Upon Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's release in North America on February 11, 2014, Square Enix will have the game's Japanese voice acting and lip syncing as downloadable content for free for two weeks following release. After that, Square Enix will be charging for purchase, although no price point has been given.
There is also no word if this offer will be available in Europe, where the game releases on February 14, 2014.
Are you fucking serious?
Hold on, no, wait, I read that wrong… right?
Wait, no, no…
YOU’RE CHARGING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE AUDIO TRACK!?!
WHAT KIND OF BULLSHIT IS THAT?! Is SE so desperate that they need to bill us for something they’ve already recorded? Something that video games have typically GIVEN AWAY FOR FREE IN THE PAST?!
I know what you’re going to say… “It’s not obligatory”, or “Just download it within the two weeks.” That isn’t the point. The point is that this company has gone so ass backwards that they’re actually charging people for an additional audio track. We aren’t talking about digitally remastered or enhanced sounds. Now, as a fan of Japanese VAing over American VAing (especially in video games), I have to buy the game within the first two weeks or risk needing to pay an additional fee? What about native Japanese speakers living in the US who want to hear the game in their first language?
Also, I know this point isn’t a big deal for many people, especially since for a greater portion of fans this is most likely irrelevant. It is impossible for me, however, to ignore the nickle and dime-ing of this era’s video game companies. What used to be unlockable now must be bought, what was once a reward for some grand achievement can be obtained with the almighty dollar, and worst of all, WHAT USE TO BE A STANDARD FEATURE IN MANY VIDEO GAMES IS NOW AN EXPENSE!
I seriously didn’t think SquareEnix could do much more to irritate me, but they keep finding ways.
Maybe because you’re not paying just for the Japanese audio, but the Japanese lip movements?
And Square Enix takes the time and money to recode all the lip syncing for spoken dialogue for English localization? This isn’t FFX where all they did was overlay the English audio over the Japanese lip movements and hope some parts sync. These things cost money and even objectively speaking you’d think charging for something that takes the entire development cycle to produce would make some goddamn sense.
What about native Japanese speakers living in the US who want to hear the game in their first language?
My God, the game’s already out in Japan. If someone fluent in Japanese wants the game in Japanese why would they wait three months to get the English version of something they can easily order off the internet now? People come up with the pettiest excuses to be upset you could at least try a little harder to be butthurt than that
A wonderful example of a person who clearly lacks reading comprehension skills, as well as foresight beyond immediate events. Thank you for your contribution.
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^^ In this week’s episode of “People Who Completely Miss the Point and Proceed to Insult a Perfectly Reasonable Person in the Process”…
I have to buy the game within the first two weeks or risk needing to pay an additional fee?
Yes, that’s exactly what you need to do. I think ther point was made fairly obvious. Now stop being a princess and wait for the NA release.
The past couple of days, I’ve been following the news about the typhoon called Haiyan. Considered to be one of the strongest typhoon/hurricane/cyclone recorded in history, it was on its way to my home country, the Philippines. Although the country is small and gets hit by typhoons and earthquakes year-round, the country still stands strong. So, typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it’s called in the Philippines, is just another storm thrown to the Filipinos. Yes, the typhoon is big. Yes, the damage is huge. Destruction everywhere, but the Filipinos are strong people. They suffer, but they ALWAYS get back on their feet. They help each other out through thick and thin, that’s how they are, but I’m not sure about the Filipinos in the U.S.
Anyway, I read this article on Yahoo about the casualties after the storm. To my curiousity, I read the comments. I got a reality check on the amount of hateful, ungrateful, disrespect, selfish twats in the world. One guy said that Filipinos are SAVAGES. WHAT. THE. FUCK. The country may be considered to be 3rd world, but Filipinos are far from savages. Then some other person said that he/she is not going to give a dime to help the affected people. Well you know what? Keep your fucking dime, they didn’t ask for your help. Oh, shout out to those people saying that the U.S. shouldn’t help them because we’re broke as fuck and we’re in so much debt. Reality check, asshole, the government can do whatever the fuck they want. The U.S. is broke? Bitch, please. The government has money, they’re just spending it unnecessary things, e.g. Obamacare. Then some bitch said that instead of helping the Filipinos out, the money should just be put into welfare to feed the starving children in the U.S. That bitch does not know that the U.S. government spends billions of dollars in welfare. Plus, those stupid and selfish politicians keep increasing the income level to be considered in the welfare program. Then there goes the unemployment rate. More people will quit their job if they don’t make enough and considered to be in welfare, why? It’s because the fucking government pays them. They just spoil everyone.
The more I read, the more I get pissed off. Half of the comments are from Americans, most of them are sincere comments while the others are just complete trash. One comment that caught my attention was that the Filipinos are ungrateful for what the U.S. has done to help them free themselves against the Spaniards and that the Americans received their gratitude by having the Philippine-American War. Omg. The Philippines wanted INDEPENDENCE from FOREIGNERS. “Thank you, U.S. for helping us get rid of the Spaniards, but we’re not thankful for having us colonized AGAIN under your name. We fought for INDEPENDENCE, just in case you forgot, but of course you did forget. So, we’re here rebelling against you, fighting for our freedom, AGAIN.” That’s basically how it went. The Americans should know how it feels to be colonized and fight for Independence because that’s how the U.S. was born. So, basically, people need to learn some history between the U.S. and the Philippines before they start judging. As far as I know, they’re pretty good allies.
Anyway, I’m still pissed off after reading and commenting on some comments on the article. I know I’m going to get hate and other shit after I post this, but the Philippines and the Filipinos don’t deserve all those hate. I’m just speaking up for my people. The U.S. can do whatever they want, help them or not. They can still pull through after all the mess with or without anyone’s help. That’s how they are. So all you stupid fucks just shut the fuck up and keep those lowly comments to yourselves.
Although I find OP’s anti-welfare stance very distateful (I’m a social democrat, I can’t help it), her message as a whole rings true. This is not the right time to act like trolls and douchebags. You don’t want to donate? Fine. We don’t need your help. Just don’t expose your dark heart to the entirety of the Internet.
tl;dr Reading comments on the web is bad for your health.
PLEASE tell me this actually happened XD
Oooohh, I wonder what’s the sticky substance he’s licking off from his finger? :3
(It’s actually cream from a cream puff, but whatever XD)
Asahina Yuusuke x Hinata Ema - Brothers Conflict
Yuusuke is best boy~ XD
|Me:||Hmmm, ano na namang problema ng mga tibak dito sa UP Town Center? Buti nga at meron nang bagong lakwatsa place eh-|
|Me:||*sees that a branch of J.CO Donuts will soon open there*|
|ME:||IBAGSAK ANG UP TOWN CENTER!!|
So, yeah. I just got fired at work today. Not because of one particular thing I did, oh no. More like because of what I didn’t do: do my fucking best.
I never thought that the BPO industry is basically School 2.0: you’re graded each month for particular performance metrics, and you either make the grade or you don’t. (To be fair, it’s a very objective measure of work performance, though the way each metric is measured is not fully and clearly explained. This is the frustrated I/O psychologist talking XD) That should give you an idea of what happened to me.
I’ve somehow braced myself for this day, but I never thought it would come this early. I thought I had, like, 15 or so more days to prove my worth. But nope. They bode adios to me.
This event just reaffirms what I’ve always thought of myself: a worthless slacker who never takes anything important seriously. A teenager trapped in an adult’s body. A lazy bastard. A self-inflicted loser.
"Happy-go-lucky" is never "happy" as it sounds like, folks.
I’ve contemplated about it on this reddit post I wrote on my last semester of college. The comments on that post gave me just enough comfort to know that I’m not the only one who went though that kind of thing. I’m not sure about that now. That post should have been a wake-up call for me to take life a bit more fucking seriously. Guess I’m still sleeping, then.
Now, I don’t even know how to tell this to my parents. (Yes, that’s how much of a teenager I still am.) I’m not a breadwinner per se, but half of my salary goes to them. Plus, I have this new phone paid for by my mom’s credit card, which of course I have to pay off in return for 12 months. But like most of you, I dread that telling my parents about it now and in the wrong way will make them go ballistic.
Right now, I just hope that I’ll get the motivation to find another job soon. And by soon, I mean as early as tomorrow. I also hope I won’t go into another bout of (possibly clinical) depression because OH MY GOD THAT IS THE LAST THING I NEED RIGHT NOW.
A mere two minutes after getting curious by all the Night Vale talk in my dash, I finally decided to listen to an episode of it.
I can’t possibly be the only one who thinks this series should be in the Comedy section rather than Horror XD
You need to listen to more episodes. - And who says horror can’t be funny?
It just sucks that they chose the worst story/characters in the series (with the exception of XII) to do this with. I much rather would have seen an expansion of VII, but that’s personal preference.
I much rather would have seen an expansion of VII
An expansion of VII
An expansion of VII
Exapnsion?! UTANG NA LOOB LANG, FVII FANS.