Posts made in July, 2015

NEVERWINTER POSTS THE OFFICIAL GAMEPLAY TRAILER FOR STRONGHOLDS

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in news

PLAY NEVERWINTER FOR FREEA guild’s home is its castle in Neverwinter. Wait, scratch that – it’s not its castle yet, but it will totally be its castle once the Strongholds update drops. The gameplay trailer for the major update is available just below, and it shows off all of the stuff players can do once they band together, clear away the rubble, and get a nice guild castle all set up and looking good.

Strongholds are an involved process for guilds that involve quests and projects to claim land, clear away obstacles, improve resource-gathering structures, and so forth. With the castle finished, players can also engage in large-scale 20v20 conflicts with other similarly progressed guilds. But you don’t need to read about it; you can just hop down below and see it in action for yourself.

 

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KEVIN SORBO HEADLINES SMITE 10M PLAYER HERCULES PROMOTION

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in guides

Actor Kevin Sorbo, a ’90s geek icon for his title role in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, will voice a mostly new character in MOBA SMITE.

… That character is Hercules, of course.

In fact, it’s Retro Herc, a resurrected version of Hercules from early on in SMITE’s development, and he’s a gift to the community meant to celebrate the game’s 10 millionth player. Yes, a gift:

“Anyone who wins 10 PvP matches in August will unlock Hercules as a playable god, along with the Hercules retro skin and a new Hercules voice pack featuring Kevin Sorbo, the star of TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – all for free.”

Hi-Rez further reminds everyone about its unannounced game, playable at Gamescom.

The video is below, and yes, Kevin Sorbo’s in it.

 

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DAS TAL SHOWING OFF SMALL EVENTS WITH THIS WEEKEND’S PLAYTEST

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in guides

Das Tal is still a ways off from operating an ongoing alpha program, but the team is throwing a one-day test for this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EDT to show off some of its improvements and even a new feature.

“This will be the very first time that testers will get a chance to try out the new small events,” the team announced. “We are really interested to see how the addition of these smaller, yet more numerous opportunities, change the flow of the game.”

The test will also show off new map icons and some wicked cool tree designs. Fairytale Distillery said that it’s continuing to work through a checklist in order to get 24/7 servers online for the PvP MMO.

 

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EVERQUEST PROGRESSION SERVER TRANSFERS COMING SOON

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in guides

The classic EverQuest progression servers have proven pretty popular, enough that the two servers are going to deviate from one another in terms of update pace. But what if you rolled on one and now want to update pace of the other? Starting on July 30th, you’ll have the option of transferring from Lockjaw to Ragefire or vice versa for free, ensuring that you’re at the pace that most closely matches your own feelings on expansion releases.

Free transfers will run until August 10th, at which point players will still be able to transfer between the servers but will have to pay money to do so. That option will also be removed when the Ruins of Kunark expansion goes live for one of the servers; at that point, you’ll be stuck where you are, like it or not. So get ready to move early and hopefully not often if you’re excited to be reliving the past slightly faster or slower.

 

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PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 Launch Day Arrives

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in guides

 

Daybreak Games today welcomed thousands of eager combatants to the online world of Auraxis as the critically acclaimed free-to-play MMOFPS game, PlanetSide 2, opened its doors to an entirely new audience on the PlayStation 4. Arguably the most exciting free-to-play release under the PlayStation 4, PlanetSide 2 is now available to download entirely free of charge in both North America and Europe on the PSN store.

More excitingly the entire PlanetSide 2 experience is free. I said that right? And I mean in every sense of the word. There is not requirement surrounding a PlayStation Plus account, making PlanetSide 2 one of the only online PS4 titles to be available without the monthly subscription. It’s also the only PS4 game to offer battles on such a massive level, with huge simultaneous battles taking place across multiple areas.

There is however an optional subscription package available, providing membership for $14.99 a month for an enhanced experience including monthly Battle Cash allowance, increased experience, certification and resource gain, premium item discounts and exclusive promotional events.

“The original PlanetSide was the first MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2 set a new standard for shooters when it launched on the PC in 2012, and now the massive battles are unmatched on the console. The game is synonymous with large-scale warfare and there’s just no comparison. PlanetSide 2 fosters a unique kind of unwavering camaraderie among players, so we’re excited to see how our community grows on the PlayStation 4.”

 

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