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Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy Origins rated by ESRB on PSN

Both Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy Origins (which was a PlayStation release of both Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II) have both been rated by the ESRB12.

It would appear both Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy Origins will be coming to the PlayStation Network as PSOne classics (for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable). Both titles have already been released on the PSN in Japan on July 6 and June 24 respectively. Read on

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  1. [source=http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.jsp?title=chrono+cross ESRB - Chrono Cross

  2. [source=http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.jsp?title=final+fantasy+origins ESRB - Final Fantasy Origins

iPhone 5 will kill 3DS

The 3DS is failing right now, more than any other reason, because of smartphones and tablets offering compelling gaming experiences. And when the iPhone 5 launches in the next several weeks, you can expect it to officially kill off the 3DS. … Here's a news flash for you, Nintendo: consumers do not and will not care about the 3DS. And the iPhone 5, which will likely come with improved components to help deliver even better gameplay to owners, will make that abundantly clear.

SlashGear's Don Reisinger in an opinion piece magnificently trolling Nintendo/portable gaming fans.

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I’ve never actually finished it...I almost feel like there’s still no game more difficult than it. Every time I try to play it I end up getting 'Game Over' a few too many times and giving up partway through. Certainly after playing the original Zelda for the first time, I didn’t ever think that I wanted to make a game like that...that sense of exploration of the world itself [in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past] was really where I latched on to the series.

After thinking it through carefully I have come to realize that I am unwilling to be part of any legal barrier or excuse which prevents a new generation from experiencing Silent Hill 2 the way the original Team Silent created it. The only way to do this appears to be for me to relinquish all my rights to Konami and so I hereby completely waive all rights to my motion capture and vocal performances in the Silent Hill 2 production without demand for additional consideration. Have your lawyer send me the proper documents required so that we can put this fiasco behind us. I call on Konami to release the HD versions of SH2, and all subsequent re-releases, with the original vocal tracks intact. If you desire, I welcome you to include the new vocal tracks so that fans can choose which version they prefer.

Konami knows that they owe me residuals for all previous unauthorized re-uses of my mocap and vocal performances. It would appear Konami is seeking to avoid further liability by changing the voice in their latest re-use of the SH2 materials. However, if any of my mocap appears in the new release, Konami will be liable for unauthorized reuse of my performance. Like Gump’s momma said, “stupid is as stupid does.” It would have been much better for everyone had Konami simply made me a reasonable offer…I’ll get around to seeking compensation through the courts one of these days. I simply don’t have the time for it right now. I hope this doesn’t bum out any fans… It’s just business as usual on the production side of games.

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