You know what I love about massively multiplayer online role-playing games? Losing myself in the fiction of a fantasy world. You know what completely ruins that feeling? The MMORPG equivalent of licensed Happy Meal toys.
During a boss battle introduced in the latest update to Final Fantasy XIV a song plays that sounds a lot like Powerman 5000's “When Worlds Collide,” so much so that the band is calling it “a straight up rip off.”
Above, via Redditor LightSamus: a dedication to the late David Bowie, found in Final Fantasy XIV’s new Antitower dungeon, which was added with the 3.2 patch yesterday. Cute.
Hey, you there. Gal or guy who loves Final Fantasy but has spent your entire life avoiding the MMOs because they’re, well, MMOs. Here’s some advice: Go play Final Fantasy XIV.
PlayStation VR may be the only way I ever want to play Final Fantasy XIV—so long as they work out some of the real world kinks.
Final Fantasy XIV’s two year anniversary celebration is a one-way ticket to the place where dreams become reality—sort of.
Last night I fell asleep in my computer chair.
It never fails. I teleport back to the Foundation area of the expansion’s new city of Ishgard, it’s nighttime, it’s snowing, and the most achingly bittersweet music plays.
I’m trying to write my initial Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion MMO log in such a way as to minimize my time away from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. This is a good sign.
Catching up with with Final Fantasy XIV’s main story has taken its toll on my mouse finger. Still, Shiva’s about to go down, so I’m in the home stretch. Heavensward here I come!
Lacking anything better to do until the expansion pack arrives in June, the Final Fantasy XIV dev team transformed one of the game’s biggest boss battles into a fighting game I’d play in a heartbeat.
A new level cap brings hot new outfits, and while you won't all be as sexy as the fisherman in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, you'll at least look a damn sight better than you do now. Check out the level 60 costumes for fighters, craftsman and gatherers.
Missing the original spring 2015 release window by a few weeks, the Heavensward expansion for Final Fantasy XIV arrives on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and now Mac on June 23.
The Manderville Gold Saucer is now live in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it's every bit as joyful as I imagined. Join me as I participate in mini-game gambling, Chocobo races, the Triple Triad card game and some impromptu beatboxing.
Final Fantasy XIV's servers go down tonight at midnight Eastern time. When they come back one of the MMO's most anticipated features comes with them. Are you ready for the Chocobo races, Triple Triad and mini-games of the Manderville Gold Saucer?
After spending the better part of 2014 exploring other MMO avenues, in 2015 I'm getting back into Final Fantasy XIV, just in time for the massive two-part pre-expansion patch 2.5, "Before the Fall."
Between Tokyo's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival and the Jump Festa 2015 in Chiba, Japan, fans of the latest two numbered FF games were up to their eyeballs in new info this weekend, from a new playable race in FFXIV to the first female Cid in FFXV. Here's a quick refresher to bring you up to speed.
As a Final Fantasy XIV player reportedly lay dying in the hospital, friends and strangers within the game gathered to pay their respects as he passed.
Last week in Las Vegas, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, the first expansion for the magically reanimated MMO. At this weekend's Fan Festival in London, producer Naoki Yoshida showed off new flying mounts, a pair of new beast tribes and an eagerly awaited addition to the game's class roster.
Final Fantasy XIV's Eorzea might not have Chemical X, but that doesn't mean they don't have their own version of The Powerpuff Girls, Professor Utonium... and some others trying to photobomb.