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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:28:00 GMT Crowfall's Design Director Thomas Blair and Principal Game Designer Mark Halash are back with this month's ACE Q&A covering a ton of questions from the community including how powers are created and adjusted in real-time; how powers relate to one another and....Hee Haw references. Don't ask.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:14:09 GMT The latest This Week in Destiny 2 newsletter has been published on the Bungie's site. It begins with a recap of the race to complete the Last Wish raid and then launches in to announce that the new Crucible game mode, Breakthrough, will be available to players starting September 25th.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:07:37 GMT From now through September 30th, Warframe players can check out Operation: Plague Star as it makes its return to the game. Tenno will be handed the Plague Star Bounty and sent out to "complete the series of Bounty Missions to earn Operational Supply Standing". As ever, a long list of nifty rewards accompanies the event.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:54:47 GMT A pair of interesting Overwatch news items came to light this week. The first is that Blizzard has thrown down the gauntlet regarding real-time predictive stats tracking apps similar to Pursuit or Visor. Players have been warned to stop using them or face bans in the future. The Visor app provides players with predictive information including when enemy ultimates will be ready, how quickly healers are dying and more. Pursuit provides statistical analysis to players after completed matches.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:48:52 GMT From September 21st to September 28th, WildStar players can take on the new Boss Hunter Challenge. While the game may be closing in the near future, the event offers players a chance to revisit the game and to defeat the most awesome world boss monsters and legendary champions found in the game.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:42:00 GMT It's Friday, so that means that the next edition of the Star Citizen: Around the Verse is out and about, this time packed with a lot of neat in-game footage showing off mining and much more. It begins with a (literal) bang with a player character demonstrating some of the gunfire noises and then moves along to show off a variety of ships included in an awesome contest-winning "Misc Dedicated Mining Vessel" ad by a group of players.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:17:29 GMT Epic has laid out the first details for its Fortnite Fall Skirmish season that is scheduled to begin in October. Everyone will be able to participate and a number of tweaks to the previous system will be implemented thanks to data gleaned from 78.3 players taking part in the game in August. Having such a large body of data "exposed weak points and allowed [Epic] to make targeted improvements to critical systems such as stats and servers".
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:45:54 GMT The Chinese government appears to be blocking Twitch in most of mainland China according to Abacus News (via GamesIndustry.biz). The app has also been removed from the Chinese regional App Store. This follows an earlier censorship of Facebook, Google, YouTube (fully blocked) and Steam (partial block) and comes on the heels of a freeze in the approval process for new games. Recent regulations have been making it increasingly difficult for the gaming industry outside of China.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:08:27 GMT An Old School Runescape employee has been fired by Jagex for abusing staff privileges. Jed "Mod Jed" Sanderson was let go for giving his in-game guild an advantage by using tools at his disposal to ostensibly "DDoS other players"according to our tipster. Jagex didn't specify, but had this to say: "We confirm that a Member of The Old School Team was dismissed from employment at Jagex following gross misuse of moderator privileges." reads the official announcement. Jump through to read it all.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:31:18 GMT Amazon has released a teeny tiny, but fascinating in-game video from New World. It provides a look at the day / night cycle, environmental effects and sounds and more. In addition, folks are reporting that alpha invites are being sent out. Have you received yours?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:39:00 GMT Bigben, Eko Software and Maximum Games have sent out a brand new trailer from the upcoming ARPG, Warhammer: Chaosbane. This time, the trailer focuses on the lore and setting for the game that is the "first Action-RPG to take place in the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles".
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:26:29 GMT On October 3rd, players with a nostalgic bent can log in and "return to those days when "hardcore" truly meant something". NCSoft has been hinting around about Classic servers and today they make good on the promise. Lineage II Classic will be free to play "but with an entirely new shop" with "consumables that provide experience gain buffs, cosmetics and more".
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:00:00 GMT With the release of the Zen+ chips from AMD, new motherboard have been unleashed to harness the power of the Ryzen 2000 series. While many AM4 boards can be updated to support them via a BIOS update, new PC builders have the option to purchase boards ready to rock. Can the X470 AORUS Gaming 7 WiFi by Gigabyte help us handle this power?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:08:00 GMT War Thunder has been updated with The Valkyries patch that brings combat helicopters into the game. Over a dozen aircraft from both the United States and Soviet Union have been added in this first pass at helicopters, with more to come in the future. Players will be able to participate "in combined arms battles with ground vehicles on all difficulty settings".
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT Rift Prime progression server will be getting a big update when the Storm Legion expansion launches on October 3rd. Subscribers will be able to explore new continents and dungeons as they uncover the lore and story behind the Legion's arrival. To culminate the new experience, players will ultimately face off "against the mighty colossus Volan".
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT Times have changed, and there's now a new kid on the block. Shadow, a reasonably new service by French company Blade, promises to have cracked the cloud gaming problem. We were pretty impressed with a demo at at Gamescom last month, and so we agreed to put the service to the test. Would this new tech deliver remote-play MMO gaming?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:31:07 GMT The latest Black Desert Online update has been deployed that brings Beerfest into the game. The event will run from now through October 10th. Players will take off on an Imperial Craft Delivery Invoice Quest, craft beer and deliver the brew to Beer Crates where directed. Players will bring home some silver for the effort.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT Last week, we spent some time going over Storm, the latest addition to the Marvel Strike Force roster, but there are even more new characters on deck and they're likely all villains, something MSF desperately needs.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:57:06 GMT Mad Otter Games has announced that Villagers & Heroes will be expanding with the addition of the Wrath of the Black Thrush when it launches on September 24th. Wrath of the Black Thrush contains new areas to explore and new quality of life improvements to "promote ease of use and immersion" for mobile users.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT We've got a fun new series kicking off today. We've asked each of the MMORPG.com writers to submit their favorite three MMOs. We start off with Tim Eisen's and Kelley Kiwi's choices. See if you agree!
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:35:01 GMT The PlayerUknown's Battlegrounds test server has been brought up to Update #22 that includes the new ranking system, some updates to menu wheels and marks the return of the map selection ability. Also included is a long list of bug fixes and tweaks to a variety of systems.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:00 GMT A brand new trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been released that's just plain fun. If you think you have an exciting life, you may want to check out the life of the Ancient Greek adventurer Alexios as he spends his waking days LIVING!
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:26:08 GMT Earlier today, we posted a story allegedly from ESO's Gina Bruno indicating that she was resigning from the company due to an assault. It came to our attention after the story was published that Gina's social media accounts were hacked. We appreciate both Gina and our own community for pointing out the forum post on the Elder Scrolls Online site clarifying that this was indeed a hacked post on Twitter.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMT MMORPG.com has been given a limited number of gift keys for Heavy Metal Machines - the all new free to play Car Battle MOBA that unites unique gameplay on a post-apocalyptic world of Heavy Metal! This key will give players skins, characters and xp boosts!
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:33:32 GMT Blizzard has announced a new World of Warcraft Shop mount as part of a new $78 bundle. The bundle features the Dreadwake mount and 180 days of World of Warcraft subscription time, the equivalent of 6-months pre-paid time.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:32:11 GMT Rockstar has announced Red Dead Online, a multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2. The online multiplayer experience will enter beta testing in November for both PlayStation 4 and XBox One. The experience "is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways" the press announcement reads.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:11:09 GMT The latest Neverwinter blog has been posted to reveal big changes coming to professions with The Heart of Fire. "The professions overhaul is a ground-up redesign of the entire professions system including entirely new recipes, a personal workshop, over 200 unique artisans to hire, and big changes to how recipes themselves are completed." reads the blog. Today's post deals specifically with the player's workshop.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:00:00 GMT Do you like wielding giant swords? If yes, you should know Blade and Soul released a new class last week called the Warden. The Warden uses a giant sword to protect its allies as they take down enemies around them. Over the weekend I've enjoyed making a Warden and attempting to level it to the max. I did not make it to max level yet but I can tell you about my time and the fun I've been having. This is our first impression of the Warden in Blade and Soul.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:29:18 GMT Wizards of the Coast has announced that the open beta for Magic: The Gathering Arena will kick off on September 27th. The game brings the much-loved card game to digital format "without compromising Magic's core gameplay".
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:19:13 GMT Secret World Legends is inviting players into the game to take part in the new Stonehenge Occult Defense Scenario. Players are tasked with literally protecting the ancient structure from ever growing waves of monsters. At certain stopping points, players will be able to choose whether to stop and reap the rewards or to keep going against more difficult monsters. Every time players launch the scenario, they can begin where they left off due to the infinite scaling.