Whats up! Square Enix surprised everyone with a Easter launch of its new companion app for its online MMO Final Fantasy XIV. Final Fantasy XIV GO is a new app that will let you gather resources for the MMO in real world locations, with gameplay (if thats what you want to call it) similar to Pokemon GO. There is a bit more to the app, Square Enix has prepared a fantastic video explaining the app.
For as long as I can remember the gaming industry has fully embraced April Fools. I actually look forward every year to any sort of shenanigans surrounding the first of April and the gaming industry. Final Fantasy XIV GO is the best one I’ve seen in a while, if you haven’t watched the video yet you should. April Fools and gaming goes back to when I would get my gaming magazines (and Square Enix was the far superior SquareSoft). Believe it or not we used to have wait for one glorious day of the month when a United States Postal worker would drop us a hot care package in the form of a print magazine. This is how we would get and consume gaming news, screen shots, previews, reviews, sometimes demo discs, rumors, or the occasional prank. There probably was some form of internet, maybe Al Gore’s, but for the most part it probably consisted of chatrooms where you’d spend hours ASL’ing and XOXO’ing total strangers. Some of the best April Fools jokes came with these print magazines because we were stuck waiting an entire month to find out if these pranks were true or not. This is one that totally got two of my cousins and I back in the day,
and apparently the rest of the non-internet at the time. If anything will ever save us from an advanced race of Aliens it will either be our music or our sense of humor. Everyone, please don’t forget to laugh at least once a week.
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