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.
Feb 28, 2012
Kingdom Hearts Union is back again and brings us ever closer to the release of Dream Drop Distance. This week is packed with news about the new title. Join in with Branden, Churro, Jackie, and Lauren as they start working through it all including a ten-minute trailer, an interview in Nintendo Power, the SE premier party, a European release date, and lots of other interesting info from the gameplay. After wading through the boat load of news, the gang goes into the Burning Question and read’s your answers to “What do you expect from Nomura in 2012?” The answers may surprise you! And then the quartet moves right into your questions! This week, hear the group’s thoughts on whether KH needs more followers/fans, which characters should be paired and who each host would be paired with, and what’s going to happen with Birth By Sleep 2. The show rounds out with an amazing BBS remix! As always, you’re not gonna want to miss this show, so sit down, relax, and let the sultry voices of the hosts take you on a Kingdom Hearts journey!
Feb 14, 2012
The end of January brought us a massive game for FFU: Final Fantasy XIII-2. This show, Darryl is join by Colin, Lauren, and David and they spend an hour talking about how the game panned out. In case you're not far into the game, don't worry; the group keeps the show spoiler free! The quartet start off the discussion about the story, the characters and their development. How did Serah and Noel turn out? Find out here. Then the gang talks about the gameplay, the battle system, the puzzles, and the general progression of the game. After an extended period talking about the monster companions, they get onto the controversial music and whether it was good or bad. And then what would our impressions show be without your input. The group go through a few of your opinions to see what you guys think about the game. The show rounds out with a great XIII-2 remix, so don't stop listening until the end! Listen in to get all the FFXIII-2 news and impression with your favorite people...and Darryl.
Jan 31, 2012
Kingdom Hearts Union is back and ready to kick 2012 off like true gamers! Sit down with the group, which this week brings Branden, Lauren, Churro, and Jackie to talk about all things KH. Welcome in the new host, Branden, as he makes his debut as the man in charge this show. This first episode of the year is practically swamped with KH news since the last show. Listen in to hear all about the new worlds, trailer, AND Japanese release date for KH 3D! But that’s not all, the gang talks about new gameplay videos, the return of Axel, growth of the characters, and the announcement of a surprise for the 10th anniversary of the franchise. And without missing a beat, your KH pals move straight into your questions. This episode has four of them including feelings on Vanitas’ return, how KH would have been different if Sora wielded a chainsaw, will KH3 be the next game after KH 3D, and whether new KH games will be multi platform. After all your inquiries, the show rounds out with a great version of Traverse Town that comes from Brian, the guy who makes the podcast for you to hear! The new year is here, and Kingdom Hearts is looking like it’s gonna be epic. Be sure to listen in to find out how!
Jan 24, 2012
The voice of Lightning joins Final Fantasy Union once again! In this episode of FF Union Lauren and Darryl interview voice actress Ali HIllis, the voice of Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII. Ali answers lots of fan questions and gives a behind-the-scenes look at voice acting in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Jan 17, 2012
Final Fantasy Union is back from the holiday break and is bringing the new year in with the demo of FF13. Darryl is joined by Colin and Lauren and after telling you about all of the new editions to FFU, they launch into their thoughts and analysis of the demo. Was it good or was it bad? You’ll have to listen to their in depth discussion to find out. Afterwards, the gang jumps straight into your questions and this episode there are a LOT. The questions this time include which FF games are the most underrated, how many FF13 installments there will be, should Sakaguchi be re-hired, did you use your favorite characters in the games or replace them with the more powerful character, and whether or not the DLC for FF13-2 is a good thing or a bad thing. The show rounds up with a great remix from FF7 and make sure you stick around to the end for the first bloopers of 2012. Get psyched, the new year of FFU is here!
Jan 10, 2012
Gaming Union Log, star date...uh...2012. The new year is HERE and MiniGUP is bringing in the new year with style! Even though this is the first show of the year, it is the last episode of MiniGUP. However, where MiniGUP ends, Gaming Union is coming up full force! This episode, Chloe is with Darryl and Colin and they start the show with a couple of your responses from the last episode! After reading your awesome comments, the trio then goes into announcing all the new/epic content you can expect this upcoming year. Believe us when we say it’s pretty friggin’ big! After giving you guys everything to look forward to, the gang goes into the highlights from MiniGUP including their experiences at 2011 E3, the new year rap, and a few other rants. And what MiniGUP show would it be without your questions. The big question this episode is how can the community get involved with Gaming Union as a whole. Get psyched people; this next year is gonna be amazing!
Dec 13, 2011
The last episode of Kingdom Hearts Union has arrived and we have a big cast to make it a blow out show. Darryl, Churro, Branden, and Jackie join Lauren this time around. Unfortunately, the world of KH has no news, but that doesn’t deter the group from getting into the KH universe. They start things off with the Burning Question from last episode which was “How do you feel about Pinocchio coming back?” The answers were relatively varied with some of you looking forward to it while other of you dreading the return of the puppet in need of Rhinoplasty. After reading your responses, the group moves into your questions and this time around, we have three terrific inquiries. This show has questions like whether they would play if FF or Disney wasn’t in KH, whether or not the mini games are worth it, and witch KH character has a personality most similar to each host. As always, there is a great remix of the Simple and Clean track from KH. Get your KH fix now and enjoy the last show of the year!
Dec 6, 2011
As we wind things down for the year, we come to our final FFU until 2012. However, that doesn't mean that we’ve skimped on the show! Darryl, Lauren and Colin spend a copious amount of time on Final Fantasy! Things start off with Colin giving his run down of the event he got to go to for 13-2! And then, they tackle the waterfall of news including info for 13-2, localization of Type-0, and how Square-Enix vows to shorten their development timeline for all new games. After a massive rant/tangent, they move into the Burning Question which is “When do you think we’ll see Versus 13?” The answers are what you probably expect :). And the gang doesn’t ignore you or your questions and in this final episode, we have two great ones! The trio tackles their feelings on FF15 being an action RPG and whether or not they would want to be able to control the appearance of the main character in a FF title. To wrap up the show and the year, enjoy a remix of the FF prelude! It’s been an amazing year at FFU, and next year is shaping up to be truly phenomenal. We’ll see you soon!
Nov 29, 2011
MiniGUP is back for the last episode of 2011 and they are gonna rock it out right! This week, Chloe is joined by Colin and by special guest, Jordan. After gushing over Jordan’s return, they launch into the show. First off are the community responses from last show which deals with the replay value of games. Afterwards, the next stop is the main topic which is a retrospective look at 2011 and the games that the trio loved, hated, or were indifferent to! In the same manner, they then move into the wish list for next year; the gang talks about what they want and they read out what you want! And as always, you have questions and we have answers. This show, there are two questions dealing with PS2 HD remakes and when will the PS4 be here. Get your fix of MiniGUP now and enjoy the end of the year! We’ll see you soon!
Nov 22, 2011
Kingdom Hearts Union is all about the Dream Drop Distance this week and the gang is ready to dive in. This week, Lauren is joined by Darryl and Churro and they get down to business. They start the show off with an announcement of how you guys can get KH stickers. After the giveaway, news is next on the docket and they jump into the DDD news including the new composer, the new trailer and playable demo, and the announcement of the new Pinocchio world. Without missing a step, the terrific trio goes into the responses to the Burning Question, which was “What would you get Nomura for his Birthday?” Special thanks to Eskimo Keith for providing our Troll quota. And then the final segment: questions. This week, there are two main inquiries which include what kind of collection games would they want to see in KH titles and what FF characters they think will be in KH3. The show rounds out with a fantastic remix as the gang says goodbye. The end of the year is almost here, so get your fix before the apocalypse :)!
Nov 15, 2011
What....we have Versus news for once? Perhaps the zombie apocalypse has finally arrived. Well, until the rise of the undead convert us all, the gang comes together to talk about all things Final Fantasy. Darryl is joined by Colin and Lauren and they jump headfirst into the news which includes lot of details about 13-2, a tentative releases for 13 Verses, and Type-0’s play-through and cast of characters! After giving out all the updates from the past couple weeks, the trio jump into the Burning Question which is “What would you give up for Final Fantasy Type-0.” The answers range from new games, remakes of games, candy, and our mortal souls. And as it is with every FFU, we have answers from your questions! This week, there are three that cover how they would feel if Square had to sell their IPs, how they would like an FF7 to be remade, and what would it be like if a FF game was set in a real world location. There is fun to be had. The gang wraps things up with a fun orchestral remix from FF9. Get your fix now before zombies eat your brain!
Nov 8, 2011
Another week is upon us and MiniGUP is the cure for whatever has you down! This week they keep it simple and easy with Lauren and Darryl sitting down as a duo to discuss the latest and greatest in the gaming industry. They start things of with a few community responses from last episode including thoughts on Man Week and whether or not there are too many FPS’ on the market today. Afterwards, they proceed to their main topic which is the announcement of GTA 5 and begin to speculate what it may be like based on what we’ve seen from the franchise up to this point. They don’t waste much time because before you know it, their off to answer your questions which deals with thoughts on a new company creating a brand new console and what are the gang’s policy when it comes to replaying a game. The dynamic duo doesn’t disappoint so don’t delay downloading (yay for alliteration!).
Nov 1, 2011
Well, after the last episode’s technical debacle, the gang is back finally and it is long over due. Lauren sits down with Churro, Branden and Darryl to talk all things Kingdom Hearts. Unfortunately, the KH news is non-existent for this episode, but the group is not short on questions. They start things off with a great announcement where you can win free Kingdom Hearts stickers! Stay tuned for how you can win them. Afterwards, they go into the Burning Question that was asked 6 weeks ago which was “What was the first Kingdom Hearts game that you played.” The results were a little shocking. Without missing a beat, the quartet moves into your questions, and there are a veritable ton this week! The questions include the future of KH after the completion of the Xeonort saga, will the KH HD remake be the final mix version, when will the KH racing game come out, what other genre of VG would work well for KH, which Disney movie would be the worst to put in KH, thoughts on KH: Birth by Sleep 2, and believe it or not, more. After they finally get through all the awesome questions, they round things out with a great remix. This episode may be long overdue, but it’s here and it’s rocking things hard!
Oct 25, 2011
We are back with another fun episode of Final Fantasy Union with lots of news and questions. Darryl is joined by Colin and Lauren and they jump straight into the news from FF including FF13-2’s announced DLC, the European pre-order bonuses for FF13-2, and the new release dates and versions for FF14. After the trio rants about how asinine FF14’s release dates are, they move into the burning question seamlessly which is “will you ever play Final Fantasy 14.” The answers are quite varied and may surprise you. After going through your responses, they transition into your questions. This week, the group covers three: what our younger selves would think about the current FF titles, why people want remakes of FF titles but then complain when they’re not getting new games, and how well with the FF10 HD remake sell. And when they’re done talking about FF10, the show rounds out with a great remix from FF10. This show is positively full of craziness and fun, so don’t miss out!
Oct 18, 2011
The new week brings a new episode of MiniGUP where the regular gang talks about all things gaming. Astharis is joined by Colin , Darryl, and Lauren this show and they have quite a few topics to get through. They start things off with some community responses from last week’s topic, which was “are there too many first person and third person shooters?” After ranting a bit about it, they move onto their first new topic, which is talking about Uncharted 3 and whether it will make the same splash that Uncharted 2 made. After Chloe gushes enough, they move on to an event that has been going on at Gaming Union: Man Week, which was an event paying homage to the manliest men in gaming. The discussion spans multiple different game series and Colin expresses his man crush for all men in Meal Gear Solid. After the testosterone is sufficiently exhausted, they move onto the one question for the episode, which is “what do you think about the concept of the HD remakes and why do you by them?” This show is packed full of gaming discussion and craziness. Go no further!
Oct 4, 2011
The new episode of FFU is here and packed full of news for FF13-2 and FF14. This week, Darryl is joined by Colin, David, and Lauren to tackle all of these breaking stories. They start off by going through all the news from FF13-2 including seeing the new Snow and Hope, the announcement of a new area like the Gold Saucer from FF7, DLC for post launch, Music, and more. After they wade through it, they move onto the news from FF14 which deals with the new update that has just been released. After a quick breather, the group launches into the responses from last episode’s Burning Question, which was “What are your thoughts about the FF13-3 domain registration?” And what would a FFU episode be without your questions and this time, there are two. They answer questions about a new FF11 compilation and the best written character story. The show is rounded up with a fantastic remix from FF5. If you want to hear the massive developments in the Final Fantasy franchise, then tune in now!