Lineage II expansion Valiance revealed

By: Eddie Makuch NCSoft today announced Valiance, the latest expansion for free-to-play massively multiplayer online game Lineage II. The expansion is planned for release later this year. “Players have been treated to a sense of peace since Shilen, the Goddess of Destruction, sent Lindvior to destroy Aden some time ago. While the citizens and heroes of Aden welcomed the respite, come the release of Valiance, … Continue reading Lineage II expansion Valiance revealed

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition revealed

By: Eddie Makuch Ubisoft today announced theAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition for North America. The $130 bundle includes a copy of the game in a steelbook case, the full soundtrack,an 80-page art book, an embroidered flag, and an 18-inch Captain Edward Kenway statue. The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition revealed

Nintendo: Miiverse is Wii U’s ‘killer app’

By: Eddie Makuch Nintendo has long touted the Wii U’s new tablet-like GamePad controller as a feature that will set the system apart from the competition. However, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal‘s AllThingsD, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the system’s new Miiverse social network stands to be the console’s “killer app.” “I think that [Miiverse] will pleasantly surprise people,” … Continue reading Nintendo: Miiverse is Wii U’s ‘killer app’

Dishonored golden

By: Eddie Makuch After three years of work, development on Arkane Studios’ new stealth-action game Dishonored has come to a close. Publisher Bethesda announced today that the game has gone gold ahead of its worldwide release early next month. Dishonored ships for the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 in North America and France on October 9, with subsequent releases following in Australia and Spain … Continue reading Dishonored golden

Final Fantasy III PSP quietly launches in North America next week

By: Erren Van Duine Starting next week you’ll be able to play Final Fantasy I through IX all on one platform. That is, if FFIII works with the PS Vita. Compatibility with Sony’s newest handheld is currently unknown, but Final Fantasy III for PSP is set to launch Tuesday September 25th in North America – just five days after the Japanese release. The news comes … Continue reading Final Fantasy III PSP quietly launches in North America next week

Blizzard confirms Battle.net hacked

By: Connor Sheridan World of Warcraft and Diablo III maker says encrypted passwords, security question answers, email addresses from players on North American servers were compromised. Battle.net’s internal systems were illegally accessed on August 4 and account information including encrypted passwords and security question answers appear to have been taken. Blizzard said in a security update today that while no evidence so far suggests financial … Continue reading Blizzard confirms Battle.net hacked

Dark Souls DLC coming to Xbox 360, PS3

By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor Console gamers seeking to slay new monsters and wield new weapons in Dark Souls are in luck. Namco Bandai has revealed to IGN that the Artorias of the Abyss expansion included with this summer’s Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC will also come to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Due out this winter for 1,200 MS points … Continue reading Dark Souls DLC coming to Xbox 360, PS3

Big Bang to focus on world tour, no promotional activities for ‘Still Alive’ [NEWS]

YG Entertainment has revealed it will not hold promotional activities for Big Bang’s much-anticipated special re-release album Still Alive. The special edition album is scheduled to drop on June 3 with five additional songs in addition to the songs from the mini album Alive. However, a source close to YG Entertainment revealed the group has decided to not hold any performances for the new album, … Continue reading Big Bang to focus on world tour, no promotional activities for ‘Still Alive’ [NEWS]

Mario Kart 7 update kills shortcut exploits

Mario Kart 7 has been given an update.  Nintendo Europe announced today that they launched an update for the game that “kills off several shortcut exploits for the 3DS racing game”.  The reason for the update is due to the fact that Nintendo deemed the use of short cuts unfair on particular courses.  Those courses are: Wuhu Island Loop Wuhu Mountain Loop & GBA Bowser … Continue reading Mario Kart 7 update kills shortcut exploits

Billboard introduces Big Bang as ”The Leader of the new Korean Wave” [NEWS]

Recently, five men idol group Big Bang is attracting worldwide attention. Big Bang is attracting public gaze because they ranked the top of iTunes Chart in various countries including Britain, France, and Brazil. Not only that, many news regarding Big Bang were broadcast on America’s popular music shows and award ceremonies. On March 13, Big Bang has been introduced to world-famous music chart, Billboard. Billboard … Continue reading Billboard introduces Big Bang as ”The Leader of the new Korean Wave” [NEWS]