Final Fantasy X/X-2 and VII Coming to the PS4

On top of the Final Fantasy XIII-2 PC port being released today, Square Enix has also announced that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster as well as Final Fantasy VII will be ported to the PlayStation 4. Both titles will be a digital download (X/X-2 will also have a physical version) and are expected to be available in Spring 2015. Final Fantasy VII is priced at $15.99 while X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available for $49.99.

Frostfell Returns to Norrath!

UPDATE: The start of Frostfell has been delayed.  SOE hopes to have it live around noon, Pacific.

The season of giving and cheer has arrived in EverQuest II! Frostfell will begin on Thursday, December 11.

This year Frostfell introduces one new quest, The Great Candy (Cane) Chase, in which players are challenged to collect E'ci cubes around Frostfell Wonderland Village. Pick them up in order while being helped or hindered by presents! This new game can be repeated every 18 hours.

Players with extra "gifties" from the Gigglegibber Gifty Storehouse can exchange them for Frozen Tokens of E'ci on the Enchanted Lands dock. Santa Glug can be found with his bag of goodies inside the Frostfell Wonderland Village for players to receive their daily presents. There are of course new recipe books, and if you didn't get them last year you can still obtain Permanent Frostfell Crafting Stations!

ZAM is pleased to offer alt-a-holics an updated Frostfell Quest Tracker. Print it out and chart up to 15 of your characters' progress!

 

Eorzea Examiner #29: Learning from the Competition

Hello and welcome to the 29th edition of the Eorzea Examiner, ZAMs column on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For this weeks column, we’re going to be looking at FFXIV’s competition again. As many of you are aware, last month marked the release of World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion pack, Warlords of Draenor. Many have been claiming that this expansion is one of the best Blizzard Entertainment has ever released and the numbers support that: 3.3 million copies of the expansion sold on the first day, as well as bumping their subscriber count back above the 10 million player mark. Those are some fairly sizable numbers for a 10-year-old game, so they must be doing something right. Seeing as FFXIV is launching their first expansion, Heavensward, next year, it may be a good idea to take a look at WoD to see if anything can be learned from this successful expansion. Partly because it will help improve the game, but mostly because, barring any major shifts in the MMO landscape before Heavensward ships, this is the main competition.

EverQuest II Producer's Letter: December News

Senior Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale has posted a Producer's Letter which itemizes the end of 2014 for EverQuest II.  Highlights include a big bug bash, finishing off the SOE Live feedback, Frostfell, limited-time Ethereal Armor gems, and Plunderable items on the Loyalty Merchants.

You can read the entire letter on the official forums or below after the jump.

EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Launch Guides

The Altar of Malice expansion is here!

The Altar of Malice expansion is now available for F2P members to purchase! Here's some quick links to hop between specific sections:

Eorzea Examiner #28: Jobs With No Class

Hello and welcome to the 28th edition of the Eorzea Examiner, ZAMs column on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For this weeks column, we’re going to dig into another one of the new features of the recently announced FFXIV expansion, Heavensward. Flight, new zones and increased level caps are all great features of the expansion, but the feature many players were focused on during all of the announcements was the addition of new jobs. So far we’ve just had the one reveal with the Dark Knight, but there’s something unique about this job: the Dark Knight is the first FFXIV job option without a base class. So what does this mean for the rest of the jobs Heavensward and any future expansions will bring us?

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Now Live

World of Warcraft has released its latest expansion: Warlords of Draenor. It adds the new world of Draenor to the game, extends the level cap to 100, introduces Garrisons, new dungeons, raids and more. The Standard Edition is available for $49.99 and the Collector's Edition can be picked up for $69.99. A retail-exclusive Collector's Edition, featuring a hardcover art book, mousepad, and a behind-the-scenes disc can be purchased for $89.99.

Warlords of Draenor sends Azeroth’s heroes beyond the Dark Portal on a desperate mission to save their world from the vicious Iron Horde—a formidable army of the most infamous orc clans from Warcraft’s battle-scarred history. As players explore the savage alien world of Draenor, they’ll encounter fierce new foes and befriend unlikely allies, construct and command a mighty Garrison, and take their place on the front lines in the battle to save Azeroth from a future forged in iron.

Warlords of Draenor Launch Guide

Our Wowhead team has compiled a list of our most useful guides and content to help you build your garrison, pick your gear, play your class and more. The database is also completely up-to-date for the expansion.

Stormthrone: Blacksmith and Battleground Previews

Stormthrone: Aeos Rising is an upcoming F2P browser-based experience by R2Games, styled in the tradition of MMORPG classics. R2Games has recently shared with us a preview of two exciting features in the game: the Blacksmith and the Battlegrounds.

Blacksmith

BIGGER sword, TOUGHER armor? Yes please, especially in a harsh land like Aeos. Let’s start by learning the arts of blacksmithing from the legendary Dirk Ironbraid!

Eorzea Examiner #27: Flight

Hello and welcome to the 27th edition of the Eorzea Examiner, ZAMs column on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For this weeks column, we’re going to dig into one of the new features of the recently announced FFXIV expansion, Heavensward. In addition to all of the new zones, the Dark Knight reveal and the promise of more new jobs to come, one feature in particular caught my attention: flying mounts. What does the addition of flying mounts mean for this expansion and beyond?

BlizzCon: Opening Ceremony (Live Updates)

The BlizzCon opening ceremony begins today at 11am PT/2pm ET! We'll be live updating this article as the ceremony progresses, so keep checking back.

The ceremony has ended, check out everything below!