Xbox: August's Free Games

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

Fallout Series Late Summer Releases

Fallout Shelter, the mobile simulation title that was released on iOS during this year's E3 press conferences, will be coming soon to the Android platform. The app will be available for free via Google Play on August 13th and will include the latest updates, including the premium reward companion Mr. Handy.

Downtime - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on July 29th) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here are the patch notes:


GENERAL
Fixed a bug where occasionally an entity would spawn and show an incorrect name for a moment before switching to the proper name.

Time-Locked

  • Corrected some harvest nodes that were granting rares too commonly
  • Fixed a bug with Rare Provisioner food granting multiple attribute bonuses.

PVP
The infamy progress bar has been removed.

PvP Time-Locked

  • Corrected the gold price of some Pumice Stones on the merchant.
  • Enabled appearance slots.

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
Outpost of the Overlord and Queen’s Colony

  • The bells will not be available until you have left the outpost for the first time via captain Varlos.
  • Tunarian Horse Sentries have regained their horses.

ITEMS
Ankh of Ydall will now correctly apply its crit bonus to the group.

TRADESKILLS
Tinkering has been removed from those players that gained it from the errant merchant that slipped in.

Daybreak General Maintenance: July 28, 2015

Daybreak will perform a general maintenance beginning at 6am PDT on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The current estimated downtime for this maintenance is two to four hours, depending on the service.

This maintenance may impact the following Daybreak services across all games:

  • Game logins for all Daybreak games
  • Forum & Web logins for all Daybreak games
  • Commerce and account management for all Daybreak games

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a game-specific maintenance. There will be no update or patch notes.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this maintenance.

~The Team at Daybreak

Razer Acquires Ouya's Software Assets

Confirmed earlier today, Razer announced that it acquired Ouya's software assets for an undisclosed amount of money in mid-June. The company has no interest in Ouya's hardware and instead plans to make the most out of the platform's available Android TV games and have Ouya users migrate to using the Forge TV micro-console.

Wowhead Weekly Episode 44

Join Panser and Perculia for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 44! This week the ladies discuss new site features on Wowhead, the Grand Tournament based on WoW's Argent Tournament, and the new Bonus Weekend.

The Scrying Pool: Time to Eat

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The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

Food in any MMO has an odd place, typically requiring time and resources to level up a cooking profession. The road of this progression is always filled with the leftover remains of lower level foods that remain unused in favor of higher stated nourishment. Guild Wars 2 also falls into this trap, but what could be done to fix the warehouses full of unwanted, non-perishable foods?

Film Friday: Ten New Trailers (Part Two)

In the non-shocking conclusion to this week's Film Friday, we have some recent flicks from Blood Bowl 2, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Endless Legend, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, and The Dwarves.

Film Friday: Ten New Trailers (Part One)

Another week has flown by yet again! We kick off this week's two-parter Film Friday with videos from Diablo III, Dream, Excubitor, Fallout 4, and Street Fighter V.

Patch Notes - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Here are the patch notes for Thursday, July 23, 2015:

POPULATION / ZONE PROGRESSION
General

  • Lava will once again...huuuuuuurt.
  • Evils may now return to Antonica from Frostfang Sea via the bell.

Queen's Colony

  • Direspike is no longer able to be charmed.
  • Players can now switch to a groupmate's instance by right-clicking their name in the group window.

ITEMS

  • The Finsher IV should now provide the correct amount of potency.
  • Characters with exploited copies of Far Journey Backpack will have them deleted from their inventory.

QUESTS
Journey is Half the Fun: The Feerrott leg of the race has had its timer set to a more realistic timer.