21 years ago Ultima Online changed the video game landscape forever. Sosaria spawned a virtual world where people could adventure together and forge friendships that would last a lifetime. Today we celebrate that legacy by wishing UO a very happy birthday and thanking all those Britannians who have left their mark on our humble virtual world. … [Read more...] about Ultima Online Celebrates Its 21st Birthday & Can Now Legally Buy a Beer!
Key cake designs for 21st birthday
Ultima Online’s 21st birthday is creeping up on us here, which means the game is older than some of our readers and will soon be old enough to buy alcohol in the States. Feeling old, vets? Broadsword is planning hoopla in the form of a fall patch, publish 101, complete with anniversary gifts that introduce what’s effectively an astronomy system for the game, complete with an orrery and a telescope. … [Read more...] about Ultima Online’s 21st anniversary patch introduces astronomy to Britannia
Happy birthday, Fortnite! Yes, Fortnite launched a year ago, though back then of course it was focused on PvE – remember at E3 2017 when our demo prompted us to call it Crowfall for PvE fans? Good times. Since then, of course, it’s gone over to the battle royale side, gently tugging its PvE content along for the PvP ride as it becomes one of the biggest games in the entire world. So really, it worked out OK for Epic Games in the end. To celebrate the day, Epic is dropping cake, bringing back Playground mode tomorrow, adding a new weapon, and rolling out a themed quest. Plus, llamas. … [Read more...] about Fortnite makes building more fun and drops cake and llamas for its birthday
“Total number of monsters killed: 15,881,472,493 Total number of players killed: 1,346,033,201 Total number of Soul Gems used: 1,183,836,570 Total number of quests completed: 2,064,266,404 Total number of items crafted: 7,415,834,454 Total number of achievements earned: 1,145,234,018 Most popular race: High Elf (14.98% of all characters) Most popular Alliance: Ebonheart Pact (36.33% of all characters) Most PvP Kills by Alliance: Ebonheart Pact (122,490,253 kills) Highest unpaid bounty: 248,655,731 gold Highest paid bounty: 362,324 gold” … [Read more...] about More Elder Scrolls Online players play High Elves than anything else, and other fun fourth-birthday stats
“The age-old tradition of larger-than-life cakes will be returning to the capital cities. Grabbing a slice of cake will grant you 100% bonus XP and a 20% bonus drop rate for 2 hours. Be sure to swing by on Aion’s special Daeva Day, September 22, to get a super-boosted cake buff granting 200% bonus XP and a 50% drop rate for 6 hours! The cake boosts will stack with the server wide boosts as well.” … [Read more...] about Aion Kicks Off 9th Birthday Celebration With Oversized Cakes