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July 13, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All over the world, computer game fans share a passion for action. But game developers know that, when selling the same game in various countries, something as simple as slang can mean the difference between hit and miss. Take the Final Fantasy series by Square Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based game maker. The series of role-playing titles--now in its sixth sequel--has long been a huge hit in Japan, where some of its makers are treated as celebrities.
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July 13, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All over the world, computer game fans share a passion for action. But game developers know that, when selling the same game in various countries, something as simple as slang can mean the difference between hit and miss. Take the Final Fantasy series by Square Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based game maker. The series of role-playing titles--now in its sixth sequel--has long been a huge hit in Japan, where some of its makers are treated as celebrities.
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April 28, 1998 | P.J. Huffstutter
A Japanese software publisher and a Bay Area game company announced Monday they will launch a joint development venture based in Costa Mesa. Square Company Ltd., the creators of the popular Final Fantasy computer game series, plans to release several new lines in the United States through its Orange County-based subsidiary, Square Soft Inc. Distribution of these and other titles will be handled by Electronic Arts, one of the world's largest computer game companies.
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September 11, 2002 | Alex Pham
Microsoft Corp. is in talks to acquire Rare Ltd., a game development studio that is 49% owned by Nintendo Co., according to sources close to the negotiations. A sale would be a coup for Microsoft, which launched its Xbox game console last year and is aggressively seeking premium titles for the box. Rare, based in Britain, has developed a reputation as a top-tier developer for Nintendo.
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