Film Friday: Eight New Trailers

Eight New Trailers

Let's kick off the Fourth of July weekend with eight of the latest gaming trailers! This week be entertained with videos from Armored Warfare, Cook Serve Delicious 2, Path of Exile, Skyforge, Strike Vector EX, Sword Coast Legends, We Happy Few, and Victor Vran.

Path of Exile: The Awakening Beta Key Giveaway

All codes are gone!

Path of Exile: The Awakening is in closed beta, and if you're fast enough you can snag a code to get in! Keys are extremely limited in quantity and first come, first serve. Here's how:

Path of Exile: The Awakening Hands-On Preview

Two months ago Grinding Gear Games announced the upcoming major expansion to their online action RPG, Path of Exile. While the game has had two expansions since release in October 2013 (Sacrifice of the Vaal and Forsaken Masters), The Awakening is a significantly larger endeavor. New story act with new assets to match, new skills and items, the addition of gems and sockets to their passive skill tree, as well as changes to UI and game balance. Because of the scale of these changes compared to previous expansions, GGG has been running a Closed Beta for Awakening since late April.

ZAM was provided with a beta key for coverage, so over the last month I’ve been playing through the new content. After a few wipes and your typical beta crash bugs, I’ve finally cleared what’s available in Act IV and can give my impressions.

Path of Exile: The Awakening - Chris Wilson Q&A

Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile’s next expansion, The Awakening, yesterday. Players will be able to help test the new Act 4 content with the closed beta beginning later this month. We spoke to Path of Exile’s Lead Developer, Chris Wilson, about the upcoming expansion, its content, hardcore gameplay and more.

Chris started off by explaining that the team has been working on The Awakening since 2013 and feels that it’s the best expansion they’re releasing to-date. The closed beta is expected to last for 6-8 weeks, depending on development changes, and players will begin to be accepted into the beta starting April 20th. From that point the number of testers will be gradually increased, and the team is looking forward to quality feedback from those who get into the beta.

Film Friday: Seven New Trailers

Seven New Videos

This break from playing Dragon Age: Inquisition has been brought to you by the number 7 and the letter V!

The Free Agent: Episode 16 - Path of Exile

Hello to all our new readers, and welcome back to those who have been following ZAM's bi-weekly column, The Free Agent. Our mission, as always, is to answer the question "Can gaming REALLY be free?"

Welcome to the real Path of Exile episode. Unlike previous episodes that made high and lofty promises to provide hard hitting investigative action-RPG coverage and instead brought you the noob crushing awesomeness of The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, this episode is legit and on the level, and features exclusively 100% Path of Exile content. I promise. Seriously...

ZAM Gears Up for PAX Prime with Swag Giveaway

UPDATE, 9/1: We've already given out a bunch of swag, but we still have more! We'll be giving out more prizes next week after Labor Day Weekend. Be sure to check your Twitter messages! While we have only a limited amount of physical things we can ship, we have tons of codes to give away, so keep your eyes peeled.

Gamescom may have come to an end, but the summer convention season isn't over just yet! PAX Prime will be held in downtown Seattle from August 26-28 and we'll have members of the ZAM team on the floor, including Director of Content Cody "Micajah" Bye. He'd love to give out PAX swag to some lucky readers, and all he wants in return is more followers on Twitter!

We'll be giving away PAX gear to people who follow @ZAMOfficial and @CodyBye on Twitter. The more followers the pages get before PAX, the more chances you'll have to win prizes. Check out the constantly updated prize list after the jump to see what you could get simply by clicking the "follow" button!