OnRPG Shotgun News 8/9: League of Legends, GW2, TERA, and More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
League of Legends Launches Announces PAX Prime Cosplay Fashion Show
After launching the new character Diana earlier this week, an AP burst assassin who plays similar to Akali, Riot Games has revealed details for the upcoming LoL themed Cosplay fashion show at PAX Prime. The shows will take place each day at 1:30pm. While sign ups will take place from 10 to 12 noon each day. Cosplayers will get LoL swag and an official cosplay badge. OnRPG will of course be on site to cover and record the show!
Guild Wars 2 Surprises With Another Stress Test
Another stress test has been scheduled for Guild Wars 2. The test will only last four hours from 3PM to 7PM EDT. The announcement was made on the Guild Wars 2 Facebook page.
En Masse Hit With Layoffs
TERA publisher En Masse has been hit with layoffs. This comes as they transition into the next phase of the business. En Masse is working with those who are affected to find new jobs in the industry.
Digital Sales Up During Second Quarter
The NDP Group has announced that digital video game sales are up 17% in the second quarter of 2012 in the US. It totaled 1.47 billion dollars from April to June. However it hasn’t offset the decline in retail sales. These findings were compared to those from Europe where the results were very similar.
38 Studios’ Assets Transferred to Rhode Island
US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath declared at a hearing yesterday that 38 Studios’ assets would be transferred to The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. and the Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. after expressing concern that the IP would be lost during the dismantling of the business. The IP will now be sold in an attempt to balance its debts.
Ragnarok Online Enters New Age of War
A new event has come to Ragnarok Online. Eerie sounds have been heard in the Guild Halls leading to a discovery of dimensional cracks which lead to alternate dimensions. A competition has broken out for ownership of the Hall of Abyss. But this is a war of money, not strength. The highest bidder will lay claim to this new zone. So let the bidding begin.
RaiderZ Closed Beta Now Live
The closed beta for RaiderZ has officially started. Players who are confirmed to have access will be able to log in straight away. Those interested can still register and claim a premium CB key from OnRPG’s giveaway page!