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GTA Online offers double rewards, discounts for Thanksgiving

Want to spend part of your Thanksgiving weekend in Los Santos? Rockstar is making it worth your while by offering double monetary and RP rewards for all adversary modes across all of Grand Theft Auto Online’s platforms. That includes the new American football-inspired running back mode that debuted yesterday.

Festivities commence on Thursday, November 26th and run through Sunday, November 29th. As an added bonus, GTA Online is hosting its own version of Black Friday by granting players 40 percent off all apartments and 25 percent off all vehicles on November 27th.

Source: Rockstar

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Daybreak gifts two weeks of All-Access membership to EverQuest II returnees

Almost everyone knows that EverQuest II’s newest expansion launched last week, but what you might not realize is that the very same day, Daybreak launched an initiative to entice players to return to the game. A number of long-absent players were granted two free weeks of All-Access membership (if you’re missing yours, check your spam folder) just in time for a long holiday weekend!

If you haven’t logged into EQII for a while, it might be worth doing so now. Until December 2nd at 2:59 a.m. EST, the flagged accounts have full membership benefits, including double alternate currencies, bonus looted coin, faster mount speeds, access to the progression servers (Isle of Refuge, here we come!), and 10% off all purchases — including Terrors of Thalumbra.

And because All-access covers Daybreak’s other launched games as well, players can enjoy membership benefits in DC Universe Online, EverQuest, and PlanetSide 2, with the exception of the 500 free Daybreak coins that are granted with month-long subscriptions. You can check your account’s status by logging into your account management on the official site; you can also see the membership benefits buff icon when in game.

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You can grind some event tokens in TERA from now through January 12

TERA’s new Brawler class debuts on December 8th. Starting today, the fantasy MMO is running an event called Brace for Impact that celebrates the “life and times of Marda, the original brawler.” Yeah, I have no idea either, it’s probably some lore thing.

In any case, you can complete event-exclusive achievements to grind Marda’s Gold and Marda’s Steel, which can be combined in exchange cubes and traded for rewards. You can view the instructions for the event after the break.

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WildStar is running a double XP ‘X-plosion’ starting November 27

What will you be doing on November 27th? If you’re me, you’ll be scarfing up leftovers, playing Star Wars: Battlefront, and looping that Finn TV spot over and over again just to hear John Boyega go wooo at the end.

If you’re a WildStar fan, on the other hand, you should probably be availing yourself of some double XP. The “X-Plosion” event runs from November 27th through November 29th, and you will earn “twice the XP every time you earn XP,” according to Carbine’s announcement post.

Source: X-Plosion

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Marvel Heroes invites you over for some Thanksgiving and Magik

Just because it’s a holiday week doesn’t mean that Marvel Heroes is going to call it a day and go eat a ton of turkey. On the contrary, the superhero title has added its 53rd hero, Magik, to the roster and is hosting a Thanksgiving event.

Magik was the result of a fan vote for a new character and is coming to the game with the voice talents of Tara Strong. She’s the sister of fellow X-Men teammate Colossus and has a wide range of abilities including demon summons, Soulsword attacks, sorcery, and teleportation disks.

Today’s patch makes some significant changes to dodge and defense systems and nerfs enemy damage 40% across the board. It also ushers in a Thanksgiving period for the rest of the week that includes daily gifts and simultaneously running events.

You can check out Magik in her new trailer below.

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RIFT’s next update embraces winter’s wrath

Fret not, RIFT players: Trion Worlds’ fantasy title has one last big update in store for you before the year runs out.

Yesterday RIFT revealed the first details for its upcoming Patch 3.5: Winter’s Wrath. The update will contain a new tier of PvP gear and streamlined PvP quests, as well as a daily reward program for patron players. Trion is also making improvements to its crafting and wardrobe systems, including the new option to customize weapon special effects.

Patch 3.5 will trigger the return of Fae Yule, RIFT’s holiday celebration. It won’t be the same-old event from years of yore, however, as there will be a new instant adventure for gamers to experience.

Source: RIFT

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The Stream Team: Turkey hunting in Trove

It’s Thanksgiving week, and so it’s perfectly understandable to have turkey on the brain. Mmmm turkey. But while you might be thinking about eating turkey, in Trove the turkeys are thinking about eating you! That’s not going to stop MassivelyOP’s MJ, however; she’s willing to face these ferocious fowl for a chance at procuring herself a rare turkey mount. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. to experience Turkeytopia.

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 23rd, 2015

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World of Warcraft hails its 11th birthday

It was on this date in 2004 that a little-known fantasy MMO debuted on the scene after a half-decade of development and testing. False modesty aside, World of Warcraft was already a huge phenomenon at its launch (breaking all sorts of MMO records), growing exponentially over its first few years. While recently the title has taken a substantial hit in its subscription numbers, it still boasts 5.5 million players.

Today, WoW marks its 11th anniversary since its release, with players enjoying a gift package if they log in through November 30th. Blizzard is encouraging fans to use the #11YearsofWoW hashtag on Twitter to share congratulations and memories.

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Skyforge asks pantheons to submit propaganda for prizes

It’s sometimes a bit hard to gain worshippers in Skyforge. Being part of a pantheon with several other deities helps, but there are an awful lot of potential pantheons to worship, and the one down the street is offering free minibikes. What you need is some good old-fashioned propaganda, which coincidentally ties perfectly into the current contest being run by the game’s community team which asks players to submit their best pantheon propaganda images for fun and prizes.

Any image is accepted so long as it ties into the theme and doesn’t violate any part of the game’s code of conduct. You can even enter multiple times, although a given pantheon can only win one prize out of the competition (multiple would-be winning entries will be reduced to the highest award earned). If you’ve got the skills to show off how great your deity crew is, jump on in and start spreading the propaganda.

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The Stream Team: Adopting ArcheAge’s pawesome pets

What does MassivelyOP’s MJ love as much as housing in games? Pets! And ArcheAge is giving her the best of both worlds: the opportunity to add some cute little pets to her housing. While not a terribly involved event (it’s easy to do in just a few minutes), the Pawesome Autumn Adoption Festival takes a bit of luck if you want a pet with a specific costume. Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. as MJ tries her luck at getting a pirate kitten.

What: ArcheAge
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

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Allods Online spends a week celebrating Bards

Some classes in Allods Online are heirs to mysterious, almost incomprehensible power. Bards are not one of those classes. Bards are musical dynamos that can empower allies, hinder enemies, and rock out to literally any Queen song at the drop of a hat. So it’s only fair that they get a whole festival dedicated to the power of music that Bards wield with impunity in battle.

During the Bard Festival, the thrilling troubadours can exchange anniversary coins for appropriate bardic costume attire. If you’re a fan of the class and want to get in on the celebration, be sure to do so sooner rather than later; the event ends on November 22nd.

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Overwatch is running a weekend beta stress test from November 20th

The good news for you here is that if you aren’t already in the Overwatch beta but want to be, you have better odds of getting in for a weekend of testing. The bad news is, well, it’s just a weekend of testing, and it’s all by invitation only. Starting on November 20th and running through November 23rd, the game will be opening to far more people in an effort to test the game’s servers under pressure.

Players who get invited to the test will be able to install and load the game starting on November 19th. All 21 heroes will be available to play, but map selection will be limited. There is also no NDA to worry about during the weekend beta, so you can jump in and say whatever you want about the experience – if, of course, you’re lucky enough to be invited.

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LOTRO players host Friendship France gathering this weekend to show solidarity after attacks

Communities around the globe are still coping with the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, and in MMOs, it’s no different. Similar to how players in several games held vigils after the incident, Lord of the Rings Online’s community is preparing for a “Friendship France” gathering on the Sirannon [FR] server this Sunday.

According to event organizers, the gathering will take place on the Prancing Pony stage in Bree: “We show our friendship to the French community of LOTRO after the attacks on Paris which happened on Friday, November 13th. Notenzauber will open the event with a 30-minute concert, and after that it’s an open stage event.”

Players are encouraged to dye their outfits the colors of the French flag, and English-speaking players can /joinchannel Friendship to talk amongst themselves.

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