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Inside FINAL FANTASY IX Developer Featurette Available Now

SQUARE ENIX® today unveiled an in-depth look at the beloved and timeless classic FINAL FANTASY® IX. The featurette, titled “Inside FINAL FANTASY IX,” takes a look at some of the secrets and anecdotes from the development of the game, featuring interviews with:
  • Shinji Hashimoto (Producer)
  • Toshiyuki Itahana (Artist)
  • Kazuhiko Aoki (Event Designer)
  • Nobuaki Komoto (Event Planner)
El Hijo, Through The Darkest Of Times And More Will Be Playable

Handy Games is bringing hands on time with El Hijo, Through the Darkest of Times and more to PAX East 2019!

Playable demos, developer panels, fan activities and giveaways are among the many offerings from SQUARE ENIX® at this year’s PAX East, taking place March 28-31 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Fans who visit the SQUARE ENIX booth, #11017, can obtain special prizes and play current and upcoming titles including Chocobo™’s Mystery Dungeon™ EVERY BUDDY!, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ 2, FINAL FANTASY® X/X-2 HD Remaster, FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, LIFE IS STRANGE® 2 and popular mobile titles DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA™, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross], and STAR OCEAN®: Anamnesis™.
In years gone by, video games were just that really. This was great for casual players who loved nothing more than thrashing their friends on FIFA or John Madden after a hard day at school or work. However, recent times have seen video gaming give rise to a whole new sport – eSports.

This rapidly growing online sport sees teams of professional players compete in games such as Call of Duty to see which team is the best. From fairly humble origins, eSports now brings fans together both online and at big real-world events to enjoy the fun.

What has got many people very excited about eSports is the growth that it has seen in a relatively short time period. The revenue generated by the industry in 2017 was an impressive $655m annually. 2018 saw a 32% jump to $865m, with the forecasted revenue for...
Completes acquisition of Flying Wild Hog, hit developer of Shadow Warrior series

If you've ever played the katana-swinging, guns-blazing Shadow Warrior, you'll know why I'm excited for this. Developer Flying Wild Hog has partnered with Supernova (a new PE firm by Splash Damage co-founder, Paul Wedgwood) to expand its game portfolio, so you better be ready for some exciting new game announcements coming soon! Read on for all the details.
The Brazilian Game industry is flourishing and will be displaying its best talent during GDC this year with games from various premier studios

The Brazilian games industry has taken to the streets of San Francisco for 2019's Game Developers Conference to showcase their passion and ingenuity for the world to see.
The online casino industry is going through something of a renaissance in recent years.

With records numbers of new players and revenues skyrocketing, digital casinos have been pouring more time and money into developing the best new games, in the hopes of beating off the competition and attracting gamers.

There are now hundreds of new slots, card games, table games, and more being developed by casino gaming studios every single day, in the race to churn out the next big hit. If you're wondering where your attention should be focused in 2019, read on to find out the very best games you should be looking out for.

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Few people could have predicted the...
Vega Squadron is a renowned professional gaming organization, officially formed in Russia, on the 10th of July 2012.

Originally, it was widely known due to its capable Starcraft II team, but it eventually got involved in other sports as well. It successfully won an important LAN tournament – namely the ESL One New York 2015.

Recently, though, Vega Squadron decided to dissolve their European Dota 2 roster, due to the fact that the results weren’t satisfactory. On that note, sometime during last week, the team separated from Dota 2 Rosters.

Finding out the latest news from the realm of eSports is something most enthusiasts love to do. At the same time, we suggest you check out more information from this far-reaching domain by entering this source: https://dota-bet.com/. Not only that you can place your own bets there if that’s what you feel like doing, but you can also come across some...
It doesn’t really matter whether you are looking for a site where you can play online casino games for fun or to make money – you need to use a reliable online casino website to get the most from this activity.

Even a short research project will help you understand that there are literally hundreds of online casinos on the market. What’s even more interesting is that their number is growing every day. This is a good thing because - the more online casinos on the market, the better offers you can expect. Yet, this also makes finding the best online casino a little bit difficult. Here’s a basic guide that can help you with this process.

Use a reliable review website

Obviously, you can ask your friends or colleagues, but the truth is that none of them is an expert. This is the main reason why we are suggesting using a good review website like...
eSports betting is a trending activity which is practiced by many experienced bettors.

With eSports betting, you are placing bets on eSports matches and tournaments. As you are probably aware, eSports, also known as electronic sports, is a type of competitive video gaming. Starting from the late 2000s, eSports have become popular worldwide and more and more people are focused on this type of betting. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, FIFA and Fortnite are some of the most popular games which are played as eSports too. If you are interested in placing bets on eSports, keep reading because we have prepared a short guide for you.

Find the best betting websites

Of course, the first thing that you should do is to find a reliable eSports betting website. Keep in mind that many of the regular sports betting sites have eSports sections, but there are websites specialized...
The esports phenomenon has irrevocably shaken up the gaming industry and leading developers need to factor it in when devising their latest titles.

The esports industry was worth almost $1 billion last year and it looks set to skyrocket in 2019 as popular titles like CS:GO and League of Legends continue to gather steam. We can all look forward to some huge new releases this year, but which ones look like a perfect fit for the esports arena? Here are the top five contenders to break into the big leagues:

Apex Legends

This game was launched to great fanfare at the start of February and it managed to rack up an impressive 2 million concurrent players and more than 25 million downloads in its first week alone. It is billed as a genuine contender to Fortnite’s throne in the...
Based on the Highly Anticipated Game, Anthem, This Live Action Short Will Debut on February 14
From Neill Blomkamp, Oats Studios and BioWare comes a live-action story of survival set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game.

EA and Academy Award-nominated director Neill Blomkamp have announced that they have collaborated on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s Anthem. In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the vast world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game. The video is now live, enjoy it below. For more info: http://x.ea.com/56682
Fans who wish to learn more about Anthem can visit the official website, as well as get the latest news and updates on Twitter and Facebook.
More details for both games will be shared in the coming months.

Following the arrival of the development studio Cyanide to the group and a partnership signed with A.S.O, Bigben is pleased to announce it is adding the Tour de France and Pro Cycling Manager franchises to its games catalogue.
Leading PSA creator will feature KINGDOM HEARTS III characters and content to reach gaming teens

The Ad Council will work with Square Enix, Inc. to include KINGDOM HEARTS III characters in the anti-bullying campaign, Because of You, with the goal of inspiring teens to build a more inclusive and welcoming community. A new PSA featuring iconic characters from the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise encourages teens to consider the impact that their actions—positive or negative—can have on peers. The innovative program marks the first time the Ad Council has created a PSA with a video game publisher on a social good effort.
Right now, we’re living in a golden era of superheroes. With films from the Marvel franchise lighting up cinema screens and drawing audiences from all across the globe, pop culture has embraced this modern-day pantheon of gods and magickers, mutants and men with the sheer desire to do something good.

Comic books are flying off the shelves in a way they haven’t done in years, whilst a plethora of TV series are also drawing inspiration from this much-lauded source. It’s unsurprising, of course, that the gaming world is doing the same.

Superheroes are the stuff of dreams to designers and developers everywhere, and they’re taking full advantage to create some truly magnificent content. But, in our humble opinion,...
International Music Talent Record Score in Renowned Abbey Road Studios

SQUARE ENIX® revealed a new featurette for LEFT ALIVE™ showcasing the international talent and creative minds behind the epic orchestral soundtrack for the upcoming survival action title.
Ah, the question that many people think of but daren’t ask, for fear of sounding silly. So, we’ve decided to save you the embarrassment by asking (and answering) it ourselves. You’re welcome!

So, what makes an esport game worthy of such a title? What’s involved in the transition from casual multiplayer to professional competitions with teams, analyst desks, and massive prize pools?

Well, in a nutshell, for a game to move from a standard one to the level of a successful esport, it needs to be competitive, have a large player base, and perhaps most importantly, have good funding.

Now that we’ve cracked the nut, let’s take a look at its essence in more detail…

1. It needs be easy to grasp

One of the determinants in a game's success is its accessible entry point, which includes gameplay features understood by the audience.

Admittedly, at times, developers tend to shoot themselves in the foot in this...
With the antics of Electronic Arts and Bethesda aside, 2018 was a great year for gaming.

So many top-class games were released across all platforms that every gamer was able to find at least one new creation which brought them hours of enjoyment.

Now we enter an all-important 2019, during which platforms will scrap over the massive PC audience while consoles will try to win the remaining battles before the next generation is ushered into play.

Steam cannot be toppled in PC gaming

Steam has long been recognized as the go-to platform for PC gaming, even with EA’s split to Origin taking many of the massive sports titles like FIFA, NHL, and Madden. At the end of January 2019, it was found that the platform was experiencing a concurrent peak of 17.5 million players, with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, DOTA 2, and...

Cryptocurrency online casinos are paving the way to the future of gambling. Unlike traditional fiat currency casinos, crypto sites present gamblers and gaming platforms with numerous advantages. The technology behind this new concept is blockchain; it has transformed this industry tremendously turning it into one of the fastest growing worldwide. Let’s see how this has come to pass.

Trustworthy Online Games

With the introduction of the blockchain technology, gamblers now profit from honest provably fair gaming. By displaying a betting ledge that shows real-time betting and transactions, many players are switching from traditional casinos where they’re not sure of their wagering to a more transparent platform where they can follow their betting and gaming live!

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Unlike traditional gambling platforms where payouts took days if...
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced a new esports series for its legendary Street Fighter™ fighting game franchise.

Titled the “North American Street Fighter® Pro League,” the series features 3-on-3 team battles in Street Fighter™ V: Arcade Edition, with six teams formed from a mix of seasoned pros, newcomers and fan favorite players from North America.
CI Games launches a publishing label dedicated to empowering indie developers, alongside the announcement of 4 new titles debuting on the label

CI Games, the developer and publisher of the acclaimed Sniper Ghost Warrior and The Lords of the Fallen franchises announces today the creation of its publishing label dedicated to indie developers, United Label.
Every year we are waiting for new seasons of our favorite series as devoted Game of Throne-ers or maybe Grey’s Anatom-ers.

However, in the world where visual content is produced regularly and with ever-increasing quality, you might miss some other worthy works and this is definitely not what we want you to do. Instead, we would like you to stay tuned and catch a glimpse of our top series recommendations not debuting this year but deserving your attention.

From the terrifying spirit of criminal investigations to dystopian worlds, there are so many emotions one can experience by watching series. Sometimes, just as many as if you would have gone on the Australian vacay and win in one of the online casinos for Australian players. Whatever comparison you may choose, the truth is that modern movie and series industry really does take care of your pastime, so let us honor...
The casino industry is one of the lucrative businesses on the internet.

The fact that you can access all your favorite casino games from the comfort of your home is what has contributed to the popularity of online casinos.

Today, you will find tons of casino operators that are offering players from the UK and around the world the opportunity to play and win real money remotely. Besides the full range of games, online casinos provide punters with generous bonuses and promotional offers to boost their bankroll.

Additionally, online casino operators use high-quality graphics such as 2D, 3D, and HD and visual animations to attract new players to join their platform.

An excellent example of a casino site with a sleek interface and high-quality graphics images is bCasino. The operator has used stunning pictures of some of the well-known landmarks such as streets and building in the UK. The site is...
Watch the Opening Movie trailer and hear “Face My Fears”, below!

Ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated video game KINGDOM HEARTS III, the game’s original track “Face My Fears,” by internationally renowned singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada and eight-time Grammy® Award-winning Skrillex, is available today.