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ARK sums up its Survival of the Fittest tourney with a video

Have you been following that month-long Survival of the Fittest tourney in ARK: Survival Evolved? If your answer is no, but I meant to, then you should watch a new video released this week that captures a few of the finest moments to date.

The tournament concludes on October 24th, so you’ve still got time to watch as it happens, but if you’re curious about the game itself or its competitive scene, do yourself a favor and enjoy two-plus minutes of dino-related carnage after the cut.

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TwitchCon 2015: Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns trailer; the Ranger’s Druid is a healer

ArenaNet is debuting its Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns trailer today at 6 p.m. EDT on the main stage at TwitchCon. So far today, the team has been taught how to cook by Femshep and has dished on the anticipated Ranger elite spec, the Druid. Rangers, you’re getting new pets, including tigers, dinos, and elemental wyverns. The Druid spec is a heavy-duty healing, staff-using support spec (you heard me right; commence “soft trinity” snark). Druid skills include some lovely nature-and-sun-themed abilities such as Solar Beam, Vine Surge, and Astral Grace.

Instead of rushing off to make sure our Rangers are leveled up and ready, we’ll be updating this post with all the important bits as they’re released. Join us in the comments, and check out the stream embedded below!

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Ultima Online celebrates 18th birthday, plans October 8th expansion launch

Here’s a quick way to feel old: As of today, Ultima Online is old enough to vote. In celebration of its 18th birthday, Broadsword thanked players on the official site, casually dropping the October 8th release date for the anticipated Time of Legends expansion as only Broadsword can:

From all of us here at Broadsword we want to thank everyone for 18 wonderful years of dedication to the game that has become such a huge part of all of our lives!

The team is busy putting the finishing touches on the Time of Legends and we are pleased to announce that the next release on TC1 will be tomorrow, September 25, 2015. We are planning for an Origin/Izumo release on September 29, 2015 and if all goes well a world wide release on October 8, 2015.

Remember there is still time to take advantage of our special anniversary gift! All accounts active during August, September OR October will receive the Time of Legends completely free! Our gift to you for so many years of dedicated support!

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EverQuest II’s upcoming expansion has a preview event

You may have heard about EverQuest II’s next expansion. While we don’t have full details yet, Daybreak has come up with a preview event called Sundered Ground that you can play between now and 11:59 PST on Tuesday, November 3rd.

In a nutshell, you’ll be defending Norrath against elementals spawning from the sundered ground, and you can choose to assist either Lanxena T’Xith of Neriak’s The Spurned or Mathal Dewpetal in your quest to save Norrath and — more importantly — collected baubles that may be bartered for limited loot.

Source: Forums


The H1Z1 Invitational’s prize purse is $173,320

Did you know that the total prize pool for the H1Z1 Invitational is $173,320? I didn’t either, but then again, I didn’t even know that there was an H1Z1 Invitational prior to five minutes ago. And what’s with the odd dollar amount? Well, the prize money was generated by cash shop sales, which is why the first place winner will wind up with something funky like $19,932 instead of a nice round $20,000.

The main event happens at TwitchCon on Saturday, September 26 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. If you’re not heading to TwitchCon but still want to watch other people play video games, you can do so via H1Z1’s Twitch channel.

Source: Announcement; thanks Kinya!


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns has a full TwitchCon schedule

TwitchCon 2015 is cranking up this Friday and Saturday in San Francisco, and you’d better believe that Guild Wars 2 will be there in full force.

ArenaNet posted its plans today about how it’s going to show off Heart of Thorns at the studio’s booth (#827), on TwitchCon’s main stage, in panels, and through livestream programming. Fans are encouraged to swing by the booth to meet the developers and try out the expansion demo, while those who can’t make it have the option to watch remotely.

The main stage presentation will be on Friday at 6:00 p.m. EDT during which Guild Wars 2 will debut Heart of Thorns’ launch trailer to the world.

Source: Guild Wars 2


Wild Terra invites the public to play for free this weekend

The Wild Terra team would like to extend to you and several billion of your best friends the invitation to check out the game for free this weekend.

The isometric survival sandbox will be hosting a public test this weekend, separate from the ongoing beta test. The server rules for the test will be a little different as well, with increased player hearth and stamina, faster crop growth, and a full unlock of all recipes and buildings.

To participate, all you need to do is download the test client and jump in over the weekend!

Source: Juvty Worlds press release


Two weeks of Elite Dangerous Mayhem events begin today

Elite Dangerous is kicking off a two-week series of Mayhem events tonight. These are designed to draw the community together, test upcoming content, and stress the servers.

Frontier posted a schedule of the Mayhem livestreams and events, which includes speed landings, slalom races, close quarters combat fight nights, recon missions, and treasure hunts. Some of the events are exclusively geared toward the Xbox One community.

Elite also announced that it will be adapting to virtual reality platforms in the near future. SteamVR and HTC Vive support was mentioned as coming out for free later this year.

Source: Mayhem schedule, VG247. Thanks to Cotic for the tip!


The MOP Up: All news must go!

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. See any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week, all news must go! It’s our biggest MOP Up yet, with over two dozen stories and videos from Guild Wars 2, WildStar, EverQuest II, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and more!

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GTA Online has disturbing t-shirts, in-game discounts all weekend

Have you ever wanted a t-shirt that says “I married my dad?” If so, Grand Theft Auto Online has you covered as part of this weekend’s freemode events and social club weekend. Rockstar is giving away in-game tees advertising three of Vinewood’s biggest blockbuster films, and all you have to do to get them is log in Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

There are a number of in-game discounts happening, too, including 50 percent off of items, ammo, and weapons. If you complete any five of the new freemode events or challenges by Sunday, you’ll get $50,000 in-game as well as a Vapid t-shirt.

Source: Rockstar newswire



Heroes of the Storm championships are live this weekend, with more championships coming at BlizzCon

Which team in the North American region is best at playing Heroes of the Storm? You can find out this weekend with the American championships for the game. Eight teams enter as competitors, but only one will emerge victorious. If you can’t make it to Las Vegas to watch the events live on Saturday and Sunday, you can watch the official stream on the game’s Twitch channel, with streams starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT both days.

This championship serves as the prelude to the BlizzCon world championships, which will be kicking off for HotS as well as Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft during the week of October 28th. The best teams from this competition are the ones that will be representing the region in the final contest of skill, so there’s all the more reason to keep your eyes peeled this weekend.


TERA holds a week-long piratical event

Talk Like a Pirate Day, for those of you unfamiliar with the point, is the day of the year when it’s entirely appropriate to behave like a caricature of pop culture’s distorted idea about naval privateers. It’s also a day that TERA is embracing with vigor with its pirate-themed week running until September 22nd.

So what sort of piracy can you get up to? Pirate-themed items are all half-price in the game’s microtransaction store through the week, so you can look the part. You’ll also be automatically made to look the part in the Corsairs’ Stronghold battleground with a pirate or ninja costume (ninjas being recognized as the natural enemy of pirates for reasons unknown to man). Last but not least, loot drops in the Shattered Fleet dungeon are doubled, so you can pick up additional booty along the way.


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