4Gamer recently got the chance to sit down with Naoki Yoshida, Akihiko Matsui and Mitsutoshi Gondai to talk about the changes that have been made to Final Fantasy XIV and the kinds of reactions they’ve gotten from the community on the official forums. They also talk about some of the changes coming to the battle
I won’t go into Nintendo’s stock dropping soon after E3, nor will I deny the fact that Nintendo is at least trying to be hardcore. It is, however, a bit akin to the moment where you realize your best friend; The one whom has a huge legendary high school reputation for heroism and fearlessness, has
What started out as an idea to bring media, gaming and social tools into one platform has since turned into something that Square Enix doesn’t want to have to deal with anymore. PlayOnline and its PlayOnline Viewer launched alongside Final Fantasy XI over nine years ago and the service had a lot of promise behind
With most of our E3 write-ups complete, we thought we would close out our E3 coverage with a bang – or more precisely… a give-away! We had a great time at E3 2011 this year and got to check out a lot of games that will be dropping over the next year or so, but
A new thread has been created in the Updates section of the official forums:[dev1019] Voidwatch RefinementsProceed to the thread.
Hidden away between the massive 346,890 square foot South Hall and the colossal 210,685 square foot West Hall, is the rather modest and little known 26,342 square foot Concourse Hall. While accessible to anyone, the Concourse Hall is filled with rather ordinary looking cubicles, and, from the outside, is the antithesis of the loud, flashy
Hello again, all fans of FINAL FANTASY XIV!
June has arrived at the speed of light, bringing with it warmer days. But outside isn’t the only place...
The MMO market is more saturated than it ever has been before. It is an extremely competitive genre. Many try and many fail. We were lucky enough to demo a new title for the North American audience that has the potential to make it. TERA is trying a different angle than the traditional MMOs. En
One of the titles Square Enix is showing off at E3 2011 is Final Fantasy XIII-2, a direct sequel to last year’s Final Fantasy XIII. The game can be demoed on the floor at this year’s event and we got a chance to sit down and see what improvements have been made since the last
Gamer Escape was invited to see a pre-alpha build demo of Hitman: Absolution today at E3 – and after regaining our composure all we can say is “wow!” Well – maybe we can say a bit more. Agent 47 is of course back for this fifth installment in the Hitman series, set for release in
Sony’s big announcement. Indeed, the PSVita. Featuring 2 analog sticks, a multi-touch screen, front and rear touch pads, front and rear cameras, and even Six Axis functionality… Well, I was expecting to need a mortgage for this device. Sony, however, seems to have actually developed this little monster in a competitive price point. Merging a
The PlayStation Store is finally back online after what seems like ages! The content promised as part of the Welcome Back offering isn’t up quite yet but will be available soon. The next update for the PlayStation Store including PlayStation Plus will be this Friday, June 3rd. Check out the list of additions after the
A two-part Q&A has been posted on the Final Fantasy XIV forums covering the upcoming changes to the battle system. The posts originated in the Japanese section of the forums, however the questions answered are not region specific and were compiled from all parts of the community. Check out parts one and two of the
During a recent financial meeting, Square Enix President Yoichi Wada announced that the company is working on a big MMO in addition to the more recent Final Fantasy XIV. Wada stated “I think we will reveal it sometime this year”. Also mentioned in their financial report, Square Enix has plans to “Revitalize our major MMO
Following the release of Firmware v3.61 earlier this evening, the PlayStation Network is slowing but surely coming back online. For the time being, the services that will currently be accessible include: Sign in for PSN and Qriocity Online game play for PS3 and PSP Music Unlimited if you have a current subscription for PC and
Only a paltry number of days remain until May 16, when we mark the 9th year since FINAL FANTASY XI launched and Vana'diel's golden age of adventure began.The realm has prospered for so long thanks to all you heroic adventurers, and as a small token of ...
We are proud to announce that FINAL FANTASY XI will be celebrating nine years of service with a commemorative installment of everyone's favorite festival of chance and fortune, the Mog Bonanza!This time around, we've prepared some exciting new prizes b...
Adventurers of Vana'diel, take heed: the May version update has gone live! With the first installment of the new Voidwatch battle system, a new set of battlefields, and the expanded solo training feature, Grounds of Valor, this update is sure to offer ...
[dev1007] Voidwatch Emgerges! What Is Voidwatch? In Voidwatch, bands of six to eighteen members will square off against “Voidwalkers,” savage entities that have breached planar bounds to invade multiple landscapes spanning past and present. By slaying these manifestations of terror, you and your stalwart comrades will gradually come to discover the true nature of the
Well, we are creeping up on Golden Week here in Japan—a weeklong vacation packed with some of Japan’s finest holiday offerings. But for now it’s still business as usual in the office for Yoshida and crew. Patches 1.17 and 1.17a are good and done, and we’ve started work on the next patch—appropriately named 1.18. 1.18
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