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Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 1] : We’re All Pregnant with Ghosts

Here we are, with the very first episode of the Half-Glass Gaming podcast, and we’re about as excited about it as this kid is for… well, whatever it is this kid is excited about:   In our introductory episode, we pit Josh Wirtanen against Rev. Nate in a battle over which is superior: retro gaming or modern gaming. While both parties start to make good arguments, they get distracted by an informative history of nudity in video games (and on the covers of video games). Eventually, we end up jabbering about the Gwent card game from The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Also, dinosaurs are hunted in ARK: Survival Evolved (well, not really), bad Snake impressions are unimpressive, and the drug habits of Atari developers are… well, you know.…
Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy Was a Great Escape

When I was maybe 15 or so, I discovered Final Fantasy III on SNES (now known as Final Fantasy VI) and fell completely in love with the graphics, the characters, and the storyline. Oh, and the music – especially the music. I even loved the chocobos (the yellow ones as well as the black variety) and have an affinity for them to this day. I played this game for dozens of hours, delving into the world as if it were a second life. Sometimes, a great amount of my time was spent grinding and just gaining as much XP as I could to be ready for whatever adventure was around the next corner. Not long after that, I received a PlayStation and Final Fantasy VII, which drew me in with its story and music.…
Final Fantasy VI

Whatever Happened to Final Fantasy?

I want to make it perfectly clear that I like the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy VI and VII were masterpieces. I didn’t like VIII, but I understand why some people do. I loved Final Fantasy IX, and I even enjoyed X for what it was. And of course, X-2 was about magical girls, and I can’t hate magical girls. Yet the games after X all seem to work as hard as they can to climb up their own asses. Allow me to clarify. I love world-spanning, epic stories as much as the next geek. I want to fall in love with characters, enjoy and appreciate their backgrounds, and feel their triumph right along with them. At the same time, Final Fantasy games are just that: games.…
Final Fantasy VI Mobile

Final Fantasy VI Mobile Is Terrible; Stop Pretending Otherwise

It wasn’t at all surprising to see Final Fantasy VI‘s mobile release described as garbage. Final Fantasy VI is considered to be one of the greatest games of all time, gamers have a tendency to be negative, and the game does indeed look like fresh garbage. What was shocking was that many insisted that the awful new graphics were an improvement. Worse, they claimed the only reason anyone would prefer the original was nostalgia. Everyone has their own tastes, and I’m sure some people like MS Paint chic. Still, it seems ludicrous to state that the bargain-basement version of FFVI is the superior one, especially when anyone willing to spend five minutes in the App store can find a better looking game for free.…
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