Neverwinter
Neverwinter: "Curse of Icewind Dale"

Black Ice: Powerful. Valuable. Cursed.

Perfect World expands the world of Neverwinter once more with its third free content expansion, Module 3: Curse of Icewind Dale. Going live on May 13th, Curse of Icewind Dale gives you a chance to explore the mystery behind the terrifying treasure. Module 3 features two new adventure zones, open world PvP, Black Ice harvesting, and a whole ton more.

General News
H1Z1: 40+ Minutes of Gameplay

Are you a passenger on the H1Z1 hype train? If so, you've probably seen all the recent news. Hopefully what you haven't seen is the Sony Online Entertainment livestream, with over 40 minutes of gameplay. Now, mind you, the footage isn't especially exciting...but it's a solid first look.

Age of Wushu
Age of Wushu: Dynamic Weather Preview

Age of Wushu has unveiled a new feature in its upcoming Tempest of Strife expansion: Dynamic Weather. Sand, rain, snow, fog, an eclipse and more will have impact on the world and can trigger a variety of events.

Final Fantasy XI
February - April Version Update Survey

Wishing you could let Square Enix know how you felt about the major updates to hit Final Fantasy XI in the past few months? Did you really enjoy the new Skirmish and Delve content, or not like the job points system? Now's your chance to be heard! From April 18th through April 25th, a survey covering various aspects of the past few updates will be available to those wanting to share their opinions on this new content.

Want to further share your opinions on the content released these past few months? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Final Fantasy XI
Forge Ahead in the Next Version Update!

The next big version update for Final Fantasy XI is readying for a mid-May release! This new update will see the next big installment of the Seekers of Adoulin storyline, the new Mog Wardrobe equipment inventory system, an expansion to the job point system, new high-tier battlefields including a revamp of the Gessho Treasures of Aht Urhgan mission battle, and much more!

Let us know what you think of this upcoming version update over on the ZAM forums!

Lord of the Rings Online
Lord of the Rings Online: The Breaking of Isengard

On Monday, Lord of the Rings Online released Update 13: The Breaking of Isengard. Owners of the Helm's Deep expansion can embark on a quest to discover what has happened to Saruman after the sacking of Isengard. Additional features include a new mail system, UI customization and size upgrades for inventories, new items in Lalia's market and more!

The recent Producer's Letter also mentioned that the next class to be introduced in LotRO will be the Beorning! You can read the entire letter on the official forums.

EverQuest II
EverQuest II Producer's Letter: Lots to Come!

This morning, Holly "Windstalker" Longdale released a Producer's Letter titled "Lots to Come!" It details the All Access transition occuring next week, what benefits are available to EverQuest II subscribers and what content we can expect in the near future.


All Access Transition: SOE will be consolidating all games into a singular subscription model around April 23, 2014. Current subscriptions will be converted automatically. Those with special pricing should have their rates grandfathered, but please contact SOE Customer Support if you want to look more into the conversion. The entire FAQ for this transition is available here.

EQ2 Membership Benefits: Subscribers to EverQuest II receive the following benefits...

  • Base amount of 7 character slots
  • Permanent 15% coin loot and 10% mount speed
  • Permanent double alternate currencies
  • Member-only Loyalty Tokens
  • Unrestricted access to broker, chat channels, ability tiers and in-game mail
  • Early access to content and promotions: Receive access to new content, such as next week's Contested High Keep, before non-subscribers

Upcoming Content: Several things are lined up "for the weeks following April 23, 2014", including: a Prestige Guild Hall (seen here), new loyalty merchant items, the release of the Darklight Palace prestige home, a new Temple of Veeshan raid zone, the Tunaria Battleground and the conversion of old currencies, such as Obol and Void Shards, into Tinkering and Transmuting components. On deck next week is the release of Contested High Keep and the Bloody Shank HQ.


The entire Producer's Letter is available after the jump.

Final Fantasy XI
Shinai-Swinging Showdown

 Those Moogles should really work on improving their security! Once again, the Far Eastern armor sets under the care of the MHMU have been pilfered by brigands, and it's up to you to take up your shinai to help recover them! From April 24th through to May 8th, the lands between the three starting nations and the Grand Duchy of Jeuno will be overrun by wayward suits of armor, and helping to subdue them will net you various seasonal rewards! So be sure to take part in this newest Feast of Swords, for the Moogles' sake!

Excited for the Feast of Swords? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

General News
Civilization: Beyond Earth - PAX Panel

"CIVILIZATION IN SPACE!" sounds like a dream, but it's a dream that Firaxis Games is making a reality. Revealed just last week, Civilization: Beyond Earth is the next great chapter in the ever-popular Civ franchise. Denizens of Earth: commence tears of joy. To shed light on the future of future-Civ, the developers took to the stage:

"For all of you fans out there that loved Alpha Centauri,
this is the game we have made for you."

Final Fantasy XI
First Ever Double Capacity Point Campaign!

 Needing more capacity points? Wishing there was a way you could cut down on the endless grinding to improve your favorite job? Then get ready, for Final Fantasy XI's first ever Double Capacity Point campaign is about to arrive! Starting on April 17th and running through to April 20th, monsters will yield twice the capacity points they normally will, so pick up your most cherished blade and your repertoire of spells, and prepare to power up your character like never before!

Let us know what you think of this new campaign over on the ZAM forums!