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FF7 Remake PC Backlash: Criticisms Emerge from Fans

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: December 13, 2021 at 12:39 PM GMT

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Halo TV Series

A new TV series based on the beloved Halo video game franchise has been announced and is set to stream on Paramount+. The reveal came with a trailer during The Game Awards, giving fans a first look at the action-packed series, which stars Pablo Schreiber as the iconic super-soldier, Master Chief. This long-awaited live-action adaptation from Showtime aims to capture the essence of the Halo universe with stunning visual effects and intense battle sequences. Coinciding with the release of "Halo Infinite," the latest game installment, the timing for the series could not be more perfect. This TV adaptation presents an opportunity to expand on the game's rich lore and explore deeper character development, promising an immersive experience for both longtime fans and newcomers to the Halo story. The anticipation is high as fans look forward to the series' debut on Paramount+, eager to see how their favorite sci-fi universe translates to television.

Splinter Cell Trademark Update

Ubisoft has reignited excitement among fans with an update to the Splinter Cell trademark, hinting at the possibility of a new game in the acclaimed stealth-action series. This update modifies the trademark description from "interactive multiplayer computer game" to "providing an online computer game," suggesting a shift towards online multiplayer elements, which would be a new direction for the traditionally single-player series. It's been nearly eight years since the release of the last installment, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and fans are eager for the return of Sam Fisher and the series' signature stealth gameplay. This development follows Ubisoft's successful track record with online experiences in other franchises, raising expectations about how they will integrate these features into the Splinter Cell universe. As speculation grows, questions about the continuation of the storyline, gameplay mechanics, and new features abound, fueling anticipation for what could be a transformative next chapter in the Splinter Cell saga.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC Backlash

Square Enix has faced significant backlash over the pricing of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC version on the Epic Games Store, where it was initially listed at $70—a price point matching that of next-gen console games. Critics argue that PC games, particularly those that are remakes of older titles like Final Fantasy 7, which was first released over a year ago, should not command such high prices. Despite the inclusion of extra content, such as the Yuffie DLC in the "Intergrade" version, the majority of the community response has been negative. In reaction to this feedback, Square Enix removed the price from the listing, suggesting a potential revision of their pricing strategy. This controversy highlights a broader discussion in the gaming community about fairness and value in game pricing, emphasizing the need for transparency and alignment of price with perceived value. Square Enix's responsiveness to community feedback may help bridge the gap between player expectations and business needs.

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