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Square Enix Breaks Collectors’ Hearts with Final Fantasy VIII Remaster | Power Up Gaming
There’s just something so accomplishing about being a game collector. The rush of dopamine we get looking at our shelves and seeing video games we’ve collected over the years gives us a sense of pride. When Microsoft announced they were announcing an Xbox One system that would be digital only, it made the collective consciousness of the gaming collector community sweat a little bit. There were comments all over the internet hoping this was just an option for people who can’t carry around physical games everywhere and not an actual trend. When Square Enix announced they were releasing a remastered version of a classic, Final Fantasy VIII, we all screamed in unison over the hype of seeing our favourite brooding swordsman in high-definition detail. However, the hype came to a screeching halt a couple of days ago when Square Enix announced that the Final Fantasy VIII remaster was going to be digital-only. Many were excited when boxed copies of the game were shown on the product pages of