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Best Buy offers buy one, get one free on Pokemon, Zelda, more

Those looking to catch 'em all might want to head down to and/or log on to Best Buy this week, as the store's current promotions include a buy one, get one free deal on select Nintendo 3DS games, including Pokemon X / Y. Of course, if you're less about monster wranglin' and more about helping...

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Japan's new Bravely Default demo offers four free chapters

There are demos, and then there are demos that make half the game free. Step in a new Bravely Default demo out July 28 in Japan, which will let 3DS owners play chapters 1-4 of the Square Enix game without spending a single yen. So that's something like 30 hours at least of high-quality, old-school...

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Bravely Default dev showcases rendering engine in tech demo

Silicon Studio might be better known for 3DS JRPG Bravely Default, but the company has its roots firmly in middleware development, including its YEBIS 2 post-processing engine. You may not have heard of YEBIS 2, but you've most likely already seen it in action. Its real-time natural light...

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Square Enix to focus on JRPGs, niche appeal following Bravely Default's success

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda mused on a potential shift in the company's focus in a recent interview with Nikkei Trendy (via Siliconera), admitting that the publisher "lost [its] focus" during recent attempts to engineer mass-market games for a worldwide audience. "Regardless of whether...

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'Stiq Tips: Bravely Default Guide

Bravely Default is one of the best Final Fantasy games I've played in a long while (and Joystiq agrees). Yeah, I said it! With a tale of heroes and crystals, an open-ended job system, and even an airship, this "technically not Final Fantasy" RPG evokes the most nostalgic feelings of Square's glory...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Bravely Default, Retro City Rampage DX

New games! Yes, it would be nice to have a few more exciting eShop-only types, but at least we can start sending that tumbleweed on its way. Bravely Default headlines the also-at-retail games, and we'd recommend checking it out. In our four star review, we lauded the 3DS JRPG for mixing Final...

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Joystiq Weekly: News, reviews and original content from January 27 - February 2

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" recap of the week's most happening ... happenings. Yes. We'll summarize the biggest news, freshest reviews and original content from each week every Sunday, just in case you missed it while tending to your weekday grind. We'll also segue into...

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Bravely Default review: Crystal Clear

Bravely Default is almost to the Final Fantasy series what Casino Royale was to James Bond films. Unlike the 2006 film, the so-billed spiritual sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light doesn't convey its modernizations immediately. In its first hours, Bravely Default is like a dry homage to...

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Bravely Default distils its story into a brief trailer

A fantasy world plagued by evil? Check. Powerful magic crystals? Check. A party of four heroes to save the day? Check. Lots of patently ridiculous names? Double check. Bravely Default has the hallmarks a Square JRPG, there's no doubt of that. The 3DS game is two weeks out from hitting North...

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Bravely Default outfits, ages altered in Western release

North American 3DS owners won't be graced with the presence of Bravely Default until February 7, but someone with a European copy of the game has noticed changes to outfits and ages of certain characters. The above image was posted by an IGN forum member and showcases the same outfit in different...

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