General News
Forza Horizon 2: Out Now!

It's a scary, exciting day for Turn 10 Studios: today is the launch of Forza Horizon 2. It's pulling in solid scores, confidently resting at 86 with a few 100s – similar reception to its predecessor. Only a handful of racing games are available on Xbox One, so it's looking like a great pick-up.

So what's the game all about?

Final Fantasy XIV
Eorzea Examiner #24: FFXIV on the Road

Hello and welcome to the 24th edition of the Eorzea Examiner, ZAM's column on Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For this week's column, we're looking at FFXIV's mobile extensions: smartphone applications. Unfortunately for all of us, there comes a time when we must step away from our PC or console and venture into the real world, be it for work, school or just to grab food. This may have been a problem with early MMOs, but these days many MMO players have a smartphone at their side. These mini-computers have the power to keep you connected to your friends both in the real world as well as your friends in Eorzea through web access and dedicated applications. The options available from Square Enix right now are a step in the right direction, but there's plenty of room for improvement.

Final Fantasy XI
Job Adjustments

  Job adjustments are plentiful in the upcoming October version update of Final Fantasy XI. Several jobs will see their primary weapon skill ranks increased to A + levels, a number of revisions will be made to various job abilities and spells for jobs such as Warrior and Blue Mage, a brand new job trait to allow for Shuriken attacks during auto-attack for Ninja is to be implemented, new job abilities for Geomancer and Summoner are to be added, and long-awaited Atomos avatar will finally be made summonable!

For a full list of the upcoming job adjustments, be sure to check below the break. Excited for the upcoming job adjustments? Let us know what ones piqued your interest over on the ZAM forums!

General News
The Long Dark: Early Access Impressions

The Long Dark is a survival simulation game, developed by Hinterland Studio, currently in Early Access alpha on Steam. Set in the Northern wilderness following the aftermath of a global disaster, you must seek out supplies, explore, brave dangers and more as you strive to survive.

Hinterland offered ZAM review codes to check out the game in this Early Access stage. Check out our impressions below, but keep in mind that they are from the alpha build of the game's sandbox mode and do not reflect the final build of the game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow (PS3 and Xbox 360 will have to wait for November 18th). More details about the Season Pass were unveiled, along with a trailer, earlier today!

Destiny
Destiny: Patch 1.0.2

"Cayde-6 took the Cryptarch aside and showed him a sack of doorknobs.
He decoded that mystery pretty quickly."

Having played countless hours of Destiny since launch, this patch is near and dear to our hearts. Patch 1.0.2 – going live tomorrow morning – focuses on "the Cryptarch and Engram experience". Tired of getting ripped-off on your hard-earned Legendary engrams? No more.

PAYDAY 2
PAYDAY 2: DLC Out Tomorrow

Here comes PAYDAY 2 with a splash of neon blood.

Available tomorrow, September 30th, you can jump into the fusion of PAYDAY 2 and Hotline Miami. For $7, you'll add a new heist, animal-themed masks, achievements, and eight weapons:

World of Warcraft
Wowhead Weekly: Episode 12

Join Olivia and Perculia once again for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 12! The two discuss several topics such as BlizzCon's virtual ticket items, the Patch 6.0.2 download, Garrison database updates, Draenor teleports and transportation, and more.

Wildstar
WildStar: State of the Game

It's been roughly three months since the Carbine Studios-developed MMORPG, WildStar, hit the shelves in early June. Within this time period, the game has had its fair share of ups and downs to say the least, and it should not surprise any MMORPG veteran that the team is constantly having to re-shape this sci-fantasy world based on continuous player feedback.

Through the epic world first raid boss kills, to the PvP balance conundrums, comes Carbines Product Director, Mike Donatelli, to discuss the current state of WildStar and what players can expect to see as the game moves forward.

Final Fantasy XI
New Wings of the Goddess Quest to be Added

 Though the events of the Crystal War and the events of the Wings of the Goddess expansion have passed, their impact continues to be felt to Final Fantasy XI to this very day. In the upcoming October version update, a brand new quest, "A Forbidden Reunion", is to be implemented, bringing forth a brand new story combining the Wings of Goddess storyline with the immensely popular Trust Initiative system!

Excited for this new quest? Let us know on the ZAM forums!