Issue 522
January 16th, 2016
The second round of closed beta testing will be announced next week and preorder customers will be able to reserve both family and character names in February. There will be two distinct shops in BDO, the Cash Shop which, as expected, will include convenience items including storage, character slots, revive potions and more. Players can use real world cash to purchase Pearls that is the required currency.
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Game Director Matt Firor has posted a new blog on the Elder Scrolls Online site to give players a look at what 2016 will bring to the game. He begins by reminding the community of the next two DLC, Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood, and that there is much more in store for the game.
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The sheer amount of RPGs coming out in 2016, is staggering. Unlike with our MMOs of 2016 list, we won't strive to list them all. Instead, we're curating our Top 25 most anticipated RPGs of 2016. Here's hoping they all launch this year!
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Nathan Richardsson has sent out a new update for fans of Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade. In it, he makes the big announcement that "we are now preparing to fully move over to the Early Access program on Steam". Those choosing to participate will be able to get in the Closed Alpha via a Steam purchase or a Founders pack can be purchased from the game's official site. The Founder's Program will be ending on January 25th.
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Kingdom Games has put out a nifty ARPG called FIVE: Guardians of David that sits squarely in the style of Diablo, Torchlight and Titan Quest. While those games boast evil denizens of the underworld or mythological underpinnings, FIVE puts a new spin on ARPGs with its foundation in the Bible, namely in the Old Testament stories of David, of Goliath fame.
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Dungeons & Dragons Online is the premier MMORPG based on the original Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and first published in 1974, which has been an inspiration for almost every fantasy game since then. Using the D&D 3.5 ruleset as its base, DDO puts players into the Eberron story setting, onto the land of Xen'drik, where magic drives technology, political factions constantly struggle for power, and where action, adventure, and dangerous creatures lurk around every corner of this wild, untamed land.
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