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Wilson told Polygon that "there's clearly a desire to add a modality of play to the three we're focusing on." Said modalities include "lean back" which focuses on the living room experience, "lean in" which focuses on PC proximity, and "lean over" which relates to mobile devices.
"When I look at any of the VR devices, I look at that not in terms of 'what is that device going to deliver' but a desire for gamers to have a different type of modality," Wilson explained. "The 'get In' type of modality, right? That might be delivered to you through a headset or through some hologram that evolves out of your living room floor."
EA's CEO talks gaming modality, virtual reality futures originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Where the original Huttball Pit was setup in a rectangle with the end zones at each of the longer ends, the Quesh Pit is setup more as an upside down pyramid with the Huttball stand at the apex and the end zones at the base. [...] Toxic sludge pipes will rain down acidic pain upon anyone unlucky enough to get caught in the downpour. In addition to dealing damage, the toxic sludge also slows down its victims as the goo sticks to their booties!The new map also incorporates "magnetic grapple blaster tables," which allow players not carrying the Huttball to scale the structure and gain access to its second level.
SWTOR introduces update 2.7's brand-new Huttball pit originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: SWTOR dev blog
In a new state of the game post, the devs show off a few of the structures in this town. "Since the plot for the area revolves around the Outsiders and GlobalTech, we wanted to take advantage of those groups' love of technology and give the buildings some high tech pieces as well as keeping the aged pre-fall feel," the devs wrote.
The Outpost will be bigger and "more robust" than Citadel and should be hitting the live servers some time in May.
Fallen Earth gives a sneak peek at its player-built town originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Fallen Earth blog
SOE put out a short video today showing off the various models and colors of outfits that are in the game, including the sleek sci-fi Colony outfit, the steampunky Victorian outfit, and the utilitarian Adventurer outfit. There's also a "coming soon" teaser at the end with concept art hinting at other types of outfits.
Give it a watch after the break and let us know what you'll be wearing in the game!Permalink | Email this | Comments
According to the most recent development livestream, a great deal of internal testing is being done to ensure that all four new souls remain functional and competitive, even though they're being added before an expansion. Players can keep their eyes peeled for later in the week when the Physician and Arbiter both get revealed ahead of their test realm implementation. These four souls will be purchasable as a bundle, although no announcements on price have yet been made.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: RIFT Junkies
Dedication is a key consideration: Since your pool of skill points is the same for both battle skills and crafting skills, choosing to advance your crafting abilities will potentially mean passing on more combat-oriented techniques. Other topics under discussion are the finding and use of style books as well as how set bonuses and crafted sets are designed in the game. Check out the full list of answers if you can't wait to make your mark in Tamriel by making things.
The Elder Scrolls Online answers community crafting questions originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Ask Us Anything: Crafting
This has caused a bit of a stir in the forums as some players believe this will send the wrong message. "Since the game's been released for 3-4 years or whatever," player Norrdec observes, "isn't going early access kinda... fraudulent?"
DEV Zero later clarifies: "The main reason for it is because we have no idea what to expect regarding player numbers and how the servers will take it. We need to warn people that there can be server issues, lag, etc., in the beginning and stuff can break badly. And right now on Steam, being early access is the best way to bring this to people's attention. Obviously we'll tell them this in the developer's notes box and that we've been out for years already."
Be sure to check out the entire thread for more on the Early Access plans and a proposed Gamma wipe in the near future.
[Thanks to Anon for the tip!]
Perpetuum Online plans a Steam-based marketing push via Early Access originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Even if you're not up for buying one of the boosts, you might be looking forward to getting one along with your purchase of Warlords of Draenor. So when's that expansion actually coming out? According to the official site, it will be releasing on or before December 20th of this year, which means it's definitely coming out this year but leaves the field wide open in terms of when. Keep your eyes peeled for rollbacks on that date, as it's more likely that the expansion will be out long before the end of the year.
World of Warcraft opens up character boost purchases, expansion coming by December 20th originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Tweaks include word filtering and chat highlighting, Neocom blink settings, and updates to the game's directional scanner functionality. "As of Rubicon 1.3, you will have three ways to enter the scan range: one slider and two input fields (one in km and another one in AU)," CCP explains. "Those three input options will be interconnected. That means that when you enter 100,000 in the km field, the AU input field will display the corresponding distance in AU and the slider, which is linear, will also update."
EVE's Rubicon 1.3 patch updating directional scanning originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Announcement
The summary post features brief descriptions of Black Desert's systems as well as several embedded trailers and gameplay videos including footage of castle sieges, a pigeon-shooting minigame, dynamic weather, and an in-game wiki. You can watch the Black Desert teaser trailer after the break.
Here's pretty much everything known about Black Desert originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: 2P