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PAX East 2020: Final Fantasy VII remake playable demo

One of the most anticipated remakes in gaming history, Final Fantasy VII, is going to be showcased at PAX East 2020 this week.

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Square Enix has revealed plans for an action-packed PAX East 2020 with playable demos, developer panels, exclusive promotions, and special events taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 27 February to 1 March.

Among the top attractions will be the Square Enix Booths – #12011 and #15010 – where attendees will be able to play the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake. Expo goers will have the chance to:

  • Play a gameplay demo – Fans can be among the first to experience and get hands-on with the game at the Square Enix booth.
  • Signing session – Voice actors Britt Baron (Tifa), John Eric Bentley (Barret), Briana White (Aerith), Erica Lindbeck (Jessie) and Gideon Emery (Biggs) will sign for players on 29 February at 11am – 12pm  and 2:30pm – 4pm. They will also be available on 1 March at 11am – 12pm  and 3pm – 4pm. A limited number of tickets for the signing session will be available at 10:30 am each morning in the signing session area.
  • Epic photo opportunity – Players can have their photo snapped with Cloud’s iconic Hardy Daytona motorcycle.
  • Giveaways – double-sided posters featuring the new artwork of the captivating cast of Final Fantasy VII Remake – Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, Barret, and Red XIII will be available at the booth.

Square Enix is hosting the Final Fantasy experiences at Booth #12011 during PAX East 2020.-

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Rogue Company gameplay trailer revealed

The new cross-platform team shooter, Rogue Company, can now be seen in action via a gameplay reveal trailer and an exclusive alpha testing channel.

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Hi-Rez Studios and First Watch Games have released an explosive gameplay trailer for their slick cross-platform team shooter Rogue Company. Delivering action, tactics and a whole lot of attitude, the new trailer reveals Rogue Company’s energetic gameplay and third-person, action movie flair. 

The game will be launching in mid-2020 on the Nintendo Switch, PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, all on the same day.  

Taking on million dollar contracts from governments and special interests, Rogue Company is a vigilante force going where governments can’t to stop credible and imminent threats. Relying on public opinion and popular support, many Rogues embrace their newfound celebrity. 

Headed-up by Lead Game Designer – and former Halo world champion – Scott Lussier, Rogue Company is the debut game from First Watch Games; a band of Hi-Rez Studios developers and industry veterans with experience working on some of gaming’s most famous and successful shooters. 

“Gamers should be able to play with their friends, regardless of platform”, says Lussier. “Rogue Company is all about bringing together a huge community of gunslingers and giving them a depth of gameplay to show off their individual style.”  

“We’re tired of grown-up shooters being overly serious”, says Chris Larson, Executive Producer. “Rogue Company matches a modern, high-style universe with tight, tactical action gameplay. The alpha testers are loving it and we can’t wait to welcome more of you in as we gear up for launch!” 

Rogue Company is currently in Alpha (apply here), available to wishlist via Epic Games Store and will release this summer on all platforms.

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Trevor Noah beats Cassper Nyovest in FIFA video game

To encourage staying at home, rapper Cassper Nyovest streamed a live game of FIFA with talk show host Trevor Noah in #CassperStayAtHomeGames.

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Staying entertained during lockdown is vital, as South Africans find themselves about to enter week 2. South African rapper Cassper Nyovest has found a way to stay entertained and to keep others entertained too: the FIFA video game on his PlayStation.  

Nyovest created the hashtag #CassperStayAtHomeGames on Twitter, then started taking on competitors for the video game on various live streaming platforms like Twitch and Instagram. 

On Tuesday, the rapper announced he was challenging comedian Trevor Noah to a match of FIFA 2020 on PlayStation. 

Shortly after, Noah publicly agreed to play against Nyovest, and an announcement was made by Nyovest via Twitter. 

While the game was streaming, South African streamer Grant Hinds pointed out that the stream was the second most watched FIFA stream in the world at that time. 

Both players selected South African teams – Noah selected Kaizer Chiefs and Nyovest selected Orlando Pirates. 

At the end of the 90 (virtual) minutes, Noah beat Nyovest with a score of 4 – 2. While the game was entertaining for both celebrities, it provided a way for South Africans to remain entertained during the lockdown. 

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