Famitsu Gets Preview of New E3 Trailer

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  Today, Famitsu is reporting that in addition to a new video being uploaded to the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube channel, there will be a new trailer released at E3.  Famitsu has one screenshot from the new trailer to share with their readers but no additional information about the contents was given. They also share that FFXIV Producer Hiromichi Tanaka will be attending E3 and reporting from the event. Click here to see the original article on Famitsu.com Extra …

This Week in the Magazines: Famitsu Interviews Tanaka and Komoto

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I’m back!  I’ve moved into a brand new apartment that is much nicer than my old place.  It’s also not flooded out and molding which is a plus.  Sadly, moving meant no Internet access for awhile.  I’ve been wondering about what’s been happening in the world of FFXIV and it seems like a ton of alpha news has been released through the Japanese media this week! We’ll start with Weekly Famitsu who had a chance to sit down with Final …

Dengeki Games Vol. 7: Keep Your Name?!

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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 everybody a little treat. Dengeki Games is a relatively new monthly publication that started up last fall.  It runs gaming information for all platforms whether …

March Dengeki PlayStation Q&A (Part I)

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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 lot of translated information from magazines like Weekly Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation. But wait! We haven’t talked about the interesting stuff that was in Dengeki …

Famitsu Interview with Developers Okada, Sato, and Iwao

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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 say about their game. Famitsu: For starters, could you give us a basic idea of how combat works? Okada: While you can play solo as …

This Week in the Magazines (and more!)

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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.

This Week in the Magazines

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Now in Tokyo!  Very tired but I can’t turn off the computer until I tell you some of the nifty things from this week in the magazines.  For example….  where does the music for the trailer come from?  Tanaka reveals the answer in the full length version of the interview done with Enterbrain’s Hamamura.  And as always, where does FFXIV sit in the weekly ratings?  Click to find out. No images this week because….  I’m not at home!

This Week in Magazines: Part 2 (Dengeki PlayStation)

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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 there isn’t anything new though so I’m hoping for at least a little something different from what has been shown at E3 or gamescom.  In …

This Week in the Magazines: Part 1 with Famitsu

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For this week’s issue, we’ll have two parts.  Today, part 1 with the interesting little bits pulled from Weekly Famitsu. The other day, Gahoo linked to an article on 1up.com featuring opinions on online gaming from three different Japanese game makers.  What was available there was actually just a small portion of a big feature printed in this week’s Weekly Famitsu.  Interested in seeing what was left out?  That and more after the cut.

Recently in the Magazines

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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.  The Antelope is a new-comer to the FF Online series. More about the three of them later as we dig through the collection of clipped …