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Final Fantasy XI

Sony launches US Final Fantasy XI site for PS2

sifar    2004-03-16    0 comments

Sony Entertainment America has just launced a website for the US version of Final Fantasy XI. The site gives information on FFXI's history, characters, gameplay, and much more. There is also a small video that can be viewed at the site which showcases the look of FFXI on the Playstation 2. Link >> FFXI PS2 Website FFXI can be purchased...

Major Final Fantasy XI update

kula shakerz    2004-02-26    0 comments

Square Enix have announced that they have released a major update for Final Fantasy XI. The update includes new quests, new treasures, new monsters, four 'Dynamis' areas, and relic equipment. The update also made changes and addressed some issues, some involving spells and status effects. Link >> Official Final Fantasy XI ChangeLog

New FFXI Alternate Reality location will be tested

sifar    2004-01-24    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that a new location, being referred to as an Alternate Reality, will be tested in Japan this February. The event will take place in a Final Fantasy XI exclusive internet cafe called Real Vana'diel. The cafe allows gamers to play Final Fantasy XI with others using the best PCs to run the game. However, the store...

FFXI gets three more awards from US based sites

sifar    2004-01-21    0 comments

Square Enix's MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI, has obtained three more awards from and GameSpy. From IGN, it won the "Online World of the Year" award and the "Outstanding Achievement in Technology" award. Link >> IGN RPG Vault Awards In addition, FFXI was named "PC MMORPG of the Year" by GameSpy's 2003 Game of the Year Awards. For a list...

FFXI + PS2 hardrive bundle's US release date

sifar    2004-01-16    0 comments

According to Electronics Boutique, Final Fantasy XI for the PS2 will be released on March 23, 2004. It will come pre-installed on Sony's 40GB PS2 hardrive and cost $99.00 USD. The image of the hardrive along with the box cover of Final Fantasy XI can be found in the link below. Link >> FFXI + PS2 Hardrive box cover In...

FFXI To Be Pre-Installed In NEC's New Notebook

Ikuzo    2004-01-13    0 comments

NEC press release on 7th January announced that they will be releasing new series of computers in addition to their personal computer lineups to strengthen their status in the industry. Accordind to NEC, the new Notebook model "LaVie S LS900/8E" is the world first in bring built in 3-Dimension display without requiring any special accessories such as a 3D-Glasses. In...

Final Fantasy XI Christmas Event

kula shakerz    2003-12-13    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that there will be an Christmas event in the world of Vana'diel. It's not known what will happen but it will probably bring the Christmas spirit to the players. The event is rumoured to begin on December the 16th, the same day as Square Enix releases a new patch.

Final Fantasy XI desctop theme (WinXP)

kula shakerz    2003-11-15    0 comments

Square Enix in has released a Final Fantasy XI desctop theme for Windows XP in cooperation with Microsoft. The download is a 7.38 MB file and will take 36 minutes to download at a download speed of 28.8 kbs. Link >> Final Fantasy XI Desctop Theme

Final Fantasy XI website remodeled

sifar    2003-10-22    0 comments

One week left to the North American release of Final Fantasy XI (PC), and Square Enix decides to revamp the game's official website with a new layout and new content. The same changes have also been made to the Japanese version of the site. The new layout is much more easier to navigate and loads much more quickly. The site...

Final Fantasy XI server maintenance

kula shakerz    2003-10-11    0 comments

Square Enix has just made an announcement that Final Fantasy XI's servers will be unavailable on October 14, 2003 for an estimated time of 2 hours. This is due to the server maintenance that will take place at that time.

More Final Fantasy XI Info

kula shakerz    2003-09-28    0 comments

Square Enix has released a new benchmark called Vana'diel Bench 2 to analyze how well players' computers are prepared for the Windows version of Final Fantasy XI. The download will also include a demo mode, high resolution visuals and a map from the expansion Rise of the Zilart for viewing. To download this new benchmark, follow the link provided below....

Preorder Final Fantasy XI

kula shakerz    2003-09-28    0 comments

Final Fantasy XI, the first online MMORPG from the Final Fantasy series, will be available on October 28 in North America retail stores. Currently, is offering a free mouse pad and free shipping for customers who preorder the game. The first 30 days of gameplay are free, and monthly charges will occur after the trial period. The game is...

SCEA Announces PS2 Hard Drive

sifar    2003-09-17    0 comments

During its third annual Gamers' Day event in San Francisco, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that the 40GB PlayStation 2 harddisk drive will be available in the US sometime in March 2004 carrying a price tag of $99 US. It will ship with Square Enix's MMORPG Final Fantasy XI pre-installed. The PlayStation 2 version of the game will be published by...

FFXI PC Receives Official Release Date

sifar    2003-08-12    0 comments

Square Enix USA has announced the official release date for the PC version of its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI. The game will be available on October 29th, carrying a suggested retail price of $49.99 US. The package will ship with the usual 30-day free play coupon. Afterwards, users will be charged $12.95 US per month. Creating a second character will...

Final Fantasy XI Gets Fireworks

sifar    2003-07-20    0 comments

Square has updated its PlayOnline Website with some fun news for owners of Final Fantasy XI. The company will be making special fireworks items available for sale within the game for those interested in throwing in-game celebrations. Between 7/18 and 7/27, four types of fireworks will be available to those who make the trip down to San D'oria Harbor, Bastok...