Microsoft has already said its mixed reality headset, HoloLens, will be reaching developers early next year. But while we wait for that to happen, the company plans to take it on tour across the US and Canada, in an event that's going to give developers the chance to try the device firsthand. They'll also be able to meet members of the HoloLens team and learn how to create holographic experiences, which is a smart way to lure in any dev who's thinking about paying the $3,000 for a test unit. The live demo trip begins October 13th in Seattle, followed by Toronto, Salt Lake City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Atlanta and, lastly, Austin. To register, as well as find out the exact dates for each city, check out the event's dedicated site.
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Blizzard has a full slate of tournament events going on this weekend as the European Road to Blizzcon event kicks off. The tournament events take place in Prague, Czech Republic with Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft EU Championships and $300,000 in prizes are at stake.
Daybreak Game Company has revealed the Halloween happenings for several of their titles. More details about each event can be found on the individual game pages and here's a summary.
During the last weekend's Twichcon Daybreak Game Company has hosted its inaugural invitational tournament. The top 12 finishers shared in a $200k prize pool.
Cougar has announced the launch of the new gaming mouse called Cougar 700M eSports. The mouse comes in two different color variations and was designed from ground up to provide precision gaming for eSports fanatics.
CyberStep has announced that their free-to-play MMORPG Onigiri will get XBox One and Playstation 4 versions to join already available PC version. The XBox One version has been released as of October 2nd with Playstation 4 version coming October 6th.
Daybreak Game Company and Runewaker Entertainment have decided to stop operations of Dragon's Prophet in North America. Servers will close on Monday, November 16th. Players can continue playing through that date and items in the in-game marketplace have had prices reduced. Players can use Daybreak Cash for these items through the final day, or use it in other DGC games.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a new post that lays out many of the significant changes coming to core systems when Knights of the Fallen Empire debuts later this month.
Blizzard has announced that a fully localized Japanese version of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be released later this month. Thousands already play Hearthstone, but in English only. This opens up the game to thousands of potential new players.
Russia's premier gaming convention, Igromir 2015, has been going on for the past several days. During the event, GameNet producers spoke with GoHa.ru and Dave Jones about Black Desert Online and the localization efforts among other topics. The following are some of the most interesting questions that were asked during those interviews and include work points, P2P/F2P launches, store items and more.
Cryptic Studios has announced that it will be hosting a special live-stream event with Chase Masterson, aka Leeta from Deep Space Nine, on Tuesday, October 6th at 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern in the Star Trek Online Twitch.tv channel.
The Revival team has posted this week's update with an interesting look at how the game world comes alive through player and NPC "tagging". In addition, several forum topics are highlighted as being of keen interest to the community and a teaser is launched about a day in the life of a caravaneer.
We are combing the Net, looking for Halloween activities in some of our favourite MMOs. We will be presenting several to you each week between now and October 31st.
The Lineage 2 team has announed that the next major update to the game, called the Underground, will be released on the October 14th. As the name implies, players will be traveling to the Gainak Underground and can enter three new instances, based on the legends of Freya, Tauti and Kelbim.
With Heart of Thorns just weeks away, Jason looks back on his thousands of hours playing Guild Wars 2 and wonders what else he could have done with his time...
The beauty of Sword Coast Legends is that not only will players control their own characters, but if they're playing Dungeon Master, they'll be able to control a whole cadre of monstrous beings pull straight from pen and paper Dungeons and Dragons. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be doing some deep dives in to some of these monsters. Today, we're starting with the wondrous and terrible Beholder, and the monstrously strong Troll. Read on!
In the same vein, we're going to piggyback on last week's List of the Five Best MMOs for New Players and suggest five more MMORPGs that you should at least give a try if you're looking for a new game. And next week, we'll take it a step further and recommend five "deep cuts" for the hardcore crowd!
Blizzard is pretty cagey when it comes to the release of information about its games but we managed to corner the team behind Diablo III to find out a few interesting tidbits of information about the game's lore and the recently released Kanai's Cube.
This week on Game On, Chris and Ryan are joined by Allie Murdock of Motiga to discuss their upcoming genre-blender, Gigantic. If you're a fan of MOBAs, shooters, or PvPvE MMO battlegrounds, this is an episode you won't want to miss!
It seems that Diablo III fans have a lot to look forward to in next month's Blizzcon as it appears a new franchise expansion or title is going to be announced. The Blizzard jobs page has been updated with an advertisement for an Art Director for an "unannounced project" in the Diablo series and that the idea candidate should have "a passion for games with a deep understanding of the Diablo franchise".
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be receiving another big DLC with today's announcement of Orsinium. Orsinium is the ancestral home of the Orcs and players are tasked with helping to rebuild this subterranean capital by order of King Kurog.
After monitoring player feedback over the last several weeks, Obsidian Entertainment and My.com have announced that Armored Warfare's progression system will be undergoing a complete rebalance. Of notable inclusion will be an improved progression mechanic with regard to players reaching higher tiers and faster progress on Military Base progression.
The Gloria Victis team has sent word that some new combat mechanics have been introduced that should make game play even more engaging and fun. Players can take advantage of the new headshot mechanic that allows players to both utilize and detect them. In addition, players can now revive unconscious players and new blocking mechanics have been added.
Because of an issue with the raiding system being turned off for most of the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns beta weekend, the event has been extended until 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern today. Players will be able to check out the new raid system along with the squad UI up until the event ends later today.