The Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade site has been updated to show off its brand new look. In addition, the team has posted a list of all improvements to the site that includes a reference to a "patcher/launcher". Could this be a portent of an upcoming module in the near future?
Patcher/Launcher: Added isDev flag to game client api response
Check out the new Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade site to read the full list and explore the overhauled design.
Unlike previous FFXIV mini-patches, Patch 2.35 provides an entirely new incentive to leveling a new crafting class. There’s a Beast Tribe that wants your help making items for them, and it’s up to you to be the goodwill ambassador and get them what they need.
Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s Final Fantasy XIV: New Friendships to Forge.
Chaos Interactive has unveiled the first details of its upcoming sci-fi MMO, Seldon Crisis. The game's principle writer, Riccardo Simone, has loosely based Seldon Crisis's story on the works of Isaac Asminov.
Seldon Crisis is a completely player-driven MMO. The game's economy, politics and even the infrastructure will be in the hands of the players who are not bound by preset paths and forced linear progression. Players can earn money and increase their character level by crafting and trading goods between the many sectors of the galaxy and its stations, hunting pirates and collecting loot and bounty, or fighting other players for their equipment and cargo.
In Seldon Crisis, players also will discover an extensive variety of missions, such as combat, escort, courier and exploration, with various combinations of each. Factions in each sector - hostile, friendly or neutral - offer work for adventurous captains while the vast depths of space offer hidden missions and uncharted territories to discover.
Find out more about Seldon Crisis.
The Avalon Lords team is on hand right now on Twitch.tv to share the upcoming MMORTS. This is a great time to get a first hand look at game play and maybe have your question answered.
Head to the link above and see what's happening!
Meeting Miguel Caron was an absolute pleasure. Though I personally am not into Warhammer 40k, (it’s a bit too dark for my taste) I always take great pleasure in meeting developers who are passionate about the game they’re making and Miguel has enough passion to fuel an entire studio and then some. He was exciting to listen to and even though there wasn’t any hands-on time with the game we still left the meeting excited.
Read more of Shannon Doyle's Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade - It's Everything a 40k Fan Could Possibly Want.
Somewhere out there in the inscrutable network of eBay delivery, there’s a PS4 that’s making its way excruciatingly slowly towards my apartment. In preparation for this new addition to the family, I’ve been going through some older console games that have taken a back seat to newer titles and PC exclusives. One of the games that has been collecting dust is Mass Effect 3, and I’m currently building up the mental energy required to tackle the long-winded capstone to Bioware’s scifi trilogy.
Read more of Som Pourfarzaneh's Mass Effect 2: Best RPG of Its Generation?
Most game players in the 80s and 90s remember how unforgiving games were. When you died, well, that was it. If you got three lives, that was even better. However, for the most part you were on rough ground from the start. Shadowgate is now on Steam and brings back these classic RPG days with great flare. The game takes you through a great adventure to the living castle of Shadowgate which has been overwhelmed by a dark force, you have been chosen by an old sage to right the wrongs and bring the castle to its former glory. Nothing is easy in this game.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's Shadowgate: A True Classic Reborn.
Now that Tyranny of Dragons has made its way to live servers, we sat down with Chris Matz, Lead Designer on Neverwinter, to talk about the explosive free new class, the Scourge Warlock. Ready to make a pact with a demon?
Read more of Christopher Coke's Neverwinter: Digging Deep into Neverwinter’s Scourge Warlock.
All MMOs are a work in progress long after launch, I get that. But Firefall from Red5 Studios is a particularly special case. Years and years into development, the game has seen complete re-works on several occasions, the most recent of which came after the founder and CEO Mark Kern was removed from his position. Development went dark, and Red5 went hardcore and all-in towards making a game in which they all believed.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Firefall: Much Better, But Still a Work in Progress.
The latest Das Tal developer blog has been posted to the game's official site. In it, it is announced that a small number of the current tester pool will be promoted to Veteran Tester and will gain 24/7 access to the client. In addition, servers will open on August 24th to players to stress test the servers.
This test’s goal is to stress our game servers. We expect around 100 players to be able to log in at the same time so don’t be too upset if you don’t get in at first. Not everybody will actually make it to the test but we’ll still be over-subscribed a lot. You can also expect a good amount of lag as we’re getting nearer to the current server capacity - so keep your cool if things start lagging out a little (or a lot).
Our upcoming tests will be less crowded again as we’ll increase our server capacity further and keep the number of invitees a little smaller.
Read the entire blog on the Das Tal site.
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online players will now have the opportunity to play as any one of several Guardians of the Galaxy characters once they make their way into the game. Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Starlord and Gamora will all be arriving soon.
Pre-order the intergalactic band of misfits, the Guardians of the Galaxy! Get each of the Guardians as they are released in-game. So log in and check out the store for our Guardians pre-sale bundle available now! Ooga Chaka, Ooga Chaka.
Find out more about Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.
With the launch for the World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, a scant three months away, Blizzard is beginning to foment excitement as it begins the bridging lore from where the game is now to where it is going with Warlords. To that end, a new short story called "Hellscream" has been published on the community site that can be read there or downloaded into a PDF file.
Garrosh surveyed the Nagrand landscape carefully. No Warsong scouts had come into sight for days. Why would they? This hilltop was on the edge of the clan's territory, and in peacetime, there was little reason to patrol here. Raiding ogres would come from the west. Other orc clans would approach from the east. Even the hunting here was poor during this season, Garrosh remembered.
He had been very young the last time he had sat on this hilltop, and—
No. Garrosh had never sat on this hilltop or climbed these trees or run his fingers through these patches of grass as a child. This was a different world.
Read the rest on the World of Warcraft site.
Join MMORPG.com's Rob Lashley tonight at 9:00 pm EDT / 6:00 pm PDT as he interviews Shroud of the Avatar's Richard Garriot and Starr Long. The event will be held via the MMORPG.com Live Stream page so join up early to grab a seat for this exclusive event.
UPDATED: The stream will now be happening at 10pm EDT / 7pm PDT TOMORROW, Friday August 22nd. Rob's mic decided to die about 10 minutes before the stream, and the extra time will make sure he can get to the store and grab one that sucks less.
Sorry folks, but tune in tomorrow!
MMORPG.com is pleased to present our fourth round of Archeage beta keys! These keys are for the all new "Conflict & Conquest" beta event that will run from 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) on Friday, August 22 and run through 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) on Wednesday, August 27. These keys won't last long so get yours now while supplies last!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Beta Codes are for Closed Beta Event #4 from 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) on Friday, August 22 and run through 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) on Wednesday, August 27.
The Bioware Dragon Age: Inquisition team has posted a new interview on the game site that answers player questions about combat. The meaty interview covers such topics as AI tactics, dual wielding, gear wear and tear and whether or not finishing moves will be revived in DA:I.
Is there a completely new combat skill that you can describe/reveal? —@MarkDLentz, Twitter, United States
[DK]: There's a fun one put together by our ability designers, Jon Fuller and Luke Barrett, called Fallback Plan. Only Varric, and possibly your Inquisitor, gain access to this ability, which lets you place a gadget on the ground; if you get into trouble later, you can instantly relocate to that position. If you upgrade it, you'll also be set back to the level of health you had upon placing the gadget, and—if you are standing close to an enemy—you'll kidnap the enemy back with you. By combining this with stealth, and placing traps or mage glyphs under the marker, many hijinks can ensue.
Read the full interview on the Dragon Age: Inquisition site.
At SOE Live, the original EverQuest got its share of the spotlight, and it was clear that despite Landmark and EverQuest Next being the new hotness, the elder game in the franchise still has legs and a future in front of it. We sat down with EverQuest Producer Thom Terrazas to discuss their plans for the game and what that immediate future might be.
Read more of Jean Prior's EverQuest: Still Going Strong After 15 Years.
Elder Scrolls Online players who have shown a commitment to the game will soon receive a special loyalty reward, and others as time goes on, in recognition of their support of the game. In September, Loyalty Rewards players will receive a High Hrothgar Wraith vanity pet.
Since launch, we’ve loved sharing the adventure of ESO with you as you explore ever-growing Tamriel. There’s so much more on the horizon, but we think it’s important to give some special recognition to those of you who have already been there every step of the way.
Starting in September, we’ll begin emailing all eligible paid subscribers about the first of our loyalty rewards. Every paid account that has been subscribed for three months (excluding game time included with your purchase of ESO and any additional complimentary game time) will receive a High Hrothgar Wraith vanity pet that will let you show your dedication to saving Tamriel wherever you adventure in-game. The loyalty program will keep expanding over time, so keep an eye out for more tokens of our gratitude if you’re a longtime player. Our next reward will be granted for those who have subscribed for six months—we’ll reveal it to you soon.
Discuss the new program on the Elder Scrolls Online forum.
Zojoi and Reverb Triple XP have announced that Shadowgate, a newly imagined version of the classic game, has been released. Players can grab a copy for 10% off on Steam at $18.00. To celebrate the announcement, Zojoi has released a brand new trailer.
“This is the ultimate version of Shadowgate that we’ve been envisioning for nearly 30 years! The game features tons of new puzzles to solve, a hugely expanded Castle Shadowgate, and gorgeous hand-painted graphics,” said Karl Roelofs, Design Director with Zojoi. “There are plenty of nods to the original version, like the NES-inspired orchestral tracks and pixelated transitions, so fans of the MacVenture and NES versions will instantly recognize this as the ultimate successor to the classic. This is a huge moment for the team!”
Check out more information on the Shadowgate page.
Bungie is whipping Destiny fans into a frenzy of excitement with the release of the game's official launch trailer. If you have yet to find out what has people talking about Destiny, check out the trailer and be convinced.
There are enemies out here you would not believe, but they’ve never seen anything like you. It doesn’t matter who you are, only what you will become.
Pre-Order Destiny to gear up for day one with early access to Vanguard weapons, gear, and a player emblem: http://www.destinythegame.com/wheretobuy.