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Final Fantasy XI most profitable of series to date

A new expansion for a decade old MMORPG supplanted by one of its own sequels? Absolutely: Final fantasy XI is one of Square Enix’s top financial performers.

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  • Final Fantasy XI producer exits Square Enix

    Citing poor health, Hiromichi Tanaka has stepped down from his role as producer on Final Fantasy XI – and from his career with Square Enix.

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  • Seekers of Adoulin announced as Final Fantasy XI expansion

    Square Enix has announced the fifth expansion for Final Fantasy XI will be titled Seekers of Adoulin and is to be released in 2013. The expansion will contain new areas, story, two new classes, and new jobs. It will arrive at retail in the US and Europe for Xbox 360 and will be available digitally […]

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  • Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition releases on May 16

    Square Enix has announced the launch of Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition, which contains all Final Fantasy XI content released to date for the MMORPG.

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  • Final Fantasy XI ninth birthday celebration plans laid

    Final Fantasy XI is about to turn nine years old, and as is traditional, will celebrate by giving back to the community.

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  • FFXI, FFXIV, Metal Gear Online servers offline

    Japan-hosted multiplayer servers are being shut down to conserve power in the wake of the earthquake and associated nuclear power plant damage.

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  • PlayStation 2 support limiting FFXI development

    Venerable cross-platform MMORPG Final Fantasy XI is hindered by the necessity of continued PlayStation 2 support, as the aging hardware cannot support new features and requires cosseting to continue basic functions.

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  • Belladonna: I'm "really interested" in game porn

    Yes, that Belladonna. Don’t pretend you don’t know who she is.

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  • FFXI Ultimate Collection really is ultimate

    As FFXIV’s out next year, it’s not the most surprising thing in the world that Suare’s decided to drop its pants on FFXI products – say hello to the MMO’s Ultimate Collection. The just-announced download is to include the game, all four expansions and three extra scenario. It’s out November 12. Get full details after […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Star Trek timelines, EverCracked, EVE rocked by bank scandal

    Not much going on with MMOs this week, but what little there is, we thought we’d share with you. Those who play Lord of the Rings Online should take a look at the changes coming to Bree, EVE Online players were ripped-off, Star Trek Online added  timelines, an EverQuest documentary is coming to Fan Faire […]

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  • Square Enix still working on post-Final Fantasy XI MMO

    The public has been aware of a “post-Final Fantasy XI MMO” for quite some time now, and while little to no news has been heard about it, there’s no need to fret. Square Enix is still working on it. Speaking to investors, boss Yoichi Wada said that when FFXI starts to slow down, the company […]

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  • Square pulls back time it takes to kill FFXI mega-bosses

    Following news that a Final Fantasy XI guild had to back out of a battle with game boss Pandemonium Warden after 18 hours and physical sickness from players, Square Enix has admitted the challenge may be a little overboard. “Included in the version update scheduled for early September will be modifications to the degree of […]

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  • US police fail MMO crime victim

    Man with hat plays FFXI for four years. Man with hat gets 75 million Gil’s worth of items nicked by mate. Gil is worth $3,800, man says. Calls police. Police won’t help because they think money from games isn’t worth money in real life. Oh noes, says lawyer. Big heap terrible. “What happened here is […]

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