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03 April 2006 @ 05:34 pm
emma vs. sqaure enix. round one.  
ok, wow. so a while ago i posted a link to a petition to get the fma ps2 games brought over to america. and after i got my 100th signature i decided to give square enix a call.

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?fmaps2ed&1

so i just got off the phone with some square enix representitive named roy (^^). he talked very slowly and didn't have many answers. here's how the conversation went down.

*after 30 minutes of being on hold*
roy: hi my name is roy, how can i help you and what is your name?
emma: hi my name is emma and i was wondering if there were any plans to release either of the two remaining fma ps2 games in america.
roy: um... i don't..
emma: cause if not, i'd like to speak with someone about a potential investment opertunity in terms of translating the games. (????)
roy: oh... well.
emma: *contact info* because i think that releasing the game sooner rather than later would be the most finacially beneficial as the seires has just ended and it probably at its peak popularity. it might be wise to bring over the games sooner rather than later.
roy: yeah...

long story short, he took my contact info and is gonna pass it along to someone in the company who is into doing these things. um, the whole investment oppertunity thing is kinda a crock, but i'm interested in seeing how this goes.

(if anyone else wants to bug square enix: 310-846-0345)

so yeah, just wanted to let everyone know what was going on. wish me luck!

*edit* and of course, buy the preexisting games! as kaitou_marina said, that'll speak louder than this other stuff... haha i already have both of them! yay!
 
 
✘ dionyuki_wa on April 3rd, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Hey if every one who signed the petition called them up, they would have to pay us some attention! We all have to do that. I'm calling them any way, and I'm gonna say exactly what you said up there.
Emmagretchen8642 on April 3rd, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
i love you. ^^
rabu-hime~ ♥yohietastic on April 3rd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
I love you.

ASK ABOUT BLUEBIRD'S ILLUSION. -shot- Dx;

I'll give them a call, if you want. O_o; I could try, but.. YEA. ♥ I'll do that.
Mari: Al's Amazement - angiechowkaitou_marina on April 3rd, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
How about no, since that's a fan-made game and could get a ton of people in trouble?
rabu-hime~ ♥: Edward~ Guuuh..yohietastic on April 3rd, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
It'd still be fun~.. Besides, I was kidding! I know it's a fan-made game, and besides, they stopped making it, right? Just kidding, just kidding~
Mari: Blush - angiechowkaitou_marina on April 3rd, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry, just the idea of anyone mentioning that game to official companies gives me the willies. Companies have been coming down on fans harder and harder in recent years, so things like that make me nervous, sorry.
rabu-hime~ ♥: RoyEd~ It's loveyohietastic on April 3rd, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Aa, I see. It's alright, really! ^^; I shouldn't have said that, even as a joke. It was wrong of me to even mention it, so.. it's okay that you snapped at me. o_o; Sorry for freaking you out. xD;; ♥?
Mari: Go Directly To Jail - aesthetikonskaitou_marina on April 3rd, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Again, I'm sorry for snapping XD;;;; I really didn't mean to.
rabu-hime~ ♥yohietastic on April 3rd, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
It's okay, it's okay! xD We have our moments. ♥♥♥
ikuyona on April 3rd, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
Good luck!

Hmmm, I might give them a call... It couldn't hurt. Plus, I'd like to see those games come to the USA, so a little poke at Square Enix is certainly worth it if there's even a slight chance of it paying off.
Mari: Avarice - chiba_yuriko DO NOT TAKEkaitou_marina on April 3rd, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
A more constructive thing to do would probably be to encourage people to buy the previous two games. Companies have said already that they'll bring the other ones over if the ones we have here already sell well. From what I've heard, they haven't, because most people have decided that they suck. Money talks a lot louder than phonecalls. So why not encourage people to get the games that are out already?
Emmagretchen8642 on April 3rd, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
point. i've edited this accordingly!
fullmalkie on April 3rd, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU. I'm glad someone is going to some trouble to get those games over here. Keep us updated.
.gynophobia on April 3rd, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
i dont think they would do it for 100 sigs though. U'd need at least more than 1000 to do anything. Trust me, I tried T^T
Emmagretchen8642 on April 3rd, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
yeah i know. haha but 100 is better than 0!

i'll just keep pimping it till i get 1000 ^^
UMEKO danced the CHANSEY Dance!umeko_pyon on April 4th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
*looks over the semi-transcript* Did you make sure to tell him that you were referring to the Fullmetal Alchemist games?
UMEKO danced the CHANSEY Dance!umeko_pyon on April 4th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
Oh never mind I must have missed that "fma" there. -_-;;
Emmagretchen8642 on April 4th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
haha not to worry anyway. he asked a couple a times what my exact questions were, i said "FULL. METAL. ALCHEMIST." very slowly for him. haha gosh i hope this amounts to something.
Jekkaseraphwings on April 4th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Actually, I've played through both the second and third game since I've gotten here to Sapporo. It wouldn't be terribly difficult to translate them at all.

... and if they do carry over to the states, plead them to keep the original Japanese with a subtitle option. These voices are too good to toss.
Emmagretchen8642 on April 4th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
do you know if you can play them on american ps2 systems?
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Emmagretchen8642 on April 4th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
SADFACE!

hahaha
Sarah: shine (mumpo)gundamnook on April 4th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
You do realize that Square didn't make Dream Carnival? Bandai did. So asking Square to release it would be a waste of time since they have nothing to do with it.
hagane_no_mame on April 4th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
They could uh... publish/license it? It looks fun but now that you've reminded me of who made it... I'm not too sure it would be too playable XD (Bandai sux at t3h games)
Emmagretchen8642 on April 4th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
i do! but i'm mostly bugging them about kami wa tsugu shoujo anyway. i'll bother bandai another day. one step at a time.
minkyparfait: [FMA] win caught edminkyparfait on April 4th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
'kay.. dis has nth to do with the games... pls don't kill me.. and i knw i'm crazy.


*after 30 minutes of being on hold*
roy: hi my name is roy, how can i help you and what is your name?
emma: hi my name is riza. please help me by finishing your paperwork and not talking to your girlfriends(like for the past 30 mins)...
Toranekodarkyo on April 4th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
I just find it amusing that a guy named Roy answered your call. XD