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Filed under: Betas, Real-Life, Trailers, Video, Launches, Previews, News Items, Consoles, Miscellaneous
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While a lot of attention has been focused on The Division, not as much discussion has gone on surrounding Ubisoft's other MMO-ish title, The Crew. According to a recent development blog, though, the game is totally an MMO, even if you're not necessarily taking all of it on as a group. The game is based around an asymmetric multiplayer model in a persistent world, and there are even different classes of cars for players to specialize in depending on preference. Of course, you won't have to rely upon the word of the developers about that for much longer. The game has been given an official release date of November 11th, with beta starting on July 23rd. There's also a trailer past the break that shows in-game time-lapse footage of driving from Miami to LA, covering the entire...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Events (In-Game), Patches, News Items, Free-to-Play, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Subscription
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Do you like to gamble? Do you like video games? Do you like to gamble in video games? If so, you'll be super happy with the latest event coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic today, giving players a chance to spin the wheel and win on Nar Shadda. Yes, that's sort of what you do when downing a boss and hoping for loot anyway, but this time it's with an actual slot machine, complete with themed gambling outfits as a reward. If you don't like gambling, though, there's still plenty of events coming in that will tickle your fancy, ranging from increased Galactic Starfighter awards to the next round of doubled experience. Players can also queue up for story-mode Operations without worry over the minimum item levels, allowing you to jump in and experience the content. It's plenty of events for anyone playing the game, and you can hop in and experience them now....
Filed under: Fantasy, Video, Darkfall, Classes, Game Mechanics, Patches, Previews, News Items, Sandbox
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The introduction of custom roles to Darkfall Unholy Wars is going to mean a major shakeup to the way that skills work overall. It's getting patched in today, and if you're not ready for the change yet, you're in luck; a tutorial video has just been released and is embedded just past the cut. If you want to be a master of magic with a two-handed weapon and leather armor? You can make that happen now. As previously revealed, players will be able to select eight role skills, one ultimate skill, and 16 total skills fr their custom arrangement. You can also choose your attribute boosts as well as the requirements of gear -- if you'd like heavy armor to be gated by your Dexterity instead of your Strength, that's a thing you can do. While the tutorial won't explain to you how to make a good built, it will give you the tools to make one properly....
Filed under: Fantasy, Lore, PvE, Opinion, Mac, The Elder Scrolls Online, Subscription, MMORPG, Tamriel Infinium
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I've spent a lot of time over the last few weeks explaining and complaining about the issues I have with Elder Scrolls Online. Some of my readers got the impression that I neither like nor play the game. The reality is that I do like the game, but I'm horribly frustrated with it. Many of the ideas and promises that the developers set up for the game just aren't happening (or aren't happening fast enough). That's made me not want to log into the game. The fact that the game isn't roleplay-friendly hasn't helped, either. Despite all my misgivings, ESO does compel me to log in for one main reason: the story. And not just the story but how well the characters are written and how the story is told. The subject matter isn't bland and cliche. The characters are taken seriously, even when the story is humorous, regardless of gender or race. Although I cannot give you every example here, I would like to touch on a...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Trailers, Video, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox
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Procedurally generated space exploration sandbox No Man's Sky resurfaced at E3 yesterday with a new trailer and a commitment to launching first on the PlayStation 4. The sci-fi title blew us away late last year with its first trailer, and even though it probably won't fit everyone's definition of an MMO, we're keeping tabs on it due to its multiplayer ripple effect and its vast gameplay space. You can watch the new clip after the break! Continue reading E3 2014: No Man's Sky gets a new trailer
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E3 2014: No Man's Sky gets a new trailer originally appeared on...
Filed under: Betas, Sci-Fi, Trailers, Video, Events (Real-World), MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Destiny
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Bungie took center stage during yesterday's Sony E3 press conference with a four-minute trailer offering an up close and personal look at Destiny. If you're a PlayStation 4 owner, you can get an even closer look at the upcoming sci-fi shooter via the weekend alpha that starts June 12th. Destiny's beta starts July 17th exclusively on the PS4, with release planned for September 9th. Click past the cut to watch the trailer. Continue reading E3 2014: Here's four minutes of Destiny footage
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E3 2014: Here's four minutes of Destiny footage originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:00:00 EST. Please see our...
Filed under: Events (Real-World), MMO Industry, Opinion, Massively Meta, The Daily Grind, Events (Massively's Coverage), Miscellaneous
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During last year's E3, I asked the Massively readers whether they thought E3 was slowly becoming irrelevant for MMO gamers thanks to 1) competing, gamer-friendly conventions like PAX and 2) E3's focus on tech and blockbuster non-MMO titles, not to mention 3) the expense of showing at a venue like E3 for smaller MMO studios and existing games. Lore Hound's Patrick Mulhern recently voiced similar concerns, suggesting that MMOs in particular show poorly at conventions partly because of the noise-and-visuals-induced sensory overstimulation of the arena but also because few MMOs provide a "hook" that can grab a typical attendee during a 15-minute demo. Consequently, he argues, it's not worth the trouble for studios or MMO journalists to attend. Massively writers are present at this year's E3 to report on MMOs, but we're curious what you think all the same -- has E3 become irrelevant for our genre?...
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"We think fans of the series are going to be surprised at just how far we're going." Bioware has revealed a new video that shows off some very early conceptual footage of Mass Effect 4, a game that will take off without the legendary Commander Shepard. In addition, Bioware reveals a very small chunk of its completely new IP in development. The video is part of the EA E3 stream event. Continue reading...
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Fans of PlayStation products will want to check out the E3 live stream that is set to take off at 6:00 pm PST / 9:00 pm EST tonight, Monday, June 9th. Continue reading...
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During E3 in Los Angeles, Ubisoft's racing MMO The Crew got itself a launch date and a closed beta date. Read on for when! Continue reading...