Final Fantasy 14's director spent 7 hours baking cookies, drinking wine and playing the MMO on Twitch

Naoki Yoshida drinking red wine
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As if I didn't already need another reason to love Naoki Yoshida more than I already do, the Final Fantasy 14 director recently spent seven hours on Twitch baking cookies, drinking wine, and showing off his lalafell black mage.

The stream happened a few days ago on NGC's Twitch channel, with Yoshida giving viewers a tour of the Free Company's housing before donning matching Craftsman's Aprons with his character for the baking session.

He spent an hour making his coffee cookies, the recipe for which has been very kindly translated by @aitaikimochi on Twitter. Some highlights include an entire block of butter getting stuck in Yoshida's whisk, making smiley faces out of chocolate chips, and taking a massive sip of red wine before he'd even begun baking. The wine is apparently a 2018 Napa Valley red (thanks again @aitaikimochi!) and according to Yoshida, it pairs wonderfully with coffee cookies.

Naoki Yoshida and his lalafell character in matching aprons

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Yoshida also played a bit of Final Fantasy 14 with his Free Company, running Unreal Titan, with a few wipes along the way. He wrapped up the stream with what appears to be a Q&A, before ending his stream after a long seven hours and 15 minutes.

The entire stream is (obviously) in Japanese, but it's still a thoroughly entertaining watch even with no grasp on the language. Yoshida seems like a bundle of fun, and his cookies looked pretty damn nice to boot. I can't imagine cookies pairing well with red wine, but I suppose there's only one way to find out… maybe I'll give the recipe a try myself sometime soon. Even if it's just an excuse to drink wine.

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.