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...
By now the name of Balrahn, great restorer of the Empire of Aht Urhgan, has resounded throughout Vana'diel, reaching the ears of all in the form of both history and legend. Recently, a complete listing of the Imperial Treasury somehow fell into the hands of the public, once again bringing this great hero's name to the forefront of rumors and...
SANTA CLARA, CA─MAY 2, 2008—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California issued its Memorandum Decision After Trial (the "Decision") in the 3dfx bankruptcy action. In the Decision, the Court found in favor of NVIDIA on all issues and rejected the Trustee's...
NCSoft is still a pretty young company, but, they are doing extremely well and have many MMO's to offer. Apperently that is their goal and strength: diversity. Not too long ago we posted the news of NCSoft acquiring a couple of Unreal Engine 3 licenses for several unannounced MMO projects. It should prove very interesting to see what games they...
Seems like Microsoft will not buy Yahoo!. At least not for the time being.
Microsoft has ended its attempt to acquire Yahoo after its offer of USD 33 per share - a total value of USD 47.5 billion - was rejected.
According to a report from The Times, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang insisted that his company was worth USD 38 per share.
Warhammer Alliance has a great roundup of the past week's happenings in the Warhammer Online world.
Another great week in the WAR world. A newsletter, many interviews, previews, articles and more, rounded up for your delectation:
This week's Secret Lives of Mobs pays homage to the often-used "WAR is Led Zeppelin" metaphor in Rory's...
Gourmet Food and Outstanding Content on the Menu at the 2008 ION Game Conference
SEATTLE, Washington, May 5, 2008 - In just one week, the greatly anticipated 2008 ION Game Conference will be set in motion in Seattle, Washington on May 13. The quality of attendees, sessions, and networking opportunities were among the high points at last year's...
Elf Online (http://elf.happymmo.com/
) Treasure Hunt Event happens every wednesday, from 19h to 22h(EST - GMT-5) and if you wish to make the Dream Armors Quest or the Imaginary Armors Quest you need to participate in it. It consist in solving some easy quests to collect posters and exchange for items you'll need later.
To attend the...
Ah -- it has been a busy month for us here at TDQ, not only for our interviews but also for a few more things. Watch this space. I side track however!
In our last interview, I spoke to the fresh new multi-gaming syndicate -- A'a Netjer -- about their plans in regards to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainments new MMOG -- Stargate Worlds. It was a...
The fifth boss in Sunwell Plateau is M'uru. So far no guild have managed to defeat him -- but they've been going at it as much as possible during the last couple of days. One guild, Deus Vox, have managed to get M'uru to 38% thus far. Other guilds remain fairly quiet on their progress, but, it's just a matter of time until we see a kill most...
Recently the Blizzard Store opened it's doors. You can find a lot of goodies, some of them being:
World of Warcraft Battlechest
World of Warcraft TCG Raiddecks
Starcraft the Board Game
Starcraft & Warcraft Archive
Illidan Stormrage Deluxe Action Figure
Gift Game Time (give away game time as a gift)
Apparently there has been some drama between Activision/Vivendi and ESA. The result is that you won't see Activision (which also means no Blizzard) games at E3 anymore.
Representatives from the soon-to-merge Activision and Vivendi Games have announced that the company will not be attending the E3 2008 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles...
Dana Massey over at the WarCry network have published a very interesting article about the state of the MMO.
The MMO industry has grown from a two-horse race at the turn of the century to one of the largest segments of the gaming industry and perhaps the last true foothold games have on the PC. Yet, during this same period, there have been...
SOE have published a preview of what is to come in Game Update 45 for EverQuest 2.
There are a great many changes coming with Game Update 45! There's interesting changes coming for some casting and healing classes (Coercers and Priest classes, mainly), new world events, ways to get achievement experience from quests far under your level, bank...
It's Childrens Week in World of Warcraft right now.
Type: Children's Holiday
Date: May 1 - 7
Location: Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Shattrath
All orphans wish they had someone to show them the wonders of the world. Throughout the year, they spend their time wandering around their home cities of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, dreaming of the...
Our Final Fantasy XI gallery just got twenty-one new screenshots added to it. Check them out below.
VIew more screenshots in our FFXI gallery!
We've been hard at work on a little project that has been near and dear to a few of our hearts thanks to our anticipation of the game; it's called AoCSource -- a website created specifically for fans of Age of Conan. As I mentioned in my introduction on the official forums, this is a fansite more than anything else. It's there for fans of the game...
FIleplanet is hosting an Age of Conan Beta Leveling Contest together with Funcom. US Residents only.
U.S. Residents Only
The Contest play period will begin on Thursday, May 1st at the start of game play and end on Sunday, May 11th at 9:00am PT. All Open Beta players who meet contest rules requirements are eligible to win.
This contest is a two...
Stargate Worlds beta sign-ups have exceeded 60.000 thus far. That's a pretty impressive number and it definately show how big the Stargate franchise is.
Only a day since the official announcement, the beta list for Stargate Worlds is already pushing 65,000 sign-ups!
"We are extremely excited and overwhelmed by the positive response by fans to...
Another "Ask Cryptic" is now available to check out over at their official website. Five questions and answers have been provided.
When you say that any character can pick any powers the phrase "jack of many master of none" comes to mind. My question is if I choose a power outside of my "archetype" (for lack of a better word) will it just be a...
Includes Wings of the Goddess expansion
London (1st May 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the forthcoming release of FINAL FANTASY XI 2008 Edition, available from 23rd May.
FINAL FANTASY XI takes you into the world of Vana'diel during the...
Curious how some of the areas in Book 13 (Lord of the Rings Online) look like? Wonder no more. We've updated our Lord of the RIngs Online gallery with four new screenshots showcasting areas in Book 13.
Grand Theft Auto IV has broken all previous records – selling an estimated 609,000 units
Thursday 1st May/... ELSPA, the Entertainment Leisure Software Publishers’ Association, today reports that day one sales of Rockstar Games’ hugely anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 have comfortably eclipsed the previous record set...
PC Gamer US Readers Get Exclusive Editorial Content, Unique In-Game Item, and A Chance to Win a Conan Gaming Machine
Durham, USA – May 1, 2008 – Hitting newsstands shortly, the latest issue of PC Gamer brings online gamers the ultimate look at 2008’s most-anticipated MMO, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Shipping to subscribers early next month,...
TURBINE AND CODEMASTERS ONLINE UNVEIL BOOK 13: DOOM OF THE LAST-KING FOR THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE
2007 MMO of the Year Introduces Fifth Content Update for Subscribers
WESTWOOD, MA – May 1st, 2008 - Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online announced the details of the fifth content update for subscribers to The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of...
We've updated our City of Heroes gallery with six new Midnight Squad screenshots.
Thursday 1st May - Brighton, UK/ ... Senior Designer and writer Joe Morrissey explains how he helped design and write the story for Issue 12 - the highly anticipated next chapter of NCsoft Europe's popular MMO franchise, City of Heroes/Villains.
Who’s idea was this anyway?
It’s pretty safe to say that if it’s not Positron’s fault… it’s mine.
We've experienced a couple of issues with Curse.com in the past few days. Anything from the site being down to logins being disabled. We've been working very hard on coming up with a fix to these problems as soon as we noticed them. Said problems should now be gone and logins are enabled again.
We're aware of all the issues...