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So, you may or may not have heard about DONTNOD Entertainment's latest venture, Life Is Strange, a point-and-click adventure game sort've like the Walking Dead or the much older 90s' point-and-click games of ye olden times. Long story short, it's being published by Square Enix. A really big and pleasant surprise? The proatagonist (Max Caulfield), made a reference to the film. Check it out behind the cut.

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The new Netflix Instant movies for June 2012 may not be better than the summer blockbusters, but they’ll surely make the wait for ‘Prometheus‘ and ‘Rock of Ages‘ much more bearable. Check out all the titles you’ll be able to watch without having to leave the house.

JUNE 1, 2012
‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’ (2001)
Starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, and Ming-Na — A female scientist must defend Earth against an alien invasion in this animated film based on the beloved Japanese video game series.

JUNE 9, 2012
‘Thor’ (2011)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Anthony Hopkins — Thor is cast out of Asgard and forced to live on Earth when his trickster brother Loki hatches a plan to steal his brother’s rightful throne. [SOURCE]
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He bet his career on a game and hit the jackpot, then bet it on a film and lost it all. What happened to Final Fantasy's father?

"So, what are you doing in London today?" The hairdresser speaks in broken English, pausing every few words with the sheer effort of foreign sentence construction. "I am a video game journalist," I reply, hopefully. "Ahhh!" he laughs, a mixture of amusement and the relief of simply understanding the response."I just interviewed Hironobu Sakaguchi," I offer. A pause. "Do you know the Final Fantasy games? He made those."

I need a haircut, sort of, but really I came to this unassuming hairdressers near Oxford Street for this specific conversation. Never meet your heroes, they say: they can only disappoint. There's bruising truth in the cliché. When I was a teenager I would take the train to central London and walk through Soho to peer in the windows of Squaresoft's London office in the hope of catching a glimpse of a developer.

Of course, Golden Square was home only to weary marketing men, the company's creative teams housed thousands of miles away on two floors of the Phizer building in Shinjuku, Tokyo. There was never any chance of bumping into a Final Fantasy artist or Secret of Mana coder. Deep down maybe I suspected as much. If nothing else, video games make masters of suspension of disbelief of us all. [READ MORE]
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Still in Europe to promote the upcoming launch of his newest game, The Last Story, we already learned that Hironobu Sakaguchi would be attending and speaking at this month’s Midlands MCM Expo, but recently he has also announced his plans to give a speech about his long time efforts in the video game industry at the 2012 BAFTA awards come February 16. During the event, Mr. Sakaguchi will demonstrate Wii title, The Last Story, to an audience of press and fans, talk about his life as a video game producer/director and close with a QA session with the audience.

Those unaware of Sakaguchi’s achievements should take note that the man is the father of the 100 million unit selling Final Fantasy series and most recently Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360, The Last Story for Nintendo’s Wii and even a number of Nintendo DS games and classic RPGs. He even tried his hand at movie directing with the 2001 CG film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. [SOURCE]


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