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What's the next Living Story update in Guild Wars 2 all about, and why is Captain Kiel excited about it? What new hero is being added to Marvel Heroes, and what's PVP all about? Plus, what Nexon game is seeing a series of new updates added to its repertoire? Watch on to find out. This is MMORPG's MMOrning Report, and this is what you need to know for November 20th, 2013. Continue reading...
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As the Hearthstone beta grows, so do the ways to strategically take down one's enemies. In our latest look at Hearthstone, we take a look at a powerful Hunter strategy. Read on and then head to the comments. Continue reading...
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BogOtter has posted an interesting look at some of the content that players will see in the next Guild Wars 2 content update, Fractured. In this particular video, he takes a look at the Obsidian Sanctum jumping puzzle that is currently in the Edge of Mists beta. The content is not under NDA so check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments. Continue reading...
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Age of Conan: Unchained has been updated. In the most recent patch, three dungeons have been overhauled and now include the "unchained" mode that offers advanced loot for end-game players. Continue reading...
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Depending on whom you talk to, ArcheAge is either an upcoming sandbox game, the one true game that will convince everyone that sandboxes are the best thing ever (and we mean it this time), or a worse game than whatever pet game you're championing at the time. Whatever category you fall under, you can probably agree that it's taking its sweet time to get here, so fans should be happy that there's a status report available for all those waiting patiently (or not-so-patiently). Not a great deal has been happening in the beta space otherwise. The Phoenix Project is aiming at a September Kickstarter pitch, which should be welcome news to former City of Heroes players. Aeria Games has opened signups for testing F.E.A.R. Online, which follows the time-honored tradition of taking an existing franchise and adding "online" to the title. And of course, there's our usual list of games in testing just past the break, as you...
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Are you completely happy with Firefall right now? Because Red 5's CEO Mark Kern offered an apology this week to everyone affected by issues early in the open beta, vowing that the company as a whole will do better from here on out. The man cannot be accused of hiding behind the beta tag. Whether or not that actually fixes your issues is another story. In other beta news, Infinite Crisis appears to be headed the way of several other recent free-to-play titles by offering the option to pre-purchase item packs for the game in exchange for immediate beta access and other goodies. The Repopulation showed off the Inquiry System, a way to communicate with NPCs about the world and what's going on (such as revealing the location and general aggressiveness of several bears hot on your heels). Oh, right, and we have the usual list of games past the break that...
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It's been a long wait for Final Fantasy XIV fans, but the relaunched version has almost finished its beta testing. R2 Games has also released the first alpha of its upcoming side-scrolling Android title, Excalibur. If you'd rather sling pretend cards around, you can look forward to the upcoming beta test for Hearthstone. Meanwhile, WildStar has finished a phase of testing and is looking toward the future, which means a better game when it finally launches. Unfortunately, it's not all good news this week, as...
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Welcome to another installment of Betawatch, ladies and gentlemen. To start the show, I'd like to note that all our audience members waiting for Final Fantasy XIV can go ahead and leave now; you're not going to pay attention and we all know it. This week's surprising beta tidbit was Aeria Games' announcement about Aura Kingdom at Otakon, not usually known as an MMO reveal venue. Hearthstone has also entered its closed beta phase and done away with the stifling power of the NDA. Beyond that, it's been a fairly quiet week, with NCsoft making noise about the Lineage Eternal beta but not actually announcing any dates or details. We also heard about the MMO-like Nether...
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Players enjoying Firefall's open beta were probably pleased to hear about the plans being made for the game's next phase of open beta testing, although a bit less pleased that the announcement didn't specify what those plans actually were. Players enjoying World of Warplanes, on the other hand, had absolutely no ambiguity to cope with regarding the game's announcement of a September 26th release date. And World of Tanks has expanded its console beta testing to Europe, giving players a new chance to enjoy the game on a different platform. There are things to be said about other games that happen to be in beta testing, but this is Betawatch, not Businessmodelwatch. As a result, you can find a list of games in testing just past...