EQII Downtime Friday, February 27 2015

US EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00AM PST for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour.

EU EverQuest II Live Servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 7:00AM PST for an update. (Approx. 3:00PM London Time on February 27, 2015). The estimated downtime will be 2 hours.

As of 9pm Pacific on Thurday there were no update notes avalable.

Skyforge Announces Closed Beta and Founder's Packs

The Allods Team, Obsidian Entertainment and My.com announced earlier today that Skyforge will soon have its first closed beta test. Running for one week starting on March 11th, players will be able to dive into both PvE and PvP elements of the upcoming sci-fi MMORPG.

Take the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge

Yesterday, ArenaNet announced a new contest: the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge. Up to $15,000 USD in prizes are on the line for this exciting new contest.

Application developers can pariticipate by creating any type of GW2 application they like. These entries will be divided into one of three categories: General, Competitive or Player Experience. You can submit applications until May 15, 2015, and all entries will be judged by the Content Marketing team.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: New Gameplay Trailer

Square Enix has released a new gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Clocking in at nearly eight minutes long, it features a look at Kingdom of Orience's history and environments, the 14 warriors of Class Zero, Type-0's battle system including customizable spells and Eidolons.

Where Light & Darkness Collide

  When it comes to the safety and well-being of his friend and partner, Skeptical Owl acts before thinking. So when Famlienne, continuing on her search for the truth behind Melvien de Malecroix, set out for the dangerous areas of the Kamihr Drifts, the steadfast white mage wasted no time to move to her side. In this newest journey together, within the depths of the Woh Gates, it is a battle with a vile umbril that proves just how close the two have become!

Check below to learn the full details of their perilious journey, and then let us know all about what you thought over on the ZAM forums!

Bandai Namco Goes Supernova!

There’s a new kid in the competitive gaming scene. Announcing Bandai Namco Games’ free-to-play title Supernova, an RTS MOBA hybrid set in a sci-fi battle between humans and cyborgs.

Guild Wars 2 Goes First-Person

Some big changes are coming to Guild Wars 2 with the upcoming Heart of Thorns release, but that isn't stopping ArenaNet from releasing some big things before then. March 10th will host a new patch that brings with it a handful of changes to the camera system in the game, including the much coveted ability to zoom into first-person.

Downtime - Thursday, February 26, 2015

All US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at approximately 4:00AM PST for an update. EU servers will be brought offline on Thursday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 5am London time for an update. Estimated downtime for both sets of servers is one hour.

Both the Antonia Bayle and Oasis servers will be unavailable for approximately four hours for additional maintenance.

Patch notes are available after the jump.

Upcoming MMO Crowfall Announces Kickstarter

If you've ever fantasized over the possibility of having "more Game of Thrones" in your MMORPG, you may have your longtime wishes answered. From creators Gordon Walton (Executive Producer of Ultima Online, The Sims Online, Star Wars: Galaxies and Star Wars: The Old Republic) and J. Todd Coleman (Creative Director of Shadowbane, Wizard101 and Pirate101) comes a brand new entry into the MMORPG genre that's being created by the team at ArtCraft Entertainment.

Prepare to be taken into the world of Crowfall.

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Thaddius Stall

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Thaddius Stall

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.