The MMORPG DOFUS is releasing the Cosmic Ray event on DOFUS
From 15th to 29th of April, a series of events linked to the coming of the Cosmic Ray will take place. These include the exile of Otomai’s Creatures, exclusive items, titanic confrontations between Djaul and Silouate and much more.
Schedule of Cosmic Ray events between 15th and 29th...
SOE recently published an interesting overview of the Jedi expertise paths in Star Wars Galaxies. Information about the light and dark sides of the force are covered and it's a quite interesting read.
The expertise system gives Jedi a choice of the path they wish to follow in the universe of Star Wars Galaxies. Choose a side and your role as...
Why name the title "Warm Grab Bag" you might ask. Well, it's getting closer to the summer -- so why not.
This week's Dark Age of Camelot Grab Bag has (among other Q&A) answers to many spells related questions.
Q. I want to know if its possible to increase the focus damage shields of: Necromancers, Enchanters, Spiritmasters and Cabalists?
Many of us have read countless of articles, blogs and what not in regards to MMO addiction. IGN Australia have made an article about World of Warcraft addiction; confessions from two players. They take a different approach on the way the article is made. Note that the two that the two who make their confessions and tell their story are no...
All political controversy aside, bearing the Olympic torch during its long route to the Games is an incredible honor, and this year two professional gamers will take part in the international relay. Through a sponsorship deal with peripheral manufacturer Razer, XiaoFeng "Sky" Li and Jae ho "Moon" Jang will both bear the torch...
Upper Deck's massively popular World of Warcraft Trading Card Game continued its streak of selling out in the United States with the latest expansion: Servants of the Betrayer. Below you can read a press release we received from Upper Deck regarding this news.
‘Servants of the Betrayer™’ Expansion Becomes Third World of Warcraft TCG Set to...
To follow up on the following news where we presented you with two never before seen priest season 4 armors, you can view all known season 4 armors at WOWDB here.
Wrath of the Lich King Screenshots from Blizzcon and GC07
Despite all rumors these screenshots are not from the current alpha version of WotLK. They are fairly old and was taken...
Two new features can be viewed over at AionSource.com - Armor Dyeing examples and an translated article about a party boss hunt, it gives a lot more insight of how party play works. Armor dyeing is something that is heavily debated. Some like it.. while others dislike it a lot.
I've also posted several new exclusive screenshots from my...
Due to a GM messing up and accidently giving a player back the wrong type of items (season 4 instead of 1) -- we can now present you with two new priest season 4 items. The player in question is on EU-Arathor and he had petitioned to get his season 1 items reimbursed.
Wrath of the Lich King Video Footage from Blizzcon
We're able to present you...
A preview of the upcoming update to Silkroad Online called Legend III - Roc Mountain is now available.There is still no definite date, but all the info is up on SRO's official site. The level cap will be raised to 90, and Roc mountain will be opened for business. Many new skills, quests and items will be added as well.
Head on over to the...
Ornery, the producer of Lineage 2 have provided us with some concrete information concerning when the new Hellbound expansion will launch. Along with the expansion's launch, the new European server, Luna will go live too. More information was provided about details surrounding the account services such as character transfers.
I just want to...
Dood, hang on to your loincloth! mmolecule is giving away 500 closed beta keys for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures!
mmolecule has 500 closed beta keys for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, one of the most anticipated MMOs to be released in 2008! Starting today mmolecule members will be eligible to win their chance to get in on the closed beta....
We've had a short pause with Cursinema due to some changes to our video software. But now we're back! This time there's several video's for your eyes to feast upon. We've picked the most interesting ones from the past week.
First out is me (Zyuu) playing Aion. Please note that I absolutely need to upgrade my graphic card, so the low FPS is...
More information about the upcoming Book 13 to Lord of the Rings Online have surfaced. Find out all you ever need to know about The Orc Defiler.
Some new things to expect are:
A New Addition to Monster Play
Lighting flashed across the sky, briefly casting the forest in a sickly green glow. The wood was quiet, as the...
An interesting and insightful blog entry by one of the developers of Champions Online was recently published on their official website. It's named "Breaking the Wall" and is about how you actually become a game designer. I'm sure many that read this have at least thought of wanting to become one.
This is the first of a two-part series about...
This weekend update from Funcom includes more answers from Age of Conan's Kalanthes. We've listed a couple of interesting questions and answers below, check them out!
Funcom is also giving away three AoC merchandise, all they want in return is you to email them, further details below.
It is time, once again, to poll the minds and hearts of our...
We have even more exclusive screenshots from Aion to present you with today. Perfect to browse through as you (hopefully) relax during the weekend. Point of view is from myself playing a cleric at high graphic settings, as I continue to level up and discover a new combo ability. The other batch of screenshots is from a sorcerer, where she show...
Eredar Twins encounter: Reverse kill order grants 1 extra epic item + 4 sunmotes
By killing Sacrolash first and after her Alythess you will get an additional epic item and 4 more sunmotes. This was discovered by the guild Vodka. Check out the screenshot below.
Tournament Realms statistics
Via Vhairi's Scratchpad
Last Monday, World of Raids...
The rumors surrounding Diablo 3 have been revived yet again. This time it's Blizzplanet a Blizzard fansite who is the source. Since Blizzplanet is known to have friendly ties with Blizzard, it's likely to be something interesting and certainly not a hoax. The countdown ends on May 1st. It currently (at the time of me submitting this news)...
A three year cooperation between Blizzard and Tokyopop have been decided upon. Out of this deal there will be twenty two brand new Starcraft and Warcraft Manga volumes that are slated to be released through 2010. They've previously worked together on the Sunwell Trilogy.
TOKYOPOP and Blizzard Entertainment® Announce Three-Year Publishing...
Vanguard Game Update 5 should be available on the Test Server after the weekend.
Hey all! You should expect to see Game Update 5 on the Test sever after the weekend! Below is an outline of the main features included in the final update – please note though that they are not all fully implemented yet. As you play through the content on the test...
Naxxramas and The Ashbringer
A little more information has become available regarding Naxxramas in Wrath of the Lich King, which we would like to share with you:
Naxxramas is planned to be somewhat of an entry level raid dungeon in Wrath of the Lich King and not the hardest dungeon in the game, so things will be a little different from what they...
Ever wondered who's actually winning when it comes to The Gold Farming War? The developers or the actual farmers or perhaps the players of said MMOs?. Well, it can't be the players, unless you (yes you who's reading this right now!) condone buying virtual currency.
MMO companies complain and battle gold farmers in their games, in...
Another batch of screenshots from the beta of The Chronicles of Spellborn can be viewed below.
GAMERS, GROUP UP: SIN CITY HOSTS SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT'S FAN FAIRE, AUGUST 14-17, 2008
-Ultimate Vacation Destination for Online Video Game Players Features Colorful Costumes, Passionate Players and More in Las Vegas-
April 17, 2008 San Diego, Calif. – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online games industry, today...
Gamers Can Get Their Hands on WAR and Win a Spot in the Closed Beta
Fans looking forward to Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), EA Mythic's highly anticipated MMORPG, can get hands-on time with the game at events throughout the US this summer. Gamers, including the over 600,000 fanatics eagerly awaiting a spot in WAR's closed beta test,...
Friday 18th April/... NCsoft Europe is pleased to unveil a stunning new teaser video for City of Heroes Issue 12: Midnight Hour. The video showcases the new Villain Epic Archetypes, known collectively as the Soldiers of Arachnos. The video also introduces the Wolf Spider and Blood Widow archetypes, both of which have unique powers and skills. Also...
The makers of Phoenix Dynasty Online have sent us detailed information about their game, as such we've updated our Phoenix Dynasty Online page with the details we've received. Check it out!
Phoenix Dynasty Online is a fantasy-based Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in the world of the Warring States period of ancient...
The makers of Magic World Online have sent us detailed information about their game, as such we've updated our Magic World Online page with the details we've received. Check it out!
In a distant magic land, the Dynasty and the Empire, namely Humans' two opposing camps once invited a catastrophic abuse of Gods' Dominant Sword, a divine magic...
It seems that the massive criticism CME are receiving for the little info they have put out regarding Stargate Worlds has not deterred the development studio.
Khatie, the Community Manager on the official forums has put up a post, telling us that things are heading towards a beta in the near future.
Reminder to everyone who uses the forums to...
Ingle Games Ltd. has announced that the highly anticipated expansion pack of Phoenix Dynasty Online – Phoenix Nirvana will be ready for download next week.
Its unprecedented success and overwhelming popularity over the past few months have spurred the community asking for more features. Ingle Games Ltd. is delighted and proud to oblige to our...
Hortus is maintaining a quite long list of 2.4 issues. It was just updated. These issues will be resolved in a future patch.
17th April additions
Players can be randomly ported into the wall or down into the Menagerie while taking control of a chess piece in Karazhan.
A cursor is not displayed when mousing over NPCs with repeatable...
In Ethegia (Requiem: Bloodymare), technology runs amok. It powers the muscles and minds of horrific monsters. It gives life to the mighty Temperions, endowing them with the strength of giants and a thirst for battle.
However, in a world ravaged by unbridled genetic experimentation, wars and famine, technology is just not enough. To face the...
April 17th, 2008 - Age of Armor enters its Brand New Version after the Second Chapter, New Events and New Items are now waiting for the Warriors who want to conquer the Universe!
First Event, to make more new friends and level up faster, The exp of the whole server is doubled, and also the drop rate as well.
Second Event, Drill Master System,...
So all good things must come to an end and last week, for many Myst Uru Live fans this rang true. Turner Broadcasting, the developer of Gametap, decided to discontinue support for the game after months of "low population" in the servers. People were absolutely furious in game and on the forums. Most were expecting an announcement to Season 2 (the...
Nick LaMartin, the Sound Designer of Stargate Worlds recently published a blog where he write about the wonders of audio; sound effects and music.
A poster on the official SGW forums said:
“Players are given more visual clues than audio clues, because in the past developers have conceded that a fair number of players eventually turn the music...
New Interactive Publishing House Building A Distinct Breed Of Online Games
FireSky Portfolio to Open with Stargate Worlds MMORPG
MESA, Ariz. – April 17, 2008 – FireSky, a new video game publisher dedicated to improving how gamers play and interact online, announced today that it would publish Stargate Worlds, a massively multiplayer online role...
Open Beta exclusively available through FilePlanet.com and partner IGN sites – 50.000 aspiring barbarians may enter Hyboria on May 1st.
Durham, USA – April 17th, 2008 – Funcom, Eidos and IGN are proud to announce that Open Beta for Age of Conan will start on May 1. The Open Beta will be hosted exclusively by IGN’s popular game download site,...
I've posted over 90 exclusive screenshots and a 13min video of me creating a Cleric and leveling from 1 to 4 in Aion. You can also see me exploring the world a bit and I sell some of the items I've looted in order to afford flying to a new area with a bird. The view when flying is great!
71 of the screenshots show my adventures from level one to...
Nexon North America welcomes Wired Magazine's Chris Anderson to VIDFEST 2008
Vancouver, BC – Leading gaming company Nexon North America announced today it is bringing Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, to Vancouver on May 23rd to deliver the keynote speech at VIDFEST 2008.
Chris Anderson, considered one of the most insightful...
Turbine has just released a batch of screenshots for Book 13: Doom of the Last-king, the next free content update for The Lord of the Rings Online.
The screenshots illustrate Forochel, a new region being introduced in Book 13, as well as Fishing – the first addition to the new Hobby system!
Turbine also just launched a new Book 13...
The lead designer of EverQuest since 5 years back announced in the EQ dev blog that he is moving on.
It’s amazing how fast time can pass. It feels like just a few days ago when I first walked through the doors here but now, more than 5 years later, it’s time for me to move on. I’ll be leaving SOE at the end of the month and wanted to take...
Durham, USA – April 16, 2008 We are only a few weeks away from launching Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and the entire team is working hard with preparing the battlefields of Hyboria for your arrival. Why not pre-order the game today to secure your place on the frontlines?
If you are planning to pre-order Age of Conan, the sooner you do it...
French media giant Vivendi SA won permission from the European Commission on Wednesday to merge its video game unit with Activision in a $9.85-billion US deal.
The commission said the combined company "would not significantly impede effective competition."
"The combined firm would continue to face several strong, effective competitors, such as...
NCSoft sent us this tidbit of interesting information. It's an interesting read if you've ever wondered how to properly develop a working support system for MMOs.
John Erskine, Director of Studio Services for NCsoft® North America, examines the role of supporting a live product from its inception to launch and beyond, using Richard Garriott's...
NCSoft just sent us this information about enhanchements to the pet system in Lineage 2. This will become available with the Hellbound expansion (coming this month).
Lineage II players absolutely love their pets. They are useful companions in the lands of Aden, able to conduct a varied series of attacks, use special skills, and more, all in...
We've pushed live a major update for the Curse Client today with a number of bug fixes. It is highly suggested that all Curse Client users download the new update -- found here as soon as possible to make the most out of the client.
Here's a quick recap of what we've fixed with the update:
Addons now update properly.
Fixed "Curse Client should...
Austin, Texas, April 16, 2008 – NCsoft® Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, unveiled today the details of a new micro-transaction system called NCcoin™. This system will allow customers to use real-world money to purchase in-game items and upgrades.
NCcoin, debuting in the action-packed game Exteel™,...
Giving the Zerg mobile defensive structures feels a lot more right as this ability opens up many more aggressive strategies in both Zerg mirrors as well as combined with Overlords generating creep to push these defenses up towards the front lines. Furthermore, there definitely is something about watching defenses crawling around that just seems...
The population of Final Fantasy XI have been steadily growing and SquareEnix have just released information surrounding it that is quite interesting.
This May, FINAL FANTASY XI will celebrate its sixth year of official service.
At present, FINAL FANTASY XI boasts a total of 32 Worlds populated by 1.7 million characters and half a million...