Czech developers TEAM 21 this week launched a Kickstarter page for their upcoming hardcore RPG, Dungeons of Aledorn, calling it a "spiritual successor" to old school dungeon crawlers.
Action RPG KingsRoad is upping the supernatural ante with its next in-game event, the Tournament of Sorcery. In it, players will journey to the tower of the Mad Wizard and those who successfully face his 13 challenges will win the first ever War Banner item.
When Final Fantasy Type-0 HD came out originally in 2011 for the PSP handheld (minus the HD), it didn't make a huge splash. Chances are that's because no one had a PSP. But Type-0 HD brings the Action-RPG spinoff of the Fabula Nova Crystsallis series of Final Fantasy games to the Xbox One and PS4, along with a host of graphical upgrades and tweaks. But is this a must-play in storied franchise? Read on for our full review.
Right now we are in a bit of a lull in the MMO release schedule. Crowdfunding campaigns like Crowfall keep on trucking and the astronomically high level of hype around Star Citizen continues to escalate, but both of those games are pretty far off from a real release. This list isn't going to mention any current crowdfunding games, nor will it mention stuff that will go into a closed alpha of any kind - only open betas and full releases.
At PAX East Blizzard announced details for the next Hearthstone Adventure, Blackrock Mountain. This week we go over all that we currently know about this mini-expansion. But first, BlizzCon!
Back before Guild Wars 2 was released the Sylvari were already captivating the minds of future players. We had the chance to see the Sylvari undergo dramatic changes as more news poured out of the gates of ArenaNet into the internet. When we finally got the chance to be one of these unique people, we found that they weren't only visually stunning, but had an incredible story that will only get more complex with HoT.
According to the counter on the Shroud of the Avatar site, the game's fund raising efforts have netted over six million dollars. the KickStarter campaign run earlier brought in approximately $2M with another $4M brought in during the subsequent months.
The Star Citizen team has released a new trailer from this past weekend's SXSW event to give fans and players a look at the potential of the persistent world being created for the game and how it is shaping up. It's an early sneak peek at the inter-connectedness of Star Citizen with five minutes of footage. Check it out and let us know what you think!
The Hawken Facebook page has been updated with the news that Reloaded Games is now the owner of the IP. The team is working in conjunction with Reloaded to get the forums back up and running and that other back end systems are being overhauled.
The same team behind Google's Ingress has announced its next title, Endgame: Proving Ground. According to released information, Endgame is a mobile location-based title that will ask players to join one of twelve of humanity's original Lines and will create opportunities for PvP 'battles' with their customized champions based on their current location in the world.
As the Crowfall fundraising initiative approaches the $1.3M goal for adding mounts and caravans to the game, the Artcraft team has released an FAQ to detail how the feature will work in the game.
Today marks the official sixteenth anniversary of the launch of EverQuest. To celebrate, let's take a look back at the original launch trailer from 1999 (and let's party!) reposted by the EQ team in 2012.
Investment firm, Daewoo, has published its buyers' prospectus for NCSoft. In it, several scenarios are presented for potential investors that project data on how NCSoft can remain solvent and avoid any corporate takeover by Nexon. Both Lineage Eternal and the Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns expansion come into play as major components of NCSoft's success or failure this year.
According to a Twitter post sent to us, there are unconfirmed rumors of lay offs affecting employees of Perfect World Entertainment. We do not know if this is internationally-based or US-based yet and we do not yet know which games and teams have been hit. We will keep you posted as the story develops.
Today's Guild Wars 2 update notes have been released with the welcomed surprise that the first-person view camera is now part of the game. Also, the WvW map requirement for the World Completion achievement has been removed and a new streaming client notification system has been implemented.
Despite a few new additions to the schedule this year, PAX East still represents the official kickoff of the video games show season for me. Things have been relatively quiet after the holidays, but now it's time for developers to show what they've been working on over the last few months. This week, we've rounded up a couple of games were most excited to see at the show.
The MMOG category is large and diverse enough to be a consistent source of interesting news and food for thought. Last month, as usual, there was no shortage of news about individual MMOGs. February was also rather interesting for those among us, myself included, who track what's going on in the industry and the market. During the past few weeks, we had the chance to learn at least a couple of notable lessons... if we didn't know them already.
Blizzard has released a teaser picture for what seems to be a forthcoming opinion piece about Overwatch. The article is titled "The New Peacekeepers: Vigilante justice--is it vital in a post-Overwatch world?" Check it out and let us know what you think!
It's sometimes easier to describe a video game by what it's not, and if you've taken even a passing glance at IllFonic's new sandbox MMORPG, Revival, you'll know that it prides itself on being nothing akin to a traditional MMO. Described by the developers as Ultima Online meets Skyrim, it's a go anywhere, fight anyone type of game that prides itself on realism and player interaction.
The ArcheAge team has posted a developer diary to give players a look at obsidian weapons that will be arriving in game with the release of the Secrets of Ayanad update. Players will be able to craft their own obsidian weapons, the how-to of which will be revealed in a series of quests to get the first one made.
ArenaNet has a blog post on the Guild Wars 2 site that announces the beta version of the new streaming client. The idea is to get players into the game faster both on the initial game download and after significant patches. Players wanting to give the beta client a try simply need to add -StreamingClient to the end of the command line on the game's shortcut.
PAX East attendees will be handed beta keys for Moonrise and will be able to try out the "creature battler" on Steam, according to a new announcement on the Undead Labs site. The game is expected to be playable on PC and Mac with other platforms to come in the future.
We've arrived at the release of the packed update 6 to The Elder Scrolls Online before it becomes subscription-optional. This means the road of consistent updates and major content releases that isn't DLC has reached its end. Aside from tweaks to existing systems and completion of the implementation of others that began with this update, we simply await the conversion and possibly the console versions before we know what else we might see first down the line.
Now that the Camelot Unchained alpha is underway, we had the chance to ask Mark Jacobs a few questions about the process leading up to alpha and about the game's progress.
Well met, fellow Crusaders, the time has come, once again, for us to talk about Eternal Crusade, the upcoming MMO/Shooter hybrid being developed by Behaviour Studios, in Montreal. If you recall, our last article, bemoaning the lack of communication between the devs and the community, was published on the same day as Nathan Richardsson's "State of the Crusade" post.