Tag Archives: war
Tue, Feb 08, 2011 | 05:42 GMT
EA is tightening Warhammer Online’s plus-one-against-ogres belt, with one European and two North American servers facing shutdown.
Mon, Jan 31, 2011 | 00:45 GMT
The other MMORPG is kicking 2011 off with a bang by promising a year-long swag of mysterious new features and content for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 | 21:43 BST
“The sounds of celebration and battle can be heard throughout the Old World. Fireworks, cheers and the roar of battle rings in the ears of combatants from both Realms…but there is a dark undertone heard beneath; the skittering of Skaven claws….”
Tue, Aug 03, 2010 | 16:01 BST
BioWare Mythic has said Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning remains profitable, and is not going the way of the Dodo anytime soon.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 19:56 BST
Mythic and Electronic Arts announced that there will be celebration activities for the one year of Warhammer Online.
Kicking off on August 31 and going through the month of September, there will be weekend-only scenarios, a month long 20 percent experience and renown bonus, special in-game items for all players, veteran rewards, and The Wild Hunt live-event.
“This anniversary marks a major milestone for WAR, the Mythic development team, and our fantastic community of players,” said Mythic’s Jeff Hickman.
“We could think of no better way of marking this occasion than by celebrating our success with our fans for the entire month of September. We’ve got new content to share with the Wild Hunt live event, special versions of popular scenarios, fireworks, Halfling pies, and exploding stout!
“Now that is a party Warhammer style!”
Loads more information is included in the press release past the break.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 16:33 BST
Mythic has announced that Mac users will soon be able to play Warhammer Online with the PC users this fall.
The Beta of the Mac version of Warhammer Online will allow current players to download a client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts.
Players who do not have an existing live account, can download a 10-day beta trial account and receive an exclusive title and trophy reward for their characters within the game.
To get in on the Beta and get the 10-day free trial hit this link.
Press release is through the break.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 14:48 BST
Warhammer Online’s final live event in the Call to Arms expansion, Rise of the Tomb Kings, will go live June 17 and end June 24.
At least it has a date now.
The winning Realm will have exclusive first access to the new Tomb Kings themed dungeon zone, and the the swag inside of it immediately following the conclusion of the live event.
Exclusive titles “Sky Captain” for Order, and “Master of the Air” for Destruction will be bestowed upon a lucky few and some may even get the ultra-rare Ravening Cloak.
You know about all the details already though.
Hit the jump for the full press release.
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 | 15:15 BST
Planned career changes for Warhammer Online will not be included in patch 1.3, producer Adam Gershowitz has confirmed.
Some of the proposed balancing changes have proven a little controversial, so Mythic will instead focus on the Land of the Dead zone.
Apparently, there was an outcry in the community over changes specifically aimed at stat factors and healing effectiveness for the Warrior Priest and Disciple careers.
Plans to re-open character balance testing after the patch’s release will be implemented so the developers can work with the community on the changes.
More over at IncGamers.
Tue, May 26, 2009 | 16:36 BST
New shots of the upcoming Land of the Dead expansion for Warhammer Online popped up on Eurogamer this morning.
There are 30 posted, and each depict a very Egyptian-like setting. Actually it would be considered Egypt if you could ride scary looking boar mounts and you were an orc.
Somehow we don’t think Semerkhet or any of the other Pharaohs rode one of those, which is a shame really.
At any rate, for those who play the MMO, stage one of public test 1.3 is live with the first segment focusing on combat and career changes, along with the mechanic for gathering resources and unlocking the Tomb of Kings zones. To get in on the test, the devs posted a “how to” page here.
Land of the Dead will not be made available until later in the year, and while you can unlock it and take a gander at it, you can’t traverse through it yet. Sorry
Screens are through the link.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | 23:19 BST
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 00:34 BST
The Warhammer Online development team has collaborated with Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano of Blue Öyster Cult on a theme song for the game’s new Dwarf Slayer career.
Entitled Kiss My Axe (While I Drink My Beer), the track celebrates the new character path, all thanks to lead-singer Eric Bloom being a long-time Warhammer fan.
“I’d heard a previous song written and performed by members of the WAR team, and thought they were quite good for a ‘garage band’ of game developers,” said Bloom.
“I was very glad to hear from Mythic who invited me down to work on the song. I was impressed by the dedication of the developers to make WAR both a success and fun to play, something that, in my opinion, is missing from many other MMOs.”
Senior WAR creative designer Paul Barnett added: “If this song doesn’t get you fired up to shave your hair into a mohawk, dye it red, and play a Slayer, then you’re probably dead!”
Wonder how long it will be before this song hits Rock Band. Place your bets.
Press release posted below.
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 | 17:58 BST
According to a report from IncGamers, there are no plans close any other EU Warhammer Online servers.
“GOA, European publisher of WAR, has no plans to scale back the WAR servers,” said a spokesperson. “There is an ongoing optimization process that deals with efficient distribution of players between the servers, which is designed to ensure all players get the best possible experience.”
Merging two low population servers into one works, because many quests in WAR require a high level of players to accomplish a task – like sacking a city.
On the flip side, the fate of low populated US server Ostermark is still up in the air at this time.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 | 17:29 GMT
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 22:34 GMT
Bohemia Interactive has released a new trailer for upcoming FPS war simulation sequel ArmA II.
The title’s expected to be released sometime this year for PC.
Trailer can be watched below, after an advert for the Notorious B.I.G. film.
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 21:53 GMT
Following a pretty conclusive rumour that Spore was about to go live on Steam earlier this week, Valve’s just confirmed that Wright’s latest, the Creepy & Cute add-on, WAR, Mass Effect, NfS Undercover and FIFA Manager 2009 are now all available on the download service.
Mirror’s Edge, Red Alert 3 and Dead Space are all to be added in the “coming weeks”.
“EA is one of the industry’s largest publishers,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “The EA titles coming to Steam this holiday include some this year’s top PC titles.”
Press release after the drop.
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 | 17:04 BST
Speaking to Edge, Arvind Bhatia at Stern Agee has predicted that WAR numbers will settle at the 250-300,000 mark once the initial rush of free months’ play is over.
“Over time, subscribers will drop off and level off at 250,000- 300,000,” he said.
“Based on our estimates for sell through, it would require about 20 percent to 25 percent of the purchasers to remain long term subscribers – which we believe is achievable.”
More than 1.5 million copies of the game were shipped to retail last week.
More through the link.
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 | 17:09 GMT
1C Company’s announced the third game in the “Of War” trilogy, Men of War, the first two titles being Soldiers: Heroes of World War II and Faces of War. It’s set in WWII – again – but this time features:
- Three evolving storylines in the Soviet, Allied and German armies, comprising 19 missions in total.
- More than 50 new units to use in multiplayer mode.
- Realistic models of armament and military equipment recreated in accordance with design drawings and historical documents.
- System of ratings and statistics for every participant in multiplayer mode.
- New nation in multiplayer mode – Japan.
- Revised controls interface – customizable and easier to use .
- New multiplayer maps and 2 new game modes Highly detailed WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with a cutting-edge graphics engine.
More here. It’ll be out for PC this summer.