We've got screenies and the new trailer below.
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- Riot released Imagine Dragons' League of Legends song for free.
- Project Morpheus is 85% complete.
- SMITE published The Great XBox Caper to much lulz.
- Diablo III is buffing pets.
- Elite: Dangerous will launch beta 2 on September 30th.
- Zombies Monsters Robots landed on Steam and previewed its upcoming T-Rekt patch.
- We took a look at StarCraft II from an MMO player's perspective.
- Strife previewed three new incoming heroes.
- Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar sought and achieved Steam Greenlighting.
- Our sister site Joystiq took a look at co-op shooter Battleborn.
- Destiny was targeted with DDoS attacks and released its first raid, already beaten.
- Google released a new introductory video for its MMOARG, Ingress.
- TUG advanced to the Bronze age with a new trailer.
- FPSMOBA Grimoire asked for Kickstarter funding amid controversy.
- World of Warships released a class mechanics video.
- Tank racing coming to World of Tanks on September 29th.
- MOBA Dragons & Titans revamped its business model.
- Skara released a new trailer.
- Heroes of the Storm is being wiped one more time in prep for the final phase of alpha.
The studio also promises three new co-op maps, three new competitive maps, and new gear in the patch.
We've got the launch trailer as well as some fresh screenshots below. Enjoy!
The trailer is embedded past the cut, but it's only one of the four videos. Shiva's arena features a central dais and a lower area connected by staircases, implying that players can be knocked off or may even choose to jump off at certain times. Sunken Temple of Qarn and Sastasha are receiving the hard mode makeovers for the patch, while Snowcloak takes the role of the new dungeon. A few more tidbits are also revealed by the Rogue/Ninja video, including a sneak peek at the class's stealth mechanics. Jump past the break for the trailer to get a taste of what's coming.
Game: The Secret World
Host: MJ Guthrie & Justin Olivetti
Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m. EDT
Enjoy our Stream Team video below.
[Source: Perfect World press release]
As you might expect, there are also a number of pretty screenshots.
The team announced that it is bringing in a Bruce Lee "tribute" character called Lee-Long in a future update. "Many companies have put him in games to salute him, but there was no one putting his elements into an MMORPG," said the team. "As a popular oriental fantasy MMORPG in North America, and with the elements of martial arts and the Dragon combined, Conquer Online has the responsibility to create a character to show our respect to Bruce Lee."
The creation of Lee-Long took a full year of work and involved motion capture and close examination of Bruce Lee's films. Bruce Lee died in 1973, but has remained a pop culture icon ever since. The team is being coy about the connection between Bruce Lee and Lee-Long, but said "more details" about be given soon. You can watch a making of video for Lee-Long after the break.
[Source: 99.com press release]
Due to the embrace of these missions, CCP is prepping a new batch of burner missions for September 30th. These new burners, believe it or not, will be even tougher than the current ones, working in teams of three against players. CCP will be putting these missions on the test servers later this week.
Developers have also released a new dev blog detailing equipment in the expansion. One of the simple rules of existence is that when Delta Rising goes live, a lot of your old equipment in Star Trek Online is going to be a lot less relevant. There's no way around it. A jump in the level cap that leads to Mark XIV equipment naturally makes Mark XI stuff less potent by comparison. But rather than forcing you to earn a whole new set of loot, the expansion's upgrade system for gear should allow you to take an old favorite and bring it up to par. Players can buy, trade, or craft upgrade kits, which add a certain number of tech points to an item being upgraded. Once enough tech points are acquired, a small dilithium fee is paid and the item can be upgraded to the next rank, possibly increasing in quality along the way. For more details on how to accelerate the procedure, check out the full blog entry; it looks as if you won't have to say farewell to all of your old equipment after all.
In yesterday's Nexus Report, the team answered many housing questions and outlined some of the big changes coming with Drop 3. When it hits, players will be able to place up to 1,000 decor items both indoors and outdoors, which is an increase from the current 300 exterior and 800 interior limits. Other improvements include musical selection, more lights, separate sharing privileges for gardens, and a blank housing choice. The team has also been discussing new base terrains and the ability to move FABkits around.
We've got the full video for you after the break, so chow down!
[Thanks to Greg for the tip!]
Notifications are sort of a pre-cursor to EVE's eventual new player experience revamp, with the end goal being a more user-friendly sandbox and a removal of the current tutorial in favor of "a more open-ended experience."
The new Dragonstar Arena also debuts with this patch, asking players to fight against waves of oncoming enemies. Plus there's a new crafting trait available, improved grouping mechanics, various bugfixes, the usual assortment. So if you can't wait to go knife up a really important snake and check out the places that all the hip new kids are heading for, go check out the update.
As the name suggests, Patch 1.1: Elemental Destruction is all about ways to unleash different elements upon enemies to bring about their ruin. The update's newest weapons are the plasma flak cannon and bio injector, however even older weapons can get new modifiers to change their damage type. The additional weapon modifiers include thermal, flaming thermal, bioactive, virulent bioactive, electrical, charged electrical, beam, laser beam, microplasma, and emissive microplasma. Even grenade launchers have gotten love with new ways to throw out explosives in a spread or cluster.
Patch 1.1 also adds five dynamic encounters, two new ARES job boards, and a hardcore version of Kanaloa the Destroyer.
Check out Massively's previous in-depth look at the new weapon types of Patch 1.1.
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