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Will to Live Online:  It May Have the Will, But Does It Have Anything Else?

An MMORPG that is fairly similar in form to other games of its type where you are a survivor, fighting against animals, monsters, and other players, does it have what it takes to stand up against a game like Destiny or other MMO type games? This is our first impressions of Will to Live Online.

Things to Know Before You Start Dragon Quest XI

I’m around 15 hours into what Square Enix has proclaimed is roughly a 70 hour game if you stick to the critical path. So far I’m enjoying it but want to stay clear of spoilers for my initial impressions. So I present to you in no particular order things to know before you start Dragon Quest XI.

Around the Verse - Happy Race, Ya Filthy Rover

Sandi Gardiner and Chris Roberts are back with the latest Star Citizen: Around the Verse. Called "Happy Race, Ya Filthy Rover", the team describes the vlog, "Filthy Rovers on Daymar, improving Group system UI, and turret fever drives us crazy in this week’s update." Sounds fun!

Steam Numbers Show MHW's Massive Success - It's Steam's Biggest Game So Far in 2018

Monster Hunter World just came out for PC yesterday and it's smashing records according to SteamCharts. The concurrent number of players is an amazing 240k, the highest in 2018 and the seventh highest of all time. Players have put in 3.6M hours too. Lastly, it will come as no surprise that MHW is Japan's biggest hit in the west, far eclipsing Dark Souls 3 that came in at about 130k concurrent users.

Guardians of the Sky Takes Flight on August 14th

The next big update to TERA is coming on August 14th. Called "Guardians of the Sky", the event brings new Guardian Missions that "enter a whole new dimension" during flight missions. Players will find Rhapsody of Wind & Fire and Search & Destroy missions and will need to check the map frequently to track Guardian Legion missions to swoop in and take part.

WoW's Game Director On BfA's Pre-Event; Metzen on Toxic Nerd Culture

A pair of interesting interviews about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth have cropped up, one with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas and John Hight about the drama and issues around the expansion pre-event. The other is with former Blizzard developer Chris Metzen on the issue of nerd toxicity.

Tabletop Fans Attend! Entromancy: A Cyberpunk Fantasy Roleplaying Game by Our Good Friends Som & Rob

Over the years, most of you have enjoyed the work of our good friends Som Pourfarzaneh and Rob Lashley. While we don't have the pleasure of hearing from them as much as we'd like to these days, it's for good reason: The two of them have embarked on creating and developing a new tabletop game called Entromancy: A Cyberpunk Fantasy Roleplaying Game.

Delve Challenges Players to Journey Beneath the Surface

Grinding Gear is one of the hardest working bunch of developers that continually proves that quality content can be pushed out at a blistering pace. Path of Exile: Incursion launched earlier this summer, but not resting on their laurels, the team is expanding Path of Exile yet again with Delve, the game's first infinite dungeon that will challenge even the hardiest of players.

Razer Chroma HDK: Chroma Backlighting For Your Gaming Den

The age of RGB has arrived and it’s never been easier to make your setup look amazing. Today we’re looking at a product you may not have heard of: the Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit (HDK). Looking past the name, we find Razer’s own LED lighting kit made to run inside or outside your PC and fully compatible with Philips Hue. Ready to improve your desk game? This is one you won’t want to miss.

Samsung Galaxy Exclusive Beta Event Begins

Epic Games has announced that Samsung Galaxy owners can get started playing the Fortnite Android beta beginning today. Additionally, those who purchase the Samsung Note 9 or the Galaxy Tab S4 will also receive an exclusive outfit. Other Android devices will be added over the coming days and interested parties are invited to head to the Fortnite site to sign up.

Not So MMO: Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Gameplay Video

Rockstar has released the first-ever gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. With over six minutes of action, the stage is set for the game's debut on PlayStation 4 and XBox One on October 26th. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Marvel Meets Tic-Tac-Toe in Marvel Battle Lines

When I first saw the announcement of Marvel Battle Lines I found myself conflicted. I was excited for the possibility of a sort of Marvel answer to Hearthstone, but cautious of Nexon’s involvement for fear of heavy-handed P2W elements. Alas, Marvel Hearthstone isn’t what we got. Instead, Marvel Battle Lines is closer to enhanced tic-tac-toe.

Discord Opens a New Beta Storefront & a Unified Launcher

Discord is ready to take Steam on head-to-head with today's opening of a brand new storefront. Today's offering is a collection of titles that are favorites of the staff, but the number of games for sale will increase over time. In what is probably its best feature, however, Discord will, at a user's request, scan PCs to see what games are installed and place them in a single location. It's sort of a "virtual bookshelf" and will allow games to be launched from a single application.

Missions [Re]Started

No Man’s Sky has really become far more developed since launch and the mission system is a big part of that. Red Thomas takes a look at the mission system in the game and makes some suggestions for how players might get the most out of their time running missions.

A 'Shared World' ARPG by Max Schaefer & Echtra Games

Perfect World Entertainment and Echtra Games have great news for ARPG fans: A NEW Torchlight game is in the works! Called Torchlight Frontiers, the game is being developed by Max Shaefer, one of the co-founders of Runic Games, the original developers of the Torchlight series. Torchlight Frontiers is a "shared-world action- RPG" that brings back signature features and mechanics from the beloved series. Pop through the jump to read the full press announcement and to see the new trailer!.