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1:45 PM on 05.19.2014

Fat Chocobo plush is as huggable as you'd expect

I've been pretty into fat Chocobos (or are they just big chocoboned?) since Brett wrote this thing on getting into MMOs through Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I still likely won't play it, though, and I won't buy this bad...

Steven Hansen


12:30 PM on 10.14.2013

Watch a nice Lightning Returns chocobo quest playthrough

I saw that Square Enix had shared a video of producer Yuji Abe's playthrough of a certain chocobo quest in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Hmm, I thought. Then I saw a major games website run a new hands-on preview of...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 10.10.2013

Chocobo Racing 3D has most likely been canned

In case you weren't aware, Square Enix showed off a video for Chocobo Racing 3D a few years back, and nothing ever really came of it. Everyone assumed it was either still in development or canceled, but Siliconera talked to ...

Chris Carter



Lightning Returns at TGS: Open worlds, cool costumes photo
Lightning Returns at TGS: Open worlds, cool costumes
by Dale North

I like Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. I dug it from our very first hands-on preview, and I'm now I'm digging it even more after playing the new Tokyo Game Show floor demo.

Some felt that the first preview was a bit linear. Linear is a scary word after seeing how players reacted to the first Final Fantasy XIII game. But this new gameplay show here was totally open and free to explore. Oh, and I saved a chocobo's life. That's a pretty good day in Final Fantasy world.

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6:15 PM on 08.31.2012

PAX: My favorite cosplay of the show ... so far

There is a surprising amount of great cosplay at PAX. People walk around in some pretty elaborate and sometimes beautiful outfits. While all impressive, most of it is the same thing you normally see: a Lara Croft here, a Mast...

Chad Concelmo

8:00 PM on 04.29.2012

Chocobo a cappella is... umm... wut

Uhhhh... here you go! Your dose of weirdness for the weekend! Enjoy! The comedy duo of Max and Sam decided to start a mini-series in which they record a cappella renditions of Final Fantasy songs. As much as I enjoy a good a...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 12.01.2011

Chocolina, Final Fantasy XIII-2's hot cosplay shop owner

In our massive Final Fantasy XIII-2 preview I talked about the game's crazy Chocobo-obsessed merchant. Her name is Chocolina, and she is a total nut job. First off, she's wearing feathers over her arms and hands, and what loo...

Dale North

9:20 AM on 10.27.2011

Watch a Chocobo get MURDERED in FF: Type 0

If you fancy getting traumatized this morning, watch the above video. It's the opening moments of Final Fantasy: Type 0 and it will tear away everything that you've ever held as good because a Chocobo gets totally f*cked up ...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 07.02.2011

Anime Expo: Wakfu inspired by Final Fantasy

Square-Enix may have a little more to do with the world of Wakfu than just publishing the French-developed MMORPG that is set for open beta later this fall. During the Anime Expo panel “An Introduction to the World of W...

Wesley Ruscher

5:40 AM on 09.29.2010

Chocobo Racing returns to 3DS

  Here's something I'd never thought we would see again. Square Enix is developing a new Chocobo Racing game for the 3DS. Tenatively titled Chocobo Racing 3D, I assume it will consist largely of riding on the backs of ch...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 AM on 08.22.2010

Taking it to the streets: What is a chocobo?

It's a simple question, really: What is a chocobo? Anyone in the gaming community could tell you in an instant and most likely pop in a copy of some Final Fantasy game and show you as well. But what about the random man on t...

Matthew Razak





3:20 PM on 04.21.2010

Square Enix trademarks 'Chocobo's Crystal Tower'

Chocobo's Crystal Tower. That sounds cute. It also sounds dungeon crawler-y. That's fine by me, as I love dungeons that are mysterious. Of course, I'm just guessing. This is only a trademark. We're guessing its a new game. Sq...

Dale North

10:30 PM on 01.26.2010

Game Debate to the Death: What are your favorite RPGs?

Last time we spent all week focusing on just the Final Fantasy series, and it was quite a lot to focus on. If you thought that was daunting though, just wait! Final Fantasy debates are usually a touchy subject, but while the ...

Tom Fronczak

10:00 AM on 06.02.2009

E3 09: Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360 footage shows off Odin

I love the fact that the Entertainment Software Association gets together every year to organize and fund what really amounts to a giant, industry-wide case of blue balls. Take, for example, this footage of Final Fantasy XIII...

Joseph Leray

3:40 PM on 02.10.2009

Japan gets Chocobo Racing as a PSN download

The level of win in the photo above is somewhat beyond my ability to comprehend, but it seemed an ideal photo to use to celebrate the re-release of the Playstation 1 classic Chocobo Racing on PSN (well, in Japan anyway). I'd ...

Colette Bennett

8:00 PM on 01.28.2009

New Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers video doesn't suck

Sorry for the unimaginative post title, but Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers has such a long-ass name that I didn't have room for any extra words other than "new," "video," and "...

Jonathan Holmes