-lara-croft) (IGN)
Square Enix On Bringing Lightning Returns To Life (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/10/square-enix-on-bringing-lightning-returns-to-life/) (Kotaku)
Hitman Absolution hands-on preview (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/video-game-previews/9604227/Hitman-Absolution-hands-on-preview.html) (Telegraph)
NYCC: Hands On With the Gritty Lara Croft Tomb Raider Reboot (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410903,00.asp) (PC Mag)
Final Fantasy XIV Wants To Be the Standard for MMORPG Console Gaming (http://kotaku.com/5950455/final-fantasy-xivs-desire-to-be-the-standard-for-mmorpg-console-gaming) (Kotaku/Famitsu)
How Square Enix plans to make Hitman: Absolution accessible to all (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/how-square-enix-plans-to-make-hitman-absolution-accessible-to-all/0104203) (MCV)
Studio HIVE: Creating Beautiful Games in Bangkok (http://www.techinasia.com/studio-hive-gaming-bangkok/) (TechInAsia)"
[/list]

Grimoire
16th Oct 2012, 03:48
JOBS IN GAMES: No experience? No qualifications? No problem!


www.mcvuk.com/news/read/jobs-in-games-no... (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/jobs-in-games-no-experience-no-qualifications-no-problem/0102752)

Grimoire
18th Oct 2012, 02:09
Crystal ? Conquest - Released


crystalconquest.jp/ (http://crystalconquest.jp/)


www.4gamer.net/games/151/G015112/2012101... (http://www.4gamer.net/games/151/G015112/20121018034/)

Grimoire
18th Oct 2012, 02:21
Symphonica


www.jp.square-enix.com/symphonica/en/ind... (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/symphonica/en/index.html)


Rhythm Game for iPhone/iPad.


"Symphonica, Square Enix&rsquo;s Rhythm Game With A Story, Makes You A Conductor"


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/18/symphonica... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/18/symphonica-square-enixs-rhythm-game-with-a-story-makes-you-a-conductor/)

Grimoire
19th Oct 2012, 03:55
SQUARE ENIX × Hangame


More will be revealed on October 25.


static.hangame.co.jp/hangame/event/2012/... (http://static.hangame.co.jp/hangame/event/2012/1019_brage/index.html)


"Valkyria Dual Publisher Teases New Game From Square Enix"


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/19/valkyria-d... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/19/valkyria-dual-publisher-teases-new-game-from-square-enix/)


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Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 10/8-19


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (/go/article/view/blog/260507/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_108-19)


Robert Peeler: "We wrap-up the week's activities from 10/8 to 10/19 including New York Comic Con coverage, new mobile releases and tons of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION News!


It's been an eventful couple of weeks! Last week we went to New York Comic Con 2012 and saw many of you in person. Thanks again for coming over and saying hi! This week we had lots of news on mobile titles as well as plenty of info out for the upcoming HITMAN: ABSOLUTION!


Have you been trying out our new mobile releases like SYMPHONICA on iOS and CHAOS RINGS for Android? Are you excited for HITMAN: ABSOLUTION--only a month away! Chime in on the comments below.


October 19, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Life of an Assassin Sweepstakes (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260505/hitman:_absolution_life_of_an_assassin_sweepstakes) Enter a sweepstakes to live the live of a master assassin!


October 18, 2012 Symphonica Debuts on iOS (/symphonicagrandmaestro/go/article/view/news_article/network/260489/symphonica_debuts_on_ios) A new rhythm game takes the stage on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!


October 14, 2012 New York Comic Con Day 3 Wrap-Up (/go/article/view/blog/260407/new_york_comic_con_day_3_wrap-up)Yet again more cosplay! We also go to the HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Panel!


October 13, 2012 New York Comic Con Day 2 Wrap-Up (/go/article/view/blog/260405/new_york_comic_con_day_2_wrap-up)Even more attendees in costume, Tomb Raider Twitter Trivia, and shots from the show!


October 12, 2012 New York Comic Con Day 1 Wrap-Up (/go/article/view/blog/260391/new_york_comic_con_day_1_wrap-up)Tons of uploaded pictures, a great first USTREAM, giveaways and amazing cosplay and its just the first day!


October 11, 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn PS3 Screenshots (/finalfantasyxivarealmreborn/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260387/final_fantasy_xiv:_a_realm_reborn_ps3_screenshots)We have some of the first screenshots for the PlayStation 3 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn due out next year!


October 10, 2012 New York Comic Con Preview (/go/article/view/blog/260385/new_york_comic_con_preview)NYCC begins tomorrow and we have lots to show and tell!


October 10, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Storytelling (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260381/hitman:_absolution_storytelling)We take a new behind-the-scenes journey at IO Interactive; subject: Storytelling!


October 10, 2012 CHAOS RINGS Now Available on Android (/chaosrings/go/article/view/blog/260379/chaos_rings_now_available_on_android)The RPG hit previously available for iOS only has made its way to Android!


October 09, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Complex & Neff Snapback Hat (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260367/hitman:_absolution_complex__neff_snapback_hat) A new hat design by apparel company Neff is now available featuring the iconic Agent 47!


October 08, 2012 The Foggernaut World Invasion has Begun (/game-wakfu/go/article/view/blog/260355/the_foggernaut_world_invasion_has_begun)An entirely new class is being added to WAKFU!


October 08, 2012 FINAL FANTASY Experience Wrap-Up Video (/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260333/final_fantasy_experience_wrap-up_video)We have a new video from the FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Event in Seattle, WA August 31st.


Look for us next week as get ever closer to the Halloween season!


Robert Allen Peeler


Community Manager, world traveller


@SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"


*

Grimoire
22nd Oct 2012, 09:34
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 22/10/2012


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-22102012)


Ben Bateman: "Good Morning to my extended family, have you ever thought that we need a cool name for our community, like the "Squares (http://static.ontoplist.com/photos/articles/28517.jpg)". No? Just me then... Have a think of some cool community names alternative while you muse over last week's news.

<ul>
Hitman Absolution: Deluxe Professional Unboxing (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-deluxe-professional-unboxing) - With 29 days left before Hitman: Absolution's worldwide release the lovely people at IO Interactive give you a little peek into the Deluxe Professional Edition. There are limited supplies so make sure you pre-order now before it's too late.
Sleeping Dogs Download Content and Community Gifts Out Now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-download-content-and-community-gifts-out-now) - Grab yourself a Pork Bun and enjoy from this selection of hot new download content including a free community gift pack from United Front Games.
Gamer Chat: Multiplayer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-multiplayer) - How important is multiplayer to your gaming experience and if you could add multiplayer to any Square Enix game, what would it be? Let us know your thoughts in this week's Gamer Chat.
Are you a FINAL FANTASY Superfan? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/are-you-final-fantasy-superfan) - We're embarking on an epic quest to find the greatest FINAL FANTASY Superfan. If that's you then you could win a prize of a lifetime!
Symphonica Out Now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/symphonica-out-now-ios) - From the same the team, that brought you the fantastic Elite Beat Agents, iNIS have got a brand new beat for you to tap to. Symphonica is a rhythm game that you won't be able to put down (and the first 3 episodes are free!).
New Hitman: Absolution "Disguises" Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-disguises-trailer) - Suit? Check. Red Tie? Check. Chicken Outfit? um...check?!
Last Chance to be Immortalised in a Hitman Game (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/last-chance-be-immortalised-hitman-game) - The doors have now closed but soon we will be revealing the UK's Ultimate Sniper Challenge Assassin.
Announcing Nightmare in North Point Download Content for Sleeping Dogs (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/announcing-nightmare-north-point-download-content-sleeping-dogs) - If Wei Shen isn't terrifying enough we've got a brand new horror story coming to Hong Kong this Halloween. It's got a Smiley Cat (http://www.flixya.com/files-photo/p/r/o/profits210k-2381.jpg).
Brazil Game Show 2012 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxVPMxSZ) - Some of our most loyal (and simply amazing) fans from Brazil took some photos of Tomb Raider and the cosplay on display at the Brazil Game Show.
Official Forum Competition - Design a Forum Banner! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxVPxIVh)* - The Tomb Raider forum needs sprucing up a bit. If you've got a single artistic bone in your body then give it a shot, you could win a Crossroads Lithograph signed by Rhianna, Camillia, Karl, John, and Noah.
Square Enix Raises Over $3,500 For Child&rsquo;s Play! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxVQZ8vu) - Thanks to everyone who placed a bid in our charity auction during NYCC. The results are in and we raised a massive $3,500 for Child's Play. Give yourselves a pat on the back!
The wait is nearly over! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxVaUAHq) - The Tomb Raider box art will be exclusively revealed on tombraider.com (http://www.tombraider.com) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix) at 5 PM (UK) on the 23rd October.
Vote Now in the Golden Joystick Awards 2012 (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/golden-joystick-awards-2012) - Don't forget there's a number of great Square Enix games up for a Golden Joystick Award, including Sleeping Dogs. Get voting!
You Choose It, We Create It (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/you-choose-it-we-create-it) - The choice is in your hands. Would you like the next Sleeping Dogs download content to be based on mythology or grounded in the realms of reality?
Love Valve, Love Free T-Shirts (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/love-valve-love-free-tshirts) - Free stuff is free! PC Sleeping Dogs players can thank Valve for a selection of new clothing for Wei Shen.
Stars for your Screen (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/stars-for-your-screen) - The Screen Legends pack for Sleeping Dogs gives an acknowledging nod to the world of Hong Kong cinema. Download it from the 24th October.
Skill Tree Spotlight - The Gunslinger (http://heroesofruin.com/news/skill-tree-spotlight-the-gunslinger) - Heroes of Ruin gamers can benefit from an in-depth look at the gunslinger's Skill Tree following on from last week's look at the Vindicator (http://heroesofruin.com/news/skill-tree-spotlight-the-vindicator).
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
We Try Our Hand at Archery at NYCC 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X8i26cpE6Hw) (Kotaku)
Square Enix Finds Redemption for Demons&rsquo; Score with Symphonic (http://kotaku.com/5953221/square-enix-finds-redemption-for-demons-score-with-symphonica) (Kotaku)
What's the Deal with Square Enix's Akitoshi Kawazu? (http://www.1up.com/features/deal-square-enix-akitoshi-kawazu) (1UP)
NHN Hangame teases new game with Square Enix (http://gamersyndrome.com/2012/video-games/nhn-hangame-teases-new-game-with-square-enix/) (GamerSyndrome)
Shanda Games, Square Enix Partner on Mobile Games (http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/2012-10-16/article/60121/shanda_games_square_enix_partner_on_mobile_games) (Marbridge Daily)
Behind the Classics: Amy Hennig Talks Soul Reaver Secrets (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/12/behind-the-classics-amy-hennig-talks-soul-reaver-secrets/) (PlayStation Blog)
Square Enix Tops the Japanese Sales Charts with Original IP (http://www.technobuffalo.com/gaming/portable/square-enix-tops-the-japanese-sales-charts-with-original-ip/) (TechnoBuffalo)"
[/list]

Grimoire
22nd Oct 2012, 09:36
Dengeki 20th Anniversary Signature Gallery


Featuring Lightning (news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549482... (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549482/)),


Slimes (news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549466... (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549466/))


and more (news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549457... (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549457/)).


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news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549194... (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549194/)


news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549960... (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/549/549960/)

Grimoire
23rd Oct 2012, 15:00
Square Enix And Epic Games Sign Unreal Engine 4 Licensing Agreement


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/23/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/23/square-enix-and-epic-games-sign-unreal-engine-4-licensing-agreement/)

Grimoire
23rd Oct 2012, 15:17
New GREE Titles


-Circle of Mana


-Chocobo&rsquo;s Chocotto Farm


-Final Fantasy X GREE www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_gree/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_gree/)


-The World Ends with You LIVE Remix www.jp.square-enix.com/subarashiki-live-... (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/subarashiki-live-remix/)


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/23/the-world-... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/23/the-world-ends-with-you-live-remix-coming-this-winter-from-square-enix-and-gree/)


www.famitsu.com/news/201210/23023137.htm... (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201210/23023137.html)


Screenshots:


www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/news/2... (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/news/2012/html/9632a6b7ddf7404c4b0bc4b7d20ba7d0.html)


www.4gamer.net/games/190/G019004/2012102... (http://www.4gamer.net/games/190/G019004/20121023056/)


www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201210230028/ (http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201210230028/)

Grimoire
23rd Oct 2012, 15:39
FINAL FANTASY I?II?III Memory of Heroes Cover


sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/5... (http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/553543_434220623303315_973261105_n.jpg)

Grimoire
23rd Oct 2012, 16:56
Square Enix is hiring. We're looking for Testers, Producers and more. Get in touch if you've got the skills!


eu.square-enix.com/en/jobs (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/jobs)


MCM Expo Line-up


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mcm-expo-line (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mcm-expo-line)

Grimoire
25th Oct 2012, 02:06
THE IDOLM@STER (mailto:IDOLM@STER) CINDERELLA GIRLS X SQUARE ENIX - Website


www.jp.square-enix.com/magazine/imas/s/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/magazine/imas/s/)





Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 10/22-26


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (/go/article/view/blog/260647/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_1022-26)


Robert Peeler: "We wrap-up the week's activities from 10/22 to 10/26 including Wizardlings Release, the Tomb Raider Box Art Reveal and a 72 HOUR SALE!


We're at the end of the week and ready to give you another wrap-up of all the activities going on here at Square Enix!


October 26, 2012 Square Enix Online Store 72 HOUR SALE (/go/article/view/blog/260645/square_enix_online_store_72_hour_sale) All orders 30% - 50% off: 3 days only starting today!


October 25, 2012 Wizardlings Available Now (/wizardlings/go/article/view/blog/260623/wizardlings_available_now) A brand new mobile RPG from Square Enix and Liv Games is Available now for iOS!


October 24, 2012 Official Box Art for Tomb Raider (/tombraider/go/article/view/260605/official_box_art_for_tomb_raider) Lara Croft shown in a different light in the latest box art


October 23, 2012 FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest Extended (/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260587/final_fantasy_super_fan_contest_extended) Are you the number one FINAL FANTASY fan? Show us your dedication in a short video for a chance at great prizes!


October 23, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION New Trailer (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260575/hitman:_absolution_new_trailer) Check out Agent 47&rsquo;s new wardrobe in the latest &ldquo;INTRODUCING: DISGUISES&rdquo; trailer


And this story came out after we put our weekly wrap-up last week so we wanted to be sure you guys read about the new Sleeping Dogs DLC announcement!


October 19, 2012 Sleeping Dogs New DLC (/go/article/view/blog/260509/sleeping_dogs_new_dlc) Nightmare in North Point revealed and 50% off Steam sale


It's Halloween next week so look forward to a couple SPOOKY posts at the beginning of the week! Also be sure to take advantage of this weekend's 72 HOUR SALE on our Square Enix Store! You don't want to miss out on some amazing deals on Square Enix games.


Robert Allen Peeler


Community Manager of the Library of Members Congress


@SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Grimoire
29th Oct 2012, 03:20
THE MUSIC MAGES - Cute Moogle Photo


www.i-mezzo.net/log/2012/10/28130756.htm... (http://www.i-mezzo.net/log/2012/10/28130756.html)

Grimoire
30th Oct 2012, 15:33
Square Enix Cut Profit Forecast Due To Sluggish Sales Of A Major HD Title


www.siliconera.com/2012/10/30/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/30/square-enix-cut-profit-forecast-due-to-sluggish-sales-of-a-major-hd-title/)


Interview: Yo****aka Amano


www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2012-... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2012-10-29/interview-yo****aka-amano)

Grimoire
7th Nov 2012, 02:21
Results Briefing Session Six-Month Period Ended September 30, 2012
www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/pdf/13q2... (http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/pdf/13q2slides.pdf)


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Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 10/29-11/2


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (/go/article/view/blog/260765/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_1029-112)


Robert Peeler: "We wrap-up the week's activities from 10/29 to 11/2 including new releases of Chrono Trigger, the FINAL FANTASY XI Concert Wrap-Up and the Halloween release of new Sleeping Dogs DLC


It's late but not too late to get you ready for the weekend! The best part about the weekend you might ask? Reading up on all the Square Enix news you missed out on during the week! That's why you're here right...right, so let's get started: November 01, 2012 FINAL FANTASY III Available on Kindle Fire (/finalfantasyiii/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260735/final_fantasy_iii_available_on_kindle_fire)First remade on Nintendo DS, then released for iOS, Android, and PSP, FINAL FANTASY III now comes to your Kindle Fire!
October 31, 2012 Happy Halloween from Square Enix! (/go/article/view/blog/260727/happy_halloween_from_square_enix%21)Trick or Treat?! Some pics from our Halloween party
October 31, 2012 Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point Available Now (/sleepingdogs/go/article/view/260725/sleeping_dogs:_nightmare_in_north_point_available_now) The dead come back to haunt Wei in the newest DLC pack out today
October 31, 2012 FINAL FANTASY XI 10th Anniversary Concert (/finalfantasyxi/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260723/final_fantasy_xi_10th_anniversary_concert)Square Enix Members attends the amazing celebration in Berkeley, CA
October 30, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Voice Cast (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260705/hitman:_absolution_voice_cast)Last week IO Interactive revealed the voice cast for HITMAN: ABSOLUTION


October 29, 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIV Final Hours (/finalfantasyxivarealmreborn/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260681/final_fantasy_xiv_final_hours)On October 31st, FINAL FANTASY XIV will conduct its final save maintenance and November 11th close servers in anticipation of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
October 29, 2012 Members Survey - LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII (/lightningreturnsfinalfantasyxiii/go/article/view/blog/260679/members_survey_-_lightning_returns:_final_fantasy_xiii)Give us your thoughts on Lightning


October 29, 2012 Chrono Trigger on Google Play (/chronotrigger/go/article/view/blog/260677/chrono_trigger_on_google_play) The classic RPG created by the makers of the DRAGON QUEST and FINAL FANTASY series joins the Google Play Store!


It's been a whirl-wind October and we're looking forward to an exciting November! We have a few surprises set for this month and of course we'll continue our daily Twitter Trivia giving you opportunities to win some great Square Enix games!


Robert Allen Peeler


Community Manager of the Library of Members Congress


@SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Grimoire
9th Nov 2012, 22:51
Intruder Alert - Eidos Montreal's new Online Community Manager


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/intruder-aler... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/intruder-alert)


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Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 11/5-11/9


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (/go/article/view/blog/260817/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_115-119)


Robert Peeler: "We wrap-up the week's activities from 11/5 to 11/9 including new HITMAN preorder deal on the Square Enix Online Store, and the final hours of the current version of FINAL FANTASY XIV


With HITMAN: ABSOLUTION arriving soon on Nov 20th, and the end of the current version of FINAL FANTASY XIV, we're coming up on some important milestones in Square Enix history. We have even more surprises next week, but in the meantime, catch up on what you might have missed!


November 09, 2012 Reminder: The Final Hours of the Current Version of FINAL FANTASY XIV (/finalfantasyxivarealmreborn/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260815/reminder:_the_final_hours_of_the_current_version_of_final_fantasy_xiv) The last hours of FINAL FANTASY XIV as we know it are just on the horizon!


November 09, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION The Ultimate Assassin (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260813/hitman:_absolution_the_ultimate_assassin) Agent 47 is back Nov 20th, are you prepared to be the ultimate assassin?


November 08, 2012 Amazon.com Hitman Console Sweepstakes (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260801/amazon.com_hitman_console_sweepstakes) Win a brand new Hitman Absolution themed Xbox 360


November 08, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Preorder Bonus (/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260799/hitman:_absolution_preorder_bonus) Preorder HITMAN: ABSOLUTION on the Square Enix Online Store and get a FREE Agent 47 tie + Mini 47 figurine!
November 08, 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Footage (/finalfantasyxivarealmreborn/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260797/final_fantasy_xiv:_a_realm_reborn_alpha_footage) Check out the new character creation and a look at the revamped Gridania!


Be sure to remember to attend that FINAL FANTASY XIV event this weekend as well. You don't get to see the "end of the world" too many times in your life, do you?


That HITMAN: ABSOLUTION preorder deal lasts till Nov 19th, but why wait, jump right in and get it today!


Catch us next week as we get closer to the ever important Thanksgiving Holiday with plenty to be thankful for!


Robert Allen Peeler


Community Manager and Time Mage


@SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Grimoire
12th Nov 2012, 13:18
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 12/11/2012


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-12112012#comment-34730)


Ben Bateman: "Welcome humble followers to another Square Enix weekly recap. As we edge that little bit closer to Christmas (oh God, I know! (http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/news/coke-holidays-are-coming-ad-returns/4004676.article)) there's a wealth of games making their way to your favourite stores. While we'll be itching to play them ourselves, I politely remind you that clearly only one matters, Hitman. With eighy days to go it's not too late to pre-order. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to set some Hitman Contracts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5993yYwZio) for the Square Enix Community Collective to tackle.

<ul>
<li style="line-height: 20px;">Announcing Heroes & Generals (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/announcing-heroes-generals) - We team up with Reto-Moto to bring you this beautiful blend of WWII FPS with Strategy. Whether you're a hero or a general, there's an equally important role for anyone who joins the cause. Sign up (https://account.heroesandgenerals.com/registerplayer.aspx) for the closed beta today.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">New Hitman: Absolution Living Breathing World Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-living-breathing-world-trailer) - This beautiful montage tells you what it's really like to be part of a "immersive experience". Thanks to power of the Glacier 2 engine there's never a moment when you won't feel engrossed in Agent 47's world.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">FINAL FANTASY III Now Available on Amazon App Store (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-iii-now-available-amazon-app-store) -* For the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD users among you, you can now get a tailor-made FINAL FANTASY III from the Amazon App Store.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">Countastic Out Now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/countastic-out-now-android) - Monkeys, Owls, and brain-tickling number games. Go on, click the link.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">Intruder Alert (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/intruder-alert) - The Square Enix family has a brand new addition, with highly talented Adam, serving all your community needs over at Eidos Montreal.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">Mensa Academy Out Now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mensa-academy-out-now-ios) - Put your noggin to good use and stretch its potential with Mensa Academy. It's fully endorsed by those brainy big-wigs, champions of IQ at Mensa (http://www.mensa.org.uk/). It will make you well SMRT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhrfhjLd9e4).
<li style="line-height: 20px;">New Hitman: Absolution "Ultimate Assassin" Video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-ultimate-assassin-video) - Eight more days, folks. Can you feel your heart skip a little? That's the feeling of impending awesomeness. Save yourself from any undue stress by taking this does of Hitman gameplay.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">FINAL FANTASY XIV: The End of an Era (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-end-era) - As one story ends, another begins. This video is our final farewell to FINAL FANTASY XIV as we band together with the fans to welcome FINAL FANTASY: A Realm Reborn.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">SolaRola is now free (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/266199746400616448) - The blobtastic platformer is now free on Android and iOS devices and comes bundled with 15 new levels!
<li style="line-height: 20px;">Croft Couture #15: Victoria (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxWxCduF) - Our crack team of Croft cosplay hunters at Crystal Dynamics unearth another highly talented Tomb Raider fan.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">The Crystal Habit Monthly #14 is live! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxWtFgo5) - Catch up on all the latest Tomb Raider shenanigans with the latest Crystal Dynamics newsletter.
<li style="line-height: 20px;">Tomb Raider Takes Over Paris Games Week (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxWkF7yG) - The Paris Games Week saw us mingle with the "incroyable" French Square Enix community. Cosplayers raided our stand by the masses, so got snap-happy with the camera to grab these fantastic photos (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxWSb2MO) (more here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxWkNDbu)). Très bon! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jet29TQv2uA)
New York Comic Con Wrap-Up (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/new-york-comic-con-wrap-up) - This retrospective video looks at the Sleeping Dogs panel and the impressions from the fans.
Halloween DLC Out Now (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/halloween-dlc-out-now) - Remember that time your fellow Triad member got reincarnated with the cat-face and promised to mobilise his army of the undead to destroy you. No? Must be a Wei Shen thing. New Sleeping Dogs download content out now.
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part IV (http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=e992762a718f94a7630f1f068d599fa792e03aa8) - Another FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Producer live stream where we answer your questions (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/57667-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-IV-Q-A-Updates).
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Savage beauty: Horton on redrawing Tomb Raider (http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/05/savage-beauty-horton-on-redrawing-tomb-raider/) (VG247)
Motley Blocks on Android: Complete fun shapes, one square at a time (http://blog.games.com/2012/11/09/motley-blocks-android-review/) (Games.com)
New Batman And Bane Play Arts Kai Action Figure Images Rise (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/11/09/square-enix-play-arts-kai-batman-bane-the-dark-knight-rises-action-figures/) (Comics Alliance)
Final Fantasy Tactics creator splits from Professor Layton dev (http://www.gamezone.com/products/final-fantasy-tactics-advance/news/final-fantasy-tactics-creator-splits-from-professor-layton-dev) (Gamezone)
Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy music concert - Reader's Feature (http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/917491-distant-worlds-final-fantasy-music-concert-readers-feature) (Metro)
Square Enix to publish one of the first games to be approved on Steam Greenlight (http://www.polygon.com/2012/11/6/3611826/square-enix-to-publish-one-of-the-first-games-to-be-approved-on-steam) (Polygon)
Hitman: Absolution Clothing Collection Available Now (http://electronictheatre.co.uk/articles/articles-articles/26933/hitman-absolution-clothing-collection) (Electronic Theatre)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Alpha Demo Video Streamed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-11-08/final-fantasy-xiv/a-realm-reborn-alpha-demo-video-streamed) (Anime News Network)"
[/list]

Grimoire
19th Nov 2012, 22:14
Chocobo Farm for iPhone and Android


www.jp.square-enix.com/chocobo_nouen/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/chocobo_nouen/)

Grimoire
19th Nov 2012, 22:16
"Square Enix Weekly Recap: 19/11/2012"


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-19112012)


Ben Bateman: "Life (as I was cruelly reminded recently (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEo3Cjt_WPA)) is full of ups and downs. It's taken a lot of hard work and sweat from everyone here at Square Enix to rebuild FINAL FANTASY XIV to be the best game it can possibly be and the game that fans deserve. With the fantastic support of the Square Enix Community we took the time to celebrate the end of one chapter by recounting our favourite moments (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-end-era) and looking longingly (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-end-era) towards the excitement that awaits us in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. But that wasn't the only big news last week. Grab yourself a cuppa tea and join us for another weekly recap.

<ul type="disc">
More Sleeping Dogs Content***** Coming Soon! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-sleeping-dogs-content-coming-soon) - You asked for it, so we're delivering a tonne of new***** content to Sleeping Dogs fans over the coming months. From outfits,***** weapons and cars, to new story-based content, there's something for***** everyone.
New Hitman: Absolution***** "Agent 47" ICA File Video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-agent-47-ica-file-video) - Leaving the best ICA***** file until last, it's time to uncover Agent 47's background.
Gamer Chat: The End of an Era (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-end-era) - The FINAL FANTASY***** XIV servers have closed and preparations are underway for the launch of***** FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. As we look forward to this new***** beginning, we take discuss your fondest memories and join the community in***** celebrating the experience so far.
Play Lara Croft and the Guardian***** of Light for Free (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/play-lara-croft-and-guardian-light-free) - Adding to its ever-increasing library***** of free on-demand games, CORE ONLINE brings Lara Croft and the Guardian of***** Light to browsers, free-to-play for both Mac and PC.
Scott Derrickson to Direct Deus***** Ex Feature (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/scott-derrickson-direct-deus-ex-feature) - CBS Films and Square Enix are proud to announce that Deus***** Ex is making its way to the big screen with Scott Derrickson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0220600/) (Sinister) attached to***** direct.
New Hitman: Absolution Launch***** Trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-hitman-absolution-launch-trailer) -***** How many people would you kill to save just one? Jump on the hype-train as***** we count down the last few days before Hitman: Absolution's impending***** release.
Hitman: Absolution - CONTRACTS***** mode free for everybody! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-contracts-mode-free-everybody) - Hitman CONTRACTS no longer requires an***** Online Pass and will be available to everyone at no extra cost. Read the***** blog post for more details on how to grab it for free.
Beauty Shots for European***** Survival and Collector&rsquo;s Editions Revealed! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxX88reQ) - Not long ago we***** announced the special editions and pre-order bonuses that were available***** to Tomb Raider fans. Now we're pleased to reveal the first pictures of the***** Survival and Collector's Editions.
Steam Details Tomb Raider***** Survival Edition (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxXClVwo) - Pre-order through Steam and save***** yourself 10%.
Video Game Awards (http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards/) - Sleeping Dogs has been nominated***** in the 'Best Action Adventure Game' category and in the 'Best Performance***** by a Female' category for Emma Stone's performance as Amanda Cartwright.***** Tomb Raider has also been nominated in the 'Most Anticipated Game'***** category. Who wins? You decide&hellip; So get voting now!
It's Hip to be Square (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/it-is-hip-to-be-square) - Preview the Sleeping***** Dogs Square Enix Character Pack in these videos of Wei Shen dressed up as***** Agent 47 (Hitman) and Adam Jensen (Deus Ex: Human Revolution).
Meet the Mercenaries (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/mercenaries) - Introducing the latest Gameglobe (http://www.gameglobe.com/) content update, the***** devious mercenary enemy class. But it's not just a brand new enemy to***** plonk into your level - you also get a wealth of brand new props too, from***** sentry guns to saw blades!
Updating weather & light***** settings (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11415/updating-weather-light-settings) -***** The upcoming build of Heroes and Generals features brand new environmental***** settings. For a bunch of deliciously pretty screenshots head to the***** H&G blog. Don't forget to sign up to the beta (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11415/updating-weather-light-settings) while you're there.
H&G Newspaper 4th edition (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11284/hg-newspaper-4th-edition) - The team behind***** Heroes and Generals looks at the War 85 aftermath, the 1 day wars;***** 86,87,89 and 90, interviews with forum mod Jumana, and this week's***** featured video from Striker_2012.
Letter from the Producer LIVE***** Part IV & Q&A Summary (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/58180-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-IV-Q-A-Summary) - Community Q&A and subtitled Letter***** from the Producer LIVE Part IV video are now live! If you weren't able to***** watch the live stream, or if you just want to watch it over and over***** again, click the link!
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Best Game 2012 - Videogame***** Deathmatch (http://www.g4tv.com/vgdm/best-game-2012/vote/549/xcomenemyunknown-vs-hitmanabsolution/) (G4TV)
Pre-purchase Hitman Absolution***** on Steam and get six free items in Team Fortress 2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151276855818987&set=a.246743173986.139443.82040998986&type=1) (Steam)
Clueless Gamer: Conan Reviews***** "Hitman: Absolution" (http://teamcoco.com/video/clueless-gamer-conan-reviews-hitman-absolution) (TeamCoCo)
Square Enix releases first***** Dragon Quest VII 3DS screens (http://www.geek.com/articles/games/square-enix-releases-first-dragon-quest-vii-3ds-screens-20121116/) (Geek.com)
Square Enix Rewards Fans That***** Buy Dragon Quest VII Directly With Special Sword (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/11/15/square-enix-rewards-fans-that-buy-dragon-quest-vii-directly-with-special-sword/) (Siliconera)
Core Online Beta Does***** Ad-Supported Games Right (http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/hitman-blood-money/1226675p1.html) (GameSpy)
App Of The Day: Mensa Academy (http://www.gametrailers.com/mobile-apps/38918/app-of-the-day-mensa-academy) (GameTrailers)
Battle Square Enix CEO Yoichi***** Wada In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/11/12/battle-square-enix-ceo-yoichi-wada-in-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn/) (Siliconera)
Square Enix releases their 3D***** puzzle game Motley Blocks... onto Amazon? (http://www.droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/4971-squar-enix-releases-their-3d-puzzle-game-motley-blocks-onto-amazon) (DroidGamers)"
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Grimoire
20th Nov 2012, 10:21
HYPER JAPAN 2012 This Weekend!


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hyper-japan-2... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hyper-japan-2012-weekend)

Grimoire
20th Nov 2012, 11:54
Sengoku IXA - Introduction Video


www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjXWK_98scU&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjXWK_98scU&feature=youtube_gdata)

Grimoire
20th Nov 2012, 12:02
Turn to 400 - The Fighting Fantasy Documentary Film


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/turn-400-figh... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/turn-400-fighting-fantasy-documentary-film)

Grimoire
22nd Nov 2012, 01:32
Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 11/12-11/21


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (http://na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/260933/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_1112-1121)


Robert Peeler: "We wrap-up last week's and this week's activities as you head into the Thanksgiving weekend!


We're a day away from the Thanksgiving weekend, and what better to be thankful for than a whole host of Square Enix updates! We've seen quite a bit of news in the last 10 days or so including new game releases with HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, MOTLEY BLOCKS, and GROOVE COASTER ZERO. We saw the reveal of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition, and the final hours of the current version of FINAL FANTASY XIV with the End of An Era trailer. We also have some great deals for Black Friday including incredible discounts on Square Enix games on the Square Enix Online store (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/DisplayHomePage) all the way through Cyber Monday! Also don't forget if you picked up HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, register your game on Square Enix Members early and you can get double points! Also be sure to enter the Obento 47 contest for a chance to show off your amazing culinary talents and win great prizes at the same time!


So much news, you'll have plenty of reading material while you wait for the Turkey to defrost!


November 21, 2012 Double Members Points (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/260931/double_members_points) Register Hitman Absolution and get 2x Members Points
November 21, 2012 Motley Blocks Now Available on iOS & Android Devices (http://na.square-enix.com/motleyblockfree/go/article/view/blog/260929/motley_blocks_now_available_on_ios__android_devices) Motley Blocks, the new 3-D puzzler from Square Enix comes to your iPhone/iPad and Android Devices!
November 21, 2012 GROOVE COASTER ZERO Available Now (http://na.square-enix.com/groovecoasterzero/go/article/view/blog/260927/groove_coaster_zero_available_now) The follow up to the handheld hit featuring amazing music inspired by the Space Invaders series is available on IOS today!
November 20, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION Available Now (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260905/hitman:_absolution_available_now) The long awaited fifth entry in the HITMAN series is now available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360!
November 16, 2012 Hitman Absolution Launch Trailer (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260887/hitman_absolution_launch_trailer)The official North American Launch Trailer <a href="http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260887/hitman_absolution_launch_trailer">
</a>November 15, 2012 Square Enix Nominated at 10th Annual VGAs (http://na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/260877/square_enix_nominated_at_10th_annual_vgas) (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260887/hitman_absolution_launch_trailer)Square Enix games received three nominations for SPIKE's 10th Annual Video Game Awards!
November 15, 2012 Obento 47 Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260871/obento_47_contest) Put your culinary skills to the test with latest OBENTO 47 Members Contest
November 15, 2012 Clueless Gamer Features HITMAN: ABSOLUTION (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260869/clueless_gamer_features_hitman:_absolution) Late night talkshow host Conan O' Brien's Clueless Gamer segment featured HITMAN: ABSOLUTION!
November 13, 2012 THE CELEBRATION: FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Concert (http://na.square-enix.com/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260835/the_celebration:_final_fantasy_25th_anniversary_concert) We have news and announcements for the upcoming North American FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Concert Dec 7th, Chicago IL
November 12, 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn End of an Era (http://na.square-enix.com/finalfantasyxivarealmreborn/go/article/view/blog/260831/final_fantasy_xiv:_a_realm_reborn_end_of_an_era) In the wake of Dalamud's destruction we begin an Era anew
November 12, 2012 TOMB RAIDER Collector's Edition Unveiled (http://na.square-enix.com/tombraider/go/article/view/blog/260825/tomb_raider_collectors_edition_unveiled) The Collector's Edition for the upcoming TOMB RAIDER has been revealed!
November 12, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION ICA file for Agent 47 (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260823/hitman:_absolution_ica_file_for_agent_47) The latest ICA file video exposes Agent 47 and his body of work


November is wrapping up with some pretty awesome content, but December is not one to be counted out as we get closer to the FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Concert on Dec 7th and some other great surprises. Happy Turkey Day everyone!

Robert Allen Peeler Community Manager and part-time competitive eater @SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Grimoire
23rd Nov 2012, 14:42
Hello, My Name is Phil!


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-my-name... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-my-name-phil)


Phil Elliott: "Hi, I&rsquo;m Phil.


From now on I'll be working closely with Ben on making sure you folks are given the attention you deserve... we're always trying to think of ways to make sure we're listening and responding, so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself.


Well, my role here is Head of Community and Social Media, although there are a bunch of other cool things that roll into that. Basically, I try and make sure that what we do for you is as interesting and fun as it can possibly be. It&rsquo;s very much a work-in-progress, but hopefully you&rsquo;ll start seeing some different things here on the blog in the coming months.


Before I joined Square Enix I ran a site called GamesIndustry.biz, which reports on news from around the videogames industry, and before that I was the UK editor of GameSpot. Before that I was at the BBC, and before that is too far back to remember&hellip;*


The reason I got into the games business was because, while I appreciate all kinds of games and puzzles, videogames would probably take up slots one, two and three on my Top Five Hobbies list. I play games every day, for as long as I can &ndash; although having a job gets in the way quite a lot &ndash; and jump in on PC, console, tablet, mobile and social networks, depending on what&rsquo;s around.


Anyway, enough about me. I&rsquo;m sure you&rsquo;ve got loads of suggestions about what you&rsquo;d like to see here, so feel free to post them &ndash; we&rsquo;ve got some great ideas we&rsquo;re bringing to the community that we know you&rsquo;ve been eager for, plus a load of other cool changes we know you&rsquo;re going to love... so stay tuned!"

Grimoire
27th Nov 2012, 05:22
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 26/11/2012 (http://na.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-26112012)


Ben Bateman: "Hello my dear Square Enixions. Apologies for the late delivery of this week's Square Enix news recap. Either Square Enix HQ*was on fire (http://instagram.com/p/Sf2ez3odbP/)*or it was an elaborate ruse by an Agent 47 wannabe to aid them in their infiltration of the building. I can however guarantee that this post is worth the wait coming ram-packed full of news for you to gorge your information-hungry brains on. You could say this news comes hot off the press...hot, fire,*get it (http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc124/toweroftime/rude-face-palm.png)?



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<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Hyper Japan 2012 This Weekend! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hyper-japan-2012-weekend)*- Lots of lovely Square Enix Products were up for grabs at the UK's Hyper Japan. Did you get anything nice?
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Hitman: Absolution Out Now! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-out-now)*- Well that crept up on us without a sound! You can now bust some chops, dress up as a chicken and just*chill out as Agent 47 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qFb_NTyz3Y). But dfinitely get making some Contracts of your own...
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Turn to 400 - The Fighting Fantasy Documentary Film (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/turn-400-fighting-fantasy-documentary-film)*- Before Eidos there was Fighting Fantasy; find out more in this documentary Kickstarter.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Voice Box: The End of an Era - Part 1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/voice-box-end-era-part-1)*- Our community guest bloggers tell their Final Fantasy stories in the first of a new series.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Sleeping Dogs Now Available from Xbox Games on Demand (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-now-available-xbox-games-demand)*- Ditch that plastic for the more eco-friendly digital download! You will be rewarded with*pork buns (http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww307/Isarailee/shutup.png).
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Heroes and Generals Beta Videolog #4: The Eisenhower Build (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heroes-and-generals-beta-videolog-4-eisenhower-build)*- Exciting changes are heading their way to the next version of Heroes and Generals. Get a sneaky peek at what's coming up, as well as details on how to sign up to the beta.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">GROOVE COASTER ZERO Out Now on iOS (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/groove-coaster-zero-out-now-ios)*- The incredibly popular music-rhythm game has returned and it's free-to-play!
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Loading Bar - Hitman: Absolution Cocktail (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/loading-bar-hitman-absolution-cocktail)*- Forget "shaken not stirred", how about having your drinks shot, drowned, set on fire and sliced with a Samurai sword?
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Hitman: Absolution Special Edition with Sleeping Dogs Out on PSN (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-special-edition-sleeping-dogs-out-psn)*- Tough time deciding which game to get? Grab Hitman: Absolution Special Edition on PSN and get Sleeping Dogs included!
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Chaos Rings Omega Out Now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/chaos-rings-omega-out-now-android)*- This brilliant RPG makes its highly-anticipated arrival to Android
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">New Addictive Puzzle Game Alert!! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-addictive-puzzle-game-alert)*- Motley Blocks is a barmy combo-linking, block-spinning, 3D puzzler that lets you build a T-Rex. Yeah, you*<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">need[/b]*to play this.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Get your Black Friday Deals (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-your-black-friday-deals)*- We hope you nabbed up some good deals over the weekend. Some of the Steam deals are still available so check out the store and pick yourself up a bargain.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Hitman: Absolution &ndash; now featuring over 50,000 levels! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-%E2%80%93-now-featuring-over-50000-levels)*- You guys have only had the game a few short days but there's already over 50,000 Contracts (and a lot, lot more since the article was published).
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Hello, My Name is Phil! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-my-name-phil)*- Say hello (and play nice) with Phil Elliott, the Head of Community and Social Media at Square Enix Europe.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Croft Couture #16: Dayana (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxY4gXtD)*- Crystal Dynamics highlights yet another incredibly talented Lara Croft cosplayer.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Tomb Raider Community Roundup: 11/24/12 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxXyQLqR)*- Get yourself up to speed with the Tomb Raider Community Roundup from Meagan Marie.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Guest Blog: Kate Sykes @ MCM Expo (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxXKp06O)*- Were you at the London Comic Con MCM Expo? Guest Blogger Kate Sykes dishes out all the details on behalf of Crystal Dynamics.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Featured Contracts (http://ica.hitman.com/press/featured-contracts-callout)*- IO Interactive talks about this week's featured Contract in Hitman: Absolution and how to submit your own Contracts for candidacy.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">ICA Site Launched (http://ica.hitman.com/press/ica-site-launched)*- Speaking of Hitman Absolution's Contracts, have you seen the amazing new Hitman community website? It's the perfect complement to any Hitman fan's gaming experience.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Expert Combat Tips from the UFG Masters (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/expert-combat-tips-from-ufg)*- If you're breaking out the Drunken Fist Pack for Sleeping Dogs then Dan Sochan from United Front Games has got some top tips for you.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Video Game Awards 2012 Nominations (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spike-VGA-award-nominations)*- Sleeping Dogs is up for a Video Game Award but we need your vote. Gather you friends, family and pets. Let's conquer this!
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Spotlight: Drunken Fist Pack (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-drunken-fist-pack)*- This new Sleeping Dogs add-on hands Wei Shen an exclusive outfit that allows him to unleash a head-spinning new fighting style.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Animated textures for smoke and fun! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11526/animated-textures-for-smoke-and-fun)*- It's surprising how much fun you can have with smoke animations. Another small and sometimes unnoticed component that makes Heroes and Generals even more immersive and realistic.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">How do we actually show you this webpage? (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11515/how-do-we-actually-show-you-this-webpage)*- A quick look for the web-devs and geeks among you at what keeps the Heroes and Generals website ticking.
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">New Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/27)*- Gameglobe wants to know "Where have all the turkeys gone?" Can you build a level to answer that question?
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/26)*- The winners of last week's Gameglobe challenge - entitled "Rescue" - have been revealed. Play them now, for free!
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/25)*-*Get the highest score possible in*Manic Mine (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/t7UKqUFJ0uUq)*and get 200 coins! Entry is simple, just play it for free over on Gameglobe today!
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<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Montreal Hitman &ldquo;another take on the character from a fresh perspective&rdquo;, IO on &ldquo;new project&rdquo; (http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/2012/11/22/all-new-montreal-developed-hitman-the-first-time-its-gone-out-of-the-house-io-already-on-a-new-project/)*(OPM)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Four Square Enix PC Ports that&rsquo;ll blow your mind (http://www.thumbactive.co.uk/thumbables/square-enix-and-their-amazing-pc-ports/)*(thumbACTIVE)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Motley Blocks Is A Fun And Frantic Color Matcher From Square Enix (http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/11/quickadvice-motleyblocks)*(AppAdvice)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">A Final Fantasy Music Collection For Blu-ray And Record Players (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/11/22/square-enix-has-a-final-fantasy-music-collection-for-blu-ray-and-your-record-player/)*(Siliconera)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Square Enix marketer keen to drop retailer exclusive bonuses (http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/20/square-enix-marketer-keen-to-drop-retailer-exclusive-bonuses/)*(VG247)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Hitman marketer doesn't want to "exploit" controversy (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-11-20-hitman-marketer-on-controversy-retailer-exclusive-preorders)*(GamesIndustry)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Square Enix tours Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn &lsquo;The Black Shroud&rsquo; in Alpha test video (http://www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-tours-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-the-black-shroud-in-alpha-test-video/19008/#.ULR9s4cnLTo)*(Gaming Examiner)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Square Enix considers same-sex marriage for Final Fantasy XIV (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552649-1/square-enix-considers-same-sex-marriage-for-final-fantasy-xiv/)*(CNet)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn: Square&rsquo;s second chance (http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/19/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-squares-second-chance/)*(VG247)
<li style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Sony talks possible Square Enix collab in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (http://www.examiner.com/article/sony-talks-possible-square-enix-collab-playstation-all-stars-battle-royale)*(Examiner)
[/list]

*


So as these weekly recaps are getting larger, how are you guys finding the format of the post? Is there too much information? Is it all relevant? Would you rather it was broken down into categories? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below."

Grimoire
1st Dec 2012, 02:17
Square Enix Members Weekly Wrap-Up 11/26-11/30


na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/... (http://na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/261037/square_enix_members_weekly_wrap-up_1126-1130)


"We wrap-up last week's and this week's activities including the opening of the FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN Vote and HITMAN: ABSOLUTION XBLA Avatars!


Just caught me in the middle of playing some Just Cause 2. I needed to remind myself what an awesome game that was so I hopped on a moving vehicle and tethered some armored cars to a light pole as I drove by...awesome.


This week we featured some cool announcements including new avatar items for your Xbox 360 using characters and designs from the fashion and in-game content of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION! I hope you guys are enjoying that game, I'm about half-way through myself and eager to finish and take up some Contracts! We also had a few reminders of next week's concert and an announcement about the upcoming mobile release FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE for iOS and Android devices. Check it all out below!


November 28, 2012 FINAL FANTASY Concert &ndash; Twitter Ticket Giveaways! (http://na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260995/final_fantasy_concert_%E2%80%93_twitter_ticket_giveaways%21) We're giving away tickets to the December 7th Concert on our Official Twitter!
November 28, 2012 HITMAN: ABSOLUTION XBLA Avatar Items (http://na.square-enix.com/game-hitmanabsolution/go/article/view/blog/260989/hitman:_absolution_xbla_avatar_items)With the release of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION a murder of new avatar items are available on the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace
November 26, 2012 FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest Top 25: Polls Open (http://na.square-enix.com/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260973/final_fantasy_super_fan_contest_top_25:_polls_open)The top 25 entries to our global FINAL FANTASY Super Fan Contest have been chosen and revealed, now its time for you to vote on the best!
November 26, 2012 FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Concert &ndash; Update! (http://na.square-enix.com/finalfantasy/go/article/view/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary/260967/final_fantasy_25th_anniversary_concert_%E2%80%93_update%21)Even more reveals for the upcoming FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Concert have come to light!


Next week is the 25th Anniversary FINAL FANTASY Concert in Chicago, IL! Be sure to watch our LIVE STREAM and catch our daily Twitter Trivia as we give away tickets to the concert all weekend!


Robert Allen Peeler Community Manager weekend bound! @SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www.twitter.com/sqex_members_na)"

Stealth4k
2nd Dec 2012, 05:37
All I see is news of a company not making any money because the fans have all but abandoned them

Grimoire
2nd Dec 2012, 06:17
In need of*glasses?

Grimoire
3rd Dec 2012, 12:59
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 03/12/2012 (http://na.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-03122012)


Ben Bateman: "Greetings my fellow Square Enix chums. Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Recap, but this time delivered with a bit of a twist. Following your suggestions we've broken down the general Square Enix hustle and bustle into categories, which should make it easier to absorb. I hope you enjoy it because as of next week I'll be replacing employment with some well-deserved rest and relaxation. I won't be returning from my holiday until next year - but don't worry, we've got plenty of content planned in my absence.


Releases

<ul>
Dungeon Siege III out now on Xbox Live! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/dungeon-siege-iii-out-now-xbox-live) - The must-have dungeon-crawler rated 8.5 by Official Xbox Magazine is now available from Xbox Games on Demand for £14.99/&euro;24.99/$19.99
Original Tomb Raider Series Available on Steam (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/original-tomb-raider-series-available-steam) - You can now rekindle your fondest Tomb Raider memories with arrival of the original first six games now on Steam.
Gameglobe &ndash; new Mercenaries update now live! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gameglobe-%E2%80%93-new-mercenaries-update-now-live-0) - Sentry guns, hazards and menacing mercenaries are now at your disposal in Gameglobe. Create your own game and if it's good we'll share it with the world!
New Xbox Avatar Items Available (http://ica.hitman.com/press/HMA_360Avatar) - The iconic wardrobe of Agent 47 and humorous props of Hitman: Absolution are now available to your Xbox 360 avatar. Want to wear a rubber duck on your head? No problem.
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Gamer Chat: Wii U Be Getting One? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-wii-u-be-getting-one) - Nintendo's latest console has landed in Europe, but has it made an impact? Let us know your thoughts in this week's Gamer Chat.
Tomb Raider Tours #13: Ahmad (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxYLT6dZ) - Crystal Dynamics' hunt around the globe to find some of Lara Croft's biggest fans takes us to the United Arab Emirates.
Tomb Raider Community Event: Paris (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxYHnqsL) - A few snaps of the Paris Tomb Raider community get-together courtesy of Meagan Marie.
Croft Couture #16: Dayana (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxY4gXtD) - Another gifted Lara Croft cosplayer takes the stage with an impressive 11 different costumes.
Candy Canyons! (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/29) - How much Candy can you eat? 'Om nom nom' your way through this player-created Gameglobe level and see what score you can notch up. All you have to do is head over to gameglobe.com (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/F4HhLelkuA9Q) and you can play it for free today (no registration required).
Who Do you Play Heroes of Ruin With? (http://heroesofruin.com/news/who-do-you-play-with) - With Heroes of Ruin you're better off adventuring with a friend, but who's got your back?
Video Game Award Nominations (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spike-VGA-award-nominations) - Sleeping Dogs is up for nomination and we need your help. Vote for us in the Best Action Adventure Game (http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards-2012-nominees/voting/best-action-adventure-game) and Best Performance by a Human Female (http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards-2012-nominees/voting/best-performance-by-a-human-female) categories.
Favourite Absolution Moments #1 (http://ica.hitman.com/press/favorite-absolution-moments-1) - Game Director Tore Blystad details the 'impossible' task of creating (arguably) one of the best levels in Hitman: Absolution - the cornfield.
[/list]

Competitions

<ul>
Who will become the first FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN? You decide! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/who-will-become-first-final-fantasy-super-fan-you-decide) - We've whittled down the entries of our Super Fan contest to 25 finalists, but now it's up to you. Only the Square Enix community can decide who's earned the title 'Final Fantasy Super Fan'.
Forum Competition # 11 - Create a TR Holiday Card! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxYK0lFS) - Create a Tomb Raider themed Christmas card that catches our eye and you could win a limited-edition Tomb Raider skateboard!
New Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/31) - Winners of last week's "Where have all the turkeys gone?" Gameglobe challenge have been revealed, check them out here (http://www.gameglobe.com/forum/topic/4047/?page=4#post-19649). For this week's challenge we want you to create a boot camp that will challenge even the toughest player!
[/list]

Development

<ul>
BAFTA-winner pens Tomb Raider soundtrack (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/bafta-winner-pens-tomb-raider-soundtrack) - A one-of-a-kind instrument was sculpted specifically for the single task of being used in the Tomb Raider soundtrack. Zach Levi interviews BAFTA Award-winner Jason Graves and the Crystal Dynamics audio team in Episode 3 of "The Final Hours".
The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 16 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxY5cTv1) - Episode 16 dives deep into the process of creating the recently revealed Tomb Raider cover art through a chat with Brand Director Karl Stewart and Art Director Brian Horton.
Spotlight: Gangland Style Pack (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-gangland-style-pack) - With Sleeping Dogs you can bring the street style of the Japanese Yakuza, Russian Mafia, and the Maori Mongrel Mob to play in your undercover mission to topple Hong Kong&rsquo;s Triads.
Skirmish in the forest (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11641/skirmish-in-the-forest) - Heroes and Generals introduces the new and improved Skirmish map, plus a new game mode: Domination. If you want to try it yourself you can register for the beta here (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/).
The Tyrannosaur feels tiny (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11617/the-tyrannosaur-feels-tiny) - This highly entertaining article takes a look at a beast that - until recently - had been running rampant in the Heroes and Generals beta... a memory leak!
H&G 5th edition (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/11638/hg-5th-edition) - Following on from the recent developer video about the Eisenhower beta build (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heroes-and-generals-beta-videolog-4-eisenhower-build), our friends at Heroes and Generals take a sneak peak at the Felber build (including new vehicles!)
Letter from the Producer, XXXIX (11/30/2012) (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/58629-Letter-from-the-Producer-XXXIX-%2811-30-2012%29) - Curious to look behind the scenes of A Realm Reborn? Naoki Yoshida gives us an insight to the Alpha test phase.
[/list]




Tips

<ul>
How to Get Ahead in the Underworld (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/tips-for-reaching-the-top-of-the-underworld) - United Front Games&rsquo; Producer Dan Sochan lends us his top tips on how to get one step ahead of the enemy in Sleeping Dogs.
The Uncovered Secrets of Absolution (http://ica.hitman.com/press/HMA_secrets) - Hitman: Absolution is filled to the brim with Easter eggs. Here's just a handful found so far.
[/list]




In the news

<ul>
Tomb Raider&rsquo;s Art Director Brian Horton on the OzSpot (http://uk.gamespot.com/features/the-ozspot-27-11-12-the-lara-croft-edition-6400615/) (Gamespot AU)
Lightning is set to return to the media spotlight in December (http://www.novacrystallis.com/?p=3796) (NovaCrystallis)
DeNA and Square Enix to release Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade in US, Canada (http://www.insidemobileapps.com/2012/11/29/dena-and-square-enix-to-release-final-fantasy-airborne-brigade-in-us-canada/) (InsideMobileApps)
First Hitman: Absolution PC Patch released, changelog also out (http://www.gamepur.com/news/9879-first-hitman-absolution-pc-patch-released-changelog-also-out.html) (GamePur)
Something About Japan: Square Enix on Luminous Studio and &ldquo;pushing back&rdquo; against the west (http://www.edge-online.com/news/something-about-japan-square-enix-on-luminous-studio-and-why-japan-is-pushing-back-against-western-dominance/) (Edge)
Hitman: Absolution GPU/CPU Performance Review (http://www.techspot.com/review/608-hitman-absolution-performance-benchmarks/) (TechSpot)
Square Enix's Demons Score THD hits the Square Enix Market in Japan, on the way soon worldwide? (http://www.droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/5048-square-enixs-demons-score-hits-the-square-enix-market-in-japan-on-the-way-soon) (DroidGamers)
Square Enix Lists 5 Elements That Make a Final Fantasy Game (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-11-26/square-enix-lists-5-elements-that-make-a-final-fantasy-game) (AnimeNewsNetwork)"
[/list]

Grimoire
5th Dec 2012, 11:40
Million Arthur - Android Version


www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/ma/ (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/ma/)

Grimoire
6th Dec 2012, 02:19
JUMP FESTA Page www.jp.square-enix.com/jf13/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf13/)


The following games will be featured at the event:


-FINAL FANTASY XIII LIGHTNING RETURNS


-KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 Remix


-DRAGON QUEST X


-DRAGON QUEST VII 3DS


-Super High-Speed Transforming Gyrozetter


-Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross


The Goods Shop and Music CD Shop*will be open for anyone who would like to bring*home*a souvenir from the event.

Grimoire
7th Dec 2012, 02:37
liftoff.square-enix.co.jp/ (http://liftoff.square-enix.co.jp/)


New Square Enix Teaser Site Is Probably For "Star Galaxy"


www.siliconera.com/2012/12/06/new-square... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/06/new-square-enix-teaser-site-is-probably-for-star-galaxy/)

Grimoire
7th Dec 2012, 07:47
SQUARE ENIX Awards, Prizes and Trophies


twitter.com/LRFF13/status/27700421884027... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/277004218840276992/photo/1)

member_10077577
7th Dec 2012, 10:56
Square Enix Confirms Final Fantasy IV for iOS, outlines holiday sale for iOS and Android titles

www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-holid... (http://www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-holiday-sale-ios-android-final-fantasy-iii/19252/#.UMIfWOTAdxs)

Grimoire
7th Dec 2012, 11:14
Square Enix Confirms Final Fantasy IV for iOS, outlines holiday sale for iOS and Android titles

www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-holid... (http://www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-holiday-sale-ios-android-final-fantasy-iii/19252/#.UMIfWOTAdxs)






na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139235... (/go/thread/view/139235/29156051/Favourite_Version?pg=2)

offkilter
10th Dec 2012, 09:06
Square Enix Confirms Final Fantasy IV for iOS, outlines holiday sale for iOS and Android titles

www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-holid... (http://www.gamingexaminer.com/square-enix-holiday-sale-ios-android-final-fantasy-iii/19252/#.UMIfWOTAdxs)






na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139235... (/go/thread/view/139235/29156051/Favourite_Version?pg=2)






Where does Square make these press releases? *I cannot find anything other than third party sites reporting on a press release.

Grimoire
10th Dec 2012, 10:40
Well, there is the press site...


press.na.square-enix.com/ (http://press.na.square-enix.com/)


*


Maybe they send out the press releases directly via e-mail? That's how I usually received this kind of material back when I worked as a news reporter.

Grimoire
17th Dec 2012, 16:20
Why Do Square Enix Develop So Many Social Games?


www.siliconera.com/2012/12/17/why-do-squ... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/17/why-do-square-enix-develop-so-many-social-games/)

Grimoire
17th Dec 2012, 16:28
Square Enix makes cuts at LA office


www.stumbleupon.com/su/AtJdbv/www.gamesi... (http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/AtJdbv/www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-12-17-square-enix-makes-cuts-at-la-office)

Grimoire
18th Dec 2012, 07:32
Bento Inspiration


www.siliconera.com/2012/12/19/hideo-koji... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/19/hideo-kojima-and-yoshinori-kitase-reflect-on-25-years-of-final-fantasy-and-metal-gear/)


www.kotaku.jp/2012/12/sce_ff_mg_25th_ben... (http://www.kotaku.jp/2012/12/sce_ff_mg_25th_bento.html)


twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/28097178403... (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/280971784038252544/photo/1)


contents.oricon.co.jp/upimg/news/2012121... (http://contents.oricon.co.jp/upimg/news/20121218/2019803_201212180823213001355824686c.jpg)


nullpo.vip2ch.com/ga1845.jpg (http://nullpo.vip2ch.com/ga1845.jpg)


contents.oricon.co.jp/upimg/news/2012121... (http://contents.oricon.co.jp/upimg/news/20121218/2019803_201212180823089001355824686c.jpg)


nullpo.vip2ch.com/ga1847.jpg (http://nullpo.vip2ch.com/ga1847.jpg)


nullpo.vip2ch.com/ga1844.jpg (http://nullpo.vip2ch.com/ga1844.jpg)

Grimoire
19th Dec 2012, 02:31
Chocobo&rsquo;s Chocotto Farm


www.jp.square-enix.com/chocobo_nouen/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/chocobo_nouen/)

Grimoire
21st Dec 2012, 05:04
SQUARE ENIX at JUMP FESTA


- Booth


www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=50218787... (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502187879802801&set=a.502187836469472.111774.236792046342387&type=1)


- Website


www.jp.square-enix.com/jf13/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/jf13/)


- Photos


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.502187... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.502187836469472.111774.236792046342387&type=1)

stealth
23rd Dec 2012, 11:11
There output is embarrassing to be honest.*

Grimoire
23rd Dec 2012, 21:46
Season Greetings from Eidos Montreal (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/season-greetings-eidos-montreal-0)
Stephane D&rsquo;Astous (General Manager,*Eidos Montreal):
"Warmest greetings and best wishes for the new year from Eidos-Montreal! We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you for your continued support during this past year. Reading your kind words, sharing your fan art, checking out your cosplay, watching your fan videos and seeing all of the other wonderful, weird and wacky contributions to come out of the community throughout the past year has been an inspiration to our entire team. You have truly warmed our hearts.

Looking back, once again 2012 was a landmark year for Eidos-Montreal. In addition to celebrating our 5th anniversary, our teams have continued to flourish behind the scenes and we have watched our ranks grow to their largest to date. We were also extremely proud of Deus Ex: Human Revolution&rsquo;s continued success as it debuted on the Mac OS X platform, bringing the beloved Deus Ex franchise back to the Mac for the first time in 12 years!


Moving forward, 2013 promises to be yet another monumental year for Eidos-Montreal, we couldn&rsquo;t be more excited for what&rsquo;s to come. All the best,


Stephane D&rsquo;Astous"

Grimoire
23rd Dec 2012, 22:02
JUMP FESTA - Pictures and Reports


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-894.html)


shinozou.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-55.html (http://shinozou.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-55.html)


siontatari.blog25.fc2.com/blog-entry-178... (http://siontatari.blog25.fc2.com/blog-entry-1780.html)


game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20121... (http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20121223_579999.html)


www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/12/22/6... (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2012/12/22/62471.html)

Grimoire
24th Dec 2012, 03:31
Season Greetings from IO Interactive! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/season-greetings-io-interactive)

Grimoire
25th Dec 2012, 04:03
Season Greetings from Square Enix Europe (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/season-greetings-square-enix-europe)


Ben Bateman: "The winter celebrations have begun and another year comes to close. It's been an incredible year and a journey we've enjoyed spending every moment of with you. Together we've achieved so much and it's only going to get better from here on in.


For me personally, the highlight was celebrating the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy with our fans. It smashes the experience of E3 and puts gamescom to shame.*If anything it's motivated me to organise bigger and better community events. You and I, we need to hang out more! Through the highs and lows you guys are fantastic and we owe you our gratitude. Thank you for another year of continued support.*


I hope you've enjoyed this year as much as I have and that you're spending a well deserved break surrounded by family, friends, consuming copious amounts of food and drink. I'd love to hear what your personal highlights have been from the last year. Leave your thoughts in the comments below and remember - on behalf of Square Enix - we love you!"

Grimoire
26th Dec 2012, 03:14
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SQUARE ENIX


na.square-enix.com/holiday/2012 (http://na.square-enix.com/holiday/2012)

Grimoire
26th Dec 2012, 03:19
Is Soul Suspect A Murder Mystery Game From Square Enix?


www.siliconera.com/2012/12/25/is-soul-su... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/25/is-soul-suspect-a-murder-mystery-game-from-square-enix/)

Grimoire
30th Dec 2012, 09:42
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Developer Working On Tomb Raider Multiplayer (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/28/deus-ex-human-revolution-developer-working-on-tomb-raider-multiplayer/)


The Final Hours of Tomb Raider: Multiplayer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-multiplayer)

Grimoire
10th Jan 2013, 03:23
SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS Japan Website Renewal


member.jp.square-enix.com/ (http://member.jp.square-enix.com/)

Grimoire
10th Jan 2013, 03:45
Gamer Chat: CES 2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-ces-2013)


Ben Bateman: "The Consumer *Electronics Show (http://www.cesweb.org/) (or CES for short) is one of world&rsquo;s largest trade shows. It celebrates the latest and greatest technology advancements in electronics industry. It&rsquo;s an opportunity for companies all around the world - including the usual big names - to showcase their new products, talk about their visions for the future, and to generally toot their own horns.


Unsurprisingly it&rsquo;s not unusual to see some of the major players in the games industry take centre stage - companies like NVIDIA, Sony, Microsoft to name a few. This year isn&rsquo;t any different, and while there's still no news on any next generation console, this hasn&rsquo;t stopped other companies attempting to steal some limelight and reveal what they believe to be the next big thing in gaming.


Much of this year&rsquo;s emphasis has been on cheap, small, open-source devices. NVIDIA revealed Shield (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-nvidia-project-shield-spec-analysis), a portable Android gaming platform that also allows you to stream high-definition games from your PC. Meanwhile, Piston (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-what-is-inside-piston) - an ultra-small gaming PC - was touted as being the first example of a 'Steam Box', Valve&rsquo;s long-anticipated living room gaming PC.*


But it doesn&rsquo;t end there; TV, mobile and audio manufacturers are all offering the future, today! 4K TVs are leading the charge claiming to be the next generation standard in visual quality, replacing our puny 1080p screens. With this much and more the questions we ask are these:

<ul>
Are you excited by what manufacturers have on offer at this year&rsquo;s CES?*
Does gaming need more Android devices and mini-consoles?*
What impact do you think 4K TVs will have on your gaming habits?
[/list]

As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other&rsquo;s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers."

Grimoire
11th Jan 2013, 15:46
Musicat blog.jp.square-enix.com/music/cm_blog/20... (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/music/cm_blog/2013/01/post_229.html)

Grimoire
14th Jan 2013, 12:04
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 14/01/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-14012013)


Ben Bateman: "It's been a long time since we've done a Weekly Recap but I've finally emerged from my winter-long hibernation (only to find that it's now snowing). 2013 might have only just begun but we're already running at full-steam with no intention to let up. Last week I was shipped away to Paris for the first ever look at Lightning Returns (expect coverage to hit the blog later in the week) and this week we'll be putting our pwning skills to the ultimate test when we try out the recently announced Tomb Raider multiplayer. A few days into the New Year and it's already looking to be a fun-packed twelve months for Square Enix fans.


Community

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Gamer Chat: CES 2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-ces-2013)*- 4K TVs, tactile responsive touch screens, Steam Boxes; there's plenty of new technology to get excited about. What's caught your eye at this year's CES?
Tomb Raider Tours #14: Max Murray (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxawANsQ)*- Max Murray is one of the lucky Tomb Raider fans to have been chosen for an exclusive first look at the Tomb Raider multiplayer. Learn more about Max's passion for all things Lara Croft in this edition of the Tomb Raider Tours.
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/57)*- Gameglobe fanatics have been given another great challenge, this time to build a mini-game. If you'd rather sit back and play - leaving the creation to the experts - then check out the*results (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/56)*of last week's Weekend Creation Challenge for some fun games to play.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/55)*- This seemingly simple Gameglobe level tasks you with climbing to the top of a temple in under one minute. Easy, but getting a high score will take real skill. Play Temple of Id (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/xO6_0fEma-rq)*today in your browser for free (no registration required).
Tomb Raider Multiplayer session at CES (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxbbUBgj)*- Meagan Marie draws back the curtains for a sneaky peak behind the CES Tomb Raider Multiplayer session.
Favourite Absolution Moments #4 (http://ica.hitman.com/press/favorite-absolution-moments-4)*- Game Director Tore Blystad talks us through one of the most complicated and technically advanced areas of Hitman: Absolution, the train station.
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Development

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Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Controller unveiled at CES (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-xbox-360-controller-unveiled-ces)*- This limited edition Xbox 360 controller will leave your friends green with envy - it also comes with a code for an exclusive multiplayer character!
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider: Multiplayer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-multiplayer)*- BOOM! Multiplayer by Eidos Montreal revealed by everyone's favourite nerd, Zach Levi.
Extended Final Fantasy XIV CGI trailer released (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/extended-final-fantasy-xiv-cgi-trailer-released)*- It may have been the End of an Era, but a new beginning awaits us all in this extended version of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn CGI trailer.
Tomb Raider Multiplayer Screens (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxbRC1fl)*- Exactly what it says on the tin! Fantastic new multiplayer screenshots to drool over.
Branding in Hitman: Absolution (http://ica.hitman.com/press/branding-in-hitman-absolution)*-*Roberto Marchesi describes the lengths that are taken to make believable worlds.
End of Year Slam-Dunks (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/wei-shen-slam-dunks-end-of-year-awards)*- Sleeping Dogs celebrates some of its 2012 highlights.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test - Now Recruiting Testers! (https://secure.square-enix.com/enqt/s/run?sq=a8aa026ccf19abafea581aac20aa2a9c201ba2acc2de2afeb9aa2a2b819d2eab4cef9c2cfcae90fec12a2baae19befdaa0ae95fec5c22bad46212e60090f)*- Registration for the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is open! What are you waiting for? Sign-up now!
What is this First Blood everyone is talking about? (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12087/what-is-this-first-blood-everyone-is-talking-about)*- Heroes and Generals divulges new details of First Blood, the introduction level for new players before they're dispatched into the harsh realities of war.*
Reto-Moto is looking for more supporters! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12063/jobs-supporters)*- Want to work in the games industry? Reto-Moto (creators of Heroes and Generals) is recruiting!*
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In the news

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Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDER Limited Edition Wireless Controller + how to win one (http://majornelson.com/2013/01/10/xbox-360-tomb-raider-limited-edition-wireless-controller-how-to-win-one/)*(Major Nelson)
Try Tomb Raider's Multiplayer For Yourself (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/10/try-tomb-raiders-multiplayer-for-yourself)*(IGN UK)
Tomb Raider Multiplayer: Team Deathmatch Developer Commentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lIW44p0p8VY)*(IGN)
Square Enix Announces Limited Edition for Hitman HD: Trilogy (http://www.toonzone.net/2013/01/square-enix-announces-limited-edition-for-hitman-hd-trilogy/#.UPPxEG8nLTp)*(ToneZone)
How Luminous Studio is preparing Square Enix for the next-gen (http://www.shacknews.com/article/77237/how-luminous-studio-is-preparing-square-enix-for-the-next)*(Shack News)"
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Grimoire
17th Jan 2013, 07:33
New Trademarks


- Guns & Souls


- Hitman: International Contract Agency


- Hitman: ICA


www.siliconera.com/2013/01/17/is-guns-so... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/17/is-guns-souls-the-next-game-from-square-enix-japan/)

Grimoire
21st Jan 2013, 03:35
New Trademark


- Princess to Densetsu no Yubiwa (The Princess and the Legendary Ring)


www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-20... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-20/square-enix-files-for-princess-to-densetsu-no-yubiwa-trademark)

Grimoire
21st Jan 2013, 08:48
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 21/01/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-21012013)


Ben Bateman: "Welcome back for another information-dense weekly recap filled to the brim with news - although it almost nearly didn't happen. Much to the amusement of our colleagues abroad who live their hassle-free lives in a Winter Wonderland, the UK is going slightly hysterical (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ99VULQRI4) at the arrival of snow. Trains are delayed, schools are closed, and cafés are running low on hot beverages. But that hasn't stopped us from getting into work on time this bitterly cold Monday morning (I've got no excuses, I'm within walking distance of Square Enix HQ) and from you guys having*a little bit of fun (https://twitter.com/FF_Nash/status/293270297107382273/photo/1).


Releases

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Final Fantasy All The Bravest &ndash; out now on iOS! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-all-bravest-%E2%80%93-out-now-ios)*- Take a trip down memory lane with a blend of retro themed graphics and fan favourite*Active Time Battle (ATB) action.
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Development

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The Crystal Habit Monthly #16 is live! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxbqx0Lb)*- A recap within a recap? Square-ception! Get yourself up to speed on all things Tomb Raider with the Crystal Habit newsletter.
First look at Lightning Returns and an extended trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/first-look-lightning-returns-and-extended-trailer)*- Our Lightning Returns preview is packed with new screenshots, artwork, and an extended first trailer.
Nora Tschirner announced as German voice of Lara Croft (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/40785988563/nora-tschirner-announced-as-german-voice-of-lara)*- Crystal Dynamics continues to reveal its star-studded cast list with the announcement of Nora Tschirner as the German voice of Lara Croft. For a behind the scenes look at the recording sessions check out these*photos here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxb-pqDk).
Incoming CLE Drop Canisters (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12248/incoming-cle-drop-canisters)*- Heroes & Generals' Dave is currently creating CLE (Central Landing Establishment) drop canisters for the supply depots. Definitely worth a look for any of you out there who are interested in the 3D modelling side of games development. Don't forget you can also register you interest in the*beta here (https://account.heroesandgenerals.com/registerplayer.aspx).
Reto Sweat Shop (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12237/reto-sweat-shop)*- If you enjoyed the above article on drop canisters you'll love this behind the scenes look at how the*German paratrooper uniform been created for Heroes & Generals.
Guderian build online! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12219/guderian-build-online)*- The latest build of Heroes & Generals has now been deployed and features First Blood (tutorials) as well as the ability to issue squad commands on the battlefield.
Here's to the Night (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/167)*- Eager to jump into the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta? Maybe these night shots of Gridania will help tide you over while you wait?
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Community

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Get your hands on a Heroes & Generals beta key! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/get-your-hands-heroes-generals-beta-key)*- There's nothing better than being able to contribute to games development. Take a dive into our browser-based WWII shooter and tell us what you think!
Croft Couture #18: Marta (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxc3qRfy)*- Crystal Dynamics interviews another talented Lara Croft cosplayer and Tomb Raider enthusiast in its Croft Couture series.
Photo Gallery: IGN UK Multiplayer Event (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxc3aJFz)*- Nothing quite like putting a game in the hands of the community for the first time. Thanks to IGN we were able to do exactly that and meet some amazing fans in the process.
Sleeping Dogs Community Wiki (http://sleepingdogs.wikia.com/wiki/Sleeping_Dogs_Wiki)*- Calling all Sleeping Dogs fans! Help us make the ultimate go-to wiki for all your undercover shenanigans.
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/62)*- Following last week's Gameglobe mini-game challenge (you can play the winning levels*here (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/61))*this week we're pitting you against your community chums in a mission to create the best driving themed game utilising recently announced*vehicle props (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/vehicles).**
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/60)*- This brilliant side-scrolling level by*oogster31 (http://www.gameglobe.com/profile/oogster31/)*will have you hitting the replay button for hours in an effort to beat the high score.*One jump is not enough (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/CLNXEZ8bA7Wr)*can be played now in your browser, for free, with no registry required.
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Competitions and offers

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Eidos Forum Banner Contest - Tomb Raider Prizes up for Grabs! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxbqzH34)*- There are too many prizes here to mention! Head to the forum to find out how you could win big.
Twitter Tuesdays with Eidos Montreal (https://twitter.com/eidosmontreal)*-*If you want a chance at grabbing some awesome game codes then be sure to follow Eidos Montreal's Twitter Tuesdays.*More details available on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=450555721664448&set=a.133016570085033.29731.119442141442476&type=1&theater).
THIEF-iest Things CONTEST Round 2 (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=132291)*- Submit three images of any tattoo/body art that reminds you of Thief and you could win Sleeping Dogs on Steam!
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In the news

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Funboxing: Tomb Raider Limited Edition Controller (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxc3IQGy)*(Outside Xbox)
&lsquo;Tomb Raider&rsquo; is Digital Spy Readers&rsquo; Most Anticipated Game of 2013 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxbwhlyN)*(Digital Spy)
5 things you didn't know about the next 'Tomb Raider' (http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2013/01/11/five-things-tomb-raider-marc-saltzman/1818301/)*(USA Today)
Tomb Raider interview with Meagan Marie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIQnNOJTDl0)*(Connected Digital World)
Tomb Raider CES Coverage by*Melonie Mac (https://www.facebook.com/themeloniemac?group_id=0)*and*MaxRaider (https://www.facebook.com/MaxRaider2010?group_id=0)*(Tomb Raider Community)
CES 2013 (http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/mgwspw/gt-tv-ces-2013)*(GT.TV)
Tomb Raider Multiplayer Hands-On Preview (http://www.push-start.co.uk/editorials/previews/tomb-raider-multiplayer-hands-on-preview/)*(Push-Start)
Sleeping Dogs nominated for Action Game of the Year (http://www.dicesummit.org/)*(DICE 2013)
Composing a cyberpunk world - Deus Ex: Human Revolution interview with composer Michael McCann (http://video.msnbc.msn.com/in-game/50498876#50498876)*(NBC)
Developer Awards 2013: the top 50 studios working today (http://www.edge-online.com/features/edge-developer-awards-2013-the-top-50-studios-working-today/4/)*- 23: Eidos Montreal (Edge)
Final Fantasy Dimensions Was Square Enix&rsquo;s Take On A New SNES FF Game (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/17/final-fantasy-dimensions-was-square-enixs-take-on-a-new-snes-ff-game/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix Talks About The World Ends With You: Solo Remix&rsquo;s Secret Ending (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/18/square-enix-talks-about-the-world-ends-with-you-solo-remixs-secret-ending/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix Poll: Favorite Female Final Fantasy Character (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-01-17/square-enix-poll/favorite-female-final-fantasy-character)*(AnimeNewsNetwork)*
Square Enix On Bringing Theatrhythm To iOS, Adding Songs From Other Series (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/16/square-enix-on-bringing-theatrhythm-to-ios-adding-songs-from-other-series/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix and Microsoft toast chart triumphs (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/square-enix-and-microsoft-toast-chart-triumphs/0109387)*(MCV)
Lightning Returns: The Future Of Final Fantasy - Interview (http://www.nowgamer.com/features/1769540/lightning_returns_the_future_of_final_fantasy_interview.html)*(NowGamer)
Notre Interview de Yoshinori Kitase & Toriyama (http://www.ffdream.com/news-14619.html)*[French] (FFDream)
Lightning Returns: solving mysteries and changing outfits in the strangest Final Fantasy yet (http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/17/3886028/lightning-returns-solving-mysteries-and-changing-outfits-in-the)*(Kotaku)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Hands Off Demo Impressions (http://www.gamingunion.net/news/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-hands-off-demo-impressions--8663.html)*(GamingUnion)
Lightning Returns staff talk gameplay details, story themes (http://www.rpgsite.net/news/2187-lightning-returns-staff-talk-gameplay-details-story-themes)*(RPGSite)
Make A Party Of Monsters Or Turn Into A Monster In Dragon Quest VII (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/17/make-a-party-of-monsters-or-turn-into-a-monster-in-dragon-quest-vii/)*[Japan Only] (Siliconera)
Lightning Returns, But Should She Have Stayed Away? (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/17/lightning-returns-but-should-she-have-stayed-away)*(IGN)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report (http://www.novacrystallis.com/?p=4172)*(Nova Crystallis)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga (http://www.novacrystallis.com/?p=4192)*(Nova Crystallis)
Lightning Returns, and So Does Final Fantasy's Sense of Grand Adventure (http://www.1up.com/previews/lightning-returns-final-fantasy)*(1UP)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII preview (http://www.gamesradar.com/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-preview/)*(GamesRadar)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII preview (http://www.oxmonline.com/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-preview)*(OXM)
Dressing up in a dying world: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a grand experiment for series (http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/dressing-up-in-a-dying-world-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-is-a-gran)*(Penny Aracade Report)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII preview: time for change (http://www.shacknews.com/article/77429/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-preview-time-for-change)*(Shack News)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII* (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/)First Look pt.1: A World Driven By Lightning (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/)*(FinalFantasy.net)
Breaking news: New Lightning Returns info: projected launch window (http://www.thefinalfantasy.com/articles/lightning-returns-tff-interview.html)*(The Final Fantasy)
Lightning Returns: Preview Event Impressions&ndash;Part 1 (http://www.ffandmore.com/?p=3456)*(Final Fantasy and more)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Impressions (http://www.rpgsite.net/articles/427-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-impressions) (RPGSite)
The Conundrum of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (http://www.rpgsite.net/articles/425-the-conundrum-of-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii) (RPGSite)"
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Grimoire
24th Jan 2013, 11:25
PlayStation Store Sale! Lots of Square Enix games half price! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/playstation-store-sale-lots-square-enix-games-half-price)


Steam sale now on! Up to 75% off!! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/steam-sale-now-75)


Gamer Chat: Shopping Spree (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-shopping-spree)


Gameglobe - now with added vehicles! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gameglobe-now-added-vehicles)

Grimoire
26th Jan 2013, 15:29
The Top-30 Best-Selling Games In Japan In 2012 Were&hellip;


www.siliconera.com/2013/01/25/the-top-30... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/25/the-top-30-best-selling-games-in-japan-in-2012-were/)


Square Enix Files for 'Drag-on Dragoon' (Drakengard) Trademark


www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-25... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-25/square-enix-files-for-drag-on-dragoon-drakengard-trademark)

Grimoire
28th Jan 2013, 09:53
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 28/01/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-28012013)


Ben Bateman: "The weekly recap arrives a little bit late in the day today and that's mostly because last Thursday we visited the Google offices and refused to leave. Did you know they have a stuffed weasel (http://instagram.com/p/VBceJgodab/)? In all seriousness I had to take time off thanks to the norovirus... but I took a Phoenix Down (http://www.thedrunkenmoogle.com/post/2978887753/phoenix-down-final-fantasy-cocktail), so it's all good. Let's get to it!


Development

<ul>
NSFW!? (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/171)*- Here's some really COOL*Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn behind the scenes info. Okay, enough of the lame puns, here's Shiva.
H&G Newspaper Special 2: 2012 Recap! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12080/hg-newspaper-special-2-2012-recap)*- A Q&A with Reto-Moto focusing on last year's progress with Heroes & Generals.
A room packed with ACTION! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12363/a-room-packed-with-action)*- Ever wanted to peer behind the curtain and see what a development studio looks like? Now you can! Here's a hint: It's messy.
Gameglobe - now with added vehicles! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gameglobe-now-added-vehicles)*- Gameglobe - the free-to-play game creator - just received a high-octane boost with addition of brand new vehicles. Try them out for*yourself (http://www.gameglobe.com/).
Devsmoot (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/178)*- Meeting rooms are stereotypically bland, gloomy and uninspiring, but not for our Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn team.
Letter from the Producer, XLI (01/23/2013) (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59783)*- Yoshida-san delivers news on upcoming A Realm Reborn beta, character creator, races, and the development team's annual trip to Sens?ji in Asakusa.
Tomb Raider to be first Square Enix title localised in Arabic (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcS1NBD)*- It's with great excitement we are able to reveal that Tomb Raider is the first Square Enix title to be localised in Arabic.*To celebrate*the Crystal Dynamics team took a trip to meet*games press in Dubai (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxccHdef).
Tomb Raider Achievements unveiled (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcKdZOn)*- Who among you will earn the title of Ultimate Tomb Raider fan by beating all the achievements or trophies?
Alice David is Lara Croft&rsquo;s official French voice! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcJF5Io)*- The star-studded cast list continues to grow with the recent announcement that Alice David will be the voice for Lara Croft in France and*Karolina Gorczyca will voice Lara Croft in Poland (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcJE13k).
The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 17 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcIm0iX)*- The latest podcast episode from Crystal Dynamics has everything you need to know about the Tomb Raider multiplayer. What could be better?
Spotlight: Movie Masters Pack (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-movie-masters-pack)*- This downloadable add-on brings you three iconic combat-themed costumes for Wei Shen together in one pack
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Community

<ul>
Gamer Chat: Shopping Spree (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-shopping-spree)*- It's been hit and miss for retail stores in the UK lately. Are their days numbered? You let us know in this week's Gamer Chat.
H&G Newspaper 9th Edition (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12141/hg-newspaper-9th-edition)*- Community commentary from both the AHC (Allied High Command) and*GHC (German High Command) concerning the*13th war to take place in the Felber build of Heroes & Generals. If you want to try this browser-based World War II action-strategy game, then sign yourself up for the*beta (https://account.heroesandgenerals.com/registerplayer.aspx).
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/66)*- What do you think a Gameglobe Theme Park would look like? If you can conjure up something using the Gameglobe level creator then you might win big, like the*winners (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/65)*from last week's "Driving" level challenge.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/64)*- If you're ever looking for a fun, quick and easy game to play, Gameglobe has thousands. Luckily those beautiful techno-wizards at hapti.co have helped handpick the must-play levels for you to try. Why not also check out user championkg while you're at it too, the featured genius in this week's Creator Spotlight (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/63).
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Competitions, Offers, and Merchandise

<ul>
&ldquo;Chocobos Rule the World&rdquo; Contest! (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59847)*- Create an artistic rendition of a Chocobo (using the medium of your choice) for your opportunity to win some Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn merchandise.
Steam sale now on! Up to 75% off!! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/steam-sale-now-75)*- The title says it all, but hurry, the offer ends today!
PlayStation Store Sale! Lots of Square Enix games half price! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/playstation-store-sale-lots-square-enix-games-half-price)*- Whether you love Square Enix for RPGs like Final Fantasy or games from the Eidos library, we've got you covered in this massive sale.
Tomb Raider Phone Swag from Bigben Interactive! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcXXdxm)*- Survive the harsh realities of a daily commute with these attractive Tomb Raider smartphone covers.
BradyGames Strategy Guides Unveiled! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcOE3I3)*- BradyGames is creating a Tomb Raider strategy guide for fans who want something more than just a simple walkthrough.
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In the news

<ul>
Sleeping Dogs No. 4 in the NeoGAF Games of the Year 2012 Awards (http://www.unitedfrontgames.com/2013/01/sleeping-dogs-for-the-win/)*(NeoGaf)
Square Enix brings multiplayer to Tomb Raider (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2026369/square-enix-brings-multiplayer-to-tomb-raider.html)*(PCWorld)
Organisation XIII Fires Up More Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Screenshots (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/28/organization-xiii-fires-up-more-kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remix-screenshots/)*(Siliconera)
Lightning Can Guard And Evade Attacks In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/28/lightning-can-guard-and-evade-attacks-in-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii/#WV6h4KQtmp0dzhVp.99)*(Siliconera)
Space Invaders Maker Goes Gangsta With Gang Connection (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/27/space-invaders-maker-goes-gangsta-with-gang-connection/)*(Siliconera)
Kingly Sora Front And Center On Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix&rsquo;s Box Art (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/25/kingly-sora-front-and-center-on-kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remixs-box-art/)*(Siliconera)
If Square Enix Does Another Final Fantasy IV Remake&hellip; (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/21/if-square-enix-does-another-final-fantasy-iv-remake/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix social-game devs talk about clones, growing pains and hope for the future (http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/23/3906560/square-enix-social-game-devs-talk-about-clones-growing-pains-and-hope)*(Polygon)
New KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX Screenshots from 4Gamer! (http://khinsider.com/news/New-KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Screenshots-from-4Gamer-3186)*(KH Insider)
New 358/2 Days Screenshots From KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX! (http://khinsider.com/news/New-358-2-Days-Screenshots-From-KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-3180)*(KH Insider)
358/2 Days Cutscene Runtime in KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + Rearranged Music! (http://khinsider.com/news/358-2-Days-Cutscene-Runtime-in-KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-Rearranged-Music-3178)*(KH Insider)"
[/list]

*

Ripax5
29th Jan 2013, 04:30
Guinness World Records announces the Top 50 Video Game Villains of All Timeas


www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2013/1... (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2013/1/bowser-crowned-greatest-videogame-villain-of-all-time-in-poll-for-guinness-world-records-2013-gamer%E2%80%99s-edition-46745/)





I hope I had post it in the right place

Grimoire
29th Jan 2013, 04:40
Sephiroth (#6), Kefka (#25), Vanitas (#29) and Xehanort (#33), huh?*


Oh, and of course. Thank you for posting.

Ripax5
29th Jan 2013, 04:44
Yaay! You're welcome!

Grimoire
30th Jan 2013, 09:01
Gamer Chat: Passing the torch (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-passing-torch)


Ben Bateman: "I think it&rsquo;s safe to say that for the most part I&rsquo;m among fellow geeks here. There was a time when the world saw the word &ldquo;geek&rdquo; as a simple one-size-fits-all label to describe weird introverted people with any interest in video games, technology, and fantasy, but today it can mean many things. Much like the Japanese term "Otaku" it can be applied to different facets of passion. You can be a book geek, a game geek, even a knitting geek!


Having said all that, I'm unashamedly your stereotypical geek and like many old-school geeks I love me some sci-fi! As a kid I watched an unhealthy amount of Star Trek growing up which is why I was excited to hear that*JJ Abrams (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009190/)*(the director behind the incredible 2009 Star Trek reboot) has been*signed-on to direct (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/27/jj-abrams-star-wars-director)*the now Disney-owned Star Wars VII.*Personally, I loved what he did for the Star Trek universe and as a Star Wars fan I'm excited to see what he can for that franchise too - but don&rsquo;t try to draw me into one of those*Trek vs Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Star_Trek_and_Star_Wars)*arguments, it won't work!


It's obviously not uncommon to see properties have the torch handed over to a new person, but rarely do you see something as big as Star Wars change companies all together, so this got me thinking:

<ul>
What do you think your favourite Square Enix director or designer could bring to your favourite non-Square Enix game?*
Is there a game series out there you wished was part of the Square Enix group?
[/list]

Your imagination can roam free with this crazy-fun hypothetical scenario. For example what would Mass Effect look like in the hands of Yoshinori Kitase? Or perhaps Saints Row in the capable hands of Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games.*But, of course, keep it nice


As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other&rsquo;s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers."

Grimoire
4th Feb 2013, 11:38
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 04/02/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-04022013)


Ben Bateman: "Greetings fellow Square Enix fans, I have spoken with the higher-ups and in exchange for my services here to the Square Enix community I have been awarded the licensed use of one NERF gun. Naturally I went for the biggest one I could find - Phil Elliott isn't too impressed. So without further ado let's look at this week's news - or suffer my NERF-y wrath (http://instagram.com/p/VMwpBrodQy/)!


Releases

<ul>
Hitman HD Trilogy (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-hd-trilogy-launch-trailer)*-*Three Hitman classics bundled together for an unforgettable 720p, 30fps experience.
[/list]

Development

<ul>
Yuko Kaida Announced As The Japanese Voice of Lara Croft! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxd9-3IN)*-*Yuko is a well-known Japanese voice actress for movies and anime. You can listen to her performance in the*Turning Point trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HTcsHUWd14E).
When the heroes don&rsquo;t show up for war! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12423/when-the-heroes-dont-show-up-for-war)*- *Ever wanted to know how the Heroes & Generals servers are balanced in the event of players MIA? Reto.Redbjarne explains the algorithms that determine the rules of engagement.
Server reset (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12440/server-reset)*- For the next step of the Heroes & Generals beta the servers need to be reset. If you purchased Gold don't worry, you'll be refunded.
Recording in Progress (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/188)*-*Yoshi-P and Murouchi of Community & Services photographed recording the first Developers' Commentary video for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
The Sound of Music (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/181)*- Sound director Masayoshi Soken releases a short preview of the music soon to grace the ears in*Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta participants.
Preparing for the FINAL FANTASY XIV: ARR Beta Test (02/01/2013) (http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/index.html?3efe4a0255de4a2782c0333841599c363a93e6e4)*- Before the beta test servers go online an e-mail containing beta registration codes for Legacy account owners will be sent out. Be sure to confirm you're account details hold the correct email address before we send them out.
More Sleeping Dogs content on the way (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-sleeping-dogs-content-way)*- Following Sleeping Dogs' recent crowning as the UK's best-selling IP of 2012, we've announced five new add-ons that will be making their way to undercover cops in 2013.
Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin Geomancer abilities and Naakual bosses (http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/adoulin/index.html)*- Details of new job abilities and bosses included in the upcoming Seekers of Adoulin expansion pack.
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Tomb Raider Tours #15: Hayley Allen (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdApc-L)*- You'll be pushed hard to find a Tomb Raider fan with a more unique collection of Tomb Raider merchandise
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/70)*- Do you think you could create a castle? Put your skills to the test in this latest Gameglobe challenge. Also, play the winning levels of last week's*Theme Park (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/69)*challenge for free -*Large's World (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/t3g9RKY7xC1u)*is particularly gob-smacking.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/68)*- Gameglobe creator Large - winner of this week's Weekend Creation Challenge - has built a point-hoarding game using the recently released vehicles. We guarantee*Tropic Thunder (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/Tropic%20Thunderhttp://www.gameglobe.com/play/UTEfaIwA88mJ)*will have you hooked! Play it in your browser - instantly and for free - at Gameglobe.com (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/UTEfaIwA88mJ).
Community Spotlight (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/67)*- With many of this user's Gameglobe levels having reached over 3000 plays, you'd be stupid not to check out Gameglobe superstar, Foocha.
Featured Developer Shaun Mechen (reto.scratchliquid) (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12353/featured-developer-shaun-mechen-reto-scratchliquid)*- Meet Shaun Mechen, a 3D artist on Heroes & Generals and another fine addition to the Reto-Moto development team.
Support is growing! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12516/support-is-growing)*- Introducing*Reto.Gargamel and Reto.Hanzyl, two brand new members of the Heroes & Generals support team.
Voice Box: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary - Part 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/voice-box-final-fantasy-25th-anniversary-part-2)*- Final Fantasy fanatic and forum moderator on FinalFantasyMerchandise.com,*zelu1984,*talks about his experience at our Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event.
Gamer Chat: Passing the torch (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-passing-torch)*-*What do you think your favourite Square Enix director or designer could bring to your favourite non-Square Enix game?
Announcing the Double EXP Campaign! (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/9828/detail.html)*-*To celebrate the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XI's Seekers of Adoulin expansion we're pleased to announce that we'll be holding our very first double EXP event!
Tomb Raider Press & Community Event: Mexico City (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxcyyLDc)*- Another city and another great Tomb Raider community to entertain!
[/list]

Competitions and Offers

<ul>
DeviantART Presents: Tomb Raider Reborn Contest (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdAr6_r)*- We've teamed up with deviantART for an opportunity that budding artists won't want to pass up. The winner gets*their work featured on the official Tomb Raider store, a*Tomb Raider Xbox 360 console,*$6,000 USD,*8,000 deviantART points, deviantART hoodie of winner&rsquo;s choice,*dA PRO digital artist backpack, and*One-year premium membership to deviantART. Phew, that's a lot!
Crystal Dynamics & Dark Horse Bring Lara Croft Back To Comics (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxd4Gsxp)*- Explore the events before Lara's shipwreck in this comic prequel.
Pre-order Bonus Round Three: Shanty Town Multiplayer Map Revealed (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxctWiU0)*- Pre-order Tomb Raider from selected retailers to get the Shanty Town Multiplayer Map.
More sale madness &ndash; up to 75% price drops on the Square Enix Store! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/more-sale-madness-%E2%80%93-75-price-drops-square-enix-store)*- You've got two more days to grab yourself a bargain in our ridiculous Square Enix Store sale.
Valentione's Day Mog House Decoration Contest (EU) (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/30107)*- Boot up Final Fantasy XI, decorate your Mog House, take screenshots, and post in the entry thread to win some in-game goodies.
[/list]

In the news*

<ul>
Tomb Raider: Reboot (http://dwyz.me/tombraider/)*(Fan Film)
The Making of RAIDER ORIGINS - Episode 2 - Creating the Look (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxczE5nQ)*(Fan Film)
Interview: Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, Deus Ex: Human Revolution art director (http://gameological.com/2012/04/jonathan-jacques-bellette-deus-ex-human-revolution-art-director/)*(Gameological Society)
Hitman mobile street art mosaic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCWPL-DKsTg)*(Square Enix NA)
New Videos Showcase The Technology Behind Square Enix&rsquo;s &ldquo;Agni&rsquo;s Philosophy&rdquo; Tech Demo (http://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-videos-showcase-the-technology-behind-square-enixs-agnis-philosophy-tech-demo/)*(DSOGaming)
Square Enix Just Turned Hideo Kojima Into A Raiden Toy (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/02/square-enix-just-turned-hideo-kojima-into-a-raiden-toy/)*(Kotaku)
Square Enix Has Lord Of Vermilion III Set For Summer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/31/square-enix-has-lord-of-vermilion-iii-set-for-summer/)*(Siliconera)
Luminous Studio &ndash; New tech demos get all hairy (http://www.mmoculture.com/2013/01/luminous-studio-new-tech-demos-get-all-hairy/)*(MMO Culture)
Dragon Quest VII Was Originally A "Riddle Solving Adventure" (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/04/dragon-quest-vii-was-originally-a-riddle-solving-adventure/)*(Siliconera)
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy To Hit 300,000 In Sales Soon (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/28/bravely-default-fairy-to-hit-300000-in-sales-soon/)*(Siliconera)
Let's Help Further Appreciation For Final Fantasy Music! (http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/lets-help-further-appreciation-for-final-fantasy-music--2170.html)*(FFUnion)
The Mog Log: Final Fantasy and sexism (http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/02/02/the-mog-log-final-fantasy-and-sexism/)*(Massively)
WRUP: The strange purgatory of Final Fantasy XIV edition (http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/02/02/wrup-the-strange-purgatory-of-final-fantasy-xiv-edition/)*(Massively)
Let&rsquo;s Rank The Final Fantasy Games, Best to Worst (http://kotaku.com/5979711/lets-rank-the-final-fantasy-games-best-to-worst)*(Kotaku)
The Final Fantasy franchise&rsquo;s future hinges on Lightning Returns (http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/29/final-fantasy-xiii-lightning-returns-interview/)*(interview) (Venture Beat)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII won't feature story DLC (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a453779/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-wont-feature-story-dlc.html)*(DigitalSpy)
Lightning Returns at Taipei Game Show 2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-28012013)*(FinalFantasy.net)"
[/list]

Grimoire
5th Feb 2013, 02:20
Market News


kabutan.jp/news/marketnews/?b=k201302050... (http://kabutan.jp/news/marketnews/?b=k201302050045)


Square-Enix financials: ¥5.7b loss amid &lsquo;increasingly difficult&rsquo; console market


www.vg247.com/2013/02/05/square-enix-fin... (http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/05/square-enix-financials-%C2%A55-7b-loss-amid-increasingly-difficult-console-market/)

Grimoire
9th Feb 2013, 01:22
What is the hardest case to solve?


murdered.com/ (http://murdered.com/)

Grimoire
10th Feb 2013, 02:19
Heads-up - first look at some site changes on the way! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heads-first-look-some-site-changes-way)*- SEM EU


Phil Elliott: "We just wanted to give you a heads-up with a bit of site news. We&rsquo;re currently working on some updates that are going to change a few things &ndash; primarily this is around the look-and-feel of the site, as we&rsquo;re moving away from the current style and towards something a bit lighter :-)


Here's a little clue: eu.square-enix.com/sites/default/files/i... (http://eu.square-enix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/post-image/image_gallery/179/8dcdbab7ee673c3f1cd4c47af2f1c0b2.jpg)


Also, for anybody browsing on mobile or tablet devices, we&rsquo;re implementing something called Responsive Design, which means that the site will adapt to the size or orientation of the screen you&rsquo;re viewing on. Obviously, with the amount of time we&rsquo;re all spending looking at stuff online with our mobiles and tablets, we&rsquo;re pretty excited to be able to make that whole experience a lot more intuitive for you!


We&rsquo;re hoping to implement the changes in the next few weeks, and we&rsquo;re planning a lot more to come for the Square Enix website&hellip; but one thing at a time..."

Grimoire
10th Feb 2013, 02:32
Yoshinori Ono twitter.com/Yoshi_OnoChin (https://twitter.com/Yoshi_OnoChin) at SE HQ


"Blanka has been visiting to SQUARE ENIX HQ building!! Wooooo so great!! ;D ??????????????????? ?????? (?)" p.twipple.jp/rIs00 (http://p.twipple.jp/rIs00)


"SQUARE ENIX's entrance is so beautiful!! It's enviable lobby... ????????????? ?? and ???? ??????? ????(?)" p.twipple.jp/l3OUN (http://p.twipple.jp/l3OUN)

Grimoire
11th Feb 2013, 14:01
SEM EU Site downtime &ndash; database updates


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/site-downtime... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/site-downtime-%E2%80%93-database-updates)


Phil Elliott: "We&rsquo;re going to go quiet for a couple of days due to some necessary database work. The site will still be here for most of the time, and you&rsquo;ll still be able to comment on stories &ndash; although there will be some downtime (probably on Wednesday) when you won&rsquo;t be able to access the site.


Of course, we'll still be chirping away on Twitter, so make sure you follow us for regular updates (https://twitter.com/square_enix_eu).


So you won&rsquo;t see any updates for a couple of days&hellip; but it&rsquo;s not because we don&rsquo;t still love you or anything. We really, really do.


<3


See?"

Grimoire
11th Feb 2013, 14:02
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 11/02/2013


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-11022013)


Ben Bateman: "Happy Chinese New Year! This week's Weekly Recap has been put together in double-time, so apologies if I've missed anything. We've got a content-lock on the website - which you'll hear about shortly - so I had to get it all done before 10am! It wasn't easy when there was so much news to report on. Did you hear about this weird "Murdered (http://murdered.com/)" thing? No idea what it is but I'd give the*Twitter account (https://twitter.com/murdered)*a follow if I were you.


*


Development

<ul>
Tomb Raider has gone gold! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdcGEcH)*- We made it! Here's*a message (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151310878116158&set=a.10150644209736158.388507.287378891157&type=1)*from the Crystal Dynamics Studio Head Darrell Gallagher.*
Benedetta Ponticelli is Lara&rsquo;s Italian Voice Actress (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdPrYzc)*- Benedetta has an impressive resume of voice work under her belt, including voicing Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
New Guide to Survival Tomb Raider video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-guide-surivial-tomb-raider-video)*- Stop, drop and roll! Wait... no, we've got it wrong again - there's more to survival than just that.
Best day of the week (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/199)*- ...is pizza day*(this is officially correct &ndash; Phil)! It's also the day that the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn team get to help Yoshida-san make a video for his press tour.
This is not a test (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/194)*- The Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta is almost upon us and that means testing, testing, and more testing!
Letter from the Producer, XLII (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/60207)*- Yoshida-san brings you yet more beautiful screenshots of the Character Creation screen, as well as details from an upcoming press tour.
Scheduled server maintenance on February 12 (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12551/scheduled-server-maintenance-on-february-12)*- War never sleeps...except for scheduled maintenance on the Heroes and Generals servers. Don't worry, it shouldn't last more than an hour.
Featured Developer Lene Jung Kjær (Reto.CrazyCat) (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12278/featured-developer-reto-crazycat)*- What's a Games Analyst and why do they love cats so much? Find out in the latest Reto-Moto developer interview.
Featured Developer Christian Sinding Nellemann (Reto.sNell) (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12268/featured-developer-reto-snell)*- Heroes and Generals' Mobile Programmer probably has the best profile picture I've ever seen. Check it out!
New add-on packs for 2013 (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/new-add-on-packs-for-2013)*- The eagle-eyed gamers among you have probably heard that more Sleeping Dogs content is on the way. Well, get the complete lowdown on what to expect in the latest Sleeping Dogs post.
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Love is in the air! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdXUwnY)*- Have the Tomb Raider games brought you and friends closer together? Crystal Dynamics wants to hear your story.
Croft Couture #19: EMC IVY (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdXSjZS)*- The Tomb Raider fandom is full of talented artists, entertainers, and perhaps most notably, phenomenal cosplay talent. Croft Couture showcases these dedicated fans.
Voice Box: Super fun Super Fan (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/voice-box-super-fun-super-fan)*-*His passion for Final Fantasy is what caught the eye of the judges and it's this passion that has driven him to pursue a career in games development, and as a professional concept artist. This week's guest blog is by Randis, the Final Fantasy Super Fan.
Game Chat: Music musings (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/game-chat-music-musings)*- This is a topic close to our hearts. Join us for a chat and tell us about your favourite music.
Heads-up - first look at some site changes on the way! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heads-first-look-some-site-changes-way)*-*SPOILER ALERT! (http://500motivators.com/plog-content/thumbs/motivate/me/large/458-warning-spoiler-alert.jpg)
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/75)*- Got what it takes to make a model town in Gameglobe? Easy, right - but what can you do to make it stand out from the crowd? Don't forget to check out the*results (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/73)*of last week's Castle competition for inspiration. The winner,*Haven (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/oJGvz_jm45HM),*is amazing and based on Heroes of Might and Magic 5.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/72)*- It's time to grab points like a hungry hippo -*all the points (http://memecrunch.com/meme/58S5/collect-all-the-points/image.png)! This week it&rsquo;s*Run The Way For Your Life (http://www.gameglobe.com/play/OvFiB-AAcaUt)*by*_Arber_ (http://www.gameglobe.com/profile/_Arber_/). Also why not check out Frinux, this week's*Creator Spotlight (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/71).
A Farewell to Cookies and a Greeting to Arms (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/9857/detail.html)*- Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us tell you a story of magic, wonder, and cookies! This is life in Vana'diel.
[/list]

Events

<ul>
BAFTA Tomb Raider Panel Announced (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdfIpEk)*- If you're in the UK why not join us for a Developer Panel at BAFTA. It's this Tuesday, so hurry!
[/list]

Competitions and offers

<ul>
1,000,000 Raiders Challenge! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdibIx_)*- It's time to rally the troops and hit that golden milestone of one million Tomb Raider fans on Facebook. If we make it - currently standing about 919,000 at the moment - then we'll release two exclusive pieces of music from Jason Graves.
Official Forum Contest: Early Game Competition! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdgyIAi)**- Four words; GET.TOMB.RAIDER.EARLY!
Final Fantasy cosplay contest (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-cosplay-contest)*- For the cosplayers among you we've got the opportunity of a lifetime. Grab your garbs and pick up a threading needle, you could win a trip to Japan.
Grab a 50% discount on Sleeping Dogs DLC on PSN! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/grab-50-discount-sleeping-dogs-dlc-psn)*- Great discounts for great gamers. Nab yourself a bargain - you deserve it!
Eorzea Haiku Contest (02/07/2013) (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/60244)*-*Create a Haiku about Eorzea for your chance to win a XIV beta key.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
From 'Dead Space 3' to 'Tomb Raider:' An Interview with Jason Graves (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferbosier/2013/02/04/from-dead-space-3-to-tomb-raider-an-interview-with-jason-graves/)*(Forbes)
Final Fantasy 13 &ndash; Square would &ldquo;consider&rdquo;&lsquo; a trilogy pack should fans &ldquo;demand&rdquo; it (http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/06/final-fantasy-13-square-would-consider-a-trilogy-pack-should-fans-demand-it/)*(VG247)
Watch The 14-Year Evolution Of PC Graphics In One Really Long Video (http://kotaku.com/5981809/watch-the-14+year-evolution-of-pc-graphics-in-one-really-long-video?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow)*(Kotaku)
Murdered: Soul Suspect gets teaser site, web game cracked (http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/08/murdered-strange-ps3-pc-xbox-360-teaser-site-opens/)*(VG247)
Square Enix Virally Announces Murdered: Soul Suspect (http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/square-enix-virally-announces-murdered-soul-suspect/)*(EGM)
Square Enix reveals Murdered: Soul Suspect through teaser site, coming to current-gen platforms (http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/8/3967726/murdered-soul-suspect-square-enix-new-ip)*(Polygon)
'Murdered: Soul Suspect' revealed by Square Enix (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a457553/murdered-soul-suspect-revealed-by-square-enix.html)*(DigitalSpy)
GOG Ultimate Square Enix weekend promo offers half off on select titles (http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/9/3970290/gog-ultimate-square-enix-weekend-promo-offers-half-off-on-select)*(Polygon)
Square Enix Teases a New Game (http://www.trueachievements.com/n12227/square-enix-teases-a-new-game.htm)*(TrueAchievements)
Murdered: Soul Suspect teased by Square Enix (http://www.shacknews.com/article/77765/murdered-soul-suspect-teased-by-square-enix)*(Shack News)
Square Enix teases Murdered: Soul Suspect (http://www.gamesradar.com/square-enix-teases-murdered-soul-suspect/)*(GamesRadar)
Square Enix&rsquo;s New Game is Murdered: Soul Suspect (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/08/square-enixs-new-game-is-murdered-soul-suspect)*(IGN)
'Murdered' teased by spooky Square Enix ARG [Update!] (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/08/murdered-teased-by-spooky-square-enix-arg/)*(Joystiq)
Murdered: Soul Suspect Teased By Square Enix (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/02/08/murdered-soul-suspect-teased-by-square-enix.aspx)*(GameInformer)
Square Enix's Antony Douglas on new challenges in mobile gaming and creating worlds for the smartphone (http://gamesauce.org/news/2013/02/08/square-enixs-antony-douglas-on-new-challenges-in-mobile-gaming-and-creating-worlds-for-the-smartphone/)*(gamesauce)
Square Enix posts $61 million nine-month net loss, net sales up (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/05/square-enix-posts-62-million-nine-month-net-loss-net-sales-up/)*(Joystiq)
Square Enix Reveals Play Arts Kai Figure For Dead Space 3's Isaac Clarke (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/02/04/square-enix-reveals-play-arts-kai-figure-for-dead-space-3-39-s-isaac-clarke.aspx)*(GameInformer)
Square Enix details the tons of work and updates going into Dragon Quest VII's remake (http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=195469)*(Go Nintendo)
Confirmed Additional Content Available for Early Beta Phases in Final Fantasy XIV (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2361-confirmed-additional-content-available-early-beta-phases.html)*(Eyes on Final Fantasy)
How Dragon Quest VII Was Inspired By Myst And Why It&rsquo;s Better On 3DS (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/10/how-dragon-quest-vii-was-inspired-by-myst-and-why-its-better-on-3ds/)*(Siliconera)
See How Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Upgrades 358/2 Days Cutscenes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/07/see-how-kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remix-upgrades-3582-days-cutscenes/)*(Siliconera)
This Week In Imports: Dragon Quest VII Makes Its 3DS Debut (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/04/this-week-in-imports-dragon-quest-vii-makes-its-3ds-debut/#GRsoowozSmkoOGze.99)*(Siliconera)
KINGDOM HEARTS Merchandise Shown Off at NY Toy Fair 2013! (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-Merchandise-Shown-Off-at-NY-Toy-Fair-2013-3196)*(KHInsider)
KH3D Sora and Riku PLAY ARTS Kai Revealed (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KH3D-Sora-and-Riku-PLAY-ARTS-Kai-Revealed-3192)*(KHInsider)
The Making of Raider Origins: Episode 3 - The Lara Croft Workout (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdUoapi)*(Fan Film)
The Making of Raider Origins: Episode 4 - The Fight Choreography (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdc5d_F)*(Fan Film)
Fox takes another shot at a Hitman movie with 'Agent 47' starring Paul Walker (http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/fox-takes-another-shot-at-a-hitman-movie-with-agent-47-starring-paul-walker/)*(Digital Trends)"
[/list]

Grimoire
13th Feb 2013, 06:51
SEM EU - When All Turns To White


eu.square-enix.com/en (http://eu.square-enix.com/en)


Maybe we are next in line? After all, the Japanese version of the members stie has been white for quite some time.


member.jp.square-enix.com/ (http://member.jp.square-enix.com/)

Grimoire
13th Feb 2013, 10:03
Gamer Chat: Shiny website is shiny (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-shiny-website-shiny)


Ben Bateman: "Welcome fellow Square Enixions to a brand new version of the website! Right off the bat the first thing you're probably going to notice is that it's white. Don't worry, your screen is fine - no need to check the cables and adjust the settings - we've just done away with the oppressive noir tones that previously weighed us down.


But that's not all that's changed, no siree! The second biggest change we've made is to implement Responsive Design - that's to say the website will adapt to the resolution of your screen and the device you're viewing on it. No more squinting at the screen, constantly zooming in and out clumsily trying to finding your way around the website.


The game page index has also had a face lift. Now a uniform layout will leave you to browse our extensive library of games and spot your favourites with ease - and in the coming weeks we'll be adding even more games to the list!


These are the major changes but they barely scratch the surface, let alone covering the vast amount of improvements our hard-working development team have made to the backend. The regular readers among you will know that we don't plan to stop here; this is just another milestone in a long list of innovations that we're looking to bring to you this year.


So, what do you think? We're eager to hear your thoughts but as always, please keep it constructive.

<ul>
What do you like about the new design?
What don't you like about the design?
What new features would you like to see on the design?
[/list]

If you spot a bug then let us know in the comments below, making sure to tell us what device, browser and version you're viewing it on."

Grimoire
15th Feb 2013, 14:25
Eidos Montréal&rlm; - We're HIRING a Technical Scripter - www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/329 (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/329)

Grimoire
18th Feb 2013, 09:59
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 18/02/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-18022013)


Ben Bateman: "Konichiwa, salut, and*¡Hola! readers to another Square Enix Weekly Recap. As we inch closer to Tomb Raider's release (http://tombraider.com/preorder) the office is buzzing, workloads are increasing, and I'm possibly drinking the world's largest amount of tea and coffee. I can hardly contain myself - in more ways than one!


Development

<ul>
Letter from the Producer, XLIII (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/60542-Letter-from-the-Producer-XLIII-%2802-15-2013%29)*- New screenshots and details about the upcoming beta, including phase one's start date.*
Lightning Returns community Q&A video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/lightning-returns-community-qa-video)*- Your questions answered by Toriyama-san and Kitase-san.
Tomb Raider Concept Art: SOS (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeCYPQW)*- Let's take a trip down memory lane for a reminder of where we came from. Concept art is a beautiful window into the mind-set of a developer, so if this captures your attention make sure to take a look at the*Parachute Descent (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdwDiRX)*too.
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider Episode Five: The End of the Beginning (Part 1) (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxd_f91m)*- What does it feel like to be an employee at Crystal Dynamics right now? Pretty stressful? - Zac Levi investigates.
Tomb Raider Walkthrough Part One: Monastery to Medical Helicopter (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxdvoLE2)*- 11 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay footage. If you simply can't wait until Tomb Raider's release you'll want to watch this video.
Spotlight: Law Enforcer Pack (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-law-enforcer-pack)*- Armed to the teeth and suited and booted, the Triads won't know what's hit them with this add-on content for Sleeping Dogs.
Featured Developer Ask Stenum (Reto.Stenum) (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12348/featured-developer-ask-stenum-reto-stenum)*- Meet Reto.Stenum, the Heroes & Generals' Senior Programmer. And for those of you into level design, meet*Reto.Ratamahat (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12293/featured-developer-filip-lange-nielsen-reto-ratamahat).
Translations underway (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12684/translations-underway)*-*Czech, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish are slowly making their way into the next Heroes & Generals build.
Whittle down the enemy (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12653/whittle-down-the-enemy)*- That annoying last General giving you grief? Worry no more, skirmish battles will be quickly resolved under new mechanics coming to Heroes & Generals.
Interview with the Producer/Director (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/214)*- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Yoshida-san has begun his press tour (bringing with him some shiny FFXIV:ARR USB sticks).
I left my heart... (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/211)*- A quick update from the North American leg of the FFXIV:ARR press tour including some new screenshots.
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Community

<ul>
One day left to vote for your favourite video game music (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/one-day-left-vote-your-favourite-video-game-music)*- Voting has ended but hopefully your collective effort has helped get video game music into the Classic FM Hall of Fame.
Gamer Chat: Shiny website is shiny (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-shiny-website-shiny)*- Things are looking a little bit different around here but I can't quite put my finger on it... can you?
Site downtime &ndash; database updates (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/site-downtime-%E2%80%93-database-updates)*- Thanks for your patience during our brief radio-silence.
Crystal Habit Monthly #17 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeCSTxL)*- The latest and greatest Crystal Dynamics newsletter - all you need to get you up to speed on Tomb Raider.
20 Days of Tomb Raider (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeC9LiD)*- Our North American chums are doing a daily Tomb Raider tidbit on their blog in the run up to release. Well worth a read!
Love is in the Air (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe9UhqG)*- If you're looking to escape the suffocatingly commercial holiday that is Valentine's Day then check out these two stories of*friendships forged (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe9UhqG)*and*the meeting of soul mates (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe9Eqgn)*through a shared passion, Tomb Raider.
BAFTA Game Developer Q&A: Tomb Raider (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe4f9bU)*- Some great snaps from our recent developer panel at BAFTA. Thanks to everyone who came and said hello.
Wimbledon just got a new Tomb Raider-y makeover (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe3YByv)*- We love to do-away with the dull uninspiring walls of traditional meeting rooms and instead decorate them with the beautiful artwork from some of our games. Here's what we recently did for Tomb Raider.
Guest Interview: Grévin Museum Lara Croft Statue (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe3Qalg)*- In December 20, 1999, the wax statue of Lara Croft was inaugurated at The Grévin Museum (le Musée Grévin in French), in Paris. Here is an interview of the sculptor of the statue.
Cosplay Set: A Survivor is Born by Fernando and Lilia (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe0S0ts)*-*Check out this incredible set of Tomb Raider photos from photographer Fernando Brischetto and cosplayer Lilia.
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/79)*- Your mission should you choose to accept it: build a Gameglobe level that celebrates all things Valentine's. Don't forget to play the winning town-themed levels (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/78)*from last week's competition.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/77)*-*Today&rsquo;s Leaderboard Challenge is Viva La Resistance! by landi and is all about surviving. Play this and many other great levels (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/76) over on gameglobe.com (http://www.gameglobe.com/).
From Ugly to Outstanding (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/9890/detail.html)*- Another beautifully written Life in Vana'diel story to mark the upcoming Doll Festival event in Final Fantasy XI.
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Competitions and offers

<ul>
Week Two of the DeviantART Presents: Tomb Raider Reborn Contest (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe5Gd0r)*- We've received over 400 entries in two weeks! Have you entered yet? You could win an unimaginable stack of goodies.
The Valentione's Day Mog House Decoration Contest is Underway! (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/30107)*-*Rolanberry Delightaru,*Opus Shelf, and a*Jewellery Case / Keepsake Case / Gemstone Case are up for grabs in this festive Final Fantasy XI competition.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ending discussed by Square Enix (http://www.examiner.com/article/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-ending-discussed-by-square-enix)*(Examiner)
Square Enix Offering Huge Discounts For President's Day (http://www.gamingunion.net/news/square-enix-offering-huge-discounts-for-presidents-day--8779.html#9DOGgF19zf98cTmd.99)*[North America] (GamingUnion)
Square Enix Does DC Comics (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/square-enix-does-dc-comics)*(IGN)
Toy Fair 2013: Square Enix (http://www.comicvine.com/news/toy-fair-2013-square-enix/146037/)*(Comic Vine)
Dragon Quest VII: Square-Enix ships 1m 3DS units in Japan (http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/12/dragon-quest-vii-square-enix-ships-1m-3ds-units-in-japane/)*(VG247)
Toy Fair 2013: Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Universe Toys Bring A Japanese Flair To Batman (http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/02/11/toy-fair-2013-square-enix-play-arts-kai-dc-universe-toys/)*(MTV)
Square Enix&rsquo;s Luminous Studio Can Make Pretty Glass Bottles And Other Tech Demos (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/11/square-enixs-luminous-studio-can-make-pretty-glass-bottles-and-other-tech-demos/)*(Siliconera)
What Is Square Enix's 'Murdered: Soul Suspect?' (http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2013/02/11/what-is-square-enixs-murdered-soul-suspect/)*(MTV)
Square Enix has two more games heading to Android: Drakerider and Chaos Rings II (http://www.droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/5556-square-enix-has-two-more-games-heading-to-android-drakerider-and-chaos-rings-ii)*[Japan]*(DroidGamers)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Kicks Off On Feb. 25th (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/15/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-beta-kicks-off-on-feb-25th/)*(Siliconera)
First Look At Lord Of Vermilion III And Its New Familiars (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/15/first-look-at-lord-of-vermilion-iii-and-its-new-familiars/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
First Look At Final Fantasy X Running On PlayStation Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/18/first-look-at-final-fantasy-x-running-on-playstation-vita/#4H8H5q3sSBOpe4wa.99)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Sin Has Been Resurrected For Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/Read%20more%20at%20http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/15/sin-has-been-resurrected-for-final-fantasy-airborne-brigade/#Bum2LQHySFtSC7Mk.99)*(Siliconera)
Final Fantasy Tactics: War Of The Lions Makes Android Debut With Enhanced Graphics (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/14/final-fantasy-tactics-war-of-the-lions-makes-android-debut-with-enhanced-graphics/#e17oA3SuPkiJthrS.99)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Dragon Quest X Wii U gets a date, new hardware bundle (http://ps2.rpgsite.net/news/2249-dragon-quest-x-wii-u-gets-a-date-new-hardware-bundle)*(RPGSite)
GT Tomb Raider Retrospective: Part One (http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/1fqjx1/gt-retrospectives-tomb-raider-retrospective--part-one)*(GT.TV)
Tomb Raider: the story of a reboot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/feb/13/tomb-raider-reboot-preview)*(The Guardian)
Tomb Raider Q&A held at BAFTA (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxe3RNLB)*(BAFTA)
Hitman: Absolution nominated for Video Game BAFTA (http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/games)*(BAFTA)
Places: Sleeping Dogs&rsquo; Hong Kong (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/02/08/places-sleeping-dogs-hong-kong.aspx)*(Game Informer)
Kamikokuryou Auctions Off Lightning Artwork (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/kamikokuryou-auctions-lightning-artwork/)*(FinalFantasy.net)
Lightning Returns in the Recording Studio (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-recording-studio/)*(FinalFantasy.net)
Scenes From the FFXIV Global Media Tour (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/scenes-ffxiv-global-media-tour/)*(FinalFantasy.net)"
[/list]

Grimoire
19th Feb 2013, 14:02
A Teaser For Square Enix&rsquo;s New Murder Mystery Game


www.siliconera.com/2013/02/19/a-teaser-f... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/19/a-teaser-for-square-enixs-new-murder-mystery-game/)


Uncover Murdered: Soul Suspect with this trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/uncover-murdered-soul-suspect-trailer)

Grimoire
20th Feb 2013, 01:47
gamesradar: The 100 best games of all time


www.gamesradar.com/best-games-ever/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/best-games-ever/)

Grimoire
20th Feb 2013, 07:03
Gamer Chat: What will Sony announce today? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-what-will-sony-announce-today)


"So this week it&rsquo;s been pretty much impossible to avoid the speculation on what will be unveiled at Sony&rsquo;s PlayStation Meeting 2013 later today. The event, taking place in New York at 11pm GMT/12am tomorrow CET, has set tongues wagging in games communities and on mainstream media across the world..


The event itself is going to be livestreamed on a number of sites, including CNET (http://www.cnet.com.au/), PlayStation Universe (http://www.psu.com) and GamesIndustry.biz (http://www.gamesindustry.biz), and you can sign up on the official PlayStation website to get the news direct from Sony (https://secure.eu.playstation.com/meeting2013).


So, in the hours between now and the event, we want to know what you think about it.

<ul>
What are you expecting Sony to unveil?
Are you already throwing money at the screen?
How exciting do you think this will be for the games landscape?
[/list]

As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other&rsquo;s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers."

member_10660568
20th Feb 2013, 16:31
Gamer Chat: What will Sony announce today? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-what-will-sony-announce-today)





Isn't this*"Sony News" and not "Misc Square Enix News"?






[General Forum Guidelines (/go/thread/view/139233/29068965/General_Forum_Guidelines)]


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Grimoire
20th Feb 2013, 17:07
Tell that to Phil Elliott.


By the way: Sephiroth, Tidus, etc. were featured in the introduction*video.


PlayStation 4, huh? Well, feel free to discuss it here in this thread.

member_10660568
20th Feb 2013, 21:24
PlayStation 4, huh? Well, feel free to discuss it here in this thread.





I would suggest discussing it here, instead:


Official #PlayStation2013 Discussion Thread (http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3/Official-PlayStation2013-Discussion-Thread/m-p/39539377)


Alternatively, you could create a new thread entitled:


"PlayStation 4, huh? Well, feel free to discuss it here in this thread."

KIEI916
20th Feb 2013, 22:18
PlayStation 4, huh? Well, feel free to discuss it here in this thread.





I would suggest discussing it here, instead:


Official #PlayStation2013 Discussion Thread (http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3/Official-PlayStation2013-Discussion-Thread/m-p/39539377)


Alternatively, you could create a new thread entitled:


"PlayStation 4, huh? Well, feel free to discuss it here in this thread."






*


except the playstation 4 had news dealing with square enix. so I should think it would be fine in this thread, as long as no one goes into random talks about the other games and developers that were there.


they did say something about a new final fantasy possible being shown, or info being told at e3 that would be on the ps4.

Grimoire
21st Feb 2013, 14:23
I only quoted one of our community managers, thirdworldliberator. If you don't like the news/discussions they post, then I'd suggest that you simply don't read them.


&ldquo;Please Be Excited For E3 This Year,&rdquo; Say Square Enix


www.siliconera.com/2013/02/20/please-be-... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/20/please-be-excited-for-e3-this-year-say-square-enix/)


www.finalfantasy.net/misc/gen-final-fant... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/misc/gen-final-fantasy-development-ps4/)


www.siliconera.com/2013/02/20/the-long-l... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/20/the-long-list-of-ps4-developers-has-grasshoper-platinumgames-and-more/)


DRAGNIR FUNERAL - Android Version


www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/dr/jp/ (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/smart/dr/jp/)

member_10660568
21st Feb 2013, 15:27
I only quoted one of our community managers, thirdworldliberator. If you don't like the news/discussions they post, then I'd suggest that you simply don't read them.





I was just disappointed and*felt misled when I clicked on "Misc Square Enix News" and instead found news promoting Sony*that I had already heard.


I visit the Square Enix forums occasionally to find information about about Square Enix products. If this is not the place to do that, I will stop visiting.

Grimoire
21st Feb 2013, 15:45
To each their own. However, if Elliott (eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-my-name... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-my-name-phil)) thinks that*this news is relevant for Square Enix (which it indeed is, just as yukaru already pointed out), I see nothing wrong with his article/discussion.*

Grimoire
25th Feb 2013, 07:56
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 25/02/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-25022013)


Ben Bateman: "Welcome to another Square Enix recap and the start to a very big week for us here. Tomb Raider reviews will be going live this afternoon and we'll be keeping our eager eyes on all major games websites to read their thoughts. Make sure you're following us on*Twitter (http://twitter.com/square_enix_eu)*as we'll be sharing the links. Also we've got some good news to share with you later this afternoon that I'm excited about!*


Releases

<ul>
Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command launches today! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heroes-generals-mobile-command-launches-today)*- As much as we try it's impossible to be in front of a PC 24/7. Thanks to mobile technology and the new Heroes & Generals app you can now monitor the battle wherever you are - well, as long as there's an internet connection.
[/list]

Development

<ul>
Tomb Raider PC specs revealed (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-pc-specs-revealed)*- The PC specifications for Tomb Raider have been revealed and thanks to the developers at Nixxes - you can read their Q&A*here (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxejgT0r)*- Tomb Raider will even run on Windows XP.
New Tomb Raider Guide to Survival Combat video (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-tomb-raider-guide-survival-combat-video)*- With only a week to ago we've delivered you another gameplay-packed video, this time focusing on dishing out a bucket-load of punishment on unwitting foes.
New Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trailer goes exploring (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-trailer-goes-exploring)*- The latest trailer was captured using the new Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn benchmark tool. You can*download (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/)*it yourself and give it a go - even the lowest of specs fare well.
Uncover Murdered: Soul Suspect with this trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/uncover-murdered-soul-suspect-trailer)*- The clever detectives among you have unearthed the biggest piece of evidence in our web of mystery, the first teaser trailer for our new game, Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Endurance Week: Meet The Crew (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeNqjMm)*- All this week Crystal Dynamics has been revealing beautiful character art in Tomb Raider for each of the major characters aboard the Endurance. See them all here:*Angus Grimaldi (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxevNZpt),*Alex Weiss (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeplzSx),*Jonah Maiava (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxekvCXi),*Dr. James Whitman (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxegBoYb),*Joslin Reyes (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxecCZvT),*Samantha Nishimura (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeYItDw), and*Conrad Roth (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeSRlbR).
Lara&rsquo;s Spanish & Russian Voices Revealed! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxedH9Sj)*-*Guiomar Alburquerque Durán and Polina Sherbakova are the new Spanish and Russian voices for Lara, respectively.
Welcome Catherine to the Team! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeY7jCx)*- You guys are awesome, sometimes so awesome that we just have to wave a job offer in your face and entice you to join the Square Enix team.
Concept Art: Vista Fall (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeRhxt5)*- Why is it when they say "Don't look down", you just have to look... Lara Croft is one brave lady!
Spotlight: Wheels of Fury (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-wheels-of-fury-pack)*- You know what an undercover cop needs? A car with mounted machine guns. Patrol the streets of Hong Kong with this bad boy and I'm sure you'll have people respecting your authority with this new Sleeping Dogs download content.
The Planning Games (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12797/the-planning-games)*- How would you go about choosing what new features go into a game? What's more important? Reto.Moto - the developers of Heroes and Generals - explain how they go about making those difficult decisions.
Live Alive (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/232)*- Behind the scenes photos of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Producer Letter live stream.*
For your eyes only (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/221)*- The final leg of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's press tour brought Yoshi-P and the rest of the team to London, although they were thoroughly tired*by the end of it (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/226).
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Gamer Chat: What will Sony announce today? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-what-will-sony-announce-today)*- PS-FWOARR or PS-bore? You tell us.
Tomb Raider Community Roundup: 2/22/13 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxemNQsa)*- If you've missed out on any of the recent Tomb Raider updates, where have you been?! Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/83)*- I'm*loving (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/82)*this Gameglobe challenge, it plays to my mischievous side. Does the cat burglar inside you have a good idea for a robbery themed level? If you need help why not check this week's*creator spotlight (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/80)*for inspiration.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/81)*- Put the pedal to the metal and evade the mercenaries that try to stop you in this fantastic gameglobe level. What's your high score?
Dig Your Way Deep into Quon! (http://sqex.to/7Ly)*-*During the next couple of weeks, the rewards for completing Meeble Burrows in Final Fantasy XI will be even more lucrative than before
Just seven days left to procure marbles for the Mog Bananza Homecoming! (http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/guide/mogbon/index.html)*-*The Mog Bonanza is a number-guessing game in which you pick a five-digit number of your choice. Big prizes are up for grabs.
The Sacred City of Adoulin (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/9910/detail.html)*- This week's Final Fantasy XI Life of Vana'diel article unearths the rich history of Adoulin.
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part V Q&A Updates (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/60806-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-V-Q-A-Updates)*- The live stream is over and while we wait for translations you can find a brief summary of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Q&A.
[/list]

Events

<ul>
[UK] GAME Tomb Raider lock-ins (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/uk-game-tomb-raider-lock-ins)*- We've teamed up with Xbox and GAME for a UK tour. This is your chance to play the game before release (and eat free food).
[/list]

Offers and Merchandise

<ul>
Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival from BradyGames (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxemFkHK)*- 272 pages of pure beauty. This art book is a must-have for any Tomb Raider fan.
Official Tomb Raider Store Kickoff! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxefxST_)*- Tomb Raider now has its own online shopping destination ready to raid for apparel, accessories, and collectibles.*
Steam Pre-Purchase Rewards Unlocked! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxeebjML)*- Everyone who pre-purchases Tomb Raider will now receive a free copy of Guardian of Light, the Lost Adventurer Challenge Tomb, and the Shanty Town Multiplayer map. Best*pre-order (http://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/?snr=1_7_15__13)*if you haven't already!
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Get Loaded Square Enix Bundle Now Live (http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/02/get-loaded-square-enix-bundle-now-live/)*(Just Push Start)
Square Enix Reveals KHPC As KINGDOM HEARTS &chi;[chi]! (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Reveals-KHPC-As-KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-3205)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIV to Be Released for PS3 Before PS4 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-02-22/square-enix-to-release-final-fantasy-xiv-for-ps3-before-ps4)*(Anime News Network)
Square Enix Presses Reset with Final Fantasy XIV (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/previews/10202-Square-Enix-Presses-Reset-with-Final-Fantasy-XIV)*(The Escapist)
Square Enix PS4 Demonstration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-SQqZz_2A)*(RajmanGamingHD)
Square Enix reveals Final Fantasy Versus XIII &ldquo;Noctis&rdquo; eau de toilette fragrance (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2013/02/square-enix-reveals-final-fantasy-versus-xiii-noctis-eau-de-toilette-fragrance/)*(Nova Crystallis)
Square Enix Is Making A Final Fantasy Game For PS4. You&rsquo;ll Probably See It At E3 This Year. (http://kotaku.com/5985797/square-enix-is-making-a-final-fantasy-game-for-ps4-youll-probably-see-it-at-e3-this-year)*(Kotaku)
Square Enix releases Crystal Defenders Lite, a pay-per-stage version of the full game (http://www.droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/5593-square-enix-releases-crystal-defenders-lite-a-pay-per-stage-version-of-the-full-game)*(Droid Gamers)
Xbox 360 Tomb Raider Collector's Edition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tomLRF5SOjs)*(Major Nelson)
Killing Them Softly: The Hitman Story, Part 1 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/19/killing-them-softly-the-hitman-story-part-1)*(IGN)
Final Fantasy Digital Collection Bundles Nine FF Games, Limited To 2000 Units (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/22/final-fantasy-digital-collection-bundles-nine-ff-games-limited-to-2000-units/)*[Asia]*(Siliconera)
Who Is Lara Croft? (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/22/who-is-lara-croft/)*(Siliconera)
Final Fantasy Tactics comes to Android with enhanced visuals (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2013/02/final-fantasy-tactics-comes-to-android-with-enhanced-visuals/)*[Japan] (Nova Crystallis)
Dragon Quest X Coming To Wii U On March 30, Beta Test On March 6 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/18/dragon-quest-x-coming-to-wii-u-on-march-30-beta-test-on-march-6/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Tomb Raider Facts with Stephen Lunsford (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxecy86n)*(Fan)
&ldquo;Tomb Raider: Reboot&rdquo; Debut! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxectsv6)*(Fan Film)"
[/list]

Grimoire
27th Feb 2013, 16:28
Deus Ex:Human Defiance Trademark Hints At The Future Of Deus Ex (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/27/deus-exhuman-defiance-trademark-hints-at-the-future-of-deus-ex/)

Grimoire
27th Feb 2013, 17:19
Gamer Chat: Toon-tastic (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-toon-tastic)


Ben Bateman: "What do you think is the world's most recognisable game, not only to gamers, but your average Joe and Jane on the street? GTA? Call of Duty? Tomb Raider? All very good choices, but in more recent years it's been hard not to reel off a list of contenders without mentioning Angry Birds.


Everyone who's got a smartphone has probably at one point played Angry Birds, but its success hasn't ended there. The drive to make it become a household name has seen the brand embrace everything from fluffy toys to amusement parks &ndash; and it seems like we're loving it! Rovio (the developer behind Angry Birds) recently announced that it's going to launch a 16 episode web cartoon (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-27-angry-birds-web-cartoon-coming-march-16)*that will dig deeper into the motivations of those kamikaze birds, a move that's sure to please their younger fans.


Square Enix itself has explored new and different ways to bring your favourite characters and stories to you in fresh and exciting ways. We've made movies, books, and comics, but - as far as I can tell - we haven't made a web-based cartoon series? This brings us to the hypothetical wonderland that is Gamer Chat!

<ul>
What game franchise do you think would make a good web cartoon series?
What characters and stories would it follow?
Would it be down to earth, grounded and serious, or light-hearted and humorous?
Have you got a particular animator or artist you think would be perfect for the role?
[/list]

As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other&rsquo;s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers."

Grimoire
1st Mar 2013, 01:45
Choco/Mog Bento www.mobypicture.com/user/RyutaroIchimura... (http://www.mobypicture.com/user/RyutaroIchimura/view/14878962)

Grimoire
4th Mar 2013, 10:41
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 04/03/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-04032013)


Ben Bateman: "I feel like I say this every week, but if you think last week was filled with exciting news, wait until you see what we've got planned for this week. One more day, folks...


Releases

<ul>
Xbox Tomb Raider Avatar Items Revealed! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfM7A12)*- Transform your Xbox avatar from zero to hero with this collection of apparel, axes, and bows. You'll be the envy of all your friends.
Sleeping Dogs Wheels of Fury out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-wheels-fury-out-now)*- No one will ever suspect you're an undercover cop when you drive around in a wicked hypercar with mounted machine guns. You also get five new missions too - bonus!
[/list]

Development

<ul>
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta begins! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-beta-begins)*- Select members of the public have begun to get their first ever hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Concept Art: Mountain Climb (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfNXl8J)*- One more day until Tomb Raider hits stores... While we stand just moments from the finish line let's take a brief look back at where it all began.
The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 18 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfLwF8y)*-*In the final episode before Tomb Raider&rsquo;s launch Crystal Dynamics talk to composer Jason Graves about working on the music and soundscape of Tomb Raider.
Final Tomb Raider Language Options Reveal! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfHvosZ)*- There are a slew of language options for Tomb Raider fans come tomorrow's release.
Heroes & Generals now in open beta! Plus Tales from the Front #1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heroes-generals-now-open-beta-plus-tales-front-1)*- Heroes & Generals in now in open beta - woo! Unfortunately it was so popular you guys*crashed the servers (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12971/open-beta-servers-stressed-and-currently-down)*- boo! But worry not; it will be back up soon and if you want an idea of what to expect then you can read of our Tales from the Front - a series of war diaries from Phil and myself.
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider: The End of the Beginning, Part 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-end-beginning-part-2)*- Peek behind the curtain for a glimpse of what it feels like for the studio on the cusp of Tomb Raider's release.
Tomb Raider Reborn trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-reborn-trailer)*- There's a survivor in each of us...
TressFX, because Lara's worth it (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tressfx-because-laras-worth-it)*- We take pride in bringing a high quality experience to our PC gamers and Tomb Raider is no exception. The feature spotlight for Tomb Raider PC has to be TressFX, AMD's technology that brings unprecedented realism to Lara's hair physics. Your jaw will hit the floor when you see it.
Hitman: Absolution now available on demand for Xbox 360 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-now-available-demand-xbox-360)*- Do the world a favour; go green and grab Hitman: Absolution digitally from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX coming to Europe! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-coming-europe)*- Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and the gang are back! Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will be available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
That's why we play (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/237)*- The Lalafell in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are too cute to describe, so much so that the development team tried their hand at making a full-size replica outfit.
Seekers of Adoulin Site Update! (http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/adoulin/index.html)*- A plethora of new information regarding the second class to be added in the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy XI - the rune fencer - as well as with a new song to tickle your ears.
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Tomb Raider Reviews Master Post (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf0mV_1)*- We could toot our own horn all day, but there's no need just to take our word for it - check out what all the reviews are saying about Tomb Raider.
Interview with a Final Fantasy Super Fan (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/interview-final-fantasy-super-fan)*- Randis tells about his journey to become a Final Fantasy Super Fan and how Final Fantasy has been a big inspiration in his life.
Gamer Chat: Toon-tastic (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-toon-tastic)*- Square Enix has a wealth of great games under its belt; which do you think would make a great web cartoon series?
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/87)*- To celebrate the release of Tomb Raider, the Gameglobe team is challenging you to make a Tomb Raider-themed level. Don't forget to check out the fantastic*results (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/86)*of last week's robbery-themed challenge for inspiration.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/85)*- Community legend Large has done it again with a mind-bending level that will have you running in circles.
[/list]

Competitions and offers

<ul>
Kick Energy: Fuelling the Launch of Tomb Raider (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfGmji6)*- We've teamed up with Kick Energy to give Tomb Raider fans an opportunity to win a trip to Thailand!
Lara Croft Play Arts Kai Figure Up For Pre-Sale (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfCGw4V)*- Previously only available as part of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition, the Lara Croft Play Arts Kai figurine is available for pre-sale (due for release June 2013).
Crystal Dynamics & Sumthing Else Music Works Partner for Tomb Raider Original Soundtrack (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfAFIOS)*-*Composed by BAFTA award-winning Jason Graves. Your ears need this!
Tomb Raider Survivor T-Shirt @ Hot Topic (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf7nT-_)*- Display your fandom with style in this sweet Tomb Raider t-shirt.
THIEF-iest Things CONTEST Round 4 (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=133468)*- On the forums our resident moderator,*Viktoria, has copies of Hitman: Absolution up for grabs.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Cosplay Competition (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/cosplay/)*- Who wouldn't want a trip to Tokyo and a tour around the Square Enix HQ?! Click the link, click it now!
Awesome reviews scores and fantastic Origin deal for Tomb Raider! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/awesome-reviews-scores-and-fantastic-origin-deal-tomb-raider)*- Get the Survival Edition for the price of the Standard Edition when you buy Tomb Raider from Origin.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Square Enix: Subs didn't hurt The Old Republic and The Secret World (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-25-square-enix-subs-didnt-hurt-the-old-republic-and-the-secret-world)*(GamesIndustry.biz)
Square Enix: Tomb Raider is 'unquestionably' the highlight of Q1 (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/square-enix-tomb-raider-is-unquestionably-the-highlight-of-q1/0111456)*(MCV)
Shanda's mobile gaming partnership with Square Enix begins to work (http://www.screendigest.com/news/2013_02_shandas_mobile_gaming_partnership_with_square_enix_begins_to_work/view.html)*(screendigest)
Former Square Enix Exec Keiji Fujita Joins Adways Interactive (http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/02/26/former-square-enix-exec-keiji-fujita-joins-adways-interactive#.UTR4GjBdDTo)*(GamePolitics)
Tomb Raider: The Final Hours - A Story of Survival (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf5DeTI)*(GTTV)
Clueless Gamer: Reviews &ldquo;Tomb Raider&rdquo; (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf1CUWA)*(Conan O&rsquo;Brien)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Makes Its TV Debut This April (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/03/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-makes-its-tv-debut-this-april/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Cloud Summoned For FF Airborne Brigade (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/28/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-cloud-summoned-for-ff-airborne-brigade/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
HD Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain Of Memories Screenshots Are Behind That Door (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/24/hd-kingdom-hearts-rechain-of-memories-screenshots-are-behind-that-door/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)"
[/list]

Grimoire
4th Mar 2013, 10:41
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 04/03/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-04032013)


Ben Bateman: "I feel like I say this every week, but if you think last week was filled with exciting news, wait until you see what we've got planned for this week. One more day, folks...


Releases

<ul>
Xbox Tomb Raider Avatar Items Revealed! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfM7A12)*- Transform your Xbox avatar from zero to hero with this collection of apparel, axes, and bows. You'll be the envy of all your friends.
Sleeping Dogs Wheels of Fury out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/sleeping-dogs-wheels-fury-out-now)*- No one will ever suspect you're an undercover cop when you drive around in a wicked hypercar with mounted machine guns. You also get five new missions too - bonus!
[/list]

Development

<ul>
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta begins! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-beta-begins)*- Select members of the public have begun to get their first ever hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Concept Art: Mountain Climb (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfNXl8J)*- One more day until Tomb Raider hits stores... While we stand just moments from the finish line let's take a brief look back at where it all began.
The Crystal Habit Podcast: Episode 18 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfLwF8y)*-*In the final episode before Tomb Raider&rsquo;s launch Crystal Dynamics talk to composer Jason Graves about working on the music and soundscape of Tomb Raider.
Final Tomb Raider Language Options Reveal! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfHvosZ)*- There are a slew of language options for Tomb Raider fans come tomorrow's release.
Heroes & Generals now in open beta! Plus Tales from the Front #1 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heroes-generals-now-open-beta-plus-tales-front-1)*- Heroes & Generals in now in open beta - woo! Unfortunately it was so popular you guys*crashed the servers (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/12971/open-beta-servers-stressed-and-currently-down)*- boo! But worry not; it will be back up soon and if you want an idea of what to expect then you can read of our Tales from the Front - a series of war diaries from Phil and myself.
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider: The End of the Beginning, Part 2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-end-beginning-part-2)*- Peek behind the curtain for a glimpse of what it feels like for the studio on the cusp of Tomb Raider's release.
Tomb Raider Reborn trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-reborn-trailer)*- There's a survivor in each of us...
TressFX, because Lara's worth it (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tressfx-because-laras-worth-it)*- We take pride in bringing a high quality experience to our PC gamers and Tomb Raider is no exception. The feature spotlight for Tomb Raider PC has to be TressFX, AMD's technology that brings unprecedented realism to Lara's hair physics. Your jaw will hit the floor when you see it.
Hitman: Absolution now available on demand for Xbox 360 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-now-available-demand-xbox-360)*- Do the world a favour; go green and grab Hitman: Absolution digitally from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX coming to Europe! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-coming-europe)*- Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and the gang are back! Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will be available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
That's why we play (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/237)*- The Lalafell in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are too cute to describe, so much so that the development team tried their hand at making a full-size replica outfit.
Seekers of Adoulin Site Update! (http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/adoulin/index.html)*- A plethora of new information regarding the second class to be added in the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy XI - the rune fencer - as well as with a new song to tickle your ears.
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Tomb Raider Reviews Master Post (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf0mV_1)*- We could toot our own horn all day, but there's no need just to take our word for it - check out what all the reviews are saying about Tomb Raider.
Interview with a Final Fantasy Super Fan (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/interview-final-fantasy-super-fan)*- Randis tells about his journey to become a Final Fantasy Super Fan and how Final Fantasy has been a big inspiration in his life.
Gamer Chat: Toon-tastic (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-toon-tastic)*- Square Enix has a wealth of great games under its belt; which do you think would make a great web cartoon series?
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/87)*- To celebrate the release of Tomb Raider, the Gameglobe team is challenging you to make a Tomb Raider-themed level. Don't forget to check out the fantastic*results (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/86)*of last week's robbery-themed challenge for inspiration.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/85)*- Community legend Large has done it again with a mind-bending level that will have you running in circles.
[/list]

Competitions and offers

<ul>
Kick Energy: Fuelling the Launch of Tomb Raider (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfGmji6)*- We've teamed up with Kick Energy to give Tomb Raider fans an opportunity to win a trip to Thailand!
Lara Croft Play Arts Kai Figure Up For Pre-Sale (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfCGw4V)*- Previously only available as part of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition, the Lara Croft Play Arts Kai figurine is available for pre-sale (due for release June 2013).
Crystal Dynamics & Sumthing Else Music Works Partner for Tomb Raider Original Soundtrack (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfAFIOS)*-*Composed by BAFTA award-winning Jason Graves. Your ears need this!
Tomb Raider Survivor T-Shirt @ Hot Topic (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf7nT-_)*- Display your fandom with style in this sweet Tomb Raider t-shirt.
THIEF-iest Things CONTEST Round 4 (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=133468)*- On the forums our resident moderator,*Viktoria, has copies of Hitman: Absolution up for grabs.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Cosplay Competition (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/cosplay/)*- Who wouldn't want a trip to Tokyo and a tour around the Square Enix HQ?! Click the link, click it now!
Awesome reviews scores and fantastic Origin deal for Tomb Raider! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/awesome-reviews-scores-and-fantastic-origin-deal-tomb-raider)*- Get the Survival Edition for the price of the Standard Edition when you buy Tomb Raider from Origin.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Square Enix: Subs didn't hurt The Old Republic and The Secret World (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-25-square-enix-subs-didnt-hurt-the-old-republic-and-the-secret-world)*(GamesIndustry.biz)
Square Enix: Tomb Raider is 'unquestionably' the highlight of Q1 (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/square-enix-tomb-raider-is-unquestionably-the-highlight-of-q1/0111456)*(MCV)
Shanda's mobile gaming partnership with Square Enix begins to work (http://www.screendigest.com/news/2013_02_shandas_mobile_gaming_partnership_with_square_enix_begins_to_work/view.html)*(screendigest)
Former Square Enix Exec Keiji Fujita Joins Adways Interactive (http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/02/26/former-square-enix-exec-keiji-fujita-joins-adways-interactive#.UTR4GjBdDTo)*(GamePolitics)
Tomb Raider: The Final Hours - A Story of Survival (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf5DeTI)*(GTTV)
Clueless Gamer: Reviews &ldquo;Tomb Raider&rdquo; (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxf1CUWA)*(Conan O&rsquo;Brien)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Makes Its TV Debut This April (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/03/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-makes-its-tv-debut-this-april/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Cloud Summoned For FF Airborne Brigade (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/28/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-cloud-summoned-for-ff-airborne-brigade/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
HD Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain Of Memories Screenshots Are Behind That Door (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/24/hd-kingdom-hearts-rechain-of-memories-screenshots-are-behind-that-door/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)"
[/list]

Grimoire
7th Mar 2013, 02:33
Good bye, social games - Hello, epic and famous games
khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Shifting-... (http://khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Shifting-Away-From-Social-Games-3223)
www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/square-e... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/mobile-dlg/square-enix-shift-social-games/)

Grimoire
8th Mar 2013, 07:29
New offices in Mexico, India for Square Enix www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-0... (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-07-new-offices-in-mexico-india-for-square-enix)

Grimoire
12th Mar 2013, 20:05
What Is Square Enix&rsquo;s &ldquo;President&rsquo;s Day&rdquo;? www.siliconera.com/2013/03/12/what-is-sq... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/12/what-is-square-enixs-presidents-day/)

Grimoire
12th Mar 2013, 20:15
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 11/03/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-11032013)


Ben Bateman: "If you missed out the bigger stories of last week, we understand, it's hard to keep your eyes on everything else when there are tombs to raid. When I wasn't sitting alone in the dark waiting for a powercut to end, I was trying to find that last damn naval mine on the shores of Yamatai! I'm sure there's a few of you who can relate to my pain - no electricity means no cups of tea. But who here managed to hit magic 100% completion rate in Tomb Raider?


Releases

<ul>
Mini Ninjas gets big break (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/mini-ninjas-gets-big-break)*- The Mini Ninjas embark on another grand adventure on the small, medium and big screens. This addictive new endless-runner is available on iOS and a cartoon series in the works too.
Tomb Raider out now! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-out-now)*- After many months of hard work, the day we've been waiting for has finally arrived - Lara is reborn! To celebrate we release an action-packed "Day One" trailer - oh and some of us had launch day cake.
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Development

<ul>
Thief coming to next generation consoles (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thief-coming-next-generation-consoles)*- Details of our first PlayStation 4 game are starting to emerge from the shadows. For those looking to steal some new information on Thief, head to*Game Informer (http://www.gameinformer.com/p/thief.aspx)*for a month-long slew of exclusive news.
Tomb Raider Multiplayer Map Week (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTx****Cbk)*-*Looking for some top tips on how to conquer Tomb Raider's multiplayer? Get the lowdown on the*Underground (http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/44976621934/tomb-raider-multiplayer-map-week-how-well-do-you#_=_),*Beach (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxflzmGi),*Shrine (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxficQcP),*Monastery (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfcLl4I)*and*Chasm (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfY4iD5)*maps, straight from professionals at Eidos Montreal, the team behind the multiplayer mode.
Concept Art: Sunken Temple (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfYDzM9)*- We think you'll agree that the concept art behind Tomb Raider is truly beautiful. If you want to see more of the same - and a load of extra bonuses - then we highly recommend you check out*The Final Hours of Tomb Raider app (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-app-out-now-0).
Spotlight: Year of the Snake pack (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-year-of-the-snake-pack)*- Those days of being a reckless cop have caught up on Wei Shen and he's been relegated to the lowly responsibilities of a street cop. But it isn't long before trouble finds Wei in the new story-extending add-on content that arrives this week.
Web-Exclusive Screenshots (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Web-Exclusive-Screenshots)*- Scouring the web for Thief announcement news? Well best you mosey on over to the Game Informer Thief hub, where you'll find*exclusive screenshots (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/03/06/exclusive-thief-screenshots.aspx), plus*an interview with*director Nicolas Cantin and producer Stephane Roy (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/03/08/the-goals-and-inspirations-for-thief.aspx).*
Tales from the Front #2 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tales-front-2)*- Since Heroes & Generals hit open beta it's like the floodgates have opened. Once again I loaned my l337 skillz to Phil and the war effort in our on-going mission to sway the tides of war.
Caves & Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack Announced First for Xbox (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/caves-cliffs-multiplayer-map-pack-announced-first-xbox)*- Three new Tomb Raider multiplayer maps are on their way and will be challenging Solarii and Survivors alike, come March 19.
Soundtrack II: The wrath of Knee-Sokhan (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/243)*-*Masayoshi Soken returns to the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn blog to show off the soundtrack you think you've heard before, but there's a twist...
Introducing Gathering Courage (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfokxEc)*- Have you got an extraordinary story of courage, strength, or accomplishment? Submit your story and help Crystal Dynamics raise $10,000 for Feeding America.
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Community

<ul>
1,000,000 Fans and Counting&hellip; (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfaHuaq)*- We hit over 1 million fans on the Tomb Raider Facebook page and only hours before launch - how crazy is that!? As a thank you we've released two tracks from Jason Graves' soundtrack for free. Go on, grab them now!
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/91)*- After the hugely successful*Tomb Raider-themed (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/90)*Gameglobe competition we set you last week, we've got something a bit different for this week's challenges.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/89)*- It's time to don the Lara Croft avatar attire we released for Gameglobe last week, and take on a Tomb Raider-themed training course.
Dial M for Madness (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/246)*- Someone save the Final Fantasy XIV blog,*Fernehalwes has gone a bit crazy.
In the Field: The Coalitions of Adoulin (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/9960/detail.html)*- Eager for Final Fantasy XI's upcoming expansion pack, Seekers of Adoulin? This instalment in the Life in Vana&rsquo;diel series is perfect for you.
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Competitions and offers

<ul>
Free Xbox Avatar Items! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfp5jUL)*- This is a nice, easy one for you, just head over to the Tomb Raider Facebook page and you can pick yourself up a free t-shirt for your Xbox Live Avatar.
Bigben Wireless Tomb Raider PlayStation 3 Controller (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxflGmHd)*- PlayStation 3 fans no longer need to feel left out - we've teamed up with Bigben for a Tomb Raider themed controller of your own.*
Tomb Raider Reborn Contest (http://ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/journal/Tomb-Raider-Reborn-Contest-351846219?utm_source=soc&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=020113_ADV_LaraCroft)*- Don't forget there's still time for you to enter our deviantArt competition and a chance to win more goodies than I count - maths isn't my strong point.
BradyGames&rsquo; Tomb Raider Companion Apps Available Now! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxfWzLnC)*- Struggling to find every last item and complete those each of those pesky challenges? Don't worry, there's an app for that.
Tomb Raider Xbox Live avatar items (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Search?query=tomb%20raider&DownloadType=AvatarItem)*- Let's face it, every protagonist looks better with a bow - your Xbox Live avatar need not be an exception.
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider app out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-hours-tomb-raider-app-out-now-0)*- Penned over the course of several months, this fantastic app contains a wealth of unpublished concept art, early design approaches, videos, and more.
Xbox LIVE Gold Unlock Weekend Tomb Raider Giveaway (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/xbox-live-gold-unlock-weekend-tomb-raider-giveaway)*- We hope you had fun over the weekend with your free Xbox Live Gold access? But the fun doesn't have to stop there - you can still enter our competition to win a limited edition Xbox 360 controller and the Collector's Edition of Tomb Raider.
Final Fantasy Dimensions on Sale in Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.square_enix.android_googleplay.ffl_gp&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5zcXVhcmVfZW5peC5hbmRyb2lkX2dvb2dsZXBsYXkuZmZsX2dwIl0.)*- A whopping 50% off means you've got a brilliant opportunity to pick up this great game on Android.
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In the news

<ul>
Tomb Raider: new movie to be based on game reboot (http://www.vg247.com/2013/03/05/tomb-raider-new-movie-to-be-based-on-game-reboot/)*(VG247)
Square Enix ditches social games, decides to focus on &ldquo;epic and famous&rdquo; consumer games instead (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2013/03/square-enix-ditches-social-games-decides-to-focus-on-epic-and-famous-consumer-games-instead/)*(Nova Crystallis)
Whoa&hellip;Square Enix&rsquo;s Gunslinger Stratos Coming to GDC13 (http://arcadeheroes.com/2013/03/07/whoa-square-enixs-gunslinger-stratos-coming-to-gdc13/)*(Arcade Heroes)
Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics & Diamond Select Toys partner on Tomb Raider minimates (http://www.dailyblam.com/news/2013/03/09/square-enix-crystal-dynamics-diamond-select-toys-partner-on-tomb-raider-minimates)*(Daily Blam)
Square Enix Opens New Mobile Studios in India and Mexico (http://www.vgchartz.com/article/250805/square-enix-opens-new-mobile-studios-in-india-and-mexico/)*(VGChartz)
Review: Tomb Raider (http://extramustard.si.com/2013/03/08/game-room-weekly-roundup-2/)*(Extra Mustard)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII &ndash; Square Enix switches tack (http://www.edge-online.com/features/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-square-enix-switches-tack/)*(Edge)
Review: Tomb Raider delivers gritty, gorgeous adventure (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2029309/review-tomb-raider-delivers-gritty-gorgeous-adventure.html)*(PCGamer)
Finding Adventure: Tomb Raider Original Soundtrack Review (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferbosier/2013/03/07/finding-adventure-tomb-raider-original-soundtrack-review/)*(Forbes)
Year of the Snake - New Sleeping Dogs Story DLC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui3U95NKkEM)*(Outside Xbox)
Tomb Raider Collector's Edition Unboxing - Lara Croft Figurine Funboxing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ulqBCeqTRA)*(Outside Xbox)
Tomb Raider Movie Reboot Developed in Line With New Game (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/05/tomb-raider-movie-reboot-developed-in-line-with-new-game)*(IGN)
Slipcase Edition of Yo****aka Amano's 'The Sky' Coming Soon... (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2400-slipcase-edition-yo****aka-amano-s-sky-coming-soon.html)*(Eyes on FF)
Dragon Quest X Wii U Trailer Shows Off Its Enhanced Visuals (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/08/dragon-quest-x-wii-u-trailer-shows-off-its-enhanced-visuals/)*[Japan]*(Siliconera)
A Metal Slime Keyboard Draws Near! (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/07/a-metal-slime-keyboard-draws-near/)*(Siliconera)
Circle Of Mana Is Live, Has Lost Secret Of Mana Game&rsquo;s Class Change System (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/05/circle-of-mana-is-live-has-lost-secret-of-mana-games-class-change-system/)*[Japan]*(Siliconera)
LORD of VERMILION III - Video Tutorial (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/lov3/)*[Japan] (Square Enix)
Sample the Seekers of Adoulin Soundtrack (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xi/sample-seekers-adoulin-sountrack/)*[Japan] (FinalFantasy.net)"
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Grimoire
13th Mar 2013, 22:47
Hitman: Absolution Fun Facts - how do you shape up?? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-fun-facts-how-do-you-shape)

Grimoire
15th Mar 2013, 03:43
Yoshida and Matsui Talk PlayStation 4 www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/yoshida-matsui-... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/yoshida-matsui-talk-playstation-4/)

Grimoire
18th Mar 2013, 13:34
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 18/03/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-18032013)


Ben Bateman: "It's scary how quickly time passes us by! With Tomb Raider in the hands of happy gamers around the world, you'd think we might get a moments rest, but no, our work here is far from over. While the team work hard on bug fixes, patches, and new downloadable content, I'll be escaping away for a brief holiday. As always I'll leave you in Phil's hands, but somewhat reluctantly. Did you see the mess he made of that London bus the other day (http://karlstewart.tumblr.com/image/45515429586)?


Releases

<ul>
Chaos Rings II out now on Android (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/chaos-rings-ii-out-now-android)*- Could you sacrifice your loved ones to save the world? The epic RPG hit makes its welcomed arrival onto Android.*
Out Now - Year of the Snake (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/year-of-the-snake-pack-out-now)*- Wei Shen is up to his old Triad-born tricks (punching fools, tackling pedestrians, etc.) in this brand new story-extending Sleeping Dogs content.
Hansen is live! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13140/hansen-is-live)*- The latest build of Heroes & Generals is now live! It features a tonne of bug fixes, improved spawning, a new Skirmish map (The Hill), an increased player limit (18 vs 18), and now the First Blood tutorial can now be replayed by all your characters. Join the war! Sign up to the open beta*here (http://game.heroesandgenerals.com/).
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Development

<ul>
Do you believe in Magitek? (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/252)*- The first screenshots of the Magitek armour just hit the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn blog. I don't know about you but I can't wait to get the keys to this beauty!
Going Rogue (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Going-Rogue)*- What do we mean by making Thief's protagonist Garrett feel less Gothic and more "mainstream"? Adam Badke chatted with the game's Director, Nicolas Cantin, to find out.
From Thi4f to Thief (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/From-Thi4f-to-Thief)*-*Eidos Montreal announced the Thief project in 2009, so why have they been so quiet?
The Master Thief (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Meet-the-New-Garrett)*- Take a look at the new Garrett - Master Thief!
Thief Mocap? Game On! (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Mocap-Game-On)*- You know they say that mo-cap is pretty pricey stuff, but I reckon you could just buy a load of ping pong balls from the local Pound Land.
Is data mining really that boring? (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13113/is-data-mining-really-that-boring)*- Sifting through reams of data may sound mundane and something you'd only chose to do to escape meeting the in-laws, but it actually helps when trying to balance Heroes & Generals.
Seekers of Adoulin Site Update! (http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/adoulin/index.html) -*The website has been updated with new information about otherworldly skirmishes, colonisation, and the coalitions that dot Adoulin's landscape. Also added - new equipment screenshots and an extra song for the background music options.
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Community

<ul>
&ldquo;Chocobos Rule the World&rdquo; Contest Winners! (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/61234-%28EU%29-%E2%80%9CChocobos-Rule-the-World%E2%80%9D-Contest-Winners%21)*- We love Chocobos (who doesn't?) so when we asked you to recreate them using any medium you desired, well, we just went it to cute-overload.
There's a survivor in all of us (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/theres-survivor-all-us)*- Turns out that you like shooting a lot of crabs in Tomb Raider. Who knew?
Hitman: Absolution Fun Facts - how do you shape up? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-absolution-fun-facts-how-do-you-shape)*- You've earned in 1.3 trillion dollars in Hitman Contracts. Time to buy yourself that Lamborghini*Gallardo you've been dreaming about.*Wait, the dollars are only virtual? What the...?
Gamer Chat: A survivor reborn? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-survivor-reborn)*- So Tomb Raider's finally out, but what's the verdict? You tell us.
Egg Helm An-egg-dote (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/10002/detail.html)*- Easter is just around the corner and to celebrate we're challenging you to an egg hunt in Final Fantasy XI's Vana'diel.
Announcing the Results of This Year's Mog Bonanza! (http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/guide/mogbon/index.html)*-*The results of the Final Fantasy XI Mog Bonanza Homecoming are in!*
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/95)*- What comes to mind when you hear the word "Secrets"? Is it a bank vault ready to be busted open or perhaps a conspiracy waiting to be unravelled? That's up to you to decide in this week's Gameglobe level creation challenge. Don't forget to check last week's*results (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/94)*for inspiration.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/93)*- This week's Gameglobe leaderboard challenge has you hop in a buggy and bounce along the moon's surface, gobbling up some points. Moon Mayhem kind of reminds me of the space levels for*Blast Corps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypirvUs3Q-4).
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Competitions and offers

<ul>
The great big Square Enix Xbox Live sale (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/great-big-square-enix-xbox-live-sale)*-*Whether you're looking to increase your mental agility, lose yourself in a dystopian future, or beat-down some Triad gangs in Hong Kong; we've got you covered. Get up to 50% off great games and add-on content.
FREE Lara Croft Xbox 360 Avatar Ensemble and Tomb Raider Theme pack! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxgLwC0x)*- The ladies will be pleased to know that they can pick up a Lara Croft outfit for their Xbox avatar for free! Men, don't worry, we haven't forgotten - there's a free theme pack for you too.
Tomb Raider Reborn deviantART Contest Closes with 4,918 Entries! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxgKzNXH)*- Not only are we blown away by the amount of entries that have been submitted for the deviantART competition, but just check out the quality bar - you guys sure are talented!
Xbox LIVE Gold Unlock Weekend &ndash; UK winners announced! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/xbox-live-gold-unlock-weekend-%E2%80%93-uk-winners-announced)*-*Marc1314,*Didgey,*iReverseWin,*NaughtReaper, and*HurtPotato all win themselves some Tomb Raider goodies.
Limited Edition Art Coming to the Tomb Raider Store! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxgKex0I)*- Check out these beautiful prints coming to the Tomb Raider store very soon.
Sennheiser Gaming Competition (http://bit.ly/ZEUH9l)*- Win a Sennheiser PC 350 Special Edition Gaming Headset and a Hitman Absolution Deluxe Edition for PC.*
Springtime Egg Decoration Contest (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/31047)*-*Create a Final Fantasy XI-related piece of art containing at least one egg or egg shell and you could win an in-game*Chocobo Beret!
Announcing the Valentine's Day Mog House Decoration Contest Winners! (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/31022)*- The panel of Moogles have made their decision, but who have they picked?
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In the news

<ul>
Square Enix confirms Drakengard 3 for PS3 (http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/12/4096544/square-enix-confirms-drakengard-3)*[Japan] (Polygon)*
Square Enix&rsquo;s Transforming Mech RPG, Gyrozetter, Will Reach Japan This June (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/14/square-enixs-transforming-mech-rpg-gyrozetter-will-reach-japan-this-june/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Prepare For Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin With A New Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/14/prepare-for-final-fantasy-xi-seekers-of-adoulin-with-a-new-trailer/#zIbUEgZLti0wWe2d.99)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
See More Awesome Artwork From Drakengard 3 (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/15/see-more-awesome-artwork-from-drakengard-3/#60dR3SOygWD4gWKz.99)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Kingdom Hearts X[chi] Is Kind Of Like Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/13/kingdom-hearts-xchi-is-kind-of-like-kingdom-hearts-chain-of-memories/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Gunslinger Stratos Shooting Game Gets Anime Promo (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-17/gunslinger-stratos-game-gets-special-anime-promo)*[Japan] (Anime News Network)
Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- Promotional Media (http://khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Promotional-Media-3247)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
[SPOILERS] Unlockable Bonus for clearing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (http://khinsider.com/news/-SPOILERS-Unlockable-Bonus-for-clearing-Kingdom-Hearts-358-2-Days-3248)*[Japan]*(KH Insider)
Yoshida and Matsui Talk PlayStation 4 (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/yoshida-matsui-talk-playstation-4/)*(FinalFantasy.net)
Square Enix Legend World&rsquo;s Crossovers Galore (http://www.finalfantasy.net/type0/square-enix-legend-world-crossovers-galore/)*(FinalFantasy.net)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII *-* (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiiibrthe-staff-answers-questions/)The Staff Answers Your Questions (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiiibrthe-staff-answers-questions/)*(FinalFantasy.net)
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX Sound Team Interview! (http://khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Sound-Team-Interview-3249)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
New KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX- Images + Tai Yasue & Tetsuya Nomura Interview! (http://khinsider.com/news/New-KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Images-Tai-Yasue-Interview-3245)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX & &chi;[chi] Featured on Square Enix Channel! (http://khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Featured-on-Square-Enix-Channel-3244)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
Two more promo campaigns for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX (http://khinsider.com/news/Two-more-promo-campaigns-for-KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-3240)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX- Fan Campaign CM, Assorted Clips, & New Wallpapers! (http://khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Fan-Campaign-CM-Assorted-Clips-New-Wallpapers-3237)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
KINGDOM HEARTS &chi; [chi] Website Launches! New Screenshots and Info from 4Gamer + Beta Test! (http://khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Website-Launches-New-Screenshots-and-Info-from-4Gamer-3236)*[Japan] (KH Insider)
UK chart: Tomb Raider biggest launch of the year so far (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-11-uk-chart-tomb-raider-biggest-launch-of-the-year-so-far)*(Eurogamer)
Videogames need more women and are too reliant on male, stubble-covered heroes (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2293395/Interview-Tomb-Raider-writer-Rhianna-Pratchett.html)*(Daily Mail)
Tomb Raider Gets Better After You&rsquo;ve Beaten It (http://kotaku.com/5989946/tomb-raider-gets-better-after-youve-beaten-it)*(Kotaku)*
Why Tomb Raider is an Important Milestone for Women in Gaming (http://www.craveonline.com/gaming/articles/460517-why-tomb-raider-is-an-important-milestone-for-women-in-gaming)*(Crave Online)
The New Tomb Raider Saved This Teenager&rsquo;s Life (http://kotaku.com/5990234/the-new-tomb-raider-saved-this-teenagers-life)*(Kotaku)"
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Grimoire
20th Mar 2013, 10:56
New Trademarks


-?HITMAN?ICA?


-???????


-?FANTASY VILLAGE?


-?HITMAN?SNIPER ASSASSIN?

Grimoire
26th Mar 2013, 06:32
Square Enix President Youichi Wada to Step Down


na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139231... (http://na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139231/29827771/Square_Enix_President_Youichi_Wada_to_Step_Down)

Grimoire
1st Apr 2013, 12:54
Anime, Manga, Game Creators Celebrate April Fool's Day: Part II (http://na.square-enix.com/interest/2013-04-01/anime-manga-game-creators-celebrate-april-fool-day/part-i/2)*- Gangan


www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-0... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-04-01/anime-manga-game-creators-celebrate-april-fool-day/part-i/2)

Grimoire
2nd Apr 2013, 16:06
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "I pretty enjoy talking about creating things Mr. Nomura. His ideas are close to what I imagine or what I'm about to create.


This days, great creators like Mr. Nomura is hard to find. It's one the reasons why I spend so much time outside the office.


Need to get outhere to find more ideas and new vision."

member_10628951
2nd Apr 2013, 16:14
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "I pretty enjoy talking about creating things Mr. Nomura. His ideas are close to what I imagine or what I'm about to create.


This days, great creators like Mr. Nomura is hard to find. It's one the reasons why I spend so much time outside the office.


Need to get outhere to find more ideas and new vision."






Cool to see someone in Square Enix voicing how much of a visionary and creative Tetsuya Nomura is.


Hopefully what Matsuzuka is talking about here are the Play Arts they are hopefully making for Versus XIII (XV).





BTW:*twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3191274... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319127451303305216)

Grimoire
3rd Apr 2013, 17:28
Indeed. Mad Dog is*quite the*cool fellow himself*at that.


*


Square Enix Porting Million Arthur To PlayStation Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/02/square-enix-porting-million-arthur-to-playstation-vita/)





Square Enix&rsquo;s New President Plans To Review The Entire Company (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/02/square-enixs-new-president-plans-to-review-the-entire-company/)


Square Enix Los Angeles Lays Off Staff in Several Departments (/news/2013-04-03/square-enix-los-angeles-lays-off-staff-in-several-departments)*www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-03... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-03/square-enix-los-angeles-lays-off-staff-in-several-departments)


New Square Enix president outlines plans for the future (http://khinsider.com/news/New-Square-Enix-president-outlines-plans-for-the-future-3266)

member_10590028
3rd Apr 2013, 19:01
Thanks for the update in the news. It's been a good long while since I've been here solely b/c I was having account issues but I'm catching back up slowly but surely. It's great to see everyone of my friends again as well as some news from Square Enix that I've been missing out on greatly.

Grimoire
3rd Apr 2013, 19:21
Hi there, Mystogan!


It's nice to see you again (last time I saw a certain Mystogan was a few days ago, although...unfortunately, things did not go too well for him (Jellal, Great Magic Tournament). If there is any information in particular you are looking for, then feel free to ask. Good luck catching up on things!

member_10590028
3rd Apr 2013, 19:26
It's great to be back and I saw Jellal Fernandez get sabotaged in that match of his, but you know he would have won. And slowly but surely I'm getting back into things. I've been out of the loop for way too long. There are a lot of games in my backlog that I have to complete but right now I'm sorta stuck in a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate phase. Glad to see you again as well and the news is all good for me.

Grimoire
3rd Apr 2013, 19:37
But of course. There is no doubt about that. ^_-


*nods* As long as you are enjoying it, there is no need to rush with your other games. Take your time.


Great. Well, more news to come.

Grimoire
5th Apr 2013, 02:37
<strong class="fullname js-action-profile-name show-popup-with-id">Hidemi Matsuzuka[/b]: "MD radio will start soon! Messages for me or to Mr. Nomura are welcome! Send your love to us by replying to this message!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3199639... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319963929063329792)


"Lucky fan will maybe get the chance to hear your message on air!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3199639... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319963976681287680)

Grimoire
8th Apr 2013, 01:43
<strong class="fullname js-action-profile-name show-popup-with-id">Hidemi Matsuzuka[/b]: "Finished recording radio last few days ago. Refined and almost ready to broadcast! Need few more retouches tough lol"


"Well, we are planning to re-record it again...lol"

Grimoire
8th Apr 2013, 02:43
Producer: New Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Romancing Saga Not Being Made Now www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-0... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-04-06/producer/new-star-ocean-valkyrie-profile-romancing-saga-not-being-made-now)

Grimoire
8th Apr 2013, 21:03
Square Enix Detail Where Their Losses Are Coming From (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/08/square-enix-detail-where-their-losses-are-coming-from/)

Grimoire
8th Apr 2013, 21:09
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 08/04/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-08042013)


Ben Bateman:"It's okay, wipe away those tears - I'm back. Oh, those we're tears of joy at the return of the Weekly Recaps from their two-week hiatus? Yeah, sorry about that, a combination of Easter, illness, and my clone army fleeing from SE HQ to a nearby planet in attempt to escape their expiry dates. So, that must mean those are tears of pain and relief at surviving another gruelling April Fool's Day. Well done, you.


Releases

<ul>
Hitman ICA mobile app out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-ica-mobile-app-out-now)*- A successful assassin needs to be able to manage his incoming contracts and gauge his performance wherever he or she is. Thanks to the new ICA app for iPhone and Android, you can do exactly that!
Tomb Raider 1939 multiplayer map pack out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-1939-multiplayer-map-pack-out-now)*- Two great new multiplayer maps are now available on which Solarii and Survivors can battle it out. Head to the blog post for more details on upcoming Tomb Raider add-on content.
[/list]

Development

<ul>
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut Wii U trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-human-revolution-directors-cut-wii-u-trailer)*- Here's the first look at Deus Ex on the Wii U with its unique GamePad functionality, additional content, and greatly improved visuals.
Thief 'Out of the Shadows' trailer (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/thief-out-shadows-trailer)*- What's yours is mine! Or in this case, what's ours is yours to enjoy.
Deus Ex: Human Defiance UNVEILED! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/deus-ex-human-defiance-unveiled)*- Apparently you did ask for this? Didn't you? I don't know anymore!
Tons of users playing, servers trying to cope! (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13500/tons-of-users-playing-servers-trying-to-cope)*- It turns out the servers for Heroes & Generals are taking quite the hammering - but don't worry, Reto.Moto is on the case.
Overdraw: An effects dude&rsquo;s worst enemy (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13440/overdraw-an-effects-dudes-worst-enemy)*- Smoke doesn't just make life tougher for the enemy; apparently it's pretty tough work for graphics cards too. So how do we make Heroes & Generals look pretty without killing your graphics card - and inevitably you?
Tyrannosaur and the login bug, part II: Login harder (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13400/tyrannosaur-and-the-login-bug-part-ii-login-harder)*- We need you! So Reto.Moto is working hard to resolve any issues you might be experiencing logging into Heroes & Generals.
[GDC WEEK] Casting a New Light on a Familiar Face: Light-Based Rendering in Tomb Raider (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxhHnjEF)*- If you're looking to get a deeper insight into the inner mechanics of Tomb Raider, this is for you.
[GDC WEEK] A Survivor is Born: Tomb Raider on DX11 & Tress FX (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxhGvS8a)*- Why TressFX? Because Lara's worth it, like, REALLY worth it. Look at how much time we spent on her hair!!!
New playable race confirmed! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/267)*-*Fernehalwes is getting worse by the day. If he leaks any more information we'll have nothing else to share with you.
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part VI (http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=a2d13491b06f1cbfe3e207982338a456d318f4d0)*- Your commander-in-chief, Yoshi-P, hosted another fantastic Final Fantasy XIV live stream. For the non-Japanese speaking viewers among you, you can find the translated Q&A summary*here (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/61547-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-VI-Q-A-Updates).
EM Community #1: Meet Romano! (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Meet-Romano)*- There's much more to voice actors than meets the eye. In the first Eidos Montreal community video, Adam Badke chats with members of the development team about the new voice and mo-cap actor for Garrett in Thief.
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Community

<ul>
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/106)*- Got what it takes to make a sky fortress in Gameglobe? Perhaps you could look at the recently released Bioshock Infinite for inspiration? While you're at it, look at the fantastic*winners (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/105)*of last week's Spring-themed competition.
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/104)*- "Get to the chopper!" as quickly as you can in this adrenaline-fueled Gameglobe level by*Mactare.
Essential Extensions (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/wake-up-and-smell-the-dlc)*- If you're tight on cash but can't get enough of Sleeping Dogs, we've listed the must have add-on content.
Croft Couture #20: Circé (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxh_7tXq)*- Crystal Dynamics interviews another talented Lara Croft cosplayer.
Tomb Raider: Dev Team&rsquo;s Favourite Climbing Sequence (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxhuJRvW)*- Now that you've had time to play Tomb Raider, we thought we'd share with you some our favourite moments from Lara's adventure. In this video we take a look at an unforgettable climbing sequence.
Tomb Raider Post-Adventure Fashion (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxhf3Mcm)*- Due to overwhelming customer feedback we've increased authenticity to the Tomb Raider attire collection by smothering it in mud.
The Tomb Raider Guitar Project (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxhg5D_T)*- Tomb Raider fandom comes in many shapes and forms, but this is something we haven't seen before, a Tomb Raider guitar!
Press Previews (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/Press%20Previewshttp://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Press-Previews)*- Eidos Montreal have kindly rounded up all the Thief previews in one place, making it easy for you to get the complete lowdown.
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Competitions, offers and events

<ul>
Deviant Art Tomb Raider: Reborn Winners Revealed (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxhLZ8zo)*- Have a look at these breath-taking artists and their winning Tomb Raider entries.
Announcing "Rune Fencers & Geomancers" Twitter Event (http://sqex.to/rIr)*-*To celebrate the release of Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin we're running a &ldquo;Rune Fencers & Geomancers&rdquo; Twitter event. Capture a screenshot of you playing as either a Rune Fencer or Geomancer and post it to Twitter with the hashtag "#FFXI #GEO_RUN" to enter. Also to celebrate we're running a*Double EXP Campaign (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/10130/detail.html)*too. But this*time, in addition to your characters receiving a double EXP boost, your adventuring fellow will also receive the same bonus.
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In the news

<ul>
Producer: New Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Romancing Saga Not Being Made Now (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-04-06/producer/new-star-ocean-valkyrie-profile-romancing-saga-not-being-made-now)*(AnimeNewsNetwork)
Drakengard 3 Producer And Creative Director Explain How The Game Came To Be (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/05/drakengard-3-producer-and-creative-director-explain-how-the-game-came-to-be/)*(Siliconera)*
Second beta test now in progress for Final Fantasy XIV: A Real Reborn (http://games.on.net/2013/04/second-beta-test-now-in-progress-for-final-fantasy-xiv-a-real-reborn/)*(games.on.net)
More Final Fantasy Monsters Gather For Square Enix: Legend World (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/05/more-final-fantasy-monsters-gather-for-square-enix-legend-world/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)*
An 8-Bit, Co-Op Deus Ex Game Is A Cruel, Cruel April Fools' Joke (http://kotaku.com/an-8-bit-co-op-deus-ex-game-is-a-cruel-cruel-april-fo-464840880)*(Kotaku)
Sleeping Dogs Is Now Part Of The Playstation Essentials Line (http://www.explosion.com/27494/sleeping-dogs-is-now-part-of-the-playstation-essentials-line/)*(Explosion)
Saturday Soapbox: The high cost of high standards (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-06-the-high-cost-of-high-standards)*(Eurogamer)
Square Enix&rsquo;s new president plans fundamental review, as more lay-offs hit LA office (http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/04/03/square-enixs-new-president-plans-fundamental-review-as-more-lay-offs-hit-la-office/)*(PC Gamer)
Square Enix releases trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution (http://wiiudaily.com/2013/04/square-enix-releases-trailer-for-deus-ex-human-revolution/)*(Wii U Daily)
Square Enix And Subaru Pull An Elaborate Gyrozetter April Fool&rsquo;s Prank (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/02/square-enix-and-subaru-pull-an-elaborate-gyrozetter-april-fools-prank/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix looks to be bringing the Circle of Mana to Android (http://www.droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/5854-square-enix-looks-to-be-bringing-the-circle-of-mana-to-android)*(Droid Gamers)
'Square' celebrating its 10 year anniversary merger with 'Enix' (http://www.examiner.com/article/square-celebrating-its-10-year-anniversary-merger-with-enix)*(Examiner)
Square Enix internal sales targets revealed (http://www.lazygamer.net/xbox-360/square-enix-internal-sales-targets-revealed/)*(LazyGamer.net)
GDC 2013: 10 principles for good level design (http://www.edge-online.com/news/gdc-2013-10-principles-for-good-level-design/)*(EDGE)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn General Article: PAX East 2013 Panel Report (http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/446/feature/7270/Final-Fantasy-XIV-A-Realm-Reborn-PAX-East-2013-Panel-Report.html)*(MMORPG)
'Tomb Raider' claims biggest first-week sales in series history (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a469516/tomb-raider-claims-biggest-first-week-sales-in-series-history.html)*(DigitalSpy)
PAX East 2013: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX impressions (http://www.2d-x.com/pax-east-2013-impressions-kingdom-hearts-hd-1-5-remix/)*(2D-X)
Square Enix's Million Arthur mobile series hits Vita in Japan this April (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/04/square-enixs-million-arthur-mobile-serie****-vita-in-japan-th/)*[Japan] (Joystiq)
Square Enix Partners With Two More Car Makers For 3DS Shonen Car Game Gyrozetter (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/04/square-enix-partners-with-two-more-car-makers-for-3ds-shonen-car-game-gyrozetter/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Nobuo Uematsu Makes Classic FM Hall of Fame (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2472-nobuo-uematsu-makes-classic-fm-hall-fame.html)*(Eyes on FF)"
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Grimoire
9th Apr 2013, 05:52
Trademarks:?DEUS EX: THE FALL??ULTIMANIA??PRESIDENT&rsquo;S DAY??AGENT 47?

Grimoire
9th Apr 2013, 09:44
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "Thank you for all your messages for our web radio! Your messages are brought to Mr. Nomura and to our team as well!"

Grimoire
9th Apr 2013, 19:54
Is Square Enix Working On The Mad & The Monstrous? www.siliconera.com/2013/04/09/is-square-... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/09/is-square-enix-working-on-the-mad-the-monstrous/)

Grimoire
10th Apr 2013, 04:15
Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur - Vita Version www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp... (http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp0082pcsg00182_00millionarthurpsv.html)


Square Enix&rsquo;s Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur Starts When You Draw Excalibur (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/11/square-enixs-kaku-san-sei-million-arthur-starts-when-you-draw-excalibur/)

Hala
10th Apr 2013, 06:27
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "Thank you for all your messages for our web radio! Your messages are brought to Mr. Nomura and to our team as well!"


where and when can we listen to this?


is it only in japanese?


thank you :)

Grimoire
10th Apr 2013, 06:46
I am sure that Mad Dog will provide us with a link*on his Twitter*once the show is ready to go online: twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN)

Grimoire
10th Apr 2013, 13:54
Gamer Chat: Moving Forward (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-moving-forward)


Ben Bateman: "As another generation of consoles nears the end of their lifecycle, all eyes are eagerly looking towards the future and what the next generation is going to bring. But as much as we get excited by the possibilities that tease us from beyond the horizon - better graphics, intelligent AI, online cloud-based experiences - the transition doesn't come nearly as easy for some gamers, as you might expect.


This, for the most part, is due to the large chunks of cash we've invested into a extensive libraries of games - games that we lovingly poured hours of our time into, forming strong emotional bonds that we will never forget... so we look at something like backwards compatibility as important.


Of course, backwards compatibility isn't a new concept - there have been cart adapters and the like from consoles of old - but arguably it only found its position as an important selling feature since the PlayStation 2.*


However, all of this freedom comes at a cost - manufactures have to navigate a web of patents, royalties, and not to mention the technical wizardry of making it all work.


With all this work, the cost is ultimately passed onto the gamers. So where does that leave you?

<ul>
How big is your gaming collection?*
Do you keep your consoles or trade them in when a new one comes along?
How important is backwards compatibility to you?
Would you pay more if it meant that a console would have backwards compatibility?
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As always, share your opinions with us in the comments. Feel free to discuss the topic and engage with each other&rsquo;s ideas - but please be nice; there are no wrong answers."

Grimoire
12th Apr 2013, 09:26
mdRADIO - Scheduled for Next Week twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/322653... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/322653803679723520/photo/1)

Hala
12th Apr 2013, 18:30
So, I guess the interview should be ready next week!http://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif

Grimoire
15th Apr 2013, 11:52
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 15/04/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-15042013)


Ben Bateman: "Today's Weekly Recap may look a little bit on the thin side, but you should take that as a good sign. There's a swarm of busy bees dashing around the office - not actual bees - including our very own Phil who keeps mumbling incoherent crazy things. Last week he was wittering on about embryos, elements, collectives, or something weird like that. Whatever the project he's working on, I'm sure it won't be long before he lets us in on the details.


Development

<ul>
[GDC RECAP] Emotional Synchronisation and the Croft of Systems Design (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxiYn3IU)*- What is emotional synchronisation? In short, it's the alignment of gameplay mechanics with narrative, to make a more meaningful and emotional journey for those playing Tomb Raider.
Tomb Raider: Dev Team&rsquo;s Favourite Combat Sequence (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxiWD0eQ)*-*Kym Brainard, animator at Crystal Dynamics, showcases one of her favourite combat sequences in Tomb Raider. Careful though; spoilers ahead!
The warring triad (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/275)*- Fans of Final Fantasy VI will definitely want to see this rendition of its famous opening sequence, lovingly recreated in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
A brave new world (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/273)*- A*first look at the fully rendered Lalafellin white mage on the rear cover of CGWORLD.
Off the record (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/269)*- A behind-the-scenes look at the recording studio where preparations for a new Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trailer are being made.
A horse is fine too (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13514/a-horse-is-fine-too) - Apparently there were a lot of horses in World War II. So much so that Reto.Fleck and Reto.Ratamahat were tasked with creating a "dead horse and wagon" as a level prop. They should really stop horsing around (http://petliferadio.com/horsing.jpg) and get some real work done... (ho ho ho! (http://fromweaktostrong.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/i-see-what-you-did-there-261.jpg))
Creating Sounds &ndash; Equipment Should Not Steal Your Focus (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13528/creating-sounds-equipment-should-not-steal-your-focus) - All of the music in Heroes & Generals was made on an Amiga 500. Okay, it wasn't, but that's where some of the inspiration comes from.
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Community

<ul>
Gamer Chat: Moving Forward (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-moving-forward)*- How important is backwards compatibility to you? Would you pay extra just to have this one feature? Let us know in this week's Gamer Chat.
Community Spotlight: Gibson Reborn (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/community-spotlight-gibson-reborn)*- It's time to rock and roll, Tomb Raider style!
Tomb Raider Tours #16 Darren Agosta (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxiDHRF9)*- To say Darren is addicted to all things Tomb Raider, would be an understatement. His collection of memorabilia will blow your mind.
Challenge the world and win (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/new-website-features-launch)*- The Sleeping Dogs website has been upgraded - super-sized - and now incorporates a challenge system!
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/110) - This week's Gameglobe competition takes you on a journey across the Seven Seas in search of treasures untold! Don't forget to take a look at last week's winners (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/109) for inspiration.
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Competitions, merchandise and offers


Just a quick note to*NaughtReaper:*we've got your Xbox Live Gold Unlock Weekend prize to send to you - check your emails!

<ul>
Tomb Raider Fanart Contest on Pixiv (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxiI26lz)*[Japan] - Following the hugely successful fanart competition we hosted on deviantArt, we've teamed up with Pixiv in Japan for an equally epic competition.
774 Deaths and Demons' Score Sale (https://na.square-enix.com/sevensevenfourdeaths/go/article/view/blog/262355/774_deaths_and_demons_score_sale)*- Grab the insanely difficult, but highly addictive, 774 Deaths for $0.99/&euro;0.89/$0.69. Also pick up Demons' Score at half price from April 19.
The Musterbrand Hitman Store has restocked (https://www.musterbrand.com/collections/hitman/agent-47-bundle-108)*- Agent 47 always makes the effort to looks his best for work. If you do too, then you'll be glad to know his signature cufflinks and tie pins are back in stock.*
Announcing the Winners of the Springtime Egg Decoration Contest! (http://sqex.to/BLf)*-*The results of the Final Fantasy XIV Springtime Egg Decoration Contest are in - eggciting!
Next version update rarin' to saddle up! (http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/index.shtml)*- All-new battle content is on its way to Final Fantasy XI for players who have completed the existing Wildskeeper Reive and Skirmish content.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Ultimate Final Fantasy Fans #1 Paolo Hassan! (http://home.eyesonff.com/content/2486-ultimate-final-fantasy-fans-1-paolo-hassan.html)*(Eyes on FF)
Chocobo Lattes, Alcoholic Materia Served At Square Enix&rsquo;s Artnia Cafe (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/13/chocobo-lattes-alcoholic-materia-served-at-square-enixs-artnia-cafe/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Check Out These Kingdom Hearts Figures Of Mer-Sora And Tron Legacy Sora (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/11/check-out-these-kingdom-hearts-figures-of-mer-sora-and-tron-legacy-sora/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix&rsquo;s Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur Starts When You Draw Excalibur (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/11/square-enixs-kaku-san-sei-million-arthur-starts-when-you-draw-excalibur/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Bravely Default's Surprising Japanese Idol Influences (http://kotaku.com/bravely-defaults-surprising-japanese-idol-influences-472360662)*[Japan] (Kotaku)
Square Enix releases Final Fantasy: All The Bravest but in Japan only for now (http://www.droidgamers.com/index.php/game-news/android-game-news/5897-square-enix-releases-final-fantasy-all-the-bravest-but-in-japan-only-for-now)*[Japan] (Droid Gamers)
Square Enix has turned big data into a game development tool (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/10/square-enix-big-data-development)*(Wired)
Producer: New Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Romancing Saga Not Being Made Now (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-04-06/producer/new-star-ocean-valkyrie-profile-romancing-saga-not-being-made-now)*(Anime News Network)
Second beta test now in progress for Final Fantasy XIV: A Real Reborn (http://games.on.net/2013/04/second-beta-test-now-in-progress-for-final-fantasy-xiv-a-real-reborn/)*(games.on.net)"
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Grimoire
16th Apr 2013, 03:42
"MD Radio will be updated tomorrow!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3240632... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/324063236129427456)

Grimoire
17th Apr 2013, 02:03
"MD Radio updated! PC streaming are available! MD Radio are available from here (JP only)&rarr;" www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/ (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)


Final Fantasy Versus XIII News Might Not Be Too Far Off www.siliconera.com/2013/04/16/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/16/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-news-might-not-be-too-far-off/)

Grimoire
17th Apr 2013, 05:09
NEW TRADEMARK
-Who Is Square Enix&rsquo;s Millennium Hero?
www.siliconera.com/2013/04/17/who-is-squ... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/17/who-is-square-enixs-millennium-hero/)

CARD GAMES
-See Square Enix&rsquo;s Take On The Arthurian Legend On PlayStation Vita
www.siliconera.com/2013/04/17/see-square... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/17/see-square-enixs-take-on-the-arthurian-legend-on-playstation-vita/)

Hala
17th Apr 2013, 11:50
"MD Radio updated! PC streaming are available! MD Radio are available from here (JP only)&rarr;" www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/ (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)


Final Fantasy Versus XIII News Might Not Be Too Far Off www.siliconera.com/2013/04/16/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/16/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-news-might-not-be-too-far-off/)


JP onlyhttp://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif

Grimoire
17th Apr 2013, 12:24
At least someone was kind enough to translate the part about Versus.


*


Gamer Chat: Two sides of the same coin*eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-tw... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-two-sides-same-coin)

Hala
18th Apr 2013, 16:34
Thank you GRIMORIE :) but the link is not working ...the page says (404 page not found)

Grimoire
18th Apr 2013, 16:57
There we go. Thank you for pointing it out. ^_-


(However, nothing about Versus in that link. I was talking about this one: www.siliconera.com/2013/04/16/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/16/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-news-might-not-be-too-far-off/))

Grimoire
22nd Apr 2013, 09:39
NEW TRADEMARK


-Is Square Enix Working On A Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Remake? www.siliconera.com/2013/04/22/is-square-... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/22/is-square-enix-working-on-a-dragon-quest-monsters-2-remake/)

Grimoire
22nd Apr 2013, 20:41
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 22/04/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-22042013)


Ben Bateman: "The weeks fly by so quickly that I forget how far into the year we are. The picture-painted stereotype of a dull, rainy Great Britain is highly accurate. That's why we get all excited by the sun, tweeting about it like mad people, then heading out in just a t-shirt, Hawaiian shorts, and a pair a flip-flops when the temperature is only about eight degrees...


But despite the unusually high amount of pale flesh on dispaly, it's a pleasant reminder that summer is at least getting closer, and so is the year's biggest event - E3! So while it may seem quiet in the weekly recap, you can be rest assured that we're actually busy making our preparations for this year's show.


Development

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[GDC RECAP] Horizon and Beyond: A Look into Tomb Raider&rsquo;s Tools (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxj4dZse)*- Making big, beautiful, unforgettable games is becoming inherently more complex. This video taken from a GDC panel looks at Horizon, a world-building tool for Tomb Raider's Foundation engine.
The making of Hong Kong (http://www.sleepingdogs.net/news/visions-of-hong-kong)*- In this interview with Art Director Hani Ghazaleh and Audio Director Saki Kaskamanidis we hear what lengths were taken to bring the real life essence of Hong Kong to the virtual reality of Sleeping Dogs.
Behind the scenes with Deus Ex: Human Revolution &ndash; Director&rsquo;s Cut (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/behind-scenes-deus-ex-human-revolution-%E2%80%93-director%E2%80%99s-cut)*- Wii U fans will be glad to know that Deus Ex comes jam-packed with a plethora of great new features, specifically tailored for the Wii U.
Go behind the scenes: exclusive interviews & articles (http://forums.sleepingdogs.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4460)*- All the most popular Sleeping Dogs articles have been collated in one easy-to-read location.
Progress (http://www.gameglobe.com/blog/2013/04/16/progress/)*- Community is at the centre point of what makes Gameglobe - and hapti.co's Producer Hugh Grimley knows it.
New weapon textures (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13606/new-weapon-textures)*- Heroes & Generals may still be in the early stages of open beta, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for a bit of spit and polish.*
New class and job screenshots released (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/news/article/ss_add_001)*- If you haven't made it into our Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta, don't worry. While there's still some time for you to get an invite for the next beta phase, these screenshots should help tide you over.
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part VI Q&A Summary (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/61657-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-VI-Q-A-Summary-%2804-17-2013%29)*- Final Fantasy XIV's Live Producer letter now includes subtitles for those who aren't fluent in Japanese!
Tomb Raider PC Patch Released - 1.01.743.0 - April 17th 2013 (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=136874)*- GPU performance improvements and a number of other bugs have been addressed, with Nvidia-specific fixes to follow shortly.
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Community

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Croft Couture #21: Marie (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxj3zl_i)*- Another highly talented cosplayer enters the spotlight on the Tomb Raider blog.
Can you beat the new Sleeping Dogs Challenges? (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/can-you-beat-new-sleeping-dogs-challenges)*- The Sleeping Dogs website has been super-size with one hell of an upgrade that allows you to challenge friends and unlock badges.*
Gamer Chat: Two sides of the same coin (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-two-sides-same-coin)*- If you could turn a Square Enix game upside-down, and do something completely whacky and off-brand, what would it be?
Creator Spotlight (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/111)*- You're never too old to play games, as proven by*kireocmer, a 72 year-old Gameglobe level creator. I hope I'm that cool when I hit my 70s!
Leaderboard Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/112)*- This fantastic Gameglobe level by newcomer, Clone, pits you against the dark and deadly traps of an Aztec Jungle in a mission to gather up as many points as you can before the time runs out. Secure first place on the leaderboard and we'll award you with*1000 coins, plus ten Crystals!
Weekend Creation Challenge (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/114)*- Can you write us a short story using Gameglobe? All you need to do is answer this simple question: Where did the Professor go? If you're looking for some inspiration check out last week's submarine-themed*results (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/113).
Spirit of the Samurai (http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11eu/detail/10198/detail.html)*-*The Final Fantasy XI Feast of Swords event starts on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. To find out more, head over to the Lodestone blog.
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Events

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX community day (https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix/posts/10151546557004461)*[UK Only] - We're looking for a few volunteers who fancy coming see Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX in person - and talk about it on camera.
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Offers

<ul>
Tomb Raider Store Sale! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxi_Y3sI)*- Get your favourite survival attire, now at super-low prices!
Tomb Raider + GamesAid = Charitable Goodness! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxivif5z)*- Here's your chance to pick up some truly unique items and do something good for charity in the same process!
Demons' Score is currently on sale (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/325238141923512320)*- Get this addictive rhythm-action game on*iOS (http://ow.ly/kdTPS)*and*Android (http://ow.ly/kdTUs)*for mere pennies!
774 Deaths on sale (https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/323784710440501248)*- This game teaches you the harsh realities of trial and error, failure and success - you won't want to put it down.
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In the news

<ul>
CVG users vote Tomb Raider as best game of 2013 so far (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/401018/cvg-users-vote-tomb-raider-as-best-game-of-2013-so-far/)*(CVG)
Hitman: Absolution Director Tore Blystad Talks Possible New DLC, Undiscovered Easter Eggs, and More (http://jacehallshow.com/news/interviews/gaming-personality/20130417/tomorrow-tore-blystad-interview-hitman-absolution-featured-jace-hall-hit-contracts-mode/)*(Jace Hall Show)
Just Cause Multiplayer Mod Playtest (https://www.jc-mp.com/)*(JC2MP)
Square Enix: Final Fantasy Versus XIII News is Coming (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/17/square-enix-final-fantasy-versus-xiii-news-is-coming)*(IGN)
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy's English-Subtitled Trailer Posted (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-04-17/bravely-default/flying-fairy-english-subtitled-trailer-posted)*(AnimeNewsNetwork)
&lsquo;Bravely Default&rsquo; announced for North America and Europe (http://www.examiner.com/article/bravely-default-announced-for-north-america-and-europe)*(Examiner)
Chocobo Lattes, Alcoholic Materia Served At Square Enix&rsquo;s Artnia Cafe (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/13/chocobo-lattes-alcoholic-materia-served-at-square-enixs-artnia-cafe/)*(Siliconera)
Gyrozetter, The RPG Where You Get EXP For Drifting (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/17/gyrozetter-the-rpg-where-you-get-exp-for-drifting/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)"
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Grimoire
25th Apr 2013, 05:29
EA Origin sale - 50% off! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ea-origin-sale-50)


Game Chat: BOO! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/game-chat-boo)

Grimoire
25th Apr 2013, 17:24
MD Radio - Smartphone Version www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/sp/i... (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/sp/index.html)


"mdRADIO now available through smart phone as well!"

Grimoire
26th Apr 2013, 03:43
?????????????????
-SQUARE ENIXxYahoo Browser Game, Beta Test
www.4gamer.net/games/213/G021367/2013042... (http://www.4gamer.net/games/213/G021367/20130426018/)

Grimoire
26th Apr 2013, 14:21
April Savings Bring May Gaming e-Store Sale (http://na.square-enix.com/go/article/view/blog/262479/april_savings_bring_may_gaming_e-store_sale)

Grimoire
1st May 2013, 10:36
Scoring a dream opportunity (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/scoring-dream-opportunity)

Grimoire
9th May 2013, 06:17
Gamer Chat: Special Edition (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-special-edition)

Grimoire
13th May 2013, 05:12
mdRADIO


www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/ (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)


Mad Dog: "Planning to record the 2nd mdRadio this week!"

Grimoire
13th May 2013, 14:59
Square Enix To Focus On Smartphone Games As Part Of Future Strategy (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/13/square-enix-to-focus-on-smartphone-games-as-part-of-future-strategy/)

Grimoire
13th May 2013, 15:00
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 13/05/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-13052013)


Ben Bateman: "Oh*hai guyz (http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv281/raphapablap/hai-guys.jpg?t=1251810665), long time no see. What's that, the Square Enix Weekly Recap is late? Yeah about that... it's got totally nothing to do with my new addiction to rage quit games like*Cat Mario (http://www.cat-mario.com/). Speaking of which, I really have an urge to replay*774 deaths (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/774-deaths/id501247581?mt=8)*but there's only so much hair I can pull out. Anyway, where were we?





Releases

<ul>
Hitman: Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer now free to play (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hitman-sniper-challenge-and-gyromancer-now-free-play)*- Yes, you read that correctly! You can now play Sniper Challenge and Gyromancer for free, from within your browser - it's magic. Just head to*coreonline.com (http://www.coreonline.com).
Tomb Raider Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack out now (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/tomb-raider-shipwrecked-multiplayer-map-pack-out-now)*- Got an itchy trigger finger? Then you might want to grab yourself the two new multiplayer maps for Tomb Raider, the*massive beached ship arena "Lost Fleet" and the*mountain-top shrine "Himiko&rsquo;s Cradle".
Tomb Raider Outfit Pack Now Available! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkWxysm)*- The Tomb Raider outfit pack is now available on all platforms. Grab the Demolition,*Mountaineer, and Sure-Shot outfits for*80 Microsoft Points/&euro;0.79/$0.99 each or buy all three for 160 Microsoft Points/&euro;1.49/$1.99.
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Development

<ul>
New Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster screenshots (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-final-fantasy-x-2-hd-remaster-screenshots)*- Up until now you've only had the luxury of viewing the eye-watering HD graphics of Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, but that's all changed. These screenshots for the Final Fantasy X-2 HD portion of the game will fill that void.
News Update! (http://www.gameglobe.com/blog/2013/05/07/news-update/)*- There's a whole host of exciting changes happening to the Gameglobe website, including new membership options and the ability to follow your favourite creators. Head to the blog to read up on the full details.
A peek into Q's laboratory (http://www.gameglobe.com/blog/2013/05/08/peek-qs-laboratory/)*- It's not just nifty changes that are happening to the Gameglobe website - oh no! Soon you'll be able to get your hands on some exciting new vehicle props including speedboats, helicopters, tanks, motocross bikes, as well as the ability to make your own vehicles! Gameglobe just got injected with a double dose of pure awesome.
Holiday fun-bike (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13943/holiday-fun-bike)*- Our Danish friends at Reto.Moto snuck off work to enjoy a relaxing public holiday, the lucky sods. In their absence they left you an awesome Heroes & Generals bike video to enjoy.
The Graphic Department went to France, part Deux (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13780/the-graphic-department-went-to-france2)*- As grand as Google is at answering life's questions, sometimes when you want good reference material you have to leave the house and find it yourself. So armed with a platoon of cameras the Graphics team for Heroes & Generals took a tour across France.
The Golden Rule (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/326)*- Whether it's rain, shine or even a public holiday, the Final Fantasy XIV development team are working night and day to bring you the MMO experience you've been waiting for.
Field screenshots and more (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/news/article/field_add_001)*- The Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn website has been updated with a slew of delicious details, including*the Bestiary (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/news/article/bestiary_add_001)*and*information on Bahamut and Odin! (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/news/article/primals_add_002)
Letter from the Producer, XLV (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/61825)*- We know, all these screenshots we keep showing you are lovely - dreamy in fact - but when can you get your hands on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn? Well, worry not; this latest update from Yoshi-P divulges the answers to all those burning questions.
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Community

<ul>
Gamer Chat: Special Edition (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-special-edition)*- If you're a keen collector then a Limited Edition is something that will be highly sort after, but what really makes them so desirable to you? Tell us what you think - your opinion matters.
Tomb Raider Community Roundup (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkh7Sak)*- No stone unturned, if there's anything happening in the Tomb Raider community, this is where you're going to hear about it - that and The Crystal Habit Monthly #19 (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkbOdVj).
HOB Salon Offering Up Lara&rsquo;s Iconic Look (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkbR2Tg)*- I'm not sure I'd make a good Lara Croft, but should I find myself killing deer, jumping across cliff ledges, and defeating ancient Oni warriors, I can do so knowing that I can get the official Lara Croft haircut to complete the picture.
Official forums exclusive dev Q&A session #12 - Eidos Forums (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkbOBd1)*- If you've got a question for Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, now's your chance. Head to the Eidos Forums and submit your questions before May 15.
Thief Fan Kit (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Thief-Fan-Kit?theme=thief)*- The Thief fan kit is out now and contains all the essential components a budding Garrett enthusiast would need to make a Thief website to best all fan websites. What's ours is yours.
Meet the Moderators &ndash; Spyhopping (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Meet-the-Moderator-Spyhopping)*- We wouldn't be able to run the official forums without the help and dedication of brilliant moderators like Lucy. Here's your chance to get to know her a bit more and to thank her personally for all her hard work.
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Offers and competitions*

<ul>
Pre-order Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX now! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/pre-order-kingdom-hearts-hd-15-remix-now)*- Mark your calendars: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 is coming to you on September 13. Make sure to pre-order now so as not to miss out on the limited edition art book.
Fresh Tees up on TombRaiderStore.com! (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkXlS95)*- Express your ultimate Tomb Raider fandom with these delicious new tee designs available from the official Tomb Raider store.
Hitman: Absolution free for PlayStation Plus subscribers (https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#%21/en-gb/games/hitman-absolution-digital-edition/cid=EP0082-NPEJ00062_00-B000000000000155)*- Just a reminder that those lucky enough to have a PlayStation Plus subscription can pick up Hitman: Absolution completely for free this month.
PlayStation Plus: Sleeping Dogs Joins the Instant Game Collection (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/05/06/playstation-plus-sleeping-dogs-joins-the-instant-game-collection/)*[North America] - Our North American PlayStation Plus subscribers can grab Sleeping Dogs for free this month.
Playtesters Wanted (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Playtesters-Wanted)*[Montreal] - If you are lucky enough to be within a commutable distance of Eidos Montreal, then we might just have a fun little opportunity for you.
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In the news

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack remixes details revealed (http://www.examiner.com/article/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-soundtrack-remixes-details-revealed)*(Examiner)
Square Enix Is Hosting Vagrant Story Art Exhibit (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/11/square-enix-is-hosting-vagrant-story-art-exhibit/#ihOzeTBO3JuIBtUy.99)*(Siliconera)
Tonogai's Suspense Manga Judge Gets Live-Action Film (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-10/tonogai-suspense-manga-judge-gets-live-action-film)*[Japan] (AnimeNewsNetwork)
What's Hot in Final Fantasy XI! (http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=32350)*(Zam)
Square Enix&rsquo;s Transforming Car RPG Has Plenty Of Towns (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/06/square-enixs-transforming-car-rpg-has-plenty-of-towns/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)"
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Grimoire
14th May 2013, 18:07
mdRADIO
Mad Dog: "The second mdRADIO just recorded! Spent 2 hours and a half again. But out of all we can only use&hellip;"

Grimoire
15th May 2013, 19:24
"Square Enix is looking for a part-time French Translation Assistant (videogames) to work in London:" eu.square-enix.com/en/jobs/assistant-tra... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/jobs/assistant-translator-englishfrench-20-hours-week)

Grimoire
16th May 2013, 11:44
?????????????????-New JP Title gamebiz.jp/?p=105727 (http://gamebiz.jp/?p=105727)

Grimoire
16th May 2013, 11:49
Gamer Chat: Nextbox (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-nextbox)

Grimoire
20th May 2013, 05:22
SQUARE ENIX EVENTS twitter.com/SQEX_EVENTS/status/335584030... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_EVENTS/status/335584030827364353)
"I know. I've been such a tease. But next week...the smoke will clear.
The sheet is lifted.
The windows will be.... squeegeed.
You get it."

Grimoire
20th May 2013, 20:17
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 20/05/2013 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-20052013)


Ben Bateman: "Buckle your seatbelts, boys and girls; the next few weeks are going to be really interesting. Microsoft is revealing its next generation of entertainment, everyone's gearing up for E3, and I've started the week by eating rainbow cake - this couldn't be more exciting! But first, the news...


Development

<ul>
Getting in Character (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/336)*- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's character creator has been super-sized to include a tonne of new customisation options that will help you to make a character you can truly call your own.
Frågor? (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/331)*- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn recently landed on the front cover of the World of Warcraft magazine and a 10-page feature too - SWEET.
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part VII (http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=fca31b165cf6c4d1995da19db97a1bb23364b993)*- Mark your calendar and clear your diaries; the next Letter from the Producer Live for Final Fantasy XIV will broadcast on*May 30, 2013, @ 6:00am (PDT).
FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Coming to E3 2013! (http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/index.html)*- You'll want to keep your attention firmly fixed on E3 (June 11-13) for*some exciting new battle content, trailers and more.
Multiplayer arrives (http://www.gameglobe.com/blog/2013/05/15/multiplayer-arrives/)*- When you've got an amazing online community of creators building mind-blowing levels in Gameglobe, the next logical step is to bring everyone together to play*at the same time! Seriously, this is going to be the best thing ever!
M1 Garand vs. Gewehr 43 (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/13975/m1-garand-vs-gewehr-43)*- One of the most important components of any multiplayer game like Heroes & Generals, is balance. So how do you tell whether an opponent has an unfair advantage and needs their weapon to be nerfed? Reto.Moto reveals the science.
Heroes & Generals 'Irwin' features revealed (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/heroes-generals-irwin-features-revealed)*- New rifles, warfunds and an updated Mobile Command app are now at your disposal - let's win this war, people!
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Community

<ul>
Gamer Chat: Nextbox (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-nextbox)*- On May 21, all eyes will be on Microsoft as they reveal their next generation plans. The question is: what are you expecting from one of the world's leading entertainment companies?
Croft Couture #22: Aleena (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxlC4MEc)*- Another highly-talented Lara Croft cosplayer takes the Tomb Raider blog to reveal the origin of their fandom.
Xbox Game with Dev: Play Tomb Raider with Eidos Montreal this Saturday (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxl7ln44)*- Lucky Xbox gamers got to test their skills against the creators of Tomb Raider's multiplayer and the chance to claim the ultimate prize, bragging rights.
Farewell Dhama - Eidos Forums (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxkw7n8R)*- We pay our respects to*Terry Barrett - an active member and moderator on the Eidos forums - who tragically passed away.
Sniper Challenge Retrospective (http://ica.hitman.com/press/Sniper-1year)*- It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since we released Hitman: Sniper Challenge as a pre-order benefit. IO Interactive's Travis takes a look at the game's genesis.
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In the news

<ul>
Vagrant Story Soundtrack Released On iTunes (http://www.gamingunion.net/news/vagrant-story-soundtrack-released-on-itunes--9224.html)*(Gaming Union)
Japan Gets Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Edition (http://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/japan-gets-final-fantasy-xiii-2-digital-contents-edition--2229.html)*(Final Fantasy Union)
Drakengard 3 New Details: Apostles (http://www.explosion.com/33047/drakengard-3-new-details-apostles/)*[Japan] (Explosion)
Square Enix Gives DC Comics Heroes a PLAY ARTS Kai Makeover (http://www.nerdist.com/2013/05/square-enix-gives-dc-comics-heroes-a-play-arts-kai-makeover/)*(Nerdest)
Bravely Default Developer Talks About Square Enix&rsquo;s Luminous Engine, Next Gen Consoles (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/17/3d-dot-game-heroes-developer-provided-tech-for-square-enixs-luminous-engine/)*(Siliconera)
Sleeping Dogs free to US PS Plus subs from today (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/404798/sleeping-dogs-free-to-us-ps-plus-subs-from-today/)*[North America]
Square Enix Honors "Vagrant Story" with Art Exhibit (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/05/12-1/square-enix-honors-vagrant-story-with-art-exhibit)*(Crunchy Roll)
Watch Square Enix&rsquo;s Transforming Car Anime, Gyrozetter (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/12/watch-square-enixs-transforming-car-anime-gyrozetter/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
The World Ends With You: Live Remix Arrives On Android (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/19/the-world-ends-with-you-live-remix-arrives-on-android/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Final Fantasy VIII Is Coming To PC With High Resolution Graphics (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/17/final-fantasy-viii-is-coming-to-pc-with-high-resolution-graphics/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Japan&rsquo;s Long Wait For Final Fantasy VII On PC Is Almost Over (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/15/japans-long-wait-for-final-fantasy-vii-on-pc-is-almost-over/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)"
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Grimoire
20th May 2013, 20:28
Galaxy Dungeon - July 16 = End of Service gamebiz.jp/?p=106232 (http://gamebiz.jp/?p=106232)

Grimoire
23rd May 2013, 04:25
TRADEMARKS


-?MONSTER PARADE????????????????MILITARY TUNE??FINAL FANTSY AGITO?


Huh...? Agito? Might this be a sign of a Westerns release?

Grimoire
24th May 2013, 18:34
Square Enix of America President Leaves Company www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-24... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-24/square-enix-of-america-president-leaves-company)

Grimoire
26th May 2013, 18:44
Bravely Default Maker Now Offers Middleware For Xbox One (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/bravely-default-maker-now-offers-middleware-for-xbox-one/)*www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/bravely-de... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/bravely-default-maker-now-offers-middleware-for-xbox-one/)

Grimoire
27th May 2013, 03:16
Square Enix Feel They Have Something To Learn From Kickstarter


www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/square-enix-feel-they-have-something-to-learn-from-kickstarter/)


www.finalfantasy.net/misc/square-enix-re... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/misc/square-enix-renews-focus-quality-games/)


Square Enix Will Make Console-Like Games For Smartphones And Tablets


www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/square-enix-will-make-console-like-games-for-smartphones-and-tablets/)

Grimoire
27th May 2013, 21:13
Square Enix To Increase Focus On Region Specific Games www.siliconera.com/2013/05/27/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/27/square-enix-to-increase-focus-on-region-specific-games/)

Grimoire
28th May 2013, 03:37
SENGOKU IXA - Drama CD www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?... (http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&ima=5132&cd=SQEX000010375)

Grimoire
29th May 2013, 18:37
Gamer Chat: Good guy games industry (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-good-guy-games-industry)

Grimoire
30th May 2013, 08:30
TRADEMARKS
-?THE LODESTONE?
-??????????
-?MELPHARIA MARCH?
-?STAR OCEAN?

Grimoire
31st May 2013, 01:59
NOMURA -Something Fishy twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/340311... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/340311418765205505/photo/1)


"Nomutesu Suisan logo designed by Mr. Nomura. So lively!"

Grimoire
31st May 2013, 17:28
??????????????????????????* www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUFUpJ-bMI&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUFUpJ-bMI&feature=youtube_gdata)

Grimoire
3rd Jun 2013, 10:57
Square Enix Weekly Recap: 03/06/2013 eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-w... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-weekly-recap-03062013)


Ben Bateman: "Another week passes and we edge ever closer towards E3 - just a week away now! There's a flurry of activity at the Square Enix offices as the final preparations are made. Trailers are getting their final touches, presenters are rehearsing their lines, and I've been biting my lip trying to contain all my excitement. What comes next? You'll have to wait and see. But while you wait let's recap on the big announcements of last week. *



Development

<ul>
&ldquo;A Piece of the Island&rdquo; by McConnell Studios (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxlgDoum)*- Key members of the Crystal Dynamics team recently received one-of-a-kind sculptures as a reward for all their hard work. Colour me green with envy!
The Missions of Blood Money (http://ica.hitman.com/press/BM-missions)*- To mark Hitman: Blood Money's 7th birthday we've been reminiscing about our most favourite Agent 47 moments - all of which you can play on*CoreOnline (http://www.coreonline.com/hitman-blood-money/)*for free.
Clear sky to overcast from a rendering perspective (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/14126/clear-sky-to-overcast-from-a-rendering-perspective)*- There's a real art to making beautiful and believable sky-scapes in video games. To make Heroes & Generals feel all that more exhilarating for those of you that enjoy dipping into sky-high dogfights, the talented team at Reto.Moto looked towards other games for inspiration.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta phase 3 coming soon! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xiv-realm-reborn-beta-phase-3-coming-soon)*- Good news, Phase 3 of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn begins*on June 14*for both PC and PS3. Have you*signed up (http://entry.ffxiv.com/beta/eu)*for the beta yet?
Free trial and Creators Club membership for Gameglobe now available (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/free-trial-and-creators-club-membership-gameglobe-now-available)*- Join the Creators Club and you'll have unlimited access to every prop Gameglobe has to offer, opening your creations to only the limits of your imagination.
Info on Disciples of the Hand and Land Released (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/news/article/class_add_001)*- The Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn website has been updated to include details on the industrious crafters and gatherers.
In the sack (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/356)*- Check out the hip Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Lightning: Returns swag-bags that we'll be giving away at our E3 stand.
It's a wonderful life (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/352)*- Over on the Final Fantasy XIV blog*Fernehalwes*just uploaded a video detailing the various new job actions - a must watch for any hardcore fan. What job will you be choosing?
[/list]

Community

<ul>
Croft Couture #23: Melissa (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxmH7nD-)*- There must be something in the water because we've found yet another incredible Lara Croft cosplayer from France.
Guest Blog: The Day Adventure Found Me by Jay Walker (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxmCsdDS)*- Square Enix's very own Jay Walker ran the London MCM Comic Con circuit in search for the best Tomb Raider cosplayers. Take a look at his guest blog for some great photos as well as his impressions of the Camilla Luddington panel.
Tomb Raider Tours #17: Mika (http://tmblr.co/ZqCvTxmCV6gv)*- Check out this Tomb Raider fan's room, there's barely space to move with all the Tomb Raider merchandise.
H&G Newspaper 11: Fighting for every inch IJ49D13 (http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/community/14098/hg-newspaper-11-fighting-for-every-inch-ij49d13)*-*Dondergod recounts the nail-biting events of Heroes & Generals*war 49, day 13.
Gamer Chat: Good guy games industry (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-good-guy-games-industry)*- Video games are more often than not a target for bad press, so we asked you for examples of the good they've brought to your life.
[/list]

Events

<ul>
Distant Worlds coming to Austria! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/distant-worlds-coming-austria)*- The world famous Final Fantasy concert adds Vienna to its ever expanding tour roster.
[/list]

Maintenance

<ul>
UPDATED: Square Enix Membership maintenance (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/updated-square-enix-membership-maintenance)*- We had a bit of a hiccup with the Square Enix Membership login. It should all be fixed now, but please let us know if you have any problems.
[/list]

In the news

<ul>
Square Enix Disappointed by Sales Of Tomb Raider, Wants To Maximise Profits During Development (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/05/square-enix-disappointed-by-sales-of-tomb-raider-wants-to-maximise-profits-during-development/)*(Kotaku)
Square Enix Invites Fans To Ask Questions For Their Upcoming E3 Event (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/31/square-enix-invites-fans-to-ask-questions-for-their-upcoming-e3-event/)*(Siliconera)
Square Enix Confirms What Games Will Be At E3, Releases More Images (http://www.gamingunion.net/news/square-enix-confirms-what-games-will-be-at-e3-releases-more-images--9288.html)*(Gaming Union)
Final Fantasy: Lightning Returns XIII E3 Posters Spotted (http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/15053/article/final-fantasy-lightning-returns-xiii-e3-posters-spotted/)*(Gameranx)
New Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Trailer Released (http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/05/new-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-trailer-released/)*(UberGizmo)
Square Enix gives progress updates on forthcoming Final Fantasy titles (http://vr-zone.com/articles/square-enix-gives-progress-updates-on-forthcoming-final-fantasy-titles/32703.html)*(VR Zone)
Video: 'Final Fantasy Tactics S' launch trailer (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351043)*[Japan]*(Digital Journal)
Final Fantasy XIV Trailers Shows of PC and PS3 Versions (http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/05/28/final-fantasy-xiv-trailers-shows-of-pc-and-ps3-versions/)*(TechnoBuffalo)
10 Reasons Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn deserves a second chance (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/408926/previews/10-reasons-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-deserves-a-second-chance/)*(CVG)
Bravely Default Maker Now Offers Middleware For Xbox One (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/26/bravely-default-maker-now-offers-middleware-for-xbox-one/)*(Siliconera)
Final Fantasy XIV Soundtrack To Include Dalmaud Minion Code (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/01/final-fantasy-xiv-soundtrack-to-include-dalmaud-minion-code/)*[Japan] (Siliconera)
Take A Spin Through Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII&rsquo;s Dead Dunes (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/LightningReturnsFFXIII/#deaddunes_desert)*(Siliconera)
[/list]

And one final piece of news...


It's with sadness in my heart that I inform you that this will be the last Square Enix Weekly Recap I'll be writing. I'm leaving Square Enix next week to pursue a new opportunity - still in video games, naturally. I've really enjoyed looking after the community - almost 2 years now - and I leave at a time when there are many exciting changes afoot. There's a lot to be hyped for and, while I might not be here in an official capacity, I will of course be standing by you, eagerly reading the latest developments as a Square Enix fan. You'll be glad to know that we&rsquo;ll still be bringing you the latest news and updates, and that you&rsquo;ll be seeing a new face from next week&hellip; stay tuned. Much love, guys and gals!"

Grimoire
4th Jun 2013, 19:30
SQUARE ENIX at Japan Expo www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151589... (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151589432277221&set=a.378331492220.157546.371439107220&type=1)

Grimoire
5th Jun 2013, 06:14
?????????????????
-Promo Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH5kDIeyh5g&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH5kDIeyh5g&feature=youtube_gdata)


*


NEW TRADEMARK
-Deadman's Cross abload.de/img/capturetyuhw.png (http://abload.de/img/capturetyuhw.png)

Grimoire
6th Jun 2013, 18:49
Mad Dog: "A letter from Hogwarts!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3428846... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/342884698885865473/photo/1)


...Huh?

Grimoire
7th Jun 2013, 09:51
mdRADIO


"Thank you all for waiting! Finished re-recording & editing for mdRADIO. it will be uploaded on the 11th." twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3430118... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/343011844916670464)

Grimoire
10th Jun 2013, 11:13
ODAIBA EXPO 2013 - Square Enix Expo Has Lightning Returns, Final Fantasy XIV, And FFX HD On Display www.siliconera.com/2013/06/10/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/10/square-enix-expo-has-lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiv-and-final-fantasy-x-on-display/)

Grimoire
11th Jun 2013, 04:51
mdRADIO #2 www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/ (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/mdRADIO/)

Grimoire
17th Jun 2013, 06:52
SQUARE ENIX SMILEWORKS
-Square Enix Opens Branch In Indonesia www.siliconera.com/2013/06/17/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/17/square-enix-opens-branch-in-indonesia/)

MILLION ARTHUR
-Soul Sacrifice Has Crossover With One Of Square Enix&rsquo;s Games www.siliconera.com/2013/06/17/soul-sacri... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/17/soul-sacrifice-has-crossover-with-one-of-square-enixs-games/)


Romance of the Three Kingdoms
-Website sangokushi-rumble.jp/ (http://sangokushi-rumble.jp/)

Grimoire
18th Jun 2013, 04:04
Hi, I'm Lee. eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hi-im-lee (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hi-im-lee)


Changes at IO Interactive eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/changes-io-in... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/changes-io-interactive)

Grimoire
18th Jun 2013, 04:51
TRADEMARKS
-Square Enix Files Trademarks For Rise Of Mana And Slimeshot
www.siliconera.com/2013/06/17/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/17/square-enix-files-trademarks-for-rise-of-mana-and-slimeshot/)

THREE KINGDOMS
-Square Enix&rsquo;s &ldquo;Pretty&rdquo; Three Kingdoms Game Turns Lui Bei Into A Woman
www.siliconera.com/2013/06/18/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/18/square-enixs-pretty-romance-of-the-three-kingdoms-game-turns-lui-bei-into-a-woman/)

Grimoire
20th Jun 2013, 13:48
TRADEMARKS
-Square Enix Registers Occult Maiden And Star Ocean Trademarks
www.siliconera.com/2013/06/18/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/18/square-enix-registers-occult-maiden-and-star-ocean-trademarks/)


THREE KINGDOMS
-Square Enix&rsquo;s Three Kingdoms Game Has A Dragon Force-Like Battle System
www.siliconera.com/2013/06/20/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/06/20/square-enixs-three-kingdoms-game-has-a-dragon-force-like-battle-system/)
-Trailer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NlyaJPlIUA&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NlyaJPlIUA&feature=youtube_gdata)
-Website
sangokushi-rumble.jp/ (http://sangokushi-rumble.jp/)

Grimoire
20th Jun 2013, 14:31
Gamer Chat: E3 2013 eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-e3... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-e3-2013)

Grimoire
21st Jun 2013, 18:59
Japan Expo 2013 : Conférences et dédicaces exceptionnelles !
eu.square-enix.com/fr/blog/japan-expo-20... (http://eu.square-enix.com/fr/blog/japan-expo-2013-conferences-et-dedicaces-exceptionnelles)

Grimoire
21st Jun 2013, 18:59
Some changes to studio management


*eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/some-changes-... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/some-changes-studio-management)

Grimoire
23rd Jun 2013, 06:22
Square Enix Staff to Attend Japan Expo www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/square-enix-sta... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/square-enix-staff-attend-japan-expo/)

Grimoire
25th Jun 2013, 19:10
Meagan Marie
-Repping Square Enix at 10,000 feet!
instagram.com/p/a88nP9C3KD/ (http://instagram.com/p/a88nP9C3KD/)

Grimoire
26th Jun 2013, 05:26
Yoichi Wada
-Wada has been appointed Chairman of the Board
www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/office... (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/company/ja/officer/)

Grimoire
26th Jun 2013, 09:09
Square Enix @ Japan Expo! Presentations! Signings! eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-j... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-japan-expo-presentations-signings)

Grimoire
26th Jun 2013, 12:18
Gamer Chat: Emotional Experiences in Games eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-em... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-emotional-experiences-games)

Grimoire
27th Jun 2013, 04:56
NEW TRADEMARKS
-???????????


-???????????


-RISE OF MANA

Grimoire
28th Jun 2013, 05:30
??????? ????????
-Released for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
www.jp.square-enix.com/droc/ (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/droc/)

Grimoire
28th Jun 2013, 11:28
Square Enix Store Sale &ndash; Up to 75% off all items, this weekend only! eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-s... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/square-enix-store-sale-%E2%80%93-75-all-items-weekend-only)

Grimoire
28th Jun 2013, 17:30
TOKYO GAME SHOW
-Square Enix Confirmed for Tokyo Game Show 2013
www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Confi... (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Confirmed-for-Tokyo-Game-Show-2013-3346)

Grimoire
1st Jul 2013, 04:53
????
-Open Beta
sennenyusya.jp/?entry_from=cbtsqex4 (http://sennenyusya.jp/?entry_from=cbtsqex4)

Grimoire
3rd Jul 2013, 05:46
Gamer Chat &ndash; 2013 so far&hellip; eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-%E... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-%E2%80%93-2013-so-far%E2%80%A6)

Grimoire
4th Jul 2013, 18:29
JAPAN EXPO
Website www.japan-expo.com/fr/ (http://www.japan-expo.com/fr/)
FINAL FANTASY at Japan Expo 2013 www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-j... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-japan-expo-2013/)
Japan Expo 2013 Coverage www.khinsider.com/news/Japan-Expo-2013-C... (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Japan-Expo-2013-Coverage-3351)
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIV (Costumes) www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6811... (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=68119421&postcount=1) -A bunch of Lightnings and...a Snow?
Cosplay The Farron Sisters twitter.com/LRFF13/status/35282134575259... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352821345752596480/photo/1) Lightning twitter.com/LRFF13/status/35282305747323... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352823057473232896/photo/1) Fang twitter.com/LRFF13/status/35282503106102... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352825031061028867/photo/1)


New trailer reveals Lightning&rsquo;s Divine Task&hellip; eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-trailer-r... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-trailer-reveals-lightning%E2%80%99s-divine-task%E2%80%A6)


Check out more of FFXIV&rsquo;s world in this awesome new trailer! eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/check-out-mor... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/check-out-more-ffxiv%E2%80%99s-world-awesome-new-trailer)

Grimoire
4th Jul 2013, 18:38
Groove Coaster Zero
www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/now-lady-g... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/now-lady-gaga-and-gwen-stefani-are-in-a-square-enix-game-too/)
-Now, Lady Gaga And Gwen Stefani Are In A Square Enix Game, Too

Grimoire
4th Jul 2013, 18:38
EidosMontreal
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR8G02PhN0U&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR8G02PhN0U&feature=youtu.be)
-What's your office like? Take a tour of EidosMontreal, and see where DeusEx Human Revolution was created!

Grimoire
5th Jul 2013, 04:34
Millennium Hero (Sennen Y?sha) - New PC Browser Game sennenyusya.jp/?entry_from=cbtsqex4 (http://sennenyusya.jp/?entry_from=cbtsqex4)

Grimoire
5th Jul 2013, 12:34
JAPAN EXPO - Photos


twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/35317257504... (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/353172575049879554/photo/1)


twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/35317200442... (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/353172004423208961/photo/1)


twitter.com/LRFF13/status/35312061701016... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/353120617010167808/photo/1)


twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/status/35306438726... (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_JP/status/353064387264790528/photo/1)


twitter.com/LRFF13/status/35308901039199... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/353089010391994368/photo/1)


twitter.com/LRFF13/status/35307942719167... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/353079427191672834/photo/1)

Grimoire
5th Jul 2013, 16:37
Nomura at Japan Expo


twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/35310192219... (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353101922196131841/photo/1)


twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/35351117323... (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353511173230034944/photo/1)


twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/35350718958... (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353507189584969728/photo/1)

Grimoire
8th Jul 2013, 04:29
- Final Fantasy XV Director at Japan Expo www.finalfantasy.net/ (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)


- Interviews with Nomura


www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-In... (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-Interview-at-Japan-Expo-3361)


finaland.com/?rub=site&page=news&id=4865 (http://finaland.com/?rub=site&page=news&id=4865)


www.khinsider.com/news/KHDestiny-KHislan... (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHDestiny-KHisland-Interviews-Tetsuya-Nomura-at-Japan-Expo-3362)


www.khdestiny.fr/article-1314-KH-Notre-i... (http://www.khdestiny.fr/article-1314-KH-Notre-interview-de-Tetsuya-Nomura-a-Japan-Expo-2013.html)


- Videos from Japan Expo www.ff-reunion.net/kh/2013/07/08/japan-e... (http://www.ff-reunion.net/kh/2013/07/08/japan-expo_nomura_on_stage)

Grimoire
8th Jul 2013, 06:59
...*cough*


In The News: Week 27/2013


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-272... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-272013)


*


[EDITOR'S NOTE: We've had a couple of weeks without our regular Weekly Recap feature, since Ben departed Square Enix Towers - but now it's back and in, frankly, spectacular fashion. A little while ago I asked one of our most diligent and respected community members, Grimoire, if he'd be interested in penning the feature... because as you'll know, he would always add links into the comments for those things we missed, or new updates through the week.


I'm delighted to say that he accepted the challenge, and that he has become our first official Mod here on the Square Enix Europe blog - and I'm really pleased to present the first of his Weekly Recap articles. If you've not had the pleasure, skip to the end of the feature for a little introduction to the man himself. Otherwise, I'll shut up now and let Grimoire take it from here!]


Grimoire: I believe it is safe to say that it has been a most action-packed week &ndash; with the grand event Japan Expo taking place in the very heart of Europe: glorious Paris, a new tour of the awe-inspiring Eorzea, a peek at the upcoming browser game Kingdom Hearts &chi;[chi], Final Fantasy VII seeing a Steam release and Lightning finally joining the ranks of SOLDIER 1st Class (we all knew it was only a matter of time before that happened, didn&rsquo;t we?), just to mention a few of the past week&rsquo;s highlights. Let&rsquo;s have a look at the seventh month of the thirteenth year so far, shall we?


Final Fantasy VII

<ul>
Final Fantasy VII launches on Steam! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vii-launches-steam):*Enjoy the all-time RPG classic on your PC, now with a host of new online features.
[/list]

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

<ul>
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has A New Drama Sequence (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-has-a-new-drama-sequence-during-the-credits/)*during the credits (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
[/list]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

<ul>
Pre-order goodies for Lightning Returns! Cloud Strife gear, Samurai awesomeness! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/pre-order-goodies-lightning-returns-cloud-strife-gear-samurai-awesomeness):*It&rsquo;s that time. Pre-orders for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are now open!
Promo Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqoYt6IVSHU)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preorder (NA) (http://na.square-enix.com/lightningreturnsfinalfantasyxiii/go/article/view/263121/lightning_returns:_final_fantasy_xiii_preorder)
Lightning SOLDIER 1st Class CG Render (https://twitter.com/SQEX_eSTORE/status/352000122638458880/photo/1)
Unlock Final Fantasy History (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/352003685859094528/photo/1)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII also has Seven Samurai Armor Costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/)*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Hope Returns (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/hope-returns-lightning-returns/)*in Lightning Returns (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net))
New trailer reveals Lightning&rsquo;s Divine Task&hellip; (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-trailer-reveals-lightning%E2%80%99s-divine-task%E2%80%A6)*&ndash; also, the return of two familiar faces!
The trailer in Japanese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXkdekkDpdk)*
Square Enix Japan e-STORE Product Page (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/354/all)
Lightning Returns Square Enix Members Japan Event (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/LightningReturnsFFXIII)
[/list]

Final Fantasy XIV

<ul>
One Million (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/351833746221191168/photo/1)*beta sign-ups!*The team celebrated a great FFXIV showing at E3 and 1 million Beta sign ups with an awesome Gaius van Baelsar cake!
A Tour of Eorzea, Part 3 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/check-out-more-ffxiv%E2%80%99s-world-awesome-new-trailer)*- Check out more of FFXIV&rsquo;s world in this awesome new trailer!
Developers' commentary Duty Finder (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/448)*- seek and ye shall find (Duty)
Like Hell and...OH, HI LIGHTNING (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/458)*&ndash; A bunch o&rsquo; Lightnings and...Snow?
Exposition (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/467)*- Fernehalwes here with some photos of Yoshida-san straight from Japan Expo 2013, Paris.
[/list]

Kingdom Hearts &chi;[chi]

<ul>
Kingdom Hearts &chi;[chi] Gameplay Trailer (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Gameplay-Trailer-3356)*+ open beta coming soon! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*&ndash; watch a trailer for the upcoming PC browser game
[/list]

Kingdom Hearts III

<ul>
Kingdom Hearts III Famitsu interview updated &ndash; The Return of Meow Wow? (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-III-Famitsu-Interview-Updated-The-Return-of-Meow-Wow-3350)*(Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*- will our cuddly little friend return?
Tetsuya Nomura (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-to-Attend-KINGDOM-HEARTS-Event-at-D23-Expo-Japan-3352)*to attend Kingdom Hearts event at D23 Expo Japan! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*&ndash; and obviously, he did! (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353511173230034944/photo/1)
[/list]

Deus Ex

<ul>
Cake Revolution (http://eidosmontreal.tumblr.com/post/54530252552/check-out-this-amazing-deus-ex-cake-by). What food reminds you of Deus Ex? Check out this amazing Deus Ex cake by Montreal&rsquo;s La BKRY! Yes, that is REAL gold!
Deus Ex: The Fall Community Q&A Wrapup! (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/The-Fall-Community-QA-Wrapup?theme=deusex#blogs/The-Fall-Community-QA-Wrapup)*Hear the Deus Ex E3 Community/Developer interview + see a summary of fan submitted questions about Deus Ex The Fall
If you want to make enemies&hellip; &ndash; Deus Ex: The Fall preview (http://www.phasemonkey.co.uk/2013/06/if-you-want-to-make-enemies-deus-ex-the-fall-preview/)*(/phasemonkey (http://www.phasemonkey.co.uk))*- did you catch Phasemonkey's Deus Ex The Fall preview? A hardcore Deus Ex fan shares his thoughts from E3!
Eidos Montreal &ndash; behind the scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR8G02PhN0U&feature=youtu.be)*- what's your office like? Take a tour of Eidos Montreal, and see where Deus Ex Human Revolution was created!
[/list]

Thief

<ul>
What does Garrett sound like in Russian (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Loot-Steals-You?theme=thief#blogs/Loot-Steals-You)?*See the Thief E3 trailer featuring Alexander Noskov.
[/list]

Gameglobe

<ul>
Friends System Implemented (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/153)!*We're proud to announce the launch of our much-anticipated Friends System!
[/list]

Chaos Rings

<ul>
Square Enix is bringing Chaos Rings To PlayStation Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/square-enix-is-bringing-chaos-rings-to-playstation-vita/)*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
[/list]

The World Ends With You*

<ul>
Mysterious 6th anniversary Event (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-6th-Anniversary-Event-3357)*to be revealed! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))
[/list]

Groove Coaster Zero*

<ul>
Now, Lady Gaga And Gwen Stefani (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/now-lady-gaga-and-gwen-stefani-are-in-a-square-enix-game-too/)*are in a Square Enix game, too (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
[/list]

Drakengard III

<ul>
Drakengard 3&prime;s First Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/01/drakengard-3s-first-trailer-shows-off-gory-gameplay-footage/)*shows off gory gameplay footage (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Drakengard 3's promo video Reveals Cast, Eir Aoi Song (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-07-01/drakengard-3-promo-video-reveals-cast-eir-aoi-song)*(Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com))
Square Enix packing Drakengard 3 DLC with Strategy Guide (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/01/square-enix-packing-drakengard-3-dlc-with-strategy-guide/)*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Drakengard 3&prime;s Five (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/05/drakengard-3s-five-harbors-a-greed-that-knows-no-bounds/)*harbours a greed that knows no bounds*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Character Artwork (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/662/662476/)*(Dengeki (http://news.dengeki.com/))
Official Website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dod3/)
[/list]

Legend World

<ul>
Imaginary range Event (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/sqex_lw/topics/2013/07/post-39.html)*&ndash; Cid and Ciela find themselves in the Dream World.
[/list]

Millennium Hero (Sennen Y?sha)

<ul>
New PC Browser (http://sennenyusya.jp/?entry_from=cbtsqex4)*game
[/list]

Manga & Anime

<ul>
Kingdom Hearts II Volume 1 & 2 www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134971... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/[Manga Covers*revealed! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*
Watch the first anime short (http://donyatsu.jp/)*of post-apocalyptic Donyatsu online*- care for a snack?
New anime: Chronicles of the Going Home Club (http://www.crunchyroll.com/chronicles-of-the-going-home-club)*(Crunchyroll (http://www.crunchyroll.com)) - the first episode has been released Crunchyroll.
[/list]

Music

<ul>
Final Fantasy IV original soundtrack Remaster Version (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545380532187323.1073741879.220023421389704&type=1)*&ndash; Out now (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10373-4)!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/fabula/LRFF13/)*&ndash; On sale (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10392-5): November 21.
[/list]

Merchandise

<ul>
Square Enix products at Japan Expo (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/07/06/68205.html)*(Inside Games (http://www.inside-games.jp)) &ndash; quite an impressive Play Arts lineup!
Kingdom Hearts and Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy hard case for iPhone 5 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134971326679224.1073741825.100004990716473&type=1&l=719affff09)*- a both fashionable and lovely way to protect your phone. Release date: September 27.
Square Enix Products at San Diego Comic Con (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/us/comic_con_2013/index.html)*- we can finally share some awesome products we'll have for sale Comic Con!!
Final Fantasy: Type-0 Suzaku symbol (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/352749316164685825/photo/1)*&ndash; sample finally up! This is made of silver and coated with 18 carat gold.*
Play Arts Kai Assassin&rsquo; s Creed (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixFR/status/352687957162983425/photo/1)*Edward & Connor Kenway*&ndash; check out the fine detail (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/352788076784939009/photo/1)*on these upcoming figures!
Final Fantasy: All the Bravest Metal Keychain (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.178157425693947.1073741848.100004990716473&type=1&l=6561055c00)*images uploaded - product*information to be released soon.
[/list]

Events - JAPAN EXPO 2013*

<ul>
Website (http://www.japan-expo.com/fr/)
Final Fantasy (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-japan-expo-2013/)*at Japan Expo 2013 (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/))
Japan Expo 2013 Coverage (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Japan-Expo-2013-Coverage-3351)*(Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))
Cosplayers (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/353628680095936513/photo/1)*at Japan Expo, Paris
The Farron Sisters (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352821345752596480/photo/1)
Lightning (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352823057473232896/photo/1)
Fang (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352825031061028867/photo/1)
Riku (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/353630223553671168/photo/1)
The lucky attendants of the event had the opportunity to have Nomura sign their stuff &ndash; just have a look at this keyblade (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353589858641539072/photo/1)!
[/list]

Gamer Chat

<ul>
2013 so far&hellip; (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-%E2%80%93-2013-so-far%E2%80%A6)
[/list]

Important Notices*

<ul>
OBS! Beware of phishing sites (http://member.jp.square-enix.com/information/detail/id/614/)*(Square Enix Members Japan)
[/list]

Just for Fun

<ul>
Final Fantasy VII meets 3D Printing (http://gs.inside-games.jp/news/418/41876.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)*-*doesn&rsquo;t get more perfect than this, does it?
[/list]

&hellip;And finally, a short introduction might be in place.



Greetings everyone, the name is Grimoire. I am honoured to announce that I will be contributing to the recap corner from now on - in a more official manner that is. Some of you might already recognise me from the comments board here at Square Enix Europe, or from Square Enix North America where I have been a member for about five years now. A rare few might even know me from Square Enix Members Japan, where I ended up a monster designer for the game Avatar Heroes last year, and where you can occasionally find me going on adventures in the dreamy Legend World whenever I have the time to spare.


<ul>
Favourite Square Enix title: Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.
Favourite character: I will leave that unsaid.
Questions? Then ask away.
[/list]

Feel free to discuss any news in the comments below, and stop by frequently if you&rsquo;re looking for updates since I will post links here throughout the week which will then be used for next Monday&rsquo;s recap. Should you run into anything interesting, then by all means, share the information and/or link! I might include it in the next article. As they say: The more, the merrier.

A special thank you to the all of the authors, news reporters, websites and fans quoted and linked to above.*And with that, I&rsquo;ll leave you the following question: Is there anything in particular you look forward to this week?

Myself? I look forward to getting to the bottom of the mystery behind Cid and Ciela&rsquo;s trip to the Dream World, and if I am lucky, I might even get my hands on some rare and powerful Orbs.

Ripax5
8th Jul 2013, 08:28
Congrats, Grim!

Fastbreak111
8th Jul 2013, 11:05
...*cough*


In The News: Week 27/2013


eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-272... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/news-week-272013)


*


[EDITOR'S NOTE: We've had a couple of weeks without our regular Weekly Recap feature, since Ben departed Square Enix Towers - but now it's back and in, frankly, spectacular fashion. A little while ago I asked one of our most diligent and respected community members, Grimoire, if he'd be interested in penning the feature... because as you'll know, he would always add links into the comments for those things we missed, or new updates through the week.


I'm delighted to say that he accepted the challenge, and that he has become our first official Mod here on the Square Enix Europe blog - and I'm really pleased to present the first of his Weekly Recap articles. If you've not had the pleasure, skip to the end of the feature for a little introduction to the man himself. Otherwise, I'll shut up now and let Grimoire take it from here!]


Grimoire: I believe it is safe to say that it has been a most action-packed week &ndash; with the grand event Japan Expo taking place in the very heart of Europe: glorious Paris, a new tour of the awe-inspiring Eorzea, a peek at the upcoming browser game Kingdom Hearts &chi;[chi], Final Fantasy VII seeing a Steam release and Lightning finally joining the ranks of SOLDIER 1st Class (we all knew it was only a matter of time before that happened, didn&rsquo;t we?), just to mention a few of the past week&rsquo;s highlights. Let&rsquo;s have a look at the seventh month of the thirteenth year so far, shall we?


Final Fantasy VII

<ul>
Final Fantasy VII launches on Steam! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-vii-launches-steam):*Enjoy the all-time RPG classic on your PC, now with a host of new online features.
[/list]

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

<ul>
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has A New Drama Sequence (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-has-a-new-drama-sequence-during-the-credits/)*during the credits (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
[/list]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

<ul>
Pre-order goodies for Lightning Returns! Cloud Strife gear, Samurai awesomeness! (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/pre-order-goodies-lightning-returns-cloud-strife-gear-samurai-awesomeness):*It&rsquo;s that time. Pre-orders for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are now open!
Promo Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqoYt6IVSHU)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preorder (NA) (http://na.square-enix.com/lightningreturnsfinalfantasyxiii/go/article/view/263121/lightning_returns:_final_fantasy_xiii_preorder)
Lightning SOLDIER 1st Class CG Render (https://twitter.com/SQEX_eSTORE/status/352000122638458880/photo/1)
Unlock Final Fantasy History (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/352003685859094528/photo/1)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII also has Seven Samurai Armor Costumes (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-also-has-seven-samurai-armor-costumes/)*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Hope Returns (http://www.finalfantasy.net/lrff13/hope-returns-lightning-returns/)*in Lightning Returns (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net))
New trailer reveals Lightning&rsquo;s Divine Task&hellip; (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/new-trailer-reveals-lightning%E2%80%99s-divine-task%E2%80%A6)*&ndash; also, the return of two familiar faces!
The trailer in Japanese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXkdekkDpdk)*
Square Enix Japan e-STORE Product Page (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/354/all)
Lightning Returns Square Enix Members Japan Event (http://special.member.jp.square-enix.com/LightningReturnsFFXIII)
[/list]

Final Fantasy XIV

<ul>
One Million (https://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/status/351833746221191168/photo/1)*beta sign-ups!*The team celebrated a great FFXIV showing at E3 and 1 million Beta sign ups with an awesome Gaius van Baelsar cake!
A Tour of Eorzea, Part 3 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/check-out-more-ffxiv%E2%80%99s-world-awesome-new-trailer)*- Check out more of FFXIV&rsquo;s world in this awesome new trailer!
Developers' commentary Duty Finder (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/448)*- seek and ye shall find (Duty)
Like Hell and...OH, HI LIGHTNING (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/458)*&ndash; A bunch o&rsquo; Lightnings and...Snow?
Exposition (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/467)*- Fernehalwes here with some photos of Yoshida-san straight from Japan Expo 2013, Paris.
[/list]

Kingdom Hearts &chi;[chi]

<ul>
Kingdom Hearts &chi;[chi] Gameplay Trailer (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-chi-Gameplay-Trailer-3356)*+ open beta coming soon! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*&ndash; watch a trailer for the upcoming PC browser game
[/list]

Kingdom Hearts III

<ul>
Kingdom Hearts III Famitsu interview updated &ndash; The Return of Meow Wow? (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Kingdom-Hearts-III-Famitsu-Interview-Updated-The-Return-of-Meow-Wow-3350)*(Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*- will our cuddly little friend return?
Tetsuya Nomura (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Tetsuya-Nomura-to-Attend-KINGDOM-HEARTS-Event-at-D23-Expo-Japan-3352)*to attend Kingdom Hearts event at D23 Expo Japan! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*&ndash; and obviously, he did! (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353511173230034944/photo/1)
[/list]

Deus Ex

<ul>
Cake Revolution (http://eidosmontreal.tumblr.com/post/54530252552/check-out-this-amazing-deus-ex-cake-by). What food reminds you of Deus Ex? Check out this amazing Deus Ex cake by Montreal&rsquo;s La BKRY! Yes, that is REAL gold!
Deus Ex: The Fall Community Q&A Wrapup! (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/The-Fall-Community-QA-Wrapup?theme=deusex#blogs/The-Fall-Community-QA-Wrapup)*Hear the Deus Ex E3 Community/Developer interview + see a summary of fan submitted questions about Deus Ex The Fall
If you want to make enemies&hellip; &ndash; Deus Ex: The Fall preview (http://www.phasemonkey.co.uk/2013/06/if-you-want-to-make-enemies-deus-ex-the-fall-preview/)*(/phasemonkey (http://www.phasemonkey.co.uk))*- did you catch Phasemonkey's Deus Ex The Fall preview? A hardcore Deus Ex fan shares his thoughts from E3!
Eidos Montreal &ndash; behind the scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR8G02PhN0U&feature=youtu.be)*- what's your office like? Take a tour of Eidos Montreal, and see where Deus Ex Human Revolution was created!
[/list]

Thief

<ul>
What does Garrett sound like in Russian (http://community.eidosmontreal.com/blogs/Loot-Steals-You?theme=thief#blogs/Loot-Steals-You)?*See the Thief E3 trailer featuring Alexander Noskov.
[/list]

Gameglobe

<ul>
Friends System Implemented (http://www.gameglobe.com/news/153)!*We're proud to announce the launch of our much-anticipated Friends System!
[/list]

Chaos Rings

<ul>
Square Enix is bringing Chaos Rings To PlayStation Vita (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/02/square-enix-is-bringing-chaos-rings-to-playstation-vita/)*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
[/list]

The World Ends With You*

<ul>
Mysterious 6th anniversary Event (http://www.khinsider.com/news/The-World-Ends-With-You-6th-Anniversary-Event-3357)*to be revealed! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))
[/list]

Groove Coaster Zero*

<ul>
Now, Lady Gaga And Gwen Stefani (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/03/now-lady-gaga-and-gwen-stefani-are-in-a-square-enix-game-too/)*are in a Square Enix game, too (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
[/list]

Drakengard III

<ul>
Drakengard 3&prime;s First Trailer (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/01/drakengard-3s-first-trailer-shows-off-gory-gameplay-footage/)*shows off gory gameplay footage (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Drakengard 3's promo video Reveals Cast, Eir Aoi Song (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-07-01/drakengard-3-promo-video-reveals-cast-eir-aoi-song)*(Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com))
Square Enix packing Drakengard 3 DLC with Strategy Guide (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/01/square-enix-packing-drakengard-3-dlc-with-strategy-guide/)*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Drakengard 3&prime;s Five (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/05/drakengard-3s-five-harbors-a-greed-that-knows-no-bounds/)*harbours a greed that knows no bounds*(Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com))
Character Artwork (http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/662/662476/)*(Dengeki (http://news.dengeki.com/))
Official Website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/dod3/)
[/list]

Legend World

<ul>
Imaginary range Event (http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/sqex_lw/topics/2013/07/post-39.html)*&ndash; Cid and Ciela find themselves in the Dream World.
[/list]

Millennium Hero (Sennen Y?sha)

<ul>
New PC Browser (http://sennenyusya.jp/?entry_from=cbtsqex4)*game
[/list]

Manga & Anime

<ul>
Kingdom Hearts II Volume 1 & 2 www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134971... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/[Manga Covers*revealed! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))*
Watch the first anime short (http://donyatsu.jp/)*of post-apocalyptic Donyatsu online*- care for a snack?
New anime: Chronicles of the Going Home Club (http://www.crunchyroll.com/chronicles-of-the-going-home-club)*(Crunchyroll (http://www.crunchyroll.com)) - the first episode has been released Crunchyroll.
[/list]

Music

<ul>
Final Fantasy IV original soundtrack Remaster Version (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545380532187323.1073741879.220023421389704&type=1)*&ndash; Out now (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10373-4)!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/fabula/LRFF13/)*&ndash; On sale (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10392-5): November 21.
[/list]

Merchandise

<ul>
Square Enix products at Japan Expo (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/07/06/68205.html)*(Inside Games (http://www.inside-games.jp)) &ndash; quite an impressive Play Arts lineup!
Kingdom Hearts and Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy hard case for iPhone 5 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134971326679224.1073741825.100004990716473&type=1&l=719affff09)*- a both fashionable and lovely way to protect your phone. Release date: September 27.
Square Enix Products at San Diego Comic Con (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/us/comic_con_2013/index.html)*- we can finally share some awesome products we'll have for sale Comic Con!!
Final Fantasy: Type-0 Suzaku symbol (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/352749316164685825/photo/1)*&ndash; sample finally up! This is made of silver and coated with 18 carat gold.*
Play Arts Kai Assassin&rsquo; s Creed (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixFR/status/352687957162983425/photo/1)*Edward & Connor Kenway*&ndash; check out the fine detail (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/352788076784939009/photo/1)*on these upcoming figures!
Final Fantasy: All the Bravest Metal Keychain (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.178157425693947.1073741848.100004990716473&type=1&l=6561055c00)*images uploaded - product*information to be released soon.
[/list]

Events - JAPAN EXPO 2013*

<ul>
Website (http://www.japan-expo.com/fr/)
Final Fantasy (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-japan-expo-2013/)*at Japan Expo 2013 (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/))
Japan Expo 2013 Coverage (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Japan-Expo-2013-Coverage-3351)*(Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com))
Cosplayers (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/353628680095936513/photo/1)*at Japan Expo, Paris
The Farron Sisters (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352821345752596480/photo/1)
Lightning (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352823057473232896/photo/1)
Fang (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/352825031061028867/photo/1)
Riku (https://twitter.com/FF25TH_JP/status/353630223553671168/photo/1)
The lucky attendants of the event had the opportunity to have Nomura sign their stuff &ndash; just have a look at this keyblade (https://twitter.com/KHDestiny/status/353589858641539072/photo/1)!
[/list]

Gamer Chat

<ul>
2013 so far&hellip; (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/gamer-chat-%E2%80%93-2013-so-far%E2%80%A6)
[/list]

Important Notices*

<ul>
OBS! Beware of phishing sites (http://member.jp.square-enix.com/information/detail/id/614/)*(Square Enix Members Japan)
[/list]

Just for Fun

<ul>
Final Fantasy VII meets 3D Printing (http://gs.inside-games.jp/news/418/41876.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)*-*doesn&rsquo;t get more perfect than this, does it?
[/list]

&hellip;And finally, a short introduction might be in place.



Greetings everyone, the name is Grimoire. I am honoured to announce that I will be contributing to the recap corner from now on - in a more official manner that is. Some of you might already recognise me from the comments board here at Square Enix Europe, or from Square Enix North America where I have been a member for about five years now. A rare few might even know me from Square Enix Members Japan, where I ended up a monster designer for the game Avatar Heroes last year, and where you can occasionally find me going on adventures in the dreamy Legend World whenever I have the time to spare.


<ul>
Favourite Square Enix title: Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.
Favourite character: I will leave that unsaid.
Questions? Then ask away.
[/list]

Feel free to discuss any news in the comments below, and stop by frequently if you&rsquo;re looking for updates since I will post links here throughout the week which will then be used for next Monday&rsquo;s recap. Should you run into anything interesting, then by all means, share the information and/or link! I might include it in the next article. As they say: The more, the merrier.

A special thank you to the all of the authors, news reporters, websites and fans quoted and linked to above.*And with that, I&rsquo;ll leave you the following question: Is there anything in particular you look forward to this week?

Myself? I look forward to getting to the bottom of the mystery behind Cid and Ciela&rsquo;s trip to the Dream World, and if I am lucky, I might even get my hands on some rare and powerful Orbs.


Congrats Grimoire! Also If all your recaps are as thorough as this first one then I am extremly glad that you got the position and are the first mod. Maybe they'll extend that to the North America site as well who knows. I for one have found you helpful since I first started checking the SE fourms, but I digress, Congratulations and good luck for the future.

Grimoire
8th Jul 2013, 13:00
Thank you for your kind words. ^_-


How thorough the recaps will be depends solely on the news flow, but even if this week won't feature a grand event like Japan Expo, I am sure that there still*will be plenty of updates to fill my next article with nonetheless. Well, only time will tell...

Grimoire
19th Aug 2013, 16:06
Events


FFXIV: ARR goes to Gamescom (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/549) – the event will take place in the beautiful city of Cologne, Germany from August 21-25, 2013. Read up on the details!
Ali Hillis, the voice of Lightning, will be in Las Vegas on August 28 at theGameStop Expo (https://twitter.com/OfficialFFXIII/status/368494256534466560)!
Submit your questions for actors and developers for D23 Expo Japan (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Square-Enix-Members-Submit-Your-Questions-for-Actors-and-Developers-for-D23-Expo-Japan-3397)! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Through Square Enix Members Japan, fans are able to submit questions for the voice actors and developers to answer at the Kingdom Hearts Limited Stage.

Grimoire
19th Aug 2013, 16:06
Development


Tomb Raider studio layoffs (http://kotaku.com/tomb-raider-studio-layoffs-hit-non-tomb-raider-team-1112277438) hit non-Tomb Raider team (Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/)) – if anyone is looking for development talent, please contact: mtrout@crystald.com and we’ll put you in touch direct.

Grimoire
27th Aug 2013, 12:24
Development


Tomb Raider has sold more than 4 million (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DarrellGallagher/20130822/198839/How_do_you_tackle_industry_change.php) units worldwide! More great Square Enix news via Darrell Gallagher on Gamasutra (http://www.gamasutra.com/).
Eidos-Montréal is hiring a recruiter (http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs/Recruiter)!

Grimoire
27th Aug 2013, 12:25
Important notices


The new European Square Enix Merchandise E-Store is now open (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_europe/)! Check out the stylish new interface!

Grimoire
10th Sep 2013, 18:49
Pictlogica


A mysterious new trademark (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-07/square-enix-registers-pictlogica-ff.com-domain), along with a domain name, has been registered by Square Enix. (Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/))

Grimoire
10th Sep 2013, 19:41
Development


Naoki Yoshida on being a Final Fantasy creator (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/02/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-muses-about-being-a-final-fantasy-creator/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – how did Yoshida-san feel about joining the ranks of Sakaguchi-san, Kitase-san, and Nomura-san?
Yoshida-san details Final Fantasy XIV for PS4/Vita (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/yoshida-details-final-fantasy-xiv-ps4vita/) (Final Fantasy Network (http://www.finalfantasy.net/)) – in a new episode of the Conversations with Creators series, director/producer Naoki Yoshida talks at length about the upcoming PlayStation 4 version.
The difference between designing Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/06/the-difference-between-designing-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-and-dragon-quest-x/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – since Yoshida-san has a unique perspective on Square Enix’s two main MMORPGs, Siliconera asked him about the differences between developing Dragon Quest X and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.


Important notices


Hello, I'm Cat (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hello-im-cat#comment-102552)! – A new girl joins the team! Make sure to give her a warm welcome.
FFXIV: ARR – server congestion and trial period extensions (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/100e4c522b970296c21210dd02e82cc49c2b3d66).
FFXIV: ARR – regarding results of maintenance (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/4198c8c4e8b4b749e6881aa564b9b8b5c44d4061).
FFXIV: ARR – EU users that purchased FFXIV: ARR from the PlayStation Network on the 27th or 28th of August: follow-up (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/b5998df7e6cfcd3671da9eb78470c8abcac7889b).
FFXIV: ARR – regarding RMT advertisements (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/6834cd241347f11e9162ddc05d4df85cce0a1fff).

Grimoire
16th Sep 2013, 18:42
Development


Final Fantasy Director wants to develop new IP for seniors (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/09/final-fantasy-director-wants-to-develop-new-i-p-for-seniors/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Tabata also says, "My aim for the projects centering on Final Fantasy XV is to achieve the highest-acclaimed, highest-profitable installment in the Final Fantasy series".
Drakengard Producer wants to leave a scar on players (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/09/drakengard-producer-wants-to-leave-a-scar-on-players/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – "This expression may be difficult to understand, but I'm talking about something like a life-altering product," says Square Enix's Takamasa Shiba.
Learn how to write stories (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/13/learn-how-to-write-stories-the-nier-and-drakengard-way/), the Nier and Drakengard way (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – recently, the games’ director, Taro Yoko, discussed his approach to storytelling.
Expect a wait (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/10/expect-a-wait-between-kingdom-hearts-iii-and-final-fantasy-xv) between Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV (IGN (http://www.ign.com/)) – Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV aren't likely to arrive at the same time, since both games are by the same director.

Grimoire
16th Sep 2013, 18:42
Important notices


Square Enix Annual Report 2013 (http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/pdf/ar_2013_01en.pdf).
FFXIV: ARR – Warning concerning the security of your account (http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/82f2d6626a48903297d786a19dd7863f82e197b6).

Grimoire
23rd Sep 2013, 21:23
Development


Final Fantasy Type-0 team working on Final Fantasy XV (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/17/final-fantasy-type-0-team-working-on-final-fantasy-xv/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – “I've recently joined Final Fantasy XV as the co-director, and I'm currently giving it my all, along with the Final Fantasy Type-0 team,” says Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata.
How to follow a revolution: The making of Deus Ex: The Fall (http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Deus+Ex%3A+The+Fall/feature.asp?c=53856) (Pocket Gamer (http://www.pocketgamer.biz/)) – in this week's Making Of, we delve into the decisions behind Eidos and parent company Square Enix's decision to deliver a fully-fledged mobile sequel, casting a keen eye on the decisions both it and the game's development team came to as it rolled towards release.

Grimoire
30th Sep 2013, 11:18
Important notices


Hi, I’m Chinch (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/hi-i%E2%80%99m-chinch)! – So another week, another new recruit joining the good ship Square Enix Community! Say hello to Chinch!

Grimoire
7th Oct 2013, 08:30
Development


Chatting music & production (http://www.rpgsite.net/interviews/468-chatting-music-&-production-with-kingdom-hearts-yoko-shimomura-&-shinji-hashimoto) with Kingdom Hearts' Yoko Shimomura & Shinji Hashimoto (RPG Site (http://www.rpgsite.net/)) – when Square Enix called RPG Site and offered them a sit-down time with two of the most important people behind the Kingdom Hearts series, the answer was only ever going to be yes.
Square Enix President: We must reform with urgency (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/04/square-enix-president-must-reform-urgency/) (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Yosuke Matsuda talks about changing business models and the importance of unifying developers with sales teams.
Have a peek inside Square Enix's cafeteria (http://www.shashoku.com/shashoku/015.html) – working on an empty stomach makes no one happy, but that's certainly not a problem if you work for this company.

Grimoire
7th Oct 2013, 08:31
Important notices

Ian Livingstone – A New Adventure (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/ian-livingstone-new-adventure). After an incredible career of over twenty years, Ian Livingstone has decided the time has come to leave our company.

Grimoire
14th Oct 2013, 10:54
Development


What is Square Enix Collective (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/what-square-enix-collective)? Collective is a platform designed to help small teams get creative, innovative and fun ideas to market by showcasing new ideas to you – the community.
Official website (http://collective.square-enix.com/).
Chocobo Racing 3D (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/10/chocobo-racing-3d-one-square-enixs-first-3ds-projects-will-never-leave-coop/) will never leave the coop – Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/) turned to the creator of the original Chocobo Racing for PsOne, Takashi Tokita, to get some answers.

Grimoire
21st Oct 2013, 14:07
Development


Square Enix forms Final Fantasy Committee (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/17/square-enix-forms-final-fantasy-committee-ensure-quality-future-final-fantasy-games/) to ensure the quality of future FF games (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Naoki Yoshida, Hajime Tabata, Motomu Toriyama, and Yoshinori Kitase are members of this four person party.
What's the difference between making Final Fantasy now and 20 years ago (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/18/whats-difference-making-final-fantasy-now-20-years-ago/)? That's the question Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/) asked Takashi Tokita who has been working with the Final Fantasy series starting with FFIII and FFIV.
Conversation with Creators with Tetsuya Nomura interview (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Conversation-with-Creators-Tetsuya-Nomura-Interview-3449)! (Kingdom Hearts Insider (http://www.khinsider.com/)) – Video and English transcript.
A Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Tales collaboration might be possible (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/17/final-fantasy-dragon-quest-tales-collaboration-might-possible/)? (Siliconera (http://www.siliconera.com/)) – Dragon Quest producer Yosuke Saito and Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto from Square Enix, along with Namco Bandai’s Tales of series producer Hideo Baba share some interesting quotes regarding possible collaboration ideas.
Check out concept art (https://twitter.com/conceptartworld/status/390905500742610944/photo/1) by Mathieu Latour-Duhaime!

Grimoire
24th Oct 2013, 10:44
Development

New trademarks:
2013-74669 グロリアスブレイズ
2013-75921 ゆるかみ!
2013-76428 THE SEEDS OF SALVATION
2013-76464 LUMINARIES OF THE LEGENDARY LINE
2013-75868 TRIAD WARS
2013-75869 CUPCAKE KINGDOM

Grimoire
29th Oct 2013, 20:29
Rare Tetsuya Nomura art sketches (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/28/rare-tetsuya-nomura-art-sketches-final-fantasy-vi-era-unearthed/) from Final Fantasy VI era unearthed
(Siliconera)
– those who have been following scenario writer Aki Takashi’s Twitter were met with a pleasant surprise when he dug up some of Tetsuya Nomura’s sketches dating back to the Final Fantasy V, VI and Front Mission era.

ripax11
30th Oct 2013, 07:54
Com futebol e folclore nacional, Square Enix investe em jogos brasileiros
With football and national folklore, Square Enix invests in Brazilian games

Site in Brazilian Portuguese
http://jogos.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/2013/10/29/com-futebol-e-folclore-nacional-square-enix-investe-em-jogos-brasileiros.htm

Translation:

The partnership between Square Enix with Brazilian developers, started in 2012 , started to show singod of live: the studios Ilusis Interactive Graphics for Belo Horizonte (MG) and Hoplon, Florianópolis (SC) are working with the Japanese publisher focused on games for the Latin American market.

The Ilusis' game, that goes by the provisional name of "Project Trivella", calls for the greatest passion of Brazilians [and our "hermanos" (Argentine)]: football. It's a game for tablets and cellphones, yes without a specifc plataform definied. It will be free and intends to offer a different experience from other games of genre.

"The 'project Trivella' isn't a standard football game", said Rodrigo Mamão, CEO of Ilusis to UOL Jogos. "You don't control all team, or perform moves in real time. But is not a 'fantasy' game or a management team game".

So, what is "Trivella" then? "Here you will manage the career of your player durin matches and make decision as positioning, set sime plays and stuff, choosing between 'QTEs those contextual action button that will apper on the screen", said the executive

The game will have some RPG elements and others od "harvesting": you will start career playing in a floodplain soccer field, but accordin to progress, you will get better items and become more skilled. You will have your own training centre, which can also be improved.

"Trivella" will have support for multiplayer matches. The Ilusis plans to offer departures up to 10 x 10 players, leaving only the goalkeeper to the care of the Artificial Inteligence.

Partnership with Square Enix

Althought Square Enix was looking for a football game for Brazilian market, the concept of "Trivella" came from the "mineira" (who is from Minas Gerais) Ilusis. for the studio the partnership woth the Japanese publisher allowed a great exchange of information, in tecnical aspects and in relation to monetize the game, a commom problem for many Brazilian producers.

The Ilusis' expetation is launching "Project Trivella" in 2014. If the game has a good performance in Brazil and Latin America Square Enix will publish the game in others markets, as Europe and Japan, for exemple.

Tactical RPG à Brazilian

If football game woth Square Enix brand seems a little unusual, the game Hoplon - the of "Taikodom" and "Heavy Metal Machines" - sound more familiar to the house of "Final Fantasy" catalog. With the provisional name "Project Amerika", the game will be a tactical RPG with Latin America themes.

In "Amerika" you have the mission to establish peace among the people of the continent. The civilizations of the game, the buildings and the eneies are inpired by historical facts and myths of Latin America. Of corse, everything will be developed with a new interpretation and, according to the producer, a captivating art style.

"Project Amerika" is also scheduled to get phones and tablets in 2014.

SQUARE ENIX NO CONE SUL
SQUARE ENIX AT SOUTHER CONE

Besides the Brazilian Ilusis and Hoplon, Square Enix has already signed partnerships with other Latin American studios: the Argentine ZupCat and Okan and the Colombian Brainz are working on projects for mobile games to the Nipponic publisher.

Grimoire
30th Oct 2013, 11:19
Fantastic, Ripax. Thank you for keeping us up to date with the latest.

ripax11
30th Oct 2013, 11:36
You're welcome, I'm glad I was able to help. I'll keep you up ot date with nwes from here, Latin America, more precisely South American SE news.

Grimoire
30th Oct 2013, 11:39
Good to have someone covering that area. ^_-