Next week’s update for Dungeon Fighter Online will add a new character to the mix: Kunoichi, the girl on fire. There’s been no word yet if Suzanne Collins’ lawyers are investigating this patch for copyright infringement.
Not much has been revealed about Kunoichi yet other than she’s a female ninja who has a preference for fast attacks and a whole lot of fire. Fireballs? Fire breath? She’s all over it!
You can watch the bizarre if tongue-in-cheek developer video discussing Kunoichi’s creation after the break.
Players logging in to SkySaga this past week will have encountered a game that’s been changed and improved across the board (and hopefully for the better). The team completely replaced the UI, nixed the social hub in favor of the City of First Light, changed how health works in combat, added treasure amber rewards, made PvP available all of the time, introduced progressive combat challenges, included a perks stat system for weapons and armor, and made plenty of adjustments to crafting and the economy.
“Our main goal for Alpha 6 is to introduce game mechanics that allow for fun, meaningful progression,” the team posted. “Each realm will now become much more challenging in the harder adventures — but will feature weapons and armour that make the onslaught worthwhile!”
You can watch the Alpha 6 trailer after the break.
The open beta for Civilization Online is starting on December 2nd in South Korea. Is it ever starting in the US? We still don’t know, although current plans do not seem to indicate that it will be. Would you like to watch a couple of trailers for the game regardless? Because we’ve got them down below.
The first trailer is very much just a straightforward trailer of the “dramatic music plays while vaguely game-related stuff happens” variety, while the second is more of a conceptual introduction featuring Jake Song and Sid Meier. It is also largely in Korean, so keep that in mind if you’re wondering why you can’t understand what’s being spoken.
It’s entirely possible that you’re very interested in what Eternal Crusade is doing with its gameplay but not quite interested enough to throw down money for a founder’s pack. Or maybe you have but you don’t really want early access. The point is that we’re hardly going to judge you if you haven’t had time in the game’s alpha testing, but we will gladly direct you to the latest trailer for the game just below.
All of the footage for the trailer comes directly from the game as it currently exists in testing, complete with gory chainsaw blade dismemberment. It’s probably not something you want to watch around your younger relatives near a roaring fire this holiday season, but you can jump on down now and check out the trailer for yourself.
Would you have eaten turkey this Thanksgiving if you’d had to catch it yourself? Not likely if those birds are like the ones in ARK; there, the turkeys eat you! MassivelyOP’s MJ will be opening the doors to MOP’s new arena, and the first foe players can face is the super turkey. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. to see how well you hold out against this ferocious fowl.
What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 28th, 2015
While others might be spending Black Friday running people over in stores, MassivelyOP’s MJ will be running them down on the streets of Los Santos in GTAO. OK, so we know MJ can’t bring herself to purposefully drive over innocent pedestrians, but there are plenty of bad elements out there she might give a little kiss to once or twice with her bumper. Or maybe a tank. Join is live at 6:00 p.m. as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…
What: Grand Theft Auto Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 27th, 2015
You’ve heard what Paladins is: It’s an objective-based team FPS. You’ve learned even more details from our hands-on. Now is your chance to actually see it in action. MassivelyOP’s MJ is diving head-first into the beta for a first-time look at the game. Will she survive? Tune in live at 1:00 p.m. to see how well she fares in this new environment.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 27th, 2015
Elite Dangerous players have probably already noticed that the expected start of the Horizons beta didn’t happen on November 9th as planned. That’s because Frontier ran into a few snags and decided to postpone the beta until next Monday.
“We are very sorry about this, but it is not yet ready for a proper beta test because of some blocking issues,” CEO David Braben posted. “We are confident in the Monday 30th date as we already have the key components to fix the issues we are seeing.”
To take the sting out of the delay, Braben posted a sneak peek of a ship doing a very close fly-by of Europa and promised that players will be able to land on that moon in the expansion. Check it out after the break.
newest playable character has a very familiar voice actress behind her. Tara Strong
, who has voiced characters in many cartoons and Star Wars: The Old Republic
, returned to the superhero MMO to tackle a Russian accent for Magik. She previously lent her talents to the game for Squirrel Girl and Dagger.
In a new video released this week, Strong discusses what she’s learned about the character and how she tackled the role. “Magik’s voice has to be strong but not off-putting. She has to be likable,” Strong said. “She has a lot of different sides to her.”
You can check out the video after the break!
What’s more appropriate on Thanksgiving than being a Hobbit? Nothing! Food and our furry-footed friends go together like cheese and crackers, like peanut butter and jelly, like… well, you get the idea. After a filling holiday feast, MassivelyOP’s MJ can’t think of a better place to lounge off her turkey coma than the Shire, so she’s kicking back in LOTRO on her Burglar. Who knows, there might even be pie to steal there! Join us live at 7:00 p.m. as as OPTV‘s infamous Stream Team brings you…
What: Lord of the Rings Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 26th, 2015
MassivelyOP’s MJ can’t let Thanksgiving go by without checking in on her favorite flying game. After all, Aion
is responsible for her tenure with MOP, and she’s forever grateful for that! And with the recent update
that changed the topography of the Abyss, MJ is excited to dive in and see how much things have changed. Tune in live at 12:00 p.m. as she tries to avoid getting her wings singed in the full flight/open PvP zone.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Game soundtracks like this are the reason why I scrounge outside of the well-known MMOs for hidden gems. As I’ve often said before, the quality (or popularity) of a game and its soundtrack aren’t always equal. So while Ragnarok 2 might not be the MMO on everyone’s lips these days, its soundtrack is certainly worthy of being poured into our ears.
While the original Ragnarok Online’s score is a take-it-or-leave-it proposition for me, the sequel is a treasure trove of delightful tracks and energetic melodies. Ragnarok 2’s score was composed by Yoko Kanno, who is well-known for her works in many anime projects including Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop. She’s also had her fingers in Continent of the Ninth (C9), which now puts that game’s score on my to-listen list.
Whether you’ve played Ragnarok 2 or not, I hope you join me for this brief tour through its musical highlights!
Do you have a friend who hasn’t gotten into Destiny but might be ripe for the converting? Bungie is hoping that you’ll persuade him or her to give it a try and is providing incentive for both parties with its refer-a-friend program.
By teaming up and going through quests in this program, everyone involved can earn several cosmetic rewards in the game. These include shaders, emblems, a mount, emotes, and sword skins. VG247 has a breakdown of what each of the rewards look like, if you’re looking for a non-PR perspective.
We’ve got the new refer-a-friend trailer after the break as well as a spot for the new legendary edition that is available to buy this holiday season.