Just over a month ago, EVE: Valkyrie launched on the Oculus Rift. At EVE FanFest, we sat down with Lead Designer Andrew Willans to look at what they've learned, how the community's developed, and what's coming up in the next year.
Greetings fellow Crusaders, it's been a long while, but we're back with more coverage of Behaviour Interactive's upcoming Eternal Crusade, a third person Shooter set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Since last we spoke, Eternal Crusade has been early-released on Steam, to positive reviews from those who ventured into the early-release, and a lot of things have changed and grown since then.
Duncan Jones has released a two-minute segment of the Warcraft movie soundtrack, this portion composed by Ramin Djawadi. The untitled composition has a very "orc-ish" and militaristic sound to it, perhaps masses of the Horde moving through the Dark Portal? What do you think?
World of Warcraft YouTube fan Ivan Kuzkin has remade the Warcraft movie trailer using in-game assets. In the first, the entire trailer is shown solely with in-game character and environmental assets, the second shows the released trailer compared to the game-created trailer. Enjoy!
The latest Das Tal update has been deployed that brings a number of changes to the game including a vastly improved new player experience. In addition, combat balance, an improved UI and more polish to movement abilities are now live via the patch.
World of Warcraft fan and YouTube videographer has posted a new work in which he restores the Blood Elf starting zone, Quel'Thalas. It's a very early work in progress but shows what the area might have looked like prior to the Scourge invasion. WoW players have been calling for the restoration of Stormwind park which will take place in Legion and others have similarly called for the repair of Silvermoon and the surrounding areas. Time will tell if it will ever happen. Regardless, check it out!
Trinium Wars has a new location, new quests and a new level cap thanks to the addition of the Puton Conflict update. Players reaching level 30 can head to the high-level location to check out the new content as well as the upcoming Resource War every Saturday with players going head-to-head to gather as much as possible and outdo the competition.
Wii U players with Minecraft installed will be able to get hold of the Super Mario update when it is released on May 17th. Players will be able to take on appropriately blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones in a place where worlds collide. In addition, a series of skins, Super Mario-themed pre-made world, music and item textures will be included.
Chromie, a member of the Bronze Dragonflight, will be joining the Nexus when she enters Heroes of the Storm. In a new video from Blizzard, the team gives a bit of her backstory as well as a look at her abilities. Check it out!
Overwatch players looking for some fun different options may want to check out YouTube user Darnarios' video that shows a few cool options to change the way characters play. Zarya, Soldier 76 and Lucio among others have an option called "Hero" that gives some visuals options, for instance healing, that can be a literal game-changer. Check it out and then give it a go in game.
Trion Worlds has announced a new Rift Essentials Edition, a new edition of the game tailor made for players who want to jump into the game and have access to all of the game's Souls and content. Priced at $49.99, the Essentials Edition will be available to anyone until May 11th, subsequently available only to new players during their first week of game play.
In a lengthy post, and one that should be stickied on the Battle.Net World of Warcraft forums, Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas has written a most interesting post in response to players concerned about a vendor found in alpha selling items and mounts at very, very high prices. After informing the community that this vendor is not meant to be a 'gold sink' (that's adequately taken care of with repairs & auction house tarifs), Hazzikostas went on to explain a fundamental feature of the game.
Social systems designer Jeffrey Lin, most recently in charge of reducing the 'vitriol' in League of Legends, has departed Riot Games. In a post on TwitLonger.com, Lin thanks his friend Ghostcrawler and admitted that a passionate community makes the game better.
Chronicles of Elyria takes to Kickstarter today. With a funding goal of $900K, and already deep into development with $500K of the studio's own money already invested, the Soulbound Studios folks are hoping that months and years of planning and conceptualizing will be enough to bring players and backers flocking to their incredibly ambitious MMO design...
There I was, sail at half-mast sipping on a bottle of "meditation" as I casually drifted through the CUniverse wondering if this column would ever find its soul. Just when I was about to take a dive into the dark waters of infinity (sleep) I was awakened by a succulent smell on a gentle breeze that was this juicy tidbit from CSE Ben in the latest Camelot Unchained newsletter.
One of the best things about video game conventions, and PAX conventions in particular, is the sheer number of indie games which get to be put in front of thousands of people right along with the big names. With so many indie games gathered together I always manage to find a few which are really interesting but had previously escaped my notice. This year Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is the one which really surprised me.
Even though I admitted the same thing months earlier, meeting EVE players in real life remains one of the most bizarre things I've ever done. There's this wonderful surrealism about sitting in a bar in Iceland with a person I've only just met, discussing a virtual war with the same intensity that we would later display talking about the American politics.
Heroes of the Storm fans will want to check out this weekend's tournament action during the North American Summer Regional event scheduled for May 6-7 from Dreamhack Austin. All matches will be broadcast live as the teams compete for the $100,000 prize package. The winning team will be headed to the Summer Global Championship during DreamHack Summer from June 18-20 and try for a share of the $500,000 prize pool.
XBox One Neverwinter players looking to get in on The Maze Box expansion will be pleased to hear that Cryptic Studios has released the update for the console platform. This is the ninth expansion to Neverwinter and gives players the opportunity to travel alongsize Drizzt Do'Urden, Minsc and other famous D&D characters.
505 Games and Re-Logic have announced that Terraria is heading to Wii U in both North America and Europe. Fans of the 2D game can look forward to the June 24th release in Europe and June 28th in North America.
Dungeon Hero has been updated with a new event called Seize War that brings guild vs guild action into the game. Up to 180 players can take part in the battle two times per week. Winners receive various in-game rewards and a Guild Hiding Place.
The Park is now a true cross-platform title with today's console release. Players can grab a copy on PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. In this new video, the horrifying story behind the tragedies that have taken place at Atlantic Island Park is revealed -- the Chipmunk Man. Fans of horror games will want to take note. Check it out!
Battleborn is now officially released worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Players can start the fight utilizing all 25 heroes and take part in Story Mode and team-based PvP. Five DLC packs will be releasing soon that will include new heroes, skins, and gear.
Scarlet City Studios is prepping players for the imminent release of its steampunk ARPG The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance. To pique interest, the team has posted the official launch trailer.
Thanks to MMORPG.com user Nuzan we have learned that Ryzom is headed to Steam beginning May 6th. The game will be landing with improved visual effects, technical enhancements, better security and other quality of life improvements.