What we’re playing: ‘Tacoma,’ ‘Final Fantasy’ and ‘A Dark Room’

Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they’ve been playing in their downtime. This month, we’ve enjoyed (to varying degrees) two flavors of Final Fantasy, explored Fullbright’s new game, Tacoma, and lost ourselves in a “button-tapping mash-up between an idle-clicker and a text adventure.” To open proceedings, UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith talks …

The ‘Final Fantasy XV’ bromobile invades ‘Forza Horizon 3’ next week

Final Fantasy XV‘s Regalia hot rod is coming to Forza Horizon 3 next week. So yup, you can continue that game’s epic road trip across Horizon‘s digital Australia come August 1st. Assuming you’ve played either game on Xbox, next week you’ll get an Xbox Live message containing a download code. Source: Forza Author:  Source: Engadget

The ‘Final Fantasy XV’ mobile game is a mess, but at least it’s free

Mobile games can make a ton of money, with titles like Clash of Clans making billions of dollars for their respective developers. Square Enix has been active in mobile gaming with titles based on its own popular role-playing games, with original free-to-play titles like Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and premium ports of older titles like Final Fantasy IX. Now, the …

Log off now before today’s Steam’s summer sale leaves you broke

Your wallet is about to get a bit lighter. Or, if you lack self-control, a lot lighter. That’s because over the next 13 days games on Steam will be marked down dramatically during this year’s summer sale. The first crop includes up to half off the Final Fantasy franchise and 70 percent off underwater indie charmer Abzu. Hyper Light Drifter …

‘Final Fantasy XV’ kicks off a limited-time carnival event

It’s not just multiplayer games that can host limited-time events. Square Enix is launching the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, a time-sensitive Final Fantasy XV feature, today (January 23rd) at 8PM Eastern. So long as you have the Holiday Pack add-on (free or paid), you can visit Altissia to participate in carnival games and chocobo races, play new side quests and indulge …

‘Final Fantasy XV’ tricked me into buying Cup Noodles

I should have been turned off by the commercial advertising casually strewn throughout Final Fantasy XV. Coleman logos are plainly visible when the game’s heroes set up camp for the night. Billboards for Nissin Cup Noodles line the highways of Eos. It’s product placement so obvious it’s almost laughable — and yet, I now have an eight-pack of instant ramen …

‘Final Fantasy XV’ out-of-bounds glitch reveals an unused open world

The world of Final Fantasy XV feels enormous, stretching out for miles across freeways, plains, lakes and mountains — but in the game’s closing act, that open world becomes incredibly linear. Instead of taking a road trip across a fantastic land, players in the third act can merely look out upon one. A newly discovered out-of-bounds glitch changes that, revealing …

Someone Google Translated ‘Final Fantasy’

As much as we love them, Japanese role-playing games can be baffling at the best of times. Yet thanks to some clever localization, teams of writers and translators around the globe have managed to make sense of these intriguing adventures. But what if these localization teams didn’t exist? That’s the question translation enthusiast Clyde Mandelin asked, resulting in him rigging …

Surely I just played my final ‘Final Fantasy XV’ demo

While Final Fantasy XV‘s decade-long development doesn’t beat Duke Nukem’s excessive run, it’s still a hell of a long time for another part of one of gaming’s biggest, longest-running franchises. And it’s still not here. However, at the Tokyo Game Show, I got what is possibly the last taster before the main course: a lengthy 30-minute play-through that, barring some …