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What a way to cap my E3 2014. We had a resounding 30 appointments or so over three days this week in LA, and among those many games there's hardly a one that didn't have something at least a little redeeming about what was on show. However, few games really grabbed our attention. Those which did, we'll be announcing in our E3 Awards in the coming days. One of those games that did knock our socks off, though it's still being debated on whether or not it will win an award, was Shadow of Mordor. Continue reading...
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Neocore Games has announced that the first DLC for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II has been released. The new content features four maps, each with its own unique area and story. The DLC sells for $4.99 on Steam. Continue reading...
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Blueside was on hand at E3 2014 and brought along a sweet gameplay trailer from Kingdom Under Fire II. Check out over four minutes of sweet gaming action and let us know what yout think in the comments. Continue reading...
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Last week I wrote about the loss of class interaction and dependency as one reason for weakened socialization in modern MMOs. This week I want to discuss another big factor in the decline of social MMOs, the war against downtime. Continue reading...
Filed under: Horror, Sci-Fi, Events (In-Game), News Items, Star Trek Online, Free-to-Play, Subscription
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It's Friday the 13th today, the most ominous of all day-and-date combinations. (Tuesday the 21st doesn't have a horror film series named after it.) Star Trek Online is celebrating as a result by giving players access to a special mini-episode, Hearts and Minds, an irregularly visited mission that is available to players only until 9 a.m. EDT on June 14th. Players who choose to take part in the mission are sent to investigate a Vulcan doctor and see just what happens when some unconventional research goes a bit too far. The mission is short and is meant to be creepy rather than gruesome, a quick vignette for any captains above level 10. You can also get a special reward for taking part, although you might feel a bit... unsettled afterward....
Filed under: Betas, Business Models, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Massively Meta, Betawatch, Miscellaneous, Crowdfunding
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In-testing MMO Shroud of the Avatar raised eyebrows this week with an update that retooled pledge tiers to arguably give crowdfunders considerable sandbox advantages in return for piles of money. What else is new in the land of MMO testing?
  • Line of Defense is aiming for early access on Steam in July.
  • We checked in on Shards Online's public pre-alpha.
  • Star Citizen began inviting players to test the long-awaited dogfighting module.
  • Caves and swimming are now live in...
Filed under: Betas, Business Models, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Massively Meta, Betawatch, Miscellaneous, Crowdfunding
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In-testing MMO Shroud of the Avatar raised eyebrows this week with an update that retooled pledge tiers to arguably give crowdfunders considerable sandbox advantages in return for piles of money. What else is new in the land of MMO testing?
  • Line of Defense is aiming for early access on Steam in July.
  • We checked in on Shards Online's public pre-alpha.
  • Star Citizen began inviting players to test the long-awaited dogfighting module.
  • Caves and swimming are now live in...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Fallen Earth, Patches, Previews, News Items, Free-to-Play, Post-Apocalyptic, Sandbox
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The Outpost isn't just a new player-created town; it's also the first peek that players in Fallen Earth will have of Alpha County and how different the landscape there really is. A new development blog has just gone live discussing where the Outpost update is in terms of development, including why it's taken so long to get the update pushed to live. In short? Because during internal testing the area was shooting server stability to pieces, and the team had to step back and fix those issues. While the blog still doesn't offer a definitive date for the update, it does note that the server issues from before have largely been corrected at this point, so players can look forward to testing the content soon. While the team would prefer the update be live already, it won't take long to finish if testing goes well. Read more about the structure of the region itself in the...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Culture, MMO Industry, News Items, Free-to-Play, Defiance
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Defiance fans, season two of the TV show starts next week! Not only that, but Trion and Syfy are teaming up to offer free game loot codes which will air during each broadcast. If you're in the U.S. or Canada, mark your calendars for the premiere episode on June 19th at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Viewers in Australia, Brazil, Latin America, German, and parts of Europe can tune in on Friday, June 20th.
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Defiance returns to Syfy next week, features game loot codes originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this |...
Filed under: Fantasy, Events (In-Game), Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, News Items, Free-to-Play, RIFT
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RIFT's Temporal Flux event has returned, and it's brought with it a new quest, vault, and mechanized mount. Players level 30 and up can speak to Planar Research Institute reps in Sanctum, Meridian, and Tempest Bay to pick up daily quests, while players of all levels can scour the game world for Temporal Flux rifts.
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RIFT's Temporal Flux returns through June 18 originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments...