I want to preface this post with a brief look at my background:
- I am a Christian with a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ and follower of his teachings, especially John 13:34-35, asking us to “love one another as I (Christ) have loved you” and my favorite books in The Bible are Exodus (overcoming external and internal captivity) and Proverbs (a book of wisdom & justice);
- I’m a supporter of science and technology (in case you cannot tell by this website’s existence) because I enjoy learning how things work, how things came to be and what could happen next based on research, discovery, experimentation and fact-based evidence resulting from the scientific method;
- I’m a consumer of various types of media, ranging from architecture, video games, pro wrestling (in case, well, you know…), books, music, podcasts, comics, board games, etc., and I’d like to think that I have enough of a perspective (based on a combination of parenting, mentorships and experiences) to differentiate between fantasy and reality to make informed decisions.
I say this because there are stories like the one I’m about to mention that tend to grind my gears. Religious fundamentalists utilizing scare tactics toward a growing/popular medium for the sake of self-promotion is nothing new (i.e. Teletubbies, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, reading, yoga, the Jitterbug, Harry Potter, new music genres, skirts, chess, etc.), but this one from the 1980s is especially sad, mainly due to its aforementioned shallow intentions and its resulting unintended hilarity. Continue reading A Grim Warning from the 1980s About the Black Magic in “Final Fantasy”…
It’s time for a spooky Episode 123 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the resurgence of JFK airport’s Terminal 6, be the DJ who scratches audio tapes, Final Fantasy XV as a polygonal PlayStation 1 game, and get to know the awesome Veda Scott! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123
If you’re one of those Final Fantasy fans — like myself — who strongly believed the series peaked with VII and felt that the series had been on a steep decline ever since — personally, IX has been my favorite, and really the only polarizing game in the series since VII has to be XIII; or the blatant pay-to-win rip-off ‘All The Bravest” on iOS… –then you are going to get a kick out of this. Freelance animator Mark Jenkins re-imagined the upcoming Final Fantasy XV as a PlayStation 1 game, and the results he chronicled on his Tumblr, are just wonderful. If you can, take yourself back to the mid-to-late 1990’s, and imagine taking that weekly trip to Blockbuster Video or Hollywood Video and you feast your eyes on this wonderful piece of goodness (after the break): Continue reading So Here’s ‘Final Fantasy XV’…as a PSone Game?!?
It would be an understatement to say that digital artist Zachary Knoles really touched a soft spot in my heart when he redesigned popular video game titles and some of its prominent characters as aged, dusty covers in the fashion of classic paperback novels. Now that I recall Xenogears‘ complex story, it definitely would have been an interesting read as a sci-fi novel from the 1980’s. More of Knoles work include: Kerrigan from StarCraft II, resembling a drow from an 1990’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons novel (you’ll see), and Samus Aran getting transformed into a robot from some type of Russian sci-fi (also, you’ll see). Here are some more of Knoles interpretations after the break! Continue reading Video Games, Reimagined As Classic Paperback Novels
This week, Getting Teenagers a Leg-Up in Architecture, The Re-re-re-re-re-release of Final Fantasy 3, The NES Zapper becomes an ACTUAL ZAPPER, and the Hitman vs HBK in an Iron Man Match…PLUS, The Question Of The Week!! Continue reading DiscoverDesign, NES Lasers, FF3 Returns & HBK vs. Hitman – PractitioNERD WIRed #14
I absolutely love the Final Fantasy series. The original NES version of the game was one of the first games I played when I was in Kindergarten and First Grade. Over the years I have played many other role-playing games and amassed quite of collection of them in my overall video game collection including many games in Final Fantasy series, like the PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2 (not “4”, “2”). Later today, Final Fantasy 3 (not “6”, “3”) will be available to download on PSP on September 25, as revealed in a recent PlayStation Blog. Yes, you read that correctly, the PlayStation Portable; the ever-loving P-S-P. Continue reading The PSP gets Final Fantasy 3 TODAY! Wait, PSP?