Xbox: March's Free Games

Microsoft's Games with Gold program continues with more great offers for Xbox Live members in March! If you don't have an Xbox Live subscription, now is the perfect time to start as a 12-month subscription is on sale through Saturday, February 28th for $39.99 ($20 off the non-sale price).

Announcing the Next Version Update!

 Hot on the heels of the release of the February version update, Square Enix is already working on new content for the upcoming March versino update of Final Fantasy XI! Among the planned changes are new job adjustments, new Unity Concord battles, adjustments to existing magic spells, reforging of Empyrean armor, and the addition of the brand new Vagary battle system!

What interests you the most about the upcoming update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

EverQuest's 16th Anniversary Event Schedule

Here is the schedule for EverQuest's 16th Anniversary events. This information was posted by Prathun on the EQ Forums with the disclaimer, "Note that dates may change, and often do, but we are reasonably certain that these are firm and should not change much."

You can find an overview of all anniversary events (and "non-anniversary anniversary events") on this quest page. Also posted is this event schedule for 2015:

February 25 to April 8 - "War Games" mission in Plane of War (6 weeks)
March 16 to April 27 - 16th Anniversary Player-Designed Missions (6 weeks)
March 18 to April 1 - Brew Day (2 weeks)
March 25 to April 8 - Bristlebane Day (2 weeks)
April 1 to April 15 - Stomples Day (2 weeks)
April 15 to May 27 - 14th & 15th Anniversary Player-Designed Missions (6 weeks)
April 29 to June 10 - 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th Anniversary (6 weeks)

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 21

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include TwitchCon, Crowfall's Kickstarter, GTA V PC edition hitting another delay, the Supernova reveal and more.

Film Friday: Thirteen New Trailers (Part Two)

Thirteen New Trailers: Part Two

Humor, action and stunning visuals! In the second half of Film Friday we have a collection of videos from Armored Warfare, Call of Duty, Dragon Age: Inquisition, H1Z1, Supernova and The Sims 4.

Film Friday: Thirteen New Trailers (Part One)

Thirteen New Trailers: Part One

In the first half of Film Friday, we have a wide variety of flicks to feast your eyes on. Check out the latest from Clockwork, Echo of Soul, Legacy Quest, Over 9,000 Zombies!, RIDE, Sublevel Zero and We Happy Few.

Downtime - Friday, February 27, 2015

US live servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00AM PST for an update. Estimated downtime is approximately one hour. EU servers will be brought offline on Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 7:00AM PST for an update. (Approx. 3:00PM London Time on February 27, 2015). The estimated downtime will be 2 hours.

As of 4:30am PT on Friday there were no update notes avalable.

To make up for the mission NPCs being down earlier in the week, there will be double currency this weekend:

Kander: "Mission givers are back up. We will be running a double Ferrin weekend this weekend for all."

Kander: "Oops, my mistake. Its actually a double currency weekend. So everything will be doubled. It will not just be Ferrins."

Skyforge Announces Closed Beta and Founder's Packs

The Allods Team, Obsidian Entertainment and My.com announced earlier today that Skyforge will soon have its first closed beta test. Running for one week starting on March 11th, players will be able to dive into both PvE and PvP elements of the upcoming sci-fi MMORPG.

Take the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge

Yesterday, ArenaNet announced a new contest: the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge. Up to $15,000 USD in prizes are on the line for this exciting new contest.

Application developers can pariticipate by creating any type of GW2 application they like. These entries will be divided into one of three categories: General, Competitive or Player Experience. You can submit applications until May 15, 2015, and all entries will be judged by the Content Marketing team.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: New Gameplay Trailer

Square Enix has released a new gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Clocking in at nearly eight minutes long, it features a look at Kingdom of Orience's history and environments, the 14 warriors of Class Zero, Type-0's battle system including customizable spells and Eidolons.