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After more than ten years devoted to video games and the people who make them, Joystiq is closing its doors. We won't be reporting on the best games of 2015, so join us for one last hurrah as the Joystiq family reveals their Games of a Lifetime. Chrono Trigger In my recent Joystiq Presents episo...

February 2nd 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra recorded Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo, a live album of classic video game music, during its two days of sold-out shows in 2012. The performance includes orchestral renditions of music from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross &...

December 2nd 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Hiromichi Tanaka, a producer and designer who has been a part of Square Enix since before it was even Square Enix, announced his departure from the company during Vanafest 2012, an event held to commemorate Final Fantasy XI's 10-year anniversary.Tanaka's departure is due in part to his health; he s...

June 24th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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This is a column by Jason Schreier dedicated to the analysis (and occasional mocking) of his favorite genre, the Japanese role-playing game. Whether it's because they're too antiquated or just too niche, he believes JRPGs don't get enough attention in the gaming industry today. It's time to change t...

November 11th 2011 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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If you, like us, have felt jilted as other territories received a glut of Square Enix RPGs while the U.S. got table scraps, it's time to relieve yourself of your worries. PlayStation Blog has just announced the "Winter of RPGs" campaign, which will see the release of three much-desired PSOne Clas...

November 3rd 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh, Chrono Cross? And Final Fantasy Origins, which includes the franchise's first two NES installments? You mean those games that have been available in other territories' PlayStation Stores for a few months now, leaving us to stew in a bog of our own jealousy? You're telling us that they were re...

September 22nd 2011 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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To celebrate its 20,000th Twitter follower of its Members (Japanese) account this week, Square Enix announced its next PSOne Classics release for the Japanese PlayStation Store -- the one just about everyone has been waiting on -- Chrono Cross. The tweet doesn't mention pricing or release date deta...

December 14th 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments