PAX East 2016: Let It Die is a crazy, gruesome survival action game

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If you haven't noticed, we're currently in the middle of another game development trend, this time centered around making survival action games. Can't go two steps around here without one tripping you up, really. And here's another contender, coming at you live during PAX East this week: Let It Die. Created by Grasshopper Manufacture, Let It Die is a "crazy...

The Black Death is now available through Steam early access

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It's April 19th, which means it's early access launch day for The Black Death survival sandbox, the only kind of multiplayer game being made anymore. Green Man Loaded wants you to know that this game is dark, so it said so three times in the press release! First introduced back in January, the game is set during one of the worst pandemics...

The Stream Team: Battling for bags and blades in EverQuest II’s Heritage Quests

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Hie ho, hie ho, off to Heritage Questing we go! MassivelyOP's MJ and the gang have been going through all of EverQuest II's HQs in order, and they are just now breaking into the level 40 ones! Tonight Of Mice and Minions will start the two in The Enchanted Lands: Foomby's Stolen Goods and The Reaching Blade of the...

Survival sandbox The Skies patches in a safezone for newbies

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Yesterday's The Skies patch is a big one for folks in the closed early access test, especially if you're the sort of person who plays a survival sandbox but wants to take a breather from time to time. "Long story short, we've added a Player versus Environment safezone around Kimary covering ~25% of the location," says EFORB. "Zone allows taking...

Battle Bards Episode 73: Spooky & Magical II

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By popular demand -- which you should read as "Syl's imperial fiat" -- the Battle Bards podcast is returning to the fertile musical landscape of spooky and magical tunes. From undead taverns to fairy courts, the bards explore all manner of sparkly, moody themes. So turn the lights down low, brew your favorite beverage, and enjoy! Battle Bards is a bi-weekly...

Skyforge offers overview of Reapers’ Revenge D-1 Distortion

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When Skyforge's delayed Reaper's Revenge patch releases next week, players will get to experience their first D-series tier of Distortions, those Pantheon-specific encounters that are billed as some of the most difficult content the game has to offer. And so players don't stumble into the encounter blindly, Allods Team is offering an overview of D-1. In a nutshell, it's a...

Mu Legend wants to satisfy your ARPG cravings

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Has Mu Legend grabbed your attention yet? This action-RPG has been in development since 2011 and is on the cusp of closed beta testing in Korea, with about 60% of the game completed at this point. If hopes, dreams, wishes, and ponies can pull together, it should be coming over here as well. MMO Culture posted an interview with the dev...
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Blade & Soul launches Shattered Empire hub

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Blade & Soul's just gone live with the website for its next big update -- that'd be 2.1, more colorfully known as The Shattered Empire. The patch totes along new floors for Mushin's Tower (nine through 15, with a boss for each) and two new Heroic dungeons: Sogun's Lament and Cold Storage. PvPers will be at home in Whirlwind...

Hearthstone confirms April 26 launch for Whispers of the Old Gods

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Talk about those old gods, man. They are always dreaming inky doom for fleshy mortals, rising up through shower drains to interrupt your karaoke, and above all, taking your candles. No wonder that the Hearthstone denizens fear and respect them greatly. Blizzard confirmed today that the next expansion for the digital card game, Whispers of the Old Gods, will be launching...
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BioWare says ‘SWTOR is absolutely being supported into the future’

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BioWare Producer Ben Irving has a new letter out for Star Wars: The Old Republic players reassuring them of BioWare's committment to the game. "Is SWTOR going to receive ongoing support?" he writes. "The answer is absolutely yes." Irving apologizes to fans for bugs and reminds everyone that BioWare has stepped up its content cadence during the past expansion cycle,...