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Square-Enix Prepared To Shock PlayStation 3 Owners?

No, it may not happen, but just go with me on this:

As you all know, the mysterious countdown is almost over, and it won't be long before we see the "new vision" that Square-Enix is hyping. Even though I wouldn't be surprised to see yet another Nintendo-based announcement, or a relatively useless iPhone title or something, I'm thinking PS3 owners might be surprised with the unveiling. For quite a while now, owners of Sony's next-gen console have complained bitterly of Square-Enix's lack of support, and although they don't typically bend to fan pressure, we have to assume the constant negativity has had some impact on the publisher. Furthermore, they're kicking off 2009 with the Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children," and let's not forget about the very special PS3 bundle that goes along with it. Yes, it'll only be available in Japan, but it's rare to see S-E pay this kind of attention to Sony these days. On top of which, Blu-Ray could be the perfect vehicle for a publisher like Square-Enix; they tend to focus on heavy CGI, and it's far easier to jam all that information on the BD format than separate it out onto multiple DVDs.

This may be the reason why Final Fantasy Versus XIII remains a PS3 exclusive while FFXIII is headed to the Xbox 360. Now, we also know that despite all the great PS3 exclusives coming up, several are still unannounced. We assume that one of them is Team ICO's project, but what if Square-Enix is preparing something special for the PS3? You know, FFXIII for the PS3 is almost done; they have time to do something else with Sony's machine while they work on the 360 version of the game, so maybe they will do something special for the PS3 that's FFXIII-related. Who knows? But it's a fact that PS3 owners are long overdue for some good old-fashioned S-E respect, and we'd love to see it come with this "new vision."

Now you watch. The countdown will reveal a FFXIII comic book, or something.

1/26/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (132 posts)

food86
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:25:51 PM
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as long as we dream it can become a reality oh who are we kidding this is SE we are talking about, seeing some love for the ps3 will be nothing short than a miracle since SE now sleeps in microshafts bed. just saying

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Jeffrey
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:20:39 AM

HAHAHAHA I would die laughing so hard if that was the case!

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DIsmael85
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:28:20 PM
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Im not holding my breath for anything good from them. But I do look forward to April when my import copy of Advent Children complete arrives. I will be tearing up that FF13 demo hardcore.

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LightShow
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:37:54 PM
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i appreciate your optimism, especially punctuated with abject cynicism.

I feel the same way. It'll prob be something useless.

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keaton
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:41:57 PM
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I have a strong feeling that it has to do with them trying to become more involved in western gaming, and as they have been showing so far I think they think the way is to move more towards 360s audience

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chicko1983
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:48:35 PM
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The only way SE could redeem all their mistakes would be for a FFVII remake exclusively for ps3. Sorry, Im dreaming again.

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dveisalive
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:49:21 PM
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FINAL FANTASY REALITY YOU CAN FIGHT WITH Sephiroth and get laid by Tifa lol!

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:03:16 AM

Man, i like that :). I want yuna though.. bwahahahahaha

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Fatcat3788
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:04:20 AM

Hopefully it isn't in that order or the Tifa part won't ever happen...

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:51:53 PM

I'll take Ashe. ;D

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karneli lll
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:58:51 PM
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This wont end well...then again,bridges might have been rebuilt n we get an apology in form of something good for a change

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Douchebaguette
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 10:59:55 PM
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It won't be a shock. If anything, another bummer. At least it won't be a dud as crap as their private party held last year with their so called "shocking announcement".

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ps92117
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:04:39 PM
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no the site is also for 360 audiance, meaning the news will be for both. However big it is it will not be intended to redeem them selfs with us. Plus I am somewhat scared, because what if they bring another classics playstation game to 360, any news from them recently is bad news for us ps3 fans, I expect the trend to continue.

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InfiniteRetro
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:07:47 PM
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if i may ask whats the quality going to be like between the ps3 and the 360 versions of ff13? im sorry but i cant imagine even the video cgi looking as good on a standard dvd.

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Tristan
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:14:48 PM

...not to mention how many dvd will it be for the ff13 on the 360.

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ps92117
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:26:39 PM

no most likely it just going to downgrade resolution to native 480p vs a 720p or 1080p or i for ps3

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:52:48 PM

That's right, DVD means no hi-def.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:57:19 AM

Or just a b*tch load of dvds.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:55:35 PM

You all do realize that the DVD-ROM is just a storage medium and can easily hold video in 1080p (just not as much of it), right?

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nickolars
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:29:51 PM
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i think Squeenix is going to tell us final fantasy 13 is finished and will be coming out within the next couple of months. you watch. it will happen. ;)

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Akuma07
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:48:01 PM
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nah.
my bet..

the timer finishes.

and suddenly.

"You were our 1,000,000th person to register, congratulations"

hahahaha. nah
honestly, its $E, it wont be anything important.
remember their BIG announcement at their last event?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:48:59 PM
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They will open the new US Studio and set it to task... working on a new 360 game.

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:07:07 AM

i assume your talking about their new studio in california, it's already working on a 360 game

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:59:57 AM

I stand corrected. They will instead announce that they are asshats.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:57:38 AM

They did that one already too remember when they said they had no preference to a particular console and then made a ton of exclusive games for one.

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:28:54 PM

oh yeah i remember that. how about that they're hypocrites

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infekt
Monday, January 26, 2009 @ 11:58:44 PM
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Square who? Oh. The Mojo-less. Yes.. still bitter. Once a traitor, always a traitor.

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fundando
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:00:06 AM
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Just remake ffvii for ps3. Please?

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karneli lll
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:01:59 AM

Anything for the ps3 is sa def no no,itw a 360 announcement

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Jed
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:35:02 PM

we dont talk about that anymore

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InfiniteRetro
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:02:30 AM
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i wouldnt be surprised that final fantasy 7 is coming. imagine they didnt tell microsoft and just said 'sure, we'll do a multiplat deal with ff13 but you dont get versus' so ms naturally go 'sure we'll get leet loads of money'.

then we find out ff7 is being remade ps3 only. can u imagine the sales? it will dominate ff13 in fact all past final fantasies no doubt.

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Jizmack
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:07:06 AM
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If they announced something stupid like "we're remaking final fantasy 6(3 watever)" Im going to SE in Japan wiping my ass on charmin and throwing it at their glass.

Im not even kidding.

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Jizmack
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:11:07 AM
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Lol omfg i just got the best ps3 fanboy thought ever....


FF 13 is now ps3 exclusive due to (Insert Microsoft CEO) assulting Yuhu Makanawa!!!!


I wouldn't know how to act.

Or FF7 remake, I dont even care wat system. Or watch it be a FF13-xbox with all the nice lil Square Enix decals.

Honestly i thing square soft should split and work for sony.

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Bill_Clinton_
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:11:25 AM
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SE has disappointed me this gen so im not holding my breath at all.. I guess only time will tell.

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InfiniteRetro
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:12:30 AM
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well i cant imagine the homo-erotic gears of war loving frat boys sitting around playing final fantasy. its a classy game, shame its going to a trashy console:p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:04:54 AM

They will be playing it to look at the pwetty boyz :P

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:59:43 AM

High Five

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:20:20 AM
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I believe I know what the SUPER SECRET anouncement is!

When the LBP costumes are coming out! (just an assumption)

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:30:22 AM
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they are going to announce that hey are leaving the gaming industry, that would be great news.

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dveisalive
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:35:49 AM
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If its a remake of 7; all you know what is going to break out!

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:52:13 AM
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At last SE has realised they have dishonored themselves.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:54:17 AM

since when did they realised that?

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KBsocks
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:06:40 AM
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I'm tired getting my hopes up.
In fact I'm looking forward to Demon Soul more then FFXIII.
Hype doesn't last forever which is why Grand Turismo should come out by Q1 of 2010.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:37:39 AM
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why are you hyping this man. you know SE is not gonna do sh** to PS3 anymore, last time i checked the games came out on 360 first or exclusively, we're getting NOTHING from them. i doubt this is anywhere near a ps3 exclusive, hell to even limit it to multi-platform.

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McWhoopin
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:39:10 AM
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I guess you guys have been wondering long enough. I know what the "New Vision" is that Square Enix is going to announce. It is the exact same footage that we have seen for the last couple of years.....only shot from 5 degrees to the left.

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spiderboi
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:51:27 AM

..in hi-def!

Now that seems reaslistic from S-E.

We now get to see FF7 from the eyes of Red XIII, all hoppity!

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Kevadu
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:47:24 AM
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The countdown is just for the launching of a new website which will probably come with a new trailer or something like that. I wouldn't expect much more than that.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:01:10 AM
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If it had anything to do with FFVII it would be "an old vision"

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:05:42 AM
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the software encryption has a video codec, but this video may actually be used to make the announcement. who knows

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:07:01 AM
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Why would it be about an FF7 on an FF13 Webiste, thats so illogical, if it were ff7 it wouldnt be on a ff13. end of. i'm just expecting gameplay and release date.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:17:05 AM
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Sory Ben, SE is full of sh*t, im not buying into anymore of their bullsh*t hype, just bring out FF13 and FF13vs, until then, F**k SE. Id love to eat my words, chances are i wont, its something stupid like "its in 1080p"

note: this rant has nothing to do with FF13 going to the 360, i couldn't care less, more to do with the lack of any type of sony support, even more so with the lack of GOOD quality games this gen on any system

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:00:27 AM

We're gonna get PS3 exclusive FF13 stickers with our copy!!!

If I didn't LOVE FF series I really dont think I'd give 2 sh*ts about these bast*rds. Way to lose fans SE!

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K ASH
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:46:13 AM
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I am just going 2b optimistic and focus my energy on something spactecular for ps3, even though we r going 2 share it with xbox. We have nothing 2 loose unless they release it on xbox 1st wich will kill most ps3 fans enthusiasm e.g the last remnant. S-e should b cautious about delayed time releases 4 ps3 because there is always going to b a big exclusive coming out or one wants to get.

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LCF
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:50:13 AM
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S-E is going to shock PS3 owners by having Verses go multiplat.

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:26:38 PM

At the end of the countdown it will read: "Final Fantasy XIII Versus is now releasing on XBOX 360!!"

Then in fin print, it will read: "The Playstation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIII Versus has been delayed to allow for a simultaneous XBOX 360 release"

I wouldn't doubt it for one second.

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natho86
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:50:35 AM
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this better be good news!!!!!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:23:36 AM
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Im hoping its 360 related. We have proven we love RPGS. Just look at other SE titles and Fable.

Come on SE. I have faith in you.

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:17:57 AM

HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!.....Josh360 really??...are u sure u don't like shooters better than rpg's.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:21:05 AM

Honestly I just purchased my first RPG for my old PS2. I havent played the thing in like half a year but this girl I know said it was good so we picked it up.

I dusted it off and put it in (kingdom hearts) and was like hey this game aint bad at all. Its honestly pretty fun. Why wasn't it ever made for the original Xbox?

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:04:43 AM

Lol! Ok that comment was totally uncalled for. We really don't need that type of childish cheerleading.

"Im hoping its 360 related. We have proven we love RPGS."
We'll prove it to you...I promise M$!
lol lol lol lol lol

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:51:25 AM

Umm the sales of Fable?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:36:57 AM

And what about the sales of those other JRPGs? Anemic. JRPGs don't sell well period... only to a select few who like them, and that market isn't that big so drop the argument.

As for Fable or Oblivion or Fallout 3, those are western RPGs, an entirely different beast.

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:39:55 AM

Fable is not a JRPG. It's barely an RPG at all. More of an Adventure/RPG hybrid. Good game, though... just... nothing at all like a Final Fantasy game so... it's a poor comparison.

Secondly, the developers had to fill the game full of sex and violence to get the 360 audience to really buy in. FFXIII will be NOTHING like Fable, and since 360 owners generally don't like things that are different, I highly doubt this game will have the hugest of audiences on the 360.

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:40:18 AM

I'd say there's a pretty large audience for JRPGs here in the US, they just aren't x360 owners. Josh I'm glad you are broadening your horizons but you even admit you never tried an RPG till this Gen. We freakin live and breath em. If you want a good PS2 RPG get FFX, no silly disney characters.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:32:23 PM

^^^Yeah it was my friend Ashley who told me about that. I have to say tho the attention to detail is amazing.

You go around and find things, level up, get money and buy stuff. I was amazed PS2 could pull of them graphics to.

Is FF like that? If so maybe ill try that out to when it comes to 360.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 5:54:00 PM

this is why we don't like you.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:00:04 PM

@ Joshua

...by not buying very many copies of those RPGs?

Say what?

@ Arvis

Fable is more of an RPG than any FF (even FFXI). If your definition of what is an RPG is based on Final Fantasy, you need a new dictionary.

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InfiniteRetro
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:14:40 AM
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you hope its 360 related and you're on a ps3 forum?

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:53:06 AM

You figure that out all by yourself?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:37:39 AM

See what I mean, Josh just likes to start arguments.

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kreate
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:03:48 PM

josh when are u buying a ps3?

circuit city has it on sale for $340.
wanna pick one up? =)

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 4:16:43 AM

^^Ill see if a few more promises come true b4 that happens.

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ceedot
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 5:26:11 AM
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like I said, it will reveal the stupid website.

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:19:49 AM
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FFXIII will be released June if not,the other way round, versusXIII will be released first and it's that closer than we think.

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Blaiyan
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:21:37 AM
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Yeah, another bad shock.

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crapreviews
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 6:51:48 AM
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Well we all love count downs. gives us a chance to dream. Heck, i think every announcement from any game company in the future should have a count down.

Let us DREAM!! :P

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:16:18 AM
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lol I can't blame this website for having the unfortunate duty to keep us up to date with news that's supposed to "shock" us faithful Sony-ests or even if there are as many out there these days the Squeenix fans? But I'm not even bothering to get excited much like many others I've had it with the hype of everything. If anything to be excited about was the Resident Evil 5 demo that I downloaded yesterday and YES it is friggen awesome I don't care if it does play like RE4 and not the others. But back onto the topic at hand...I will HOPE it's something worth a damn...highly doubt it.

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Buckeyestar
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:51:03 AM
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I don't have any faith in Squeenix anymore. Their announcements are lackluster at best anymore and their judgment has been compromised by Microsoft's money hat. Their claims at being multiplatform do not jive with their actual policy of mostly ignoring the PS3. And how can they ignore the absolute mountain of money they'd be rolling in if they released a remake of FF7?

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pavlovic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:15:32 AM
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It's the countdown to let everyone know that FFXIIIVS will be arriving to the 360 for the 09 holiday season.

F**K SE

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kreate
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:09:23 PM

or it could mean SO4 is also coming out on ps3.

in a way, i dont really care if SE went multiplatform, its understandable. and its all good that they are showing love for the xbox360 with games like last remnant and infinite undiscovery.

but whats up with SO4 coming out only on xbox360?

that's what irritates me. so i'm with u. screw SE. i'm renting final fantasy 13.

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Robochic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:43:48 AM
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it's going to say thanks all for registering now look at our pretty website.
I don't have a clue and am not getting my hopes up.

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big6
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:58:52 AM
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My thoughts...
It'll be something "Western gaming" related. With that, I'd bet it's something 360-related. Maybe they've decided to making FF vs. XIII go multiplatform! Sad, I know...

Although, I'm not entirely sure when this countdown was created/started, cuz in the last 2 weeks or so, A LOT has happened with Microsoft's Gaming division. A bunch of dudes, including Larry Hryib (Major Nelson) have been let go. So, in light of that, maybe SE is trying to get back some Sony love. Who knows.
Somehow my money is still on something special for the 360, and nothing for the PS3.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:18:43 AM

Where did you get the info that Larry Hyrb was let go?

Anyway that is spectacular if he was God I hated that guy

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pavlovic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:54:04 AM

coverton, yesterday in the PS official blog they talked about that.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:03:40 PM

Thanks pavlovic

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:14:42 AM
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Nope nothing really special at all. I sort of knew it, I mean what WOULD they do to surprise PS3 owners??? Anyway "A new vision" - it just simply means a new trailer.

They've also added a character in the character profile - Sazh, you know the afro guy. The trailer will be open in like 23 hours and 45 min. There's also a message board, and specs.

TALK ABOUT A NEW VISION - then again I am excited to see a new trailer, sort of.

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coldbore
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:17:55 AM
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WOAH that would majorly suck if they took over the metal gear franchise, i think i would cry :( lol

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cegmp
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:21:55 AM
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Ohh... I misread the article title. I didn't see the question mark at the end. I thought it was an official announcement from square. =(

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:23:43 AM
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Meh half you bitches say F**k SE but yuor still going to buy the game so who's getting dunked up the shitter, i think FFXIII looks phenominal and cant wait for it.

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Jeffrey
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:16:51 PM

Haha thank you! Thats what I've been saying all along. All these people who talk crap about SE, yet seriously, they are going to pass up on this game because they dont want to support SE's "business practices." Oh give me a break, the game is going to be amazing and you know you all who say you wont buy it will give in. Stop putting up a front.

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isaya85
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:37:22 AM
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I just read in another site that its suppose to be another trailer so I guess its nothing to get really excited about


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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ec0li
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:03:31 AM
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Ya'll want to get shocked like never b4?

Final Fantasy 1st person shooter -- boooyah!

It sounds wrong just thinking about it. Talk about "westernizing" their IPs, yikes!

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:03:41 AM
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which is waht i said all along, the best news i could possibly think of is that it would be released world wide on the same date as japan..... i doutb that very much though.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:04:32 AM
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ec0li please dont speak of such vulgar things ever again.

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ec0li
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:15:43 AM

I take it back...I feel dirty!

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:05:32 AM
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This just in the Xbox 360 version of FFXIII is getting exclusive DLC and FFvXIII is going to be multiplatform with exclusive DLC going to the Xbox360 version. Furthermore, Square-Enix will no longer support the PS3 as the architecture is exceedingly difficult to program for. FFVII is being remade exclusively for the Xbox360 to get new fans onboard. Square-Enix will also be changing their name to Square-Studios after being acquired by the Microsoft Game Studios. Have a good day and go to hell Sony.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:28:48 PM

haha

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LightShow
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:25:32 PM

don't even joke like that!!


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FeyeR
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:09:56 AM
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If $E is going to announce a remake of FF7, then it would be multi plat cuz theyd say:

"ps3 owners can experiance it again, while 360 owners can experiance it for the first time!"

-.-

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big6
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:44:44 AM
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Half of me agrees with coverton341 (as I shake my head in disappointment), but the other half wonders if money will be coming from M$ as easily as before, now that half the Microsoft Game Studios has been laid-off??

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SaladFingers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:32:34 PM
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finalfantasy13game.com?
The clues in the URL. It will be a new FF13 website for europeans hence the european language selection (English being the Union Flag)

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Mystearica
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:23:57 PM
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I am VERY WORRIED about this! Why? Well it's got finalfantasy13game in the link - so it's FFXIII related.... we heard all we need about the project so any additional information may be a moving or another game to X-Box or the Wii... I HOPE I'm wrong

But have you guys noticed that the countdown is the SAME as the NEW TRAILER on both the Japanese and North American FFXIII sites?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:02:45 PM
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http://www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/ff13/

That's a link to the Japanese site. Same timer except this one is counting down to a new trailer. So here we are making a big deal out of this so that we can see what will probably amount to more of the same damn footage.

So it's basically confirmed: Just a trailer. You can stop holding your breaths now.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:39:06 PM

OH BOY!!! I LOVE TRAILERS THAT HAVE THE EXACT SAME THING AS THE LAST TRAILER BUT AN ADDED 10 SECS OF AN EFEMINITE LOOKING DUDE WITH PERFECT HAIR

(yes I had to yell it I am so excited)

Two Bullets to the forehead again please

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shaydey77
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:10:45 PM
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Shock for PS3 owners eh?
By SE lastest antics I wouldnt be surprised to see the 'SHOCK'being something like 'were going xbox 360 exclusive from now on'.

I honestly couldnt care less. I never liked any Final Fantasy.

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:14:53 PM
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versusXIII is coming this year dammit!

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:17:04 PM
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versusXIII is coming this year dammit!

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LightShow
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:25:04 PM

now thats a shock worth having. I wouldn't mind that one.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:29:09 PM
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SE realised that the very second FFXIII wasn't a ps3 exclusive, money talks.

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SmileyGrenades
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:32:12 PM
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Anything "New" as of late from them usually translates to something in the form of handheld games, and 360 deals. I highly doubt anything new would apply to the PS brand, seeing as that would be considered "old". If it was Pre-FF10 Square, I would be excited. But I really don't care for that company at all anymore. It's too bad, they were at one time my favorite.

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crapreviews
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:34:53 PM
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COUNTDOWN for nothing......

It's to show off trailers for the game according to this site
http://playstation.joystiq.com/2009/01/27/japanese-final-fantasy-xiii-site-spoils-countdown-surprise/

Yay SE! What a surprise.........

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isaya85
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:36:25 PM
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@shadow I just said the same thing but I guess nobody wants to listen. oh well what do I know


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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opsdaddy
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:37:06 PM
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Ben, I love your enthusiasm, but SE has made it clear that it pays more attention to spreadsheets than fanbase loyalties. I'd venture to guess that PS3 sales of FFXIII will exceed Xbox 360 sales (over the long haul). My assumption is based on a belief that MANY 360 fans aren't interested in FFXIII itself, but are simply reveling in the fact that PS3 fans are being denied an exclusive that we all thought was in the bag. If I'm right about this, then SE will sure have some explaining to do!

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:48:04 PM

Could not agree with you more about the fact of the 360 crowd. I used to work in a gamestop (yeah it sucked) and being one of the only people that ever entered the door that whole-heartedly supported the PS3 I got to hear the most annoying crap when FFXIII was announced for the 360. A ton of people goaded me with "how does it feel now that you don't have anything to call your own" and the like all while laughing and talking about how they don't care that it is even on the system. So yeah a lot of people that I have dealt with could give a crap about the game in general and are more excited that Sony "lost" it to Microsoft. Well, I can't speak for all 360 owners so I don't know if this mentality really describes the majority. All I know is that even if the 360 is going to get some type of "incentive" I will be taking this one on the PS3. I would rather have native HD than to have some exclusive DLC.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:41:06 PM
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18 h 19 m, by my current time check.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:43:03 PM
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can the admins please boot Joshua360 or whatever. He's arguing about stupid sh** and snapping on 360 subjects when we're focusing on PS (1-3) related subjects, and PSP too. I hate seeing fanboys like him.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:05:52 PM

I see no problem in this thread. I get the feeling you have a problem with anyone who even mentions the 360 at any point...just get over it.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 1:25:02 AM

he is annoying, and he certainly does get people to flame him. but whatever dude, i'll step back and let others handle it.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 4:26:58 AM

Umm I have a PSP. I guess its annoying if you dont agree right?

And this is their site not yours. Dont just come in demanding things be done.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:54:11 PM
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They will probably announce they are going to commit the ritual samurai suicide "Seppuku"!

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Fane1024
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:20:13 PM

...as opposed to the financial suicide they have been committing.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:43:36 PM

lol that would make ps3 fans happy.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:07:57 PM
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Just give me FFVII and put these tears to rest, SE! Just do it! GIVE IT TO ME! I need it, maaan. Come on!

/feverishly scratches self

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 4:19:44 AM

haha

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JaXXX
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:27:07 PM
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Imagine that there is like about 11 hours left till the "big anouncment" and they are sitting in their office and busting theirs heads off thinking up any idea just to atract the attention of the fans!!!! haha LOL

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godsman
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:53:20 PM
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Well its www.finalfantasy13game.com, so it has to be related to FF13. The only thing i can think of is that SE announces that the game is complete and gives a Japanese release date.

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Landser1
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:58:50 PM
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Well, I'm definitely setting on fire as many Xbox 360 FF XIII delivery trucks as I can, while their heading to their respective retailers. I just hope SquareEnix gets at the very least half the message, and that I don't get caught of course, I still want to play FFVS XIII, that of course it comes out while I'm still sodding young. F?ck SquareEnix!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:17:55 PM

No need to do that old bean, the game itself will RROD the damn machines because of the extended play time it encourages.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:43:50 PM

lol gonna have kids in collage by then.

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SarahPalinMILF
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 10:09:36 AM
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1 hour left

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YesterdysRising
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 10:32:00 AM
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It's just a trailer :( Looks good though. But I'm still guessing it's too far away to get excited. Good thing there are plenty of other games to keep me happy till then and soon to be more.... Killzone 2 :)

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 10:55:08 AM
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WOW this game looks phenominal, i recomend you all to watch the trailer....... i dont see how graphics liek that are possible on the 360, there the best ive ever seen, there up to the quality of Advent Children and the quality i was expecting this gen. The gameplay looks more engaging than 12. i really want to play this game!

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