Most gamers know of Final Fantasy. Seriously, a gamer who has not at least heard of the franchise is like a movie goer whose never heard of Star Wars. The innovations and cult-like fandom of this Japanese series has definitely made its mark on the world's gaming culture. It can be argued Square's ingenuity in gameplay and story telling opened the door to games for development of a bevy of intense story-arced series such as Mass Effect and World of Warcraft.
In regards to the franchise, Final Fantasy's VI and VII introduced me to a mind-blowing level of epic narrative in games. However the series lost its momentum in previous releases due to an uncharacteristic lack of finesse for the series. Now with the release of the latest version: Final Fantasy XIII, it seems Square is attempting to correct their pass faults by throwing in everything but the kitchen sink. Yeah it has some interesting new features and stunning visuals but sorely, too many ideas were attempted without thinking them through.
Hear me out, This is a great game with some shining points, but there are tedious moments. Check it!
"Good Night Guildies."
That is what we hear almost every raid night during our five minute, usually more like 10-minute break from Justin, the 7-year-old son of a World Of Warcraft guild member I'm a part of. Justin has become almost symbolic of what our motley band of thirty-to-forty-something year-olds is about. Most of us have spouses and kids that take precedence over our addictive gaming hobby. If we didn't have kids we probably would be raiding five-to-six days a week for several hours a night instead of the three days a week for a couple of hours each of those nights.
I guess its official now that I've read the press release - Conan O'Brien's new late night show will be on TBS. According to a statement released today, O'brien will host a late night talk show starting in November. Here's what the release said about the decision:
OBrien began talks in earnest with TBS just last week, after George Lopez personally called him to ask that he consider joining the networks late-night line-up. I cant think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in, Lopez said. Its the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.
Said OBrien: In three months Ive gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now Im headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly."
TBS plans to move O'Brien's show into the 11pm time slot currently held by Lopez Tonight. Lopez's show will move to a midnight time slot. No details were revealed about the show format but I wouldn't be surprised to see glimpses of Conan's past on the new network.
CoCo is currently on tour with his "Legally Prohibited from Being on Television" which kicks off tonight in Eugene, Ore.
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