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Final Fantasy XIV: “Chocobos” Renamed “Horsebirds” (Site NSFW)

Square Enix’s bizarre decision to rename “Chocobos” to “horsebirds” for the Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIV has given rise to a storm of criticism and a grovelling and unconvincing apology from the designers.

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MachinaMaw3008d ago

Square Enix does it again!

I'll just leave this pic here for lols.

sinncross3008d ago

Horsebirds?

that is the stupidest name they could replace Chocobos with...

evrfighter3007d ago

doesn't make a difference tbh. In ffxi we call em chickens

Anarki3007d ago

Way to go Square-Enix. What happened to this company...

Shadow Flare3007d ago

Wow

Chocobos: one of the most popular creations of any game ever, been successful and adored for years, has never once been criticised, and square enix felt they had to make a change and call them horse...birds...

Sounds similar to what they did to turn based combat

FiftyFourPointTwo3007d ago

I guess this has something to do with "westernizing" games... *sigh*

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MrAwesome3008d ago (Edited 3008d ago )

D: Horsebirds that's ugly they might as well change the name of the game to something stupid...er.

Reibooi3007d ago

Let me guess. No one actually read this to see why it was done and to see that it was changed back already right?

....

DaTruth3007d ago (Edited 3007d ago )

Come on. You wouldn't read that title, think that's the stupidest thing in the world and then come straight to the comments to say so? On top of that, the fact that this was a consideration is still amazingly stupid.

I almost always come straight to the comments to find out if it's worth the read first, unless I'm really interested in the s8ubject. I don't want to support stupid internet journalism by giving hits to stupid internet journalists!

Edit: @Machinamaw: Bubbles!!! Where do you guys find this $hit!

n4f3007d ago

i went to the site and i clicked on H
H=hentai

Reibooi3007d ago

@DaTruth

No I would read it and go OH that's stu... wait... It says NSFW in the title. It's from Sankakucomplex. Oh well not news just them trashing Final Fantasy XIV again with flaimbait headlines.

Why this site hasn't been banned from being submitted is beyond me. They are still touting their "You can only play FFXIV 8 hours a week" Crap as fact when it's LONG since been proven complete BS. They are not new they are hit grabbers and any site that needs to have NSFW in the title is probably the same.

Cloudberry3008d ago (Edited 3008d ago )

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WTF???

What's wrong with Chocobos in Japan all these years???

sdtarm3008d ago

WTF WTH WTMFF Squaresoft - DEAD / Final Fantasy RIP

Ps_alm3k3008d ago

what the heck is wrong with them!!!!!!!!!!!

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