With the release of Issue 7: “Destiny Manifest”, villains will enter the dark metropolis of Grandville, the inner sanctum of Arachnos. Check out the latest update on this new vertical zone where players will encounter mutated Arachnoids and a huge new cast of characters including Lord Recluse himself! Read it here.
Have you been reading the novels up to this point? Me? Mmm Not so much. However, if you'd rather read about it than play it, the next novel is now available.
The new Warcraft novel Cycle of Hatred is now available! Cycle of Hatred's story takes place three years after the events of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. The Burning Legion has been defeated, and the eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive - Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is starting to crumble. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression towards the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled - and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war...
Last week I was in a snit over the fact that Utah's House of Rep's passed HB257 which would have in effect placed violent video games in the same light as Porn. It passed by a landslide in the House but then had to go to the Senate.
Today, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment launched a full community website at stargateworlds.com. The website will contain news of the game development and fan community activities during the production of the game. Forums, Art, and featured Sites are also included. Developers' Bios, Blogs and Interviews will be updated on a regular basis so that followers of Stargate Worlds will get to know the team inside Cheyenne Mountain while they learn about the game's progress.
There's a new beta test session in town and he's going to kick your butt!
The next playtest session will start at 10AM CST (11AM EST) Wednesday, March 1 and end Friday, March 3 at 2PM CST (3PM EST). This session will be for 24/7 and Pre-Order testers only and heavy emphasis should be placed on testing the Outpost Battle server and the Ground Zero area.
Part 6 of The Journal of Kytel Greymane is available on IGN Vault. Last week Kytel experienced his first Ancestral Quest. Despite the fact that he failed to complete the quest successfully, the Oracle had still revealed the location of a new Shard to House Shroud. Kytel is eagerly hoping to join the adventuring expedition. He has decided to make his way to the Palace of the Houses and talk to the House Shroud Ambassador as the Oracle disciple had advised.
The World of Warcraft Atlas Gift Pack from BradyGames is now available for purchase in the Blizzard Online Store. The Atlas is a comprehensive hardcover resource that includes maps of all regions and major cities as well as detailed plans of places such as Everlook and Ghostwalker Post, revealing critical locations and characters. Shrink-wrapped within this Gift Pack come eight exclusive full-color bookmarks, one for each race in World of Warcraft: Human, Night Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Orc, Troll, Undead, and Tauren. Each bookmark includes a character image on the front and has the race description and coat of arms on the back. Read more about it here.