Dec 18, 2012
The end of the year is upon us and the gang at Final Fantasy Union is here to bring you the final show of 2012. Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they have a good deal to get through. First up, the gang talks about the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy and what it means to them. Afterwards, they jump right into the news which includes a good deal about Lightning Returns like the screen shot of the menu screen, music composers for the game, and the announcement of the first trailer at Jump Festa. But the news doesn't stop there as Theatrhythm has been released on the iDevices; the gang spends a little time discussing what this really means. Next up, your responses to the last Burning Question from episode 74. You don't spare your feelings about the character of Lightning! The question for the next episode will get all of you involved because it's "How long have you been playing Final Fantasy?" Without pause, the trio goes immediately into your questions and this show has two great ones. Listen to hear what the hosts think about Hamuazu's music as compared to Uematsu's and whether or not Sony will include FF characters in Allstars: Battle Royale (if they do, which characters do they want to see). Don't turn off the show yet because the episode rings in the new year with a great remix from Final Fantasy 7. Get your FF fix now and have great rest of the year; we'll see you 2013!
Dec 4, 2012
The end of 2012 is upon us and Kingdom Hearts Union is back for its last show of the year. This week Branden is joined by Churro and they bro it up this episode. First up is the news even though the KH universe is staying pretty quiet right now. However, the guys report on an update for KH 1.5 HD which tells us that the game is 80-90% completed with a new feature for those people who complete the game. The duo speculate what the addition could be. In addition, Churro announces a special KH 10th Anniversary Podcast that will feature people from KHU as well as a multitude of other people from the KH fan population! You definitely won't want to miss it. Next up is the Burning Question and the guys read your responses from last show's question. There are some fantastic answers with one very special fan fiction story. Be sure to get your answers in for the new question which is "How can KH stay relevant until KH3 comes out?" Without missing a step, the guys start answering your questions which includes how much longer SE be able to focus on side stories rather than the main storyline, will KH3 be on the PS3 or the Wii U, what Disney worlds would you want to see Final Fantasy character show up in, and more! To close out this final show of the year, the guys choose a great remix of Dearly Beloved that you're sure to enjoy! Have a wonderful holiday, and great new year, and we'll see you in 2013!
Nov 20, 2012
Welcome to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! Darryl is joined once again by Lauren and Spencer and they jump right in. FIrst off, Darryl and Lauren regale us with their experience at the Distant Worlds Anniversary show they were able to attend and it was quite a doosie! The story is a great update as there is very little news this time around, however, they still go through what there is including localization attempts for Type-0 and a few developments on Lightning Returns. Without missing a beat, they move straight into your answers to the Burning Question from the last show that was also about Lightning Returns; your responses keep them busy! Make sure you get your answers in for the new question which is "What do you like most about Lightning?" And then what's next? You may have guessed it: your questions. This show brings two great inquiries which have to do with the comments made by the past SE president and and collectables from the FF series that the trio may have picked up over the years. As always, don't turn the show off yet as there is a great remix from Final Fantasy 10 waiting for you. As the year of 2012 starts to come to an end, FFU is here to get you your Final Fantasy fix!
Nov 6, 2012
Happy November everyone and celebrate the start of the new month with a new episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! Branden is joined by Churro and Jackie to discuss this wonderful world! The trio jumps right in and start things off with the news. This time around, there are a quite a few announcements to get through that mostly deal with the new KH HD title. There are some gameplay announcements, 358/2 details, and the fact that KH HD has been in production longer than the FFX HD project. Next up, Burning Question! The gang reads through your responses to last week's question and you guys surprise them with your thoughts! They give you guys another question to answer for the next show which is "What would a KH Christmas/Holiday be like on Destiny Islands (post KH2/pre DDD)?" Get your creative answers in! Without missing a beat, they move into your questions and they have a couple this time including what story related questions will be answered in future KH games and will Star Wars or Indiana Jones be in future titles! Don't turn the show off yet because this episode rounds out with a great remix from KH: Chain of Memories that you won't want to miss. With the year beginning to come to close, get your KH fix here so you know what you can look forward to!
Oct 23, 2012
Final Fantasy Union is back again for its 73rd episode with news from the franchise. Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they waste no time by jumping straight into the news that has emerged from Square-Enix. This episode, they talk about updates for the new game "Lightning Returns" with quotes from Nomura and Toriyama. If that's not enough, stick with it to hear about the the recent news on Final Fantasy Type-0 and how a NEW edition is going to be released…not in the west. After some ranting from the trio, they move into the Burning Question and your responses to the question about Tabata and his place in creating home console games. Your answers are actually pretty varied! Make sure you get your answers in for the next BQ which is "Are you convinced by Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (is SE doing the right thing by creating this game)?" Don't go too far as your questions are next, and this time the gang focuses on two. Listen in to hear their thoughts on when the Final Fantasy 10 HD remake will come out and what characters from the games they reacted to opposite to what the developers had planned. To end the show, we have another great remix for you and this time around, the re-arrangement comes from Final Fantasy 12 (believe it or not) so make sure you don't stop listening until the end! Square-Enix appears to be making progress in the Final Fantasy franchise and FFU is the place to hear ALL about it!
Oct 9, 2012
October is here, TGS has come to an end, and Kingdom Hearts Union is back again to talk about the KH universe. This week, Branden is joined by Jackie, Churro, and a very special guest, SQEXGAL (also known as Olivia). After a giving Olivia a warm welcome, the gang dives into the olympic sized pool of news from KH. They spend a good deal of time talking about the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix and the KH browser game, each of which has tons of information to absorb! Next on the itinerary: Burning Question. The group, as always, goes through your responses from the last BQ on the previous show and they notice how TGS changed your answers! Be sure to get your answers in for the new BQ which is "What are your favorite features on the new HD Remix and will you buy it?" Next up: your questions, and this time, there are quite a few. Listen as the gang discusses topics like secret movies in the new HD remix, whether having TWEWY characters in KH3D was good or bad, what they could change about KH3D if they had the opportunity, and what worlds would you like to see in KH3 (whenever it actually comes out). The show wraps up with a great remix from the original KH game; you won't want to skip it. Things are heating up in the KH world and KHU is here to make sure you know it all!
Sep 25, 2012
Welcome back to Final Fantasy Union for another episode of all things in the FF universe. After months and months of radio silence with only a little amount of news, Square Enix dumps a lot on us recently and Darryl, Lauren and Spencer are here to talk about it. There is a lot of news about Final Fantasy 14, Final Fantasy 3 re-release, and the new game that's been announced, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13. They spend a good deal of time talking through each of the news points while throwing in a healthy portion of rants. And after the news, the gang moves into the questions segment. This show, there is only one question but it's a big one. This show, the gang goes into an in-depth discussion about which Final Fantasy game has the best romantic story while also talking about how crucial a romantic aspect to an FF story is. And don't go too far because the show rounds out with a remix from Final Fantasy 6 from the guys over at OverClocked Remix. Final Fantasy has a lot of news and information right now; be sure to listen in so you can get it all!
Sep 11, 2012
Hello Kingdom Hearts fans and welcome to another show of KHU; your one stop shop for all things Kingdom Hearts! This week, Branden is joined by the lovely Lauren and the even lovelier Churro. After the intros and greetings, the trio jumps straight into the news which deals with the KH music album release date, the sales figures for KH3D, and what Square Enix have announced they will be showcasing at TGS. They discuss a little and then move onto the Burning Question. After reading through your answers from the previous show, they give out the new question which is "How long of a gap do you think will be reasonable between the announcement and release of Kingdom Hearts 3?" Get your answers in! And then, the group goes to your questions and this time there are some great ones. Listen in as they discuss which KH enemy types they want in KH3, what issues are holding the KH franchise back, and whether or not Max Goof should make an appearance. But don't turn the podcast off yet because there is a great remix from KH 358/2! Get your fix for KH here and get ready for TGS!
Aug 28, 2012
Final Fantasy Union is back again for another show so you can get your FF fix. Darryl warms up the mic with the Spencer and Lauren and they waste no time getting into the nitty-gritty. First up is the news which includes an announcement about the 25th Anniversary event and then news about the new FF mobile game about to release. After a bit of ranting, they move onto the main section of the show. This week, they decide to not go into the questions. Instead, they revisit the very popular "remeniss about a particular FF game." Last time, it was a rant fest about Dirge of Cerberus. This time around, the gang decides to discuss their experiences with…..you'll have to listen to find out! And at the end, there is a wonderful Final Fantasy 14 remix to let you sit back, relax, and just chill. Enjoy some time spent in the world of Final Fantasy and get ready for the 25th anniversary event!
Aug 14, 2012
It's time for another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union and the gang is back to talk about everything in this universe! Branden is joined by Churro, Jackie, and Lauren and they jump straight into the discussion. This show brings a special discussion as they start things off with their review of Kingdom Hearts 3D. Did they like it, did they hate it? You'll have to listen to find out! Next up is the Burning Question and the group goes through your awesome responses. Be sure to get your answers in for the new BQ next time which is "What do you think will be announced at TGS regarding Kingdom Hearts?" And then, the show moves into the questions that you have. This time, they talk about what could be added to the series to create a new experience, emotional reactions to different characters, and what would happen if the "good guys" suddenly become the "bad guys". And don't go too far, because the show rounds out with a great remix from the first KH. With the new KH game out in stores, listen in to hear how it holds up!
Jul 31, 2012
Final Fantasy Union has returned once again for another Final Fantasy Fantastic episode! This week, Darryl is joined by Colin, Lauren, and special guest Spencer. As promised, this episode is all about questions; in particular, your questions. After a brief introduction, the gang launch directly into answering your inquiries! Listen to the group respond to questions about their favorite moogle, the false FF Versus 13 rumor, how good a Chris Nolan FF game would be, whether X-2 and XII will get an HD treatment like X, was Versus 13 just a marketing scheme to get people to buy the other 13 games, which FF ending should be changed, FF themed restaurants, and much MUCH more. You'll have to listen to the full episode to hear them all! And as always, the show closes out with a great remix and this week brings a remix from Final Fantasy 10-2 that'll get your blood pumping. Enjoy this episode and see if your question was answered.
Jul 24, 2012
Welcome to a very special episode of Final Fantasy Union. This impromptu show brings Darryl and Brian together to talk about Final Fantasy 11. The guys spend some time talking about their experiences in the game and stroll down memory lane. Then they talk about Brian's new album called "The Land of Vana'diel" which is a full, 18 track album that rearranges the music from the FF11 original soundtrack. The album releases AUGUST 1st, 2012 and is COMPLETELY FREE. www.landofvanadiel.com is where you need to go. Hear Brian talk about his inspiration for the album, get some new information on the album that hasn't been released yet, and make sure you stick around to hear a FULL track from the project as a preview. Come join the duo as they spend some time in the land of nostalgia and get excited about "The Land of Vana'diel" and its eminent release!
Jul 17, 2012
The gang for Kingdom Hearts Union is back again and they are here to talk about all things Kingdom Hearts as usual. Branden is joined by Churro, Darryl, and Lauren and they go straight into the news. This episode they talk about the KH Anniversary music album and the songs that were chosen as well as the release of the KH3D demo on the Nintendo E-Shop. And then it's off to the Burning Question. You guys gave some great answers that the gang goes through. Be sure to get your answers in for the next BQ which is "Which CGI Disney movie do you most want to see in the KH series?" And then they go into your questions which include how KH3 will end the story, where the story may go after KH3, and what music from any other game would you want to hear in a KH game. The show comes to a close with a remix that can only be described as a cornucopia of music from the KH series. Get your fix of KH before the new game comes out!
Jul 3, 2012
E3 is several weeks gone but Final Fantasy Union is back to wrap it up while also talking about the new developments in the FF franchise. Darryl is joined by Colin and Lauren and they waste no time getting into the news. This week includes thoughts on the Agni's Philosophy tech demo, Square Enix changing their development, and a new Final Fantasy XI expansion. After some fun ranting, they move over to the Burning Question. There are some great responses that the trio go through and then they announce the BQ for the next show: "Will Agni's Philosophy be a new IP or Final Fantasy XV?" And then, as always, they go into your questions. This week, they focus on one question which is which FF game would be best as a movie or television series? The show rounds out with a fun remix from the original Final Fantasy game so stay tuned to the very end! Will SE survive the evolution of the games industry? Take a listen to hear what we think!
Jun 19, 2012
E3 has now come and gone, and Kingdom Hearts Union is here to let you know what happened at the conference this year! This week, Branden is bro-ing it up with Churro and they jump straight in. First off is the E3 wrap-up from Churro who was at the show this year. He regales us with amazing stories. And then, they move into the Burning Question. They read through your suggestions of what the previous KH games should be renamed to (there are some really creative and hilarious ideas!). Don't miss out on answering the next BQ which is "If KH3 ends up being a next gen game, what will the next gen offer for KH3 that the current gen can't?" And then it's off to your questions and there are several including another game to be announced that's not KH3, what other franchises should make cameos in KH, which KH characters could be killed off, and why hasn't KH2 final mix not been brought to the west. Don't miss out! And then the show wraps up with a beautiful remix from KH 358/2 Days! Enjoy the man-date between Branden and Churro and enjoy getting your Kingdom Hearts fix.
Jun 5, 2012
With E3 right around the corner, Final Fantasy Union is back again to help give you your fix of FF goodness. This week, Darryl is joined by Colin and Lauren and they jump headfirst into this universe. First stop: the news. This week, they talk about FF7 remake news and updates on FF Versus 13 (don't get excited, there's not much). After a bit of a rant, they move onto the Burning Question from last episode and read a lot of your responses. Believe it or not, there is a varied opinion on the topic. Be sure to answer the new question which is "Would you want a Crystal Chronicles reboot on the Wii U?" Next up, your questions and this show we have 2 great questions including which FF character would they want to save them in a tight situation and then what is the worst character design in terms of looks, personality, story, etc. And as always, the show rounds out with a great remix and this time the remix comes from Final Fantasy 12! Enjoy this show as you wait for Square-Enix to release its info at E3!
May 22, 2012
With E3 right around the corner, the KHU gang comes together to get in their thoughts on the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Branden is joined by Churro, Jackie, and Lauren and they don't hesitate to jump right into the news. This time around, the news includes the preorder bonuses for KH3D, a KH3D demo coming to North America, and some comments from Nomura about the future of the franchise. And then it's straight into the Burning Question responses from you guys. But make sure you listen to get the new question for next time which is "If you could rename any KH game, which would it be and what would you name it?" Onto the questions and this time the gang talks about DLC for KH3, whether or not there will be Kingdom Hearts news at E3, will KH be featured in the PlayStation all-stars battle royal, and which KH song is their favorite? After the gang gets all the questions out of their system, they bring the show to a close with a nice remix from the first game. With any luck, we'll see some news at E3, so make sure you come back to get all the info here!
May 8, 2012
Annnnnnddddd we're back again with another show of Final Fantasy Union and this is a long one, folks. This week, Darryl is joined by Lauren and Brian they talk about a lot of various topics (with a healthy dose of rage). They start off with news about FF13-2 DLC and, believe it or not, Versus. After that, the gang go into your responses from the previous show and there's a lot of hater-ade, so enjoy! Be sure to answer the new BQ which is "Do you want more installments from the Fabula Nova Crystallis series?" And then they move into a boatload of questions. To keep the description from being a wall of text, you'll have to listen to hear what all they talk about! And of course, they rock the music segment with a remix from Final Fantasy 10. We've got a lot of great stuff this show, so be sure to listen in and enjoy!
Apr 24, 2012
Another four weeks have passed which means only one thing: a new episode of Kingdom Hearts Union is here! This week, join in with Branden, Churro, and Jackie as they jump into the KH world. They start off going through the news (yes, there is actually news!) with the sales figures for KH3D in Japan, a game breaking glitch, and the release dates for North America and Europe. After the news, they move into the Burning Question section. However, this episode approaches this a bit differently than last time (do to us accidentally never posting last show's question on the forums…oops). However, they spend a great deal of time talking about KH3 and what might happen! And then, the trio goes straight into your questions. This show, the gang goes through four of your questions including the pros and cons of some of the voice actors, will KH turn into a kid friendly game, which character would they like to voice if they could, and what will the art style for KH3 be with the newest gen consoles. And no show is complete without some music and this week, there is a fantastic piano mix of Simple and Clean. KH3D is almost here and KHU will help you bridge the gap! Get in now!
Apr 10, 2012
Final Fantasy Union is back again to talk about all things FF, and this time around, we have an extra long show for you. This week, Darryl is joined by Colin and Lauren and they jump straight into the fray. Unfortunately, there isn't much news this week, but the gang spends a bit of time talking about Theatrhythm and its release date. Afterwards, they go into your answers to the Burning Question which was "Should Square Enix let another studio create an FF game?" The answers are incredibly varied and the gang goes off on quite a few tangents! And then the three hosts move into a special segment this time around. Instead of going into questions, the trio spend time talking about their experience in one particular FF game: Final Fantasy 9! They talk about what it was like the first time they played it, who their favorite characters are, what music they love, their favorite scenes, and what aspects of the game appealed to them the most. Did they like the game? You'll have to listen to find out! And as always, the show rounds out with a remix and this episode brings a nice arrangement from Final Fantasy 2. Come join us for this super long episode of FFU and enjoy!
Apr 4, 2012
The voice of Noel Kreiss joins Final Fantasy Union! In this episode of FF Union, Lauren interviews voice actor Jason Marsden, the voice of Noel Kreiss in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Jason answers lots of fan questions and gives a behind-the-scenes look at voice acting in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Mar 27, 2012
A new week brings a new episode of Kingdom Hearts Union but this time around, we have a VERY special show. You see, KH will be celebrating its 10th anniversary the day after this show is released and the gang gets together to celebrate it in style! Branden has a full house this time and is joined by Churro, Jackie, Lauren, and Darryl. The group starts off with your answers to the last Burning Question which was what is your fondest memory from the games and what does KH mean to you? After a teary-eyed moment of nostalgia, the show then goes into a very special segment: a trivia game where Branden asks the other 4 co-hosts questions (and no, they don't know the questions before hand). Listen to them sweat it out and see whether they pass or fail! After they catch their breaths and get their hearts started again, they go into your questions and this week there are 2 great inquiries: what instrument your pet Darkside would play and if KH3 was the last KH game ever, how would you want Nomura to wrap up the story? Never fail, the show ends with a fantastic remix of Dearly Beloved. Come join us and celebrate a full decade of a franchise that pulls our memories of being younger into our favorite past-time: video games. Viva la Kingdom Hearts!
Mar 21, 2012
The voice of Caius Ballad joins Final Fantasy Union! In this episode of FF Union, Lauren and Brian interview voice actor Liam O'Brien, the voices of Caius Ballad in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Liam answers lots of fan questions and gives a behind-the-scenes look at voice acting in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Mar 13, 2012
Another week, another episode of Final Fantasy Union is here to discuss all things FF related. Unfortunately, there’s very little to discuss! Join in with Darryl, Colin, and Lauren as they sit down to chat about the franchise. After ranting a while about there being very little news since the release of FF13-2, they move into the two pieces of news: the DLC in FF13-2 for Sazh and the estimated sales figures. The gang is not impressed with either of them so listen in to find our why. They move right into reading your answers to the Burning Question which was “What do you think of the FF13-2 DLC?” After a brief discussion on what it would be like if Square-Enix outsourced the FF franchise to another company, they go right into your questions including how they each played Noel in the game, their thoughts on the voice acting in the game, and whether Versus will be released on the PS4 rather than the PS3. And this show, the music gives you a throwback to the era of FF2 with a killer remix. Even though it may have been a slow week, the trio does not disappoint with plenty of discussion and a fair amount of ranting so make sure you get your fix!
Mar 7, 2012
The voices of Snow and Serah joins Final Fantasy Union! In this episode of FF Union, Lauren and Darryl interview voice actress Laura Bailey and voice actor Troy Baker, the voices of Serah and Snow in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Troy and Laura answer lots of fan questions and gives a behind-the-scenes look at voice acting in Final Fantasy XIII-2.