World of Tanks: Blitz players will be happy to hear that the game is turning one on June 26th. To celebrate, Wargaming has announced that all players will receive a special anniversary tank by way of thanks and can look forward to other gifts as well. Check out the video below for a celebratory look at one fun mobile title.
Bungie developers are backpedaling due to recent outcry from the Destiny community over exclusive perks being offered to players purchasing the collector's edition of The Taken King expansion.
The issue stems in part from the sale of the $80 CE that allows for several in game emotes and perks that are missing from lower end editions of the expansion. The CE comes bundled with the base game and all other released content to date along with the special perks.
The necessity of purchasing the top end edition of the expansion in order to receive the perks is what most concerns long time players.
Bungie is taking a conciliatory tone by offering "Year One" players new, and ostensibly, better Loyalty Perks. What those are has not been revealed, but the team promises to do so on the next Weekly Update:
Dague told Forbes: “Year-one players won’t get the same perks as people who buy a collector’s edition. They’ll get something better. Tune into the Weekly Update for more."
Massive Entertainment has revealed that the companion app for The Division is no longer being developed. According to a statement given to IGN, developers felt that the app would create imbalance in the game.
The app was originally designed to give players using tablets the ability to either buff or troll companions by summoning drones. Apparently, these abilities became a game-breaking issue.
Read the full report at the link above.
Red Thomas chats with Shroud of the Avatar Technical Director, Chris Spears, about this month’s release and about how Portalarium works with the community to make their game better.
Read more of Red Thomas's Shroud of the Avatar: Release 19 - Player-Centric Development.
Webzen has announced that the fifth content expansion for Continent of the Ninth Seal has been deployed. Called "Lord of the Baltic", the expansion brings the new Viking class into the game, as well as fishing and a rebalancing of the Battle Maiden class for PvP.
This new expansion brings the ferocious Viking fighters from the icy north to unleash their frozen wrath in their fight against evil. The class primarily uses Dual Battle Axes to attack enemies. Unlike other fighters, the Vikings have a special ‘Frost’ ability to mark enemies with the skill ‘Frost Stigma’, and then freeze them afterwards.
Read more about Lord of the Baltic on the Continent of the Ninth Seal site.
Fans of game art books and / or World of Warcraft will be happy to hear that a new volume containing artwork, concept pieces, and key developer interviews is now on sale at retailers worldwide.
Called the Art of World of Warcraft, the book is described on the Blizzard Store site as noted:
In the ten years since its inception, World of Warcraft has revolutionized the role-playing genre, creating the immense world of Azeroth and filling it with iconic characters and legendary weapons and environments. Featuring interviews with key developers and telling the complete story of the game’s evolution, this fully illustrated book vibrantly displays the renowned artwork at the heart of the franchise. Including never-before-seen art from the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, The Art of World of Warcraft contains hundreds of drawings and pieces of concept art, forming the ultimate tribute to the epic gaming franchise.
You can find out more about how to purchase your copy on the World of Warcraft / Blizzard Store page.
After the last update to Ark: Survival Evolved, a serious duplication bug was detected by players that saw unlimited ammo, guns, metal walls and C4. As a result of community outcry, developers have announced that all PvP servers will be wiped but that character progress will remain intact.
Alright guys, we got you.
PvP servers will be wiped. (This should not impact PvE servers)
Character Engram/Level progress will not be touched, but all items and the map will be wiped out.
Please just try and keep the chatter in this topic, eh? I'm not locking threads to stop discussion, just keep it in one place ;)
- The Right Hand. And everyone else, again.
Participate in the discussion on the Ark: Survival Evolved Steam page.
From now through June 26th, Cabal 2 players can get their hands on a Founder's Pack that will contain several in-game items and three days of early access to the game launch on July 2nd. The items are worth $50 but can be purchased for $19.95.
- A black ostrich mount
- Cherry blossom weapon skin
- A forum/in-game title
- 10 premium revive stones
- 100 HP/MP potions
- And last but certainly not least, a three-day head start to explore the world of CABAL 2 beginning June 29, ahead of the game’s official July 2 launch.
Find out more on the Cabal 2 site.
The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a new post that addresses some of the major concerns that many players and community members have had since the beginning of the Heart of Thorns pre-purchase program announced at E3.
Veteran players will be glad to hear that if they registered the core game prior to January 23rd, 2015 and pre-purchased and registered the expansion key, they will receive one additional character slot. There is no timeline on when the slot will become available, but the team will have the community updated.
Anyone who purchased the base Guild Wars 2 game between January 23rd, 2015 and June 15, 2015 will have the purchase price refunded if the Heart of Thorns expansion is bought and registered prior to July 31, 2015.
Those who purchased Guild Wars 2 during the same dates, but who are no longer interested in Guild Wars 2, will have the entire purchase price refunded and their accounts closed by request.
Those who purchased Guild Wars 2 from a third party vendor such as Amazon will be unable to receive a refund from ArenaNet, however, if the game was registered between January 23, 2015 and June 16, 2015 and upgraded to any edition of pre-purchased Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, an additional character slot will be added to the account.
The process of delivering your additional character slot will be the same as described above. If you would like a refund, you will need to contact that third party, as refunds are dependent on their policies and rules.
Read all the details on the Guild Wars 2 site.
ArenaNet is hosting an ongoing special Guild Wars 2 livestream event today through 5 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Eastern. The team will be showing off a preview to skills and balance changes.
Head to the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel to check it out!
After 15 years with Square Enix Yoichi Wada steps down as the chief executor officer of the company. He will be focusing on Shinra Technologies in order to build a cloud gaming technology.
Read more at Gamesindustry.biz
Patch 6.2 launches this week and we have the full raid schedule for Hellfire Citadel. We also take a look at the first week of Tavern Brawls.
Read more of Reza Lackey's All Things Warcraft: Fury of Hellfire Dated & Bar Fights!
With the Fury of Hellfire update for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor going live tomorrow, Blizzard has published a new Survival Guide video and Feature Overview.
Head to the link above to see the new content and features introduced in 6.2.
As the World of Warships' beta continues, WarGaming has revealed a new video in Naval Academy series showing off incredible fire power of battleships.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
The fifth game in The Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim, has been supported by a huge modding community since its launch. Now, a Reddit user Siegfre has released a modification for the game which allows you to explore the world together with your friends.
Siegfre notes that the mod, called Tamriel Online, is still in early stages of development. The creator used it for some time with a friend and at the moment is looking for help to improve the mod. Right now Tamriel Online allows only a cooperative exploration of the world: the enemies attacked by one player become invisible for the other. Several users at Reddit have mentioned that mod allows for much bigger amount of players than just two.
You can read more about the modification and download it here.
It seemed like an eternity as we all sat and waited for the announcement of an expansion to Guild Wars 2, and when it came it was like a breath of fresh air. That is until the next day when we began our wait to pre-order the expansion Heart of Thorns. That has come, and rather than cheers, you will mostly hear an outrage from players all over the forums. Are players feeling too entitled, or has ArenaNet marred what should have been a good day?
Read more of David North's Guild Wars 2: Pre-order Mayhem.
The latest update to Survarium brings a host of feature overhauls and a brand new location, London, into the game. Key systems were reworked for the v0.29 update including redesigned balance, significantly altered changes to the game's sounds and improved graphics.
The team created a new video to show off some of the changes. It's in Russian, but the visuals should speak for themselves. Check it out below and then head to the Survarium site for more information about the update.
One of the absolute highlights of E3 2015 was finally getting hands on with n-Games upcoming multiplayer RPG Sword Coast Legends. You’re likely following this one already, but just in case you’re not: it’s essentially the second coming of Neverwinter Nights, and it looks and plays gloriously. What’s more? It’ll let you build your own campaigns from scratch and lord over four players as a benevolent (or in my case, sadistic) dungeon master.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Sword Coast Legends: Being a DM Has Never Been So Fun.
The Armored Warfare site has been updated with the news that the next Early Access event will feature Tier 8 tanks. The blog post features a full line of screenshots of each of the tanks that will be featured, including the M1A1 Abrams, the Soviet T-90, the Italian C1 Ariete, and the German Panzerhaubitze 2000.
Check out the Armored Warfare site to get a look at them all.