An island that time forgot, or some sinister experiment from the future? In the first entry in a new column, Gareth Harmer explores the world of ARK: Survival Evolved.
With World of Tanks' PS4 release looming, the Midwestern branch of the Wargaming.net empire is cranking away on the game, making sure it's all that it should be. I visited the Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore office recently and discovered that having found their feet with the 360 and Xbox One versions, the team exudes confidence about the PS4--so much so that despite the demands of crunch, they had time to talk and show off their hard work.
Rob's back this week and stuck wondering, just what is "pay to win" anymore.
John Smedley is ready to reveal what he's been up to for the past several months after leaving Daybreak Game Company last summer. He has formed a new studio called Pixelmage Games that is already hard at work on Hero's Song, a 2D pixel art action RPG. Pixelmage is hoping to raise $800,000 to complete development on Hero's Song and grow the team from the thirteen that currently are working on the game.
If you have not read the news today, then it's time to catch up on Hero's Song. The first game from John Smedley's new team is launching on Kickstarter this morning. This new open world MMORPG can be played in multiple ways. You can actually go through the game single player, host your own server, and play with thousands of others in a sandbox game. John said he always wanted a game like this and now fans of old school RPGs and MMOs, with a wish for something new, are in for a treat.
MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys for Survarium. This gift keys will give players 30,000 silver and 7 days of a Premium Account! Get your key while supplies last!
The Shards Online community had the opportunity to take part in a Tournament of Champions event last week that resonated well with players. DusyMonkeyGaming took the stream footage and created a highlights reel that shows off some of the good times had by all. Check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments!
Minecraft will be released in a new edition beginning this summer. Called MinecraftEdu, the special version of the game hopes to inspire creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in students around the world. Educators will be able to try out a free trial this summer and then enjoy the first year of MinecraftEdu at no cost.
Blizzard is taking eSports in Heroes of the Storm to a new level with this year's Global Championship Circuit with over four million dollars on the line. The site has been updated with a look at the first round of qualifying events, the Spring Global Championship. All of the dates and regional events are detailed including events to be held in South Korea, Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe, Latin America, North America, Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
Doubtless, many of you around here probably remember Dungeon Defenders, the Indie hit from 2011 (seems so long ago, now). A mix of tower defense and co-op RPG, players fended off waves of enemies while defending the Eternia Crystals. The game sold so well across various platforms that developer Trendy Entertainment has been long at work on a sequel. Make sense, right?
The Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade site has been updated with a new FAQ to take on some of the community questions regarding the impending Steam Early Access launch. Nathan Richardsson will be answering questions as they come up with the list being updated regularly.
On January 21st, Neverwinter players will be able to get hold of a Quasit companion via the Zen Marketplace. This tiny buddy is considered an augment companion that can boost initial stats in hit points, power, recovery and armor penetration as well as health regeneration.
The Nosgoth site has been updated with a look ahead at the next month or two as to what players can expect in the way of new content. The Silenced Cathedral will be incoming soon and some new screens has been added to show off a bit of its look. In addition, a new, but still not revealed, human class will be announced in the next several weeks and the League Beta will continue after the end of the most recent season a few days ago.
Amazon Prime members will be able to watch short live-action films that will bring to life four agents from The Division. The short 30-minute films are now available to Prime members along with some exclusive scenes via the Amazon Video app.
Victor compares two games with differing attractiveness when it comes to content grinds: FFXIV and Warframe.
Survarium is a free to play MMOFPS set in the post-apocalyptic future. Players take on the role of one of the "lucky" survivors. We caught up with Vostok Games PR & Marketing Director Oleg Yavorsky to find out more about this unique game.
The PlayStation 4 version of World of Tanks has now gone live and comes complete with exclusive new content including the Skorpion Pass map and a free Girls und Panzer Elite tank.
MMORPG.com has partnered with AMZGame to bring our members an exclusive gift key event for their newest MMORPG - Clash of Avatars. Clash of Avatars is a free-to-play browser game inspired by anime and cosplay. These gift keys will give you free gold, spirit and much more!
Nintendo has revealed that Bravely Second: End Layer is headed to North America on April 15, 2016. At a future time, Nintendo plans to reveal a special collector's edition will be released that will include a large art book and the digital soundtrack.
2015 was a bit of an off year for Marvel Heroes. The year was marked by layoffs, lagging release dates, and a real dearth of new content. Fortunately, it appears that Gazillion has regrouped for the new year, and the studio has sent some signals that should inspire hope in fans for a better year. That said, we have a couple of our own ideas for what would help meet those goals.
The largest investment bank in Korea is predicting that NCSoft's stable of games will have had a fantastic year overall, but that Carbine Studios' WildStar did and will continue to struggle for survival even after a free-to-play conversion in late 2015. Daewoo Securities has published its estimate for the results of the forthcoming 2015 investor report to be revealed later in Q1 2016.
Nintendo has revealed an amazing list of RPG titles to be released for the 3DS platform throughout 2016. Titles include Fire Emblem Fates on February 19th, Bravely Second: End Layer coming on April 15th and more.
InselGames and HanmaruSoft have announced that the post-apocalyptic MMO Trinium Wars will be arriving on Steam Early Access beginning on February 17th. Jan Wook Lee, former Lead Artist on Diablo 3, and his team hope to bring a new twist to the sci-fi MMO.
Folks looking forward to the March release of Tom Clancy's The Division can score some extra gear once the game launches by using the code "AGENTORGINS" on the official website. By so doing, future players can snag four gear sets based on The Division: Agent Origins live action video series. The gear sets are: Paramedic, Firefighter, Police; and Hunter.
The ArcheAge community team will be hosting a special live stream concert on Friday, January 22nd at 1:30 pm Pacific / 4:30 pm Eastern. The concert will feature the women who make up the band Invocation Array and the music of Mistsong Summit.