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Corepunk proposes its 500,000 test hopefuls comment for a chance at 10,000 alpha 2 invites

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If you thought you were signed up for the Corepunk beta, you might have a little more legwork to do to ensure you actually get a crack at it. Artificial Core told players earlier today that it's letting only 10K players into the alpha 2 test... out of the half a million who actually signed up for beta. But...
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Flameseeker Chronicles: Previewing Guild Wars 2 Secrets of the Obscure’s final chapter, The Midnight King

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It's strange to say it after just one year, but Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure era is drawing to a close! Don't expect SOTO to fade away quietly, though, as its final release, dubbed Midnight King, releases today, and it's packed with new story, a new meta event, and additions to group content on both a large...

Sand is an open-world PvPvE game where players build stompy robot bases to explore an alien planet

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As one poorly directed actor of a sci-fi film noted, sand has a whole bunch of drawbacks including its unpleasant texture and its propensity to get in places it shouldn't. It looks as if those problems will be the least of players' worries in Sand, an upcoming multiplayer PvPvE open world that invites players to explore the fallen planet...

Nightingale outlines the benefits and limitations of today’s offline mode release

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The primarily multiplayer survival sandbox that is Nightingale is now becoming an optional solo act, as today sees the game introduce its single-player offline mode with patch 0.3; it's a pretty big deal overall and Inflexion Games is keen to talk to players about it. The latest dev blog opens with a note from CEO Aaryn Flynn, who talks up...

Amazon Games opens new studio in Romania to support ‘ambitious long-term roadmap’

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As large parts of the games industry contract, Amazon Games is buying the dip and expanding with a new game dev studio in Bucharest, Romania, led by former Ubisoft Bucharest managing director Cristian Pana. "The studio expands Amazon’s commitment to developing and publishing games as it joins the ranks of the existing development teams in Orange County, Montreal, San Diego,...

EVE Online blockchain spinoff Project Awakening begins Phase III and ‘hackathon’ testing today

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CCP Games is continuing to push forward with Project Awakening, the blockchain side piece/spinoff of EVE Online, as the game is launching into its next test phase today, May 21st, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Details on what this test has to offer aren't specifically outlined, leaving curious gamers have to rely on a VentureBeat interview with CEO Hilmar Petursson, who...

New World hosts a community-themed event to bide time until June’s big reveal

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If you've gotten past your grudge against New World for bleeping its secret plan reveal, the fantasy MMO actually is running a neat little event right now. Community Convergence is scheduled through June 3rd and "is packed with contests, player spotlights, XP bonuses, a special players’ choice Twitch Drop, and more to give back to every adventurer." For example, during...

Black Desert Mobile gets the Askeia class today as PC preps for six-hour server move downtime

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Black Desert is busy this week, starting with the launch of the Askeia class in the mobile version of the game. Askeia is essentially BDO Mobile's take on the Mystic class from PC. "Askeia embodies a fiery spirit and a calculated fist, introducing a distinctive combat style that relies on mastery of martial arts, diverging from the reliance on the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs are more about PvE than PvM?

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We don't talk about PvM vs. PvE all that much in the MMORPG genre, but we should. Maybe we like a PvE vs. PvP dichotomy too much. It's easy, and so we smoosh PvE and PvM together and call it PvE, when what we really want to say is PvP vs. not-PvP. But there really is a big difference between...

The Stream Team: A trip to the Endless Library in Elder Scrolls Online

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After investigating all three portals, Massively OP's MJ needs to report back to Leramil in Elder Scroll's Online's Necrom to discuss everything she discovered. Then she'll continue her work for Hermaeus Mora to help destroy the threat against Apocrypha, starting with a trip to the Endless Library through the giant portal. How can she not love going to a...