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Guild Wars 2 naming policy, 72 hours ban for bad names

Those that are lacking ideas of how to name their characters in Guild Wars 2 should look for a fantasy-name generator rather than risking a 72 hours ban.
You are not allowed to name your toon not even “Redbull” as it is a brand. Also, it’s not allowed having an offensive name and anything non-fantasy.

The full list with rules can be seen on the official Guild more »

7 similarities between World of Warcraft, other video games, and Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin has published the first book, “A game of thrones” in 1996 and World of Warcraft or at least Arthas has turned into a death knight in 2002 when Warcraft 3 was released.

We will use “Game of Thrones” instead of “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

7 similarities.

1. White walkers – Death Knight characters and class in WoW. more »

Final Fantasy VII Enhanced not starting

Final Fantasy VII Enhanced edition should run without issues on any Windows operating system, XP, Vista or 7, regardless of the bit version, 32 or 64.
There is only one issue that might appear if you decide not to install the DirectX that is asked when the installation process of the game is finished. If you digg enough, you will even see the Windows error, “D3dx9_43.dll is more »

Final Fantasy VII Enhanced Edition available for download, what is new

As Gamescom ended, Square Enix has released the enhanced version for Final Fantasy VII that is currently available for download from finalfantasyviipc.com/en (the official website), for 10 euro.

What is new for this version?

First of all, it can be played on any monitor, no matter the resolution, it has almost HD videos, the cutscenes. These videos are not wide though but they more »

World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria cinematic trailer revealed at Gamescom

Blizzard has made public the cinematic trailer for the the future Mists of Pandaria that will be released next month, most likely this video will act as the intro for the game though is not named “cinematic intro” and only “cinematic trailer”.

Blizzard is showing once again their video animation skills, the trailer presents three characters, a human, an orc and more »

5.0.4 to be released on 28 August (Pre-MOP Patch), changes

Blizzard has announced that they will release a pre-MOP patch on 28 August, 5.0.4, a patch that will bring no less than six gigabytes of data.

The patch will include a new UI, the Theramore Island scenario, new skills and glyph system and most likely some of the new cool features from Mists of Pandaria (eg. hunters already carrying their bows on their back).

Arena season 11 more »

Digital video games as a better choice than retail versions

Peter More, Chief Operating Officer at Electronic Arts (EA) has declared that the retail box video games era is about to end.

Gamers have bought a lot of digital video games in 2011 (last year) and the percent of video games sold in digital format has increased by 55% (EA source).
There is no doubt that with the rise of Steam and online video games, the digital format is more »

The most important video games for PC to be released in August – September 2012

We will start a new series of articles from now on, presenting in a few words the video games that are about to be released for the current month or the current and the next one.
These are the video games for PC mostly (the most important titles) that will be released in August and September 2012.

August 2012.
Sleeping Dogs – Action – to be released on 17 more »

Mafia 3 rumors, release date for 2013

According to some Czech gaming website, 2K Czech is currently developing the third title from the Mafia series, a game that will continue the story from the point where Mafia 2 has ended.

There are no screenshots or videos at this time, only a vague release date for consoles, Xbox 360 and PS3, somewhere in 2013.

No word yet regarding a PC version but not releasing a PC version more »

World of Warcraft has lost 1.1 million subscribers in Q2 2012

Blizzard officials announced a few days ago their statistics for the number of World of Warcraft subscribers for Q2, 2012. 1.1 million players have unsubscribed from WoW during this time.

This is after their previous announcement regarding Q1 when the number of subscribers have remained the same.
The number of subscribers have reached the peak during the previous expansion, more »