The 13th Anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI!

 The celebrations for Final Fantasy XI's thirteenth anniversary are in full swing, with a number of different campaigns spread throughout Vana'diel to satisfy all sorts of individuals. Having started on May 16th, players can enjoy the newest iteration of the Adventurer Appreciation Campaign, the Super Kupower Mog Tablet Campaign, the 2nd Titillating Trust Tournament, and the 13th Vana'versary Mog Bonanza!

To read more on the details of these campaigns, as well as FFXI producer Akihiko Matsui's personal thanks for thirteen years of Final Fantasy XI, check below the jump!

What's your favorite campaign running? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Wowhead Weekly Episode 35

Join Panser and Perculia for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 35! This week the ladies discuss patch 6.2, bonus events, legendary rings, and more.

Hardcore Heritage Schedule

This year's Hardcore Heritage schedule has been announced:

May 13 – Cazic-Thule and Blackburrow

Gnolls and lizards have leveled up to challenge you! The versions of these zones tuned for level 80 and higher characters have returned.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

May 27 – Lower Guk and Unrest

Undead frogloks and other evil dead are back! The Hardcore Heritage versions of these zones are ready to accept adventurers that are level 85 and higher.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

June 10 – Crushbone and Permafrost

Death! Death to all who oppose the Crushbone orcs!! Both Clan Crushbone and Permafrost Caverns have been tuned for level 90 and higher characters.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

June 24 – Nagafen’s Lair and Castle Mistmoore

The minions of Nagafen and Mistmoore have been expecting your return. The NPCs and bosses in the Hardcore Heritage version of these zones are designed for players that are level 100.

The Hardcore Heritage version of these zones will be available until Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

The Scrying Pool: The Dragonhunter


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.

Normally that intro holds true, but while we are in the midst of the speculation reveals I will be flipping the tables. Instead of looking forward, the Scrying Pool will be looking back as we continue the Specialization series from a different viewpoint. Instead of speculation, I will focus on my impressions of each of the Elite Specializations after they get revealed while throwing in some of my previous articles and speculation for flavor.

Film Friday: Four Fresh Flicks

Today's Film Friday is a short one, with trailers coming your way from Evoland 2, Overwatch, Rocket League, and The Witcher 3.

Announcing the 13th Vana'versary Mog Bonanza 2015!

 As part of the festivities for the ongoing celebrating of thirteen years of service, a new Vana'versary Mog Bonanza for Final Fantasy XI has been announced. From May 16th through to June 16th, players can purchase marbles to potentially win from a multitude of fabulous prizes. In addition to returning prizes such as Relic and Mythic weapons, players can potentially win Vagary equipment, equipment from hard mode battles, and much more!

For a full list of the prizes and more details about the Mog Bonanza, check below the jump. What are you hoping to pick up if you win? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Divinity: Original Sin Coming to Console

Larian Studios and Focus Home Interactive announced today that Divinity: Original Sin will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No date has been set, but the console version will have both new and enhanced content in it.

The May Version Update Has Landed!

 The May version update of Final Fantasy XI has landed, bringing an explosive amount of new content for players to sink their teeth into. The first chapter of the three-part Rhapsodies of Vana'diel scenario has been implemented, alongside the new zone Escha - Zi'tah! In this zone, adventurers can participate in the new Geas Fete battle content for various new and exciting rewards. To face off against these new challenges, several adjustments and additions have been made to various jobs to boost their combat prowess.

For those looking for different ways to pass the time, the Mog House system has been upgraded with a second floor for decorating and storage, the Mog Gardens system has a number of new Monster Rearing options, a number of Assaults have been adjusted, and much more!

For full details on the version update, be sure to check below the jump! Excited for the new content? Tell us all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Guild Wars 2: The Reaper

ArenaNet continues its weekly reveals of the Elite Specializations coming with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns by unvealing the Reaper specialization for Necromancer. While the Necromancer is a hands-off damage dealer, the Reaper will help bring the class into the midst of the battle to deal devastating damage with its Greatsword and set of Shout skills.

Life is Strange Episode 3 Coming May 19th

This morning Square Enix announced that the next installment of the five-part episodic game, Life is Strange, will be releasing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. In Episode 3: Chaos Theory, Max and Chloe’s investigation into Rachel Amber’s disappearance lead them to break into Blackwell Academy after dark, to search for answers. Secrets will be uncovered and Max will find another use for her power.