The Ongoing Tension Between Solo and Grouping
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 2:15 pm
In which we are reminded that the “group-solo” dynamic in MMORPGs is not settled and likely never will be. I have been thinking about the solo/grouping dynamic a bit after a couple of previous posts regarding World of Warcraft and EVE Online.


Skyforge's PlayStation 4 version is now playable in early access
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 10:00 pm
Skyforge's PlayStation 4 version has officially launched today -- without much hoopla -- into an early access (head start) period for those who picked up the $14.99 pre-register package. If you don't want to shell out for it, you'll be waiting until April 11th for the full freebie experience. Redditors are wading through the server-up process, finding frustration in realizing PS4 is [...]


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Funcom reboots The Secret World as Secret World Legends, a 'shared-world action RPG'
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 8:00 am
Raise your hand if you felt trepidation as well as hope when Funcom announced during that last investor call that it was relaunching The Secret World? Fans have been yearning for more TSW conspiracy goodness and system improvements for so long. But the community has definitely feared the game changing away from what makes it so unique; the word "NGE" was [...]


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The Daily Grind: What anticipated MMO expansion turned out to be a disappointment?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 9:00 am
It's with a heavy heart that I have to admit that RIFT: Starfall Prophecy kind of let me down. I was really, genuinely looking forward to playing this expansion last fall, especially since I would get in on the ground floor at release. And while there were some great aspects of the release, such as the concept and some of [...]


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World of Warcraft implements undocumented item level scaling in patch 7.2
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 9:30 am
The reward scaling in World of Warcraft has always been pretty straightforward. At the start of the expansion, everything at max level is a pretty close match for you; by the end of the expansion, all of that work you put into acquiring better items pays off because every enemy lies dead at your feet. It's how things work. Sure, [...]


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Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box begins tomorrow... with red weapons, without World 3
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 10:00 am
If you were holding out hope that this year's edition of Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box would come with loads of new content... better let go that hope. The patch notes released yesterday reaffirm that the Super Adventure Festival will begin on Thursday, but there's no mention of World 3, which honestly does comport with ArenaNet's longstanding assertions that [...]


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Destiny 2 reveals a trailer for its actual trailer
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 10:30 am
Are you ready to just watch a trailer without some warning? We thought not. Clearly, it's a very important decision by Bungie to ensure that the trailer for Destiny 2 has its own trailer, so you can properly ramp up. Although we really should properly have a trailer for this trailer before the final trailer, and so on back along [...]


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ArcheAge begins Lantern Festival, ignites currency controversy
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 11:00 am
Over on the ArcheAge Reddit, people are grumpy. No, stay with me; they might have a point here. Trion kicked off an odd sort of promotion Monday in which players can purchase APEX packs and get pretty big additional APEX bonuses for doing so, which players suggest has never happened before, not even when the currency (which is traded in-game [...]


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Today's Black Desert patch adds new voices, fogs up Kamasylvia release window
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 11:30 am
Don't like your voice in Black Desert? Time to change it! Kakao's patch today is live now and adds character voice customization -- 6 for dudes, 10 for dudettes. As part of the launch promo, Kakao is allowing everyone to change his or her toon's voice for just one loyalty point, though it's not clear yet what the cost will [...]


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MJ sits down with Funcom to get more detailed answers on the Secret World Legends reboot -- and what it means for loyal fans of MMORPG The Secret World.


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Enter to win a copy of Guardians of Ember courtesy of InselGames and Massively OP
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 12:30 pm
Guardians of Ember [official site] has today updated its early access with a brand-new class: the wicked poisoner known as The Dark Knight. "The Dark Knight represents the sixth and final class being added to the Hack’n’Slash MMORPG Guardians of Ember. Born out of the desperation and hopelessness that befell Olyndale, the Dark Knight is a merciless fighter who uses both [...]


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RIFT's Forged in Flame update today will treat endgamers to new content, LFR tools
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 1:00 pm
MMORPG players can use some happy news today, yeah? How about this: RIFT's Forged in Flame patch is officially live. The core of the update is Tartaric Depths, a 10-man raid, as well as the new Life Fortress Siege dubbed Xarth's Skull and level 70 reworks for Rise of the Phoenix and Gyel Fortress. How will you access the raid [...]


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Star Trek Online announces Season 13: Escalation, coming April 25 on PC
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 1:30 pm
PWE has just announced Star Trek Online's next season: Escalation. It lands on April 25th for PC players and continues the ongoing Tzenkethi plotline. "Season 13 – Escalation takes the player on a journey to discover where the previously isolationist Lukari came from. Once they begin to understand their previous place in the galaxy, a Tzenkethi fleet arrives, presenting an [...]


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Fanfest 2017 - Live Stream
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 12:09 pm

Greetings Capsuleers!

Just a few short days to go and Fanfest will be upon us! As the Reykjavik office gets everything prepared for our epic celebrations of all things EVE, the o7 crew are hard at work making sure that all of you at home can get as much of that magical Fanfest-feel as possible on our live stream.

 

Player and Developer Presenters

No Fanfest stream is complete without player hosts. This year the EVE TV crew will be joined by:

Drechlas, the Great Bearded fundraising personality who helped host in 2015

Alliance Tournament commentator, Taylor Swift Fanboi, and duet crooning legend, Elise Randolph

J Mcclain, Founder of the military veteran community and support network Best Of Us

Crossing Zebras Editor in Chief and returning Eve TV host, Niden

Tatius Jorgstern (more commonly known as Reload) streamer, YouTuber and all round great guy

 

On screen you’ll also be entertained and informed by a great host of devs: CCP Antiquarian, CCP Guard, CCP Lebowski, CCP Logibro, CCP Mimic, CCP Shadowcat,  and CCP Sledgehammer

And we’ve also grown the team to make this year extra special, so let me introduce the devs that are involved behind the scenes: CCP ArnarV, CCP Falcon, CCP Leeloo, CCP Nova, CCP Tara, and CCP Turtlepower

But of course none of this would be possible without our great audience…YOU!

You can make this year’s Fanfest stream even better by taking part in all that will be going on from the comfort of home. We’ll be offering you ways to get all the essential and exciting development news and announcements as well as hang out with your space friends in Twitch chat, get to know the people behind the names as we talk to all your favorite dev and player personalities. Why not subscribe to our Twitch channel to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Stream Schedule

We’ll be bringing you live coverage of the main presentations and keynotes throughout the event and will have all the content available on YouTube as soon as we have recovered from Saturday’s Party at the Top of the World. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when the content is available.

Our current stream schedule is:

Thursday

15:00

Stream opens - o7 at Fanfest 2017

17:00

Welcome Ceremony

18:00

EVE Online Keynote

   

Friday

10:30

Stream starts

11:00

Game Balance

12:00

Game Design Panel

13:00

Project Discovery - Exoplanets with Michel Mayor

14:00

Project Discovery Review

15:00

EVE Graphics & VFX

16:00

Structures

17:00

Phenomenal PvE

   

Saturday

10:30

Stream starts

11:00

New Player Experience

12:00

EVE Art 2016 Recap

13:00

EVE: Valkyrie - Roadmap

14:00

Live Concept Art

14:45

Dev & Player AMA

15:30

The Dirty Secrets of Trillionaires

16:15

Dev & Player AMA

16:45

EVE_NT: Events and EVEsports

18:00

Closing Ceremony

 

How To Take Part

As we mentioned before, there will be Live discussions with players and developers throughout the broadcast and on Saturday we will be trying something new by having several AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions using YOUR questions right from chat, so be sure to look out for details as those sessions get closer.

We have lots of competitions, giveaways and ways for you to be a part of Fanfest through Twitch, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. The stream is completely FREE and will be streamed in HD.

We can’t wait to share Fanfest with you. See you on the set!

 

CCP Mimic, on behalf of a very excited EVE TV team.




Samsung's new Gear VR and controller arrive on April 21st for $129
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 11:00 am

While the VR war between the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is getting most of the hype, the competition in mobile VR is a far bigger deal for most consumers. After all, you only need a phone and a cheap headset for mobile VR, not a powerful gaming rig and lots of spending money. Samsung's Gear VR cemented itself as a pioneer in the market over the past few years, but Google's Daydream View headset came out swinging last year with the inclusion of a small motion sensing remote.




Remember Myrskaa (again)
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 7:25 am
Click to download heap big versionsI was inspired by all the other entries in the contest and thought of this one late last night. Good fun. I like when I have an idea, sit down and make it happen. Everything just comes together in a rush and boom, I've


Mass Effect: Andromeda Rushed?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 8:02 am
OK, I don't have the game, Mass Effect Andromeda. But reading all the animation hoopla about it gives me an appreciation of why Squadron 42 has been delayed and an idea as to why ME: Andromeda was released.Mass Effect took two steps back, it seems, in


The Morning After: Wednesday, March 29th 2017
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 March 2017, 6:00 am

Welcome to mid-week. We've got sub-$1,000 4K TVs in decent sizes, the US government voted on whether ISPs can sell your browser history, and IKEA is getting into the smart lighting game. You might have heard -- the device has been leaked enough -- that Samsung's Galaxy S8 will get its official unveiling later today. We'll be live from the event, which kicks off at 11AM ET in New York.




Post-apoc MMO Edengrad will enter Steam early access April 4
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 8:00 pm
Fallout-inspired post-apoc MMO Edengrad is one step closer to launch today as it's announced it'll hit Steam's early access program on April 4th, following a day-long stream. Expect it to run $12.99. The Polish game was Kickstarted last year to the tune of $56,000 and was originally expected to hit early access last fall. We originally dubbed the game a [...]


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The Stream Team: EverQuest's anniversary Pub Crawl
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 8:55 pm
Last time, Massively OP's MJ had to cut her EverQuest anniversary bar-hopping short when she didn't have the right booze. Luckily, the anniversary events are still in full swing, so she's able to restart the infamous Pub Crawl. Will she be able to complete the quest this time, or will she be too tipsy and get turned around and end [...]


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'Planescape: Torment' remaster arrives on April 11th
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 8:42 pm

For many veteran gamers, Planescape: Torment was a definitive role-playing title -- it combined an unusual setting with a deep story, memorable dialogue and gameplay mechanics that still hold up. If you're one of those fans, you won't have long to wait to relieve that experience on modern hardware. Beamdog, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have revealed that they're launching Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition on April 11th. As with most better remastering efforts, this involves more than a little spit and polish to make the game run on newer hardware.

Via: PC Gamer

Source: Beamdog




'Minecraft' Realms multiplayer finally heads to Apple TV
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 7:54 pm

If you've been looking to play Minecraft with your other Apple TV-owning gamer buddies, it's time to get excited. The latest update to the Apple TV version of this hit game enables "Realms," Minecraft's subscription-based multiplayer system. This upgraded version also includes Xbox Live authentication support, which will let players access their linked avatars and character skins.

Via: 9 to 5 Mac

Source: Minecraft




Project Genom updates fans on a big dump and other behind-the-scenes progress
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 6:00 pm
Technical issues are preventing Project Genom from updating the test version of the game at the moment, but while the developers work on fixing those code issues, the game is still being developed. The latest newsletter from the studio shows off a number of things that the staff has been working on, including an enormous dump. The Dump dungeon is [...]


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Final Fantasy XI previews its April version update
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 7:00 pm
The monthly update cadence of Final Fantasy XI is continuing into April, but this time around the game is actually moving backwards a little bit. Just a little bit, though; it's bringing back one of the more popular Ambuscade foes for players to face once more, complete with new rewards available. If you couldn't get enough of fighting the Gigas, [...]


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The War Room – Episode 3
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 March 2017, 5:29 pm
War has been one of the main draws of EVE ever since the early days. The wars of EVE serve as milestones by which the structure and time of EVE is … [visit site to read more]


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