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Analysis

Sephiroth was the first SOLDIER … wasn’t he?

April 4, 2016 1 comment

Challenging yet another long-held understanding of FFVII’s mythos, in this study we look at whether the silver-haired phenom truly was the first SOLDIER.

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Cloud’s Super Smash Bros. trailer analyzed

November 13, 2015 0 comments

On the Way to a Remake – A Retrospective

June 25, 2015 13 comments

The Canon that Links FFVII & FFX

October 12, 2014 1 comment
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Audiobooks

The Lifestream Presents: “Case of Shin-Ra” audiobook

March 11, 2016 2 comments

We’re proud to present the final in our series of Final Fantasy VII audiobooks, “On The Way To A Smile – Case of Shin-Ra”.

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The Lifestream Presents: “Case of Nanaki”

August 10, 2013 10 comments

TLS Presents: Final Fantasy XIII -Episode i-

September 25, 2012 12 comments
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Commentaries

A Fan’s Eye View: Final Fantasy Unlimited Episodes 23, 24 and 25, AKA IT’S OVER!

July 11, 2012 0 comments

Yes, it’s finally over. 25 long, insane, barely coherent episodes, we’re done with all the animated Final Fantasy Unlimited that exists. Oh, and we finally get some plot at the end. It’ll be hard to miss, it’s the part where

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Community events

How well do you know the enemies of Final Fantasy VII?

March 2, 2017 1 comment

Try your hand at identifying ten of the strangest enemies from Final Fantasy VII and let us know what you think!

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The Seven: most interesting NPCs

October 21, 2016 0 comments

Join us for E3 2016!

June 12, 2016 0 comments

Winter Fanworks Contest Results!

April 25, 2016 0 comments
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Compilation

Deepground Lobbies unlocked

November 10, 2016 2 comments

Come and see the hub that once belonged only to the Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer!

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Final Fantasy VII G-Bike headed to Mobile

June 10, 2014 15 comments
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Editorials

Final Fantasy VII: A Childhood Legacy

February 22, 2017 0 comments

Guest editorial: the Final Fantasy VII Remake may establish a new connection between three unlikely childhood friends.

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Editorial: The Under-Rated Overworld Map

August 27, 2016 1 comment

Final Fantasy XV: the next No Man’s Sky?

August 22, 2016 0 comments
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Final Fantasy series

Diamond, Emerald and Omega Weapons appear in Mobius

February 25, 2017 0 comments

Three Weapons have appeared in Mobius Final Fantasy, potentially hinting at their appearance in the VII Remake.

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Sephiroth heading to Mobius Final Fantasy

February 3, 2017 0 comments

Schrödinger’s XV

November 29, 2016 1 comment
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Final Fantasy VII

Scenario for FFVII Remake Part One is complete

December 15, 2015 5 comments

The latest issue of Famitsu reveals some interesting tidbits yet again.

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iOS Launch Trailer for Final Fantasy VII

August 19, 2015 0 comments

FFVII PC Port still coming to PS4

June 24, 2015 0 comments

FFVII Remake: Everything we know so far

June 17, 2015 8 comments
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Final Fantasy VII Remake

Nomura confirms character switching

March 10, 2017 1 comment

In a brief interview with Famitsu, director Tetsuya Nomura mentioned something that was implied by the 2015 PSX Trailer. After a few questions regarding Kingdom Hearts III, the conversation moved to the screenshots released at MAGIC 2017 which depict a

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Remake voice acting almost complete – Kitase

February 24, 2017 0 comments

New FFVII Remake screenshots from MAGIC 2017

February 18, 2017 0 comments
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Game summaries

Visit our ‘Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer’ Archives!

February 26, 2017 0 comments

Learn things about this lost online mode that you can’t find anywhere else!

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Interviews

Labour of Love: Interviews with Fanwork Creators

February 12, 2015 2 comments

” I might not have even considered a career as a professional writer, never mind taken on one had it not been for FF7.”

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Let's Play

Final Fantasy XV: live!

November 29, 2016 2 comments

Final Fantasy XV was released today and we’re live-streaming Melon Lord’s first time playing the game.

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Lifestream projects

How well do you know the enemies of Final Fantasy VII?

March 2, 2017 1 comment

Try your hand at identifying ten of the strangest enemies from Final Fantasy VII and let us know what you think!

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Final Fantasy VII: A Childhood Legacy

February 22, 2017 0 comments

The Unused Text Part 12: The Endgame!

January 13, 2017 0 comments
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News

Nomura confirms character switching

March 10, 2017 1 comment

In a brief interview with Famitsu, director Tetsuya Nomura mentioned something that was implied by the 2015 PSX Trailer. After a few questions regarding Kingdom Hearts III, the conversation moved to the screenshots released at MAGIC 2017 which depict a

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Remake voice acting almost complete – Kitase

February 24, 2017 0 comments

New FFVII Remake screenshots from MAGIC 2017

February 18, 2017 0 comments
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Other games

Smash Bros. Cloud Strife DLC available today!

December 16, 2015 1 comment

Starting today, you can get Cloud for Smash Bros! Also, check out Nomura’s Smash Bros illustration.

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Cloud Strife headed for Super Smash Bros.

November 12, 2015 2 comments

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX Announced

September 28, 2012 0 comments
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Podcasts

The Lifestream Final Fantasy Podcast – Episode 22

January 6, 2017 0 comments

It’s the twenty-second episode of The Lifestream Final Fantasy Podcast! Join us as we go on a mythical journey into all things Final Fantasy!

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The Lifestream Podcast – Episode 21

September 1, 2016 0 comments
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Reviews

Final Fantasy XV review

December 17, 2016 2 comments

Final Fantasy XV delivers an incredible and fresh gameplay experience, but the story leaves something to be desired.

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Kingsglaive: A Nyxed Bag

September 5, 2016 2 comments
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Scripts

Script Resource: The Crisis Core DMW Character Cutscenes

April 19, 2015 1 comment

Check out this new game script reference which is complemented by collage images for every cutscene!

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Site news

The Lifestream has a new look!

December 27, 2016 2 comments

We’ve updated our site design – let us know what you think!

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KupoCon 2017: all you need to know

June 14, 2016 0 comments

The Lifestream Gets A DeviantArt Group

September 24, 2015 0 comments

500 Articles Later: We Take a Look Back

May 6, 2013 10 comments

Looking back at 2012 on the Lifestream

December 31, 2012 5 comments
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Spotlight

TLS Member’s Art Featured in FFXV Fan Art Calendar

March 30, 2016 1 comment

Newbie TLS forum member Awato’s fanart of Noctis and Luna has been featured in a fan art calendar given out for free at the FFXV Uncovered event in Los Angeles.

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Fan Made Midgar Console Mod is Excellent

January 8, 2015 1 comment

FFVII fan novelization continues

May 4, 2014 0 comments
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Square Enix

My dalliance with Square Enix — A steamy yarn

June 18, 2014 3 comments

Not really, though. This is just Howland Reed’s account (and pictures) of her three days working for Square Enix last week at E3. Read on!

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Translations

FFVII Remake: Famitsu and Dengeki Translations

December 9, 2015 0 comments

Nomura and Kitase interviews discussing the FFVII Remake, translated by Hian.

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The memory lives on

September 7, 2014 1 comment
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Unused Text

The Unused Text Part 12: The Endgame!

January 13, 2017 0 comments

Enjoy the hidden text of the final parts of Final Fantasy VII!

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TRAP field finally restored!

May 6, 2014 0 comments

Feature – The Unused Fields of FFVII!

October 27, 2013 9 comments
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Weekly roundups

“We lost our focus” admits Square Enix president

April 19, 2014 6 comments

In this week’s roundup, SE acknowledges recent failures in vision and execution, and promises to turn over a new leaf while Sony sells its shares in the company and Final Fantasy III looks bound for being ported to PC

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Yoshinori Kitase departs from FFXV

March 30, 2014 2 comments

Cloud goes to the store in Fan Video

March 4, 2014 0 comments

Final Fantasy VII remake: Is it happening?

February 26, 2014 48 comments

Tetsuya Nomura to judge fanart contest

February 12, 2014 0 comments
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