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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 12:21PM Arkanaloth said

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... and my copy of FF13 is on my desk at home as I type this. I already signed up for the beta on my PC. ^_^

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 12:34PM (Unverified) said

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Great news!

I can't wait to try out an asian mmo. I was so close to getting Aion, but didn't have time for that. Besides it doesn't seem to be my type of game (too much flying) after all.

Hopefully FFXIV will be the eastern mmo for me. I love the artistical style of asian games as long as the graphics are good. As for other asian MMO's, I'm not expecting Blade and Soul to reach Europe before at least 2012. Perhaps 2011 in Korea.

As for 2010, only this title and perhaps Cataclysm is worth looking foreward to.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 12:57PM (Unverified) said

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There's a big difference between "An Asian MMO" and "A Japanese MMO" just in case you weren't aware. FFXI and something like Lineage 2 or Aion are two very different games because well, South Korean and the Japanese are very different cultures.

But yes, I'm looking forward to playing FFXIV. :)
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:01PM (Unverified) said

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indeed, you are right.

But I was more thinking visually. In that regard, their not that far apart.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:20PM mmark said

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They're completely different visually - any look at the design history of Square Enix will show a visual style that is different from Korean titles - as well as different from other Japanese titles.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 12:58PM Pagan said

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S O L D!

I was going to wait for a price drop but increasing my beta access chances just sold a copy.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:09PM Thac0 said

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Sucks to be a PC gamer today :(

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:53PM (Unverified) said

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That's exactly what I was thinking. I would love to play FFXIII, but I'm not going out to buy a PS3 just for this game that will sit around gathering dust otherwise. There's just not enough multiplayer RPG games for me to play with my husband on a console and that's generally what we prefer.

I guess I'll just have to hope and pray that they'll pick me :-(
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:02PM (Unverified) said

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So buy the cheaper and more fun xbox, and use it to stream netflix and movies and music you download (of course legal only). Totally worth the 200 bucks.
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 2:08PM (Unverified) said

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The beta bonus is for the PS3 model only ;-)
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:26PM Barinthos said

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This just makes my decision to get the PS3 version all that more rewarding. Any way to increase my chances to get into the XIV beta is fine with me.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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Having picked up my PS3 (of course) copy of FFXIII early this morning, and playing it pretty much ever since (that's over 18 hours so-far) I can say this:

FFXIII is like a new U2 album.
The anticipation is so high, you get it home, listen to it and say:
"Oh what? That's not what U2 are meant to sound like?!"

Then, 3 listens later, you swear they've written each and every track on the album especially for you, as you close your eyes and feel it move you from top to toe.

Play FFXIII on the biggest viewable thing in your house; it deserves it. =)

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 1:55PM (Unverified) said

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IMPORTANT FYI....
* If you have already applied for the FINAL FANTASY XIV beta test but would like to apply for the PlayStation 3 beta with a FINAL FANTASY XIV promotional code, please be aware that all previous applications will be invalidated.

Looks like promo code from FFXIII is only good for ps3 beta registration and would cancel your pc beta registration is used on same account.
Not positive is a thought just from looking at the site.

Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:50PM Barinthos said

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Could you post a link to your source? I would like to see it myself and cry it's it true :(
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 6:35PM DevilSei said

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sounds great to me if thats true.

Crappy laptop probably aint gettin me in that beta


but my ps3 will :D
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 7:01PM (Unverified) said

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http://entry.ffxiv.com/na/index.html
Its at the bottom of the beta signup page in the fine print section.
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Posted: Mar 10th 2010 3:17AM Sean D said

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This is correct. I just registered on the website. You can only have one active application for the FFXIV beta, either for the PS3 or Windows. Using your 'special code' to apply for the beta is of no benefit unless you have not already registered for the PS3 beta and wish to do so now (although there may be other ways through the website. I'm not sure). (If you already registered for the Windows version beta, I'm assuming you intend to beta test the game on your PC and not on the PS3).
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Posted: Mar 9th 2010 3:23PM (Unverified) said

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I call this nitpicking. Every game has a different style, and every studio does. Still I find simillarities. It doesn't mean you have to.
But I will leave it at that

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 1:35PM Lt Cobalt said

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A chance at a chance for a beta key, yay : /

Why'd anyone want to play it on hte PS3 anyway...

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 9:05PM (Unverified) said

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Great...PS3 gets a shot at a beta key, and I get a damn avatar costume..Woo~!

If they'd have only told us, I'd have gotten it on the PS3 ffs..goddamn it.

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