Ah, livestreaming: the greatest thing we do here at Massively. Well, in my opinion at least. Playing video games live for others to watch is not just about virtual glory or showing off just how tough our rigs are (Jeremy
wins, anyway), but they can
act as instructional guides, introductions to new games, and special glimpses of content that has never before been seen. It's sort of a sad fact that some of these livestreams can do the work of entire columns. Pictures might be worth a thousand words, but animated pictures are worth much more.
This week we have a lot of variety as well as some old favorites for you. Be sure to check out and bookmark our MVTV Guide
so that you know what is coming up and when to set your alarm clock. Once you're in the chat room, you can ask questions, point out errors (we love that), and jump into the game with the streamers!
In this week's roundup, Blake starts off with some Star Wars: The Old Republic,
and Richie follows up with a bit of Guild Wars
action. Next we have Mike returning to EVE Online
and then popping into RIFT
for some more exploration of the initial free 20 levels. I then take the time to add some animations to my otherwise-bland character in Second Life
and then show off a bit of Parallel Kingdom
, a browser-based MMO that is layered on top of the real-world map! Jeremy rounds things out with more Atlantica Online
, showing off the Tactical Battle System that acts a lot like a boardgame within the game.