City of Steam Closed Beta Dates

City of Steam

City of Steam is ramping up towards its closed beta, and November 16th will see the first round of testing begin. Beta test will be divided into 4 “seasons”, and will introduce loads of new features to the game. Devs have said that character wipes will be held to a minimum whenever possible between seasons. […]

Graphical Updates Coming to SWTOR with Update 1.5


Star Wars: The Old Republic is going “free-to-play” soon, but that doesn’t mean the team isn’t still hard at work improving the game. Senior Tech Artist Ben Cloward recently posted some preview pics of the new shader program that is going to add translucency of light to the foliage of the SWTOR Universe. Those players […]

Funcom US Hosting Center Running on Generators After Sandy Hits East Coast


Funcom have announced via their official forums for Age of Conan and The Secret World that their US hosting center is currently running on power supplied by generators in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. Servers are currently up and running on the generator power, but if fuel runs out all US servers could […]

Rift: Storm Legion Open Beta Event This Weekend

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You’ve heard about Dimensions, you’ve seen the new soul reveals, now’s your chance to get hands on with RIFT: Storm Legion in an open beta weekend that begins Friday November 2nd, and runs all the way through Wednesday November 7th. “The first two closed beta stress tests were big successes, and we appreciate all the […]

SWTOR F2P Model Changes Due to Beta Feedback


Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s incoming “free-to-play” conversion is live on the public test shards, and thanks to player feedback the team at BioWare have made some adjustments to some of the F2P restricitons. Damion Schubert posted the following on the official forums: “We’ve been observing PTS closely over the last few days. In that […]