announced a "major update
" for War Thunder
this week. The 1.47 Big Guns patch adds the game's largest tank (the Pz.Kpfw.VIII Maus) and the game's largest aircraft (the B-29 Superfortress). It also includes an early version of the IL-2 Sturmovik featuring 30 individually modeled parts, which makes for "the most detailed and accurate IL-2 ever recreated in a flight simulator."
Gaijin says that future War Thunder aircraft will follow the standard set by the new IL-2.
Finally, Big Guns adds 14 new combat vehicles, the Steel Generals ground forces tree, more realistic environmental details and interaction for tank battles, and open cockpits and contrails for most of the game's aircraft. You can get a glimpse of the patch via the video after the break.
Does the world need another MOBA? We're going to find out, as Spacetime Studios is the latest game developer to hop on the bandwagon. The mobile studio responsible for MMOlikes Arcane Legends and Pocket Legends, has announced Call of Champions, a 3-on-3 MOBA with five-minute game sessions.
Touch Arcade reports that Call of Champions is attempting to pare down MOBA mechanics into "bite-size" portions minus minions, jungles, and cash shops. Click past the cut for a teaser trailer.
Who says Landmark isn't very EverQuest-y? In fact, a stroll through the sandbox right now will yield quite the assortment of Qeynos buildings thanks to the latest building theme. Join MassivelyOP's MJ as she tours houses, towers, blacksmith shops, and more -- all with a Qeynosian flair that would fit right into Norrath.
Don't touch that dial! OPTV's infamous Stream Team is live at 7:00 p.m.!
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Enjoy the show!
Do you like roaming around and picking up random junk on the ground? Then you might be the perfect player type to handle League of Legends'
newest champion, Bard, who gains "meep" pets by snagging chimes hidden around the playing field.
According to his reveal, "Bard is League's first support to gain advantages solely from moving around Summoner's Rift. By constantly collecting his unique chimes, he covers plenty of ground at all stages of a game, and offers his team both solid sustain with his health packs and unrivalled team mobility with his long range portals."
In addition to introducing Bard, LoL has updated to Patch 5.4, which includes a semi-locked camera option, a DJ Sona skin, and a bunch of mage love. Speaking of DJ Sona, you can catch a quick concert of hers after the break!
Have you been banned for cheating in H1Z1? Did you write an angry email to Daybreak expressing your remorse and/or incredulity? If so, you might be featured on a new three-minute video wherein H1Z1 devs have a bit of fun by highlighting some of the recently banned ne'er-do-wells.
The clip is called "Tears of a Hacker" and you'll find it after the cut!
Remember Wander, the unique, upcoming sandbox that eschews combat for exploration? Creator Loki Davison has posted a new video for the game today along with a new creature, character renders, and an amusing reveal on skydiving and flight.
For those of you who've ever gazed into the infinite depths of the sky and thought: "Man, I'd sure like to fall like, a really long way down, and maybe land on a friendly griffin while I'm at it"... well, soon you can! You'll be able to skydive! I don't know about you all, but I think that's freaking rad, and a really good incentive for you to make friends with some griffins. "But, Crystal," you say. "I just want to take a regular, non-death-defying ride on a griffin!" Well, to this I reply: why do you hate joy? And also, you can totally do that! If you're a hira, and you have a griffin pal who is willing, you can ask them if you can "hop on" for a jaunty ride! This is an awesome way to get places faster, especially if one of you really wants to show the other one something amazing. Just don't be too offended if your offer is refused. Maybe the griffin just thinks you're not ready to move to that stage in your relationship yet, so just chill, bro.
We've got the video below, and you can check out the renders on the official site.
Hope you're not afraid of heights, for skycastles have arrived in TERA
. The gravity-defying guild houses are just part of yesterday's Patch 30.09
Guilds won't be given their own skycastles, however; they must earn one by competing in PvP and PvE activities against fellow guilds. If a guild lands among the top of its league for that month, it'll earn one of only a handful of customizable skycastles. These houses have an associated time limit; after four weeks, the guild will have to move out unless it re-earns its place in the competition.
Other additions that went live with the patch include the new Sky Cruiser Endeavor instance, a hard mode of the Bathysmal Rise dungeon, and an update 5v5 arena. We've got the new video and pics below!
Too many Tuesdays have gone by without some EverQuest Two-sday adventures, a situation MassivelyOP's MJ aims to fix right now! Tonight she dives back into the wonderful world of Norrath. Now the question is, with so many, many things to do, what on earth will she choose? Will it be another dungeon, leveling her little Paladin, or more questing in the newest expansion?
Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as OPTV's infamous Stream Team brings you...
What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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It may be one of World of Warcraft's smaller content updates, but Patch 6.1 still squeaks into that category with several quality-of-life improvements to the fantasy MMO.
Players logging in today will enjoy new Blood Elf models, an heirloom tab, certain graphical improvements, support for colorblind players, a racing minigame, and various tweaks to the garrison system. This update may also go down as one of the vainest that WoW has ever done, as a new feature will allow players to take character selfies and then tweet them to the world.
You can watch the video "survival guide" to Patch 6.1 after the break, and don't forget to read Eliot's column on what this update is missing.
If you've gotten the eerie feeling that Crowfall is not-so-subtly trying to establish a connection in fans' minds between the MMO and the hit fantasy franchise Game of Thrones, you're not crazy. From ominous bird imagry to ending campaigns in winter (because winter is... y'know), Crowfall is not shying away from latching its wagon to George R.R. Martin's series.
Now there's an even stronger connection, as ArtCraft has posted two pieces of concept art done by Game of Thrones artists. We've got those pieces in our new (and growing) Crowfall gallery, which is waiting for you after the jump. As a bonus, we've also thrown in the new Kickstarter video pitch for the game.
Broadsword has today announced that it is working on a new expansion for the classic Ultima Online sandbox. Time of Legends, the devs say in a new video uploaded today, will draw on Ultima lore and add new clothing, armor, and lands; it will also will expand the virtue system, the housing customization system, and skill masteries. Time of Legends will be the first large-scale UO expansion since 2009's Stygian Abyss.
The team notes that it's focused on improving the new player experience before the 1997 game can launch on Steam. Broadsword was spun out from EA in 2014 to manage the MMO properties of the former Mythic Entertainment team.
Ultima Online's Publish 89 is live on both the EU and NA shards as of last night; of note, the patch introduces changes to IDOC (in danger of collapsing) housing. When a house enters the condemned stage, all access will be removed. When it collapses, grubbers will spawn and make off with its loot, so get ready to chase them down if you're one of those fine people who stand around at IDOCs waiting for free stuff!
We've included the full video including the expansion announcement below.
At first glance, Armored Warfare
definitely looks like a World of Tanks
clone. That's not by accident, either. A recent article
highlights the genesis of the game from concept to the present; apparently, the designers were very consciously designing a direct competitor for World of Tanks
right down to the vehicles featured. That meant covering modern weapons of war, ranging from main battle tanks to artillery, jeeps.
Obsidian also tells Polygon that the team sought to set the game in a historical timeframe that its rival doesn't touch, which allows the game to feature modern vehicles and keeps the general feeling of a tactical competitive shooter without simply slapping on some newer tanks and calling it done. Read through the full article for a more thorough look under the hood at elements like trading tank commanders; it's very strongly inspired by World of Tanks, but the game is striving to be more than simply a clone.
We've got a video showing off the five vehicle classes below.
Are you looking forward to the newest addition to Guild Wars 2's class lineup, the Revenant? Do you stay awake at night wishing that you could see the Mist-wielding warrior in action? Well, don't do that. Staying up at night is bad for you; a full eight hours of sleep is ideal. Besides, you could just jump on past the break and check out Friday's stream from the development team, which shows off an hour of Revenant gameplay.
Host Rubi Bayer joins game designer Roy Cronacher and game design lead Jon Peters to walk through several of the Revnant's abilities and show off the class in active content, sure to delight any fans of its unique brand of legendary empowerment and wearing blindfolds all the time. Of note, the hosts show off what the expansion will borrow from its older brother in the form of stances inspired by Guild Wars lore.
Check it out just past the break, then perhaps go back to bed. You need to sleep.