OnRPG Shotgun News 4/10: Age of Wushu, DCUO, DotA2, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Age of Wushu Launches
Today marks the long awaited North American launch of the martial arts MMORPG Age of Wushu. But if you’re willing to hold out for a little while longer, on April 23rd a special retail edition will be available. For $19.99 players will have access to a special single player area where you can train with the martial arts star Jet Li while also getting 2 months of VIP access, $20 of in game currency, as well as a unique mount and fashion set. There are three servers available and time spent in beta will not be wiped, so you can take advantage of that little head start. OnRPG also has White Tiger Packs up for grabs on our giveaway page!
EA Named Worst Company in America, Again
For a second year in a row Electronic Arts (EA) has been named the worst company in America. In the final round they went up against Bank of America, but with 77% of the online votes being for EA it was clear who the “winner” was. Reasons for votes ranged from “MMO” SimCity’s always online tragedy to in-game ads and poor customer support. Consumerist writer Chris Morran asked EA to reflect on the following question, “When we live in an era marked by massive oil spills, faulty foreclosures by bad banks, and rampant consolidation in the airline and telecom industry, what does it say about EA’s business practices that so many people have — for the second year in a row — come out to hand it the title of Worst Company In America?” The full write-up can be found HERE.
EQ II To Give Cobalt Scar a Face Lift
The developers behind Everquest 2 sat down to give a preview to the new look for the zone Cobalt Scar. It is a quick 2 minute and 20 second video. It features lots of awesome looking video from the zone while talking about what the development team had in mind for the zone. Cobalt Scar will be available with update 66, Scars of the Awakened.
Dota 2 Passes LoL in the West
A new report from the DFC Game Meter service shows that Valve’s Dota 2 has surpassed both World of Warcraft and League of Legends as the most played game in the West. The report covers PC Gaming in North America and Europe but excludes casual and browser based games.
DCUO Announces Next DLC Pack, Origin Crisis
Travel time and dimensions with Batman, or Lex Luthor to see what could have been. The DLC will feature the new Quantum Controller powerset, two new raids, new operations, gear, and much, much more. And best of all it will be free to all players.