While several well-known cRPGs have been released over the preceding few years, none has bigger shoes to fill than Torment: Tides of Numenera. As the spiritual successor to the much acclaimed Planescape: Torment, fans will come flocking to the title for nostalgia's sake. They will be rewarded with an experience that feels familiar and yet completely new in a genre that has been brought forward to a new generation.
The latest ARK: Survival Evolved update brought a number of defensive TEK components into the game. These are designed to provide protection from players with TEK-specc'd dinos who have been wreaking havoc since the new more futuristic system was released earlier this year. Players can enhance buildings with TEK forcefields that can be adjusted to fit the particular structural organization of a home or enclave. It provides resistance to attack and keeps out non-home members as well.
The latest Overwatch character teaser is out, this time a "to do" list written by 11-year-old Efi Oladele. The list specifies a number of items she wants to collect including a "OR-15 Chassis" and a "fusion driver". What it all means is anybody's guess but it builds on last week's revelations that the Doomfist was stolen from Numbani.
The latest Horizon: Zero Dawn trailer is out and enticing PlayStation 4 players with more information about how the game is a hybrid of action and RPG genres. As with all RPGs, exploration and killing monsters gives the character XP that can be applied in any one of three trees: Prowler, Brave or Forager, each with its own unique abilities.
The 2017 Game Developers Conference and Virtual Reality Developers Conference has officially kicked off in San Francisco, California. The annual convention is expected to run through Friday, March 3rd. The Virtual Reality Developer Conference is open for the first time ever and is designed to cater to the unique needs and technology that VR embodies.
In today's investor's meeting, Funcom revealed that it will be "relaunching" The Secret World in 2017. The move is being made to "broaden the appeal of the game" and will be accomplished through redesigning the new player experience and by making combat improvements as well as tweaking other game play features. In addition, the veteran program, including its rewards and retention systems, will be overhauled. Relaunch is expected to begin in March.
It seems that the older an MMO gets, the more grind it implements to keep top end players "engaged". For you Star Wars: The Old Republic players who haven't gotten enough grind in the first series of Galactic Command levels, get out the peppercorns and loosen up your elbows. Bioware has announced that a hundred new Galactic Command levels are incoming along with "exciting new gear rewards".
Blizzard has announced the next Hearthstone expansion. As rumored, it is Journey to Un'Goro, taking place in the World of Warcraft location Un'Goro Crater. In a new video, Production Director Jason Chayes and Game Director Ben Brode introduce the expansion. New content includes 135 minions and spells along with new Elemental minion type for Murlocs, Dragons, Pirates and Beasts.
The Path of Exile team had a bit quieter week this week, though with the big news that a number of balance changes are incoming, some with 2.6.0 and some of the "more extreme changes" to be seen during The Fall of Oriath beta. In addition, the team gave some hints about new Unique Items, Legacy League Relics and a wrap up of all of the previews for the upcoming expansion. Read on, Exiles!
With today's announcement about Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade going "free to WAAAGH", we took the opportunity to reach out to Nathan Richardsson to learn more. Find out about what, if any, restrictions FtW players will face, what the immediate plans for the future are and much more.