'TowerFall' ups the mayhem with eight-person local multiplayer
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 9:29 pm
The developers behind TowerFall are working on more than just a game about climbing a mountain. That's right: Matt Thorson has also released an official mod that brings support for up to eight players to the charming, retro (and possibly violent, depending on your friends) local multiplayer component of TowerFall. It'll run you a fitting $8.88 to download from the game's itch.io page. Thorson is quick to note, however, that this isn't TowerFall proper.

Via: Eurogamer

Source: Itch.io




They’re Here… The Legion Arrives
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 8:30 pm
I got home and at about the point when I started wondering when I might get my delivery, an Amazon truck pulled up and handed me a package. Now to see what this Legion thing is all about.


Global Chat: How should studios sunset MMOs?
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 8:00 pm
When it comes time for whatever reason to put an MMORPG to pasture, how should a studio do it? For Brian “Psychochild” Green, this question is not merely academic. Green has been through an MMO sunset twice with Meridian 59, and in an interesting essay he talks about the difficult choices involved in the process. “Let’s say you’ve decided to [...]


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EVE Online’s next patch is all about mechanical and visual redesigns
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 7:00 pm
The next EVE Online patch is all about redesigns that cross several levels. Mining barges, for example, are due for a visual patch to make them… well, not prettier, exactly, but more detailed and more appropriate for their existing role. They’re also due for a balance patch to tweak functionality out in the field, which is happening at the same [...]


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More of Sierra's classic adventure games come to Steam
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 6:22 pm

Sure, Sierra's biggest adventure game titles (such as King's Quest and Space Quest) have been around in their original forms on Steam for a while, but many gamers remember playing a lot more than that. What about arresting perps in Police Quest, or saving the day in Quest for Glory (aka Hero's Quest)? You're set from now on. Sierra and Activision have released a wave of further classics on Steam, including the Police Quest Collection, the original Gabriel Knight trilogy and the two Phantasmagoria games. You'll get a handful of non-adventure titles published under Sierra's wing, too, such as Arcanum and Caesar 4.

Via: Wired, The Verge

Source: Steam




Against the odds: Mass of Wrecks wins
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 4:59 pm
This weekend in EVE saw some player organized events taking place, from Theomachy on Saturday, to the pew4reps Vehement charity fleet, and of course the Mass of Wrecks events fleet on Sunday. A conflict of schedules, but the show must go on, and the roam


Ingress teams battle to a tie in Via Lux
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 5:00 pm
The first day of a major Ingress player event resulted in a tie for both sides, with each claiming partial victory over the worldwide battlefield. The 7-7 tie in the initial round of Via Lux demonstrated the fierce rivalry between the teams: “The Resistance fought fiercely and emerged victorious at the first three Anomalies in Europe, successfully countering the highly [...]


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ARK: Survival Evolved teases ‘gigantic’ reveal this Thursday
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 6:00 pm
Don’t you just love announcements about upcoming announcements? Perhaps PR teams are being considerate by giving you information so that you can rearrange your week’s schedule. In the spirit of that, ARK fans should clear out a one-hour block at 1:00 p.m. EDT on September 1st for a major reveal. “This Thursday on September the 1st at 10AM PST/1PM EST [...]


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Alleged PS4 Slim leak reveals incremental changes to console
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 4:55 pm

Sony has confirmed its next game system, the PlayStation Neo, and will probably formally introduce it at an event on September 7th. The console maker was rumored to have built a new thinner version of their current system, the PS4 Slim, but refuses to confirm that it exists. Eurogamer seemingly got a hold of one a week ago but took down its video review after apparent legal pressure from Sony. Today, Laura K. Dale of games site Let's Play Video Games posted an unboxing report of what she alleges to be the new smaller console purchased from eBay. If true, it has a few improvements over the old model it's replacing, but we're still waiting for Sony to verify that this is indeed the final version of the system.

Source: Let's Play Video Games




Our EVE Vegas Talk: What Say You?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 4:54 pm
A few months back, Johnny Splunk and I submitted a proposal for a player talk at EVE Vegas 2016 on "Cultivating a Counter-Culture in New Eden." To our delight (read: terror), we have been granted a speaker's slot. Our plan is to (hopefully humorously)


Livelock is live on PC and console today
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 3:30 pm
Perfect World’s co-op shooter Livelock has formally launched today on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 after a brief delay from its original planned August 2nd launch. If you’re buying the game as a group, do note that you can score a big discount on a three-pack through Arc and the Humble Store. Take a look at our hands-on time [...]


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Massively OP Podcast Episode 80: Enter the Legion
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 4:00 pm
Justin and Bree discuss WoW Legion, Guild Wars 2, RIFT, Trove, EverQuest II, Wargaming, Funcom, Star Citizen, SOTA, and TERA, with mailbag questions on gaming/life balance and dungeon bookmarks.


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Today We Are Legion
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 2:15 pm
The day has finally arrived.  After months of waiting it is here, later than it probably should have been, but sooner that it likely could have been.  The sixth World of Warcraft expansion, Legion, went live at midnight Pacific time today. I


Final Fantasy XIV updates players on tomestone changes
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 1:30 pm
There’s a new patch on the way for Final Fantasy XIV, and if you’ve been around for previous patches you know that means you’re going to need to fuss around with your Allagan tomestones. The newest addition to the tomestone family are the tomestones of scripture, taking the spot of the new limited-per-week currency that you get for doing the [...]


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H1Z1: King of the Kill launches for PC on September 20, ‘pauses’ console development
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 2:00 pm
You might have thought zombie survival sandbox H1Z1 had already launched, considering you probably paid for it back in January of 2015 when it hit early access, or maybe again when it split in two this past February. But you’d be wrong! In fact, Daybreak announced today that one half of the game, King of the Kill, will formally emerge from early [...]


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SMITE embraces death with Izanami
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 2:30 pm
Some players like to play it safe, dwelling within the secure walls of high hit point pools, defensive buffs, and exit strategies. And then there are those who don’t start coming alive until they’re dwelling on the edge of death. For the latter crowd, SMITE is bringing in Izanami to satisfy their dangerous playstyle. The so-called Matron of Death, Izanami [...]


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Check out the picture of Lost Ark’s beta endgame
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 3:00 pm
What are you going to do once you hit the level cap in Lost Ark? Sure, get gear and do stuff, but what gear are you going to get? Where are you going to get it? Are you sure that gear is a good idea? What’s the easiest way to get all of that gear? Fortunately, Steparu has run through [...]


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The resurrection of 'Allison Road'
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 2:00 pm

When Chris Kesler was six years old, he sat just outside of his cousin's room and peered at the flickering TV through a crack in the doorway. On-screen, in grainy VHS quality, a murderous red-haired doll in Cabbage Patch overalls laughed as it attempted to murder anyone in its path. Kesler was enraptured. He technically wasn't allowed to watch Child's Play, but he was drawn to its terror the way other kids gravitated toward Saturday morning cartoons.

"I was scared for days, but there was something really fascinating about it," Kesler recalls. "I think one of the major draws of horror is that there's a whole range of emotions that you can experience from the comfort and safety of your home."

Kesler's fascination with terror followed him into adulthood. He's the creator and lead developer of Allison Road, a first-person horror game that fans have been looking forward to since its reveal in late 2015. Allison Road gained early traction largely because of its similarities to PT, a high-profile mini-game from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro that served as the prequel to Silent Hills. The Silent Hill franchise is revered among horror fans and, at the time, its resurrection from two masters of storytelling was exciting news.




Konami announces 'Metal Gear Solid: The Definitive Collection'
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 2:51 pm
Konami is bundling Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online in a special package called Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience.

Via: Polygon




Change is Good
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 12:20 pm
CCP Games' Team Five 0 published the first of a series of dev blogs yesterday on the massive revisions to fleet boosting mechanics. Essentially, boosts will change from a passive activity to an active role in fleet operations, and from system-wide bonuses


Introducing Content Options: An Easy New Way to Make Visual Changes to Your Site
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 1:00 pm
Content Options takes care of small visual changes like showing or hiding the author, date, and more!


Otherland hits open beta today, launches free-to-play on September 8
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 11:30 am
The Tad Williams-inspired sci-fi MMO Otherland shuts down today for a week of open beta. When it returns for its planned September 8th launch, it does so as a free-to-play game. Writes Gamigo, “In preparation for the Open Beta, Otherland has received numerous updates during the previous weeks introducing new functions to the game. The tutorial has been updated, the game’s [...]


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Firefall appears to have silently sunsetted
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 12:00 pm
Firefall may have breathed its last: The game’s website no longer works, and players report that logins for the game have stopped working, though the Steam portal is still up. It would be an understatement to say that Firefall, which was developed by Red 5 and owned by Chinese company The9, has had a rocky year. Back in December, rumors began to circulate [...]


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Lord of the Rings Online has a two-and-a-half-year plan
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 12:30 pm
Lord of the Rings Online isn’t prepared to close up shop in Middle-earth just yet. In a new interview with fansite Dadi’s LOTRO Guides, Turbine said that the team has plans mapped out to the end of 2018 — plans that might include a new expansion. “Right now we have a two-and-a-half-year plan,” Executive Producer Severlin said, “and the only reason [...]


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Hyperspace Beacon: The Shroud of Star Wars The Old Republic
Posted by Massively OverpoweredMassively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2016, 1:00 pm
I’m going to hit you again with some lore this week from Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, I promise that there will be a lot less speculation and a little more factual information because we are going to talk about a character who is reemerging for the bonus Knights of the Fallen Empire chapter Shroud of Memory. Some of [...]


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