This was quite the busy week for the crew here at MMO Attack, and for the entire gaming industry in general. On the final day of April, Jess' Daily Drop featured news from Nintendo about the new 3DS color. She also gave us a sneak peek at the upcoming StarCraft II expansion Warlock: Master of the Arcane and God of War: Ascension multiplayer info. We introduced a new series to you on Monday, well, not much of a series, more of delivering funny skits and comedic relief to your 'Case of the Mondays' Mondays. Our first attempt at humor was our version of Lag in Real Life (shown below). We know this has been done before, but we wanted to do our own take on it!
On May Day we got some news about the reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The Daily Drop featured this event to the dismay of Jess (p.s. she's not that keen on Call of Duty) as well as some news on Mario Tennis Open and the already-announced Max Payne 3 DLC. Racquel posted about the Diablo 3 commercial that just made its way to TV on an episode of Family Guy over the weekend. I unfortunately missed that episode, but was able to watch the commercial in question on the old YouTube machine.
Wednesday is my favorite day, and no, not just because I get to film and release another episode of CircleKirk, well .. actually, that's exactly why! This week me and my two best buddies, Kirk and Kirk loosely discussed why we think people keep buying Call of Duty. The episode kind of got on a tangent, talking about Tiger Woods and silk underwear, but I think that seems to happen every week. Jess dropped some gaming knowledge on us by telling us about the micro-transactions in the Diablo III auction house, and how the super uber popular game, Draw Something, is steadily losing its fan-base. I personally got tired of that game much quicker than any of the Angry Birds games.
The Elder Scrolls Online was announced on Thursday, and Jess was right there to give us all the details in her daily gaming news video. She also mentioned how EA's Rock Band for iOS was getting disconnected, oh wait, i mean not disconnected. EA managed to mess things up again! We also got news on the 3rd about how Microsoft could be preparing a $99 Xbox 360. Oh, and some people said that they saw Jess wearing a banana costume on the Daily Drop? I must have missed that part, but see for yourself.
And that brings us to today. If you were on the internet at all today you no doubt saw this phrase somewhere: 'May the Fourth be with you'. It was so present across the web that I of course had to make a post on our forums. Jess' daily video let us in on the fact that Harmonix is working on a new series and that Ubisoft has invested over $500 million into their latest Splinter Cell efforts. She also mentioned that EA could actually be taking customers' opinions into account in regards to their Origin service.
Well, that was a mouthful (that's what she said), hope everyone had a great week and we look forward to seeing you all back on Monday with another awesome skit that we have planned! Your homework for the weekend is the subscribe to the MMO Attack Games YouTube channel and get ready for all the awesome content we have scheduled.
See you in the forums!
Ten Of The Best MMORPG Songs Ever Heard
In many ways, an MMO is only as good as its music. Many of the best and most memorable moments in an MMO invariably have a song associated with them; a piece of music which brings the memories flooding back the moment it reaches one's ears. Today, I'd like to pay homage to some of those songs - and some of those moments. Here, for your listening pleasure (and in no particular order, I assure you) is a list of some of the best songs ever heard in an MMO.
Facebook's Purchase Of Oculus VR Isn't The End Of The World
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Facebook recently purchased Oculus VR to the tune of $2 billion. Understandably, backers and developers alike were rather unimpressed, calling it a betrayal. As for me? I've never been more excited.
Seven Of The Worst Things You Can Say In League
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Six Reasons You Should Be Playing Dark Souls II
I've been playing a lot of Dark Souls II lately - and you should be too. Say what you will about the game's flaws, it's still arguably one of the best action RPGs released in the past several years. If you're up for a bit of a challenge, it's well worth the buy. Don't believe me? Let's talk, then.
Eight Reasons The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be Awesome
As you're all no doubt aware, The Elder Scrolls Online - currently in open beta - will be launching in a few months or so. In light of both the new release date and all the hype surfacing around it, I've decided that, over the next two weeks, I'll be looking at all the reasons to look forward to it...and all the reasons we shouldn't.
League of Legends or DOTA 2?
The debate between Dota 2 and League of Legends has been raging almost since the two games were first released. But which game is REALLY the superior of the two?
Ten Fictional Settings That'd Make For Awesome MMOs
Let's look at a few settings, worlds, and stories I'd love to see made into MMOs. I'm sure you'll agree, all the entries on this list have the potential to be downright awesome.
MMO Year In Review: 5 of 2013's Biggest Dick Moves
People are dicks - particularly on the Internet. While that shouldn't come as any great surprise, occasionally we come across someone whose level of sheer dickery reaches legendary proportions. As we move into 2014, let's take a look at a few such individuals from the previous year.
Censorship Spells Trouble for League of Legends Patcher
Internet filtering has been a hot button issue for the past several years. With the slow gutting of protective measures like Net Neutrality, and with governmental powers seeking an end to online anonymity, it's rather harrowing to see the slow progression of political and social policing of the internet. Recently, after about a year of lobbying, the United Kingdom enacted a piece of legislation that many have come to call the "UK Porn Filter." What the filter requires is for British ISP's to implement filters and controls, which are on by default, that will block access to "violent material," not imited to "extremist and terrorist related content," "anorexia and eating disorder websites," and "suicide related websites."
Five Things Riot Needs To Do With League of Legends
The folks at Riot already have their work cut out for them moving into Season 4, and they?re doing a damned find job of weathering the transition so far. That said, here?s a few changes we?d like to see as the new season draws near.