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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #85: Final Fantasy XV Demo

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Mar 25, 2015 at 2:23 PM (136 Views / 4 Likes)
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Wednesday episode because we had some server troubles last night!

This week @Kairi ♥ joins @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn to share her experience with the Final Fantasy XV demo that released with the PS4 remaster of Final Fantasy Type-0. We begin, as always, by mentioning what little Kingdom Hearts news and updates we have, which includes speculation on what we'll see later this year at D23 Expo Japan 2015.

From there we go through the entirety of the demo, which focuses on the main cast of characters saving money to fix their car by hunting down Behemoth. We cover our thoughts on the gameplay, which borrows heavily from the Kingdom Hearts series, technical issues within the demo, our thoughts on the characters and voice acting, the Ramuh summon, and how the demo has helped (or hurt) our feelings about the long-anticipated title.

Next up, we answer user-submitted questions! @Shu asks us where babies come from, an anonymous sender asks what non-video game franchises we'd like to see enter the gaming medium, and @Graxe teases @Misty about her struggles with Seymour Flux in Final Fantasy X.

Thanks everyone for listening, and please participate in the podcast by either following the links below or leaving us a comment with your thoughts on the demo and your answers to our user-submitted questions!

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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #84: GDC & PAX East 2015 Coverage

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Mar 17, 2015 (290 Views / 3 Likes)
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The KH-Vids Podcast coming back at you, on Tuesday!

Joined by @Plums, the KH-Vids Podcast crew ( @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn ) sit down to cover two of gaming's biggest conferences/events, GDC and PAX East, and all of the exciting announcements to come out of them!

We begin by discussing the enormous presence of virtual reality at the events, the neat demos and specific information Sony dropped about their VR headset, the Morpheus. We follow the Sony track by highlighting the features coming to the PlayStation 4 in their 2.50 firmware. From there, we mention some of Microsoft's announcements and @Misty once again gripes about Fable Legends. Valve had some time in the spotlight as well, with their new lineup of Steam Machines and the Steam Link, their new streaming box. Following those tech giants, we cover some of the smaller announcements that interest us specifically, including (but not limited to!) the Maxis shutdown, Shadow of Mordor being named Game of the Year, Metal Gear Solid V and the PS4 port of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster's release date, and Rock Band 4!

Next up we answer user-submitted questions! @Graxe asks what we do if fungal growths appeared on our bodies, @Shu wants to know our favorite nationality, @Quilligan poses the harrowing question of our Favorite Video Game Of All Time™, and @Misty has the group reminisce over some Rock Band memories. Finally, we congratulate @Sebax on his Top 5 victory!

Thanks everyone for listening and please participate in the podcast by leaving us a comment or following the links below!

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Kingdom Hearts Fan Event at D23 Expo 2015 Japan

News in 'Kingdom Hearts News & Updates' posted by Calxiyn, Mar 16, 2015 (349 Views / 3 Likes)
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The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. To celebrate the Expo, among the other events taking place, a Kingdom Hearts fan event will be held on November 3rd at Cinema Ikspiari, Tokyo Disney Resort.

More information for the event, Kingdom Hearts―The Theater (working title), will be posted on the official Disney website starting in late April.

The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in Maihama in Tokyo Disney Resort.

Source: https://d23.com/d23-expo-japan-2015-coming-tokyo-disney-resort-november/

Top 5 Winter Seasonal Spotlight: And the Winner Is...

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Stardust, Mar 9, 2015 (232 Views / 3 Likes)
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Hey there guys! With our Top 5 Winter Seasonal AMV contest having wrapped up last week, it's now time for us to reveal the winner!

Interested in participating in the Top 5 and/or our themed Seasonal variant? Although we didn't get enough submissions this time around, there are up to five spots available every round (once per season & weekly over the summer!), and all five winners will be featured here on the homepage & earn a Top 5 pin -- as well as, sometimes, something extra for participants! So keep your eyes peeled for our Spring Seasonal when it comes around in a few months, and submit to our Portal anytime during the summer for a shot at victory!

The winner of our Winter Seasonal this year is...


Submitted by: @Sebax
Song: Far, Far by Yael Naim
Details: A sweet video with a relaxed sense of flow, I felt this matched the feel of the song quite well. A fitting valentine's day tribute, and the added drawings were a nice touch! This was an impressive first AMV.
Link: [click here]

Congratulations Sebax, you will be receiving a Top 5 pin if you haven't got one already -- and an extra prize for our Wonderland event which is due to begin soon!

KH-Vids Podcast Episode #83: Sequel Rights Amendment

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Mar 4, 2015 (464 Views / 5 Likes)
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It's time for another episode of the KH-Vids Podcast!

This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn are joined by member guest @lockedongamer for a chat about sequels... and we actually get to talk about Kingdom Hearts this week!

We begin by paying our respects to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week at age 82. Nimoy is best known for playing Spock in the original Star Trek series, but has had an illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and musician, and voiced Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Though we also lament the lack of Kingdom Hearts 3 news, we also acknowledge that Final Fantasy XV's demo is near, and make ourselves feel very old when we realize just how long XV has been in development.

From there we head on to our major topic for the week! We start off by establishing what we want (and don't want) out of a sequel, and discuss a sequel's responsibility to build upon the events of the original material, but also provide an entry-point for new fans. This will be a challenge especially facing Kingdom Hearts 3, as it will be the first entry on a Microsoft console for the series, and we speculate on how that will be handled. Some of our favorite, cited sequels include Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and our least favorites are The Sims 4 and Batman: Arkham City.

Returning to the context of the Kingdom Hearts series, we extend the discussion into what changes and improvements we want to see in Kingdom Hearts 3, including changes to the Gummi Ship, achieving the sense of wonder found in the original Kingdom Hearts, a deeper attention to graphics and detail, unique worlds and storylines for returning worlds, a blending of elements from past battle systems, multiple playable characters, and much, much more!

Finally we dive into user-submitted questions! @Graxe questions our favored brands of toothpaste, @Knight of Fafnir wonders about our favorite Keyblades, @Shu brings out the anarchist in Misty, and @Quilligan asks what we thought of Life is Strange!

We didn't really note it in the episode, but today also marks the one-year anniversary of our relaunch of the KH-Vids Podcast! Episode #39 marked a new beginning for the podcast, when we established a regular host lineup, our current format, and, perhaps most importantly, our weekly release schedule. We'd like to thank all our fans, old and new, for listening to us this past year and for participating in the podcast! It's a joy to create this episodes for you guys and I hope to see many more anniversaries in the future. To celebrate, from now on episodes of the KH-Vids Podcast will now be uploaded to our YouTube channel! We hope that this will be an accessible way for our fans to listen to our episodes, as well as bring in a whole bunch of new fans! Episode #83 can be found here.

As always, thank you for listening, and please participate in the podcast by following the links below or leaving us a comment with your thoughts on the episode and your answers to our user-submitted questions! You can also check out our member guest, @lockedongamer, on his YouTube channel.

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Interested in being a member guest on the podcast? Fill out our form here and we'll be in touch. Ask us a question by visiting this page or sending an email to podcast@kh-vids.net!