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The Elder Scrolls Online: Homestead First Look

February 6, 2017 –  Today PC/Mac players of The Elder Scrolls Online receive the first major DLC of 2017 – Homestead – a free update that will allow them to buy apartments, homes, manors – and even an island – in Tamriel. Available for both in-game Gold and through the Crown Store, homes can be customized with more than 2,000 decorating items, including furniture, décor, books, barrels and a whole lot more.

Homestead will release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 21.

Tons of Homes!

Homestead releases with nearly 40 instanced homes to choose from, each styled after one of the game’s 10 playable races. Anyone who would like to grab their own Tamriel digs can get one for free through an initial tutorial quest. Once that introductory quest is completed, players can move on and up, owning multiple homes of various sizes that can be shared across all of their in-game characters.

Not Your Friend’s House

Owning a house is only the beginning of Homestead – it’s not truly a home until you decorate it. Players can make their new residences truly unique by acquiring and placing more than 2,000 items with the game’s new Housing Editor. Furniture and other décor are available through in-game vendors and the Crown Store, but players can also craft their own using existing crafting skills. Available décor includes tables, chairs, chests, beds, bars, counters as well as decorating items like books, food, barrels, paintings, light fixtures, plants, trees, and more. Looking for more utility? Players can also place items like combat dummies, crafting tables and assistants in their homes.

For all of the details on Homestead, how players can access their first free home, and the basics on decorating, please visit the official web site at: http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/12/06/introducing-homestead

Jump into The Elder Scrolls Online and start building your real estate empire!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Announced

January 31, 2017 – Today Bethesda Softworks announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the next epic Chapter of ZeniMax Online Studios’ award-winning online RPG, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This new adventure will returnElder Scrolls fans to the legendary island of Vvardenfell, the same iconic environment featured in Bethesda Game Studios’ genre-defining open world RPG, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

Introducing an enormous new zone, a new player class, more than 30 hours of main story content, a new Trial, and a new three-team, 4v4v4 PvP mode, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will be the biggest addition toThe Elder Scrolls Online yet, offering a new adventure for ESO veterans as well as a fresh Elder Scrolls saga for players new to the game.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will release globally for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 6, 2017.  The game is now available for pre-order. To learn more and pre-order the game, please visit www.ElderScrollsOnline.com.

A NEW ELDER SCROLLS CHAPTER FOR EVERYONE

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind redefines the traditional MMO expansion by delivering vast new content and features that are equally accessible and fun for both existing and new ESO players.

  • New Players: New players can jump into The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind and start a new character without having to complete any previous ESO content. And, since the original ESO game is included with The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, new players will have instant access to hundreds of hours of additional adventures throughout Tamriel.
  • Existing Players: ESO veterans will be able to upgrade and immediately journey to Vvardenfell to start the new epic adventure. With the power of October’s One Tamriel update, existing players will find level-appropriate content from the moment they step onto the island of Vvardenfell, regardless of level. Existing players can also choose to create a new character and begin anew.
  • Haven’t played ESO in a while? The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a great chance to jump back in with your existing characters, or with a completely new one. Because ESO has no required subscription, you can just reinstall the game, log in, and start playing again.

RETURN TO MORROWIND

Vvardenfell is the largest zone added to The Elder Scrolls Online since launch and utilizes the same geographic footprint as The Elder Scrolls III, including all key points of interest from the classic game.  Players will embark on a dangerous journey through legendary locales in Vvardenfell, 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III, from the docks of Seyda Neen, to the volcanic Ashlands, to dense, mushroom-filled forests, and through the glory of Vivec City, still under construction in this time period.

NEW CLASS – THE WARDEN

Players will harness nature-based magic to master the powerful new character class – The Warden. The Warden is the first new class since launch of ESO and true to ESO and the Elder Scrolls franchise, the player will have the freedom to select from a number of abilities that enable a variety of play styles. The Warden also introduces a devastating new combat ally – the War Bear – a ferocious fighter will stay by the Warden’s side through the most intense battles.

AN INCREDIBLE ELDER SCROLLS STORY

Set roughly 700 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls III, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will take gamers on a sweeping adventure through the legendary Vvardenfell, featuring iconic locations, characters, and storylines that will instill nostalgia with longtime Elder Scrolls fans and extend ESO’s narrative into a new chapter. Morrowind is in dire peril and it’s up to player heroes to help Vivec, the legendary warrior-poet and Guardian of Vvardenfell, solve the mystery of his mysterious illness, regain his strength – and save the world from ultimate destruction.

NEW PvP MODE — BATTLEGROUNDS

The Elder Scrolls Online is renowned for open world PvP battles, pitting hundreds of players in a massive battle for supremacy in Cyrodiil. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will introduce a new PvP mode – Battlegrounds – intense 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments. Players take the battle to the Ashlands to claim their place among the fiercest and most accomplished combat veterans in Tamriel.

RELEASE AND VERSION DETAILS; PRE-ORDER BONUSES

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will release globally for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 6, 2017.  The game is now available for pre-order on all platforms. Please visitwww.ElderScrollsOnline.com for more information. Editions available include:

  • Standard Edition ($59.99): Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind as well as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
  • Upgrade Edition ($39.99): Existing players can upgrade their current game to unlock the new The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind content.
  • Digital Collector’s Edition ($79.99): New players can grab this special collection of in-game bonuses by purchasing digitally:

o   Collector’s Edition Grey Bear – An exclusive grey War Bear for use while playing as the Warden.

o   Armored War Horse – Players can charge into battle atop this steed clad in armor fashioned with ancient Dwarven plate.

o   Dwarven Spider Pet – A personal Dwarven Spider is ready for adventure through Vvardenfell.

o   Morag Tong Converter – Players can flaunt their commitment to the assassins by customizing their gear with the distinct style of the Morag Tong.

o   Character Emotes – Celebrate victory in the battlegrounds with this bundle of exclusive emotes.

    • Includes all in-game rewards contained in the Pre-Order Bonus “Discovery Pack.”
    • Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
  • Digital Collector’s Upgrade ($59.99): Existing players who only need an upgrade can grab all the digital goodies from the Digital Collector’s Edition with the Digital Collector’s Upgrade.
  • Collector’s Edition ($99.99): The ultimate fan of The Elder Scrolls Online can grab the Collector’s Edition, which contains everything included in the Digital Collector’s Edition, as well as:
    • Dwarven Colossus Statue – Recreated with the help of sacred Dwarven texts, this 12” tall replica of the Colossus that starred in the announcement trailer stands ready to defend treasures.
    • Naryu’s Journal – A full-color, large-format book chronicling Morag Tong assassin Naryu’s pursuit of a conspiracy across Tamriel. Illustrated with a broad array of concept art.
    • Map of Morrowind – Players can chart adventures throughout Vvardenfell with this handy map at their side.
    • Exclusive Game Case – A limited edition metallic case bearing the marks of Vivec and the Tribunal.
    • Includes all in-game rewards contained in the Pre-Order Bonus “Discovery Pack.”
    • Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
  • PRE-ORDER BONUS — THE DISCOVERY PACK: Fans who pre-order The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will be rewarded with a collection of exclusive in-game bonuses, including:

o   Exclusive Warden Costume – An exclusive costume available for all classes that matches the Warden’s outfit as seen in the announcement trailer.

o   Dwarven War Dog Pet – A unique armored non-combat in-game pet.

o   Treasure Maps –  Maps detailing the location of Vvardenfell’s greatest rewards.

o   Dwarven Crown Crate – A special Crown Crate with a chance to contain Dwarven-themed mounts, pets, costumes, and more.

o   Experience Scrolls – Advance through Vvardenfell gaining 50% more experience points for two hours.

Star Trek Online Celebrates 7th Anniversary with Season 12 Content

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 11, 2017 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online will kick off its 7th Anniversary with the release of Season 12 – Reckoning. The newest chapter to the 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on the classic Star Trek franchise releases on PC January 26 and on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. Season 12 celebrates Star Trek Online’s upcoming anniversary with giveaways and mini-games, plus two new space queues, a new Research and Development System category and a featured episode titled “Of Signs and Portents.”

This year’s anniversary event for Star Trek Online offers captains the opportunity to complete in-game missions to earn exciting rewards, including the new Tier 6 Lukari Science Vessel, which the community selected the design for last fall. Players can also participate in two daily missions (Omega Molecule Stabilization Daily and Party Patrol) to earn special rewards and play the Omega Molecule Stabilization mini-game with Q to earn materials to construct crafting kits. Festivities also include server-wide giveaways for in-game items, which will take place soon on a daily basis leading up to the anniversary event release.

Season 12 – Reckoning continues the mission from Star Trek Online’s latest update, Agents of Yesterday: Artifacts. Under the leadership of Captain Kuumaarke, the Lukari have set out on a journey to investigate some unusual activity in an unexplored region of the Alpha Quadrant. Upon further inspection, they discover data that suggests weaponized use of protomatter. Fearing the Tzenkethi are behind this, they put out a call for help to the Alliance, who tasks captains from across the galaxy to help the Lukari prevent a looming cataclysmic attack.

Mission details for Season 12 – Reckoning will be revealed in the new featured episode, “Of Signs and Portents,” which will also feature the game’s first appearance of General Rodek, voiced by actor Tony Todd. The update also unlocks an expansive amount of content for captains to explore, including a new reputation, a new crafting school in the R&D System to create kits and modules, two brand-new space queues (“Gravity Kills” and “The Tzenkethi Front”) and a full space battlezone that has the Alliance pitting itself against the Tzenkethi in a desperate bid to stop the production and deployment of protomatter weapons.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.

DCUO Celebrates 6th Anniversary with Anti-Monitor Event

January 11, 2017 – The sixth anniversary of Daybreak Games’ DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) is here, and with it comes new limited-time in-game events that will unite Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Players must travel through time to a new version of Metropolis, where a Qwardian invasion from the Antimatter Universe threatens the Earth, and take on the Anti-Monitor to save the world from destruction. All participating characters will be scaled up to a high combat rating to allow players of nearly all levels to join this fight to save the world.

The special Anti-Monitor anniversary event features:

  • New Open World Missions: Metropolis Antimatter Invasion Zone
  • New 8-Player Raid: Centennial Collapse
  • New Gear, Collections, Feats, and More
    • New Anti-Monitor-inspired gear
    • New auto-leveling gear set
    • New base items and consumables

An all-new Anniversary Time Capsule is also available to players, featuring Qwardian-inspired gear, mods and styles.

More information about this new content and time capsule can be found at:

https://www.dcuniverseonline.com/news/dcuo-anti-monitor-anniversary-event-2017

New Dark and Light Screenshots Released

Snail Games, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, today released an in-depth look at unannounced creatures that will be featured in their upcoming fantasy multiplayer survival game, Dark and Light. The fresh asset pack delivers a look at in-game creatures that utilize elements such as water, fire, stone, and air for combat and survival. The mountable yeti, volcanic creatures and high-flying griffins provide elemental magic that fuel Dark and Light’s world and provide invaluable resource for players of every level.

Dark and Light puts players in an immersive fantasy world, filled with magic, monsters and mystery, where they will be challenged to survive and thrive through a combination of crafting, exploration and powerful magic.

Star Trek Online Players Can 3D Print Their Starships

September 15, 2016 – Expanding into the physical universe, the free-to-play MMORPG, Star Trek Online, is bringing in-game starships to life! Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have just announced a partnership with 3D printing company, Eucl3d, which gives captains the ability to customize and print 3D models of their very own ships. Soon players will be able to print any of the starships they own in game with all of Star Trek Online’s customization options, from personalized ship names, colors, shield skins, to entire ship sections like saucers, engines or anything else that is available in our expansive ship editor. Star Trek Online currently offers over 400 ships, giving captains millions of different customization possibilities to choose from. Ships will be printed into detailed 12” 3D models using the latest in full-color 3D printing technology and shipped to doorsteps all across the world. Additional details on pricing and availability will be released soon.

To learn more about Star Trek Online’s partnership with Eucl3d, please visit:

Eucl3D was founded with one goal in mind: making 3D printing easy. They have developed unique technology that transforms 3D models from virtual worlds, like video games and VR, into consumer ready products, made on demand by 3D printers. Founded by three former UC Berkeley students with a passion for gaming and technology, Eucl3D is breaking down the barrier that exists between what we see on a screen and what we can have in physical form.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.

Star Trek Online Agents of Yesterday Launches

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 6, 2016 Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday is now available. In celebration of Star Trek: The Original Series’ 50th anniversary, the game’s third official expansion sends players back in time to create new Captains in that era, fly classic Starships and experience new episodes inspired by the television series that started it all. As a Captain from The Original Series, players will participate in new task force missions, interact with iconic characters voiced by original Trek actors and command era-appropriate ships, including the Enterprise, Constitution-class starship.

Agents of Yesterday sends players on a mission to save the future by protecting the past. The expansion allows players to create a brand-new Captain from Star Trek: The Original Series, the quintessential television show that gave way to one of the most popular science-fiction franchises of all time. Captains can explore planets taken directly from the show, while commanding one of several 23rd Century starships, including the classic Enterprise, Constitution-class starship and many other designs inspired by the classic aesthetic. All of the Star Trek timelines and universes collide when enemies threaten to destroy the past, calling for the recruitment of Star Trek Online’s bravest to become Temporal Agents and defend our very existence.

Agents of Yesterday introduces an exciting cast of characters, voiced by belovedStar Trek actors. This includes Star Trek: The Original Series’ Chekov, played by Walter Koenig and Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott, voiced by Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan. The expansion also features Admiral Leeta from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, reprised by Chase Masterson and Temporal Agent Daniels from Star Trek: Enterprise, played by Matt Winston. Actor Joseph Gatt will also make hisStar Trek Online debut as cyborg crewman 0718 from Star Trek Into Darkness. In addition to a new cast of characters, Agents of Yesterday also introduces a new specialization tree and new task force missions.

A full list of the expansion’s features include:

  • New Episodes – Players can access the new tutorial section to start their journey as a Captain from Star Trek: The Original Series and experience over a dozen new missions.
  • New Starships – Agents of Yesterday includes over a dozen new starships from every era, from the famous 23rd Century Constitution-class Cruiser to the 31st Century Chronos-class Temporal Dreadnought.
  • New Specialization Tree – After becoming a Temporal Agent, players can manipulate time to ensure the timeline is protected against those trying to destroy the past.
  • New Special Task Force Missions – This new feature allows Captains to team up with other members of the community to take on all-new challenges in space and on ground.
  • An All-Trek Cast – The expansion features Chekov, Daniels, and more characters straight from the TV shows and movies voiced by the original actors.
  • New Universe to Explore – Agents of Yesterday features content, actors and themes from the Kelvin Timeline, the universe which the 2009 and 2013 Star Trek films are based on.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC and will launch on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in fall 2016.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit http://startrekonline.com.

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Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday Launch Trailer

June 28, 2016 – Star Trek Online players will be transported back in time to command starships straight from Star Trek: The Original Series and become Temporal Agents when the game’s third expansion, Agents of Yesterday, launches on July 6.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, Agents of Yesterday invites players to embark on a journey through time and space as the Captain of an era-appropriate ship from the series that started it all. The expansion also brings all of the Star Trek timelines and universes together by sending players on a mission to the past to save the future as Temporal Agents. In addition, Agents of Yesterday introduces more than a dozen new starships and several new featured episodes, starring beloved characters from several different Star Trek series, including Chekov (Walter Koenig), Scotty (Chris Doohan), Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson) and Agent Daniels (Matt Winston).

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC and will launch on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in fall 2016.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit http://startrekonline.com.

Anarchy Online Turns 15

Oslo, Norway – June 27th, 2016Funcom is excited to announce that ‘Anarchy Online’, the first Sci-Fi MMORPG and one of the longest-running titles in the genre, celebrates its 15th anniversary today!

As part of the celebration, Funcom invites everyone who has ever played ‘Anarchy Online’ to join in the festivities between June 23rd and July 11th(regardless of current Membership status).  New Membership offers, with brand new armor pieces, login rewards and the Desert Rider event are also part of the grand 15th anniversary celebration!

Included with the anniversary is an all new Game Update which changes the Player vs Player attack windows on Notum Tower fields, where players battle for dominance over the planet Rubi-Ka. The update also introduces a new Research Line for end-game players, with powerful skill increases, and adds new Veteran Shop rewards with bonus Veteran Points for existing members.

“I wish to thank everyone who has been part of this extraordinary journey,” said ‘Anarchy Online’ Lead Designer Henry Senger.  “Anarchy Online’s incredible community has always been the heart and soul of the game, and I also wish to thank everyone who will continue the adventure with us, so we may go on for another 15 years!”

Released in 2001, ‘Anarchy Online’ shaped the face of the MMORPG genre with its Science-Fiction setting and innovative features, including dynamic missions, item levels, and instancing.  A Beta version of a new ‘Anarchy Online’ rendering engine was released last year, and thousands upon thousands of players continue to explore the world of Rubi-ka today.

For more information about ‘Anarchy Online’ or to play for free, please visit the official website at http://www.anarchy-online.com/.