The Lineage II team is continuing to send information out about their recent update to the game, Hellbound. This diary by the North American production team talks about the fun departure that Fantasy Isle represents for our hardcore Lineage II players.
Lineage II enjoys its reputation as one of the most hardcore player vs. player (PvP) massively...
Stars (The horde guild which done naxx firstly in CWOW - Chinese WOW) killed M'uru just now on21:27pm (GMT+8:00), 12th May, here is their official link of the kill: http://www.starshorde.com/thread-5505-1-1.html
It's the 1st timer of CWOW with M'uru available (Chinese servers always get patched a week later than US & EU, including...
Blizzard Entertainment gaming convention returns to Anaheim Convention Center 10-11th October
MARLOW, UK – 12th May, 2008 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its third BlizzCon™ gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on 10 and 11 October. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global...
The developers of Mythos have released many many details of their future plans for their favorite hack-n-slash MMO. There's some very big changes in the plans, that's for sure. Exciting times!
Mythos is now undergoing a big change – one prompted by your feedback and our observations.
We will be relaunching with a contiguous overworld for each...
ArenaNet have posted an developer update on their skill balancing plans for Guild Wars.
Rather than introducing another skill update this week, we're finishing a new system to balance key skills separately for PvP and PvE. Within the next few weeks, we'll introduce PvP versions for a handful of skills. These skills will work the same way as...
Recently we here at Curse had Kody visit Blizzard's HQ for some hands on of Wrath of the Lich King. Here's our interview if you missed it. One of the things Blizzard gave us was a brand new preview video that showcase many areas in the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King.
Many of you have already seen it, since it has...
Blizzard is now actively persuading those teams and players that participate in Win Trading in the arenas of World of Warcraft, they either remove all their items earned in the arena's (or close to) or close their account permanently. Another action they seem to take is removal of points earned.
This is great news, cheating is never a good thing...
The most recent Stargate Worlds IRC chat transcript is now available. There was over 400 questions asked, pretty impressive!
In total, we had over 400 questions asked, yes four hundred questions asked! If we had more time, we would have had numerous more answered. Many thanks to CME and Aruspex mainly for this event happening. There were over...
Electronic Arts has received a $1 billion loan commitment for their attempted acquisition of Take-Two.
EA indicated that it expected the cost of the merger to be approximately USD 2.1 billion, and that as of March 31 it had cash and equivalents in the amount of USD 2.3 billion.
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc, Morgan Stanley Bank, BNP...
Gamesindustry.biz spoke with the Senior Designer of Warhammer Online, Josh Drescher.
According to Mr Josh, he mentioned the challenges associated with WAR and he explain several aspects about long-lasting appeal and more.
"All the under-the-hood numbers all actually scale through the next five years," he said.
Find out more here!
I'll start these "News" with a simple quote where Tasos slap us in our face with some official information about release of the game.
Tasos FlambourasTo this I can say now, that during a planning meeting we determined that our launch date will be inside 2008, with the public beta preceding it by a few weeks. This is official and internally we're...
We've just added a new game to Curse, Florensia. Check out our new Florensia portal, filled with information about the game, screenshots, videos and a special feature: Avery Dungeon close-up.
Florensia is a completely free next-generation 3D fantasy MMOG from Japan providing a whole new world, the vast ocean and various features supporting...
Tabula Rasa Reactivation Referral Program
What’s it all about?
Here’s another great reason to get your friends back into the game! Invite a friend to come back* to Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa and split a FREE 30 days of credit** to your Tabula Rasa accounts! Read on for all of the details.
1. Go to the PlayNC...
The new Clan of Conan is out! Filled with interesting information about Age of Conan.
2x Hyborian Insider Videos
Building a Guild City
Information about the location Poitain
Age of Conan Comic (In .pdf)
...And much much more. Check out the full Clan of Conan, Issue #16
There's been some interesting data released by The NPD Group that show information on the current top 5 MMO/PC Game Subscribers.
"Now that NPD can estimate the value of the subscription market, it's clear that there is a sizable chunk of revenue being generated by PC gaming beyond what is reflected in retail sales," said NPD analyst Anita...
Wonderland Online Team will start open beta at 9:00pm (GMT-5) on 11th May. Its closed beta will come to an end at 3:00am (GMT-5) on 11th May. All participating players’ information will be saved. Players can apply for a new account to take part in open beta.
A new server called Taurus will be launched at that time. Both servers of Aries and...
DOFUS, Ankama's tactical MMORPG which has already attracted 7 million players worldwide, is on the way to being completely revamped, and is scheduled for launch in Fall 2008, with a beta version planned for September.
The code of DOFUS has been completely rewritten in Action Script 3 so now the leading Flash MMO will prove even faster and more...
SK Gaming released a video of them killing M'uru world first yesterday. It's well edited and the music used fits great with the flow of the video. Point of views from the Shaman Morphling and Hunter Valandu.
SK Gaming kills M'uru var FO_120 =...
Due to the crowdedness of the current MWO alpha server, they've decided to launch a new MWO server. The new server will be up running at 0:01am (PST) of May 9, 2008. The server will be temporarily named as Alpha2. Please note that they are currently holding a server naming contest, requesting name suggestions from all players for the name of the...
Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online today announced the launch of Swig and Toss, the second mini-game on http://www.unlocktheminesofmoria.com
. Registered participants can challenge themselves and their friends to earn special deeds that unlock unique rewards including exclusive videos, images, and in-game items that will aid them on their...
Another "Meet the Team" is available for Champions Online. This time it's one of the programmer's turn; Michael McCarry.
Q: What do you do as a programmer on Champions Online?
A: My primary role is to work on the powers and advancement systems for Champions Online. What this means is that I implement all the features and equations for how...
You can download Service Pack 3 for Windows XP by going here.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.
We've just added two very nicely edited World of Warcraft Videos. They contain cinematics and the first video has the soundtrack "Frozen" by Madonna. The second video plays Linkin park - In the end. Both great tracks, that's for sure.
World of Warcraft...
We've just added the upcoming MMORPG Street Gears to Curse. If all goes right, Street Gears should be out in June. Check out our Street Gears portal.
Below you can find screenshots, artwork and the brand new Street Gears cinematic trailer. Oh and of course the press release:
Gala Networks Europe announces its new MMORPG: Street Gears
Premonition managed to kill M'uru making it the third kill in the world. Congrats! View the loot they got below and the updated M'uru loot table.
We've posted about SK Gaming's kill here and Exodus here.
Bladed Chaos Tunic
Breastplate of Agony's Aversion
Gloves of the Forest Drifter
Sin'dorei Band of Dominance
Battlefield Heroes is gaining a lot of popularity lately. So much in fact, that their website crashed due to all the traffic. Community Manager Goodman clarify a couple of things in regards to the public sign up for closed beta and how they are handling the testing of the more serious bugs.
As you may have noticed, you killed our website. We...
There will be an epic launch event in Oslo, Norway to celebrate the launch of Age of Conan! Curse will have Indelible attending this launch event that promises to be a lot of fun! Check back later for coverage!
As some of you might have heard, we’re kicking off the launch for Age of Conan with a barbaric gathering here in Oslo. We’re doing...
Blackstar is a highly stylized science-fantasy universe from developers of Wing Commander, Privateer, and Star Wars: Galaxies
AUSTIN, Texas – May 8, 2008 - Spacetime Studios, LLC announced today it has acquired the rights to the Blackstar IP from its previous publisher NCsoft. Spacetime Studios, an independent game development studio made up of...
According to ID software CEO, Todd Hollenshead, as of today Doom 4 has started production. Theres no telling what game engine Doom 4 might use or if thy will be recycling the old Doom 3 engine, but one thing's for sure; id software is hiring developers that can develop Doom 4 in PC and console platforms as well.read more
The Warhammer Online April Newsletter is out! It's filled with interesting information. Everything from artwork, screenshots, information about guilds, the collector's edition, WAR books, career mastery updates, zone information and a lot more.
Check out the Warhammer Online April Newsletter here!
North America's most popular free-to-play MMORPG delivers new areas, monsters, events and bosses to help players celebrate
Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2008 – Nexon America Inc. celebrates the third anniversary of its free-to-play blockbuster, MapleStory, by unveiling new areas, contests and events for its Maple players. A worldwide sensation with...
2008 Arena Tournament Phase 3 Begins
Registration for the 2008 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament's first qualification round is now closed and Phase 3 of the tournament has begun. Participants have been battling it out on the tournament realms for the past two weeks while fine-tuning their team composition and strategies. Phase 3 of the...
On the 10th of May Funcom is transforming the entire Open Beta into PvP MAYHEM, while at the same time giving testers access to all which Hyboria has to offer!
As we take down our servers for a short period we are at the same time changing the entire server rule-set to Free For All PvP carnage!
Here are the dirty details:
All servers become...
In this weeks Cursinema we'll be showing videos from World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, Aion, Tabula Rasa and Exteel.
M'uru is the 5th encounter in Sunwell Plateau, the latest raid dungeon in World of Warcraft. The guild Exodus released a kill video of them defeating M'uru. They were 2nd in the world to achieve this feat. What makes this...
Another point of interest in Middle-earth (Lord of The Rings Online) have gotten it's very own Lorebook article. This time it's the Girdley Island.
Settled in the midst of the Brandywine River lies the small but steep Girdley Island, a popular excursion spot for Brandybucks on holiday. This tall island cannot be missed by those interested in...
Silverlode Interactive has partnered with Ziff Davis to give away 50,000 registered copies of SAGA the world's first collectible MMO RTS.
Provo, UT - MAY 7, 2008 - For the first time in FileFront history, the Ziff Davis site is offering a full copy of a released game: SAGA, the world’s first collectible MMO RTS. Players have until May 11th to...
Enjoy double exp if you're in squads while playing Tabula Rasa until Monday the 12th May.
To encourage teamwork with fellow AFS soldiers, General British has authorized Double XP to be awarded to those soldiers who play as part of squads between Monday, May 5, 2008 10AM CDT and Monday, May 12, 2008 at 4pm CDT. All soldiers fighting in squads...
The president of Sony Online Entertainment have been interviewed by gamesindustry.biz. Smedley share information about some of their upcoming titles such as The Agency and he explain how it's like to acquire a title like Vanguard.
How is work coming along on the PS3 titles?
John Smedley: Work's coming along great - we've been very careful to...
Exodus from the realm US-Kel'Thuzad defeated M'uru as the second guild in the world and first one in the US. Congratulations to them!
Sin'dorei Band of Dominance
Robes of Faltered Light
Harness of Carnal Instinct
Garments of Serene Shores
Full known loot table of M'uru
Gauntlets of the Soothed Soul
Sin'dorei Band of...
Kody recently added 108 new Age of Conan screenshots to our AoC gallery. Check out some of them below. He also went into details about many of the shots that was taken and published that information over at AoCSource.com. Check out his two posts here and here.
Visit our AoC gallery for more screenshots
New War Channel Provides Limitless Player vs. Player Action
El Segundo, Calif.- May 05, 2008 Now players in OGPlanet's massively multiplayer online role-playing game CABAL ONLINE can fully satisfy their desire for brutal, no-holds-barred player vs. player combat.
In CABAL ONLINE's recently launched War Channel, the rules that normally govern...
Today there's a couple of blue posts and two amusing comics available. Hopefully there will be more news throughout the day!
Early Morning Blues
PTR 2.4.2 has been extended and there's a discussion about why there's such a lack of info about Wrath of the Lich King. Also, concerned players ask why WoW is becoming the main focus of esports and...
Check out a comprehensive list of Aion Closed Beta 2 questions & answers. The questions are all asked by members of AionSource.com and the answers given by players with access to the beta.
Questions & Answers - CBT2
Turbine is celebrating their first anniversary with Lord of the RIngs Online by giving away free access to the massive world of Middle-Earth from May 8-12, 2008.
LOTRO Game Updates & Enhancements Since You Last Played:
New Region - Explore the icy reaches of Forochel
New Quests - Over 100 new quests
Hobby System - Feel like going fishing?
The registration is now open for everyone with early access keys. Go register access to Age of Conan right now! Also, the date of the early access for Europeans have been changed -- EU customers can now access Age of Conan the same date as Americans who use their pre-order keys. The 17th May. Good news! Oh and the level cap planned for...
In the most recent developer's log Flying Lab Software tells us about the many changes planned for The Freetrader (Pirates of the Burning Sea) in patch 1.4.
Freetraders are in a unique position right now. Nobody can survive as long as an FT and they can excel in different areas. They have a moderate amount of combat strength, but it can be...
Another grab bag with questions & answers can be found at the official Dark Age of Camelot website.
Q. Which defensive proc is better? Trial by Fire (Cleric) or Protection From Heresy (Friar)? There have been many discussions over which is better and which procs the most.
A. The scales of balance? Well there was only one to answer your...
M'uru was killed by SK Gaming yesterday. We hope to have more news about Kil'Jaeden soon. No promises though.
World of Raids spoke with Mekon from SK Gaming:
Without doubt the best designed encounter Blizzard have made since Naxxramas. M'uru / Entropius is the hardest non blocked fight ever made no question. It is perfectly tuned, you cannot...
If you have travelled between Bree and Buckland in Lord of The Rings Online, you must have passed Adso’s Camp. Take a brief look at Adso Haybank and the origin of this popular resting point on the Great East Road.
Read the full lorebook article about Adso's Camp.
A long and very details article which showcase Trengal Keep and the legend about it has been published on Vanguard Players.
Rotting away on the expansive Thestran continent, lays the crumbling remains of a once great manor that served as a home to the human kings of Thestra. Time and trouble have etched away at this massive castle, creating a...