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  • Elder Scrolls Online playable at Gamescom 2013 confirms Bethesda

    Bethesda has just announced that their upcoming MMO, Elder Scrolls Online will be available in playable form at GamesCom 2013. The popular German Gaming Convention (GamesCom) is schedule to take place on August 22-25.

    Elder Scrolls OnlineFans of the franchise will be able to play Elder Scrolls Online at Bethesda booth, you can buy tickets for the event HERE.

    Elder Scrolls Online will arrive at somepoint in 2013 for PC. More details will be revealed in about the game and conventions coming days. So Stay tuned.

  • Elder Scrolls Online: How it can be more successful than Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls has been known for making great games since the beginning. With no flops and only great titles, each one with the highest end graphics and engines of the day, the Elder Scrolls Online looks to become another hit. Both similar to their previous titles in world and occupants, becoming an online game means some significant changes in the world of the Elder Scrolls.

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    What should they do in order to make Elder Scrolls Online even more successful than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, released last year? Let's take a look.

    Races

    With so many races available to play as, what's left? Well, besides the varying human races available to play as, we have the Argonian's, the Kajhit, and the Orcs. But two races that have been featured, yet not playable are the Snow Elves and the Dwemer. The Dwemer, or dwarves, are a highly advanced race that has been totally wiped out by the time the events of Skyrim roll around. Only their great underground lairs with steam powered mechanical protectors remain, along with the Falmer  that lurk within. These blind, terrifying creatures are the mutated, twisted forms that the snow elves have become. Actually seeing and playing as these often mentioned but never seen characters would be more than fantastic. Perhaps we will see the great war that was talked about. Maybe we'll even get to be a part of it.

    Classes

    Every gamer well versed in the online gaming world knows that the key to a balanced questing party is one with people of all skills. The 'class' as its often called is murky to define at best in Skyrim. Archers are able to wield magic and two-handed fighters can grab a bow with no problem. This could be potentially very problematic in an online world, and while we love the options to enhance skills in pretty much whatever we wanted in Skyrim, something like that won't easily work in an online setting. The perks for races should have more of an impact on playable skills, perks more readily noticeable. Restrictions should be set for whatever main weapons are chosen by the players, whether its swords or magic, to streamline gameplay for optimal use in questing parties, raids, and more.

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    The namesake of the games was finally introduced in Skyrim. This ancient item is described as being a leftover fragment of creation. With something so important, perhaps we will finally be able to see more of it. Epic raids for the possession of such objects wouldn't be hard to fathom. Or maybe we can use these illusive treasures to go back in time and meet some of our favorite characters from past Elder Scrolls titles, perhaps being able to partake in some of those quests once again.

    The Guilds

    With so many guilds to join in the games, there should be no end to the quests, raids, and unique trainable skills in Elder Scrolls Online. But, as such, it should be more difficult to be accepted into each guild and should reap more rewards. Becoming part of the Mages Guild should take more than a single simple spell as it did in Skyrim. Thieving should have more consequences and more purpose. The slaughtering of normal townsfolk should be more reflective on a person. While all the guilds are already fairly well planned, with certain elements more or less expected, there's definitely room for improvement.
    That being said, what about new guilds? Or perhaps new takes on old guilds? With so much of Tamriel available to explore, surely we haven't seen all of the guilds in existence. Some have been mentioned in passing dialogue. Maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to join up some of these, such as an assassination guild mentioned in passing that was the enemy of the Dark Brotherhood.

    Past Locations - But New Ones Too!

    It's safe to say that many cities will be rather familiar to us as we travel through Tamriel in Elder Scrolls Online. But while the ancient tombs of fallen heroes, castles and hubs of trade already seen are well and good, we don't want the developers to forget about new and exciting places for us to explore in traditional Elder Scrolls style. While a nostalgia trip is fine now and again, Elder Scrolls Online shouldn't become a whirwind tour of all the important locations that we've visited in the past five titles. Give us new dragon infested ruins to explore, booty-trapped tombs to recover lost treasures in, and undead infested castles to save. Surprise us, wow us, but done bore us with places we've already seen.

    The Elder Scrolls Online already has us on the edge of our seats and waiting for more. What will be revealed to us in the months before its release is anyone's guess. But certain things we want to see, others we don't, all topped with a healthy dose of surprise. The first online title in the Elder Scrolls series has the potential for a cult following to rival that of World of Warcraft at the height of its reign. Will it deliver? Perhaps it's too early to say. But we can still dream about what we'll find once we being the long, but not lonely, trek through the wild lands of Tamriel in search of adventure.

  • Elder Scrolls Online: Factions and Races details revealed

    At the time of Elder Scrolls Online announcement, Bethesda confirmed that the game will feature a total of three factions. Now thanks to wiki entry of Elder Scrolls Online on the popular gaming websit IGN, the name of these Elder Scrolls Online faction and races has been revealed.

    Elder Scrolls OnlineAccording to the details, all three Elder Scrolls Online faction have formed a group (alliance or team you can say) in-order to take on fourth non playable faction alliance.

    Elder Scrolls Online Factions are as follows:

    • The Ebonheart Pact consists of Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians from the Northern and Eastern regions.
    • The Aldmeri Dominion consists of Altmer, Bosmer, and Khajiit from the South and South West regions.
    • The Daggerfall Covenant consists of Bretons, Redguards, and Orcs from the North West regions.

    The non-playable faction in Elder Scrolls Online is known as "IMPERIALS". As per the details revealed, Imperial and noble Tharn family are working together to impose Imperial Rule once again of Tamriel.

    Imperial has also signed a treaty with Mannimarco, King of Worms to get their dead soldiers back to life.

    Well before you jump to any conclusion, there's is a twist in a tale, the same Mannimarco has signed another treaty with Daedric Prince Molag Bal to rule Tamriel together over many years to come.

    Now let us know in the comment section below what you guys have to say about this.

    Source: IGN

  • Elder Scrolls Online Announcement Trailer, Official Website Live now

    Bethesda and ZeniMax Online has just released the announcement trailer for their recently announced game Elder Scrolls Online. The developer also live the official website of Elder Scrolls Online.

    Elder Scrolls OnlineCurrently the official website (Elder Scrolls Online) only feature the announcement trailer and nothing else. It also feature a dedicated section that gives out details about GameInformer month-long exclusive coverage of the much awaited MMO.

    Elder Scrolls Online is schedule to launch in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Watch the announcement trailer below.

  • Analyst: Blizzard to reveal "TITAN" at Blizzcon

    Billy Pidgeon, M2 Research analyst has predicted that Blizzard will unveil its next-gen MMO Titan at Blizzcon next month, despite many previous claims from firm it wouldn't be announced for another year or so.

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    In an interview to VentureBeat, Billy Pidgeon said, "If they are holding any juicy details, it’s going to be announced at Blizzcon,"

    "The big news is probably going to be a Diablo 3 date and a possible new announcement about one or more new properties."

    TITAN (its a codename) has been described as "next-gen MMO" by Blizzard. The studio also said, it's the "most ambitious" thing the developer has ever attempted, and has potential to "eclipse" WoW.

    Blizzcon will take place from October 21-22 in Anaheim.

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic closed beta dated

    At PAX, Bioware announced that a closed beta of Star Wars: The Old Republic will begin this coming Friday i.e on September 2.

    Star Wars: The Old Republic logo

    The publisher will be emailing beta invitation for the weekends to anyone who registered on game's website, so all you need to do is keep an eye on your inbox.

    Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch at the end of this year.

  • Square Enix announces Championship Manager free-to-play MMO

    Square Enix has just a while ago announced Championship Manager: World of Football, a free to play MMO completely based on the famous franchise.

    Championship Manager: World of Football

    This new game title is developed by Beautiful Game Studios in collaboration with Chinese online gaming specialists Shanda Games.

    The publisher also announced that Championship Manager: World of Football will first launch in China and if successful it will be released to other parts of the world. Championship Manager: World of Football wil be accessible from any standard web browser.

  • Warner Bros launches new teaser site, Harry Potter MMO coming?

    A new and mysterious teaser website related to Harry Potter website has been discovered, giving rise to rumor and speculations that an MMO based on the teenage wizard's adventures series is in development.

    The site in question here is "pottermore.com", at present it features just a logo, author J K Rowling's signature and text that reads "Coming soon". The site is legit and is owned by Warner Bros. No more details is out.

    Harry Potter

    The trademark page of the site offers some hints. check out below what trademark page carries:

    "Providing multiple-user access to a global computer information network; providing on-line chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among users in the field of general interest; providing on-line communications links which transfer the web site user to other local and global web pages; providing on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of general interest."

  • Square Enix to announce new MMO this year

    Square Enix is currently working on a new MMO and it will be reveal later in its fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

    The news was confirmed from the transcript of the company’s FY2011 financials earlier this month.

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    "Square Enix hopes to operate two to three large scale MMO titles simultaneously, a target it feels will allow it to have stable cash flow,".

    "The company is developing one more title in addition to Final Fantasy XIV."