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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:54:14 GMT In celebration of over eight million worldwide downloads of the mobile MMO AxE: Alliance vs Empire, Nexon has announced that it is launching the Hero Wings update into the game. The update adds a new layer to character customization for players with different varieties that "can bolster a character's strengths further by granting powerful new offensive and defensive abilities".
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:48:52 GMT Warframe's console players will be able to check out a bunch of new content when Operation: Buried Depths comes to PlayStation 4, XBox One and Switch later today. New content sends players into a new story that "redefines the cynical deal Nef Anyo holds over the Solaris United Faction". Players will also find a new Warframe called Hildryn with a unique playstyle and "dynamic new visual aesthetic".
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:41:50 GMT Epic has announced a number of new PC exclusive titles for the Epic Games Store. A number of games caught our eye including Obsidian's The Outer Worlds which will be released on Epic's store and on the Windows 10 store simultaneously. Others that have made the jump to Epic include Dauntless, Spellbreak, and The Cycle.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:30:19 GMT The Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen March newsletter is out and about, this time with news of Project Faerthale, a new zone in the works. The team is hoping that the end of the month will "see a new area populated with an encounter that will be playable in its basic form". The goal of the forthcoming encounter is to determine if the fun on paper transfers to fun in the game.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:07:31 GMT Sea of Thieves will be turning one year old this month and Rare is pulling out all the stops to provide players with lots of in-game reasons to celebrate. Most notably, players will get some birthday goodies and will also find a new set of Mercenary Voyages "with some swish new rewards for their completion". In addition, Skeleton Fort has been repopulated and XBox One players will get mouse / keyboard support and new cosmetics abound.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:00:00 GMT Magic: The Gathering is one of the oldest, most venerated properties in the world and it's priming itself for robust esports action. Garrett Fuller sat down with Wizards of the Coast Director of Esports Bear Schmiedicker to learn how that will look in 2019.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:16:01 GMT After today's maintenance, Black Desert Online players will have new springy activities to participate in. New content includes the Blooming Blossoms event that will run from March 21st through April 10th and will allow players to trade event currency for "amazing rewards". In addition, the Plant-a-Tree event kicks off today and runs through April 3rd. Players can purchase a Cherry Blossom Seed from the Pearl Shop (1 Loyalty) to plant at their residence.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:04:29 GMT On April 10th, anyone with a hankering to do so will be able to play Albion Online thanks to its free to play launch. "This change will bring incredible new dimensions to the world of Albion, as a new generation of players ready to make their mark on the world enters the fray." the blog reads.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT I've always been fascinated by complex and somewhat crazy connection theories. The Pixar Theory in particular is one that I heavily follow. Even if things don't match perfectly, there's just something fun about exploring what ifs and drawing dotted lines where the creators never intended them to be. Or did they?
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:32:43 GMT ArcheAge players can now set off to learn more about Hiram thanks to the addition of the new story questline, Western Hiram Mountains. Content includes a new 15-20 player instance (Fall of Hiram City), the new Noryette Challenge dungeon, changes to the Red Dragon's Keep, bug fixes and feature enhancements.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:24:49 GMT Gameforge has revived Guardians of Ember and the game is now in open beta. Those interested in trying the game out can download the client from the Guardians of Ember site. All players who took part in any beta phase will be rewarded with an in-game title. Every player will also receive "special items and freebies" for their participation.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:14:22 GMT Skyforge players will have new content to explore when the New Horizon expansion launches on April 9th. A mysterious new race has been discovered that will send players off on a journey of discovery to a new planet. The events in New Horizons take off from the Distant Frequencies expansion as players head out on a reconnaissance mission to find the planet Terra.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:33:22 GMT Fortnite has been updated to v8.11 across all of its game types. Battle Royale players can get hold of the Flint-Knock Pistol, a blunderbuss weapon that can knock opponents back. In addition, "One Shot" is the new limited time mode with some interesting mechanics including low gravity, sniper rifles only, and only 50 health per player. Lastly, Gauntlet Solo Event and Gauntlet Duo Test Event will run for 24-hours each on March 19th and March 23rd.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:55:10 GMT Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be getting some "under the hood" tuning that will bring some big changes to the game. Dynamic Placeable Objects will be overhauled as the team looks to the future for new content. The unnecessarily complicated web of DYNs makes it necessary to change up the system a bit. They will be refined, polished and optimized to make creating DYN packages much quicker yielding faster development of new content.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:16:24 GMT A pair of new toys have arrived in the Blizzard Shop, both online and in World of Warcraft. These are not just any toys, however, but are being sold to fans of esports to help raise funds for the Arena World Championships and the Mythic Dungeon Invitational prize pools. Each will have a guaranteed minimum prize of $250,000.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:34:33 GMT Google is going hard at the next generation of gaming and is ready to take on consoles. Stadia will link all the different ways that gamers play games by being a streaming platform that doesn't require a PC or console. "This generation of gaming is not a box," said Phil Harrison.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:21:42 GMT Red Dead Online anglers will have a chance to show off their fishing prowess thanks to the Fishing Challenge added to this week's Competitive Challenge as part of the free roam event rotation. Cowpokes will try to not only tell the biggest whopper of a story, but also to back it up with the heaviest fish across three different bodies of water: Lakes, Swamps and Rivers.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:57:32 GMT The World of Warcraft Classic forum has a new post from community manager Kalvax to let players know that Alterac Valley, a PvP battleground, will be included when PvP is ready to launch. The v1.12 version of Alterac is "before the introduction of reinforcements, and before the removal of Commanders and Lieutenants. There will be a single way to win: Defeating the opposing faction's leader.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:00:00 GMT The Razer Basilisk Essential is an effective and quality alternative to the more customizable version. While still maintaining a strong level of quality, some of the finite customizability has been scaled back in order to make a more affordable, yet highly effective variant for those of us who are little more budget-minded.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:21:42 GMT BioWare's General Manager Casey Hudson has written a new blog on the company's site to provide his insight into the post launch of Anthem. "On the one hand, it's been a rougher launch than expected. But then as I think back, we also knew that big new online games tend to hit some kind of problem once they go live," he wrote. He indicates that the team could not "see" the issues until the game was "operating at the scale of millions of players".
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:38:44 GMT Armored Warfare has been updated to bring the second half of the Arabian Nights content expansion into the game. Players will find brand new story missions, new French and Italian vehicles and some new Battalion features to enjoy. Players can take part in Missions 3 and 4 which will bring the Arabian Nights story arc to a close.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:35:35 GMT Rappelz players have lots of new content to explore thanks to the arrival of Epic 9.6: The Siege of the Citadel. Players will enjoy the Rondo Citadel Attack event, new pets, a class rebalance, several quality of life improvements and the addition of new EU servers.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:31:19 GMT The second annual MapleStory Fest has been dated for May 11th. Tickets for the Los Angeles event will be sold beginning Monday, March 25th for $20 per ticket. Fans and players will be able to meet and greet the teams behind MapleStory and MapleStory 2 as well as learn exclusive information about the games, participate in Q&As and much more.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:00:00 GMT I've noticed something of late - I haven't logged into a real MMORPG, even my precious Elder Scrolls Online, in weeks. In ESO's case, this is partly because I'm waiting for Elsweyr. But usually, between big content swells of ESO, I'm at least playing something else - GW2, WoW, FFXIV, Neverwinter, and so forth. But there's a type of game that seems to be meeting my needs for persistence and online play. I've been trying to think of a name for them for ages, and I think Almost MMO just about cover
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:53:00 GMT We haven't heard much about Dragonhound since G-Star last year. However, Nexon has trotted out a brand new trailer for its "mounted-combat online action RPG that has players hunting big ol' dragons and monsters in a massive world". The video was presented to showcase Nvidia's RTS technology during GDC 2019. Footage is from an early build "featuring real-time ray-traced reflections and shadows".
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:20:00 GMT Apex Legends players are primed and ready to roll when Season 1: Wild Frontier launches at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern today. The season will last approximately three months and will bring the first-ever Battle Pass in to the game alongside Octane, a new Legend. Octane will be available for all players.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:07:48 GMT A lengthy blog post has cropped up on the Neverwinter site from Systems Designer Salim Grant. In it, sweeping changes are coming to the Pet and Companions systems in time for the release of the next content expansion, Undermountain. The overhaul is designed to provide a more streamlined and useful experience for players.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:17:59 GMT The Defiance team has posted a series of celebratory events for Armistice 2019. From today through April 1st, nine different events will be taking place in the game for players to participate in. The event also includes new items including the Caustic Fury Supply Crate and the Cyber Rig: Caustic Furty. The Armistice Bargain Box is also back and can contain a number of rare weapons and more.
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:24:52 GMT From March 21st to March 24th, potential and lapsed World of Warcraft players are invited to a 'Welcome Back' weekend with the entire game made available for the duration. Even those who do not own the Battle for Azeroth expansion can try out the trial experience.
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:07:42 GMT The Heroes of the Storm PTR has been updated with a large patch that lays out big changes coming to several heroes, including Chromie. In addition, the game's next event, Caldeum Complex, is revealed and devs announce the merger of both the Hero League and Team League. The new competitive play is called "Storm League" and is available to players with at least 16 heroes and an account level of 50+.