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September 23
2014

Dear Final Fantasy: Grow Up

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Call this my open letter to Square Enix, Final Fantasy, and all fans of the JRPG genre.

Dear Final Fantasy,

Imma need you to grow up.

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September 19
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

You know, I thought this was a pretty boring week in Geneva. But then I looked back at it, and while it might have been quiet, there was still some silliness and fun to be had! Plus, any week that ends with a surprise can’t be all bad, right? Well, I guess that depends on whether the surprise is good or bad…

Read on to find out which it was!

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September 18
2014

Final Fantasy XV Switches Directors, Gets New Trailer and Demo

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Originally announced in 2006 alongside Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV has become one of gaming’s most notorious titles. Its development has been fraught with numerous delays, rumors of becoming vaporware, and even the possibility of turning into a musical. Yes, a musical. While the game’s E3 2013 showing renewed faith that it still exists, it had absolutely zero presence at E3 2014 whatsoever. Given the game’s history this was….concerning, to say the least.

This week’s Tokyo Game Show brought a number of announcements about Final Fantasy XV, and while none of them are a release date (or even a window) they are pretty noteworthy nonetheless.

First is the game’s new trailer, showcasing Final Fantasy XV‘s new playable cast taking a roadtrip across a gorgeously rendered world. It ends with protagonist Noctis stating that they’re, “…almost there.”

Cute, Square Enix. Cute.
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September 12
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

It was a fun week in Geneva this time around, even if a couple people tried to move away. We had a festival, some silliness, and good times. Oh, and after a visit to Gabi’s home where I had to reluctantly inform her that the place was kind of dump, she sent me a lovely letter thanking me for my brutal honesty and rewarding me with her picture. Now, I’ve already got it, but it’s the thought that counts!

Keep reading for the rest of the shenanigans!

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September 5
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I’d like to say this was a quiet week in Geneva, but even though there was no drama of people trying to come and go from town, we had a couple of events, so it certainly wasn’t boring! Read on for all the fun!

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September 3
2014

Review: Dance Central Spotlight

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The best Kinect game is back! Harmonix has just released Dance Central Spotlight on the Xbox One! But does this $9.99 downloadable game measure up to the earlier three installments? I’ve been sweating my ass off for you guys for the past week so I could let you know. Read my full thoughts after the jump!

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2014

Rantasmo Asks if Gone Home Needs More Gay

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Vlogger Rantasmo has made a name for himself dissecting media that, as he puts it, ‘needs more gay’. In his aptly titled video series he carefully analyzes the queer content in all sorts of media from film to TV to, you guessed it, video games. In his latest episode he takes a look at Gone Home, the breakout indie title of 2014. In his review he addresses some common complaints against the The Fullbright Company’s gay friendly hit while also explaining why its 90s setting is an integral part of its queer themes.
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