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Star Trek Online will make a 3-D model of your ship for hundreds of dollars

For Star Trek Online captains who have fallen deeply in love with their starship of choice, now they can take that ship out of the game and into their real world. Cryptic Studios announced this week that it is now offering a 3-D ship printing service for players who want an actual physical model of their in-game vehicle to put on display.

If they have the cash on hand, players have a few options for their starship replica. They can opt for an unpainted “primer version” of the ship for $200 that can be hand-painted by the player, a single-color version for $225, or a full-color collectible version for $350.

Cryptic notes that these costs “may vary” according to ship size and that a display stand comes with each model. Additionally, a few models, such as the multi-mission science vessels, are not available to print. The company handling the models, Mixed Dimensions, will wait for 100 orders at a time, so there could be a wait for a ship to be printed and shipped.

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Take a trip through Funcom’s 25-year history

From 1994’s A Dinosaur’s Tale to 2018’s Mutant Year Zero, Funcom has blazed its own path through the video game genre as a developer and publisher of all sorts of titles. These, of course, include some of MMORPG fans’ most beloved games, such as Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, and The Secret World.

To celebrate the studio’s 25th anniversary, Funcom put together a quick video that takes players from the 16-bit console generation to the modern day, showing off its various logos and a montage of its games.

“Since those humble beginnings back in March of 1993, we’ve released over twenty-five games across a wide range of platforms,” Funcom said. “We’ve survived major shifts in the gaming industry and we’ve had to adapt to an ever-changing market. We’ve had our ups and we’ve had our downs. We’ve weathered many storms and we’ve earned our battle-scars.”

The journey starts below. What are you waiting for?

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The Crew 2 is rescheduled for a June 29 launch

The Crew 2 isn’t as delayed as you might’ve thought: Ubisoft just announced that it’s launching on June 29th, and it’s looking like a simultaneous PC, PS4, and Xbox release.

The Crew 2 will let players experience the thrill of American motorsports inside a fully redesigned USA. The game’s playground pushes physical boundaries to let driving and open world fans test their skills, solo or with friends, in nonstop competition and exploration. From coast to coast, drivers will explore America and compete to become the greatest motorsports champion, by collecting a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats and planes, and dominating the motorsports scene on the land, on the water and in the air. Players will find challenges and inspiration among four different motorsports families: street racing, off-road, pro racing and freestyle, and will be given a broad set of options among a wide selection of vehicle types.”

MMO players will recall that the sequel to The Crew was originally announced just before E3 of last year, and by summer, it had a release date. That release date would’ve been tomorrow, incidentally. But in December, Ubisoft admitted it needed more time for TC2 and several other games, pushing the date somewhere between spring and fall of this year.

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Shroud of the Avatar releases co-op and world videos ahead of launch

Portalarium is going all out for Shroud of the Avatar’s formal launch next week – March 27th, for those of you keeping count. Last night, the studio held its launch party in conjunction with SXSW (we’ll have much more on that event when Massively OP’s MJ returns from it!). In the meantime, Portalarium and EU publisher Travian Games pushed out a press release that bizarrely dubs the game a “multiplayer RPG” and releases two brand-new videos. The first is clearly intended to introduce the Ultima Online spiritual successor to newcomers, while the second shows off just how far combat and co-op play have come over the last couple of years.

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EverQuest celebrates 19 years with a two-month anniversary event and a new progression server

When 19 years old you turn, reason for throwing a lavish party for yourself you will have.

As of tomorrow, EverQuest will turn 19 years old, having launched on that date back in 1999. Daybreak is going all-out with the game’s celebration, rolling out new anniversary content as well as reprising previous years’ over the next two months.

There are four new anniversary missions to complete and a special mount to chase. Players will also enjoy 1.5x bonus experience for the remainder of March.

Daybreak is rolling out a new progression server to “relive the game’s earliest days.” The Coirnav server is going live on Friday, March 16th, and will function as a single-account server in a similar manner to Phinigel. Expansions will unlock every 12 weeks starting on June 6th.

Get into the spirit of EverQuest’s birthday with the original 1999 launch trailer below!

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ARK Survival Evolved is coming to mobile in full, with a beta beginning today

You know what the world needs? Obviously, it’s another version of ARK Survival Evolved, duh. PixARK and ARK Park, nevermind Jurassic World Alive, aren’t enough! ALL THE DINOS.

Ahem. Yes, apparently Studio Wildcard has tapped War Drum Studios to build out a mobile version of the game called just ARK Mobile. It’s the real deal, the real game, not some wimpy spinoff.

“Based on the genre-defining adventure from PC and console, ARK: Survival Evolved challenges you to survive and thrive on a mysterious island, where you start out alone and unarmed. Gather resources and craft tools to build shelter and hunt. Expand your domain while capturing and taming dinosaurs to do your bidding. Make new friends online, form tribes, and build mighty structures to defend against man and mega-predators alike!”

The closed beta begins today on iOS; signups are on the official site. Launch – on iOS and Android – is expected this spring, though we haven’t gotten any clues about crossplatform play just yet.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Sea of Thieves ahead of launch

With only a few short days until Sea of Thieves officially launches on Xbox One and PC this March 20th, it’s safe to assume that more than a few pirates are arriving late to the party.

If you or a friend have recently become curious about this multiplayer title and are wondering what it’s about and how the gameplay works, Rare has put together a rather comprehensive eight-and-a-half-minute video to walk you through everything you need to know about the game.

From joining crews to managing your ship to going treasure hunting, the video outlines the array of activities that are open for the up-and-coming buccaneer. Go on a voyage of informational discovery after the break!

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Snail’s mobile MMO Blade Reborn plans global launch on March 27

Here’s another one we’ve never heard of: Blade Reborn. It’s a Snail Games mobile game, and the studio is calling it a full-fledged action MMORPG, though maybe OARPG would be more accurate.

Blade Reborn gives players a whole new game experience of dungeon explorations with Action features, in-combat weapon switching mechanics and tons of unique PVP modes. Players have found out the deepest secret in the dungeon with the choice of 3 distinct warring classes: The Fast-immortal wizard, the incomparable warrior, the Silent fatal assassin, each of those class wields 2 weapons with 4 unique skills, which empowers them to attack with destructive combos. Furthermore, there are up to 64 skill talents can be used to create a unique build for the character.”

Apparently, today’s launch is being touted as a soft-launch for Australia and Northern Europe following a Russian and Brazilian beta that’s just concluded. The company’s Facebook says the global release is set for March 27th.

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Black Desert patches in Rabam’s Enlightenment, new PvP modes, and St Patrick’s Day events

The Enlightment has come to Black Desert today – Rabam’s Enlightenment, that is. And only the first phase, as explained in the patch notes.

“Players will be pleased to learn that Rabam’s Enlightenment will be rolled out for all 15 classes as a free update. Every character from level 56 and up can access this new feature from the skills page, provided they have sufficient skill points to attribute to Rabam’s Enlightenment. Furthermore, players will need to have unlocked the subsequent skills and sub skills in order to combine them. Through Rabam’s Enlightenment, two main skills can be combined into a greater and more powerful skill. A Warrior class can, for instance, combine the Ground Smash with the Ground Roar skill to create Seismic Strike and a Striker can mix Flow: Mass Destruction with Flash Step, creating Flow: Back Step.”

The second phase is next week and will be locked to level 57, ultimately granting all classes two such skills total.

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TERA’s Male Brawler is here, as are free character slots

Feel like punching something hard in the face? Then get over to TERA, where the Male Brawler has joined his female counterpart in the game’s lineup.

The Male Brawler has his own style and moves as he throws punches with his giant powerfists (that’s a thing, we didn’t make that up). He comes alongside of a few other features in this update, including the re-balanced Ruinous Manor dungeon, seven new hairstyles, and PvP leaderboards.

En Masse is throwing a series of events for the remainder of the month to celebrate the patch. These include handing out a free character slot from now through March 20th, a “level up box” for Male Brawlers leveled to 15, and a couple of weekend warriors events that pay out in free lootboxes.

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SWTOR devs walk you through the selling points of Update 5.8

Ready for Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 5.8’s arrival next week? It’s OK if not, because the developers are here to bring you up to speed on the latest chapter of this MMO’s journey.

The team popped on a livestream yesterday to cover a half-dozen features that are coming with the update, including the return of two companions (the Inquisitor’s Ashara and the Imperial Agent’s Vector), some screens of the improved conquest user interface, an embedded trailer for Izax, and the lore behind the Gods of the Machine operation.

BioWare said that it is slating class balance tweaks for 5.9, not 5.8, so you’ll have to wait a little while to see what these utility changes will bring.

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Spellsworn launches, goes free-to-play

Watched the new Fantastic Beasts trailer and felt the deep pull of wizards and spells pull at you once more? You may be able to sate some of that desire with the full release of Spellsworn, which is now live on Steam.

The PvP arena brawler puts players in the roles of wizards battling it out with spells and using their environments to their advantage.

Spellsworn moved out of early access with Tuesday’s Update 1.0, which also brought the game into a free-to-play business model. The studio plans to finance the game through a lockbox chest system that pays out in cosmetic items.

To celebrate the launch, Spellsworn is holding a double loot drop event for a limited time.

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Warframe celebrates five years and 38 million players

Warframe continues to defy expectations for online gaming playerbase sizes. A year ago, it boasted 30M registered players. As of today, it’s up to 38M. Not too shabby, but then, it took home the staff’s and readers’ awards for Best Not-So-Massively Game of 2017 for a reason. Worth noting is that while Digital Extremes is celebrating the game’s fifth birthday, it’s still technically a soft-launched beta. Weird, right?

Warframe humbly launched its Open Beta program on PC March 21, 2013. Since that date the free game-as-a-service title has earned 38,083,936 million registered online users across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One – 8 million more than last year at this same time,” DE says today. “And in that time Warframe players have done extraordinary things. They have crafted 52,972,344 Warframes and 234,766,197 weapons. They have assassinated Captain Vor, the game’s first boss, 53,117,969 times, and been part of 41,765,109 Stalker eliminations. And they have accumulated a total of 136,747 years, 49,912,765 days, 1,197,906,351 hours playing Warframe.”

The fifth anniversary site is expected to be live tomorrow; players will be invited to “share their five-year journey with other community members by learning unique Warframe factoids, discussing their favorite moments, watching new videos, buying cool commemorative gear, and maybe even unearthing some free in-game items.” Maybe it’ll even launch! Nah.

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