Watch another 30 minutes of pure gameplay in Final Fantasy 15

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Watch another 30 minutes of pure gameplay in Final Fantasy 15

It helps if you speak Japanese.

Square Enix today published 30 minutes of cinematics and gameplay from Final Fantasy 15. Press play above to see it and, if you don't speak Japanese, don't worry, all the subtitles are in Japanese, too.

NeoGAF users point out that the video is culled from both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, which accounts for any visual disparities above. Some of this has been seen before but there are also new sequences and features shown to the viewer.

Tomb Raider's new director comes from Battlefield Hardline, Dead Space

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Tomb Raider's new director comes from Battlefield Hardline, Dead Space

Ian Milham leaves Visceral Games for Crystal Dynamics

The Tomb Raider franchise again has a director, about eight months after its previous one left. Ian Milham (pictured), a veteran of Visceral Games, joins Crystal Dynamics to lead the adventure series.

Previously, Milham had been creative director for Battlefield Hardline, which launched in early 2015. Milham also had been art director for Visceral's Dead Space series.

No Man's Sky, Firewatch make Steam Spy's ranking of the year's most-hyped games

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No Man's Sky, Firewatch make Steam Spy's ranking of the year's most-hyped games

Steam Spy goes inside user figures to look at big games' staying power

Firewatch and No Man's Sky have been the year's biggest hyped games, with Stardew Valley and Enter the Gungeon the biggest surprises, if some figures turned out by Steam Spy are taken at face value.

It's important to understand what Steam Spy, the web tool that analyzes publicly available data from Steam, is presenting here: It's a game's concurrent users on its launch day, and then the concurrent users two weeks later. A big drop-off equals hype; a big surge is a surprise.

Watch BioShock's breathtaking first 14 minutes, remastered

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Watch BioShock's breathtaking first 14 minutes, remastered

Go to Rapture for the first time, all over again

It's impossible to wipe your memory and go back and truly experience, for the first time, BioShock's iconic opening and supremely intense on-boarding missions. A high-definition remaster will have to suffice.

Here are the first 14 minutes of the original BioShock, updated for modern consoles, which is part of the BioShock: The Collection, coming Sept. 13 to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Ubisoft closing four free-to-play games on PC

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Ubisoft closing four free-to-play games on PC

Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Might & Magic Duel of Champions, Endwar Online and Ghost Recon Phantoms

Ubisoft is closing the servers for three free-to-play games by the end of October, and a fourth by the end of the year, the games all said last week through official channels..

Closing down Oct. 25 is The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. Might & Magic Duel of Champions and Tom Clancy's Endwar Online go offline Oct. 31, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms will be shuttered on Dec. 1.

Prison Architect receives its final update after nearly six years

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Prison Architect receives its final update after nearly six years

Developer is ready to move onto next project

Prison Architect officially launched this past October, but the game’s remained in development since before and after its full release. Yet Introversion Software announced in the video above that it had finished work on the popular prison management sim as of today, with the release of its version 2.0 update.

"Prison Architect has been such a big thing in our lives for so long now," designer Chris Delay said in the video, dubbed "the final update." "You have to go all the way back to 2010 for the beginning of this process. It really has been pretty damn life-changing for us."

Overwatch and other Blizzard games can now stream natively to Facebook

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Overwatch and other Blizzard games can now stream natively to Facebook

Blizzard Streaming is part of a new client update

Blizzard has just launched a brand new feature, integrating live game streaming directly through Facebook. Called Blizzard Streaming, it’s the result of a collaboration between the two companies and can be activated with a single click.

Those who update their Blizzard client right now will find a new button in the upper right corner, shaped like a camera. Once users connect their Blizzard account to their Facebook profile, they’ll be able to stream live gameplay directly to the world’s largest social media network instantly.

Valkyria: Azure Revolution is coming to Vita, too

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Valkyria: Azure Revolution is coming to Vita, too

Vita owners are getting another RPG next year

Valkyria: Azure Revolution will launch in Japan on PlayStation Vita alongside the PlayStation 4 version. Sega confirmed the handheld release as well as the game’s release date — Jan. 19, 2017 — in a new trailer.

The Vita version is priced lower than its PS4 companion, but the handheld game is otherwise full-featured. It’s also unclear why the announcement of a portable release comes so much after Valkyria: Azure Revolution’s initial reveal; developer Media Vision’s most recent project, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, also received a simultaneous launch on both platforms.

No Man’s Sky players find discoveries wiped when returning to old planets

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No Man’s Sky players find discoveries wiped when returning to old planets

Animal, plant names aren't saving

The No Man's Sky community is currently swapping stories about what could be another of the game’s issues: animals, plants and other discoveries no longer appearing logged in the journal after revisiting planets. Several players report that their starting planets and other charted territories aren’t saving their finds, although the reason why is unclear and in dispute.

A Reddit thread by user Dark_Nexis kicked off the complaints. In a post, the player wrote of managing to make it all the way back to their first planet, only to find that everything other than the system and planet names was gone.

Undertale vinyl adds chiptune goodness to your record collection

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Undertale vinyl adds chiptune goodness to your record collection

Pre-orders are now open

Undertale fans cite nearly every aspect of the much-loved role-playing game as its best feature. Its excellent score, however, might be one of its most memorable features, making iam8bit’s vinyl collection of tunes from the game an easy sell. A double-LP set is now up for pre-order from the online store, including more than 40 tracks.

The soundtrack costs $35 and ships by the end of this year. It also comes with a digital copy that will arrive as soon as records are mailed out and includes even more songs — all 100-plus pieces of score. Ordering before midnight on Sept. 5 guarantees a bonus 7-inch LP of the "Annoying Dog Song." You can listen to that one above, and take a look at the set below.