The Most Insane Minecart Levels In Video Games

There was a time when mines and minecarts dominated video games. If a platformer or RPG didn't have a mine stage or a mine-themed dungeon, it wasn't a game. We felt like mines—where actual mining was eschewed in favor of racing around on minecarts—were the most natural things in the world, just as common as forests. » 2/15/13 5:00pm 2/15/13 5:00pm

Even Dragon Quest V Knows Prince Harry is a Naughty Boy

Dragon Quest V may have been first released in 1992, but even then, through the powers of the Super Famicom and Yuji Hori, it knew that the brother of the future King of England could be a bit of a handful. » 9/18/12 2:30am 9/18/12 2:30am

Drumroll Please, Japan's Top Ten Dragon Quest Games

Square Enix polled Japanese gamers about which Dragon Quest titles they liked the best. Those gamers replied, the votes were tallied, and now, we have the results. » 11/15/10 9:00am 11/15/10 9:00am

Gorgeous Wedding Gowns In (Or Inspired By) Video Games

Weddings are a summer thing. June brides find happiness, there's good weather for an outdoor wedding and the most popular month in America to get hitched is August, according to some sources. » 8/06/09 8:40pm 8/06/09 8:40pm

Father Knows Best: The Best and Worst Fathers in Video Games

Fathers are easy to find in video games. When they're not antagonizing their offspring or killed off in the first level, they often serve as our main characters' major motivation. » 6/21/09 2:08am 6/21/09 2:08am

Mommy Dearest: The Best and Worst Mothers in Video Games

Mothers have it tough in video games – they get killed off, turned evil, or their children leave the nest to save the world. And their kids probably don't call home often enough. » 5/06/09 2:00pm 5/06/09 2:00pm

Which Square Enix Games Have Been Selling This Year

Square Enix has released its first half results for the financial year ending March 31, 2009. Exciting! While net sales are down, net income is up — in large part due to the strong sales of the DS Dragon Quest V » 11/10/08 5:30am 11/10/08 5:30am remake and a successful media mix campaign. The company's financial briefing has games sales data for…

Square Enix SELLS A Million Copies of Dragon Quest V

Back in late July, Square Enix announced » 8/12/08 8:40am 8/12/08 8:40am it had shipped a million copies of title in Japan. Now Square Enix is back with another announcement: The company has sold a million copies of the DS remake, which went on sale July 17th in Japan. Let this be a lesson to everyone! Shipped and sold are not the same. [Famitsu]

Dragon Quest V DS Ships A Million

Dragon Quest » 7/30/08 3:00am 7/30/08 3:00am is popular stuff! Take the DS remake , which went on sale July 17th in Japan. Square Enix announced that the game has over a million copies in Japan. It's interesting to note that also moved a million copies (rather quickly, apparently!) when it went on sale last November. So pencil in all future …

Dragon Quest IV DS Coming to America

It hasn't been officially announced, but a Square Enix Dragon Quest IV teaser site has popped up online. That's kind of official! Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen is getting an American September 16th release. That's not all! The Square Enix site also lists Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and Dragon… » 5/21/08 7:00am 5/21/08 7:00am

Retailer Strikes Up Dragon Quest Shortage Fears (Again!)

Excited about Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride? Well, mister, take that excitement elsewhere. According to Japanese retailer Tsutaya, the DS remake will be in short supply when it goes on sale on July 17th. A Tsutaya notice reads: » 5/20/08 4:00am 5/20/08 4:00am