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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #78: Seven Eight Nine

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Jan 29, 2015 at 2:51 AM (116 Views / 2 Likes)
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An unforgivably late podcast, just for you!

This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn are joined by staff guest @Karuta to discuss Microsoft's recent keynote that featured Windows 10, their newest operating system! Before we get into that, we have our regular segment on Kingdom Hearts news and updates; Tai Yasue has given his millionth interview and Square seems to be on a hiring frenzy for Kingdom Hearts III.

After that we summarize Microsoft's event all the new features coming to Windows 10 and the Xbox One. @Misty complains about the name (alternate podcast title: Whatever Happened to Windows 9?), we open the Start Menu vs. Start Screen debate, discuss the rise of the Windows Phone, express envy over the new Xbox One desktop app, and get all nerd excited for Project Spartan, which will finally put Internet Explorer in its grave. With the mention of Windows Holographic, @Misty and @Calxiyn launch into conspiracy theory mode and fear for their safety.

Finally we take on user-submitted questions! @Graxe talks about apples and body parts with us, and in absence of any other questions to answer, we turn to Table Topics: reveal our deepest and darkest fears, compose our ideal birthday dinners, and try to fix society.

Everyone please listen, enjoy, and leave us a comment!
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Kotaku Interview with Tai Yasue

News in 'Kingdom Hearts News & Updates' posted by Roxam, Jan 23, 2015 (255 Views / 3 Likes)
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Kotaku recently sat down with KH3 co-director, Tai Yasue, to ask a few questions on KH3 and the HD remasters. In the interview, Yasue mentions how 1.5 and 2.5 helped with KH3's development, the relationship with Disney, and how Square-Enix is continuously hiring for KH3. The full interview interview can be read below:

Source: Kotaku

Square-Enix Currently Hiring for KH3

News in 'Kingdom Hearts News & Updates' posted by Roxam, Jan 22, 2015 (431 Views / 3 Likes)
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Square-Enix has recently updated their job listings page, listing 14 positions specifically related to the development of Kingdom Hearts III, ranging from working on the UI, the UE4 engine, cutscenes, and even minigames. The open positions available (where all but one are located in Osaka) are listed below:

Credit to Goldpanner of KHInsider for the translated job summaries.

KH-Vids Podcast Episode #77: No Representation, Only Caucasian

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Jan 21, 2015 (330 Views / 5 Likes)
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It's still Tuesday in some parts of the world get off my back

The KH-Vids Podcast is back with a brand new episode, just for you!

Joined by @Llaverion and @Sebax, your podcast crew (@Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn) begin by discussing your regularly scheduled Kingdom Hearts news and updates! We address Bill Farmer's tweet about Kingdom Hearts 3 (and subsequent backpedaling), Kingdom Hearts 2.5's sales, and the loss of Chikao Ohtsuka, the Japanese voice actor for Master Xehanort.

From there we move along to our major topic for the week, the lack of representation for people of color in this year's Oscar nominations. We cite some horrifying statistics re: Hollywood & the Academy's 'straight white male' hegemony and the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, and branch into discussions about Disney's weird relationship with diverse films and The Interview.

Finally, we answer user-submitted questions! @Graxe asks what we would do if we woke up wearing the Majora's Mask, @Highlandeɼ is interested in what games KHV has made us want to play, and @KHGrl15 makes us choose a fictional universe to live in!

Please everyone listen, enjoy, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Japanese Voice Actor for Master Xehanort dead at 85

News in 'Kingdom Hearts News & Updates' posted by Krowley, Jan 16, 2015 (496 Views / 1 Likes)
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Chikao Ohtsuka; The Japanese voice actor for Master Xehanort and Captain Hook, passed away on January 15th 2015 due to ischemic heart failure.

Ohtsuka is well known for his voice work in playing many villains in animes, films and video games. Notable roles of his include Doctor Eggman from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Hound, Gold Roger in One Piece, Wario in various Nintento titles, Doctor Cidolfus Demen Bunansa in Final Fantasy XII, Disney's Captain Hook, and of course, the villainous Master Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts.

Dead at the age of 85, he is survived by his 55 year old son; Akio, whom he has performed with on several occasions. Akio voices Ansem: Seeker of Darkness in the Kingdom Hearts Franchise.

May you find peace in the realm of darkness Ohtsuka.
The world shall miss your villainous ways.