GamesBeat did a really nice interview with JVC some days back, about the new Creature Quest game and some other stuff.

Read the whole thing here.

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For those of you who are interested in reading the actual scripts of Heroes campaigns, here is a bit of a snack for you.

Thanks to Karmakeld for the tip.

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There's new fan project of H7 Add-On, it goes under name: Wryn Pendragon: Umbramancer

Developers (and they are still looking for new modders) are Lord Graa, Antalyan, Arsheesh, ticor and Maksim Bugrimov, Evgeny Korchuganov (3D Modelers).

Monsters and many faction details, including maps and scenarios are already in. As monsters there are done Scavenger, Mine Beetle, Searcher, Xenophage and Enslaver. Also some heroes like undead Yana Rane and plethora of factions, making a chance for perfect plot. :D

The project is in czech language only, with fraction of description translated to english.

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Dear visitors,

Our virtual server provider will be doing an upgrade some time this month. We have been placed in a queue, so we don't know exactly when it will happen, but we expect a few hours downtime when it's our turn.

If you see us down, rest assured it should only be for a short while.

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Level designer Julien Pirou, also known to us old-timers as "Marzhin", has announced that after working with the Might & Magic franchise for seven years, he is moving on to other projects. Pirou has been applying his creative talents as a level designer on the Heroes VI adventure packs, Might & Magic X and Heroes VII.

Pirou went on to say that he had had a great time working with Limbic and that he had learned a lot about the process of game production. We wish him every luck for the future.

You can find our previous interviews with Marzhin on our interviews page.

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Today saw the official launch of the stand-alone expansion to Heroes VII: "Trial by Fire". It introduces the Fortress faction with two new campaigns.

There is also an update available for all players, taking the state of the game to version 2.0 and bringing in an in-game map generator and a skill wheel.

As you know, the info streaming session was cancelled, so you will have to look elsewhere for info. Here is the lineup.

Launch trailer:

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thumb MMSteamsaleThere is a big sale on Might & Magic titles in the Steam shop, with several titles going at as little as -75%. Heroes VII is going for 50%.

If you've been waiting for that price dump to pick up a title or two, maybe this is the moment?

Thanks to the Panda for the tip.

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Ubisoft have been hyping a live Twitch stream for about a month now, in order to promote the upcoming release of the Heroes VII expansion, "Trial by Fire" in a few days. Now we're getting reports (in an almost April Fools manner) that the whole thing may not be happening.

My first reaction was: "What? No, that must be a mistake."

My second reaction, once I realized this might be serious, was one of dejection.

The main thing I was advocating when I was still part of the VIP "insider" group was improving communications. Teasing the fans with titbits like screenshots, Q&As and gameplay videos in order to increase interest in the game well before the actual release. These Twitch streams are actually a very good idea. They give the fans the opportunity to chat with the developers, watch gameplay, you know: get some answers to their questions and increase their excitement level. That will no doubt increase the amount of people buying it. I also thought it was a good idea to announce the stream as much as a month in advance so that people wouldn't miss it, and build up some excitement about it. To cancel it now is not only counter-productive, it is directly disrespectful to the faithful fans who had gotten their hopes up.

To top it all off, the cancellation announcement was one of complete ridiculousness: - The stream is cancelled, sorry. But still, we're really excited that you will soon be able to buy the expansion. Say wut?! No! That was the whole point of the stream! To convince us to buy it! This is like a politician announcing a big Q&A so that people can get to know his policies and hopefully vote for him, then suddenly cancelling it and saying: "Sorry, I won't be taking your questions or telling you more about myself, but you can still vote for me in a few days." No, dude, that was the whole point of the Q&A - to find out if we would vote for you.

I'm sure that somebody will come up with an excuse soon, but in my personal opinion, there is no excuse for this. We're potential customers and there is really no excuse for offering such poor service. As a result, Celestial Heavens hereby make the following recommendation: Don't buy "Trial by Fire" before Ubisoft satisfy your desire for information.

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2 days ago a teaser-puzzle was posted as Picture-Of-The-Day. The puzzle itself was not a very difficult one. You know that Heroes 4 supports 3 different resolutions: 800*600 px, 1024*768 px, and 1280*1024 px. These resolutions have display ratios of 4*3 and 5*4. Our screenshot is has ratio of 16*9, which is visibly longer. If you open the screenshot is separate window (just drag an image to the tab bar of your browser) you can see it's Full HD: 1920*1080. 

Yes, we are working on HD-mod for Heroes 4!

Settings Menu HD

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