Blizzard is continuing the backstory exploration of the heroes found in Overwatch. In the latest comic installment, Dragon Slayer, melee hero Reinhardt takes center stage in beautiful illustrations that provide insight into this "elder" fighter's life.
Read the Reinhardt comic on the Overwatch site.
Rigid-Soft and Green Man Gaming have released one of the first new trailers for the ultra-violent zombie survival game called Lifeless. The game takes place in a persistent open world with faction gameplay. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
- Welcome to Stillwater Bay. Maine’s most popular tourist spot has become a wasteland. Explore lush natural landscapes and deserted towns set after the world has collapsed.
- Learn To Survive. Find supplies, collect equipment, keep yourself fed and warm to stay alive.
- Choose A Side. Two factions fight for survival. Choose between the civilian Nova Guard, or the militant Spartan Phalanx.
- An Infected Threat. It’s not just the other faction you need to watch out for. Infected humans will stop at nothing to take you down.
You can learn more about Lifeless on its Steam portal page.
Trion Worlds is inviting everyone to take part in this weekend's Atlas Reactor open event. The open weekend is scheduled to begin on April 29th and will run through May 1st. Founders will receive special GG Boosts every day they take part.
Grab the details on the Atlas Reactor site.
The Otherland team has posted the extensive notes from the latest game update. Most significantly, crafting has been completely reworked and that will "make crafted items the backbone of gearing up to steer Otherland towards a more player driven economy".
According to the patch notes, the goal is to have crafted items becoming the best in the game that will be superior to any drops outside of a boss encounters.
The changes are interesting and can be read on the Otherland forum.
Juvty Worlds has sent along a neat infographic in celebration of the second anniversary of Wild Terra. The numbers are looking good for an independently developed game that only came to the notice of NA and EU gaming sites in the last nine months or so.
In celebration of the game's second anniversary, interested players can grab an early access bundle, unique title or premium days up to 70% off.
Be sure to give it a look before heading to the Wild Terra site.
The latest State of the Game letter has been posted on the Champions Online site that takes a retrospective look back at the accomplishments of the past year and give players a sneak peek ahead at things to come -- and the future is bright!
Players can look forward to new events that include 'epic battles' and come sporting big new rewards. The Giant Monster Attack and Nightmare Invasion events will be coming into the game soon and lockboxes will continue to be revised to give players more of what they want and that is useful. New Archetypes are going to be added as well including the Predator and Hexslinger (both sound awesome!) as well as new costume packs.
Check out the full newsletter on the Champions Online site.
Thank you, anonymous tipster!
The internet has been abuzz for most of the last month under speculation of Sony and Microsoft releasing major hardware upgrades to their consoles. Readers of this site are used to the idea of upgrading our PC hardware every few years. Console players are outraged. As a PS4 owner, I understand that rage, but the PC player in me is struggling to find a downside.
Read more of Christopher Coke's The RPG Files: With Console Upgrades, PC Gamers Win.
For those wanting to release their inner feline, the TERA shop special items will certainly be appealing. From now through May 19th, players can get hold of a number of Hello Kitty - themed outfits and items.
Check out the special TERA portal page for the full listing of Hello Kitty items.
My.com and the Allods team are rewarding dedicated Skyforge players for their recent decisive victories against invaders bent on destruction. Beginning today, the Days of Glory event will kick off that sends players on an epic storyline with end rewards given based on choices made throughout the journey. The event will run through May 25th.
During the Days of Glory event you will be able to take part in various activities to earn Ether Trace, which can be used for various goodies in the shop. Other event features include:
- Touring the Military-Exhibitions that will be ongoing at the park. You will be able to learn about the equipment, the battle of Aelinar, and more!
- Fight against Phantoms of Past Battles that have the possibility of appearing during Adventures. These reminders of Aelion’s near demise can drop a mysterious Letter, currency, or unique clothing!
- Solve the mystery of the strange letters! Successfully solving their riddles will take you on a journey across Aelion, earning you the event’s unique currency (Ether Trace) throughout your search as well as a new costume!
Check out the Skyforge site for more information.
The Humble Store is featuring a big sale this weekend for Nordic Games that include a number of RPGs. Darksiders, Shadowrun Chronicles, Titan Quest, The Guild 2, Gothic 3, Spellforce 2 and many other non-RPGs are included and can be purchased for up to 90% off. 10% of all purchases will be donated to Child's Play.
Check out the full list of games on the Humble Store site.
The SkySaga team has released a new update to the alpha client that contains a number of neat new features for players to explore. Among them are new dungeons, new adventures and progression activities, new building blueprints, and a new grouping system. To show off these features, the team released a trailer. Check it out!
Last weekend at PAX East I got the chance to demo Expedition: Vikings, the follow-up to Logic Artists Expedition: Conquistadors. Set in approximately 700 AD, you play the Chieftain of a small Viking village, in search of glory and wealth to improve and expand your village and your standing in the Viking world. You recruit raiding party members from within the population of your village, and then you lead them out into the world in search of adventure.
Read more of Terry O'Brien's Expedition: Vikings - Firmly Grounded in Historical Accuracy.
Portal Knights players are being invited to head into the game to check out the latest update. Called Ghost World, the new content includes spooky graveyards to explore, more recipes, monster "trophy" furniture, the Mummy, the Hollow Knight and a Spider boss to take on.
This new update adds an element of eerie exploration to Portal Knights as players can now explore a hauntingly all-new environment with grave stones, odd-shaped buildings and spooky graveyards dotting the landscape – all enveloped in a heavy layer of mysterious mist.
Check out the Portal Knights Steam page for more information.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online will be hosting a free weekend on Steam from today through Sunday, May 1st. All players who take part, earn a free weapon skin and can take advantage of a Specialist Early Access Pack that hands over a bundle of in-game goods.
Stronger, faster and more lethal than mankind’s deadliest soldier: Enlist today as a member of Section 9, an elite force of cybernetically enhanced combat operatives who connect through cyberspace to protect society and fight terrorists on the bleak streets of a futuristic Japan.
Check out the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online Steam page to learn more.
Thanks to BlueTurtle13 for the tip!http://forums.mmorpg.com/profile/blueturtle13
Star Citizen fans who are interested in learning more about the MISC Prospector, a mining vessel, will want to head to the official site to check out an internal Q&A. The MISC Prospector is sold in the shop for $140 and is considered ideal for those who want to be less-than conspicuous about their mining activities.
Will the Prospector use the same RMAPs technology that the Orion uses?
The RMAP system on the Orion is manned by the scan operator, who is able to use it to provide precise information. As the Prospector is only manned by one miner, we wanted to put more focus on searching with the ships scanning system. So instead the Prospector will be using the scanners to provide general information in a local space to pinpoint nearby mineral pockets, like a larger, more advanced metal detector.
Check it out on the Star Citizen site.
Amazon's proprietary game engine, Lumberyard, has expanded its capabilities with mobile support and the simpler integration of multiplayer components. The latest engine update has a number of large improvements, fixes and new features included. Of particular note is the new particle editor shown in the demo video below.
Mobile is a major area of investment for us, and we want to balance achieving high-performance on today’s most popular devices, while broadening support for additional hardware. In this release, you will see the addition of the Samsung Note 5 and Motorola Nexus 6 to our list of supported Android devices. We’ve made improvements to the GMEM rendering path for iOS developers so you can better use Lumberyard to create high-fidelity iOS visuals by directly talking to the hardware and using the same deferred rendering techniques available on high end PC platforms such as vegetation, glow, flares, and color grading. Lumberyard Beta 1.2 also supports process life management for mobile devices, so your games can handle operating system messages (such as phone calls, low power, etc.) gracefully and with minimal disruption to gameplay.
Head to the Amazon Lumberyard blog to learn more.
Square Enix has released a brand new trailer from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that shows Adam Jensen performing his work with the augments he's been provided and how they enhance him. It is clear that actions will have major consequences. Check out the video and let us know what you think.
In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, you become Adam Jensen, a counterterrorism agent working for an Interpol unit known as Task Force 29. On the surface, Jensen’s goal is to hunt down terrorists in a world that’s spinning out of control, where mechanically augmented humans live a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society. But what he’s really after are the Illuminati: the men and women who are always pulling the strings.
His investigation will take you around the world, with the decisions you make and the actions you take playing a crucial role in determining the game’s outcome. Choose between combat, stealth, social, and hacking approaches to achieve your objectives. Be mindful though, as there will be a meaningful consequence to every action and choice you make.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming August 23rd, 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a new post to announce community-run tournaments that can see first- and second-place team members in each taking home a pot of gems (2000 for 1st, 800 for second). All team members winning one or more rounds will also earn a mini Llama as well.
Tournaments will take place on both EU and NA realms each Wednesday. You can grab all the details and times by heading to the Guild Wars 2 site.
Trion Worlds has announced a new program to allow players to assist the Glyph team in ensuring that the launcher is the best it can be. Interested parties can opt-in to receive Glyph updates before they are widely released and allow the team to push updates to a smaller group of individuals "without disrupting the stability of the external build available to the general public".
You can read more about how to get involved in the program by visiting the Trove site (or any other of Trion's games sites).
MMOCulture has uncovered a series of images from a presentation made at the annual Nexon Developers Conference that show off a mobile RPG called Final Fantasy XI Reboot. Formerly called Project A1, the game is a collaborative project between Square Enix and Nexon.
The conference images for Final Fantasy XI Reboot are not considered "revealed or announced", but as an example -- though it's likely to be headed to mobile devices soon.
Check out the link above for more information.