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What exactly does it mean that there is Square Electronic Arts? Wtf is
that? Does that mean the 2 companies have merged into one big
conglomerante? Or does that mean that Square makes the games, and
Electronic Arts sells them to people in America? Does that meant that
Electronic Arts makes the games? Does that mean that the people who made
all the Final Fantasies and such get fired and fresh young Madden 2500
programmers get sent in? Or does no one even know? Cause I hate sports
and I don't want to see a bunch of weirdos take over the job that only
one company can do right?
OKay, let's see if I can help you make sense of this. First off,
it's not a conglomeration of the two companies. Square is still
Square, and EA is still EA. Square will make their RPGs, EA
will make their sports games. Their development teams will not
cross paths. Now here's the kicker: Square and EA
have formed two separate companies, Square Electronic Arts and
Electronic Arts Square. What this means, using the clear and
lucid format used by PSMonline:
In the U.S.: Square Electronic Arts, made of both Square and Electronic
Arts employees, will translate, publish and distribute Square's games to
In Japan:: Electronic Arts Square will distribute and publish EA's
games, such as their sports games, to the Japanese market. It's the inverse
of Square Electronic Arts.
Basically, this is both companies and both countries getting a huge boost. EA
has a strong publishing presence in the U.S., and Square has a strong one
in Japan. EA will benefit in Japan, Square will benefit in the U.S.
Good evening (or whatever it is over there), AK!
Now that EA and Square have teamed up, what are the chances of a joint
game venture happening? I'd really like to see a Final Fantasy: Privateer
where you could build a team that could take on merc missions to get money.
Or maybe put a Kilrathi into FF8. Or maybe instead of that stupid looking
boxing game they had in the Gold Saucer in FF7 they'll get a real sports
game going. Anyway, just want to see what your opinion is. And FF4j boss
music is da bomb.
Heya buddy! It's the early morning, late night, whatever you wanna call it.
I do my best (or worst, depending on your perspective) at odd hours. Now,
this is just my personal guess, but I don't think a joint game will happen.
The combination as announced is strictly for publishing help, not game
development. Square is good at what they do, and EA is good at what they
do. I see no reason outside of the novelty factor to merge the two development
On another note, I do some P.A. announcing for youth sports, and my lips started
convulsing at the mere sight of that bizarre thing you call a name.
(1) Which non-square RPG series do you think is best?
(2) When do you plan to list dates past Apr. 17 in your Archives
(3) I'm currently working on an E-mail. I require musical puns (like
"Sorry to *treble* you") . Can you help me?
1) Tough call, but I'll go with Breath of Fire.
2) Um, right now! Check it out, all fixed up.
3) Not a lot of time to think about this, but off the top of my head:
"That guitar is at the bass of all my problems" and "Take special note
of that F sharp there."
At the bottom of the RPGamer page is says "...praises, adorations,
inspirations, commendations and cash donations are welcome."
Has anyone offered a cash donation? I put a similar line on
one of my pages, but no one has offered yet!!
AK: Haha. Never gotten a single offer of a cash donation, but
we can continue to wish. We have gotten offers for hardware donations,
Since nintendo will be releasing a cd rom for its 64, do you think
the future of sony rpgs is in danger?
Whoa, hold the phone big man! First off, the DD isn't a CD ROM, and it's been
delayed indefinetely in Japan. Who knows when we'll see its release, if ever.
Nintendo's next system, probably not to be released until after the year 2000,
might be CD ROM based, but that's a good two years down the road. Until then,
Nintendo has very little 3rd party support, and except for some rumors, no
support from the RPG juggernaut, Square.
It's o.k. for the person yesterday to be a fourteen year old boy. Not only
is that sick but if you went any further with it, it'd be illegal. And you
made fun of Vestal's Asian thing. Tsk Tsk.
AK: OKay okay! Enough of the pedophile jokes! My innocuous comment
has been vastly misconstrued by all you sick-minded people out there. I meant,
it's OK if he's a 14 year old boy, I'll talk anyway. The flirting won't go
anywhere, but we can still be buds!