Welcome to the Daily Zerg, a snippet of video game news stories from zergwatch.com, a video game news syndication and mashup service. Each day, hundreds of RSS feeds from gaming websites around the world are catalogued and bookmarked. I pick a handful of what I think are the most interesting stories each day and give my 2 cents. Here is the Daily Zerg for Friday, November 28, 2008.
Anyone who has played Warhammer can tell you that your effort and contribution on Public Quests and RVR sieges in no way reflects your rewards. This week, media outlets started picking up on this, though the player base has had suspicions that your loot roll in the game was most likely an arbitrary process of some kind. Personally, I have been involved in many PQ's and RVR rolls where I afk'd my way through and came out with a gold bag. It's one of the reason I lost interest in the game, aside from the fact that Wrath of the Lich King had decimated server populations over night. While those who played War knew this all along, it has been this week's War soapbox message for the masses.
If a tree falls in the forest
If another European MMORPG launches, does anyone play it? Chronicles of Spellborn has launched today, but after many recent MMO failures, are there any players left willing to give yet another small market MMORPG a look, even if it might be somewhat deserving?
It's not SWG, I swear
7 new screenshots were released today on www.stor.com today, giving anxious Star Wars Galaxies refugee another sneak peak at the game they all hope can fill their void. The new screens are less than revealing and really don't give any further insight into the game itself. While the SWG homeless are praying for SWG 2, all indication so far points to an MMORPG that will be similar to the KOTOR RPG games.
A cure for the Red Ring of Death
It was reported today by Electronica that the Jasper based versions of the Xbox 360 promise to end the issues with the Red Ring of Death. The console has had an internal makeover that includes a motherboard redesign and a new graphics chip which improve the console's overall reliability. In the past, the console's graphics process has been burdened by overheating which caused other internal problems, eventually leading to the ultimate death of the console... the Red Ring of Death.
Nothing worthwhile is being released today.