gaijin entertainment

Russian outfit known primarily for War Thunder.

The MOP Up: Eden Falling brings the turn-based apocalypse (November 5, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from MapleStoryWorld of WarcraftRendEverQuest IIDevilianHyper UniverseEden FallingWar ThunderNeverwinterMaster X MasterFinal Fantasy XIRagnarok OnlineDota 2Old School RuneScapeKurtzPel, and Kritika Online, all waiting for you after the break!

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War Thunder turns five, counts 20M players, and begins development for Xbox One

Gaijin announced this morning that War Thunder is rolling out to Xbox One and the X too, thanks to the constant deluge of requests from fans who apparently really want to see their tanks in full 4K res.

“Gaijin Entertainment’s popular military vehicle combat MMO War Thunder is in development for Xbox One and Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console. War Thunder brings air, land, and sea battles directly to gamers’ living rooms featuring carefully researched and reconstructed famous and rare vehicles ranging from the Spanish Civil War to the Cold War period.”

No date for the launch was announced, mind you; the console itself should ship the first week of November, the same week War Thunder turns five years old. The F2P tank MMO apparently has counted 20 million players across PC, Mac, and PS4.

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The MOP Up: Speedrunning World of Warcraft (October 15, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Project Gorgon, Star Trek Online, BlessSkyforgeWakfuRobloxWar ThunderAionElite: DangerousNew DawnTravianAstroneer, and World of Warcraft, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World’s Tokyo reveals (September 24, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from LawbreakersHyper UniversePlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Pokemon GoWorld of TanksDC Universe OnlineCrossoutMonster Hunter WorldRunes of MagicAtlantica OnlineRevelation OnlineLeague of LegendsCrossfireHeroes of the Storm, OverwatchPath of Exile, and Dungeon Fighter Online, all waiting for you after the break!

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War Thunder enters the Cold War era with its latest update

While you weren’t paying attention, the Cold War crept up on us all. Again. War Thunder entered a new era — or E.R.A. — this week, introducing vehicles and technology from the 1960s and 1970s into its mixed vehicle environment.

Players can now secure Rank VI vehicles from the more recent past, which includes nearly three dozen new and revised tanks and planes. Some of these vehicles will enjoy the new composite and reactive armor to help them survive during battles. And while flying about over the battlefield, pilots can also hop into turrets and experience them from a first-person view.

The team also introduced a new maps with Update 1.71: the disputed German farmland of the Fulda Gap, picturesque Japenese Imperial Gardens, and an air battle above the Hürtgen Forest. Get a full overview of all of the features and changes below!

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War Thunder adds Emperor’s Garden map, postpones War Diaries storyline

With a rousing game of Wingball wrapping up over the holiday weekend, War Thunder turns its attention to the next big addition to the game.

The team is hard at work on a new map that will take players into the Japanese Emperor’s Garden for some combat tourism. The map is specially designed to be both beautiful and foster close-quarter combat between more mobile and agile vehicles.

While players will get to enjoy the gardens before too long, they will have to wait a while for another anticipated feature. The devs had been creating “War Diaries,” story campaigns that would take players into the lives and journeys of specific soldiers. However, it sounds like this feature has been shut down for retooling.

“The current launch of war diaries has been cancelled due to specific inconsistencies, bugs and mistakes, sorry for the inconvenience,” the team said. “We will introduce a new version in the nearest future, stay tuned.”

Source: War Thunder, #2

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The MOP Up: SamuTale’s massive new world (July 23, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from AstroneerHearthstoneOverwatchClosers OnlineDragon’s Dogma OnlineMu LegendRagnarok OnlineSoulworker OnlineOrbusVRSkyforgeAge of WushuSamuTale, and Crossout, all waiting for you after the break!

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Crossout hits 3M players, bans almost 1K of them for cheating

Things are cruising along rather well for the post-apocalyptic death car MMO Crossout, as the team reported late last week that the game had attracted over three million players to its particular brand of mechanized mayhem during the current open beta.

This sort of success doesn’t come without a hiccup or two. Some bad seeds were caught using banned third-party mods to cheat, resulting in 922 accounts getting slapped with a lifetime ban.

“We warned about strict measures which will be applied to players using cheats in the game,” the team posted. “Thanks to the care and support of honest players reporting suspicious cases, our algorithm for recognizing modifications, based on the methods of machine learning, allowed us to identify players who used banned modifications. Each suspicious player was checked by our employees after detection by the program.”

Crossout’s most recent beta patch added customization kits to change weapon appearance, co-drivers to cars, more chat settings, and a few tweaks to seasons and raids.

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Star Conflict celebrates Independence Day with in-game bonuses

Just because humankind has reached out to the far stars doesn’t mean that an Earthbound holiday is forgotten. Star Conflict is celebrating the 4th of July today with a five-multiplier bonus for players’ first victory and a 50% discount on purchasing the Endeavour space shuttle bundle.

The Star Conflict team recently pumped out its Engineer Evolved update, complete with the Waz’Got engineer frigate, a “significant upgrade” to the trade system, a redesigned hanger interface, new tasks from Arlette Sokal, and destroyed ship debris that can be collected and processed.

Get pumped up for this PvP space battler with the new “Join the Fight” trailer after the break!

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Crossout’s open beta (and soft launch) is here today

It’s time for everyone to build their own post-apocalyptic death cars and drive them about a wasteland whilst shooting at one another. Yes, Crossout has moved into its open beta phase after one last server wipe, and that means all players can congregate to build impressive machines of doom and pit them against one another. If your favorite part of Mad Max: Fury Road was watching vehicles fight one another… well, here’s an entire game of that. You’re welcome.

Players who have been testing the game up to this point will also receive some free swag along the way, since the developers appreciate the patience and feedback of said testers. But everyone can dive in, start building, and start shooting. You can even watch the so-called “launch trailer” just below, which just through its title seems to support the idea that this is really a soft launch for the game.

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Italy and 35 Italian aircraft are live today in War Thunder’s Regia Aeronautica update

Update 1.69 Regia Aeronautica is live in Gaijin’s military MMO War Thunder today. The patch introduces Italy as its sixth nation with what it’s deemed a “formidable line-up of 35 of the most historically accurate representations of their famous Air Force in any computer game ever.”

“The new Italian aircraft tree stretches from Italy’s famous biplanes of the 1930’s to its powerful jet fighters of the 1960s. Among the latter is the Fiat G.91, a light, fast and agile fighter-bomber that is highly versatile in combat, thanks to its rapid-firing, heavy Browning machine guns, bombs and 38 rockets. Italian bombers include highlights such as the heavy four-engined Piaggio P.108B, which can carry a staggering 3.5 tons of bombs or three torpedoes. Its sister model, the ship hunter P.108A, comes equipped with a massive 102mm anti-ship cannon with 50 rounds of ammunition, which is now the largest aviation weapon in the game by far. All players will get gradual access to the new nation’s aircraft, with new models being unlocked for research every few days.”

There are new vehicles for the US, Russia, and Germany too, as well as PS4 Pro support, new smoke shells and smokescreen launchers, and updated Kuban, Tunisia, and Black Sea Port maps. Check out the videos below for the details!

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One Shots: Head of the class

What do you do if you’re a sentient stone head who has been tasked with centuries of guard duty? You probably do a lot of lounging around on a cushy chair, waiting for some Dudley Do Right to wander your way and agree to do your job for you.

Miol sends in this odd Guild Wars 2 shot from the Living Story Season 3 in response to my call for goofy screenshots: “How about a literal talking head? Silly enough?” Well, it’s noggin I like, but noggin I hate, either.

Yeah, I’ll just show myself out. Sorry about that.

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The MOP Up: SMITE’s console mea culpa (May 7, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week we have stories and videos from Skyforge, EVE Online, IngressWar ThunderWorld of TanksWakfuLeague of LegendsSMITEGTA OnlineElsword OnlineWurm OnlineDarkfall: Rise of AgonWorlds AdriftCounter-Strike, SEAL Online, and Warspear Online, all waiting for you after the break!

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