On Thursday, May 19, the US Finals of ACON5 took place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The four players who had previously qualified at local preliminaries across the U.S. were flown out to E3 to compete for a trip to the Grand Finals in Xian, China. This represented one of several dozen national finals worldwide in one of the year’s big e-sport events. With the games being announced live in front of the industry crowd at E3, and being broadcast over Internet radio, the finals got underway. In the end, night elf player mTw-Wizard won 2-0 over the local Irvine, CA finalist rS.Etched. Wizard will now go on to represent the U.S. at the Grand Finals on June 4 and 5.
|As you may see above in our Community Events sticky, Glynnis Talken—Voice Actress of Kerrigan (Starcraft) will do a signing presentation on Saturday, May 28-29. You will be able to meet her. Glynnis told us in our previous interview that if you bring any Blizzard item, poster, or any other Starcraft or Diablo product she will gladly sign it for you. Make sure to submit to us any screenshots you take with her.
After I downloaded the E3 movie of Hellgate: London, I was literally breath-taken. This is by far the best Trailer Teaser I have ever seen, and mark that on bold neon words. If you don’t believe me, sit tight and fasten your belt for an awesome ride by watching it yourself. It shows the maturity and level expected from the team of Flagship Studios. 1up.com—sister of the Ziff-Davis Network, slipped a note to Flagship Studios boys at E3 and surprised them with the news that 1up has nominated Hellgate: Londor for Best RPG at E3 2005. You can read a 4-pages review Here
We will be adding and updating new links as they become available to help you find E3 2005 previews of Starcraft: Ghost. Check out this newspost often for updated links:
We are pleased to share with you the news. Starcraft: Ghost is officially going multiplayer. The website of Starcraft: Ghost has been revamped with a lot of new info, wallpapers, screenshots, E3 Movies, Concept Art and more about the Multiplayer modes and the Capture the flag gameplay movie for Starcraft: Ghost. Finding out Starcraft: Ghost is gone multiplayer really thrills me. It was here in Blizzplanet where the rumor of Starcraft: Ghost going Multiplayer started and spanned to Bluesnews, Shacknews, VoodooExtreme, SCLegacy, Judgehype(france), ActionTrip, Filefront, GamersHell, Fragland, and other network sites when we published and linked the following News, titled Starcraft: Ghost going Multiplayer?
Joanica wrote a guide to play Warsong Gulch Battlegrounds and explains the misconceptions of Honor points in this Capture the Flag based game. What is more important? To kill many players like in PvP or to get the flag? Read the details Here
Gamespy wrote a 4-pages preview of Hellgate: London with details of the storyline and the variety of weapons and their abilities. There are few new screenshots too. Furthermore, Flagship Studios website got a new layout and many of the sections in the menu were updated. I recommend checking it out. The game section was updated as well.
We interviewed Christie Golden, writer of Warcraft: Lord of the Clans as promised. In this mini-interview we are able to get to know closely the feelings of the author toward this story where Thrall’s life from childhood serves as pivotal storyline to the Warcraft lore in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, The Frozen Throne expansion and World of Warcraft MMORPG. Read our interview
Flagship Studios opened a new Downloads page in their official website of Hellgate: London. There are many screenshots of the game, wallpapers and they are announcing the first video to be released at E3 Expo 2005 soon. Check out the downloads page.
NOTE: Flagship Studios is composed of ex-Blizzard North employees, and Hellgate: London is not related to any Blizzard Entertainment games
New Bonus map Available for Warcraft: III Frozen Throne Expansion:
In one of the most tumultuous and dangerous parts of the ocean lies an isle run by goblins. Their whole lot in life is to sell zeppelins to wayward seafarers whose ships were destroyed by perilous hurricanes common to these waters.
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