Articles by Alex Donaldson

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet patch update 1.1.0 arrives as Nintendo apologizes for its performance issues
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet patch update 1.1.0 arrives as Nintendo apologizes for its performance issues

Version 1.1.0 brings some bug fixes - and Nintendo says sorry.

news by Alex Donaldson on 01 December, 2022

What's the best Final Fantasy? It's time to have your say in our 35th Anniversary Fan Poll
What's the best Final Fantasy? It's time to have your say in our 35th Anniversary Fan Poll

What's the best Final Fantasy? We're looking to find out what you all think.

news by Alex Donaldson on 22 November, 2022

The latest Nier crossover is with Rainbow Six Siege
The latest Nier crossover is with Rainbow Six Siege

If you've ever wanted to blast terrorists while fighting alongside Grimoire Weiss, here's your chance.

news by Alex Donaldson on 15 November, 2022

Square Enix's financial results detail blockchain plans, income decline, and FF14 success
Square Enix's financial results detail blockchain plans, income decline, and FF14 success

FF14 successes continue, but despite a bevvy of games, Square Enix still suffers flat sales.

news by Alex Donaldson and Adam Vitale on 08 November, 2022

BioWare's N7 Day update provides teases for the new Mass Effect game
BioWare's N7 Day update provides teases for the new Mass Effect game

A tiny glimpse at concept art revealing some of the world of the far-off Mass Effect sequel.

news by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2022

New PlayStation ad reveals that Final Fantasy XVI is PS5 exclusive for six months - and Forspoken until 2025
New PlayStation ad reveals that Final Fantasy XVI is PS5 exclusive for six months - and Forspoken until 2025

Just how PS5 exclusive is Final Fantasy XVI? Well, six months' worth, at least.

news by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2022

Naoki Yoshida explains why there's less broad representation in Final Fantasy XVI: "The story we are telling is fantasy, but it is also rooted in reality"
Naoki Yoshida explains why there's less broad representation in Final Fantasy XVI: "The story we are telling is fantasy, but it is also rooted in reality"

Naoki Yoshida explains why you might not see all of humanity's diversity represented in the world of FF16.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 November, 2022

Final Fantasy XVI's release date will be revealed this year, says Naoki Yoshida
Final Fantasy XVI's release date will be revealed this year, says Naoki Yoshida

FF16's developers are planning to reveal the release date later this year, according to a new interview.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 November, 2022

Final Fantasy XV’s lesser-known sequel appears to finally have a shadow-dropped worldwide release
Final Fantasy XV’s lesser-known sequel appears to finally have a shadow-dropped worldwide release

Why not head on a new adventure with Noctis before FF16 arrives? Well, we can think of a few reasons...

feature by Alex Donaldson on 28 October, 2022

Elden Ring patch update 1.07.1 is out now, offering an emergency nerf
Elden Ring patch update 1.07.1 is out now, offering an emergency nerf

The latest Elden Ring Patch, 1.07.1, is bringing some minor hotfixes and changes.

news by Alex Donaldson on 25 October, 2022

On Game Pass, Persona 5 Royal is perfect JRPG gateway drug
On Game Pass, Persona 5 Royal is perfect JRPG gateway drug

If you’re typically a player of Western-developed RPGs without much experience in the Japanese-made side of the genre, Persona 5 Royal on Game Pass could be a perfect starting point.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 21 October, 2022

It’s okay to not be into what Final Fantasy XVI is offering - but saying it’s ‘not FF’ is dumb as rocks
It’s okay to not be into what Final Fantasy XVI is offering - but saying it’s ‘not FF’ is dumb as rocks

FF16 is certainly different to everything that came before it. But to say it isn't Final Fantasy is just ludicrous.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 21 October, 2022

Square Enix files trademarks for 'SaGa Emerald Beyond' and 'Emberstoria'
Square Enix files trademarks for 'SaGa Emerald Beyond' and 'Emberstoria'

Japanese trademarks give a glimpse at probable upcoming Square Enix projects.

news by Alex Donaldson on 21 October, 2022

Here's ten new Final Fantasy XVI screenshots
Here's ten new Final Fantasy XVI screenshots

Ten new images of FF16 to tide you over, featuring battles, characters, and more.

news by Alex Donaldson on 20 October, 2022

Watch the latest Final Fantasy XVI trailer, which focuses on crystals and nations
Watch the latest Final Fantasy XVI trailer, which focuses on crystals and nations

The latest FF16 trailer is here, and it's a big story lore drop with information on crystals, nations, and a darkness encroaching on the land of Valisthea.

news by Alex Donaldson on 20 October, 2022

CD Projekt RED is working on an all-new franchise - Project Hadar
CD Projekt RED is working on an all-new franchise - Project Hadar

A third franchise will join The Witcher and Cyberpunk as the pillars of one of gaming's biggest RPG developers.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 October, 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 will get a full sequel - codenamed Project Orion
Cyberpunk 2077 will get a full sequel - codenamed Project Orion

The dark future of Cyberpunk 2077 will continue in a sequel - which will be developed in North America.

news by Alex Donaldson on 04 October, 2022

Who is Final Fantasy XVI Creative Director Kazutoyo Maehiro? | Developer Profile
Who is Final Fantasy XVI Creative Director Kazutoyo Maehiro? | Developer Profile

A deep look at the impressive career of FF16's creative director and scenario writer, Kazutoyo Maehiro.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 21 August, 2022

As Golden Sun turns 21, Nintendo is in a new JRPG golden age. It’s time for a reboot
As Golden Sun turns 21, Nintendo is in a new JRPG golden age. It’s time for a reboot

As Golden Sun ticks a little older still, we consider how Nintendo's recent RPG renaissance could revive the series.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 01 August, 2022

Nier Automata truth finally revealed as 'secret door' and 'The Church' revealed to be a demo of game-changing new fan mod tools
Nier Automata has a mysterious secret room that only one player has been able to enter - but is it real, or an elaborate hoax?
Nier Automata has a mysterious secret room that only one player has been able to enter - but is it real, or an elaborate hoax?

There's a new Nier secret in town. The question is, who's trolling now? Yoko Taro, or modders?

news by Alex Donaldson on 25 July, 2022

First Yakuza 8 footage appears online - thanks to an MMA fighter
First Yakuza 8 footage appears online - thanks to an MMA fighter

Ichiban is back, but the afro isn't in these first few images.

news by Alex Donaldson on 19 July, 2022

It’s time to accept and embrace that the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy isn’t a tweaked retelling - it’s going full Kingdom Hearts
It’s time to accept and embrace that the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy isn’t a tweaked retelling - it’s going full Kingdom Hearts

FF7 Remake continues, and the trailer for the sequel makes clear what we're getting - and it's no straightforward remake.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 17 June, 2022

The Final Fantasy VII remake series will be made up of three games - and the third title has already started development
The Final Fantasy VII remake series will be made up of three games - and the third title has already started development

Expect three parts to this retelling of the FF7 saga, the game's producer confirms.

news by Alex Donaldson on 16 June, 2022

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a new HD Remaster for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a new HD Remaster for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC

Zack Fair's adventure on PSP finally arrives on modern platforms.

news by Josh Torres and Alex Donaldson on 16 June, 2022

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