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Based on the Ghost in the Shell animated television productions, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is said to be an online FPS with cooperative battle mode which allows players to fight along side both AI and other players.
Be sure to read tomorrow's The Firing Line column to learn more about the game.
[Source: Nexon press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
The armor concept shows off High Elven, Nordic, and Breton heavy armors.
In addition, the developers celebrated one million Likes on their Facebook page by releasing a short tribute video. And speaking of videos, one more from the TESO team: the eleventh edition of "Developer Question of the Week" features UI designer Kristy Keaton. Check out all the new goodies over at the game's Facebook page.
The Elder Scrolls Online celebrates 1M Facebook likes with new armor concept art and videos originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Neith looks to be a ranged crowd control god who weaves and unravels webs to damage and control her enemies. You can learn all about Neith's origins and watch her in action during the video embedded just after the cut.
[Thanks to Don for the tip!]
Newest SMITE god specializes in ranged crowd control originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: SMITE open beta update notes
Now, I can't imagine how difficult it is for the art team and animators to create such a wide variety of armor while keeping it all from crashing through each other. Factor in weapons that are strapped on and flowing cloaks, and it has to be a nightmare to get right. But you know what? They have to get it right. They just have to. Otherwise I wake up in the middle of my sleep with night terrors.
So now that I have that rant out of my system, which game do you find has the worst armor clipping? Tell me now that I may avoid it!
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 Daily Grind: Which game has the worst armor clipping? originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Neverwinter is a Cryptic title, and with that comes a laundry list of expectations: Players will be pretty divided on it, it'll skew toward "fun" and "buggy," there'll be a lot of visual customization, and "F" always, always interacts with the world. And it's a Dungeons & Dragons title, so there are even more genre expectations. For example, we're going to be laying the smackdown on Kobolds early and often. Poor buggers.
Usually we begin a column by showcasing the community resources out there, but we're going to put that off until next time in favor of discussing this past weekend's beta event. Yours truly and several other Massively staffers were on the scene to chow through Neverwinter and see how it's shaping up in these final months prior to release. So what did I get out of it? It's going to cost you one click to find out!Permalink | Email this | Comments
Filed under: Betas, Sci-fi, Galleries, Screenshots, Trailers, Video, Classes, Game mechanics, Interviews, Lore, Previews, PvE, Opinion, Hands-on, Races, Massively Interviews, Massively Hands-on, First Impressions, Massively Event Coverage, Sandbox, WildStarWildStar's Exile faction -- a Firefly-esque group of rebels, pirates, and vagabonds. Today, we're finally able to put our eyeballs on the game's Dominion faction, including three of its four races, plus a newly unveiled class, the Stalker.
My instinct was to assume that the Dominion faction was meant to be a parallel to Firefly's Alliance -- space cowboys versus authoritarian aristocrats. But having explored them in more detail, I saw a lot more of Star Wars and Allods Online than I expected, and that's brilliant. Allods also has two factions, the "evil" one of which is a unique blend of Imperial Russian industrial dieselpunk and high-society technocracy. Blend that with Human High Culture propaganda from the Star Wars Extended Universe and maybe a dash of Brazil's dystopian humor and you've got WildStar's Dominion.
But don't take just my word for it. Let's have a look at the videos!
Everyone's a potential traitor... even you: WildStar's Dominion faction originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Players familiar with the game from the beta will find even more content once the game goes live, including new maps, new weapons, a new character, and competitive game modes. Eager to get in on the action? To help tide you over during the wait, Massively has an exclusive trailer for you after the break.
[Source: ChangYou press release]
Exclusive video shows off Renaissance Heroes prior to next week's launch originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Although not deployed yet, players can also expect other changes in this patch series including minion targeting, high-level mods in items, and improved livestreaming features. Then the next big patch, 0.10.2, will mark the beginning of the open beta content schedule that promises even more core content.
For more on Path of Exile, check out Massively's impressions and hands-on experiences. And be sure to watch the action next Sunday, February 17th at 10:00 p.m. EST on Massively TV.
Path of Exile update adds new maps, overhauls audio, and improves art originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Announcement
To help players beginning their journeys in El Oriente, Producer Jon Merriex penned this travelogue, offering tips on where to start various activities in East Asia. Do you take pride in turning a profit? Then head to either Macau on the mainland or Tamsui in Taiwan to get in on the trade network. Prefer to plunder? You can prowl the trade route or dive into instances such as Fort San Domingo. No matter your focus, this exclusive dev diary can help you chart your course through the eastern lands.
[Source: CJ E&M press release]
Massively Exclusive: Uncharted Waters Online dev diary delves deeper into El Oriente originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Fortunately, I still have plenty to report.
Choose My Adventure: My tale in the desert takes an unexpected turn originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.