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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:58:00 -0500It’s Patch Day! Tune in to find out what all the hype is about and what's been added to Final Fantasy XIV. Then listen to your favorites hosts talk about...World of Warcraft?! The newest Legion expansion seems to have borrowed a lot of ideas and sentiments shared in recent Limit Break Radio episodes. Coincidence? And should Square-Enix be taking note? Tune in to find out.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:50 -0500After 10+ years worth of development and multiple missteps, Final Fantasy XV has Square-Enix in a very precarious position. It has people not only questioning the game, but the company as well. The Final Encounter Cast crew look at the history of Square-Enix as a developer and do their best to asses the situation as fans of the franchise and the developer. Using a recent Rolling Stone article, they debate if it’s even possible for Square-Enix to make a great game anymore. Plus, discussions about such topics as Pokemon GO, Muggers, Overwatch Sexy Time and how Street Fighter 5 just can’t catch a damn break.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:15:00 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, the crew discusses Live Letter 32’s details and begin to get ready for Soul Surrender. Plus, reactions to the Soul Surrender trailer, Scuro takes his midterm, and your calls and emails. Are your hyped for 3.4? Let us know in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and have it read on the show!
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:21:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew discusses the financial viability and stability of Riot's e-sports league, and a look at the new trailer for Final Fantasy XII-HD that was revealed out at Tokyo Game Show. Plus, the latest in gaming news including Chris Metzen's retirement announcement, Digital Homicide rears its ugly head and sues consumers, and Hollywood is making a Monster Hunter movie.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:19:00 -0500Today on Limit Break Radio the crew discusses some recent interviews given by Yoshi-P including the brilliant interview by Finaland that directly strikes at the heart of so many of the complaints about the game by FFXIV players. Also, the crew has scoured the internet to bring you a list of 14 Totally Unconfirmed Features Totally Not Coming To FFXIV. How many of these did you know about? Plus, as always, your calls and emails! That’s all on episode 80 of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:01:50 -0500This week on Final Encounter Cast, the crew discusses Sony’s latest console announcement for the PS4 Pro and asks the question: is console hardware going to even be relevant moving forward? Between platform connectivity, device consolidation and developers making games for multiple platforms does gaming exclusive hardware even make practical sense? Plus, the latest in gaming news and headlines including one of the coolest WoW bosses the crew has ever heard of, Sony falling short on the promise to allow user mods for Bethesda titles and Pokemon Go coming to Apple Watches.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:42:00 -0500Classic LBR is BACK! For this week we take the focus off of Final Fantasy XIV as we get ready for Fan Fest 2016 in just 5 weeks and spend the entire show reminiscing about Final Fantasy XI and the "classic" version of Limit Break Radio. Aniero and Viki (aka Nika) are on hosting duties as we welcome two special guests Eskalia host of Voices of Vana'diel and Poppa our secondary guest that doesn't know the topic and is there for no discernible reason. This also serves as Episode 65 of the original Limit Break Radio and we sign off Final Fantasy XI for good. Thanks for the memories Vana'diel, we will miss you.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:01:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew discusses EVE Online’s move away from a strict subscription model toward a hybrid model that most other online games have already adopted. This leaves 5 games that still have strict subscription only business models, what does this mean for the future of MMO’s? Plus, we give everyone a taste of a new program developed by the minds here at Final Encounter Cast so we’re excited to debut one of our segments: The E-sports Gaming Update! Stay tuned for more details about this all new show!
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:55:00 -0500Limit Break Radio breaks down all the information given by Yoshi-P on Patch 3.4 from Live Letter 31 from the 3 year anniversary broadcast. Will 3.4 give Final Fantasy XIV anything different? Are there any surprises? LBR sorts out everything we know right now. Plus, the crew discusses statements by Yoshi-P in a Famitsu interview about the future of the FFXIV raiding scene. It's a jam packed Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:38:50 -0500This week on Final Encounter Cast tempers flare! Nate and Robbie question the integrity of Final Fantasy XV and Square Enix as a developer, but Nika remains steadfast in her support. Mass Effect gets brought into the ring, the FF7 Trigger card is used and much more. Tune in now for the salt and brimstone
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:55:00 -0500The discussion from episode 76 continues as the community reacts to the conversation. Did Final Fantasy XI have some good core gameplay ideas? What, if anything, can Final Fantasy XIV learn from its predecessor and are old MMO styles of play even viable in this day and age? Was JoeNever right? The crew reads your emails and takes your calls for the duration of the show to let you, the Final Fantasy XIV community, have your say! Plus, we check in with the Final Fantasy Feast League and tell you a little bit about an upcoming project from the Let's Be Real Network.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:08:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew talks about Nate's recent attention as the warden of Pokemon Go's Safari Zone as well as some of the strangest Pokemon Go news we've ever heard. Plus, Nate and Nika react to the new Metal Gear Survive trailer dropped out a Gamescom 2016.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:13:55 -0500On this weeks show Aniero, Kallo and Juxta throw back to the days of yore. They start by discussing this Kotaku article and interviewing its author Cecelia D’Anastasio They talk about whats unique to FFXI and FFXIV and what similarities, if any they share. What makes them different and how does that effect each game? In addition, several stories and anecdotes from each of their MMO career’s come to light. The crews pessimism is challenged by friend of the show JoeNeverFails in an epic clash of FFXIV’s most vocal personalities.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:02:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast brings you the latest gaming news you need to know! With a recent Pokemon Go patch fixing the biggest problem to plague the game, the crew talk about how these changes are affecting players. They also discuss what kinds of things they'd like to see in Pokemon Go and then spend some time analyzing the new pokemon and Alolan forms coming out in Sun and Moon.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:59:55 -0500Limit Break Radio spends the first portion of the show dissecting this rant on the Final Fantasy XIV community and the attitude of its players and community and, in a shocking twist, the creator calls the show! Also, the crew examines the best and worst additions to Final Fantasy XIV over the years and the events that sounded good on paper, but were ultimately just plain ugly. Settle in for this epic episode of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:16:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew discusses their most crushing defeats in gaming. Defeats so epic that they put down the controller and walked away! Plus, stories on Pokemon Go, Outlast 2, and new Vita homebrew. Plus, a dramatic reading of Overwatch players that got caught in the latest wave of bans handed down from Blizzard.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:01:55 -0500You've all been waiting for it and the time is finally up! The Final Fantasy Feast Leauge returns for Season 2! Along with some rules and format changes the league has expanded it's team lineup by nearly half, consisting now of two 5 team divisions. With only the Banana Hammocks making a return from last year, will reigning champ GM Kallo Landis be able to repeat his decisive winning streak? What new plays does Villain Favorite Aniero have in his book this season? Tune in to find out!!
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:00:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast returns from their week off and are excited to talk more about the biggest game in the world right now: Pokemon Go. Niantic released an update to the game this past weekend that has fans of the game furious by disabling third party trackers like the now defunct PokeVision while simultaneously not fixing or addressing the infamous “three step” glitch. Plus, news about J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion being made into a series, some disturbing news out of Evo regarding a Smash Bros player and a Heroes of the Storm player goes to jail over internet threats.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:01:55 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio the crew is down both Juxta and Kallo which means that the adults can have a real conversation about the brand new 3.35 content Deep Dungeon: Palace of the Dead. The long awaited feature has made it's debut to mixed reviews from the Eorzean fanbase. Tune in to hear Aniero, Eskalia and Nika break down all of the most important info on Deep Dungeon. Plus, your calls and emails on Limit Break Radio!
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:01:55 -0500This week on LBR, the cast sits down to discuss the unfulfilled promises that Square-Enix has made to us over the years. Also on the show, we see the return of dramatic shit post readings and catch up on your e-mails!. So whether it be summoner egis or a backdoor API, join Aniero, Juxta, Nika, and Eskalia as they discuss the validity, feasibility, and history behind some of SE's most ill fated ideas.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:10:50 -0500It’s your weekly dose of all things gaming! Final Encounter Cast keeps you up to date on the latest happening in gaming. This week we’re talking about Pokemon Go and taking your calls. What team do you rep? What’s your best catch? How full is your Pokedex? And which of the crew is closest to becoming a Pokemon Go Master? Tune in and find out!
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:01:55 -0500The spoiler embargo has finally been lifted now that Nika has returned from Japan so the crew enlists the help of friend of the show Ethys Asher to lend his expertise and discuss Heavensward lore and story up to Patch 3.3. Curious to know what the ruins inside Ozma are all about? Or what the landmasses in 4.0 could possibly be? We break it all down for you in this episode of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:10:50 -0500This week marked the launch of Pokemon Go and, surprisingly, the whole crew including Nate have been diligently filling out their Pokedex's. While we will certainly have a full episode about Pokemon Go coming up, this covers our initial reactions to what is certainly the most popular phone game ever released. Other headlines include Street Fighter V's EVO tournament being broadcast on ESPN2, Blizzard is suing a well known cheat maker, and YouTuber MatPat gives a copy of Undertale to The Pope for it's themes of mercy. For our discussion this week: Game of Thrones! We talk about the dramatic 6th season of the show, the revelations it brought to light and some fan theories about the story's future direction. Is Tyrion also a Targaryan? What is the Curse of King Robert? Is Varys a merman? Find out on today's show!
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:42:55 -0500This week the show is down a Femroe, but Kallo has returned! First thing is first, Juxta Position undergoes his first annual job review. Plus, the crew wades through more calls about the Jump potion and even three shows on callers bring up some interest points. Finally, the hosts take a retrospective look at the evolution of content in FFXIV from 1.0 til now and what trends have emerged, vanished and what to expect in the future.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 01:10:50 -0500This episodes news articles include some pretty controversial topics including one PSN user who was banned for using his ‘first name’ in his account name, two (possible three or four) lawsuits and Twitches new ‘Social Eating’ channel. Nate also grabs an amazing interview with Eckehard Stier conductor from the Final Symphony and gives out some free tickets. Tune in for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the San Francisco showing. Finally, the cast wraps up the show sharing some of their favorite video game renditions of songs in a new segment known as Boss Ass Music.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:01:55 -0500Limit Break Radio welcomes a very special guest to the program, Eckehard Stier, conductor for Final Symphony! Eckehard shares his experiences recording Final Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios and familiarizing himself with Final Fantasy music. Limit Break Radio also announces a special giveaway for 2 tickets to see the San Francisco Symphony perform Final Symphony live! Also on the show today, the community continues to react to the concept of a jumping potion. The crew takes nearly an hours worth of calls from the community regarding this proposed feature. Plus, the gang plays a new game: “Whose Fantasy Is It Anyway?”
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:05:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast we look back at E3 2016 and talk to our producer Kooky Persona who was out at E3 2016 about what it was like to be at the biggest gaming trade show of the year, her hand-on experiences with games out there and developer interviews. We hear about games such as Killbox, The Surge, and Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star and get introduced to Graysun Morales, editor for WTF Gamers Only. We also let you know about an upcoming contest to win tickets to Final Symphony at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:01:55 -0500Limit Break Radio is rocking a skeleton crew on today’s show missing Juxtaposition, Kallo and Kooky. Aniero, Nika and Eskalia hold down the fort with Poppa Woody filling in for our missing hosts. Today on the show the crew breaks down all the info from the Producer Letter Live at E3 2016 including an implementation time table on 3.35, more information on Deep Dungeon and confirmation Weeping City’s difficulty will not be nerfed. Plus, a look at this interview from Gamer Escape, MMORPG.com and PlayStationUniverse that outlines some big potential changes for Final Fantasy XIV, including the concept of a level-skipping WoW-like “jumping potion”. Should FFXIV allow players to pay to skip levels? The community reacts live on Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:00:50 -0500In the wake of E3, everyone is still digesting the news from all sources and after an epic three day marathon of conference after conference, the FEC crew takes a step back and allows Nika to go full Weeb on one of her passions, Anime. But all is not well in the Kingdom of Encounters Final. Robbie fights tooth and nail to make sure it's known just how much he despises the Animes. What side will Nate and Kali take? Tune in to find out.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:38:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast closes out our live coverage of E3 2016 press conferences by discussing the Nintendo Treehouse event at this years E3. Nintendo had a paltry showing of Pokemon: Sun and Moon and the first look at the brand new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer. Tune in to find out what impressions, if any, it made of the crew and remember to join Final Encounter Cast live on our Twitch channel June 19th at 5pm EDT as we look back on all the announcement made at E3 2016 as well as talk to Kooky Persona about her experiences live on the show floor and check out her exclusive interviews with devs and attendees of E3 2016.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:35:55 -0500We’ve had a week with Patch 3.3 and it’s time to see how well Square-Enix delivered. The Limit Break Radio crew breaks down all the additions that 3.3 made to the land of Eorzea including the new dungeons, quests, encounters and items. Plus, in-depth discussions on the Weeping City of Mhcah difficulty, Arthars calls the show and weighs in on the Anima grind and the new PvP mode Fields of Glory. Plus, a look ahead at 3.35 and beyond with translated articles from Dengeki, 4 Gamer and Game Watch courtesy of Slycer at the BG Forums.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:16:50 -0500Welcome back for Final Encounter Cast's continuing coverage of E3 2016. Today we have press conferences from Microsoft, PC Gaming, Ubisoft and Sony. Who will walk away making the biggest impression? Listen all the way to the end to find out! We also check in with Kooky Persona who edged her way in to Son's press conference last night and hear her report live from the E3 show floor. There's one more day of conferences still to come, can Nintendo win the show? Tune in tomorrow to hear the reactions here at Final Encounter Cast!
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:00:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast launched just following E3 2015, so just under 1 year later it’s fitting that Final Encounter Cast brings you all the latest from the E3 2016 show floor. E3 is one of the biggest gaming events of the year, so stay up to date with all the reveals, trailers and announcements with Final Encounter Cast. Day 1 saw press conferences from Electronic Arts and Bethesda. Stay locked in to FinalEncounterCast.com for all the latest from E3 and join us live Sunday June 19th at 5:00pm EDT at our Twitch channel as we review everything from E3 2016, talk to Kooky about her hands on experiences on the show floor and check out her exclusive interviews.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:30:55 -0500IT’S NEARLY PATCH DAY LBRMY! As you dive into the finale of the Dragonsong war, let the hosts of Limit Break Radio accompany you. Get the low down on all the new features added from MSQ to Auto Translate additions, plus, Yoshida speaks about future content in a Famitsu Translation that further builds hype for Deep Dungeon and...dare we dream it...Diadem.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:00:50 -0500The crew is down a Nika and a Kali today, but that stop the terribly terrific trio from laying bare all they know and except from the E3. While giant software companies like Microsoft and Sony will likely be leading with VR, exactly what does Nintendo have planned? Plus, does Bethesda have an ace up their sleeve? Fallout 4 is still fresh and Elder Scrolls seems a ways out. This week's headlines get down right dirty as a teen is being sued for a snapchat related incident, Blizzard bans thousands of Overwatch cheaters and one twitch viewer loses $50,000 in an attempt to troll.
Tue, 31 May 2016 00:02:55 -0500With the release of the Patch 3.3 Trailer, we are able to glean a bit more about what to expect in Revenge of the Horde. The biggest clues come in the form of the few sneak peaks of the Main Storyline Quest. The crew theorize and discuss what the end of the Dragonsong War could look like and what it means going forward. Plus, they talk a bit about what kinds of plot twists they'd like to see in FFXIV, but likely never will.
Mon, 30 May 2016 01:00:50 -0500A few days ago MancZombie tweeted out their thoughts onthe topic of "mansplaining" and Notch, creator of the wildly popular Minecraft, responded in kind with his own thoughts. As it always does, a spark ignited a twitter conflict that resulted in the greatest pun slam of all time. That’s all you really need to know right? If not, tune in as the crew breaks down the situation and opens doors into a deeper discussion about the ideas of language and what causes offense. In addition: The Overwatch Pornhub Saga draws to it’s inevitable conclusion, The Power Rangers movies are looking at quite a bit more than just a trilogy and TPain joins Twitch and brings with him some very warming gamer pride.
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:04:01 -0500With Patch 3.3 looming on the horizon, the crew starts to dissect what we can expect on patch day. The treasure hunting event Aquapolis takes a front seat in the discussion as Kallo voices concerns about the finality and originality of certain aspects. Aniero expresses disinterest for the new dungeons and the crew in general throws praise at older design philosophies. In an unexpected turn of events, Nika calls out the guys and gets triggered which prompts a massive blowout between her and the guys. Plus, a long lost figure of mystery appears...who could it be? Tune in to find out.
Mon, 23 May 2016 13:17:50 -0500The terrifying story that no one is really talking about -- Fox uses a clip from a video game, then copy rights it and issues DMCA takedowns on all the original videos contents. Could this set a dangerous precedent going forward? What ways do content creators have to fight back? Is there any home or way to protect their work if larger entities can copyright it? Find out what the Final Encounter Crew has to say. Other notable headlines include; Nintendo looking to make movies using their IPs, Pornhub combining sex and science to create the best workout plan ever; BANGFIT, and have you ever wondered just how big of a failure Street Fighter V was? Because Pokken Tournament has an idea...
Tue, 17 May 2016 00:04:01 -0500With the ending of The Heavensward music contest last month, the crew take the time to listen to several entries as well as visit some Limit Breaking Music alumni. Plus, the crew discuss the alleged PvP speed hacking "epidemic". Is this an "out of control game ruining mess" or are bad players hiding behind accusing better players of speedhacking? And, as always, your calls and emails.
Mon, 16 May 2016 12:24:50 -0500Headlines on today's show include: the new Power Rangers Morph Suits, Overwatch Porn and Square-Enix's future business plans. Most importantly Final Encounter Cast talks about humble beginnings and what it would look like if they followed notable Twitch streamer Lirik's advice. Should smaller streamers forego asking for support? Well, Lirik seems to think so. The crew unpacks the wisdom and the hubris of the tweets and shares choice words for Lirik
Tue, 03 May 2016 00:04:01 -0500The Hosts have their plates full when it comes to 3.3 discussion. From the deep diving Palace of the Dead to the treasure filled depths of the Aquapolis, patch 3.3 promises to be filled to the brim with new adventures including more MSQ, the return Hildebrand and eventually the next leg in the anima quest. Plus, they harken back to the olden days as they discuss what FFXI might be like on a mobile platform.
Mon, 02 May 2016 04:24:50 -0500On today's Final Encounter Cast interesting headlines include, YouPorn being banned from the ESL, Blizzard speaking out on the private server shutdown and FFXV releasing a movie explaining more game mythos. The meat of the show centers around the idea of what it takes to launch a game into a full franchise. What serves to boost a game into a legacy status? What makes or breaks it? What’s your favorite franchises and why have they succeeded in finding such a loyal place in your heart?
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:04:01 -0500This week on LBR, it’s all positive thoughts and criticisms as the cast talks about possible outcome of Palace of the Dead, a new dynamic event that caters to a more casual player but has room for hardcore growth. Likened to FFXI’s Salvage and Nyzul Isle, LBR thinks this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. But might it go the way of Diadem and see little to no use? Plus, we get a surprise call from PAX with JoeNeverFails and fan Malkythera!
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:24:50 -0500The Crew weighs in on some of the recent headlines in gaming such as; SE’s plans to continue remaking classics, Runescape getting a long overdue makeover and a handful of Starcraft players facing criminal charges. However, the real discussion starts when Nate posits the question, “When we become older and every age group has a stake in gaming, who caters to the older generation?” What happens when you’re arthritis prevents you from player fighters? Or when your sight and reflexes falters in Dark Souls? It sounds like a silly question, but FEC has a talk about how we, as the original pioneers of gaming, will play in our golden years.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 02:04:01 -0500On todays show, we go to square one with how all this drama started, Mithrie Menethil. You may know him best as a crafter and content creator, but Reddit will have you believing something else entirely. He joins the show to explain his side of things, talk about LBR stole the spotlight and how to put it all behind us. Kallo also tells a cautionary tale about ‘Crafting Cartels’ and what Square Enix should do to protect crafters from harassment.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 02:55:50 -0500The news is a bit light this time around as FEC takes to it’s weekly schedule, but that doesn’t keep the hosts from having a ball with some of the major headlines; including Blizzard taking down a private vanilla server and Rust turning half their player base into girls. The real discussion comes in the wake of the Toby Turner scandal that has all of the gaming industry up and at attention. In addition, everyone weights in on Hollywood’s Major casting decision. See what I did there?
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:25:01 -0500Things get bat shit crazy this week on LBR. Sonomaa from BlueGartr joins the crew to talk an interview he did with the World First Progression team Elysium. Then the hosts pose the question, just how qualified must you be to hold an opinion om the matter? Does the LBR staff itself have the authority to speak on such matters? So we open up our phones lines to hear what YOU have to say. Plus, we discuss popular FFXIV and Gaming YouTuber Mithrie and the criticism he’s facing for turning to the community in a time of need, so the crew responds to the criticism. Buckle up. It gets real.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:55:50 -0500This week on Final Encounter Cast, the Crew weigh in on opinions ranging from FFXV’s recent info dump to Final Fantasy 7’s latest news to a Politician spending $1300 on Steam Games. But the real fire comes when Robbie is finally able to open up about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The entire Crew takes a wild, untamed ride through recent Marvel Film History and gets down and dirty with what it means with Civil War on the horizon and where the MCU could take us.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:25:01 -0500Not only is the LBR crew down one Kallo Landis, but the studio is MIA due to technical difficulties! The hosts rally together and pull through for an episode full of laughs and critical thinking with the ethical dilemma that is known as Feast Feeding. Many callers including our own PvP correspondent Joe Never call in with their views on Feast Feeding and ideas to prevent it. Later, we sink our teeth into the bite-sized Anima quest update we got in 3.25. How do you think the hosts reacted? Find out by tuning into the 58th episode of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:55:50 -0500Everyone on the Final Encounter Cast crew are big Final Fantasy fans, so we knew we would have to talk about the Final Fantasy XV: Uncovered event. What we didn't know is just how much info Square-Enix would dump on us! A movie, an anime, a new demo, Hollywood acting talent and tons more! Most of the FEC crew has been pretty cynical about Final Fantasy XV, let's see if this changed their tune! Also, the latest gaming headlines including Grand Theft Auto 6, Overwatch removes a characters butt pose because of player criticisms, and super creep Allison Rapp gets fired from Nintendo, and if Twitter has you believing it's because "she's a woman": think again.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:25:01 -0500The Producer Live Letter which was themed UI Design had quite a few surprise gems hidden in the rough, including new content called Platoon and a new Grand Company Rank. The hosts also deliberate on Healer Accuracy and what the hell the Devs are thinking, touch briefly on RDM and BLU (again), as well as Raid Pacing, iLV design for Weapons and Feast Changes. Callers today include two big hitters; JoeNeverFails and SlyakaGreyfox. Tune in for the full skinny.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:55:50 -0500Today's main headlines include the Twitch Scandal surrounding Ara_Gaming and Digital Homicides lawsuit against Jim Stirling. Other meaningful discussions among the crew range from Pokemon GO, the Division, Playstation VR and British Gaming Television Shows. It's a grab bag of fun and douchebaggery.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:10:01 -0500With 3.0 half way through its life cycle the hosts imagine what could be next. What’s in store raid-side? Where might the story lead? Could we get more customization? They also receive some insightful calls, including one from FusionX of Aetheryte Radio and Gamer Escape. And they read some of your emails..
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:10:01 -0500With the release of 3.25 comes the newest addition to FFXIV PVP, the Feast! According to the hosts, it seems to be a resounding success, but what does this mean for the future of PVP Content? With Eskalia missing, Kallo takes a hold of the FFFL updates for the week. Plus, in a stunning plot twist...Aniero and Nika erupt into a bloodthirsty argument that leaves everyone stunned.
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:55:50 -0500On this episode of Final Encounter Cast, the crew if down one host as Kali recovers from the epic FFIX Charity Stream. Robbie takes over his duties as the news reader and they cover topics that range from Smash Bros. documentary, Augmented Reality to failed Kickstarters. And not a single damn persons knows what Cognitive Computing actually is. Plus, Nate responds to some pretty ornery Youtube Gators before the hosts rip apart the idea of Twitch Botting.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:10:01 -0500Limit Break Radio kicks down the door for yet another week of ear-blasting Final Fantasy XIV podcasting! On the docket today: Patch 3.2 story discussion. WARNING: Thar be spoilers ahead. So, if you haven't finished the 3.2 story you might want to hold off on this episode. The crew breaks down all the important plot points and analyzes them with their unique perspective on the events of Patch 3.2 "the Gears of Change". We also hear some interesting theories from the LBR audience members and read a few of your emails.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:10:01 -0500Its an exciting week at LBR as the crew kicks off this episode with a surprise appearance from the one and only Susan Calloway! She stops by to give the LBRmy exclusive info about Answers: The Artist Cut which is coming out March 4th 2016, the possibility of seeing her live at FanFest 2016, a possible tour with Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and much more! Plus, the crew gives their reactions to all things 3.2, Powerman 5000 claiming FFXIV ripped off their song and the FFFL really heats up. But the true salt is laid down when Aniero defies the entire LBRmy…
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:10:01 -0500With Patch 3.2 hitting, the crew obviously covers the notes. But that's not the real reason you're here today. Juxta gets a Tattoo, Aniero shaves off the BEARD, Juxta shaves his head and Eskalia...oh, poor, poor Eskalia...today being a Dragoon is the least of his problems. Tune in!'
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:01:50 -0500Headlines bound for hilarious haranguing on today’s FEC from an evangelical Porn Blocking App to alleged transphobic speedster hedgehogs — you’d think the crew has gone off the rails. No, its just the internet. In addition they aim their shade cannons self-proclaimed controversial YouTuber The Crap Gamer, is it irony or just idiocy? For the finale, #WTFU is brought to the table as the hosts discuss Fair Use and how it’s unfairly crippling content creators.
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:10:01 -0500A lot is happening on this episode of Limit Break Radio; down one Roegadyn the guys first take a look at everything Patch 3.2 has to offer. Eskalia sums up the first round of the Final Fantasy Fantasy League. Then Aniero shows us a video by a PBS Youtuber channel about why games are made to be painful and if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. In addition several callers are taken and they finally manage to get a few good e-mails out.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:10:01 -0500Limit Break Radio breaks a pretty significant milestone: 50 episodes! In the spirit of the "big game" that happened this past weekend, Limit Break Radio brings you the first ever: Final Fantasy Fantasy Draft. In a game that kind of resembles Fantasy Football, the crew drafts heroes from the Final Fantasy universe to create their ultimate 4v4 Wolves Den team. We will be posting a full breakdown of the rules and how the game will unfold here at LimitBreakRadio.com because you, dear listener, will determine the outcome of these eventual matchups! Also, your calls and emails!
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:01:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast, the crew announces plans to take the show to a weekly schedule starting in March of 2016 and introduces and new face and voice to the show Intern Len. As always FEC is breaking down the latest in gaming news like changes being made to Fire Emblem Fates, Take-Two Interactive being sued over use of tattoo art and Minecraft porn…yeah, it’s a real thing. Plus, a big discussion about Final Fantasy XV and it’s complete lack of ‘Final Fantasy-ness’. Do you think this is a good or bad change? Listen to the discussion and drop a comment in our comment section below.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:10:01 -0500Drama ensues, right off the bat...LBR gets an unexpected call from someone and it goes...terribly wrong. Is that good or bad? You tell us. Then they get into the meat of the live letter, what it means, whats new and what our future has in store according to Eorzean's divine puppetmasters. Raids, PvP, Dungeons and New Gear -- it's all coming near the end of February. Plus...and unexpected end to the episode...
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:10:01 -0500Limit Break Radio rocks with another exciting podcast for Final Fantasy XIV, even when there's almost nothing happening in Final Fantasy XIV itself. Find out about Square-Enix's posting for a new community team member, and revisit one of our favorite segments: #FMFFL, where listeners share their stories of fail. Plus, we find out whats on the mind of the FFXIV community by taking your calls and surprisingly, you guys wanted to talk PvP. All this and your emails too!
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:10:01 -0500A recent interview with 4gamer has shed a lot of light on the current thought process of the Dev Team. The Limit Break Radio Hosts as well as special guest Joe Never Fails dissects the questions and Yosheep’s answers across a variety of topics. But what would an episode with Joe Never Fails be without PvP? The crew also theorize and talk about what it would be like to have a PvP Zone or even an entire PvP server in the game! E-Mails also make a return in todays exciting episode!
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:10:01 -0500The hosts start the show paying tribute to a talented VA and beloved voice of Eorzea, Sian Blake as Yugiri. The show also sees the return of the popular segment Limit Breaking Music and as well the birth of a new one...Racial Roulette. Tune in for hilarity.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:01:50 -0500On todays final encounter cast the crew get real. In addition to tackling this months headlines and gaming news they open up and talk about the future of the podcast. Nate shares a story from his professional life and invites callees to do the same. Plus, with emails this week...things get dark and hilarious as one emailer takes us...to the edge.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:10:01 -0500Happy Heavensturn Erozea, Limit Break Radio is back with its first show of 2016! The team shares their thoughts about the Gerun Orcales passage left in Louisoix’s journal with a surprise guest appearance by Lore Master Ethys Asher. Also, thoughts on raid difficulty adjustments, Diadem changes and Anima Weapons with all the details of Live Letter XXVI. Plus, your live calls, and emails but most importantly Eskalis gets rekt
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:10:01 -0500In this very special episode of Limit Break Radio, cold chills are sent up Aniero's spine when he is forced to the start the show all by himself! Can the other hosts fight the weather and arrive before Starlight? Will Aniero's cold heart warm up with some Starlight carols? Rumors of Garlean Grinches skulking about with mischievous present stealing plans, but is there a chance to show them the Starlight spirit? Singing, Emails, Callers, Yuletide poop jokes, and more on this very special holiday show!
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 03:01:01 -0500With the introduction of Patch 3.15 we have all now started the long grind toward forging our Anima Weapons. The Limit Break Radio crew breaks down all the requirements for this lengthy quest for some of the best weapons in the game. There's also been a very heated discussion surrounding the weapons and their grind and the LBR crew tackles that too by taking your calls and giving their opinions about the new Anima Weapons. Stay tuned all the way to the end because Aniero makes an announcement and asks for some input from the audience.
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:01:01 -0500The crew takes stock of everything we know about 3.15 as well as some rumors circulating about of what the Dev Team would like to do (between now and 4.0+). Emails are read, Calls are taken and to no ones surprise...everyone still hates Aniero. Malkeria and Lylo become fan favorites with parodies of Christmas Carols at Aniero's expense.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:01:50 -0500The Game Awards caused quite a stir this year and you can bet your bottom the FEC Crew are on top of it. Which games deserved what they got? Who was shafted? Is Hideo Kojima alive or frozen in a freezer at Konami? These are all important questions that get answered — plus, Nika pushes Robbie too far and causes a meltdown, why? Tune in to find out…
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:01:50 -0500The crew unpacks the few mysterious details surrounding patch 3.15 and gives their insights about the coming content. They also take a look at a recent Famitsu Interview with Yoshida and find some interesting gems within. Then, the crew plays a prank that goes horribly wrong.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:01:50 -0500Several weeks ago LBR read an E-Mail that sparked quite a bit of controversy about the moderation habits at the FFXIV subreddit which then leaked over to BlueGartr. On today's episode the crew interview one of the main moderators of the sub reddit, Eaene. The hosts also have a compelling conversation about the Diadem and read several emails while taking a few callers.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:01:50 -0500Despite being down two hosts, Nate, Robbie and Chris keep the show afloat and knock it out of the park. Along with various news headlines including the release of Battlefront, most of the discussion centers around Nintendo Direct’s release of several major reveals. Robbie also takes the time blow his load all over Fallout 4’s face, much to Chris disgust. The hosts also finally get some E-Mails to read.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:01:50 -0500With Patch 3.1 having time to stew, Limit Break Radio goes through each addition to the game and breaks it down, with a lengthy exchange happening courtesy of the Diadem, aka Skynamis. Lords of Vermillion get's some critical criticism and the show receives some great callers and E-Mails. PLUS, #CampJuxta and #CampAniero are formed in the wake of an exciting wager, tune in to find out the complete details!
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:01:50 -0500It’s finally here. The long awaited patch 3.1; Skynamis, Lords of Verminion, MSQ and several other features await. The Crew wade through the patch notes while taking various callers; including fan-favorite Ryuichi, Joe Never and the epic Arthars.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:01:50 -0500This week the studio is down Nika, but gains a Kooky! The crew tackles all of the drama and fallout from the controversial sub reddit e-mail sent in my Nikki Seven. LBR addresses a lot of valid criticisms and gives a little bit of thier own. Returning caller Ethys Asher shares his insights and LBR gains a new, respected caller all the way from Singapore, Arthurs. And as always, we read e-mails from you, our fans.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500The Crew tackle the details of the recent Producer Live Letter XXV and dissect all the juicy bits. Kallo coins the term Skynamis for the new Airship event, Diadem. Plus, details on Void Ark, new dungeons, quality of life adjustments and a look toward the future with 3.15 and 3.2 discussion. Juxta gets a LOT of mutes, #6 is his usual self (lame) and Aniero rips a new one in a very specific FFXIV community. Listen to the full show for all the latest.
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500Today the Final Encounter Cast welcomes its first guest to the program, David Hayter, the revered voice actor for Solid Snake and Big Boss from the Metal Gear franchise join the crew as they conduct and in-depth conversation on the SAG/AFTRA strike against the gaming industry and what that could mean for literally every game in development. What are actors asking for and what are the game companies even considering considering? How did this relationship begin? What happens if the strike is initiated? All of these question and more are addressed in the epic 45 minute interview with David Hayter. We also finish our discussion about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and “Never Be Game Over”.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, the crew invites callers to quiz them with LBR and FFXIV-related trivia for a chance at sweet swag. Who came out on top? The Hosts or the Listeners? Tune in to find out. We also read some e-mails, go over a few community events and discuss the Main Scenario and Void Ark previews Square-Enix has released in the recent weeks.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500The slow march toward 3.1 continues and the silence from Square-Enix is louder than ever. Join Aniero, Juxtaposition and Eskalia as they do another installment of the enormously popular Limit Breaking Music, and outline the live contest that will be held on episode 35 dubbed “Stump The Crew” where you can call up with your own trivia and if you stump the crew you win a prize. Plus, more info on the Roast of Aniero Grigori happening Saturday October 31st at 1:30am on the hallowed grounds of Youmacon, Team Limit Break Radio for the 2015 Extra Life fundraiser and much more! Plus TONS of your calls, emails and #FMFFLs.
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500A special interview with Aniero Grigori from the Ultima Final Fantasy podcast. From the UFF site: Join us as we go further into the history of Limit Break Radio. This time, we cover the reason behind the lacking of closure to the Final Fantasy XI days, and what went into reviving the show for Final Fantasy XIV. Aniero also gives us a breakdown of the reunion of the crew for A Radio Reborn. This launched just before our Podcast was conceived. Enjoy the episode, and thanks again to Aniero for coming on as a guest.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500A special interview with Aniero Grigori from the Ultima Final Fantasy podcast. From the UFF site: This week, we’re honored to have Aniero Grigori, frontman for Limit Break Radio on the show. We talk about the original Final Fantasy XI program that was launched in 2006. Aniero goes into depth on what got him into the series, the Legend of Dragoon, and discusses the formation of the powerhouse that is Limit Break Radio. He also goes a little behind the scenes with his personal hurdles throughout the show, and discusses various line up changes. Enjoy the episode, and thanks again for guest hosting!
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500Limit Break Radio is going to be celebrating 9 years of Final Fantasy MMO podcasting. We know we’re your favorite FFXIV podcast, but maybe you never had a chance to experience some of the fun of the “classic LBR”. So, we’ve pulled together some of the best clips from over the years at Limit Break Radio, sat down on the Twitch stream and reminisced about some of the classic and defining moments in Limit Break Radio’s history. Well, we’ve turned that conversation into a podcast thanks to the generous help of our Patreon donors. This episode was only made possible because of their support and is a result of rewarding our audience for reaching $100/month in overall funding. We’ll be putting together more specials like this so be on the lookout for more bonus podcasts from Limit Break Radio.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:01:50 -0500With 5 Weeks until Patch 3.1, news for the game has run dry. But Limit Break Radio Fan Mail is still flowing like a welfare tome-gear fountain. So the crew spends the entire show wading through your e-mails and your calls! Topic range from Aniero’s Incentive Idea, to the Patch Delay, to all kinds of abuse thrown at Nika and Eskalia. Nika shares her experiencing judging Ghost in the Linkshell‘s fashion show, plus your calls. Join us, as always, for a hell of a time.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:01:50 -0500With Patch 3.1 still 6 weeks out, whats is a Limit Break Radio to do? Join the full cast as they respond to a recent critique about the 'Death of the MMO Genre' and what that does or doesn't mean for FFXIV and it's tremendous success. They also analyze how it all stacks up to other popular and failed MMO titles.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:01:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast returns for Episode 3. Join the crew as they tackle Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and go in depth about Hideo Kojima's masterpiece, 25 years in the making. Was Kojima's Swan Song the capstone the series deserved? Or was it the ending the fans needed? Nate isn't content with sharing his thoughts with us, he goes so far as to give Konami a strongly worded phone call...
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:01:50 -0500Limit Break Radio returns to form with Aniero manning the helm once more. The crew talks about information revealed out at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show as a part of the special Live Producer Letter. Including the revelation that it will be a whopping 7 weeks before we'll even see 3.1. But there's info about airship exploration, Void Ark, Lords of Verminion and much more. Plus, your emails and reactions to last week's "New World Order".
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:01:50 -0500Have you ever wondered what LBR would be like without Aniero? What if Kallo was in control? Or Nika was an intern? What if SE added Samurai? Dancer? The Magus Sisters or Cait Sith? Today on Limit Break Radio, the crew brings you the New World Order...an episode with no limits on the imagination. Join Kallo, Juxta and Nika as they share their own theories and possibilities on what may or may not ever be in the world of Eorzea. Plus, tons of your E-Mails!
Tue, 8 Sep 2015 00:01:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, the cast gets philosophical. They use big words and fancy mumbo-jumbo to sound like smart-asses as they discuss the idea of Metagaming in FFXIV and beyond. Joined by the Evolved Male, Samus Rageborne himself, they almost sound like they know what they're talking about. Plus, more Paladin talk! More E-Mails! Kallo gets played and Juxta's Action Figure makes a return.
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:01:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, Square Enix is silent at PAX. But that doesn’t stop the Crew from bringing you the best they have to offer. They pick over and dissect the changes to MCH, AST, DRK and MNK and Nika laments over the disregard for PLD! The Hosts also dive into speculation surrounding the Rising Event, take several callers and as always we read your e-mails. PLUS! WILL KALLO FINALLY GET BLOOD FOR BLOOD?! TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:01:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio! We celebrate (read: rue) the return of No. 6 himself, Eskalia! With the entire crew present we disect piece by piece the 14 Hour Live Stream and all it's INCREDIBLE information. The responses from the Hosts are varied and in some cases volatile...how many times will they be triggered this time?! And, as always we read E-Mails from our loving fans and insult everyone.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:01:50 -0500Polish your shields, sharpen your blades. This week on Limit Break Radio we take to the blood soaked fields of Player Versus Player! The crew is Joined by the ever famous, charismatic, Double Jumping, Wiki-wooomg PvP Streamer, JoeNeverFails! The discussion includes the evolution of FFXIVs player vs player environment, where it could and should look to the future and which games have done PvP better. We also cover some Gamescom interview info tidbits and read your emails!
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:01:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, we remember the fallen, we recall the glory, we unleash the spoilers. Join the crew as they dive into a discussion about the 3.0 Main Storyline Quest of Heavensward. You'll find out when your favorite hosts hearts broke, who has no soul and sheds no tears. You'll hear everyone rage about one plot hook or another. Plus, what's to come for FFXIV? Everyone weighs in on the possibility of not just 3.0, but 4.0 and beyond! They also cover the little news that has came out of Gamescom. And the crew reads every email we received this week, and there are lots. Also, space dragons.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 03:32:59 -0500The first Mini Encounter Cast. The new segment from the crew at Final Encounter Cast to keep you up to date on video gaming news in between full episodes. There’s no discussion topic here, just the top news from the world of gaming this week. We plan on making this a regular segment so look forward to further installments of the Mini Encounter Cast in the future!
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500Limit Break Radio hits you, once again, with a unique and interesting topic which was actually brought up by a LBR listener who emailed in a few weeks back. Join the crew as they share their thoughts on raid anxiety and what might be able to do to help alleviate that feeling if you are one of the many people afflicted with raid anxiety. We take a bunch of your very insightful calls and your own tips for reducing raid anxiety and even catch up with Rob, who makes sure to plug his Twitch channel. Also, Nika shares her thoughts about Alexander Savage and we read as many of your emails and we possibly can!
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:32:59 -0500The crew is back for the second installment of Final Encounter Cast: a new video game talk show from the producers of Limit Break Radio. On the show today: the latest gaming news including a possible FF12 HD version. We the crew talks about mobile gaming, and DLC. Is mobile gaming watering down gaming overall or will mobile gaming prove to be a solid platform in which current game developers could step into and make successful, satisfying games? That's all up for debate on today's Final Encounter Cast.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:00:00 -0500After weeks of contentious end-game related shouting and discussion about the direction of Aniero's angst and rage the crew dials it down a bit. They welcome on a very special guest, Fair Bear, who is brand new to FFXIV and MMOs. Fair Bear interviews the LBR crew with questions a brand new player might have, providing a unique point of view that the hosts haven't experienced since their' early years in MMOs. But don't think that means there isn't any salt! Kallo fucks up e-mails, Juxta is back with drops and even Eskalia provides some laughs.