If you’re on a tight budget, Star Citizen’s ships aren’t always the most affordable pieces of virtual hardware in the gaming world. However, if you’re on board as a backer in any capacity, then the game wants to reward you by giving you the ability to fly the entire roster of Arena Commander spaceships next week. This would be a great time to try out the different ships and see if there are any worth picking up in the future.
You can listen to the pertinent info about this fly free event in the most recent Around the Verse video after the break.
Just a heads-up: If you have friends who play Final Fantasy XIV
, you may not be seeing them at all today. That’s because early access has begun
for the Heavensward
expansion, which will go on to officially launch June 23rd.
The patch notes for the expansion are up and cover the incredibly long list of additions, changes, and features. Heavensward adds several new zones to the game, increases the job cap to 60, introduces the Au Ra playable race, and throws in a trio of new classes. Oh, and there might be something about flying.
Have we learned our lesson about founder’s packs yet? If not (or maybe even if so), Skyforge is detailing the digital items it hopes to sell you as it moves closer to its free-to-play release.
The game’s upcoming fourth closed beta phase “represents the first time players will have the opportunity to try out their founder’s pack rewards in game,” says a new post on the Skyforge website. There’s a glider mount, several legendary weapons, heavy power armor, and service uniform costumes.
You can watch a video of the glider after the cut.
World of Warcraft’s Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire is coming on June 23rd, we found out today. When it lands, the patch will be unleashing some of its toughest endgame content for Warlords of Draenor yet with Hellfire Citadel.
The raid will open its doors to normal and heroic difficulty on the day of the patch, but Blizzard is holding back on some of its other modes until later weeks. To suss it all out, there’s a handy new schedule on the website that shows when mythic difficulty and raid finder wings become available. The studio also notes that you will need item level 650 or higher to enter Hellfire Citadel’s doors, because evil’s got standards.
You can watch the patch’s trailer after the jump!
Massively Opinionated welcomes some very special guests today from ArenaNet to debate content from its first expansion for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.
Guild Wars 2 has obsessive fans who like to pick apart every little tidbit of information ArenaNet has to dish out. Well, GW2 fans, here’s your chance to comb through every word that they have to say about the upcoming expansion. Our host, Larry Everett, invited Content Marketing Manager Rubi Bayer and Narrative Designer Scott McGough to debate GW2 tropes with superfan and YouTuber Aurora Peachy.
Some secrets for the upcoming expansion might have slipped out, but you’ll only know what they are if you check out this week’s vidcast!
Early access for Final Fantasy XIV
‘s first expansion is live in less than two days, and boy, there is a lot
coming along with the expansion. If you thought the game’s normal
patch notes were extensive, you’ll be impressed with the Heavensward patch notes
. They omit details normally included in patch notes, like new recipes and quest details, and yet they still wind up being massively
longer than normal notes. Like a full-on expansion or something.
Some of the details, as mentioned, are not available in the notes, but there’s still a solid breakdown of what the expansion adds. That includes elements which hadn’t been discussed before, like the new mega-levequest Temple Leves and the details on “collectable” items for crafting or gathering scrips. Take a look at the full patch notes, and yes, go ahead and hop on the hype train. It gets going and it just doesn’t stop.
And here’s that sweet, sweet “launch” trailer again:
Heroes of the Storm has been out for, oh, about six minutes now, but we guess that it’s never too soon for Blizzard to throw in a huge update into the game. Are you going to complain? We didn’t think so.
At E3 this week, Blizzard released a few new details about its upcoming Eternal Conflict expansion. For starters, there are two new heroes joining the roster in addition to the already-announced Butcher: King Leoric and Diablo’s Monk. Players will have to contend with the grumpy Skeleton King on the battlefield and keep a sharp eye out for the loot-dropping treasure goblin as well.
We’ve got the Eternal Conflict trailer for you after the jump, so check it out!
It’s hard to really get a sense of how EVE: Valkyrie will play if you’re not actually wearing one of the two VR headsets the game is being developed for. That’s kind of its whole thing. But the game is on display at this year’s E3, and that means there’s new footage and screenshots for plans to delight to even with a regular old computer screen.
As before, the game is in development for the Oculus Rift and the PlayStation 4’s upcoming Morpheus headset. Check out both screenshots and some video footage (adjusted for non-VR viewing) from the show.
By now you are no doubt familiar with the guild halls arriving in Guild Wars 2‘s Heart of Thorns expansion. What you probably didn’t expect is that the expansion is available for purchase as of tonight and is already stirring up controversy for its $49.99 standard rate that comes along with a copy of the base game whether you’ve already got it or not. The deluxe version will run $74.99 and come with an extra character slot and several cosmetic goodies, while the ultimate edition runs $99.99 and is just like the deluxe set only with 4000 gems in addition to the fluff. All editions grant access to weekend beta events slated for the game, and many of the in-game goodies will be unlocked on accounts now instead of when the expansion launches.
But earlier today, ArenaNet wanted to dish on the guild halls coming to the game, and it was worth the flight to LA! I sat down with ArenaNet Game Designer Link Hughes, Design Lead Crystin Cox, and PvP Test Lead Jessica Boettiger here at E3 2015 to get a look at and talk all about guild housing. Here’s the scoop (and a video, too!).
The “shooter MOBA” Gigantic is making strides toward launch, and one of the bigger steps that it will take will be in launching its closed beta test this August.
Motiga announced that the beta will begin later this summer on both Windows 10 and Xbox One. The initial test will cover North America and Europe, although there are plans to expand to other regions, especially with efforts to include Spanish, German, and French localizations. Players who want to join the test will need to have Windows 10 and an Xbox Live account (for PC) or an Xbox Live Gold account (for Xbox One).
Gigantic is on display at E3 this week, and you can see its convention trailer below!
The entire Square-Enix
presentation at E3
didn’t cover Final Fantasy XIV
‘s upcoming expansion, but that’s all right. Why? Well, for one thing, early access starts up in less than three days. For another, the launch trailer for Heavensward
is now available, and it’s everything that fans could hope for and more.
Want some hints of story? It’s in there, right down to an ominous phrase at the end that will be familiar to series fans. A preview of class abilities and new third-level limit breaks? Yes indeed. Gorgeous visuals? Uh-huh. So jump on down below and check it out.
One of the biggest Asian mobile MMOs is looking to see whether it can replicate its success in the North American market. I Am MT2, which has topped the charts in Taiwan and South Korea and is based on a Chinese animated TV show, is now available globally on Google Play as Rush of Heroes.
Rush of Heroes is an MMO-lite that offers an astounding array of activities behind its cutsey facade. The free-to-play title includes 40 heroes, several dungeon runs, over 150 questing zones, and even side occupations like fishing and mining. It’s currently available only on Android devices.
You can watch the launch trailer for Rush of Heroes after the break!
It’s a rough ride when your main deity in SMITE
gets hit with big changes; you have to learn how to play the character all over again. Hopefully, for Nox fans, the revisions in this patch are a net gain
; she’s received a big rework for this patch. The Arena map has also been visually overhauled and has new buff monsters in place, meaning that it’s changed from the more familiar incarnation.
Players will also have access to the usual plethora of new skins, voice packs, and emotes to use within a match. There are also a number of items and game balance changes included with the update; you can get a decent overview of all the shifts by watching the video below, or you can read the patch notes to unpack everything piece by piece.