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  •  Video games as art. I could go on and on about how modern games reflect society or how the gorgeous graphics that can rival the ancient masters of the canvas or, in addition, how the music score uses the best orchestral arrangements since Beethoven. All true, however, irrelevant to my salient point. Which is? Art is not complete until it meets the audience. That is to say, that any form of art is not complete until it is presented to an audience. It’s sort of like old adage ‘if there is nobody in the forest to hear the tree fall’, yadda, yadda, yadda. Sure, you can argue that a TV show or movie is complete when the final edit is done. But […]

    Enter the User: What Turns Video Games into Art.

     Video games as art. I could go on and on about how modern games reflect society or how the gorgeous graphics that can rival the ancient masters of the canvas or, in addition, how the music score uses the best orchestral arrangements since Beethoven. All true, however, irrelevant to my salient point. Which is? Art is not complete until it meets the audience. That is to say, that any form of art is not complete until it is presented to an audience. It’s sort of like old adage ‘if there is nobody in the forest to hear the tree fall’, yadda, yadda, yadda. Sure, you can argue that a TV show or movie is complete when the final edit is done. But […]

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  • On my Youtube channel TheFFFanatic, I have consistently expressed my displeasure at the quality of Final Fantasy games that Square-Enix has been making since 2003.  In the 1990s, this video game series did the most to try to revolutionize the way Role Playing Games told their stories.  These games did it without relying on top of the line graphics and utilized simple but powerful battle systems and immersive plots to keep the player going.  Nowadays, the games are just style over substance more interested in promoting shit singles and special editions.  A somewhat decent battle system in Final Fantasy X-2 was overshadowed by the most mentally disgusting plot and characters I have ever seen in a video game.  The somewhat […]

    My Ideal Final Fantasy Game

    On my Youtube channel TheFFFanatic, I have consistently expressed my displeasure at the quality of Final Fantasy games that Square-Enix has been making since 2003.  In the 1990s, this video game series did the most to try to revolutionize the way Role Playing Games told their stories.  These games did it without relying on top of the line graphics and utilized simple but powerful battle systems and immersive plots to keep the player going.  Nowadays, the games are just style over substance more interested in promoting shit singles and special editions.  A somewhat decent battle system in Final Fantasy X-2 was overshadowed by the most mentally disgusting plot and characters I have ever seen in a video game.  The somewhat […]

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  • The first time I heard Eminence perform I was blown away. Being a retired professional touring musician I have a strong love, understanding, and respect for talented musicians. Coming from a rich background in gaming & film as well as many friends working in the industry I also have a passion for not only video games and movies themselves, but the stories and people behind them. Putting the two together was genius and Eminence Symphony Orchestra have done just that. Performing famous songs from games and movies such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Tsubasa Chronicle, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, and even Super Mario Bros. the orchestra spreads a smile across my face while […]

    Eminence Symphony Orchestra: Music for the Gaming Generation

    The first time I heard Eminence perform I was blown away. Being a retired professional touring musician I have a strong love, understanding, and respect for talented musicians. Coming from a rich background in gaming & film as well as many friends working in the industry I also have a passion for not only video games and movies themselves, but the stories and people behind them. Putting the two together was genius and Eminence Symphony Orchestra have done just that. Performing famous songs from games and movies such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Tsubasa Chronicle, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, and even Super Mario Bros. the orchestra spreads a smile across my face while […]

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