RIFT: Planetouched Wilds Preview

The Planetouched Wilds will open for players to explore in the next big content update coming to RIFT today, October 7. While Trion Worlds is not labeling the update as an expansion, its contents—a large zone, an expert dungeon, a new raid tier launching sometime after Planetouched Wilds, a new warfront and an all new calling—certainly make it feel like one.

PlayStation Plus October Game Collection

October has arrived and with it comes a fresh batch of free PlayStation Plus games! The collection features several games for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, available beginning on October 6th.

Daybreak Games Celebrates Halloween!

(From Everquest Community News)

Ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and poltergeists, bats and broomsticks… it’s Halloween time here at Daybreak! We’ve got special themed in-game activities, new Marketplace treats, and a chance to win some Daybreak Cash – no tricks!

Daybreak Halloween Promotion: $25 Daybreak Cash Card Giveaway!

Daybreak Cards


New Daybreak game cards will be hitting the shelves of U.S. retailers this month, and we want to give some away! We’ll randomly select ten (10) winners to each receive a $25 Daybreak Cash Card. Here’s what you need to do:

Epilogue: A Tale of One Writer

This editorial is non-game specific and solely based on insights and opinions from its author.

One comment I receive a lot when I explain my job to others is "That's awesome! How do I get into doing that?!" There is no perfect answer to this query, and despite how awesome working in this industry sounds and really is, it's hard work and not quite as glamorous as you may be envisioning in your head.

The City Festival Starts Tonight!

October is on the horizon and with it the Qeynos City Festival returns to Norrath! The festival begins on October 1st at 12:01am PT and runs until October 7th at 11:59pm PT. It can be found near the bridge to North Qeynos in Antonica. Visit the Far Seas caravan merchants to see all of the local specialities and other festival goods.

An Aether Race will also be available in Antonica during the festival. Participate and achieve a time of 134 seconds or less to earn the Bridge Buzzer prefix title! Begin the race by speaking to the referee near the Coldwind Point Lighthouse.

TwitchCon 2015: Twitch's First Convention

The first-ever TwitchCon hit this weekend in San Francisco, and ZAM was on the floor to deliver the news about the content giant's first convention. To say it was a success would be an understatement. Streamers, media professionals (gee), content fans, exhiibitors, and Twitch junkies alike hit the Moscone West Center in San Francisco this weekend. Twitch employees presented the new changes that Twitch will be implementing soon, including full HTML5 support, a fully-loaded PS4 app, and new chat features.

Formerly Hardcore #16: Class Order Halls

Hello and welcome to the 16th edition of Formerly Hardcore, ZAMs column on Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft. For this week’s column, we’re going to look at another announced feature of the Legion expansion, Class Orders. Rather than having our own individual spot of land like Sunsong Ranch in Mists of Pandaria or our Garrisons in Warlords of Draenor, this time we’ll have bases shared by all members of our same class. The question is: other than having people running around that aren’t NPC followers, what makes these different than Garrisons?

Xbox: October's Free Games

Microsoft's Games with Gold program continues with more great offers for Xbox Live members in October!

Downtime - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

US servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7am PT for an update. Expected downtime is two hours. EU servers will come down at 9pm PT (5am London Time on September 30th) for their update. Estimated downtime is one hour. Here are the patch notes:

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Daerial's Underfoot Portal will now be passed on to a new player once the previous one is rendered inert instead of despawning.
  • Cazic-Thule's Touch of Fear spell has had its range lowered to his island only.


  • An Eye for Power - Frosthorn minotaurs have returned to the Jagged Plains in Everfrost, despite the Sundered Ground nearby.


  • Server no longer requires a Membership.

Guild Wars 2: Launch Trailer and Druid

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is less than a month away! This weekend, ArenaNet was at force at TwitchCon delivering a lineup of live content throughout the convention. The highlights of the first day were the first reveal of Ranger's elite specialization the Druid and the all new launch trailer for HoT.