PlayStation Plus August Game Collection

August is tumbling in this Friday and with it is a fresh batch of free PlayStation Plus games! The collection features several games for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita — two of which are launch-day titles (Road Not Taken and Metrico).

LittleBigPlanet 3: Release Date & Info

Q4 2014 is shaping up to be one of the busiest gaming quarters in recent history. Joining a few other releases for November 18th is LittleBigPlanet 3! It will be available on both PS4 and PS3.

As a bonus for pre-ordering, you’ll also receive:

NCSoft Launches Lineage II: Ertheia

NCSoft has now released its latest free content expansion for Lineage II: Ertheia! This expansion brings together events more than ten years in the making, reuniting Einhasad's four original races as a result of a dimensional rift. These races will work together in hopes to put an end to Shilen, the Goddess of Destruction.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Plague Quarter

The Curse of Naxxramas: Plague Quarter is now open!

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.

Assassin's Creed: Unity - Character Cinematic

Warning: Plot spoilers ahead!
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Ever since E3, Ubisoft has been churning out trailers for Assassin's Creed: Unity – and we're still 3 months from launch! Mind you, we're not complaining about a little révolution to liven up the week.

Today's cinematic explores the relationship of Unity's central characters:

Probe the depths of the Ra'Kaznar Inner Court

In the next major version update of Final Fantasy XI, the mysteries of Ra'Kaznar will deepen, for the labyrinth of Ra'Kaznar will be further opened to reveal the Inner Court. What dangers lurk in the depths of this new zone, and what trials are in store for adventurers that dare to brave the depths?

What do you think will be found in the depths of Ra'Kaznar Inner Court? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Downtime - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All US servers will come down on July 30th, 2014 at 7:00am PT for an update. EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00pm PT (6:00 AM CET July 31st, 2014) for the same update. Downtime for both sets of servers is anticipated to be approximately one hour. The patch note is below.


GENERAL
Fixed an issue related to status gain.

SOE Joins ZAM For a Landmark Livestream

On Tuesday, July 29th (today!), Sony Online Entertainment's Director of Development, Dave Georgeson, and Landmark Senior Producer, Terry Michaels, will be joining LockSixTime for a Landmark play session livestream! Join us this evening and tune in on the ZAM Twitch TV channel at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern). See you there!

UPDATE: The recording is now available after the jump!

EA Announces "EA Access" for Xbox One

It's a fascinating move for a multi-billion dollar company to make: EA has adopted a new "EA Access" program on Xbox One. This membership program offers a catalog of games to play, and gives members a 10% discount across the board* on digital EA goods. Coming "soon", here's what you can expect:

Firefall: Launches Today!

Years in the making, you can drop into the world of Firefall today! The action-packed MMO shooter is available now on the official site and Steam. Proud CEO of Red 5 Studios James Macauley had this to say:

"We designed Firefall to be our dream game, and now the team at Red 5 Studios is humbled and thrilled to see this dream become a reality with the launch of Firefall today."