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The Catch-Up: January 21st, 2014 – Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD PS2/PS3 Video Comparison

January 21, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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General News

  • The PlayStation Store seems intent on giving us a Basement Crawl PS4 release date, now listing the game for January 28th. Since the last date of January 21st turned out to be wrong, don’t put too much stock into this quite yet. [Source]
  • Releasing at both retail and on the PlayStation Store, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is going to be out on February 11th in North America, with the retail version in Europe releasing on February 14th and the digital version a week later on February 19th. [Source]
  • After being delayed into 2014, Namco Bandai has given SoulCalibur: Lost Swords a release date of February 6th in Japan. A North American and European release date has yet to be narrowed closer than ’2014′, so stay tuned. [Via, Source]
  • In light of EB Games Canada raising some game prices, Video Games Plus has said they have no plans to do this, “even if MRSP’s go up in Canada.” [Twitter]
  • For a limited time, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate owners can get Kasumi’s Gung Ho collaboration costume for free (out today in North America, tomorrow in Europe). [Twitter 1, 2]
  • You can now get yourself some new The Last of Us t-shirts. [Via, Check Them Out]
  • Patch 2.15 is now available for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. [Check Out All The Patch Notes]
  • On a similar note, Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida and other members of the development team will be talking about Patch 2.2 in an upcoming Letter from the Producer LIVE Series on January 25th at 4AM PT. In this, you’ll get a sneak peek at The Coming of Leviathan, the Ruins of Amdapor, and The Binding Coil of Bahamut, and they’ll give an update on the PS4 version. [Press Release, More Info]
  • If you wanted to know just how popular Angry Birds is these days, Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka told Mobile Entertainment that “we launched an iPhone game in 2009 and now 45 per cent of our business comes from physical products, including drinks – we’re giving Coke a run for their money.” Is there no end to the birds’ anger!? [Via, Source]
  • As things are always subject to change and no source was given, treat this as a rumor: Internet finderer Superannuation has said, “No idea what it is, but apparently Visceral Games is shipping a game in the fall.” Considering how Visceral is supposedly working on a new shooter, this is possible. [Twitter]
  • Deception IV: Blood Ties, which is coming to PS3 and PS Vita this March, will allow you to upload and download your replay data on both systems, with the PS3 version allowing you to upload the videos to YouTube. [Twitter 1, 2]
  • Hideo Kojima tweeted this image today with the caption: “4 versions of Ground Zeroes, from left: One, PS4, PS3, & 360. As Snake’s motions in title screen move randomly, they don’t synch” [Twitter]:

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  • Here’s some screenshots for The Division [Via]:

New Videos

  • To see how improved both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will be inside the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, check out these two videos from Kotaku: [Edit by Heath: I've been playing this game lately, and it looks much better than that. A lot of people online, especially this poster at NeoGAF, claim that Kotaku's capture settings were way off when making this video. Many importers feel the video does not look accurate.]

  • Here’s yet another short trailer for Deep Down [Via]:

What do you think of the improvements made to Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2? Let us know in the comments below.