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Ben's Week In Review: January 18

It's that time of the week again. I'm in a relatively good mood so I should be able to bang this one out in record time (with no loss of quality!). ;)

To those who would boycott Final Fantasy XIII...

As most of you know by now, I've been a huge RPG fan all my life, even though I've certainly broadened my horizons over the past five years or so. Therefore, any news related to Final Fantasy XIII piques my interest, and I was certainly disappointed to learn that it won't come stateside until after April 2010. However, after I wondered why we had to wait for the PS3 version if it was scheduled to be completed long before the 360 version, I saw an outpouring of Square-Enix hate. This isn't exactly surprising, considering the publisher's treatment of the Sony brand this generation, but I have something to add: I believe we indulge in our favorite hobby for the express purpose of entertainment, and I believe rewarding developers for quality products is essential (especially if we want to see more quality products). Now, even though we don't agree with S-E's business tactics these days, wouldn't it be counter-productive to boycott FFXIII? If it doesn't sell well on the PS3, wouldn't that give the publisher more incentive to ignore the console? Shouldn't we want to put the sales through the roof?

That's the problem with attempting to punish a company through boycotting the product, especially when your primary complaint is that this company ignores you too much. So if the game is going to be fantastic, and we want Square-Enix to pay more attention to the PS3, shouldn't we all flock to the stores? Regardless of when it comes out?

Yeah, I didn't need another GTA this year

Take-Two has just clarified rumors that said the new Grand Theft Auto would launch later this year; obviously, this isn't going to happen. At first, I was excited to hear the rumor 'cuz I love GTA but as I was writing the story, I began to reflect a little bit. Thing is, while I've played - and loved - every installment since GTAIII, I realize that one experience satisfies me for quite a long time. I do go back and toy around in the games from time to time, but it's usually not until a few years have passed. See, as much as I gravitated towards the awesome '80s environment in Vice City, I didn't go back for more after finishing it until a good 18 months after it released. I have yet to go back to GTAIV, even though I'm relatively certain I'll want to throw it in again at some point. I just like to wander around and have fun, you know? And so, I'm suddenly not so disappointed that GTAV won't come out this year, because really...I'm all GTA-ed out. It's weird how this happens; maybe it has something to do with the length of time I spend with each installment. I dunno.

But boy, wouldn't I love to see Vice City 2. I know it won't happen, but I can always dream. I can always dream about Tommy Vercetti's next step...which might be to expand his empire across the country!

Personal gaming update

So I've been too busy to start Prince of Persia after completing Gears of War 2, but I've been considering a Left 4 Dead purchase. I keep hearing really good things about it, and even if it does come to the PS3, it's freakin' Valve...chances are, it'll be another crappy port like The Orange Box. If I don't get it, I'll just wait for Killzone 2. Oh, and now that the original Suikoden is up there on the PlayStation Store, I have the urge to play through it again. I own the game, of course, but I haven't played it in a while...and just because I've gone through it at least a half-dozen times doesn't mean anything. I love it! I pride myself on being able to recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny without consulting a FAQ, although I bet I couldn't do it now... That damn Gremio will be dead 'cuz I didn't have enough recruited before Leknaat showed up to resurrect him...I just know it. LOL

Anyway, that's it. I'm back from a night out at the club, and I'd rather not repeat how much I dropped on liquor (and I don't even drink, goddamnit). But hey, entertainment - especially where girls are concerned - costs. Whatever. I used my claws, Arnold...the CLAWS! ;)

1/17/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (73 posts)

John Shoemaker
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:52:44 PM
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And you know a two seater doesn't work with more then one girl.
Get a better car >_>

L4D was pretty good. The Zombie part wasn't all too great, kinda sucked actually. But killing zombies with three friends is damn fine. Now only we got more maps and guns...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:23:00 AM

"And you know a two seater doesn't work with more then one girl.

Get a better car >_>"

LOL ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:40:09 AM

In high school I had a Fiero, and let's just say I made it work for 3.

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DarKn35s
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:16:16 AM

i actually think L4D is a rental, and i do agree with you i if it is ported over it'll be another shi**y one.
man thats getting old.
me personally i never thought that the GTA rumor was true. its way way to soon.

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b3mike
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:25:06 AM
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I'm still not getting this game. Well not new anyways. Finding a good deal on a it used or receiving it as a gift is another matter. It's insulting the way SE is treating it's Playstation fans. It's like receiving bad customer service at a store or restaurant folks. Why would want fork over your hard earned cash to someone that treats you like crap?

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NightHawk17
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:43:08 AM
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Ben SPOILERSSSSSS

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:47:15 AM

Where? Suikoden?

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NightHawk17
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:32:20 AM

yeah:( doesn't matter though as it's fun(my first time)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:48:31 AM

Beknownst to him or not, Ben has a policy about spoiling stuff you should already know.

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MetalHead09
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:51:55 AM
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im still one for boycotting S-E but there is still time for them to rectify themselves.

ben your a huge ff tactics fan and i have the game. ive never beaten it. its really cool but i get my a$$ handed to me like at the third battle or something so i just gave up a long time ago. similar to my experience with final fantasy 8, i made it to the end SIX!!!! times and nothing i did made me strong enough to beat that stupid witch of a final boss.

so my question to you concerning tactics is, am i missing something? is the game really that hard or do i just suck? ive bin thinking about running through an rpg lately and tactics comes to mind but it always kicked my a$$ so i just never thought about trying again till now.

i could do shadow hearts again. that rpg is one of my all time favorites, right up there with final fantasy 7. outstanding story and really neat graphics. covenant was good but it lost a lot of the originals charm i thought. i never got around to getting the third one.


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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:52:14 AM

Dude, it sounds like you would do best in a regular RPG, not a strategy one. Problem is you can just follow the story and wind up weak because you never just walked around fighting baddies on side quests. Do yourself a favor and find a copy of Suikoden V for PS2, the story is robust and it prepares you for the final battle.

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:16:34 AM

Well said World

@MetalHead

Look bro. With FFs, u gotta train. And more specifically with FF8, u gotta pick 3 characters and try to max them out. U have to come in hitting Edea? (I think that was her name) with the best of the best attacks. I'm talking limit breaks that have to hit for 9999hp (use Aura to activate ur limit breaks early)!

FF8 was my 1st RPG. It all started there for me. And I loved it. It's my favorite FF. I chose to use Rinoa, Irvine, and Squall. They have the best limit breaks IMO.

Anyways, train train train. There was a small hidden island somewhere on that world map, that had some strong monsters to fight. Find it and MAX out Squall and 2 other characters of ur choice. U should own Ultima...it that her name?

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MetalHead09
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 8:05:54 AM

i know all about training and stuff. im not a strnnger to strategy rpgs either, i beat the first 4 of the arc the lad games and those games rocked!! long but sweet. thanks for the tips king, and world. maybe ill try ff8 then. outstanding game.

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b3mike
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:52:45 PM

You never beat 8? I had problems beating that game as well. The Junction and Draw system were annoying as hell. I did beat it eventually though.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:11:37 AM
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Still importing FFXIII
They won't screw their Japanese fans(99% of them who will buy it for the ps3).

Besides learning the language is a double plus!

Don't know why people are so hesitant :D

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Jackyl
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:20:36 AM

Don't think I could manage to get a firm enough grasp of the language by the time the game was out. Even though I've got a little bit of an ear for the Japanese language as I prefer to watch the animes I enjoy in the original language with english subs.

Still my fiance would kill me if I went and learned Japanese before Spanish, since her whole family all speaks Spanish.

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Jackyl
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:32:20 AM

One other thing. I don't think I'd feel right in paying the absorbent costs of getting a Japanese import. While I don't imagine SE gets any of that extra money, I'd still feel it would be like I was bending over and asking for another.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:44:54 AM

I might not get it initially, might wait a month so I don't get sacked with the overpricing.

But yes an extra $20 or #30 is worth it(if the game's good).

A year earlier and all.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:54:34 AM

Keep us dummies posted on how good it is Scarecrow.

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Jackyl
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:28:21 AM
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I certainly would not... no... could not boycott FFXIII. It is one of the reasons I bought a PS3. However I will refuse to purchase the FF:Advent Children blu-ray if it comes without the demo. I'd rather find a HD torrent rip of it than pay full price for something that should have included content that was removed for my region.

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chicko1983
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:58:49 PM

As I said to Arvis on the FFXII article, SE "wins" by getting my money.
I don't want to give someone who screws me around my money.
If I go to any type of store and get treated badly I dont go back there - they lose my business. I dont keep going back there and giving them more of my money in the hope I start getting treated better.
Its the principle of treating your loyal customers better that SE need to learn.
For that reason, I am boycotting.

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ZubraZap
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:51:59 AM
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I need a Grand Theft Auto every year....

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Vivi_Gamer
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:54:40 AM

Tough tits, to create a GTA game in a year is no easy task.

I'm still getting FFXIII, its been my most anticipated title for this gen, even though SE has been screwing around with PS3 fans (no one can deny that), im not going to be stubborn (For once) & not get it. the UK release of Silent Hill: Homecoming is a different matter........

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Zorigo
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:05:37 PM

hmm.

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fundando
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:04:04 AM
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left 4 dead is sweet, i've been rocking it on pc. I see no reason to boycott xiii. I just hope it doesn't suck why cant they just give us the VII remake that they know we all want, or some badass remake of VI.

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:37:32 AM

The same reason why u don't remake classic movies like Godfather 2.

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Vivi_Gamer
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:56:49 AM
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Id rather have a fantastic new FF game than a remake. FF7 is perfect how it is, theres just no need.

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:30:30 AM

Yeh. I'd not want Square remaking FFVII, unless it was created by the original team; something that *can't remember his name* also stated.

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BigT_1980
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:17:57 AM
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You know Ben I presented that same argument when people were wanting to boycott Dead Space because EA was developing it and people felt betrayed by EA for making all those crappy ports on the PS3. The way I feel about it if you want to boycott publisher because you disagree with what they do or how they do it, then don't complain when they stop supporting your machine.

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ps92117
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:23:30 AM
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ben have you made the psx home club house yet? boycotting se, will be pointless either to few or se just does not give a damn about their fans. If ff goes down the toilet from now on then too bad if it does well then great but for now it has lost all is ties to playstation brand making it another multiplat game that will either take too long to make or one consel will hold the other back, meaning exclusives will have greater quality, plus it will complete with other multiplats and unless they have ffs with the epicness of 7 it will slowly die because it sure won't compete with gta, gh or rb popularity. either way gaming continues and i guarantee you that there will come another rpg that will beat ff.

@john oh i prefere a van you have enough space for more than one girl and are not limited to just putting your right arm on her shoulder, though that is all I do anyway :(

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ps92117
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:57:55 AM

ignore this comment the darn thing wont delete. lol completely changed my mind oh well & completely aware of orthographic errors.

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Sir Shak
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:41:51 AM
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i was thinking about getting bioshock . is the game worth getting only for the story ?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:57:46 AM

The story was great, the game is a whole nother matter...

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aaronisbla
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:26:32 AM

not sure what the above poster meant, but its worth a playthrough. Story is alright, gameplay is fun

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:34:49 AM

The game is A1.

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DarKn35s
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 5:03:50 AM

i loved bioshock i thinks its the best game 360 ever had.
O if another GTA come out i would like it to be in the MID WEST, states of IN. IL. TN. IA. MI. OH. maybe just a thought
seems R* n hip-hop has that in common they both forgot about the MIDDLE.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:44:50 AM
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No doubt Ben, GTA isn't like Final Fantasy, I don't want another right when the damn thing is over, they can take all the time they need to make that spinoff...

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:28:50 AM
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With FFXIII, boycotting is a bad idea, but if we all buy it & let us be their bitches, they can still hit us around, and they'll KNOW we'll still buy their products.

Best way is to boycott FFXIII and help higher the sales of FF Versus XIII. Then again, if 360 fans don't buy FFXIII either, that means S-E will only believe that FFXIII wasn't appealing enough in general.

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BUT, best way is to forget about the business side. Don't think about Square-Enix when playing the game. Think about FFXIII ;) Buy it for FFXIII.

I just hope the game is actually decent. I hope it's not filled with shit. I hope there was a good motive behind that game, & i'm sure there is.

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:33:58 AM
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I knock Square-Enix all the time for their recent behavior, but I WILL NOT...I repeat...WILL NOT boycott Final Fantasy. Square can come pick up my Final Fantasy money right now! For all 3 FF games! I love Final Fantasy and this time Square's dropping 3 FF's to take back the top spot (Japanese top spot that is...I think Capcom has it right now).

I concur with ur GTA statements, Ben. I don't think I could appreciate a brand new GTA to the fullest, if it comes out this year. I would feel like I didn't master old GTA yet.

@Ben
Sidenote: I recently finished PoP. It's a relatively quick game(9-12hrs) and is pretty damn fun. It kinda lacks on replayability though (unless u're a trophy ho). U should try to squeeze in PoP b4 Killzone 2 drops. Its a platforming gem. :)

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www
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 5:37:23 AM
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Am getting Ff Xiii regardless.

Yeah it's darn too early for a nou Gta!

Am yet to beat Gears 2,i keep spending much time on Fifa 09,Gears kicks ass but was with this larger than life characters,everyone in it is a body-builder,hell even real life ones don't have such huge legs.

I already started Prince of Persia and its getting repetitive,go to this land heal it,jump this and that,the healing thing,was it stolen from OKAMI??? I must say am liking it not loving it.

It's sad i still don't have my LBP copy,am i really missing out???

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:06:06 AM
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Actually, SE has ps3 owners by the balls,boycott ff 13 and they'll simply make ff v 13 multiplat. Im boycotting this game hard but i'll still play it as a rental. Bioshock started this,the infection has spread fo Rockstar,eidos and SE,how many devs must be infected before enough is enough? Valve ignored the ps3 and we're still here ( better off as a matter of fact ). Just dont be surprised when ffv 13 goes multiplat or when bioshock 2 (360 version) gets special treatment.

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karneli lll
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 1:46:17 AM

scratch that, i wont even rent it.(There seems to be no edit button at the moment )

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isaya85
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:18:08 AM
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I'm not going to boycott FFXIII so let me just put that out there for yall to know, but even if we were to boycott it wouldn't you think it would have some kind of effect I mean say we do boycott and they decide to go pro xbox, if the rpg fans are on the playstation brand and sells the most rpgs would they really take a chance of going to the other side where rpgs dont sell for crap, its not like playstation isn't getting any rpgs and I dont believe anyone will jump ship to xbox for one game, YES I KNOW ITS FINAL FANTASY, but still just one game out of how many other rpgs and games thats going to grace the playstation, thats why I dont think they would totally ignore the playstation fanbase sure they went multiplat to reach a broader audience with IU and LR and look how that turned out xbox just dont sell rpgs thats why SE kept it exclusive in JP. IMO I do believe a boycott would effect them I just wouldn't because I really want to play that game I love FF.


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Naga
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:47:37 AM
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I need a new Elder Scrolls in 2010 so GTA is out of the question but Left 4 dead damn it will last for 5 days if I purchased it.

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crazypony92
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:12:36 AM
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I suck at FFT too. :{

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:39:24 PM

Talk to ME. I can help. ;)

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TGG
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:58:26 AM
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Don't get me wrong, I absolutely hate S-E for pulling all this ****. But there is no way in hell I'd boycott FF XIII over it, no way, we all know it's going to be awesome. Maybe that's why S-E can do this, everyone is still going to buy the game even if S-E keeps on taking there feet and shoving them up their buyers a**es.

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opsdaddy
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 10:34:24 AM
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OK, Ben, You know how I feel about S-E, but I'm willing to rescind my decision to boycott them and purchase FFXIII. Your argument, sir, is airtight. But I will continue to put pressure on them to grow up and re-embrace the PlayStation community. I think multiplatform titles are the BEST we can expect from them, as the writing's on the wall. I'd just be happy if we could get them to cease making so many PC/Xbox exclusives!

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www
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 10:51:25 AM
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Maybe Square don't wanna be psfanboys anymore,maybe there also all grown up n sh**,it's a free world there not married to playstation,we don't see no ps wedding ring on square's finger.

Like everybody is saying, exclusives are rare these days,it might just die out entirely.Am not backing square fully for treating ps3 like this.......but like Scarface,the world is theirs,u don't tell somebody howta think or make moves.

Honestly it hurts to see Square treat ps3 lika biatch but i mean.......wat can u do????

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isaya85
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:24:38 PM
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@ www_dot_com You say "it hurts to see Square treat PS3 like biatch but i mean.........wat can u do???? Its always something you can do I dont understand how folks can sit back and tolerate certain things like with some of these developers that put out crappy games just to make a quick buck folks go out and buy the game and complain about how bad or glitchy it was but dont do nothin about, we as gamers have a voice but are afraid to use it, I've done it before and I'll do it again I would take the game back to the store get my money back and write the developer and tell em how crappy the game was and they needed to fix that s**t I wont pay my hard earned $60 for that crap, Its always something that can be done we just need to speak up, we can be heard we can't just sit back and throw our hands up otherwise nothings gonna change, at the end of the day we pay them they dont pay us, thats why I dont get why folks say can't nothin be done about SE or any other developer for that matter. but hey what do I know?

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www
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:14:04 PM

....kk well said,so um..........wat do we do now??? R u gonna call Square n tell'em to release ours before 360's???
Don't get me wrong you's right but should we all form a group like "PS3 Owners will boycott FFXIII" or "PS3 boys can't take Square's crap no more" and y'know send some petition or wateva to Square??

Ben is it possible for us at PSX together with ps3fanboy members and all ps3 users as a whole to join hands and fight Square
???......the sitting n acceptin any crap thrown at us is too much.

I think like ISAYA85 said,it's time our voice got louder.

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ps92117
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:34:50 PM

www_dot_com haven't we sent a petition before with like 100,000 member that SE completely ignored. but what if we instead send a petition to sony, telling them to buy the exclusivity back. well either way I and probably most of u guys wouldn't care enough to start such an undertaking, so for now all this boycott thing is lol just a fantasy and indeed it is my latest or final fantasy.

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www
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:52:58 PM

i guess i didn't know that. ;)
So lyka said,then there's nothing we can do,am getting the game regardless.

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ZubraZap
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:58:46 PM
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The idea of a S-E boycott is laughable. I'll be laughing while I pick up XIII knowing how futile your little “stand” is.

@Ultimadream
Titties are never tough, cop a feel on a titty to find out for yourself.

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:06:44 PM
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Now that people have decided to shine SE's ass,i ask that no one calls SE names,no one complains about SE's bias. lets leave the double standards with ms.

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Vivi_Gamer
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:11:19 PM
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URBAN DICTIONARY:

Tough Tits:
A sarcastic phrase used to express one feelings of flippancy. Similar to the phrase ‘Too Bad’.

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Guest
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:58:23 PM
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A "GTA:Vice City 2" with Ray voicing Tommy again would be priceless to be sure, however my friends, is anyone TRULY prepared to see how the character "Candy Suxx" would appear on the PS3....("rowrrr..")

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ps92117
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:36:14 PM
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Ben why do some comments never delete? and again psx home club?

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TEG3SH
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:46:10 PM
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YEAH FF8 WAS THE BEST game EVER, i know it was hard ,i remember those days everyone was calling me to beat the final boss, i was like an expert, the only JRPG i ever repeated . it was hella fun .the island that has all the super tough monsters is the same island that u acquire behamut from.
my 3 were zell ,rinoa and squall( i was obliged) but i used to change characters every now and then. ohhh how nostalgic

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Vivi_Gamer
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:25:54 PM

WOOT! Respect for Final Fantasy VIII, i love it! the final boss battle had such an undescribable atmoshphere, FF8 is still the most Visually stunning game ive ever seen ( Artistical obviously not graphic wise.) im hoping FF13 will match the quality of the ps1 days.

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Zorigo
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:03:23 PM
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boycotting ff, nah not with me.
another gta, would have liked it, never got 4 and can't be bothered now. ahwell i can wait.
my gaming update, got orange box off a friend. haven't played it yet. i thought it was good. anyway, have been to busy with skl stuff, rehersals for a school production and just course work. games are really hard to play when you have too many and not enuf time. nuts.

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Lairfan
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 5:17:43 PM
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Valve can kiss my ass for all I care. Their president is a jerk to PS3 owners, they told EA to port Left 4 Dead to the PS3 "on their own time," and that Orange Box port was shit to begin with. If they don't realize that there's millions of people out there with PS3s who would love to buy their games (if they had the same quality as the 360 versions, of course) then piss on them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 5:47:00 PM
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Boycotts, petitions, etc and so forth are a waste of time. You just wind up shooting yourself in the foot. All we can do is show SE the kind of sales numbers they have been missing by releasing stuff on 360.

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ps92117
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:28:17 PM

lol sales number usually improve when you go multiplat.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 10:11:48 PM

But when the sales spike on the system they have been ignoring, and tank on the system they recently got into bed with, it's likely to spark a meeting or two.

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robinhood2010
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:06:44 PM
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Boycotting a game you were always going to get? Seriously, how many people care that they are getting it a bit later? Hell, if you wanted it before, what has changed? You are STILL getting the game on your beloved PS3. Quit whining and deal with it. It is not as if it was announced for the PS3, then PS3 and 360, them Microsoft bought the exlusivity rights....

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ps92117
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:29:09 PM

I would boycott if ms bought the rights

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Naga
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:41:37 PM

I would send a 1000 man army to destroy Microsoft's dark evil Headquarters if they bought the rights

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chicko1983
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:41:17 PM
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@ Ben: I too was a RPG fan first and foremost until this generation, things have changed mainly due to the fact that few quality RPGs have been released so far.
Boycotting is less counter-productive than buying the game despite its delayed release.
I am boycotting on the grounds of SE significantly delaying the western ps3 version of the game for no apparent reason other than to get a simultaneous release with the xbox360 version - not so much because of SE taking FF multiplatform (although it is because of going multiplatform that there is a delay).


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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:40:31 PM
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MAN, there are a lot of FF and RPG fans in here. GOTTA love that. ;)

Great comments guys. The reason I keep doing these Weeks in Review is 'cuz you people seem to get good convos out of them.

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isaya85
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 10:19:39 PM
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Look I'm not saying boycott I mean people gone do what they do regardless so all the folks thats pissing and moaning about SE dont waste your breathe cuz you not gone do nothin about simple as that.


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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ZubraZap
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 11:11:32 PM
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Yeah I was calling out your vernacular to begin with, makes a lot more sense being your one of those Urban Dictionary people.

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mastiffchild
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @ 6:46:15 PM
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The sad thing about the SE/M$ bed wallowing contest(using dollar filled duvets)is mainly when it came about. I'm no big FF fan tbh(since 7 and 8 it's stopped gripping me for some reason)but I really feel for those people(and I know a few) who decided to get PS3's rather than the cheaper 360 purely because of the fact FF13 was originally a PS3 exclusive.
Fair enough, as it stands, these people still get more FF in the form of FF13Vs but because of the ill guided UE3 powered 360 SE rpgs there's been zero love from SE for some of their staunchest fans and that, my dear friends, stinks. Not only that but with each failed 360 SE RPG their stock falls in the eyes of 360 owners unused to SE and FF inparticular-why would these people now expect anything better than what SE have given them?
So SE are damaging sales of FF13 on 360 already, have upset their most die hard fans and have damaged their rep almost all round.
FF12 is hardly something to point to suggesting 13 will be great and I really worry for SE if FF13 doesn't come out well and tanks in the year(minimum-more likely 18 months)between Jap and US release(I won't even bring up the joke of when Europe or Aus may get this game).
Whether the MS deal directly effects how long PS3 owners in the west have to wait for this game is open to debate(though I fail to see how a company that usually takes 7 months to localise can do that AND port their largest ever game in the same time frame but I'm stupid)but, as in sports, you're only as good as your last game and right now SE are NOT in form on home consoles(oddly the SE offerings to the hand helds have been excellent enough to coax even me back to the fold(Crisis Core and TWEWY were great and I'm looking forward to the oddity of Dissidia).
As for a boycott? Well, if we gamers had any solidarity and stopped the fanboy crap we could've banded together to stp MS selling gamers shoddy hardware and in this instance the Japanese PS3 owners could show einty with their western brothers(which SE WOULD damn well hear and act upon)-but it won't and hasn't happened. The "I'm alreght Jack" attitude I got when asking people to join me in writing to MS about faulty 360's and the warranty(3 yr) only being for RROD showed me this. Even worse l;oads defended MS doing this and backed them fully calling me a cry baby when all I wanted was to protect all of our interests. There is no gaming community at large and that's why the companies perpetuate the console wars-to keep us divided and treated like crap.
Pseudo commie rant over.I'm right though.

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