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Remember Me creative director: 'It was misunderstood'

Remember Me launched in June 2013 to mostly mediocre reviews. Our own critique called its animations "stilted and poorly portrayed," and found the overall experience disappointing. That following January, French developer DONTNOD entered "judicial reorganization," meaning the studio wasn't keeping...

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Being a part of Lara Croft and the Temple of Griefing

Griefing is a tricky art; it can be problematic to give teammates the freedom to sabotage each other, and there are plenty of games where I've found that freedom an irritating barrier to progress and fun. After playing Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris with two devs who constantly undermined each...

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Life is Strange: Ambiguous young love among leading ladies

Life is Strange is DONTNOD's second game ever – it's also the studio's second game starring a woman, following 2013's Remember Me. "That's not us trying to be different for the sake of being different," Creative Director Jean-Maxime Moris said during a demo at Gamescom. "It's not as if...

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Emotions rise as Tomb Raider goes to Xbox

"The recent decision to release the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider as an Xbox One exclusive alienates the majority of the fan base and will ultimately lead to the demise of the franchise." For a vocal group of fans it's not just a business move, but a killing blow. Microsoft's claim to Rise of...

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Joystiq Streams: Tomb Raider 2, Lara's original PlayStation exclusive [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Gamescom 2014 hasn't even officially opened its doors to the public, but the biggest European gaming event of the year has already yielded up some mad surprises: Rise of the Tomb Raider is going to be an Xbox exclusive. What that means is still unclear, of course. We know that Rise will be "Xbox...

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Square Enix gets real, reveals time-bender Life is Strange

Square Enix and DONTNOD, the studio behind Remember Me, are working on a new IP to be released in digital, episodic chapters: Life is Strange. That's not a commentary on the chaotic nature of existence; it's the name of the game. Life is Strange stars Max Caulfield, a high school senior who's...

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Square Enix will let Sleeping Dogs lie definitively on PC too

Following an early reveal of Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for Xbox One and PS4, Square Enix has announced that detective Wei Shen's remastered mission to take down the Triads will be coming to PC as well. Like its console-bound counterparts, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition on PC will...

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Nosgoth free this weekend, enters open beta in winter

Publisher Square Enix has announced that its Legacy of Kain spin-off MMO Nosgoth will enter open beta testing at some point this winter. Nosgoth, a free-to-play multiplayer game that pits humans against vampires in a player-versus-player battle for control of the gothic online world has been in...

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Lara Croft discovers Temple of Osiris Gold Edition

It's only fair that fans of Lara Croft like to collect things, so with that said, Crystal Dynamics has revealed the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris: Gold Edition. It includes: an art book, folding map, Season Pass for the game and a 3" Lara Croft figurine. The season pass includes add-on...

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SNK sues Square Enix, claims copyrighted material in manga

Authorities in Japan are investigating the claim that Square Enix uses copyrighted SNK characters without permission in the manga High Score Girl. SNK filed a lawsuit against Square Enix in May, and police visited Square Enix offices on August 5 to collect evidence, Sankei News reports (as...

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