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Savoring the Realm: Sightseeing in Eorzea

Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch introduces the Sightseeing Log, an interesting means of celebrating the game's worldbuilding.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: Tips, Dungeon Walkthroughs and Trial Guides

Prepare yourself for battle in Eorzea with our comprehensive collection of guides to Square Enix's sprawling MMO.

Final Fantasy XIV's PS3-to-PS4 Upgrade Program Launches

Bought FFXIV on PS3 and want to upgrade? Go right ahead! Here's how.

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Savoring the Realm: Sightseeing in Eorzea

Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch introduces the Sightseeing Log, an interesting means of celebrating the game's worldbuilding.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: Tips, Dungeon Walkthroughs and Trial Guides

Prepare yourself for battle in Eorzea with our comprehensive collection of guides to Square Enix's sprawling MMO.

Final Fantasy XIV's PS3-to-PS4 Upgrade Program Launches

Bought FFXIV on PS3 and want to upgrade? Go right ahead! Here's how.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: Complete Walkthrough for the Endgame Dungeons

Did you think your adventure was over once you reached level 50? Think again; there's plenty more to do.

Final Fantasy XIV Trials Guide: Defeat Ifrit, Garuda, Titan, Leviathan and More

The Primals of Eorzea giving you some trouble? Turn the tables with our handy guide to Final Fantasy XIV's toughest encounters.

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 Coming March 27, Full Details Here

The adventure in Eorzea continues with a wealth of new content at the end of the month.

Rule Gridania: How Final Fantasy XIV Won Over an Antisocial MMO-Hating Newbie

Square Enix just might have made good on its impossible ambition to create an MMO that appeals to online-averse Final Fantasy fans.

Final Fantasy XIV Dungeon Guide: Level Your Way to 50 With Friends

Final Fantasy XIV's dungeons provide you with some of the stiffest challenges in the game. Here's how to complete all the dungeons that will get you to level 50.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: What's the Fastest Way to Level Up?

Want to see as much of Eorzea as you can in Final Fantasy XIV's PS4 beta? Then you'll need to get levelling.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: What's the Best Class to Play?

Jumping into Final Fantasy XIV's PS4 beta this weekend? Or giving the PC version a go for the first time? Either way, Team USG helps you decide which role to play.

Why PS4 is the Final Piece of the Final Fantasy XIV Puzzle

An impressive port to Sony's PlayStation 4 has the potential to put Final Fantasy XIV in a unique position among MMORPGs.

Final Fantasy XIV's First Expansion Will Be as Big as the Base Game

Naoki Yoshida's got big plans for Square Enix's rebooted MMO, coming soon to PS4.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: The "Lightning Strikes" Event

Want to know how to meet Lightning in Square Enix's sprawling MMO? Read on.

What's Next for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn?

A new patch, an official soundtrack and a PlayStation 4 version, that's what.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: Surviving the Crystal Tower

The 24-player Labyrinth of the Ancients is one of the most popular new dungeons in FFXIV's 2.1 patch. Here's how to make it through safely.

How Final Fantasy XIV Cost Me a Good Night's Sleep

Where do you go after you save A Realm Reborn from the Empire's evil machinations? Pete checks out the end of Final Fantasy XIV's road to the level cap, and where Eorzea's heroes go from there.

FFXIV Free World Transfers Start Today

Plus Halloween -- sorry, "All Saints' Wake" -- events starting this Friday.

Square Enix Explains FFXIV's Plans for PvP and Housing

Yoshi-P and the team give some details on the MMO's upcoming patch 2.1.

JPgamer: What's Nyu with You?

This week in our roundup of all things Japanese, a spotlight on doujin publisher Nyu Media, plus news from Gust, Compile Heart, Sega and Square Enix -- including a Final Fantasy XIV announcement sure to please long-serving classic JRPG fans.

JPgamer: Record of Hatsune Miku War

In our inaugural roundup of all things Japanese gaming, we talk about our Hatsune Miku review, the arrival of Agarest on PC, new details on New Atelier Rorona and the explosive charms of Sweet Fuse. Join the conversation!

FFXIV Update Addresses Three Common Complaints

An update to Square Enix's MMO implements some much-requested tweaks.

Questing for Heroism in MMOs

Eurogamer's Richard Cobbett argues that MMO dungeons are more rote challenges than heroic fantasies.

FInal Fantasy XIV on PlayStation 4: Vita Remote Play Incoming

FFXIV producer Naoki Yoshida dishes details on the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshida: PVP Creates a “Real, Living Economy”

In a post-launch interview, Mike talks with Naoki Yoshida about PVP, evolving Final Fantasy design, and bringing the East and West together.

Final Fantasy XIV Review

Against all odds, Square Enix's second attempt at a Final Fantasy MMO is back for another shot at glory. Does it have what it takes to survive in a market that has changed significantly in the last few years, or should Yoshi-P have left Eorzea crushed beneath Bahamut's wrath?

Enjoy the Journey, Not Just the Destination

Are you someone who likes to rush through your games, or do you prefer taking your time?

Final Fantasy XIV's Server Upgrades Completed

Will the revamped server structure be able to better cope with the influx of new players?

Is This the End for FFXIV's Error 1017?

Square Enix is working hard to resolve Final Fantasy XIV's overloading issues.

Square Enix Apologizes for Final Fantasy XIV Early Access Issues

Final Fantasy XIV is a good game, when you can actually play it. Launch day issues abound.

Pay to Play: In Defense of MMORPG Subscription Fees

Upcoming MMOs WildStar, The Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV have all opted for the old-school subscription-based model. Wisdom or folly?

Final Fantasy XIV is a Big Deal in Japan

High-tech ads for the upcoming MMO.

Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta and Early Access Announced

In a four-hour "Letter from the Producer Live" session today, Square Enix revealed a whole host of new info about the upcoming MMO.

Yoshida Explains FFXIV's Endgame Content

Endgame content can make or break an MMORPG in the long-term, so it's something Square Enix's Naoki Yoshida is keen to get right.

Have Traditional MMOs Had Their Time?

Eurogamer's Robert Purchese ponders what the rise of MOBAs and shared-world shooters means for the "traditional" MMORPG in 2013.

Final Fantasy Born Again

Eurogamer's Simon Parkin takes a closer look at how Square Enix is doing its best to fix the "problem child" of the Final Fantasy family.

Finding Your Role in Final Fantasy XIV

Class changes, crafting and special quests: just some of the things Pete got up to in last weekend's Final Fantasy XIV beta.

A Realm Reborn, the MMO for MMO Idiots Like Me

An MMO novice talks to Naoki Yoshida, the man tasked with reinventing Final Fantasy XIV from the ground up, and likes what he hears.

A Realm Reborn: Impressions from FFXIV's Front Line

Square-Enix recently launched the penultimate phase of Final Fantasy XIV's beta. Pete was on the front line.

Final Fantasy XIV Beta Phase 3 Starts Today

The third phase of beta testing for Square-Enix's relaunched MMO begins today and continues over the weekend.