Final Fantasy III for iPhone Japanese launch trailer. The FFIII role playing video game was first published in 1990 and has been re-released last month for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. Old school RPG getting a new lease of life.
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Video games news and trailers - Final Fantasy, Diablo, StarCraft, Civilization, MapleStory and other interesting video gaming stuff.
Mitsugu Kikai, a 25-year-old Japanese, has been recognised by the Guinness World Records for having the largest collection of Mario-themed memorabilia.
Kikai said that he never tried to become a number one collector, but he loved Mario since he was little, and the collection gradually grew.
Angry Birds Rio will launch with 45 dedicated levels based on the anticipated motion picture, with regular updates in future. The game will be available on smartphones and tablets worldwide by March, while the movie will be in theatres by April.
Taiwanese actress-model and popular female StarCraft gamer Linda Liao posing for Razer, a computer peripherals manufacturer specializing in products specifically marketed to gamers.
Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin became the first piece of video game music to win a Grammy Award. It’s the theme song for the 2005 video game Civilization IV, and a re-release version was announced last week as the winner in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) category.
Check the music video below which uses footage from the popular video game. You can also check the song which featured at the Dubai Fountain in one of my old posts from 2009.
Baba Yetu means Our Father in Swahili, a main language in East Africa. The lyrics, also in Swahili, are a translation of the Lord’s Prayer, a venerated Christian prayer.
Ron Ragin and the Stanford Talisman performed the original song in the game. The Soweto Gospel Choir performed the re-release in Tin’s 2009 album Calling All Dawns instead; and it’s the later version that won the Grammy. Tin also won the Best Classical Crossover Album award, congrats.
Over the years game makers have produced some good music and stories etc. but never got much credit in mainstream entertainment awards. This win is a milestone, but I’m not sure if things will change in near future; video games music will remain a niche on its own.