A lot of Crowfall is going to come down to the environments. That might seem a little bit odd or silly, but if you consider it for a moment, you realize that it’s absolutely vital for players to have structures like keeps be exciting places to attack or defend, not just straight rushes from an entryway to a goal. So the latest video showing off the greybox form of the Keep is pretty relevant for players of every stripe.
This early model doesn’t feature textures or detailing, just the raw form of what the building may look like. It also already features plenty of places for defenders to repulse attackers and chokepoints for dramatic showdowns. The whole video is about 10 minutes long, but if you’ve got a bit of time to see what’s been built thus far, check it out below.
Black Desert is exiting its Korean open beta this month. Developer Pearl Abyss and publisher Daum will be merging all the game’s servers into a single megashard “and perhaps a multiple channel system,” Steparu reports.
He goes on to summarize his experience with the fantasy sandbox after nearly a year of playing its various beta stages, and it’s not all positive. “Class balancing is horrible,” he writes, while the enchanting system “is starting to become pay-to-win because you can now break down cash outfits for tokens that give enchanting bonuses.” Steparu also says that Black Desert features no group PvE content, and that most of his gameplay involves PvP.
When it comes to motorcycles, MassivelyOP’s MJ just can’t get enough! So she’s taking to the streets of GTA Online to look for the best bike to borrow (permanently). And how can she pass up the chance to race a dirt bike or two through the hills? Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. for a two-wheeled trip through Los Santos.
What: Grand Theft Auto Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Oh happy day! MassivelyOP’s MJ is finally getting her Secret World motorcycle, something she’s wanted since her first days walking around Kingsmouth. Even better, she’ll be getting to work with Moose again in order to earn it. If you want to check out how this new sprint customization system works (or you just want to listen to MJ make revving sounds while popping wheelies), don your leather jacket and a helmet and join us live at 12:00 p.m. on OPTV.
What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 6th, 2015
What happens when you mix Marvel Heroes with MassivelyOP’s MJ during the action RPG’s month-long birthday bash? Gifts — lots of gifts! While players will receive a bunch of goodies throughout the month when they log into the game, including XP bonuses, a pet, a hero of their choosing, and a new team up, MJ is giving away Dr. Doom himself. Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. to see the newest hero in action and for a chance to win a code.
What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 5th, 2015
As announced earlier this week, Neverwinter’s Rise of Tiamat
minispansion is gearing up for launch on the Xbox One
sometime this month. The game’s fifth module is old hat to PC gamers, who have been playing this content since November of last year, but it’s gotta be a welcome freebie for folks playing the themepark MMO on console, and console players won’t even have to wait for the big raid the way PC gamers did.
We’ve got the new images and the trailer below.
Did you miss out on the free Aztecan Builder’s Bundle giveaway
earlier this week? That’s OK because MassivelyOP’s MJ is giving you another chance to snag one! That means you may soon kick up your feet in your own custom-built castle on a private Aztecan isle after a long day of spell-casting, listening to your new sassy Toucan’t pet. KingsIsle’s
community manager joins MJ to show off the bundle and talk about all the newest features of the game. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. for a chance to win!
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 5th, 2015
Torbjörn, aside from having a name that’s very satisfying to type when you’re familiar with Unicode inputs, is a simple kind of guy. He doesn’t rush into danger, he doesn’t dance around, he doesn’t dual-wield guns. He just fires molten metal and builds turrets while upgrading them with the scrap from fallen enemies. In other words, he’s solidly defensive, but as the latest Overwatch gameplay video shows, there’s a long gap between “defensive” and “passive” in this game.
You can see all of Torbjörn’s abilities on display in the video and get a good idea of his approach, setting up a turret in an ideal location while moving back and forth to collect scrap and take out enemies. If you’ve been thinking that the character you’re really waiting for is the pseudo-dwarven mechanical genius, jump on down below and check him out in action.
The Kinetic is a class all about understanding the gravity of the situation. More specifically, it’s about manipulating and utilizing gravity to fling boulders and/or enemies around. If you like ripping rocks from the earth and throwing them into your enemies at high velocities, congratulations, you’ve found your class, and you can read all about Skyforge‘s gravity manipulators in the latest class preview on the official site.
As a ranged class, the Kinetic has a variety of abilities to disable, stun, or otherwise control enemies. It also has the aforementioned ripping of rocks from the ground along with a high degree of mobility as well as unleashing a great deal of damage in a close-range situation. The class excels at being mobile and versatile, which you’d sort of expect from the class name, but it still has some surprising tricks up its sleeve.
The latest update for Elite: Dangerous does not allow players to personally claim big chunks of the galaxy, but it does allow players to sign up with the people who do. After a little over a week in testing, the game’s Powerplay update is hitting the live servers, complete with a new trailer down below to get you all pumped for blowing up ships and mining resources for the good of your faction.
Players will have a number of different possible factions to endorse, enabling factional warfare along many potential lines; you can blow up enemy ships or just wage a careful economic campaign against your opponents. There are also various bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements, as outlined in the patch changelog. So pick your favorite faction and get ready for a whole new metagame layered on top of the existing experience.
You know that guy who’s always screwing around, fishing and reading books during raid boss encounters? His name is Tony, and he’s the unwitting star of The Elder Scrolls Online’s new trailer, which apparently wants to remind you that console gaming with your friends is roughly like pugging everywhere else. Everyone’s guild has this guy — right? OK, maybe just mine then.
ESO launches on Xbox One and PS4 next week. Check out the video below — it’s a little bit stagey but actually amusing.
What exactly is Wander? Now is your chance to see! An explorer at heart, MassivelyOP’s MJ can’t wait to dive into the newly launched cooperative exploration game devoid of combat. That’s right — no combat. She’ll begin life as a tree-being and be shaped (literally) by whatever she discovers as she goes along. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to experience this beautiful world and for a chance to win a copy of the game for yourself.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Reto-Moto has updated its Heroes & Generals FPS with the Vasilevsky update. The patch includes improved melee mechanics, optimized visual effects, weapon tweaks, and “deeper gameplay for generals with a new morale system for assault teams, new combat badges and ribbons, and much more,” according to a new press release.
The dev team has also released a seven-minute summary video for the patch. You can view it after the break.