Fanbyte Weekly News Picks - FFXIV Cruise Chaser Mount, EA Shares Assets for Disabled Gamers, FFXIV’s 8th Birthday Cake
team is back with more news stories from the greater world of gaming! We're Wowhead's sister site, and we're trying to spin up weekly highlight articles here on Wowhead as we’ve had some exciting announcements of our own.
Notably, Mike Williams and Michael Higham have recently joined Fanbyte's staff to greatly expand our Final Fantasy XIV coverage with news and guides. Below, you'll find some updates on that game and others for your reading pleasure below!
The FFXIV Cruise Chaser Mount Reignites Debate Over Paid Cosmetics
Fanbyte freelancer Tyler Colp dives deep into the community perception of the Cruise Chaser: a unique, transforming mech mount in FFXIV. The item had players up in arms for different reasons, as the long-requested gear was made exclusively for a $30 real money microtransaction.
The Story of Hi-Tech Expressions, the Original Rockstars of Gaming
Jack Yarwood does some of the best historical and community reporting in video games. This week he’s back with a look into a bizarre 90s company staffed entirely by musicians.
EA Shares Accessibility Patents and Sets New Precedent for Disabled Gamers
Electronic Arts gets a lot of hate for a lot of things (some of it well-deserved). But this piece by Grant Stoner digs into an actually very cool decision by one of the most-divisive publishers on the block that has important implications for disabled players.
The Top 30 Wrestling Fan Signs of All Time
“Fan signs” reentered the video game collective unconscious recently, with warring messages claiming that Quest 64 is better than Final Fantasy VIII (a bald-faced lie if ever there was one). To celebrate (?), Brett Davis ranks the 30 best signs from years past.
Horizon Forbidden West is the Latest Case of Complicated PS5 Upgrades
Fanbyte News Writer Kenneth Shepard waxes about the many trials and tribulations PS5 owners have faced. At least when it comes to “free” upgrades for cross-gen games. Horizon: Forbidden West is just the latest in a long line of overly complicated, often expensive decisions.
Great British Bake Off Star Kim-Joy Makes the Cutest Cake to Celebrate FFXIV’s 8th Anniversary
This smaller, cuter FFXIV story by Featured Contributor Natalie Flores doubles as a recipe guide — showing off how to recreate some of the… cutest… creatures in the game, just like this GBBO contestant.
99 Potions Episode 60: August 2021 News Quest
This is technically last week’s episode, but it’s the more newsy of the bunch. The aforementioned Natalie joined a couple guests on this end-of-month special for 99 Potions (the premier Fanbyte RPG podcast). It’s a meaty show, to be sure, so strap in for a lot of info. Then maybe check out this week’s episode for yet more conversation around FFXIV.
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