Let The Siege Begin

The burning desire of World of Warcraft players to kill Garrosh Hellscream has been built up for years by Blizzard. Now with the upcoming Patch 5.4, players finally get their chance to vent their anger upon Garrosh in the Siege of Orgrimmar. The patch is going into open beta, with the release scheduled soon. In the meantime you can get a feeling for why players are looking forward to this challenging new raid in the video below.


How Paradise Was Lost

Capcom launched its latest big-name sequel Lost Planet 3 this week. Developed by a new team this time around – Spark Unlimited – the third person action/adventure focuses more on story than the previous games, but still delivers plenty of action.

The game focuses on Jim Peyton, a Utility Rig pilot who finds himself torn between the alliances of his human crew and the devastating aliens that are invading the frozen space colony of E.D.N. III. It features plenty of action, including the ability to climb into a giant mech.

You can watch the launch trailer for the game below. Lost Planet 3 is available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

EA To Free Things Up

The free-to-play market has picked up quite a bit in games over the years, and now Electronic Arts wants its turn at the market.

Speaking with Engadget at Gamescom, EA COO Peter Moore explained that the company is looking to make free-to-play aspects available for every major franchise it has.

“The ability for you to be able to interact with those franchises on a free-to-play basis is going to be part-and-parcel with every major franchise we do now,” stated Moore.

He also stated the importance of online gaming. “We don’t ship a game at EA that is offline. It just doesn’t happen. And gamers either want to be connected so their stats and achievements reflect who they are, or you want the full multiplayer experience on top of that. We don’t deliver offline experiences anymore.

We’ll see how EA shifts into the next-gen market when its first run of games for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ship this fall.

Source: GamesIndustry International

Rumor: Xbox One Launches November 8

By announcing an official launch date of November 15 for the PlayStation 4, Sony fired the opening salvo in the next-gen console war. However, if things go according to play for Microsoft, it could have a one-week jump on the competition.

Various retailer sources indicated to Kotaku that Microsoft is looking to launch the Xbox One console on November 8, a full week ahead of the PlayStation 4. Now Kotaku says a source close to Microsoft said this won’t be the case, that the console will launch later in November. Microsoft would no doubt like an advantage over its competition since Sony “stole the show” a few months back at E3, and has a $100 price advantage as well.

Once Microsoft confirms the launch details for the system – as well as any possible bonus games included in the package (like Europe getting FIFA 14), we’ll have all the details here.

Source: Kotaku

Xbox One’s Silver Lining

Microsoft has been touting “cloud power” as one of the main features for its Xbox One game console — but what exactly does it mean? Today, the company released a new infographic, detailed in the link below, that explains what it’s all about.

By uploading data through the “cloud” servers, players are able to keep track of progress in certain games. Forza Motorsport 5, for instance, will allow you to challenge a network of opponents, including your friends— even if they aren’t online at the time.

The infographic also explains that 300,000 servers — the latest and most reliable cloud infrastructure to date — will be ready when the Xbox One launches this fall. Background downloading will also be available, so you can get right into playing your games, rather than waiting for them to finish loading up.

The Xbox One releases later this year.

Source: IGN

Supercell Mulling Move To Android

Supercell, a developer that has found massive success with its two iOS releases Clash of Clans and Hay Day, is considering making the move to Android very soon.

CEO Ilkka Paananen explained to FT.com that it’s considering the move, stating, “You can’t be global without being in Asia, and you can’t be big in Asia without being on Android. I guess that’s a long way of saying that we are very actively thinking about it.”

The developer, bringing in $2.4 million a day through its apps, currently ranks on the third and fourth positions for Apple’s top grossing list for game apps. Moving that business to Android would be very profitable, even if the company has to get used to a different kind of hardware.

Expect the move to happen soon.

Source: The Next Web

This Week’s [a]list Jobs – August 28

 “We need to rediscover our entrepreneurial instincts and use them to forge new sorts of careers.” And more awesome career advice from LinkedIn’s billionaire founder Reid Hoffman. 

This week’s [a]list jobs:

[a]list daily is now your source for the hottest job openings for senior management and marketing in games, entertainment and social media. Check here every Wednesday for the latest openings. To see last week’s [a]list jobs click here. 

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