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FFXIV: Notable Features in Patch 2.38

September 17th, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Patch 2.38 was released in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn a couple of days ago (September 15th to be exact. I got the date wrong in my previous article– sorry about...

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FFXIV: Notable Features in Patch 2.38

Patch 2.38 was released in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn a couple of days ago (September 15th to be exact. I got the date wrong in my previous article– sorry about that!). So, what did Patch 2.38 bring us? Here are the Patch Notes if you haven’t checked them out yet. Alternatively, here’s a [...]

Microsoft Purchases Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Although the rumor has been swirling around on the internet for the last week or two, Microsoft confirmed on Monday that they would be purchasing Mojang. The Swedish developer is best known for creating the immensely popular world-building game Minecraft. After its purchase, Mojang will become part of Microsoft Studios, creator of the Halo series. Microsoft [...]

WoW: Countdown to Draenor

I haven’t heard many people in-game talking about the Warlords of Draenor release. What I have heard is a number of people in chat (both public and guild channels) complaining about the lack of things to do. What a lot of people aren’t thinking about is the number of achievements and events that are going away [...]

Smash Bros 3DS Live Blogging

Here we are at launch day for Smash Bros 3DS. Yes yes, I know some people got the game ahead of time and streamed it, while there was also demos, but even though I’ve tried several different versions of the game before, I’m still excited to finally be able to play the full version without [...]

FFXIV: Honest Thoughts on Letter from the Producer LIVE Part 17

At a time like this, when Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn starts getting dull, especially for people like me who are unable to devote time on a static group for raids and Ramuh EX, a Letter from the Producer is like rain in the desert, bringing us something to look forward to before we [...]

ArcheAge: 1.2 Patch Notes – Increased Drop Rates and More

If you’re keeping a close watch on the clock as the hours tick away until the beginning of ArcheAge‘s Head Start, you’ve likely noticed that the Trion team has been doing their best to keep fans current on all the updates being made to the game directly before launch. This evening we were given one [...]

Sitting Down with Sombrero

This week, I sat down with Nick Robalik, the creator of Sombrero. Nick is a one-man show, doing all of the development and art work for the game. Sombrero is a 2-4 player multiplayer platformer for Windows, OSX and Linux. Players can choose different game play styles like a classic “capture the flag” or a [...]

Smash Bros 3DS Demo (For Japan)

I know, I know, you guys probably hate all the stuff Japan’s getting first, or at least hating that the 3DS is region locked. Trust me, I’m right there with you, except that… well, I at least get to play. For those who have a Japanese 3DS, go to the eshop. Go to Smash Bros [...]

ArcheAge: Trion Live Stream Summary & Tips for Head Start

Yesterday Trion Worlds presented the last  ArcheAge live stream before Head Start which begins on Friday 10am PDT (GMT -7). Associate Producer Amanda “Amary” Fry, Producer Victoria “Firecait” Voss, and Senior Community Relations Manager Evan “Scapes”  Berman shared the following in this live stream, emphasizing meetings taking place with XLGames employees today currently at the [...]

Weekly Cos-Day #12

Welcome to Junkies Nation’s cosplay review, Weekly Cos-day! Here, we will highlight some of the best cosplays we saw on the internet this week (including those submitted by you, dear readers!). We end each article with a link to a cosplay tutorial so that you can finally make that perfect cosplay you’ve been dreaming about. [...]

FFXIV: ARR – 2.35 Endgame Checklist

So you’re level 50. Congratulations, you have come a long way. But what’s next? Whether you are a fresh adventurer or a returner, at this point, there are a lot of things to catch up on currently in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. You might want to go back to level another class or [...]

Learning to Re-Embrace the Gamer Tag

It’s been a rough month or so for video game fans. All of us– the players, the critics, and those of us who choose to write about them daily. I won’t go over the details of what’s went on exactly since there’s a good chance you’ll know where you stand already when you read this. [...]

New to MOBAs: Heroes of the Storm

We’ve got T. Striker again, but this time he’s trying a genre new to him and a game that should be new to most of you: Blizzard’s Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)-in-progress (?), Heroes of the Storm. I’m  intrigued by what Blizzard’s done with the game, but at the same time, I really do wonder if [...]

ArcheAge: Open Beta Marketplace Changes & Archeum Founder’s Pack Review

ArcheAge‘s Senior Community Relations Manager Evan “Scapes” Berman flew into the forums yesterday with Marketplace changes highlighting the validity and understanding given to players who have been testing content through alpha and closed beta. In a sandbox MMORPG that relies heavily on crafting to conquer content, comparing the store to Trion Worlds’ other popular MMORPG RIFT [...]

Smash Bros 3DS Live Blogging September 12

Can’t wait to get your hands on the new Smash Bros coming out in the states October 4? Neither can I, so I’ll be grabbing a Japanese copy on launch day play till my eyes bleed (or my girlfriend pulls me away for a movie we’ve been dying to see). However, I’ll be nice. every [...]

Everything Eorzea #1: My Final Fantasy Story

Hello and welcome to the very first edition of Everything Eorzea, Junkies Nation’s weekly column on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that will be out every Wednesday. For this week’s column, I decided to go a non-discussion route and take a look at how I got into the Final Fantasy franchise. The [...]

ArcheAge Early Access: Founder’s Pack Giveaway

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest on ArcheAge, the release date has been set for September 16th, much sooner than many of us expected. We’ve had a great time with alpha/beta events and have been not-so-patiently waiting for this game’s release. Whether you’ve received a beta invite or are just keeping track of [...]

ArcheAge: Open Beta Patch Notes – Archeum Drops, AFK Kick, & Content Exclusions

Open Beta begins today for ArcheAge with 4.7′s Patch Notes going in early for everyone to update well in advance. See below for the patch notes. On a more personal note, I’m still fondly recalling the end of ArcheAge Alpha last weekend, especially the small montage of bosses spawned in the most auspicious places. Cheers [...]

RIFT 3.0: Nightmare Tide Limited Editions released!

The buzz is even more real today with the RIFT 3.0: Nightmare Tide Limited Editions going live! Here’s a brief writeup of the different editions along with some community/personal feedback regarding the various benefits and features offered in each: Read More…

WildStar Adding Megaservers and Free Transfers

A significant portion of the WildStar playerbase has been requesting something in the way of server merges for a little while now. Carbine Studios had been fairly quiet on all fronts lately– until today, that is. In a stickied forum post, the team announced that they will be implementing megaservers to WildStar in the near [...]

RIFT: New Expansion Information Revealed at PAX

On Friday night we enjoyed sharing news from Trion Worlds at their PAX Prime Party in Seattle. Now we bring you more in-depth teasers for RIFT 3.0: Nightmare Tide– the expansion launching on October 8th– from a video recorded by MMOReporterNetwork on Youtube interviewing Bill “Daglar” Fisher and Simon “DeadSimon” Finch. Here are all the important tidbits that were revealed in [...]

Review: Is a VIP Pass at Wizard World Worth It?

Since graduating college and getting real, adult jobs, most of my friends have purchased VIP tickets for one of the three largest conventions in my hometown of Chicago–Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con. Since I’m still a student (I’m in graduate school), I’ve never had the money to splurge on a VIP ticket. This year, though, [...]

RIFT 3.0: Nightmare Tide and ArcheAge Launch Dates Revealed– Plus More!

PAX Prime began today, so Twitch has been the place to hang out for those of us who couldn’t make the journey to Seattle. Trion Parties in Seattle! Trion has been sending out PAX invitations and teasers about special announcements all week via email, networks, and Twitter regarding all of their games– RIFT, ArcheAge, Defiance, [...]

Weekly Cosday: Wizard World Chicago Edition

Welcome to Junkies Nation’s cosplay review, Weekly Cos-day! Here, we will highlight some of the best cosplays we saw on the internet this week (including those submitted by you, dear readers!). We end each article with a link to a cosplay tutorial so that you can finally make that perfect cosplay you’ve been dreaming about. [...]

ArcheAge: Leveling Guide Levels 1-10 East Harani Battlerage

Greetings, Junkies, Vitality here. In this article we’re taking a look at the Harani starting zone focusing on rushing through to level 10 and obtaining our small farm with enough gold to plant stuff all in under an hour and a half. If you aren’t leveling a Harani, you can also check out my speed [...]

RIFT: Extraordinary Cosplay by HS Designs

RIFT cosplay has lit up Facebook with the latest design by Germany’s Hannes Schonian Design based on the Storm Legion Cleric “Ceremonial Bundle”. Trion Worlds Gives the Thumbs Up! Sven Bybyee, the Lead Concept Artist for Trion Worlds who designed this armor set, sent his approval inviting Mr. Schonian to the 3.0 Alpha. Schonian responds on Facebook with [...]

Twitch.tv Purchased by Amazon

While gamers and streamers alike have been expecting to hear the news that Twitch had been purchased, it came as a surprise that the purchaser was Amazon. Twitch had been in talks with Google until recently, when it’s presumed that Google backed out due to the competition between Twitch and YouTube. Once Google had stepped [...]

Donald Glover is Spider-Man (Kind Of)

While Twitter didn’t exactly get its wishes grated by Disney magic, it was announced on Tuesday that Donald Glover is going to voice one of the incarnations of the famed web-slinger on Disney HD’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. Glover will voice Miles Morales, the pre-teen who takes the place of Peter Parker after his death. [...]

RIFT: Minions & Adventure Cards Revealed!

The RIFT official forums have been a roller coaster for the past two weeks with changes occurring to the game as Trion prepares for the 3.0 expansion entitled “Nightmare Tide“. Some intrigue has sparked early this week thanks to Senior UI Artist Amber “Gingers” Alexander teasing us with a tiny bit of info regarding Minions. What [...]

Link and Villager Join… Mario Kart 8!?

No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke on the front page of the Mario Kart 8 website. In addition to the free Mercedes DLC being released tomorrow, Nintendo fans will be able to pre-order two upcoming DLC packs that grant them 16 new courses, 6 new drivers, 8 new vehicles, and 8 new colors for Yoshi [...]

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