Final Fantasy XII Gets Another Chance to Shine, EVO Has Us Fired up for a Fight, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

Final Fantasy XII Gets Another Chance to Shine, EVO Has Us Fired up for a Fight, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

That's another week tucked away! Summer's going by way too fast. I have a nice, ripe tomato for the first "Back to School!" clothing ad I see.

Uh, I hope I don't see it on my computer.

Me thinking about playing Final Fantasy XII all weekend.

This was Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age's week to shine. Square-Enix has gifted us with a terrific remake of one of the series' most overlooked and under-appreciated titles. Read Kat's review of the game, listen to Kat and I talk about the game on Axe of the Blood God this week, and stroke your chin as Kat points out how the original game marked the start of a tough decade for Final Fantasy.

Here's what else made headlines this week:

I've selected a "Game Over" theme for this week's music. Technically, Game Over themes aren't ending credits music, but they sure are some kind of ending music.

This time around: The Game Over for Batman on the NES. I sucked hard at this game when I was a kid, but at least my failure was accompanied by one of the most soothing pieces of music ever composed for a video game. Weird, lovely stuff.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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