Lead Illustrator Börkur Eiríksson of CCP was selected as one of sixteen winners in this year's Into the Pixel competition for his stunning piece entitled "Slave Mines".
CCP CEO Hilmar V. Petursson was among the first guests when EVE TV made its big debut on Saturday, June 23. The on-demand Internet broadcast was the first in what will be weekly episodes produced by MMM Publishing of the UK, who also publish the popular EVE-centric quarterly magazine, E-ON.
There hasn't been one. According to lepidus over at Warcry, Tasos was busy with travelling and couldn't write a proper developer journal. Instead, he sent Warcry 4 exclusive screenshots.
Here they are:
One of the Darkfall @ Curse contributors, Dronjak, has made a fan video out of the many screenshots and few Darkfall videos that exist. You can...
Drysc started a thread on the official forums to explain the Daze mechanic, and it turned out to be a very informative post.
We’ve delved into the Daze mechanic a bit more to provide information on how the mechanic actually works, and hopefully explain some of the oddities and discrepancies that players notice when running from...
June 30, 00:01 AM to July 1, 24:00 PM PDT (GMT-7). Two days!
Finding GM for Grand Prize
This weekend there will be a GM waiting for you in each city. If you find the GM and talk with him in the city, he will change the place and appear in the suburbs around the city. Then all players can go out to search for him and get grand rewards...
Pirates of the CaribbeanⅢ, the dramatic and aesthetic masterpiece from Gore Verbinski, which has hit all over the world like maelstrom, so do the pirates in Voyage Century (http://vc.igg.com
). They engaged in it and talked excitedly about it. Have you ever dreamed to become a pirate of the Caribbean? Come to Voyage Century, you can have an...
Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com/
) is an elaborately and well-designed 3D MMORPG with a rich culture of immortals and knight-errants. It is a story about the immortals’ monkery and battles against the evil. Check it out in the first video trailer released by the official. Here is the URL for the video:
If you're interested in getting involved in the game industry, this may be your chance. EA has some openings in their Customer Service department.
Want to get your foot in the Game Industry door? We have a couple openings in the Customer Service department. If you're interested swing by the EA Jobs site linked below, click on the "Fairfax, VA"...
There's a new Development Uplink available on PlanetSidePlayers today. The article discusses some upcoming additions to the game that they're working on finishing up, and will hopefully have finished and out the door this summer. There's also a special item being created for folks who attend the SoE Fan Faire.
We got caught up on everything...
The latest update on the Chronicles of Spellborn website offers a complete overview of the skills for each class. The list includes the Skill Primer - a list of basic skills and at what levels you obtain them - and also a list of special Skill Components, including the special damage types which make up the components.
You can check out the list...
Game Update #36 is now live. This update includes an all-new Dressing Room to preview both wearable and housing items, Kingdom of Sky Achievements changes, a new high-end raid zone, many PvP balancing changes, and a number of other additions along with many bug fixes. The update notes are available below in full.
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We are happy to announce that two daily quests reported before will be added after this Wednesday`s maintenance.
Do you think that there are not enough hatchers to hatch eudemon eggs? Well, the fifth and sixth hatchers will be available for you to activate in Patch 1064.
Look forward to doing new quest? Then it`s good...
There's a new patch going live tonight for Ultima Online starting at 6PM PDT. You can check out the patch notes below.
Beginning between 6:00PM and 8:00PM PDT on June 27 (June 28 1:00AM-3:00AM GMT) all shards will be brought down to publish the following changes:
(NOTE: The following changes only affect the KR client unless otherwise marked)
Greetings everyone! With "v4" release drawing near, we've sent out additional beta invites to folks to help us test out the new website design and the plethora of new features and content available. All Curse users that are level 2 or higher should now have access to the Curse v4 Beta; simply visit http://www.curse.com
There were also...
The ArenaNet folks have put together a FAQ for common questions about Guild Wars: Eye of the North - the next and first true expansion for their popular game.
What will GW:EN offer me?
All-new content designed exclusively for your existing Guild Wars characters
18 huge, multi-level dungeons to explore
Monuments commemorating your Guild Wars...
The latest Vana'diel Census is now available, this one being the 7th edition. The Census takes a look at some of the most popular job/sub-job combinations, the more popular items up for sale on the auction house, and even some new additions this time around.
Welcome to the 7th edition of the Vana'diel Census!
All the rankings from the previous...
The next update for Dungeons & Dragons Online, 4.2: Searing Heights, is going to include a host of new spells and enhancements for the Cleric, Paladin, Bard, Wizard, Ranger, and Rogue classes. You can check out the entire list by clicking here, but there's also a sample below.
Level: Pal 4
There's a new article up on VGPlayers that gives a sneak peek at a new feature in the pipeline for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: Rest Experience. The system being implemented seems very similar to one currently used in World of Warcraft.
Heroes may now rest in Vanguard! Resting increases the rate at which a hero will gain adventuring, crafting, or...
The next Game Update for EverQuest II - number 36 - is coming out tomorrow, and EQ2Players has a preview of a new raid zone being added in the update.
This zone, called The Throne of New Tunaria lies within the city of Felwithe - a familiar place for players of the original EverQuest.
The Felwithe Throne is now available for raid parties to...
Following the release of the preview site (http://zu.igg.com
) on June 20, the official recently unveils the class description of Zu Online.
Sun Warrior, with their strong wills and iron bodies, is one of the strongest clans in the secondary
world. If you engage in a fight against them, you’d better keep the distance for no one escapes...
Hellgate: London http://www.hellgatelondon.com/
Aion: Tower of Eternity http://www.plaync.com/us/games/aion/
This summer will witness earth-shaking changes taking place to the game industry in South Korea because Flagship Studios`Hellgate and NCsoft`s Aion will go into a face-to-face conflict.
On June 20, Korean NCsoft announced on its new game...
WoW Stratics is giving away two tickets to BlizzCon by holding a "Funny Screenshot" contest.
You can read up on how to enter in our news!
Games-Masters.com have today announced the re-launch of CABAL Online. Replacing the monthly fee with a cash shop and premium service system, CABAL now offers better value for money than ever before. Players are able to enter the world of Nevareth for free (yes that is right, no charge!), taking advantage of the unique chance to join a battle of...
For anyone that may have missed the announcement over the weekend, Blizzard and CGS(Championship Gaming Series) are teaming up to coordinate the drafting and creation of a World of Warcraft 2v2 Arena League for their upcoming series of televised competitions.
The announcement can be found here.
The details are as follows, as posted by Drysc on the...
It's good to see companies taking a hard-nosed stance toward cheating and RMT, and Square Enix is the latest to join the crusade to stop this once and for all. They've banned over 5,500 accounts, and suspended over 1,250 others while placing them under investigation.
We would like to report the termination today of multiple accounts held by...
This weekend marked a new record-breaker for CCP and EVE Online. Not only did EVE set a new record for most concurrent users online at a single time with 34,916 players playing on one server, but CCP also set a new record for the highest number of visitors to an Icelandic-based website, according to Teljari.js.
Beating its previous record for...
Last night Flying Lab Software announced that they will be holding a joint press release soon to cover the details of the deal. But as it stands now, Sony Online Entertainment's Platform Publishing will be the publisher for Flying Lab's upcoming game, Pirates of the Burning Sea.
Pirates of the Burning Sea will be published in partnership with...
In a recent article on the New York Times website, writer Julian Dibbell analyzes gold farming - more specifically in World of Warcraft - and even goes as far as researching and talking about some of the many, possibly over 100,000 people that work at these "gaming workshops" in China.
It was an hour before midnight, three hours into the night...
While Curse was unfortunately not on hand for the European Finals this past weekend, we do want to take the time to congratulate the teams that competed and ultimately qualified for a trip to BlizzCon, to compete in the World Finals of the inaugural Blizzard 5v5 Arena Tournament.
The first place team, and winners of $3,000 was SK Gaming, also...
June 20th 2007, preview site of the fourth MMORPG of IGG – Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com
) comes in front of the global audience. With the first look of its preview site, Zu Online, a fantasy online MMORPG adapted form the classical Chinese fantasy novel Tales of the Zu, has unveiled its mask.
With a strong oriental legendary style, the preview...
The beta period to preview, bug test and help improve the new Curse "v4" website has begun. At this point, we have sent out invitational emails to active website contributors who have been selected as part of the initial core team to help test out every aspect of the new website. We are pleased to be this far in the development cycle...
There's a new State of the Game up on the Guild Wars website, this time written by Christian Brellisford.
This newest game analysis looks at the recent balance changes and the week of play testing that followed in order to evaluate the immediate consequences of those changes—particularly in regards to Paragons, Defensive Anthem, and Mesmer...
Olladra, the goddess of Feast and Fortune, can be both playful and fickle. As tribute to this mercurial goddess, the Coin Lords will be celebrating the Festival of Olladra on 4 Lharvion* by giving away several Intimidating Daggers of Paralyzing Acid! This exclusive event item also has a lower tiered version called the Intimidating Dagger of Acid....
The latest Scroll of Valor is up on the Camelot Herald, and that means more congratulations are going out to players from their friends, for achieving various milestones in the game.
Abasien, Warden of Bhrigh na Cairdean
Congratulations to Abasien on obtaining Level 50!
Calival, Vampiir of Shakrala
Shankrala wishes to congratulate our latest level...
EverQuest's next game update, coming this month, is going to include an update to one of the fabled EverQuest zones released with the original game: The Misty Thicket. This outdoor area was a leveling ground for new Halfling characters that players created to begin their EverQuest career. It's now gotten a complete facelift - using updated...
The latest Podcast from Sony Online Entertainment is available on the SOE webpage. This Podcast has several interviews, short skits, and recent news about SOE games.
You can check out the Podcast by visiting their official Podcast page.
We have some new information regarding Aion that was talked about at the recent Jeju Island Conference on June 20th. There was an interview performed at the conference with one of Aion's developers and they shared quite a bit of new info.
First of all, there is going to be in-game customization of armor using color potions(dyes more than likely)...
Are you a die-hard PvPer, but don't know where to find gamers of like mind? If so, then #WarhammerOnline is where you need to be. In order to maximize the Warhammer experience, we will be organizing a server selection for the most PvP-oriented gamers and guilds coming over from games such as World of Warcraft. Until then, stop by to discuss the...
Today we have seen another success, or disappointment, however you may view it, of another large World of Warcraft site. Wowhead.com, one of the fastest growing World of Warcraft fansites, was aquired by Affinity Media.
Reported by several sources, the deal was for approximately $1,000,000, purchased by a company with ties, whether they are still...
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1 Auction Reports - June 22nd, 2007
1.1 High Selling Consumables
1.2 High Selling Trade Goods
1.2.1 Enchanting Supplies
1.2.2 Smelted Bars
1.2.3 Raw Ores
1.2.5 Cut Jewelcrafting Gems
1.2.6 Uncut Jewelcrafting Gems
AoCWiki.Org has become a great source of information on Age of Conan, containing a number of articles about Age of Conan and also a focus on Conan lore connected to the game. As of today, the wiki contains nearly 700 articles related to Age of Conan, and it is constantly growing.
Today, the Age of Conan wiki becomes a Wikia, providing you with a...
There's a new event coming to FFXI servers called Celestial Nights. The FFXI PlayOnline website has some information about it; more will be coming on the day of the event.
A new special event called "Celestial Nights" will commence at 1:00 (PDT), on June 29.
During the festival of Celestial Nights, people write poems to their faraway loved ones...
The latest Monster Profile is now available on the D&D Online website, this time covering the Stone Giant.
“There’s something about a Giant.”
Journal of Lady Lundiel, High Cleric of The Sovereign Host
On my way to see the council today regarding the letter I received from the orcs, I met the most curious little halfling. While inquiring about...
Interested in going to the SoE Fan Faire from August 2nd to 5th? There's now more information available on what's going on at the Fan Faire, and even what attendees gain access to after the Fan Faire is over.
Here are just some of the great things we have in store for registered Fan Faire attendees:
Anticipated world debut of a brand new SOE...
Nodyin - the designer in charge of Alternate Advancement Abilities - has posted an overview of the changes to the AA window on EQPlayers.
I would like to take a few moments to introduce the changes that we have planned for the AA system with the next Game Update for EverQuest and explain some of the specifics for these changes...
With number 7 comes a new intro, and some exceedingly nice footage :)
Hope you'll enjoy the show !!
Visitors to BlizzCon 2007 will be treated to the first-ever public hands-on with StarCraft II. Demo stations will be set up at the convention, and attendees can sample the new units and gameplay elements for themselves in multiplayer battles. We’re excited to offer this exclusive opportunity to our players, and look forward to seeing you at...
Good news! We are happy to announce that two more hatchers will be available after Friday`s routine maintenance. Institute of Eudemons casually found out the way of activating the fifth and sixth hatchers. You can visit Cheney at Cronus City (279,546) for some related information.
However, you need to pay 1 million gold for the fifth and sixth...
There's a thread taking place over on the Warhammer Alliance forums, discussing the possibility of WAR coming out on Mac OS systems. Unfortunately for Mac users, a developer with EA Mythic has all but shut the door on those hopes with a post in the thread.
WAR on the Mac is not a likely scenario for the following reasons:
1) WAR's client...