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'Final Fantasy' is big break for digital actors

...why not just use real actors? Hironobu Sakaguchi, the producer and director of "Final...characters in other animated movies, director Sakaguchi said. Aside from a sequel, he'd like...villainous gangland thug, he added. Sakaguchi has also said he'd like to make a computer-generated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/14/tec_318749.shtml
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'Final Fantasy VII' maker's handheld games please player

...hasn't been quite as infallible this decade, largely because of the 2001 departure of Final Fantasy mastermind Hironobu Sakaguchi. The company never releases a bad game, but since its merger with Enix Corp. in 2003, it's become a little too dependent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/29/ent_460299.shtml
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U.S. mad cow scare spreads to Asia

...effect immediately. "We must ban beef imports from the United States for the time being," said Health Minister Chikara Sakaguchi. "We must recall products that include so-called 'dangerous parts,"' such as brains and spinal cords. Japan is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/25/bus_394875.shtml
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Microsoft romances Japan with more RPG games

...turned to RPG developers to help broaden its market. The results, so far, have been mixed. Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's Blue Dragon left me cold, but his Lost Odyssey was one of the most compelling RPGs in years. Meanwhile, the Japanese...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/16/ent_479581.shtml
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Xbox aims for role-playing fans

...site. The company's strategy involves nailing down Xbox exclusives from well-known Japanese developers like Hironobu Sakaguchi (Lost Odyssey) and Tomonobu Itagaki (Ninja Gaiden II). Moreover, Microsoft wants the 360 to become the go-to machine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/26/ent_463531.shtml
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Video Games: Best of 2008

...PlayStation Network will do with the level-building tools here. LOST ODYSSEY (MICROSOFT): Final Fantasy veteran Hironobu Sakaguchi presents his second Xbox 360 role-playing game -- which I hope will improve upon 2007's Blue Dragon. SUPER SMASH BROS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/10/ent_179792.shtml
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