Just a random off-topic intermission here. “The Game of Thrones” opening video does not ceases to amaze me by its sheer awesomeness. Whoever came up with the script of it should have a memorial build up in their fame.
I am huge fan of The Game of Thrones book series, the movie is turning out to be most perfect so far, and my next greatest dream is to play The Game of Thrones on PC. There’s a strategy game being made, did you knew that? Here’s a few screenshots: (more…)
Nearly 3 years have passed since T3 Entertainment took control of Flagship Studios’ title Hellgate: London – originally the game had both single-player and MMO-like pay2play gameplay modes, but the game’s MMO part was cancelled short after launch. Now, T3 is almost ready to show us what new Hellgate will be like – closed beta testing will be taking place for a short period of June 3 to 5, and the new Hellgate version is said to be free2play this time. You can claim your key at GameOgre or Massively – both are giving away Hellgate closed beta keys right now. Also, i included a Hellgate: London sneak peak video (behind the cut) for those who have no idea what it was about. (more…)
Eden Eternal is new F2P PVP MMORPG developed by X-Legend and Aeria Games. The game is supposed to have a few fresh features, like unlockable classes that you can switch between as you unlock the new ones (it is unknown yet how similar to RIFT this system is). It has several different races (including animal-like) and players could establish their own towns. Eden Eternal is already released in Japan, and English version is reaching Closed Beta Test phase – CBT sign-up has opened today, at the official website. (more…)
A few days ago Square Enix has published 2010/2011 fiscal results report and fiscal year march 2012 planning, both being very interesting documents indeed. As of the fiscal results Square Enix suffered huge financial losses of 12 billion yen (~$148,4 million), which CEO Yoichi Wada blames on Final Fantasy XIV’s disastrous launch and reworking, along with a few other cancelled projects that were in development (about 4,5 billion yen). Wada has publicly admitted that “Our game development has become weaker than expected, revamping it will take one or two years.” Well, who could have possible imagined that taking a game developer with a long record of high-quality games and devouring its name by releasing high-priced, unplayable garbage time after time and showing this shit up everyone’s throats would finally lead to a crashing disaster? *sarcasm mode off* But, getting back to FF14 – everything bad and PS3 version may have already been cancelled: according to Squaer Enix 2012 planning it’s nowhere to be seen. (more…)
Prius Online is a free2play fantasy MMORPG previously released in Japanese and Chinese languages and that i was anticipating for long, and now is on the way to being released on English by GPotato. I must admit that i missed the biggest part of the beta due to my diving trip to Egypt, but i managed to spend a few days in Prius Online Closed Beta and here are my impressions on the game. It’s always hard to sum up your thought on a new game after you can’t get in anymore. Also, because i only spent a few days out of all time i probably saw much less stuff than anyone who were playing from the start, so i am not going into revealing any dramatic details or such. Just talking about what i saw and how i thought/felt about it. (more…)
This is analytical post, i warn you. Well, as much analytical, as this theme could be IMHO. I’ve been reading several articles on the subject of “how to earn money playing games” and it seems to me that people are constantly trying to find a way to pull this trick off: to earn money by playing a game, i.e. by doing no real work and getting all the good stuff at the same time. No wonder everyone wants that. But this post isn’t for boasting about a new “magical” way to earn money, no – i want to sum up whatever I’ve heard on the matter around the Internets and look critically at it. Really, is that even possible, to earn anything by just playing a game? Well, my answer is “no” – mostly you still have to work hard to earn anything, but at least this work has something to do with gaming. So, let’s sort out what can of work might that be? (Side note – no links provided, to avoid even accidental promotion of scammers and such).
Tribes: Ascend is a new Sci-Fi FPS MMO and the latest installment of Tribes franchise announced by Hi-Rez Studios (the guys who made Global Agenda) a few months ago, the game is supposedly focused on “team combat on an epic scale”. It’s build on Unreal Engine 3 and as every other game in the series will be featuring cool stuff like jetpacks, skiing and vehicles riding, available on PC and XBLA somewhere in late 2011. What we could see about this game right now is mostly concept art pictures posted on Tribes: Ascend Facebook group wall, but here we have something new: two screenshots of actual gameplay, featuring aerial combat. It is also the first time when actual screenshots are being available for Tribes: Ascend, so check them out!
Now, i have probably really missed my timing with this video, because it’s been out for two weeks now, but it’s still pretty cool. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a Japanese MMORPG developed by Sega and it’s currently in production. I’m really looking forward to playing this game! (more…)
By the way, while i wasn’t watching, looks like Lucent Heart is getting into another Beta that will start May 12. According to @LucentHeartMMO and the official website, at this time people will beta keys will get bonuses (items and such) but everyone will be able to download the game’s client and participate, even if they don’t have a key. I have posted a gameplay trailer and a mind-blowing preview trailer a while ago, so here’s a newer one – they posted it for the beta event: (more…)
The title of this post says “massively-multiplayer zero-player game” and you may think that I’m making a mistake here due to English being my second language, but i am not. How could a game be a multiplayer and zero-player at the same time?! Turns out, it’s really possible! A weird genre indeed, but it does exist even while it’s pretty much safe to say you have never heard of it. I’m talking about GodVille here, a proud exemplar of a genre it did not created, but greatly improved. This game has a great deal of people playing it and all the attributes of an MMO – cities, monsters, quests, items, PVP, even pets that characters can tame and care for. Yet, at the same time there are no direct actions that you can take in this game, even upon your own character besides creating it. Intriguing? So let’s find out more how that even works! (more…)
- This is madness! – No, this is… Sony! – should we say. Previously, Sony lost PlayStation Network users data to hackers at April, 26th (which i missed being in Egypt). So far i haven’t seen a solid explanation of what exactly happened and how, just some mumbling excuses on Sony’s part. Today Sony took down all its game servers due to ANOTHER hacker attack and compromised security! Turns out, some hackers (the same team?) just owned all SOE customers data, including personal and credit card information. “Customers outside the United States should be advised that we further discovered evidence that information from an outdated database from 2007 containing approximately 12,700 non-US customer credit or debit card numbers and expiration dates (but not credit card security codes) may have also been obtained – we will be notifying each of those customers promptly” Sony says. So the hacking guys practically plundered everything and went out unnoticed for 24 hours, AFTER the attack on PSW which should have done – what? To ring an alarm, maybe, that there are hackers around? Hello! Is anyone even in there? I wouldn’t feel sorry for these Sony dumbasses if not for my credit card information associated with Vanguard account. And the Vanguard server being unavailable too, btw. (more…)