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Pixomondo Brings Vacation Inspiration to Times Square

New York City's Times Square feels more inspirational this week thanks to vacation-centric animations created by visual effects company Pixomondo to promote TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.

Autodesk Headline News

Eidos-Montreal Revives "Deus Ex" Franchise With Autodesk Game Technology

Eidos-Montreal, a Square Enix company, used some of the latest game development technology from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to develop the critically acclaimed "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" video game.

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in square lab and MPC Digital create motion recognitive

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8:27am

MPC Digital in Soho will play host to ‘Urban Prairie’ an intuitive interactive art installation conceived and designed by their Digital department and Architecture firm *ın square lab. The project; developed in collaboration with existential ltd is for the London Festival of Architecture 2010 which runs around the capital June 19th – July 4th.

Film Blogs

Exploring “One Square Mile of Earth” with Filmmaker Jeff Drew

Jeff Drew ( is an independent animation director, illustrator and designer whose recent project, “One Square Mile of Earth,” has charmed audiences at numerous film festivals, including Sundance and SXSW. I caught up with Jeff to ask about the uniquely populated “One Square Mile of Earth” and his festival run.

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Square Enix Continues to Expand North American Executive Team

Press Release from Square Enix, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(R) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced that it has strengthened its executive team with the addition of Ami Blaire as vice president of marketing.

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Universal Studios Hollywood's Studio Tour Returns to Courthouse Square Location

Press Release from Universal Studios Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, June 18 -- A marching band, famous movie "characters," and a champagne christening welcomed the re-opening of the famous Courthouse Square film location to Universal Studios Hollywood's Studio Tour trams, which are now newly equipped as "mobile movie theaters" with hi-def video monitors, all-new video content and state-of-the art audio systems.

Square Headline News

Emergent and Square Enix Join Forces

Square Enix and Emergent Game Technologies have reached an agreement to license Emergent's Gamebryo game engine for a yet-to-be-announced project. This project is part of Square Enix's efforts to grow its business further in all major global markets.

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Dave Child Joins Golden Square

Dave Child, one of the industry's top vfx artists, has recently hooked up with leading post-production boutique Golden Square, having run the 3D department at One Post for three years and before that, senior animator at Rushes.

Child joins the recently expanded 3D department of six full-time animators plus permanent freelancers. Golden Square has recently refurbished a stylish and comfortable new space at no. 4 (Golden Square) to accommodate the ever-increasing workload and staff. No. 4 will also accommodate two new suites, Disqo and the design department.

Final Headline News

Square Enix Releases Final Fantasy XII

Square Enix Inc. has released FINAL FANTASY XII, the latest entry in the timeless franchise that has sold more than 68 million units worldwide, which is now available in retail outlets in the U.S.

Developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, FINAL FANTASY XII has already sold more than 2.4 million units in Japan since its release on March 16, 2006, and has won numerous Game of the Month awards from the industry's top publications in America and is one of the highest-reviewed games of the year.

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Square Enix to Ship FINAL FANTASY III for Nintendo DS

Square Enix Inc. announced today (Aug. 23, 2006) that FINAL FANTASY III for the Nintendo DS will ship to retailers on Nov. 14, 2006. Incorporating the latest in portable gaming technology. FINAL FANTASY III features graphics that have been reworked and remodeled in full 3D, providing a brand new experience while maintaining the mythical FINAL FANTASY look and feel.

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Kingdom Hearts II Launch See Stars

Square Enix Inc. and Buena Vista Games hosted star-studded launch party at Wolfgang Puck in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on March 23, 2006, to ramp up for highly anticipated release of KINGDOM HEARTS II videogame, which ships on March 28. KINGDOM HEARTS II is the sequel to KINGDOM HEARTS, one of the top 10 best-selling PlayStation 2 titles of all time in North America.

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Square Enix Installs Vicon MoCap System

Vicon has installed a 44-camera Vicon MX40 system for facial, hand and full-body capture to leading game company Square Enix Co. Ltd.

Square Enix acquired the system to take advantage of the immediate performance gains of Vicon MX when recording actors for cinematic sequences and in-game play, and to support higher camera counts and complexity for motion capture on next-gen titles.

Square Enix has created such popular game franchises as FINAL FANTASY and DRAGON QUEST, and has been an experienced motion capture user for many years.

Series Headline News

British Music Channel Fuses With Animated Empire Square

British music channel Fuse is set to debut its first animated TV series, EMPIRE SQUARE. The show follows three foul-mouthed characters Rabbit, Hooks and Tourette's-afflicted wannabe rocker Richie. The trio always gets into strange get-rich-quick schemes while trying to obtain rock stardom.

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Square Enix Unleashes MUSASHI: Samurai Legend at Retail

Square Enix Inc. has announced the release of MUSASHI: SAMURAI LEGEND, now available at retailers nationwide. The action role-playing game is available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 and marks the series' debut on the platform.

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Square Enix Brings Top Titles to Verizon’s V CAST

Square Enix and Verizon Wireless announced the availability of two new Square Enix titles for Verizon Wireless' new V CAST service -- FINAL FANTASY VII SNOWBOARDING and MUSASHI MOBILE SAMURAI. MUSASHI MOBILE SAMURAI will be available beginning March 15, 2005. V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the nation's first third-generation (3G) wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers allowing them to view high-quality 3D games and video clips because it runs on the Verizon Wireless broadband EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) 3G network.

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Square Enix Ships Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel

Square Enix Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, will ship FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST AND THE BROKEN ANGEL to retailers in the U.S. on Jan. 18, 2005 for PlayStation2.

Based on the wildly popular anime and manga series in Japan, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST has made its way to America, beginning with a TV series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and a DVD release is set for 2005.

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Square Enix Acquires UIEvolution

Square Enix Co. Ltd. has acquired UIEvolution, Inc., a leading wireless software company, through its subsidiary, Square Enix U.S.A. Inc. This move is in hopes to capitalize on the growing mobile market in the U.S. Square Enix invested approximately $4 million in UIEvolution in December 2003. UIEvolution will function as the research and development center for core technologies that will help Square Enix produce a new type of network-based entertainment.

Final Headline News

Square Enix U.S.A. Announces Final Fantasy X-2

Square Enix U.S.A. Inc. has announced that FINAL FANTASY X-2 will ship in early December 2003. The company also announced that FINAL FANTASY X has been added to Sony Computer Entertainment America's "Greatest Hits" series.

"We are very pleased with success that FINAL FANTASY X has achieved, both in sales and industry recognition, and excited to continue the journey in FINAL FANTASY X-2," said Jun Iwasaki, ceo and president of Square Enix USA. "While FINAL FANTASY X-2 is a sequel, it is in many ways a new game and the first in the series led by an all-female cast."