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Final Fantasy XIII 16-bit RETRO-spective

The next installment of Final Fantasy XIII hits us later this month. It’s been a while coming, and it’s always good to catch up story-wise either by replaying the prior games in the series (or playing for the first time, if you’ve not done that yet!), or if you’re lazy, re-reading old reviews. Square Enix has provided a more entertaining way of catching up with the story, though: a 16-bit SNES-style RETRO-spective. Watch it below.

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We Review: Final Fantasy XIII-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the latest game in the long-running RPG series, and the direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. Anyone who played the original FFXIII will know that it suffered its share of troubles due to horrendously linear gameplay, over-reliance on written codices to fuel understanding, and a distinct lack of just about everything that fans felt embodied what a Final Fantasy game was supposed to be. Square Enix, its developers, came up with Final Fantasy XIII-2 in part as a way of listening to its fan base and releasing the game the fans wanted. Did they do right this time? Let’s find out.

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Striking “Tempest Milky Way” Time-Lapse

People like Randy Halverson make me want to go outside and do things. You may recall a video that he created some months back, showing the Milky Way rising up from behind the home where his father grew up – that was Plains Milky Way.

The Milky Way is yet again the subject in his latest time-lapse video, and is wonderfully complemented with changeable weather and striking summer storms. Once again, Simon Wilkinson from The Blue Mask provides an equally striking score. Join Halverson as he returns to the skies of South Dakota in Tempest Milky Way.

See more of Halverson’s photography on his website, Dakotalapse.

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