Oooh, that looks painful. In this piece of 3D Final Fantasy VII fanart, done in a Bravely Default-esque style by Sketchfab's HongZhihao, Cloud scores a huge hit on Sephiroth, making him drop his blade. Make sure to check out the embedded model below for more angles on the scene. » 2/26/15 8:30am 2/26/15 8:30am

Former Square Enix Honcho Talks about Cloud Gaming's Future

Last month, Former Square Enix top man Yoichi Wada announced that he would be helming a new company named "Shinra Technologies." No, they're not going to try to drain the planet of its life force to use as energy. Yet. » 10/09/14 7:00am 10/09/14 7:00am

Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button. » 8/23/14 4:41pm 8/23/14 4:41pm

What's So Great About Xbox One's Cloud? Titanfall's Devs Explain.

As amorphous, mercurial and intangible as its atmospheric namesake, the Xbox One's Cloud is a feature that is hard to appreciate without a strong example. Luckily, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment has one — dedicated servers. » 6/24/13 4:00pm 6/24/13 4:00pm

How The Xbox One Harnesses The Mighty Power Of The Cloud

The cloud — that's a powerful term these days. If you release a product that doesn't do something with the cloud, then you probably shouldn't even bother putting it out. Snack foods, floor cleaners, maid services and even consumer electronics like the newly-announced Xbox One use the cloud to do great and magical… » 5/21/13 6:25pm 5/21/13 6:25pm

Hideo Kojima: This Is What Fox Engine Is All About

The Fox Engine. You've heard about it. You've seen the PR. We know it's going to be the game engine for the next Metal Gear The Phantom Pain. So what's it all about? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, in a recent tweet, revealed the concept of the Fox Engine, his thoughts on games, and reminded people that he is a… » 3/21/13 5:00am 3/21/13 5:00am

Cloud from Final Fantasy VII Sure Looks Pretty with Makeup

Cloud Strife is one good looking video game character. He really is. Dude's got spiky hair, piercing eyes, and nice threads. But what if he wore cosmetics? What would he look like? » 3/01/13 5:00am 3/01/13 5:00am

Male protagonists looking feminine? Madness!

The PS4 Will Stream PS1, PS2, And PS3 Games

The PS4 will not feature backwards compatibility with older PlayStation titles, according to today's PlayStation 4 conference. Instead, Sony will use cloud gaming to allow the system to access older PlayStation back catalogue. No details as of yet in regards to whether or not we'll be able to play games we already own. » 2/20/13 8:58pm 2/20/13 8:58pm

Sony's Cloud Gaming Could Bring New Life to Old Games

At today's PS4 event in New York, Gaikai explained how it's improved remote play for its upcoming home console. One way Sony was about to do this was integrating Sony's Gaikai cloud tech into the console, turning the machine into a server and making the PS Vita a client. » 2/20/13 7:02pm 2/20/13 7:02pm

Here's Cloud And Sephiroth Doin' It Gangnam Style

This might be my favorite of the many Gangnam Style parodies to be released so far this fall. It's just so well done (nice work, Christian Wright). Enjoy. » 9/24/12 9:30pm 9/24/12 9:30pm

Ten Achievements I'd Like To See In The Final Fantasy VII Re-Release

Yesterday, Square Enix confirmed that it will re-release Final Fantasy VII on PC at some point in the near future. » 7/05/12 9:00am 7/05/12 9:00am

A Weekend Without Internet Made Me Worried About the Always-Streaming…

Friday night, we went out to a movie. And when we stepped out of the theater to come home, we found ourselves standing in a maelstrom the likes of which neither of us had ever before seen around DC. The storm caused astonishing levels of damage in under an hour, and left 1.3 million of our neighbors sitting in the… » 7/02/12 6:00pm 7/02/12 6:00pm

There's No Wedding Proposal Like a Final Fantasy Wedding Proposal

When Seth Hay arrived at the "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" concert last weekend in Toronto, he was met with a lovely surprise. His girlfriend, Cheryl Murray, had bought him tickets to a meet-and-greet with legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and conductor Arnie Roth. After the show, they would… » 4/03/12 2:30pm 4/03/12 2:30pm

Cloud Strife is a Hero, a Lover, a Woman, a Rabbit; He is All This and…

One of the most iconic figures in modern role-playing, Final Fantasy » 3/05/12 4:30pm 3/05/12 4:30pm's Cloud Strife cuts a very distinctive figure, largely due to a combination of spiky blond hair and his ridiculously huge Buster sword. These features set him apart. They also make him ridiculously easy to twist into whatever form the fan artist so…

Journey, Flower Developers Looking Beyond the PlayStation 3

Sony has done a great job with its exclusive PlayStation Network titles of promoting the kind of games you wouldn't expect to see promoted on a modern video game console. Games like Flower, and Journey. » 2/28/12 1:00am 2/28/12 1:00am

The Cloud is Coming to the Xbox

Microsoft's Brian Prince has told a panel at GDC China "you will be seeing things in the Xbox platform that's cloud-specific. I'm already doing it, it's really exciting, but I can't tell you about it or else I'll get fired." [Gamasutra] » 11/15/11 3:45am 11/15/11 3:45am

The Happy Cloud Speeds Up Video Game Downloads, But is Faster Better?

Within a minute of logging into my trial account at games-on-demand service The Happy Cloud I was playing the full PC version of LEGO Batman. "Instant gratification" is a phrase the company likes to toss about, and it certainly fits the bill. » 5/09/11 12:40pm 5/09/11 12:40pm

PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Online Games Saves Tomorrow

Sony gives PlayStation Plus subscribers the ability to store game saves online via the PlayStation Network with tomorrow's 3.60 system software update, allowing up to 1,000 data files to be stored on 150MB of space as long as the money keeps coming in. Check out the PlayStation Blog for more details. » 3/09/11 1:06pm 3/09/11 1:06pm

Xbox Live Exec: No Cloud for Near Future

A streaming games service - "cloud gaming," as the buzzphrase has it - is on Microsoft's horizon but, for the near-term, it's not something that can be reasonably delivered to a local-machine user, said the Europe boss for Xbox Live. » 10/27/09 9:00pm 10/27/09 9:00pm