Revelation Online offers players bonus currency for buying currency now

The third closed beta for Revelation Online is running, and you can test out the game's cash shop right now if you're in the testing. But maybe you'd like to spend some money on the game while it's testing? Aside from buying a Founder's Pack, or possibly in addition to it. Because the game wants you to spend a bit more money, and it's enticing you to do so by... giving you money.

It's a very simple promotion at the core. Spend money for cash shop currency now while the game is in beta, and you can spend it freely within the cash shop in this test phase. Since the servers will be wiped, all of that money will be refunded to you after this test, but 15% extra on top of what you would normally get. So you get the money back and more besides, which is a pretty good deal if there's stuff you already know you want to buy when the game goes live.

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Snap up a Revelation Online CBT3 key from My.com and MOP

The third round of Revelation Online's closed beta is almost upon us: It opens up tomorrow and runs through February 2nd, complete with a level bump to 69, three new dungeons, three new missions, the new Faerie Funland map, two new events, badges, updates to scour dungeons, and six new PvP modes.

Old freebie beta keys won't get you in, but new ones will. Guess what we've got? Yep, courtesy of My.com. Click the Mo button below (and prove you're not a robot) to grab one of these keys!

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The Stream Team: Lots more SMITE-ing with Loki

Massively OP's MJ had so much fun playing Loki that she's diving right back into SMITE for another round. This time, she might even venture out of the AI arena and into PvP! She also has it on good authority that the SMITE skins fairy might just make a guest appearance to give away a skin or two. Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. to get in on the action and the giveaway.

What: SMITE
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Win a Rivals Loki for SMITE

Hi-Rez Expo 2017 is over, which means Massively OP's MJ is back and ready to stream! And Friday the 13th may just be your lucky day, because she brought back a handful of codes that grant a special SMITE Loki in honor of the newly announced SMITE Rivals. Maybe MJ will even give the trickster a try herself -- it is a pretty snazzy hoodie after all. Join us live at 4:00 p.m. as MJ goes back to the playground of the gods (and tries not to get pushed off the slide!).

What: SMITE
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 13th, 2017

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The Stream Team: At SWTOR's Gravestone

Last time, Massively OP's Larry and MJ stumbled across the Gravestone, an impressive ship from SWTOR's past. While MJ 's Chiss helped Lana get water, she learned more about what has happened in the past five years. Now it's time to help Koth. What can she learn from him? That all depends on what choices you, the audience, make for her! Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to continue the Choose My Alignment adventures in Knights of the Fallen Empire. There will also be a giveaway!

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Shards Online's always-on alpha is now live

Citadel Studios' MMORPG Shards Online has formally launched its alpha today. "Alpha for a game like this means we’ve pretty much got all the major systems working cohesively, and that we’ve got a lot of the game’s launch content nailed down," CEO Derek Brinkmann says. "We’ve hit all the major milestones from our Kickstarter, and we’re finally ready to keep the servers up 24/7. By no means is our work done, but we’re at a point now where we really think we've delivered on promise that was made during our Kickstarter campaign."

If you've ever played the game on a trial key in the past, your trial has been renewed for the weekend. If you aren't one of those lucky souls, then you can either back the game ($40) to get in or enter to win a trial key from us right here, as Citadel has granted Massively OP 100 keys for this weekend's alpha test, which we'll be raffling off in time for you to hop in tomorrow. Read on to enter to win (and to check out the brand-new trailer)!

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Champions Online fights off giant monsters while offering lifetime sub discount

When massive monsters attack town, who you gonna call? No, not them, their specialty is in a completely different field. You're best off dialing up a handful of superheroes and offering them bonus rewards and currency for some abnormal mercenary work.

From now through January 11th, Champions Online is running its giant monster attack event, giving players a chance to earn 30% more tokens, rare costume pieces, and additional recognition. To help with the effort, cosmic bosses will respawn twice as fast as normal.

If you're a devoted Champions player and want to roll the dice on the game being around for a while to come, you might be interested in the current sale on the MMO's lifetime subscription. Through the 12th, the lifetime sub is 33% off its normal price tag of $300, taking it down to around $200.

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Nab a Heavy Gear Assault early access key from Stompy Bot and MOP

Just before the new year descended on us all, Stompy Bot pushed out mecha shooter Heavy Gear Assault on Steam. "Currently HGA is in a stage where two major modules have been finalized, and one is still in development - but we will continue to iterate on those modules during Early Access," the studio has explained. "Over the next year, the game will be rapidly regressed & iterated on with an aggressive patch strategy planned, almost always including new features, content, balance and polish improvements, and bug fixes. We are extremely fast at development, and will continue to push forward with maximum energy to make the game the best stompin’ mech game on Steam."

In early access, it's currently running about 34 bucks, but we've got some keys to get you in and testing for free, courtesy of the studio itself! All you'll need is Steam to jump on in.

Click the Mo button below (and prove you're not a robot) to grab one of these keys!

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Here are all of the online gaming deals from Amazon's Digital Day sale

Wake up! Are you awake? Good, because you've got less than 24 hours to take advantage of Amazon's first ever "Digital Day" sales event. Until midnight today, a whole bunch of digital content (movies, ebooks, and yes, games) are on sale.

We've rounded up some of the best deals on online games for you so that you can spend those Amazon gift cards you just got for Christmas... which may have been Amazon's plan all along. Sinister!

Want even more deals? We've got a few more after the break!

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PSA: Champions Online is running a hideout sale through January 1st

Let's face it, you are not the best hero in Champions Online. You try to do good, you really do, but your efforts at doing good are frequently hampered by what you call "unfortunate side-effects" and the media calls "massive, irresponsible collateral damage." So perhaps it's high time that you get your hero a secret base to hide in until the heat blows over from your latest act of "heroism." You're lucky that doing so will be a bit cheaper until the new year.

All Champions Online hideouts are 20% off until January 1st; unhelpfully, the official announcement as of this writing lists that as a Tuesday, but let's assume that the site means Sunday. That's cheap enough to put a hideout within the price range of more frugal hideout mavens, whether you want to buy a totally new hideout or just an additional hideout for the changing seasons. Just get in there before January 1st so you can resolve to start the new year without destroying any buildings you don't want falling down.

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Amazon preps Digital Day for December 30

A brand-new shopping holiday is on its way for the backend of the year, courtesy of Amazon. This Friday, December 30th, Amazon will hold its first-ever Digital Day, giving consumers major discounts on all sorts of digital products -- including video games.

In fact, the Digital Day page does list Destiny and Vainglory as two of the games that should receive this discount. There's a sign-up link on the page to be informed about the deals just in case you don't head over there first thing on Friday morning.

"Amazon Digital Day is the deal event for your devices," the company said. "For one day only, get up to 50% off over a thousand TV shows, movies, music, apps, mobile games, eBooks and more. The savings start on Friday, December 30th. Whether you’re gifting or receiving gadgets this year, this 24-hour sale is one of the best times of the year to shop for must-have digital content."

Well, I'm going broke. Anyone with me?

Source: Digital Day

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PSA: Lord of the Rings Online expansions are on sale

Steam isn't the only place where you can get a good deal on MMOs this holiday season. Lord of the Rings Online is holding its own sale in the LOTRO Market where you can get many of the expansions for a pittance.

Helm's Deep, the most recent expansion, has been discounted from $40 to $10. Riders of Rohan, Rise of Isengard, and Mines of Moria are all down to $5 apiece, while you can pick up Siege of Mirkwood for $2.50. Probably the best deal, however, is to pick up the expansion quad pack (all expansions save Helm's Deep) for $10. So for $20 total, you can snap up every expansion in the game to date and get ready for next year's trip to Mordor.

Don't forget that even Saruman was on the lookout for a good deal: "Isengard bids five."

Source: LOTRO Market

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Massively OP's MMO guide to the Steam Winter Sale

Do you have any money left after all of that holiday shopping, travel, and dining out? Steam would very much like to have what remains, if you please, and is willing to trade you some discounted games in return.

Yes, the annual Steam Winter Sale is up and running, which means all sorts of deals for the frugal MMORPG player. We've compiled a huge list of all of the deals -- including discounts of up to 90% off! -- to help you navigate the holiday promotion. The sale ends on January 2nd. Hope it helps!

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