Star Citizen – Around the Verse – Outposts and Environmental Storytelling

Star Citizen developers discuss surface outposts. They are the focus of this week’s episode, as the team explores all the details that go into crafting a memorable destination. Plus, hosts Sandi Gardiner and Forrest Stephan bring viewers another installment of “Burndown” where devs speak about this week’s issues and how they are combating them to get 3.0 launched.

Crowfall – Q&A Live: Power Trays & Projectiles

During this one-hour livestream event, Crowfall Senior Animator Eric Doggett and Creative Director J Todd Coleman answered questions based around “Power Trays and Projectiles.”

Path of Exile preps for Xbox One, adjusts Harbinger challenge league

Even if you’ve spent all summer preparing to launch a major expansion, there’s no rest for the weary over at Grinding Gear Games. The Path of Exiles team published its first post-Fall of Oriath patch this week that was mostly aimed at shoring up the new Harbinger league while also adding new supporter packs to the game. The patch delivers […]

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Worlds Adrift introducing anti-cheat measures sooner than anticipated

It’s best to read the latest letter from the Worlds Adrift development team with a slightly exasperated tone of voice. After all, the developers really thought that during the game’s closed testing with limited buy-in access, anti-cheat measures were really not going to be necessary. Apparently, though, that isn’t the case, and now the developers are going to have to […]

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Robocraft – Retail Launch Date Set for August 24th

Freejam is excited to announced that, after three years in Early Access, Robocraft will head into retail release on August 24th. As part of the celebratory mood, players who have taken part in the game will receive in-game crates that are packed with new items and possibly one of four Pilot Seat cosmetics determined by when the EA program was joined.

Absolver – Friends & Foes – Multiplayer Features & Post-Launch Plans

SloClap and Devolver Digital have sent out a new trailer that showcases the game’s unique dynamic. When meeting other players, it is up to them to decide to work cooperatively in PvE mode or to participate in friendly sparring or to duke it out in fierce PvP action.

Dauntless – Founders' Alpha Begins, Runs Through August 31st

Players who have purchased a $40+ Founder’s Pack can now download the Dauntless client and get started. The Founders’ Alpha will run 24/7 from today through August 31st. The closed beta is expected to kick off on September 1st.

Black Desert parent corporation is merging all its game businesses

MMORPG players know Kakao chiefly as the publishing and localization giant behind Pearl Abyss-developed Black Desert, but over in its native South Korea, the company is a massive conglomerate of multiple companies and mergers with internet subsidiaries covering everything from chat programs and blogging to fashion and an Uber clone. And of course, one of its biggest businesses in recent […]

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Fortnite – First Impressions – TheHiveLeader

Fortnite is the definition of genre bender, and since it just hit Early Access, TheHiveLeader is there! Can he survive the onslaught of (ZOMBIES) husks? Of course he can’t. But he’s gonna darn well try.

Secret World Legends allows players to convert Funcom points into Aurum

If you were sitting on a Scrooge McDuck pile of Funcom Points back when The Secret World announced its switchover to Secret World Legends and were steamed at all of that wasted money, don’t fret. As of today, you’ll be able to convert the premium currency from TSW into SWL. By using the Aurum exchange, players can make a one-time […]

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Final Fantasy XIV – An Invitation to The Feast

A new season of ranked PVP launched earlier this month in FFXIV. I’ve only touched upon PVP pretty briefly since Stormblood came out, mostly to say that it has drastically improved, so I thought now would be a good time to actually sit down and look at it properly.

Log In This Weekend to Try the New Elite Specializations!

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The second Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ preview weekend is now live! All nine of the new elite specializations are playable in Player vs. Player and World vs. World. Test out builds, experiment with skills and abilities, or just get some practice in before you travel to the desert. The demo will be available through Sunday, August 20.

To participate, go to the Character Select screen and choose the option to create a demo character. If you don’t have a Guild Wars 2 account, register now to play for free.

Happy battling!

Trove’s subclassing system launches with Eclipse next week

A total solar eclipse isn’t a common event — the continental US hasn’t seen one in almost 40 years. So it makes a lot of sense for games to take advantage of the occasion, and that’s exactly what Trion is doing with Trove next week with its Eclipse update. The highlight of that update isn’t eclipse glasses, although perhaps it […]

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Dauntless’ founder alpha has begun

We’ve been keeping an eye on Dauntless, the sci-fantasy online co-op action RPG from the former BioWare, Riot, and Blizzard devs now fronting Phoenix Labs, ever since its first reveal back in December. Today, regular gamers can leap in themselves — at least if they’ve ponied up the 40 bucks needed for a founder’s pack with access to the alpha. […]

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Guild Wars 2’s second Path of Fire preview weekend is about to begin

Didn’t get a chance to jump into Guild Wars 2 during last weekend’s Path of Fire preview weekend? You’re getting another chance today, although this leg of the event will focus on the game’s elite specs as they play in PvP, not the on the first PvE map and mounts. We anticipate that it’ll launch any minute now based on […]

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Lord of the Rings Online – Mordor: Iconic Moments, Great Ideas, But a Little Lackluster

The Lord of the Rings Online has a long history of putting players into iconic moments and settings from J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary legendarium, and this tradition continues with the release of Mordor, the long-running MMORPG’s newest expansion. Taking place following the events of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, LOTRO wastes little time reminding players that indeed, within the Land of Mordor, the Shadows still lie.

Final Fantasy XIV plans a 14-hour broadcast for its anniversary

Another year of Final Fantasy XIV is coming to a close as the game celebrates another anniversary on August 27th. But there’s still plenty more to come, and fans can tune in for the game’s next long-running anniversary stream starting on September 1st at 11:00 p.m. EDT, then running for 14 hours straight. So you may not want to watch […]

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