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Media graduate, professional journalist and self-proclaimed Final Fantasy fanboy. Interests (and die-hard passions) include gaming and sports (mainly football).

Gaming in the late ’90s was like entering a whole new universe that we had very little knowledge of…which is exactly what made it so enticing!

The Sony consoles have sure come a long way since their early days. With the PlayStation 4 going way beyond the 100 million sales mark and the first figures for the PS5 looking extremely positive, the present and future remain bright for the Japanese gaming giant.

And this is all thanks to the dedicated audience that Sony has been able to steadily establish throughout the years. Their relationship with the paying customers has been…

Square Enix recently announced that arguably the most controversial trilogy of their flagship franchise is now available on Xbox Game Pass. This prompted fans to ask the company to release the three titles on other consoles, as well. Yet, looking back on the history of those games, it’s worth wondering why anyone would want that at all.

The Final Fantasy series has been one of many memorable tales throughout the ages, but also the source of a lot of frustration for its fans. Just ask anyone who is actively anticipating the next trailer for FFXVI or FFVII Remake Part 2

The latest addition to one of last year’s greatest titles adds very little to the gameplay (which I view as a flawless experience to begin with), focusing instead on the new explorable areas and Jin’s personal history.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut was recently released for the lucky owners of both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, bringing a whole new chapter to the story of the game’s protagonist, Jin Sakai. …

The latest entry in Insomniac’s iconic Ratchet & Clank franchise is a perfect showcase for the power of the PlayStation 5 console. But I wonder if its shiny visuals detract from some underlying design issues that detract from the experience. Allow me to explain.

Technical powerhouse

The PlayStation 5 console is still in its infancy. As a result, those lucky few who could get their hands on the machine have obviously been antsy to find games that could truly demonstrate what their fancy (and quite pricey!) new machine is capable of. Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart ticks the boxes at just…

During the entrance ceremony for the athletes participating in the XXXII Olympic Games, which was watched by millions of people from all around the globe, the Japanese hosts played many memorable pieces from popular franchises such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest, bringing two worlds together.

The Final Fantasy series has made a reputation for itself thanks to its awe-inspiring graphics, beautiful melodies, and stories that manage to incorporate important themes such as the value of life and how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Not too shabby for “just a video game!”

The announcements of the latest portable consoles such as Steam Deck and the upgraded Nintendo Switch, combined with existing game-streaming services like Xbox Game Pass, are making the days where we all sat together in front of a big screen seem like a distant memory.

Back in late August of 2020, I wrote an article pointing out that based on current data and statistics, the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 would be the last of their kind when it comes to heavyweight consoles. The types that, once bought, nestle comfortably underneath your TV, rarely to be moved again.

Sony’s incredibly innovative idea to take full advantage of the technological capabilities of both consoles and smartphones by connecting them to each other to create an extra dose of fun also helps people reveal more about themselves and connect to one another.

Back in 2017, Sony announced the release of their new PlayLink feature for the PlayStation 4, which would allow certain games to link with smartphones through a local Wi-Fi network. That way, they could be used as literal controllers via the necessary app, opening up several in-game functions to create a whole new level of entertainment.

The recent Square Enix Presents live-stream event at E3 may have left fans with a bit of a bitter taste in their mouths. Why? What they presented didn’t match what most fans were expecting. However, it’s important to remember that the company Square Enix once was has changed over the years. They have so much going on with their many smaller and larger studios that it may be difficult even for them to keep up.

In the not so distant past, say eight to nine years ago, Square Enix, under then-CEO Yoichi Wada, had a reputation as a developer who…

There are some video games that hold a special place within the hearts of players around the world, no matter how many years may go by from their first playthrough. For some, it may be one of the first titles in the Super Mario Bros or The Legend Of Zelda series of games. For others, it could be something a little less adventure-y and more arcade-ish, like Street Fighter II, Bubble Bobble, or Tetris. But every single person who calls themselves a gamer has had that one title that drew them into the hobby.

One of those games that…

Alex Anyfantis

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