Star Trek Online: Delta Rising Announcement Trailer Debuts
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Delta Rising Announcement Trailer Debuts

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Online expansion, Delta Rising. Delta Rising follows in the footsteps of the Voyager mission that returned thirty-two years earlier.




Heroes of the Storm: Kerrigan Profiled in Latest Hero Blog
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 5:18 pm

Kerrigan Profiled in Latest Hero Blog

The Heroes of the Storm blog has been updated with a new profile of none other than the Queen of Blades herself, Sarah Kerrigan. Not only is her in-game persona revealed, but fans of the Starcraft series are treated to a look back at Kerrigan's life and times in an interesting series of information tidbits.




Dragon Age: Inquisition: Multiplayer to be a Component of DA:I
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 5:27 pm

Multiplayer to be a Component of DA:I

Bioware has revealed good news for fans of both their epic single player game, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and of cooperative multiplayer work similar to that found in Mass Effect 3. In an interview with IGN, the team said that multiplayer will run alongside the campaign and that cooperative 'squads' of players would work through random maps of monsters. Additionally, all new heroes will be provided via free downloadable content.




TERA: Rising: En Masse Introduces KickStarter Parody for BAMs
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 5:42 pm

En Masse Introduces KickStarter Parody for BAMs

TERA's site has been updated with a new parody of KickStarter to encourage players to run on a thirty day rampage against BAMs, or Big Ass Monsters. The site is keeping track of the number of BAMs killed with specific goals reached earning in-game rewards for players.




General: Deathtrap: Action RPG Meets Tower Defense
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 7:55 pm

Deathtrap: Action RPG Meets Tower Defense

NeocoreGames, the minds behind the Amazing Adventures of Van Helsing series, has announced a new title called "Deathtrap". According to information received, Deathtrap is a hybrid between action-RPGs and tower defense games. Neocore is expecting Deathtrap to be released in the fall of 2014.




Gauntlet: Release Revised to September 23rd
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 8:53 pm

Release Revised to September 23rd

Citing the need to fine tune Gauntlet for multiplayer goodness, Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that its reimagined Gauntlet will be arriving on September 23rd.




General: Why Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-Op Will Be Awesome
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 4:39 am

Why Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-Op Will Be Awesome

I'm more confident at this point that Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer will be awesome than I am about the single player game. Inquisition seems to hit the right notes in terms of enhancing the series' combat without overdoing it and stripping things away like Dragon Age II did, and this bodes well for a multiplayer component that focuses squarely on the game's combat systems.




General: Chaos Heroes Online: First Look Interview
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 9:37 am

Chaos Heroes Online: First Look Interview

Chaos Heroes Online is a new MOBA hitting the market that is setting out to be something new in the genre. Find out more about Chaos Heroes Online in our exclusive interview.




General: Escape Dead Island to Release on November 18th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 1:22 pm

Escape Dead Island to Release on November 18th

Escape Dead Island is ready to take off running on November 18th, according to a press announcement. Escape Dead Island is a survival mystery spin off based on the Dead Island series.




General: The Soapbox: Calling Out UbiSoft
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 2:12 pm

The Soapbox: Calling Out UbiSoft

Ubisoft Blue Byte recently posted an article where business analyst Teut Weidemann criticized the globally recognized MOBA League of Legends and their parent company, Riot Games, for not focusing on their profits. Okay, so that's not the way it was worded, but it's easy to read between the lines and is taking a jab at Riot, pointing out that they have a questionable business model which should, in theory, be making substantially more money than it currently does.




GWJ Conference Call Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoiler Section
Posted by Gamers With Jobs - Conference Call [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 9:07 pm

Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoiler Section - December 17th, 2014
So many Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoilers!

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(An Epic 164 MBs, 3:00:13)

Join Lara Crigger, Karla Andrich and Shawn as they dive deep into Dragon Age: Inquisition spoilers.

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GWJ Conference Call Episode 427
Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 9:02 pm

Episode 427 - December 17th, 2014
FarCry 4, Dead State, Ultra-Wide Monitor Review, Irrational Feelings About Games, Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoiler Section (See Show Notes!), Your Emails and More!

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(An Irrational 39.8 MBs, 1:09:31)

This week Sean, Julian and Cory talk about irrational feelings about games! We also have a Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoiler Section with Lara, Karla and Shawn you'll find as a separate download!

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Space strategy MMO AD2460 launches on December 29th
Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 7:00 pm

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After two months in open beta, space strategy MMO AD2460 has announced its official launch for December 29th. The spiritual sequel to 2000's Planetarion, AD2460 is playable in-browser, meaning it works on mobile too. Players will be spending their time developing alliances and empires and fleets, and once the game is out of beta, they can expect to pay $1 a week in sub fees.

Fifth Season's Christian Lassem dropped by our comment section earlier this fall to dispel confusion about the game and show off a slice of combat via video, which we've included below.

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Global Chat: Die, DPS meters, die!
Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 8:00 pm

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Hey you! Yes, you! Are you sick of damage meters ruining your life? Do you rebel against the virtual man by questioning such long-established gaming tropes as levels? Then have we got the column for you!

In our last community blog round-up of the year, we've collected some fine pieces of discussion, debate, and introspection -- not to mention a first impression or two to tide you over until 2015. We've also got an essay about the joy of healing, what it's like to play an MMO as a bear, going back to the Isle of Refuge, and more!

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    Onigiri MMO coming to consoles next year
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 9:00 pm

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    The Japanese mythology MMO, Onigiri, is officially on its way to the Xbox One (and PlayStation 4) next year in North America and Europe, Windows Central reports. The title, which is developed by Cyberstep, will be free-to-play and is already live on the Xbox One in Japan.

    Onigiri came out on the PC in 2013. The console version may have patches slightly lagging behind the PC version, but it will otherwise be identical in form and function. There will be no cross-over play between platforms.

    While Windows Central says that this will be Xbox One's "first MMO," that overlooks the already-released Destiny and The Crew as well as other titles on the way, including Elder Scrolls Online, PlanetSide 2, All Points Bulletin, Neverwinter, The Division, and Warframe.

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    Server Maintenance, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
    Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 12:49 pm
    All game servers will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, at 5:00am PST / 7:00am CST / 8:00am EST / 12:00pm UTC/GMT and will end at 9:30am PST / 11:30am CST / 12:30pm EST / 4:30pm...


    Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 12/16/2014
    Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 6:56 pm

    *Machete Upgrade items had the magic damage on hit reverted back to 30 over 2 seconds (down from 44)

    Morgana Texture Update

    Volibear Texture Update

    New Summoner Icons

       

    Champion Ability Changes

    Nautilus

    • Titan's Wrath [W] - Now shields for 65/70/75/80/85 + 7/9.5/12/14.5/17% of his max health (down from 100/150/200/250/300 + 15% of his bonus health)

    Hecarim

    • Rampage [Q] - Mana cost lowered to 20/23/26/29/32 (24/26/28/30/32)

    Corki

    • Valkyrie [W] - Mana cost raised to 100 across all ranks (up from 80)

    Skarner

    • Fracture [E] - Cooldown raised to 12/11.5/11/10.5/10 (12/11/10/9/8)

     




    GWJ Plays -- Kerbal Space Program
    Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 5:45 pm

    With Kerbal Space Program's official move (finally) to beta, now seemed like as good a time as any to go over why this is one of my favorite games of the past year, and do an introductory walkthrough of the game and the latest features. In part 1 of this two part series I cover some of the basics of the game while looking at some new features from the latest patch, cheekily titled Beta Than Ever.

    In part 2 I stage a mission to the Mun and cover several successes and failures at staging, getting into orbit and getting down safely(?) onto the larger of Kerbin's 2 natural satellites.

    Part 1 --

    Part 2 --

    I'm kicking around the idea of doing a full career series, so let me know if you'd be interested in seeing more!

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    EVE Online speeds up game installation and access
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 5:00 pm

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    To "get people into the game quicker," CCP is smoothing out the download and installation process for EVE Online. This new method of deployment is scheduled to go into service at the start of 2015.

    This means that the installation package will go from a 7GB download to a zippy 200MB one instead. Once that game client is up and running, it will then download the rest of the game's resources as needed.

    "On a fast connection you probably won't notice much of a difference -- load times may be slightly longer at times. As you play more, more resources will be cached and fewer and fewer need to be downloaded. The client will be smart about pre-fetching resources it expects will be needed soon," the team said.

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    See Bless Online's character creation options
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 5:30 pm

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    Getting a closer look at character creation options when a title is deep in testing is always useful, especially to those of us who lack access to the beta. Steparu.com took Bless Online's character creator out for a spin as the title's closed beta test revved back up, and you can enjoy a sneak peek as a result.

    Steparu noted that it doesn't look as though classes are gender-locked, although players may be wedded to a faction once they roll up their first character. You can watch the character creation video after the jump, and make sure you bounce over to Steparu.com for more videos on several of the game's classes.

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    Valiance Online moves to Greenlight and picks up a City of Heroes artist
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 6:00 pm

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    Also known as the other CoH revival project that might eventually see the light of day.
    So you want to back Valiance Online as a longtime fan of City of Heroes, but your Kickstarter budget right now is at a solid $0. Good news, then; you can support the game just by voting for it on Steam Greenlight. It's still early in the testing cycling, but the game has added a rather significant feather to its cap with the addition of its newest staff member, former City of Heroes animator Ron Friedman.

    Friedman's stated duties will be training the team on animation methods for the superheroic game, reviewing and modifying existing animations, and creating new animations as necessary. It's a good sign that the game will inherit a fair chunk of City of Heroes visually, so if you've been on the fence, now might be the time to consider voting for the game after all.

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    WOW WoD: 1st Two Instances
    Posted by Home of my personas Saylah and Alysianah [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 5:04 pm
    As of last night, I’ve now completed the first two instances in Warlords of Draenor a few times each. There were good as expected. We all know that Blizzard creates high caliber 5-man content. Not having done PUG 5-mans since Burning Crusade, it took me a while to warm up to the idea. WOW players don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to being open and friendly to new players in dungeons. After all, “link me your achievements and ilevel” was born here.


    Now on PSN — Skyrim Mashup for Minecraft
    Posted by Bethesda Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 4:25 pm
    PlayStation users can re-create and expand upon Skyrim’s world like never before with the Skyrim Mashup pack — now available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Developed by our friends at 4J Studios, the mash-up features an exclusive Skyrim-themed texture set, 40 character skins, themed menus and user interface, craftable items, and more […]


    Massively Speaking Episode 325: End of the year roundtable
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 4:00 pm

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    2014 was a heck of a year here at Massively. And for all of the ups and downs that we weathered, we like to think that we've emerged a little smarter, a little wiser, and a little ready for a less dramatic 2015. On today's episode, we invited to staff to come in talk about MMOs we've played, our awards picks, and what we're going to do in the new year.

    Get all of our opinions and analysis on the most important stories of the past week right here on Massively Speaking, the industry's leading MMO podcast. And if you have a comment, question, or topic for the podcasters, send an email to podcast@massively.com. We may just read your email on the air!

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      Guild Wars 2 kicks off Wintersday events
      Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 December 2014, 4:30 pm

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      The event avalanche of Guild Wars 2's Wintersday has gotten up to full speed and is currently roaring down upon the game's population.

      Today's update activates the previous years' Wintersday content as well as a few new additions. There's the Wondrous Workshop to explore, jumping puzzles, bell choir minigames, the Snowball Mayhem battle royale, and a quest to track down Grawnk to get a Wintersday tree for home instances.

      The patch also activates a couple of PvP events, new Wintersday-themed cash shop cosmetics, the daily login rewards, and the latest overhaul of the daily achievement system.

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