If after being off the radar for quite sometime, you thought the name brand of Square Enix’s flagship series had lost some of it’s firepower – think again my comrades. A few days ago, Japan came out in droves for the December 17th launch of Final Fantasy XIII (13). Not only were there long lines at every electronics retailer in Japan, the majority of them started at around midnight the previous day waiting for a 6:00 am opening. And you only thought Black Friday shoppers went to some ridiculous lengths. Meet the Japanese gamer everyone.
In other awesome links of the day: looks like Video Games Live is going to be shown on a PBS station near you, a survey issued by Sony smells of Paid PSN features, Gamasutra chimes in on what the top 10 indie games were for 2009, and IGN asks ‘What Spider-man Can Learn Batman: Arkham Asylum.’ Oh yes sir! Hot links here! Get your hot links here!
Video Games Live To Air On PBS [GameSpot]
Gamasutra’s Best Of 2009: Top 10 Indie Games [Gamasutra]