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  1. May 6, 2005 - April 15, 2009
  2. April 27, 2009 - December 20, 2012

Starting a new year[edit source]

So, I was going to post news, but I'm not entirely sure about the correct process to wipe out the page and start a new year, so I'd rather not really do anything. Can someone do that, please? DiamondEdge (talk) 11:02, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Okay, that should be good to go. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 11:15, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you DiamondEdge (talk) 11:34, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

VIII on Steam maybe one day?[edit source] Interesting. JBed (talk) 15:29, March 12, 2013 (UTC)

It's getting a PC rerelase in Japan tomorrow.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) 12:39, May 15, 2013 (UTC)

Versus XIII now XV?[edit source]

Either that or the company are dumb. JBed (talk) 00:15, March 16, 2013 (UTC)

Nice find. They may be being dumb though.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 02:17, March 16, 2013 (UTC)
I've been hoping this was the case. interestingly, if the article is accurate, it says this change has been around since last July, which was when the game cancelling rumor came about. if it was indeed decided around then that the game changed its title, then there might have been some validity in "vs13" being no more lol.. anyway in the website they do say in brackets that its the expected title.. not an official one.--Arciel Spira (talk) 03:43, March 16, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, dumb. They darn changed it to Versus XIII now. JBed (talk) 19:46, March 17, 2013 (UTC)
Haha nice. :D Square wouldn't want them to be the ones to "announce" it though even if they did rebrand the game...Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 20:53, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Final Fantasy Agito announced and we still haven't even got Type-0?[edit source]

A mobile prequel to Type-0 and we still haven't even got the game outside of Japan, Squeenix, you're killing me, also touchscreen controls suck :( Wyvern777 (talk) 23:46, September 15, 2013 (UTC)

September 26 article[edit source]

Do we have a source for it? Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle.png 08:00, September 30, 2013 (UTC)

Not sure if it's good enough for news[edit source]

Square are releasing some more figurines, I don't know if you want to report it or just put the pictures on the relevant articles, but you can find it, and a link to Square's official store, here Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle.png 14:14, February 3, 2014 (UTC)

FFXV Voice Acting[edit source]


Re: Proxy Vandal[edit source]

Doesn't the recent shenanigans involving this page warrant anon-protection of some sort? FFVAExdeathmenu.png Lord G. matters. Talk to me. FFVAExdeathmenu.png 01:38, March 20, 2014 (UTC)

Facebook Icon[edit source]

Can I suggest making a square icon for the Shinra News for Facebook? The wide rectangle logo doesn't look appealing when squished. If no one is up to it, I could do it: just tell me the font name for "Final Fantasy Wiki" and "- Shinra News -".—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 19:15, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Name[edit source]

So I was working on FFVII related things when I just noticed the text "Shinra Times".

"Shinra Times" is a newspaper in FFVII. Mentioned once in the game when talking about headlines about the bombing. I just thought I'd mention it because I remember past discussions about how "Shinra News" isn't a newspaper and is bland. Not that I agreed we should name it after a newspaper. "Bonga Bugle" and "Timber Maniacs" were my preferred choices.

;3 JBed (talk) 16:37, August 15, 2014 (UTC)

I like the sound of Timber Maniacs. Shinra News always sounded dull. C A T U S E 03:55, August 16, 2014 (UTC)
I like Timber Maniacs too. Monterossa (talk) 05:05, August 16, 2014 (UTC)
Nothing is wrong with Shinra News. It is in universe and explains itself simply and easily, and is probably the project page that requires a name doing so the most since it'll be frequented by non regulars more. Besides, screw FFVIII, Shinra are tons cooler than Timber Maniacs.--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 05:38, August 16, 2014 (UTC)
When I first joined the wiki I thought Shinra News was an intentionally ironic name because the Shinra News in the world of FFVII is propaganda that distorts the truth.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 13:40, August 16, 2014 (UTC)
Bump. Really, there was never proper consensus on this name in the first place, everyone just stopped arguing when BH did the move anyway. I'm personally not a big fan of Shinra News in the first place, it's just a very... uninteresting name. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 23:39, January 8, 2015 (UTC)
I oppose changing the name because somebody is going to demand that the name get changed in another two years and it will never stop. Wait until FFXV comes out with a newspaper and then suddenly, we have to change the name again. Why not change the DNC's name to whatever XIII's arena was? Shinra Times at least tells somebody who hasn't played FFVIII what this page is about. As opposed to Timber Maniacs. (What did Timber Maniacs do again other than unlock secret Laguna scenes? Was it even a newspaper? I LP'd the game and I don't remember.)
If you're changing it to anything, make it Bongaa Bugle. The old name that I unilaterally threw away because I thought it sounded dumb. PS: Kelt caught the irony. --BlueHighwind 02:17, January 9, 2015 (UTC)
I concur with Blue. Not only is changing the name a waste of time, it is detrimental and people will only ask to change it again later. "Shinra News" is not only a cool and ironic name, but it's more descriptive than those suggested and has obvious meaning to anyone.--Magicite-ffvi-ios.png Technobliterator TC 07:59, January 9, 2015 (UTC)

FNC Rebrand[edit source]

If we're now the Lightning Wiki, 'Shinra News' doesn't make much sense. If anyone has any FNC related newspaper titles to suggest, that'd be helpful. The only find I have is in the Brain Blast article. One of the questions refers to an organisation called 'Academia Central Broadcasting Station'. Sounds an awful lot like a news agency ala BBC or Sky (or ABC or FOX if your american). Their acronym (which is the answer to the question) is ACBS. ACBS News anyone? COOLAWITS ~TALK | YFC | XVI | DQFF~ 08:46, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

EDIT: Fuck my life. Only now did I check the calendar. COOLAWITS ~TALK | YFC | XVI | DQFF~ 14:14, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

Something like Datalog / Analects / Sanctum or just a simple Cocoon news-type thing? There must be something around the Lighting trilogy we can use. AdeusValcross (talk) 10:22, April 1, 2015 (UTC) Haha that's actually brilliant. I lampshaded the news about the cancellation of XV but never even made the connection with this. Touche. AdeusValcross (talk) 14:27, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

BTW was the decision to make everything about Lightning because so many FF players are always hating on her? AdeusValcross (talk) 14:29, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

LOL even if you didn't notice that it's an AF joke you shouldn't believe that we're changing to Lightning Wiki for real. Monterossa (talk) 14:30, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

Tell me about it! I saw it late last night and even this morning thought nothing of it. Hook, line and sinker. Maybe it's because I secretly want this to become the Lightning wiki... AdeusValcross (talk) 14:46, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

After last year's April Fool (was totally taken in to the detriment of my pride), I was prepared. I knew for certain that this was a big, fat "April fool!". Not in the best taste, but fairly harmless. --Crystal Tear (talk) 15:39, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

Cloud to Appear in SSB4[edit source]

As of yesterday, it has been announced that Cloud and Midgar are set to appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS as a playable character and stage respectively. Cloud's special moves appear to be based on his limit breaks (Omnislash is his Final Smash, say that ten times), and he has an alternate costume based on his Advent Children attire. As for the stage Midgar, it plays just like Battlefield except that, how I see it, the stage features summons acting as stage hazards, so don't think Cloud can manually slice any stage in half with Zantetsuken. Also, there is going to be a Mii Fighter hat based on the Chocobo. Here's a link to the reveal, or at least the GameXplain upload from the Nintendo Direct. [1] AeroSnake (talk) 18:17, November 13, 2015 (UTC)

FFVI now available on steam[edit source]

Final Fantasy VI was just released on steam yesterday if anybody out there wants to update it. Sky Terminal (talk) 00:50, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

FF NEW[edit source]

Not much information besides being a mobile game, some Amano artwork, and the game director is Takashi Tokita. The metadata tags also contain "FFLTS" -- an abbreviation they use for Final Fantasy Dimensions II (which Tokita also directed), which... might mean something, may be accidental. JBed (talk) 19:07, October 29, 2016 (UTC)

Figure I'll add to this. The character on the logo is indeed Chronos from Toki no Suisho holding the time wheel present in the game and the prelude playing is "Prelude of Legends", which is the game's prelude. The game is related to Toki no Suisho or a new relaunch since the game's story finished last year and is practically dead at this point, with it shifting to a new team iirc and just doing events to stay alive now. We'll find out in a few days, but yeah they did not do well in making the surprise an actual surprise --Miphares (talk) 19:17, October 29, 2016 (UTC)

King's Knight Delay[edit source]

The English twitter page tweeted a day or two ago that it has been delayed until sometime 2017. The website still shows 2016 for some reason. -- 22:51, December 28, 2016 (UTC)

Cloud amiibo Figure Release[edit source]

Weren't both of the Cloud amiibo released on July 21st? The two versions are his usual getup and his Advent Children attire. And yes, amiibo is plural and singular. Also, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U got an update the same day, allowing for them to be scanned in as Figure Players.

If you would like to add information about them to the wiki that would be welcome. There's Super Smash Bros. article and Cloud Strife/Other appearances. Anyone can also edit the news.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 23:54, July 31, 2017 (UTC)

Assassin's Creed[edit source]

There's actually been a previous collaboration before with Noel and Ezio's outfit. File:Noel DLC Ezio.png. JBed (talk) 18:56, August 24, 2017 (UTC)

New FFXIV expansion[edit source]

Why is there no news entry yet for the latest XIV expansion, Shadowbringers? This was announced ten hours ago! Does nobody work on this thing anymore? 2600:1017:B10F:2C2:B15E:AA82:47F2:173F 05:28, November 17, 2018 (UTC)

If you see something newsworthy happening you can always post it. Anyone can edit the news page.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 17:18, November 17, 2018 (UTC)

Please be less ambiguous[edit source]

I get you want to sound cool and snazzy, and that is fine, but please don't do so at the cost of making it difficult to understand.

Burn this annoying little project page to cinders[edit source]

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I am reluctantly in agreement with deleting it, if only because it can be very hard to keep up when so very few actually watch the space. Perhaps keep a small section of what’s going on and a direct link to the source or where to get the game referenced. That, and it's not true journalism without proffering opinions. Some months, it’s a torrent; others, it is but drizzle. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 18:07, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

I too am in favor of ending the production of Shinra News, but I am against deleting it for no reason, when it can simply be locked and archived, to no harm to anybody and only to the benefit of posterity, similar to the many forums in the Labyrinth of Time that were saved at my (and other's) behest. ScatheMote 20:50, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

I also agree with ending Shinra News. Like stated before, we can easily reblog articles on Twitter and it will have the same effect.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 21:25, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

Some Color Mage / Talk Contribs / Let's Stream Random PS4 Crap. / 00:30, June 30, 2019 (UTC)
Well, since someone jumped the gun on declaring the end, and there's nobody who seems to be in favour of keeping it open, I think we can consider this pretty much settled. The twitter account will take over the functions of the news page to the best of our ability.
that was I, SCM. I figured someone had to send it off the right way. I do want to help keep up on Twitter, but I want no part of the wiki's official feed vis a vis control. You can follow me at @Swordzman236 if you want. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 02:04, June 30, 2019 (UTC)
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