SW:TOR Knights of the Fallen Empire Review

When Bioware released Star Wars: The Old Republic back in 2011, fans of the game praised it for having a stronger focus on story than other MMOs. From class-specific storylines to Companions with their own story quests, SW:TOR had a great launch with numerous high review scores. Unfortunately, once you reached the end of that story, it became a standard hotkey MMO. Many of the players who finished their class stories ended up quitting.

SW:TOR has tried many things to fix this problem. They went Free To Play in 2012 and have released several expansions which added new features to the game: space-based PvP, player housing and guild flagships, new planets, as well as various new small-group Flashpoints and large-group Operations.

But none of these expansions quite captured the original game’s focus on an epic storyline. Bioware hopes to fix that with their newest expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire. Bioware claims that KotFE will have a renewed focus on cinematic storytelling and bring with it new worlds, new companions, and a storyline that will be affected by decisions you make along the way. So the question now is: did they pull it off?

Lockjaw to unlock Kunark Expansion

Hail Norrathians,

Here are the results of this month’s poll on EQ Forums:


The community has spoken, and Ruins of Kunark will unlock early on this server!


Kunark will become available to players on Monday, November 2, 2015 at noon (12:00PM) pacific time.

Special note: Once Kunark goes live on this server, some NPCs, boats, or other game features may require an hour or so to become available in-game.

Devilian Closed Beta Key Giveaway

Hey guys, Trion's given us 5000 keys for the closed beta of Devilian, their newest MMO. Check out our key giveaway page here!

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Sword Coast Legends Review

Here’s my short and sweet fantasy RPG buying guide. If you want a rich, unique world with interesting characters and old-school but beautiful art, Pillars of Eternity is your best bet. If you’re looking for a snazzy combat, innovative mechanics, unusual ways to finish quests, and a great multiplayer experience, check out Divinity: Original Sin. But if you’re intimidated by features that make a game truly excellent, Sword Coast Legends will happily accompany you on your stroll through the elemental plane of mediocrity. Don’t get me wrong, SCL isn’t a bad game—it’s just not a particularly good one either. 

StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Predictions

Since the WCS Global Finals are run in single elimination format, each initial match-up can be analyzed in advance. Based on those hypothetical results and what we can see for each player’s strengths and weaknesses, this segment will look at who is most likely to win BlizzCon 2015’s $100,000 prize.

StarCraft 2 World Championship Series 2015 Preview

Since the inception of its current iteration in 2013, the World Championship Series (WCS) has been run with a single purpose - to identify the absolute best StarCraft II player in the world. On the eve of the transition to StarCraft II’s second expansion - Legacy of the Void (LotV), which releases November 10, 2015 - this will also be the third and final WCS played within the Heart of the Swarm (HotS) ruleset.

Why it's So Challenging to Talk About Difficulty

In Undertale, you can choose not to kill any of the game’s strange and endearing monsters. Instead of whacking down their health bars like any other turn-based RPG, you can speak to them or flee. The pacifist route doesn’t come without its own challenges, though. Killing enemies rewards experience and experience levels you up, increasing your total health. Because you can’t avoid the game’s battle mini-game, which is not unlike an arcade bullet-hell shooter, it gets increasingly harder the more you opt out of the violence. Although the game’s marketing description touts the pacifist option as a unique way to play through the game, it doesn’t mention how hard it quickly becomes.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Easter Eggs

Over the course of the last two decades, the Metal Gear franchise has become notorious for containing secrets and Easter eggs. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is no different! Hideo Kojima continues his old tactics as he bids farewell to fans and the MGS series. 
We’ve created a list of some of the best Easter eggs in MGSV:TPP!


WARNING: Major spoilers ahead! 

Game Update Notes: October 21, 2015

*** Highlights ***

 - Passive AA abilities that can be toggled off can now be toggled back on by pressing the same hotkey.


*** Items ***

 - Look for the new Legend of the Storm Break item in the Marketplace, featuring prized items from Storm Break, Travelers, Vengeful Gods, and Doom of the Ancient Ones!

- Dead Hills and Bixie Warfront collectibles now show their zone name in the item's lore tab.

Broken Mirror Beta begins October 21st!

It’s that time! The beta test for The Broken Mirror starts on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The beta server will be ready for players on Wednesday in the early afternoon.

The Broken Mirror Expansion

Everyone that has pre-ordered The Broken Mirror gets immediate access to the beta server once it is available. Playing The Broken Mirror on the beta server also has perks for your live server accounts! There is more information coming soon about the rewards players will be able to earn by testing expansion content on beta.