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Games Columns

'Final Fantasy VIII' Was Too Honest and Unsettling to be Beloved

Despite its contemporary success, 'FFVIII' has never had the popular legacy it deserved. But why?
Cameron Kunzelman
2.18.19
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Witches Are Being Kicked Off of Square For Selling 'Occult Items'

Pagans are outraged.
Breena Kerr
3.31.17
Twitter

Things Jack Dorsey Tweeted About Instead of Azealia Banks' Mixtape

#JackNeverTweetedAboutMyMixtape
Sarah Emerson
4.13.16
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This Fan Project Fixed Final Fantasy VII, and You Can Play it Today

Square Enix already has gamers nervous about the direction of the Final Fantasy VII remake, but luckily there’s a fan-made overhaul project called The Reunion that you can play right now.
Nicholas Deleon
12.7.15
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Square Says Jack Dorsey Running Twitter Is a 'Risk Factor'

The mobile payments company will soon go public.
Nicholas Deleon
10.14.15
News

Researchers Turn Square Reader Into Credit Card Skimmer in Under 10 Minutes

How the popular Square Reader can be used to scam customers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.15
News

Report: Mobile Payment Provider Square Files For IPO

Jack Dorsey’s company confidentially filed the necessary paperwork.
John Ambrosio
7.24.15
News

A 'Final Fantasy VII' Remake Is Finally Happening and Here's the Trailer

Your prayers are being answered.
Jason Koebler
6.16.15
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Out of Time: An Ode to ‘Chrono Trigger’

The greatest SNES RPG ever made, 'Chrono Trigger' defies time and trends to be as playable today as it ever was.
Joe Donnelly
3.6.15
Culture

Did Snapchat Just Accidentally Monetize Nudes?

Snapcash, Snapchat’s new in-app payment system, could encourage its already thriving amateur porn subculture.
Jordan Pearson
11.17.14
News

Ukrainian Protesters Toppled Kiev's Lenin Statue Last Night

Protests in Kiev on Sunday evening finished with a theatrical flourish, as the pro-EU, anti-Russia demonstrators toppled the statue of Lenin that stood on a broad avenue in the center of the city. Despite the protesters' elation, the incident has...
Annabelle Chapman
12.9.13
Film

A City Morphs And Fluctuates In This Real-time Animation Fueled By Fractals

A new real-time animation by artist and programmer Pixtur uses fractals to create a complex and disjointed take on reality.
Joey Goldsmith
10.1.12