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A-1 Pictures Inc. is a Japanese animation studio founded by ex-Sunrise producer Mikihiro Iwata, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)'s anime production firm Aniplex.
A.D. Vision (known simply as ADV and also referred to as ADV Films) was an American multimedia entertainment studio that served as the largest American and British anime distributor in the late 20th to early 21st centuries.
Action role-playing video games (abbreviated action RPG or ARPG) are a subgenre of role-playing video games.
is a Japanese game artist.
Alison Bartosik (born April 20, 1983) is an American competitor in synchronized swimming.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia, South East Asia and Japan.
Anna Kozlova (born 30 December 1972) is a former synchronized swimmer who competed in three Olympic Games.
An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning "an uncovering") is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.
A broken chord is a chord broken into a sequence of notes.
In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work.
Assassin's Creed is a franchise centered on an action-adventure video game series developed by Ubisoft.
Battlefield is a series of first-person shooter video games that started out on Microsoft Windows and OS X with Battlefield 1942, which was released in 2002.
BlackBerry OS is a proprietary mobile operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited for its BlackBerry line of smartphone handheld devices.
In the motion picture industry, a "box office bomb" or "box office flop" is a film that is considered highly unsuccessful or unprofitable during its theatrical run, often following significant hype regarding its cost, production, or marketing efforts.
A bronze medal in sports and other similar areas involving competition is a medal made of bronze awarded to the third-place finisher of contests or competitions such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc.
is an original net animation series directed by Soichi Masui, produced by Akio Ofuji, written by Yuniko Ayana, and composed for by Yasuhisa Inoue and Susumi Akizuki.
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise.
(known as Laputa: Castle in the Sky in Europe and Australia) is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.
In role-playing games (RPG), a character class is a job or profession commonly used to differentiate the abilities of different game characters.
The is a fictional species from the Final Fantasy video game series made by Square and Square Enix (since 1988).
Classical elements typically refer to the concepts in ancient Greece of earth, water, air, fire, and aether, which were proposed to explain the nature and complexity of all matter in terms of simpler substances.
A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or many other names, is a kind of strategy card game that was created in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.
A composer (Latin ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music (for a singer or choir), instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms.
Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Crystal Tools is a game engine created and used internally by the Japanese company Square Enix.
The culture of Asia encompasses the collective and diverse customs and traditions of art, architecture, music, literature, lifestyle, philosophy, politics and religion that have been practiced and maintained by the numerous ethnic groups of the continent of Asia since prehistory.
The culture of Europe is rooted in the art, architecture, music, literature, and philosophy that originated from the continent of Europe.
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites founded by Hubert Thieblot in 2006.
is a Japanese video game writer employed by Square Enix.
Develop is a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry.
is a 2011 fighting game published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable as part of the Final Fantasy series.
is a fighting game with action RPG elements developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable as part of the campaign for the Final Fantasy series' 20th anniversary.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a fighting game with action role-playing elements developed by Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4.
Dog Ear Records (ドッグイヤーレコーズ) is a music production company founded by video game composer Nobuo Uematsu in November 2006.
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.
Dragon Quest, published as Dragon Warrior in North America until 2005, is a series of console role-playing video games created by Yuji Horii and his studio Armor Project.
is a series of video games developed and published by Nihon Falcom.
DVD Talk is a home video news and review website launched in 1999 by Geoffrey Kleinman.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.
Education in Japan is compulsory at the elementary and lower secondary levels.
Effeminacy is the manifestation of traits in a boy or man that are more often associated with feminine nature, behavior, mannerism, style, or gender roles rather than with masculine nature, behavior, mannerisms, style or roles.
In the history of video games, the eighth generation includes consoles released since by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.
The term energy is used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine to refer to a variety of phenomena.
was a Japanese video game publisher that produced video games, anime and manga.
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition.
Excalibur, or Caliburn, is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes also attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain.
An experience point (often abbreviated to exp or XP) is a unit of measurement used in tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) and role-playing video games to quantify a player character's progression through the game.
Extraterrestrial life,Where "extraterrestrial" is derived from the Latin extra ("beyond", "not of") and terrestris ("of Earth", "belonging to Earth").
Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy is a series of games within the Final Fantasy video game franchise.
The, sometimes shortened as the or simply the, and abbreviated as the FDS or FCD, is a peripheral for Nintendo's Family Computer home video game console, released only in Japan on February 21, 1986.
is a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
The fifth-generation era (also known as the 32-bit era, the 64-bit era and the 3D era) refers to computer and video games, video game consoles and video game handhelds from approximately 1993 to 2001.
Fighting Fantasy is a series of single-player role-playing gamebooks created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.
A fighting game is a video game genre based around interpersonal combat between a limited amount of characters, in which they fight until they defeat their opponents or the timer expires.
In filmmaking, video production, animation, and related fields, a frame is one of the many still images which compose the complete moving picture.
Final Fantasy is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square in 1987.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is an action role-playing game developed by The Game Designers Studio and published for the GameCube by Nintendo in 2003 in Japan; and 2004 in North America, Europe and Australia.
Final Fantasy II is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) in 1988 for the Family Computer as the second installment of the Final Fantasy series.
Final Fantasy III is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square in for the Family Computer as the third installment in the Final Fantasy series and the last main series game for the console.
, known as Final Fantasy II for its initial North American release (and not to be confused with the original Japanese Final Fantasy II), is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
is a 2000 role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation video game console.
Final Fantasy Legend II, originally released in Japan as,. VGM World.
Final Fantasy Legend III is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Co. for the Game Boy handheld system as the third game of their SaGa series.
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, released as Mystic Quest Legend in PAL regions and as in Japan, is a role-playing video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Squaresoft (later changed to Square and now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console.
is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.
Final Fantasy V is a medieval-fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square in 1992 as a part of the Final Fantasy series.
Final Fantasy VI, also known as Final Fantasy III for its initial North American release, is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Final Fantasy VII is a 1997 role-playing video game developed by Square for the PlayStation console.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a 2005 Japanese computer-animated film directed by Tetsuya Nomura, written by Kazushige Nojima, and produced by Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji Hashimoto.
Final Fantasy VIII is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation console.
is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square as the tenth entry in the Final Fantasy series.
is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation 2, as the direct sequel to Final Fantasy X. The game's story follows the character Yuna from Final Fantasy X as she seeks to resolve political conflicts in the fictional world of Spira before it all leads to war and search for her lost love Tidus from Final Fantasy X Final Fantasy X-2 set several precedents in the Final Fantasy series aside from being the first direct sequel in video game form and the second sequel in the franchise, after the anime Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals.
Final Fantasy XI, also known as Final Fantasy XI Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), developed and published by Square (later Square Enix) as part of the Final Fantasy series.
is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 home video console.
is a science fiction role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles and later for the Microsoft Windows operating system.
is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Square Enix.
Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows personal computers, developed and published by Square Enix in 2010.
Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix; the game is the fifteenth main installment in the company's Final Fantasy series.
is an anime OVA based on the Final Fantasy series of role-playing video games.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a 2001 American computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy series of role-playing video games.
is an anime television series based on Square Enix's popular Final Fantasy role-playing video game franchise.
In video games, the first person refers to a graphical perspective rendered from the viewpoint of the player's character.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.
A full motion video (FMV) is a video game narration technique that relies upon pre-recorded video files (rather than sprites, vectors, or 3D models) to display action in the game.
Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985.
The Gaia hypothesis, also known as the Gaia theory or the Gaia principle, proposes that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.
Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.
Game Digital plc is the parent company of Game Retail Limited, a British video game company that trades under the Game brand, stylised as GAME.
The Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Color.
Game Informer (GI) is an American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.
Game mechanics are constructs of rules or methods designed for interaction with the game state, thus providing gameplay.
The GameCube is a home video game console released by Nintendo in Japan and North America in 2001 and Europe and Australia in 2002.
GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games.
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.
GamePro was an American multiplatform video game magazine media company that published online and print content covering the video game industry, video game hardware and video game software.
GameRankings is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.
GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.
GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.
GameStop Corp. (known simply as GameStop) is an American video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer.
GameTrailers (GT) was an American video gaming website created by Geoffrey R. Grotz and Brandon Jones in 2002.
is a role-playing video game developed by Cygames for Android, iOS and web browsers, which first released in Japan in March 2014.
is a series of role-playing video games that have been developed by Game Arts throughout the whole series and have been published over the years by ESP Software, Sony Computer Entertainment, Ubisoft, Hudson Soft, Enix, Square Enix and GungHo Online Entertainment.
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
Hindu mythology are mythical narratives found in Hindu texts such as the Vedic literature, epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana, the Puranas, the regional literatures Sangam literature and Periya Puranam.
(born November 25, 1962) is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer, writer, and film director.
, also credited with the spelling Hiroyuki Itou, is a Japanese game producer, director and designer who works for Square Enix.
is a Japanese video game music composer and arranger.
HobbyJAPAN CO. is a Japanese hobby magazine and publishing company, specializing in roleplaying, war, and tabletop games, as well as action figures, toys, and artbooks for successful anime, manga and light novel franchises.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
In computing, internationalization and localization are means of adapting computer software to different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target locale.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
is a fictional universe setting primarily appearing in the Final Fantasy video game series.
Joystiq was a video gaming blog founded in June 2004 as part of the Weblogs, Inc. family of weblogs, now owned by AOL.
is a Japanese video game composer who was employed at Square Enix from 1995 to 2009.
is a Japanese video game writer and is the founder of Stellavista Ltd. He is best known for writing several installments of Square Enix's Final Fantasy video game series—namely Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, and the Kingdom Hearts series.
is a Japanese scenario writer, anime director, series organizer and novelist.
is a series of crossover action role-playing games owned by Disney and developed and published by Square Enix (originally by Square).
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a 2016 Japanese computer-animated fantasy film directed by Takeshi Nozue and scripted by Takashi Hasegawa from a story by Kazushige Nojima and Saori Itamuro.
Kotaku is a video game website and blog that was originally launched in 2004 as part of the Gawker Media network.
, also abbreviated as Last Order or LO, is a 2005 Japanese anime original video animation (OVA) produced by Madhouse and released by Square Enix.
A leitmotif or leitmotiv is a "short, constantly recurring musical phrase"Kennedy (1987), Leitmotiv associated with a particular person, place, or idea.
is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
This is a list of best-selling Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) franchises.
This is a list of video game franchises that have sold or shipped at least five million copies.
Dozens of Square Enix companion books have been produced since 1998, when video game developer Square began to produce books that focused on artwork, developer interviews, and background information on the fictional worlds and characters in its games rather than on gameplay details.
The following are lists of Square Enix franchises.
Love encompasses a variety of different emotional and mental states, typically strongly and positively experienced, ranging from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure.
Magic: The Gathering is a both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield.
The Mana series, known in Japan as, is a medieval-fantasy action role-playing game series created by Koichi Ishii, with development formerly from Square, and is currently owned by Square Enix.
are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
, also known as, is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith.
is a Japanese composer, arranger, pianist, and lyricist.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
The Matter of Britain is the body of Medieval literature and legendary material associated with Great Britain, and sometimes Brittany, and the legendary kings and heroes associated with it, particularly King Arthur.
is a Japanese company that gathers and analyzes data from the digital entertainment industry, specifically focusing on the Japanese console gaming market.
A media franchise, also known as multimedia franchise, is a collection of related media in which several derivative works have been produced from an original creative work, such as a film, a work of literature, a television program or a video game.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
A metalsmith or simply smith is a craftsman fashioning useful items (for example, tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewellery, and weapons) out of various metals.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
The Middle Easttranslit-std; translit; Orta Şərq; Central Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ناوین, Rojhelatî Nawîn; Moyen-Orient; translit; translit; translit; Rojhilata Navîn; translit; Bariga Dhexe; Orta Doğu; translit is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa).
Middleware is computer software that provides services to software applications beyond those available from the operating system.
A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.
MSX is a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983, and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation.
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project.
Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe.
is a 1984 Japanese animated epic science fantasy adventure film adapted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his 1982 manga of the same name.
The original News Corporation or News Corp. was an American multinational mass media corporation headquartered in New York City.
Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).
Nihon Falcom Corporation is a Japanese video game developer founded in 1981.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo.
The, stylized as NINTENDO64 and abbreviated to N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.
The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
is a Japanese video game composer, best known for scoring most of the titles in the Final Fantasy series by Square Enix.
A non-player character (NPC) in a game is any character that is not controlled by a player.
Norse mythology is the body of myths of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.
A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose, which is typically published as a book.
Origin Systems, Inc. (sometimes abbreviated as OSI) was an American video game developer based in Austin, Texas, which was active from 1983 to 2004.
, abbreviated as and sometimes as OAV (original animated video), are Japanese animated films and series made specially for release in home video formats without prior showings on television or in theatres, though the first part of an OVA series may be broadcast for promotional purposes.
The Ouya, stylized as OUYA, is an Android-based microconsole developed by Ouya Inc.
In computer graphics, a palette is a finite set of colors.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium.
In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
A platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre and subgenre of action game.
The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename, PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a home video game console that was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The PlayStation Vita (officially abbreviated PS Vita or Vita) is a handheld game console developed and released by Sony Computer Entertainment.
PlayStation: The Official Magazine (PTOM) was a magazine originally known as PlayStation Magazine (PSM), becoming PlayStation: The Official Magazine in late 2007.
Polygons are used in computer graphics to compose images that are three-dimensional in appearance.
Pre-rendering is the process in which video footage is not rendered in real-time by the hardware that is outputting or playing back the video.
The racing video game genre is the genre of video games, either in the first-person or third-person perspective, in which the player partakes in a racing competition with any type of land, water, air or space vehicles.
Radio drama (or audio drama, audio play, radio play, radio theater, or audio theater) is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance.
A random encounter is a feature commonly used in various role-playing games whereby encounters with non-player character (NPC) enemies or other dangers occur sporadically and at random.
Final Fantasy is a media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square).
Religion in pre-Islamic Arabia was a mix of polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Iranian religions.
Rendering or image synthesis is the automatic process of generating a photorealistic or non-photorealistic image from a 2D or 3D model (or models in what collectively could be called a scene file) by means of computer programs.
Rhythm game or rhythm action is a genre of music-themed action video game that challenges a player's sense of rhythm.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
A ROM cartridge, sometimes referred to simply as a cartridge or cart, is a removable enclosure containing ROM designed to be connected to a consumer electronics device such as a home computer, video game console and to a lesser extent, electronic musical instruments.
is a series of science fiction open world role-playing video games formerly developed by Square, and is currently owned by Square Enix.
A saved game (also sometimes called a game save, savegame, savefile, save point, or simply save) is a piece of digitally stored information about the progress of a player in a video game.
Science fantasy is a mixed genre within the umbrella of speculative fiction which simultaneously draws upon and/or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Self-denial (related but different from self-abnegation or self-sacrifice) is an act of letting go of the self as with altruistic abstinence – the willingness to forgo personal pleasures or undergo personal trials in the pursuit of the increased good of another.
In the history of video games, the seventh generation includes consoles released since late by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment.
Shacknews, commonly referred to as "The Shack", is a website offering news, features, editorial content, and forums relating to computer games and console games.
is a Japanese anime director and animator.
A shell company is a company that exists only on paper and has no office and no employees, but may have a bank account or may hold passive investments or be the registered owner of assets, such as intellectual property, or ships.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (later rebranded SGI, historically known as Silicon Graphics Computer Systems or SGCS) was an American high-performance computing manufacturer, producing computer hardware and software.
A sovereign state is, in international law, a nonphysical juridical entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area.
In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).
In computer graphics, a sprite is a two-dimensional bitmap that is integrated into a larger scene.
was a Japanese video game company founded in September 1986 by Masafumi Miyamoto.
Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company that is best known for its Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts role-playing video game franchises, among numerous others.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
In role-playing games, a status effect is a temporary modification to a game character’s original set of stats that usually comes into play when special powers and abilities (such as spells) are used, often during combat.
In music, a subject is the material, usually a recognizable melody, upon which part or all of a composition is based.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (officially abbreviated the Super NES or SNES, and colloquially shortened to Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit home video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and 1993 in South America.
The women's duet event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, took place inside the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre from 23 to 25 August.
Tactical role-playing games (abbreviated as TRPG) are a genre of video game which incorporates elements of traditional role-playing video games with that of tactical games, emphasizing tactics rather than high-level strategy.
TeamXbox was a gaming media web site dedicated to Microsoft's Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.
Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is first robustly defined by Jacob Bigelow in 1829 as: "...principles, processes, and nomenclatures of the more conspicuous arts, particularly those which involve applications of science, and which may be considered useful, by promoting the benefit of society, together with the emolument of those who pursue them".
is a Japanese video game artist, designer and director working for Square Enix (formerly Square).
The Black Mages were a Japanese instrumental rock band formed in 2002 by Nobuo Uematsu, Kenichiro Fukui and Tsuyoshi Sekito, who were three video game composers for Square Enix.
The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing open world fantasy video games primarily developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.
The Final Fantasy Legend, known in Japan as, is a video game released for the Game Boy in December 1989 by Square Co. It is the first game in the SaGa series and the first role-playing video game for the system.
was a shell corporation founded in June 1999 by Square.
is a Japanese action role-playing game, developed by Mistwalker and AQ Interactive for the Wii video game console.
The Legend of Zelda is a high-fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo and designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
Third-person shooter (TPS) is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the player character is visible on-screen during gaming, and the gameplay consists primarily of shooting.
Three Rivers Press is the trade paperback imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House.
is a television station headquartered in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.
Ultima is a series of open world fantasy role-playing video games from Origin Systems, Inc. Ultima was created by Richard Garriott.
Urban Vision Entertainment Inc. was an American-based production/distribution company created in Los Angeles, California formed in July 1996 by Mataichiro Yamamoto to help introduce the animation medium known as anime to the American mainstream.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation video game console.
VG Cats (short for Video Game Cats, VG Cats"Internet provides new way to get daily dose of funnies" The Rocket) is a webcomic written and drawn by Canadian cartoonist Scott Ramsoomair.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games.
A video game genre is a classification assigned to a video game based on its gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences.
The video game industry is the economic sector involved in the development, marketing, and monetization of video games.
A video game remake is a video game closely adapted from an earlier title, usually for the purpose of modernizing a game for newer hardware and contemporary audiences and is coded from scratch.
Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom.
Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user.
The Walk of Game was an attraction in the United States honoring the icons and pioneers of the video game industry, created in 2005 and located inside the Sony Metreon, an entertainment shopping center in San Francisco, California.
Webcomics (also known as online comics or Internet comics) are comics published on a website or mobile app.
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.
Windows Phone (WP) is a family of discontinued mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.
The is a handheld game console released in Japan by Bandai.
The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft.
Yahoo! is a web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and wholly owned by Verizon Communications through Oath Inc..
is a Japanese game director and producer working for Square Enix.
is a Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator and a theatre and film scenic designer and costume designer.
1UP.com was an American entertainment website that focused on video games.
2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.
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