The Tropical Island Dilemma: Challenging Video Games' Stereotypes

According to video games, the only thing I'm interested in—when I'm not being lazy—is sunshine, fun and carefree living. In the world of video games, this is the stereotypical Caribbean person. » 7/01/14 5:00pm 7/01/14 5:00pm

Tears for Yuna: I've always loved reading and talking with critic Leigh Alexander about Final Fantasy games, and her terrific new article about replaying Final Fantasy X is no exception. » 6/25/14 7:45pm 6/25/14 7:45pm

Square Enix Cannot Quit Final Fantasy XIII

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has closed the Final Fantasy XIII chapter and is moving on. Just kidding, of course it isn't. Hope you like reading and words and stuff! » 6/19/14 5:40am 6/19/14 5:40am

Final Fantasy Characters As Pokémon Trainers

With a little redesign, Final Fantasy characters would make pretty cool Pokémon trainers. You just have to find the matching Pokémon for them. Artist Andrew Ryan did just that. Gotta love Barrett with his Pokéball launcher arm. » 6/02/14 8:30am 6/02/14 8:30am

Sin From Final Fantasy X Is Just As Ominous In Minecraft

Recreating Sin—the whale-like gargantuan final boss of Final Fantasy X—in Minecraft was probably a bit harder than usual since you can't really build it pixel by pixel. Still, Pero's piece looks awesome, just like the original from the PS2 game. » 5/26/14 9:00am 5/26/14 9:00am

How True are Japan's Latest Gaming Rumors?

All The New Features In Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

HD visuals, new dress-spheres, a crazy new tower dungeon in which every action is turn-based... these are the new features in the upcoming remakes of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, which are out on March 18 for PS3 and Vita. » 2/19/14 4:30pm 2/19/14 4:30pm

No Final Fantasy X-3 on the way: In an interview with, Square Enix game producer Shinji Hashimoto confirmed that the 30-minute audio drama included with the HD re-release of FFX and X-2 was merely a story to further expand the game's universe, and that Square Enix has no plans to develop a FFX-3. » 2/13/14 6:15am 2/13/14 6:15am

Happy Valentine's Day Week—here is a beautiful new romantic trailer for Final Fantasy X, a video game about an athlete's illicit love affair with a woman who's just trying to save the world. The HD remakes of FFX/FFX-2 are out on PS3 and Vita next month. » 2/10/14 10:43am 2/10/14 10:43am

Five Reasons to Be Excited for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

This March will see the re-release of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 remastered in HD. But as this collection has already come out in Japan, I am here to tell you why you should be excited to get your hands on it. » 1/28/14 8:00am 1/28/14 8:00am

Why Final Fantasy X-2 Holds Such a Special Place in My Heart

Late last month, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was released on the PS3 and Vita in Japan and I have been dying to play it—not the remastered FFX, but the remastered FFX-2. But, to understand why Final Fantasy X-2 holds such a place in my heart, you need to know why I play video games. » 1/24/14 7:30am 1/24/14 7:30am

The New Epilogue to Final Fantasy X Makes Me Hopeful For a New Game

In addition to its massive graphical upgrade, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is filled with bosses, dungeons, and side quests never before seen outside of Japan. But there is one thing included that is completely new: a thirty-minute audio drama that has me hoping for Final Fantasy X-3. » 1/21/14 7:00am 1/21/14 7:00am

A Final Fantasy X Comparison: HD vs. SD

While the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster won’t be out in the West until March, it hit Japanese shelves last month. So join me as I dust off my old PS2 and compare just how much better Final Fantasy X looks on the PS3 with its new HD coat of paint. » 1/17/14 7:50am 1/17/14 7:50am

"I would personally like to see a sequel like [Final Fantasy X-3.] If there's enough demand, then we may possibly see new developments." Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts writer Kazushige Nojima, discussing a potential sequel to Final Fantasy X and X-2 in the new HD Remaster's Ultimania guidebook. » 12/27/13 7:30am 12/27/13 7:30am

At Least Someone Wants a PlayStation Vita for Christmas

Japan got the short straw this holiday season with the PS4 coming out in February and no specific release date for the Xbox One. So what gaming console IS on people's Christmas wish lists in the Japan? » 12/19/13 5:00am 12/19/13 5:00am

Final Fantasy X And X-2 HD Won't Be Sold Separately On Vita

If you were thinking you could just purchase Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster on Vita and forego the game that opens with a stunning musical number, think again. In a post on the PlayStation Blog today which also detailed the PlayStation 3 Collector's Edition, Square Enix confirmed the Vita version of the remakes are… » 12/16/13 8:50am 12/16/13 8:50am