During yesterday's live stream event, World of Warcraft Senior Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft spent an hour discussing the new Demon Hunter class coming to the game. In the course of the Q&A, LeCraft indicated that those who preordered Legion will gain access to Demon Hunters on August 9th. In addition, all players will be able to take part in the Demon Invasion events that lead up to Legion's launch on August 30th.
4game has announced that a Lineage 2 Classic free play weekend has kicked off and will run through Monday, August 31st. Players can log into the 4game version to claim three days of free access that will include 150% bonus XP and a special discount for a 1-month subscription.
Learn more on the Lineage 2 Classic site.
Pirate101 has posted a Falmea Friday post on their official message boards last Friday which was cheered by many pirates in the spiral. Why do you ask? It had cryptic messages of new things to come soon.
Read more of Kelsey Fireheart's Pirate101: PSSST...P101 Has a Secret!
According to the Seattle Times, there will be no criminal charges filed against 38 Studios or Curt Schilling after a long investigation. Investigators wrote that there were "no provable criminal violations" of Rhode Island law. The investigation of key personnel at 38 Studios has been going on since 2012.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has no plans to call for an additional investigation and continues to support all efforts to recover as much taxpayer money as possible, a spokeswoman said.
The findings of the criminal courts will not, however, stop pending civil court proceedings. The case is set to go to trial later this year.
Read more at the link above.
Browser-based visual stunner or automated, poorly translated flop? We take a crack at Eternal Chaos, PlayWebGames brand new release, and see if this free-to-play game is worth opening your browser for.
Read more of Tiffany Bechdel's Eternal Chaos Online Littered with Too Many Issues to Become a Browser Star.
MMORPG.com has been given 14 day trial keys for Lineage II Classic operated by 4Game for the EU region. Get your free trial key while they last!
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In a brand new story trailer, NetEase and My.Com are showcasing Revelation Online's Blademaster class. As the name implies... swords are involved. Along with news of beta signups and a new website, be sure to check out the video.
From the press release:
"With the creation of each class, we naturally wanted them to fit into the history of Revelation Online. The Blademasters are an important part of the saga. This character has no equal in melee, is able to endure an onslaught while not failing to catch the enemy off guard when the opportunity presents itself,” said Zhang Peng, Revelation Online’s Project Manager, NetEase. “All this makes the Blademaster one of the most dangerous classes in Revelation. In the trailer, we not only show these violent warriors in action, but also reveal more of its origin."
After spending months playing the Legion beta, columnist Gareth Harmer talks about his experience returning to the World of Warcraft.
Steelseries has recently rebranded their flagship headset, the H800, as the Siberia 800. We sent Chris in to see just what a set of flagship Steelseries headphones really sounds like. The good news is they’re nothing short of amazing. The bad: Chris refuses to take it off, even for family pictures. Read on for the full review!
Read more of Christopher Coke's Steelseries Siberia 800: Maintains the Gold Standard for Gaming Headsets.
The NDA for The Elder Scrolls Legends has officially dropped, which means we can finally share our thoughts. So far on the site, we’ve had an excellent preview article and video preview from Mike Bitton and TheHiveLeader. We tasked Chris with looking at the game from an RPG player’s perspective and see what the game offers to Elder Scrolls fans who may not be sold on the CCG concept. Or, dare we suggest it, think the game is a Hearthstone clone.
Read more of Christopher Coke's The RPG Files: Finding the RPG in Elder Scrolls Legends.
Blizzard has finally taken the wraps of the next Hearthstone expansion. Called One Night in Karazhan, the expansion will feature four wings as in previous expansions. Legendary cards will also make their appearance as will nine new class challenges. In addition a new spellbound game board will make its debut. Players will need to have unlocked all nine heroes in order to play.
Check out the teaser information on the Hearthstone site.
The Vainglory team has a pair of neat announcements about the game. The first reveals the dates for the North American and European Summer Season Championships. The North American finals will take place in Seattle on September 2-4. The European championship will take place on September 9-11 in Cologne, Germany. All sessions will be broadcast via Twitch.tv.
Vainglory was also updated with new skins, more robust and intelligent bots to test players' skills, the Summer Sunlight progression system, a new Kill Streak mechanic, a new banning system and the Treant monster.
Learn more about each on the Vainglory site.
The Perpetuum Online site has an in-depth developer blog that reveals more information about the recently announced robots that would be added to the game in the near future. Players can find out more about each one's abilities, speed, hit size, specialization and more.
There is no definitive word on when the update will be released but that it will be "announced soon". In the meantime, head to the Perpetuum Online site to read about the new robots.
Thanks for the tip, nullPointer0!
If you've been sitting on the fence about whether or not to purchase ARK: Survival Evolved, this weekend is right up your alley. Starting today, players can take part in a free weekend starting today and running through Sunday, July 31st. To celebrate, a big new content drop landed on servers that adds the Primitive+ player-created mod to the game along with new creatures, a new fishing rod and mechanic, and the usual bug fixes and feature enhancements.
Newly available as part of the ‘ARK Official Mods Program’ today, Primitive+ is a functionality mod playable on all official ARK maps that challenges players to use only weapons and tools using wood and stone, without the benefit of advanced metals to create weapons such as guns. It's a whole new set of items and detailed mechanics focused on 'primitive' survival, which fits snugly in the world of ARK.
The Center, a massive free DLC map that was first released in May 2016, expanded today to include new biomes, islands, caves, and creature spawns. The Center was created by modder Ben Burkart as part of the ‘ARK Official Mods Program’ and complements the current biomes with a rich, hand-drawn Tolkien-esque aesthetic. The Center’s massive map doubles the in-game playable geography of the already enormous ARK landscape making it 70 sq. kilometers filled with stunning lighting effects, lava rivers, giant picturesque mountains, misty floating islands, ancient underground ice caves, and more.
Learn more by visiting the ARK: Survival Evolved site.
MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys for Marvel Heroes 2016 that will give players a "Random Hero Box" which will unlock one of 58 super heroes! Get your key now while supplies last!
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MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys for Wizard101 to give out to our community. These special keys will give players one item from the pack or a rare chance at the entire pack! Items you could win include the Deathmetal Skull (Level 1 version), Tailstorm Pantera, Arcane Floor Glyph and so much more! Get your key now!
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World of Warcraft developers have announced that the action camera will be disabled for the time being until the team can track down and solve an issue that has caused many players to report motion sickness and headaches. These reports have been coming in frequently in numerous threads since the arrival of the v7.0 patch, though the issue also seemed present in alpha and beta testing.
Finally, we received a surprising number of reports from players that indicated they had somehow unknowingly activated “Action Cam.” For those who are unfamiliar, Action Cam is an experimental alternate form of camera control that is currently unfinished and not quite ready for the general public. It had become available through a console command in the Legion beta, but since it doesn’t give any unfair gameplay advantages and (so we thought) had to be expressly activated by the player, we’d left it accessible through that command.
Read the full post on the World of Warcraft site.
In addition to the above, Legendary announced that the Warcraft movie would be released for digital download on September 13th, with physical edition Blu-ray, DvD and 4k versions coming out on September 27th. The Blu-ray version will have a motion comic, a teaser trailer from 2013, a documentary on the making of the movie and more.
The next character to enter the Heroes of the Storm nexus will be none other than Diablo 3's Archangel Auriel, the harbinger of hope. Blizzard has released a cinematic look at Auriel that previews a few of her skills and what she promises to bring to the team as what appears to be a support character. Check it out!
It is through the Archangel Auriel that the power of hope flows into the fabric of creation. Her eternal light illuminates even the darkest souls. Seeking harmony in all things, she is a mediator, a counselor, and when the need arises, a fearless warrior.
Auriel joins the Nexus with a calling to sustain hope and harmony in all that she faces. She is the newest Support hero working hard to combat evil. She will never allow darkness to consume the Nexus!
Oh...and you surely don't want to miss COOKING WITH GUL'DAN either. "Sugar and fel make everything swell."
WildStar players are being invited to head to the public test realm to check out the Redmoon Terror raid. The raid will be released in two wings, Redmoon Rising and Redmoon Mutiny, with a third, harder, version called Redmoon Horror to come in a subsequent update.
- "Redmoon Rising": In this first update you'll start with a prologue questline that delves into the dark deeds afoot in Marauder space above Nexus, and find out who has taken over as the Dread Captain of the Redmoon Terror. That leads you into the first raid wing within the Redmoon Terror ship, consisting of four intense boss encounters, and several minibosses—all offering a new pinnacle of challenging raid content.
Check out the full details on the WildStar site.
The latest Harbingers video has been released. World of Warcraft - Harbingers is a series of lore-based videos that shine the light on some of the most famous, or infamous, denizens of Azeroth. This time, Khadgar takes center stage. Will he fulfill his destiny?
Check out the epic World of Warcraft Harbingers video below -- it's awesome. No, it really is!