The Stream Team: SWTOR’s SCORPIO says what needs to be said
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 1:55 pm
It’s almost here. Only one more step stands between Massively OP’s MJ and her grand entrance into KOTFE , and that step’s name is SCORPIO. According to Larry, the best companion has been saved for last. MJ is intrigued: What story will come out of conversing with this machine? And how will you decide the direction of some of those [...]


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Mech_Con 2016: MWO skill trees, game modes, and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 2:30 pm
As one might hope for from a convention, Mech_Con 2016 was a time to not only hang out with other fans and meet the devs but get exciting announcements for MechWarrior Online. And Piranha Games didn’t disappoint. From the new game modes to the new skill trees, there was definitely new content revealed and showcased. Then there was the surprise announcement [...]


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In Which I Ramble About Being All Things to All People
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 1:15 pm
Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man -The Dude If you asked me what the most egregious flaw in MMORPG development has been over the history of the genre, I would say it was a “lack of focus.” Overreach, trying to have too


I think it’s fair to say that the $15 subscription model just isn’t cutting it for MMORPGs anymore. I understand that. The $15 pricetag dates back at least 15 years, and even if we were to factor in inflation alone, the cost of that subscription would be worth about $19 today. Teams creating the content were a lot smaller then, and frankly, [...]


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Pantheon’s Shaman will look familiar to traditional MMORPG players
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 12:30 pm
Ahead of its big stream on Friday, Pantheon’s newsletter today is bursting with details on the Shaman class, which is due for its reveal during the event. The class is going to sound familiar to EverQuest franchise players for sure, given that it’s a support class that wields heals, boons, curses, and hexes. “Shamans, through their abilities to commune with [...]


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Conan Exiles’ new trailer features elephants, sandstorms, shelter, and dancing thralls
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 1:00 pm
Funcom has a long video out today on Conan Exiles, and while it begins with a retread of the basics of starting out in the game, it quickly ramps up to cover new topics, like hunting animals for resources, surviving sandstorms, and building structures in the game world for protection. The team also discusses thralls and how players can used [...]


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“The winds of Fate beckon!” NCsoft posted today following Blade & Soul’s return to service after maintenance. Yes, the 2.9 update is live now and introduces the Ruins of Khanda Vihar storyline, Naryu Foundry dungeon, and new legendaries and accessories. “This sweeping new multi-chaptered questline will send you to investigate the bizarre happenings plaguing the town of Sandstone Refuge—sounds of [...]


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Removing the ability to deploy Outpost and Outpost upgrades with December 13
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 10:11 am

As we announced in the Engineering Complex dev blog in October, the upcoming release on December 13th will remove the ability to deploy new Outposts and Outpost Upgrades in New Eden. This is a small first step in the long-term plan to gradually replace these legacy structures with newer Upwell technology.

Any Outposts and Outpost upgrades deployed/installed before the December 13th downtime will continue to operate as normal and will not have any bonuses or functionality removed at this time.

As part of this release we are also ending the NPC market seeding of Outpost Construction Platform blueprints, Outpost Improvement Platforms and Outpost Upgrade Platforms, and it will no longer be possible to build new Outpost Construction Platforms. Any remaining blueprints and items in these groups that are not consumed before the December 13th downtime will be eligible for a form of reimbursement in the future. More information about this reimbursement plan will be provided at a later date.

If you or your alliance plans to deploy a new outpost or outpost upgrade, we urge you to do so before December 13th.

If you have further questions, please use the discussion thread on the EVE Online forum.




Exclusive interview with Ashes of Creation’s Jeffrey Bard, formerly of Daybreak
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 10:00 am
Yesterday we covered a tip about a new MMORPG in the making: Ashes of Creation. Apparently we caught wind of this title before it was fully ready for a world reveal, but when Intrepid Studios heard about our story, the team figured this was as good a time as any to talk about its project. Lead Designer Jeffrey Bard sat down with us [...]


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Shards Online updates players on permadeath and targeting
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 10:30 am
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Shards Online, so let’s talk about death. No, not the game itself, but death within the game. One of the big features of the most recent community roundtable video is covering the game’s new death system and the game’s permadeath rule system. Yes, if you want to, you can risk losing [...]


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Legendary Entertainment is making an e-sports film starring Will Ferrell
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 11:00 am
Well, it’s official: No one gets to act as if e-sports or video games are anything less than mainstream at this point. Legendary Entertainment, the film studio that brought out Inception, Pacific Rim, and some excellent Batman movies (and Warcraft, but let’s not be mean) is making a movie about e-sports. Starring Will Ferrell. In a role that, apparently, is [...]


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Saga of Lucimia hammers home the importance of grouping
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 11:30 am
For the most part, Saga of Lucimia has been relatively quiet this fall as it continues development. Quiet, that is, except for its video channel, which has been pumping out more of the “Pillars of Gameplay” videos. The series, which came to 20 entries, is now at a conclusion. Only four pillars, SWTOR? Saga of Lucimia scoffs. As might be expected [...]


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Comcast finally allows HBO, ESPN streaming via PlayStation 4
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 9:51 am

For those who maintain a cable subscription, one of the (many) annoying aspects is that sometimes channels have streaming apps you can't use, despite being a paying customer. Over the years, Comcast has decided that it's not going to allow customers to use whatever channel's app on one platform or another, but now the PlayStation 4 is off of that list. According to a tweet, owners with Comcast subscriptions can finally log in and use the WatchESPN and HBO Go apps on their game console.

Source: PlayStation (Twitter)




'Skyrim' and 'Fallout' immortalized as virtual pinball machines
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 10:39 am

Xbox One and PC owners can now get their hands on Bethesda's all-new Skyrim, Fallout and Doom... themed pinball machines. Available today as DLC for the free game Pinball FX 2, Microsoft gamers can trial these new tables for a limited time at no extra cost. If, however, you find yourself wanting to return to Bethesda's machines, the pack of three will set you back $11 (£8).

Source: Xbox




Report: Nintendo Switch will play Gamecube games
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 11:13 am

Following years of pining after GameCube games on the Virtual Console, it looks like Nintendo fans will soon be getting their wish. According to a recent report by Eurogamer, the Nintendo Switch is rumored to be the first Nintendo console to offer GameCube games on its Virtual Console. Citing several sources within the company, the article states that Nintendo already has classic titles like Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee running on the Switch.

Source: Eurogamer




The Genius Game
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 10:00 am
The Genius Game is the best gameshow I've seen in a very very long time.  I hesitated to check it out after reading about it since it's in Korean and you have to read subtitles the whole time but... oh man, I'm so glad I pulled the trigger and watched it.

They take a ton of modern game design and board game design principles, mix them with social situations, and do amazing things with them.  I can't recommend this show highly enough.

The first season is on YouTube:




The Rixx Store
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 8:55 am
Rixx Store HereThird time is the charm. My first store got banned by CCP legal and resulted in me losing Zazzle access for a year. The second store was simply a place to put up some Stay Frosty and ABA gear for my Alliance mates, I was never really happy


Crowfall shows off the many faces (and colors) of character customization
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 9:00 am
It’s easy to look at all of Crowfall’s screenshots up to now and be vaguely reminded of throwing action figures against one another. That’s not an aspersion on the art or animation teams; it’s just that the game hasn’t been showing off any character customization yet, focusing instead on looking at the individual archetypes in depth. But that’s all changing [...]


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Black Desert’s Ninja and Kunoichi awaken this morning
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 9:30 am
Yes, the Ninja and Kunoichi awakening update is live today in Black Desert. Kakao has upgraded both classes with their new weapons, both designed to boost their offense — or will, once the servers are back from their extra maintenance today. “The Ninja’s precise and deadly close-quarters combat is enhanced with the new Sura Katana, a set of six blades [...]


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Sony has sold 50 million PlayStation 4s
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 8:34 am

After surpassing 40 million sales back in May, Sony has now sold 50 million PlayStation 4s. That figure includes PS4, PS4 Pro and the new slim version of the console, and represents sales to customers, rather than shipments to stores.

The 50 million milestone took just over three years for Sony to reach. For comparison, the PlayStation 3 was on sale for four and a half years before Sony had shipped the same number.




The Daily Grind: Which City of Heroes spiritual successor are you rooting for?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 8:00 am
I was a tiny bit flabbergasted last weekend when I saw that there was yet another City of Heroes spiritual successor project in the making. I get that City of Heroes was deeply beloved by fans — heck, by me too — and that its loss still reverberates throughout the MMORPG community. But is this getting silly with four projects or [...]


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Capsuleer For One Month!
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 7:05 am
What A Journey!


Sony's Project Field brings card games to life
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 5:25 am

From Skylanders to Amiibo, "Toys to life" have been a pretty lucrative way for video game companies to make money. Sony has been more-or-less absent from the field, but today it's announcing something not too dissimilar: Project Field.

Source: PlayStation Japan




Sony is bringing 'Parappa', 'Wild Arms' and more to mobile
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 5:35 am

Hot on the heels of PlayStation Experience, Sony has announced the first smartphone games developed under its new "ForwardWorks" banner. The roster includes a new Everybody's Golf title (known as Hot Shots Golf in the US), which is due to come out in spring 2017. The company is also working on a new Wild Arms game, an adaption of Arc the Lad and What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? Looking further ahead, ForwardWorks has confirmed it'll be working on a new Parappa the Rapper game, as well as apps based on Doko Demo Issho and Boku no Natsuyasumi.

Source: Sony (Blog Post)




The Morning After: Wednesday December 7, 2016
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2016, 6:00 am

This morning, we're reading about how Google has upgraded its search app to keep personal information and news events separated, the same company's attempt to solve router troubles forever... and the Novint Falcon's transformation from haptic games controller to sex toy.




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