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Michael Higham

FFXIV section head and editor at Fanbyte, former editor and host at GameSpot. You know the vibes. Salamat sa 'yong suporta.


Mario Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Leaves a Lasting, Whimsical Impression

“Huh…that seems like a neat idea,” was my first thought upon the reveal of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle back in 2017, genuinely interested in the unexpected collaboration. With my affinity for the likes of XCOM and Fire Emblem, and longing for anything to fill the Super Mario RPG-shaped void…

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Street Fighter 6 Kimberly Command List and Impressions

Street Fighter 6 is bringing back a bunch of new characters for a new generation of fighting, but it’s exciting to see some new faces. One addition to the Street Fighter roster is Kimberly. We were able to get hands-on time with a new build of Street Fighter 6 which…

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Street Fighter 6 Juri Command List and Impressions

Street Fighter 6‘s roster includes some of our favorite characters from the series’ history with some new faces joining the fight. One of the exciting returning characters is Juri. We were able to get hands-on time with a new preview build of Street Fighter 6 which included her as a…

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What We Know About Like a Dragon 8 and Gaiden, New Yakuza Games

As part of Tokyo Game Show 2022, developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio held their own showcase called the RGG Summit. The makers of Yakuza showed an extended trailer of Like a Dragon: Ishin, a remake of the historical spinoff that never came to the west. However, the big announcements for…

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FFXIV 6.21 Patch Notes Summary; Job Changes and Savage Raid Difficulty Tweaks

Scheduled maintenance for Final Fantasy XIV brings us another update with Patch 6.21. It’s a relatively minor one, but its impact will be felt by certain players. Tank mains, specifically Paladin and Warrior players, got some notable buffs. And those who are working to clear the latest Savage raids got…

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FFXIV Maintenance Timer and Schedule for Patch 6.21 (Sept 2022) [UPDATED]

UPDATE (9/12/2022): The Lodestone has published the official patch notes. We now have our own FFXIV 6.21 patch notes summary. We breakdown the Job changes, tweaks to Pandaemonium Savage raid difficulty, and bug fixes. The original article on FFXIV maintenance, published on September 9, 2022, follows. Aww snap, here we…

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FFXIV Island Sanctuary Rare Animal Spawns, Weather, Time, and Locations

We’ve covered the many facets of Island Sanctuary, the new chill content in Final Fantasy XIV via Patch 6.2. We have a guide on everything you need to know about Island Sanctuary, how to get Island EXP to raise your Sanctuary Rank fast, and a batch of quick tips to…

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Final Fantasy Uniqlo Shirts Back in Stock, Including the FFXIV Scions One

Earlier this year, Square Enix collaborated with Japanese clothing company Uniqlo to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy. The retailer put out a series of limited-run t-shirts with designs for each mainline Final Fantasy game. Several designs sold out fast, while others were not so popular. One that flew…

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How Abyssos Savage Raids Took 30 Hours for the FFXIV World-First Clear

Many eyes of the Final Fantasy XIV community turn to the world race when a new Ultimate or Savage raid comes out. These are consistently some of the hardest fights in the game, boss battles that test players’ reflexes, skill, and determination. This latest raid tier, Abyssos Savage, which went…

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How Abyssos Savage Gear and Loot Drops Work in FFXIV 6.2

With the latest update in Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV in full swing, players are now diving into the newest tier of Savage raids. Abyssos Savage takes the normal versions and twists them in brutal ways for some of the most challenging fights in recent memory. Your efforts don’t…

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Watch the FFXIV World Race of Abyssos Savage for the World-First Clear [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8/31/2022): The FFXIV world race stream by MogTalk ended at about the 24-hour mark with no team having cleared the entirety of Abyssos Savage. Several teams made it to the final stretch; phase two of P8S, but it was by far the most difficult part of the raid tier. At…

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FFXIV Maintenance Timer and Schedule (Patch 6.2 Hotfix) [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8/29/2022): The hotfixes from the recent FFXIV maintenance were detailed on The Lodestone. The original article, published on August 28, 2022, can be found below. The hotfixes are as follows: In the instanced battle for the quest, “Where Everything Begins,” Paladins were able to use their action Cover to…

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How to Get FFXIV 6.2 Tomestones of Causality and Lunar Envoy Gear Fast

Patch 6.2 has been a boon for Final Fantasy XIV players. While some may be working on clearing the Abyssos raids, others are hopping on the new story quests. Or they can be running the new Extreme trial or chilling out by playing through Island Sanctuary. But players who are more…

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FFXIV Island Sanctuary Guide and Tips: Everything You Need to Know

The much-anticipated Island Sanctuary content for Final Fantasy XIV is finally here thanks to Patch 6.2. This new type of content breaks off from the main game and offers a chill vibe with your very own instanced island. Crafting items, gathering materials, building a base of operations, and taking care…

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The Fell Court of Troia Dungeon Guide – FFXIV Patch 6.2 MSQ

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.2 starts off with a bang by hitting you with some wild story developments then shipping you off to the new dungeon shortly after. Upon entering the Void, you’ll be in The Fell Court of Troia. While it follows the familiar FFXIV dungeon formula, the boss…

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All FFXIV 6.2 Job Changes: Big Machinist and Gunbreaker Tweaks, and More

With Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV finally here, we have a clear picture of how its changing from a gameplay perspective. Here, we’re going to breakdown all the FFXIV 6.2 Job changes based on the full patch notes published on The Lodestone. Broadly speaking, there are only a few…

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FFXIV Maintenance Schedule and Timer for Patch 6.2 [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8/23/2022): The scheduled FFXIV maintenance period concluded early at 2:20 a.m. PT / 5:20 a.m. ET. Patch 6.2 is now live. Check out our summary of everything you need to know about Patch 6.2 and catch up on all the FFXIV 6.2 Job changes before jumping in. The original…

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Full FFXIV 6.2 Patch Notes Summary, Everything You Need to Know [UPDATED]

It’s an exciting time for Final Fantasy XIV with the latest update in Patch 6.2, titled “Buried Memory.” Not only does this mean the continuation of the main story with new quests, but it also means tons of new content and improvements for the game. The official FFXIV 6.2 patch notes…

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The Rising 2022 FFXIV Event Features Emet-Selch Minion OMG

Every year, the Wandering Minstrel breaks from his daily duty of telling exaggerated tales of our primal-defying achievements. As a stand-in for director and producer Naoki Yoshida, this NPC comes around for The Rising, which celebrates Final Fantasy XIV with a little seasonal event that includes quests and rewards. He’s back…

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Preview of New FFXIV 6.2 Mounts, Minions, and Emotes

I’ve written an unfathomable amount of stories about Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV. Coverage almost feels like my life’s work at this point. And it certainly will be when Patch 6.2 goes live on August 23. But in the lead-up to the release date, we have another batch of…

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