Apparently this is the case. According to a forum post on Stratics, which is also backed up by an article on Destructoid, a goodly portion of the Ultima Online team - including all of QA - was laid off yesterday afternoon.
This is just the beginning of layoffs at EA, from the sounds of it. Destructoid received an email that looked to be from...
Heads up, the 2.3 PTR is down for maintenance right now to apply a new build. That means we could see more changes, so keep an eye out for that later tonight and into tomorrow. Here's a quick recap of blue posts for the day and the daily video for your viewing pleasure.
What exactly is the Mad Alchemist's Potion?
It's a trainable...
Several LOTRO fansites have released more information and guides about the new housing feature provided in the latest free content update Book 11: Defenders of Eriador. The LOTRO community is buzzing with excitement about this one. Lotrolife.com has a compilation of information released so far by players and developers on the official forums as...
NCSoft updated Dungeon Runners - their free-to-play MMORPG - with new content recently, including revamps to the PvP system, Magical rebalancing, new skills, skill adjustments, and more. Read on for the full notes, or head over to the Dungeon Runners website to find out more or create an account.
Let’s face it; our first PvP...
Ever wondered what the CCP offices were like? Here's your chance to tour the birthplace of the EVE Universe in Reykjavik, Iceland, where the brains behind the game have spent countless hours, tirelessly devoted to creating content for one of the world's largest single-server persistent MMORPGs.
All you have to do is visit the Fan Fest and...
Aion: The Tower of Eternity, a highly anticipated MMORPG will start closed beta in S. Korea at October 27, 2007, four days ahead of schedule.
NCsoft revealed that they will launch tests at weekends on a weekly basis. Each test will focus on a different subject. They hope, in this way the dev team can communicate more thoroughly with the...
The sparkling diamond of the East is coming and will soon present itself to us for the first time. Zu Online http://zu.igg.com
, the new MMORPG game from IGG will officially begin its alpha test on October 25th
Beginning at 12:00 EST（GMT-5）on October 25th, alpha test participants will be able to begin playing the game for the first time. We are...
More patch note changes were edited in on the PTR Patch Notes page. Blizzard really doesn't want me to get sleep!
The first Engineering change is absolutely huge. Since the game released the profession has been in need of something viable to sell to other players, regardless of whether the player had the Engineering skill or not, and now it's...
There aren't many glaring issues being responded to on the official forums today, but we've got a quick recap of some interesting posts. There are also some 2.3 item images and two videos for your viewing pleasure.
Guild Relations Program Members Announced
We’re pleased to announce the official launch of the Guild Relations...
I can hear the "Yarrrr Matey" sounds resonating from rooms all across the world at today's news. Pirates of the Burning Sea is now available for pre-order at participating retail locations. Folks who pre-order will gain access to some very cool bonus content, both in and out of the game.
The coolest is an invitation to the Pre-Boarding Party, an...
Hellgate: London's US beta is coming to a close on Friday at 10:00AM PST. Fret not,though - the servers will be opening again just before launch, so that those folks who haven't gotten their copy of the game yet can continue playing.
Good news on that front as well: characters from this "pre-launch" phase will carry over to your retail account,...
Want in on the Warhammer Online beta? Check out this new contest from Warhammer Alliance for an opportunity to get hold of a beta key. That isn't the only prize, though. WHA is going all out with this special Halloween contest and giving away a slew of Warhammer memorabilia.
This year we wanted to do something special for the...
IGG has announced that the website and forum for the fifth MMORPG under the IGG banner -- Wonderland Online -- has become operational today.
Official site: http://wl.igg.com
Official forum: http://wl.igg.com/forum/
The preview site is available to showcase the general features of Wonderland Online, including characters, game functions, scenes,...
The 2.3 patch notes have been updated on the PTR forums. Below is a list of the additions compared to last week's notes. Oddly left out are the Hunter changes to Aimed Shot and the reduction in the "Dead Zone". We've updated the 2.3 Patch Notes page to reflect the newest notes as well.
For player-reported information regarding 2.3, check out the...
For anyone interested in Hellgate: London, there's an article that was released recently which gives details on "Patch 0", otherwise known as the release content patch. The NDA has also been lifted, so players can share their thoughts on the game and the experience they've had with it thus far.
Now on to the details everyone is curious about:...
The release notes for Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar's next update - Book 11: Defenders of Eriador - are now available. Grab a snack, pull up a chair and dig in - these notes are huge, but the content contained in the update will no doubt be an exciting addition for LotRO fans.
Houses are more than an apartment...
Short but sweet update. We've got some 2.4 info for everyone, plus a very cool changed to Heroic keys! Also be sure to check out the 2.3 PTR updates article posted yesterday. It's been updated again with more info.
Heroic keys now only required Honored reputation in 2.3
That's intended. It was a late change so the patch notes...
The 3D Mech-MMORPG titled Age of Armor starts the Open Beta today at 19:00, GMT-05:00.
You can register your own account now @ http://member.aoaus.com:81
Meanwhile, the old accounts for Closed Beta are still available for login but the old characters have been wipen out.
Find more information @ http://www.aoaus.com
The PTR was updated today with a new patch. Of the notables were more changes to the hunter class. Not only was the Dead Zone removed almost completely - it's only 4 yards now - but Aimed Shot was upgraded too. That's not the only changes though, lots of Arena Season 3 weapons got new skins, the Paladin threat changes are in, and Rogues saw some...
Warhammer Online beta may be inaccessible to the general public right now, but that isn't stopping the flow of information about the game. James Nichols took the time to provide everyone with an update last night on the Warherald with lots of juicy tidbits about the beta.
Waaagh! and well met!
So this begins the first of our weekly updates to...
We've got a quick wrapup of blue posts for you tonight, as well as some new Wrath of the Lich King screenshots, and info about Blizzard's 5th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest that was announced today.
There's also a fun discussion going on over at World of Raids. Alexdaman asks if everyone thinks Kael'thas will be in Sunwell Plateau. Head over to...
Patch 22.214.171.124 was deployed today.
New server name are in place:
Orion = US1
Cassiopeia = US2
Centaurus = EU1
Here is an exaustive list coming from the patch note:
Military Surplus stores have been added to Twin Pillars Outpost on Concordia Wilderness, Irendas Panel Colony on Torden Plains, Fort Defiance on Valverde Plateau, and Thunderhead...
The FFXI Harvest Festival kicks off today. With that in mind, Square Enix has released details on the event over at the official Final Fantasy XI Online website.
The event will be running from today, October 18th, through Thursday, November 1st at 01:00.
Players will be able to participate in the festivities by visiting any of the event locations...
Along with yesterday's preview of Book 11: Defenders of Eriador, this morning Turbine and Codemasters announced the official release dates for the patch; North American players will be receiving the content patch on October 24th, 2007 while European players will see it pushed live on October 25th, 2007. Check out the press release on the LotRO...
Do you have a knack for creating cool and unique-looking characters in games? NEXON - the developers of the hugely popular MapleStory - have decided to let the creative juices of their players flow in the new Maple Star contest, which will be running for three weeks during the game's Halloween celebration.
The contest is looking for the most...
Fans of Sword of the New World have something to be excited about. Thirty (yes, that's 30) new items have been added to the cash shop for players to get their hands on. All of these new items are designed to personalize and enhance the player's experience within the game - offering visual enhancements like school uniforms and wings.
We've got more 2.3 info for you, thanks to the fine folks braving the Public Test Realms. Szilia, a frequenter of World of Raids has compiled a great post on the Dustwallow Marsh changes coming in 2.3. Head over to take a look.
On top of all that, there are also a few posts from the Blizzard Community team that deserve attention.
Heads up UO players - all shards are going to receive a new publish during their next regular maintenance. There are a number of fixes and changes going in; you can check out all of them below.
Gareth, the quest giver for the Cloak of Humility quest, was relocated to Trinsic
Players that are logged in Magencia will be teleported safely to the...
Fury - the new PvP MMO developed by Australian game developer Auran - is now officially live. There's a "Day One Report" up on the official Fury website to mark the occassion.
This morning at 5 am in the Auran offices, the champagne corks popped and some bleary eyed developers gave up a big cheer. Some of the team had worked through the night to...
Legends of Norrath has been a smash hit with EverQuest and EverQuest II players, and SoE is doing something to show appreciation. Four new loot cards are being added to booster packs - two each for EverQuest and EverQuest II - and they're even being added retroactively, meaning that when you opened your booster pack, if you would have gotten one...
Players of EverQuest II will be happy to know that Game Update 39 is now live. This update includes the introduction of the Shard of Fear - a single-group high-level zone based on the original Plane of Fear from EverQuest. That's not all that went into the update, though - additional pre-launch Kunark content has been added, to ramp up the...
Rising Force Online Goes Free to Play as Codemasters Online Re-launch Game
We have a new entry into the free-to-play market this morning, but it's not a new game at all. Codemasters sent out a press release this morning, announcing that their sci-fantasy MMORPG RF Online is now free-to-play. With the experience of switching ArchLord to this...
North American game publisher Aeria Games has announced the open beta release of the Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) Twelve Sky.
Twelve Sky is an oriental style, martial arts based Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). Located in ancient China, Twelve Sky puts players in the middle of an age old conflict between...
There's a veritable cornucopia of goodness coming out of patch 2.3. Eyonix posted this morning about an additional change to the Retribution tree for Paladins. You'll be getting your threat reduction afterall! That isn't the only info we've got for you today, though, so read on to find out more - including some Season 3 Arena screenshots, Season 1...
The developer's corner over at the Lord of the Rings Online website has a new article up this morning covering some of the changes and additions coming for the Minstrel class in the game's next update - Book 11.
Solo players can expect a host of new skills added to the Minstrel's arsenal, including War-Speech - a skill that increases the potency...
The latest Vanguard patch is now live today. This is the first in a series of patches to roll out Game Update #3. So, technically this is called "Update 3 - Phase 1," as the patch notes state. Speaking of the patch notes, you can read them below, in all their patchy goodness.
1. Ksaravi Gulch
The low to high teens adventuring area of Ksaravi...
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and paste the code (cursegamingcom). With the coming of Halloween 2007, IGG would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the exciting festival with all ToP http://top.igg.com/
players. Once the three main cities are lit by the jack o’ lanterns light, all the pirates will be out...
TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese researchers say they have found a way to let people stroll through the virtual world of Second Life using their own imagination, in a development that could help paralysis patients.
Previous studies have shown people can move computer cursors through brain waves, but the Japanese team says it is the first to apply the...
Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. The game does belong to SoE, after all, so it only makes sense to have the developers all in one central location with other SoE teams for collaborative and communication reasons.
That said, it also appears that Dave "Hasium" Gilbertson is no longer the game's Producer; Thom Terrazas -...
It's time for another edition of Community Watch; we've got news on activity from all fronts, both on Curse and elsewhere, as well as a few updates on your favorite games.
A quick recap of some of the blog posts submitted by the Curse community!
matticus talks about how setting up special teams can help your raids in "Maximize Your...
The Age of Conan team pushed out some new information Friday evening regarding servers and a Beta progress update.
The first bit of information will no doubt be controversial, but it's quickly becoming the norm for newer MMOs; Blizzard brought it into the limelight and now every developer seems to be adopting the policy. What policy you ask?...
Well ok, so it's not quite Transformers, but it's looking dead sexy. Prepare yourselves to see EVE Online like you never have before. This winter CCP will be further expanding their sci-fi universe with "Trinity." CCP always adds oodles of new content to the game with each expansion, but this time they're going a step beyond normalcy by...
For anyone aching for Zul'Aman information, World of Raids has you covered. The folks over on the WoR forums have compiled quite a few informative posts about the new instance, including boss drops, tactics, and even some movies. If you read the entire article, I promise you there's a great surprise at the bottom. Seriously.
UPDATE - October 19th:...
Last week was a busy one for us here at Curse. Along with the typical weekly bug fixing that goes on, we also introduced several cosmetic changes to sections of the website, as well as a brand new feature to the Account Dashboard. We also updated the Curse Client to 0.12.3 - fixing a number of bugs and making the Setup Wizard a lot easier to get...
From the latest "Feedback Friday" of Tabula Rasa:
Q. What are the names of the servers going to be once Tabula Rasa is live and where are they located?
A. We’ve asked players to submit the names of the servers for both Europe and United States and selected our winning theme: Constellations.
US Servers and locations
Orion (West Coast)
Hunters, prepare to say goodbye to your Dead Zone. The changes in the 2.3 Patch Notes aren't the last of what you can expect. Kalgan has been posting a bit today about more changes that are going to be coming for Hunters, including the possibility of Aimed Shot getting a Mortal Strike effect. Be sure to check out the New 2.3 Items article as well,...
Behold, the future king of flying mounts in World of Warcraft. Seriously, this thing is darn cool. Someone's made one already, and they put together a quick video to show it off. I guess it's time for me to skill up Engineering.
This morning Funcom announced the addition of virtual item sales for their six-year-old game Anarchy Online.
The news comes in addition to Anarchy Online's recent version update - 17.6 - which was released on Wednesday.
The new virtual item shop allows players to purchase a wide variety of items, ranging from hover-bikes and hover-boards to...
IGG has announced that they’ve accepted thousands of applicants for the Alpha Test of Zu Online[http://zu.igg.com
]. In order to satisfy the most players, IGG has decided to release another five hundred Zu Online Alpha accounts.
The Alpha test will give players an early chance to preview Zu Online and experience this unique world shrouded in...
This is certainly an interesting turn of events. Gamasutra is reporting that Electronic Arts has reached an agreement with Elevation Partners acquire the parent company of BioWare and Pandemic Studios - VG Holding Corp.
Electronic Arts has announced an agreement with Elevation Partners to acquire BioWare and Pandemic parent...