Archive for 27 October 2009


World of Warcraft Race Change Service Available

Blizzard has announced that the long-awaited Race Change Service is finally available to all World of Warcraft players who wish to change the race of their characters.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2009 | Comments Off

Age Of Conan Update 5.6 Live

Funcom has announced that Update 5.6, the latest content patch for its MMO, Age of Conan, is now on live servers.Update 5.6 introduces a number of new features including the high level instance ‘The Iron Tower‘, the seasonal event known as Nights of the Lost Souls, the long awaited Veteran System and more.Check out our previous coverage, which goes into detail on update 5.6 and beyond.

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Sins Of A Solar Empire GOTY Edition Out This Week

Stardock has revealed a Sins of a Solar Empire Game of the Year edition will be released on Friday.

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Bill Roper On Champions Online Launch

Champions Online has been out for almost two months now. Things are starting to settle down, changes have been made to key aspects of the game and players are finding their feet, but how does Cryptic Studios’ design director, Bill Roper, feel the launch went?

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Bill Roper On Champions Online Launch

Champions Online has been out for almost two months now. Things are starting to settle down, changes have been made to key aspects of the game and players are finding their feet, but how does Cryptic Studios’ design director, Bill Roper, feel the launch went?

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Champions Online: Blood Moon Launches, Free Retcon

The Champions Online in-game event, Blood Moon, kicked off today, opening up new quests, items and an all-new powerset – Celestial.Players logging on today will discover dark skies and a sinister red moon looming overhead.

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Race On Preview [PC]

Andy Alderson heads to the track to try out SimBin’s latest, Race On.

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Race On Preview [PC]

While the console gaming world may be focusing its attention on the Forza vs Gran Turismo 5 debate – which, by the way, is completely academic until they are both actually released – PC gamers are due another hardcore racing sim next month in the form of Race On.

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Star Trek Online: Latest Batch Of Screens

Cryptic Studios has released another batch of screenshots of its upcoming MMO, Star Trek Online.These shots feature space battles as well as ground combat, there’s even a borg or two, and isn’t that a Cardassian?Check them out below, and drop by our Star Trek Online gallery for many more.

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Assassin’s Creed 2: Lineage Episode 1 Goes Live

The first episode of Assassin’s Creed 2: Lineage has debuted on YouTube.The Lineage series tells of events that happen before the beginning of Assassin’s Creed 2, setting the stage for the game, and focusing on game protagonist Ezio’s father, Giovanni Auditore.

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Fort Zombie Breaking Free On Halloween

Kerberos Studios has announced that Fort Zombie will be breaking loose for Halloween.The title, billed as a “lite action/RPG” title, asks players to scour a deserted town, find survivors, secure weapons, food, and fuel, and build up your defenses in one of the town’s buildings in preparation for the final zombie assault.Sounds alright, but we’ll see how well it does when it launches on 30 October – this Friday – at the RRP of $9.99 USD/€9.99 EUR, on all major digital distribution networks.You can check out the latest trailer below and see whether you think it’s worth your ten units of currency.

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Dragon Age Origins: Wardens Quest Trailer

Trailer for the Dragon Age: Warden’s Quest event in London.

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MMO Weekly: The Healer

Jeff Hollis ventures into the world of part-time healing in this week’s MMO Weekly.

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Modern Warfare 2’s Third-Person Mode Confirmed

Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 will contain a third-person mode.Yesterday, there were a few rumours floating around that Modern Warfare 2 would have a third-person mode, and now Robert Bowling – better known online as fourzerotwo – has confirmed it.”It’s not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game,” Bowling told Joystiq.

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STALKER Cheap On Steam

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is 75% off on Steam until 2 November.This rather good deal drops the price of the superb open-world first-person RPG-shooter to £3.50 GBP, which is a bit of a bargain.The most recently-announced STALKER title, and yes I’m going to spell it like that, is Call of Pripyat.

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