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Final Fantasy VII

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Mega Ran Lost His Nintendo 3DS, And The Internet Is On The Case

    I never quite understood it until yesterday, but my favorite Andy Warhol quote has always been, "In the future, everyone will be famous enough to have the internet come to their rescue for 15 minutes, or until some more really goofy Anthony Weiner sexts leak." Phoenix's own Random--alias Mega Ran--i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Level Up: Seven Musicians With Geeky Backgrounds

    Say what you will about our sustainability, the heat, or our wretched politicos, but Phoenix is a haven for nerds. We have The Minibosses, who play heavy covers from video games like Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon; and Mega Ran, who raps over Final Fantasy and Mega Man soundtracks. Both are tot ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Five Killer Bands Inspired By Video Games

    In this week's olde-timey paper edition we told you all about local rapper MegaRan, who delivers slick rhymes and rapid-fire lyrics inspired (mostly) by classic video games like Mega Man 2 and Final Fantasy VII, and is appearing live at Martini Ranch tomorrow night. We also mentioned a couple of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2011

    Mega Ran and Minibosses at Phoenix Comicon

    Minibosses​Mega Ran, and Minibosses Hyatt Regency Ballroom at Phoenix Comicon Saturday, May 28If you've ever wanted to run into somebody famous while they're wearing their pajamas, the lobby of the downtown Hyatt during Phoenix Comicon is apparently the place to do it. Friday, in-between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    If Video Game Characters Became Rock Stars...

    Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.​Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Cosplay: An excuse for adults to play dress-up (outside the bedroom)

    Shh... Today, dear readers, I'm going to let you in on a little geek secret: We self-proclaimed nerds, geeks and dorks have an internal rating system. Think of it as a 1-10 scale of geekdom, with 1 being the girl who wears a bowl cut and plastic glasses i ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 16, 2006

    Hands Off

    Final Fantasy XII: Role-playing on autopilot

  • Home Entertainment

    August 24, 2006

    Glacial Profiling

    Slow-paced Valkyrie Profile offers dull apocalypse

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Toe-Tapping Zapping

    Game soundtracks struggle for legitimacy in an industry obsessed with killing machines, not killer tunes

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