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What Final Fantasy 13 Will and Won't do for the Xbox 360

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314w ago - Today you will hear about what Final Fantasy 13 will and won't do for the Xbox 360. So sit back, grab a beer or your respective drink, and get ready to read!

4. Final Fantasy WON'T be the saving grace in Japan for the Xbox 360

Final Fantasy does not need to be released in Japan for the sole reason that Xbox 360 in Japan is pretty much the equivalent of finding a VII gaming system in America. In Japan, they don't want much to do with the Xbox 360. They support their countries products and have no need for a American console with more shoot'em ups that you can shake a stick at. Just take a look at July's numbers of in Japan.

1. PSP- 56,998
2. Nintendo DS- 48,540
3. Wii- 41,798
4. PS3- 12,458
5. PS2- 10,405
6. Xbox 360- 3,807

If I were in charge of Microsoft, I would have stopped trying to beat that dead horse many days ago.

3. Final Fantasy 11 was on the 360.

FF11 on the 360 was a joke, as far as I can remember (the beta). The game had a install time that was just ridiculously long. The game was known to have a 6 to 10 hour install time. You could not just set the game to install then go off to work. You would always have to click different things every hour or so.

On top of having a install time that took...
 

The Wii Keyboard: Just exactly what the Name Suggests

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316w ago - Next time you sit down to write your Great American Novel, perhaps you should consider tapping the opus out on your Wii with Logic 3's weird and somewhat awful - though excellently named - Wii Keyboard.

There's not much meat on these bones - it's simply an add-on for Nintendo's console that allows you to type on a QWERTY pad rather than light-sabering all over your apartment to name your new Mii "Death Bringer."

The keyboard is due out July 18th (in the UK at least), and will nab a tidy £14.99 (or about $30).
 

What has happened to Final Fantasy Dissidia for PSP?

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318w ago - Final Fantasy Dissidia is a game being developed by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable. It was officially announced on the 8th of May 2007, after the trademark "Dissidia" was registered on te 6th of April 2007.

The purpose of the game is to help celebrate 20 years of Final Fantasy and as such, it will feature memorable characters from the fabled series. However, given a really quick start to its development, things seem to have slowed right down.

Up until last week, when Famitsu had a brief section on the game to announce that Jecht would be joining Tidus in the game (instead of Seymour, as many thought), there hadn't been any news on the game for a good three months. It was then, that they released a glut of new characters, including what appeared to be Golbez, Exdeath and Kefka.

We then have to go back another three months for the last piece of news, which was that Tidus would be joining the cast alongside possibly a Judge from Final Fantasy XII. This has been coupled with a new trailer and a brief interview in Dengeki magazine. This still doesn't really explain the slow progress though.

The overall lack of news has been coupled with Final Fantasy Dissidia's apparent no show from this year's E3, as it is currently not scheduled to be shown, which is puzzling...
 

System Shock 3, whatever happened to it?

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319w ago - Back in June 2006 American gaming magazine Game Informer's Loose Talk column mentioned System Shock 3 was in development at Electronic Arts, who in January 2006 had renewed the System Shock series trademarks. The creators of the original two games at Irrational Games, who now worked for Take Two after a takeover, weren't developing it but instead the team who made The Godfather game.

In August 2006 the PC Gamer UK magazine also revealed the project has been assigned to EA Redwood Shores (The Godfather), since the series creators were working on a spiritual successor of their own called BioShock. This reveal was made all the more controversial when as part of the magazine's interview Irrational Games' Ken Levine (designer of the original games) said:

"One of the reasons I wasn't interested [in System Shock 3] is EA just didn't give a darn about that game... I think if EA were to do it, it would've been just a regular first-person shooter with a boss monster at the end. They [EA] didn't see it as big brand and I didn't want that uphill battle."

The Official Xbox Magazine later in 2006 remarked that the original lead designer, Doug Church, of the series is part of the development team for System Shock 3. – In July 2007, the month before BioShock's release, creator...
 

What it Takes to Beat the Speed of an 8-Core Mac Pro

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324w ago - You may not have heard about this small manufacturer of VFX workstations, but there is a good chance that you saw a movie or a TV show with special effects done on one of these machines.

BoxxX is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year and in order to celebrate the occasion, the company assembled an ultimate visual effects machine based on Intel's Skulltrail platform and Core 2 Extreme processors.

To create a Special Edition of its 3DBOXX machine (8400se), the Boxx guys turned to Asetek for a new cooling system and posted a new world record score on SPEC.org for a dual-processor workstation as a result. No doubts, this overclocked workstation is a dream for any enthusiast with really, really deep pockets.

The $7700 base configuration includes 4 GB of memory, a Quadro FX1700 graphics card, an 80 GB hard drive and a DVD burner. Add 12 GB of memory, three 1 TB hard drives and a high-end Nvidia graphics card and you end up with about twice that (display not included).

This machine is 49.4% faster than latest Mac Pro system in Cinebench 10 and 37.7% faster in After Effects.

Boxx will be giving away one these machines Siggraph 2008. So, if you want to get your chance and win this system head over to the conference and participate in Boxx' "Back In Time" contest.
 
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