Ohoho, we're not done yet. You see, I love my fans so much that I'm not about to JUST give them something that every other website gets. You guys get the premier package. The works. The cream of the crop. You guys are getting hands-on coverage that no one else has. And I'm doing it because I love you, and because EverQuest's 18th expansion, Veil of Alaris, is just that flippin' awesome. Unlike readers of every other video game website out there that's covering this monumentous milestone, you guys are going to get info on three other brand new zones, a new feature that I can't believe nobody's talked about yet, and several dozen screenshots -- some of which you won't find anywhere else, because I got them on request.
Quite frankly, the new zones that I requested
This may not exactly be news to some of you, but this is MMOSite -- and SOMEBODY has to break the news to MMOsite!
For a while, rumor of a Bethesda-made MMORPG has been floating around the cyber-water cooler. For a time, the rumors were linked exclusively to the Fallout MMO to be published by Interplay, during the time when Bethesda Softwords and Zenimax Media fought for the rights for said MMO. Of course, even after the smoke cleared and news broke of Interplay's return to its award-winning franchise, Bethesda officials and the ever-elusive "scuttlebutt" (look up your pirate/navy terms if you don't know what that means) have continued to tickle at the notion of a possible MMO to be made by Bethesda Softworks, ostensibly to be an Elder Scrolls MMO.
Last month Tecmo Koei and Aeria Games delivered the first major expansion to their popular MMO Dynasty Warriors Online, and this expansion is called "Heavenly Strike". In addition to introducing a number of new weapons, Heavenly Strike wiped the map clean and started fresh with a brand new scenario called "Diao Chan's Plot". The majority of Heavenly Strike was discussed earlier in the month, but the biggest new feature to Dynasty Warriors Online's first expansion has yet to be touched on until now.
That feature, of course, is the new KunLun Mountains mode.
The very centerpiece for Dynasty Warriors Online's Heavenly Strike is the Peach Garden setting and the KunLun Mountains gaunlet, and they make Heavenly Strike worth playing for anyone who enjoys a mul
GameInformer magazine has celebrated the release of its 200th issue in December, which features a treasure trove of goodies to celebrate many years of publication. I managed to get my hands on an early copy of the big 200th issue, and I found an interesting article that serves as its centerpiece.
Since the release of my "Top 10 'Overrated' Classics", I had been meaning to write an article going in the different direction -- writing an article about some of my favorite games of all time, and to talk about the classics I still love today. Well, GI beat me to the punch on that. As I leafed through the article and read the games, I decided to pass on the early info to you for what will surely be a refreshing change of pace from my last few "RAWR THIS GAME SUCKS YOU SUCK RAWR!&