Film Friday: Tokyo Game Show

Several new trailers rolled out of the Tokyo Game Show this week: here are the highlights!

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Review

It’s been almost two years since I wrote my review of Square Enix’s MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I was a big fan of what they’d created, especially compared to the mess that was v1.0. I even wrote a column about the game for over a year. Since that initial release, numerous patches came out, bringing with them new instances, Hard mode dungeons and Hard/Extreme trials, side-story quest chains like the Hildibrand saga, and of course the continuation of FFXIV’s excellent main story questline. Fast forward to a month ago when FFXIV releases their first expansion, Heavensward. This expansion brought with it an expanded level cap of 60, three new jobs, new zones, new instances/trials, and the continuation of that epic main story. For the last month I’ve been put in hours upon hours into the world of Eorzea and now I’m finally ready to give my opinion.

ZAM's E3 2015 Wrap-up

E3: Heavensward Interview with Naoki Yoshida

Lindsay Geektron and Mike Bailey, along with the Gamer Escape staff, sat down with Naoki Yoshida at E3 last week to discuss the now-released Heavensward expansion for Final Fantasy XIV.

Translations have been provided by Gamer Escape.

The Future of ZAM Network

Hello Wowhead, TF2 Outpost,, DestinyDB and LolKing users! Today, we’d like to make an announcement regarding the future of ZAM Network, as many of you may have noticed some recent changes occurring with our staff.

In the next few months, ZAM is going to be setting up shop in the Los Angeles area to be closer to the companies that we care so passionately about. While not everyone on the ZAM team will be able to move to the new offices, the potential new and expanded focus made moving to a new headquarters a top priority. Being within driving distance from Blizzard, Activision, Riot, and many others will allow us to give you unprecedented new insight into your favorite games so we can continue to increase the quality and depth of our coverage. We also hope to expand our content as well, especially with the incredible access to video, art, and editorial talent within the LA region.

While we’re growing the ZAM team to include these new faces, you shouldn’t be worried about any loss of service with the current sites. Wowhead, LolKing, TF2 Outpost, DestinyDB and our other top-tier sites will continue to operate as normal and will only improve throughout the year.

Over the last 15 years, we’ve devoted all of our energy into making this network the best place to get information for the biggest online games. The next step in ZAM’s growth is coming, and we hope you’re excited.

Film Friday: Six New Trailers

In the latest installment of Film Friday, we have a handful of new flicks from Civilization Beyond Earth, EverQuest, Final Fantasy XIV, King's Quest, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Total War: Arena.

Film Friday: Sixteen New Trailers (Part Two)

Sixteen New Trailers (Part Two)

In the wrap-up to this week's Film Friday we have some action, adventure, and fantastical worlds to enjoy! Videos include Dragon Age: Inquisition, Echo of Soul, Final Fantasy XIV, Heroes of the Storm, King of Wushu, Shadow of Mordor, Skyforge, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Film Friday: Eighteen New Videos (Part One)

Eighteen New Videos (Part One)

Another busy week, another jam-packed Film Friday! So many landed in our inbox this week that we had to be picky, and still ended up with 18 great videos to kick off your weekend. In the first half, enjoy flicks from Age of Wonders III, Defiance, Destiny, Dungeon Travelers 2, Echo of Soul, Final Fantasy XIV, Hearthstone, Masters of the Masks and Tales of Zestiria.

Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 2.55 Launches

Patch 2.55 has arrived for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn! The new main scenario, "Before the Dawn", will be required to gain access to Heavensward content.

A great wyrm's roar echoes through the skies of Coerthas, calling all dragonkind to war. The Gates of Judgement, Ishgard's outermost defenses, now come under attack. With the city's very survival in the balance, can the Scions of the Seventh Dawn rally the Eorzean Alliance─or is the Holy See doomed to fall?

Get the full patch notes on the official site.

Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 2.55 Screenshots

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch Patch 2.55: Before the Fall Part 2 one week from today. According to Yoshida, the new update will include:

  • The Final Coil of Bahamut will be added to the Duty Finder
  • The World of Darkness weekly gear limit will be removed
  • The amount of MGP you receive in the Gold Saucer will be adjusted
  • Adjustments will also be made to the Triple Triad tournaments
  • Considering making balance adjustments to Triple Triad NPCs since we've received lots of feedback that certain NPCs can be a bit too strong

This morning, Square Enix revealed 10 new screenshots of the patch! Catch them all after the jump.