Four-year-old Eddie might behave like a typical young boy. Outside of the Second Life virtual world, however, he is anything but.
The child is a product of logic-based artificial intelligence and complex modelling techniques, and operates on what has been said to be the most powerful university-based supercomputing system in the world.
In anticipation of tomorrow's World of Warcraft patch, we've updated patch.curse.com to reflect all of the latest content for 2.4. On the Patch 2.4 Portal you can find not only the latest compatible AddOns, but also much more; full coverage of all 2.4-related content, including instance walkthroughs, Shattered Sun Offensive and Daily Quest guides,...
The team behind Star Wars Galaxies recently posted a preview of some collections that will be made available in SWG with Chapter nine (9).
Read more here.
The folks behind Dark Age of Camelot have named this week's of questions and answers The Springy Grab Bag. They must have some great weather over there - it's snowing here!
Q. I have a question regarding the celerity tincture that can be imbued onto crafted armor.
Is it possible to recharge the item once you have used up all the original...
It's midnight. Even seasoned and strong Temperions, those who no longer flinch at the sight of severed monster heads, fear the night. They've heard the stories, they've seen the bodies.
At first, all you hear is the rustling of something in the dark. As the blood moon rises and the world grows silent, you realize your worst fears, heinous...
Can you hear it? War-Europe has a countdown up, and we've got the scoop on what it's about. Check back on Wednesday, March 26th, when we spill the beans on some of the coolest information about Warhammer Online yet -- the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Collector's Edition!
There's a forum thread over at Warhammer Alliance with quite a bit of...
Nexon America Unleashes Commercial Version of Fantasy Role-Playing Game, Mabinogi
Mabinogi joins Audition and MapleStory in Nexon America's lineup of free-to-play thrill rides
March 24, 2008 – LOS ANGELES – Nexon America Inc., the U.S. division of Asia's leading online gaming company Nexon Group, presents the commercial launch for Mabinogi, its...
IRVINE, Calif. – March 21, 2008 – K2 Network, Inc. (http://www.k2network.net
), a global online game publisher, announces today that Knight Online has just gone live with their record 14th world CARNAC! This world is special, as it is divided into two major regions (East and West). There will be some exciting updates and upcoming announcements...
Two new Aion screenshots can be viewed below! What MMO have you played that actually let your character stand on multiple steps and actually use the environment in front of him to the fullest? Even in some of the seemingly next-gen MMO's today, not one incorporates little details like the stairs in the second screenshot. Aion seems to include...
Awhile ago the CEO of Activision, Bobby Kotich, talked about the merger with Vivendi/Blizzard and how a company would need to invest around 500 to 1 billion USD in order to have a chance against World of Warcraft. The CEO of Trion World Network, Lars Buttler said he disagree'd, his exact words was that he's calling him a bluff.
Trion is a...
A poster at a EverQuest 2 fansite called eq2flames have gotten his hands on several screenshots of Shard of Hate - the new raid instance being scheduled to come out with the next Game Update. He also have some information that he's happy to share. We have all the screenshots uploaded to Curse for your viewing pleasure below.
The lead writer of Warhammer Online - Matt Daniels - tells us a bit about how they work hard on making the game show that there's "War everywhere" (referring to the phrase "War is everywhere!". Matt's job is to provide answers to questions such as why is there war everywhere, how did it get there and more. He tell us about a lot of more things,...
Ever wanted to know how the city map of a real-life town would look like when done "à la" World of Warcraft?
Wonder no more! Blizzard did it for Paris, one of the most beautiful cities around the world and host of the future World Wide Invitational 2008!
Moreover, they had some fun while making it: check the facts of each location for...
Blizzard has released the homepage of the Russian portal of World of Warcraft.
Here is the official article:
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Russian World of Warcraft 'light' web page. While we'll be working on bringing a fully localized version of the World of Warcraft website to life in Russian, we'll use this page to keep you...
The game is called “MStar,” and it’s part of a new social networking service being developed by Nurien Software. The company hopes to create a new platform for social interactions that incorporates several casual online games. “MStar” will be included in the package, allowing players to customize their own characters, dance virtually, and even...
On Sunday there will be an World of Warcraft in-game event called Noblegarden..
..The great feast of Noblegarden has long been celebrated by the races of the Alliance and recently adopted by those of the Horde. On this joyous day, it is customary for the nobles and lords from each race to hide coins, candy, and the occasional...
The folks behind Lunia are planning to create a PVP Tournament. They are asking for your input on what kind of rules and regulations it should have. Head over to the official Lunia Forums and share your ideas.
Monday the 24th March the team behind Pirates of the Burning Sea will release their Buddy Key Program. It will allow current customers with active accounts to invite friends (maximum three) to try out the game for 14 days free.
This Monday we will be unveiling the Pirates of the Burning Sea Buddy Key Program, which will allow customers with...
They are now taking questions for episode VIII of the Stargate Worlds developer Q&A. According to the SGW team, they wanted to get a jump-start on this episode.
Head over to the Stargate Worlds forums and ask your questions now.
About a month and a week ago we had an exclusive interview with Mythos Lead Game Designer, Travis Baldree. We also got our hands on an exclusive video of the upcoming new zone. Finally we gave out Mythos beta keys and had a couple of exclusive (I know, this word is getting old now!) screenshots of the games upcoming zone three.
Two weeks ago we posted about some ancient lore in EverQuest 2 - Escape from Guk. Part 3 has now surfaced and is ready for you to check out. If you've ever enjoyed EverQuest and/or been curious about the lore behind Guk.. keep reading!
The morning was just beginning to break as Nurgg emerged from Guk, and it was unlike any morning Nurgg had...
Ever wanted to know more about Keeps and Sieges in Warhammer Online? Or perhaps you don't anything about it. Well, here's your chance. tentonhammer have gotten their hands on an FAQ where you get many questions answered.
Q: What is the Keeps and Siege system in Warhammer Online?
A: Keeps and Siege content are props on a dynamic battlefield...
Sarnúr, a dungeon in Lord of The Rings Online now has it's own entry in the official Lord of The Rings Online Lorebook.
After the Longbeards routed them from the stronghold of Thorin’s Hall, the Dourhand dwarves scattered, maintaining only their hold upon the port of Kheledûl and several small encampments among the Blue Mountains. Many...
EverQuest 2 GU 44 preview!
Changes to ranged weapons being displayed. Shard of Hate has appeared. Revamped HQ for the Coalition of Tradesfolke in West Freeport. New armored Wargs in Kunark and adjustments to ranged ammunition are some of the things you can expect to see in Game Update 44.
The Shard of Hate has appeared, sending some of the...
Wrath of the Lich King Bestiary Update -- Iron Dwarves
The bestiary page for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King has been updated with a new creature from the upcoming expansion. Learn more about one of the new species you'll encounter in Northrend, the malevolent iron dwarves.
The Explorers' League has scoured the far corners of the...
We posted about how Funcom (Kalanthes) were taking questions for Age of Conan three weeks ago. Now the time has come for the first batch of questions & answers!
What’s on the mind of the Age of Conan community? Today, we find out. We’ve compiled some of the questions and put them to the wisest man in the land.
In looking at some of the...
This friday NcSoft informs us about some upcoming changes to the Spy and Rangers classes in v1.7 of Tabula Rasa. Obviously it's work in progress -- so they are subject of being changed/revamped/removed etc.
You may question why Spy and Sniper are being addressed in 1.6 and 1.7. The Classes and Combat Team felt the Spy and Sniper classes were...
I'm sure many wonder what's so special about Blizzard that set them apart from their competition. Lately it's been a big subject for debate where one CEO said you need around a billion dollars to stand a chance when developing a new MMO and intend to compete with World of Warcraft. Others say you simply need a lot of time and no publisher to...
NCSoft have published version 1.6.3 patch notes of Tabula Rasa on the Test Server. They are subject to change. it seems like many annoying bugs have been fixed. There's a long list of User Interface fixes, many abilities have been adjusted (see: nerfed).
The area of effect of the Necromite corpse explosion has been reduced.
The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot said Thursday in a conference call that Ubisoft is now ready to plan for a Tom Clancy-branded MMO. They are slowly figuring out how to most efficient approach the vast MMO market.
Now that Ubisoft is free of royalty charges to Tom Clancy following the acquisition of all IP rights to the author's name, the...
2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets for the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational convention and tournament gaming event are now available on the Worldwide Invitational website at http://eu.blizzard.com/wwi08/
This year's Blizzard Worldwide Invitational will take place in Paris, France, at...
Codemasters Online Gaming confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that they are discussing the possibilities to publish two massively multiplayer games for consoles.
The group has begun to enjoy success in the MMO market – in two-and-a-half years since inception the online division of the UK publisher has released four MMO's and has NetDevil's Jumpgate...
Starting today, Fyreball (Pete Parsons' newest venture) is going to give away a coveted World of Warcraft FigurePrint!
For more information on the give-away, please visit http://www.fyreball.com/d/13273
FigurePrints was started and is run by Ed Fries, former head of Microsoft Games Studio. FigurePrints are one-of-a-kind, custom statues of...
In a world enlightened by two moons the battle between light and darkness is about to start…
Are you ready to join the war lasting for millennia?
Dekaron is now ready to step into open beta phase: be ready for it on April 2nd!
Choose your warrior, enter Trieste and help the resistance to win the war!
Run to register to GameTribe! The battle is...
It have never been easier to reach Games Convention as this year. There's new flight connections, coach and rail services to make the journey/accessibility of GC smoother.
Six New Flight Connections Shorten the Journey
Deutsche Bahn with GC Rail Travel Offer
First-time Direct Coach Services from German Cities
The appeal of the GC – Games...
We recently wrote about Red 5 Studios adding key talent to their company.
This time the former World of Warcraft team lead and now the CEO of Red 5 Studios - Mark Kern, tells next-gen.biz that they have no direct plans on competing with World of Warcraft. There very little known about the MMO in development by Red 5 so far. One of the things...
Recently a new News article was posted over at the Warhammer Herald, The March of the Raven Host. Warherald covers news from the very front in the Warhammer Online beta and usually recaps it very neatly.
It is a desperate time for the Empire.
While a mysterious plague ravages its populace, a massive warhost of barbaric Northmen launch a...
New Public Test Realm Build, Season 3 gear requirement will be reduced in Season 4, Season 1 gear will be removed, Level 70 reached in one day, Fury of Sunwell Video here at Curse, Daily Blue posts
There's a new PTR Build available and the PTRs are back up again. Most notable difference is that Sunwell Plateau can be accessed again.
Below you can...
For Immediate Release
"World of Kung Fu" Newest Martial Arts MMORPG from VestGame Entertainment Launches Open Beta
New free to play online game based on traditional Chinese martial arts
[Shanghai, February 14, 2008] – VestGame Entertainment is pleased to announce the North American launch of open beta testing for “World of Kung Fu,” their hit...
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Curse, Inc is seeking talented .Net developers to join its new Huntsville-based team,...
March 19th, 2008. SnailGame's Sci-Fi MMORPG Age of Armor will enter its Second Chapter –Dark Valley on April 2nd, the Official site will be updated to embrace the upcoming chapter on March 17. By that time, the new web site will be more attractive than it used to, there will be more detail information about the game, the newbie assistance, and a...
Players gain a new level of in-game and out-of-game representation aimed at improving all aspects of the second largest MMO in US and Europe
Reykjavik, Iceland - March 19, 2008 - CCP, one of the world's leading independent game developers, has announced the formation of the Council of Stellar Management (CSM), the first democratically-elected...
Vice President of Engineering Joins the Independent MMO Development Studio's Tribe
Aliso Viejo, CA and Shanghai - March 19, 2008 - Michael Weingartner has joined the independent massively multiplayer online developer Red 5 Studios as Vice President of Engineering, bringing with him years of experience building and improving leading server...
Wednesday 19th March/Brighton, UK… Level designer Melissa "War Witch" Bianco explains, in her exclusive Developer Diary, the improvements made to the City of Heroes Hollows Zone.
Hello there. I’m Melissa Bianco, Level Designer on the City of Heroes team, and some of you may know me as War Witch. Having worked on City of Heroes for over five years,...
Blizzard has released the Patch 2.4 page on their website which tells us the story of the Sunwell Plateau.
You will also find a brand new wallpaper and the Sunwell Plateau Trailer (PC or MAC).
Brace yourself for the Fury of the Sunwell, the next content patch for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. You have traveled through the Dark Portal...
Blizzard have a pretty awesome 24/7 gym, a huge cafeteria and a museum. Yes, a museum; showcasing every single piece of Blizzard history piece there is. The 'Make Love, Not Warcraft' South Park episode script is even there. There's even information about when Warcraft was brought up in space (they were unable to play it, though).
Age of Conan will be shown live at The Gathering (a huge LAN party in Norway).
Funcom will be showing the game live at the main stage, starting at 23:45 on Wednesday evening, when everybody is ready for blood and severed heads.
Erling "LordOrion" Ellingsen and Shannon "Pharamond" Drake will both be attending and are looking forward to showing...
Getting hacked and/or losing your character(s) that you've worked so hard to level up and acquire gear for is never fun. At all. SOE realizes this and have made a compiled article with security tips of what to do/avoid to ensure the safety of your ( EverQuest 2) account(s).
Keep Your Characters Safe!
Account theft isn't isolated only to those...
Our Curse Lineage 2 contest winners have been chosen! We received several interesting stories of peoples adventures and experiences in the world of Lineage 2; Aden.
When the Exile Clan Takes Aden Castle
Mauluz submitted this story. We feel it's one of the best ones, as such, The Dark Elf Statue and a t-shirt of his choice is the prize.
We've yet again passed another weekend -- for Tabula Rasa this means time to wrap up any interesting happenings.
Happy St. Patty's Day!
Don't get pinched today! Some of the Developer and GM Staff** just may be hopping on YOUR SERVER to hand out some green dye to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. No special time, no special server, just keep an eye...