Deck Tech: Grand Tournament Cards (Part 1)

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech. Instead of building a deck this week, he's taking a look at some of the most interesting revealed cards from the upcoming Grand Tournament expansion.

Downtime - Thursday, July 30, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on July 31st) for their update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is approximately one hour. Here are the patch notes:


PVP
General
Fixed an issue where players could mentor below the minimum PvP mentor level while inside PvP exempt zones.

Time-Locked PvP

  • Pumice stones are now available from gratified merchants.
  • Qeynos andFreeportnow correctly flag opposing faction players for PvP.

ABILITIES
PvP
Evac spells will no longer work on characters that are in PvP combat.

ITEMS

  • Spirit Totem of the Wolf will now grant a small “in combat” speed bonus.
  • Fixed a bug with personal depots that increased status and coin rent for the houses they were placed in.

MARKETPLACE
Increased the size of the depots on the Marketplace. Their description now displays how many items they will contain.

EverQuest Producer's Letter: July Update

Yesterday afternoon, Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale discussed the current progress of the EverQuest team's plans. The campaign expected out later this year is still in development, with the team continuing to also work in monthly bug fixes and improvement updates. The Ragefire and Lockjaw servers will have transfers enabled later today, and soon Ragefire's voting timer will be modified to a quicker pace. The team is also looking at a special rules server (potentially a "no boxing" progression server) to come out this winter. Crash issues are being looked into, while CS is working through petitions due to a failure on the Lockjaw server this past Monday.

Read the entire letter after the jump and leave your feedback on the official forums.

Downtime - Ragefire & Lockjaw - Thursday, July 30

The Ragefire and Lockjaw Servers will be brought offline on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 1pm PT in preparation for transfers between the two servers. They will be unavailable for approximately one hour.

Get more information on the progression server transfers here.

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.