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CCP Games has announced that it is reactivating the PLEX For Good program in EVE Online. The proceeds raised through the in-game program will assist the victims of the recent Philippine typhoon. Continue reading...
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Perfect World International will be expanding later this winter. Called "New Horizons", the expansion will feature a new Ascension system, a card trading and battling system, and much, much more. No firm release date has been set but players can expect to get in New Horizons before winter's end. Continue reading...
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What was our Community Manager MikeB's first BlizzCon experience like? Did he wind up with the Con-Plague? Read on to find out! Continue reading...
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Turbine has announced that, after a two day delay, the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, has officially launched. To celebrate the announcement, Turbine also has released a brand new trailer. Check it out! Continue reading...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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So, do you want to play Destiny? Go pre-purchase it and you'll get some definite beta access. It's an old plan, but it's one that works out fairly well for everyone involved. The company gets a nice chunk of purchases and plenty of beta testers, the players get an easy pass into the game. Everybody wins. Aside from the people who buy the game and decide they dislike it after the fact. They sort of lose. Beyond that, the Hearthstone wipe took place, bringing in one more patch and the promise of more open beta testing soon. And, of course, we have the usual list of games in testing just past the break. As always, we strive for accuracy, so let us know if something has opened a cash shop or the like without us catching it. Some games do so like to let those creep in without notice. Continue reading Betawatch: September 28 - October 4, 2013...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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If you can't get enough games on your Xbox 360 that involve blowing up and/or driving tanks, you'll be happy to know that World of Tanks is running a beta on the platform this weekend. Take part and you will win more tanks. This is probably a good thing since the whole game centers around tanks. It's the entire world. Heva Clonia Online is pushing to open testing starting on the 17th, meaning that you have less than a week to wait if you're enthusiastic for the game but somehow missed the previous (first) closed test. City of Titans, meanwhile, isn't in beta yet, but it is far beyond funded to ensure that there will (hopefully) be a beta down the line. Oh, and there is a list of games past the break in various states of testing. If something has sneaked into a new beta phase without our noticing or has added a cash shop without warning, let us know so...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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Black Gold is not in testing in the west yet, alas, but there is hope over the horizon, as the game is probably going to enter testing in the start of 2014. That might seem like quite a wait, but we don't have all that much of 2013 left at the moment. Other games have been a bit more active. Excalibur has finished porting its sidescrolling mobile take on the MMORPG genre to the iOS platforms, while Blood & Jade kicked off its first testing phase on the 14th. Heva Clonia Online kicked off its first open test event and second overall beta, and with no more wipes before launch it's one cash shop away from "launch." We don't cotton to soft launches in these parts. There are other games still in testing, and you can find the full list of them just past the break. As always, if a game has a cash shop or has opened testing without our...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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It's beta time, ladies and gentlemen, and there's been a lot of fuss this week about the first beta for Black Desert in South Korea. We've had a look at housing, at parkour, and at the free-for-all PvP that's turned a lot of people off from the game just from that combination of phrases. But this week's header nod goes to Aura Kingdom and its class reveal, chiefly because any jokes to be made about Black Desert never coming to the West have already been made. Aside from that, we've got Hero of the Obelisk having just finished its first closed test. Oh, and there are the usual suspects past the break in the full game list. If something has sneakily added a cash shop or opened its beta without us noticing, let us know so we can...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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WildStar is not yet into the open testing phase, but it is ready for another round of closed testing starting this winter. If you've already been playing the game in previous testing phases, you'll get to see all of the changes; if you've been invited to the new testing, you'll be able to try the game in a whole new light. And if you're left out... well, it won't be all that different. Meanwhile, other games in testing are strutting their stuff. Aura Kingdom has revealed its last set of classes, Shroud of the Avatar has brought out a new development video, and The Repopulation has also put out another trailer for the viewing public to enjoy. Browser-based...
Filed under: PvP, Opinion, Free-to-Play, MOBA, League of Legends, The Summoner's Guidebook
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It shouldn't be a surprise that Evelynn is one of my favorite characters in League of Legends. Before the 3.14 patch, she was one of my go-to picks in the jungle. Now, I have not yet played a normal or ranked game in 3.14 that was on a character other than Evelynn save for one game where I was stuck playing mid (and lost horribly). I probably could have played Eve there too. Every game thus far I've gone 5/1 or better in the laning phase. She's just that good now. While there are a few other junglers that are considered to be very strong, I feel that Evelynn is the best of the best right now. She clears fast, deals tons of damage, and scales well with items. But more importantly, she can do what few other junglers do well: gank. Continue reading The Summoner's Guidebook: Evelynn,...