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Final Fantasy XIV

2 months ago

Feature: The Scions are the only friends I need

Final Fantasy XIV is still the MMO to play

While ostensibly a subscription-based World Of Warcraft-alike, Final Fantasy XIV is secretly the biggest and probably best-written JRPG out there. It has made me cry over a bizarro-world Chocobo, and now features one of my favourite RPG villains ever. It has held my attention for five hundred hours, and it's updated more regularly than any comparable game I can think of. It's recently received another…

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10 months ago

Feature: The cacts of life

What a giant catfish taught me about happiness at Final Fantasy XIV fan festival

“If you notice,” says the catfish, “everyone is smiling around me.” It’s true. This huge fish person has been waddling through crowds of people who grin even as they duck under the beast’s massive barbels. Several people are taking photographs. I peer into the gaping mouth of the fish. Two human hands suddenly lurch out, gripping onto the creature’s lips from the inside. “I’m a…

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4 years ago

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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

Alice is at GDC, which is why it falls to me to ask in her place: WATYPWPATWPAWAPTPYPWAWPAPTPTP this weekend? If you need time to think about it, you can peruse our own selections below, with Joe and Medoly kindly standing in for Adam and Pip as they have done all week.

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Feature: Live from the Halls of Celebration

The RPG Scrollbars: The Scrolls of Honour – 2015

As the dragons finally return to their nests to hibernate and the ghosts don their chains to help remind misers of the meaning of the season, we approach the end of another year. As is tradition, that is time for we at the guild-house to award both quests and questers the ceremonial Scrolls of Honour™. (Chorus of affordable angels) Scribed upon only the finest vellum…

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8 years ago

Square “Fully Redoing” Final Fantasy XIV

Squeenix ultraboss Yoichi Wada has spoken about the ongoing woes of troubled MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, saying “The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged,” when asked about the game. VG247 reports that the Square man, speaking at a press conference in Japan, said that they company planned to “continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to…

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9 years ago

Time, Gentlemen: FFXIV Extends Trial Period

That "free" 30 days you get if you buy Square Enix's MMO Final Fantasy XIV is now 60 days, thanks to the troubles the game has experienced on launch. As well as the inevitable server issues, there's a bunch of broken stuff in the game, including problems with a number of quests. Square Enix have announced that "All users who registered a FINAL FANTASY XIV…

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Final Fantasy XIV Desperate To Woo China?

There's been some strange talk surrounding MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV recently, with various corners of the internet claiming that the game was both secretly developed in China and quietly altered, for everybody, in accordance to the Chinese government's strict laws regarding MMOGs. Which wouldn't be a huge surprise. According to US based research firm DFC Intelligence, China has more than 100 million MMORPG players, which…

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Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Sign Ups

The Final Fantasists at Square Enix send word that their beta test for improbably pretty MMO Final Fantasy XIV - which earlier in the week was declared "delayed" due to terminal bugs - is actually opening tomorrow. Let's hope that isn't a sign of things to come. There's a sign up form over here for you to sign up with (tomorrow), should you wish to…

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Bunny Architecture: Final Fantasy XIV Online

There are a bunch of MMOs on the horizon that we've pretty much neglected in the past few months, and one of those is Final Fantasy XIV, with its bunny-ear girls, ludicrous hyperbolic fantasy and science-fiction architecture. There was a trailer at E3 (which I've slung below) but also a bunch of details about the game which arrives on September 30th. Interestingly, the game does…

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10 years ago

Final Fantasy XIV: Trailer I

The first trailer for Square Enix's second Final Fantasy MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, has washed on the shores of the internet. It's... Japanese? And pretty. That said, I'm not sure how close to the game this is, because the main site shows stills from the video as "screenshots", which seems a bit unlikely. Anyway, this is very much a next-generation build for Final Fantasy XI,…

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