The MOP Up: Another stab at Game of Thrones
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 6:00 pm
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. See any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips [...]


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New Header, New videos
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 5:10 pm
  Pictured above is a new header I had designed by Belghast, yay! I’ve been trying to get a new header for my blog that I could use on various social media sites for...


There are always some games that you look at and think that it would be great to try when you have the time. My Steam library is full of them. One game that might have made it into your Steam games is Guns of Icarus, but even if it hasn’t yet, perhaps it should. And you should also make time [...]


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Sacrament looking to build an indie MMO with community involvement
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 4:00 pm
If there’s an overarching theme to the information that’s been posted thus far for Sacrament, it’s that the designers clearly want it to have some of everything. Open-world PvP? Sure, that’s in. Structured PvP? Yes, that too. Raid content? Yes. Solo content? Uh-huh. Ukulele-playing dogs that fight against resurrected dinosaur necromancers? There’s nothing confirming it yet, but let’s just assume [...]


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Eco as an academic tool: Educating with PvE survival and permadeath
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Like the idea of survival games, but not PvP? Wish your class involved video games? Maybe you want to doom humanity to choking itself on its own filth? Well, good news for all of you: Eco made its initial Kickstarter goal! The game is basically a PvE survival game launching with player made governments where players use server-provided data on the [...]


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Guild Chat: Finding MMO fun without your guildmates
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 12:00 pm
Good news, everyone: I’m back with an unexpected edition of Guild Chat for you! Observant Massively Overpowered readers might have noticed that I rotate this column with MMO Mechanics and it should, in fact, be the latter’s turn this time. However, I had a great reader submission fly its way into my inbox very shortly after publishing the last Guild [...]


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One Shots: Pin-up calendar
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 10:00 am
Here’s an interesting idea: using screenshots to make a calendar! Reader Elana was part of a team that did just that in The Secret World: “Earlier this year, a Radio Free Gaia DJ proposed the idea of creating a ‘pin-up calendar’ on the RFG forums, from which I ended up covering 10 months of players out of the 12 months as [...]


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The Daily Grind: Would you buy toys based on your favorite MMO?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 8:00 am
I’m not going to lie – I want a goblin playset from Final Fantasy XIV. They’ve got so many fun accessories to play with, what with all the tanks and vangobs and so forth. It seems like the sort of thing that would be endless fiddly fun. And I can’t be the only one, as those little World of Warcraft [...]


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Gaming To-Do List Update
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2015, 1:01 am
Earlier in the month I was inspired to make a gaming to-do list because of a great post by Izlain.  Now that we're nearing the end of the month and the end of Blaugust I thought it would be a good time to check in on the status of my list.

Here's where we stand:
  • Persona 4 Golden - Still playing and enjoying!  I plan on playing more.
  • Hearthstone - Succeeded in getting to at least rank 20 by the end of the month.  Kept up with the Tavern Brawl's every week for card packs.  Will continue to play for now
  • FFXIV Heavensward - I did daily trial roulettes until they stopped being fun.  Now I have the game on hold until the next content update.[removing from list]
  • KOTOR II - Tried and found it wanting.  Done with this game.[removing from list]
  • Valkyria Chronicles - I got back to the game and have been playing it.  Still not complete.  Will keep playing
  • Dirty Bomb - I tried it and didn't like it.[removing from list]
  • Fire Emblem Awakening - I still haven't gotten back to this game, but I want to.  It was a fantastic SRPG.
  • Lightning Returns - I plan on getting to it soon.  I want to spend more time with Final Fantasy spin-offs.
  • FFX-2 - Another Final Fantasy spin-off that I already own.  I liked playing it through when it first released.  I want to try the remaster! [added to list]
There we go.  A few games removed and one game added!  Lots of progress being made this month as I work toward the end of my gaming backlog.

Next month, September, is typically when games start releasing for the upcoming holiday season.  We'll see how that impacts my gaming intentions heading into the new year.  There are a few games I'm really excited about, but they're all scheduled to release in November or December.

It looks like I get to keep working on my backlog for another month!



'Mortal Kombat X' won't be coming to last-gen consoles after all
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 11:11 pm
'Mortal Kombat X'

I hope you weren't counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console -- you're about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the bloody brawler, claiming that neither version would meet the quality "expected of a Mortal Kombat game." It's not certain exactly what went wrong. However, it's clearer than ever that the transition to newer platforms is taking its toll on developers. Getting a game to run on more than two or three platforms isn't easy or cheap, and there isn't much incentive for studios to keep working on legacy support when you're increasingly likely to have a current system in your home.

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Star Citizen Persistent Universe – ArcCorp on Live Servers
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 11:26 pm
CIG made their by the end of August date to release Social Module, what they're calling Persistent Universe version 0. ArcCorp, the planet from the Stanton system shown off during the GamesCom demonstration is now live for Alpha testing. I only spent a few minutes in the game myself. My graphic's card low FPS was causing severe motion sickness. I've ordered an upgrade and am excited to give it another try after I have it installed. Related articles Star Citizen - Drake Herald Star Citizen - Constellation Ship Series


Star Citizen - Nyx Abbreviated Galactic Guide
Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 11:47 pm
Next on my journey to create abbreviated Galactic Guides for quick reference is Nyx which is perfect timing. The preview embedded below was just released by CIG. Nyx is also the first system to be developed from the ground up with the new modular design process. ATV 55 discussed progress on the Nyx-Levski landing zone and how it’s being designed as an outdoor bazaar. Unlike ArcCorp where you visit the interior of buildings to purchase items, Levski will have carts in an open area that’s bustling with activity.


Jool Explorer Assembly
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 10:37 pm
Blaugust 2015 Day 29 I had planned to spend last night’s gaming time in Champions Online, but the patcher was running extremely slowly, so instead I tried Star Trek Online and it timed out on the character loading screen. Cryptic seemed to be having some kind of network issues, although I didn’t try Neverwinter to […]


Make My MMO: August 29, 2015
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 8:00 pm
This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Project Gorgon graduated from our “current campaigns” list to our “fully funded” list thanks to its successful $74,000 Kickstarter take. New this week is MUD, a procedurally generated full-loot PvP MMO that got off to a rocky start with some players due to its female avatar stretch goal. The rest of this week’s crowdfunding news [...]


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Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 5:46 pm
YES. It’s getting near. http://t.co/vGStfVj9To


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Leala really likes this stuff.. wonder if it gives her the same feelings that I get when looking at giant robots. http://t.co/JI7dalqtzp


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Lol the store is so boring I’m taking super Instagram selfies of my new nerd glasses http://t.co/MK0nXGf677


Dark Age of Camelot’s fourth installment of the Otherworlds Campaign is out now
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 6:00 pm
Have you been walking through Dark Age of Camelot recently and found someone whose pants were suspended by means downright otherworldly? That person may well have been wearing an Otherworldly Belt, which you can acquire from the fourth chapter of the game’s ongoing Otherworlds Campaign. Or perhaps that person just had, like, really strange suspenders or something, but it was [...]


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424 - The Instance: Clicking the Cube
Posted by The Instance: The Podcast for Lovers of Blizzard Games [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2015, 2:06 pm
On this episode of The Instance, Greg still says things. Blizzard goes big time. Interesting theory about Legion. How infernal are your shrines. Get the pig! To hard getting to the top again. Why T got 70k in gold. 2.3 makes Diablo fans very happy. Did you open epic packs all week? Your emails and calls and more!


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Ice-T is Pro-Gamer. GamerGate Is Not.
Posted by Zen Of Design [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 4:56 pm
In what can only be described as one of the more hilarious events of GamerGate, Ice-T was Sea Lioned by GamerGaters last week. The summary of the whole event is quite hilarious, but without a doubt, this would be my favorite part. Eat A Dick…. What did that do to YOUR gamer cred.. Lol https://t.co/T7WwWdjCoD […]


ArcheAge’s 2.0 update launches on September 12
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 3:00 pm
Trion has announced that ArcheAge’s 2.0 game update will go live on September 12th. The Heroes Awaken patch will follow the 48-hour server merge period that begins on September 10th at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Heroes Awaken adds a new political system, housing upgrades with “crafting-focused benefits,” guild expeditions, guild war declarations, and “much more,” Trion says in its announcement post. It’s [...]


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Drakensang Online’s Rise of Balor update opens new continent for business
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 4:00 pm
It’s time to vacation to uncharted territories in Drakensang Online. The isometric action MMO released its sizable Rise of Balor update this week and with it the continent of Lor’Tac. Let’s break it down by numbers, shall we? Lor’Tac offers 16 new maps, 11 additional monster types, 150 quests, and 200 items to loot. The update also reworked the entire [...]


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PAX Prime 2015: Sword Coast Legends makes a great first impression
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 1:00 pm
I like to think that it’s not the hype getting to me when I talk about Sword Coast Legends. When I first saw the demo of the game at E3, I was very intrigued. Here at PAX Prime, though, I’m actually able to sit down and play the game for real — well, as real as a 15-minute demo will allow. [...]


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Guild Wars 2’s base game is F2P for everyone today; Heart of Thorns introduces raiding
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 1:15 pm
We’ll be updating this post with all the highlights of ArenaNet‘s Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PAX Prime 2015 panel beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT today. Watch along below; we’ve got the stream embedded from Twitch! And we’re off! Larry’s posting snapshots of the event on Instagram for us. A photo posted by Larry Everett (@larry.everett) on Aug 29, 2015 [...]


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Nexus Telegraph: Five ways to get ready for WildStar’s F2P
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2015, 2:00 pm
WildStar’s free-to-play transition — with the accompanying massive feature patch — hasn’t gotten a set date yet, but with the update in closed beta testing I think it’s a safe bet that we’re looking at a September or early October launch. That puts WildStar in the middle of all of the fall MMO craziness, which is fine since I doubt [...]


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