During the last Secret World stream, MassivelyOP’s MJ and group made it through the landmine-strewn first steps of The Cost of Magic sabotage mission, but the fun is most definitely not over yet! Today they have to collect a few more ingredients, which involves fighting in a toxic lake and successfully jumping a puzzle. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to see whether they can complete the final steps and actually walk away with their prize.
What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Here’s a little something I missed from Gamescom. Gaijin’s post-apocalyptic vehicular battler called Crossout got a four-and-a-half minute gameplay trailer. It shows off what looks to be serious amounts of customization, both in terms of weapons and equipment and aesthetics, which makes sense since Crossout’s marketing slogan is “craft, ride, destroy.”
Once the crafting bit is done, the demo vehicle heads out of its garage and blows away a few rivals while traversing a swampy map set outside some sort of big city. After a few minutes of carnage, it’s back to the tuning shop for more upgrades including a rather ridiculous big rig o’ death. Click past the cut to see for yourself.
It’s time for another EU edition of EverQuest Two-sday! MassivelyOP’s MJ is devling back into the progression server to, well, progress. She’s finally left the island and is ready to take on the rest of the original release’s world. And there is much to be done: Antonica must be defended, Blackburrow must be raided, and the undead of Stormhold must be vanquished… and that’s all in just the first zone. Join us live at 3:00 p.m. to witness the adventure from the beginning. (It’s also a good time to get your Mousively Overpowered guild invite!)
What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
The Kickstarter for Crowfall showed off the Knight in some of his glory, but not in all of his glory. After all, that was an early build of the game that was still being refined, not the current version of the game, which is also still being refined. So this isn’t the final iteration of the Knight in action, in all likelihood, but it is an excellent preview of what Crowfall‘s sword-and-board soldier will look like in battle.
Including the move where he grabs his shield like a serving tray to smack someone over the head.
The full video is down below, along a video explaining the development team’s approach to UI design while showing off the most recent revision of the UI. It doesn’t have the bludgeoning charm of the Knight running around and hitting fools with a shield, but very few things do.
Have you been playing Skyforge and complaining that there’s nothing to do? If so, how did you get to that point? The game has barely been out a month now. But if you are somehow in that boat, the good news is that help has arrived in the form of the game’s first major update. The Crucible of the Gods patch adds a variety of systems and content updates to give players plenty to do at the highest levels of play.
Raids, Anomalies, Distortions, and Invasions have all been patched into the game, along with the Divine Form upgrade for players taking on these formidable challenges. There are also various interface shifts, class balance adjustments, quality of life improvements… you know, what you’d expect from a major patch. Check out the full patch notes for all of the details.
The announcement that WildStar developers Carbine Studios plan to make the MMO the latest addition to our ever-growing free-to-play piles happened a while ago now, and superfans have been waiting patiently since then to see how the transition would affect the game. The wait is officially over as the F2P version of WildStar is in closed beta right now. Players who have been granted access to the beta will now be able to see for themselves the changes that were presented to me by Product Director Mike Donatelli and Lead Designer Mike Barr during Gamescom. Stick with me to read more about the closed beta and the changes you can expect for the F2P version of WildStar, or if you prefer, check out the new trailer below.
Sometimes you’ve just got to let loose. Random mindless mayhem and destruction with multiple explosions is just what the doctor ordered for Massively OP’s MJ, and Marvel Heroes
offers that in droves. It doesn’t even matter which hero — or villain — she chooses, as they all pack a wallop. So join us live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ wrecks as much havoc as she can all in the name of defeating the bad guys. We’ve also got some Ant-Man, She-Hulk, and Vision codes to give away!
What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 10th, 2015
If you’re anything like some of us and you’re a sucker for cutaway management games like FTL, Fallout Shelter, and Star Command, then you might be interested in the upcoming Pixel Starships.
Sporting the retro 8-bit design that’s all the rage on mobile these days, Pixel Starships puts players in the role of a captain who has to micromanage a (cute) crew, go on missions, and gradually upgrade his or her ship. What’s even better is that the devs are skewing the title toward the MMO side of the spectrum: “We want to invest in a persistent world similar to World of Warcraft with fresh content and new players making the game alive and exciting for decades.”
Pixel Starships recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to finish the game’s development. It goes into early access alpha on August 20th, with an iPhone and iPad launch later in 2015. A PC version is slated for next year.
You can check out a couple of Pixel Starships’ videos after the break to get a better feel for this stellar title.
Rockstar has banned the accounts of the Grand Theft Auto V modders responsible for popular multiplayer project FiveM, according to Eurogamer. FiveM allows GTAV users to play on custom multiplayer servers apart from Rockstar’s GTA Online service, and it has been used to import maps from previous GTA titles into the GTA V engine, as you can see in the video after the cut.
FiveM’s creators say that their service doesn’t interact with GTA Online at all, which should have prevented the banhammer since Rockstar has previously stated that all mods that steer clear of GTA Online are OK. FiveM does connect to Rockstar’s Social Club service,
but ironically this was done to prevent piracy and ensure that the mod’s users had purchased GTAV rather than simply pirating it.
Billing itself as “The world’s first strategy sandbox MMO game for programmers,” Screeps is heading out of beta next week when it officially releases on August 12th.
You can watch Screeps’ game trailer after the break.
After the very stressful weekend MassivelyOP’s MJ has had with an evil computer, she needs some serious rest and relaxation. So instead of building anything in Landmark, she’s going to hit all the beaches, pools, and waterfront resorts she can find! Tune in live at 5:00 p.m. for a tour of these vacation destinations, and maybe win some codes to come visit them yourself.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 10th, 2015
Coming this fall to a Guild Wars 2 near you will be the next evolution of the game’s PvP scene.
ArenaNet announced today that it will be introducing PvP leagues with the launch of Heart of Thorns. According to the studio, the leagues will be “a place for beginning PvP players as well as up-and-coming PvP talent to compete, see progress, set goals, and be rewarded.”
The leagues will be divided into six divisions (from amber to legendary) and take place according to a seasonal schedule. As players work up through divisions, they can be assured that losing matches will never knock them back down a division while a season is running. Of course, there are rewards as well, including nameplate badges and spiffy new wings.
You can check out an overview of the PvP leagues in the following video.
“We thought we were saving the world, but we were all deceived.”
Mobile World of Warcraft clone Order & Chaos Online is getting a sequel that will be set following a world-shattering event at the end of the first MMO. Order & Chaos 2: Redemption is set 600 years later with a new landscape and epic struggle.
There’s no word as to a beta or launch date, but the official site is taking pre-registration sign-ups for Order & Chaos 2. If you do, you’ll be able to secure a few goodies for your account including an XP potion and a gem of luck. Gameloft said that it will continue to operate and add to Order & Chaos Online even after the sequel releases.
You can check out the teaser trailer for the game after the break.