New Gifts

 In the upcoming February version update of Final Fantasy XI, a number of new Gifts will be made available to players. In addition to normal upgrades such as physical attack increases, adventurers may also be able to obtain new magic, improvements to job abilities, and much more!

What are you hoping for the most from these new Gifts? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Sid Meier's Starships: First Look at Gameplay

This past weekend at PAX South, Firaxis held a panel discussing the link between Civilization: Beyond Earth and their upcoming game, Sid Meier's Starships. Creator Sid Meier had a live gameplay demo of Starships near the end of the panel, which you can watch below!

Evolve Solo Gameplay Video

Solo Gameplay Experience

This morning, 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios released an extended look at two Evolve matches from a solo perspective. The first shows a single player as the monster pitted against AI hunters, while the second has one player controlling the entire team of hunters by hot-swapping classes during the match.

Xbox: February's Free Games

Microsoft's Games with Gold program continues with more great offers for Xbox Live members in February!

Downtime - Thursday, January 29, 2014

All US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday January 29, 2015 at approximately 7am PT. EU servers will be brought offline at 5am London Time on Friday, January 30, 2015. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is one hour.

The update notes are available after the jump.

Double Unity Accolade & Capacity Points Campaigns!

 February 3rd marks the arrival of two campaigns for Final Fantasy XI! The first, the Double Unity Accolade Campaign, will boost accolade for defeating enemies and successful completion of Records of Eminence objectives! The second is the return of the Double Capacity Point Campaign, which lets players gain double the capacity points per monster defeat for acquiring Job Points! These two campaigns end on February 18th, so be sure to take advantage of the short time!

Which campaign are you the most excited for? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Interview

At PAX South this weekend, ArenaNet took control of the Main Theater to announce their first expansion for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (HoT). We got a chance to sit down with GW2 Game Director Colin Johanson as well as President and Co-Founder of ArenaNet Mike O’Brien to get more details about HoT. If you missed the announcement, you can find an overview of all the features the two revealed during the announcement here on ZAM.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Brimstone Watcher

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Brimstone Watcher

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.

Valentione's Day

 It's nearly that time of the year again! With love in the air, the Moogles of the M.H.M.U. are preparing Vana'diel for the return of the Valentione's Day event! From Tuesday, February 3rd through to Wednesday, February 18th, players can take to Bastok, San d'Oria, or Windurst to participate in events to obtain brand new holiday-themed gear, or help some love-struck Chocobos find a mate in order to obtain a special furnishing for your Mog House!

For more details, be sure to check below the break. Excited for the event? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

ArcheAge Producer's Letter: Plans for 2015

ArcheAge fully launched in North America last year with its fair share of triumphs and problems. Merv Lee Kwai, a newer producer on the team, took to the forums last week to give a rundown on what players can expect this year.