Square Enix officially unveiled its new cloud gaming service company, Shinra Technologies, at Tokyo Game Show 2014. Beta for the service is expected to begin in the United States and Japan in early 2015, and will include several Square Enix titles such as Final Fantasy VII.
Harnessing the power of a supercomputer in the cloud, Shinra Technologies, Inc. enables groundbreaking experiences not possible with today’s current gaming technology.
The premise behind the company is to make "high-quality cloud games" available for streaming on any platform:
Hello and welcome to the sixteenth edition of the Eorzea Examiner, ZAM’s column on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For this week’s column, we're going to take a look at the recently released MMO from Carbine Studios, WildStar. This one's going to be different than when we looked at The Elder Scrolls Online earlier this year; I won't be trying to help anyone choose between the two. Instead, we're going to look at WildStar as inspiration for changes in FFXIV. While the games themselves are quite different, some systems could still be used or modified to improve things for everyone here in Eorzea.
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If so, you'll want to check out the upcoming Hitman: Sniper. From the developers of Hitman GO, Square Enix Montréal, Hitman: Sniper will be a "massively competitive sniping game that will focus on the subtlety of execution."
Anti-hero, hack-and-slash action fueled by blood.
Drakengard 3 is now available in North America, exclusive on PS3 and coming six months after its initial Japanese launch. The game has been received well overall, with good reviews from Japanese outlets Famitsu (9/9/8/8) and Dengeki PlayStation (100/90/85/95).
Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy III will be coming soon to Steam, on May 27, 2014. Along with improved graphics and story sequences the game will also feature Steam Trading Cards, Achievements and a visual redesign of the Job Mastery Cards. Other supported features are full controller support and cloud saving.