Four months after its original release and on very short notice, Bioware is providing us today the first DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. In fact, the lack of any announcement beforehand is almost as surprising as the rather steep price of 15 Dollars, which makes it the most expensive story DLC in the Dragon Age franchise.
We recently caught up with PlanetSide 2 lead designer Luke Sigmund to discuss the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2.
This new iteration - Archlord 2 -- is set in the same setting as the previous version but in an alternate universe, sort of. I wouldn't worry so much about it because all of the lore and imagery of the game is really just a wrap around a series of button-pushing mechanics that only become half-fun once the player has spent hours and hours grinding bad, level-based quest after another (trust me, you won't even look at what the quests say, they are that repetitive.)
Moonrise first caught my eye with its distinctive art style. Really, it reminded me of Free Realms, one of my favorite casual MMOs that featured some of my favorite graphics. I'm a bit of a fan of stylized graphics. I also noticed that Moonrise offered monster collecting and combat, not something I am normally a huge fan of, but it looked so nice I continued to get excited.
This week Rob is back talking about crowdfunding, which he is loath to do, and what he sees as the start to a possibly disturbing trend. Read on to get your feathers riled up.
The second beta event for Skyforge has begun as of today, Wednesday, March 25th. There was no server wipe thus allowing players in the first event to continue their character's progress. In addition, four new classes have been announced as becoming available during this beta cycle, though it was confirmed that several players unlocked them in the first event.
Pillars of Eternity exploded into the limelight with the massive success of its 2012 Kickstarter and lit the fire that would ignite the CRPG revolution. Nearly two and a half years later, the game has finally arrived. The question is, did it deliver?
Last week, the TGN folks penned an article about some excellent Youtubers, and despite being titled a little misleading, it brought up a good point: who do you trust when it comes to Youtube videos? And yes, it's OK if it's not us here at MMORPG.com.
Over the next four weeks, the ESTsoft folks are partnering up with us to dive deep into Cabal 2's six unique classes. This week, we're focusing on the finger-waggling cloth-wearers of the MMO sequel: the Wizard and the Priest.
Calling the new update a "hugely upgraded gameplay experience", the Orcs Must Die! Unchained team has let us know that beta phase two is ready to begin. The update includes some significant changes, additions and more that should bring a whole new game to testers.
Blizzard and ESPN have partnered up to bring the Heroes of the Storm college championships to viewers around the world. Called "Heroes of the Dorm", the tournament will be held in Los Angeles at the end of April.
ESTSoft has announced that players interested in working with the development team for Cabal 2 can head to the official site to sign up for closed beta testing. The closed beta is expected to begin towards the end of April.
The right pilot is crucial to any star ship's success in space and Star Trek Online expands on that idea with a new blog post about how players can trail the perfect pilot for whatever ship they choose.
Now that Steven Spielberg has been announced as the director for "Ready Player One", is he the right man for the job?? Personally, I am going to go with a big resounding YES. I know a lot of people talk about how he hasn't had very many great movies these days. If you think about the era of video games and pop culture that the book is about, Steven Spielberg is one of only a few people at the forefront of entertainment during that era.
The Gloria Victus team has let us know that the non-disclosure agreement for the game has officially lifted. Testers and streamers can now post their thoughts about the game that the developers say is stable enough to warrant firsthand accounts being published. The hope is that by lifting the NDA, the game will attract more players and that the development team can expand.
The latest Shards Online newsletter has been published. In it, the team asks all current testers to check the dashboard to find out more about the "break our shard" event. The dev team is looking to cram as many players as possible onto a single shard to stress test the system.
Several of the Sword Coast Legends developers will be on hand tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th for the second game play live stream event. Hosted by Game Director Dan Tudge, the Twitch event will reveal the first information about both the Dungeon Crawl and Dungeon Master systems that will ship with the game.
The City-State Entertainment team has sent word that it will be co-hosting a special live stream event this Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific. Co-hosting with the development team will be CohhCarnage whose Twitch.tv channel will be used for the special event. Cohh is a former Dark Age of Camelot player and fan.
Saturday marks yet another test for Das Tal and the team has created a brand new video to show off some of the most significant changes players can expect to see after logging in.
XBox One and PlayStation 4 users who want to see what The Crew is all about can now take advantage of a special 2-hour free trial of the game, according to a post on the game's official site.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine have announced that today marks the official launch date for Infinite Crisis, a MOBA based in the DC "Multiverse". New Steam bundles were also announced that give players a pair of packages with heroes and other in-game items to choose from.
Skyforge's community manager Maeron has taken to the official forums with a strong statement about the ongoing discussion of the game's monetization strategy. The statement was penned in response to players "pasting" the P2W accusation on Skyforge. According to Maeron, such allegations damage a game's reputation before it has a chance to launch and that players must place some level of trust in the developers creating the game.
Legendary weapons in Guild Wars 2 have, up to now, only been available by purchasing from the trading post, through the Mystic Forge, or via drops. However, Heart of Thorns will change all that and allow players to embark on a journey to craft their own Legendary Weapons.