Guild Wars 2: Earn Beta In-Game!

ArenaNet today announced how players will be able to get access to the next Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvE closed beta event and it is pretty nifty. Starting on Tuesday, April 28th, monsters in the two maps added during the Living World Season 2 (Dry Top and the Silverwastes) will have a chance to drop a rare portal item. Upon looting these portals, the player's account will be flagged to gain access to the next PvE closed beta.

Daybreak Unveils New Site and Logo

Daybreak Game Company finally unveiled their revamped website and logo after months of waiting. The new logo features the eye of an owl who appears to be glaring at the rising sun. As for the website, www.daybreakgames.com is finally active and has received a makeover. The top part has jumbo-sized features while the bottom allows you to navigate between their different posts and social media feeds. Also of note: Station Cash is now called "Daybreak Cash" on the new site (it's just renamed; your balances remain the same).

What do you think of the new logo and website? Check after the jump for more info on celebration livestreams and in-game bonuses happening this week.

Wowhead Weekly Episode 32

Join Panser and Perculia for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 32! This week the ladies discuss the EU WoW Token, Warcraft's movie delay, the contents of the 6.2 PTR and more.

Alter Ego Adjustments

 In the upcoming May version update of Final Fantasy XI, several changes to the Trust Initiative system will be implemented. Among the changes planned will be adjusting enmity generation for various alter egos, the ability to call them into additional battlefields than they're presently able to, overall attribute increase, and changes to be made available upon progression through the upcoming Rhapsodies of Vana'diel content!

What are your thoughts on the new alter ego changes? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Daybreak Maintenance: Mon, April 27, 2015

Daybreak Games will perform a general maintenance beginning at 7:00AM PDT on Monday, April 27th. The current estimated downtime for this maintenance is three to five hours, depending on the service.

This maintenance may impact the following Daybreak services across all games:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases, for all games
  • Game logins
  • Web logins for all Daybreak sites, including account creation
  • Forum access (login, posting, and viewing abilities) for all Daybreak games.

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

El Presidente on the PS4: Tropico 5 Review

Tropico 5 released on the PC in May 2014 and since then has been slowly rolling out onto consoles, with the latest being Tuesday's upcoming PlayStation 4 launch. Here's a quick summary of the game for those that haven't tried their hand at it yet.

You play as a dictator leading the island nation of Tropico, expanding your Dynasty and taking both a political and economic foothold, all while trying to keep the stronger world powers from becoming angry and decimating your lands. Build up your town, explore the island, claim resources, engage in sea trade, and attract voters to keep your reign. Research new technologies, establish a constitution to setup how you wish to rule and perform missions to earn rewards or prestige. Multiplayer breathed new life into the Tropico franchise as you compete head-to-head or go co-op while striving to make El Presidente's dynasty the greatest.

The Scrying Pool: Arboring Excitement

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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.

In this week’s article, I will be talking about Sylvari and where they stand in the story leading up to the Heart of Thorns expansion. If you have not yet played through the Living World Season 2 content, be warned that we will be entering into some very big spoiler territory.

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 28

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include new trailers for Mad Max, Star Wars Battlefront and Total War: Warhammer, the upcoming launch of Heroes of the Storm, early access for Killing Floor 2 and more.

Film Friday: Eighteen Fresh Flicks (Part Two)

Eighteen Fresh Flicks (Part Two)

Film Friday continues with part two! In this week's conclusion, watch the latest from Axiom Verge, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, King's Quest, Might & Magic VII, Party Hard, Quarries of Scred, Rise of Incarnates, Skyforge and The Witcher 3.

Film Friday: Eighteen Fresh Flicks (Part One)

Eighteen Fresh Flicks (Part One)

Another week has flown by and 18 new videos have launched over the past several days! In the first half of Film Friday we have trailers for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Don't Starve, Dungeons 2, EVE Online, ORBIT, The Weaponographist, Total War: Warhammer, Triad Wars and Warhammer 40K: Regicide.