11 Jun 2014

E3 Day 1: What’s On The Show Floor

The official Day 1 of E3 has come and gone and being the first day that the convention show floor was open there was a lot to see and do. The big players: Nintendo, Ubisoft, Square Enix, EA, Activition…they all had enormous booths with enormous lines with the world’s premier media at their front lines.
14 Feb 2014

Hands On With Final Fantasy XIV On PlayStation 4

On August 27th, 2013, we saw the re-release of Final Fantasy XIV as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on both the PlayStation 3 and PC. And if you’ve ever had the chance to put the PS3 and PC versions of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn side-by-side you’ll notice that the PC version looks
28 Jan 2014

Nvidia to Package Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with GTX 650s

Like many Final Fantasy games before it, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is absolutely stunning. From the grass to the trees to the sweeping vistas of vast oceans it’s no secret that the game is extremely pretty, especially on PC.  Suffice it to say its a game worth getting. However, there are some out
17 Jan 2014

There’s Golems in Those Hills!

Recent sightings of heretofore unseen varieties of golems have Amajina & Sons Mineral Concern beside itself with excitement. What minerals might be procured from these creatures, and what value might they hold for enterprising miners? Such are the questions put forward by Havak Alvak in the latest edition of the Mythril Eye. Event Schedule From
17 Jan 2014

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, Shantotto Smells the Blood of an … Adventurer?

In recent days, phenomena not unlike those that presaged the Calamity have been reported in all corners of Eorzea. As if that weren’t enough, ill rumors speak of a towering shadow-clad figure who leaves this wanton destruction in its wake. Although the realm’s people grow fearful, the Raven shirks not from the truth, and Oliver
20 Dec 2013

On the FFXIV-th Day Of Christmas, My True Love Sent To Me…

  …FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX, TOMB RAIDER®, and FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2! And they were purchased at a great price! Today, Square Enix announced a massive sale for the coming holidays. If you were looking for a gift for your gamer loved one or maybe just waiting for some
19 Dec 2013

Happy Birthday Final Fantasy! You’re 26 Years Old!

It was on this day, 26 years ago in the year of 1987, when Final Fantasy was first seen on the shelves of retailers in Japan. It was on this day, during an age of game cartridges, 8-bit entertainment consoles, and point-accumulating-twitchy-platformers, that a Japanese developer known as Square would give birth to a classic
5 Sep 2012

Arcanist and Summoner (intentionally) Revealed

After the prior, unintentional, reveal of Arcanist and Summoner, now we have what appears to be an intentional reveal.  The official site has been updated with these two pages (Summoner and Arcanist), complete with the new concept art (that we previously posted about).  While Yoshida has previously been tight lipped about whether there would be
5 Sep 2012

FINAL FANTASY XIV Players’ Poll the Fourth

The grand finale of FINAL FANTASY XIV will culminate with all Worlds going offline on November 11, 2012. We do, however, understand that some players may wish to continue playing the current version, even though player data accumulated during this tim...
27 Jul 2012

Discontinued Content in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn

As we transition from the game’s current version to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, existing game content will be undergoing a number of changes. This post will detail such changes coming to achievements, character histories, guild marks, replaya...
26 Jul 2012

The Fate of Eorzea — FINAL FANTASY XIV Trailer

Here it is.. hot off the presses… the new 2.0 trailer… According to the full press release, the new title of what has been called only “version 2.0” is officially FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™. According to Square Enix, the game “has been rebuilt from the ground up, and centers on the core concept
5 Jul 2012

Official FINAL FANTASY XIV Teaser Site Now Open!

As part of the FINAL FANTASY XIV version 2.0 relaunch, the game's official teaser site is now open. Be sure to stop by and check out the new layout and design, screenshots released at this summer's E3, and much more! We will continue to update the sit...
5 Jun 2012

FFXIV 2.0 Screenshots Released at E3!

With the start of E3 comes a host of newly released 2.0 screenshots and concept art.  This was distributed to to media (along with media from a host of other SE titles), so as far as I know Square Enix hasn’t issued any comments or statements about 2.0 yet.  As we’ve reported before, we’re meeting
28 May 2012

New FFXIV E3 Trailer Is Completed- Not Being Shown At E3

The day Final Fantasy XIV 2.0 was announced, people looked at the roadmap released and marked their calenders for this year’s E3. Not just current players, but former players, and those who heard about the poor launch of Final Fantasy XIV. Everyone was waiting to see what lengths Square Enix would go to in order
28 May 2012

Letter from the Producer, XXVIII

FINAL FANTASY XIV fans the world round, the twenty-eighth Letter from the Producer has arrived for your viewing pleasure! Pore over the complete letter.
19 Oct 2011

Gamer Escape Interviews Naoki Yoshida- “The Truth Is Out There!”

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Naoki Yoshida to ask him about some of the content in the recently released 1.19 patch as well as pick his mind on some of the information that was released this past week with the news of Final Fantasy 2.0. Also present at the time of
14 Oct 2011

An Important Announcement on the Future of FINAL FANTASY XIV

Square Enix would like to take a moment to make an important announcement to our valued players and fans regarding the future of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Please read on for the full details.