Today the Eighth episode of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s Letter from the Producer Live was broadcasted, starring Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida and Community Manager Toshio Murouchi.After an absolutely hilarious pre-show in which Yoshida-san was asked about his noodles tastes and his habit of roleplaying female characters, we got into the meat of things, and there was definitely a whole lot to be discussed.Below you can find the official translation of all questions and answers (provided by the Square Enix community team), and my personal notes in italics, since the official translations omit some stuff that is sometimes relevant. At the bottom of the post you can also enjoy the relevant screencaps from the stream. They started by showing fishing, explaining that there will be many different baits and unknown fishing spots to discover. They also shown the very extensive fishing log. Looks like there are a lot of different fish to find. There are fish that can only be … [Read more...] about Check Out the Info and Relevant Screencaps from the Eighth Final Fantasy XIV Letter From the Producer Live (UPDATED)
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Can a £60/$99 smartphone really provide a decent Pokémon Go experience? On paper, this shouldn't possibly work, yet somehow... well, it does. Perhaps you're looking for a super-budget means by which to sample the game in order to see what all the fuss is about, or maybe your kids are badgering you for a phone so they can join in too. We set out to find the cheapest possible smartphone that meets the required specs, and then to test out the game using it. We went in prepared for a profound disappointment, but it's fair to say that the end results outstripped our expectations.Our phone of choice is the Oukitel K4000 - one of a number of bargain basement entry-level Android phones available at a super-cheap price-point. It has the distinction of fully meeting Pokémon Go's requirements, which are: Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1: Device ships with Android 5.1 Preferred resolution of 720x1280: Check! 2GB RAM: Check! Strong internet connection - WiFi, 3G, 4G: Support for all … [Read more...] about Is this the best cheap phone for Pokémon Go?
12th Annual Independent Games Festival -- the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide -- are proud to announce record entry numbers for IGF 2010's Main Competition, for which entries closed last night.This year's Main Competition -- just one of the three IGF competitions taking place this year -- amassed 306 game entries, many of them new titles from leading indie developers. Information, screenshots and videos on each of the IGF Main Competition entries are now available on IGF.com. This total entry tally comprises 35% more games than last year's record 226 Main Competition entries, itself a 30% increase on the previous year -- showing the continuing popularity of independent games and the IGF.This year's IGF entries will be checked and distributed to the more than 150 notable industry judges for evaluation, before finalists are announced in January 2010 and winners awarded at the IGF ceremony during Game Developers Conference 2010 -- run by Think … [Read more...] about IGF Sees Record Main Competition Entry Numbers
In an entertaining coincidence, Naughty Dog, the developer who once included a nude code in their 1991 game, Rings of Power, is now apologizing for complaints that the studio included working phone sex line numbers in The Last of Us. The fan-favorite game developer is taking a break from relishing in critical praise (read our review of The Last of Us) and exploring sequel ideas, to address allegations Naughty Dog overlooked a pair of telephone numbers – hidden among the numerous photos, billboards, paper headlines, and other environmental details which help sell the title’s post-apocalytpic setting – that, when called, connected curious players to working phone sex operators.Planting inappropriate easter eggs in unsuspecting pop-culture mediums dates back decades – with classic Walt Disney Animation Studios feature films serving as a prominent example. As a result, it wasn’t unrealistic to assume that a Naughty … [Read more...] about Naughty Dog Pledges to Remove ‘The Last of Us’ Phone Sex Numbers in Future Patch
There's still a bit of time left to go before Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One releases, but if you want to get ready for a lot of online gaming come launch time, you may want to pick up the phone and start making some calls to your local stores. It seems that ahead of the console's November 22 launch, a number of retailers right here in the States have already begun selling the Day One editions of Xbox Live Cards for the new console. A number of gamers have already picked up their own, and shared their haul with the rest of the world via Twitter. As you can see from the above picture, these things are indeed pretty damn slick looking, all shiny n' silvery... Best Buy seems to be the primary source for the early access, so I'd reccomend starting your search there if you can't wait around for another two weeks. The only catch is that a number of the users on Twitter also had pre-orders on the cards, so that might be the reason for their early celebration. Whatever the case, I'd still … [Read more...] about Xbox One Release Date, Specs, Games, Price, Tech: Xbox One Day One Edition Xbox Live Cards Available Now
After its release of newest smartphone flagship this year, Apple is indeed in the process of creating another advanced smartphone said to be launched later next year. This is the iPhone 8. But wait, it is rumored to be released in not only one but multiple versions. Keep reading for more exciting details! iPhone 8 Specs, Features & Price Spilled After Apple revealed that they will be preserving iPhone SE 2's launching, details for iPhone 8 spilled! Forbes noted that the newest smartphone flagship of Apple in 2017. KGI Security Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the new 2017 iPhones will come in three variants. One of the latest smartphones is an OLED model and the other two are TFT-LCD units. Both iPhone models will be in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch size. Ming-Chi Kuo noted that OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will carry a dual camera. Having these unveiled details, the said iPhone 8 brings both good and bad news. iPhone 8 Advantages Apple has finally adapt OLED. It is … [Read more...] about iPhone 8 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Specs, Features & Price Spilled! Exciting Details Revealed! Check Them Out Here!
If The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Witcher Adventure Game didn't give you enough Geralt of Rivia, CD Projekt RED has revealed a free multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game called The Witcher Battle Arena. That's not free-to-play, either, this will be an absolutely free title for every mobile device. The Witcher 3 E3 2014 Gameplay Footage Shows How To Hunt Down Griffons [VIDEO] CD Projekt has always been a champion of the people and their design decisions on their first mobile game here are simple- ever single in-game item can be unlocked via gameplay. You can purchase things through an in-game store but none of the items will afford you an in-game advantage. They're only available to you to get further in the game, faster. "In a world full of enter-your-PIN-number-to-win mechanics, what we value above all is well-balanced and honest gameplay," said Tadek Zieliński, Creative Analyst, CD PROJEKT RED. "Battle Arena is all about skill and dedication, and we've … [Read more...] about ‘The Witcher Battle Arena’ Mobile MOBA Announced By CD Projekt RED- Coming FREE To iOS, Android, Windows Phone [TRAILER]
Your moocher friends have one less excuse for you now. David Marcus, VP of Messaging at Facebook announced today (from his Facebook, of course) that every U.S. member can now send money to someone via the P2P now built into Messenger.From his post: Add your Debit Card and pay anyone on Messenger in a few taps. Money goes straight from your checking account to the recipient’s checking account. Easy and safe. As always, give it a try it and let us know how we can make even better for you!Sending money is pretty easy with Facebook Messenger. You just need to add your debit card to Facebook and then hit the “$” in the Messenger app. You type the amount that you want to send to your friend and then hit confirm. You can even make it a hyperlink in your group message by just using a dollar sign in the message. Your friend accepts the payment and in a few days they will have their money. Why debit cards and not credit cards you ask? To help minimize fraud and to avoid … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger Payments now available to everyone in the US
By: Mark Walton, GameSpot UK - Posted on September 20, 2010 With the release of the iOS 4, the latest version of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad operating system, Apple launched Game Center, a free online gaming service. It brought features similar to Xbox Live, such as friends lists, achievements, and online multiplayer to its mobile devices. Coupled with the thousands upon thousands of great quality games available on the App Store, Game Center is off to a strong start, with millions of users already signed up to the service. Microsoft has followed suit with the launch of Windows Phone 7, bringing most of the Xbox Live experience to mobile devices. It has the advantage of having an established user base from the Xbox 360 and PC that might be eager to gain achievements and access accounts on the go. Plus, with an already loyal developer base developing for Xbox Live Arcade eager to make the jump to mobile, the company has a number of great titles available on the platform. … [Read more...] about GameSpot’s Guide to Mobile Gaming: iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7
The full schedule for PAX East 2014 is now live, detailing all panels, events, tournaments and other special sessions attendees can check out during the show's three-day run.Events kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11 and end with the final round of the Omegathon on Sunday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Talks from industry personnel will be held throughout the day and night activities include the annual Game Show Night events and tournaments in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl among other titles. Tickets to the event are sold out.Closer to the expo dates, a mobile version of the schedule will launch for Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone.PAX East 2014 will take place in Boston, Mass. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. A number of Polygon staff members will be in attendance at the show and participating in a handful of panels. Here's where you can find us:Take This — "But I'm Not Crazy": Friday, April 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Arachnid Theater.The Sports … [Read more...] about PAX East 2014 full schedule available now