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3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figurines are polygon-perfect

Although 3D printers are proliferating to the point where NASA plans to bring them into space, consumer-level machines still produce fairly crude results. Joaquin Baldwin has played that to his own advantage, however, by using the technology to recreate an equally crude subject — the cast of …

LGBT gaming rights high on the agenda at GaymerX

The fact that GaymerX exists at all is both an indictment of our collective barbarism — that such a thing is even required — and it is a source of comfort that gaming moves forward, albeit at a crawl.<p>The San Francisco event, which pitches itself as the "first LGBT gaming convention focused on queer …

How the brutality of combat in The Last of Us reflects human struggle (exclusive)

<i>Warning: This article contains minor story spoilers for The Last of Us.</i><p>I became consciously aware at this moment that I had been panicking. Running ’round an abandoned high school gym with fellow survivors Ellie and Bill in tow, I turned a corner without looking. In that instant, a Bloater (a …

IGN Presents the History of Final Fantasy

We take a look back at 26 years of crystals, chocobos, and guys named Cid.<p>Final Fantasy is the longest swan song of all time. It was never meant to …

Why The Last of Us is the first truly mature action game (and our Game of the Year)

<i>Warning before you start. I need to discuss the entire game to do this right, so there will be spoilers. Gigantic ones. With teeth.</i><p>“…it could be …