Monday, August 30, 2010

New Final Fantasy XI Weaponskills Coming This September!

Square-Enix posted a video early this morning of fourteen new weaponskills coming in next months version update for Final Fantasy XI. The weaponskills are only usable while equipped with arms upgraded via the Trial of Magians system, and were especially designed for the Empyrean weapons which requires an Abyssea add-on to obtain.

Have a gander, and enjoy!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Final Fantasy XIV Prerelease Trailer

   Anxiously awaiting some new CGI scenes from the coming Square-Enix MMO, Final Fantasy XIV? Well today is your lucky day, because that wait is over! And that's not all. Square-Enix also tossed us the release dates for both Preorders and a vague date for the Official Launch for North America in the video embedded below. I've also listed the Open Beta start date at the bottom of this post.

   The video shows off the beautiful city states of Ul'dah and Gridania, as well as the incredible theme song for the game itself. But most of us wouldn't expect anything less from Square-Enix and Nobuo Uematsu when it comes to graphics and music, respectively.

   Enjoy the video below, and I recommend full screen on a high resolution, with the volume up if you can. You wont regret it!

Open Beta starts August 31st, 2010. Preorders start September 30th, 2010. Official release starts March 2011.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Final Fantasy XIV Screenshots Galore!

Phase 3 Beta has begun and the screenshots flooding out of the Beta tester community is astounding. Many of the screenshots are absolutely beautiful. Some take place in the previous elusive and mysterious city-states of Gridania and Ul'dah, while others are in the field showing new skins of previous monsters and a few brand new monsters as well.

Personally, I've been looking forward to seeing Gridania rendered in-game for awhile now, and now that time as come. I'd like to throw many thanks out to everyone out there giving those not participating in the Beta a chance to see how gorgeous the game is already. You have to keep in mind that these are before official release, so some minor tweaks may still be in the works. Square-Enix has stated that the graphics are complete, but we all know they never say what they really mean. So we'll see!

Enjoy this gallery of new images courtesy of

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Pokemon Revealed!

With Pokemon Black Version and White Version set to be released in Japan in just around a month and a half from now, the new Pokemon floodgates have been pouring out creatures left and right.

Meet Darukka...


And Gigaiasu.

You can read more information and translations here, and the source of the new information here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Final Fantasy XIV Behind-the-Scenes (Video)

Check out this new Final Fantasy XIV behind-the-scenes video from Square-Enix. Do I see Titan's infamous thong still intact, or do my eyes deceive me?

New Pokemon Black and White Trailer (JP)

Check out this Japanese Pokemon Black and White trailer. Quite a few of the features in the game look very interesting. I'll let you see for yourself. Post your thoughts in the comments below!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FFXIV Beta Giveaway!

Early this morning, multiple Final Fantasy XIV community websites posted Beta key giveaway contests. As would be expected, the forum threads with flooded with discussion from excited members and even many forum lurkers who did not previously have an account--making one specifically to enter the contests.

Some of the contests are as easy as replying to a forum thread with your entry, while one requires you to be "gifted" lottery tickets by other members--more tickets resulting in more entries into the drawing.

You can read more about the contests on the sites they are taking place.

  • ZAM - Requirement: Post a reply to the contest thread with answers to predefined questions.
  • FFXIVcore - Requirement: Post a reply to the contest thread with answers to predefined questions.
  • Eorzeapedia - Requirement: Receive entry tickets as gifts from other forum-goers.

Enjoy and good luck to everyone entering!