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Check out Overwatch’s Reinhardt gameplay video

If Overwatch were a tabletop RPG, Reinhardt is the guy who didn’t bother listening to the setting information and just made a knight with a huge hammer. Still, it’s hard not to like a guy who decided to just build a huge suit of power armor and act like a modern-day knight while everyone else is running around with guns.

To be fair, one of them has a bow, but it’s the principle of the thing.

You can see Reinhardt’s stomping tank-style gameplay in a video just below, showing off his durability as well as constructive use of his abilities. You also get a sense for his weaknesses, with the airborne Pharah providing him with a constant nemesis. Check out the video if you like the idea of stomping around with a rocket-powered hammer in the midst of a gunfight.

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The MMO industry mourns the passing of Christopher Lee

If you haven’t heard the news already, then we’re sorry to report that Star Wars and Lord of the Rings actor Christopher Lee has died at age 93. He was certainly a mesmerizing personality on screen, particularly as a villain.

One of Lee’s roles was doing the voice work for EverQuest II faction leader Lucan D’Lere. Former EQII lead Scott Hartsman mentioned this in his condolences on Twitter: “Very sad. An amazing talent. We were lucky to have him voice a main character in EQ2. Added a ton of class.”

Lord of the Rings Online posted a picture of Lee as Saruman from the films, saying, “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Christopher Lee today. He will be missed.”

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ECO boasts server-wide permadeath for failure

Individual character permadeath is so yesterday, right? An upcoming title, ECO, dares to think even bigger, proposing “server-wide permadeath” if players can’t band together and stave off global disaster.

The concept of ECO is that when a fresh server world boots up, players will find themselves racing against the clock to defeat a certain type of armageddon. To do so, they’ll have to build up a civilization without ruining the very world they’re plundering. Players will be able to vote on rules for how the server’s population can harvest and use these limited resources.

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New Civ Online video demos tank battles

Every age of mankind holds its own interesting innovations and technological breakthroughs, but the industrial age was a new kind of awesome with its mechanical marvels.

These machines will be part of Civilization Online’s tapestry of history, and in a new video you can see what humans used these vehicles for (hint: blowing up everyone and everything else). It’s a zippy fun ride with tanks and artillery, and it’s all yours to enjoy after the jump!

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The Stream Team: Checking out H1Z1’s latest changes

Daybreak has always been very clear that H1Z1 is a game in development, and while it can never be fast enough for fans, the game has been making steady strides in that department. Just the past week more was added and tweaked, so MassivelyOP’s MJ wants to dive in and check those changes out. Will she survive until the dawning of a new day? Or will she fall to another ninja bear? Tune in live at 9:00 and root for her (or even the bears!).

What: H1Z1
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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Monster Hunter Online gets an elder dragon tomorrow

Are you ready for the good news? Monster Hunter Online’s first elder dragon, a chap named Tartaronis, will be added tomorrow. And now for the bad news: Monster Hunter Online is a China-exclusive!

Anyway, MHO is in closed beta, and it’s scheduled to launch in China later this year. If you’ll be there and you want to play, that’s great for you and you’ll probably get a kick out of the trailer that we’ve embedded just past the break. If, like me, you won’t be there and will probably never play it, well, you can also watch the trailer and either laugh or cry depending on your mood.

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Massively Opinionated: Was ESO’s console release worth the wait?

The Elder Scrolls Online just launched on consoles yesterday, but the game has been riddled with controversy since its PC launch last year, so it makes for a great topic for debate.

In this week’s Massively Opinionated, our host Larry Everett invited three gentlemen from the TESO Nation Podcast to argue the worthiness of the console release of the game — and whether gamers should actually buy it. We welcome Troy Blackburn, Andrew Desmond, and Lee Enke to discuss the hot topics of ESO.

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DarkEden 2 returns to the vampire war

While you may not have heard of DarkEden, it’s actually one of the older continuously running graphical MMORPGs on the market, having started back in 1997. While it’s still running in Korea today, the hack-and-slash horror title’s North American and Japanese versions have long since gone dark.

Maybe it’s time for a fresh start? DarkEden 2 is currently under development by SOFTON Entertainment as an isometric action game, promising a return to the blood-drenched environments of its predecessor. There are four gender-locked characters in the closed beta right now, including a vampire, and apparently player killing is allowed and encouraged.

Steparu shares hands-on impressions from the Korean beta, and we’ve got the trailer for you after the jump!

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Albion Online goes to hell

The next time that someone tells you to “Go to hell!” you can respond, “Thank you, I will — in Albion Online.”

The upcoming sandbox shone a spotlight on its hellgate system this week as a counter-measure to the habit of zerging in such games. To encourage players to form smaller groups, the devs have limited entry into these small hell dungeons to five players who find and kill a Gatekeeper on the world map.

Inside the dungeon, players will face off against demons and a big boss in the hopes of obtaining valuable crafting mats. It won’t be safe by any measure, as the devs will also occasionally direct a second group to enter the same instance for a surprise PvP encounter.

You can watch the feature highlight video of Albion’s hellgates after the jump!

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The Stream Team: EverQuest II’s Rum Cellar housing tour

Just because you can’t get to EverQuest II’s Rum Cellar content yet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the atmosphere of that pirate-y cove. MassivelyOP’s MJ takes a break from decorating and organizing her inventories to show off the new Rumrunner prestige house and matching decor that is available. Will the new digs be cool enough to seduce her into buying yet another home to decorate? Join us live at 9:00 p.m. to see for yourself (and maybe help her resist the sweet siren call of new housing).

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Enjoy the show!

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Wargaming is rebooting Master of Orion

How would you fancy a reimagined version of 4X classic Master of Orion? Wargaming is hoping you’ll bite, as the massively successful World of Tanks developer is bankrolling a reboot crafted by Argentine-based NGD Studios. Wargaming’s press release says that the dev roster features “key members from the original title’s team,” though it neglects to mention which ones.

Wargaming also says to “expect a revamped user interface, an orchestral score from the original game’s composer, voiceovers by well-known actors, new user tutorials, and more to deliver a classic yet fresh experience to one of gaming’s most respected franchises.”

Don’t forget the announcement trailer after the break.

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Naval Action takes open sea warfare to a whole new level

There have been plenty of MMOs, multiplayer titles, and single-player games that have attempted to emulate the grand Age of Sail, but Naval Action might just take the cake. This upcoming sandbox is priding itself on an immaculate attention to detail, from weather effects on sailing to the reconstruction of period warships.

As the name implies, Naval Action’s primary gameplay will be couched in PvE and PvP conflict between ocean-going vessels. There are a wide variety of them, too, from the smallest to the tallest, firing away with all manner of lethal cannon shot. Currently the game’s in beta testing, with pre-orders being your best path to getting in on the early action.

We’ve got several videos from Naval Action for you to watch after the break, so hop to it, sailor!

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