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Heroes of Skyrealm : A New Mobile ARPG from the Makers of City of Steam

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Heroes of Skyrealm is a forthcoming action RPG from Mechanist Games, the same folks who brought us City of Steam. We had the chance to talk to the team about Heroes of Skyrealm to learn more about the game and much more.

Read Garrett Fuller's Heroes of Skyrealm: A New Mobile ARPG From the Makers of City of Steam.

General : Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes RPG Updated with Guilds & Raids

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

EA has posted the latest update notes for a pair of new modes for the mobile RPG Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes for both the iOS and Android versions. Players will be able to create guilds and participate in raids that can yield some fantastic gear for high-level players.

Guilds can be unlocked  at level 22 and feature guild chat and co-op challenges to earn gear.

Players can take part in The Pit raid and earn a spot on the raid leaderboards ranging for players from levels 22 through 80.

Earn New Characters

  • Han Solo (Rancor Raid)- Rebel Scoundrel Attacker who always shoots first. Han gets a free attack at the beginning of the battle, allowing the player to start with a substantial advantage.
  • Gamorrean Guard (Guild Store)- These powerful warriors use Taunts and Counters with multiple Damage Over Time effects.
  • Jawa Engineer (Guild Store)- High-speed Jawa Healer with a critical chance buff that supports both Jawas and Droids—teams that have, until now, not had a healer of their own.

Read the full update notes on the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes blog.

Via Kotaku

General : Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Arrives on GoG.com

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

One of the most venerated games of all time has arrived on GoG.com. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines was released on GoG earlier today and is priced at $19.99 or can be purchased with Vampire: THe Masquerade - Bloodlines for $25.98.

Los Angeles always had a thriving night life but no one really knows what lurks behind the glittering lights and seedy nightclubs. While mortals live their normal lives, clans of vampires conspire and scheme to further their own mysterious goals. As a newly-sired vampire, you are put to trial by the Prince of the city for your sire’s wrongdoings. A lone voice spares you from the Final Death and you become a pawn in the Prince’s plans. Traverse the dark world of modern-day Los Angeles in Troika’s swan song, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines. Visit raves and explore the secret underground caverns of Downtown to seedy hotels and exclusive mansions on Hollywood’s infamous Sunset Strip. Embark on a variety of story-driven quests as you explore an open world filled with side missions, multiple paths, and strange denizens to interact with. Yours is a living world, even though you cease to be.

  • Swear allegiance to one of seven unique clans, then use an array of vampiric disciplines, such as Dementation, Celerity, or Animalism, to achieve your goals.
  • Superbly written dialogue with a unique feel and tone for each clan.
  • Customize your Kindred the way you see fit, from the dialogue choices you make to the skills you improve.

The well-received "unofficial" patch can also be found at The Patches Scrolls.

Source: RPS

General : Tales of Berseria Headed to NA/EU in Early 2017

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Fans of the Tales of series will be pleased to hear that Tales of Berseria will be ready for North American and European release in early 2017. The Tales of Berseria blog also introduces some of the new playable characters, the new skit system and a bit more about the battle system.

New information covers:

  • Eizen "The Reaper"
  • Aifread's pirates led by Captain Van Aifread
  • Eleanor as a playable character
  • the 'skit system' that allows characters to speak to one another outside battle to provide more back story and humor

Read the full blog on the Tales of Berseria (technically "Tales of" blog) site.

Elder Scrolls Online : Dark Brotherhood to Launch for PC/Mac on May 31st

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Zenimax has laid out some new information about the next Elder Scrolls Online DLC, Dark Brotherhood. Players will be joining the elite assassins and head to the Gold Coast that, according to the team, has not been seen since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

In addition:

  • become part of the Dark Brotherhood, a Covenant of Blood & Shadows
  • head out to and explore the Gold Coast, the westernmost location in Cyrodiil
  • take simple assassination contracts or killing sprees to earn favor with the Dark Brotherhood
  • take advantage of a special passive skill line dedicated to the Assassin's speciality
  • earn exclusive rewards and items

Those wishing for an early look at DB can check it out on the PTS starting today.

Dark Brotherhood will launch for PC and Mac on May 31st. The launch for XBox One and PlayStation 4 will take place on June 14th. ESO Plus members will receive the DLC for no additional cost or it can be purchased for 2,000 Crowns from the ESO Crown Store.

Read much, much more on the Elder Scrolls Online site.

General : Divinity Original Sin 2: Showing Off the Improved Combat System

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

This weekend I got to spend some time with the Divinity: Original Sin2 devs, and they were showing the new, and very much improved combat system that they have put together. One of the devs and I played a two-on-two skirmish, and I made the mistake of telling him not to take it easy on me, that I would learn more if he hit me full force. In retrospect, that was a huge error, as he trounced me quite handily.

Read more of Terry O'Brien's Divinity Original Sin 2: Showing Off Improved Combat.

Grim Dawn : Modding Tools to be Released this Week

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Grim Dawn players with a hankering for creating their own encounters will be happy to hear that the modding tools will be released later this week. These are the same tools that were used by the development team and are simple for beginners but with many features that advanced users will appreciate.

Advanced users can take advantage of Lua support to script complex gameplay events and create entirely new types of content not seen in the base game. Combined with the creativity of our growing community, the immense potential of the modding tools will provide Grim Dawn users with free player-generated content for years to come.

To learn more about the specifics regarding the tools head to the Grim Dawn forum thread.

General : Elder Scrolls Legends: Finding the Sweet Spot in the TCG Market

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

The surprise of PAX East was Elder Scrolls Legends. We heard about the card game from Bethesda at E3 however it has been quiet days since then. Out of nowhere the game appeared on the show floor and fans responded. In a nutshell, Legends is not just another online card game, it really captured us with the depth and changes to gameplay that the game is going to introduce to the market. 

Read more of Garrett Fuller's Elder Scrolls Legends: Finding the Sweet Spot in the TCG Market.

Armored Warfare : Tier 10 Vehicle Preview

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Obsidian Entertainment is taking the wraps of the next set of vehicles to enter Armored Warfare in the coming days. To show them off to their best effect, the team has made a new video showing off the Tier 10 vehicles that will be heading into game on May 3rd.

Read more on the Armored Warfare site.


Overwatch : Adding Depth to the Game & Ready for Release

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Just weeks before its release Overwatch had a huge presence at PAX East this year. We got the chance to play a few games which is always fun, but also we had time to sit with the development team and ask a few questions going into launch. Fans certainly lined up in droves as happens with most Blizzard games, but this year Overwatch has added depth to the game right before release. Something the fans had been asking about.

Read more of Garrett Fuller's Overwatch: Adding Depth to the Game & Ready for Release.

Black Desert Online : Can Fishing Ever Be Fun?

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

I hate fishing in Black Desert Online. In fact, hate is a generous word: I absolutely loathe it. Every single MMO I’ve ever played always has a group of players desperately wanting fishing to be implemented and yet it has to be, without doubt, the most mind numbing profession ever devised. I’ve never once fished in an MMO and found it entertaining. In fact, I’m not even sure it’s possible to make it entertaining. Daum were so confident in the fact that fishing in Black Desert Online was boring that they even made going AFK a lucrative endeavor. What message does it send to your players when it’s less painful to fish when you’re down the pub getting drunk with your friends than it is to spend time actually, you know, in the game. 

Read more of Lewis Burnell's Black Desert Online: Can Fishing Ever Be Fun?

Shroud of the Avatar : Release 29 - The Great Divide?

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Big changes and heated forum topics have made for an interesting month if you’re a fan of Shroud of the Avatar.  Red Thomas took a trip to Austin and met with the devs to find out what all the commotion has been about, and to see if there are any surprises in the game’s 29th release.

Read more of Red Thomas's Shroud of the Avatar: Release 29 - The Great Divide?


The huge city of Brittany took a lot of effort, but man does it pay off.

World of Tanks : Wargaming Partners with Dark Horse for 5-Comic Series

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Wargaming has announced its partnership with Dark Horse to bring a World of Tanks comic to fans in the fall of 2016. Called Roll Out, the comics will come in a five issue series and will be available in both digital and physical forms in the EU and in NA. Garth Ennis will pen the story while Carlos Ezquerra will create the look of the comics.

World of Tanks: Roll Out!” is set during the tank battles of the summer 1944, featuring British versus German armored units in post D-Day Normandy. It’s the German Panthers vs.. British Cromwells, as the British tankers push deeper into France and toward the might of the Germans.

Learn more about World of Tanks.

General : Activision-Blizzard's Kotick Compensated $7.2M in 2015

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Activition-Blizzard has revealed the compensation package for CEO Robert Kotick totaling $7.2M slightly higher than 2014's $6.9M. COO Thomas Tippl took home $8.9M while in 2014 he was compensated $15.7M.

Compensation packages are generally financial payments and non-monetary benefits given to high level corporate management including CEOs, CFOs, corporate presidents / vice presidents, managing directors and other senior management staff.

Source: Reuters

Overwatch : The Fall Of Titan, The Rise Of Overwatch

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro

GameSpot has produced a trio of videos featuring interviews with several members of the Blizzard development team behind the cancelled project Titan. In these candid interviews developers acknowledge mistakes made on Titan and the pain of the failure. However, out of the ashes of Titan came Overwatch, set to be released in May. You can watch all three videos, about an hour's worth of interviews, below. Let us know what you think in the comments!

In other news, it appears that the Overwatch-branded Ford F650 truck driven by Soldier 76 in partnership with Uber was involved in a fender bender yesterday. Fortunately, no one was injured, though the car that was hit by the massive truck didn't fare so well.


Warframe : New Game Mode And Much More Planned For The Future

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro

During a special panel held at PAX East this last weekend, the Warframe team revealed the first information about new content coming in the future. Players can look forward to Vauban Prime and a new competitive game mode called Lunaro. A highlight video was released to give viewers a first-hand look at some of the incoming content. See what you think by watching the video below. 


General : ROKH: Demo Walkthrough Video Released

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro

During this past weekend's PAX East convention Darewise Entertainment provided visitors with a walkthrough of some of the current ROKH game content. ROKH is currently in development and is considered a persistent sandbox survival title that takes place on Mars. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!


ARK: Survival Evolved : Official Mods Program To Launch In May

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro

The ARK: Survival Evolved team has announced that it will be continuing to support the efforts of modding community with the release of the Official Mods Program, starting in May 2016. The first map to be released using the new program will be called The Center. The new tools will be fully integrated into the ARK system and will be available both for Xbox One and PC users. 

To celebrate the big news, a brand new ARK: Survival Evolved trailer was released. Check it out below.


General : Seven: A Gritty Post-Apocalyptic Story-Driven RPG

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Suzie Ford

At PAX East I got a look at Seven: The Days Long Gone, a new, story-driven, isometric RPG by IMGN.PRO and Fool’s Theory. In Seven you play Teriel, a young man whose skillset lends itself to thievery and sneakery. Teriel soon runs afoul of a bunch of cultists who subject him to a strange ritual, which causes the demon Artanak to be imprisoned within him.  Artanak sends Teriel to Peh in the Vetrell Empire seeking… something. Given that it’s a demon looking for it, it can’t be good.

Read more of Terry O'Brien's Seven: A Gritty Post-Apocalyptic Story-Driven RPG.

General : 'It's No Secret There's Going To Be Another Borderlands'

Posted Apr 24, 2016 by Catherine Daro

According to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, "It's no secret, obviously there's going to be another Borderlands". Pitchford made the statement at this weekend's PAX East and further revealed that Battleborn art director Scott Kester will also be working on the project. Mikey Neumann will be the author of the storyline. 

While the statements are encouraging, there is no further information about when it might possibly be released, though development is on tap to begin after Battleborn is released and its DLCs are complete.

You can read more at Eurogamer

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