12 May 2022

Reaper and Sage Weapon Design Contest Announced for FFXIV

Only three weeks after the winners and finalists of the last Weapon Design Contest were announced by Square Enix, a new one has started up. This time for the two new jobs Reaper and Sage which were introduced with the latest expansion, Endwalker, since neither had been included in the previous contest. The rules for
9 May 2022

Square Enix Reinforces Stance on Third-Party Tools Following FFXIV World First Race

The world race for Final Fantasy XIV’s latest ultimate fight, Dragonsong’s Reprise, ended last week with the European team “Neverland” claiming the title on May 2nd. Since then, other groups have announced their completion of FFXIV’s hardest fight to date, showing off screenshots or clips from their live streams. A video of what was said
3 May 2022

Square Enix Sells Western Studios to THQ Parent Company

Embracer Group and Square Enix announced in a joint press release yesterday that the Swedish video game holding company would purchase three North American studios from Square Enix. The THQ parent company will acquire Eidos Montreal, Square Enix Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics as well as several IPs which were developed at those studios. When the
30 Apr 2022

Final Fantasy XIV Housing Fix Scheduled for May 16

In what is now the fifth update on the current housing lottery issues plaguing Final Fantasy XIV, Naoki Yoshida outlined the next steps that the company plans to take in order to fix the problems. The team is currently in restoring all the lottery data which is taking longer than expected, therefore leading to more
27 Apr 2022

Dying Light 2’s Giant 1.3 Patch Outlined

Since its December 2021 release, Dying Light 2 has already seen two major patches adding new content, fixing bugs and overall improving the game. Today, the biggest update has just been announced in the form of patch 1.3. The free update will bring updates on several quests, the overall UI/UX, as well as multiple fixes
26 Apr 2022

MogTalk Announces Casters for FFXIV World Race For Charity: Dragonsong’s Reprise

Dragonsong’s Reprise, Final Fantasy XIV‘s fourth Ultimate fight, is, after several delays, finally upon us. With it comes the race to that prestigious World First claim. As with previous Ultimate fights and Savage raids, MogTalk is once again hosting the “Final Fantasy XIV World Race for Charity”. A recently announced list of 17 hosts will
23 Apr 2022

FFXIV Patch 6.11 Maintenance Announced and More Housing News

Ahead of next week’s release of the new Ultimate fight Dragonsong’s Reprise, Square Enix announced the accompanying maintenance. Starting at Apr. 25, 2022 11:00 p.m. (PDT) / Apr. 26, 2022 6:00 (GMT) / Apr. 26, 2022 16:00 (AEST), the game’s downtime is set to end at Apr. 26, 2022 3:00 a.m. (PDT) / 10:00 (GMT)
23 Apr 2022

FFXIV Brings Back FFXI Crossover Event: The Maiden’s Rhapsody

With Square Enix celebrating Final Fantasy XI‘s 20th anniversary this year, they are bringing one of its crossover events back to Final Fantasy XIV: The Maiden’s Rhapsody. The event will be live from Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 1:00 a.m. to Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 7:59 a.m. (PDT) / Thursday, 28 April at 8:00
20 Apr 2022

Saints Row’s Customization Options Showcased

Fashion has always been a strong suit in the Saints Row series and the upcoming game is no different. Deep Silver presented over 20 minutes of footage today, hosted by Mica Burton, outlining just how much players will be able to customize their characters in the new installment. The customization not only includes the option
19 Apr 2022

Naoki Yoshida Updates FFXIV Players on Housing Lottery Fixes

Since the report of players being affected by bugs as part of the first housing lottery, Final Fantasy XIV’s Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida has posted several updates on the Lodestone. After initially acknowledging the issue and promising a quick investigation into the bug, Square Enix posted a third follow-up on the issue yesterday. In
16 Apr 2022

FFXIV Players Plagued by Housing Lottery Issues

With last week’s patch, Final Fantasy XIV introduced a new lottery system to give players a fairer chance at acquiring an in-game house. As the first lottery period concluded this morning, many players began reporting issues with the system and how it drew the winner numbers. Screenshots are circulating on social media showing “0” as
14 Apr 2022

New Optional Items and Sale on the FFXIV Online Store

With the start of the new Hatching-Tide event today, players can now purchase older event items on the FFXIV Online Store for a discounted price. These include outfits, mounts, bardings, and housing items. The sale period is from Wednesday, April 13th at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) / 8:00 (GMT) / 18:00 (AEST) to Monday, May 9th
13 Apr 2022

Fireline Games Announces New Couch Co-op Game ‘Fueled Up’

Fireline Games, a team of Polish indie devs with past experience working on games such as Dying Light 2 and Control, has announced a new couch co-op game: Fueled Up. Set for release later this year, it sees players trying to survive on a number of spaceships which are barely holding themselves together. The chaotic
11 Apr 2022

Full Patch Notes for FFXIV 6.1 Newfound Adventure Released

The 24hr maintenance prior to the release of 6.1 has now started and with it we got the full and final patch notes which include all of the job adjustments and any miscellaneous changes from the previous preliminary notes. As the list of job changes is too extensive to repeat, please head over to the
10 Apr 2022

Lorecraft: Are the Twelve Related to the Convocation?

One of my favorite interview questions to date, was from Michael-Christopher Koji Fox, the English Translation & Localization Director, is his explanation of the explicit “Thal’s Balls.” You can find a video from the 2014 NA FanFest here, retelling the story of how the name came to pass prior to 1.0 and then was all
8 Apr 2022

FFXIV 6.1 Preliminary Patch Notes + Special Site Update

Ahead of the weekend we got our first look at the preliminary patch notes for Endwalker‘s 6.1 update Newfound Adventure. As always, the full patch notes will go live with the start of the 24 hour maintenance on Monday, April 11th 3am PDT. The patch notes come with new main scenario quests, a new dungeon
1 Apr 2022

Letter From the Producer LIVE LXX Announces Patch 6.1 Date

The second half of the patch 6.1 Letter from the Producer LIVE was broadcasted this morning and with it came a whole lot of information for the upcoming patch, Newfound Adventure including its trailer. With the trailer came the confirmation of the release date of patch 6.1: April 12th. As this is a major patch,
31 Mar 2022

More Interviews With FFXIV’s Naoki Yoshida Drop Ahead of Patch 6.1

As we get ready for the second part of the Patch 6.1 Letter From the Producer LIVE, several Japanese media outlets published new interviews with Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida. Chief among them is another interview by Famitsu, as well as pieces from Game Watch and 4Gamer. As with the last Famitsu
29 Mar 2022

Sony’s New PlayStation Plus Service Comes in June with Three Variants

After months of speculation, Sony has now laid out the new PlayStation Plus service and will launch as soon as June in Japan, with North America and Europe to follow shortly after. Sony plans to have the new system up and running in most PlayStation Network regions by the end of July 2022. With the
29 Mar 2022

Nintendo Delays Breath of the Wild Sequel to Spring 2023

Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series addressed fans this morning with an update video on the expected release of the Breath of the Wild sequel. Originally announced to launch later this year, Nintendo has now delayed the game into spring of 2023, in order to “make the game’s experience something special”.