Epilogue: A Tale of One Writer

This editorial is non-game specific and solely based on insights and opinions from its author.

One comment I receive a lot when I explain my job to others is "That's awesome! How do I get into doing that?!" There is no perfect answer to this query, and despite how awesome working in this industry sounds and really is, it's hard work and not quite as glamorous as you may be envisioning in your head.

The Future of ZAM Network

Hello Wowhead, TF2 Outpost, ZAM.com, DestinyDB and LolKing users! Today, we’d like to make an announcement regarding the future of ZAM Network, as many of you may have noticed some recent changes occurring with our staff.

In the next few months, ZAM is going to be setting up shop in the Los Angeles area to be closer to the companies that we care so passionately about. While not everyone on the ZAM team will be able to move to the new offices, the potential new and expanded focus made moving to a new headquarters a top priority. Being within driving distance from Blizzard, Activision, Riot, and many others will allow us to give you unprecedented new insight into your favorite games so we can continue to increase the quality and depth of our coverage. We also hope to expand our content as well, especially with the incredible access to video, art, and editorial talent within the LA region.

While we’re growing the ZAM team to include these new faces, you shouldn’t be worried about any loss of service with the current sites. Wowhead, LolKing, TF2 Outpost, DestinyDB and our other top-tier sites will continue to operate as normal and will only improve throughout the year.

Over the last 15 years, we’ve devoted all of our energy into making this network the best place to get information for the biggest online games. The next step in ZAM’s growth is coming, and we hope you’re excited.

Introducing ZAM's Steam Curator Page

Most gamers love to play more than one genre, and the ZAM writing team is no different. We've created a curator page that you can follow on Steam to keep tabs on which games we're currently recommending. So far it has 30 diverse and fun games listed, and we'll continue to work on adding fresh recommendations to that list.

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 6

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed are:

  • Alien: Isolation reviews are all over the place
  • League of Legends Semi-Finals kicking off!
  • Assassins Creed Unity plays at 30fps
  • Heroes of the Storm in final alpha!
  • Origin is giving out more free games!
  • Steam Halloween Sale is coming
  • ZAM's Steam Curator page!

ZAM at 15 Years: Interview at [a]listdaily

2014 marks ZAM's 15th anniversary, and the site has surely come a long way since then. Our President, Cody Bye, and Director of Content, Micheal Bailey (Mike B), sat down recently with [a]listdaily's Senior Editor, Steve Peterson, to briefly chat about ZAM's history, the changing MMO community and the future of MMOs.

DestinyDB: New Features Now Live!

Welcome, Guardians, to a new home.

With today's launch of Destiny, we've just added even more features to DestinyDB!

Current features now include:

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.