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Star Wars: Attack Squadrons will put pilots into the cockpits of classic attack craft like the X-Wing and TIE Interceptor, fighting against each other in 16-player environments. Disney promised plenty of ships and iconic locations for the game.
You can sign up for the beta that will start next year as well as check out screenshots and the announcement trailer below.
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According to ArenaNet's Studio Design Director Chris Whiteside, there's room for both, and he'd like to get us brainstorming about how they can work for us. My brain is pretty stormy at the best of times, so grab an umbrella and let's talk progression.
Flameseeker Chronicles: We will control Guild Wars 2's horizontal and the vertical originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Paiz continues on to ask for suggestions about inventory and festivals as well as touches on housing, noting that that particular conversation will be continued throughout the year.
Lord of the Rings Online forgoes expansions in 2014 originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you need another incentive to check out Inferno Legend, Gamebox is giving players free gift codes for rewards such as rare skills, gold, and gems. Get a taste of the action in the open beta launch trailer below.
[Source: Changyou press release]
Fight for evil in Inferno Legend's open beta today originally appeared on Massively on Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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How do I relax? Dailies. Repeatable quests. Just slowly working up to better gear or more money or otherwise zoning out and enjoying myself. Yes, it's all automatic and a little boring, but it's the equivalent of sitting in front of the television and spacing out. I'm not forced to think about it too much, and next thing I know it's time for something else and I've got a pile of money and stuff.
Everyone has their own ways of relaxing. For some people, roleplaying is that way. Some people find high-level dungeon relaxing. Some people craft or just chat with others. So how do you relax in-game? What's your low-stress way of just derping around?
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The dev blog offers further details on Sinspire as well as some blurbs about lore and general changes from Darkfall's latest patch.
Aventurine details Darkfall's new Sinspire Cathedral dungeon originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Filed under: Betas, Sci-Fi, Video, EVE Online, Business Models, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, Patches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Mobile, Casual, MMORTS, Dev Diaries, Not So Massively, Sandbox, MOBA, League of Legends, Diablo III, Crowdfunding, Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous, Path of ExileEVE Online, check out upcoming single-shard MMORTS Novus AEterno. The game recently smashed its $75,000 US goal on Kickstarter and has managed to bypass Steam Greenlight to secure a Q1 2014 PC release. Previously kickstarted sci-fi sandbox Elite: Dangerous has now entered alpha testing with the release of an impressive-looking singleplayer combat test.
League of Legends released a spotlight video on new champion Yasuo, who features an insane critical hit chance, a spammable knock-up ability, and a wind wall that blocks all projectiles and spells. Dota 2's annual Frostivus celebrations were taken over this year by the interesting new Wraith Night co-op horde game mode. SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios offered to help players hit by YouTube's recent automated copyright sweep by providing written permission to use its game footage, and old character Kali got a complete revamp.
Mobile MOBA Arena of Heroes is now officially out of beta with the release of its first version for the iPad. Diablo III's Reaper of Souls closed beta has now officially begun and test versions of the new loot system and paragon patch are now on the public test realm. And Path of Exile fans won't have long to wait for the big PvP update, as it should be starting after content update 1.0.4 on December 22nd.
Not So Massively: Novus AEterno's kickstarter, LoL's Yasuo spotlight, and Elite's first alpha test originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It's got all the details on the "tawdry and potentially dangerous" festivities that encourage "activities unbecoming of an Imperial citizen, including but not limited to dancing in inclement weather, singing unpatriotic carols, [and engaging in] non-violent physical contact with wookiees."
Here's the skinny on SWTOR's Life Day seasonal event originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Game: World of Warcraft
Host: Mike Foster
Date: Monday, December 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Enjoy our Steam Team video below.
The Stream Team: Dungeon city in World of Warcraft originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.