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Here's what we know about Square Enix's new Nier

When Square Enix unveiled a new Nier game at its E3 press conference it didn't have too many details to share. Here's what we knew at the time: Square Enix is collaborating with Platinum Games to create the new Nier, and a few well-known Japanese game designers, character designers and musicians …

Tokyo Game Show

Game of Thrones could bring (SPOILER) back to life. Here's how

<i>This post contains big spoilers for Game of Thrones, and this is the area of the post where I use many words to make sure none of those spoilers end up on the front page. This is a picture of a zookeeper recreating Chris Pratt's Raptor scene to keep you busy until the story begins.</i><p><i>Ready? Spoilers</i> …

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem started with … a photo booth game

LOS ANGELES — One of the craziest team-ups on the Japanese role-playing scene started in one of the most unlikeliest of places.<p>In an interview with GamesBeat today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow, Shinjiro Takata, producer of the Atlus and Nintendo collaboration <i>Genei Ibun Roku</i> (Shin …

Shin Megami Tensei

Sony Won't Say When Final Fantasy 7 Remake Exclusivity Ends

Sony has been coy about addressing the terms of its exclusivity deal with Square Enix for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PlayStation 4.<p>Speaking in an interview with GameSpot at E3, Jim Ryan, the chief executive of PlayStation Europe, was asked how long the exclusivity deal would last, which he would …

Bethesda wins the attention war by blasting marketing rules for Doom, Fallout 4

LOS ANGELES — Bethesda Softworks got the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) off to a rousing start on Sunday evening with a huge fan and press event at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. At the famous venue for the Oscars, the publisher unveiled the new Doom, Fallout 4, Battlecry, Dishonored 2, and a …

E3

Everest Shifted in Nepal Earthquake But Remains Same Height

Scientific debate continues on world’s tallest peak.<p>In the days after the devastating Nepal earthquake in April, geologists debated whether or not the Earth’s violent shaking had changed the height of Mount Everest. Some initial reports suggested the world’s tallest mountain might have grown, or …

Natural Disasters

Rosetta space orbiter to be moved closer to Philae lander comet

Mission will improve contact between orbiter and Philae lander after agency says data already received is ‘amazingly exciting’<p>The Rosetta space orbiter is to be moved closer to the comet hosting the pioneering Philae lander to establish a better with link the probe after it sent back signals last …

New anti-malarial treatment provides hope in battle against drug resistance

Trials show new drug could kill parasite and prevent the spread of malaria, which kills over half a million a year, and would cost around $1 per treatment<p>A new malaria treatment has been developed by scientists, and could help turn the tide against rapidly emerging drug-resistant strains of a …