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Trove: 'Let everything in the game be made by the community'

User-generated content isn't just a pipe dream of the Trove team; it's the central tenet of its design philosophy. In a new video, the devs talk about why allowing players to design the world, both inside the game and outside of it, is vital to drawing the community into it. One of the results...

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Heroes of the Storm's Garden of Terror swaps between night and day

It's the gimmick, the hook that makes a well-designed MOBA battleground truly memorable, and Heroes of the Storm's Garden of Terror thinks it has its hook: a night-and-day sequence. Unlike the mostly cosmetic lighting filters in MMO day/night cycles, Garden of Terror's transition between the two...

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TUG alpha patch allows you to hunt dumb goats

What purpose do really dumb goats serve? If they're in TUG's new 0.6.3 alpha update, it's to be hunted for their pelts and cooked over a roaring flame. In a new video, TUG shows off several of the sandbox elements that went into today's patch. Players can create and cultivate farms, or...

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Dino-survival: Hands-on with The Stomping Land's early access alpha

Yesterday, I examined up-and-coming dinosaur-survival MMO Beasts of Prey. Today, let's look at another game in the same niche genre: The Stomping Land. The Stomping Land isn't technically billing itself as an MMO, but it boasts a semi-permanent world. But my experience in it was nothing like the...

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Dino-survival: Hands-on with Beasts of Prey's early access alpha

When I first dived into the horror-survival genre, I knew there would be zombies, but I never expected dinosaurs. You don't get much bigger than a T-Rex stomping around your neighborhood (though I am still waiting for an underwater survival game that randomly has blue whales unintentionally ruining...

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UemeU goes deeper than the typical sandbox

How about a good palindrome to round out your Friday experience? What, you want a sandbox on top of that? Fine; here's UemeU and stop bothering me. Omnigon Games recently announced that alpha-dwelling UemeU is now on Steam Greenlight and can be downloaded for free on the official website. The...

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Pathfinder Online formally opens alpha to backers

"Ladies and Gentlemen and Miscellaneous Humanoids of all Types," wrote Ryan Dancey on the Goblinworks website today, "It is my great pleasure to announce that we are beginning the formal Alpha Test of Pathfinder Online." According to Dancey, invitations are now en route to Kickstarter backers...

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The Stream Team: Choose My Adventure moves to ArcheAge

If you've wanted the chance to direct Massively's MJ in her ArcheAge adventures, here's that chance! Choose My Adventure is hooking up with The Stream Team for a full month of viewer-driven escapades in the sandbox's alpha. First up, choosing which race she'll play for the two-hour adventures...

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TUG videos shows off new survival mode, more explorable biomes

If you've been looking forward to testing out TUG's persistent survival mode, it's now here; alpha update 0.6.2 introduced the first phase this week. The update also includes new biomes to explore, new resources to gather, an extended hunger timer, and more. The Proving Grounds, the game's...

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Heroes of the Storm bringing in non-US players in next alpha

While there's been a lot already said about the upcoming Heroes of the Storm, the fact remains that the game is still in alpha. A technical alpha, to be specific, emphasizing the nuts and bolts of functionality. But the next phase of testing will be bringing in more people, including testers from...

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