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Longtime Final Fantasy Producer Stepping Down, Health Reasons Cited

Hiromichi Tanaka, one of the earliest members of Square, with producer credits on Final Fantasy XI, Xenogears and Chrono Cross, will be leaving Final Fantasy XI and Square Enix altogether, reports Famitsu.


Does Working At Square Enix Suck?

Square Enix makes Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Making those games might not be easy. It might be hard. Really hard. No fun hard.


Square Enix Wants To Bring Old MMO To The PS Vita (Wait, What?)

Never one to shy away from porting a game, Square Enix talked about doing just that in the latest issue of Japanese game mag Famitsu. The choice, this time is rather odd.


Top Final Fantasy XIV Makers Booted In Wake Of Crappy Game

Online game Final Fantasy XIV is a bit of a mess. Critics aren’t thrilled, players aren’t thrilled. Heck, even Square Enix isn’t thrilled. Know what that means? Heads will roll. And they have.


Return Of The Pee Bottle Guy (And Fishy TV Reporting)

In early January, a Japanese news program did a piece on “netoge haijin” or “online game invalids”. A follow-up to that report has appeared, and some believe the segment is fake.


Final Fantasy XI To Get Three Expansions In 2010

At Vanafest 2010 in Tokyo, Hiromichi Tanaka, the lead developer of Final Fantasy XI, announced that game will get three new high level battle area additions this year: Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea.