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This week we took to the seas with a few new titles, including The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Black Desert, Overwatch, ArcheAge, Lord of the Rings Online, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Faeria: This title has now gone free-to-play in early access. Faeria combines strategy card games with a “living board” and has gotten good reviews so far on Steam.
- The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt: Embrace the piratical life by sailing your own ship under the flag of the Jolly Roger. This free-to-play online multiplayer title came out this past week, so why not give it a whirl? [Thanks Armsbend!]
- Twin Saga: The game ran a public stress test this weekend, although it should be wrapping up by the time you read this. [Thanks Brandon!]
- Age of Wushu 2: Prepare to encounter a rather elaborate in-game ecosystem. Also prepare to have your character be somewhere above plankton and below invertibrates.
- Lord of the Rings Online: Patch 18.2.4 arrived with a few class, quest, and housing fixes.
- Toram Online: This mobile MMO is enjoying a beefy update with more quests, a new city that can be used as a player stronghold, and the additional regions of Teaus Hill and Magic Waste Site. [Source: press release]
- Black Desert: An August 24th patch made a few item and mechanic changes, including increasing the distance for horse summons using a flute.
- Dark Age of Camelot: The last major hotfix is in before the fall patch, and it contains a slew of bug fixes and class balance tweaks.
- ArcheAge: Sign-ups are now open for September and October’s Blood in the Sand tournament. Are you the best around? Nobody ever gonna get you down?
- Overwatch: The Overwatch Open tournament took place over the weekend, pitting 32 pro teams against each other.
Odds and Ends
- Star Stable: There’s a new mobile app for this game that’s currently available for iOS devices, with an Android version coming this week.
- World of Warcraft: What went wrong with Warlords of Draenor? This critical post-mortem of the last expansion looks at the reasons why it went from being praised to vilified within a year.
- League of Legends: HTC eSports responded to accusations that they were advertising for games other than League of Legends. [Thanks Sorenthaz!]
- No Man’s Sky: Uh-oh — it doesn’t look as though the game’s been completely faithful to save discoveries when players returned to previously explored planets.
- Blizzard: The latest update to the Battle.Net client introduced a feature to let players stream their games straight to Facebook.
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