SOE Joins ZAM For a Landmark Livestream

On Tuesday, July 29th (today!), Sony Online Entertainment's Director of Development, Dave Georgeson, and Landmark Senior Producer, Terry Michaels, will be joining LockSixTime for a Landmark play session livestream! Join us this evening and tune in on the ZAM Twitch TV channel at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern). See you there!

UPDATE: The recording is now available after the jump, or catch the text highlights here!

Introducing ESO Outpost!

We're thrilled to announce the official launch of ESOutpost.com! This heavily-requested service allows players to trade gold and items using a web-based interface and companion add-on. ESO Outpost plans to fill the void of no official Elder Scrolls Online public auction house with a fully featured, user-friendly experience.

Introducing Wowhead's Design Revamp!

Today the Wowhead team is proud to present our front-page design revamp! We've all wanted this for a while and we're thrilled to finally share it with you.

Each expansion, we evaluate how we present our site's content and if we can do anything better. For Mists of Pandaria, we refined the layout of Wowhead News to better serve our community—we streamlined the design, added some features to the sidebar and changed the domain.

Now Hiring: Senior PHP Developer

This position has been filled, thank you!

Want to work with world-class web applications at a company built for gamers by gamers? Are you extremely detail oriented? Do you know how to buy wards and support your team?

If so, we have some good news: we're hiring again at ZAM!

This time we're looking for a Senior PHP and Front End Developer with experience in developing in a high traffic, high availability environment. This developer will work with our team to help make awesome new features for LolKing, Wowhead, and other ZAM properties. This is a full-time position with benefits. This role has the option of working remotely or working from the ZAM offices in Northern California depending on the candidate's location. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other relevant information to jobs@zam.com.

ZAM Weekly: The Best of the Week that Was

Hello and welcome to our round up of the week in gaming as we look back at the news and original content you might have missed here at ZAM -- you really need to bookmark us you know!

To begin the week, Chris "Crainey" Rainey picked up the reins on our LolKing Champ of the Week column, doing a superb job looking at some of the League of Legends champions you've been playing and the guides that can make you an even better player.

Speaking of which, be sure to head over to LolKing and check out the phenomenal new changes our colleagues have made to the site. As Season 3 launches, the crew have put together an entire new ranking system for you to track your progress through the divisions. What's your LolKing score?

Child's Play Dinner Pushes Running Total to $1.07M

The Allakhazam team has always been supportive of Child's Play, a nonprofit charity created by Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik that provides games and toys to children in hospitals throughout the world.

The fifth annual Child's Play charity dinner auction was held on Dec. 9 and it raised more than $200,000 in contributions, pushing the current running total to $1.07 million! Considering the goal of this year's drive was only $750,000, this number is just amazing.

Here's one of the best highlights of the event: "Jerry Holkins ended the live auction with an impromptu call for bids on him writing 'a song about how awesome you are,' closing at $4,300." You can read the full press release about the dinner action below, and don't forget to visit the Child's Play Web site.

2008 Holiday Gift Guide

In tune with the Holiday season, we've put together a Holiday Gift Guide to give you some ideas about what to buy that special gamer in your life. The guide gives a variety of different ideas ranging from some of the more extreme gaming accessories to customizable gaming apparel.

So whether you're trying to brainstorm for creative ideas, or you know exactly what you want; chances are the ZAM Holiday Gift Guide will have exactly what you're looking for.

You can check out the Gift Guide by clicking here.

ZAM Network Hiring!

Ever wanted to work on Allakhazam? Thottbot? Wowhead?

We're hiring! We have two open, full-time positions for a Programmer and a Designer. If you're interested in finding out more about the requirements check our job opening page .