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Given that the initial launch of Final Fantasy XIV was so shoddy that Square Enix suspended subscriptions then shut it down, it's surprising that the official relaunch as A Realm Reborn was received so warmly. The developer and publisher was clearly surprised too, as it needed to suspend digital sales to let suffering servers rest. It's now content things are running nicely, and today resumed selling the MMORPG virtually as well as physically. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2013 9:00AM PDT

EA said last week that Battlefield 4's open beta testing would begin on October 1 but neglected to answer one small important question: what about for people who are owed early access? Oh, the publisher has now explained, October 1 is when they'll get to play. The actual properly open beta for us proles will begin on October 4. Read more

You may quite fancy a good look at The Evil Within gameplay, and might think the Tokyo Game Show would be a good time to share some, given that it's baby of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. You won't find it in the new TGS "gameplay" trailer though. You big naive fool. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2013 7:00AM PDT

The AI spending ages thinking through its turn isn't Total War: Rome II's only problem, but it is one you'll encounter awfully often. The second big patch hit today, with changes including reducing the AI's turn time, bug fixes, bags of balance tweaks, and more. Read more

Rockstar has released a fren iOS game manual for GTA5 which is over a hundred pages long. Read more

With so many cross-generation games launching this year, both Sony and Microsoft have announced plans to let gamers "upgrade" from one gen to the next--usually at a cost of about $10. However, there isn't just one way to take advantage of this deal. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Sep 16, 2013 3:45PM PDT

EA Sports is ready to revive the NBA Live series, announcing that NBA Live 14 would arrive on Xbox One and PS4 on November 19. Read more

SingStar may already be available as a free-to-play app on PlayStation 3, but it isn't much more than a glorified storefront to download songs. That's merely the first phase in Sony's plans to transform the SingStar brand. Read more

GameFly has launched its new PC digital website today under the GameFly Digital banner. Read more

Silent Hunter Online, Ubisoft's latest browser-based free-to-play, game puts players in control of submarines, giving you a chance to sink battleships everywhere. Read more

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