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Archives for Feb 10th, 2014

Not So Massively: Elite's Alpha 2.0, Star Citizen hits $38m, PoE's first expansion, and MOBA news

Elite: Dangerous released the second phase of its alpha testing this week, giving early adopters the chance to smash each other to bits or play co-operative horde-style missions. Star Citizen hit the $38 million crowdfunding mark to unlock a solar system with an interesting oceanic planet where ter...

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The Stream Team: Guild Wars 2 and the almighty errand

Guild Wars 2 takes a slightly different approach to questing than other MMOs, letting you adventure through the game's open world deciding what tasks need doing as they come up. Instead of demanding you talk to an NPC who will then politely ask you to kill 10 rats, Guild Wars 2's dynamic quest syst...

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Dungeons and Dragons Online allies with Ed Greenwood to revive Haunted Halls of Eveningstar

Along with the names Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Ed Greenwood is a keystone figure in the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. It was from his mind that the Forgotten Realms and Elminster sprang, and it's to his mind that Turbine has turned to make DDO's next update something truly memorable. So to c...

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The Stream Team: Braving Inferno Legend

Inferno Legend is a new title from ChangYou, the former publisher of Zentia and many other current games. Will this game have the same magic that Zentia did? Beau's about to find out. Join him in the chat room to ask about the game! Game: Inferno Legend Host: Beau Hindman Date: Monday, Februa...

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Chaos Theory: Controversy swirls around The Secret World's new Mystery Boxes

Although neither the most recent recent patch notes nor the January Game Director letter mentions it, something happened in The Secret World recently that might, if you believe the cries of some, portend the beginning of the end for the horror-filled game. What powerful behemoth will be responsible...

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Pantheon talks 'The Gnome,' 12 days remain on Kickstarter campaign

Mysterious, diminutive creatures that love magic are standard fare for fantasy MMOs, and Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is no exception. Visionary Realms, which is attempting to raise $800,000 via Kickstarter to develop Pantheon, has posted an update diving deeper into the game's race ...

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The Elder Scrolls Online has been given (very) unofficial Oculus Rift support

If you're looking forward to playing The Elder Scrolls Online but want to really feel that you're in the game, your options are a bit limited. Odds are you don't want someone standing by to hack at your torso with an edged weapon during on-screen combat, for instance. But if you've got an Oculus Ri...

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EverQuest Next Landmark shows off the building blocks of the desert

EverQuest Next Landmark is all about building things right now. There's going to be more to do in the future, but right now it's all about making your own stuff. So it's helpful to know what you can use to make those things. The latest trailer, past the break, shows off another set of building bloc...

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The Nexus Telegraph: Making it how you'd like in WildStar

I freely admit that I have not dived heavily into crafting in the WildStar beta, for the same reason that there is a lot of stuff in the WildStar beta that I have not heavily invested in. That reason is simple: I plan to be playing this game for a long while, and I'd really like to avoid burning ou...

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World of Speed aims to satisfy racing itch

If putting the pedal to the metal is second nature to you, you might be interested in World of Speed, a new racing MMO announced for the PC. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, this free-to-play game includes a vast array of cars from city runners to historic racing models and a variety of venues fr...

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Prime World dishing out $38M of in-game currency to players today

Prime World might only be in "beta," but it's getting the star treatment from publisher Nival today in the form of a massive giveway. Over $38 million in cash shop currency will be distributed among beta testers today at 4:00 p.m. EDT. When the giveaway happens this afternoon, each registered te...

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Bless Online's Korean beta hits 100,000 sign-ups in four days

If you're interested in checking out Bless Online's first closed beta, you are certainly not alone. Over 100,000 signed up in just four days -- and that's just those who meet the regional requirements! Of course, the lottery recruitment for beta slots -- open to Korean residents 19 years of age or ...

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The Stream Team: Hearts aflutter edition, February 10 - 16, 2014

It's that time of year again: the time for in-game festivals and real-world chocolate! For MMO enthusiasts, the middle of February heralds the chance to load up on seasonal goodies in various in-game celebrations. It doesn't matter that the majority of things are pink, red, or shaped like a heart -...

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The Daily Grind: Do you enter MMO design contests?

The Star Citizen community is in the midst of coming up with some pretty amazing designs for the game's Next Great Starship contest. Cloud Imperium's space sim isn't the first MMO to offer players a chance to get their creations in game, though. EVE Online has hosted a similar contest in the pas...

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