Square Enix, the Japanese game publisher most notably behind the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest franchises, has revealed a list of their already-announced titles which will be shown or playable at E3 2013. The list includes six titles, two of which are from Square Enix's highly acclaimed subsidiary Eidos Montreal. However, to the disappointment of many, the long-awaited Final Fantasy 13 Versus is not among the confirmed games.

Keep in mind that this is not a final list, as Square Enix certainly wouldn't display the names of any unannounced titles before their official unveiling. Now without further ado, here's Square Enix's currently announced lineup: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Thief.

Square Enix has created a Youtube channel entitled "Square Enix Presents," where they will broadcast live video during E3 2013. Personally, I'm most interested in seeing Thief. Which games, if any, are you looking forward to from Square Enix this E3?

Fans eagerly awaiting more information on the release of the newest game from Ico and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda woke up to great news this morning: A Kotaku.com report that The Last Guardian was listed as an exhibit at 2013's Electronics Entertainment Expo.

Unfortunately, their joy was short-lived. Famed gaming news website Kotaku contacted Sony Computer Entertainment America and Europe to confirm the listing on E3Insider.com, only to be told that the information was "pure speculation". Following this assertion, the listing (pictured within) appears to have been removed from the website. For more information, hit the jump!

Sniper Elite V2 is a remade version of the original Sniper Elite that was recently released for the Wii U on May 24th. Sniper Elite V2 is a third-person tactical shooter which has the player utilize less direct strategies by taking out enemies from afar. The remake features detailed simulation aspects and ballistics, considering gravity, wind resistance, and much more.

Developed by Rebellion and published by 505 Games (as well as Microsoft), Sniper Elite V2 has unfortunately racked up some negative comments regarding its port to the Wii U and its lack of online content.

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Sega and Nintendo announced an unprecedented partnership about a month ago. The home of the blue blur is bringing three exclusive Sonic titles to Nintendo systems. Sonic Lost World is one part of that trio.

Although Nintendo Germany recently stated all three games third-party exclusives will release this year, Sega has backtracked on the announcement. The third Nintendo-based Sonic title will not be arriving to your living room in 2013, although it still could be revealed at E3.

Head past the jump to see what Richard George from IGN said on the matter. What do you think the last Sonic game is? Do you want to see it revealed at E3? Sound off in the comments.


Yes, it could actually be happening. Regarded by many as the best Fable game in the series, the original Fable may be seeing a remake on the Xbox 360, hopefully with The Lost Chapters expansion included. Not much is stated in the trailer other than that fans are asking for a remake and that Jack is back. Lionhead has even provided a teaser image for the remake over on their Facebook page of what seems to be Oakvale, and needless to say, it looks gorgeous. It's almost been a whole decade since the first Fable came out!

Are you excited for this remake or do you think it's something else like a prequel? Be sure to tell us in the comments!

Psychonauts. Costume Quest. Brutal Legend. Stacking. And, more recently, The Cave. These are just a few of the games to come out of Double Fine studios, one of the most creative independent, or "indie," game studios. Tim Schafer, the head of Double Fine studios, got his start in game-making with Lucas Arts Studios in the 1990's, making memorable hits such as Day of the Tentacle, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Grim Fandango. Tim Schafer left Lucas Arts in 2000 due to "creative differences" and founded Double Fine studios, whose first game was Psychonauts, an underrated cult classic action/adventure platformer about a boy who runs away from home to avoid joining the circus and absconds to a summer camp for psychics. This game set Tim Schafer and Double Fine on their way to becoming one of the premier indie studios in the video game world today.

In reverence for Sony and their efforts to support the indie community and make it easier and more profitable for indie studios to produce games on the PlayStation 4, Tim Schafer, in an interview with EDGE Online, defended his position of supporting Sony. To find out what he said, and more about this story, read further inside!

Valve recently opened up their API, Steamworks, to game developers, and it seems as though an individual discovered work related to the Left 4 Dead franchise -- specifically, work on a possible next installment, Left 4 Dead 3. Let's back up for a moment just so everything is easy to understand. What exactly is Steamworks?

Steamworks is an Application Programming Interface (API) intended to help with video game development and publishing. Steamworks offers a variety of convenient features to developers interested in creating a video game and getting it out into the world: no licensing fees, no bandwidth charges, and no certification requirement.

Apparently, a user of Steamworks found a reference to Left 4 Dead 3, a title which has yet to be announced by Valve. Not much was uncovered about this project, and the developer responsible for the leaked information was promptly banned from Steamworks.

Could this mean that Valve didn't want any information regarding Left 4 Dead 3 to be released? If so, that might mean the project truly is in the works. Whatever your thoughts on this topic, leave a comment below!

Back when Sony announced the PlayStation 4 several months ago, they stated that a camera add on, dubbed PlayStation 4 Eye, would be released for the newly announced console. The PlayStation 4 Eye would be a redesign of the already-existing PlayStation Eye, featuring a two-camera that will allow for some depth-sensitive functionality. And just the other day, Neogaf reported that, according to an advertisement for PlayStation 4's new controller, the PlayStation 4 Eye would be sold separately from the console, rather than being packaged with it like some were expecting.

Head past the jump to see the video in question or a screenshot of the specific moment.

Before continuing to read this article, I advise you go watch the video first. Keep in mind that some games may be spoiled for the betterment of the arguments given here and in the video.

The best way to start this article is to admit something rather nasty about video games. Women are and always have been objectified in video games as sex objects, as unintelligent damsels in distress, and as the goal and even object for the main protagonist to obtain by the end of the game.

This is simply fact, though it doesn’t mean there aren't games where women are the heroines and do not suffer from this. However, gamers of all genders need to accept this unhappy truth if we are ever going to make a change to this misuse of female characters, and, more presently, if we are going to be able to talk about a certain video.

Anita Sarkeesian is a YouTuber who makes videos about the feminist view in all aspects of entertainment, from books to movies to, of course, video games. Her most recent video has a lot of people thinking and talking about the tropes and objectification of women in the situations I listed earlier.

How about those console launch experiences? This one time, my dad bought me a Playstation, and I was nine, and I pulled this face-- !!! D":    ...One morning well after this sad incident, I was getting up for school and saw this heavy, present wrapped box against my sheets. I opened it and the unspeakable happened. 

Console launches can be a treasured thing. In this episode of all things Nintendo, I'd like to close in on my year one experience with the Wii U. 

Looks as though the Wii U is taking another slam from another publisher. Wii U owners will know that Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is one of the best games to hit the console to date, particularly due to the fact that its downloadable content was fully supported and that the game had expanded features not found in other versions. Thus, the news recently coming out of Warner Bros. Games Montreal will be a huge let down to fans of the Wii U and of the Arkham series games.

The newest game in the series, Batman: Arkham Origins, will be releasing on October 25th and will feature exclusive DLC for those who pre-order the game — unless you are a Wii U owner. That's right; the Wii U is once again getting slighted by a 3rd party publisher. This time it means that the Wii U version of Arkham Origins will not be able to get the Deathstroke DLC, which includes two challenge maps and two Deathstroke skins. Find out what the official press release for the DLC says inside!

An article on PlayStation Universe surfaced recently stating that, "Sony and Microsoft may receive cut of [next generation] used game sales." Ever since the announcement of both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, there has been a whole slew of contradictory news involving Digital Rights Management policies, online functionality, and the future of used games. Most concerns have been cleared up with the PlayStation 4, and we need only wait a few more days for Microsoft's official word on the Xbox One at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). However, waters are still muddied in regards to the sale of used games.

If you were to ask anybody paying attention to the gaming industry right now, you would find that the majority of them believe that used games may be restricted this coming generation, or that game studios may be getting a cut of used game sales. Now it seems that not only will game studios receive a cut of used game sales, but Sony and Microsoft might, too. MCV reported, directly from a retail source, the exact process used in the sale of used games on future consoles.

To learn more about this story, read more inside!

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is coming to Japan later this year on the PlayStation 3, but look forward to a 2014 release in the West. It sports remastered HD graphics and high quality textures to match! The bundle comes with both the GameCube classic, Tales of Symphonia, and its sequel, Dawn of the New World.

To celebrate, Siliconera has provided HD 1280x720px screenshots taken from both titles. The screenshots are ones we've seen in the past, but with a shiny new polish to help give an idea of what the titles will look like later this/next year. So be sure to hop on in to check them out!

Many suspected that a Mortal Kombat character would be introduced as a DLC character for the NetherRealm Studios game Injustice: Gods Among Us, and now Scorpion has been confirmed as the third of four post-release characters. While there's no release date for the warrior, we do know he'll cost $5 on the PlayStation Store and 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Marketplace, unless you own the game's season pass.

Fans should know that Scorpion isn't just copied over from 2011's Mortal Kombat. This version has been physically redesigned and some of his special moves have been somewhat modified to make up for the ESRB rating difference, which means he's not bringing any fatalities to the table. If you want to see what this new fighter offers, check out the video, which also teases a new Superman costume and, at the very end, Martian Manhunter. Fans of Injustice, which until now has only had DC characters like Batman and Superman, are already divided on the new inclusion. Tell us what you think in the comments.

Precursor Games, a studio containing members of the Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem development team, are currently attempting to get their newly announced title Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunded via Kickstarter. Shadow of the Eternals is a psychological horror title currently planned for both a Wii U and PC release, but Denis Dyack, the COO of Precursor, has also shown interest in an Xbox One release for the game. In a recent post on IGN entitled "Developers Respond to Xbox One," he is quoted saying:

"We are excited about the potential of X1 and look forward to speaking with Microsoft on how Shadow of the Eternals will be made available on their platform." -- Denis Dyack

However, with this statement, it's important to keep in mind that Shadow of the Eternals may not even be seeing the light of day. Funding for the game isn't looking so good, not even yet reaching one fourth of its goal after more than half of its allotted time on Kickstarter. But if it does get released, how would you feel about an Xbox One version of the game?