• Fashion Fantasy: Magical Girls, Skimpy Armor, and Modeling

    Fashion Fantasy: Magical Girls, Skimpy Armor, and Modeling5

    • March 14, 2016

    Anybody who has ever sided with the cute weapon over the more powerful one knows that looking cute is just as much a part of having fun gaming as taking down enemies. But one series exemplifies this more than any other—Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy‘s fashion is at once absurd and iconic, bizarre and gorgeous, heinous

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  • Final Fantasy Meets Louis Vuitton in Recent Collaboration

    Final Fantasy Meets Louis Vuitton in Recent Collaboration0

    • January 12, 2016

    In another geek culture meets high-end fashion moment, Louis Vuitton recently unveiled the latest from their Spring-Summer 2016 collection which features Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.

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  • Dead But Not Forgotten: Our Favourite Moments of Death in Video Games

    Dead But Not Forgotten: Our Favourite Moments of Death in Video Games0

    • October 24, 2015

    What does death mean when it’s not permanent? Can it still make you cry if your character regenerates? Can it be meaningful? Or is it necessarily just an annoyance, a product of “failing” at gaming? In games “The End” is hardly ever true. It’s just “The End” of that attempt, but your character will resurrect

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  • Critical Mission Failure: The Significance of Death in Video Games

    Critical Mission Failure: The Significance of Death in Video Games0

    • October 12, 2015

    When I played Final Fantasy XI, my first MMO, I kept a gallery of all my favourite death moments. The best was the time I went to introduce myself to Tiamat, the dragon that used to take about 36 players three hours to kill on a good day. I managed to survive three hits before adding another glorious death to my

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  • Final Fantasy VII: Revisiting the Golden Saucer

    Final Fantasy VII: Revisiting the Golden Saucer5

    When Steam released Final Fantasy VII for PC, I was so excited. I immediately purchased and downloaded it and then spent a significant amount of time trying to figure out how to control Cloud Strife on my laptop. Running from save point to save point (things I do not miss thanks to current gaming autosave options),

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  • Game Shames Roundtable: “All Games Are Too Hard to Finish!”

    Game Shames Roundtable: “All Games Are Too Hard to Finish!”3

    Games Section writer and general excellent person Jules Low recently wrote this awesome piece about their ‘Game Shames.’ They wrote, “There’s an odd sense of guilt surrounding the idea that we can’t complete the video games we attempt, that we are somehow lesser for it.” I thought it would be interesting to see how the

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