Kickstarted cyberpunk MMO Zenith features footage of the pre-alpha, teases alpha

One of the big Kickstarter MMO hits from 2019 was Zenith, which leaped onto the scene and raised over a quarter of a million dollars. Its tiny indie studio, Ramen, sought $25K, alongside its outside investment, for a sandboxy cyberpunk MMO “inspired by anime and JRPG classics and reimagined as a dynamic living world with cross-play between...

The Stream Team: AdventureQuest 3D sewer warfare is PvP of the jumping kind

Have you ever waged war in a sewer? Massively OP's MJ now has the opportunity to do just that in AQ3D! This newest content is team PvP: player vs. parkour. Timed parkour while trying to beat opponents? Oh, this can't end well for MJ. Maybe she will get on the team that gets to activate traps instead! Join us...

Valorant officially launches on June 2 with a season pass and a new game mode (that’s not deathmatch)

It looks like Riot Games is ready to call beta testing for Valorant just about done. During a Summer Game Fest livestream, the studio announced that the team-based multiplayer shooter would be wrapping up closed beta on May 28th and officially launch to "the majority of regions worldwide" on June 2nd. When the shooter does go live, it...

Voxelbox Boundless’ latest update is sparkling with gleambows

Spring has been busy for the blocky sandbox MMO Boundless, which is following up its April beacon reclaim patch with rainbows this week. Nope, not kidding: The Square-Enix-backed MMO added what it's calling Gleambow Racing. "On Rugged and Inhospitable Lush worlds, all Meteorites are replaced by Gleambow Meteorites. A Gleambow is a unique type of meteorite made...

Star Citizen talks Invictus Launch Week, new planets, and body dragging mechanics

It's another week and that means another episode of Star Citizen's video digest series. This week, we get a closer look at the Invictus Launch Week event as well as a peek at what's coming next for alpha 3.9 and beyond. The first half of the video details the backstory of Invictus, shows off how the Bevic...

Sea of Thieves announces a Steam launch date of June 3, discusses the design of the Emissary system

For those who prefer their games on Steam (and only Steam), we've got a bit of good news for you: Sea of Thieves has finally tied down its arrival to the platform, announcing a launch date of Wednesday, June 3rd, in both a video and a post on Xbox Wire. The accompanying FAQ does outline a few...

Lord of the Rings Online re-activates character transfers

It has been a good long while since Lord of the Rings Online players were able to transfer characters between servers. In fact, for a while there, it was easier to walk into Mordor than switch realms (pause for polite laughter)! Anyway, Standing Stone Games announced this week that character transfers are back on for those looking to...
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Vague Patch Notes: The endless allure of the games we never got

It's kind of weird for me to see the intensely positive reaction people have had to the concept art for the original version of Diablo III that was never actually made. On some level, yes, I can get it. That consternation about the game's art design changing has never entirely gone away for some people, and the concept art...
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Champions Online revamps the battle at Therakiel’s Lair

Who doesn't like angel vs. superhero fights? The angels, presumably. And most of the heroes in Champions Online, it seems; the battle of Therakiel's Lair was looking pretty long in the tooth, and no one seemed to have any interest in doing it any longer. So the developers moved in to revamp the content, resulting in an...

Fallout 76 runs a pair of late-May events, clarifies seasonal approach

With the long days and even longer nights of Fallout 76, any distraction from a world falling apart is a welcome one. So it is with good cheer that Bethesda is ending the month on a pair of events. Running right now through next Monday is the Treasure Hunter event, where players can hunt down special mole miners...