Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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HeroWarz’s closed beta kicks off this week — on May 18th, to be exact. If you’re in North America, Australia, or New Zealand, you can jump into the 2.5-D action MMO’s closed beta with one of the 2000 keys that KOG Games has passed along to us to distribute today. And if you play to level 15 during the event, you’ll be snagging an exclusive costume for your account at launch too.
Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to take home one of these keys!
When talking about The Secret World, one topic that can’t help but come up is the contemporary setting. As far as MMOs go, TSW pretty well corners the market on having a modern-day, real-world environment — which is awesome! It’s definitely a plus in many ways, from immersion to relatability. However, there is more to it than just feeling like you can fit in the world: There’s also actually becoming a part of the world. And since TSW can already seriously blur the lines between reality and game, making players a permanent part of it is not a stretch.
In a way that few others could emulate, Funcom has found seamless ways to give players ways to make their mark on the game, to naturally incorporate them into the world. Back in 2013, this started with a musical contest that brought the winners’ compositions to the in-game airwaves; to this day players wandering into Kingsmouth’s The Ravens Knock and Susie’s Diner, Seoul’s PC Bang, and London’s The Crusades nightclub (just to name a few) will hear these melodies piped out of radios. Later that year was the introduction of a clothing design contest to introduce new fashions into the mix. More recently, players were able to enter a contest to craft the 2015 August item of the month. Beyond this, you can find plaques and banners emblazoned with player and cabal names, and there are even fashion magazines — with players characters as the models — to peruse scattered in certain establishments in New York and Seoul.
And now, there’s the new monster t-shirt design contest.
Did you miss your chance at an Xbox One exclusive boar mount for Neverwinter during MOP’s giveaway last week? Well, now you have another chance! MassivelyOP’s MJ has a handful to give away while she continues her crazy escapades on her Cleric. The code will grant one bind-on-pickup mount, and must be redeemed by December 31st, when the keys expire. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to follow in the adventures and for your chance to win!
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Or perhaps it just sounded better to a marketing team than “Trove Pile Of Useful Stuff For New Players”; that’s possible too. Regardless, the pack contains enough coin to unlock 10 classes, 10 different mounts, a boat, flaming wings, and oodles of other resources to get you started in the game with a minimum of fuss. Players who previously purchased the Power Pack will pick up these plentiful portions of power perfectly plainly, with all of the additional rewards already added to your account. So purchasing one is slightly less essential for you.
The Repopulation’s survival sandbox spinoff Fragmented is neck-deep in its early access testing phase now, which makes it the perfect time for a base-building contest to show off just what the game can do.
Above & Beyond has put out a call for screenshots of “creative, original, interesting and/or beautifully located” player-created bases inside the game. The studio is accepting multiples entries per player as long as they’re uploaded into the appropriate thread with location information. A&B will pick the five best, and players will be voting for the top choice from among those five.
Prizes include gift keys for the game, resources, and weapons and tools.
With so much to do in even the starter towns of Black Desert, MassivelyOP’s MJ hasn’t really ventured beyond Velia yet. But even though her quest log is stuffed with so many things to do, she’s going to high-tail it over to Heidel and see what there is to see in that larger city. And while MJ is busy wandering these new streets exploring, she’ll be giving away 10-day codes to try out Black Desert. So join us live at 7:00 p.m. for the adventure and your chance to start one of your own!
What: Black Desert
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 6th, 2016
You will also purchase various other in-game accoutrements to truly indicate that you are greeting a small anthropomorphic cat. These other items in the game’s store include outfits, pets, and accessories such as Hello Kitty-styled headphones. You will not ask what in the world people will listen to on headphones in TERA. Hello Kitty is all. This is that thing you like. The Sanrio corporation takes no prisoners in its pastel marching order. Hello Kitty is fun and friendly.
It’s been a long time since EVE Online launched (like, at least a week), and the game is still getting regular updates and improvements. This weekend, as part of the game’s anniversary celebration, you can jump into the game to see all of the improvements for free; the title is available free-to-play on Steam from May 5th through May 8th.
Players can also take advantage of substantial discounts for Core Starter packs, PLEX, subscriptions, content packs, and other various buyables. If you’ve never jumped into the game but always wanted to give it a shot, this weekend will be the time to hop in and start flying around at a substantial discount.
In celebration, EFORB has granted MOP 1500 keys that’ll unlock a special Captain Weapon on your account if so. Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to take home one of these keys!
What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
The codes are for a badass boar mount, a bind-on-pickup mount that you can redeem only once per account until December 31st, when the keys expire. Critically, these codes are redeemable on Xbox One only, so if you’re a purely PC player, you can skip this one!
The keys will work for Xbox One players in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
Read on to enter to win!
There have been a lot of changes in Final Fantasy XI over the last month or so. Heck, even if you played at the end of its last big story and then left, there have been changes to the game. Do you want to explore those changes? Because you can with the game’s Return Home to Vana’diel campaign, running alongside the game’s anniversary event from May 13th to May 23rd. It’s a chance to pop back in, see old friends, and try the game out without having to subscribe.
Players who jump in can also take advantage of several other advantages during the time period. For one thing, players will have access to doubled experience and capacity point gains during the event; for another, the event will be taking place with another repeat login campaign, which offers those who dutifully log in each day the chance to scuttle away on a crab mount. There are also updates planned for Records of Eminence so that players can strut about in item level 119 gear, making the high-level experience that much easier. Combine that with the patch planned for May 10th, and veterans of Vana’diel will have plenty of reasons to check out the state of the modern game.