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Final Fantasy XIV's Halloween event is a perfect example of how to make holiday content

Final Fantasy XIV's "All Saints' Wake" event has kicked off again this year, but this time it's something different -- a fully re-purposed dungeon that operates as a fun as hell scavenger hunt. The gist is that you'll talk to an NPC in ...   read

 
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Square Enix's second Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest was full of passionate players

Final Fantasy XIV has been steadily growing since it's relaunch as "A Realm Reborn" in August of 2013. Before that it was a shell of a game, barely worthy of its core entry moniker. I even remember previewing the original XIV ...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV's exclusive Fanfest fight is simple, but fascinating

Square Enix has been running Final Fantasy XIV trial (read: boss fight) challenges for years now. They held them for multiple Primals, as well as Odin at the first Fanfest in 2014. But this week at Fanfest in Vegas I experienced my fir...   read

 
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Square Enix announces Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, ending PS3 support

Today, live at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas, series producer Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P) took to the main stage in the opening keynote to announce Stormblood, the next expansion in the XIV series. It'll debut in "early ...   read

 
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The saga of Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox One continues

Final Fantasy XIV is one of the best MMOs right now, and you can play it on PC, PS3, and PS4, all on the same servers. Dope right? Well, the Xbox One is still out of the equation, but that ever-changing situation has once again opened itsel...   read

 
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Hilariously, a new Final Fantasy XIV promotion is selling out sodas in Japan

Over in Japan, Final Fantasy XIV players can earn special in-game items if they redeem points by way of soda cans. Buying them will net you a code on your receipt, which can then be inputted into the official site for things like outfi...   read

 
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Play Final Fantasy XIV for free for four days

Are you a lapsed Final Fantasy XIV player? Did you try it out, only to find it didn’t quite click with you, or maybe you clocked hundreds of hours and, unfortunately, have been unable to renew your subscription? Well, turns out you&rs...   read

 
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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (Patch 3.1)

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward was a tremendous expansion, all things considered. It brought in a whole new storyline that was worth getting invested in, new classes, and tons of additional activities including a raid. But that was bac...   read

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

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 saw it availabl...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV tops 5 million registered users

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 World of Warcr...   read

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

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 Scrolls Online....   read

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

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 initial disastrous...   read

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

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 since X. It helps t...   read

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

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 PC when it hit...   read

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

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, it features mu...   read

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

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, post-launch, th...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion dated for June

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 zone, and a lev...   read

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

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 festivities. It will be ...   read

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

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 added to its n...   read

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

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 pad action? Che...   read

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

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-February. You'll be a...   read

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

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 deliver in every maj...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV 2.5 patch notes detail everything coming Tuesday

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 questline, Wand...   read

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

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, Wanderer's Pala...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV deploys marriage patch this week

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, and there's a f...   read

 
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That PS3 to PS4 upgrade program for FFXIV has been extended

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 would eliminate ...   read

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

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 their platforms fo...   read

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

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 their own annua...   read

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

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 interesting to m...   read

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

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. The highlights...   read

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

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 expect (not to me...   read

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

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. The fight looks l...   read

 
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Square Enix releasing Final Fantasy XIV Game of the Year edition

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 comes with the ...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV's new TGS trailer features Shiva

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 dungeons (two Hard Mod...   read

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

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 well as personal...   read

 
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Final Fantasy XIV kicks off Dragon Quest crossover event

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 unique helmet ...   read

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

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 Dust spell? Acco...   read

 
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Lightning Returns to Final Fantasy XIV

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, and female chara...   read

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

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 "Huzzah!" emote (pict...   read

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

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 not currently ...   read

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

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, allied beast trib...   read

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

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 September, kicking of...   read

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

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, essentially), and...   read

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

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 ...   read

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

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 more Frontlines ...   read

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

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 21st at 12:00AM ...   read

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

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, various rare monsters...   read

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

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, they decided to...   read

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

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 between even b...   read

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

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, and it feels a ...   read

 

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