Official Final Fantasy 14-Themed Weddings Now Available In Japan

Couples who love playing Final Fantasy 14 Online together can now get married with an officially licensed wedding themed after the in-game Eternal Bonding Ceremony in Japan.

The ceremony is set up through a wedding planning company called Bridal Hearts, and cost about $31,500 for a standard plan with 70 guests. Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the reservations for the service should open in a few weeks. Square Enix and Bridal Hearts held the first mock Final Fantasy 14 wedding on Feb. 14, in Kobe, Japan. Continue reading »

“En Route To The Final Frontier”: The Best Of The Superb Sci-Fi Digital Artworks By Nicolas Bouvier

Nicolas Bouvier, also known as Sparth, has been an active artistic director and concept designer in the gaming industry since 1996. He is the art director for Halo 5, author of Structura 1, 2 and 3, and has worked on Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed, RAGE, Prince of Persia, AITD4, and created approximately 100 book covers. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist, Part 2

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Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium. Shortlist, Professional, Landscape. A country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated places on earth. Defined by its rich variety of colors yet in a forever changing, yet completely barren landscape. Namibia’s landscape draws you in, through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the gold tones of the sand dunes. Patience is required to discover the wide range of Namibia’s subtle scenery. It literally takes you hours, driving though nothing, to at long last arrive at…more of nothing. Continue reading »

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist

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Matthias Hangst, Germany. Professional; shortlisted in the Sport category. A member of the Mexico synchronised swimming team competes on day four of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images/Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »

The Final Selection Of Entries From The National Geographic 2015 Photo Contest

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The National Geographic Photo Contest is accepting entries in three categories: people, places and nature. The grand-prize-winning image will be published in National Geographic magazine, and the winning photographer will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar. Continue reading »

2015 Miss Universe – Final

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Miss Universe contestants Noyonita Lodh, left, of India, Mary Jean Lastimosa, second from left, of the Philippines, Keiko Tsuji, second from right, of Japan, and Paulina Vega of Colombia pose for photos during a break in rehearsals, Saturday, January 24, 2015, At Florida International University in Miami. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo)
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Final Stage Cancer Girl Marries Long-Term Boyfriend at China Hospital

The intolerable pain of Fan Huixiang, suffering from terminal cancer, probably decreased as love of her life, Yu Haining hold her hand in such difficult time. Both of them decided to get married. As soon as Yu got the news of Fan being diagnosed with cancer, he left his job and went to the hospital in Zhengzhou to be with his girlfriend. Both of them exchanged rings in the presence of their family and close friends. The ceremony was held in the hospital only. In a relationship from past 5 years, Fan and Yu looked happy and excited ahead of their marriage. They exchanged beautiful vows. The tumor in the spinal cord of Fan which was diagnosed last year is at its last stage. Fan was dressed as a bride and Yu waited for her with a bouquet of flowers. He bent down on his knees as she arrived.

Fan said “Every woman dreams of marriage. Today, looking myself in this wedding gown is the most relieving moment of my life. I don’t know how long can I survive but I want to spend the rest of my life with Yu”. Yu also said his vow “I don’t care what happens in the future. I will be by Fan’s side as long as she survives. I hope our love will give us strength to pass through this difficult phase in our lives”.

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Bride Fan Huixiang (front R), a 25-year-old cancer patient, receives flowers from nurses on her bed before her wedding ceremony at a hospital in Zhengzhou, Henan province November 17, 2014. Fan was diagnosed with late stage adenocarcinoma, a type of cancerous tumor, at her thoracic vertebra this June. She and her 24-year-old husband Yu Haining held their wedding ceremony at the hospital on Monday after five years of relationship, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)
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Final Touches

The head of the new Jesus statue “Lux Mundi” meaning “light of the world” is hoisted by a crane at Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio. The statue is to replace another statue that was destroyed by lightning in 2010. (AP)

Chinese New Year 2012: Final Countdown to Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year 2012 will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 23, marking the beginning of the year of the water dragon and the 4709th year of the Chinese calendar. The holiday is the most important in China and will be met with scores of fireworks and festivities in China, Taiwan and across the globe.

Visitors take pictures in front of a dragon-shaped lantern which has been set up for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Beijing. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on Jan. 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS/China Daily) Continue reading »

Harry Potter Fans Line up in London in Anticipation of Final Film

Harry Potter fans clutch books to be signed in Trafalgar Square, central London, ahead of the World Premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, the last film in the series, Thursday, July 7. Harry Potter’s saga is ending, but his magic spell remains. Thousands of fans from around the world massed in London Thursday for the premiere of the final film in the magical adventure series. (Joel Ryan / AP) Continue reading »