If I never read another story about a woman whose beauty ruins everything, I’ll be thrilled. However, the Da Ji of Chinese mythology at least has a twist: She was possessed by a fox
spirit. So it all makes sense now, right?
SMITE hopes so as it’s introduced Da Ji, The Nine-Tailed Fox, as a playable hero today. She’s a melee assassin toon who slashes and burns with her flaming claws. Today’s patch also has new skins for Camazotz, Medusa, Kuzenbo, Jing Wei, and Ganesha, and Hi-Rez has canceled plans to rescale player experience level, though it’s still working on the snowballing match play problem.
Hi-Rez has granted us a slew of keys for Da Ji and her special “vixen” skin. Read on to enter to win one!
Happy closed beta day to Kritika Online! Joining today’s never-ending roster of launches and pre-launches is En Masse’s new action MMO, expected to run in a closed testing phase through June 13th.
“The nonstop action of Kritika Online will be on full display in this closed beta, as players select from 4 character types — the Warrior, the Gunmage, the Rogue, or the Reaper — and rampage through the lavish 3D worlds solo or with friends, defeating bad guys and super-sized level bosses using oversized blades, alchemical superguns, and dazzling acrobatics. In addition to Kritika Online’s over-the-top action, the closed beta gives players their first hands-on look at the game’s deep progression systems and story.”
The game will be free-to-play come its eventual launch but for now is accessible only through founder packs, the cheapest of which is currently on sale for $14.99, though you can put down up to $74.99 (again, it’s a sale) for even more perks. Orrrrrr you could grab a key right here! En Masse granted us a truckton of closed beta keys, so click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to take one home yourself!
Who needs serious battle when you can have whimsical? Paladins has introduced some amusing new weapon skins that shoot sticky suction arrows made of foam. Even better, Massively OP’s MJ has some to give away! There’s Tyra with a REKT Carbine, Viktor with a REKT War Rifle, and Androxus with a REKT Hand Cannon. Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. for your chance to win and shoot a little more fun in your matches.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 19th, 2017
If SMITE Tactics didn’t quite grab you before, maybe Hand of the Gods will. No, it’s not a new game — it’s a new name. Hi-Rez Studios‘ turn-based strategy game based on the gods of SMITE has been rebranded to Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics, complete with a shiny new site and a new reveal trailer.
However, the name isn’t the only change as the game has been developing. We’ve added the trailer here so you can watch snippets of the newest gameplay, including the new pantheons and the summoning stones. If you are intrigued by what you see and want to try your hand at Hand of the Gods, you can sign up for a chance to get into the currently closed beta on the official site, or buy a founders pack for $20.00 that grants immediate entry (along with other goodies).
We also have beta keys to give away to five lucky readers — read on for your chance to win!
MOBA fans, listen up: Just a few weeks after launching its massive 4.0 update, quirky 3v3 MOBA Awesomenauts is going free-to-play on May 24th. If, however, you don’t want to wait that long, you should grab one of these here keys for the game, which will immediately unlock the full F2P experience and get you into the early access a week ahead of the launch. There are no regional restrictions on these keys either — you’re just gonna need Steam!
Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!
Tired of hearing about Marvel Heroes Omega
on PlayStation 4 because you play on PC? This giveaway’s for you! We’ve got 10 keys for all the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 loot for PC. Each key includes:
- Star-Lord hero unlock
- Rocket Raccoon hero unlock
- Star-Lord costume inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Rocket Raccoon costume inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Drax team-up inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Gamora team-up inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Read on to enter to win!
If you were a little bit puzzled by Trion’s announcement this week that it was changing the name of RIFT’s latest expansion from Starfall Prophecy to Prophecy of Ahnket because it had “recently become acquainted” with a children’s charity called Starfall, welp, get in line behind us. It turns out that there’s more to the story.
Massively OP tipster Clowd dug up a lawsuit that sheds light on what happened behind the scenes. A trademark lawsuit – Starfall Education Foundation v. Trion Worlds, Inc. (CN 1:2017cv00650) – was filed in a Colorado district court back in March but was apparently settled out of court at the tail end of April. Connecting the dots, one might assume Trion had been sued over the name and decided to change it as part of the settlement agreement, in a decision that wasn’t quite as amicable as the producer’s letter implied.
We reached out to Trion’s PR yesterday to ask whether it wished to amend its statement about the motivation behind the decision; in particular, we asked whether the trademark was checked prior to Starfall Prophecy’s launch, whether Trion believed it might have prevailed had it not settled, whether the free giveaway of the expansion was part of the settlement or merely a marketing move, and why, if Trion was prepared to change the name, an agreement wasn’t reached prior to the filing of a lawsuit.
Massively OP’s Larry and MJ wrapped up KOTFE’s
Chapter VIII and are charging right into Chapter IX as their Choose My Alignment adventure continues in SWTOR
. First up: Meet with some of the new alliance members that will be helping to take down the Eternal Throne. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. to make any of those important decisions that come along. As a bonus, thanks to a donation by Sray, the duo will be giving away one SWTOR
digital starter pack so someone new can also dive in and start checking out the Knights of the Fallen Empire
What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
If you were curious about the Marvel Heroes Omega edition
out on PlayStation 4 but didn’t want to shell out for a founder pack to buy beta access to what will eventually be a free-to-play title, today’s giveaway is for you! We’ve got 20 closed beta codes for our readers that’ll get you in at the tail end of the test this weekend. The giveaway, like the ongoing closed beta, is restricted to North America
. Read on to enter to win!
Hardcore sandbox Darkfall: Rise of Agon officially launches this afternoon. The story of the game is a victorious one, as it’s one of two games being built by player-organized studios out of the ashes of Aventurine’s original Darkfall, which vanished without much of a goodbye just about a year ago. But don’t take our word for it: The Big Picture Games team has a 13-minute video out today taking gamers through the history of its development.
In conjunction with the launch, the Rise of Agon team joined up with OriginPC for a rather large giveaway for this type of indie game:
“We’re giving 1 fan a grand prize of an ORIGIN PC CHRONOS gaming desktop valued at $2,400, featuring an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 30 Days of Game Time in Darkfall: Rise of Agon, and a $50 Domino’s Gift Card! 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive 30 Days of Gametime in Darkfall: Rise of Agon, and a $25 Domino’s Gift Card! Seven runner-up winners will receive 30 Days of Gametime in Darkfall: Rise of Agon!”
The giveaway ends on May 18th, so go enter!
Star Trek Online
‘s Season 13: Escalation
launched for PC last week, and that means we have goodies for PC players! PWE
has granted Massively OP a bunch of 26th Century Heavy Dreadnoughts and Mirror Universe Danube-Class Runabouts to raffle to our PC readers — 105 of you guys are gonna take home something! Read on to enter to win!
Hi-Rez MOBA/shooter Paladins officially launches into its free-to-play open beta on console today, meaning gamers on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can finally join their 8.5M PC counterparts at no cost. The studio is dubbing the game “the most-played new Steam game of 2016.”
In celebration of today’s launch, Hi-Rez has granted Massively OP piles and piles of keys for Evie and her full Conjuration outfit (head, body, and weapon). The best part is these keys will work on all platforms — PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!
Update: Hi-Rez has discovered that the original keys will unlock just Evie’s outfit, not Evie too as intended. We now have a batch of Evie-only keys tucked down below as well, so if you don’t have Evie, grab one of those!
You may be hearing quite a bit about Marvel Heroes Omega
lately (there’s even a founder’s pack giveaway ending tonight
right here on MOP!), but that doesn’t mean the game isn’t still available for PC players to enjoy. In fact, Massively OP’s MJ can prove it! Join us live at 4:00 p.m. as she revels in some good old super-heroing on her desktop.
What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 1st, 2017