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Square Announces Final Fantasy XIII-2 for 2012

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Despite the polarizing reception facing Square Enix with the release of Final Fantasy XIII last year, the famed publisher is returning to the well with a direct sequel, slated for release sometime during "next winter". Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be simultaneously released on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Announced during Square Enix's 1st Production Department Premiere event in Tokyo yesterday, the game will release first in Japan later this year, with the American and European releases shortly after. 

ESRB Wisely Tells Us Game Titled “Bulletstorm” Not Meant for Children

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In what I can only assume is another ace judgment by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the ESRB’s website announced today an M rating for the upcoming Epic Games project, citing intense violence, sexual themes, and the use of alcohol as justifications for the mature rating. Hilariously, the ESRB further embellished on their rating, stating:

3D Games May Damage Eyes, Says Nintendo

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Well, chalk this one up to irony.

Naughty Dog to Release Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in 2011

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While we await David O. Russell's expansion of the Uncharted universe no one asked for, Naughty Dog recently announced a sequel to be released in 2011, tentatively titled Uncharted 3: Drake's Deceit.  The game will feature Nathan Drake and partner Sully on a hunt for a lost city, featuring locales in the Arabian Peninsula and Rub' al Khali Desert. Details on the game remain scant for now, though Naughty Dog does promise more multiplayer offerings and the ability to fight multiple enemies at once. 

Lara Croft to Receive the Gritty Reboot Treatment in New Tomb Raider

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Square Enix bought Eidos Interactive in 2009 with the sole intention of making a dent into the Western gaming market, acquiring properties such as Kane & Lynch and the Hitman series. One of the biggest question marks surrounding the acquisition has been the future of the Tomb Raider franchise, the series that is often seen as the face of the 32-bit generation before losing popularity and relevance to other 3D platformers such as the Prince of Persia and Uncharted series.

Microsoft Sells Over 2.5 Million Kinect Units in First Month of Release

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Apple to Buy EA, Netflix, Facebook?

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BlizzCon Keynote Address Reveals New Details on WoW: Cataclysm, Diablo III

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During its annual gaming expo known as BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment announced new details in regards to several upcoming titles, including the World of Warcraft expansion pack Cataclysm, new map releases for Starcraft II, and some emerging details for the currently unscheduled release for Diablo III.

First Shot: Ace Combat: Joint Assault

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I’ve been playing Ace Combat: Joint Assault off and on over the past week and I must say, I’m relatively impressed with the way the game feels on a portable system. This is the first time I’ve played an Ace Combat game, and though I know it’s been tailor-made for home consoles, Joint Assault’s feel on the PSP so far has not been problematic whatsoever. You start the game as a fighter pilot working as a contractor for a private military security firm.

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