EVE Online's new 'citizen science' project will 'refine the search for exoplanets'

Those of you who’ve known me a while probably know that my husband is an astrophysicist, which means that astronomy is a passion in my house, and I’m thrilled when his field overlaps with mine as it does today: CCP Games has announced a new “citizen science” project, whereby it will work with multiple universities and the Massively Multiplayer Online Science […]

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The Stream Team: Sharing a first look at MU Legend with closed beta codes

Are you curious about MU Legend? Massively OP’s MJ is: She’s diving in to take a first look at this sequel-in-the-making during its second closed beta. Of course, she always prefers to play game with friends, so you are all invited to join her! Grab a key here from the post and jump in to experience it all for yourself. […]

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Elder Scrolls Online – Matt Firor on Wardens, Morrowind & More

GameSpace.com has a new interview with Elder Scrolls Online Game Director Matt Firor. In it, he answers a number of questions about Morrowind, the forthcoming Warden class, ESO Plus membership, Homestead, ESO’s longevity and a lot more.

Take a peek inside ARK Park with Snail's new hands-on video

Wanna see some dudes in socks and funny hats mess with dinosaurs? Yep, we’ve got that on tap thanks to ARK Park’s new video, which includes first-person footage of players actually interacting inside of the VR game. It actually looks pretty darn amazing. Except to the people watching on and messing with the people behind the goggles, anyway. First announced […]

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Wild Terra – New Features & Other Big Changes Detailed for Fans

The Wild Terra site has been updated with a lengthy list of what the team will be working on through the balance of 2017. Players can look forward to a number of big changes including new features, a reworked interface, a more functional inventory and a number of “quality of life” improvements as the development team gets going full steam.

Here's how Albion Online is rebooting its PvP Outland zones

Sandbox Interactive Game Director Robin Henkys has another lengthy Albion Online dev recap today, this one all about the Outlands, one of the key pieces of content being rethought and redesigned in the current beta stage. As designed, the Outlands were intended to foment guild warfare — that’s probably why you’re playing a PvP sandbox, after all, if you’re not […]

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EVE Online – Players to Help Refine the Search for Exoplanets

In a new partnership between CCP, Massively Multiplayer Online Science, University of Reykjavik and the University of Geneva have formed a unique opportunity for players to participate in the search for “exoplanets”, those planets that lie outside of our own galaxy. Using provided data, players will work to reach “comparative consensus on classification of the data” that will then be returned to the University of Geneva for further analysis in locating exoplanets.

Worlds Adrift – Final Alpha Play Test Detailed + New Trailer!

Bossa Studios has sent word that plans are afoot for the final alpha play test for Worlds Adrift. It will be the last chance for players to try out WA before it enters closed beta testing when the pool will be limited to those who have purchased the game.

Hellion's cinematic trailer cautions of the danger of space hijackers

In just two days’ time, the airlock will open to Hellion’s Steam early access launch. Before that happens, however, you might want to check out the official cinematic trailer to get an inkling of what you’re getting yourself into if you pick up this title. The trailer presents a cautionary tale about space hijacking, as a group of miners respond […]

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ARK is abandoning the claiming of abandoned dinos

One way survivors have been able to nab new dinosaurs in ARK: Survival Evolved is by claiming abandoned tames when their ownership timer expires. That mechanic is being itself abandoned: On the game’s Reddit forum, Studio WildCard’s community manager confirmed that the practice of claiming of abandoned dinos is going away. Now when players leave servers their tamed dinosaurs will […]

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You're going to have to work to upgrade gear in Revelation Online

Getting gear in Revelation Online will come fairly easy and naturally as part of the questing and leveling process. Now, as for getting the most out of that gear by upgrading each piece? That’s going to take some serious work. NetEase posted a guide today about Revelation Online’s marks system, which is used to add specialized stats to your gear. […]

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My Little Nanamo

Greetings, everyone!

Today we’ll be shedding some light on some brand-new merchandise that will begin shipping out soon! This cute little mascot figure Seated Nanamo is available for pre-order alongside with the Baby Behemoth plush we showed previously!

The finely-detailed figure is about 3.35″ (85mm) tall and has been designed so that the bottom of the figurine so the Sultana can sit elegantly and comfortably on various places such as a desk, or around your PC. Her head, arms, and legs can be adjusted for subtle posing as well!

As you can see below, from behind you can see fine details of her hair and ornaments.

It can even sit on top of plushies comfortably!


*Please note that the Baby Behemoth plush is not a Nanamo-exclusive mount.

Pre-orders for the Seated Nanamo figure are available only the Square Enix Online Store and will begin shipping soon!

But we’re not done! We also have a brand-new art book coming out soon!

Set to release in early March, The Art of Ishgard -The Scars of War- is the third official FFXIV art book!

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The book includes images, and illustrations of characters, fields and various ornaments introduced from Patch 3.1 through 3.5. And for the first time ever, we have included the process that the development team has undergone to making some of the background illustrations. At 320 pages, you can tell this is a tome filled with artwork to drool over!

Let’s take a small peek at some of the images inside the book (be sure to click to enlarge them)!

We have new main character illustrations:
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You can see the dungeon artwork, along with enemies you encounter in these dungeons. I’m sure you’re all intimately familiar with these from running them so many times!

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Weapons, armor, and housing-related artwork galore:
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And we can’t forget the Feast emblem artwork:
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And here’s a sneak peek of the process used in making some of the background illustrations (Japanese version shown)! There are too many things to show in a single blog post…
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Compared to previous art books, we opted to make the illustrations a bit larger for your viewing pleasure.

And last, but certainly not least, we can’t forget that this art book includes a bonus item code for the Wind-up Hraesvelgr minion, which fits in perfectly with the “Art of Ishgard” theme!

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Additionally, the cover design of the previous art book The Art of Ishgard – Stone and Steel – is mirrored to this upcoming art book, so you can place them next each other like so:
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Pre-order your copy of The Scars of War from the Square Enix Online Store!

– Bayohne

Life is Feudal welcomes testers to its second closed beta

Yesterday, Life is Feudal kicked off its second closed beta test for the MMO version of the game. The test is somewhat short and will last about two weeks. All backers who bought into the game (at a minimum of $45) will be part of this beta wave, although the team was also accepting applications for free beta spots on […]

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We may have already known about Overwatch's next hero… for months

The next Overwatch hero is a quadraped Omnic named Anchora, and she appears to be a tank. This isn’t a new announcement, though; it’s from a leak that’s months old. The question is whether or not it’s accurate, and at the time of the leak, it certainly didn’t seem accurate. Then again, at the time of the leak we also […]

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The Stream Team: Playing in SWTOR's Asylum with Senya

A long leisurely stay in the Asylum. That sounds like the perfect way for Mass for Massively OP’s Larry and MJ to spend their day in SWTOR, no? Now that they have rescued the necessary engineer to help get The Gravestone functioning again, they are off to meet with Senya. What story will come out of meeting with her and […]

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Ship of Heroes posts a Kickstarter countdown on its main page

Whenever we here bring news about a new indie title, there’s always at least one person asking in the comments about when the Kickstarter is starting. It’s not even cynical at this point, just a predictable eventuality. Of course, usually the answer to that question is unclear, since most teams announce the Kickstarter date around the same time the Kickstarter […]

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The Next Stage Of Project Discovery: Exoplanet Research

Stage one of Project Discovery concluded during 2016, when our amazing community contributed to the development of the Cell Atlas in association with Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS) and the Human Protein Atlas.

By categorizing a database of more than 250,000 images of proteins within human cells, which included the submission of more than 25 million classifications of images, capsuleers contributed to real life science through their gameplay, providing thousands of man hours of analysis for the Human Protein Atlas.

Soon, capsuleers from across the globe will be able to contribute toward another scientific endeavor, as Project Discovery focuses its unique scientific crowdsourcing efforts on the search for exoplanets in 2017.

The first stage of Project Discovery proved our community’s incredible support for real science efforts, as players formed one of the largest collectives of citizen science contributors in the world. Now it’s time to contribute again!

During 2017, capsuleers will have the chance to collaborate with MMOS a second time, alongside the University of Reykjavik and the University of Geneva in the search for exoplanets.

This time around, the project will be joined by Michel Mayor, honorary professor from the University of Geneva, winner of the prestigious 2017 Wolf Prize for Physics and discoverer of the first exoplanet.

The search for exoplanets will come to EVE in 2017 and once enough capsuleers reach comparative consensus on classification of the data, it will be sent back to the University of Geneva for use in refining the search for exoplanets.

Be sure to check out Professor Mayor’s presentation at EVE Fanfest 2017 (April 6-8), which you can watch on the Fanfest Live Stream, or in person during Fanfest 2017 here in Reykjavik, Iceland.

If you haven’t already secured your tickets for Fanfest 2017, be sure to get them while they’re still available at the Fanfest Website.

Make a Statement with New Eye Colors and the Shattered Bloodstone Glider!

I can tell it’s spring because my allergies are acting up. What am I allergic to, you ask? Ellen Kiel. Heh, I kid. I’m actually allergic to mystic clovers—I don’t even allow them on the trading post.

  • Shattered Bloodstone Glider and Bloodstone Ascender Travel Toy

    Bloodstone corruption has its ups and downs, and this combo pack covers both. For cheap thrills, glide to the nearest Seraph unit and chase them around.*

  • New Eye Colors

    Look at the world through new eyes with this set of luminous lenses, available exclusively through Total Makeover Kits.

  • Spring Inventory Is Back!

    I’ve cleaned out the old winter stock and brought back some spring-fresh favorites, including the Strider’s, Rampart, Incarnate, and Aetherblade armor sets, the Covert Charr Backpack Set, and more. Take a peek at the shelves! You can also pick up Taimi’s Dye Kit and the Emissary’s Staff skin for a limited time.

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

*The Black Lion Trading Company is not responsible for injury or death incurred while intentionally misusing these items or other products.