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.
Two of the biggest Japanese online games, it appears, are collaborating. And you thought these games were rivals? Ha!
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, look, it’s Calcabrina. To quote Kotaku’s Mike Fahey: “NOOO, STOP, GET IT AWAY FROM ME.”
London police today confirmed that voice actress Sian Blake, who played the character Yugiri in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, was found dead with her two children in their home this week.
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.
Step one: Watch what I do here. Step two: Avoid doing any of that.
Final Fantasy XIV update 3.1 is live, bringing more story, dungeons, missions, hairstyles and a minion-powered strategy mini-game to the second (and gaining) most successful subscription-based MMORPG. Check out the full update notes here. See you in Eorzea!
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.
Last night I fell asleep in my computer chair.
I’d love to be able to report this week that I’ve reached the new level cap and experienced some of the high-end content Final Fantasy XIV’s first expansion has to offer, but first I need to figure out which version of my character I want to be.
Citing the widespread disappointment with performance and poor communication of system requirements, Square Enix has temporarily halted sales of the Final Fantasy XIV Mac client. Good call.
Since Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s August 2013 release, Mac players have had to jump through the normal hoops to play a Windows game on their hardware. Now the game finally has an official Mac client, but by most accounts it’s not great.
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!
Like thousands of other Final Fantasy XIV players I was awake at 5 a.m. Eastern on Friday morning to take my first steps into the game’s first major expansion. Then I realized Heavensward wasn’t quite like other MMO expansions.
All of this shiny new, far in the future Final Fantasy stuff from E3 2015 is great, but those of us with massively multiplayer leanings have more immediate concerns, like next week’s launch of the first major expansion for Final Fantasy XIV.
As net users in Japan have pointed out, the Dragon’s Dogma Online interface seems to resemble the user interface in Final Fantasy XIV. That’s not surprising. Not at all.
I used to hate the idea of a massively-multiplayer Final Fantasy game. Then I finished the main story for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it’s become one of my favorite entries in the series.
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?