With the beta tests for Elder Scrolls Online’s Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions underway, potential players can get an idea of whether the console adaptation will be worth their time. In that spirit, we have two hands-on videos for you to evaluate, one for each of the consoles.
Elder Scrolls Online will be launching on Xbox One and PS4 on June 9th. If you currently own a PC edition of the game, you have until May 9th to take ZeniMax up on its offer to sell you a console edition (with a character copy) for $20.
Check out the videos below and let us know what you think!
Wondering how Anarchy Online’s revamped newbie experience has panned out? Second to actually playing the game yourself (which, y’know, is always an option), you can vicariously experience it by watching someone else’s hands-on video.
AO patch to see what it’s like to be a beginner in this classic MMO today, which you can watch below. Patch 18.7.0 overhauled a lot of the game’s core mechanics, including changes to classes, nanos, and perks.
Beau Hindman spent an hour with the recent
Sometimes when you’re staring down a long wait until a much-anticipated expansion, the only thing that will help you keep your sanity is to indulge in as many videos as possible. Drink up, friends, for Square-Enix
has released an eight-minute benchmark trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
that’s all about the expansion’s lucious visuals, intense combat, and exhilerating flight.
For fun, we’ve also tacked on a cheeky “ultimate fight” video that the studio put together to tweak the competition’s nose. It answers that age-old question: What would Final Fantasy XIV look like as a fighter game? Turns out, it’d be pretty rad.
You might have always thought of MassivelyOP’s MJ as a nicer, gentler sort of person… but that all changes when you toss her into the streets of Grand Theft Auto Online! She’s waist-deep in car thefts, guns, drug deals, and other unlawful mischief. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. to watch her spin wildly into a deeper life of crime.
What: Grand Theft Auto Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 24th, 2015
ESTsoft has released a new Cabal 2 video that focuses on the free-to-play fantasy MMO’s plate classes. The Force Shielder is a prototypical tank, sporting heavy armor and wielding both a sword and a shield.
The Warrior is a high-damage class that boasts a slow attack speed in comparison to the Force Shielder but will nonetheless inflict “serious pain” on the enemy. The 13-minute video features plenty of gameplay footage as well as advice related to abilities and rotations. You can view it after the cut.
You might think a game launched in 2004 not named World of Warcraft
might be curbing its ambition here in 2015, but if you’re talking about French MMO DOFUS
, you’d be mighty wrong. Ankama
this week announced that the game is due for a tablet version with a refreshed mobile UI. The downside is that it won’t
be “synchronized with the desktop and streaming version, available on dedicated servers,” meaning tablet players will be starting fresh.
Desktop players have a new update of their own to look forward to; Raiders of the Temples of the Twelve launched this week and infested the game with brand-new bounty monsters.
Like many big crowdfunded projects, Crowfall didn’t stop reaching for stretch goals just because the game’s main Kickstarter project ended. The project has hit its first post-Kickstarter stretch goal this week, so the team will be hiring a dedicated graphics programmer to make the game extra-flashy and satisfying to play.
Players will also be able to take advantage of backer badges on the game’s official forums from this point onward, with different designs available for those who pledged during the Kickstarter campaign and those who jumped on board afterward. The next stretch goal for the title is localization in several languages, and after that… well, there’s a video just below that outlines what comes next.
Ubisoft has announced that a new update and new car DLC for its racing game The Crew are now live. The Raid Car Pack, “the last of four themed packs,” comes with exclusive cosmetic bits, livery, and three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF, and the McLaren F1. Vroom.
Don’t want to buy DLC? You’ll still get something out of today’s update in the form of some new freebie turning specs and faction missions:
Four new faction missions are now available for all players, free of charge, with the Raid Live Update. Smash crates in Treasure Hunt, go back to America’s prehistoric past in Jurassic Raid, saddle up for a roller-coaster of a dirt race in the Black Hills and race against the clock in the harsh conditions of Let It Snow.
We’ve got the DLC’s new trailer below! More vroom!
House of Wolves is the next big update for Destiny, and the team at Bungie is ready to start revealing what it’s all about. Said reveals have already started, in fact, with a video tour of the Reef available below. There’s discussion of your new primary story agent, new factional gear, and reforging new Crucible and Vanguard gear for different perk sets. And another reveal is coming up soon, with a reveal of the Trials of Osiris slated for April 29th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
With all of these changes, players have wondered what’s going on with commendations, and the answer is simple: They’re going away. Players who already have a stack of them can use them for reputation gains, but they’re getting removed as part of the upgrade path. You can check out more extra details about the update in the most recent community news, or you can just jump on down to the video below.
You’ve read about the incoming changes
in Path of Exile’s
upcoming Act IV, but have you seen them? MassivelyOP’s MJ has secured a spot in the closed beta specifically so she could show you around! She’s testing the waters as a witch, so tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to share this experience — and any pointers you may have — with her.
What: Path of Exile
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Star Conflict got a new trailer today, and that’s because the game’s 1.1.3 update is a biggun. Corporations can fight to control global map locations, assuming they have a dreadnought, which is required for establishing and maintaining your rule. Corp CEOs are in charge of the dreadnought construction process as well as deciding what targets to attack (or defend).
Corp pilots do the flying and the dying, as well as accumulate construction resources. Star Conflict also allows unguilded pilots to participate by allowing them to be recruited by location defenders. Don’t forget to view the Season 2: Dreadnoughts trailer after the break.
Fans of WildStar who also have access to Korean beta tests will probably be quite happy to hear that Mondo Zax, Chua inventor extraordinaire, has been added to the lineup of NCsoft‘s metafictional mashup MOBA Master x Master. Those of you without access to Korean beta tests will probably have less excitement, but the game is entering its final testing phase starting on May 1st.
There’s a trailer down below if you’d like to watch it, although it’s only fair to warn you that it looks like the trailer to pretty much every other MOBA. The beta is open to would-be players who have a Korean NCsoft account and contains both PvE and PvP content; there’s no word yet on an American release for the game.
It’d be a really weird day if Marvel Heroes
weren’t paying attention to the next big Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to come out, especially when said movie is the rather important Avengers sequel. Yes, there’s a new mode on the way for the game in which players get to, well, fight Ultron – that seems fairly obvious – and there’s another another new hero coming to the game, Vision
! They’re kind of like siblings, you know.
Vision has a fairly ornate set of abilities; he’s able to swap his playstyle between high molecular density (turning him into a melee brawler) and low density (turning him into a ranged DPS). He can also shackle robotic enemies and use them as pets, allowing three distinct ways to play the character, sometimes in quick succession. Take a gander at an in-depth rundown of his abilities, and jump on past the break for a more involved look at more content slated to hit the game around the end of the month.