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I was face-to-face with Titan's crotch in Final Fantasy XIV on PlayStation VR

Clunky, but fascinating
Sep 18
One game I did not expect to see during my hands-on time with Project Morpheus PlayStation VR, was Final Fantasy XIV. I hadn't really heard anything about it being playable at TGS, so when I headed into the press section and ...

Final Fantasy XIV tops 5 million registered users

That's a lot of Chocobos
Aug 22
Final Fantasy XIV has amassed more than 5 million registered accounts across the globe since Square Enix released the popular MMO two years ago, the publisher announced this week. That figure doesn't quite rival market leader...

Final Fantasy XIV could still come to Xbox One, possibly NX

Jury is out
Aug 10
The ability to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PC, PS3, and PS4 platforms, and have them all coexist together on the same servers, is wonderful -- and conversely, a sorely missed feature in Elder ...

Square stops Final Fantasy XIV Mac sales after dev team's 'mistakes'

Offering refunds
Jul 06
As we noted last week, the Mac port of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is plagued with issues. This doesn't seem uncommon these days, but remember that Naoki Yoshida built A Realm Reborn back up from Final Fantasy XIV's ini...

Nobuo Uematsu unveils his beautiful new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward theme

Also, have some expansion footage
May 22
One of the best parts of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the music. Most people don't consider it a "real" Final Fantasy because of the MMO tag, but let me tell you -- it's probably my favorite main entry sinc...

Check out the new Final Fantasy XIV Direct X 11 benchmark here

Some in-game footage and Au Ra character creation
Apr 27
Today is the day -- Final Fantasy XIV gets its new benchmark program to show off some Direct X11 footage. This new tool, a small demo of sorts, lets you check out how the new Heavensward expansion will look on your...

Square Enix apes Street Fighter in 'Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV'

Not real, sadly
Apr 25
Last night Square Enix hosted a Japanese live event for Final Fantasy XIV, and among a few announcements, it showed off a hilarious trailer for "Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV." In a clear nod to the Street Fighter series,...

New details, full intro revealed for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

New jobs will start at level 30
Apr 13
Square Enix recently had a blowout of information for Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion. For starters, the game will launch on June 23 (June 19 for early access), as we previously knew. But at some point later, ...

Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion dated for June

June 19 for early access
Mar 09
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV's massive Heavensward expansion will be released on June 23 (June 19 for pre-order access). When it arrives later this year it'll ship with a new race, new jobs, another ...

Square Enix is streaming its Final Fantasy XIV expansion PAX East panel

More Heavensward info
Mar 05
Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion is coming this year, with a host of new classes, dungeons, and changes. On March 7, Square Enix will share more information about what's to come as part of the PAX East festiviti...

Final Fantasy XIV's Gold Saucer is amazing if you like Triple Triad or Chocobo Racing

Everything else is minor
Feb 27
The Gold Saucer is finally a part of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it's glorious. That classic music returns, as do the iconic Triple Triad and Chocobo Racing activities. It's amazing how much content Square Enix has...

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Gold Saucer looks amazing

Loving these screens
Feb 19
Square Enix is gearing up to release the next update for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it will feature the Gold Saucer. Based on these screens, I'm ready for it. Cactuar statue? Check. Chocobo racing with boost ...

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its 'Valentione's Day' event

It'll run until February 16
Feb 03
Final Fantasy XIV likes it keep its players interested by running frequent events, and the latest one kicks off today. It's called "Valentione's Day," and is obviously themed after the real life celebration in mid-Februa...

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.5)

Before the Fall
Jan 21
Final Fantasy XIV has come a long way. Although there wasn't any real endgame content to speak of when A Realm Reborn launched in its 2.0 incarnation, Square Enix worked hard to deliver in 2.1, and has continued to deliv...

Final Fantasy XIV 2.5 patch notes detail everything coming Tuesday

Highlights include Odin and Gilamesh fight
Jan 19
Square Enix has released the preliminary patch notes for Final Fantasy XIV update 2.5, set to arrive this Tuesday, and as always, it's a massive list. The biggest additions include an all-new storyline, a new Hildibrand ...

Chocobo Racing, Triple Triad, and the Gold Saucer coming to Final Fantasy XIV in patch 2.5x

Maybe you should think about playing it now?
Jan 14
Final Fantasy XIV is gearing up for its new massive 2.5 update, called "Before the Fall." The patch will be broken up into two parts. The first of which will drop next week with extra main scenario quests, boss fights, ...

Final Fantasy XIV deploys marriage patch this week

Same-sex marriage included
Dec 10
Want to get married in Final Fantasy XIV? Now is your time. The Ceremony of Eternal Bonding is now live, and to get married, all you have to do is submit an application on the Mog Station portal. Up to 80 guests can attend, ...

That PS3 to PS4 upgrade program for FFXIV has been extended

Into 2015
Dec 03
In an effort to bring more people into the current era of consoles, Square Enix offered a special program that would allow players to upgrade their PS3 copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to the PS4. This process w...

Final Fantasy XIV is getting a free trial program for the PS3 and PS4

In Japan soon, will likely come overseas
Dec 02
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn currently has a free trial period program on the PC, which allows you to play for 14 days with some restrictions, like a level 20 cap and a cap of 20,000 gil. But Japan is about to expand the...

Player-created Turks event in FFXIV: Just another reason why I love MMOs

Awesome idea
Nov 07
MMOs usually have official "events" that are designed to get players to log in and play after extended periods of disinterest. They tend to involve holiday festivities of some sort, or in the case of some games, they make up ...

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.4)

Dreams of Ice
Oct 29
I still can't believe Square Enix salvaged the original Final Fantasy XIV. I mean, it had the guts to make the game a core entry, so I'm glad the studio reworked it into A Realm Reborn -- this whole saga is just really i...

Celebrate Halloween in Final Fantasy XIV with 'All Saints' Wake'

Holiday rewards
Oct 20
Do you like witch hats? Well you're in luck if you play Final Fantasy XIV, as the "All Saints' Wake" event is starting today. From October 20 to November 3, you can start up a short questline to earn some extra costume items....

Final Fantasy XIV's new 'Heavensward' expansion looks really badass

Loving that new armor
Oct 18
Live at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas, Square Enix revealed the newest expansion for the game, titled Heavensward. It's due out in spring 2015, and a number of details have been given as to what to ex...

Shiva does her thing in the debut trailer for Final Fantasy XIV's 'Dreams of Ice' update

Patch 2.4
Oct 17
Square Enix is gearing up for the release of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.4, titled "Dreams of Ice." As expected it will feature Shiva as the new badass Primal encounter, with the new storyline leading up to her rise. Th...

Square Enix releasing Final Fantasy XIV Game of the Year edition

Wow a game that actually won some Game of the Year awards
Oct 14
On November 14th, Square Enix will release a "Game of the Year" edition for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It comes with a lot of physical goodies, including a printed book and five art cards. On the digital side it ...

Final Fantasy XIV's new TGS trailer features Shiva

Also, other new content
Sep 22
Later this year (hopefully in October), Final Fantasy XIV is getting a new major update. As patch 2.4, it's called "Dreams of Ice," and will feature Shiva as the core focus. Additional content includes three new dungeon...

Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.38 brings personal housing, new Relic quest extension

The new weapon is called Nexus
Sep 16
Patch 2.4 for Final Fantasy XIV, which is set to bring the Ninja job and a ton of other content is still a tad off, but in the meantime patch 2.38 has dropped. Inside you'll find a number of quality of life updates, as w...

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off Dragon Quest crossover event

Fight Golems!
Sep 15
Square Enix has started the Dragon Quest X crossover event in Final Fantasy XIV, bringing over Golem enemies into the world of Eorzea. You can start the quest over in Ul'dah, which leads to a series of FATE battles for a...

CONFIRMED: Shiva will snap her fingers for Diamond Dust in FFXIV

Patch 2.4
Sep 05
Rejoice, Final Fantasy fans. Some time ago we got confirmation that Shiva would be coming to Final Fantasy XIV in the form of boss fight, but one lingering question remained -- will she snap her fingers for her Diamond D...

Lightning Returns to Final Fantasy XIV

For a limited time
Sep 03
Lightning is back again in Final Fantasy XIV, allowing you to participate in a number of quests with her, as well as earn a ton of weapons and armor from XIII. Male characters will get Snow's armor for completing the quest, a...

Final Fantasy XIV celebrates its anniversary with 'The Rising' event

Please look forward to it, Lightning is next
Aug 28
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a year old as of yesterday, and to celebrate, a new event is happening in the town of Limsa Lominsa. Fans will be able to complete a small questline (about 10 minutes) to unlock the "Huzza...

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is having another free period this month

August 22nd to September 1st
Aug 20
In addition to its 14-day free trial campaign, Final Fantasy XIV is hosting a one-year anniversary login period. From August 22 at 11:00 GMT to September 1 11:00 GMT, players who have previously purchased the game and do...

Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.35 allows you to change your Chocobo's color, adds more content

More Beast Tribe quests and changes
Aug 19
Patch 2.35 has hit Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and in addition to adding some new content and questlines, it also tweaks a few things. Some of the major changes include the addition of Ixali beast tribe quests, al...

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn's anniversary site opens, events detailed

Lightning will return to Eorzea in September
Aug 08
Square Enix will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's launch starting this month. Although the game technically launched on August 27, it'll be celebrating all throughout August and Septem...

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off the 'Recruit a Friend' campaign

I know some hardcore players that will love these rewards
Jul 31
In addition to offering a 14-day free trial for Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has launched a new campaign aimed at bringing in newcomers. The concept is simple -- you log into Mog Station, recruit a friend (link accounts, es...

Final Fantas-free: 14 day Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trial

14 for XIV
Jul 31
Square Enix is offering 14 days of free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PC. As someone who doesn't like MMOs, but likes Final Fantasy, I might just try it out. Fourteen may be the perfect number of days for me to get my fill. Or maybe I'll find myself a convert and end up a paying customer, as Square Enix likely hopes. 

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

A welcome, diverse patch
Jul 18
The last time we left off in our assessment of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3, I had experienced most of the tertiary level content, ready to face off against the big boss Ramuh himself in his true form, alongside of playing m...

Final Fantasy XIV's free weekend rescheduled for July 18th through the 21st

You need the base game though
Jul 16
Square Enix has shifted the free weekend for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn around a bit. Instead of taking place last week right after patch 2.3, the free period is going to start on July 18th, and run through July 2...

A grand social experiment: Final Fantasy XIV's monster hunts

How long does it take for humans to cooperate? About three days
Jul 11
For those of you who haven't played Final Fantasy XIV, a new patch just arrived that implemented a major mechanic into the game -- worldwide monster hunting. The concept is simple enough. Across the world in each zone, variou...

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's free weekend delayed until next week

Hold your chocobos
Jul 11
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn just dropped its Ramuh-heavy 2.3 patch, and alongside of it, Square Enix was going to run a promotion that let people into the game for free this week. But after a few post-patch fixes, ...

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

Ramuh shakes things up
Jul 11
MMOs are constantly evolving beasts. Particularly in the subscription realm, developers are always searching for ways to keep players hooked, usually in the form of major updates -- big content patches that help ease the wait...

The Hunt feature in Final Fantasy XIV's 2.3 patch is basically Monster Hunter

It sounds pretty awesome
Jul 07
One of the biggest additions to the upcoming patch 2.3 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are the Hunts. While we didn't really know much about them before, a new producer stream has shed some light on a few details, ...

Final Fantasy XIV 2.3 preliminary patch notes have been posted

It all sounds really good
Jul 04
Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3 is set to drop next week, and with it, comes lots of changes as well as three new dungeons, a Ramuh hard and extreme boss fight, Chocobo raising, a Parley mini-game, tons of extra sidequests...

Final Fantasy XIV will be free from July 11th through the 14th

To celebrate the new patch on July 8th
Jun 25
MMO subscribers often come and go, no matter how much they love the game. Whether it's real life responsibilities or a momentary retirement until new content comes out, there's a lot of reasons people may unsubscribe. With Fi...

Square Enix details info for Final Fantasy XIV 2014 Fan Fest

In Vegas in the US
Jun 25
Square Enix is holding a special fan festival this year for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn subscribers called The Final Fantasy Festival. This year the event is being held in the US in Vegas on October 17th through th...

Watch Ramuh wreck shop in this Final Fantasy XIV story trailer

Also, the new PVP mode and more
Jun 24
MMO patches can often be bigger than full retail games. One of the reasons a subscription based game charges a fee is to pay for the maintenance -- the other is to pay for all the research and development that goes into new ...

Get a closer look at Final Fantasy XIV's 72-person PVP

Jun 17
In case you haven't heard, Final Fantasy XIV is getting the Rogue class and the Ninja job in patch 2.4 later this year, but before that, we're getting Frontlines in 2.3 -- a 72-person PVP zone. Thanks to the Lodestone we now ...

FFXIV stream details personal housing, Chocobo colors, and new raid content

Patch 2.3 dated!
Jun 12
Final Fantasy XIV producer Yoshi-P is sharing some more info today live from E3, by way of his producer liveletter series. New Chocobo colors are confirmed, though they are purely cosmetic -- Chocobo raising will come mu...

Final Fantasy XIV could come to the Xbox One, if Microsoft cooperates

Same old story
Jun 12
Tell me if you haven't heard this before -- a developer wants to bring a highly successful multiplayer game to an Xbox platform, but Microsoft refuses to budge on some requirement, usually Xbox Live Gold. That's what's been h...

Same-sex marriage confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Live at E3
Jun 10
Square Enix does what Ninten-don't. Today during the special E3 Final Fantasy XIV producer livestream, director Yoshi-P took some fan questions, and cleared up some things about player housing, new classes, new boss figh...

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