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Origins Game Fair 2018
07/09/18 – Our annual look at our highlights from the long-running tabletop convention, Origins.
Our Favorite Features ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
06/08/18 – A collection of twenty of our favorite features from — you guessed it — 20 years of RPGFan.
This is Your Story: RPGFan Reader Tales ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
05/20/18 – A collection of stories from our readers and fans about what RPGFan has meant to all of you across our history.
20 Years of Milestone RPGs ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
04/25/18 – A collaborative feature on industry and personal gaming milestones: That means games that were industry milestones, or in some way, a personal milestone or revelation within the genre for our writers.
Hylian Highlights: Celebrating The Legend of Zelda
04/08/18 – A month-long celebration of some of our favorite things in Zelda. Which includes literal "things" like items, but also dungeons, characters, music, and more.
20 Years of Essential RPG Soundtracks ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
03/28/18 – We wouldn't dare choose a single album from each year of the last two decades and declare it "the best," but we definitely consider every single album on this list a must-listen.
20 Years, 20(ish) Still-Wanted Localizations ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
02/28/18 – This time, we look into 20 or so games that released in Japan during RPGFan's 20 years in existence, and why we wanted - okay, still want - them to see English releases.
The Best RPGs of 1998 ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
01/31/18 – Part one of our year-long anniversary feature series. We begin by looking back at our first year, 1998, and the best RPGs that debuted alongside RPGFan.
63 Most Anticipated Games of 2018
01/28/18 – It's easy to think that 2018 won't have much in store after the kinds of games we saw in 2017, but here are 63 reasons that assumption is incorrect.
Fabula Nova Anniversaris: Celebrating Thirty Years of Final Fantasy
11/21/17 – The biggest feature in RPGFan history, we celebrate Final Fantasy's history with a series of posts, articles, stories, and original artwork in several weeks worth of posts.
So You Want to Get Into Ys
09/26/17 – Not sure where to get started with the Ys series? Robert Fenner has you covered.
Favorite RPG Casts & Characters
09/07/17 – Nine RPGFan editors enter, and only one leaves alive! Oh, wait, the deathmatch is another feature... this one is all about some of our favorite casts and what makes them so endearing.
Bloodborne: The Card Game Review
08/22/17 – Bob Richardson digs into the tabletop card game based on From Software's gore-soaked classic.
10 2-Player Board Games You Should Play
08/06/17 – Luna Lee & Bob Richardson compile a list of ten unique, accessible, and fun board games for dynamic duos of all skill levels.
Origins Game Fair 2017
07/13/17 – We had so much fun at Origins 2016 that we had to go back. Come inside for three mini-features on the games and creators featured on the show floor.
Pokémon Moon Nuzlocke Challenge
07/12/17 – The answers to your burning questions lie within: How adorable is Litten? Is Alola a tropical paradise with a dark side? And what the heck is a Nuzlocke, anyway?
RPGFan's 40 Most Anticipated Games of 2017
02/05/17 – There's a veritable bounty of games coming to us even before spring hits in North America, and that doesn't even account for what's coming the rest of the year. Here, we list all that we're looking forward to playing in 2017.
RPGFan Editorials
Latest Update: 10/02/16 – In-depth analysis on a wide range of topics related to our favorite genre.
Best of the PlayStation Store: PSOne and PS2
09/11/16 – A three-part collaborative list in which we look at the 30 most essential PSOne and PS2 titles available on PS3, PSP, and PS Vita.
Pokémon GO Perspectives
07/25/16 – Pokémon GO isn't really a thing that can be reviewed, but we still have things to say about it.
Origins Game Fair 2016
07/01/16 – Bob and Luna check out the latest in board games... or are they RPGs? It's hard to tell some days.
The 30 Essential RPGs of 2010-2015
05/13/16 – Having reached the second half of the 2010s, we decided to come up with the short list of the games you should really find time for from the past five years.
50 Most Anticipated Games of 2016
02/26/16 – With 2015 behind us, the staff looks forward to what's to come in 2016. Once again, there's no shortage of hopefulness in our hearts for these fifty titles.
The Best RPGs of All Time
06/10/15 – Thirteen RPGFan editors each chose their own "best RPGs ever" lists. There are as many similarities as there are differences. Whose tastes most align with yours?
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Studio Visit
03/25/15 – Mike visits Square Enix and DeNA to check out the sights and sounds of Final Fantasy: Record Keeper! This description wasn't phoned in at all!
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Studio Visit
03/03/15 – Stephen visits ArenaNet to check out the sights and sounds of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns!
50 Most Anticipated Games of 2015
01/31/15 – Our biggest list yet! Come see fifty titles that we're looking forward to in 2015.
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.
Most Anticipated Games of 2014
01/24/14 – Twenty-five games that make us crazy with excitement in 2014.
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.
Top 10 Dumbest RPG Plot Twists
11/25/12 – Stephen rages for a while about his least favorite RPG plot twists.
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.
Origins Game Fair 2012 Special Feature
07/01/12 – Bob tells a tale of board games, iOS games and, for good measure, Felicia Day.
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.
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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