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...
Over the past few weeks, Diablo3.com -- a well known Diablo fan site that has been waiting on Diablo 3 for many a year -- started claiming that on 1st May 2008 there would be massive news concerning Diablo 3. They even went as far as to place countdown timers on their front page as well as the front-page of their sister site --...
MESA, Ariz. - April 24, 2008 - Stargate Worlds, the massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) from new publisher FireSky, is now taking registrations for closed beta at StargateWorlds.com.
The closed beta is an invitation-only test of the upcoming science fiction MMORPG Stargate Worlds. Invitations will be sent out this spring and...
[Shanghai, April 30th, 2008] - VestGame Entertainment has announced that the latest version of its popular 3D martial arts game “World of Kung Fu” will be released this week. World of Kung Fu (WoKF) is a free to play massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the traditional arts and mythology of ancient China. The new version will include...
The second gate in Sunwell Plateau opened today during maintenance, meaning the US realms now have access to the M'uru encounter -- the fifth encounter in the zone -- leaving only Kil'jaeden himself left unchallenged.
So what can raids encountering M'uru expect? Here's some quick info on the M'uru encounter:
Negative Energy -- Black beam...
Zyuu is in the process of moving right now, so I'll be your Cursinema VJ in the interim. Luckily we have an awesome new video to kick this week off with. BaronSoosdon, WoW Machinima master, has a brand-new video out titled Rage & Rapture -- check it out below, and don't forget to click through on the title to rate it!
Zyon Games today announced the launch of the official English website of the incredibly popular Chinese MMORPG Secret Online. We received a press release from Zyon about the launch of the website, which you can read below.
ZYON GAMES ANNOUNCES SECRET ONLINE WEBSITE LAUNCH
San Jose, April 28, 2008 – Zyon Games announced their North American...
It's hard to believe Guild Wars has been around for three years already. Looking back, I remember personally playing the beta for the game and now it's had three expansion packs -- most recently Eye of the North -- and five-million units sold across the base game and expansions.
So what's NCsoft doing to celebrate this occasion? They're running an...
Today marks the 4th year of service for City of Heroes, and the NCsoft NorCal team is celebrating it in a special way by introducing a 12-month calendar, with each month representing one of the 12 major issues released for the game.
Matt "Positron" Miller also got in on the excitement of the celebration by including a statement in the calendar...
The Warrior Epic Closed Beta is now live! We received an update from the folks over at Possibility Space to let us know it's now officially live and available to beta testers.
After a week and a half of server debugging, the Warrior Epic Closed Beta is finally "Officially" released. All contest winners from other sites have now been activated...
Battlefield Heroes™ is a brand new Play 4 Free game from the people that brought you the multi-million selling Battlefield 1942™ and Battlefield 2™.
It’s a fun cartoon-style shooter which caters to players of all skill levels — easy to pick up and play, but with deep character development.It will be released for the PC as a free download in...
April 26, 2008, SnailGame modified the Siege System in Age of Armor
Snailgame Insider recently sat down with Age of Armor lead producer Denniel Wang and lead Tech Supportor Jim Rong to discuss some of the ideas that influenced the development of battle planet siege project :
1. The exp rate of those high level areas is doubled, and to make...
Below you'll find a recap of last weeks noteworthy videos posted here on Curse. Everything from Aion to The Chronicles of Spellborn and Cartographer 3, WoW Addon Preview and more!
Check out this Aion video, showcasing the land that the Asmodian's live in.
No Gameplay blog this time, just plain Q :(
1. Do Protoss Immortals get killed when a Nuke explodes next to them(seeing as the Hardened Shield blocks all high profile attacks and that a Nuke is definitely a high profile attack)? (Battle.net) Eragon320
In term of units, the only units that will be able to survive a Nuke will...
We've updated our Tabula Rasa gallery with eleven more screenshots.
Guild Wars celebrates it's third anniversary! Rollerbeetle Racing and the Dragon Arena can be accessed again. Birthday Cupcakes will drop from creatures and there's New End Game Rewards. There's also Returning Rewards for those of you with either a one, two or three year old account.
It's that time again! Three years ago this Monday, Guild...
Flagship Studios want everyone with access to Mythos to try and "break" it today, since they are performaing a Stress Test to see how much the server can take.
All alliterations aside, at around 12:00pm PDT (GMT-7) Friday we will be conducting a stress test on our servers to see how many people we can cram into the least amount of servers...
It's Friday and todays update from Funcom showcase a new Hyborian Insider video. It explains quite a bit and if you're at all curious about PVP in Age of Conan, check it out!
This week's Friday Update is Hyborian Insider #2. This particular installment is all about PVP, covering the minigames, PVP experience, levels, and items, a couple of the...