Webzen Announces Halloween Event Lineup

Webzen has released their lineup of Halloween events for Archlord 2, MU Online and Continent of the Ninth Seal!

KingsRoad Kicks Off Halloween Event Series

KingsRoad, the browser-based ARPG from Rumble Entertainment, will see the Soulstone in-game event hit the land of Alderstone today.

Metallica to Perform Live at BlizzCon

Metallica will be performing live at the BlizzCon closing concert on November 8, 2014! If you didn't manage to nab a ticket to the event you can watch it in HD by purchasing a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

Sony Online Entertainment: Halloween Events Abound

We've already heard about the Halloween event kickoffs for both the EverQuest and EverQuest II Nights of the Dead, but what's haunting SOE's other four games?

Evolve Big Alpha - Last Chance to Register

Today is your last chance to guarantee your spot in Evolve's Big Alpha! Xbox One users will be able to jump in on October 30th, and PC/PlayStation 4 players will be one day later on Halloween.

Downtime - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:00AM PDT, with an estimated downtime of one hour.  EU servers will be brought offline at approximately 5:00AM London Time on October 22. Estimated downtime is 2 hours.

IMPORTANT NOTE: SOE has also announced a two hour downtime for all their systems starting at 5:00am PDT on the same day. Patch notes are available after the jump.

The Darkened Sea: Degmar, the Lost Castle

Degmar, the Lost Castle, is one of eight new zones coming with EverQuest's 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, launching November 11, 2014 (with an early release for All-Access members on October 28, 2014). Here is a look:

Dwarves aren't normally sea-dwelling folk. The inhabitants of this castle are the exception, much to their dismay.


Entombed at the deepest, darkest point in the Darkened Sea is a mighty castle. One might argue that such a place is not fitting for a castle, least of all a dwarven one. Well of course no dwarf worth his weight in ore would willingly build a castle in such a locale. Unfortunately however, this was not by choice.

SOE Maintenance Notice: October 21, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a two hour maintenance for all their games starting at 5:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This is expected to last two hours and will impact these SOE services:

  • Players may lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone conversion tool to help you plan.

Altar of Malice Expansion Goodies

SOE has announced the pricing and goodies included in the Altar of Malice expansion. An important point of interest: unlike previous expansions, this one cannot be pre-ordered. That means that the Collector's Edition will not have a discounted price at any point. As mentioned at SOE Live, Altar of Malice will include the Tears of Veeshan expansion, while Chains of Eternity will become free (Age of Discovery will remain as separate items in the Marketplace).

Full details below!

Square Enix Reveals FFXIV's First Expansion

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV's first-ever expansion, Heavensward, at the Fan Festival this past weekend. Releasing in Spring 2015, players can expect a level cap increase, new player race, dungeons and primals, and much more.