Valentine's Day: Date A GM EVENT!
Valentine's Day is around the corner and GM Dakkon and GM SnakeEyes from Outspark's Fiesta online needs company!.
win a chance for you and 3 of your friends to hang out and enjoy some quality time with your favorite GM!
Applications begin 01/16/2008 and end 01/28/2008. After the application process ends, 5...
The patch notes for the very first content patch for Hellgate London has been posted and in it we will see some very interesting additions. The patch notes are huge and after looking through, it is safe to say that this patch is going to add loads.
Some of the more interesting changes are class balance orientated, with multiple classes being given...
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for this years Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, the 11th since its inception.
Among the big names across the awards are top titles from the last year, such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect, not to mention the obvious titles such as Halo...
The Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
) has published four findings of the game. Cretan Labyrinth has stumped many players.Below is the introductory guide:
Cretan Labyrinth --- Brave Heart
Quest: The legend of Crete Island: The proof of hero
Completed the quest: The secret of the pyramid: Search for Book of Death
Twenty minutes ago, Funcom sent out a press release to announce a delay to the release date of their upcoming MMORPG, Age of Conan.
This delay is shorter than last October's delay, pushing the release date back to May 20th, 2008 -- giving Funcom another eight weeks of polish and bug-squashing time.
"However, the Management of Funcom has concluded...
Love is in the air and sighs of lovers creates a mist of romance all over Azeroth. That can only mean one thing : Valentine's Day is Near!.
To get into the spirit of the occasion , Blizzard Entertainment are hosting a Valentine Card Contest 2008.
And i belive they want you to participate in the Valentine Card Contest, simply design a...
Upper Deck Entertainment announced on their site that their new Servants of the Betrayer expansion pack for the TCG (Trading Card Game) will contain three new loot cards: Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit, a Personalized Weather-Making Machine and a rocket flying mount (normal & epic).
Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet BiscuitThe most...
Don't expect less trash for heroic and raid instances (src)
"Trash" mobs do serve a purpose in dungeons though and while they may not be your favorite part of the dungeon, we try and keep a good balance of it versus the rewards of the particular dungeon.Shattered Halls may have a fair amount of trash, but I believe it can drop up to five badges...
The guys at flagship have set a date for their latest addition to the Hellgate world. The next patch will see the addition of a brand new player hub - Stonehenge - based on the famous British landmark of the same name.
Along with that, subscribers can now pay by PayPal or PayByCash!
HELLGATE: LONDON GOES TO STONEHENGE
Explore New Environments,...
Associate Producer Tasos Flambouras does a bit different approach to the dev journals, in the style of a Q&A. He picked various questions from the community as he promised last time. You may also notice that the journal came one week earlier, compensating for the delay last time.
The aspects covered in this journal were quite interesting. Mainly,...
Tigole is providing us with noteworthy blue posts on 2.4, future guild bank improvements and WotLK.
Guild Banks: Guild master might be able to set prices for items (src)
We've been exploring ideas about letting guild masters set prices for items from the guild bank. We hope to get some cool guild bank improvements in over time.
World of Warcraft PTR is goes live with version 2.3.3
Patch notes : General * Some players may notice improved data load times when newly entering the world and after zoning into new areas. * Character/NPC load times have been decreased, and now should appear faster. You’re not hearing voices, there really are people in...
During 2007, the Myth War Online team (http://mw.igg.com
) has held many interesting campaigns. To refresh your memory, MW will be displaying some excellent works in our website and forum, players can vote for the individual works or authors and comment on the works.
MW will select the “Most Creative Work of the Year”, “Most Active Player of the...
There are many kinds of buildings in the game world Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
). To make players enjoy the game more freely, the VCO team has offered another two introductory guides as below. More guides will be posted in weeks.
1. Bullring --- Cloak of Bullfighter
Quest: Tears of the...
Dear Dateless Adventurers,
Valentine's Day is around the corner and GM_Dakkon and GM_SnakeEyes are looking for some company!!! This Valentine’s season, take your shot at the "Date a GM Event" and win a chance for you and 3 of your friends to hang out and enjoy some quality time with your favorite GM! Don’t be shy; submit your dating...
Recently, World of Warcraft celebrated it 4th (3rd if you discount the beta) year of life and now we have another birthday to celebrate. Yesterday, It was a year since The Burning Crusade was released to the masses. TBC is finally 1 year old.
Released on Januray 16th 2007, selling 2.4 million copies in 24 hours and well and truly taking the gaming...
If you simply cannot get enough of the original pets that Joymax had earlier introduced in Silkroad Online, then you may be in for a treat: as of yesterday, Joymax has made several new pets available for purchase in the Silkroad Online item mall.
Joining the roster of Silkroad Online pets are the following animals: a bear, a beetle, a sylph and a...
Given the social nature of human beings, it's only natural that they seek out the company of others - regardless of whether the others are human or not. That is the basic premise behind the newest feature that Softstar and GameTribe have introduced in Dream of Mirror Online: pets.
As is the case with animal companions in other MMORPGs, pets in...
It seems World of Warcraft is still being seen as the game to live up to over the next year in the MMORPG market and Wired has put up an article saying that there are only three that could possibly challenge it.
World of warcraft has dominated the MMORPG market since it's release in 2004 and this year could see it going against its biggest...
Mythos is a game that came to life as a network test for Hellgate: London. Shortly after the tests conclusion, Flagship took the decision to convert the game into a full blown release as their second title.
Mythos won't be available in the shops and will only be available as an F2P model MMO at some point in the next 6 months. Currently in closed...
Sunwell loot: 99% fake
The following picture appeared last night on WoR forums, its probably a fake coming from a private server, however it is nicely done, therefore many players wanted us to post it to discuss about future Sunwell loot until we get more info from Blizzard.
2.4: "you'll have to wait" (src)
The Blizzcast is now out and we are working on compiling information on the Under Development for patch 2.4 to give everyone updates. It takes some time to do, but we will be updating before long. I'm sure what everyone is really waiting for are the actual patch notes, but you'll have to wait for those to hit the...
2.3.3 PTR Patch Notes
There will be another bug fix patch prior to 2.4, the official European WoW site has been updated with new test realm patch notes:
* Loading times have been improved slightly for characters newly entering the world.
* Felspine the Greater in Shadowmoon Valley will no longer evade when engaged. *...
In what's being billed as "A Historic Day For Major League Gaming" on MLG's website, Major League Gaming has teamed up with the leader in sports broadcasting, ESPN, with an exclusive content agreement that will see ESPN televise the entire 2008 Pro Circuit.
ESPN will also be providing coverage of the ciruit, with a team of reporters on hand at...
With the recent release of the Stargate Worlds trailer sparking quite a debate from fans of the Stargate franchise, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment Creative Director, Chris Klug, took time out to post a thread over on the Stargate Worlds forums, where he responds to comments he's read thus far.
Chris is very candor in the post, immediately making...
With a new year comes a new perspective for developers when taking a look back, and a look toward the future for their games. Funcom is no different, and Anarchy Online's Game Director has written up a letter to AO fans to talk about some of the things coming for the game.
In his last letter he mentioned the 17.8 update, but now he has more...
Book 12, now entitled Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, is more than just an update to the Guardian and Burglar classes that have already been announced.
Today Turbine released details on some changes for the Champion class as well. While these changes aren't as sweeping or broad as the "Month of" updates that two classes receive, the Champion is getting...
Pirates of the Burning Sea is now in a live state, and this is the first post-launch patch for the game. There are quite a few improvements to game systems in the update, so read on for the notes!
Stability: This patch includes several client graphics fixes that will improve performance, remove glitches for some ATI video cards, and...
Harold J. Chow is back with another State of the Game article for Guild Wars. Harold has contributed his views on the state of Guild Wars affairs for quite a while now, and this latest article takes a look back at 2007 for the game.
He kicks it off with thoughts on the Automated Tournaments and the last ladder reset, then goes on to comment on a...
Hunter: Grimtotem Spirit Guide no longer tamable (src)
Grimtotem Spirit Guide can no longer be tamed but those who have it will not have it removed by Blizzard.
"Through a hotfix we have recently removed the ability to tame a Grimtotem Spirit Guide. Players who have already gone through the trouble of taming the creature will be able to keep...
The Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
) is giving the players the chance to level up more quickly in the weekend.
Since the new version of VCO was released on Dec. 10th, “how to seize Hurricane Island” has become a heated topic. Many players have been bothered by this thorny issue, and few players have been able to enter the island and look...
Age of Armor (AOA) now is coming to its second episode, Dark Valley, by the end of the first episode, there will be a new challenge for all the AOA players, a new Instance Dungeon is designed for the end the first chapter, and start the second chapter. This Instance Dungeon is called the Defense of the Nuclear Reactor Fusion.In this special...
The Blizzard website is reporting that fans of the StarCraft franchise can now experience the game in board game format.
StarCraft is one of the best known RTS titles on the PC and is played widely as a professional e-sport. StarCraft isn't the first Blizzard title to become a board game, with World of Warcraft and Warcraft before it both having...
IGG announced recently that they introduced a new "Entrusted Sale System Introduction" aka Auction system for Zu Online
(Official Site http://zu.igg.com
"If Players can't find a trader, then Players can buy or sell items through the entrusted sale system, no matter if the target is on or offline. Below is the guides and instructions:
GRAVITY and FOX Licensing & Merchandising Enter into Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Ice Age Online
SEOUL, Jan. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GRAVITY, Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with 20th Century FOX Licensing & Merchandising for an exclusive seven-year worldwide right to develop and publish "Ice...
It's closing in on 4 months since Gods & Heroes was cancelled and Perpetual Entertainment had to go through a round of layoffs. Now, not only are they dealing with legal issues, but P2 Entertainment -- formerly Perpetual Entertainment -- has now ceased development of Star Trek Online.
According to WarCry's breaking news, P2 has transfered the...
New ZA loot, Comics, Teron Simulator
New Zul'Aman loot
The last patch (2.3.2) added 2 new items to Zul'Aman, or rather Blizzard fixed 2 timed loot so players can get them from the first timed chest. Check pics below.
If you get the debuff you should run out of the fight when it has about 20 seconds left, back to the main entrance.If any...
We hear of PC Games having a detrimental effect on the health of young people all the time but this latest news sees one of Americas biggest sporting names depart Baseball to run his MMO house, 38 Studios.
For those of you who don't know, Curt Schilling is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, an American Major League Baseball team.
Curt plans to, "do...
Dana Massey has written an editorial that argues that World of Warcraft will be the sole reason that the Pay-2-Play model of MMOGs will end in 2008.
Massey argues that World of Warcraft has absorbed so many consumers that the market has locked-up. Apparently, the only games that will now succeed are those that are Free-2-Play, have ingame ads or...
Warhammer Online has won multiple awards for its development so far but has yet to prove it can sit with the titans at the top. That hasn't stopped analysts from placing it as the only MMO in the potential best sellers list for 2008.
Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey claims that the year ahead could see the retailer's 2008 results exceeding his...
When Activision and Vivendi Games announced that they would be merging to form the beautifully named Activision Blizzard, nobody saw it coming. Even EA had to take a step back and breathe.
This merger will see two of the gaming indiustries best known and arguably two of the most loved companies merge to form the single largest third party...
Steve Easterbrook, the CEO of McDonald's UK, has ironically claimed that video games are responcible for children becoming fat.
Easterbrook claims that gaming has reduced the amount of time kids spend outside, "burning energy," which is why childrens weight and health is becoming more and more concerning.
Then there's a lifestyle element:...
2007 has truly been the year of Eve, with multiple awarding bodies prasing CCP with Innovation awards and Best of awards and once again, another has patted CCP on the back for their efforts.
JuegaEnRed.com has praised Eve as the Best Sci-Fi MMO and is surely not the last award CCP will win as awards for 2007 continue to role out through Q1 2008....
K2 Network, Inc. (www.GamersFirst.net), an online game publisher, is pleased to announce the release of Chapter 2: Revelations for its popular tactical online first-person shooter, War Rock. This giant patch features a dramatic new storyline, two new maps, three new vehicles, four new PX items and an exciting new parachute system. Furthermore, one...
Worlds in Motion has an interesting Q&A up with Susan Choe and Nick Foster of Outspark, a company that has imported games like Fiesta and Secret of the Solstice for US audiences. Outspark has managed to secure $11 million USD in funding from various sources to "help PC-based online games find the same market in North America as they currently...
Korean source says NCSoft will fall behind to its rivals Nexon and NHN, due to the reason that NCSoft in recent years did not release many new games and its game like Tabula Rasa did not achieve what they expected.
In 2006, NCSoft Korean Sales is 227.5 Billion South korean Won (339.7 billion if include oversea sales), beating Nexon's 196.6 billion...
This journal was scheduled for last Friday, but it was delayed. Tasos Flambouras informs us how he almost delayed it this time too, so he only posted a short status update this time and promises a community driven Q&A (like the last few journals) next time. Basically answering questions that were brought up on the official forums General Darkfall...
Ntreev USA, the North American publisher for the English version of Trickster Online Revolution, is pleased to announce their latest release in North America, Grand Chase. Grand Chase is an original Massive Multiplayer Online Action RPG developed by KOG. Along with the official Grand Chase website, closed beta testing will begin around mid-to-late...
With over $25,000 in jackpots already available and more being added all the time now is the time to make your fortune in Kwari.
To open up the chase for Jackpots to more players we've increased the regularity that all of the Jackpot Keys spawn into the game and have upped the number of Keys needed to win all of the Jackpots. We've got some...
Blizzard has completely changed their stance on people being AFK in the battlegrounds and instituted a much stiffer penalty for people who are non-participants in the BGs and trying to leach honor.
Initally the report AFK system only ensured that they would receive no honor for the BG if enough people reported them unless they engaged an enemy in...