Michael Hassall

Michael Hassall

After giving up a "real" job in Marketing in 2019, Michael started working as esports, gaming, and entertainment journalist and hasn't looked back. He lives in the UK, but wishes he lived in Eorzea, having spent 5,000 hours there. When not dutifully grinding Tomestones and being designated furniture crafter for his FC, he enjoys travel to warm places, cold drinks, light reading, and heavy metal.

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How to Get the Jibanyan Couch Yo-kai Watch Mount in FFXIV

The Yo-kai Watch collaboration event in Final Fantasy XIV brings the cute Yo-kai of the popular series to Eorzea in a surprisingly fitting crossover, with dozens of minions, weapons, and...

How to Get the Whisper-go and Whisper A-go-go Yo-kai Watch Mounts in FFXIV

The Yo-kai Watch collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV brings dozens of minions, weapons, and mounts to the game, all themed after the hyper-popular Yo-kai Watch franchise. Amongst...

How To Farm Yo-kai Watch Medals Fast in FFXIV

Whether it's your first attempt at earning Yo-Kai Medals or you're looking to complete your Yo-Kai Weapon collection from the previous event, grinding enough FATEs to complete the Final Fantas...

How to Unlock All Yo-kai Watch Minions in FFXIV

The Final Fantasy XIV x Yo-kai Watch collaboration introduces 17 minions for players to collect. These minions form the core part of the collaboration, and collecting them not only rewar...

FFXIV x Yo-kai Watch Collaboration Event Guide

The Final Fantasy XIV x Yo-kai Watch collaboration event has returned for the first time since 2020, bringing dozens of minions, weapons, mounts, and a new Framer's k...

Yoshi-P Responds to FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark Backlash

Final Fantasy XIV lead producer and director Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida has released a detailed response following a mixed reception to the Dawntrail Benchmark. In a blog post released the...

Details of the FFXIV Yo-kai Watch Event Are Here and Fans Think It’s Missing One Thing

Details of the next big crossover event for Final Fantasy XIV have been released, with Square Enix detailing exactly what to expect from the Yo-kai Watch collaboration taking place in-ga...

8 Easter Eggs and Teasers You Might Have Missed from the FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark

The Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Benchmark became available on April 14, and players eager for the Summer release of FFXIV’s latest expansion were able to push their PCs to the limit to...

How to Get Steel Ingots in FFXIV

Steel Ingots are among the first challenging components a crafter in Final Fantasy XIV might encounter. A material used in hundreds of items, from furnishings to weapons and armor, St...

How to Get the Megalotragus Mount in FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV has hundreds of mounts, and while other mounts might be shiner and more glamorous, there's still something appealing about the mighty Megalotragus, a huge horned goat tha...

How to Get Gysahl Greens in FFXIV

In Final Fantasy XIV, your Chocobo can help you fight foes in the open world and battle mobs in the wilderness, as well as heal and buff you — so long as you have Gysahl Greens to fee...

FFXIV's Dawntrail Benchmark Reveals Four New Minions

The Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail benchmark tool was released on April 14, and players quickly posted scores high enough to make your eyes water and shared their new Female Hrothgar ch...

How to Download and Use the FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark

On Sunday, April 14, Square Enix released the benchmark tool for Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, a software used for testing whether your hardware has the specs to run the upcoming expansion, as...

Yoshi-P Highlights FFXIV's Biggest Milestones in Hilarious Fashion

Final Fantasy XIV’s 14-hour 10th Anniversary live stream kicked off on April 12, and while most tuned in for the Live Letter, one of the best parts was a surprising look into the numbers behind...

FFXIV Yo-kai Watch Collaboration Event Returns in April

It’s time to start grinding FATEs and earning minions as the Final Fantasy XIV x Yo-kai Watch collaboration returns to the game. While FFXIV fans are...

FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark Trailer Shows Off Incredible Locales, New Gear, and a Man Bun Hairstyle

Final Fantasy XIV’s Letter from the Producer Live 80 kicked off with a bang as Square Enix showed off the benchmark trailer for Dawntrail. In a five-minute long showcase of in-game, in-e...

All Helldivers 2 Planetary Hazards and What They Do

As if the threat of death at the hands of Terminids and Automatons isn’t enough danger for the average Helldivers 2 mission, the game also has a series of Planetary Hazards for you to compete w...

How to Get the Albino Karakul Mount in FFXIV

Mounts in Final Fantasy XIV come in all shapes and sizes, from big to small and fierce to adorable — and the Albino Karakul falls into the latter category. This small, fluffy sheep fr...

How to Destroy & Stop Helldivers 2 Gunships from Spawning

The Automatons are some of Super Earth’s most deadly foes in Helldivers 2, slaughtering Helldivers with Tanks, Hulks, and now Gunships. Unleashed by surprise as part of an April 2 update,...

When Does the FFXIV 14-Hour Broadcast Start?

On April 12, Square Enix, the developers of Final Fantasy XIV will host a special 14-hour broadcast as perhaps the final part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the release of A Realm Re...