Changelog*Added a new Sentinel Hero (Goblin Clockwerk)* Localized script text to allow cross-language compatibility* Completely reworked and improved the way RD hero picking is done* Imported a temporary rune model to replace the default one until the death animation in 1.22 is fixed (thanks PGRu-Unexpect3D)*...
Today Google has launched a new free service named Lively which at first glance seems to become a challenger to Second Life.
It's a three dimensional application which enables the user to enter virtual rooms.
Google have said that the service is completely free and their goal is to allow more users to enjoy virtual worlds.
Furthermore, Google has...
If you missed what happened to the scheduled patch today, it was posted by Senior Community Manager Olive "Tarib" Kunz that its been delayed to tomorrow thursday July 10, at 11:00 A.M. GMT/ 7:00 A.M. EDT.
Reason of the delay is because of an issue identified by Funcom's Quality Assurance department. Furthermore, mr Tarib told the community that...
Are you a long-time member of NCsoft's City of Heroes? Your loyalty will not go unrewarded. The developers recently updated the CoH site with information regarding the 51-month and 54-month Veteran Rewards.
To summarize the Veteran Rewards Program you basically get rewards based on how long you've had an active account in City of Heroes. The...
The latest patch for Hellgate: London 1.3d should be availible on Shulgoth (US) and Sydonai (EU) today.
Shulgoth (US) was updated earlier today already.
Sydonai (EU) will have the patch deployed at 03.00am GMT, July 10th
Multiplayer: Patch 1.3d - July 9th, 2008
Patch 1.3d introduces a few significant adjustments to gameplay, character...
Mario Kotlar released his first Animated Music Video Machinima called Lost in Dreams recently. He's drawn inspiration from Unlimited Escapism by Baron Soosdon.
40 gigabyte of fraps footage was used and the result can be seen below....
Lost in Dreams from Mario Kotlar on Vimeo.
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Just now Blizzard published several winners of the contests they held at the Worldwide Invitational 2008. Several awesome machinima's and fan arts has been posted!
Contest winner page
At the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational we held several contests. Now it's time to reveal some of the...
In the most recent update posted over at the official Mortal Online website, they encourage everyone to register and participate in their forums. If you do, chances to get into the beta will increase.
Furthermore, they've decided to not share any new information about the game in the coming months, due to their visit to Epic Games and also...
Today Blizzard posted details about a new European realm called Blade's Edge. The population cap is fairly low to reduce the amount of people in the starting areas. It's a temporary measure.
Realm name: Blade's Edge
Realm type: Normal (PvE)
For those of you who may have missed the update on the EQPlayers website, Lower Guk has been revamped as of today as part of the special Living Legacy promotion, and we have an update direct from the front lines via fearless reporter Roks Madness on some of the happenings!
As you can see, there are quite a few players checking out the newly...
Multiplayer, a blog built by MTV News has spoken with Blizzard execs Paul Sams, Chief Operating Officer, and Frank Pearce, Executive Vice President of Product Development.
Two interesting topics they go over are why Diablo III isn't an MMO and also how they're not afraid of making another MMO to directly compete with their very own World of...
Today SOE posted in their developer blog that they are working on details for the upcoming beta test of the new expansion. Almost nothing is known so far and many are (yes me too!) awaiting further information. Where will the next expansion take us? Who will we face? There are many questions and the EQ development team has done a great job at...
Soon the "Activision Blizzard deal" will become reality. We've posted about this quite a bit throughout the year, however today the shareholders of Activision approved the deal with ninety-two percent voting in favor of the merger.
Activision said 92 percent of shares voted were in favor of the merger, which is expected to close on July 9...
GameSpy Australia has a preview of the next free content update to Lord of the Rings Online, Book 14: The Ringforges of Eregion.
The first element of Book 14 we see is the final instance in the epic quest storyline in which the Fellowship gathers to leave Rivendell. True to form, the instance is a non-combat mission heavy on storytelling that...
Fallen Earth is now feature complete and moving to alpha testing within the next couple of weeks.
Fallen Earth, the post apocalyptic MMOG in development using the Icarus Studios Tools Suite platform has reached the Alpha milestone and is now “feature complete.” While we continue to work toward our next milestone, content...
Brian Hudson, a Tabula Rasa developer, goes into details about a new instance which will go live in a couple of weeks. The name of the instance is Velon Hollow and it is on the public test server right now.
Imagine that an evil alien race has developed a serum capable of suppressing your personality and trapping you in your own mind.
IGG will be releasing some cool new items in Wonderland Online's Item Mall.
All new items can be traded 20% off from July 8th to July 11th.
Monster Net x10: Enlarges pet capture range by 5 after equipping. Good for 10 successful captures..
Liquid Gas x6: A substitute fuel for the Hot-air Balloon. Double click to use it while using the Hot-air...
Our friends over at Warhammer Alliance have interviewed Art Director Greg Grimsby at EA Mythic. Many of the answers give a lot of interesting insight on the state of Warhammer Online and how the development is forthcoming. Since Greg is the Art Director, many of the questions are focused on just that; art.
How are things coming along with...
The testing continues of 2.4.3 on the Public Test Realm. Since Hortus posted an answer to a bug saying that it is fixed in the next PTR build, chances are fairly low that we'll be seeing 2.4.3 going live this week.
Thanks for the report Samdog, it looks like this is already fixed in the next PTR build, please let me know if it continues after...
We previously posted about Mark's first journal, where he also released a video. Now his second journal is out and it's far longer and includes a couple of screenshots. No video this time, though.
Imagine this: you've never watched Lord of the Rings trilogy before, since you live in Antarctica. One day you miraculously find a copy in the...
The preview site of the next upcoming expansion for Lineage 2 has been finished and released by NCsoft NA. Gracia the 2nd Throne has a beautiful sky theme and the first part (out of two) with information is available on the new Gracia Preview site. With the second part coming soon.
Check out the Gracia Preview site
Atlantica Online brings back classic turn-based gameplay and marries it to a deep strategic framework that encompasses combat, character/party development and city/country management.
The turn-based combat system offers players the chance to strategically plan every move of the nine characters in their group. Players can form teams of three to...
CG Fan Art
About a year ago, we posted a stunning CGI (Computer-generated imagery) representing a female night elf, and the CGSociety site through which this image has been found also hosts quite a few notheworthy WoW themed pictures.
Below is a selection of images from CGSociety 2D Illustration forum, most of them have been made using...
Several things happened the last weekend, as everyone knows, Friday was July 4th and in Tabula Rasa they celebrated it with fireworks. On Pegasus Friday Night Fights was happening, the field was slightly smaller than usual due to the holiday, but the competition was quite fierce regardless.
CuppaJo (the previous Associate Producer) got his very...
WotLK - Flying Mounts and Northrend
Quote from: Bornakk (Source)
The current plan is to allow players to use their flying mounts once a character hits level 77 in Northrend. I understand you feel they don't add to aspects of the game that you are looking for, but we believe they do add to the game and we are building the new content with the...
We recently had a chance to run a few questions past two members of the Funcom team responsible for Age of Conan in varying capacities. The first three are answered by Jorgen Tharaldsen -- Product Director at Funcom -- while the rest of the interview is taken care of by Glen "Famine" Swan -- the US Community Manager for Age of Conan.
The new Assistant Producer of Tabula Rasa introduced himself today. His name is Dane Caruthers and he's been working on TR since 2007 as the Quality Assurance Lead.
A bit of background on me – After spending the previous decade in supervisory roles in retail and with the regional MHMR children’s program, I jumped at the chance in 2000 to work...
Recently Sony Online Entertainment updated its MySpace page with a couple of screenshots for DC Universe Online -- these are the first ever seen screens of the game, who many thought was canceled. Glad the rumors were false!
Furthermore, SOE continue and share information that the first ever public showing of the DC MMO will be at Comic-Con...
Mark, resident admin over at AionSource.com has released a journal from his early experiences playing a newbie Asmodian Warrior. He also published a video which is amusing, considering you can’t swim in Aion just yet... so he drowned.
As you can see, the Asmodian side is a lot darker and grim compared to playing Elyos.
You can now buy your favorite Blizzard games and much more if you're in Europe - The Blizzard European Store is now live.
We are proud to announce the release of the brand-new Blizzard Store! The Blizzard Store allows you to purchase Blizzard Entertainment games and other merchandise directly from the source. Here are some of the features of...
Yesterday we reported about the Opt-In for Wrath of the Lich King being available. Blizzard will randomly choose players who showed their interest via the Opt-In page. An extensive FAQ was published today which should answer most (if not all) of your questions.
Who is eligible for the Wrath of the Lich King Beta opt-in?
Any player who has both an...
With the Opt-In being announced recently for the Wrath of the Lich King beta, many lucky players will soon be checking out Northrend.
Now, as the title says, what would you like to experience in terms of encounter design in WotLK? There have been so many different encounters since World of Warcraft was released years ago, but some are more...
The classic Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos has been updated with a new patch from Blizzard.
The patch introduce a couple of new features such as auto-save and the ability to always see the units healthbars, but also balancing adjustments, a couple of bugfixes and a fair amount of new maps made by fans.
Warcraft III v1.22 Patch...
In an interview with Eurogamer the CEO of Blizzard Mike Morehaime reject the claims of the PC being in decline as a gaming platform. Morhaime therefore is on the same page with Valves Gabe Newell who made a similar statement recently.
“Well, PC is the gaming platform with the largest installed base around the world. It's also the platform with the...
RuneScape has long been the best option for those who want to play a mmorpg without having to pay anything for it. The graphics however has been the same since the release year 2001 and have had a hard time to impress anyone. Since the first July there’s a HD-version to download and use and as you can see in the trailer below the improvements are...
With the July 2 update a lot of subscribers thought that the patches were done for the week. Unfortunately, that is not the case as shown by the recent downtime. Now, why did Funcom deploy yet another patch so soon after the last one?
The issue at hand was that Funcom forgot to re-export one of the tables for AoC which caused issues with certain...
Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts are celebrating the fifth anniversary for Star Wars Galaxies by announcing the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game. First release is named Champions of the Force and it’s scheduled to be released late this summer. Several months of in-game events will follow as well.
Subscribers of Star Wars Galaxies is...
We have a very special treat for everyone going into this weekend. We were recently contacted by an MMORPG veteran of nearly nine years -- Musse Dolk -- who wished to upload a project he's created during his time in Game Design School. It's a compilation of gaming knowledge from his experiences playing MMORPGs, and we're delighted to host it...
The fourth July the K2 Network Games has several events happening.
Take advantage of a 24 hour double experience event, free fireworks will also be in players’ accounts when they login. Not to mention GM events all day that will drop all different types of fireworks.
There’s a new map called Blue Storm, CQC deathmatch. The...
Blizzard has posted several new Fan Art images, including three funny comics.
Notable is how the three fan arts all are of a female night elf. It’s amazing how good some of the artists are; I've seen fan art that is equal to the quality of Blizzard's art themselves.
WoW Image Gallery @ Curse
Today EA Mythic shared information about the plans for the Russian version of Warhammer Online. First of all, there will be a fully localized Russian version, good news for all Russian speaking players! Secondly, the plan is to release the Russian version in early 2009.
Warhammer Online @ Curse
Recently EA Mythic released new media showcasing a zone called The Bastion Stair. Brand new screenshots and a movie can be seen below, I must say this place looks pretty cool and the lore behind it makes me even more curious, this is a place I will explore with my friends for sure.
The foul winds whipping across the Chaos Wastes carry with...
You're now able to sign up for the Wrath of the Lich King Beta!
American Wrath of the Lich King Opt-In
European Wrath of the Lich King Opt-In
Today we opened the Wrath of the Lich King Beta Opt-In program, which gives players a chance to win an invitation to the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King beta. For The Burning Crusade beta, we randomly...
'Navy Field', ready to sail into the world! The 'Navy Field' developed by SDEnternet (CEO: Hakyong KIM, www.sdenternet.co.kr), an MMOTSG, setting the ocean as a battle field from World War II, has been chosen 2 years consecutively as an official game of KIPA's GNGWC (Game World Championships), and is expected to gain worldwide naval battle game...
Meet golfers from around the world at "Shot Online" Shot Online, a 3-D golf game, developed and served by OnNet (CEO: Seongju HONG, www.onnet.co.kr), has been chosen as an official game of GNGWC 2008 (Game and Game World Championship 2008) which will be hosted by KIPA and sponsored by KT Corporation. This year will mark the 3rd GNGWC. A total of...
NavyField Europe announced they will add a 2nd server at the end of July. The 2nd server will be an English server and many events will be started on server launch day.
They also announced they are joining the GNGWC (Game&Game World Championship) and they will start a European local league in the middle of July. NavyField Europe fleets will...
About a day ago we reported that X-Play was going to publish an exclusive game play video of Stargate Worlds. It's now available, and you can check it out below!
Studio Head Dan Elggren, Creative Director Chris Klug and Art Director Howard Lyon talked to the X-Play team about production of the game and the upcoming beta.
Elggren took a character...
In my last journal (Closed Beta Test Journal #1), I had sixty minutes to spend in the world of Aion, and it was the first day of closed beta three. Not that much happened and the main factor of that was the short time I had to play, before the server went down. NCsoft Korea is limiting players to seven hours per day and a few hours longer during...
Earlier today Darkfall Online developper Tasos Flambouras posted a new community QA on the official forums. It covers quite a few interesting topics, so enough with the jibber jabber and lets get straight to the QA:
Here’s the QA…we worked with lists sent to us by community members and tried to answer as many as possible without too much...
Worldwide Invitational In-Game Pet: Archangel Tyrael
Add some more Diablo flavor to your WoW experience, with the Archangel Tyreal In-Game Pet.
The code for the in-game World of Warcraft pet that was provided in the goodie bag at the 2008 Worldwide Invitational will be usable at our Pet Redemption Webpage after patch 2.4.3 is released in the...