FFXIV: A Realm Reborn - PlayStation 4 Review

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launched on the PlayStation 4 last week. I’ve been a long-time Final Fantasy RPG fan, but when it comes to the Final Fantasy MMOs I have only had done beta testing for both XIV 1.0 and A Realm Reborn. It’s been a while since I've played in Eorzea and I’ve been looking forward to checking it out on the PS4. Square Enix was kind enough to send over a copy of the game to review; here are my impressions of how it plays out so far on the console!

Red Orchestra 2: Free for 24 Hours!

Free, that's right! For 24 hours, Red Orchestra 2 is on sale – at 100% off.

Why? Who knows! Offer ends April 24th at 10AM Pacific!

WildStar: Beta Content and Beyond

As April nears its end and summer rapidly approaches, Carbine Studios, remains hard at work in preparation for the launch of its upcoming MMORPG, WildStar. This latest MMO, scheduled to hit the market in early June, takes place in an expansive universe that blends science fiction and fantasy elements into one action packed space. While this brand new IP has heads turning with interest, WildStar will still need to go blow for blow with some of the biggest names in the genre in order to come out successful. According to the President of Carbine Studios, Jeremy Gaffney, they’ll be battling with giants!

If you’ve been following my coverage of WildStar here on ZAM, then you probably know that one thing the game definitely has going for it: its ridiculous amount of in-game content. In truth, it will probably be the only MMORPG in history to launch jam-packed with this much stuff on day one. Coupled with the fact that, according to Jeremy, over 50% of beta weekend participants are giving WildStar a 5 out of 5 “fun factor” rating, it seems to be on the right path for launch. While long-time fans and beta testers may already be familiar with the game’s plethora of activities, new players just dipping their toes into beta may not know all of the options they have available as they make their journey across Planet Nexus. In order to shed some light for those players, I recently received the opportunity to sit down with Carbine’s Jeremy Gaffney himself to talk about a few different types of content that new players can expect, how beta has been faring in general, as well as the team’s plans for launch and beyond. So sit back and relax as we take a journey to Planet Nexus!

ESGNTV: "Fight Night" Goes Legendary

Five streamers. Five fans. Six crazy episodes.

ESGNTV LoL Infographic

Online channel ESGNTV continues to push the eSports envelope. Starting tomorrow (the 24th) at 3PM Eastern, ESGNTV's Fight Night brings League of Legends into their mix. The initial six-episode series will feature five popular streamers: PhantomL0rd, Chaox, Dinglederper, MaximusBlack and The Rain Man.

New Equipment Storage System: Mog Wardrobe

 Tired of needing to make space in your inventory for that one piece of gear that you "might" use? Hate being at capped inventory space because of all the essential weapons you're bringing along with you? Those kind-hearted moogles have been working endlessly on this task, and have come up with the new Mog Wardrobe storage system as a solution! Unlike the conventional inventory systems, the Mog Wardrobe is for equipment only, and you can freely change equipment from this inventory pool.

Excited for this new inventory addition? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

ArcheAge: Class and Crafting Overview

For an MMO, it's important for players to stand out; not just with how you look, but also what you do. In their latest Feature Guide, Trion Worlds and XL Games discuss the detailed system in ArcheAge that helps set you apart.

WildStar: Warplots DevSpeak Video

WildStar Wednesday is here this week and Carbine's own Stephan Frost shows off his "unstoppable" 40-man Warparty in this epic Warplots DevSpeak. We've seen the overview with last week's Warplots Flick, now let's see how it all breaks down.

Enjoy!

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Super Suddenly Pirates!

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech, helping players get an edge each week as he builds, tests and breaks down a new deck.

BlizzCon 2014: November 7-8 in Anaheim

BlizzCon 2014 has been announced! Tickets will be on sale via EventBrite for $199 in two batches on May 7th (at 7pm PT) and May 10 (at 10am PT), and there's been some changes this year so brush up on the changes to be prepared. Tickets for a pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will also be for sale on Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm PT for $750 each.

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Gameplay Trailer

Cinematics from BioWare are always a treat. That's why their newest Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer, "The Inquisitor", is definitely worth a watch. While it's not a "gameplay trailer" as described, it does use "actual game footage." We also saw glimpses of HUDless attacks which count for something.

In any case, Inquisition hits the shelves October 7th. Take a look and begin the hype!