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!
Sep 27, 2011
MiniGUP is back this week for another show all about gaming. This time around, Darryl, Colin, and Lauren sit down to talk about the current issues and your questions. Clo is sitting this one out due to her crazy schedule at EuroGamer this year. The first part of the show is devoted to all things PlayStation Vita including its price, desirability, game lineup, and its general potential with the gaming market in comparison to the new wave of mobile gaming. Afterwards, they move into your questions, which include hearing voices in your head when reading someone else’s post and whether or not there are too many Fist Person Shooters (FPS) on the market today. To say the least, the discussion is interesting and may go in a direction that you wouldn’t expect. If you’re interest is peaked, then make sure to listen in to this longer than normal episode!
Sep 20, 2011
Well, it’s safe to say that the Kingdom Hearts news drought has been replaced temporarily with a veritable ton of news. This week Lauren, Darryl, and Branden sit down to talk about all the news from TGS including the new Disney world, new companions, and all the new information that’s been released on the story according to the new trailer. They then talk more about the game with the news that’s been released about the gameplay. Next, the trio moves on to reading your answers from last week’s Burning Question which was “What do KH fans expect from TGS?” The gang doesn’t waste time before they move into the questions that you have! This episode, they focus on two questions including their thoughts on a Kingdom Hearts MMORPG and what worlds they feel have fallen short and could have been done better. While you digest all of the opinions flying around, you can listen to the music for this show, which is a trance remix of Dearly Beloved. Here is your KH episode so enjoy yourself!
Sep 13, 2011
Square Enix has given FFU a lot of news to talk about this week and the gang has a field day going through it all. This time around, Darryl, Colin, and Lauren sit down and start the show by rifling through all the news that just came out including stories about FF13-2, FF14, and Type-0 (delayed again). The news from FF13-2 brought a rather in depth discussion for whether or not SE is letting too much out of the bag too early. After Colin stops raging, the group moves onto the responses from the latest Burning Question which was “what did you think about the Type-0 demo if you played it?” On the whole, the consensus was pretty one sided, but you’ll have to listen to find out what it was and to find out what the new Burning Question is. The trio wastes no time and launches themselves straight into your questions including thoughts on the story from FF13, favorite FF directors, and which FF era is your favorite. This week’s music section takes a nostalgic trip back to days of Final Fantasy 2 and the gang talks about what they like! As Darryl says in the show, this is a great episode!
Sep 6, 2011
The MiniGUP gang has come together again to bring you your dose of audio delight. Clo, Colin, Darryl and Lauren join each other for a gaming pow-wow. They start things off with a community response or two from last episode about the pirate accents. Afterwards, they go into an in depth discussion about Gamestop and the fiasco that the goofy company created with the recently released Deus Ex. After ranting over the corporation, they move onto talking about their piles of shame in rather alarming and shaming detail. In the same manner, the group talks about what they’re playing at the moment and how Lauren is jelly about anyone who’s playing Dead Island already. As the show comes to a close, the gang talks about all the games they want to platinum and how it will probably never happen (yay for commitment). Enjoy yourself!
Aug 30, 2011
Kingdom Hearts Union is back and better than ever with a new show! Lauren, Churro, and Branden sit down to discuss the KH universe. However, before they start, they welcome a new guest to the show, Jackie, who is quite the KH guru. After the “hellos” have been passed around, the crew jumps into the show with a little news about KH 3D at the Tokyo Games Show. Afterwards, they move into the Burning Question from the last show which was “With the trouble the 3DS has had, how will it effect KH 3D?” The gang spends a lot of time discussing and reading your responses. They don’t wait for long before they launch into the questions that you guys have. This episode has two great questions including which voice actors are the best and if KH characters had last names, what would they be. The answers are quite entertaining. The show is rounded out with a gorgeous piano/violin remix that you’ll love. Another day, another fantastic episode of KHU so don’t miss out!
Aug 23, 2011
Final Fantasy Union is back with a longer show than normal! The gang joins up together to talk all things FF. Darryl, David, Colin, and Lauren start the show off by talking a little about the Special Character Battle that just finished up and give their thoughts on the final matchup between Noctis and Cloud. Then they move into a great discussion between Colin and David about their impressions on the Type-0 demo that was released recently. After the guys stop gushing about it, they talk about the burning question from last show which was “what do you think about 13-2 being released in winter of 2012.” They tell you the general consensus and then they go into the questions for this episode, which include the guys’ thoughts on the music from Type-0, DLC for Dissidia 012, and the future of the FF franchise with Vita coming out. As always, the show is rounded out with a nice piece of music. Get your FF fix from the place that loves to give it away for free.
Aug 16, 2011
MiniGUP is back to give you your dose of awesomeness. The gang gets together to talk about all things gaming. Join in with Astharis, Colin, Darryl, and Lauren as they take you through all the new developments from GU including being nominated for best gaming website on the GMA’s! After basking in the glow of their epic-ness, they go into some of the responses from last episode’s topic and they even read some of the winners from the pirate saying twitter contest! Afterwards, they launch into their discussion about whether or not we play video games with our siblings or alone. They then move onto the main question which is “If you could be a play tester for any company what company would it be” and Darryl makes it clear that he might commit suicide if he ever had to do it. Another great show is in store for you!
Aug 9, 2011
This episode of Kingdom Hearts Union may be short, but it’s packed with KH flavor. Branden decided that making money to live was more important than being on the podcast for free and left Lauren, Churro, and Darryl on their own (we love you Branden). The gang talks about the one news piece that concerns KH 3D and the playable cut scenes. Afterwards, they go into the responses from the previous Burning Question which was “which KH level was your least favorite.” Believe it or not, the cast actually fully agree on something when it comes to their personal preference. As always, they move onto the questions that you guys have and they get into a great discussion about which franchise has the more complex story line: KH or MGS! They round things out with a nice KH remix of the Hollow Bastion theme! Get your concentrated dose of KHU now!
Aug 2, 2011
Even though this FFU show is full of news, there are no questions; my how the tables have turned. Darryl, Colin, David, and Lauren sit down together to go through the news this week. They cover the FF13-2 release dates for Japan and North America and how SE is trolling Europe. They also go through the new Type-0 trailer that’s packed full of new info as well as all of the classic SE games that are being released on PSN. They don’t pause for long before going into talking about the Burning Question from the last episode, which was “what is your favorite FF song.” The gang even goes further and talks about their favorite music. Colin is outcast for choosing music from FF12. The music segment comes from FF8 and will serenade you out to the end of the show. As always, don’t miss out!
Jul 26, 2011
This episode of MiniGUP is full of fan rage and depression with the multitude of controversial topics. The gang jumps into community responses from the previous episode about Uncharted 3. Shortly after, Clo, Colin, Darryl, and Lauren get into a heavy discussion about digital distribution and how it could easily take the games industry into a horrible situation for us, the gamers. The intensity of the conversation doesn’t waiver for even a moment as the group then moves into a heated debate about Capcom and where they may be going as a company, publisher, and game developer. They round out the show with a question from you guys and the quartet talk about the new Ratchet and Clank and how co-op campaigns can be both a good and bad thing. This is definitely a show full of in depth conversations and is one not to be missed.
Jul 19, 2011
Holy cow, there is actually news this week in the world of Kingdom Hearts. Lauren, Darryl, Branden, and Churro sit down to talk about how Nomura has finally come out of his hole and has given some much needed info KH 3D, even though the information we received is rather cryptic. Famitsu also released the results from their KH poll and we have all the info ready to give you! After the long lost news section, the crew goes through your answers from the last Burning Question which was “what were your thoughts from KH’s presence (or lack of) at E3?” And what KHU show would be complete with out your questions? What band should do a song for KHU and who is your favorite voice actor? The show gets rounded out by some amazing music from the game to leave you wanting more! Don’t miss out!