Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone Deck Tech: Super Suddenly Pirates!

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.

World of Warcraft
BlizzCon 2014: November 7-8 in Anaheim

BlizzCon 2014 has been announced! Tickets will be on sale via EventBrite for $199 in two batches on May 7th (at 7pm PT) and May 10 (at 10am PT), and there's been some changes this year so brush up on the changes to be prepared. Tickets for a pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will also be for sale on Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm PT for $750 each.

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Gameplay Trailer

Cinematics from BioWare are always a treat. That's why their newest Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer, "The Inquisitor", is definitely worth a watch. While it's not a "gameplay trailer" as described, it does use "actual game footage." We also saw glimpses of HUDless attacks which count for something.

In any case, Inquisition hits the shelves October 7th. Take a look and begin the hype!

WildStar: Bonus Closed Beta Weekend

WildStar's closed beta weekend wrapped up last night and those who were online at the shutdown spotted a message inviting them back this coming weekend as well. Originally reported by the WildStar Fans site, the surprise beta weekend will begin on Friday, April 25, 2014. A press release later confirmed that the weekend will run from April 25-27 and that the level cap will be increased to 25. Previous beta players will receive a new code for this weekend and those who have pre-ordered WildStar will have automatic access!

General News
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Announced

Square Enix announced in a press release earlier today that the new Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. The title will come to North America later in 2014, priced at $39.99.

Nexus Talk Episode 49: Runecrafting

Nexus Talk Episode 49 is live! Join Richie Procopio and special guest special guest Farhan "Unindel" Siddiqi as they discuss the complex runecrafting system in WildStar.

Final Fantasy XI
Records of Eminence Additions and Adjustments

 The May version update for Final Fantasy XI will be seeing several additions and changes to the popular Records of Eminence system! A series of new objectives, including several new combat and gathering objectives for areas in Abyssea, will be added, as well as an adjustment to the respawn time for the Bloodsucker Notorious Monster.

New and adjusted rewards for successful completion of objectives will also be implemented, including brand new earrings and rings, as well as changing the voucher system to allow for players to choose how many they want to redeem at once, as well as allow players to redeem them for Ballista points.

Excited for these Records of Eminence changes? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

General News
New SOE All-Access Plan Delayed

Sony Online Entertainment Community staff posted this update to the All-Access FAQ on all SOE game forums today:

Dear Players,

In an effort to ensure that the transition to the new All Access membership plan is as seamless as possible, we are going to be taking a little more time to test. So, we will be pushing the launch date of All Access to Tuesday, April 29th. Because of the portfolio-wide nature of this plan, this may prevent us from doing any individual game updates in EverQuest, EverQuest II, Planetside 2, and DC Universe Online. These updates will resume normally after the All Access launch. We appreciate your patience and you’ll agree that our new membership offering is worth the wait.

Short version: the new subscription plan will launch April 29, and EverQuest, EverQuest II, Planetside 2, and DC Universe Online may not see updates because of it.


City of Steam
City of Steam: Arkadia to Add New Servers

Mechanist Games recently announced that City of Steam: Arkadia will be opening up a European server, which is in the process of having its location and opening date finalized. In addition to the EU server, one more US server will be added for east coast players.

Final Fantasy XI
Job Points Additions and Adjustments

 During the March version update of Final Fantasy XIV, a new job points system was implemented for players to further customize and power up their characters. In the upcoming May version update, this new system will see several additions and adjustments made. Two new categories of upgrades will be implemented per job, with more slated for later version updates.

 To help alleviate some of the difficulty of obtaining capacity points, a new chain bonus will be implemented to increase yields awarded to players with successive kills, as well as increasing the base yields of monsters above a certain level. Lastly, changes will be made to monster capacity point yields in the Cirdas Caverns [U], Rala Waterways [U], Yorcia Weald [U], and Ra'Kaznar [U] areas.

Excited for these Job Point changes? Let us know how you feel about these adjustments over on the ZAM forums!