13 Mar 2010
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Final Fantasy XIV Website Update!

We’ve been impatiently waiting for the update of the official Final Fantasy XIV website for North America ever since we received information about the newest Japanese Magazines, and even more so after the Japan site got their update a few days ago. Have no fear! The NA site is finally updated with new content including
12 Mar 2010
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User Interface Gets A Makeover

After some screen shots were released from the playable Guildleve build at Gamescom, we  jumped in and gave them an in depth analysis and even went as far as re-creating the image in English! With the release of a new image showing off the upgraded user interface, we figured it was time to do it
12 Mar 2010
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Famitsu Interview with Developers Okada, Sato, and Iwao

Another day, another article.  Today’s information is also courtesy of Famitsu.  Along with the developer comments they had for the various classes, they also had a short one page interview with the three developers.  Once again, let’s take a look at what Battle Director Atsushi Okada, Planner Sei Sato, and Planner Kenichi Iwao had to
11 Mar 2010
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Detailed Class Info from Famitsu and 4Gamer

The day of the FFXIV Beta Test Site opening is upon us.  Many people are anxiously awaiting a chance to play the alpha build and test out game play.  What better time than today for Square Enix to give us more detailed information about some of the classes people will be playing around with!  Both
11 Mar 2010
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A Glimpse of the new Trailer and a Familiar Face

A couple weeks ago at VanaFest, attendees were lucky enough to get a showing of the latest CG video that was teased in screen shots with the last Final Fantasy XIV site update. 4Gamer has posted several images from the trailer on their website. We also have our first look at what appears to be
10 Mar 2010
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New Famitsu to hit shelves soon. Site update imminent?

The next issue of Famitsu appears to have a ton of FFXIV information.  And when that happens, an official site update is usually not far behind.  So we can all look forward to what looks to be a pretty massive explosion of information in the next 24 hours.  Here are some of the images to
10 Mar 2010
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Pet Food Alpha 195: Vanafest Fever

99, AvatarZZZ, Job adjustments, and more! The VanaFest 2010 Website March Version Update News PFA/LBR Vanafest Live coverage SUCCESS! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:08:29 — 117.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify | RSS | More
8 Mar 2010
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Beta application site updated… for PS3 codes?

Thanks to the hawkish eyes of our loyal IRC members, we have been alerted to the fact that the FFXIV beta application page has been updated with some new, and potentially important, disclaimers. First, you can now re-apply and, it seems, update your beta application.  Whereas in the past it gave you an error message
6 Mar 2010
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VanaFest 2010 Live Coverage Podcast

Audio from the live broadcast presented by Limit Break Radio and Pet Food Alpha! We’d like to take the time to once again thank the over 550 people who listened to the live stream, participated in VanaChat, and called in via Skype. We had a great time doing it and hope that we’ll be able
28 Feb 2010
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Famitsu (via Andriasang) Clairifies Alpha/Beta Timing (a bit)

Perhaps not surprisingly, the release of information at VanaFest 2010 about the upcoming FFXIV beta testing has caused quite a stir in the community.  But many (including us) may have jumped the gun in proclaiming beta to be starting on March 11.  Well in a Q&A session after the event, Famitsu attempted to clarify the
28 Feb 2010
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It’s Official! Beta to begin in 10 days!

Well VanaFest 2010 brought some welcome news to the Eorzean faithful (and a ton to the Vana’diel faithful).  The reports are coming in, the official VanaFest page has been updated, and it seems that Beta notices will start as early as today, with beta testing starting on March 11, 2010!  So stay tuned – sounds
27 Feb 2010
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Join Us For VanaFest 2010!

  Are you ready to join us for the biggest Final Fantasy event of the year? Vanachat Head on over to VanaChat and connect into the IRC chatroom. Once you’re in the chat, type in “/join #vanafestlive” to join our channel! Skype We also plan on taking calls on skype. You can contact us on
27 Feb 2010
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Countdown to information?

VanaFest 2010: [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”Sun, 28 Feb 2010 02:00:00 -500″] Well the good news is that VanaFest 2010 is around the corner.  The bad news is that this is VanaFest and not EorzeaFest.  As we’ve noted, it has been so long since we’ve had significant news from Square Enix – and now we’re getting a bit
24 Feb 2010
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Pet Food Alpha 193: Synergy 101

Shamaya and Staren teach us about Synergy! Make sure to check out Shamaya’s Synergy guide on his LiveJournal! VanaFest 2010 Twitter Trivia Contest! LBR and PFA present VanaFest Live Coverage! VanaFest 2010 on Twitter: Feb. 16th Emergency Maint. gives short notice https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode193.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:11:19 — 60.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify
16 Feb 2010
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Limit Break Radio and Pet Food Alpha Present VanaFest 2010 Live Coverage!

Today we’re excited to announce that Limit Break Radio and Pet Food Alpha are teaming up to relay the latest up to the minute coverage from this years VanaFest 2010 event in Tokyo! We’ll be discussing the announcements as they become available from the NA and EU community team members reporting on the event.  Aniero
16 Feb 2010
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Pet Food Alpha 192: Absolute Virtue Bee

VanaFest. Love torque. Bees and more! Beneath the Cherry Tree Fusion’s thoughts on VanaFest Tarutaru Trading Arts mini now on sale! VanaFest Live Covarage info coming soon! The VanaFest 2010 Website Final Fantasy Newsletter Issue 37 https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode192.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:01:04 — 55.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify | RSS | More
12 Feb 2010
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Square Enix and Social Networks v. 2

Back in December we reported on Square Enix using Twitter and Facebook to spread the word about the upcoming release of FFXIII, and hoped that similar measures would be taken with FFXIV.  Well, we are not fully there yet, but it looks like Square Enix is embracing social media more and more as we go
11 Feb 2010
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How would you like your news? Scrambled or sunny-side up?

By my count, we had four major official site updates in 2009 (August 6, October 7, November 11 and December 23).  Not surprisingly, the largest gap between updates was earliest, where 8 weeks went by without an update.  But – this was not 8 weeks without news, as Gamescom was nestled in the middle of
11 Feb 2010
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Pet Food Alpha 191: Girl Scout Cookies

Sans POL News, Seyomeyo, Girl Scout Cookies, and more! Voicemail Apps for synergy and evolith show Valentine’s Day Shoutouts! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxi/petfoodalpha/Episode191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:48 — 60.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Spotify | RSS | More
8 Feb 2010
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Another Hint at FFXIV on Xbox?

Less than a week ago we were reporting that FFXIV might be coming to Xbox because of a Linkedin profile.  Just a few days before that, we reported that Amazon was taking pre-orders for FFXIV.  Now what happens when those two stories have a baby?  You guessed it.  Amazon is now taking pre-orders for FFXIV