November 3, 2015

Final Fantasy XIV Devs Preview Thordin Upcoming Extreme Encounter

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Final Fantasy XIV patch 3.1 – the first major content drop since this past June’s release of Heavensward  – arrives in just a week’s time and the devs have given us a small glimpse at the brand new extreme version of Thordan’s Reign.

Spoiler warning for the end of FFXIV: Heavensward follow

As players who have finished the main story question know the game ends with a pretty epic encounter between the Warrior of Light, King Thordin – now in his primal form – and the Knights of the Round.  Based upon this epic final encounter Eorzya’s Minstrel Bard has constructed an even more fantastical tale of survival with the extreme version.  This 8 player encounter will require you to have at least ilevel 190 – so make sure you have all of your drops of Alexander collected or gear from the Tomes of Essoterics before taking on Thordin EX.

Still no details on what Thordan’s Reign Extreme will drop… perhaps an ilevel 210 weapon? We’ll find out once FFXIV 3.1 drops on November 10th. Until then check out some screenshots from the encounter that Square Enix released.



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Is Square Enix’s Marketing Department Just Trolling Us With Kingdom Hearts III At This Point?

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

This afternoon as I sat down at my desk to write up some news I was elated to find that one of the gaming PR wires that aggregates new press releases and media featured brand new media for Kingdom Hearts III. Considering the anemic level of marketing the game has received surely Square Enix knew that releasing event a single screenshot would create immense amounts of coverage except a single Kingdom Hearts III screenshot wasn’t what I found when I loaded their press site.Read More


Virtual Life: VR Games to Make You a Believer

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Renee Gittins


With both the SteamVR’s HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift releasing in the first quarter of 2016, virtual reality hardware has been getting a lot of attention. Yet it is the games for the platforms that really showcase the breathtaking experiences that can happen virtual reality. As a VR enthusiast who has had the pleasure of trying many VR games, both released and unreleased, on the Vive and the Rift, I wanted to share my favorite experiences.

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