Patterns: A Video Game, an M.R.I. and What Men’s Brains Do.
Why does it often seem that men enjoy playing video games more than women? Perhaps because they do.
A new study finds that when men play the games, a part of the brain involved in feelings of reward and addiction becomes much more activated than it does in women.
This may explain why men...
Today Blizzard announced the final details surrounding the World of Warcraft 3vs3 tournament.
We invite the most dedicated and skilled Arena combatants around the world to enter the new World of Warcraft Arena Tournament. Your glorious victories in the tournament will not only grant recognition and renown for your prowess, but they'll earn your...
New article added to the lorebook over at the Lord of The Rings Online website.
When the Angmarim built up their defenses in the region of Angmar, the town of Rhunendin was created. Only the strongest and most cunning adventurers may hope to approach -- and survive -- this mighty bastion guarding the western approach to Carn Dûm.
Read it here.
There's a thread over at the official Stargate Worlds forums where you're invited to ask their Creative Director anything you want!
The creative director behind our upcoming MMO has pitched a tent in the "Ask Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment" forum. Ask him a question and he just might answer back!
"Ask me anything, really," invites Klug....
They published a tiny patch for Lord of the Rings Online today. It only corrects a few bugs.
Elf and Human females no longer have wandering eyes when AFK.
The value of the Bree-horse and Bree-pony has been fixed. They will now be sold for a few copper, instead of several silver.
A 3D action stategy role-playing online game titled Masters of Belial has recently been announced. According to the official website, Brain Seal will launch closed beta testing for Masters of Belial in March 2008 and officially release the game in the middle of 2008. The first version of the game will be free to download and play, but its future...
Vis Maior have released a video where they defeat the Eredar Twins in Sunwell Plateau. Point of view is from Slayton, a Retribution Paladin. You can either watch it as a stream or download the high quality version. See below!
Vis Maior vs Eredar Twins Kill...
One thing that companies tried to avoid when finding a new format for movies to be sold on was a format war but when Microsoft announced they would be supporting HD-DVD over Blu-Ray, everyone figured out that it was going to end up getting a little ugly.
Over the past 6 months, Toshiba and Sony have been trying to outsmart each other with their...
This is pure speculation by a site called Random Battle. Take it with a grain of salt (or a lot of salt). Regardless.. there's many points that makes a lot of sense after having read this article.
Almost all of the estimates I’ve heard for Wrath of the Lich King’s release put it at Q3/Q4 (Autumn) of this year, but I’m not entirely convinced....
Player-made Maze Maps have Made a Debut
The mazes compose a large part and it’s the shinning point of Elf Online (http://elf.happymmo.com/
). Produce top equipments and weapons, finishing quest, training pets, getting hight quality staff, you may say everything in Elf Online (here) can not do with the maze.
In the used time, players are hard to...
They just recently spawned a Sunwell Badge Vendor named Smith Hauthaa on the US PvE PTR realm.
Help out and discover new items with the Curse Client. Make sure "Allow database uploads" is selected.
Chest & Legs -- 100x Badges
Gloves & Belt -- 75x Badges
Rings -- 60x Badges
Caster Weapons 1 hand and 2 hand -- 150x Badges
One hand Weapons -- ...
Another weekend wrapup was posted on the official Tabula Rasa website. Facebook, signature generator and some other goodies are covered.
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We salute Capt. Alejandro Hernandez from...
Another Grab Bag have been published on the official Dark Age of Camelot website. This time it covers a couple of pressing matters such as when the next patch is scheduled to be released and what the maximum amount of plat is for each character to hold.
Read the rest of the Q&A (Grab Bag) here.
There's a mix of casual MMO and a social network. It's Flash based, it's free, it's part strategy, part RPG, and it's coming out in the first quarter of 2008. Its name is Coobico.
Game Mechanics: Building your settlement
The first structure of a new village is always the cityhall. Its construction-plan is obtained after picking up a settlers’...
Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot have been interviewed by MCV. One of the most interesting parts is how they are planning to expand in the MMO industry.
Do you have any plans to take better advantage of the MMO and Far Eastern markets in future?
Yes. This is why we are launching free-to-play MMOs with items to buy. This will help us grow in that...
IBM Announces Environmental Learning MMO For Kids IBM is set to launch a free multiplayer online game, titled PowerUp, which challenges teens to save a fictional planet from ecological disaster. Part of the company's broader educational initiative, the MMO will launch February 16th, 2008.
The game features three missions for solar, water and wind...
Vis Maior, after many attempts and around 9 hours of Sunwell raiding, managed to kill the fourth bosses (and at the moment the hardest) of Sunwell on the PTR 2.4, the Eredar Twins, Lady Sacrolash and Grand Warlock Alythess are no more.
You can chit chat with Vis Maior in their IRC channel #vismaior at irc.gamesurge.net
A GM (or developer) death touched Brutallus for Vis Maior so they could attempt The Eredar Twins which appear to be quite a challenge.
Latest patch notes can be found further down in this news. A lot of changes!
Vis Maior gave Curse and WoR a couple of screenshots of the encounter and a 9 second video.
Note: Currently we're having issues with...
Death Wish vs Felmyst (old version) Kill Video. Pretty interesting fight. It has already been changed quite a bit and we hope to be able to post a video of Felmyst 2.0 soon. Check out the video below!
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Gamespot released a pretty awesome video covering "Real" PVP with the creative director of Warhammer Online, Paul. I am excited about this game after seeing this video. You be the judge, though.
Check it out below!
Warhammer Online Real PVP Video ...
Popular online PC game is causing marital discord. This is a typical thing that is brought up many times per year. In the past it was Ultima Online, EverQuest, Lineage 2 (and still is).... but now it's mainly World of Warcraft. What it comes down to is self control. If you find yourself playing WoW and not caring about your boyfriend or...
Members of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and the Stargate Worlds team will be making an appearance at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Here's who you can be on the lookout for!
Dan Elggren, Studio Head, Stargate Worlds
Demetrius Comes, Technical Director, Stargate Worlds
Herb Marselas, Technical Director, Hand Cranked...
Over 60 new items have been discovered on the 2.4 Public Test Realms. We have all of them listed below. To see the very latest additions, check out the Latest Additions page over at WOWDB.
Want to help out and discover new items? Download and install our Curse Client. Make sure "Allow database uploads" is selected.
Fresh 2.4 items straight from...
Starcraft 2 Question and answer batch 30
summary : —StarCraft II Q Batch 30: Map Maker Series 3–-
1) Will it be possible to code the game so map makers can make maps where people can stop incoming spell/missile?
This should be possible through customized ability data and/or triggers.
2) Will we have selectable male/female of every unit?
On the US PTR Tonight, with the expansion of Queldanas Isle, players got access to the Sun's Reach Armory where you could find more vendors and NPCs, and some surprises !
Vendors are selling Season Arena Gears for PvE Tokens as follow :
S1 Arena for T4 Tokens
S2 Arena for T5/T6 Tokens
S2 Boots/Belt/Bracers for Badges of Justice
There's been a lot of discussion surrounding the beta of Age of Conan - some have said it's going great, some say it's not so great and others complain that they never get a beta invite.
Since the last one of these we did was overwhelmingly popular, we’re back with another little hint of what’s going on in the General Beta at the moment.
It's friday, time for another Feedback Friday over at the official Tabula Rasa website!
What are you guys working on at the moment?
As of now we’re working hard to get 1.5 out the door and on to the Public Test Server and ready for public consumption. Along with fixing any issues found by our QA Team in 1.5, the Developers are on their second...
There's a new entry in the lorebook at the official Lord of the Rings Online website. This time they are taking a closer look at Ost Elendil.
At one time there was no greater splendour in the North than Ost Elendil, the palace of Elendil of Westernesse in his great city of Annúminas. But those days are long past. The great, white walls of its...
The storyline for the episodic quests introduced in the Wings of the Goddess expansion pack will continue in the much-awaited version update scheduled for early March.
With Squire Altennia departing on a dangerous counteroffensive against the beastman hordes, care of the Young Griffons becomes the responsibility of our dependable...
Over at the official World of Warcraft forums Tigole made a post where he share his thoughts surrounding attunements and how he'd like it to be.
Attunements is a big deal to most people. Some love seeing attunements--I'm one of them. Others feel that all content should be accessible by everyone, as long the required level and gear is there. It...
The people over at MMOZine is hosting an exclusive giveaway for Pirates of the Burning Sea. A heart-shaped locket.
We’ve a special treat for you this month – an exclusive in-game item for major new MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea. Get your very own sparkly locket, in a seasonally Valentine-y heart shape, and benefit from its combat bonus, only in...
The 5th Alliance Tournament has been announced on the official Eve Online website. To find out more... read below.
Get your ships waxed and charge those blasters because the fight of your lives is about to get underway. All the facts can be found here. Last year’s tournament was a massive success. This year’s event has been “tweaked” here and...
There's a new article on the official Vanguard website that describes how to obtain the key needed to enter Lord Tsang's Tomb.
The Kojan continent is ripe with things for young adventurers to do. From your first steps on the sands of the Tanvu shores, you're already learning the ways of the Lao'Jin Knight, harnessing the power of Jin in both...
Turbine has released a new batch of screenshots for Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, the latest free content update for The Lord of the Rings Online, which went live this week.
The new screenshots depict The Delving of Frór, an innovative new dungeon that implements 12-player raid mechanics into a PvP environment.
Evertras is back with a brand new video in his "I Suck At" series. If you missed out on I Suck At PvP, we highly recommend you check it out. It was a very popular video here on Curse, and one that will no doubt go down as one of the best "guide" videos for playing a Mage in PvP.
This new video is the continuation of the "I Suck At PvP" series,...
Earlier this week, multiple sites reported that an analytical report released by EA revealed a new Knights of the Old Republic title, to be developed by BioWare.
It now seems that this bit of news may have simply been a misunderstanding on the part of Kotaku, who reported this break.
EA contacted Kotaku shortly after they posted the article...
This afternoon Blizzard announced their second official Arena Ladder Tournament. The 2008 iteration differs quite a bit from last year's, though; not only is the format changed from 5-vs.-5 to 3-vs.-3 -- a format which has been vastly more popular among the competitive gaming leagues -- but the entire system itself has seen an overhaul.
Druid : Vengeful Gladiator's Refuge 4 pieces bonus set changed
* 4 pieces: The casting time on your Healing Touch spell is reduced by 0.25sec.
Druid : Vengeful Gladiator's Wildhide 4 pieces bonus set changed
* 4 pieces : Your Wrath casts have a chance to reduce the cast time on your next Starfire by 1.5sec.
Mage : Vengeful Gladiator's...
With the new PTR patch coming tonight, there was a nice addition, the first preview of a Tuskarr Male !
Here it is :
Enjoy the new race !
If you buy a ticket to Codemaster's Connect event you will get a full exclusive level 50 shirow armor set. Good or bad? You tell us.
Codemasters are delighted to announce that any RF Online players who purchase a Connect ticket will each receive a full, exclusive, level 50 Shirow armour set of their choice for one character they have in RF...
Wow. So it finally happened. Servers transfers, I mean. I use to play Lineage 2 back in the open beta and retail. I also spent quite some time in Chronicles 1. This was years ago--and even then, they said server transfers would happen very soon. Well, now we know what soon means to Ncsoft Austin!
Server Transfers for all 10 servers are now...
Company reports consolidated sales of KRW 330 billion in 2007, operating profit of KRW 49.5 billion Operating profit, pre-tax profit and net profit show increase year over year
Note: 1USD = 929.20 Korean Won (KRW)
Seoul, South Korea, February 13, 2008–NCsoft® Corporation (KSE: 036570.KS) today reported earning results for 2007. On a consolidated...
MMOZone have published an interview with Sean Dugan, Lead Content Designer of Stargate Worlds. It answers quite a few questions. I recommend checking it out if you are at all curious about the upcoming MMO in the Stargate world.
MMOZone: Could you tell us a bit about what exactly you do as the lead content designer for Stargate Worlds?
Over at the official The Chronicles of Spellborn website they have posted 12 new artworks. Check them out!
The environments section of the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King website has been updated with Grizzly Hills, one of the many new regions you will be able to explore in the upcoming expansion.
The lush, primordial mountains of the Grizzly Hills are a stark contrast to the snowy peaks that separate it from the Howling Fjord to the...
Finally, EA officially announced Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 (though EA had been dropping a lot of hints and clues about this in EA forums in the past years and RA3 was unofficially announced back in 2004). The screenshots below does not tell much aside from naval units being present in the game again (the last CnC game that had naval units...
On Feb 11th 2008, Microsoft officially announced that the Cryptic-Microsoft MMO, Marvel Universe Online, had been cancelled due to an inability to compete with the current market giants.
In an interview with Microsoft's Shane Kim, MTVs Multiplayer blog revealed the bad news for Marvel fans who were waiting for this title.
I’ll confirm. Marvel...
This will be such an awesome game if it's true. I'm 99% sure it's true, though. Bioware is making an MMO and partnered with Lucasarts right after announcing that they are making it.
Wondering what that BioWare/Lucasarts project was going to be? Oh, come on. Like you couldn't guess. During EA's analyst report earlier today, it was seemingly...
Turbine and Codemasters have just announced details of the fourth free content update to The Lord of the Rings Online.
Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, which adds substantial new features to the game including new customization options, a new region, housing enhancements, and over 100 new quests, is now available to subscribers in North America...
There's a lot of speculation going on with the Sunwell Plateau raid bosses -- especially the three that are currently left undiscovered.
With that in mind we've created this news article to show you what loot we've confirmed from each boss, as well as what loot we expect to drop from bosses based on their item level, and a few other...