Jeffrey Alexander

Final Fantasy 14 Online patch 6.2, Buried Memory, has a release date

A release date has been set for Final Fantasy 14 Online patch 6.2, Buried Memory.

Releasing August 23, provided during the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast presented by producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the news was accompanied by a new trailer and information on the latest chapter that includes fresh battle challenges and the Island Sanctuary.

During the broadcast, Yoshida offered viewers a demonstration of Island Sanctuary, a new type of casual solo content that allows you to build and customize your own farm on a deserted island. You will do this by gathering materials, building facilities, caring for creatures, and more, without the need for prior crafting or gathering experience.

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The person responsible for adding – and removing – PT from the PSN store speaks for the first time

The person responsible for putting PT onto the Sony storefront – as well as having to take it back off again – has spoken about the situation for the first time.

Pearl Lai, who was Konami’s first-party lead at the time, took to Twitter to talk candidly – and diplomatically – about the time the free-to-play Silent Hills teaser was controversially pulled from the Sony store eight years ago yesterday (12th August).

“Fun fact: since I was the first-party lead at the time at Konami, I helped get this product set up on the storefronts, fake publisher and everything,” they tweeted (thanks, VGC).

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Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi leaves after 27 years to join NetEase

Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has parted ways with Capcom after 27 years.

Whilst Kobayashi left Capcom on 1st March 2022, he chose 12th August – his 50th birthday – to make the announcement that he had left the famed Japanese company to take up another producer position at NetEase.

“Today, 12th August, is my 50th birthday,” Kobayashi’s statement begins. “As such, I would like to share something very special with everyone: After serving 27 years with gratitude, I have departed from Capcom on 1st March and will be officially joining NetEase as a producer.

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Nintendo won’t increase the price of Nintendo Switch “at this point”

Nintendo has confirmed that it has no plans to increase the price of its Nintendo Switch console.

Despite a drop in sales of around 23 per cent year-on-year – chiefly due to the tech industry’s ongoing shortage of semiconductor parts stifling manufacturing – Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa told Nikkei that Nintendo wanted to “avoid pricing people out”.

“We’re not considering [a price increase] at this point, for two reasons,” Furukawa said (thanks, NME). “In order to offer unique entertainment to a wide range of customers, we want to avoid pricing people out. Our competition is the variety of entertainment in the world, and we always think about pricing in terms of the value of the fun we offer.

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