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4Gamer Interview- June 2011

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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 system with patch 1.18 as well as the upcoming Job System. Check out the full interview after the break!

New Retainer Costumes, Monsters, and More

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Famitsu and 4Gamer have released a few images from Square Enix on their websites. The images are of things we can expect to see in the future, however, the articles don’t specify exactly when. Some of it could be for November or December. Some of it could be included in version updates later down the line. Either way, the images are fun to look at, right? Check out the images here at Famitsu and then come back for the descriptions …

4Gamer.net Email Interview with Square Enix

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After Square Enix posted a general outline of some of the things they hoped to include in the November and December updates, fans wrote into Japanese gaming site 4Gamer with their opinions.  Namely, why weren’t some of these issues fixed before the game was officially released?  4Gamer decided to see if Square Enix would give them some more insight into what they hope to achieve with the upcoming version updates.  What follows is our translated version of 4Gamer’s email interview …

Final Fantasy XIV in 3D? Think again…

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News has been floating around on the forums about a trailer for Final Fantasy XIV being shown in 3D as part of Sony’s press conference at Tokyo Game Show this week. That news hasn’t appeared on the front page because there hasn’t been any way to confirm what people were saying, that FFXIV was going to be 3D for the PS3 version.  It was not listed on the slide of games that are confirmed to support the technology such as …

E3 2010 FFXIV Information Compilation

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Eorzeapedia wasn’t the only website attending this year’s E3 with an eye on the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV. Several other media sites were there, and they also got some hands on time with the latest build of the game as well as a chance to sit down with FFXIV Producer Hiromichi Tanaka. Now that everyone has posted their information we’ve thrown it all together in an easy to read list. Below we have videos, interview summaries and links to hands …

4Gamer E3 Interview

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As always, I have a lot of appreciation for the people at 4Gamer.  Their articles feel more informative and gamer-friendly compared to the magazine powerhouses of Famitsu and Dengeki.  The interaction between their staff and FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka also seems much more relaxed.  What follows is our translation of 4Gamer’s E3 interview. I highly suggest that you also check out the original article in Japanese on their website to see all of the interesting photos and screenshots.

HP Japan Gives Out 1000 FFXIV Beta Passes w/Purchase of New PC

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Sales have started in Japan for HP’s newest summer line of desktop PCs.  In particular, today started sales for a special version of the HP Pavilion Desktop PC HPE 290jp/CT.  This bad boy is also being touted as a “Final Fantasy XIV Adventure Ready PC” despite the fact that the game isn’t even out yet.  What makes this PC so ready for FFXIV?  Well, the first 1000 of these special units sold through Japan’s HP Directplus program will also come …

4Gamer Updates Fans on the Alpha Test and Guildleves

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Alpha testing continues for Final Fantasy XIV at the rate of one to three testing windows per region per week.  This week, we have 4Gamer’s take on how the alpha is progressing. The report starts with a general warning to visitors of the site.  Things in the alpha build have vastly improved from how they started.  People had trouble just being able to log into the servers.  Even if they got in, some had troubles doing anything due to lag.  …

Famitsu and 4Gamer take another look at alpha build

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Over the past few days Famitsu and 4Gamer released new looks at the alpha build – and since both are still there, we’ll take a look at what they discussed.  Together the articles looked at the user interface, menu items, emotes,  trading and the leveling system.  Since they overlap in a of areas we’ll look at them together.  So let’s dive right in…