KoFXIII for PC 97 signatures
The King of Fighters XIII is the newest title in SNK's long running King of Fighters series of fighting games. The release of KoFXIII has been critically acclaimed by many as one of the best fighting games of recent times. The fast gameplay, great balance and amazing 2d graphics have captivated fighting game fans both new and old and have brought in many new fans to the KoF series. The only problem is that the game has yet to see a PC release, leaving fighting game fans who only own a PC in the dark. For Atlus and SNKP, a port of KoFXIII to the PC would require fairly little effort and few sales to see a profit. For those who do not know, the arcade game runs on the Taito Type X2 board which is essentially PC hardware in an arcade cabinet. Most of the game is ported already, all that would be needed is to add is all the stuff from the console release and options for changing the resolution and the like. A PC port would also mean good things for the often criticized online play found in the console release. Many people play console games online through a wireless connection which is dreadful for a genre such as fighting games where any sort of lag is a hindrance. Most PC users however, use a wired connection which results in much better online stability which should make for a more pleasant experience playing KoFXIII online. When Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition came out for the PC, people were praising Capcom on the quality of the online play, claiming it to be far superior than the online play found on the consoles, when Capcom didn't do anything to the netcode whatsoever! Lastly, there is a fairly large market for fighting games on the PC. The aforementioned SSFIV: AE is the 4th most played game on Games for Windows Live, and this is based on unique users. Keep in mind also, that there are many people who can't play GFWL games because of their country or their dislike of the service. A Steam release of KoFXIII would draw in all of the fans who enjoy AE and any of the past KoF games on GGPO and would also attract console players wanting to take the game with them on their laptops for some offsite training. Having the game utilize Steamworks would also bring in many of the players who dislike using GFWL. In closing, based on the reasons presented above, a PC port of KoFXIII would not only benefit both fighting game fans on the PC but also SNKP and Atlus. Please sign this petition if you would like to see KoFXIII on the PC and hopefully we can see more fighting games on the PC in the future.
Please help ban gas chambers used in animal facilities 89 signatures
http://wh.gov/4JM <petition Gas chambers are still being used to kill animals that are noted as "sick" or its usually because they do not have enough room in a lot of states Michigan, West Virgina, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma being some of them and at least 42 counties are still participating. This petition is not mine but I would like to pass it on for many reasons one being that this is a cruel way to put animals down not to mention the expensive way that tax payers are paying for. The gas chamber can take up to 45 minutes for them to completely pass away some even take longer. During this process the animals are put into a small box with many other animals usually until it is filled and then the gas is turned on they are scared and cramped as this gas fills their lungs it starts burning their insides and eyes they then begin to bleed from their cavities and finally take their last breath... As all of this is going on they are screaming from the pain and fully conscious. http://youtu.be/fl6wYn7tQo8 you can watch for yourself how this is done this isn't too graphic but it gives you an idea what they are doing while using gas chambers. This petition is to ban it Nation Wide and it still needs about 2000 signatures. This is on the white house's website for petitions if you are not interested in this one there are many others that may interest you. The process is easy you sign up and confirm your email return to the petition of your choice and sign it. http://wh.gov/4JM <petition to sign banning gas chambers nation wide. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-Action-Help-Ban-Animal-Gas-Chambers/131864610227124 this is the page of the people trying to help this petition.
Protest the arrest of 110 medical students in Kolkata and planned attempts to destroy campus democracy 86 signatures
The administration of Medical College, Kolkata, acting in a partisan manner, has stifled the voice of democracy in this prestigious educational institution. This is a dark day for democratic rights in West Bengal (Pashchimbanga). Ushering in a new regime with the slogan of democracy and not party-ism in educational institutions ('dolotontro noy, gonotontro'), the slogan now sounds empty, keeping in mind the recent events in Medical College, Kolkata - the oldest medical college in Asia. To facilitate the victory of the student organization of the ruling party in the upcoming students union election, the administration has been acting in a brutal and partisan manner to reduce democracy to a charade. The police in cahoots with the administration of Medical College arrested 110 medical students of the college. The students were protesting the scrapping of democratic rights ( right to vote and right to candidature) of 18 students on the pretext that they attended a picnic, which is being termed as an 'unlawful' political assembly. By citing arbitrary and draconian measures, the administration is trying to engineer a victory for the ruling party student organization by rigging the voter-list and candidature list to its favour, a brazen attempt to silence the voice of opposition. What is also unprecedented in the campus is the arrest of so many students (more than 10% of the total number of students of the college!). The arrested students were manhandled by the police. Female students were arrested and were given the same treatment, were kept in the same space as their male counterparts under detention. Such gross violation of student rights and indeed human rights, should alarm everyone who want to see democracy thrive. All these events are happening in a certain context. A reign of terror has been unleashed on the Medical College campus. Ruling party functionaries are being seen on campus, threatening students with grave physical assault. These elements are creating an atmosphere of panic among the students, threatening students to stop supporting the opposition of the ruling party. Threats are being given to the parents of the students, especially those in government service, threatening them with distant transfers. As such these kinds of actions of violence and threat, are indistinguishable from those of the previous government, whose sordid record on democratic and human rights, fuelled support for a change in government. Now it seems, the present government party and its affiliated student organization has taken the previous government's major party organization as its role model, in trying to establish a democracy-less oppostition-free campus. We demand: 1. Before the students union election happens, the reinstatement of voting rights and candidature rights of the 18 students whose democratic rights have been taken away by the college administration. 2. Withdrawal of police cases against the 110 students. 3. Respecting campus democracy, right to assembly and free speech. 4. Ensure a terror-free environment on campus, where students and their families are not threatened by external functionaries of the ruling party. 5. That the administration follow the principle which the Chief Minister of West Bengal has set - democracy, not party-ism - Dolotontro noy, Gonotontro.
CANADA AND USA DESERVED COLLECTORS EDITION AC III 86 signatures
This petition has the target to make the ubisoft studios in montreal to give us "USA and CANADA, a good collectors edition. not just because our collectors editions always lost against the Europeans n oceanic editions but also because the game plt is set in AMERICA in both times, past and present.. also this is the last game in the history of desmond ... And i know i speak for a lot of us when we see other counties getting really cool editions and we always have to settle for a nice but not awesome collectors edition. WE SHOULD DEMAND THIS. ITS NOW OR NEVER ASSASSINS !!!
Bring Mannyperry Back. 85 signatures
This is based on a Stardoll Account There has been HUGE Fraud activity that has been placed on my account [Mannyperry] from what I suspect Thailand. They had managed to hit my Gmail account and take control of it without me knowing. They had been making purchases even MORE than the ones I had been making. I Know why I had become royalty on my other account: The person had been making several purchases through another paypal account. Grouped together, the purchases both the hacker and i made equaled to around 9000 SDs. roughly 8000 of those stardollars were not my purchases. Im utterly disgusted as to why a person would do such a thing. Im deeply sorry to all my readers, If I don't get my account back, My heart is set on leaving. Not only because my account is gone, but rather, because stardoll doesn't have the heart to understand what has been going on. I've kindly requested for them to give me back my account in the last condition it was in, Except, They could strip me of my Royalty. All I want is My old account. Please Help.
Remove Fluoride From Municipal Drinking Water 70 signatures
WHEREAS fluoridation products such as hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride are toxic by-products scrubbed from the smokestacks of the phosphate mining industry, and less than one percent of treated water is actually ingested by people and the remaining 99 percent is discharged into the environment; WHEREAS fluoride is not removed in sewage treatment and remains a toxic constituent of the effluent discharged by treatment plants to rivers and lakes, and background levels of fluoride in the Great Lakes exceed the Canadian Water Quality Guideline (CWQG) for aquatic species, and fluoride concentrations in sewage effluent are 5-10 times in excess of the CWQG. At these concentrations fluoride is known to be toxic to a variety of water species such as salmon, caddisfly, daphnia & others; WHEREAS the use of drinking water to deliver medications is not medically or environmentally sustainable, and the use of unregulated, unapproved medications in drinking water, without a prescription or informed consent is medically and environmentally not sustainable, and the daily dose of fluoride cannot be controlled and health effects from fluoride are not monitored; WHEREAS 97 percent of Europe does not use artificial water fluoridation products in their public drinking water supply, and 94 percent of the world's population does not use artificial water fluoridation products in their public water supply; WHEREAS no statistical difference exists in rates of dental caries between areas that use artificial water fluoridation chemicals and those that do not (Statistics Canada); WHEREAS the precautionary principle should be used where there is evidence of potential harm in the absence of complete scientific consensus. Motion Operative: BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Toronto shall support and implement the immediate removal of hexafluorosilicic acid from public drinking water.
Petition Against Smoking All Over Campus 67 signatures
This is a petition to stop people from being able to smoke all over campus and for the school to have to create specific areas for them to be able to smoke at. It is harmful to those of us that choose not to smoke when we have to walk behind people smoking or through the areas around the main pathways that people stop to smoke at. The school should set up specific areas for people who choose to smoke so they can smoke and not harm the people who choose not too, if people are caught not smoking in the designated places they should receive a fine from campus police. All the money that could potentially be collected from the fines could possibly go towards the costs that are supposed to be raising tuition prices for the next school year.
At the cabinet meeting on Wednesday October 26, the committee approved the closure of Dukes Hall in Hornchurch despite objections from councillors and residents. The plans will see the hall, which is used by a playgroup and senior citizens group, closed by April next year and the asset released for disposal.
Ron Johnson should be the next Michigan Football Legend 62 signatures
This past September, Michigan has started to honor former greats with the title of "Michigan Football Legend". With this, the number that player wore while at Michigan will have a patch that says that players name, "Michigan Football Legend" and the years they wore the winged helmet. That jersey number will bear that patch forever, while current players are selected to wear that number and continue it's legacy. From 1966-68, Michigan had a star running back, Ron Johnson. Johnson set multiple records that still stand to this day with Most Rushing Yards in a Game (347) and most Rushing Touchdowns in a Game (5). Johnson also has the most rushing touchdown in one season (18 in 1968). However, Johnson is not known to most new-age Wolverine fans because of his lack of honoring and mention by the University. This probably is mainly because the 60s were not a very successful time for Michigan Football. Ron was the most elite player Michigan ever had during that time and nearly carried them to a Big Ten Championship in 1968. In 2008 Johnson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but it was brought to light by the NY Times recently. What better way to honor one of the greatest Michigan running backs OF ALL TIME by giving his number 40, a patch that says his name on it forever? He would be greatly touched by this honor if it were to happen. I'm hoping to get 500 signatures on this and bring it to Michigan athletic director, David Brandon. He was the one who started this program this year, and Johnson should be the next one in.
Armored Core 5 for PC 46 signatures
Armored Core 5 - game, developed by From Software, in the genre Simulator (Robot) / 3D known for its uniqueness. The problem? It's not on PC! A port of this game has a high chance of being extremely successful for From Software and Namco Bandai. Similar games on the PC not issued. The Official Site: http://www.armoredcore-v.com/ So please sign this petition if you wish for a PC port of Armored Core 5.
Petition for a stop sign at Turnstone/Tanager Way 44 signatures
This area is a direct walking route for all students, parents and community members. Currently, there are crossing guards in place prior to school beginning and for a short period after school is dismissed. However, crossing guards are not sufficient as they are not available when a child is late to school, a parent is arriving at the school at an off hour of the crossing guards schedule, or if a community member is walking to or from either school at any given time. Ruhkala Elementary School is home to 477 students and Rocklin Academy Turnstone is home to an additional 372 students who need adequate safety measures in place as they head to and from school. There have been numerous occasions in the last month alone that a child or a community member has been involved in a near miss pedestrian accident. I have witnessed crossing guards almost get hit by stepping out into on-coming traffic to safely guide students across the street. Last week on October 5th, 2011, I was walking from the school with my 5 month old infant strapped into his stroller. As I proceeded walking past a parked vehicle on my left, a driver in an SUV had to slam on her breaks because she did not see that I was already 5 feet away from the curb & already in the crosswalk. Something that could have been easily prevented with a stop sign in place. Most recently as of October 13, 2011 at 7:45AM, I, Amy Skultety, personally witnessed an incident involving my own child. The driver was inching forward to peer around the corner of huge, overgrown vegetation at Turnstone and Tanager Way. I watched in horror as the driver continued looking in the direction of the on-coming traffic and proceeded to drive forward forcing my son to stop abruptly in the crosswalk and run backwards to prevent getting struck. The driver slammed on his breaks in the middle of the street almost being broadsided and the on-coming traffic traveling south on Turnstone Way came to a halt despite not having a stop sign. The majority of southbound drivers do well above the posted speed limit because there is no stop sign for them and the adjacent drivers perform right-of-way violations in order to beat the on-coming traffic. The lack of a stop sign at that intersection puts children and community members at risk of physical injury, emotional/psychological trauma, and even death.
Save CHUCK season 6 39 signatures
Sign if you want Chuck to have a sixth season.
Heavenly Sword Sequel 39 signatures
Heavenly Sword was a new IP that was released during the first year of the Playstation 3's availability. The game has sold more than 1.5 Million copies and has an accumulative rating of 81% on GameRankings. The game was praised for its story, characters, art style. music, and brilliant work on motion capture and voice overs. Some argued that the game was 'too short' and say that it's 'lacking on gameplay'. Well a continuation would definitely address those problems. A lot of us fans were satisfied with the ending and maybe even shed a tear or two. So why do we desire a sequel? Well it's simple: the game has a lot of potential to be made as a series. In fact, Heavenly Sword was always intended to be a trilogy and it'd be such a shame to not see the two other scripts. Also, we are certain that if ever a new game is released, it'll do better commercially since sequels tend to outsell the original titles. With the known 'flaws' of the first game, SONY knows where to improve. We want Nariko/Kai's journey to continue. We think that an installment would be a refreshing addition to the PS3's line up. We need SONY to take a chance for a game with so much potential.
I ask you to sign because our principal has gone to far and has taken our basic rights away. He said that you must talk before, or after school, or during lunch. But how can we when we he has a 4 lunch schedule and not much of our friends are there? He says that you must write a 1000 word essay if you are late. But you are now considered late if you are no in your seat, well the handbook states that you must be with in the threshold of the door a least. Well he has changed that rule which in the handbook it says that he cannot without the permission of the school board which he has not. Lastly he has taken away our 8th grade promotion! I ask you to sign this petition 6,7, or 8th grade we are all the same in wanting equal rights!
PLEASE SAVE KYLE XY!!!!!!!! 35 signatures
This is my favioret show i hate abc's guts for CANCELING IT!!!! but theres still a chance please singh up please if you want kyle to meet his mum put in some info it takes 2 secs PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
Torchwood Series 5 34 signatures
Please sign this petition if you really want a Torchwood series five, or if you are a Torchwood fan!!! xx :)
I am a music fan writing this petition to get the word out about 3 artists that should go on tour together. Dara Maclean is a new, amazing artist and should go on tour with Anthem Lights, but to complete this line up, Dakota Green, new and also amazing, should be added. All 3 artists have a great passion for God, their fans, and making music and deserve being out on a great tour! Please check out these links and if you like the music, even just one artist, please sign this petition! I've seen all 3 artist live and they put on a great, fun, powerful, enjoyable show. They all have some serious, powerful, and incredible voices. All 3 artists are also all ages meaning a great night for the family to get out and enjoy themselves. www.anthemlights.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/AnthemLights www.daramaclean.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/daramaclean www.dakotagreen.com or http://noisetrade.com/dakotagreen They are all also on facebook and twitter. Please sign this petition and when it reaches 2,000 signatures it will be sent to all their managers! ~Thanks!
relase more info on AC:3DS 33 signatures
So. I had an idea. We know that Nintendo has been very quiet on Animal Crossing 3DS news, and they have been incredibley careful to avoid any MENTION of a release date or even a time frame for a release date; AC is currently listed as "TBA" for the US and EU, and has a vague "2012" for Japan. I think that if everyone here tried to make Nintendo more aware that there is a large group of people who really care for AC, they would start to release more information instead of throwing it on their back burner. My point is, I think that if everyone e-mailed Nintendo, they would at least be aware that a lot of people have an intrest in the game. Here's a template e-mail to use (don't just copy and paste it; change a few words and make it your own!): Dear Nintendo, I know that you have been hard at work on the game Animal Crossing:3DS for a long time now, at least 2-3 years. I appreciate all of the hard work that you're putting into the game. However, we know next to nothing about all of this work! I feel that if you were to start releasing screenshots, maybe a trailer or a release date, and especially more info, that we would all be able to appreciate the hard work you guys have done, and it would help to satisfy our curiosity as well as help to build more hype for the game. I'm not trying to be rude or demanding; however, we really don't have that much info, and a lot of the hype for Animal Crossing 3DS has died down. So please, could you release more info on the game soon, or at least take what this e-mail says into consideration? I know that it would mean the world to me and to a ton of other Animal Crossing fans around the world. Thank you for listening! Sincerely, An Animal Crossing fan However, this won't work if only 5, 10, 20, or even only 50 people who read this thread e-mail Nintendo! We have got to try and get THOUSANDS of people to send it, otherwise it won't make a difference. So do you guys think that you could spread this around ACC and/or any other video game forums you read or are a member of? If we want Nintendo to take action, WE THE FANS have to convince them to do it! Again, ain this case, all you have to do is copy the e-mail and ask people to send it; just make sure to explain why. I know that a goal of getting a thousand people to send the e-mail is a big goal, but if everyone were to post it on a thread in ACC or somewhere else online, this could work. If everyone here helps, we might be able to make a difference!! You can e-mail Nintendo HERE (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp). Enter your e-mail, then under 'Choose Your Topic' select "Game Related" and after that, under 'Select Additional Details' choose "Other"
YES WIPE 32 signatures
Yes Wipe, as it will encourage the game of Darkfall to become active again... With newer players not having the disadvantage of veterans characters with veteran banks!
Vindictus for PS3 and XBox360 31 signatures
Vindictus, an MMO available from vindictus.nexon.net, is one of the most critically acclaimed action role-playing games on the free-to-play market. Developed by devCAT, an internal studio with Nexon Korea Corp., and originally known as Mabinogi: Heroes in its home country, Vindictus has garnered worldwide success with its fast-paced combat, high degree of challenge, extensive customization, and immersive world design. However, the game more closely resembles console action games than a typical PC MMORPG, and it feels much more natural using a controller instead of a mouse and keyboard. Here, we wish to petition Nexon and devCAT to have Vindictus (Mabinogi: Heroes) ported to PS3 and XBox360. There are many reasons for this petition, but first and foremost, we strongly believe that Vindictus would enjoy massive success on current-generation game consoles. While Vindictus' content is unique enough to set it far apart from its competition, there are many similarities that would lead us to believe it could enjoy a comparable reception to games like Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. Vindictus offers the ability to cooperate in parties of 2 to 24 players (most commonly questing parties of 4) and stresses the importance of community through a variety of interesting in-game features. Its high degree of challenge and combat grinding is also reminiscent of From Software titles, and some of its social elements and design aesthetic are not far removed from Atlus' Persona titles, which have become increasingly popular since Persona 3's release in 2007. Aside from features and content that would undoubtedly fill a void for console RPG players, Vindictus also employs a paid content system that could be easily adapted to DLC stores on the PlayStation Network and XBox Live platforms. The growing popularity of DLC in game development, distribution, and consumption is benefitial to both the players and the publishers. Other than the paid content system, there are very few adjustments that would need to be made to Vindictus to make it console-ready. For instance, the user interface and menus would need to be more easily navigated with a controller, and a few alterations to the default control scheme may be necessary. These would not require much additional development time, and the remaining game content through Episode 10 of Vindictus' primary story arc could stay as it is. Console-exclusive items or the possibility of utilizing Vindictus' XE version for consoles have also been mentioned with positive reception. In short, please sign this petition if you would like to see Vindictus ported to PS3 and XBox360. We need to get Nexon's attention on this, as we strongly believe that the port would be a tremendous success with gamers and a profitable decision for the developers. Thank you! << ORIGINAL FORUM POST FROM VINDICTUS.NEXON.NET >> http://vindictus.nexon.net/Community/#%2Fshowthread.php%3F283290-Vindictus-eXtreme-Edition-PS3-amp-XBox360%26nxid%3D15 Vindictus: eXtreme Edition [PS3 & XBox360] Let's get one thing straight. If you've played as many MMOs as I have in the last six years (nearly every F2P and most retail P2Ps for a total of 250+ tested, many from closed beta to full release), you should be aware that Vindictus offers a much more advanced suite of features than 99% of its competition. I have been playing Vindictus since its initial release in October 2010, but for that entire time, I have been using a PS3 DualShock3 instead of the standard keyboard setup. In most cases, the controller configuration has felt far more natural, with the keyboard and mouse relegated to menu navigation only. But that got me thinking... Why hasn't Nexon considered releasing Vindictus on PS3 and XBox360 in North America? There are a multitude of great reasons to consider the console move, but let's break it down to brass tacks, shall we? 1) VINDICTUS ALREADY OFFERS CONSOLE-INSPIRED GAMEPLAY This is a double-edged sword for the PC version. Most North American players that populate the online world have a comfort zone that lies within World of Warcraft standards. That means WASD point-and-click controls with slower-paced enemy targeting and skill-spamming. It's an easy system that requires little skill, and most of the successful MMOs in America have had to mimic that gameplay style. It also means open-world exploration and easily scaled hardware requirements. Vindictus doesn't offer any of these things, and it's better for it. But because Vindictus succeeds in being different, it will never replace Americans' casual MMO mainstays. It simply requires too much player skill, too much structure for casual play, and too demanding system requirements to be a widespread success. However, console gamers are starved for proper MMO experiences for the exact same reasons. WoW-styled MMOs simply don't work well on a controller, and subscriptions for most retail MMOs would fail horribly when paired with a console online service like PSN or XBox Live (just look at Final Fantasy XI and Phantasy Star Online). But no one has ever tried a free-to-play MMO on the consoles, and certainly not something that feels so perfect with a controller. If you need further evidence of the success that Vindictus' console contemporaries have enjoyed, look no further than Demon's Souls and Monster Hunter. Everyone knows that Monster Hunter Freedom, Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Tri have been met with great success, and Capcom has made a fortune off of the 4-player cooperative action RPG franchise. Demon's Souls is even stronger evidence, since its own Japanese publisher, Sony, failed to see its marketability for Western players and allowed Atlus to release the game stateside. Demon's Souls has sold more than 1.5 million copies, a majority of those in the US, and it was all based on word-of-mouth and practically zero advertising. Like Vindictus, Demon's Souls had a single hub with multiple worlds to contain its combat, allowed unique community-based multiplayer, and offered an unparalleled challenge that US gamers devoured. If it weren't for the North American reception of the game, Dark Souls would never have existed. We love these types of games, and the market for them is far less saturated than on PC. 2) PSN AND XBOX LIVE OFFER THE PERFECT DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR MICROTRANSACTION CONTENT While console gamers have no desire to support a subscription-based game on a console, especially when half of them are already paying for XBox Live or PSN's Plus services, they eat up paid DLC non-stop. Just look at EA's support of Mass Effect and Kingdoms of Amalur, or Bethesda's constant release of Fallout 3 and Elder Scrolls expansions. Nowadays, console gamers actually see paid DLC as healthy, desirable support of their favorite games, a way to keep the experience fresh long after release. Sometimes, that just means a few dollars for a costume pack or weapons pack, but enormous anticipation is built around the digital release of a new map pack or mission expansion. Doesn't Vindictus have all of the same stuff? Imagine this - get rid of the Supply Depot and the Avatar Shop, and put all of the downloadable costumes and buff items into PSN or Live DLC packs. Release new Episodes and additional characters slowly to keep players active, with each costing anywhere from $5-$15 a pop! The PSN and Live systems would also facilitate software patches and content updates just like the PC launcher. There really isn't anything about the free-to-play setup that wouldn't translate perfectly to a console platform. 3) EXTREME EDITION HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE U.S. AND WOULD ADD INCENTIVE TO PURCHASING THE CONSOLE VERSION There really isn't enough support behind the PC Vindictus to warrant XE's release in addition to Premiere, but that doesn't stop the Vindictus community from asking for it. Most of us also own a console, and XE is perfectly tweaked to match our expectations of a console action RPG. If Nexon released eXtreme Edition on PS3 and XBox360, it would not be viewed as a late port of a PC title; it would be seen as an opportunity to play a brand new version of a game that we already love. It would also generate enough word-of-mouth buzz that it could rival Demon's Souls. Having a retail release of Vindictus would also give us the first chance to own a hard copy of the game, something that collectors and RPG gamers seem to appreciate. Vindictus is one of my favorite games of all time, but it pains me that I can't bookshelf it next to Mass Effect 2, Demon's Souls, Skyrim, and Persona 3. That being said, a retail copy of the game should still be $39.99. As Atlus has illustrated many times in the Seventh Generation, releasing a game at this price point will greatly incentivize its purchase and enhance its value. Even lesser-known titles and late ports can enjoy tremendous success with an appropriate pricing strategy, and since a ton of DLC would be available at launch, players would feel more compelled to buy add-ons if they already saved money over the normal $59.99 new release price. 4) IN SHORT, THE CONSOLE MARKET IS HUNGRY FOR A GAME LIKE VINDICTUS Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fable II, Fable III, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, Dragon's Dogma... they just keep coming, and they're all epic in their success. Action RPGs are far better received here than anywhere else in the world, often selling 4 or 5 times the numbers they pull in Europe or Japan. But practically all of them perform best on XBox360 and PS3, not on their PC cross-platform release. Even Bethesda games, which undeniably play better on a strong PC, always sell best on XBox. There's no comparison. Just check out VGChartz if you doubt that assertion. When Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Kingdoms of Amalur were released, critics and gamers alike praised their focus on tight combat mechanics, something that Vindictus excels in. Also, the success of Demon's Souls and Monster Hunter's cooperative multiplayer have left gamers wishing for more, and there have been numerous attempts at copying that structure (Gods Eater Burst, Phantasy Star Portable, Lost Planet 2, Lord of Arcana, etc). Vindictus feels completely fresh but appeals to a similar dynamic in its multiplayer. Also, the styling of Vindictus strikes an unparalleled balance between Asian and Western aesthetics, and that's something that every company seems to be shooting for right now. Dragon's Dogma, Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Dark Souls, and plenty of other games are approaching the market with a global mentality that is extremely difficult to balance, but Vindictus has already mastered it. That means immediate, built-in global appeal to rival even the most recent IPs, giving Vindictus an edge against the console competition. 5) IT WOULD ONLY TAKE SMALL CHANGES TO PORT VINDICTUS In addition to the shift of microtransactions to online DLC stores, only minor adjustments would need to be made to other gameplay and interface elements. While Fiona, Lann, and Karok seem to work fine with a controller, Evie's staff-book skill selection would need to be streamlined to work without PC-style hotkeys. As Amalur and Fable proved, though, magic abilities can easily be placed on a separate skill ring and opened by holding a controller trigger, something that allows such quick selection that one could air juggle an enemy and blast him with magic before he even touches the dirt. Menu navigation is a bit of a concern, as well, but even Resident Evil 5, with its online coop focus, integrated a smart inventory menu without the ability to pause. Demon's Souls and Dark Souls did the same, since the games are online-aware at all times. Some considerations would need to be made in redesigning the menu interface, since cursor manipulation is slow and clumsy on a control pad. Still, if I can quickly think of a solution, I'm sure Nexon would have no trouble doing the same or far better. Also, I think it would be important to include many of the game's later content updates in the retail package, perhaps bringing the story all the way up to Episode 10 and allowing all five characters (including Kai) plus a console-exclusive female to be selected from the start. Again, that would be added incentive to purchasing the console game, and it would show real effort and support on Nexon's part, something that RPG gamers easily recognize and appreciate. We're a smart bunch, and as Atlus can profess from its Faithful support, we reward the companies that recognize that fact. Ultimately, I think the perfect console package would follow these standards: VINDICTUS: EXTREME EDITION [PS3 & XBOX360] $39.99 Standard Retail Package $49.99 Collector's Box w/ CD Soundtrack, Mini-Artbook, and Limited Box to hold them Nexon Online Pass, included in retail NEW but purchaseable through PSN and XBox Live for $10 for those who buy USED copies (important for games that support continuously developed content, both for DLC updates and multiplayer features) Includes Episodes 0-10, 6 Customizable Characters, 2 Hub Cities, Solo and Cooperative Missions, and PvP Multiplayer Support Bonus: Exclusive Armor and Weapons Only Found in Console Release Day One DLC Support, with New Episodes and Characters Promised for a Never-Ending Action Adventure Experience! I would also love to see a day-night cycle and dynamic weather added, but that's just a personal preference... I truly believe that Vindictus could make RPG history in its move to consoles, and with fantasy RPGs showing unprecedented success in worldwide markets right now, what better time could there be?! This is an opportunity for Nexon to become the worldwide leader in F2P MMO development, both on PC and console platforms. Let's get it done, people. Who's with me?!! << UNOFFICIAL CONCEPT DESIGN FOR PS3 COVER ART & CONTROLLER LAYOUT >> http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/594/vindictusps3cover.jpg http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5417/vindictusps3controls.jpg