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RPGFan Editorials
Latest Update: 01/18/15 – In-depth analysis on a wide range of topics related to our favorite genre.
Dragon Age: Inquisition First Hands-On Preview
Latest Update: 11/03/14 – Stephen spends over five hours with Dragon Age III.
Book Review: Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner Vol. 1
09/27/14 – Stephen reviews the novel retelling of Digital Devil Saga.
This is My Story: A Report From the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Launch Event
03/15/14 – Inside Square Enix's launch event and art exhibition for the PS3 and PS Vita releases of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster.
Music of the Year 2013
03/10/14 – A week-long celebration of the best game music of 2013, featuring staff picks, interviews, and a special edition of Rhythm Encounter.
RPGFan @ MAGFest 12
01/25/14 – Four of our editors take an enviable trip to the 12th Music and Games Festival.
Most Anticipated Games of 2014
01/24/14 – Twenty-five games that make us crazy with excitement in 2014.
RPGFan Editorials
Latest Update: 01/12/14 – In-depth analysis on a wide range of topics related to our favorite genre.
The Artists and Music of Game Music Festival
11/29/13 – Interviews and album reviews coinciding with Loudr's first Game Music Festival.
Top 20 DS Games
11/21/13 – Those dual screens deserve a rest.
Top 20 PSP RPGs
10/16/13 – A farewell to the Playstation Portable and all its RPGs.
Getting Hexed
06/03/13 – John takes a look at Cryptozoic's upcoming MMOTCG Hex: Shards of Fate.
Top 5 Underwhelming RPG Storylines
04/08/13 – Rob collects the most disappointing and underwhelming RPG narratives of all time.
Love is in Bloom: Our Favorite RPG Couples
02/14/13 – The RPGFan editors select their favorite pairs of lovers.
Top 5 Overrated PC RPGs
02/12/13 – Kyle lists the most overrated RPGs on the PC.
The Most Anticipated Games of 2013
01/14/13 – We gather the games we're most excited about in 2013.
The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Review
12/13/12 – Rob shares his thoughts on the Amano artbook and his nostalgia for classic Final Fantasies.
Top 10 Best Written RPGs
12/07/12 – Kyle chooses the best written RPGs of all time.
RPGFan's Music of the Year 2012
12/02/12 – Four editors share the best RPG music of 2012.
Top 10 Dumbest RPG Plot Twists
11/25/12 – Stephen rages for a while about his least favorite RPG plot twists.
RPGFan Music - An Evening at VGO Boston
11/14/12 – We sat down for a chat with Hitoshi Sakimoto, Kinuyo Yamashita, Noriyuki Iwadare, and Yoko Shimomura at the Video Game Orchestra.
The Best Male RPG Characters
11/12/12 – The staff selects the paragons of manhood in a variety of categories.
The Elder Scrolls Online Hands-on Event
10/22/12 – Kyle visits Zenimax Online to get the low-down on this 2013 MMORPG release.
RPGFan Complete Coverage: Mass Effect 3
10/13/12 – Game, DLC, and soundtrack reviews; media galleries; features; and more concerning BioWare's controversial finale.
The Evolution of Pokémon
08/08/12 – A look back, and a look ahead, at Nintendo's long-running monster-collecting franchise.
Memoro de la Ŝtono: An RPGFan's Perspective On Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
08/06/12 – Not a review, but a reflection twenty-five years in the making.
Origins Game Fair 2012 Special Feature
07/01/12 – Bob tells a tale of board games, iOS games and, for good measure, Felicia Day.
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Concert Review
04/11/12 – Dennis visits Boston and listens to some music.
Tanto Cuore: Deck Building Game Spotlight
03/27/12 – Maids and Card Games together? Oh my!
RPGFan Complete Coverage: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
03/09/12 – Three reviews, a podcast, and a bunch of impressions for 38 Studios' first game!
Mass Effect Roundtable
03/04/12 – With Mass Effect 3 around the corner, we discuss what BioWare's sci-fi epic means to each of us.
Paragon vs. Renegade: The Morality of Choice
02/17/12 – Editors explore their roles in games and what they mean.
RPGFan Complete Coverage: To The Moon
02/16/12 – All our coverage in one place for 2011's little indie gem that could.
RPGFan's Most Anticipated Games 2012
01/27/12 – The twelve games we're most looking forward to this year.
Super Dungeon Explore: Board Game Spotlight
01/16/12 – John's brother William takes a look at a board game that JRPG fans just might love.
The Big Bosses of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
12/09/11 – Kyle E. Miller hits San Francisco to check out Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its big bosses.
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Roundtable
10/05/11 – RPGFan participates in a roundtable discussion about Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny - we get plenty of questions answered.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Studio Visit
10/03/11 – Editor John McCarroll visits the studio to get some quality hands-on time with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
RPGs as Therapy
09/23/11 – Five RPGFan editors discuss the positive power of RPGs in their life.
RPGFan Complete Coverage: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
09/12/11 – One handy, stylish page to access all of our coverage and features for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Top 20 RPGs of the 90s
08/19/11 – Our roundup of the best RPGs from the 1990s, which contained the entirety of the 16-bit era and the beginning of the 32-bit era.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review Event
08/19/11 – An advance look at Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and chats with the developers at the Eidos Montréal offices.
RPGFan's Best (and Worst) Female RPG Characters
04/29/11 – Editors pick their top ten favorite female RPG characters, along with their five worst and three non-RPG honorable mentions.
RPGFan's Best (and Worst) Final Fantasy Games
04/08/11 – Editors pick their top five, three worst, and three best sub-series of Final Fantasy.
RPGFan's iOS Roundtable
03/26/11 – Editors discuss the present and future of the iOS as a gaming platform.
RPGFan's Most Anticipated RPGs of 2011
02/06/11 – The title probably speaks for itself.
Darkspore Roundtable
02/01/11 – A closer look at Maxis's online action-RPG.
Further Exploration: RPGFan's Dream Sequels, Prequels & Reboots
01/01/11 – Eleven editor's visions of how various game worlds and stories could be further explored in the future.
Top 20 RPGs of the Last Decade
09/02/10 – Our doozy of a feature!
Deathspank Roundtable
07/12/10 – A look at this bizarro (in a good way) title from Hothead Games.
Top 10 MMORPG Games of All Time
05/13/10 – Editor Adam Tingle lists his favorite Top 10 MMORPGs.
DOFUS 2.0 Media Tour
01/21/10 – French, strategy-based, graphically-upgraded MMORPG. Need we say more? If so, read this article.
Atlantica Online Media Tour
11/01/09 – Celebrating the MMO's one year anniversary.
Nostalgia Exclusive Character Reveals
10/10/09 – Check out the main playable characters from Ignition Entertainment's upcoming DS RPG.
Final Fantasy XI: A Crystalline Prophecy Media Tour
04/30/09 – Showcasing all content updates through April 2009, including the new downloadable mini-expansion.
Top 10 RPGs of the 6th Generation Consoles
03/08/09 – A look back at the best RPGs of the 6th generation of consoles which includes the PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Xbox and GameCube.
ntreev Media Tour
01/26/09 – MMORPGs "Grand Chase" and "Trickster Online" both broken down and served to you in small, digestible portions. Enjoy!
Final Fantasy XI Fan Festival 2008
12/23/08 – A comprehensive report of the events that took place during this year's Fan Fest.
La Tale Media Tour
11/23/08 – Looks like Maple Story needs to make room for another 2D, side-scrolling MMORPG. OGPlanet gives us a look at their newly-released MMO "La Tale."
Silkroad Online Media Tour
09/06/08 – Of all the free-to-play MMOs coming from Korea, what sets this one apart? Check out our media tour to find out.
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Media Tour
08/22/08 – Showcasing all content updates through June 2008, and speculating on the future of the MMO.
RPGFan Roundtable 2007
10/06/07 – In this four-part series, Western and Eastern RPGs face off in a fight to the death! Well, sort of.
Dark Age of Camelot: The Roundtable 2006
10/16/06 – Mythic EA's MMO is in its fifth year, and we find out how it's still going strong.
MageKnight: Apocalypse Developer Chat
08/29/06 – Namco Bandai helps us lay down the law on their upcoming PC title.
Play! A Video Game Symphony Reviews
08/03/06 – We watch a concert about video games and tell you about it!
Square Enix Press Conference 2006
05/08/06 – Square Enix talks next and current-gen.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Premiere Event
04/11/06 – Taking a look at the only time Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will play in a theatre.
Dark Age of Camelot: The Roundtable
09/26/05 – Going deeper into Darkness Falls.
Fable: The Lost Chapters Tour
09/20/05 – Lionhead Studios showcases the expansion to Fable.
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia Media Tour
01/22/05 – RPGFan takes a stroll through Vana'diel's new areas.
Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Community Day
09/15/04 – RPGFan visits Electronic Arts to take a look at Lord of the Rings: The Third Age.
Square Enix 2004 Press Conference and Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy
05/12/04 – RPGFan exposes the nitty-gritty of Square Enix's first press conference prior to E3 and the first Final Fantasy Concert in America.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart Media Tour & Impressions
10/13/03 – RPGFan takes a trip through some of the more exotic locations of Square Enix's first expansion to FFXI.
Anarchy Online: Shadowlands Media Tour
08/26/03 – Three RPGFan editors go wild in Funcom's ground breaking expansion to their acclaimed MMORPG.
Final Fantasy XI Media Tour & Impressions
08/11/03 – Square Enix takes RPGFan for a romp through the PC version of their upcoming MMORPG.
EverQuest Online Adventures Event
03/07/03 – RPGFan visits Sony Online Entertainment for a closer look at their first PS2 MMORPG as well as the latest addition EverQuest for the PC.
The History of RPGFan, 1997-2002
01/27/02 – The story behind how RPGFan came to be is a story that bares telling. Relive the ups and downs of the website in this complete history of the website since its inception in 1997.
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