Ever since H.P. Lovecraft strolled along with the Cthulhu mythos; eldritch abominations - cosmic monstrosities that generally exist outside of time and space - have had their place in popular culture secured, particularly where video games are concerned. Cosmic horrors have been a mainstay of gaming ever since the industry's nascent stages. After all, what better way to show all the chips are down than to stick the player up against something that laughs at the laws of physics and warps reality just by being? From Chaos to Gigyas, from Jenova to Jack of Blades, these beasties have existed almost as long as gaming itself. It's about time they got their due, don't you think?

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The issue of developer entitlement - and abuse - goes a hell of a lot deeper than anything I've talked about before. As a matter of fact, there's a whole laundry list of things game developers and publishers are doing which displays both a blatant lack of respect for the consumer and a deep, consuming greed.

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