August 31st, 2012, was a Friday like any other. City of Heroes players were psyched for the upcoming Issue 24, which Paragon Studios had started teasing on the website. A little over a year of free-to-play, and the MMO was doing reasonably well with no indications otherwise. And then the Black Friday news hit. A press release from publisher NCsoft raced across the internet: “Both NCsoft and Paragon Studios are incredibly proud of the success of City of Heroes, but unfortunately, the continued support of the franchise no longer fits within our long-term goals for the company. All employees at Paragon Studios are affected by this decision, including the management team. We will begin the City of Heroes sunsetting process immediately.” Just like that, City of Heroes came under siege by an enemy greater and more dire than any among its villainous roster. This abrupt announcement sent shockwaves through the community, stunning fans into disbelief and tears. That was Friday. By … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: The Death of City of Heroes
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Get Revelation Online nowRevelation Online is officially official this morning, having soft launched into a no-wipe beta this morning. It’s old hat to you folks who bought early access packs, and you can still do that if you’re so inclined, but now everyone can jump into the import for free. We’ve rounded up the launch trailer and all of our coverage to date below. Happy launch day! Revelation Online has officially launched on Steam with free welcome packs - [AL:Rev]Happy Steam launch, Revelation Online! Yep, as promised, My.com has ported the free-to-play game to Valve's popular platform all official-like as of today. And it's not even using the early access tag. "Publisher My.com is proud… Revelation Online plans to join the Steam parade - [AL:Rev]Not wanting to be left out of the party -- and the expected profits -- of joining up with Steam, Revelation Online has announced that it will be coming to the platform. When will that happen?… Perfect … [Read more...] about Revelation Online soft launch is here! Check out our roundup and trailer
You may already know the first version of this FAQ. I decided to rewrite it, update it and put newer screenshots in. So here is the new version. A very special thank you goes to Tasha Darke for reading through it all. I was hoping for a few bits of corrected grammar but she gave me very valuable feedback on top of that! This FAQ is mostly for those who have just recently heard of Guild Wars 2 and now want to know more. If you have been following the game for years or even just months, if you have pre-purchased the game and if you have already played it, you are welcome to read it as well, but you will find a lot of information that you already know. Since the game is still in development a lot of things are subject to change (yes, believe it or not, ArenaNet is handling the Beta Weekend Events like a real beta and is still changing things around). Also, new information comes out every now and then which might outdate what you can read here. If you notice any of that – or just … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2: A FAQ for new players
Home » Affiliate Marketing » Case Study: How I Made $2597 During Black Friday Sale? [With Screenshots] Did you know that the recent black Friday sales hit over record-breaking 3 billion dollars worldwide? 3 BILLION dollars, that’s a whopping amount spent within a week for online shopping! If you are blogging for awhile, you might already have heard about black Friday and cyber Monday sales. They come only once in a year (in the month of November) and you can usually get up to 80 to 90% discounts on various products including SEO tools, email marketing, web hosting etc. Do you want to know how I made more than $2500 during the black Friday week which happened recently? Do you want to know what are the strategies I used to boost my affiliate sales just within a week? Well, you are in the right place. I’ve been making money from blogging since 2010 and I’m still into it just because I’m passionate about teaching others what I know. In the process, … [Read more...] about How I Made $2597 Within A Week During Black Friday Sale?
Home » Blogging » Bloggers Passion Traffic & Income Report 2016 | What to Expect in 2017 Did you know that 81% of the bloggers never make any money from their sites? Blogging world is heavily crowded and millions of blogs go live every month. So if you’re blogging for more than a year, congratulations. You are doing a great job. Even if you’re not making money, if you’re consistently working on your sites, you will definitely succeed. Bloggers Passion was launched on 2010 and it’s been 7 long years I’m constantly making money from this site. I’ve seen so many ups and downs (including traffic and sales figures) but I’m always consistent. That’s the primary reason why I’m still blogging even after 7 years. Today, I’m going to share few details about traffic and income reports of Bloggers Passion for the year 2016. This is the best time to share how we did in 2016 in terms of overall traffic and income wise. … [Read more...] about Bloggers Passion Traffic & Income Report 2016