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Make My MMO: Star Citizen is hosting parties for space whales (October 7, 2017)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, I hope you’ve got your special black Star Citizen VIP card because CIG has invited concierge-level backers — sorry, space whales — to what it’s calling the first of many “pop-up parties” this coming Tuesday near its LA, Austin, Frankfurt, Wilmslow, and Derby bases. The studio’s also issued its monthly report, which coincides with the latest Around the Verse, during which it was revealed that the long-delayed alpha 3.0 is finally in the hands of the Evocati player testers. (Thanks Josh!)

Meanwhile, Valiance Online confirmed sidekicking, Crowfall discussed its soft launch checklist, Dual Universe hit pre-alpha, The Exiled extended its free-to-play trial, and Shroud of the Avatar delayed its launch.

Stay tuned for more from FrontierExpo as MOP’s MJ is there checking out Elite Dangerous!

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’re following.

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Betawatch: Wild Buster has opened a limited alpha (October 6, 2017)

Is this a real game? Did this happen again? Wild Buster added Serious Sam alongside Duke Nukem. We must acquiesce, neither is in the first alpha test; this is a small test, runs through October 9th with a little map, little squads, lots of guns, the lore is odd. If you want to play it, there’s an IndieGoGo that’s on. Now that’s done.

Readers! We have more news. We put it in a list, read it now, you can’t resist.

Now that we’ve gotten Queen references out of our system and shared some other news with you, we feel comfortable showing you a list of games in testing. If something in here has soft-launched without us noticing, please, let us know down in the comments. Things get missed sometimes, you know how it is.

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Wild Buster adds Serious Sam to its character lineup

Wild Buster is quickly becoming the home of old action FPS mascots with nothing else to do, like a version of The Expendables that’s somehow more self-indulgent. The game already has Duke Nukem on its lineup, but now Serious Sam has joined the lineup, allowing players to… well, shoot things. A lot. This is a character known for shooting things, not for his rich and fulfilling inner life.

It’s entirely possible that he has one, obviously, but players weren’t ever exposed to it. Unless we missed Serious Sam: An Examination of Proust somewhere along the way.

Much like the Duke, Sam is being added to the game at a later date, so don’t expect to jump into the game and immediately see him waiting for you. But he’s going to be there, if you really have a deep attachment to the character and just want to shoot something with him, anything. It is a game all about shooting, after all.

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Wild Buster runs limited alpha test while continuing to raise funds

We’ve been covering Wild Buster with a mixture of interest and amusement, as this patchwork MMO is a little too weird and inexplicable to ignore. Now you can play it, too, assuming you’ve chipped in some cash to get the game made.

Backers of the game can jump into Wild Buster Starring Duke Nuke ‘Em For Real thanks to a limited-run alpha test. The test started yesterday and will run through October 9th, giving players a taste of this isometric action MMO.

The press release outlines what activities are available for players during this alpha: “For a whole week, they’ll get to defend the planet, try out the 14 unique heroes belonging to either the Guardians or Abandon factions, group up for co-op gameplay to explore the world of Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan and raid dungeons, all while slashing through hordes of The Broken.”

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Wild Buster is adding Duke Nukem to its lineup… really

Do you still have a deep emotional attachment to Duke Nukem, the star (ahem) of Duke Nukem Forever and endless memes about games which take an eternity and a half to release? If so, hey, you may be the target audience with Wild Buster adding Duke Nukem to the game’s lineup. If you’re kind of staring and blinking at the announcement… well, hey, it’s still happening, baffled or no. This is a thing that’s going on now.

If you’ve forgotten what Wild Buster is, well, it’s a science-fiction hack-and-slash MMOARPG that we’ve covered before. Refresher time!

No details have been shared about how Duke Nukem will be integrated to the game, but it seems like a hack-and-slash game is the right place for him. You’ll just have to fill your minds with speculation about the inclusion. At least you can be relatively certain it’ll be a better romp than his last solo title.

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MMOARPG Wild Buster is selling founder packs on Indiegogo

Massively OP’s Justin Olivetti joked that it sounded like a game by Mad Libs, but Wild Buster is in fact a sci-fi hack-and-slash MMOARPG being ported westward by Inselgames with the “Heroes of Titan” suffix and an early access by the end of 2017. “Wild Buster is a gritty science fiction Hack’n’Slash MMORPG with MOBA-style skill and character systems,” says the studio. “With a choice of over a dozen unique Heroes, the game requires strategic team composition, the smart use of special abilities, quick reflexes, and above all, an appreciation for over-the-top weaponry.”

It’s followable on Steam right now with an October datestamp, and the studio is using Indiegogo as a sort of makeshift preorder and founder package system; it’s stuffed with pledge rewards already too.

Thinking about backing the game to jump in sooner rather than later? The studio’s granted Massively OP readers a discount toward doing just that; the first 50 gamers who use our link to Indiegogo will be shown a discounted version of the deluxe founder edition, which grants a few goodies in addition to alpha access. This is not an affiliate link and we are not compensated in any way for your use of it or our publication of it. It appears to discount the Deluxe Founder Pack tier to $25 down from $35, though there’s a general $29 sale right now. The Indiegogo vid is below!

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Wild Buster is a new MMO made by Mad Libs, apparently

If you can’t create anything new, just slap together a lot of other things until you get something that sounds and feels vaguely fresh. Hey, we’re not knocking that approach; there have been a lot of wonderful games made that way.

So that’s why we’re trying to keep an open mind about Wild Buster, a newly announced title that incorporates mechanics and style from MMORPGs, MOBAs, action RPGs, and what looks to be a thinly veiled adoration of StarCraft. Developed by Nuri Works and published by Insel Games (Guardians of Ember), Wild Buster allows gamers to choose a specific hero to fight through waves of enemy mobs and enemy players, depending on one’s preference.

The game’s already been out for a while in Korea, but now Insel is working on bringing it to the west at an unspecified date. Early access for Wild Buster will begin next month, and fans should expect an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign this week to help with the localization and gameplay adjustments.

Check out the teaser trailer after the break!

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The MOP Up: Free tanks for all! (February 12, 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 H1Z1, Gloria Victis, Diablo 3Path of ExileRiftStar RaidersGiganticLineage MLeague of LegendsFish Island 2Wild Buster OnlineHeroes of Incredible TalesWorld of TanksGod Eater OnlineClosers Online, and Star Citizen, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Path of Exile’s Q&A bonanza (July 10, 2016)

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, the Path of Exile developers fielded a lot — and we mean, a LOT — of community questions. Topics included unique items, the in-game map, older skills, and exploits. This is how you do Q&As, people!

We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including patches, MMOs in testing, videos, and more!

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