Earlier this week, multiple sites reported that an analytical report released by EA revealed a new Knights of the Old Republic title, to be developed by BioWare.
It now seems that this bit of news may have simply been a misunderstanding on the part of Kotaku, who reported this break.
EA contacted Kotaku shortly after they posted the article...
This afternoon Blizzard announced their second official Arena Ladder Tournament. The 2008 iteration differs quite a bit from last year's, though; not only is the format changed from 5-vs.-5 to 3-vs.-3 -- a format which has been vastly more popular among the competitive gaming leagues -- but the entire system itself has seen an overhaul.
Druid : Vengeful Gladiator's Refuge 4 pieces bonus set changed
* 4 pieces: The casting time on your Healing Touch spell is reduced by 0.25sec.
Druid : Vengeful Gladiator's Wildhide 4 pieces bonus set changed
* 4 pieces : Your Wrath casts have a chance to reduce the cast time on your next Starfire by 1.5sec.
Mage : Vengeful Gladiator's...
With the new PTR patch coming tonight, there was a nice addition, the first preview of a Tuskarr Male !
Here it is :
Enjoy the new race !
If you buy a ticket to Codemaster's Connect event you will get a full exclusive level 50 shirow armor set. Good or bad? You tell us.
Codemasters are delighted to announce that any RF Online players who purchase a Connect ticket will each receive a full, exclusive, level 50 Shirow armour set of their choice for one character they have in RF...
Wow. So it finally happened. Servers transfers, I mean. I use to play Lineage 2 back in the open beta and retail. I also spent quite some time in Chronicles 1. This was years ago--and even then, they said server transfers would happen very soon. Well, now we know what soon means to Ncsoft Austin!
Server Transfers for all 10 servers are now...
Company reports consolidated sales of KRW 330 billion in 2007, operating profit of KRW 49.5 billion Operating profit, pre-tax profit and net profit show increase year over year
Note: 1USD = 929.20 Korean Won (KRW)
Seoul, South Korea, February 13, 2008–NCsoft® Corporation (KSE: 036570.KS) today reported earning results for 2007. On a consolidated...
MMOZone have published an interview with Sean Dugan, Lead Content Designer of Stargate Worlds. It answers quite a few questions. I recommend checking it out if you are at all curious about the upcoming MMO in the Stargate world.
MMOZone: Could you tell us a bit about what exactly you do as the lead content designer for Stargate Worlds?
Over at the official The Chronicles of Spellborn website they have posted 12 new artworks. Check them out!
The environments section of the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King website has been updated with Grizzly Hills, one of the many new regions you will be able to explore in the upcoming expansion.
The lush, primordial mountains of the Grizzly Hills are a stark contrast to the snowy peaks that separate it from the Howling Fjord to the...
Finally, EA officially announced Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 (though EA had been dropping a lot of hints and clues about this in EA forums in the past years and RA3 was unofficially announced back in 2004). The screenshots below does not tell much aside from naval units being present in the game again (the last CnC game that had naval units...
On Feb 11th 2008, Microsoft officially announced that the Cryptic-Microsoft MMO, Marvel Universe Online, had been cancelled due to an inability to compete with the current market giants.
In an interview with Microsoft's Shane Kim, MTVs Multiplayer blog revealed the bad news for Marvel fans who were waiting for this title.
I’ll confirm. Marvel...
This will be such an awesome game if it's true. I'm 99% sure it's true, though. Bioware is making an MMO and partnered with Lucasarts right after announcing that they are making it.
Wondering what that BioWare/Lucasarts project was going to be? Oh, come on. Like you couldn't guess. During EA's analyst report earlier today, it was seemingly...
Turbine and Codemasters have just announced details of the fourth free content update to The Lord of the Rings Online.
Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, which adds substantial new features to the game including new customization options, a new region, housing enhancements, and over 100 new quests, is now available to subscribers in North America...
There's a lot of speculation going on with the Sunwell Plateau raid bosses -- especially the three that are currently left undiscovered.
With that in mind we've created this news article to show you what loot we've confirmed from each boss, as well as what loot we expect to drop from bosses based on their item level, and a few other...
PlayBrains announced today a new and greatly improved version of BaboViolent 2 is coming your way!' - Babo: Invasion, the great top down shooter is finally moving along!
Babo: Invasion will feature:
New ways to play
More epic mayhem
Honey Overflows in Elf Online
The Valentine’s Day is on the corner. We should say, honey happiness goes to all the lovers. It’s an unparalleled time and atmosphere for pillow whisper and sweet words.
At the very time, please don’t feel reluctant to join the Valentine’s Day event held by Elf Online (http://elf.happymmo.com/
), which will add more...
A new law that include a three strike policy will force all ISP's to monitor their customers internet traffic and suspend anything that suspects of internet privacy; such as downloading movies and music that are copyrighted.
People who illegally download films and music will be cut off from the internet under new legislative proposals to be...
A lot of bug fixes has been made to Pirates of the Burning sea. Good stuff. Build 188.8.131.52 is a larger download then the previous patches. See below for more information.
New logout system that particularly improves logout in the Open Sea. Read this devlog for details.
Unrest supply bundles finally work. We’ve added the turn-in missions for...
New point of interest in the world of Middle-earth added to the lorebook. Men Erain.
After the fashion of ancient Númenor, the Men of Arnor revered their dead almost more than they did the living. Great tombs were erected for their kings in a place called Men Erain. Of the ten kings of Arnor, only seven were interred at Men Erain, for Valandil...
Sony Online Entertainment has published the patch notes for their MMO Star Wars Galaxies.
Star Destroyer Heroic Encounter:
Players should be less likely to be dropped to Corellia when attempting to enter the rogue Star Destroyer from a multi-player ship.
Players will now be confined to the Blackguard cloning room while an event is in...
Ready to enter the arena with all your friends? On February 14th Infinity Online will start its open beta phase so that all GameTribe players will be able to join the fight!
Discover the hack and slash taste of Infinity Online!
Choose the arena, enter the fray with your favourite warrior and lead your guards against other players or side by side...
The guild Death Wish have released a kill video versus Kalecgos. Well, it's not a "kill" video per se, since you actually save Kalecgos, but it's still a great look at the encounter.
The point of view is from Jydlen, Shadow Priest. This encounter is... special. Check out the video below!
Today we have two exclusive Mythos features to present. An exclusive video that show the new and upcoming zone, it's snowy and icy! We also have an exclusive interview (Q&A) with Mythos Lead Game Designer, Travis Baldree.
Exclusive Video of Mythos New Zone ...
We have a long and interesting Q&A session with Programmer CW Bennett below. It mainly covers the new feature "Real Numbers". Grab something to drink and start reading!
Q: Can you tell us about yourself and what you on the COH dev team?
A: My name is CW and I'm a programmer on the City of Heroes/City of Villains development team. I've been...
The studio head for Stargate Worlds, Dan Elggren, has sat down with CVG to talk about the upcoming MMORPG. In the interview, he reveals a lot about the on-launch content for Stargate Worlds.
How would you say you are pushing the MMO envelope with the game?
Elggren: I think what gamers will appreciate the most is our advanced AI. In most games,...
The transcript from the second IRC chat with the developers of Hellgate: London has been posted on the official Hellgate: London website.
Many thanks to all Hellgaters who attended this second Developer Chat Event! You can read the entire formatted transcript here:
[Scapes]: It is 4PM here at Flagship Studios and we would like to welcome you all...
Game servers were down on Tuesday between 1:30a and 5:30a PST, in preparation for build 184.108.40.206. Here's the patch notes for this 220.127.116.11 build :
Table of Contents
1 Some highlights are as follows:
2 Known Issues:
3 Differences between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 include but aren’t limited to:
3.1 Character Creation / Customization:
Yesterday (or today, depends how you look at it) Vis Maior killed the first three bosses in Sunwell; Kalecgos, Brutallus and Felmyst. They spent a considerable amount of time exploring and clearing the area after Felmyst.
We have many screenshots of their adventures! See below. One of the areas after Felmyst is referred to as The Gauntlet.
Felmyst, the third encounter in Sunwell Plateau, has been defeated by Vis Maior. You can check out the loots below!
Forgotten Heroes has now killed him as well. They received a new item, which is listed below.
NOTE: 3 tokens and 1 loot item, as with the first 2 encounters.
Sword Breaker's Bulwark
Brooch of the Highborne
Boots of the...
Vis Maior has just defeated the second encounter in Sunwell Plateau, Brutallus, and the loot they received can be seen below! They're currently preparing to attempt the third boss in the instance -- a Fel Frostwyrm.
NOTE: Like Kalecgos, you receive 3 tokens and 1 loot item.
Clutch of Demise
Belt of the Forgotten Conqueror
Belt of the...
Over at Gamespot UK they have a Q&A session with the lead designer of Pirates of the Burning Sea, Kevin Maginn.
GameSpot UK: Why did you make the decision to make a unique type of MMO rather than another World of Warcraft clone?
Kevin Maginn: When we looked around at the market back when we started, we saw a lot of games that were very similar...
Congratulations to Vis Maior for freeing Kalecgos on the PTR! This is the first victory over the encounter since the PTR went up, and from all accounts it was a hard-fought battle the entire way. We'll be updating this with screenshots of the victory soon, but here's a taste of the loot, straight from WOWDB!
Ever wanted to check out Mabinogi? It's a very promising upcoming MMO which currently is in closed beta... But, here's the deal:
Hime (official Nexon representative) posted,
Mabinogi will be available for all Nexon.net users! February 23rd - 24th marks the two-day period where the Fantasy Life will be open to everyone. Regrettably, characters...
Over at the Vault Network they have an exclusive Q&A with one of the producers of Jumpgate Evolution (Hermann Peterscheck). It's fairly extensive and contains a lot of delicious information about this upcoming sci-fi mmo.
Can I stay around a place I call home in the game, or do I have to explore further and futher in order to further advance my...
There's zone bonuses added to Dark Age of Camelot until February the 18th. So if you plan to play, now is the time!
On Classic or Normal Ruleset servers other than Devon (see below for specific Devon bonuses), the following bonuses have been added:
200% bonus to XP in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to BP in all NF zones.
Turbine has announced a launch date for Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, the next free content update for The Lord of the Rings Online, as well as released a new Book 12 "Points of Interest" video. Check out the video below!
On Wednesday, February 13th, Book 12: The Ashen Wastes will be available to subscribers of The Lord of the Rings Online. A new...
The developers of Runescape had to turn off some parts of the new music system because they'd been causing problems with server load.
This means that:
Music tracks may not be automatically selected for you as you move from area to area. But you can still always select a track to play manually from the music player interface.
You may also find...
Over at the Earthrise website they are discussing and informing the community of faction based PVP, ESRB rating and more.
Will you be able to attack people in your own faction? (i.e. become a criminal)
Earthrise PvP is all about freedom of choice, personal interest and of course - responsibility. We did not want to limit our players by setting...
New miniature game based of World of Warcraft is coming to a store near you (eventually). Personally I'm not sure what to think of all these games, but if I were younger I would probably love it.
Following the huge success of the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Upper Deck Entertainment plans to release a World of Warcraft® Miniatures...
The weekend wrapup over at the official Tabula Rasa website covers a couple of events that was going on and some more information about upcoming changes to the game.
As many of you have noticed, we've been handing out small patch note previews in our Feedback Friday and Weekend Wrapup articles. Unfortunately, with this advanced sneak...
Over at the official Star Wars Galaxies website there's a new Team Profile posted. This time it features the Lead Artist of SWG. Allexis Allen.
What is your real name?
Alexis Allen, but please call me Alex.
What is your official title/position?
I'm the Lead Artist on Star Wars Galaxies.
How long have you been working on Star Wars Galaxies?...
The 2008 Blizzard Entertainment® Worldwide Invitational Announced.. and it's going to be in Europe. That's awesome news (for me at least!).
Check out the press release below:
Blizzard Entertainment tournament and gaming event to take place in Europe over 28-29 June
MARLOW, UK. – February 11, 2008 - Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced...
Some information have finally surfaced surrounding the MMO Square Enix have been working on.
"It's been a long time since we've heard anything about this seemingly secretive new MMO from Square Enix; however, some promising info on this illusive title has recently popped up. It's been revealed on the Game Developers Conference website that Square...
Chris Klug of CME has added the latest installation in his dev diaries at RPG Vault. This time he continues to talk about player choices and how the game encouragews players to listen to his/her conscience.
Last installment, I summarized a mission from Earth & Beyond, where you, as a member of the Jenquai race, were sent to destroy a shipment of...
2.4 has introduced a ton of new items, with over 410 already on WOWDB, as well as 17 quests! We'll be updating this news continually with new sources of items found in this patch, so keep checking back!
Update #15: Added Swift White Hawkstrider to Kael'thas loot!
Update #14: Updated many of the Magisters' Terrace loot drops to their...
After successfully launching the German version of its Tennis MMOG in Germany, leading European MMOG publisher gamigo is proud to announce the English language version of “Smash Online”. Combining an easy to pick up, action-packed 3D sports game with the Multiplayer-environment and ongoing character development of MMORPGs, the free to play title...
WOWDB just updated it's database (and continue doing so) with new fresh items from the 2.4 Public Test Realm.
Check them out by clicking on the image below!
Check out the latest Patch 2.4 news here.
They are taking applications for the Closed Beta of Warrior Epic.
Thats right, you can now apply for the Closed Beta! Simply log in and select "Apply for CB" in your user control panel. If you are accepted into the program, your control panel will reflect your new status and an email will be sent. In the event that you are accepted, please head...
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New! 2.4 Items have arrived at WOWDB! Click here.
We continue to update in this news from now on.(patch notes)
Update #30: Added Magister's Terrace loot, Shattered Sun Offensive rewards, and new profession items direct from WOWDB.
Update #29: Sunmote drop location, Reputation PvP sets with...