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Lightning Returns to Final Fantasy

Posted on August 31, 2012 by Jason Bassett

As if we didn’t get enough of the Final Fantasy XIII goodness, we get another call to action from Square Enix. Tonight, Square Enix formally announces LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. This will be the final game in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

If you head over to visit Square Enix’s site, you will find a video of Yoshinori Kitase explaining about a crystal and more about the game itself. Kitase tells us, instead of doing a trailer for the game, there will be “multiple presentations” that will be shown throughout the site, beginning September 4th.Read More


The Music of Video Games – Volume 3

Posted on July 21, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Hello again, one and all. Welcome to another week of video game music. Last week, I mentioned that I would be giving you a great treat. I told you all that you will be all winners and today, you will be. I have played Final Fantasy for a long time now. About 12 years ago, I played Final Fantasy X as my first Final Fantasy; a late bloomer. Since then, video game music has become a major part of my life and with that, came music from a legend in the industry: Nobuo Uematsu. Since the beginning of the Final Fantasy days, Nobuo Uematsu has composed and produced many soundtracks in this amazing industry.

Today, we take a look at some of his work. Not to mention other’s like Masashi Hamauzu who has recently took the helm of the Final Fantasy game music. Not only was Final Fantasy XIII’s music great, but it was the bright spot of the entire game. His work also carried over to Final Fantasy XIII-2 with another unbelievable soundtrack

Back on point, the reason is you are all winners, is because we are going to take a look at the various Victory Themes the music team over at Square Enix has produced over the years, starting with very first games going into the newest.Read More


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