Phantasy Star Online 2 Holiday Update

Sega hosted a Phantasy Star Online 2 screenshots contest for its Japanese players back in November. Sega has now posted a gallery of the top 90 entries. There are some really amazing screenshots featured, so be sure to check them out!

D’em bunny ears and big guns

For December Sega has added a HUGE content update for Phantasy Star Online 2:

  • Christmas Event & Lobby
  • Holiday Rappies w/ chance of special drop
  • NPC with limited time Client Orders
  • Limited time Christmas emergency quest “Merry Christmas on Ice”
  • Christmas-themed Cake Shop (appears in above quest)
  • New Christmas AC scratch, including santa costumes & accessories
  • Players will get a chance to battle “Falz Arms” in a new emergency quest. This is a ship-wide cooperative event that must be completed a set number of times within 30 minutes to unlock the second phase of the boss battle. The number of emergency missions completed will be announced at set intervals and phase one will be accessible to all Arks, starting at level 1.
  • Once the required number of Falz Arms have been defeated, players can continue on to phase two and face Dark Falz Elder (his true form, which was sealed on the planet Naberius). Dark Falz Elder is extremely large with many arms and will be a challenge to defeat.
  • New Trade Shop – In addition to the Falz boss battles, a new shop will be added where pyroxenes (stones such as Iritista) can be traded for 10-star weapons and items.

Check out some of the new content in the trailer below:

New look at FFXIV Questing and Combat

A new video just came out detailing the new questing and combat systems in Final Fantasy XIV 2.0. ¬†Everything looks to be at a much faster pace than before and I for one can’t wait to get my hands on it.




Release date is still unknown, projections are spring of 2013.

How to Throw Grenades

So I get asked every few days what I use when I say, “I’m using the combat mod in gw2”. Instead of explaining what it is and why its useful every time, I am posting this video to show what it does. Its useful for AoE’s (like grenades) when you want to spam the hell out of them, because you have a quick point of reference (the crosshair) and you only have to hit the AoE button once. Arena Net has not approved this mod officially, but they have “approved to share” the mod. This is Arena Net’s way of saying that they can’t say its okay (as it breaks ToS) but that they aren’t going to prevent it from being used. I have personally been using this mod for months now with no repercussions. If you want to try the mod, there is a link to the original reddit post in the youtube description with the details on how to set it up properly.