OnRPG Shotgun News 12/19: Aion EU, The WarZ, DCUO, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG's Elder Scribe
Aion 3.5 Coming to Europe Next Month
Gameforge has announced that update 3.5 for Aion will be released on January 16th. 3.5 will bring new arenas, instances and mounts into the game as well as wrapping up the plot surrounding Dragon Lady Tiamat.
The War Z Faces Fraud Accusations
The War Z is facing accusations of fraud after the launch of the game on Steam. Some buyers are saying that the store page and the official site are claiming features that don’t exist. This includes the promise of a large persistent world of 100-500 square km when in fact only 75 square km of map is available. The steam forums for the game are filled with warnings from one side and people who adore the game on the other. We’ll keep a close eye on this to see how it continues.
League of Legends Spotlight on Vi
A new spotlight video has come from Riot, this time highlighting Vi, the Piltover Enforcer. The five and a half minute long video goes through Vi’s abilities, early game play, and how to do Vi’s build. You can check it out for yourself below.
Pirates of the Burning Sea Sets Sail
Pirates of the Burning Sea is getting ready to set sail towards strange new waters as it leaves SOE to be taken over by Portalus Games, a new company formed by former members of Flying Lab Software. The transition will be a simple one, though players will have to do a small migration process before January 31st.
DCUO Giving a Month of Legendary Status to Former Subscribers
If you played DCUO anytime between January 2011 and December 2012 then you might be happy to hear that SOE is giving you one month of Legendary Member status. Exact dates differ depending if you’re EU or NA and if you’re a PC or PS3 player so be sure to check out the DCUO forums to find out if you qualify.
Grepolis, Coming to a TV Near You
If you’re a fan of InnoGames’ Grepolis you may want to keep your eyes open during commercial breaks. A new cinematic trailer made for TV has been released. But if you don’t want to hold out and hope it comes you can check it out right here.
Zynga CEO on Worst CEO List
Dartmouthbusiness professor Sydney Finkelstein has named Zynga’s CEO Mark Pincus is the 4th worst CEO on his annual list of the five worst CEOs. Stocks have dropped 75% over the course of the year and Pincus sold 16 million of his own Zynga shares shortly after the IPO. Included on the list are Best Buy’s CEO who resigned during a scandal and the CEO of Bankia who is under investigation for fraud following the bank’s collapse and government bailout.