Gaming Timeline

Monday Guild Wars 2 Update: Annoying Problems Continue

Problems still Plaging Guild Wars 2

I am starting to feel like a broken record. Instead of telling gamers about all the great things in Guild Wars 2, I have the sad duty to report daily on the problems affecting the game. We are more than a week into the official launch, and I must inform our readers that most of… Read more »

Gamers Prepare for World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria Launch

WOW Gets Ready For Mists Of Pandaria Expansion

World Of Warcraft’s nine million players are furiously preparing for the September 25, 2012 launch of Mists Of Pandaria. They are running every dungeon they can to get that last important weapon or piece of armor. They are doing their 25 daily quests in order to save as much gold as possible to buy new… Read more »

Halo 4: ‘Exile’ Map Revealed, Official Grifball Mode Confirmed

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343 Industries was out in full force at PAX Prime over the weekend to show off Halo 4. The developer revealed a new map, ‘Exile’, and confirmed that the fan favorite, community-created mode Grifball, inspired by the machinima masters over at Rooster Teeth, will be making a return in Halo 4 as an official game… Read more »

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Footage Shown Off At PAX

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When Metal Gear Sold: Ground Zeroes was first shown off to select press earlier on in the week, attendees were forbidden from even talking about what they saw, much less recording video, so fans were left waiting for their turn to see the footage. Fortunately, the wait wasn’t long at all. At PAX Prime on… Read more »

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Announced

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Square Enix kicked off PAX Prime with a bit of a bombshell Friday night when it announced that Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning will be returning in an all-new game called ‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.’ As I’m sure you’re able to divine from the game’s title, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII revolves around the… Read more »

Borderlands 2 Season Pass Nets You Four DLC Packs for $30

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Yesterday, Gearbox confirmed what we all suspected: Borderlands 2 will be getting at least four DLC expansions post-launch. In news that we didn’t necessarily suspect, the developer also announced that you will have the option of picking up all four at a discounted price by way of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. Each Borderlands 2… Read more »

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Still In Development, Wada Says

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For the past several years, the fate of Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been uncertain at best. We’ve seen next to nothing in the way of gameplay — or just about any other form of media — and there were even recent rumors that development on the spin-off had been cancelled. Fortunately for those of… Read more »

‘Guild Wars 2’ Still Plagued With Issues; Direct Sales On Hold

Issues Still Making Life Difficult For Guild Wars 2 Players

The developer team at ArenaNet must be at their wits end. Guild Wars 2 has over a million pre-order customers, and copies of the game are flying out of retail outlets. During early access launch, Guild Wars 2 welcomed as many as 400,000 concurrent players, but a week later, the game is still plagued with… Read more »

The Street Fighter Video Game Franchise Turns 25

Street Fighter Turns 25

The Street Fighter franchise, a series of video games which still manages to control a significant portion of my free time, turns 25 today (August 30). The fact that Street Fighter has been around for a quarter of a century is a little mind-boggling, particularly for someone who spent a fair amount of time inside… Read more »

New ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Game And Movie Announced In Tokyo

Konami announced new Metal Gear Solid Game And Movie

If you are a fan of the stealth combat genre of video games, then today’s announcement in Tokyo will make you a very happy gamer. At a special event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear Solid series, Konami proclaimed to the gaming world that Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes will be the… Read more »

Square Enix Announces New Cloud Gaming Service ‘Coreonline’

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The world of cloud-based gaming hasn’t exactly been very bright lately what with all of the goings-on at OnLive recently, but that isn’t stopping developer-publisher Square Enix from testing the cloud gaming waters with their own service, which they’re calling Coreonline. The service uses technology from Google, Square Enix, and its subsidiary studio, Hapti.co, and… Read more »

‘Guild Wars 2’ Arrives With Successful Official Launch

Guild Wars 2 Launches Officially At Midnight

The official full launch of Guild Wars 2 took place at midnight, Tuesday, August 28. The highly anticipated game, which is already being touted as the Online Game of the Year, successfully welcomed the general public to join the lucky players who received a three day head-start for buying the game in advance. Tonight’s event… Read more »

Mars Rover Curiosity To Appear In Angry Birds Game

Mars Rover appears in angry birds game

Rovio’s Angry Birds continues to be one of the most popular games on the market, and NASA’s Mars Rover has been a hot topic in its own right. Now the two are teaming up, and the well known NASA craft will make an appearance in an expansion of Angry Birds Space. The expansion is titled… Read more »

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill DLC Release Date Announced

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Armored Kill’s projected September release date is just around the corner, and now EA and DICE have provided a more specific release date for Battlefield 3‘s third expansion. As previously reported, Armored Kill will be available on PlayStation 3 first on September 4, provided you’ve subscribed to Battlefield 3‘s Premium service. For PC and Xbox… Read more »

‘Guild Wars 2’ Overcomes Launch Day Bugs To Reveal A Great Game

Despite A Buggy First Day Guild Wars 2 Is A Great Game

Guild Wars 2had a bumpy ride during the first 24 hours of launch, but, thanks to the diligent efforts of the ArenaNet team, most of the serious issues have been resolved. Now that players are no longer having trouble connecting to the game, the servers are packed with excited gamers who have discovered that Guild… Read more »

Fired OnLive Employees May Find New Home At Microsoft

OnLive Employees Being Acquired by Microsoft

OnLive employees were shocked to learn one week ago that they were being fired without notice. While OnLive has hired back half of its staff many of the remaining employees still on leave from the company could be headed to Microsoft. The company said on Sunday that it would love to pick up some of… Read more »

Problems Continue During Guild Wars 2 Early Access Launch

Guild Wars 2 Launch Plagued With Problems

The early access launch of Guild Wars 2 continues to be plagued by several annoying problems, including issues with connectivity, the auction house, guilds, PVP scoring, and transferring between worlds. The problems currently occurring in the game are particularly upsetting, because they are spoiling the debut of a game that is eminently enjoyable when it… Read more »

Guild Wars 2 Launch Encounters Major Connectivity Issues

Connectivity Issues Plague Guild Wars 2 Launch

The Guild Wars 2 launch has begun to experience serious connectivity issues, with many gamers unable to log in to the game. After smooth start at 9:00 pm PST, Friday Night, the problems started to occur with increasing frequency about 4 hours into the head-start launch for pre-order customers. The problems appear to have started… Read more »

Guild Wars 2 Launches At Midnight With Pre-Order Early Access

Pre-Order Early Access For Guild Wars 2 Begins At Midnight

Well gamers, the moment is at hand. At midnight PST, the wait will be over for those of you who pre-ordered Guild Wars 2. The most anticipated MMORPG of 2012 will finally begin for all the lucky gamers who bought their copy in advance. The rest of the gaming public will have to wait until… Read more »

Halo 4 Campaign ‘Comparable’ To Previous Titles

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Earlier on in the week, an Achievement list for Halo 4, 343 Industries’ first Halo title since Bungie passed the torch, started making the rounds. Normally there isn’t a whole lot to see in these leaks, but there was something that gave some fans cause for concern. After going over the Halo 4 Achievement list,… Read more »

‘Psychonauts’ To Debut On PS2 Classics August 28

Psychonauts Will Debut On PS2 Classics August 28

Fans of great games from the past are in for a real treat when Psychonauts returns as a PS2 classic game on August 28, 2012. Originally released for PS2 and Xbox in 2005, Psychonauts will be available as downloadable content for the PS3 on PlayStation Network. Although no price has been confirmed, most PS2 classics… Read more »

PlayStation 4 Rumor Points To 4K Resolution Support

Sony PlayStation 4 Will Support 4K Resolution

When Sony’s PlayStation 4 arrives on the open market, it will feature an “ultra-definition” resolution of 4K, according to a recent report by tech blog BGR. Sony is a big supporter of 4K resolution, which has yet to leave a big imprint on the consumer electronics market. When it comes to commercializing a new type… Read more »

Rare Final Fantasy Cartridge Going To Auction For $50,000

Final Fantasy II Rare Sale

The US version of Final Fantasy II by game developer Square was actually the Japanese version of Final Fantasy IV converted into English. The actual Japanese version of Final Fantasy II was never released in English in the United States, yet a single copy of the English translation exists. Square had planned on releasing the… Read more »

Diablo III Getting ‘Paragon’ Levels With Patch 1.0.4

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One of the chief complaints that many gamers had about Diablo III, myself included, was that there wasn’t a whole lot to do once you’ve hit the level cap, which is currently 60. It’s an issue that Blizzard acknowledged in the past, and now they’ve come up with a solution. In a blog post on… Read more »

Tokyo Jungle Launches September 25 On PS3

Tokyo Jungle Arrives On P3S September 25

Tokyo Jungle certainly has picked a momentous day to launch on PS3 in North America. The survival, action game will arrive on September 25, 2012, the same day as the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion. The European release will take place a day later on September 26. Featuring a city full of cute… Read more »

OnLive Gaming Service Fires Entire Staff, Purchased By Unknown Firm

OnLive Subscription Service Sold

Updated Monday, August 25, 2012 8:00 pm CST by Wolff Bachner Following up on yesterday’s article by James Johnson on the sale of OnLive, Inquisitr has now received further information on the fate of OnLive’s employees. OnLive originally fired 200 of their employees, but today they announced that 100 employees have been offered jobs with… Read more »

Guild Wars 2 Launches August 25 With Early Access

Early Access For Guild Wars 2 Begins August 25

It has become a tradition in online gaming, that pre-order customers are given early access to the official launch of a new game. The ritual will be continue, when the year’s most anticipated MMORPG, Guild Wars 2, begins early access on August 25, 2012. Perhaps no game, other than the now struggling Star Wars: The… Read more »

Aion Will Add Three New Classes in 4.0 Update

Aion To Add Four New Classes For 4.0 Update

Another news flash from Gamescom 2012 to torment and tease excited gamers. The developers of Aion announced that they will be adding three new playable classes for the 4.0 game update. The team from Aion is playing their cards close to the vest, as very few other details were forthcoming. What we were able to… Read more »

Fantasy Role Playing Game: The Last Story Released For Wii

The Last Story Debuts on Consoles

Lost in the shuffle of all the big news from Gamescom 2012 this week was the release of the Wii RPG, The Last Story. The game was designed by Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and it made its North American debut with excellent reviews on August 14, 2012. The game also features a musical score… Read more »