Recently: 0x10c, EA’s Poo Award, Aion F2P

Mojang's 0x10c, EA's Poo Award, Aion F2P

On April 11th Aion will be free-to-play and you can download the client now to get ready. We will be streaming Aion live at our Twitch.TV on the 11th. Vanguard will be going free-to-play this summer.

Those with an active subscription of Star Wars: The Old Republic are now able to invite 25 of their friends for a seven day trial. TOR offered up another free-to-play weekend for new players. That trial period ends at 5:00PM AEST April 9.

Mojang and Notch’s newly announced possibly-to-be online (with monthly charge) space travel game called 0x10c is slightly reminiscent of Eve Online. Their may be seamless space-to-planet transitions. Seamless transitions are relatively new to games but have been done before (Evochron Mercenary and Infinity Universe). That doesn’t mean they’re not awesome!

Check out Infinity Universe’s seamless transitions:

Minecraft 1.2.5 is officially released. Check here for the change log. Changes include: shift-click support for furnaces, fixes for chat crashes and changes to cat behavior.

Electronic Arts has received the 2012 Golden Poo award from Consumerist for being the Worst Company in America. Rightfully so! Well, I wouldn’t say the worst company ever but they have a bad reputation in gaming for valid reasons. Back in 2004 EA was sued by employees for unpaid overtime. Read Forbe’s Paul Tassi’s thoughts on the pre-win and Erik Kain’s post-win thoughts.

Secret World is now accepting pre-orders.

Trailers and Videos:
The Shotguns of Max Payne 3
Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter trailer
Destructoid: New Aliens Colonial Marines gameplay & Borderlands 2 Hands-On
Megaman X Fan Video
Far Cry 3: First in-game multiplayer footage
Borderlands 2 New Gameplay + PC Co-op Hands on Impressions
Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition New Elements
Starhawk: Ride, Drive and Fly

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One response to “Recently: 0x10c, EA’s Poo Award, Aion F2P

  • Samuel Sanders

    After watching Notch “develop” his said new game on twitch.tv a day ago I cannot stop but think that this is the same thing that happened with minecraft where major communities like /v/, reddit, or even god forbid gamefaqs supported him to develop a game promised to be a modded infiniminer with better gameplay mechanics, a couple of years on the said game promised to communities is yet to be delivered in its entirety and with that not even finished he is now trying to push another game out there. Where he will most likely get paid to the teeth by people blindly handing him money.

      Also he is developing it in java….need I say more?On the preorders front of games I will be only preordering 1 game now till its release this year and that will be guild wars 2 which can be done so here; https://buy.guildwars2.com/ and the collectors edition will be up for preorder on the Tuesday, after playing the beta myself for a little bit I can truely say that it feels like a cool breeze on a hot summers day at least to the MMO market, it has taken good ideas from other games and put in some of its own, if the full product is nearly as good then we will have a great game to play.

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