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Final Fantasy Creator Steamrolls FFXIV Heavensward in Two Days

The past and present of Final Fantasy have finally met. Hironobu Sakaguchi, director and co-writer of the first Final Fantasy, started playing Final Fantasy XIV for the first time back in September. The father of the franchise basically returned to check in on his grandchildren. Now Sakaguchi is cruising through…

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FFXIV Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi

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FFXIV Endwalker Preview: The Sage Isn’t Quite The Combat Healer You’re Expecting

I was deeply enamored with the Sage when it was first revealed. The Job’s weapon, the mentally-controlled floating Nouliths, instantly recalled the Fin Funnels of the Gundam franchise. The concept of healing via damaging abilities, like World of Warcraft’s Discipline Priest, is always a fun one in MMOs. I envisioned…

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FFXIV Endwalker Sage Viera

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FFXIV Endwalker Preview: All-New Tank Level 90 Actions and Changes

Let’s talk tanks. We got to take a look at a small section of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion, including job changes and new regions. The frontline warriors of FFXIV aren’t getting as many changes as Summoner, nor as much shine as new Jobs like Reaper and Sage,…

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FFXIV Endwalker Preview: A Walkthrough of Old Sharlayan, Garlemald, and Thavnair

Everyone is excited to go to the Moon, but Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is more than a lunar adventure. There will be a host of new locales to visit, friends to make, and monsters to kill on Eorzea itself. In a recent media tour, we were able to wander around…

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FFXIV Thavnair Town

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FFXIV Endwalker Preview: It Will Be Easier to Level Up Main and Secondary Jobs

As we wait in the gulf between now and the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, one of the biggest side hustles for most of us is leveling another job. Alongside my Relic grind, I personally decided to give Samurai another shot. At the same time, I’m also leveling crafting…

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FFXIV Viera in Thavnair

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Forza Horizon 5’s Mexico Has More Vibrancy and Variety Than Horizon 4’s UK

As a long-time fan of Forza Horizon, I have to admit my dark secret: I didn’t really love driving around the United Kingdom. Forza Horizon 4 took the series home for developer Playground Games, but for me the location itself was just “okay.” The history of the region came through…

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Forza Horizon 5 Promo Shot

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With Forza Horizon 5’s EventLab, You Can “Build Wherever You Want”

Last year, Playground Games introduced a new mode for Forza Horizon 4 called Super7. The mode allowed you to tackle unique driving challenges created by the community. Combined with the Blueprint Builder and Route Creator, players could really unleash their creativity, placing ramps, tubes, and wild inclines all around the…

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Forza Horizon 5 EventLab

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Far Cry 6 is Delicious Comfort Food, But It’s Time For a Change

Far Cry never changes. “Familiarity breeds contempt,” says the old adage, but familiarity can also be a hallmark of the comfortable. An old sofa that sags on one side, a worn-in pair of kicks, a blanket that’s soft as hell, but doesn’t keep you warm. These things aren’t always the…

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Far Cry 6 Main Shot

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Final Fantasy Creator Starts Playing FFXIV, Names A Lalafell After Himself

Truly, we have come full circle. 34 years ago, a young Square programmer named Hironobu Sakaguchi introduced the world to Final Fantasy. The RPG became an instant hit, spawning the legendary multimedia franchise that continues even now. Even though he’s no longer at Square Enix, Sakaguchi is the father of…

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Hironobu Sakaguchi Plays FFXIV

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How to Buy and Subscribe To FFXIV

So you’ve decided to join the trend and play Final Fantasy XIV for the first time. First, welcome to the community! Unfortunately, the process of actually signing up for the much-discussed FFXIV free trial or subscription is needlessly complex… That’s why we’re here to make the process a bit easier…

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FFXIV Login Guide

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FFXIV and Doctor Who Voice Actor Stephen Critchlow Passes Away

Sad tidings today, with the news that veteran actor and voice actor Stephen Critchlow has passed away. The news comes to us via Big Finish, the British aural storytelling platform best known for producing Doctor Who audio dramas. Critchlow died at the age of 54. Over his career, Critchlow performed…

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FFXIV Voice Actor Stephen Critchlow

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Ranged DPS Job Changes Coming To FFXIV Endwalker

The best damage is dealt from range, where you can’t be hit back. In last night’s “Live Letter from the Producer”, director and executive producer Naoki Yoshida and community manager Toshio Murouchi gave an in-depth look at changes and tweaks coming to every job in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV…

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FFXIV Ranged DPS Jobs

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Tank Job Changes Coming To FFXIV Endwalker

No matter what changes, the tank stands at the front of any part in Final Fantasy XIV. In this evening’s “Live Letter from the Producer”, FFXIV director and executive producer Naoki Yoshida and community manager Toshio Murouchi highlighted the changes coming to each Job and the Tank role overall. Here’s…

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FFXIV Tank Roles

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FFXIV Summoners Can Finally Summon Real Primals

The long international nightmare of the Summoners has ended this evening. Tonight marked the 66th Live Letter From the Producer for Final Fantasy XIV. The stream covered a number of job and combat changes coming to the game with the November launch of the Endwalker expansion. For a very long…

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I’m in FFXIV Gold Saucer Hell For FFXV’s Regalia Car Mount

I might have a digital gambling problem. Not really, but I’ve spent entirely too much time in the Gold Saucer in the past few days. I have done the Leap of Faith and Air Force One GATE events ad nauseam, played every minigame, struggled through Mahjong, and discovered the joy…

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FFXIV Regalia Car Mount

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Now Is The Time Clean Up That FFXIV Bucket List

We are in the gulf between worlds right now. The last major content update, patch 5.5 for Shadowbringers, has prepped the overall story for a transition and finished off the Nier-themed YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse raid. We’re firmly on the road to the release of Endwalker on November 23, 2021. That…

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FFXIV Explorer Mode

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It’s Okay To Struggle With the Sprouts, FFXIV Veterans

I’ve heard teaching can be fulfilling. There’s power in taking a young or inexperienced mind and watching it blossom under your tutelage. Passing on your knowledge to someone ensures a long, bright future for your community. Sometimes, though, you just want to finish your Duty Roulettes. The number of players…

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Confused FFXIV Players

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