Tales of Pirates II: Is the GM Your Friend or Foe?

April 26, 2011 · Filed Under Adventure, News · Comment 

Tales of Pirates players love a good scrap. Never one to deny the people what they want, the game’s GM is all too happy to use himself as bait to incite even more mayhem. As one of the most notorious and popular characters in the game, he has more than his fair share of friends and foes. In a battle that promises plenty of action, the GM will test the might of these groups by pitting them against each other. For this event, players will decide whether they are the GM’s Friend or Foe.

On April 28th at 10:00 PM, the GM will appear next to the NPC at the PvP Map entrance. He will be selling Lucky Cards for 1M each. Pirates who want to be his friends should buy Lucky Card D. If they prefer the darker side and want to be the GM’s foes, they should buy Lucky Card K. After the event, the victorious camp can exchange these cards with the GM for fantastic rewards. There are a total of 30 cards for each camp, and players can buy as many cards as they like. The value of the rewards will correspond to the number of cards exchanged.

Five minutes after the sale of the Lucky Cards has ended, the GM will appear on the PvP Map and sit down. Those players holding Lucky Card K can start attacking the GM, while those with Lucky Card D will be tasked with defending him.

If the GM is killed, the Foes camp with Lucky Card K will win. If the GM survives for 10 minutes with the help of those who hold Lucky Card D, then the Friends camp will claim victory. The winners will then march triumphantly back to the entrance to exchange their Lucky Cards for their prizes. In the end, there will be no doubt which camp reigns supreme!

About Tales of Pirates II
Tales of Pirates II is a new adventure game set in the age of the Vikings. It’s a time of great discoveries and also great brutality. Roam the vast oceans of northern Europe and engage in intense battles, using technological superiority and magical powers to determine who will claim mastery over the seas.

A glimpse of Voyage Century new version

December 7, 2009 · Filed Under News · Comment 

The new version of Voyage Century Online will be up in January 2010, with tons of new content churned out. The adventurers are going to witness an all-around update of new territory, instances and treasures. The new VC will be a brave new world filled with excitement and challenges. Can’t wait to dive? Pull the anchor aweigh and set the sail up for the great unknown!

New Risk Scene
Newly updated Atlantis will capture our players’ hearts. Fierce war will burst out in Atlantis again. Legends have it that Atlantis was the mysterious missing land submerged in Atlantic Ocean long ago. Civilization comes from here. Sparkling and legendary Poseidon Temple was once described as an architecture decorated with white, black and red stones. The upcoming new main routes and sailing logs are two highlights attracting players to move on with their adventure and to search for the lost civilization.

New Challenge Instance
What our players can’t miss in VC is these two brand new instances, Polar Tundra and King’s Tomb. To meet our players’ needs, VC officials have developed two different modes according to players’ level. Then our players are provided with options to their favorite one. The update brings about not only difficult challenges, but more attractive drops, including advanced jewelry, high grade gear and various compounded material.

New Treasure Map
Newly introduced Level 5 Treasure Map will lead those enthusiastic players to a new treasure-seeking path. Players must get surprised at exquisite huge corals, sealed scrolls, elegant wooden chests and Poseidon Treasure Chests as Level 5 Treasure Map have greatly overtaken any others.

Atlantis, the new version Voyage Century will meet you very soon. Visit http://vc.igg.com for more details.

World Cyber Games 2010: Los Angeles to host next year’s Grand Final

November 1, 2009 · Filed Under Competitions, News · Comment 

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the World’s Premiere Global eSports Tournament and Festival Comes Stateside for the Third Time

World Cyber Games (WCG), the organizer of the premier international video game competition and festival, announced Los Angeles, CA as the WCG 2010 Grand Final host city. As the official host city for the WCG 2010 Grand Final, elite gamers from around the world will flock to the Los Angeles Convention Center next year to compete for the title of world’s best gamer. U.S. soil has proven good luck for the red, white, and blue as TEAM USA placed third overall in the WCG 2004 Grand Final in San Francisco tournament and took top honors in 2007 in Seattle.

In bringing the Grand Final to the United States for the third time, the WCG will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the world’s largest video game market. L.A. is one of the major hubs for the video game industry as it is home to some of the largest developers and studios as well as some of the most influential gaming media in the world. Additionally, the hit reality TV program WCG Ultimate Gamer (NBCU Network) was shot on location in Los Angeles. Ultimate Gamer features a dozen top video game players living together and competing for $100,000 in cash, the “Ultimate Samsung Electronics Package” and the title of “Best All-Around Gamer.”

“This event will bring an economic impact of millions of dollars to the city of Los Angeles, said,” Michael Krouse, senior vice president of sales and client services for LA INC., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. “L.A. is the perfect destination for this event and we look forward to welcoming the international delegates.”

“After taking into careful consideration the many factors involved with selecting the host city, the World Cyber Games Committee came to a clear decision with Los Angeles,” said Hyoung-Seok Kim, CEO of World Cyber Games, Inc., organizer of the World Cyber Games. “San Francisco and Seattle were extremely successful events and we look forward to returning to the United States for our 10-year anniversary.”

“Samsung Electronics has been the World Wide partner of World Cyber Games since its inception 10 years ago and we are thrilled to continue playing an integral role in supporting its growth and popularity,” said David Steel, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Samsung Electronics America Inc. “Hosting the games in Los Angeles should be an exciting opportunity for the gaming community and our North American team as we continue to provide the latest technology for the competitions.”

For more information on the World Cyber Games and the upcoming WCG 2009 Grand Final in Chengdu, China, please visit www.WCG.com.

World Cyber Games (www.wcg.com) is the premiere global eSports tournament and festival, with about 800 players from 78 countries participating at the WCG 2008 Grand Final. Founded in 2000 and credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet’s top competitive video game players, World Cyber Games uses a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, regional and national competitions in each country. National finalists then convene to compete in the ultimate international tournament in e-Sports, the World Cyber Games Grand Final, where each country’s best players battle for the largest and most prestigious prizes in competitive gaming. The WCG 2008 Grand Final was held in Cologne, Germany. This year’s WCG Grand Final will be held in Chengdu, China from November 11th to 15th.

NCsoft gives players plenty of Tricks and Treats this Halloween

October 22, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

In honor of Halloween, NCsoft is providing its players with additional in-game content and activities to get into the holiday spirit. Along with in-game events, quests, costumes and contests across NCsoft’s portfolio of games, including Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Lineage, Lineage II and Exteel, players will find themselves face-to-face with zombies, werewolves, undead creatures and plenty of other foul dwellers along the way.

Below you will find a brief overview of the Halloween activities across NCsoft’s portfolio of games. For additional information and screen shots of the various in-game prizes, please visit www.press.ncsoft.com.

Aion – Harvest Revel
During the Fall harvest, the people of Atreia have always celebrated the bounty of the land. Years ago, the joy of the annual revels was troubled by an eclipse—a peculiar and magical eclipse that brought darkness to Asmodae and Elysea. Ever since, for days during Harvest Revel, the sky goes dark and the people of Atreia join in the hunt.

Asmodians celebrate the bounty through the Wild Hunt, racing after the Wild Kurthanir hunt leader and cooking special dishes made from the meat. On the other side of Atreia, the Elyos encounter undead creatures pulled back into a semblance of life by the power of the eclipse. Elyos must join roving Dark Night bands to hunt and destroy the undead before they invade Elyos villages.

Each day during Harvest Revel players will be rewarded for their investment with new lore and tasty treats including a Halloween Hat and candy that will transform players into in game creatures!
• Starts: Sunday, October 25, 2009
• Ends: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Visit www.aiononline.com for more Aion-specific information.

Guild Wars – The Return of Mad King Thorn
It’s Halloween in Tyria, and that means one thing: the return of Mad King Thorn! Similar to years past, the maniacal monarch has come to play, and he’s got a bag full of tricks and treats to delight and dismay. But non-tricksters fear not, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween – participate in several special events (a new series of quests and a costume PvP brawl) or explore the decorated cities/towns adorned with Halloween décor.
• Starts: Friday, October 23, 2009
• Ends: Monday, November 2, 2009
Visit www.guildwars.com for more Guild Wars information.

City of Heroes – Triumph over the New Deadly Halloween Apocalypse
Players brace themselves for a new apocalypse as City of Heroes’ annual Halloween Event returns with legions of Zombies, Werewolves, Jack-o-Lanterns, and other foul denizens descend upon Paragon City and the Rogue Isles. This year they’re bringing even more powerful allies! The new apocalypse is deadlier than ever as mysterious monstrosities join forces with the Eidolons, Shivans, and others. Paragon City and the Rogue Isles are in terrible peril, and only the greatest Heroes and Villains can turn back the tide. The greater the challenge, the greater the reward!
• Starts: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
• Ends: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Visit www.cityofheroes.com for more City of Heroes information.

Lineage II – “Scarecrow Jack” and Halloween Adena Art Contest
Halloween is just around the corner and players can win in-game prizes by showing off their creative holiday spirit. Players are encouraged to create and share their Halloween and/or autumn themed adena art (visual art created by dropping adena on the ground in-game to create an image seen from above.) For those just looking to have fun this Halloween, players can don a “Scarecrow Jack” illusion featuring two animated emotes. Along with the illusion, players will receive 5 revita pops to refill their vitality bars while in game.
• Starts: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
• Ends: Thursday, November 19, 2009
• Deadline for art submissions is Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 11:59pm CDT
Visit www.lineage2.com for more Lineage II information.

Lineage – “Cavern of Chaos” Costume Party
The Lineage team is hosting the in-game party of all parties this Halloween – costumes not required, but highly encouraged! In addition to free polymorph “costumes,” most monsters will drop pumpkin seed, which is redeemable for prizes like a Pinewand to spawn monsters of choice, accessories, and Stat t-shirts from NPCs. No tricks about it, as an added bonus, players will be treated to increased item drops from Bosses. See you at the “Cavern of Chaos!”
• Starts: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
• Ends: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Visit www.lineage.com for more Lineage information.

Exteel – Halloween Event
Smashing pumpkins and bag snatching is easy! Try picking on a Mechanaught your own size, even if it is painted Orange and Purple! Exteel players are encouraged to celebrate this Halloween colorfully with free Orange and Purple paint. But that’s not all! Players will receive +50% bonus credits during the week-long Exteel Halloween celebration!
• Starts: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
• Ends: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Visit www.exteel.com for more Exteel information.

Combat Arms Europe enlists more than 800,000 registered players

September 2, 2009 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

Nexon Europe, the European publishing arm of the world’s leading Online Game Company NEXON Group, announced today that its popular free-to-play online first-person-shooter, Combat Arms Europe has surpassed 800,000 registered users since its open beta in December 2008.

Combat Arms Europe was commercially launched in February 2009 with the in-game cash shop “Black Market” that allows players to purchase gears and items for real cash to further customize their characters, while the game is free to download at http://combatarms.nexoneu.com.

With more than 800,000 registered players and an average con-current-user (CCU) number of 12,000, Combat Arms Europe takes part in becoming one of the fastest growing and most successful free-to-play FPS titles in Europe.

“We are thrilled by the figures and results that we see with Combat Arms Europe” said Sung Jin Kim, Director of NEXON Europe. “We receive great feedbacks from our players who love the great mix of fast-paced FPS and socialization features within the game. We are dedicated to providing an interactive and exciting gaming experience to all players at every level, and look forward to bringing far more new action through the updates we have in queue, and, consequently, to continuing with Combat Arms Europe’s great success.”

Combat Arms is a fast-paced, multiplayer shooter, designed for non-stop action on the grounds of various battlefields where players are recruited to get engaged with their enemies in multiple game modes. While integrating the traditional attributes of the FPS genre, Combat Arms advances further by evolving striking features such as character customization as well as weapon modification system, enabling the players to adjust their weapons with attachments such as scopes, silencers and extended magazines.

Moreover, the extensive community features within the game actively support the clan system, where players can easily recruit, manage, and communicate with their clan members.

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April 28, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

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Voyage Century: Maltese Instance Coming Soon

April 27, 2009 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Voyage Century’s first sea battle instance, Malta, will be released soon. This instance is based on the famous Malta Sea War that took place 400 years ago. In this instance players will experience the great sea war again. Today the folks at Voyage Century are going to give you a brief introduction to this instance.

The Malta Instance is situated to the south of Sicily Adventure Island. It is made up of 3 parts; Skirmish, Defense Battle and Defense Battle (Elite) with each one increasing the difficulty a bit. Players with ability certificates (players make exchanges for these certificates) are qualified to enter into the last 2 phases. Players are tasked with protecting Malta from being destroyed. Throughout each phase, players will receive prompts alerting them of what they need to do.

The enemies in the instance are divided into 2 factions, Siege and Normal. Siege enemies can only attack the Fortifications in Malta, and normal enemies can only attack players. Players can use the flags enemies drop to trade for Maltese badges which can be further exchanged for useful items.

After completing the daily quest, you will obtain the Imperial Navy’s Supporting Boxes and abundant profession Exp. In addition, rewards for the primary instance are the Captured Flag, and the Rudder of Hasan’s Ship. Rewards for the medium and senior instances are the Ottoman Empire Army FlagCthe Figurehead of Basha’s Ship, and the Imperial Navy’s Supporting Box.

Extra Rewards
If you perform very well during the fortress battles, you will obtain the Low-level Maltese Medal of Honor and the High-level Maltese Medal of Honor which can be exchanged for Dictator Cannons, Neptune Cannons, Quick-fire C Canister Shot, various sea battle gear, and the battle license for the next level instance.

The special sea battle instance will be released soon. Stay tuned to the official website for the latest info: http://vc.igg.com/news/1698/Voyage_Century__Maltese_Instance_Coming_Soon.ht