Star Citizen squishes bugs, finds new ones in the lead up to 3.0

Star Citizen’s Sandi Gardiner and Forrest Stephan helm this week’s episode of Around the Verse as the team treks along toward the 3.0 release. In the Burndown segment, the devs say they’re, well, burning down the bugs, touching on the shopkeeper, usables, mission givers, item highlighting, the UI, and ship doors that are “fleeing the nest,” something any environment modder […]

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Conan Exile devs address Xbox One crashes, says crossplay with PC might be in the works

With the release of Conan Exiles on Xbox One’s game preview program, there are plenty of questions from this new audience about the rollout of the survival sandbox. Funcom’s team was on hand yesterday for an AMA that ranged from crafting to crashes (“our number one priority”) to camel punching. Funcom revealed that it is working on creating voice chat (in a […]

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– Ar:piel to Launch in Russia & CIS Countries

Esprit Games has announced that it will be launching Nexon’s Ar:piel Online in Russia and CIS nations. The client will be available for direct download or via Steam when launch day arrives. Esprit is promising that a firm launch date is coming soon.

City of Titans doesn’t have issues swapping male and female animations

Well this is a boon to the City of Titans project. The development team behind the superhero MMORPG was fiddling about with some of its character tools and experimented with switching the model from male to female to see what would happen with animations. It turns out that both genders animated just fine, which means that it might be easier than […]

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Revel in these five new Wild West Online videos

Were you not appeased by the 13 minutes of Wild West Online gameplay footage earlier this week? What can we do to make you happy, pard’ner? What will ever satisfy your craving of previews for this western MMO? Let’s try this: How about five additional videos, showing more gameplay, an excursion through a town, lockpicking, treasure hunting, and mining. Is that enough? […]

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– Looterkings – Nothing Beats a Goblin Pretty Princess

LOOTERKINGS is a progressive dungeon crawler jam packed with action, humor and loads of shiny loot to click on! Named after its Cologne, Germany based Indie development creators this game invites you into a world of caves where you are a wretched, funny and ghastly goblin!

World of Warcraft goes all Project Runway this weekend

One of World of Warcraft’s newer micro-holidays is raising fashion awareness this weekend, as the Trial of Style puts the spotlight on transmog creations by players. The event, which runs from August 17th through the 21st, tosses five-player groups into private instances where they’ll be showing off for each other. Two of the players will have a limited time to […]

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Second Series of Free Missions for Frozen Throne Released

The second set of missions for Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne has been released. These missions will send players to Icecrown Citadel itself to the Upper Reaches. They’ll face off against three new bosses and earn a card pack for completing the missions.

Trove – Subclasses Coming in Eclipse Previewed

When the Trove content expansion, Eclipse, launches, it will bring the new subclass feature on board. When players reach level 10, they’ll have the ability to unlock a subclass that’s based on any one of the other 15 classes. A stat boost and a passive skill will also unlock.

The Daily Grind: What MMO would you like to see dump its branding or IP?

On Tuesday, Daybreak formally announced that the neglected PvE half of H1Z1, Just Survive, would be shedding its H1Z1 branding once and for all. The reveal couldn’t help but remind me of the way Daybreak did the same thing for Landmark, deleting the “EverQuest Next” and then the EverQuest IP altogether from the title and marketing before ultimately scrapping the entire […]

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Massively Overthinking: Alone together vs. forced grouping in MMORPGs

I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that everyone has at some point seen the xkcd called Isolation, but if not, there it is. No matter what the age and era, someone’s always preaching that people were more sociable in the long long ago. In this comic, however, Randall Munroe isn’t even contesting that. His point is basically […]

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Osiris: New Dawn explains its closed beta plan

Why would an early access game suddenly decide to hold a limited closed beta test? That’s the question of the week for Osiris: New Dawn, but the game’s director had a good explanation for the oddity. In short, the team’s prior experience in making video games told them that it was imperative to have focused testing with strong feedback in […]

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Wurm Online – Build Your Own Ventura Highway After Latest Update

The latest update has been deployed to Wyrm Online that lets players build and connect highways to deeds all over the game. The system will allow players to find routes to any deed connected to the same highway and protection will be added to prevent destruction.

Revelation Online outlines the lore-hunting Scene Chronicle feature

Are you fascinated by the lore of the various locations in Revelation Online? In the event that you don’t care about that at all, are you a big fan of getting to pick up valuable items and fame just by filling in some check marks? The Scene Chronicle feature caters to both sorts of players, giving you a chance to […]

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Overwatch promises that console reporting is (still) on its way

Remember how Blizzard said that a bad behavior reporting function was on its way to Overwatch’s console edition? While the studio promised this week that the feature was being internally tested, the community finds itself more desperate than ever to arm itself with the tool against griefers, gankers, and goons. Eurogamer published a piece outlining how dire the situation has become […]

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Crowfall divulges details on the diminutive Fae

Don’t call them “tiny,” not unless you want your Achilles heel slashed and your hair set on fire while screaming laughter fills your ears. Crowfall’s Fae might be the second-smallest race to come to the game, but the species packs quite a lot into its small package. Today, ArtCraft revealed details about this race that’s coming soon to the test […]

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World of Tanks introduces PvE War Stories, amps up metal soundtrack

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a huge shocker that the studio behind World of Tanks is into (pause for punny effect) heavy metal. Wargaming announced this week that it’s planning on infusing its soundtrack with heavy metal music from musicians around the world, starting with a special track by Akira Yamaoka. Additionally, the studio has teamed up with heavy metal band Sabaton […]

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Kritika Online publishes fall roadmap, will officially launch in September

One of this summer’s sleeper MMO hits has to be Kritika Online, a soft-launched action title published by En Masse Entertainment. It might not be the deepest of all MMORPGs, but what it lacks for in progress it makes up for in pizzaz. This week, the team posted a roadmap of its plans for the game over the next few […]

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