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Sony and Square Enix Sued for Final Fantasy XIII Freezing on PS3

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224w ago - As if there weren't enough class action lawsuits filed recently for the removal of OtherOS on PS3, IGN reports that yet another [Register or Login to view links] (PDF) is brewing against Sony and Square Enix over Final Fantasy XIII freezing and in some cases breaking the user's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: "The lawsuit, filed on June 2, 2010 by Daniel Wolf of San Diego, Calif., alleges Final Fantasy XIII has caused 'severe and widespread damage' to Sony PS3 gaming systems since its release on March 9, 2010.

The lawsuit states that, for many consumers playing Final Fantasy XIII, has 'caused their PS3 consoles to freeze and become totally and permanently inoperable.'

Wolf said he purchased a copy of Final Fantasy XIII the day it was released, and when attempting to save his game, his PS3 became unresponsive and would no longer play any other media after restarting it.

The suit also alleges that both Sony and Square Enix blamed the issue on one another. Square Enix said the issue resulted from Sony's console, and Sony blamed the issue on a faulty Final Fantasy XIII game disc. Neither company...
 

Square Enix Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Interview: Kitase & Toriyama

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241w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a Final Fantasy XIII PS3 interview today with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama.

To quote: We're heading up to San Francisco later today to speak with Mr. Kitase and Mr. Toriyama, as well as [Register or Login to view links]'s Battle Director Yuji Abe for the first time.

So now's the time to get those final questions out there (That's Final Fantasy XIII only, so please keep your questions on that topic. They won't be discussing anything Versus- or Agito-related). We're almost exactly a month out from the game's release, after all!

I asked for your [Register or Login to view links] interview questions and you responded [Register or Login to view links].

Thanks so much for your many questions – they were far too numerous for me to ask them all, but I hope you agree that I covered all the important ones with the game's Producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and Director, Motomu Toriyama. Can you believe it's only four weeks until the game is in our hands? It's been a long wait, but we're almost...
 

Square Enix: Final Fantasy XIII for XBox 360 to Ship on 3 DVDs

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242w ago - Square Enix has confirmed to VG247 (linked above) that the XBox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII will ship on three DVDs in March, 2010.

The news comes after it was US retailer [Register or Login to view links] listed the RPG at three discs overnight.

To quote: "Yes the game is on three DVDs for the 360," a Square rep told us.

It was also confirmed to us that you're not going to be doing too much ejecting during play.

"Players will only have to swap discs twice during their entire game," said the rep.

Final Fantasy XIII will release in the west for PS3 and XBox 360 on March 9, 2010.
 

Square Enix to Offer Final Fantasy XIII Bus Tours in San Francisco

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245w ago - Beginning on January 13, 2010 Square Enix will host San Francisco bus tours giving gamers a chance to play Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 before it is released on March 9, 2010.

The bus will make numerous stops in the San Francisco and Bay areas through January 16, 2010 and those interested can stay up to date on where exactly the bus will be on PlayFFXIII's official Twitter.

Press Release: SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES FINAL FANTASY XIII BUS TOUR

Fans in the San Francisco Area to be the First to Get a Hands-On Experience of the North American Version

LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2010) - Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America announced today that a bus tour offering fans the first chance to get their hands on the North American version of FINAL FANTASY® XIII will be kicking off on January 13, 2010.

The bus is scheduled to make numerous stops in the San Francisco and Bay areas through January 16, loaded with a never-before-seen demo area of the North American version of FINAL FANTASY XIII. Locations will be revealed and updated through the Twitter site [Register or Login to view links], so start following today!

One of the most highly anticipated games of this generation, FINAL FANTASY...
 

Square Enix: Vagrant Story to Hit PSN on December 22, 2009

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249w ago - Today Square Enix announced that their classic RPG adventure, Vagrant Story, is set to hit Sony's PlayStation Store across European and PAL territories just in time for the holidays on December 22, 2009.

Priced at €5.99, Vagrant Story originally gained critical acclaim on its launch receiving a full 40/40 from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.

Long famed for its dark narrative, unique battle system and atmospheric 3D world it has since been regarded as a true RPG classic.

To quote Square Enix's description for the title: "As the VKP's (Valendia Knights of the Peace) elite Riskbreaker, Ashley Riot, you must pursue a group of cultists into a deserted city of Lea Monde in an attempt to rescue the kidnapped son of a Valendian dignitary. But all is not as it seems, and everything you once believed will soon be called into question as you contend not only with the cultists, but rival political factions, the city's restless fallen, and your own dark memories."

Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brands for the PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "Vagrant Story is one of only a handful of games to be honoured with Famitsu's highest possible score and it's a great pleasure to be releasing the game in Europe.

For the first time in years Vagrant Story...
 
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