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'FFVII Remake' in screenshots: 25 hours into the game

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:35 PM

For those who have already played the game, relive some of the game's moments with our 'FFVII Remake' visual diary here

Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII Remake/Square Enix

Gamers mistakenly buy Chinese/Korean ‘FFVII Remake’ due to lack of labeling

Apr 10, 2020 - 2:58 AM

(UPDATED) Sony refunds gamers who mistakenly bought the language version of the game they didn't intend to buy

CLOUD STRIFE. Cloud is the primary protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Photo from Square Enix

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' demo out now

Mar 02, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Gamers can now play the first chapter of 'Final Fantasy VII' – the Mako Reactor bombing mission

CLOUD STRIFE. Cloud is the primary protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Photo from Square Enix

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ hands on: Newcomers will feel welcome

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:56 PM

A preview for those who have never touched the RPG classic

Image from Square Enix

LIST: 11 games we can’t wait to play in 2020

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

We have the 'Final Fantasy VII' and 'Resident Evil 3' remakes on our list. What's on yours?

HELLBLADE II. The sequel to the 2018 psychological action hit is coming to the next Xbox console. Screenshot from official Xbox website

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' delayed

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The new release date is set for April 10

SEPHIROTH. Image from Square Enix

'Final Fantasy VIII Remastered' comes out September 3

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

It will have full HD support and quality-of-life improvements including sped-up cutscenes and a no-encounter mode

WATCH: Tifa makes 1st appearance in newest ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ trailer

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Tifa shows off one of her old limit breaks from the original game

TIFA LOCKHART. Screenshot from Square Enix

‘Final Fantasy VIII Remastered’ announced

Jun 11, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The game comes out this year

Photo from Square Enix

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' gets a release date

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:17 PM

Expect March 2020 to have some buster sword-swinging action in Midgar!

CLOUD STRIFE. Cloud's coming back next year! Screenshot from YouTube

'Final Fantasy VII' remake re-emerges

May 10, 2019 - 8:23 AM

It's alive!

CLOUD STRIFE. The game's protagonist Cloud appears with Aerith in a new trailer for the remake. Screenshot from PlayStation/YouTube

3 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC cancelled as director leaves company

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Game director Hajime Tabata leaves following a statement from Square Enix reporting a loss of 3.73 billion yen

UNHAPPY ENDING. Final Fantasy XV's DLC production ends. Screen shot from livestream.

Final Fantasy XV's Noctis joins Tekken 7 as DLC

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Noctis will join the King of Iron Fist tournament in the second quarter of 2018

A NEW KING. Will Noctis become the King of Iron Fist? Screen shot from YouTube.

'Final Fantasy XV' coming to PCs in 2018

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Set to run at 4K resolution and with fancy Nvidia tech the port is set to be the definitive version visually

WINDOWS EDITION. Image from Square Enix/YouTube

Dissidia devs on Dead Or Alive DLC: 'That may be in the future'

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is being co developed by Team Ninja the studio behind Dead Or Alive

HIP DEVS. Cool and casual, Square Enix's Takeo Kujiraoka (left) and Ichiro Hazama (right) are the minds behind Final Fantasy brawler, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, coming out for the PS4 in 2018. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Our final word on 'Final Fantasy XV'

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The epic RPG s combination of gameplay world and even appreciable characters has done a great job in compelling gamers to play

LOOK: Filipino gamers line up for 'Final Fantasy XV'

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The latest in the long running RPG series draws crowds at gaming stores in the Philippines

Photo by Neil Deona

Why you should be excited for 'Final Fantasy XV'

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:38 PM

XV is about to drop Whet your appetite with our preview of the game s first few chapters

WATCH: Conan O'Brien, Elijah Wood play 'Final Fantasy XV' on 'Clueless Gamer'

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:34 PM

I don’t know what we achieved I don’t know what we were trying to achieve says an unimpressed Conan O Brien

'CLUELESS GAMER.' Conan O'Brien and Elijah Wood try out 'Final Fantasy XV' before it drops. Screengrab from YouTube/Team Coco

The World of Final Fantasy demo packs JRPG flavors you thought were long gone

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Square Enix s cutesified World of Final Fantasy may offer the more traditional Japanese role playing experience compared to Final Fantasy XV

VICTORY POSE. World of Final Fantasy's Reynn and Lann pose with their various mirage buddies. Screen shots from PS4 demo.

StarCraft, Resident Evil 2 and other remasters the '90s gamer needs right now

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

These 90s favorites rumored to be making their respective comebacks bring back a wave of good vibes

BATTLECRUISER OPERATIONAL? The gold standard for real-time strategy games in the '90s is rumored to be in the pipeline for a remaster. Image from Blizzard

Final Fantasy XV might not be as open-world as you think

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Expect a narrower more linear path halfway through the game

200 HOURS OF CONTENT. There’s still tons of things to do despite the linear path of the second half of FFXV. Image from Square Enix

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

'Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV' review: Pretty but hollow

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Sure Kingsglaive is bound to dazzle says critic Oggs Cruz on the latest Final Fantasy movie However its allure is temporary

KINGSLAIVE. The new 'Final Fantasy' movie stars Lena Headley and Sean Bean. Screengrab from YouTube/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Final Fantasy XV delayed to November 29

Aug 15, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Game director Hajime Tabata says they ve pushed back the release to deliver a Final Fantasy of the highest possible quality to every single person who buys the game

DELAYED. Final Fantasy XV gets two more months for further polish and quality testing. Image from Square Enix.

Final Fantasy XII remaster to get International version features

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will bring the features players of the International Zodiac Job System version got with some fine tuning besides

Why Final Fantasy XV will be a different Final Fantasy game

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

They aim to bring in more new players while keeping the long time fans of the FF franchise happy

WATCH: New 'Final Fantasy XV' movie trailer now has voices and looks epic

Jun 15, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Sean Bean and Lena Headey of Game of Thrones and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame lend their voices to the characters of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Screengrab from YouTube/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Square Enix teases PS4 remaster of Final Fantasy XII

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Final Fantasy XII remaster will reportedly feature improved character models and better cutscenes as well as auto saving shorter load times and an enhanced turbo mode

BASCH LIVES! Final Fantasy XII is making a return on the PlayStation 4. Screen shot from YouTube Trailer.

LOOK: The vast world of Final Fantasy XV

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The latest installment in the popular Final Fantasy series will feature a massive open world

WATCH: Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Aaron Paul to star in 'Final Fantasy XV' movie

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:23 PM

UPDATED Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Sean Bean plus Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul are set to voice characters in the full length animated film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

STARS OF 'KINGSGLAIVE.' Lena Headey (leftmost) and Aaron Paul (rightmost) appear at the 'Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV' event, as they are set to do voice work for the upcoming 'Final Fantasy XV' movie. Sean Bean (middle) will play the key role of King Regis. File photo by Jens Wolf/EPA (Sean Bean), screengrabs from YouTube/SquareEnixPresents (Aaron Paul & Lena Headey)

Final Fantasy XV release date: September 30

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:45 AM

An upcoming demo called Platinum Demo Final Fantasy XV will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

RELEASE DATE. Final Fantasy confirms its release date. Screen shot from YouTube.

LIVE: Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Watch here the live stream from California of the release date event for Final Fantasy XV

THE WAIT IS OVER. Square Enix is set to announce the release date for Final Fantasy XV. Photo from Square Enix

10 admirable female characters in video games

Mar 25, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Let us celebrate the women who’ve graced our video game screens and unleashed their fierceness in more ways than one

De Castro vs Hilbay, Pacquiao, Wurtzbach on Final Fantasy XV | 6PM wRap

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Pia Wurtzbach invited to attend 'Final Fantasy XV' event

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:21 PM

A decade in the making Final Fantasy XV is set for a 2016 release Pia was asked through Twitter if she can attend the event announcing the official release date

Final Fantasy IX launches on Android, iOS

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The game is currently priced at 16 99 as part of a limited time promotional pricing scheme

OUT FOR MOBILE. Final Fantasy IX heads to the iOS and Android platforms with some visual enhancements. Image from Square Enix.

Looking forward: 11 highly anticipated games of 2016

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Here are some of our highly anticipated gaming picks for the upcoming year What are you looking forward to?

Final Fantasy IX heading to PC, smartphones

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:23 AM

Square Enix announces it is bringing Final Fantasy IX to the PC as well as Android and iOS devices in 2016

FINAL FANTASY IX. Square Enix promises the return of Final Fantasy IX on PC and smartphones. Screen shot from Square Enix.

The Final Fantasy VII remake: What we know so far

Dec 13, 2015 - 8:56 AM

What s in store for gamers as production ramps up for Final Fantasy VII Remake? Victor Barreiro Jr collects some assorted tidbits of information for your reading pleasure

CLOUD STRIFE. Screen shot from YouTube.

12 PlayStation games that rocked our childhood

Sep 11, 2015 - 1:02 PM

What was your favorite PlayStation game?

Final Fantasy VII heads to iOS devices

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:44 PM

The iOS downloadable Final Fantasy VII is a port of its PC version with touch controls instead of controller input It also features an option to turn off random encounters

Great video games for summer

Apr 05, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Here are some console video games you may want to check out

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming March 17 to PH

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Sony announces an official Asian localized version of Square Enix s Final Fantasy Type 0 HD that is slated to come on March 17

Webhits: The 50 most frustrating moments in video games

Apr 25, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Had to blow your Nintendo game cartridge? Fought a boss while low on HP and MP? Here are some of the most frustrating moments in video games