Worth Reading: 13th August to 19th August 2012

A week dominated by Blizzard Entertainment.

This is a weekly post I do where I highlight some of the posts I have done which you might have missed over the last week. Its been a busy weekend for me so this post is a bit late today. Look forward to my blogs second anniversary next week.

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City of Steam Forth Alpha Weekend is Available

They look like a friendly bunch.

City of Steam is currently having its last alpha weekend. This fourth alpha weekend started today at around 03:00 PM GMT and ends on Monday. Mechanist Games have said that its main priority for the weekend is to stress test the game so they want lots of people to give the game a try. To take part you need to have a have alpha key which can be obtained through various means on the City of Steam official website.

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Worth Reading: 06th July to 12th August 2012

A week dominated by MMORPG updates.

This is a weekly post I do where I highlight some of the posts I have done which you might have missed over the last week. Look forward to some MMORPG reviews and guides for City for Steam hopefully during the week if I manage to get the time.

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Aion Update 3.0 Europe Launch Date. Also Video Preview

Don’t trust a scientist hamster with flowers, a love potion and a nut necklace.

Aion players in Europe have been waiting a long time for this and its finally has a release date. The 3.0 update has been available in North America for ages and Asia even longer. The update will introduce housing, mounts, a higher level cap, and two brand new areas zones to Aion. The producers of Aion Europe Gameforge have announced that the Aion 3.0 patch will launch in Europe next week on the 15th August.

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Worth Reading: 30th July to 05th August 2012

The decline of the MMORPG week.

This is a weekly post I do where I highlight some of the posts I have done which you might have missed over the last week. Another late one this week but I have been a bit busy doing a few other things. Look forward to some MMORPG reviews and guides for City for Steam hopefully during the week.

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World of Warcraft Has Lost Over a Million Subscribers Since May 2012

One forlorn looking Pandaren and what the servers will look like one day.

No one can say that World of Warcraft isn’t the master of subscription based MMORPGs but the games number to fluctuate and this is one of those times again. The most recent subscriptions numbers for World of Warcraft were released yesterday in the Activision Blizzard earnings report for the second quarter of 2012.

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My Opinion: Star Wars The Old Republic Subscriptions Plummet and is Now Going Free-To-Play

Cartel Coins the birth of a new conspiracy logo.

BioWare have announced yesterday that its top budget MMORPG will be adding a free-to-play option by this Autumn. The game will also be going on sale in August for $14.99 (£9.61) with a free one month subscription included for people who might want to get involved in the game before free to play changes happen. As Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to free to play get ready to hear about Cartel Coins a lot.

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Worth Reading: 23rd July to 29th July 2012

A very MMORPG dominated week.

This is a weekly post I do where I highlight some of the posts I have done which you might have missed over the last week. It’s a bit late this week but I have been busy doing a few things. Look forward to my long opinion piece tomorrow morning about gender in games, films and the entertainment industry in general. It’s a long one.

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The Secret World Free Weekend Next Week

The best thing about The Secret World.

The developers of The Secret World revealed during an official live stream yesterday that The Secret World will be open for anyone to play next weekend. From 3rd August at 4pm GMT until 6th August at 7am GMT. This is to celebrate the games one month anniversary (seriously?), Funcom will be doing events, giving players fireworks and other rewards for completing a series of missions. However more importantly people who want to know more about what the game is about or try out The Secret World will be able to do so over the weekend without paying a single penny a part from a bit of your soul.

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