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NetMarble is set to unleash the closed beta for it's RPG-Shooter hybrid, Hounds: The Last Hope. To set the stage, both a teaser trailer and a game play trailer have been released. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Continue reading...
[​IMG]It’s all over for Final Fantasy XI. Or it will be, anyhow. It was hard to imagine that the big Final Fantasy XI conference was going to end in a whole bunch of good news for the game. The game has been running for half of forever, and it’s not as if it coincided with a big event that would [...] Continue reading...
[​IMG]File this under “amusing development moments:” The City of Titans team was struggling with low framerate performance for its pre-alpha test map, and only by eliminating the map’s landmarks one by one did the devs discover what it was. The culprit? Douglas Firs. “Turned out that somehow during the creation process for the Fir, one of the settings was off [...] Continue reading...
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With hundreds of titles available and in development, the MMOG space is more competitive than ever. Accordingly, most don't gain much attention from either the player community or the media. Even for those that do, maintaining visibility, awareness and brand image over the long term can be a struggle, especially after the shiny newness wears off. Listed in order of age, here are some still-live games that retain little or none of the market mojo they once had. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Continue reading...
[​IMG]With only a few days to go, Crowfall is hitting stretch goals left and right in its quest to be one of the best-funded video games of all time on Kickstarter (currently it’s at #17). First up, the fundraising milestone of $1.3 million was passed over the weekend, which means that the developers will include both the mount and caravan [...] Continue reading...
[​IMG]Classic video game-cum-MMO Asteroids: Outpost is making strides forward in its testing, according to updates on Steam. While the game is in pre-alpha testing with only a “select few” players, the team is able to test systems such as the ore buggy. Unfortunately, they only tell us about it instead of delivering a visual demonstration. “One of our favorite things [...] Continue reading...
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Bioware has posted a series of forum threads for specific classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The threads are the beginning phases of class balancing throughout the game and are an effort on behalf of the development team to keep its thoughts on balance in the public eye. In addition, the PTS notes for v3.2 have been posted, as well as a short introduction to the Outfit Designer. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Continue reading...
[​IMG]Lorehound interviewed Infinite Crisis creative director Cardell Kerr at last week’s PAX East. Kerr offers a bit of insight into Turbine’s decision to redesign its DC multiverse battler in 2014. The long and short of it is that the 3-lane MOBA market is crowded, so the devs decided to fine tune the title’s mechanics, add tutorials, and make the game [...] Continue reading...
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Later this week, Pillars of Eternity launches after over 77,000 crowdfunding backers demanded it to happen. The spiritual successor to the Infinity Engine RPGs of old (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment), Obsidian's game has a lot of hype and hope riding on it. Here are our first thoughts after several hours with the review copy. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Continue reading...
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Triad Wars is a F2P asynchronous MMO currently in closed beta from Square Enix and United Front Games. Taking place in the same universe as open world cult hit Sleeping Dogs, Triad Wars blends a lot of RPG elements with city management and other forms of progression to create a unique blend of genres. But is it any good? Read on for our full impressions from the Closed Beta. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Continue reading...