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Rappler's latest stories on role-playing games


'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

4 highlights from the 'Cyberpunk 2077' gameplay reveal

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:38 PM

We run down some of our favorite gameplay mechanics and features shown off in the 48-minute long demo

FUTURE GRIT. Cyberpunk's looks aren't extremely dystopic or utopic but have a lot of grit and character. Image from Cyberpunk 2077/CD Projekt Red

WATCH: New Fallout game, 'Fallout 76,' teaser trailer

May 31, 2018 - 12:06 PM

While details are scant, the trailer gives plenty for prospective vault dwellers to speculate on

FALLOUT 76. What kind of experience will we have as members of Vault 76? Screenshot from YouTube video.

'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

'Dungeons and Dragons' to get official companion app

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Game publisher Wizards of the Coast says the D D Beyond application is an official digital toolset for use with the Dungeons Dragons fifth edition rules

BEYOND PEN AND PAPER. Wizards of the Coast is coming out with an app to help role players manage their games. Screen shot from YouTube video

WATCH: Making a real-life pie based on a videogame recipe

Feb 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

PlayStation RPG Tales of Berseria features a cooking mini game We whip up one of the in game recipes in real life

QUICHE. The cooking mini-game takes off some of the edge from the game's heavy themes.

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.

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

Horizon: Zero Dawn, a new post-apocalyptic game to be excited for

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM

We’ve never seen a world like the one in Horizon: Zero Dawn

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

Rappler Talk: What a board game can teach you about entrepreneurship

Aug 26, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Filipino entrepreneur Richard Dacalos developed UPSTART a role playing board game which he bills as a way for players to experience the successes and failures of a startup without the risk

Pillars of Eternity review: A game with soul

Apr 04, 2015 - 1:30 PM

For the RPG fan Pillars of Eternity can take away anywhere from 80 to 90 hours of your time You can easily lose yourself in exploring dungeon crawling or even just reading books available in the game

Gaming freedom: The Lord of the Rings Online

Mar 16, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Victor takes you on a virtual tour of Middle Earth by explaining the ins and outs of The Lord of the Rings Online

MIDDLE EARTH. Take a trip to Middle Earth with The Lord of the Rings Online.

Gaming freedom: RIFT

Mar 09, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Trion Worlds RIFT is an example of a fun game world to play in without tricks or traps to get you to pay

ENTER THE RIFT. RIFT is an astounding game with a low barrier to entry. Screen shot from Trion Worlds website

Online games holding typhoon relief campaigns

Nov 21, 2013 - 4:24 PM

EVE Online and Luvinia World are lending their time and resources by fostering community donations for Philippine relief efforts

PLEX FOR GOOD. The makers of EVE Online want you to donate an in-game item for typhoon relief. Image from CCP