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iOS gaming grows up: 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' approaches console parity

One of 2012's best games gets crammed into an iPhone<p>The line between mobile and console gaming gets blurrier as time goes by, and today's release of <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> for iOS is one of the more compelling pieces of evidence to date. It's nothing less than a full port of the well-received …

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Lost Planet 3 gameplay trailer introduces giant Akrid battles

Capcom has unveiled a new gameplay trailer for <i>Lost Planet 3</i>, offering a short 2-minute-long look at a battle between a mech suit-toting Jim Peyton — protagonist of the series' upcoming prequel — as he fights against a giant alien Akrid.<p><i>Lost Planet 3</i> is slated to launch Aug. 27 in North America …

Microsoft sticking with $500 price point for Xbox One

Microsoft's recent dramatic Xbox One policy reversal does not include the company revisiting the system's $500 price point, chief product officer Marc Whitten told sister site CNET.<p>He explained that Microsoft has "no plans" to lower the entry price, despite rival Sony launching the PlayStation 4 …

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Phil Fish on Fez 2 ambition and launch platforms: 'Not Xbox'

Phil Fish won't say a lot about <i>Fez 2</i>, the sequel to his widely acclaimed debut game. But he's pretty clear about one thing: Where it <i>won't</i> be showing up.<p>When I asked him this week what platforms he's considering for the sequel, this is what he had to say:<p>"Not Xbox."<p>That shouldn't come as a surprise …

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Lightning Returns producer compares the game's management systems to Dark Souls

<i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i> will feature some new elements with a level of "severity" comparable to that of From Software's <i>Dark Souls</i>, according to producer Yoshinori Kitase.<p>Speaking with Famitsu, Kitase said that some systems — including the game's inventory management mechanics — will …