Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced

The next title in the Borderlands series has been unveiled, and it takes a look into the past of Handsome Jack. Set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, new gameplay features are sure to be plentiful in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Nexus Talk Episode 47: WildStar at PAX East

Nexus Talk Episode 47 is live and we join Richie Procopio as he reports from the Carbine booth at PAX East about the juicy bits of information revealed at the WildStar panel in the main theater.

World of Darkness Development Halted by CCP

CCP Games has announced that they have cancelled the World of Darkness MMO project in development in their Atlanta, GA studio. As a result, 56 employees from this studio have lost their jobs, with some being offered roles on other projects while others were provided severance packages and job placement assistance by CCP. Focus at the Atlanta studio will now shift to the EVE Universe, marking the first time in eight years that the entire company has focused on working on a single franchise.

Team-Ups Now Live in Marvel Heroes

Marvel Heroes recently released the new Team-Up feature, which allows you to recruit some of your favorite heroes to fight alongside you in game. The first wave of Team-Ups include Spider Man, Falcon, Firestar and Magik. Each Team-Up has its own distinct power set and can add numerous possibilities in gameplay.

Trove Alpha Expands to Adventurer Instant Access

Trove has been in development for a while with new features, bug fixes and more being added frequently. Now those who support the game at the $20 Adventurer level can get into the Alpha instantly, and those at the $5 Scout level will get guaranteed beta access. More supporter tiers and cool reward are available, check it out on the official site!

No EQII Patch This Week

According to an April 11th tweet by EverQuest II Senior Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale, there will be no weekly patch this week.

We are bundling High Keep Contested & Bloody Shank heritage quest for the 23rd update. No hotfix next week, but a major leap ahead...

Hopefully this also means no maintenance downtime this week!

FFXIV Launches on the PlayStation 4

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has now launched on the PlayStation 4! Both digital and retail copies are available for either the standard or collector's editions. Those who purchase the CE can also enjoy these additional features:

  • Exclusive Box
  • Art Book – The Art of Eorzea: A Realm Reimagined
  • Special Soundtrack – The Sounds of Eorzea
  • Art Card Set
  • Themed Security Token
  • Seventh Umbral Era Special Movie Content Disc – The Waning of the Sixth Sun
  • In-Game Items – Fat Chocobo Mount, Coeurl Mount, Behemoth Barding, Wind-up Moogle, Baby Behemoth, Helm of Light

Continue after the jump for more details!

WildStar PAX Panel: Eldergame and Itemization

PAX East is officially underway this weekend and if you've been paying any attention to the news surrounding the upcoming MMO WildStar, then you know Carbine has landed smack dab in the middle of Boston and is preparing for world domination. Seriously, I wonder how many Settlers it took to set up this booth! With 300 demo computers installed with the game, developers answering questions and giant bulletin boards that would give even the largest in-game bosses a run for their money, if you didn't know about WildStar before, chances are it'll at least be on your radar by the time the weekend lets out.

While the WildStar booth is pretty impressive, the highlight of the show for most fans–and those still discovering the game–had to be the Carbine panel, "$#!& Just Got Real", that was held Friday afternoon. During the panel the Carbine team primarily discussed WildStar's "Elder Game", reviewing previous information like rated PvP Battlegrounds and Arenas, but also dishing out a handful of new tidbits including Elder Game solo story-content and Itemization. A pretty epic "WildStar Flick" for the game's 40v40 Elder Game PvP type, Warplots, was shown during the panel as well, but we'll talk more about that at a later date.

For now I want to focus on the information we received relating to solo story-instances and item progression, because who doesn't like epic encounters accompanied by epic loot?

Talk Azeroth Episode 32: Healing Warlords

Episode 32 of Talk Azeroth is here, starring the wonderful Olivia. D Grace! With the hurricane of information being thrown at fans regarding the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, join Olivia as she picks apart and breaks everything down piece by piece. The topic of discussion this week–healing changes in Warlords.

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is the latest entry in the Civilization series, due out this fall.

Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind.