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Sure, Microsoft have killed off the primary developers of the Flight Simulator series, but that doesn’t mean the end of the series. For one, Microsoft are committed to future releases. Then there’s these guys.
EA announced a bunch of new stuff at last night’s semi-swank reveal event – but the main draw was Galactic Adventures, the first real Spore expansion.
You can tell when expectations of a game are running high when people start murmuring about DLC expansions before the thing is even on the shelves. Incidentally, how’s that episodic GTA thing working out, Rockstar?
If grinding reputation with obscure factions wasn’t enough to keep you busy, then 500 or so achievements should do it. Blizzard’s put together a preview page to show off the new functionality, which will debut with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. According to the page, achievements can be unlocked by tasks as basic as getting a haircut or, if you’re a glutton for punishment, collecting 25 vanity pets.
A new character window will be implemented, allowing you to check out your own glories and those of others. The page mentions that some achievements will come with rewards, but they’ll be “purely cosmetic”.
Player Achievements Preview [World of Warcraft]
Codemasters Online’s free-to-play MMO ArchLord is technically getting a bit more free as the company readies the third free expansion pack, Episode 3: Spirits Awakening, which adds “up to 30% new game content”. I am assuming they measured that out using suitably scientific methods. The update will introduce 3 new game zones, over 80 new skills, new ArchLord abilities, collectible armour sets, and a bunch of new enemies to thrash soundly about the head and neck, all of which adds up to more or less 30%. This pleases the Relfling. Ed Relf, Director of Marketing, Codemasters Online commented, “We are pleased to be able to set out our exciting new expansion plans for ArchLord. As recently announced ArchLord is now more popular than ever with thousands of new players taking up the challenge every day to compete to become the games all-ruling leader!
Episode 3 is due to go live “in the coming weeks”.
A press event earlier these week has resulted in a veritable flood of new information regarding the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. Most of the news floating about is regarding the Death Knight hero class, fleshing out the details of the eagerly awaited addition, as well as some information on the raids players will encounter in the frozen lands of Northrend.