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Square Enix Gets Into Crowd-Funded Gaming, With a Tantalizing Twist

Square Enix, international conglomerate behind everything from Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider would like to help your best game ideas get some crowd-funding. Oh, and they might let your game star some of their characters. Whoa. Slow down there. Eidos

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Tomb Raider: Underworld Is Free-To-Play In Your Browser

Tomb Raider: Underworld has been made available as a free-to-play game in a browser, thanks to Square Enix’s Core Online. (…) you will have to suffer through an advertisement every 20 minutes. (…) These ads will show up three times

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Gameglobe: Guns for Hire

Square Enix and Bigpoint are happy to announce that the new Mercenaries theme is now available for Gameglobe. The Mercenaries theme is fully loaded with new enemies, buildings, weapons and hazards including barbed wire, machetes, explosives and shotguns. It even

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Square-Enix post loss

Square-Enix has recorded a loss of ¥2,077 million for the three months ending June 30, 2012 – down from a net profit of ¥690 million in the quarter previous. Despite this, sales were up slightly, by 1.6 per cent, to

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Square Enix is profitable again

Square Enix returned to profitability in financial year 2012, and is contemplating mergers and acquisitions to sustain that momentum. For the year ending March 31 2012, Square Enix posted revenues of ¥127.9 billion ($1.6b/£993m/€1.23b), and increase of 2.1 per cent

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Square Enix to create 150 jobs

Square Enix will open a new AAA studio in Montreal in 2012 and plans to hire 150 staff members. It’s first title will be a brand new Hitman game.”Montreal is a vibrant centre of game creators with industry-leading talent, and

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Square Enix sceptical about social gaming but interested in Microtransactions

“I grew up a gamer, my entire career is in the games industry, so even though right now things like social gaming is already hot, and it’s attracting a lot of VC attention, I’m not confident that a lot of

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Square Enix hacked %96 data of 25.000 customers stolen

Hackers have broken into two websites belonging to Japanese video games maker Square Enix. The company confirmed that the e-mail addresses of up to 25,000 customers who had registered for product updates may have been stolen as a result. Resumes

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Square Enix Earnings drops by 75 percent

Japanese publisher Square Enix has seen its first half net income drop to ¥1723 million ($21 million) – a 75 per cent decline from ¥6826 million ($85 million) in the second half of 2009. [link to article]

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