EverQuest II
Downtime - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

All US EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on July 30th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately one hour.  EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET July 31st, 2014) for the same update. Downtime is also anticipated to be approximately one hour.

The patch note is below.


GENERAL
Fixed an issue related to status gain.

EverQuest Next Landmark
SOE Joins ZAM For a Landmark Livestream

On Tuesday, July 29th (today!), Sony Online Entertainment's Director of Development, Dave Georgeson, and Landmark Senior Producer, Terry Michaels, will be joining LockSixTime for a Landmark play session livestream! Join us this evening and tune in on the ZAM Twitch TV channel at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern). See you there!

UPDATE: The recording is now available after the jump!

General News
EA Announces "EA Access" for Xbox One

It's a fascinating move for a multi-billion dollar company to make: EA has adopted a new "EA Access" program on Xbox One. This membership program offers a catalog of games to play, and gives members a 10% discount across the board* on digital EA goods. Coming "soon", here's what you can expect:

Firefall
Firefall: Launches Today!

Years in the making, you can drop into the world of Firefall today! The action-packed MMO shooter is available now on the official site and Steam. Proud CEO of Red 5 Studios James Macauley had this to say:

"We designed Firefall to be our dream game, and now the team at Red 5 Studios is humbled and thrilled to see this dream become a reality with the launch of Firefall today."

General News
The Last of Us Remastered Now Available

The Last of Us Remastered launch day has arrived for the PlayStation 4! Naughty Dog's epic game, as well as its DLC and map packs, can be enjoyed by PS4 players in 1080p with several graphical and gameplay improvements.

Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2: The Dragon's Reach Part 1

The Dragon's Reach: Part 1 launches today for Guild Wars 2 as the latest episode in Season 2 of the Living World. Mordremoth's minion have stretched even farther as all of Tyria must come to understand this dire, new threat. In this patch, players will need to work with allies old and new to unite the world's races against it.

Final Fantasy XI
Job Adjustments

 Though the August version update is still a ways off, Square Enix is sparing no expense in enticing players, for several new job adjustments for Final Fantasy XI have been announced! Among the planned changes include a new job trait for Warriors, Paladins, Rune Fencers, and Ninjas, adjustments to enmity generation by various actions and gear, increasing the potency of Blue Mage and Geomancer spells, increases to automaton weapon skill damage for Puppetmasters, and much more!

What do you think is the biggest adjustment planned? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

EverQuest II
Downtime - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

All servers will come down on July 29th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately two hours.

This is separate from the SOE-wide maintenance which will happen around 3am Pacific time.

The patch notes are below.

General News
SOE Maintenance Notice: July 29, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a maintenance period:

Attention players: we will perform maintenance beginning at 3:00 AM PDT* on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. We expect this maintenance to take approximately two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases
  • Game, web and forum logins

This is separate from any game patches, which usually happen later in the day.

Wildstar
WildStar Trial Key Giveaway

Carbine and ZAM have teamed up to bring you an out-of-this-world week-long WildStar trial! All you need to do is login to your free ZAM account to claim one—but don't wait, these codes will go fast!