Ready to get your dinosaur survival antics on while playing from the comfort of your couch? ARK: Survival Evolved is making the console jump today, launching on Xbox One (complete with a trailer just below) with all of the content that is already available to users on the PC. The game is priced at $35 while being in its admitted testing state, with an expected full launch in June 2016.
Players with a second Xbox One can run console-based servers now, which is a positive development except for the part where you need to have a second Xbox One. If that’s not how you want your couch multiplayer to go, the good news is that it’s not eternal – split-screen co-op is coming to the game in a patch soon after the console launch. Or you can just go around and fight dinosaurs on your own; it’s all about finding your own bliss.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially for all those Frostfell lovers out there! EverQuest II’s famous winter holiday event is upon us, with a new mission chain and gifts galore. MassivelyOP’s MJ is excited to check out the new wonders in the Wonderland Village (and visit Santa Glug, of course!). This year she might even complete that slippery ice-sliding quest. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to frolick through Frostfell.
What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
There’s a new goofy (yet informative) video series happening over at Crowfall called Systems Chat. In it, the devs take time to explain how different systems are created and why they’re important to the game even if you’ve never thought about them.
In this first video, the team talks about how difficult it is to make a training and advancement system, comparing other MMOs to Crowfall’s design. Check it out after the break and let us know what you think of it and its revolutionary greenscreen technology!
You know how every once in a while, we all wonder why all the different elements of MMORPGs have been spun out into new genres except for pure raiding? Well, Korean studio 1GAMES is here to fill that gap, though it might not be everything you’ve ever wanted.
The game is called 4Force Online, and it’s a mobile-bound “raid action adventure game to hunt gigantic boss monsters in real-time with players from all over the world.”
4Force Online is a raid action game in which players in 4 camps (knight, troll, dwarf, and barbarian) that have different features and characters hunt gigantic monsters in the Hell Gate and demon dungeon. Various boss-level monsters appear depending on the level of difficulty, and players can meet 50 kinds of mythical monsters including wyvern, an ancient dinosaur, as well as gargoyle, golem, and Cyclopes. Each boss raid has more powerful and terrifying gigantic monsters as the level increases, and players can hunt them together through a party or on their own by opening a secret room.
PvP and a form of character development are included. We’ve included the trailer and gameplay video below.
Obviously, reading Massively OP is but one of the ways that you bide your time until the opportunity arises for you to climb to the top of your own criminal empire. We’re here to tell you that today is that day, for this chance is contained within GTA Online’s newest update, Executives and Other Criminals.
The patch allows VIPs to start their own organizations, complete with special abilities, exclusive missions, and the chance to hire and fire other players as bodyguards. Sound sweet? Well, there’s even more once you have the fat stacks of cash from your evil doings: GTA Online is also adding customizable apartments, a turreted limo, and a super yacht with its own helicopter.
You can watch the trailer for the new patch after the break!
Elite: Dangerous’ Horizons – specifically, the 1.5 ships update – is set for launch today. Horizons is considered the next season for the game’s original version, which launched a year ago. That makes today’s launch, Planetary Landings, the first expansion of this second season. Got all that? Good.
Frontier’s devs are busily streaming in honor of the launch, and David Braben submitted himself to the whims of a Reddit AMA early this morning, confirming galaxy map bookmarks for 2.2, a community site revamp to better connect players seeking groups, Powerplay improvements, and more.
You can purchase the base game plus Horizons bundled for $59.99 US on the official site. Check out the launch trailer below.
Before 2015’s hourglass runs out of sand, Turbine promises to get one last big update for Dungeons and Dragons Online out of the door. The developers hopped onto a 50-minute livestream last week to show off this month’s upcoming patch.
Update 29: The Codex War will revolve around the attempt to reassemble the Codex of the Infinite Planes and control its power. The devs said that this patch will feature a lot of high-level content, including “legendary” raiding and questing that requires a player to be level 31 or higher. The update is also going to go back to touch on some classic DDO themes, such as Greensteel.
You can watch the full developer preview of the update after the jump.
Say this one ten times fast: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online is live today on Steam’s early access platform. The EA packs run from $4.99 to $29.99, though there’s a steep price cut for the middle tiers right now.
Nexon and Neople consider this phase a beta and have asked for feedback; they’ve also addressed why such an iconic IP has been turned into an online shooter:
With such a wealth of great content covered in Stand Alone Complex, picking a genre was no easy feat. However, while watching the series we were particularly excited by Episode 24 of Season One, in which the wrongfully accused team at Section 9 are tested to their limits, forced to take on an opposing Special Ops team in order to clear their names. This episode really made us imagine what it would be like to fight together as a perfectly synchronized team like Section 9, which helped us decide to bring that fantasy to life in a tactical team based shooter.
Do you enjoy blundering around in your online worlds, encased in darkness with no torch? Good news for you: The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter introduces a former palace overrun by kobolds, Holt Fortress, and it’s dark. I mean it. I had to boost the lighting on this picture just to see it!
Portalarium also included a video montage of the game’s scenery from a player named Myrcello and a video of a seven-player musical troupe performing onstage — “the performers included: Margaritte (lute), Leostorm (drum), Arkah EMPstrike (harp), Minerva (piano), Kazyn PhoenixFyre, Jack Knyfe and Kal Tasker (flute)). Check ’em out below.
World of Warcraft is no stranger to hobnobbing with real-world celebrities, from hiring them for commercials to putting them into the game as not-so-secret digital cameos. Players in Legion’s alpha have spotted two such celeb alter-egos so far: UFC’s Ronda Rousey and actress Mila Kunis.
The Monk class hall is home to both Rousey (as a human Monk) and Kunis. Kunis’ character is currently a garrison follower, so this move keeps her amid the current content. Both celebrities are gamers and vocal enthusiasts of World of Warcraft. So if you’ve had a desire to be immortalized as a WoW character, it seems that the formula is: become famous and talk about WoW a lot in interviews. Easy peasy!
You can see the two in a video after the break.
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. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week GTA Online players got to play a new ammo-limited mode, two Lineage games were announced for mobile, Eternal Crusade streamers made fun of their own mistakes, Hearthstone talked about basic cards, and more!
Cloud Imperium has just launched Star Citizen’s 2.0 alpha version to the public.
“Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 is here! Today, we are proud to make the next major step in Star Citizen’s evolution available to all players. This major update to Star Citizen is available now in your launcher. With Alpha 2.0, we introduce a wide swath of features, including large world maps, multi-crew ships, seamless first person combat, missions and much more. In short: this is the biggest update to Star Citizen yet!”
Check out the gameplay trailer below, and please behave in the comments.
There are lots of different flavors of creepy in Diablo III. Obviously, players are dealing with a world of the demonic at all times, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be scarier things than demons in the world. Greyhollow Island is coming in patch 2.4, and whilst it’s more than likely tied to demonic goings-on, it’s still creepy in an entirely different fashion than the usual collection of flame-and-blood demons clustered hither and yon.
A civilization once made its home upon the island, but very little is known about it; the residents turned to some dark entity for power, then collapse and fell into ruin. Would-be explorers seeking to find out the truth of the island have universally seen their efforts end in death and misery. Players will hopefully have better luck when they traverse the ominous locale with the next major patch. A preview video is available just below for those who want a closer look at the unfriendly environs.