A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV offers free weekend for inactive players

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Lapsed Final Fantasy XIV players will soon be able to jump back into the action, at least temporarily, on Square Enix's dime thanks to a "Free Login Weekend" that begins this Friday.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer apologizes for server issues

Perry Vandell at

If you’ve booted up Square’s do-over of Final Fantasy XIV, chances are you’re running into the bane of all MMOs—server issues. It can be baffling as to why we run into same issue with every new MMO, but Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s producer, Naoki Yoshida, brought answers along with his apologies.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn flaunts its new world

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A Realm Reborn has certainly come a long, long way in looking better than the piece of chocobo dung that was the original Final Fantasy XIV. The above video fails to show the quest system, UI or any PVP battles whatsoever, but the new environments actually look like places we’d like to explore. However, looking fun is a far cry from actually being fun.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn release date announced

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After almost a three year hiatus, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn—Square Enix’s second go after botching the first attempt in 2010—is releasing on Aug. 27, 2013 on the PC and PlayStation 3.