Final Fantasy XI
Announcing the Next Version Update!

The February version update of Final Fantasy XI has just been announced! Among the planned changes and additions, Square Enix has announced a new Seekers of Adoulin quest, new job adjustments which include high-tier magic spells, new Alluvion Skirmishes, and much more!

Excited for this upcoming version update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

General News
Film Friday #26: Seven Sensational Snippets

Seven Sensational Snippets

Today on Film Friday we got seven trailers for you, from Project CARS to Witcher to Evolve. Sit back, relax and check out the games!

General News
Friday Update Arcade: Episode 16

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include The Elder Scrolls Online's big announcements, H1Z1's rocky early access launch, Blizzard mailing out gifts to long-time World of Warcraft subscribers and more.

Nosgoth
Nosgoth Goes Into Open Beta

Nosgoth has launched its Open Beta! Players interested in jumping into the free-to-play multiplayer game set in the Legacy of Kain universe can do immediately, and enjoy double experience to boot during the coming weekend.

General News
Battleline: Steel Warfare - January Update

Battleline: Steel Warfare, currently in its second beta testing phase, just pushed live its latest update, introducing six new unit tanks into the game.

Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2: PAX, Double XP and Huge Sale

Last week, we reported that ArenaNet is hosting a Guild Wars 2 panel in the Main Theater at PAX South this Saturday to talk about what they have planned next for the game. We already knew that the panelists would include ArenaNet President and Co-Founder Mike O'Brien alongside GW2 Game Director Colin Johanson, but today ArenaNet has announced that the panel will be hosted by Jennifer Hale, a star voice actress with a long list of work including Queen Jennah in Guild Wars 2.

EverQuest II
Downtime - Thursday, January 22, 2015

US live servers will be brought offline on Thursday January 22, 2015 at approximately 7:00AM PST. EU servers will be brought offline at approximately 5:00AM London Time on January 23, 2015. Expected downtime is one hour.

The update notes are below.

General News
Battleline: Steel Warfare Beta Impressions

Approaching a game is never an easy task; bias has to go out the window. It's like reverting to a turn-based strategy game after playing years of real-time games. It's hard to consider the factors of what might go into a title when someone plays it for scoring. I'd argue a sequel should be scored harsher than its predecessor, especially if there's an expectation set by the community. In the rules of game development, nobody expects a sequel to have worse graphics than the prequel, because these are just fundamental rules that are not only followed, but expected.

The Elder Scrolls Online
Elder Scrolls Online Announces B2P, Console Dates

This morning, Bethesda and Zenimax Online have announced not only the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console June 9, 2015 launch date for The Elder Scrolls Online, but also its transition to buy-to-play this spring. Appropriately titled The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, the monthly subscription fee will no longer be required to play the MMO as of March 17, 2015 on PC/Mac (June for console players).

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone Deck Tech: Toxic Priest

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Toxic Priest

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.