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Final Fantasy XV Announced for PC August 21, 2017

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We’ve been playing Final Fantasy XV nearly non stop for the past month, and now at Gamescom 2017, Square Enix and Nvidia announced the game is coming to the PC. Is it worth the upgrade?  Take a look at the official trailer below, it’s in native 4K.

The game supports a native 4K resolution and will feature HDR 10 on PCs that support it.

Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC in early 2018.  It is out now on Xbox One and PS4.

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Pokemon World Championships 2017 Starts Today August 18, 2017

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The biggest competitive Pokémon event of the year starts today in Anaheim, California.  Over the course of the next three days, Trainers from all over the world will do battle in competitive video games and trading card competitions, and you’ll be able to watch every second of it online.

You’ll be able to watch all three days of Pokémon World Championships 2017 at Pokemon.com/live as soon as it starts!

Pokemon Sun and Moon are out now for Nintendo 3DS systems.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Release Date August 18, 2017

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Yesterday, Square Enix announced the release date of their highly-anticipated upcoming Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.  We had a blast playing this game at E3 2017 and have been looking forward to playing the finished version since then. The framerate was solid and the controls for the most part felt familiar to Dissidia players who previously played the earlier PSP games.

If you want to learn more about the game, here’s a preview of the game’s controls for those of you looking forward to the upcoming closed beta test.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is coming January 30th, 2018 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Preview Trailer August 18, 2017

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The Pokémon Company has just released this new trailer for the upcoming games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon.  Since they were first announced we really haven’t heard too much about them, so get ready to learn a few new tidbits about these games!

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming November 17th, 2017 exclusively to Nintendo 3DS handhelds.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Slazzle Giveaway at GameStop August 16, 2017

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The Pokemon Company has announced they are teaming up with gaming retailer GameStop to give away the Pokémon Slazzle free to anyone who wants it in their copy of Pokémon Sun of Pokémon Moon.  Take a look!

Instructions for how to obtain the Slazzle will be included on the free card.  You will need to connect your 3DS handheld system to the internet and make sure you have the latest version of the game installed.  If you’re not sure if you have the most recent version of your game, check out the Update menu in the 3DS Nintendo eShop.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are out now exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS platform.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Fan Fiesta Announced for New York City August 15, 2017

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Square Enix has just announced the date for their Final Fantasy Brave Exivus Fan Fiesta in New York City.

The Fan Fiesta will be held October 6th, 2017 at Capitale.  Just visit this website and sign into your Square Enix account (if you play Final Fantasy XIV or use the Final Fantasy Portal App you can use that sign-in information) and give it your unique Player ID Number.  Players who attend will be given some exclusive goodies and have access to exclusive panels!  The best part is the event is totally free!

Final Fantasy Brave Exivus is out now on iOS and Android devices.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Closed Beta August 11, 2017

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Big news, PS4 owners. We had a blast playing Dissidia Final Fantasy NT back at E3 2017 and now Square Enix has announced the active play dates for the game’s upcoming closed beta test.

Before I announce the dates, I just want to remind everyone this is a closed beta test and only selected players will be able to participate in it.  If you haven’t signed up for the test yet, you can sign up here before August 20th.  If you attended EVO 2017, you’re already granted a spot in the beta, just use the code EVO’s organizers e-mailed you when registering on that website.

The beta test will run from Friday August 25th to September 3rd 2016.  You will need a PS4 and an active PlayStation Plus account to participate in the closed beta even if you are selected to participate.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is coming exclusively to the PS4 in 2018.

Toys R Us Announced Pokemon Day August 12th August 8, 2017

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The toy retailer chain Toys R Us has announced they will be hosting another one of their wonderful Pokémon Trade and Collect events this Saturday from 1PM-3PM.

Pokémon Trade and Collect events are great experiences, where fellow Pokémon Trainers can meet up to compete in the Pokémon Trading Card game, trade Pokémon, and obtain exclusive prizes. The first attendees to this weekend’s event will get an exclusive Collector’s Album and a Foil Stufful Card.

All Toys R Us locations in the United States should be participating in the Pokémon Day, with the exception of outlet and express stores.  Check with your local store this week if you are unsure if they are participating in the event!

Nintendo World Championships 2017 Announced August 8, 2017

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Nintendo has just announced some incredible news earlier this morning. Nintendo World Championships 2017 will take place this October in New York City!

Nintendo World Championships is Nintendo’s flagship event. Selected gamers earn a spot to compete at the main event, where those competitors will challenge each other across Nintendo’s enormous catalog of classic, new, and upcoming games.  It started in the early 90s and was revived in 2015 to great success. Heck, the 2015 event was even rebroadcasted with commentary on the Disney X D Channel!

To qualify for the event, you must visit a participating Best Buy store during the selected qualifying period and post a time in Mario Kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS.  You can read the full list of participating Best Buy locations here.

Good luck players, I can’t wait to see this event!

Gaming History You Should Know – The Lost Half-Life 2 Episodes August 6, 2017

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Happy Sunday, everyone and welcome back to yet another Gaming History You Should Know, where we feature some of the best produced original gaming documentaries from all across the web.  Today, we’re going to be looking at something that players have been eagerly anticipating for nearly a decade, and with each year that passes it feels less and less likely we will ever actually see it.

Ever since 2007, gamers everywhere have been waiting for Valve to release Half-Life 2 Episode 3.  A few years ago, I did a video analysis on why I thought it was taking so long to make that game, and what the consequences of its long development were.  In 2007, Valve was planning to release more than just one new Half-Life 2 episode, they had many studios across the world working on even more episodes!  After I released my video, gamers across the web asked about what happened some of the lost Half-Life 2 episodes, a rather difficult prospect to research.

The YouTube Channel GVMERS is responsible for some great original gaming content. They did an amazingly in-depth look at the development of Prey 2, analyzed the F.E.A.R. franchise, and chronicled the development and cancellation of EA’s Tiberium.  Today, we’re going to feature a fantastic video they produced where they took an in-depth look at the other planned Half-Life 2 episodes which were quietly cancelled due to the repeated delays of Half-Life 2 Episode 3.  Let’s take a look!

Hope you enjoyed the video, we have a lot more gaming history to share with you each Sunday, so be sure to stay tuned!