Coming to Infinite Crisis on December 17th, Swamp Thing will be the newest super-powered character in the game. According to his description, "Swamp Thing can endure tremendous damage and is capable of complete regeneration. He also has control over plant life, and can command it to do his bidding."
We've got a video preview of Mr. Thing after the break, so check it out and then hug a tree afterward so that you'll end up on his good side.
[Source: Turbine press release]
This tournament is called DEvember and comes to you courtesy of Turbine Entertainment. Starting on December 2nd and continuing through the 18th, the tournament will feature several rounds of 1v1 Infinite Crisis action starring 32 employees spanning all of the studio's teams.
Other than being entertained by devs beating up each other, players can benefit from the tournament by winning prizes via guessing who will win. Our money is on Rock Star Wonder Woman™.
And yet superheroes are killing it in movie theaters; the comic genre has transcended geek culture to become thoroughly mainstream. There should be a huge audience for such games, and superhero MMOs just plain make sense: They're an ideal setting for fun skills and powers, beating up bad guys, and dressing up in costumes.
So what's the deal? Why haven't we seen a staggeringly huge superhero MMO? Are they in fact too niche after all?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!
The Kickstarter for the game, begun less than a month ago, was apparently canceled ahead of schedule last night with $34,680 raised of its $150,000 goal. A dev posts suggests the loss of the team's marketing manager during the campaign was a setback. Developers have assured backers that they will not be charged and that the game will continue development. "We're still running funding campaigns on our website for anyone interested and are discussing other options as well," says the studio in the Kickstarter comments.
Stress test signups will open on the official site later today.
[Source: Silverhelm press release]
Game: Marvel Heroes 2015
Host: MJ Guthrie
Date: Monday, November 24th, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Stream Team video below.
The update allows players to travel to Zamaron, otherwise known as the home of the Star Sapphires. New content includes four- and eight-player operations, a four-player alert, a two-player duo, a single-player challenge mode, and new open world solo missions. New gear is available, too, as are six additional skill points, new collections, new feats, and new base items.
Don't forget the new trailer after the break!
[Source: SOE press release]
Thor's Odinforce is a big part of his current review. It functions as his secondary resource and allows players to unlock upgraded versions of his powers by building Odinforce and managing its decay over time. And don't forget about God Blast, his new ultimate that unleashes "the full might of the mighty Mjolnir in a terrifying, concentrated blast of white-hot divine intervention."
Click past the cut for a new video that focuses on both gameplay and lore.
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- Blizzard announced online team-shooter Overwatch at BlizzCon. Chris Metzen says Blizzard is trying to build a more representative game with less hypersexualization.
- Hearthstone is launching in December and getting a new expansion: Goblins vs. Gnomes.
- EA's MOBA Dawngate is shutting down in three months.
- League of Legends introduced Kalista, the Spear of Vengeance.
- MMOTCG HEX dropped its beta key requirement but denied that it is in open beta.
- Heroes of the Storm's closed beta starts January 13th. It's also getting a sweet Diablo III-themed map.
- Diablo III previewed its upcoming season. According to content designer Kevin Martens, Diablo was once considered for an MMO, but no longer.
- David Braben says Elite: Dangerous' December 16th launch date is "sensible."
- Star Citizen passed $60 million in fundraising.
- Quirky indie MMOFPS Hunternet boasts 700-player battles.
- World of Tanks' 9.4 patch added Stalingrad map and tweaked strongholds.
- The Crew hinted at a new "PvP mode" and season passes.
- MechWarrior Online's latest dev vlog covered inner sphere quirks and faction switching.
- Ubisoft said that The Division's PC experience won't suffer because of consoles.
- Some jerk swatted a Bungie/Destiny exec; the internet demands prison time for said jerk.
- The latest World of Speed vid features nearly four minutes of gameplay.
- Bigpoint's Shards of War introduced a new sentinel, Vox.
- Undead Labs discussed balance in Moonrise.
- Dota is now the subject of a course at Chongqing Energy College in China.
The studio revealed the new title with a pair of trailers, one giving a Pixar-esque introduction to the world and the other showing off in-game footage. Blizzard said that Overwatch will be "very approachable" for audiences.
So when is Overwatch coming out? "It is nearer than you think," teased Chris Metzen, following that with news that the beta is coming in 2015 and the title will be playable at this week's convention.
Members get Skimming for free, while free-to-play gamers can purchase it in DCUO's cash shop. Game Update 42 is also live, and you can read all that via the official DCUO website. Don't forget to click past the cut to view Skimming in action!
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