Review: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

FFXII: Revenant WingsReturning to Ivalice one year after the events in Final Fantasy XII, the core cast of characters begin a new adventure on the tiny screen. This real-time strategy take on the Final Fantasy franchise involves the sought-after riches in the legendary sky continent of Lemurés. Revenant Wings is the first Final Fantasy game on the DS to feature a brand new story, but is it worth your attention?

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Microsoft kills HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360

HD DVD losesMicrosoft announced recently that its attachment for the 360 to enable HD-DVD playback has been killed. Previously priced at $199.99, the price has been cut to clear at $50 across all territories. But the real question is… will Blu-Ray be an option for disgruntled 360 owners?

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Phil Harrison Resigns from Sony… going to …?

SonyIn three days on the elusive February 29th, Phil Harrison (President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios) will clear out his office. After spending 15 years with Sony, no specific reason has been publicly announced for the departure. But there are some ideas.

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EA wants to buy Take-Two, can’t have it yet.

EA - Take-Two mergerWith negotiations between Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive now public knowledge, we bring you the skinny on what’s been happening behind the scenes as early as February of this year. EA wants to buy Take-Two before the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, Take-Two flat-out refuses until the game is released. Here is a point-form breakdown of what we know:

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Commodore 64 games start appearing on Wii

Commodore 64 for WiiThe Wii virtual console is already the money-making afterlife of games from more than 6 retro consoles depending where in the world you live. What’s one more? Debuting in Europe, Commodore Gaming has teamed up with Nintendo to bring your (not so) favourites back.

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More Awards: Best picks for XBox Live Arcade

Xbox 360This year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) bring fame and recognition for those games available as a digital download to Xbox 360 owners. Finalists were decided by industry journalists, but the final voting was a community effort. Here is who won:

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2008 Elans announced

The ElansDelayed from its original date in November 2007, the 2nd annual Elans (aka Canadian Awards for Eletronic and Animated Arts) finally came to pass February 15th. Honouring some of the best Canadian talent in the video game industry, here is who took away bragging rights this year:

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Review: Video Games Live!

Video Games LiveIts not the first time that this videogame concert has come to Toronto, playing orchestral versions of some of the most memorably tunes that the industry has to offer. The second Canadian date of the 2008 tour was a sold out show, and put on by industry icons Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Was it worth the ticket price? I had backstage access, so here is the inside scoop! Read on…

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