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  1. Square-Enix's CEO Yoichi Wada deflects shareholder questions as to why the company hasn't remade Final Fantasy VII. We examine how the company is ignoring just how easy, and profitable, a remake could be. Square-Enix doesn’t care that people want a Final Fantasy VII remake in high-definition! Fans aren’t the only ones that want the iconic Japanese publisher and developer to revisit the 15-year-old role-playing game that made it an international powerhouse. Shareholders in the company want to see Final Fantasy VII HD as well. According to Andriasang, Yoichi Wada, Square-Enix’s CEO, said during an investor question and answer session that his company will only make a Final Fantasy VII remake when the company makes a game that exceeds the quality of Final Fantasy VII. It’s a telling statement. Sales of recent titles in the series, including Final Fantasy XIII and its 2012 sequel Final Fantasy XIII-2, have helped keep Square-Enix solvent since 2010 but both those titles have been divisive amongst critics and fans. Wada’s statement indicates that Square recognizes that even its own internal teams have failed to match the high bar set by Final Fantasy VII back in 1997. Final Fantasy VII character designer Tetsuya Nomura made statements in May that reflect Wada’s. Nomura said that he and his team, currently working on the 6-years-in-development Final Fantasy Versus XIII, are committed to making new titles rather than revisiting old ones. A Final Fantasy VII HD remake, not just a high-definition remaster, would be an absolutely immense undertaking. The game’s pre-rendered CG backgrounds are, even by today’s standards, remarkably detailed and though they aren’t massive there are many of them. The sheer size of the game’s world is prohibitive in an era when ever single inch of a game is rendered individually rather than as an animated pre-rendered background. Then again, why not just remake Final Fantasy VII with improved pre-rendered backgrounds and character models? Square’s insistence that it can’t simply remake the game without making significant changes is just silly. Capcom’s 2002 remake of the original Resident Evil for Nintendo Gamecube is proof positive that a remake of a polygonal game with pre-rendered backgrounds can be absolutely stunning. The use of pre-rendered backgrounds with improved character models would also give Square-Enix a great deal of flexibility in terms of what platforms the HD remake could be released on. PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U, and PCs could easily accommodate a Final Fantasy VII remake with pre-rendered backgrounds, but more importantly, so could the current Apple iPad, a platform that has proven quite lucrative for Square-Enix. Stop trying to best Final Fantasy VII, Square-Enix. You can’t do it. You have lost too many creators. Best to just make a brand new, very beautiful version of the classic. Source: http://www.digitaltr.../#ixzz20XPS93kO
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    Final Fantasy VII Remake - Thoughts?

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    Fan Art Law

    It seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work. With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art law. Josh Wattles, $makepictures is an expert on copyright law bringing perspective and experience to the issue from multiple creative industries. From art, film, music, and books, Josh has been directly involved in or advised on copyright issues for the biggest properties in the world. He is also a copyright professor teaching courses at at Loyola, Southwestern and the University of Southern California law schools in Los Angeles. Read More Here: http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Fan-Art-Law-326536193?utm_source=elnino&utm_medium=messagecenter&utm_campaign=091112_NET_FanArtLaw&utm_term=button
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    Final Fantasy VII Remake - Thoughts?

    Not only did it say on the screen they also stated out loud "FIRST TO PLAYSTATION 4" which means its not exclusive.
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    Final Fantasy VII Remake - Thoughts?

    No where did it say exclusive, so no doubt it will be on Xbox One and PC.
  6. http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/12/06/final-fantasy-vii-ps4-announcement-trailer But its another port. no HD remaster or remake. nice job trolling us SE.
  7. Ladies of New York, you are free to walk bare-breasted through the city! New York City's 34,000 police officers have been instructed that, should they encounter a woman in public who is shirtless but obeying the law, they should not arrest her. This is a good step towards gender parity in public spaces. This decision means that breast exposure is not considered public lewdness, indecent exposure, or disorderly conduct. It also notes that, should a crowd form around a topless woman, the officer should instruct the crowd to disperse and then respond appropriately if it does not. Relative coverage is no longer a factor. This policy shift comes after several years of litigation and protest. In the 1992 case People v. Ramona Santorelli and Mary Lou Schloss, the New York Court of Appeals ruled in favor of two women who were arrested with five others for exposing their breasts in a Rochester park, holding the law void as discriminatory. The ruling was put to the test in 2005, when Jill Coccaro bared her breasts on Delancey Street in New York, citing the 1992 decision, and was detained for twelve hours. She subsequently successfully sued the city for $29,000. In 2007, Go Topless, a national organization supporting gender equality in shirtlessness laws, established Go Topless Day. Dozens of women protest – often topless – in thirty cities around the United States, promoting equal rights to be shirtless. Protests usually include chants of “Free your breasts. Free your minds” and a song “Let ‘em Breathe” to the tune of the Beatles’ “Let it Be.” While some who have witnessed these events have suggested that "[t]his is extreme liberalism and why America’s in decline” or “t’s degrading to women,” others have been supportive. One man even said he would encourage his wife to join them. Though bare-breasted women might shock the sensibilities of some in the public, it is encouraging to see the police responding positively to gender bias, even on such a seemingly small scale. After all, no one thinks twice about a man shirtless on a summer day. However, the female nipple or chest is still considered “lewd.” By reminding its officers of this, the NYPD is publicly declaring that it will no longer perpetuate unconstitutional gender discrimination, a standard to which all law enforcement should be held and a decision for which it should be applauded. http://www.policymic.com/articles/42359/topless-women-in-public-not-breaking-the-law-says-nypd
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    Sailor Moon New Anime 2013

    Worldwide simultaneous release targeted; Momoiro Clover Z to sing theme The idol group Momoiro Clover Z, publisher Kodansha, and creator Naoko Takeuchi announced on Friday that a new anime adaptation of Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga is being produced. The new anime series is aimed for release next summer, and Momoiro Clover Z will perform a theme song. Momoiro Clover Z made the announcement during a live event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the manga. Momoiro Clover Z sang the first Sailor Moon anime's theme song "Moonlight Densetsu" at the event via a live video feed from France, where they are guests of Japan Expo. Update: More background information added. Although Kotono Mitsuishi and Tohru Furuya, the voices of Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino and Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba in the first Sailor Moon anime, were present at the live event, the event did not specify that they will reprise their roles in the new series. The event also did not specify which song Momoiro Clover Z will perform as a theme song of the new anime. Update 2: Kodansha editor Fumio Osano confirmed that the new anime project is not a film project. [Via Tadashi Sudo] Update 3: Osano also emphasized that no details have been set for a hypothetical broadcast. However, the staff intends to release the new anime worldwide simultaneously. Source: Oricon Update 4: During the event, Mitsuishi mused aloud if she will appear in the new anime. In a blog post after the event, she said that she is eager to play a role in it. Thanks, Ford Prefect. Update 5: Mitsuishi added in her blog that the "enemy" is not the Dark Kingdom, but she was speaking metaphorically, not literally. She said that the figurative enemy is her own self from the first Sailor Moon anime; she is comparing her audacious performance then to her acting now. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-06/sailor-moon-manga-gets-new-anime-in-summer-2013
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    Thundercats 2011

    Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has begun production on “ThunderCats,” an all-new animated series for Cartoon Network, based upon the iconic 1980s action classic. The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including “The Animatrix,” “Gotham Knights” and “Halo Legends.” WBA is working closely with Studio4°C, utilizing the latter’s expertise to give the “ThunderCats” characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series. Toys coming soon by Bandai
  10. Today at Tokyo Game Show 2012, Square Enix have announced a HD collection of Kingdom Hearts titles, named KINGDOM HEARTS -1.5 HD ReMIX-. The collection includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hears 358/2 Days, all for the PlayStation 3. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories will be HD remasters, and have trophy support, while 358/2 Days will simply be cutscenes remade into HD for a Theatre Mode. The release date as this stage is simply 2013. />http://kh13.com/news/32300-kingdom-hearts-1-5-hd-remix-announced-for-ps3-releasing-2013
  11. We already knew there was more Highschool of the Dead in the works; now we know what the next round of manga is calling itself: Highschool of the Dead Apocalypse. Sounds cheerful, doesn’t it? I feel like the cast of The Walking Dead would be proud. Are you ready for spring 2013? Between new Oreimo, another Gen Urobuchi series and now HotD’s return, it’s looking to be a fine time to love anime and manga. Considering the anime’s insane popularity, think we’ll get a season two based off Apocalypse? Source: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/02/09-1/new-highschool-of-the-dead-manga-has-a-name
  12. Mandatory game installation required for all games; second install on separate Live account sits behind paywall Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox One games will require mandatory installation onto the system's hard drive and, to install the same disc onto another user's drive, a fee must be paid. Individual games will be tied to Xbox Live accounts, Microsoft said, meaning that the software giant can detect whether a game has been sold to a retailer and repurchased, or handed from one friend to another. In such instances, the second user must pay a fee. "On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play," a Microsoft representative told Wired. The company added that, once discs are installed on the hard drive, games can be played without a disc being in the tray. The Wired article then elaborates: "What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner." It added: "Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc." Microsoft did not disclose what the second-user fee would amount too, and did not clarify further on the matter. The article claims that there is no sweeping 'always-online' requirement for future Xbox One games. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/407912/microsoft-confirms-pre-owned-fee-for-xbox-one/
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    FF 15, KH 3 - XBone is dead, I'm super excited.

    Hate to burst your bubble but this just happened today: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/11/kingdom-hearts-3-final-fantasy-15-coming-to-xbox-one/
  14. Quote from the official Square Enix FB page regarding FFVII for PC: "You might want to take another look at www.finalfantasyviipc.com. FINAL FANTASY VII optimised for modern PC hardware and a host of brand new online features!" "Enjoy the all-time RPG classic on your PC, now with a host of new online features" Achievements "Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan." Character Booster "Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure." Cloud Saves "Whether you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off, all you need is an internet connection. " Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) • 2GHz Processor or faster • 1GB RAM • DirectX 9-compatible graphic card 8ugs0dAlBlg http://www.finalfantasyviipc.com/en
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    Microsoft confirms 'pre-owned fee' for Xbox One

    EA is getting rid of the online passes.
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    Durarara Power Ranger

    In one of the blooper clips of Durarara!! Shizuo calls Izaya a Power Ranger. So I decided to make this for a friend. http://cloud1414.deviantart.com/art/Durarara-Power-Ranger-372362697
  17. Thing is is that the breast is not a sexuall organ all it is is just fat on the body. I never understood why people make a big deal about it. Just like mothers cant breastfeed their children in public because people think its so wrong. Well fuck them, im glad women are finally getting a break and I hope this goes on throughout the nation. Equallity for all.
  18. Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 are coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita remastered in HD. Final Fantasy X HD is the remake of the first Final Fantasy game on the Playstation 2. It is the first FF game to use voice acting and a massive leap in the cinematic approach to storytelling. Final Fantasy X-2 was released in 2003 for Sony’s PlayStation 2. Here are the first in-game screenshots of the remake. Source: http://www.psmania.net/2013/03/first-high-res-in-game-screenshots-of-final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd/
  19. Some shocking news has recently come to light regarding the Japanese branch of Square Enix. Yoichi Wada, the CEO of the company, will be stepping down at the end of June. He will be replaced by Yosuke Matsuda, who is currently the representative director of the company. Matsuda joined Square in 2001 as senior vice president and has steadily climbed the ranks of the company over the past dozen years. The exact date of his instatement has not been revealed as of yet. This piece of news sure has spiced up what would have been a regular Tuesday evening. I’ll admit, I’m not entirely surprised; the company revealed that it lost quite a large sum of money last year, and just recently, they slashed their consolidated results forecast. The company is expecting less digital sales, and are expecting to lose just over $106 million USD. What do all of you make of this? Do you think this will be good for the company, or is it too early to tell? Maybe a new boss is just what Square Enix needs to dig itself out of its current situation and win back its fans. Here’s hoping for an improvement http://operationrainfall.com/yoichi-wada-resigns-june/
  20. Thats because they redid everything basically from the ground up like how nintendo made OOT for the 3ds. Redid all the character models.
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    Yoichi Wada, Square Enix Japan CEO, Resigns

    I have to say, some hand held games were fine. 3rd birthday was great, same as Crisis-core. Never got the chance to play type-0. but yeah those ios games such a slap in the face for the fans. People are still depanding KH3 and FF7 on PS3 but its like I keep on telling everyone, no KH3 until they are done with V13 and FF7 will take at least 10 years to redo everything to match the graphics like 13. Also they wont do it until they make a game that beats 7 so yeah thats never going to happen. Even though I think 6,8-10 are so much better then 7 imo.
  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85uwJr5M2n0
  23. Well europe will be getting the international versions again. But im sure that since were getting the final mixes for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 we will have the international versions for these games as well. Off screen recording of the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58OQuuSRdMY
  24. In the first screen they made him look more like how he is in the cutscenes. Which is good IMO, before his hair didnt even look like it was on his head right.
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    Six Strikes is here.

    Beginning today, AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon have all agreed to start spying on their users. That's right. The US's largest Internet Service Providers are implementing a new "online infringement" plan to identify and punish, with virtually no due process, users suspected of downloading copyrighted content. Click here to tell the ISPs: no cyber-snooping, no punitive new copyright rules. After a year of back room dealing with the MPAA and RIAA, the nation's top ISPs have agreed to use the so-called "Copyright Alert System" (or "Six Strikes") to go after customers suspected of file-sharing Following a series of escalating warnings, the plan would allow ISPs to slow down, or "throttle," the Internet connection of suspected copyright violators. And if you want to contest the accusation? That will cost you $35. Click here to put the ISPs on notice: stop overly punitive infringement policies or we'll take our business elsewhere. The new plan would jeopardize open and public WIFI networks, and lead to widespread wrongful accusations for those who share a network at home, in a WIFI hot spot, or in the workplace. Six Strikes is designed to safeguard the profits of America's wealthiest industries by tracking, targeting, and punishing internet users. Click here to oppose Six Strikes. Please urge your friends to take action TODAY by forwarding this email or using these links: If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends. If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet