24 Jun 2010

E3 2010 FFXIV Information Compilation

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
20 Jun 2010

Dengeki and Tanaka at E3

E3 is now behind us.  FFXIV Producer Tanaka Hiromichi is back in Japan, working on the latest version update for FFXI and the FFXIV beta.  However, that doesn’t mean we are through looking at all the exciting information to come out of the event! Expect a number of articles to pop up on Eorzeapedia this
10 Jun 2010

Aetheryte Radio 7: Luminous Protective Layer

Listen in on Episode 7 as Aniero, Corinth, Fusionx and Steak discuss the content that has come out since episode 6 including some information about things going on with Eorzeapedia. We discuss Life in Eorzea #1 as well as talk about the clan and city-state information released via updates to the official FFXIV website. Corinth
9 Apr 2010

Famitsu and Dengeki Interviews Regarding Alpha

Two articles have recently surfaced in the Japanese Press over the last few days. Unfortunately our trusty translator Corinth is in the process of moving into a new apartment due to some unexpected issues regarding water. I worked a bit with Elmer from ZAM to clean up the images from the Famitsu article and as
19 Mar 2010

Dengeki Games Vol. 7: Keep Your Name?!

Surprise!  While Weekly Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation are the two biggest sources of information we have for FFXIV when it comes to magazines, there are a few other publications out there that cover FFXIV as well.  It is rare to see additional articles so close to some major announcements, but Dengeki Games decided to give
15 Mar 2010

March Dengeki PlayStation Q&A (Part I)

Did you enjoy all the new information this weekend?  We had an official NA and JP site update and people on the forums have been sifting through the information and finding all sorts of interesting things.  I know some people have been busy updating the wiki as well.  Starting it all off though was a
23 Jan 2010

Dengeki Games Interview (Highlights and Commentary)

Elmer over at ZAM has just translated an article from Dengeki Games. A few highlights (with interspersed comments) are below: Q:How much of the game will players be able to experience in the beta? A:We started at about 10% of the final product with the playable Alpha version and are ultimately trying to perfect the
10 Oct 2009

This Week in the Magazines (and more!)

Going between two languages, it is easy for things to get lost in translation. Not only that, but for Final Fantasy XIV, the sites for each region are also presented in entirely different ways. That means sometimes there can be pictures or text in one that doesn't show up in the either. At the moment, we have extensive text on the NA site about some of the beast families like Aldgoats and Antelopes. However, the Japanese site does not contain any additional text, just the pictures that were released to the Japanese media as well. For those in Japan, they have to get their information from the magazines released this weekend or one of the several gaming news websites like GAME Watch or 4gamer. Let's check out what was in the magazines that isn't on the NA site as well as what things may have been lost along the way.
17 Sep 2009

This Week in Magazines: Part 2 (Dengeki PlayStation)

We are now just one week away from Tokyo Game Show, the biggest video game expo of the year in Japan.  A trailer will be shown in the Open Mega Theatre but we won’t know until the event starts whether it’s just an old one or not.  Japanese fans are likely to feel slighted if
6 Sep 2009

Recently in the Magazines

Have you seen the pictures that came out this week?  Thanks to information released through Weekly Famitsu and Famitsu Online, we now have pictures of three more monsters that will feel the business end of our swords in Final Fantasy XIV.  Players of FFXI are familiar with Puks and Opo-opos, despite major changes in appearance. 
29 Aug 2009

Dengeki: Interview with Tanaka and Sundi

These big game shows are a lot like Christmas.  You get a bunch of really good stuff all at once but there is something of a let down after it’s all over.  However, sometimes there are still little treats that come in the mail a bit late.   Once again, Dengeki has delayed the online
9 Aug 2009

Taking a Closer Look: Dengeki PlayStation

It’s been a couple days since the magazines were released and a few more still since the first leaked pictures began to float around the internet. Have you had a chance to look at them? I mean really look at them? Weekly Famitsu got the exclusive interview with Hiromichi Tanaka and Nobuaki Komoto. They had
6 Aug 2009

More Information: Locations and Guild Reeve System

Yesterday we brought you information that will most likely be released this week in Weekly Famitsu magazine. Today, we have a few leaked pictures from Dengeki PlayStation. Thanks to the large size of the pictures, you can see the little details used to tell the magazines apart. For example, the font used for page numbering
4 Aug 2009

This Week in the Magazines

The promise of new FFXIV information is on the horizon! As announced recently, FFXIV is part of Square Enix’s lineup for gamescon 2009 and being billed as one of the main attractions. Chances are they will release a little bit more about FFXIV at the event because the Japanese magazines are promising to bring the
26 Jun 2009

This Week in the Magazines

It’s been a quiet two weeks for the magazines. Weekly Famitsu hasn’t had anything new, focusing instead on the soon-to-be released Dragon Quest XI for the Nintendo DS. Dengeki PlayStation however got another interview to run in their FFXI section, this time with FFXI and FFXIV Producer Hiromichi Tanaka and Kouichi Ogawa, director of ToA,
13 Jun 2009

This Week in the Magazines

Every Friday, Weekly Famitsu comes out with general information on console games.  Approximately every two weeks, Dengeki PlayStation covers PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 news.  This week, both have their E3 reports. Let’s take a look at how the Japanese printed press treated FFXIV this week:
7 Jun 2009

Dengeki Interview @ E3 2009

A few days ago we reported on Elmer’s summary of the Japanese media’s coverage of Square Enix’s E3 interviews on Final Fantasy XIV. Today, we can give a more detailed look at what one of those interviews had to say. Most of the answers are things we already know, however it seems that a beta