in your browser.
ZAM opens GuildFans.com
Once again I am breaking the unspoken "Never post about any games that are not WoW" rule, but the guys over at ZAM asked me to mention this and they have some pretty impressive content going up over there.
ZAM has just rolled out
, a new website dedicated to Guild Wars 2. The crew maintaining the site is actually made up of some faces you may recognize—specifically
Jeahr, Inde and Kattar
, the old admins from Guild Wars Guru and GW2 Guru. ZAM's really lucky to get them, they run a tight ship.
There's also a bunch of really cool content up there, including a
that's actually being judged by the GW2 design team, and and
with one of the lead designers.
If GW2 isn't your thing, no harm done—but if it is, this is something I'd keep an eye on.
2010/11/17 at 6:02 PM
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - A40 Headset Giveaway
Dudes.. In the second episode of Legendary, we gave away a
WoW Sound Blaster headset
. This week, we got hooked up by ZAM and Astro Gaming to give away an
Official MLG A40 Headset ($199)
. If that isn't enough to get you to watch, then you should at least watch it for the hair.. and WoW news etc.
In related news, we just finished testing the mobile video rig that I'll be using when I head down to Gamestop, San Francisco, for the Cataclysm release party. It works considerably better than we thought it would, and I'm hoping to get k3nz0r to come along to play April O'neil for me. I'll have more info on that soon™
2010/11/11 at 7:26 PM
BFF Report: Horde Starting Zones and the Best FREE Vanity Pet Ever!
Following up on last week's Alliance starting zone review, I have a shiny new BFF Report FOR THE HORDE (cwutidid?). In this episode, we get the inside scoop on each race, some funky beta bugs and the best FREE companion pet.. Darnell.
I'm happy to report that last week's episode on the Alliance zones broke a record in views for the BFF Report. Thanks everyone for watching!
...now lets see if the Horde episode can beat the Alliance record..hehe ;)
2010/11/11 at 12:47 PM
BFF Report - Get You Some Cata Starting Zone Action
I know you guys have questions concerning Cataclysm...
Should I server first something?
Should I farm up some herbs and dominate the AH?
Do I like cookies?
Should I reroll?
These are all very important, and in some cases, life changing questions. The answers to these are:
No, unless you're doing the digital download, have it preloaded and have lots of Bawls.
Yes, but herbs may not be the way to go...
Hell yes you like cookies! As a matter of fact, you like oatmeal cookies. What's this? You don't? WELL YOU DO NOW.
This is a tough one, because unlike the above, I can't make this decision for you.
That's why I'm putting in the time to get you through the
first hour or so of gameplay
for each race and condensing it down to an easily digestible
8 minutes and 42 seconds
Starting with the Alliance...
2010/11/04 at 7:41 PM
BFF Report - WORLD OF TESTOSTERONE.. errr.. Tanks
If you haven't heard already, let me break the news:
Wargaming.net is releasing a free to play MMORPG based around freakin' TANKS, and I got to play it.
First, here's the BFF Report breaking down the concept and gameplay of the game:
check this link
for some straight gameplay footage and commentary by yours truly.
Third, OMG BLIZZCON BRB
2010/10/21 at 12:06 PM
BFF Report - Yes, More Completely Necessary 4.0.1 Coverage
We haven't crammed your feeds with enough 4.0.1 coverage, right? Hopefully, my short and concise to-do list fits the void that all of you have within.. you know, that space that yearns for more chinhawk. ;)
So what's the plan for the next several weeks?
2010/10/14 at 3:50 PM
ZAM and Gamebreaker Live at Game Developer's Conference Online!
Interested in what's going on in the MMO world?
Check out our live stream of the Game Developer's Conference in Austin! Mike B aka Fony is live-streaming the latest updates from Texas.
2010/10/06 at 4:22 PM
BFF Report - Warhammer Online Is The Next WoW Killer... Oh Wait..
We hear this from time to time about whatever various games are coming out, but nothing compared to when Warhammer and AoC were announced. For those that were around, it was a mad frenzy of long time tabletop Warhammer players that were on a hate spree in the forums. Now that the game is offering their 'Endless Free Trial', which allows players to experience some of the games features and level to Rank 10, I decided to give it a shot and see just how awesomazing this game was.
For those that don't know, WoW has managed to withstand the 'brutal loss' of its many subscribers to these various 'killers'. For the most part, I think we all agree that the only think that will bring down the game will be Blizzard themselves, or time. Besides those two factors, what single event/game/occurance, do
think will have the largest impact on the population? No, 2012 is not an answer.
2010/09/30 at 8:59 PM
FFXIV ZAM Site Gets A New Look (From Us, Kind Of)
I know that roughly 80% of you have no interest in
Final Fantasy XIV
, but since we were involved in this a bit I thought we'd take a moment to mention it.
Our design guys have been working with the team over at
to make some adjustments to the layout and design of their Final Fantasy XIV site! Between us we've tweaked the menu system, the display for advanced filters, the listviews, the news story display, and more!
If you're interested in poking around, here's the rundown:
Remember, if you want to search using the Wowhead-style homepage, just go to
2010/09/29 at 6:44 PM
Final Fantasy XIV, and I Didn't Even Have to Mention the Lack of Jump
I think I have just finished probably one the most controversial MMOs in recent history. You either hate this game or you love it, there is virtually no middle ground here. Also, their fans are not afraid to speak out against the "WoW Fanboys" citing the repeating caves as their sole defense for massive chunks of repeating terrain in the game's open world. There is no doubt that regardless of what anyone says, Final Fantasy XIV is going to be successful. Which is totally fine, but that certainly doesn't give it immunity from a BFF Report style ribbing.
WoW is always the game that defending fans of other titles associate their opposition with, what do you guys think of that? Especially after seeing this episode, do you think that WoW compares/is better/is dated?
Hit me up on
and let me know what you think. I'm out on vacation celebrating my annual old day. WOOOO!
2010/09/21 at 5:32 PM
One Rick to Roll Them All (aka BFF Report - LotRO)
I know what you're thinking, "Where the #@$% is my Final Fantasy XIV BFF Report?!" Unfortunately, there has been another delay in our age
and it will come out SOON. That's not to take away from Lord of the Rings Online, though. It recently went F2P and I wanted to get in there and see just how much crap I could find under it's protective Cloak of Tolkiencibility. I'm also dropping it early because next Tuesday is going to be FFXIV BFFR DDAY.
Mark your calendars. >:D
2010/09/14 at 7:16 PM
Wowhead for FFXIV!
As we mentioned in a
, ZAM has launched their database for Final Fantasy XIV. As of today, though, they've taken a page from our playbook, and opened up a brand new front page!
Obviously only the FFXIV players are going to bother to use it, but for those who are looking for the Wowhead of FFXIV, now you guys have options. :D
Go check out the new design at the new URL!
2010/09/09 at 7:49 PM
ZAM Giving Away Headsets and Mice in Aion Contest
is giving away some more swag right now!
There's a contest set up surrounding the release of the new
Assault on Balaurea
. To celebrate, ZAM is giving away a selection of Astro headsets, and Cyborg gaming mice.
If you need some new gaming gear, this is an easy way to get it—and if you're an Aion player, of course ZAM's
is the place for news and updates. If you're not, then...as you were!
2010/09/07 at 7:10 PM
ZAM's FFXIV Database Hits Open Beta
The Final Fantasy XIV Beta has launched, and with it has launched ZAM's
Those of you who are following FFXIV know that ZAM has already had a fully functional wiki, but now they're adding full database support, just like you're used to here on Wowhead—including "Powered By ZAM" style tooltips.
If you're in the FFXIV beta, go take a look!
Database opening announcement
ZAM's FFXIV Wiki/Database Site
The full announcement is after the break!
2010/09/03 at 4:36 PM
BFF Report - Minecraft - No, It Isn't Another WoW Clone..
That's the first thing I thought when this game was recommended to me, but can you blame me? With the constant onslaught of free2play WoW rip-offs, seeing anything "____Craft" is suspect. Minecraft is nothing close to what I had expected. It is a sandbox environment where you're given the ultimate set of virtual Legos, and to quote the website, "..a game about placing blocks while running from skeletons."
If I can sum it up even further, it's like FarmVille plus zombies, minus the shame... and minus the FarmVille, knawmean? To top it off, the classic version is free and runs in your browser.
2010/09/02 at 2:48 PM
Mission Against Terror Beta Key Giveaway!
Well, it's not Cataclysm, but who's going to say no to a beta key?
For those of you who are
subscribers, our friends at
are giving away beta keys to the new F2P FPS, Mission Against Terror! If you're interested in getting yours, head over to ZAM right now!
2010/09/01 at 5:49 PM
Vindictus, the 'Hack n' Slash' F2P MMO, Has Been BFF'd (??)
Let's take Fable, strip down all the RP open-world nonsense and replace it with everything we've learned from the past 17 'Street Fighter II' games. Then sprinkle in some MMO elements, some glow, and make it fit the lore of Nexon's ongoing MMO series, "Mabinogi" but call it VINDICTUS...in the U.S.
If you read that with any negative connotation, you may be surprised at just how well this product has come together thus far...
As always, you can catch video extras and gaming randomness on my
2010/08/26 at 1:19 PM
Premium Users Get Beta Access to Vindictus
The ZAM Network is giving away beta keys to a new MMO called
, created by Nexon—the same people, interestingly enough, who brought you
. Vindictus is a fantasy based MMORPG that incorporates real world physics into it's high-speed combat. You can find out more about the game itself on ZAM's Game Info page
After watching the
on Nexon's official site, I have to say it looks pretty awesome—I'll be sure to check it out myself!
Right now ZAM is only giving away beta keys to
members! If you already have Premium, you can head on over and get your
Note: Beta Keys are currently only available in North America.
2010/08/20 at 6:00 PM
Tired of City of Heroes Talk? Good, the BFF Report Has Some Words..
That's right, besides my outstanding submission to the
City of Heroes Character Creation Contest
, I got to spend the last couple of weeks resurrecting awesome cartoon superheroes and wearing leotards. It's been quite the experience, to be honest... revealing could be a better word for it. I really was pushing this report down to the wire though, within minutes of wrapping up the shoot, beta came to an end. Sadly, this also means no one will ever get to see my amazing japaneserobocop hero. :(
2010/08/11 at 5:38 PM
I Survived the Goblin Starting Zone and All I Got Was This Stupid BFF Report
All I have to say is, the Goblin starting experience was clearly directed by Michael Bay.
Oh, and balls.
2010/08/05 at 12:59 PM