FFXIV Omega Protocol cheater performs “Digital Seppuku” to atone for their actions

The phrase "Digital Seppuku" went trending on Twitter in Japan following a cheat incident surrounding Final Fantasy XIV's World First race of The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) raid.

Sephiroth can’t be made to swim by AI art generators as he menacingly stands on the water instead

Twitter in Japan has been buzzing about attempts made to generate an image of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII swimming using image-generating AI tools. However, the AI doesn’t seem to understand the concept of “swimming” and only makes images of Sephiroth standing on water.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion Collector’s Edition in Japan includes “Aerith’s Letter” and fans are conflicted

Square Enix has announced that Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion (CCFF7R) is set to release on December 13. Square Enix has also posted information regarding the Collector’s Edition and Hero Edition releases for the game in Japan. These editions each include an “Aerith’s Letter” item that was quick to grab the attention of fans.

FFXIV’s Patch 6.21 makes Hephaistos a little more manageable for players

Square Enix released Patch 6.21 for Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) which lowered the raid boss Hephaistos' HP. In addition, the FFXIV development team has put out a statement regarding illegitimate waymarks that were put in place by third-party tools.

FFXIV sees illicit waymarks proliferating in one of its high-level raids

Final Fantasy XIV's Pandaemonium – Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage) raid is seeing an increase in the use of illicit waymarks, and these waymarks have been dubbed "rule bypassing waymarks" by FFXIV players in Japan.

FFXIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida criticizes a Japanese internet service provider over connection issues

ISP in Japan called NURO Hikari warns of connection trouble on the day of FFXIV patch 6.2 due to “online game updates” FFXIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida previously criticized a Japanese internet service provider over connection issues.

FFXIV VTuber Nora gets criticism after ostracizing a stranger in their party, with an unrelated company even making a statement

FFXIV VTuber Nora gets criticism after ostracizing a stranger in their party. The backlash was so strong words like “outsider,” “VTuber,” and “FF14” were trending for days in Japan.

Final Fantasy X is being turned into a Kabuki play and will premiere in Japan in 2023

Square Enix and TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) have announced that a Kabuki performance based on Final Fantasy X will premiere in the spring of 2023 in Tokyo.

Daigo Umehara makes his Final Fantasy XIV debut

Pro gamer Daigo Umehara made a splash online when he started playing Square Enix’s hit MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. Daigo has been playing FFXIV at his own pace between his Street Fighter V practice sessions and radio broadcasts while asking viewers about the controls and how to progress.

FFXIV’s new Data Center in Japan is seeing a confusing mix of cultures after the World reshuffle

In Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV), each Data Center having something of their own local rules was made apparent by the creation of the Meteor Data Center in Japan. Some players were stuck in the middle of different cultures coming together, which was likely something of a culture shock for them.

FFXIV’s Megashiba mount trends in Japan to the confusion of dog lovers who posted their own Shiba Inu

A new purchasable mount called the Megashiba has been added to Final Fantasy XIV, and with its round face and fluffy tail has captured the hearts of players. So much so that #柴犬マウント (#ShibaInuMount) even started trending on Twitter in Japan.

Hironobu Sakaguchi is building a “Square Developer’s Office” within FFXIV that will contain messages from 60 staff members

Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is creating a “Square Developer’s Office” within FFXIV that will contain messages from 60 people who were involved with the series.

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi creates a free company called SQUARE in FFXIV

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi creates a free company called SQUARE in FFXIV. His title within the free company is executive vice president which happens to be what his title was during his time at Square.

FFXIV’s Black Mage was made too strong in PvP and will be rebalanced after player backlash

Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, has released a statement explaining that they went too far with the PvP adjustments made to the black mage job. Black Mage will be rebalanced in patch 6.15, which is planned for release on June 7.

[Update] Final Fantasy X’s Wakka memes resurface after a YouTube Poop music video goes viral

It has come to our attention that the meme and video discussed in this article contain homophobic content. This sort of content should not be posted while overlooking or failing to critically examine that fact. For that reason, we want to apologize to our readers and anyone who may have been hurt by it.

Naoki Yoshida has been spotted in the new FFXIV PvP content by a number of players

A new PvP mode called Crystalline Conflict was added to Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) as part of the recent patch 6.1, and a number of players have spotted FFXIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida while playing the new mode.

FFXIV director reiterates ban on third-party tools, world-first raid clear video gets taken down by Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida reiterates ban on third-party tools after the raid group Neverland reported a world-first clear of Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate) using third-party tools.

Square Enix’s PR team was upset with Naoki Yoshida for saying how FFXVI is in the final stretch of development

FFXVI producer Naoki Yoshida mentioned during a livestream that Square Enix’s North American marketing/PR team was upset with him for saying how the development of FFXVI is in the final stretch, during an interview with Uniqlo’s UT magazine.

A nearly $12,000 Final Fantasy VI Statue even has series creator Sakaguchi bewildered

Square Enix has begun accepting preorders for their “SQEX MASTERLINE FFVI” statue. The statue is priced at a whopping 1,485,000 yen, which is around $11,592.

FFXIV fan named an actual asteroid after Naoki Yoshida

Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida is now the name of an asteroid. A Reddit user named Rukongai stated, “I had the chance to name a minor planet/asteroid so I picked Yoshi P.”

Tifa’s original outfit mod for Final Fantasy VII Remake is gaining popularity

Tifa’s original outfit mod for Final Fantasy VII Remake is gaining popularity and receiving constant updates.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin to feature reimagined classic areas from the series

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin to feature reimagined classic areas from the series such as FFX’s Mt. Gagazet and FFXIII’s Sunleth Waterscape.
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