gazillion

Studio known primarily for Marvel Heroes.

Marvel Heroes cuts console storage cost but denies refunds

Here’s an interesting good news/bad news situation for Marvel Heroes Omega console players. Gazillion announced that it is permanently cutting the prices in half for both starter inventory and starter storage upgrades on its console versions.

Sounds pretty great, right? The only problem is that if players had already paid full price for these upgrades, they won’t be refunded the difference. The studio was quick to confirm that this was indeed the case: “Sorry but we are not issuing refunds or price protection at this time.”

Marvel Heroes Omega is scheduled to launch on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 30th.

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Marvel Heroes Omega launches on Xbox One, PS4 on June 30

Xbox One players, you’re about to get a crack at playing Marvel Heroes on your platform of choice. Gazillion has just announced that Marvel Heroes Omega will launch for Xbox One on June 30th — and yep, that’s the same day it formally launches on PlayStation 4 too. The game soft-launched into open beta on PS4 back in May.

The studio has previously tweeted that the Xbox One launch was happening on June 20th, which no longer appears to be the case.

The game is currently in the middle of a month-long 4th birthday celebration on PC and PS4. Gazillion has told us that it still has PC ambitions and that the second half of the year will see more PC development.

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 120: Steaming into summer

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree welcome summer by talking about SWTOR’s roadmap, Black Desert’s amazing Steam debut, and a troubling Shroud of the Avatar announcement, as well as a mailbag question about casual gaming.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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The Stream Team: A marvelous Marvel Heroes 4th anniversary

It’s birthday time, and Marvel Heroes knows how to throw a party! Massively OP’s MJ definitely likes parties, so she’s hopping in for some fun. Besides all the loot explosion bonuses, there is a team up and a pet she just has to get. Which hero gets the honor of playing tonight? MJ hasn’t decided, but the Jubilee team up seems perfect for adding festiveness to the festivities. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to see just how much cake she can manage to collect.

What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 5th, 2017

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Marvel Heroes got you a cake plus half-price heroes for its 4th birthday

Marvel Heroes is turning four years old this weekend – can you believe that? That’s four years of freebie heroes, blowing stuff up, baby Groot, and inventory management. Mostly inventory management for a lot of you, I’m guessing. Gazillion’s never been a studio to skimp on a birthday celebration, so here’s what’s in store for you throughout June:

  • CAKE. Bad guys drop cake. You turn cake in for loot. All month. Also all month: The anniversary tourney, the Train Yard Sentinel Danger Room tourney, and big boosts to XP and cosmic leveling XP.
  • Week #1 (starts today): Double loot from cosmic bosses, Mystic Mayhem, currency sale, half-price heroes, and the return of lots of old costumes.
  • Week #2: Midtown Madness, ARMOR incursion missions and exclusives, and undisclosed additional sales.
  • Week #3: Odin’s Bounty turned on everywhere, faster and better Omega leveling and loot, and undisclosed additional sales.
  • Week #4: All of the above turned on all week all the time. Woot.

While you’re contemplating going in for the freebies, take a look at our interview with Gazillion from earlier this week; we asked about PC plans, new characters, and the (temporary, maybe) death of PvP in the game.

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The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG studio is the most generous to players?

Longtime MOP community contributor deekay posed us an interesting question in the context of Marvel Heroes this week: Is it a good thing when developers are too generous to players?

Marvel Heroes, for example, was once well-regarded for delivering a steady stream of free content, like free character unlocks and boosters that dropped like candy and updates coming so fast folks couldn’t keep up. If I understand right, the idea is that as the studio behind the game has shifted gears to work on a console version, PC players conditioned to receive lots of free stuff and dev love and patches are grumpy that it’s slowed down. Moreover, you could argue that studio generosity can undermine the game and its perceived value, a bit of a reversal of the prestige pricing effect.

So let’s consider deekay’s musing. Is it a good thing when developers are too generous to players? Which MMO studio is the most generous?

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Marvel Heroes interview on PC vs console, new characters, and whether PvP is dead

A few weeks ago as pre-launch hype for Marvel Heroes Omega on console was reaching its zenith, we reached out to Gazillion with questions about the PC version of the game that so many of our writers and readers have played for the last few years. The PC community has seemed torn between wanting to support the game as it expands (figuring that a rising tide lifts all boats) and wanting more communication and content for the existing version of the game (because feeling like the red-headed stepchild is no fun). So we spoke to Creative Director Jesse “Orren” Decker to get those concerns and questions aired. Read on!

Massively OP: The PC rollout plans for 2017 made my heart sink because it seemed clear to me (and people on the forums, apparently) that PC is on the backburner for the rest of the year. Are we wrong in thinking that?

Jesse Decker, Marvel Heroes Creative Director: There are three new pieces of substantive gameplay content on the schedule and two characters that play quite differently from our current roster. On top of that, there’s the massive Omega update that will add another difficulty tier, new itemization, and some enemy improvements. We think that’s pretty ambitious for a six-month time period!

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 119: Finalest Fantasy

When does Final Fantasy become, well, final? It’s probably not going to end with Final Fantasy XIV, which shows every intention of outlasting all of us as long as it keeps pumping out Moogle plushies and Hildebrand quests. On the show today, Eliot lends his FFXIV expertise on the next step of this saga.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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The Stream Team: Memorial Day in Marvel Heroes

After a Memorial Day of honoring the ultimate sacrifices of men and women in uniform, Massively OP’s MJ is wrapping up her night with another type of hero — Marvel Heroes. And it’s only fitting that she plays the Capt himself. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ eradicates evil as Captain America.

What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 29th, 2017

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Marvel Heroes Omega soft launches on PlayStation 4 today

Console geeks assemble! It’s time to throw off the shackles of responsibility, hygiene, and relationships to devote yourself to a straight week or two of non-stop superhero action. It’s OK. We’ll write a permission slip for you that you can give to any concerned parties.

Marvel Heroes Omega, the streamlined console version of the PC MMO, is soft launching today for PlayStation 4. Well, technically it’s an open beta, but since the studio has promised that progress will not be wiped going forward, we’re calling it like we see it. Also, the team is not above taking your money at this point, so it feels like a release to us.

“To celebrate today’s open beta launch for PlayStation 4, all players can also look forward to receiving Daredevil, the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, as a free playable character. To receive this gift, players must download and install Marvel Heroes Omega and download the free Daredevil pack via the PlayStation®Store on their PlayStation 4 console.”

Xbox One players are just going to have to do a Hulk sulk for a month and wait for their turn on June 20th. Meanwhile, PC players are twiddling their thumbs and waiting for next month’s anniversary event.

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Marvel Heroes Omega early access opens today for PS4 players

It’s a big week for Marvel Heroes: Today marks the start of early access for the soft launch of Marvel Heroes Omega on PlayStation 4, which itself technically begins May 23rd, but if you want in now — with no more wipes — a founder pack (or a key you won from us!) will get you in today.

Earlier this week, Gazillion announced that its Xbox One-flavored game service will whirr to life on June 20th, so you folks have only one more month to wait.

PC players, I feel you right now, but there’s some good news on the horizon: a big A.R.M.O.R. incursion event plus a teaser for the anniversary, and it’s a good one:

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Marvel Heroes Omega soft launches on PS4 next week, Xbox One June 20

Comic book adventure is coming to consoles next week. The reworked, revamped, and renamed Marvel Heroes Omega is kicking off its console open beta test on May 23rd.

Starting next Tuesday, PlayStation 4 players can check out the streamlined superhero MMO for free. If that’s not soon enough for you, you can always buy a founder’s pack and get into early access this Friday, May 19th. So what’s the big deal about open beta? As there will be no wipe following the start of this phase, all progression will be carried over into launch. In other words, think of it as a soft launch.

Xbox One players are still waiting to hear about when they might be invited to the party. PS4 players, try not to gloat. Updated below!

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 117: Starfall no more

Kind of a weird and fascinating week for MMOs, as an expansion has a legal showdown with a charity, a western MMO is announced, and Vvardenfell decided to come to us two weeks early. Is the industry shaping up for the most explosive June on record? It might just be!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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