Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta Phase 3 set for June

By: Erren Van Duine The second day of Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 has come and gone and with it a wealth of new information on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Naoki Yoshida took the stage once again with the announcement that Phase 3 of the game’s beta test will commence in June pending Sony’s certification on the PS3 client. While he apologizes for the delay, … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta Phase 3 set for June

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn closed beta phase 2 now underway

By: Erren Van Duine The second phase of closed beta testing for Final Fantasy XIV is now underway. Much like the process for phase 1, phase 2 will continue operating within “beta weekends.” While beta players will still be restricted to the city-state of Gridania, this early beta phase will introduce PC gamepad support, chocobo mounts, as well as all new Full Active Time Events. Starting … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn closed beta phase 2 now underway

Ragnarok Online 2 North American beta starts this April

By: Jonathan Toyad North American fans of the Ragnarok Online series can look forward to play the sequel, Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second, later this year. Developer Gravity Interactive has announced that the second game in the series will be available in open beta form on April 18. Players who wish to sign up can head to the official site for the North American version. … Continue reading Ragnarok Online 2 North American beta starts this April

Warframe hits open beta with new update

By: Jonathan Toyad Digital Extremes has “soft launched” its third-person shooter Warframe into open beta, complete with a massive update. The patch, called Update 7.0, has brought in new warframes for players to try out: the saryn and banshee. The former has corrosive attacks that dissolve both organic and synthetic material, while the latter has sonic-powered offensive and support capabilities. The update also introduces a new … Continue reading Warframe hits open beta with new update

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Starts February 25th

By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) On the official Final Fantasy XIV forums, Naoki Yoshida announced that phase 1 of the games beta will begin February 25th. The team was hoping to have the roadmap for the games beta out mid-February, but this has come a little late. The extra time has given the team a chance to prepare more system features and character options during the beta. There … Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Starts February 25th

DayZ standalone’s first in-game footage released

By: Martin Gaston The first footage of the upcoming standalone version of DayZ has been released, showing 15 minutes of gameplay from the popular zombie survival game. DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall and production assistant Matt Lightfoot are playing the game, talking over the footage, and in one bit, are taking off their in-game trousers. The look of the menus and UI have also been … Continue reading DayZ standalone’s first in-game footage released

Introducing Final Fantasy XIV’s new night cycle

By: Erren Van Duine Final Fantasy XIV’s first closed beta phase is only weeks away, and to whet your appetite, Square Enix has provided a look at the new game’s night life. In the alpha version, the day/night cycle had not yet been implemented, but it seems we may get a taste of it in the beta. Here’s your first look of the evening, complete … Continue reading Introducing Final Fantasy XIV’s new night cycle

Gathering and crafting in the world of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

By:  Erren Van Duine The latest tour into FFXIV: A Realm Reborn takes a look at gathering and crafting. As you might expect, both tasks are fairly straight forward – players may gather obtainable items and crafting comes from a recipe book. By clicking on Synthesize, players must then use crafting points to perform class actions to complete their action before the item’s durability is compromised. … Continue reading Gathering and crafting in the world of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Canceled Streets of Rage remake footage appears

By: Eddie Makuch Ruffian Games has released footage of a playable prototype of its canceled Streets of Rage remake. Studio head Gary Liddon uploaded the footage to his YouTube account today, following the video’s leak. The video is embedded below. “It was something we built very rapidly and represents pre-pre-pre-pre (lots of pres) pre-alpha quality. Even so, it has a certain charm,” Liddon said. Liddon … Continue reading Canceled Streets of Rage remake footage appears

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC details leak

By: Eddie Makuch This story contains numerous and detailed spoilers on Skyrim’s Dragonborn expansion. Xbox 360 gamers will get their hands on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s latest expansion Dragonborn tomorrow, but details have leaked ahead of release. A beta tester for the content has revealed numerous details on the content to The Out Housers, including confirmation that dragons will be rideable in the expansion. … Continue reading Skyrim Dragonborn DLC details leak