Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category
Despite Massive Player Protests City of Heroes Will Shut Down on 11/30
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on October 3, 2012 under Gaming, News
MMO shutdowns are sad, and we all lament the loss of the only true Star Wars MMO last year. When NCSoft recently announced that the first superhero MMO, City of Heroes, would be shutting down in November, players mobilized in a way never seen before with huge protests and a movement so strong it provoked an more.
The Avengers Blu-Ray Second Screen App Reveals Thanos!
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 28, 2012 under Gaming, News
Hopefully you rushed out to the store on Tuesday to pick up the best comic book movie ever made, The Avengers. If you have an iPad and use the Second Screen app that most Disney BDs make use of these days, you'll see something very cool during Thanos' reveal. The Second Screen app usually shows off storyboards, concept art, and other behind the scenes goodies. When Thanos makes his OMGWTFBBQ re... more.
Seventeen Minutes of Dead Space 3 Shows the Best SciFi Gaming in a Long Time
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 27, 2012 under Gaming, News
EA has released a video showing off the upcoming Dead Space 3 demo, and it's simply jaw-dropping. The video shows the same dark and gritty setting we saw its predecessors, but this is probably just an earlier portion of the game. As things get more messed up, we'll see the familiar blood splattered walls and Necromorphs making you shit your pants. There are Necromorphs in this video, but as the fi... more.
Top StarCraft II Player Honored With NPC in WoW
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on under Gaming, Pics
Something Blizzard does in World of Warcraft is honor certain employees and select people with an NPC named after them. Aside from employees, players such as Ezra Chatterton (who passed away from cancer) have NPCs in the game as permanent remembrances of them. It's a pretty big deal to have an NPC named after someone, so people playing Mists of Pandaria who also are familiar with the StarCraft II ... more.
Ultima Online Turns 15 and Raph Koster Looks Back
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 26, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
If you were a Star Wars Galaxies player, you might recognize the name Raph Koster. Because of him, Player Cities and Speeders didn't make the SWG launch as the dev team just had to get a Swordsman profession perfect. But before he began SWG's downward spiral to shutdown, he was in charge of the first major MMO; Ultima Online. That game turns fifteen this year, and to celebrate; Koster more.
Blizzard Takes a Swipe at TOR’s Failure
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on under Gaming, News, Star Wars
On the day that the fourth World of Warcraft expansion was released, Blizzard was asked about TOR's switch to Free 2 Play. It came in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz with Mike Morhaime where the question about TOR came up, as switching to Free 2 Play within a year of launch is generally seen as a failure. Blizzard definitely had an opinion what caused subscriptions to drop so rapidly: Mike ... more.
Cabin in the Woods DLC Almost Came to L4D2
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 24, 2012 under Gaming, News
Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard did a AmA on Reddit, and through the course of questions it came out that they nearly did an awesome DLC pack for Left 4 Dead 2. It sounds as if the download would've been really fleshed out, but it never came to be due to MGM going bankrupt and the m... more.
Guild Wars 2 Posts the Best MMO Account Security Advice Ever
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 21, 2012 under Gaming, News
As someone who has dealt first hand with MMO account security and heard countless excuses from players on how their account got hacked (one even blamed it on their dog), I'm aware of the vast stupidity that exists among MMO players and their accounts. You wouldn't believe the number of people who let their friends play on their account and then act shocked when all of their gear, money, and even c... more.
The Old Republic Developers Doing a Live Video Q&A Tomorrow
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 20, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
Prior to most players bailing from the game, forcing it to go Free 2 Play to survive, BioWare would do weekly Q&As on its website. These Friday sessions were always the source of news and information for players about all aspects of the game. A while ago, they decided to cancel these weekly Q&A sessions, but now it looks like they're going to restart them by doing them via a livestream. The fir... more.
- Obsidian’s Kickstarted RPG Releases Spring 2014 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 19, 2012 under Gaming, News