Sixty Laid Off at Carbine

Things aren't the brightest over at Carbine Studios, the developer for WildStar. The rumor going through the pipeline is that at least sixty employees have been cut from the development team, and it's not pretty. An unnamed source advised us that some employees that had been on staff for eight years have been cut, and not just in entry-level departments; the entire path team is no longer staffed and huge percentages of the art and design teams are gone.

EverQuest II: Altar of Malice Preview

Altar of Malice marks the 11th expansion for EverQuest II. First announced at SOE Live 2014, the expansion will add two new overland zones as well as several new Advanced Solo, Heroic and Raid dungeons. The level cap will increase from 95 to 100 for adventuring, tradeskill and guild levels, and both tradeskillers and adventurers alike can enjoy a variety of new quests and collections.

Purchasing the expansion will include last year's Tears of Veeshan content. Chains of Eternity and prior expansions will be set as free for everyone, excluding the Age of Discovery feature pack, which will continue to be sold on the Marketplace.

We recently joined Senior Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale and Creative Director Akil "Lyndro" Hooper for a preview of some of the zones we'll get to visit in Altar of Malice, as well as some extra tidbits of info about the expansion.

Guild Wars 2: A Living World Interview

The Living World returns in less than two weeks for Guild Wars 2 with the Season 2.5 starting on November 4th. Earlier this week, we had a chance to sit down with Bobby Stein, Lead Writer for the Living World, and Steven Waller, Associate Game Director of the Living World.

Legion of Heroes: Mobile MMO With Heart

I'll admit I was skeptical of how an MMO would work on a phone. Nightmares of aged and horrendous UI designs from failed MMOs circled my dreams the night before I tried out Legion of Heroes, and I wasn't sure what I would face the next morning. The fears were put to rest upon starting this game from Nexon M, and I'll admit there were more surprises than expectations met.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Releases a Free DLC

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor had a strong launch a few weeks ago and has already launched its first DLC: the Power of Shadow bundle.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Fire Drake

HS Spacewizard is back with another Hearthstone Deck Tech, helping players get an edge each week as he builds, tests and breaks down a new deck.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Given Release Date

Set in the Forgotten Realms, Icewind Dale was a popular RPG released back in 2000 and is now ready to be launched as an enhanced edition on October 30, 2014. According to Beamdog's Trent Oster on Twitter, the game will first be available via the Beamdog site, Steam and GOG, and will be followed at a later date by its Android and iOS release.

Carbine Studios Debuts WildStar Loremageddon

Carbine Studios is dropping some heavy duty lore bombs this week as it kicks off its WildStar Loremageddon initiative. The galaxy is full of mystery, so get those notepads ready for the continual lore drops involving planet Nexus and beyond!

Lord of the Rings Online Starter Pack Giveaway

We're back with a fresh Lord of the Rings Online giveaway!

Begin the ultimate adventure with a Lord of the Rings Online Starter Pack! Ride through Tolkien’s Middle-Earth on your very own steed, and use special boosts and potions to help you start your journey off on the right foot.

Webzen Announces Halloween Event Lineup

Webzen has released their lineup of Halloween events for Archlord 2, MU Online and Continent of the Ninth Seal!