Square Enix just launched a new Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Benchmark where you can customize and save a pre-set of your character so that you don't have to spend hours on it right before launch or beta. The new benchmarking software is around 2.7gigs big and also contains the original exploration benchmark along with it. In other words, you can create a character using the new benchmark by clicking here, then save and load your character appearance on the benchmarking software or on the next beta phase. I've recorded both character creation and exploration benchmark in HD, so go and have look below! Also posted my current PC configuration for the curious people.
Square Enix is yet again going to release another browser based title for the Dragon Quest series. The upcoming "real time adventure" game called Dragon Quest Monster Parade is scheduled to be released this August. For those of you who are interested in registering early for this game, you can do so by linking your Japanese Yahoo account. I am hoping that this game will turn out good but who knows, it might be horrible or so so quality like Kingdom Hearts X Chi Online. Square Enix likes to pump out these titles lately, you can check out their full list of browser based titles at http://sqex-bridge.jp/.
The Korean version of Blade & Soul released new Swimsuit outfits for a limited time. There are two ways to obtain the outfit, one is by paying through the cash shop via 45$ and the other is by farming a lot of daily dungeons in the game. Clearing one dungeon will yield a player a slice of watermelon which can then be used to trade in for an outfit in the game. Though there is a slight problem with this event because the new outfits are not tradable, even if purchase via cash shop. Find out more details below along with a set of sexy videos and screenshots.
The English version of Action MMORPG Onigiri by Cyberstep is entering the first Alpha/Beta test a few days from now. Three lucky players who participate in the beta will win an Ipad Mini courtesy of Cyberstep! Wow, that's pretty boss! Go ahead and jump straight to their main website for more details located at http://onigiri.cyberstep.com/. I usually cover JP and KR games but thought it would be nice to let my readers know about this awesome event. Hope you guys enjoy the beta scheduled to start on August 1st and hopefully catch the big prize, do let me know!
Nexon Korea is considering on creating and publishing a mobile version of the super cute dog sledding game called Husky Express. Though not related to the official mobile version rumored to come out, there was a rip off version of Husky Express floating around. Not sure if it is still alive or not but you can check out some screenshots of it here. You probably haven't heard of this title, but it was shutdown awhile back because most of the dev. team went to work on Vindictus aka Mabinogi Heroes. I've posted some pictures of the PC version below, I hope that the mobile version will be as good as PC one!
I just received the hi resolution screenshots along with a the new teaser video that was just released a few hours ago! You can find all of the latest screenshots at their main website found at http://black.daum.net, or below. The resolution of the ones shown below is a lot bigger, so you will need a fast connection to load all of the high quality character screenshots below. The official website will be updated frequently so keep checking back for updates, until then make sure to follow them on their official Pearl Abyss Black Desert Facebook Page, for the latest news. I've resized most of the images to 1920x1080p and trimmed the black borders from the original, now they are wallpaper friendly! Also added new screenshots of each character smashing, slicing, and destroying stuff!