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Dead Island 2 Resurfaces on Amazon With a New 2023 Release Date

It’s been an interesting year for leaks from official sources. Remakes for The Last of Us and Tactics Ogre both appeared on the PlayStation Store before any announcements. The Last of Us Part 1 came hours before the official reveal, while the Tactics Ogre: Reborn was two months before Square…

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Dead Island 2 Cover Crop

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FFXIV Starts Countdown to 9th Anniversary Celebrations (for A Realm Reborn)

There’s nothing better than a proper birthday celebration. Final Fantasy XIV is on the road to celebrating its 9th anniversary. Now, this is not the anniversary of the original release of the MMO, which happened on September 30, 2010. Instead, we’re talking about the release of A Realm Reborn, which…

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FFXIV 9th Anniversary Art Yshtola

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Yoshida Says Final Fantasy Struggles to Adapt and Must Diversify

Final Fantasy XIV is the big game on campus at Square Enix, being so consistently successful that it softens the impact of lower sales elsewhere in the company. That success is attributed to the entire FFXIV team, a mass collective of developers who put out one of the best Final…

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FFXIV and FFXVI

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FFXIV Community Wonders If Mysterious Reaper is Another Warrior of Light

Today during the Live Letter from the Producer, the Final Fantasy XIV team showed off a new trailer for the upcoming Patch 6.2. In addition to new looks at the Island Sanctuary and the new Variant dungeons, the trailer also highlights ongoing storylines in the main scenario.  Players who have…

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Reaper and Comet

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FFXIV Variant and Criterion Dungeon Gameplay Preview (Patch 6.2 Live Letter)

Final Fantasy XIV is always diversifying content to give players at all level new things to do in-game. In the last Live Letter from the Producer, FFXIV creative director Naoki Yoshida detailed the new Variant and Criterion dungeons, which seek to give casual and hardcore players new types of dungeons to…

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Criterion Dungeon

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Preview of New FFXIV Patch 6.2 Gear: Abyssos Raid, Crafted, and Tomestone Sets

Update: The FFXIV team has added new official screenshots of the Crafted and Tomestone gear to the special site. Those images have been added below! While glamour is the true endgame, sometimes one acquires gear in a new patch for other reasons. Staying in line with current content, or preparing…

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Pandaemonium Abyssos Raid Gear

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Spider-Man Remastered Highlights Why PlayStation PC Ports Are Great

It’s good to be back. Back in 2019, I tore through all of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4; 100% completion and full Platinum. I did the same a year later when Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was released on PlayStation 5. I’ve loved Spider-Man for a long time, and Insomniac’s take on the…

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Spider-Man PC Steam Deck Hero

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FFXIV Director Hints at the Road to 7.0

One of the things you’ll notice about Final Fantasy XIV is it’s very consistent. The community has gotten very good at predicting what will happen in upcoming patches because the team is on a set schedule. Outside of delays, like Endwalker’s launch getting pushed back, FFXIV’s patch releases tend to…

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FFXIV The Fell Court of Troia Enemies

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Housing Items Can’t Be Used in FFXIV’s Island Sanctuary

When it was first announced, Final Fantasy XIV players were really excited about the Island Sanctuary. The brief concept art showed a player character in the middle of a farm with minions milling about. We were promised the ability to carve out our very only island home, a prospect that…

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FFXIV Island Sanctuary

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Six Amazing Pitches for Pac-Man’s Live-Action Movie

It seems one of the oldest video game characters will be heading back to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bandai Namco Entertainment has teamed up with Wayfarer Studios to produce a live-action film based on Pac-Man. Yes, you read that correctly, a live-action film. The film will…

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Kamen Rider Dr. Pac Man and Pac Man

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FFXIV Gets Fun Animated Starter Guides for New Players

It can be hard to get into a new game. We here at the Linkshell have many guides to help you with various facets of Final Fantasy XIV. Whether you want to know how to level fast, get the best endgame gear, or dive into the latest raids, we have…

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FFXIV Starter Guides Marya and Kaz

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Retroid Pocket 3 Goes Up for Pre-Order

After weeks of rumors and leaked images, Retroid has finally revealed its new handheld. The Retroid Pocket 3 is a new iteration of the company’s mainstay portable. Not only is the hardware beefier, but the handheld also sports a bigger screen this time around. Here are the fully announced specs for…

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Retroid Pocket 3 Colors

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FFXIV Keeps Square Enix Strong Despite a 15% Drop in Sales

Final Fantasy XIV has moved from a poor release for Square Enix over a decade ago to one of the major titles keeping the entire publisher afloat. The company released its financial earnings report for the three-month period ending on June 30, 2022. Net sales were down 15.5% from the same…

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FFXIV Square Enix Earnings Defense

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Hopefully, DC Films’ New Ten-Year Plan Will Be Better Than Previous Promises

Warner Bros. Discovery is still finding a foundation for DC Films. In hindsight, it’s clear Warner Bros. decided to build a cinematic universe backward. Following the success of 2013’s Man of Steel, Warner Bros looked at Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and wanted to replicate that for its brands. That led…

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DC Fandome 2021 Art

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Moonfire Faire 2022 Starts Soon, Serves Up New Summer Outfits

Summer is in full swing in the real world (if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is). It’s probably too hot in a few places, in fact. There’s one place where it’s always the right temperature, however: inside Final Fantasy XIV! Folks are already coming together to run beach parties and…

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Moonfire Faire 2022 Art

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Batgirl’s Cancellation Illustrates Warner Bros. Discovery’s Current Culture of Cost-Cutting

It started small yesterday, as a story in the New York Post, which isn’t the most reliable source of news. Warner Bros. Discovery was shelving Batgirl, the DC Universe film that was planned for release on the HBO Max streaming service sometime this year. That story was later backed up…

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Zaslav vs Warner Bros

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FFXIV North American Data Center Expansion Delayed to November

World trends are slowing the pace of progress in Final Fantasy XIV. With the ongoing popularity of this vast online journey, the FFXIV team has been focused on expanding server capacity. In January, creative director and lead producer Naoki Yoshida outlined a plan for server expansion across all regions. First,…

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FFXIV Server Expansion Delay

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FFXIV Store Kicks Off Moonfire Faire Sale Ahead of 2022 Event

If the heat hasn’t clued you in, the summer is in full swing. That means it’s almost for Final Fantasy XIV’s Moonfire Faire. This breezy event usually takes place from mid- to late-August each year, offering unique summertime rewards for players. The 2021 event offered the swank Polar Bear mount…

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Moonfire Faire Online Store Sale 2022

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PVP Rewards Changes in FFXIV Patch 6.2 — Your Last Chance for Archfiend Attire

It’s clear that we’re quickly rounding the corner on Patch 6.2 for Final Fantasy XIV. The Moogle Treasure Trove, an event that marks the road to the next patch, is currently in full swing. The FFXIV team is also talking about upcoming changes in the patch, like the transition to a…

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FFXIV PVP Series 1 Ending

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Paladin Best-in-Slot Gear (FFXIV 6.18) for Average and Savage Players

If you’re at the top of your game in Final Fantasy XIV, there’s a whole lot of gear available to you. A great static group can dive into Savage and Ultimate raids and hammer at them until they succeed. If you’re good enough, you’ll reap the rewards with the best…

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FFXIV Paladin Best in Slot Non Savage

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