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Final Fantasy 8 could be headed to Steam

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Junction this rumour to something that I am really, really keen to see come true. Final Fantasy 8 is without a doubt my favourite game in the entire franchise. It had great gameplay, story and visuals and it still happens to be plenty playable years after release. And it might be getting an upgrade for a Steam release.

A while back, Final Fantasy 8 was briefly added to the Steam registry before being yanked off quicker than a high school kid and his first skin mag. NeoGAFfer Grief.exe picked up on another Steam entry this week, noticing that territorial purchasing options for Final Fantasy 8 had been updated.

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And as noted, when a publisher starts to tinker with that kind of information, a release is imminent. Square-Enix has already released one Playstation One era Final Fantasy this year, the much loved (COUGH โ€œOVERRRATEEDโ€ COUGH) Final Fantasy 7, so an updated PC version of 8 sounds plausible.

Iโ€™ve bought that game twice already. Would I buy it a third time? You bet your junctioned Guardian Force ass that I would.

Last Updated: December 4, 2013

35 Comments

  1. I watched a pop-fiction video of FFIX this morning. HOLY MOLY I WANT TO PLAY IT AGAIN SO BADLY! Nearly done with disc 3 on FFVIII (my first play through). I found it had a bit of a slow start, but once you figure out how to junction properly and stuff its pretty sweet!

    VII will still be my fave though, it was my first FF experience ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Umar Seeker of Truth

      December 4, 2013 at 17:38

      Is that the video on how to get Excalibur?

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      • hairyknees

        December 4, 2013 at 17:40

        Na it was this one ๐Ÿ™‚

        http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/xoiojw/pop-fiction-episode-37–final-fantasy-ix–lost-nero-family

        I just love how people STILL find stuff literally years and years after a game is released! Love watching me some Pop Fiction.

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        • Umar Seeker of Truth

          December 4, 2013 at 17:41

          Awesome
          Gonna check it out tomorrow. My fav FF

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          • hairyknees

            December 4, 2013 at 17:42

            Yeah was one of my faves! Just seeing the game and hearing some of the familiar music <3 man oh man!

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            December 4, 2013 at 17:45

            Lol I know that feels…think Ima do another playthrough…thanx for making me miss ff 9 lol

          • hairyknees

            December 4, 2013 at 17:46

            Haha sorry! I also watched a video on FFVI ๐Ÿ˜ก really wanna play that and VII again. Neeeeearly done with VIII! I miss these good old games… the new ones aren’t nearly as awesome :'(

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            December 4, 2013 at 17:49

            An updated version of 6 is coming to mobile . Graphics looks nice. And know what you mean. Its hard to find good Jrpgs these days

          • hairyknees

            December 4, 2013 at 17:51

            Yeah gonna wait for that to come out then play it again on my iPad. Only ones I haven’t played (once I’m done with VIII) is X, X-2, as well as the current gen meh (XIII + sequels). Pretty amped to get X + X-2 next year when they get the HD treatment ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            December 4, 2013 at 17:54

            Nice. I actually enjoyed 13 but 13-2 is so bad, story is so paper thin but gameplay is improved. And tell me about it. Just as hype. March cannot come sooner….don’t tell anyone ..I’m excited for Lightning Returns lol

          • hairyknees

            December 4, 2013 at 18:55

            Hahaha nothing wrong with that ๐Ÿ™‚ I will still get around to playing all of those too… whether its next year or 10 years from now ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Tarisma

        December 4, 2013 at 17:58

        Getting Excalibur is insane!my brother and I tried to do it once… SO SO close yet so far….

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        • Umar Seeker of Truth

          December 4, 2013 at 18:00

          What was the amount of hours needed again?

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          • Tarisma

            December 5, 2013 at 07:32

            12 hours. Was intense had to open the disk tray to stop cut scenes and everything.

  2. Umar Seeker of Truth

    December 4, 2013 at 17:28

    You have a GF?…Well done Darryn

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    • oVg

      December 4, 2013 at 17:30

      Geoff Feather

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      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        December 4, 2013 at 17:35

        Ooooh lol …. junction party this christmas….darryn you sly dog you

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 4, 2013 at 18:51

        Better than Geoff Fluffer.

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  3. Umar Seeker of Truth

    December 4, 2013 at 17:40

    Confession…I never killed Omega Weapon….

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      December 4, 2013 at 18:34

      I’ll forgive you, because the Omega and Ultima Weapons are right bastards. You need to have initiative, Ultima junctioned, aura activated and the Lionheart for Squall so he can hit his top Limit Break. And that’s just the first turn.

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      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        December 4, 2013 at 20:16

        I swear I had that all in place. And then he just one shots me..once Phoenix automatically revived me, I think it was the mumbas side quest that grants you this random ability..I thought I was gonna win and boom…never happened .. I envy you. But a Steam release would mean redemption!!

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        • Tiaan Pat

          December 5, 2013 at 06:35

          Can’t wait for a remake!!!

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    • Geoff_1986

      December 5, 2013 at 11:12

      I played trough the game about 4 – 5 times even on my quick run which took about 36 hours i was able to beat the Omega Weapon.

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      • Umar Seeker of Truth

        December 5, 2013 at 11:13

        Lol …. Well now I just have to replay and beat him else I have to live the rest of my life in shame

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  4. Banie Joubert

    December 4, 2013 at 19:10

    I enjoyed VIII, but VII will always be my favourite. Sure the graphics of VIII blows VII out of the water, but the story of VII was better. Plus the whole mystery of how Cloud survived his first encounter with Sephiroth and the twist that was revealed on what actually happened was excellent. One of the best mystery revealers ever.

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    • Umar Seeker of Truth

      December 4, 2013 at 20:17

      Yeah it was awesome, I think Crisis Core nicely adds to the mix too.

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      • Banie Joubert

        December 4, 2013 at 22:31

        VIII’s intro will always be the the best intro to a game, ever. Its a toss up between VIII and Icewind Dale.

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  5. Ottokie

    December 4, 2013 at 21:12

    Best news ALL DAY!!!!

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  6. Kensei Seraph

    December 5, 2013 at 07:54

    Hopefully this will be out in time for the Christmas sale, or even just out in time for Christmas.

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  7. #blankspace

    December 5, 2013 at 08:31

    the precious i must have the precious

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  8. Gideon Venter

    December 5, 2013 at 09:24

    Best news all year

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  9. loftie

    December 5, 2013 at 09:51

    how do I downvote this article? The Bonthuys has insulted my FF7 lol ๐Ÿ˜›

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  10. Geoff_1986

    December 5, 2013 at 11:17

    I wonder how the GFX will be? if there will be any attempt to improve it? i did try FF8 2-3 years ago with some GFX tweaks but still the graphics where just bad. Once you used to the quality of today’s games you sort of expect someones head to be more than 10 pixels.

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  11. Mercer Leonhart

    December 5, 2013 at 20:39

    IT JUST CAME OUT ON STEAM!

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  12. Mercer Leonhart

    December 5, 2013 at 20:39

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