inXile has sent out a terrific new game play video for Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, a brand new edition of the game that features improved graphics and game play enhancements. The video features tips and tricks for surviving in the Wasteland from none other than inXile's CEO Brian Fargo. Check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments.
CD Projekt Red has released the official launch trailer for The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion ready to hit live service on Tuesday, October 13th. The sets the stage for the 10+ hours of exploration in and around No Man's Land and Oxenfurt in an effort to finally bring down Olgierd von Everec. See what you think!
The Neverwinter blog has been updated with a detailed look the Underdark, including detailed maps of the entire location and some new information about the denizens in the home of the Drow and other less...pleasant inhabitants.
Yet many races claim the Underdark as their own. The dark elves known as the drow have carved out an empire for themselves here, their city of Menzoberranzan being the birthplace of the renegade drow hero, Drizzt Do’Urden. Other races including beholders, derro, duergar, dwarves, mind flayers, kuo-toa, and svirfneblin have also carved out niches on this realm, claiming the riches of the Underdark for themselves.Conflict between them is frequent, based on territory disputes, slave raids, resource battles, and simple xenophobic purges of the other races.
Check out the entire preview of the Underdark on the Neverwinter site.
Midway through an already funded Kickstarter we interviewed IronOak Games to find out just what an “Online Roguelike Tabletop RPG” was. Read on to find out what they had to say about that string of buzzwords and what interesting rewards they are throwing at their Kickstarter backers.
Read more of Rob Lashley's For the King: IronOak Games' New Roguelike.
ESTsoft has announced that the Ruin of the Gods update to Cabal 2 will be going live on October 14th. Ruin of the Gods is designed specifically for players of level 40+ and features the Gray Canyon zone. Journeying through Gray Canyon will offer players the opportunity to level from 40-45 through three brand new dungeons complete with quests and gear drops. According to ESTsoft, these dungeons offer the most challenging game content to date.
Check out the world premier trailer for Cabal 2: Ruin of the Gods.
Webzen has announced that the first round of closed beta testing will begin on Tuesday, October 13th Players can sign up for the beta simply by using or signing up for a Webzen account, heading to the ELOA page and ticking the box to join the beta.
Those joining up will be able to take part in the week-long test with progress and characters being wiped at its conclusion.
Find out more about the test and get registered on the Elite Lord of Alliance (ELOA) site.
MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys that will give players an exclusive "Camo Outfit" to wear in Triad Wars - the all new open world crime game! Get your free gift key now!
In the same vein, we’re going to piggyback on last week’s List of the Five Best MMOs for New Players and suggest five more MMORPGs that you should at least give a try if you’re looking for a new game. And next week, we’ll take it a step further and recommend five “deep cuts” for the hardcore crowd!
Read more of Som Pourfarzaneh's The List: Five MMOs for Experienced Players.
UPDATE: According to Kotaku, the game will be Farcry Primal.
Fortunately, you’ve got Kotaku. The announcement will be for a game called Far Cry Primal and it’ll be set in the Ice Age, according to sources familiar with goings-on at Ubisoft. Expect to see woolly mammoths, tigers, and other prehistorical animals. Maybe tribal combat using bows and spears. Probably no dinosaurs, but who knows?
I first heard that Ubisoft was making a prehistoric Far Cry game earlier this year, but details were sparse until today, when I heard specifics on the name and theme. An inadvertent leak from IGN Turkey corroborated that it’s called Far Cry Primal. As of this post’s publication, the livestream is still a cave painting.
In a special YouTube live stream, Ubisoft is teasing its newest game. The stream began with what appears to be a petroglyph of a spear- and bow-wielding man that has evolved over the last two hours to find him surrounded by other figures with bows. How long the stream will last or what game is being announced will remain to be seen.
The video's announcement came via the Ubisoft Twitter account:
Some are speculating that it will be a survival title based on the Farcry series, though no real evidence has been offered as to why that is the current front-runner.
Check out the slowly evolving image in the video below. We'll update this post when all is fully known.
Racing fans rejoice! Ubisoft has announced that the starting flag for the PC closed beta test will wave beginning on Thursday, October 15th and will run through Sunday, October 19th.
Players will be able to sample a variety of new features, the upcoming visual overhaul, PvP and PvE, and The Summit (a mobile gathering of players that moves around the US), as well as drag racing, drift cars, motorcycles, and monster trucks.
Read more and sign up for the CBT on The Crew website.
CCP Seagull has taken to YouTube with a look at some of the most significant changes coming to EVE Online between now and Spring 2016. In addition to the overview CCP Seagull on YouTube, more details can be found on the EVE Online site that links up to developer blogs.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic blog has been updated with a new look at how the 1-60 leveling experience will be streamlined once the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion goes live later this month. Of particular note, a new Critical Path arc will guide players along the most important story and class quests on each planet and will be represented by a special color (purple) for both the map icon and in the quest tracker.
Heroic missions will also receive some attention. All HMs will now be scaled to 2+ for completion and players will be able to pick up the entire planet's set once per week. These podiums will be located outside each planet's space port. In addition, a special transport device will be given to players that will teleport them to a safe location near where the Heroic Mission will take place. Lastly, players will no longer have to turn in anything to a special "box" to complete the missions, most completing while out in the field.
Quests not part of the Critical Path or not part of the Heroic Missions collection will be considered "Exploration Missions" that will continue to reward players with credit, experience, gear and more.
New Mission Iconography Quick Reference:
- Purple Triangle: These are critical path story Missions: your class Missions, planet story arcs, certain Flashpoint story intros, and more, including the new Knights of the Fallen Empire Chapters.
- Gold Triangle: These are critical path side Missions along with additional ones such as the Missions to unlock Flashpoints.
- Arrow Triangle: These are repeatable Missions including Heroics.
- Star Triangle: These are the Exploration Missions, optional Missions on each planet that can be completed at any level. Access can be toggled on via a check box on the Map screen.
Read the entire post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.
With Heart of Thorns just weeks away, Jason looks back on his thousands of hours playing Guild Wars 2 and wonders what else he could have done with his time...
Read more of Jason Winter's Guild Wars 2: 18 Days and Counting!
NCSoft has updated the Blade & Soul page with the first in a series of deep-dive reveals of the Summoner class. Beginning with the most basic information, fans will find out more about Summoners throughout the week, culminating in a special live stream event to be held on Thursday, October 8th at 4:00 pm Pacific / 7:00 pm Eastern.
The Summoner and their Familiar are a team, fighting together to overwhelm their enemies. The Familiar rushes into the thick of it, dealing heavy physical damage and holding the attention of their opponent. Meanwhile, the Summoner hangs back, supporting their Familiar with long range skills that both help their feline friend and hinder their shared enemy.
Keep an eye on the Blade & Soul site for more information throughout the week.
Blizzard is pretty cagey when it comes to the release of information about its games but we managed to corner the team behind Diablo III to find out a few interesting tidbits of information about the game's lore and the recently released Kanai's Cube.
Read more of Suzie Ford's Diablo III: Teases & Tidbits - Leah, Cain & the Cube. (Potential spoilers! Readers beware!)
Trion Worlds has announced that Rift's Into the Wilds update will be deployed on Wednesday, October 7th. Rift 3.4 brings a bunch of fantastic new content into the game including a new region to explore, the Primalist calling, a new dungeon and warfront and more.
With a very satisfying boost to crafting, including two all new Planar crafting varieties, and a number of UI improvements sure to make your day, RIFT 3.4: Into the Wilds has a little something extra for everyone. We also have additional major features in the works, like the brand new raiding tier coming later in 3.4! Check out the patch notes when they’re available for all the details.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be receiving another big DLC with today's announcement of Orsinium. Orsinium is the ancestral home of the Orcs and players are tasked with helping to rebuild this capital city by order of King Kurog.
According to press information, Orsinium is the largest DLC to date and offers players "well over 20 hours" of content including a new zone, new quests, a new single-player arena, new public dungeons and much more.
New PVE Content for All Players: Adventure through hours of captivating new content, no matter your level.
The Maelstrom Arena: A new solo arena challenge, The Maelstrom Arena, features nine combat rings and two different difficulty levels. Test your might against the fiercest enemies imaginable as you, and you alone, fight for your life and if victorious, are granted generous rewards.
New Public Dungeons: Old Orsinium and Rkindaleft, Orsinium’s sprawling public dungeons, feature all new-challenges for both solo and group play.
Orisinium-Exclusive Rewards and Items: Enjoy powerful new gear, unique crafting styles and other rewards inspired by the history and denizens of Wrothgar.
Orsinium will be released for PC/Mac on November 2nd, XBox One on November 17th and for PlayStation 4 on November 18th. ESO Plus members will receive the DLC for free, or it can be purchased for 3,000 Crowns in the ESOTU Crown STore.
Find out more on The Elder Scrolls Online site and be sure to check out the trailer below.
Because of an issue with the raiding system being turned off for most of the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns beta weekend, the event has been extended until 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern today. Players will be able to check out the new raid system along with the squad UI up until the event ends later today.
We are going to extend the beta until Noon PST on Monday - Raiding will be available the entire time (pending non disasters)! GOGO!— Shazbawt (@Shazbawt) October 5, 2015
The Gloria Victis team has sent word that some new combat mechanics have been introduced that should make game play even more engaging and fun. Players can take advantage of the new headshot mechanic that allows players to both utilize and detect them. In addition, players can now revive unconscious players and new blocking mechanics have been added.
There are also important changes in the territory control and building systems. We have implemented saving the statuses of flags and fortifications in database, so their upgrade will remain in the game’s world despite the servers restarts. There is also an overhaul of Original Faith Order’s keep – its size has been doubled with an addition of a massive stone donjon and an inner circle of walls!
Read more details on the Gloria Victis site.
After monitoring player feedback over the last several weeks, Obsidian Entertainment and My.com have announced that Armored Warfare's progression system will be undergoing a complete rebalance. Of notable inclusion will be an improved progression mechanic with regard to players reaching higher tiers and faster progress on Military Base progression.
To help facilitate a smoother curve, several changes to the economy will be implemented including reduced ammo and repair costs in PvP, increased reputation and credit income in PvE and increased reputation gains, crew XP and commander experience when playing in a premium vehicle.
Check out the specifics on the Armored Warfare site.