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Posted: 9:41 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

'Kingdom Hearts' is remixed, 'NHL' skates on in new games 


'Kingdom Hearts 1.5
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
"Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX" is a collection of "Kingdom Hearts" games and videos featuring Disney and "Final Fantasy" characters for the PlayStation 3.

By Omar L. Gallaga

New video games this week: 

“Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX.” -- If you’re a completist who has for years loved the Square Enix/Disney “Kingdom Hearts” series or someone looking to dive in and catch up, this package combines “Final Mix,” “Chain of Memories” and videos from “358/2 Days” plus high-def enhancements for the PlayStation 3 system. Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $40 for PS3.

“NHL 14.” -- The latest version of the EA Sports hockey series includes fighting technology from its “Fight Night” games (no, seriously) as well as a more robust career mode that includes off-the-rink behavior, such as press interviews, that can affect your player’s legacy. Add to that the usual control and physics improvements that EA touts every year. Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $60 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Also out this week: “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs” (PC, Mac and Linux), “Puppeteer” (PS3), “Killzone: Mercenary” (Sony PS Vita), “Arma 3” (PC), “King of Fighters 13” (PC), “Dragon Fantasy: Book II” (PS3, Vita), “Metro: Last Light” (Mac), “The Elder Scrolls Anthology” (PC), “Young Justice: Legacy” (Nintendo 3DS, PC), “Aarklash: Legacy” (PC), “DuckTales Remastered” (downloadable for Xbox 360), “Legion of Dungeon” (PC), “Empire: Total War Gold Edition” (Mac), “The Sims 3: Movie Stuff” (PC), “House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame” (PC), "Full Bore: The First Dig" (downloadable for PC and Linux).

Omar L. Gallaga

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Omar L. Gallaga writes about technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He was a technology correspondent for NPR's "All Things Considered," helping originate the All Tech Considered segment and blog.

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