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10:00 AM on 04.10.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursday

For today's weekly flashback we go back to 1997, and pay our respects to one of the most beloved video games of all time, Final Fantasy VII. Rated by many as their favorite RPG, Final Fantasy VII was the game that kicked the...

Hiroko Yamamura


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5:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Final Fantasy XIV now in open beta on PS4

If you've been waiting to experience Final Fantasy XIV on PS4, now's your chance. From now until April 7th, the game will be made available as an open beta using live servers, allowing you to venture into to the world of Hyda...

Tim Sheehy



#Cancel Final Fantasy photo
#Cancel Final Fantasy
by Karen Mead

It's hard to be a voice of dissent, and for years, I lacked the courage. I've always thought that the many, many regressive ideas disseminated by the Final Fantasy series of video games were beyond gross, but I was afraid to speak out; instead, I hid like a coward and said I liked playing JRPGs because I have OCD and enjoy sorting imaginary items. Only now -- with the advent of hashtag activism -- can I be sure that our social discourse is truly mature enough to handle the groundbreaking dialogue I'm about to start.

Now, I know that I'm just painting a target on myself; that the Moogle Industrial Complex is going to try to portray me as some kind of hysterical extremist, when all I'm doing is exposing the genuinely toxic, hurtful content of these so-called games. But regardless of what happens to me, which may or may not involve people calling me names on the internet, I'm going to persevere, because this is important: it's just the right thing to do. And I've provided hashtags so that you, too, can begin voicing your dissent...if you can find the courage within yourself to do so, that is.

Changing the world is not for the faint of heart.

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11:59 PM on 03.31.2014

Here's 22 minutes of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Many an hour of my life has been lost to the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. A rhythm game utilizing music from first Final Fantasy to the thirteenth, it was a great little celebration of the franchise and th...

Elliot Gay

4:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Final Fantasy 14: Through the Maelstrom screenshots released

The new Final Fantasy 14 update, Through the Maelstrom launched on PC and PS3 yesterday. You can view the official launch trailer above. Don't you agree that it looks amazing? Square Enix released a bunch of screenshots reve...

Amber Hunt

10:00 AM on 03.20.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

Well guys, I'm back from a fabulous vacation and ready to delve back into the depths of Japan's old school favorites. This week we're heading back to 2003, to one of my favorite J-Pop tunes of all time. I'm sure you've all b...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:30 PM on 03.14.2014

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy XIV 2.2 update

With the PlayStation 4 release just weeks away, Square Enix shared a video detailing some of the changes being made in the upcoming version 2.2 content patch for their flagship MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Titl...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Official launch trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

I admit that I never finished Final Fantasy X -- I made it about half-way through before I ultimately gave up on the series, and its been a regret. While both entries are relatively beloved by fans, neither Final F...

Tim Sheehy

11:30 PM on 03.08.2014

Final Fantasy Type-0 fan-translation to be released this August

For many of us, the effort to translate Final Fantasy Type-0 seemed like a project that would never near completion. The game released in Japan back in 2011, and while so many had been waiting on pins and needles for Square ...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 AM on 02.28.2014

Squall dumps Rinoa, marries White Mage instead

I have to admit: as much as my husband and I both adore a certain long-running JRPG series, it didn't occur to either of us to make our 2012 wedding ceremony Final Fantasy-themed. We did think of making it Persona-themed, bu...

Karen Mead

5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Theatrhythm: Curtain Call trailer shows off new features

February 26th, 2011 was the release date of the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, so while I remember, happy birthday! However, the reason I've mentioned it is because for the longest time, myself and many others were critical of the s...

Chris Walden





6:00 PM on 02.22.2014

Japan's 30 most wanted games

Famistu has made a list of the top most wanted games in Japan, and there's a bunch of good ones on it. First on the list, is without a doubt Persona 5. Japan, you aren't the only ones who want this game now! Persona 5 is set ...

Amber Hunt