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Someone has written an analysis of Final Fantasy VIII based around the idea that Squall dies at the end of disc one and the rest of the game is his imagination in his dying moments. From the analysis:

This article discusses the possibility of Final Fantasy VIII's storyline covertly revolving around the death of its main character early on, a theory which - so far - appears to be undiscussed on the internets. We will attempt to explain the basis of the theory, and argue why it may be true. At the end of the article we concede that there is no real "proof", merely suggestions and hints. However, we hope this analysis will add meaning to the game for all players - perhaps refreshing its value over a decade since the game's release - and inspire a discussion as it did between us.

The article includes screenshots from CG scenes in the game and Youtube videos that are used to back up the theory. The entire analysis is also available under a Creative Commons license.

Mistwalker's latest blog reveals a snippet of Sakaguchi's current project

Ever since the announcement of The Last Story, Hironobu Sakaguchi has been freely expressing his views on the game and it's development process but today's blog post seems a little more insightful than the previous few; an e-mail discussion between him and a "Mr. M" on the battle system. Read on

Australian fined $1.6m for uploading New Super Mario Bros Wii

BlogAn Australian named James Burt illegally uploaded New Super Mario Bros. Wii to the internet on November 6 2009, 6 days before the November 12 release date. The Federal Court of Australia case settled outside of court for Burt to pay Nintendo $1.5m (AUD) in damages as well as $100,000 in court costs. Read on

Michael Atkinson to repeal censorship law...already

BlogIt seems Michael Atkinson is already repealing the law that was to force people to post their postcode and full name when commenting on the upcoming South Australian election.

Also worthy of note is:

The extraordinary backdown followed Mr Atkinson's flawed defence of the law on radio 5AA earlier in the day. He said the new law was necessary because people such as Aaron Fornarino, who regularly posts comments on AdelaideNow, were Liberal Party plants. But Mr Fornarino does exist. He lives in a flat on Port Rd, 500m from Mr Atkinson's electorate office.

Good times.

Source: News.com.au

Michael Atkinson now gagging the internet

BlogMichael Atkinson, champion of video game censorship and the sole man preventing an R18+ rating to be implemented for video games in Australia is now responsible for a new law which forces anyone in the state of South Australia (note his state) to publish their real name and post code if they comment about the upcoming state election.

This apparently is not just limited to news websites/blogs but may also end up applying to talkback radio and potentially online places such as Facebook. Read on

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