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FFVII Remake in 2023!? Misreported, Fake @^#%$# News

by May 15, 2018 2 comments

As you’re all aware, we live in an era where the internet is a place where only the most solidly researched information is ever reported, and nothing is ever misreported in an intentionally misleading way just to lure in clicks. Just in case, like Vincent Valentine, you’ve just been awoken from your long sleep in a coffin in a creepy basement in Nibelheim – that was sarcasm.

You may have seen TheLifestream.net cited in some recent reports across any number of gaming sites about Kitase mentioning that the Final Fantasy VII Remake was coming out in 2023 for the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy. Suffice to say, that’s a bunch of completely misreported, clickbait nonsense. In case you’d like to see the ACTUAL quote that came from our site, that was translated by hian on our forums, I’ve included it below:

Kitase then signs us off by making the joke, saying he wishes to keep on polishing up the game for the 35th anniversary, to which they all laugh and Hamaguchi responds objectingly,“Hey that’s a long ways off!”

He then however, also goes on to say that a lot is hanging on the next (presumably big) event, and that they’re hoping to show off (the game) by then.

Just to make it absolutely, unmistakably, clear –

THAT 35TH ANNIVERSARY REFERENCE WAS CLEARLY A JOKE.

Our Site Director, Lex has been doing his best at damage control on this ridiculous tidal wave of misreporting, but we really do take it seriously – especially when we’re being cited as the source of something that’s so woefully inaccurate. It’s unbelievably aggravating when we’ve been explicitly clear about something, have done our due diligence in researching it ourselves, and then get name-dropped as a source by someone who completely misreports our information and blows it up all across the internet. I’m sure that Cid and Barret would have many more choice grawlixies to share if they’d seen this.

So: If you work at a place that reports gaming news, please make sure you actually do your research and read the source for context before creating or regurgitating a sensationalist article. At the very least, when you get called out on it, publish an obvious update to that article that indicates you completely misreported the context – and use it as an opportunity to be better next time.

All of us here at The Lifestream do this for free, and that clickbait is below our standards for news.

It should be for yours, too.

2 comments

  1. Jerikyle
    #1 Jerikyle 16 May, 2018, 02:08

    Thank you, Lifestream.net and all of your precious and wonderful content creators/contributors for all that you do! You keep this FFVII fanatic (me) as sane as can be expected in these trying times. 🙂

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  2. InsertUsername
    #2 InsertUsername 17 May, 2018, 03:26

    Good. I was about to give up when I saw the “2023”

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