MMO Week in Review: Gamescom, Legion, and Elder Scrolls lockboxes (August 21, 2016)

    
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MMO Week in Review: Gamescom, Legion, and Elder Scrolls lockboxes (August 21, 2016)
Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

Gamescom this week started out as a dud for MMORPG players but ended with a bang: We got a release date for Eternal Crusade, huge presentations from Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous, and a tease for The Elder Scrolls Online’s One Tamriel. Hint: It’s lockboxes.

Meanwhile, Legion is bearing down on us all.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

WOW: LEGION
THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Gamescom 2016: Black Desert’s video avalanche - Black Desert devs have unloaded a bundle of new trailers on Gamescom-goers and -watchers alike. Let's take a look! First up is a two-parter from Pearl Abyss (with English subtitles)…
Das Tal changes its name to The Exiled - What's a Das Tal anyway? You won't have to worry about the meaning of Fairytale  Distillery's German moniker any longer, as the studio has officially changed its upcoming game's name to The Exiled.…
Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder is live today - [AL:NW]Ready to team up with some big heroes and slay some big enemies? Neverwinter's next expansion, Storm King's Thunder, is live today, tasking players with facing off against the frost…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
AND FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BLIZZARD WATCH

Emerald Nightmare to open three weeks after Legion’s launch

Dave Kosak: “Artifacts will be a Legion-specific thing”

Know Your Lore: Who is Jaina Proudmoore?

Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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