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December 6
2013

The Young Bubby’s Club, A Reason Why We Haven’t Had Final Fantasy VII HD Yet

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Remaking Final Fantasy VII in HD may be the most common sense decision that a gaming company has ever ignored. A revolutionary title in its day that has dug a comfortably nostalgic place in most gamers’ hearts, the relatively cheap process it would take to polish up the texture work and put Uematsu’s score to a symphony seems like a no brainer. Hell, they’ve pretty much done it already through the years, with touring Final Fantasy concerts and a series of game spinoffs that sold far more than they deserved. But if there is one thing those in the internet trenches love to do more than bemoan the lack of a Final Fantasy VII re-release, it’s theorizing why it hasn’t happened yet.

While I can’t pretend to have the answer, I stumbled along a factor that could be contributing to Square Enix’s reticence. In a story filled to the brim with corporate overreach, grandiose environmental messages, and clones, we take a bit of a detour in the first act to dress the game’s spiky yellow haired male lead Cloud as a woman to try and seduce information out of a gangster. It’s played off with a lot of sitcom-esque humor, but this mission takes a few turns that could be problematic if bumped to HD.

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December 6
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Now that the Harvest Festival is out of the way, it’s time to prepare for Toy Day. Hopefully it won’t be nearly as complicated! Mostly this week was preparing for the winter holiday… and it’s even started to snow! Make the jump for all the fun!

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December 4
2013

Video: Behind The Scenes At Super Mario 3D World

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It’s been a while since the gang from Dr. Coolsex has done a Mario-themed video, but I guess the release of Super Mario 3D World inspired them. This comedy short is a peek behind the scenes of the production of the game, featuring craft services, awkward motion capture, extra clones of the adorable Toad, and Luigi getting a little too into researching his cat persona in the game that it’s like he’s auditioning for Mr. Mistoffelees. Actually there are quite a few cat video references!

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December 3
2013

Get Ni No Kuni For Under $10!

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This is just a friendly reminder that Ni No Kuni is an absolutely wonderful RPG for the PlayStation 3, and if you are an owner of that particular console and love RPGs and haven’t checked it out, then now’s your chance! The PlayStation Store’s Holiday Sale is dropping the price of Ni No Kuni from $19.99 to $13.99. And if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, it’s only $9.79! How can you resist when it’s under ten bucks?

Ni No Kuni allowed me to live my dream of being in a Hayao Miyazaki flm. Featuring designs from the famed Studio Ghibli, this game is one of the most beautuiful I’ve ever played. The sale runs from December 3 through December 31, so you can even make it a holiday present to yourself! Maybe someone will gift you some credit to the PlayStation Store so that you can explore its wonders yourself!

There are a bunch of other games on sale this month, too, and they’re all listed here, but honestly, this is the one to care about, people!

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December 2
2013

Ultimate Gay Fighter: The Good, The Bad, The WTF?

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I first heard of Ultimate Gay Fighter through a friend’s Facebook post rather than any gaming news outlet, because do you really think that mainstream gaming outlets are going to bother with anything like this? I gave the trailer a look-see, wrote up a quick “this is a thing” post for Towleroad, and then forgot about it.

Except I didn’t. It stayed in the back of my mind, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that while this is a project with its heart in the right place, its execution is horrible. Offensive, even, in cases that can’t be defended with the whole “it’s a tongue-in-cheek satire.” The characters can be broadly categorized into “Good”, “Eh” and “Bad.” Let’s take a look…

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December 2
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #149

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As promised, this week I talk about the launches of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and which next-gen console is looking the most appealing to me when I’ve got $500 burning a hole in my pocket. But first I’ve got a little rant about the new YouTube app for the 3DS to get off my chest. Make the jump for the whole vidcast!

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December 2
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, it was already a busy week in Geneva and that’s before the Harvest Festival came and turned things upside-down! I’ve got a bone to pick with this particular holiday, but I’ll get into that after the jump!

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