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...
This week's Feedback Friday is now available over on the Tabula Rasa website. The update this week includes news about a new TR build that just hit the Public Test Server this Thursday -- version 1.4.2.
Along with the news comes a preview of some of the content in the update:
Patch Note Preview
Added new Operation: Sanctus Grotto (Level 50) Will...
Class updates in Lord of the Rings Online come in pairs, and along with the Month of the Guardian, Book 12 promises to also introduce changes for the Burglar -- it's the Month of the Burglar as well!
Burglars will be receiving a host of new skills across all facets of play, so here are just a few examples!
"Instead of Sneaking, you...
Along with the 10 CES Screen shots that Funcom put together to release to the press, they also thought of the fans -- saving three special shots exclusively for this week's Friday Update -- taken directly from the game's latest Beta build.
They also released details on the Collector's Edition -- here are a few of the details:
Ring of Acheron...
Spacetime Studios has today announced that NCSoft has ended a deal with the development studio. They will no longer be making the space-based MMO, Blackstar.
We know it's not the norm but at Spacetime Studios we've always been about communicating when we can. For two years this has been in good times but we want to put out a message to the...
Voyage Century Online team (http://vc.igg.com
) plan to launch the Refining Changing System on Jan.20th, 2008.This system is not only entertaining but also practical for players.
Due to shortcomings found in the original change system we decided to boost the change system after we got upgraded. This new system is specifically directed against...
You could call this the Daily Blues, but maybe it's better off being called the "Are these bugs?" section thanks to Hortus, who took the time to reply to a few threads in the Bug Reports section of the forums today.
Spectras reports that the Halaa turn-in of 20 dusts for a research token does not properly convert XP to gold.
2008 will be the first full year that NCsoft exclusively holds the rights to City of Heroes, and with that in mind they've released the 2008 State of the Game that includes a look back at 2007 -- one they feel was a banner year for the franchise, with three major free expansions and 21 updates total.
"Overall, it is exciting time for the City of...
Blizzard Entertainment's Community Team is taking things one step further starting today with the new BlizzCast -- a special Podcast series that will give players a deeper glimpse into the development of Blizzard's games.
Today's first episode kicks things off with a bang, as Karune -- StarCraft II Community Manager -- interviews Samwise Didier,...
Nexon is kicking off 2008 in a big way for MapleStory Europe, with plans to introduce not only a new area based on the city of Singapore to the game, but also the ability for players who have achieved level 70 to choose an all-new third-tier class. There are 10 new class choices in total, along with 65 new skills for players to master.
EA Mythic have released some new concept images and screenshots for their upcomming MMORPG, Warhammer Online.
The screenshots show off a new area called, "Ellyrion," whilst the concepts demonstrate RvR, "Keeps."
You can view the full release of these new images here.
Lindon Labs, the creators of the Real Life Simulation MMOG, Second Life, have announced that any unregistered banks offering interest on investments of any form of resident-to-resident transaction involving L$ or other currencies will be closed down due to complaints received by customers.
Please read this if you operate, or have transferred L$...
With the first teaser for Stargate Worlds finally released, indicating that the new MMORPG from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment is well on its way to hitting its 2008 release date, CME have released information about a new planet - Anima Vitrus - as well as four new concept images from the upcomming title.
Brand New Planet - Anima Vitrus
Attention Fiesta Treasure Hunters:
If you haven’t already heard, a new contest is underway in Isya! Amazing prizes await those able to solve the game’s newest puzzles. Successfully answer the following four questions for a chance to win your very own in-game Pegasus, a rare and beautiful steed:
1. Dressed in a face-off between “Heaven” and...
Hi, welcome to the F2P portal!
If you are new to Curse, Curse.com is basically a Facebook type social networking site for a diverse range of online gamers, and this F2P portal is dedicated to all of you free2play MMO gamers! Please feel free to explore and play around with our features. Also don't forget to introduce yourself on our f2p forum and...
With Book 11's new featured wrapped up and implemented for some time now, Turbine is pushing forward with development of Book 12. One of the first major changes announced for the update is that this is the Month of the Guardian, with the class receiving a big look at its dynamics.
Book 12 promises to package an abundance of new skills, as well as...
TQ Digital has released a cool new section for the Eudemons Online website today. This new photo gallery allows players to download avatar images direct for the game, created specifically for use as an MSN display icon.
There are over 300 different avatar icons available, everything ranging from Eudemons, to character faces, to monsters, to NPCs....
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the winners and honours of the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Nintendo won the award for Game Controller Innovation for the Wiis revolutionary control mechanism whilst Sony took home an honour for...
Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
) will prepare big reward for all players in the coming contest. The Christmas Card Contest held by Voyage Century has already ended, and since many players think this kind of contest is meaningful and interesting, we have decided to hold a second Festival Card Contest. The VCO Anniversary Equipment will be...
CRUCIO SIEGE TANKBuilds From: FactoryArmament: Twin 90mm Cannons (assault mode)120mm Shock Cannon (siege mode)Role: Armored Support and Mobile Artillery
The Crucio is the Dominion update of the immensely popular but aging Arclite siege tank. The Arclite was renowned throughout the Confederacy for its
devastating firepower and stalwart...
Zootfizzle, one of Blizzard's UI developers, posted a notice this morning to let everyone know of changes made to help minimize unintentional propagation of taint:
With patch 2.3.2 we've made some changes to help minimize unintentional propagation of taint. Since these changes resolved many of the issues presented...
2.3.2 went live this morning, and while the servers are still in the process of being updated, we've got the patch notes for you. You can also get started on your download if you run the game client or the WoW launcher.
World of Warcraft Client Patch 2.3.2
/timetest is a command that can be run to provide information on game performance....