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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FFXIV Fan Fest London Goody Bag Items Revealed

The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London is just days away, and ahead of it, Square Enix has revealed exactly what is going to be in the Goody Bag handed out to attendees. Details of t...

Crystalline Conflict Cheater Streams FFXIV Hacks for Hours Until Banned

A Final Fantasy XIV hacker has streamed themselves cheating in Crystalline Conflict and clipping through floors for hours on Twitch. The unknown cheater, who used symbols in their name, was hig...

How to get the Ehll Tou Mount in FFXIV

Dragon mounts are the lifeblood of any MMO, so it’s a good thing Final Fantasy XIV has plenty of them. One of the more obscure ones is the Ehll Tou mount, a medium-sized red dragon with big eye...

How to Get the Dhalmel Mount in FFXIV

Dhalmels are Final Fantasy XIV’s weird giraffe-like creatures who’ve been around in the game since the Heavensward expansion. But in Shadowbringers, a Dhalmel Mount was added...

How to Get the Magitek Predator Mount in FFXIV

In Final Fantasy XIV, there’s a half dozen different Magitek mounts styled after the walkers and weapons of destruction used by the Garlean Empire. One of these is the Magitek Predator mount, a...

New Limited-Time Items for Sale in FFXIV’s Online Store to Celebrate Fan Fest London

Multiple Final Fantasy XIV Online Store items are on sale as Square Enix ramps up excitement around the FFXIV Fan Festival 2023 in London. The sale began on the morning of Oct. 20, with ...

FFXIV All Saints’ Wake 2023 Details Revealed

All Saints' Wake, the spooky Halloween-themed in-game event, is returning to Final Fantasy XIV on Oct. 27. Details about the annual celebration of the frightening and fear-inducing were posted ...

Square Enix Slashes FFXIV Prices By 50 Percent Ahead of London Fan Festival

Those who are on the fence about picking up Final Fantasy XIV or the latest expansion, Endwalker, are now in luck due to a massive sale. Announced on Wednesday, <...

Voting for the FFXIV London Fan Fest Art and Video Contest is Now Open

With the Final Fantasy Fan Festival 2023 in London just days away, voting has opened for the Art and Video Contest, and it's your chance to celebrate the incredible fan projects the community h...

FFXIV Devs Quietly Remove Beloved Dungeon Mechanic, Fans Unhappy

The mechanics in some of Final Fantasy XIV’s dungeons can be a bit repetitive. Players pull two packs of mobs, kill them, pull two packs, kill them, boss, rinse, repeat, three times over. So wh...

FFXIV Fêtes Guide

In Final Fantasy XIV, the Ishgardian Restoration is one of the most in-depth and complex parts of crafting and gathering content, with dozens of aspects to it. One of those is Fêtes, a kind of ...

FFXIV Kupo of Fortune Guide

The Ishgardian Restoration might be one of the most complex pieces of crafting and gathering content in all of Final Fantasy XIV. With dozens of elements to it, from the Diadem, unique resource...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2023 London Schedule and Info

The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in London is just a few short days away. Square Enix has released the schedule for the event with showcases and performances across the two days. 

Square Enix Unveils Jaw-Dropping Model of One of FFXIV’s Starting Cities

It’s always incredible when you see something from the world of a video game brought to life in reality, but this scale model of one of Final Fantasy XIV’s starting cities is absolutely breatht...

Square Enix Acknowledges Hilarious Zero Cutscene Bug in FFXIV

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker’s post-expansion story content wrapped up in Patch 6.5, with the Warrior of Light and Scions facing off against the demonic Golbez for the final time. But for some ...

How to Get the Wind-up Golbez Minion in FFXIV

In Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5, multiple minions were added to the game for players to collect and show off. One of these was the Wind-up Golbez, a miniature reconstruction of the fearsome foe ...

How to Get the Island Adenium Mount in FFXIV

In Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5, a new Mandragora mount was added called the Island Adenium. A flowery flying friend, the Island Adenium is a reward from the Island Sanctuary, just like several ...

How to Get the Martial Artist’s Gear Set in FFXIV

One of the unique new gear sets added in Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5 was the Martial Artist’s set. Comprised of the Martial Artist’s Vest, Martial Artist’s Slops, Martial Artist’s Pumps, and op...

Has FFXIV’s Patch 6.5 End Cutscene Revealed Dawntrail’s New Job?

The final cutscene in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker’s 6.5 patch may have revealed one of the new classes set to be added to the game in the new expansion, Dawntrail. Beware, though; it’s ...

FFXIV The Abyssal Fracture Guide

In Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.5, a new Trial was added to the game called The Abyssal Fracture. Diving into a pit of darkness, your Warrior of Light comes face to face with Zeromus, the creature...