The Nature of Evil
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The Eberron campaign setting, which DDO is mostly centered around, was created with the idea that “the creatures of Eberron are not bound by traditional alignment restrictions” (Eberron Campaign Setting, page 250). In game, this is seen rather frequently if players pay attention. An innocent kobold hires adventurers to find a peaceful method to remove [...]


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Server Maintenance: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 4:49 pm
All game servers will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 5:00am PDT / 7:00am CDT / 8:00am EDT / 12:00pm UTC/GMT and will end at 9:30am PDT / 11:30am CDT / 12:30pm EDT / 4:30pm...


Be a ‘superstar’ in Music Man Online’s open beta test
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 4:30 pm
“What’s up, superstars!” Obviously, that’s directed at you, not us. And as a superstar, you’ll no doubt be interested in participating in Music Man Online’s open beta test. The OBT, which began today, adds in the “item mall” (in-game cash shop) and will not feature any more wipes. Music Man Online is a crazy fusion of “magic, technology, and magic” [...]


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World of Tanks is now rolling on XBox One
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 5:00 pm
As of today, XBox One owners can jump into beautifully recreated WWII armored vehicles and blow their enemies to smithereens: World of Tanks has launched on the console. With over 350 different tanks from the nations of France, USSR, China, Germany, USA, Great Britain, and Japan to choose from, players are sure to find a few favorites for rolling through [...]


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Dark Age of Camelot’s Otherworlds campaign moves into Chapter 2
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 6:00 pm
The multi-month Otherworlds campaign in Dark Age of Camelot is pressing forward, with Chapter 2 unlocking today. To play Chapter 2, players are required to be level 50 or higher and have completed both the prologue and first chapter. Broadsword cautioned players that they will need to group to be able to complete the new part of the saga but [...]


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The Repopulation revamps its PvP system
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 2:30 pm
Forget what you might have seen or played of The Repopulation’s PvP in the past, because the upcoming sandbox MMO is bringing to bear an overhauled interpersonal conflict system that could suck you in. The team announced that it has recently completed a top-down revamp of the PvP system, allowing players to lay siege to enemy cities, conquer settlements, and [...]


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Champions Online subscribers receive an inflatable giraffe for August
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 3:00 pm
Your friends might make fun of you for your subscription to Champions Online, pointing at the game’s incredibly slow update schedule and lack of extant content. But do any of the games they subscribe to offer an inflatable pool tube with a giraffe head as a costume reward? Seriously, let us know if this is a trend sweeping the game [...]


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Guns of Icarus boss talks PvE, factions, new ships, and more
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 3:30 pm
Last week I checked in with indie airship battler Guns of Icarus, and I figured why not check in with the dev team at Muse while I was at it. CEO Howard Tsao graciously fielded my questions about GoI’s upcoming PvE mode, and he filled us in on everything from enemy AI to factional gameplay to new airships that are [...]


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Massively OP Podcast: Episode 23
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 4:00 pm
Justin and Bree discuss Smed's resignation, Project Gorgon, Guild Wars 2's Tempest, Camelot's tribute, SWTOR's Togrutas, and WildStar's stat overhaul, with a buncha mailbag questions on Marvel Heroes.


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'Dragon Quest XI' may be one of the first Nintendo NX games
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 2:26 pm
'Dragon Quest XI' on the Nintendo 3DS

It's been a long time coming, but another Dragon Quest title is on the way -- and you'll want to keep your eye on this one. Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest XI, a solo role-playing game (no DQX-style massively multiplayer experience) that will come to the PlayStation 4, 3DS... and, quite possibly, Nintendo's future NX console. Yes, the publisher is at least "considering" a version for a system that exists as little more than a codename. There's no mention of what that version will entail, although it's clear that DQXI will take advantage of platforms' strong points. The PS4 version is based on the pretty Unreal Engine 4, while the 3DS version makes good use of the dual screens to show 3D gameplay and 2D maps at the same time. As it stands, you'll have to wait a while to try any edition for yourself. Square Enix hasn't provided any release dates yet, so the odds are that you won't be battling slimes until 2016 at the earliest.

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Videos offer impressions of Black Desert’s new Valencia region
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 1:30 pm
While fans in the North American market can’t jump in check out Black Desert’s latest update (the game needs to launch here first!), they can experience it vicariously though videos thanks to Steparu.com.  Introduced last week, the update added a new region called Valencia, a beautiful yet deadly desert that will actually strip your character of health during the heat [...]


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PSA: Star Citizen can be downloaded and played for free until July 31st
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 2:00 pm
Do you want to try out Star Citizen for yourself now but don’t feel comfortable spending any money on a game that doesn’t actually exist in more than fragmentary module form yet? In honor of QuakeCon 2015, the game has thrown open the gates to anyone who would like to join up and try it out before July 31st. It’s [...]


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Indie developers out thousands of dollars in OUYA-Razer deal
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 1:57 pm

Once upon a time, it looked like OUYA would be able to support itself as an independent gaming company focused on the Android-based, microconsole experience. In 2013, it even offered up $1 million to OUYA developers as part of an initiative called Free the Games Fund, which promised to match crowdfunded cash for certain OUYA projects. Dozens of developers got involved and were banking on OUYA's contributions to complete and ship their games, often tens of thousands of dollars per project. Now that Razer is officially purchasing OUYA, all of this cash is in question and the developers involved are not happy. "Razer/OUYA's insistence that these deals are gone is causing us to have to majorly restructure our plans leading up to release," one developer, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells Engadget.

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Tamriel Infinium: Imperial City revitalizes Elder Scrolls Online’s PvP
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 12:00 pm
I’ve always found it odd that one of Bethesda’s biggest showings at a convention every year is QuakeCon. Elder Scrolls Online, especially, has always treated QuakeCon as the best place to make the biggest reveals for the game. Of course, the total audience for QuakeCon is bigger than those who actually show up because it’s broadcast on Twitch at the [...]


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Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is part of a universe that is all about people fighting and killing over inches of mud on a battlefield. Naturally, that makes up a fairly good part of the gameplay, and the game’s territory control mechanics are there to make it clear exactly what four-inch stretch of pummeled dirt belongs to your chosen faction. The [...]


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Guild Wars 2 adds SMS verification, living world season one recap
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 1:00 pm
ArenaNet wants to make sure your Guild Wars 2 account is secure, and apparently just reminding gamers to stop using “PASSWORD123″ for every website isn’t good enough because we’re idiots. That’s precisely why the studio is rolling out SMS verification later this summer. “Once you associate a phone number with your account, if someone tries to log in to your [...]


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Two Wii U devs on why 'indie' doesn't have to be a curse word
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 12:00 pm

Developers Dave Proctor and Alex Rushdy of 13AM Games are in the middle of an impassioned conversation about the Wii U and independent development.

"I think the industry is getting into a habit of unsustainably large development, where it's like, 'Ugh, of course the Wii U can't run Assassin's Creed Unity,'" Proctor says.

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Sorry, Bethesda can't make any more 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boys
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 12:24 pm

The special edition of Fallout 4 comes with a pretty spectacular piece of swag: a real-life Pip-Boy that works with your smartphone. Understandably, the $120 bundle sold out almost as soon as it went on sale, but as much as the game's publisher wanted more of your cash, it's admitted that it simply can't make any more. Bethesda's Pete Hines has told GameSpot that the factories that produced the device were working at full-pelt, but simply couldn't fit more manufacturing runs into their production schedules.

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Brothers
Posted by Bwblog | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 11:45 am
Today, I watched my face burn.


Blizzard being at Gamescom is in and of itself neither unusual nor unique. Gamescom is just one of those conventions that the company attends, after all. But hosting a separate press conference at the show would seem to indicate that the company has something to announce beyond what fans are already aware of. Which, at this point, would almost certainly [...]


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Announcing the official MOP Marvel Heroes supergroup, Massively Underpowered!
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 11:00 am
You’ve probably noticed that several members of the Massively OP staff are obsessed with Marvel Heroes. Well, we thought it was high time to make a supergroup of our own for the MOP and greater gaming community — and you’re invited to join! The new supergroup is called Massively Underpowered (see what we did there?) and is open to any [...]


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Armada
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 10:00 am

My overall take-away from this book is that Armada is a fun read.  It was a fun page-turner and I'm glad I read it, but I don't think it's for everyone.

The main thing this boils down to is that Ernest Cline's first novel, Ready Player One, was better.  It's more accessible and it's much more unpredictable (in a good way).  Armada was completely predictable all the way through.  I still had fun reading it, but it didn't have any surprises for me.

But, Armada might be for you if.....

  • You read Ready Player One and enjoyed it
  • You are really into video games
  • You like VR
  • You're interested in drones and government conspiracy
  • You're a teenage boy
If any of those apply to you then there is something in Armada that will appeal to you.


But in all honesty, if you haven't read either of these books I would definitely suggest picking up Ready Player One.  It's fantastic and feels much more accessible than Armada.  I think it's much easier to relate to the references and events in Ready Player One.  In my opinion it's the better book.


War Thunder exec fired after pressuring YouTuber to sign contract
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 9:00 am
A heated exchange between one avid War Thunder YouTuber and the game’s producer has seemingly resulted in the producer losing his job for overreaching his authority. Multiple Russian blogs have reported that Russian YouTuber Kirill Fyodorov got into a tiff with Gaijin Entertainment over his coverage of the game and ownership of the channel. Producer Pavel Kulikov had Fyodorov’s channel taken [...]


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Angles and Angels Update 27 Quests Review
Posted by DDOcast - A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 8:27 am

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And that is what I want out of new content. Something different, that is fun. I want to have a great time when first running it. And we did.


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The Daily Grind: What immersive RPG elements are missing from the modern MMORPG?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 July 2015, 8:00 am
This morning’s Daily Grind inquisitor is Kickstarter donor Nepentheia, who wonders about the “RPG” in MMORPG: What RPG elements that create a more immersive experience do you feel are missing from (more recently released) MMOs? Hunger and thirst spring first to mind, followed by meaningful travel and day-and-night cycles. Very few MMOs include these elements at all. Of course, a [...]


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