Final Fantasy XIII for both PS3 and XBOX360?

           Squaresoft has secured a deal with XBOX360 allowing it to port FFXIII, but at the cost of die hard PS3 fans in North America.  This is good news for XBOX360 rpg fans, and now many FF fans that own a PS3 are left wondering if there was a reason to own a PS3 just for Final Fantasy.  But of course not, PS3 has their own fair share of exclusives including MGS4, Uncharted, and Resistance Fall of Man series.  As one of the first Final Fantasy games in recent times to hit multi-consoles at launch you can expect the fan base to be huge.


Chrono Crossed

Well, since Chrono Trigger has been confirmed for the DS there has been mixed reactions about this port, which was long overdued and features very little changes, and why it was chosen for the DS instead of as Wii download content.  The arguments stems from people who desired the game upgraded like the upcoming Final Fantasy IV.  Many argue they could just play their Snes version, rom version on their handheld or on their pc rather than shell out over $30 for a game that should have costed under $10.  Megaman 9, which is original and new, but looking like its pre-megaman 8 games will be under $10 when it comes out for the Wii, (and newly announced for the) Xbox360 and PS3 through their respective download sites.  In my eyes it seems more like a chance for Square-Enix to milk the porting cow, which they have done for many of their games for the GBA and DS, and appeal to RPG fans that were born too late to experience the snes version of CT, but want to play it with graphics standard for handhelds.  Whatever bonuses Square-Enix adds to this port better be enough to appeal to die hard fans who expected a little more or else they may end up with smaller than anticipated sales.

2.41 patch for PS3

   2.41 has been released today after all the problems 2.40 had on certain PS3s.  Now the trophies have also been updates with more visual appeal namely the Platinum award.  No idea how the PS3 that had problems are doing though so drop a line if your PS3 has been acting up because of any firmware updates.

Vchan’s site appearance going through some rennovation, enjoy the new themes!

Videogames night at SFU and volunteering

We had the SFICC videogames night last night, but the turn out was low.  We only had 4 people show up!  But we had 5 consoles!  The PS3, Wii, XBOX, PS2 and DS’!  We managed to play almost 12 hours though as we started off with Bomberman on the DS with Mario Kart then moved onto the PS3 with MGSIV, then GT5, then on to the Wii for Smash Bro., then onto the XBOX for HALO2, then we went to 4 way bomberman on our DS’ and finally we played Gundam Seed Destiny on the PS2, before heading home!  With justonly 4 of us the advantage was we could spend more on food and snacks!  It was a great time and the small turn out turned out well as we had time to play on every system.

There was very little sleep left for my volunteering today.  I managed to get by 5 hours of it though without feeling too tired.

Telus upgrade

Telus has upgraded my internet and all it required was a call by my dad to check on our bill!

New 5mb speed, which reaches up to 700 kb/s down.  But my upload speed is now similiar to Shaw’s and I can notice the difference.  We’ll see if these speeds hold up!

as opposed to the old one here.

2.40 borks some PS3s

The 2.40 update has been pulled by Sony because of the amount of PS3 freezing at the initial start up.  2.36 Downgrades were provided, but this is bad news indeed.  I have had no problems today until I began messaging my buddy a few times then my mail client ended up freezing so I ended up quiting the game by shutting down the PS3 manually.  I hope Sony fixes these glitches soon and with my videogames night with SFICC coming up I need my PS3 to be flawless.

PS3 2.40 update

The new PS3 2.40 update has came and gone!  I don’t care about the trophy additions, but I rather like being able to message a friend and read messages while I am in the game!  It worked out awesome for my friend and I in MGO after he got kicked and had to let me know he could not rejoin.

Would have gotten more MGO hours down if it wasn’t for the bridge closure at Portman Bridge.  I ended up coming home almost 3 hours late, and downloaded the update, and went in MGO and now I am no longer a rookie!

Unofficial RPGs include Chrono Trigger + Tales of..

Suikoden VI for the PSP, Chrono Trigger for the DS, Tales of the Heart for the DS, Tales of the World 2 for the PSP, and Shin Megami Tensei game for the PS3 are rumored  by several online sources to be coming soon to a gaming system near you!

Chrono Trigger has a countdown timer on the Square-Enix website.

Exciting news for RPG fans after several slow years of RPG releases.  The best released so far has been Crisis Core, Persona 3: FES, Final Fantasy XII, and Eternal Sonata.  Some other great releases include Tales of Vesperia and Valkyria Chronicles coming to this generations systems as opposed to most of the rumors above.